Carpet oval racing will continue every Saturday evening throughout the rest of the fall and the winter season. Starting time is 5PM. We try to start on time! If you might be late please call ahead with your entry. And then, show up!
We normally don't cancel for weather. the only times we would cancel is if Pennslyvania shut down the roads, if I was unable to keep our road open, or possibly if there was an ice storm. Call ahead if in doubt.
OFFICIAL PRACTICE NIGHT
A driver can practice here any time we are open. Our usual fee is $3.00 and you can stay as long as we are open. Our OFFICIAL practice night is Thursday. What's the difference? If needed, we turn the heat on for Thursday evening practice. We can't afford to turn on the heat in the track area all the time. On Thursdays the heat is on; if needed; from 5PM till we close at 9PM.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 26TH--DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
Christmas falls on a Friday this year. Of course, we would never, never think about racing on Christmas or Christmas eve, But the day after Christmas is different. We are scheduling a race for this date, Saturday December 26th. It will be a non-points race and I'll think up something special to go along with it.
SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE RACE
For years we have sponsored a race on New Year's Eve. This year is no different. New Year's Eve this year is on Thursday December 31st, 2015. We will have a special short program at 7 PM. We call this our All Together Class. We put all entries in one class. We try to put like vehicles in the same heats, but in the mains you might be in with anything. All mains from A till whatever pay the same.
After thiis event is over Dot, with the help of some of ther other ladies, puts out some eats for evveryone. If you come, you are welcome to bring a covered dish or something. See Dot about this.
At 11PM if we get enough entries we start a special race "The Pigeon Roost 750". This is a 750 lap race for a special award. More details as we get closer. For information on this or any of our racing please contact us.
RESULTS FROM RULES MEETING
Just read this myself 9/23/2015. See a lot of misspelled words. Will try to correct. Really should use spell check.
Marshall's rules meeting on Saturday September 12 th brought out quite a few drivers. Several well thought suggestions were given. I am still going over things and haven't come up with any real good answers to some of them. Also when the ballots were handed out asking the drivers to vote on several things the votes were very close and there was a tie on one very important point. . In the Super Truck class the vote for being able to use the Trinity 3.5 motor for "club" racing was yes. Only one person voted no. These motors will be OK here for club racing at least for the fall series. At that point we may ask the drivers to vote again to see if they want to extend this through the winter series.
I'm finally back. Couldn't access the web. Problem with the router. Was able to borrow something to hook me up at lest for a while. Now on to the ballots and what was voted in and what decisions we have made.
The next question on the ballot was--Change breakout class time occasionally? Yes or No answer. This was a tie. I already had voted so I don't know where to go with this one. Maybe we flip a coin on opening night?
SK Modified Class. Here we asked folks to sggest what motors, ESC, and battery would they think would be best for this class. From what I gathered from the answers of those that made suggestions was this. Any 17.5 motor--Any ESC (blinky mode) and 1 cell LiPo (SMC 4300 favored ; I think). We will go with the motor and ESC as suggested but I'm going to go with any one cell Lipo for now. Of course the SMC 4300 can be used if desired,
MudBoss Class. This new class may go here; or it may not. Time will tell. The first question asked was--Should RPM replacement parts be allowed? The vote was very close. I was amazed there was one more NO vote than YES vote. We "push" RPM to folks, especially newcomers because we don't like to see folks break on the track. Some might ask; "you sell parts, don't you?" We do, but we feel if new inexperienced drivers break stock parts too much they will get discouraged and possibly quit racing. RPM parts don't break much. The Traxxas parts may be better for experienced drivers; I don't know the answer to this but I know my own Slash has every RPM replacement part available, except for the gear case; on it. I'm nowhere near the best driver on the track, I try to avoid wrecks, but at times I'm in one. Because I run the show I don't have a lot of time to fix things. I don't know if I will race a MudBoss or not but I know if I do I would want to be able to use RPM parts on it. Also two other tracks close to us are allowing the use of the RPM parts. I'm going against the verdict here and am allowing the use of RPM parts. If I lose some drivers because of it, so be it. This is something I feel very strongly about. Again; you may stick to Traxxas parts if you desire.
The second question about the MudBoss was--Should Jaco foam tires only be used?--Here there was only one NO answer. I didn't put down the part number but I have to assume the folks know it is Jaco2055LP. No problem here. We go with this wholeheartly and will try to have them in stock at all times.
The third question about the MudBoss was--What motor and ESC should we use? The choices I put down were--12 turn Stock motor with stock Traxxas ESC-----Any 13.5 motro--any ESC--13.5 Hobbwing motor and JustStock ESC? Here again the vote was very close with one more vote for the Hobbwing setup than the Traxxas setup.No one voted for any 13.5 motor and ESC. Here is what we are going to do about this, We currently have the Hobbywing motors and ESCs on order. We have no idea when we will get them. We can usually get all the Traxxas motors and ESCs we want. At least for the fall series we are going to offer two classes for the MudBoss cars; one using the Traxxas stuff and the other using the Hobbywing stuff. We need at least three to make a class. Lets say we have a night with 6 having Hobbywing and 2 having Traxxas or the other way around. We will run them together. I have been told the Traxxas motor puts out more ponies than the Hobbywing. I'd have to see that.
There was one more thing on the ballot. One of our drivers asked if we could allow more room between cars/trucks when lining up for the main event. We now use 3 feet. I checked things out and found out we could go to 4 feet and still start at least 8 cars; all on the back straight, The vote was for remaining at 3 feet but several drivers suggested we line up cars straight and don't allow any to start at an angle. I've always been for the "straight" start so we will try to do what the drivers want here.
There was a place on the ballot to put down suggestions. These were---Improve P.A. System---Put corner "socks" in specific location--Remove socks--Get every driver to track marshal unless physically unable to do so--and there were several written where the "straight" start was wanted. The "straight" start isn't really a problem. We will see what we can do about making the P.A. system better; perhaps trying different speakers, etc. Really don't now what to do about the socks at this time except trying to keep them in the same place.
A suggestion was made during the meeting about allowing any spec tire; not just the BSR and RJSpeed tires (also BSR) for the Legend class. I kind of "tabled" this one for the present and will not change anything.
Also another suggestion made at the meeting was to keep "off road" cars and I assume they also would include things like stadium trucks, etc. out of the Breakout Class. This only happened once last year. We will go along with this. Cars allowed in the Breakout class can be any pan car, 4wd touring cars., 1/12th scale, and others but no buggies, modifieds, or trucks.