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CURRENT LOCAL R/C ACTION
GRAND CITIES R/C CAR CLUB CARPET RACE #2 TUESDAY 02/17/2015
LOCATION IS IN THE PARTY ROOM OF THE EAST GRAND FORKS MN AMERICAN LEGION CLUB
Our normal race program is run on Tuesday evenings. Racing is slated to be held every other week. There is also some organized practices put on by the GCRCCC (Referred to as "The Club") guys. Please try to be on site and registered by 6:30PM. Generally, The Club starts setting up the track around 4:30PM for these activities.
To participate, racers must supply their own equipment. All ages are welcome. Children must be kept in the Part Room and not allowed to wander into the main bar areas. Models we race are from 1/18 to 1/10 scale. Classes offered and rules that apply to them will be posted here as soon as I can get-er-done. The http://www.krcproducts.com/forum has current information under the East Grand Forks American Legion Carpet Racing section.
These activities are put on by The Grand Cities R/C Car Club in cooperation with KRC Products & Services with the support of the local area R/C Racers.
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CROOKSTON SUMMER OFF-ROAD RACE PROGRAM DETAILS
THESE ARE THE BASICS FOR OUR SUMMER OFF-ROAD RACE SITE
Our site is not open to the public as any business. We cater to our forum members, family and friends providing free practice and racing action only on scheduled times when we can tend the site. Those that are members of our forum will receive notices of scheduled action.
In order to maintain a structured race program, all races must be started on time with the race system clock. No delays will be allowed for drivers not ready. Late entries are allowed to our races, but may need to wait until the next round to run to prevent program delays.
Any 1/18 to 1/8 scale size Electric R/C Cars, Buggies or Trucks legal to run in ROAR Class Rules or specific rules set for any special Class by our racers can be used to participate in our Off-Road Races. We may combine classes if the entry number does not warrant having a separate Class. The idea is to do what is possible to ensure all can run. Our main goal is to do the best we can to make sure all have fun.
All race classes are considered "OPEN" or modified.
Placement in the Mains is based on the best single Qualifying Round of the Drivers. This is generally referred to as the "Rocket Round".
A resort of the Qualifying setup before Round 3 is generally performed in our weekend programs when Classes populate to multi-race levels. This selects the best run for drivers out the scores for the first two rounds and uses that to rank performance and sets up new races for round 3 with those results. This places drivers together with those of more equal skill levels giving another chance to have a faster run. It must be noted that this only can be done properly when there is no frequency conflicts that will interfere with the setup.
All Classes that populate to multi-mains will have 2 bump up drivers. For example, if you take 1st or 2nd place in a "B" main you are automatically placed to race again in the "A" main of that class.
All races are scored using our AMBrc Timing System using Autoscore software. Those that have their own AMBrc Personal Transponders can register their ID numbers when signing up for the races. For those that do not own Personal Transponders, we maintain a full set of rechargeable AMBrc Transponders that are issued to racers by color and car number by the Race Management System. Those using our transponders need to give full contact info to allow us to find them should they accidentally leave with a transponder.
Drivers can only operate their models from a position on the drivers stand during the races. The only exception to this rule is if wheelchair bound. In that case any place on the trackside is acceptable.
Special rules apply to racing when entering races late or re-entering races after an emergency pit stop repair. A designated re-entry area must be used down stream of the loop regardless of where the model was removed from the track. Drivers MUST reassume a position on the driver stand before proceeding to race again. Traffic must clear before re-entering the race.
We have only limited tables and chairs for use to pit on at our site. It is recommended all patrons bring their own if they can, it is best if they are lawn chairs because often the lawn is used as pit area.
Any ROAR legal 1/18 through 1/8 size electric off-road models can be run on our black dirt track ABOVE the level of those disposable-types sold in typical toy stores. Models in the 27 MHz and 75 MHz bands should have changeable frequency crystals or have synthesized channels and you must know what frequencies you have available or choose your own synthesized channels. Those in the 2.4 GHz Spectrum bandwidth are not an issue.
Charging of LiPo packs without an approved charging container is not permitted. Hard Cases are required for LiPo Packs also.
All models must have bodies designed for their specific class.
Tires must be sized for their designed class scale.
CORNER MARSHAL DUTIES ARE REQUIRED. All drivers are required to serve as Corner Marshals for one race following each of their heats or mains, or serve for an alternate race as instructed by the Race Director. The only exception is physically disabled or the driver has arranged a suitable substitute. Drivers failing to timely provide service as Corner Marshals will become disqualified from our races.
No person with sandals or other open type shoes is allowed to enter the racing area. Shorts are also discouraged, but with it being so hot I will not push it, but if you get hurt Altepeter Raceway will not be liable for it. Basically, participation at our races is at your own risk. All that use our site must agree that they do it at their own risk. The Altepeter Family cannot be sued for any type of damaged resulting from using our racetrack.
ENDING NOTES: It is
not fun for me to need to make people follow the rules. This is organized fun
and the cooperating of all that participate is required. Those that cannot
comply with these rules at my site will not last long here. Take this as a fact,
not just a warning. Having fun is what we do here. Winning is not important.
ALTEPETER FAMILY RACEWAY
702 WASHINGTON AVE
CROOKSTON, MN 56716
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AMB RECHARGEABLE TRANSPONDER SERVICE
We provide the service of replacing the Rechargeable Button Cells in AMB Transponders for clubs and organizations. We stated doing this back in 2006 and have very many customers all over the US and some outside of the US. These replacement cells have proven better performance than the factor ones. In fact, we have had our new cells flash transponders green for over 24 hours on a full charge in AMBrc units. We also work on older AMB20, TranX 160 and TranX 260 rechargeable Transponders. For more info, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
EAST GRAND FORKS WINTER CARPET RACING
We thank those that have raced with us at the Legion for their support. CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR CARPET OVAL PAGE to view past scores of Legion Races.
KRC PRODUCTS WEB SHOPPING SERVICE UPDATES
We will be looking at trying to sell off a lot of older R/C stuff in the near future and will use the web shopping service to show these items. We will also likely keep basic new support items also. If you need something not in there, please contact me BY CLICKING HERE. I will be happy to look into getting you what you need.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EVERYONE
Due to being bombarded by the sleaze of the Internet, these SPAM idiots, we have cancelled all of our
previous email addresses and went to web forms instead. Please click here to submit any comments or questions.
OUR WEB SHOPPING IS NOT BEING TENDED AT THIS TIME, ALTHOUGH IT STILL OPERATES. WE MAY DO MORE FOR IT IN THE FUTURE, AS IS NOW ONLINE CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZING IS SHUT DOWN. THOSE SERVICES WERE JUST COSTING MORE THAN OUR TOTAL PROFITS, SO THE ONLY THING TO DO WAS CANCEL THE SERVICES. ONLY PAYPAL IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE THROUGH NOW.
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