2019 Gumball/Christmas Run

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  • #14402
    BarkingSpyder
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    Lets start posting here regarding rules et al for the Gumball Run.

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #14403
    BarkingSpyder
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    From: Russell Mill
    Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 21:21
    I figure that we will need 5 marshals per race instead of 3. One at the north corner, one at the esses, one at the bridge. At the south end one person on the corner and the fifth person manning the button and marshalling from the corner to the driver station.

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #14404
    BarkingSpyder
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    From: Russell Mill
    Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 12:51pm
    It looks like the track software will need to be edited for the Christmas party Gumball race; the software will not count a lap faster than 3.4 sec.

    It looks like many of the usual chassis tuning, such as drag from the front wheels, independent front wheels, ball bearings, and any of the usual rolling resistance tweaks will be of lesser importance. Compared to the drag from magnets, the usual drag issues are, comparatively, much smaller.
    The biggest tuning issue may well be the tradeoff between greater downforce, compared to the induced drag from the downforce.

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #14408
    chapracer65
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    Mark

    I don’t think we should use a grabber during a “hot track.”  The primary concern for marshalling, especially for this race, is to pick up the de-slotted car as quickly as possible.  The other cars will be coming very quickly and travelling very fast.  We want to avoid an unnecessary crash.  If it takes longer to re-slot the offender, that is on the driver for de-slotting in the first place.  The grabber should only be used during a button caution.

    #14411
    Datto
    Datto
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    Only vehicles driven by Cannonball Baker allowed? 😉
    Cannonball

    #14412
    BarkingSpyder
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    Ok – no grabbers unless needed. Maybe some foot-stools for us short guys? LOL

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #14420
    StabnSteer
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    I would like to get specific with the rules as I have only heard them discussed. What was discussed was a commercially-available 1/32 chassis (no home-built critters) and a plastic body (no lexan). As usual, no silicone tires.  That is the extent of the rules discussed – everything else is open (and thus, magnets are currently considered a requirement for massive speed). Is there anything else we need to consider rule-wise as we build these monsters?

    --Stabn'Steer

    #14422
    BarkingSpyder
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    https://www.austinslotcarclub.com/forums/topic/moving-out-of-kings/#post-14418

    We may need to setup a Carrera track (I have a medium size one) for this event!  Now we need a garage, BBQ grill and keg!

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

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