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by gpraceman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Big Rig track
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Mid America Big Rig track

Is the start gate for the Big Rig track in its normal position for a Best track with the start end extended to accommodate the longer truck or is the start gate moved down the track and the start end is still at its normal height of about 4 feet ? It is an extension that is mounted to the back end ...
by gpraceman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

I talked with Greg yesterday and it sounds like there are some cool changes coming to the Mid America race. Now that I have piqued your interest, I'll leave you hanging. I won't steal Greg's thunder and I'll let him tell y'all what's coming. I do intend to be there at this year's race. Hopefully, I'...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

aircooled,I tried writing to Gregg's email but it came back undeliverable. A couple of us would like to race in the "B" class truck but we would like the graphite to be a separate category. They could still race them together but if you sign up for "graphite" only then that would be the only award ...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground

Very poor rule. It penalizes novice racers. Slap 4 wheels on a car and invariably one will not touch. We should make it easier for novice racers to build a car, not harder.
:soapbox:
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Changed axles cant get 4 wheels on ground

@gcode - Are you sure there is a 4 wheel touching rule? Not too many races have such a rule.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Theme Race
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Theme Race

If we were do a themed race, we would have a separate prize for the car with the best theme. Maybe include the car driver (so to speak) in that, so they could dress to the theme. While the kids could certainly give theme ideas, the adults would need to filter out the unrealistic or too hard to do th...
by gpraceman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Theme Race
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Theme Race

Saw this article and rather liked the idea of a race theme. Build the cars to the theme. Have an award for best use of theme. What do you think?
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5329

Re: Hello brand new here.

Well it surly isnt my car you goof. 47 year old male girl scout? Do better. Some do a race with an adult division. Our son's Cub Scout pack did and our Awana club does. We do that deliberately in the hopes that the kids will be able to participate more in the construction of their car. So no, I am ...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5329

Re: Hello brand new here.

My daughter is now in girlscouts and has a derby coming up and we are going to win 1st place at any $ cost! This is your daughter's car, correct? If so, I hope she is getting a chance to work on it (a lot of "my" and "I" in your posts, not "her" and "we"). Even at 5 years old, there is a lot the ki...
by gpraceman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Grandprix Race Manager Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Grandprix Race Manager Issues

So, what happened? All I can surmise is that some Windows update broke something to where it now takes 3-4 times longer to do what it could do before. But what? And how do I fix it? Again, anything else doing disk read/writes on that computer can slow down the process. Maybe Windows was updating it...
by gpraceman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Grandprix Race Manager Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Grandprix Race Manager Issues

Version 16 Standings are crunched after each heat and then saved to the data file. More racers means more standings to crunch and more writes to the data file. Anything else doing disk read/writes on that computer (like RaceReplay, Windows search indexer, anti-virus scanner, etc.) can slow down thi...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Computer Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Computer Cart

I updated my original post. I've added a pull out shelf for the wireless access point. It makes getting into the drawer easier. I also added handles to sides to help load it into and out of my SUV. After running several races with this cart, I am really liking it. The power strip on the cart and the...
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Army Jeep with functional trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Army Jeep with functional trailer

Better to post the photos on a site like Imgur. Then you can more easily add them to a forum post with the img tags.
by gpraceman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Racemaster Starting Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Racemaster Starting Switch

I've never been fond of the whisker switch for this timer. I'd rather have a normal lever type switch and the start gate holds the switch closed when in the up position. One other timer manufacturer swears by magnetic switches. However, I found that you need to be careful with the gap between the tw...
by gpraceman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Forum Changes

Just got done reorganizing the Tracks forum. Now there are subforums for Commercial, DIY and General.