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bigred5765
21-07-2008, 01:55 PM
OK were on the reserve list but could some one post or bring to southport details on hotels and locations etc please

Lee
21-07-2008, 02:13 PM
How come carlos, were you meant to be away or something? :confused:

Northy
21-07-2008, 02:15 PM
Are you going via London to this one Carl? :woot: Don't follow Rich Coates! :lol:

G

Body Paint
05-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Can we camp at Stotfold on the Sunday night?

bigred5765
05-08-2008, 08:37 PM
Yes we were going on our hols, but i canceld them just so we could race, now thats dedication to the sport,i WONT be going via london ever again,and if you wana camp it up at stotfold craig im sure we will all come and watch lmao

Body Paint
05-08-2008, 08:41 PM
Have you been down the whine cellar tonight by any chance Carl? Or have you been sniffing to much nitro fumes?

bigred5765
05-08-2008, 08:42 PM
bit of both hehe

bigred5765
10-08-2008, 07:22 PM
and still no hotel info, thanks guys,and no it isn't on the site i as we only just got in on the reserve list we have no info as of yet,

KevLee
10-08-2008, 07:54 PM
here you go.

Kopite
11-08-2008, 11:17 AM
In 2wd last year, staggered ribs on narrower wheels (well, cut down wheels), (with no insert) were used. Is this still a commonly used tyre/wheel/insert combo, or should i stop being gay and just run minis on the front?

bigred5765
11-08-2008, 11:17 AM
cheers kev

Lee
11-08-2008, 11:19 AM
In 2wd last year, staggered ribs on narrower wheels (well, cut down wheels), (with no insert) were used. Is this still a commonly used tyre/wheel/insert combo, or should i stop being gay and just run minis on the front?


I think you should definately stop being gay but i think staggers are used for the animals amongst us. i have been told a mini spike is faster but feels "on the edge"

Chris Doughty
11-08-2008, 11:20 AM
In 2wd last year, staggered ribs on narrower wheels (well, cut down wheels), (with no insert) were used. Is this still a commonly used tyre/wheel/insert combo, or should i stop being gay and just run minis on the front?

I turned gay last year, but I think I ended up going slower. it was just safe safe safe and I still made errors on the track.

Yardy stayed straight the whole day and did well.

not sure which team I will be batting for this year

KevLee
11-08-2008, 11:40 AM
In 2wd last year, staggered ribs on narrower wheels (well, cut down wheels), (with no insert) were used. Is this still a commonly used tyre/wheel/insert combo, or should i stop being gay and just run minis on the front?

Last year i ran staggers all through qualification and the first 2 legs of the A and struggled for speed. I changed to minispikes for the last leg and was much quicker finishing 2nd i think.

Ribs are more consistent but do lack steering especially when the track is hot. Its suprising how much the track changes with temperature. Its quickest, but most twitchy, when its dry and cool.

This year i' will just stick with spikes.......... i think

Kopite
11-08-2008, 11:51 AM
looks like i'll be straight for this national :thumbsup:

KevLee
11-08-2008, 11:53 AM
looks like i'll be straight for this national :thumbsup:

I think you should go with your "Bi" head on, then you can pick and choose :thumbsup:

niggs98
11-08-2008, 11:56 AM
looks like i'll be straight for this national :thumbsup:

makes a change :woot:

KevLee
11-08-2008, 12:02 PM
makes a change :woot:

Is that why you were walking funny after the Stotfold test day?

niggs98
11-08-2008, 12:50 PM
Is that why you were walking funny after the Stotfold test day?
no i got mugged by team thumper after taking their boss out on a practise session

KevLee
11-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Right, as you may remember it got a little congested last year so for this year we have a plan!

Cars are to be parked around the perimeter of the field and camping/ pitting will be in the centre. There will be a one-way system as a loop around the pitting area. Caravans (pre-booked only) are going to be situated on the left as you drive in (same as last year). Remember if you have not booked a caravan/campavan space do not turn up in one!

Club members and a few others will be parking offsite.

This is a diagram of how it is to work, please follow it as it will make life a lot easier for everyone. There will be people on hand on friday afternoon/evening to direct you.

MattADH
11-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Bearing in mind Ian Boulter doesnt frequent this site and his limited mobility, will you still want him to position his caravan with the others.

Last year we were lucky enough to be located just behind Brian Harris and his commentating position...

Dont want to cause a problem but just wanted to give him a heads up!

Thanks

andy05
11-08-2008, 09:10 PM
Stan you will allways be gay. Stop kidding yourself and just tell your mum and dad if they love you they will accept you for what you are a LETTER BOX

matdodd
11-08-2008, 09:43 PM
.........:woot: How would you know Andy?

andy05
12-08-2008, 08:14 PM
.........:woot: How would you know Andy?
I can spot yhem a mile off mate

Jonesy
12-08-2008, 09:15 PM
I can spot yhem a mile off mate

Probably from watching Stan and Nick at previous nationals!!

andy05
13-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Probably from watching Stan and Nick at previous nationals!!
Not a nice sight i can tell you

flipside
14-08-2008, 08:43 AM
Last year i ran staggers all through qualification and the first 2 legs of the A and struggled for speed. I changed to minispikes for the last leg and was much quicker finishing 2nd i think.

Ribs are more consistent but do lack steering especially when the track is hot. Its suprising how much the track changes with temperature. Its quickest, but most twitchy, when its dry and cool.

This year i' will just stick with spikes.......... i think

Hi Kevin,

Did you try dremeled staggers as in kampenhout this year? Or is there even less steering than in kampenhout? When using mini spikes in the front, do they wear quickly or can you run them perfectly when the sharp edge from the spike is gone?

Hoping for dry weather...

bye!

super__dan
14-08-2008, 09:15 AM
Wouter, you won't need a mini pin front becasue you can only run a minispike in the back it will turn up it's own backside on mini pins. It will be mini spike fronts (trimmed) or stagger ribs for most people assuming it's dry.

flipside
14-08-2008, 09:18 AM
Yeah sorry I meant mini spike... corrected it :-)

KevLee
14-08-2008, 11:54 AM
did try dremmeled staggers at Kampenhout and have tried them at stotfold in the past. I noticed a difference in Belgium but never really noticed any improvement at Stotfold (it didn't hurt though).

If its wet you'll be running greens and i wouldn't cut anything off. If its dry, i usually find its better without the outside row of spikes. You don't seem to lose any steering it just settles the car down.

Have you made it through the reserve list yet?

flipside
14-08-2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks Kevin.

Simon is in for 4WD, he's 1st in 2WD and I'm 2nd :-)

Still more than a week to go and Paul says most people cancel in the last 7 days so that should be ok then :-)

KevLee
18-08-2008, 06:25 PM
I don't want this to be the kiss of death but the weather looks pretty nice for the weekend! :thumbsup:

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/dayforecast.asp?zipcode=baldock&day=5

IceMike
19-08-2008, 10:13 PM
have we got any pictures of the track, and any advise for a stotfold noobe???

KevLee
19-08-2008, 10:19 PM
have we got any pictures of the track, and any advise for a stotfold noobe???

Have alook at Jimmy's report from last year, there a some pictures of the track in there

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/stotfoldnational2007/

as for advice... depends what track you normally race on? Its very high grip in the dry and very low when wet. Schumacher yellows or greens, and maybe staggers if ou want a calmer 2wd.

woOdy
21-08-2008, 12:53 PM
I don't want this to be the kiss of death but the weather looks pretty nice for the weekend! :thumbsup:

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/dayforecast.asp?zipcode=baldock&day=5

What is the weather looking like down there? I dont trust web site weather reports.

ben
21-08-2008, 01:04 PM
What is the weather looking like down there? I dont trust web site weather reports.


There ya go http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/today.asp?zipcode=baldock :thumbsup:

Lee
22-08-2008, 10:09 AM
522 mile :o:o:o:o:o:o

Northy
22-08-2008, 10:22 AM
We'll be seeing you late tonight then Lee-Mag, you at work all day? :eh?:
I'm leaving in 10 mins :D

G

YoungChazz
23-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Any results yet? Dying over here...

Darren Boyle
23-08-2008, 07:23 PM
Neil Cragg set TQ from Ellis (fastest individual time, only two people to get 13 lappers in qualifying were Ellis and Kev Lee, both X6), Darren Bloomfield Q3, Kev Lee Q4 (X6)

A total of 4 X6's in the A (Ellis, Kevin, Simon Reeves and Johnathan Palmer - 1st A final)

Bllommy won leg 1 with a controlled drive, mistakes from Ellis meant a low finish. Neil won 2nd leg from Ellis who led until half way round the last lap and stuffed it, so came in second.

Leg 3 Ellis (with his favourite gay yellow wing fitted) took the win from Neil, giving them both a 1 and a 2, BRCA rules mean a decider is the fastest winning time, Ellis got it by approx 2 - 3 seconds with the leg three win being the fastest time.

Mike Hudson
23-08-2008, 07:32 PM
sounds like it was an interesting day then :thumbsup: welldone to those who made the A

YoungChazz
23-08-2008, 08:36 PM
Congratulations Ellis! What a season! This means Big E takes the Championship with a perfect four wins!

stegger
24-08-2008, 05:37 PM
So who's won 4wd today then ? and more importantly the championship:)

modelimages
24-08-2008, 07:31 PM
lee martin is 4wd champion

IceMike
24-08-2008, 08:51 PM
Had alot of fun this weekend thanks everyone. love the track its bin fun gettin some air. bring on next year!!!

josh_smaxx
24-08-2008, 09:27 PM
How did Lee-Mag do? more specifically how did my X6 do? :thumbsup:

bigred5765
24-08-2008, 09:39 PM
How did Lee-Mag do? more specifically how did my X6 do? :thumbsup:

lee PORN mag did ok:thumbsup:

bigred5765
24-08-2008, 09:42 PM
2hrs 34 mins to get home,
trying to follow mick cragg on the motorway is fun

jimmy
24-08-2008, 10:21 PM
Congrats to the winners - awesome racing. I didn't race this weekend but the track looked a REAL challenge!

ben
24-08-2008, 10:30 PM
More specifically how did my X6 do? :o

Very well run meeting i thought, track was really good both days. Good job stotfold:thumbsup:

ben

sly
24-08-2008, 10:46 PM
p take


Jimmy: are you off your tits sly? same post in last 2 nationals threads - makes no sense.:eh?:

dan_kitty
24-08-2008, 11:49 PM
great weekend, but now im really itching like hell. just counted 30 bites on my left foot alone.

off to find the cream:)

GRIFF55
25-08-2008, 12:00 AM
Same here dan, looks like i've been attacked with a staplegun!!
Well done to all who cleared the water today, good meeting:thumbsup:
Nice one Lee and Ellis on the titles, it's been great to watch.
I'm off to bed, bit pooped after the short trip home:o

Jonesy
25-08-2008, 08:05 AM
It was an ok weekend!! D Final on Saturday with rounds 3 and 4 counting for me wasn't a too bad result but could have been better. It was very hard to do a clean run but fun trying!

Yesterday will probably not count as I was last qualifier (not counting Ian Boulter who only did 5 laps in round 1 and didn't race again). I managed to win the L Final and I managed to win it running the B4, so much more easier to drive then any 4wd I've ever had!

Bring on the F2s, after yesterday I'm showing some top form! :p

strobe
25-08-2008, 08:37 AM
Griff.
How was the M25 on the way home.
Those bugs must like Welsh Blood?
Pretty impresive to build an X6 in less than 3 hours. Well done mate.
501x looks pretty impresive.

niggs98
25-08-2008, 08:47 AM
Griff.
How was the M25 on the way home.
Those bugs must like Welsh Blood?
Pretty impresive to build an X6 in less than 3 hours. Well done mate.
501x looks pretty impresive.

they dont like s/e blood as i didnt get a single bite :woot:
very impresive build of the x6 and debut win wasnt it as well ?????????

bigred5765
25-08-2008, 09:22 AM
a big thanks and well done to all at stotfold,the track was great both days and held up really well on Sunday, was impressed with the grip even in the wet,to all that spent Sunday morning sweeping the track a big pat on the back,you guys did a wonderfully job.
Griff's total build time was more like 1 hr 2 if you include the strip down lol Nice one Griff.

Dunc
25-08-2008, 10:44 AM
I'm glad to hear people enjoyed the track again this year. :thumbsup:

As far as Stotfold members go, I think the biggest thanks has to go to Keith Wardle who does so much for the club year in, year out. Then there is of course Kev Lee and his band of merry helpers (you know who you are guys) who helped to organise the track so that it could be enjoyed by all.

Well done to all the trophy winners. :thumbsup:

andy reeves
25-08-2008, 11:03 AM
Really enjoyed yesterday. I was a little bit tentertive seeing the photos from previous years but i had nothing to worry about, even though i'm never very good at jumps, i managed to cope with them fine. Car felt probally the best since i have had it, just couldn't get a constant run and when i was on a good run in round 4 i broke it ;)

Big well done to the club for the meeting and i a looking forward to going back next year :thumbsup:

GRIFF55
25-08-2008, 01:49 PM
M25 was good Strobe, Tamiya felt real good but needs a little tweaking for me. The x6 build was fun and a big thanks to all who helped me get her done:thumbsup:

paulc
25-08-2008, 01:57 PM
well done stotfold really enjoyed both days two good tracks even if it was alittle wet on the sunday but still good fun :thumbsup:

paul

_sleigh_
25-08-2008, 03:00 PM
M25 was good Strobe, Tamiya felt real good but needs a little tweaking for me. The x6 build was fun and a big thanks to all who helped me get her done:thumbsup:

Big thanks to you Andy, I can't think of many people who would loan out their new car that's only 5 mins old. I can safely say your generousity kept me in the B final.

Cheers mate, see you next week.

Body Paint
25-08-2008, 03:21 PM
Big thanks to you Andy, I can't think of many people who would loan out their new car that's only 5 mins old. I can safely say your generousity kept me in the B final.

Cheers mate, see you next week.

Yeh, thanks Andy. Without you I wouldn't of got punted off the track in the B final :p:D

David Church
25-08-2008, 07:06 PM
I had a great weekend as well.
Thanks Stotfold and the BRCA for all your hard work!!!!:thumbsup:

bigred5765
25-08-2008, 08:23 PM
forgot to mention those lovely people that actual run the meeting the BRCA,they do seem to get forgot month after month, and i know you'll all be saddened like me to learn this year is the last we will see are favorite time keeper doing her thing, we will miss you Jackie,

Chrislong
25-08-2008, 10:50 PM
Last meeting of the year! Track looks good, but I can't drive it for toffee. :cry:

Catering had a LOT to be desired - after seeing a bacon sandwich amongst other things I didn't brave it.

Adam Skelding
26-08-2008, 07:57 AM
Yeh, thanks Andy. Without you I wouldn't of got punted off the track in the B final :p:D

I saw that.. and thought you were gonna give me grief for it...

Wasn't me honest, can't prove anything!:thumbsup:

_sleigh_
26-08-2008, 11:56 AM
:blush::blush:

Bathy
26-08-2008, 02:33 PM
Stotfold... my best result of the year (I think)!

Saved the best to last, used one of my old BX's because it was wet and dirty out there (couldn't let the 'bling' BX worlds get all muddy). I didn't touch the car all day and it hadn't been touched for a good three months prior to this event (it was covered in dry mud before I even started) and other than changing the cells I managed 7th in the I final with it... which for me is good!!

I've come to the conclusion that I drive best in the wet, let's hope for more rain next year :eh?:

Thanks to everyone at the club and BRCA officials, another good, fun days racing.

Southwell
26-08-2008, 06:22 PM
Thanks to all, even though it took me till round 4 on sunday to 'get' the track :D

Thanks also to Bathy for loaning me his shed so i could beat him :)

flipside
26-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Hi all!

I would like to thank a lot of people, and I will forget some for sure...

But I'll try: Thanks Paul Worsley for all the help before and during the event, Jacky for being so nice and helpfull, John Spencer and the rest from the shop for the generator etc..., Brian for lending me his XXX4, Stuart for his XX4, Dan Greenwood, Charlie & Andy Fraser, Grant Williams, Kevin Lee, Simon Reeves & Jonathan for the help and the interest you guys showed, the people behind the mic trying hard to pronounce my name :D, Jimmy & Vicky & Stuart (again) for the distraction during the hard racing day (please spare us a bit in the report...), and everyone else who came to talk to us!

The race was great, I learned a lot, and was very impressed with the level of competition you guys have there. I expected it to be tough, but it was really beyond everything I could imagine. I can't believe how you guys can run so well after 6 minutes of practise (ok some will have had more but still). The euro's are far easier than your nationals...

I loved the track! In Belgium on astro we are used to very smooth surfaces, this one was a little bumpy with all kinds of features in cool places, especially liked the little 'banked' corner in the middle of the track :thumbsup:

4wd was a disaster, as I never ran one and dropped out in 2/4 qualifs with some weird technical problems, and ran one with a broken one way diff...

2wd was a lot better, but never expected this kind of spanking... But come over next year to our GP and I will try to take revenge :woot:

Here you can find 2 vids from the I and F final 4WD:
http://www.rc-offroad.be/verslagen.htm

Wouter

mw02veg
26-08-2008, 07:48 PM
I must say a big thank you to all who signed my get well card and everyone who wished me well on Sunday very much appreciated. Again a big thank you to all who helped Grant out over the weekend and all the offers of help, he even made the A final in 2wd without me.

Thank you also goes out to all of the stotfold club and anyone else who help me on the day of my accident very much appreciated.

A great weekend of racing as always at stotfold well done all.

Thanks again Mike and Grant

Danny McGee
26-08-2008, 08:13 PM
[QUOTE=flipside;153924]Hi all!

"Brian for lending me his XXX4" Which Brians that? :)

Chris Doughty
26-08-2008, 09:14 PM
[QUOTE=Danny McGee;153947Hi all!

"Brian for lending me his XXX4" Which Brians that? :)[/QUOTE]

are you accusing Preddy of 'sub-letting' your vehicle Danny? hahahaha :p

CharlieF
26-08-2008, 09:47 PM
Glad you enjoyed the weekend Wouter. Those vids are really good - was there some reference in there to "Elvo" and crashing? Surely Bruno doesnt crash much???

jimmy
27-08-2008, 01:17 AM
http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/ (http://www.oople.com/forums/../rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/)

David Church
27-08-2008, 06:20 AM
http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/ (http://www.oople.com/forums/../rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/)


Nice 1 Jimmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But you know whats coming!!!!!!!

Wheres the EPR report??????????????????????:cry::p:cry:

But the Stotfold is it's usual top quality:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

flipside
27-08-2008, 08:27 AM
That would be brian preddy I believe!


Glad you enjoyed the weekend Wouter. Those vids are really good - was there some reference in there to "Elvo" and crashing? Surely Bruno doesnt crash much???

Yeah the reference to crashing is about simon, who usually crashes in the first lap of a single final :D but this time to our surprise avoids the pile in the first lap!
We're also talking about elvo as he was doing our 5th national at the same time, needed a win to be able to stand a chance in the championship. He didn't win however, and the other guy that could win this year also didn't, so that makes me champion without driving, with still one race left :p So that was some good news after my H final in 4wd :thumbsup:

Dunc
27-08-2008, 09:14 AM
Great report as ever Jimmy :thumbsup:

elvo
27-08-2008, 09:19 AM
was there some reference in there to "Elvo" and crashing? Surely Bruno doesnt crash much???

Normally I don't, but let's just say I got a lot of help last weekend :(

jimmy
27-08-2008, 11:00 AM
http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/2wd/bigimages/OOP_7881.jpg

lol

ben
27-08-2008, 11:03 AM
hehe:eh?:

stegger
27-08-2008, 03:18 PM
Ben, you look like eddie munster:woot::woot::woot:

jimmy
27-08-2008, 03:20 PM
me and vicky chortled anyway

bigred5765
27-08-2008, 03:42 PM
ben massive heeead lol

Southwell
27-08-2008, 03:52 PM
I can't notice anything different to normal? :p

Lee
27-08-2008, 04:28 PM
Even Charlie is laughing at him :woot:

Red-Bull-Racing
27-08-2008, 07:53 PM
euhm Ben,...
I hope that it wasn't the free red-bull that caused that :D

I had a great weekend to! I hope I'll get in for another national next year, maybe Eden Park(are there some pics of the track somewhere?),that's even closer to my home than stotfold.

I'would also like to thank all the people who Wouter (flipside) thanked, but brian than for all the help with my car and Stuart for the chocolate:).

Maybe i'll see some of you guys at the euros or at Kampenhout.

Kind regards
Simon

ben
27-08-2008, 08:10 PM
euhm Ben,...
I hope that it wasn't the free red-bull that caused that :D


mmm.... red bull. Maybe it was :eh?: was veryy tasty. Thanks :D
Glad you enjoyed the weekend and will hope to see ya racing over here soon again:thumbsup:

David Church
28-08-2008, 05:25 AM
I had a great weekend to! I hope I'll get in for another national next year, maybe Eden Park(are there some pics of the track somewhere?),that's even closer to my home than stotfold.
Kind regards
Simon


Yes there is a whole race report we are waiting for JIMMY!!!!:thumbsup:
http://www.oople.com/forums/album.php?albumid=74
But here is a few pics of EPR:)

Red-Bull-Racing
28-08-2008, 08:48 AM
and a little word from sposoring daddy...

Thanks guys for the beautifull weekend! Always a happy feeling to see my '2' sons having the time of their life :D even with terribel results... They will be back guys!

Special thanks to Paul W for creating this opportunity. Also Charly and Andy for saving us...;)

Simon R, Ellis, Dan, Brian, Lee asshole, race place.....and so many others; All examples of hospitality we sometimes forget about here in our regions:blush:

See y all on a track somewhere!

Igor

Freakypen
31-08-2008, 10:17 AM
Just wanna say a big thank you to David Church for helping me with cells on Sat after mine decided they didnt wanna play ball-much appreciated :thumbsup::thumbsup: Also to Brian and Horizon for sorting me out with a transmitter(it was one of those weekends....):thumbsup::thumbsup:

Mrs oOple
31-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Well I thought the report was right proper ace. These are some nuggets of my favourite reportagettes:

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/OOP_7947.jpg
"It rained heavily early in the morning - but these people hadn't shrunk, they were kids!"

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/OOP_8456.jpg
"Jim Dixon simply can't believe how much hair Tom Cockerill has!"

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/2008national-stotfold/choco2.jpg
"Stu Evans was the official time keeper - using his Casio Sports watch." (He informed us that it's better than a Rolex).

Choc-off!
Can't make it up. Well you can actually, 'cos we did. I thought it was funny anyway.

ben
03-09-2008, 01:15 PM
Any idea when the results from stotfold and eastrax will be up on the onetenthoffroad site?