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peetbee
04-07-2011, 11:20 PM
Who's up for it?
I'm looking forward to it again, hoping for some more close racing!:thumbsup:

millzy
05-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Jay and I will both be there

2wd for him

2wd and poss 4wd for me

sunbeam
05-07-2011, 11:04 AM
Alisha and I will be there :-)

brizzlemark
05-07-2011, 11:43 AM
Will be there too 2wd, should be there early enough to help set up..

Dombrasky
05-07-2011, 11:52 AM
Im hoping to come over Pete,will there be a pt i can use? as mine has broken

acorn28
05-07-2011, 12:14 PM
I'll be coming along again this week, 2wd and sc truck if anyone else racing trucks. Cheers, Rich.

Balders
05-07-2011, 02:57 PM
mee too I'll be along this week.

Tidy!

Dyna
05-07-2011, 03:00 PM
2wd and poss 4wd for me


What 4wd you running then Chris ?

I should be there again - about 6pm or so if someone can get the keys early ?

peetbee
05-07-2011, 08:48 PM
Sounds like it's going to be busy :thumbsup:

JACKOR33
05-07-2011, 09:32 PM
I'll be there for 2wd and 4wd :thumbsup:

dave

evilbert
05-07-2011, 10:45 PM
i'll be there for 6:30 ish again. i can get the keys if needs be.

blue_pinky
05-07-2011, 11:06 PM
It's ok...your all safe...I'm away (not trying to break other people's cars) at the nationals this week!

millzy
06-07-2011, 07:29 AM
What 4wd you running then Chris ?

I should be there again - about 6pm or so if someone can get the keys early ?


Cat sx- should be good

and im so glad that on my frist night of 4wd Andy "4wd killer" is not going to be there :):)

Dyna
06-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Cat sx- should be good

and im so glad that on my frist night of 4wd Andy "4wd killer" is not going to be there :):)


LOL its not him you have to worry about... now there's the 'Bash Brothers' of Bill & Pete to contend with... :lol:

chris-on-wheels
06-07-2011, 11:44 AM
I'll be there:drool:

peetbee
06-07-2011, 01:26 PM
Oi! Cheeky so & so!

Belsten
06-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Nationalising for me again too :thumbsup:

hit5005
06-07-2011, 06:01 PM
im there 2wd and maybe 4wd or micro see how many micros there is:lol:

Caine
06-07-2011, 06:52 PM
Yep i'm in this week 2wd, looking forward to it!:thumbsup:

brian s
06-07-2011, 07:27 PM
i may get there this week hopefully

Chris-DC5
06-07-2011, 07:40 PM
I will be there with 2WD too.

Love friday nights. :)

peetbee
06-07-2011, 10:34 PM
I should be getting the keys for 6.30 if thats ok for everyone?!

millzy
07-07-2011, 07:39 AM
yep yep yep.

whos got the track plans??

peetbee
07-07-2011, 07:53 AM
They're in the laptop bag with me!

Dyna
07-07-2011, 11:10 AM
I'm almost tempted to run the 4wd this week as well, as the 4wd boys had a great battle last week and had good fun, but doing 2 classes in one night is too stressfull... :bored:

Still, it does mean i can try to put Bill off from the sidelines and give everyone else a better chance of catching him :lol:

JACKOR33
07-07-2011, 11:28 AM
Come n play with the big boys in 4wd matt :thumbsup:

millzy
07-07-2011, 11:32 AM
Dave what time you getting there, all the goodies for the Cat arrived today :)

JACKOR33
07-07-2011, 11:34 AM
ill try to be there before 7.30 if i can m8, depends on work and also my daughter going to bed on time :lol:
with a bit of luck i'll try for 7-7.15:D

millzy
07-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Sweet- well dont rush ive got Jays b4 to prep befor i can think abou the cat.

my b4s all ready so even if I dont get the cat runnig ill have a back up car

Body Paint
07-07-2011, 09:57 PM
Back to micro for me this week, hopefully I can get through a few heats without any of the numptys being numptys, I'm fed up with hearing 'hear comes craig, get him' :mad:

Dyna
08-07-2011, 09:03 AM
I'm fed up with hearing 'hear comes craig, get him' :mad:

Ands thats just from the people watching the race.... :lol:

cjm_2008
08-07-2011, 09:51 AM
I've got a signed permission slip from the missus. so fingers crossed, I'll be there at about 7pm...

JACKOR33
08-07-2011, 09:53 AM
Have u got a signed slipped for all weekend I.e Sunday aswell?

liam
08-07-2011, 10:40 AM
Should be down for some 2wd action!

Dont put me down for a PT....got me own now losers! :p

millzy
08-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Back to micro for me this week, hopefully I can get through a few heats without any of the numptys being numptys, I'm fed up with hearing 'hear comes craig, get him' :mad:

not nationalising this weekend???

and you dont hear them - they talk in code thats why you get hit:):)

cjm_2008
08-07-2011, 01:51 PM
Have u got a signed slipped for all weekend I.e Sunday aswell?

Haha.... no! the virtual in-laws are coming up on Sunday... else I'd be gladly partaking in both. the pass for Friday is a compromise, which is what relationships are all about apparently....

Dombrasky
08-07-2011, 07:31 PM
Im hoping to come over Pete,will there be a pt i can use? as mine has broken


??????????????? :confused:

peetbee
09-07-2011, 12:22 AM
Sorry Rick, missed your post.
We always try to have pts available but can't guarantee we'll always have enough!
Missed you tonight tho :(

It was an ace evening, 1st round on the line by 7.45 and managed 4 rounds and final for everyone!:thumbsup:

cjm_2008
09-07-2011, 06:48 AM
Sorry Rick, missed your post.
We always try to have pts available but can't guarantee we'll always have enough!
Missed you tonight tho :(

It was an ace evening, 1st round on the line by 7.45 and managed 4 rounds and final for everyone!:thumbsup:

Excellent night. Brilliant track, helpful racers and tense battles - and an AstroTurf obstacle from hell!

JACKOR33
09-07-2011, 07:36 AM
Good work on getting 4 rounds and a final in, we even left around same time:thumbsup:
I know i enjoyed my racing even with matt's fan club in the 2wd 'a' final :lol:

hit5005
09-07-2011, 10:35 AM
topnights racing:thumbsup: wots next week:lol:



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09-07-2011, 10:41 AM
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chris-on-wheels
09-07-2011, 10:51 AM
sorry about the orders a bit messed up. Put them in, in order but it put it in this order.:confused:

Dyna
09-07-2011, 11:10 AM
Good work on getting 4 rounds and a final in, we even left around same time:thumbsup:
I know i enjoyed my racing even with matt's fan club in the 2wd 'a' final :lol:


LOL i think it was more of them trying to get backmarkers to get out of our way when we were racing that closely tbh Dave... :lol:

It was my one annoyance last night ... Me & Dave were well ahead of everyone in the final and i was absolutely flying, so if you are being lapped, drivers and spectators telling you that your being lapped, please just move over when you can so we can all enjoy our races...

3 times i caught and passed Dave, and 3 times i was taken out by backmarkers thinking i was racing them, ending up with a broken car... i get out of the way when the fast boys like Craig, Rob & Owen are lapping me, its not hard to do :bored:

Apart from that, it was a great track, set up early, 4 rounds and a final, and i was back home by 12.30 - awesome :thumbsup:

Thanks to Craig for lending me some shocktops, ive got the proper spares in my box now... :lol:

liam
09-07-2011, 11:30 AM
I may have done better in the final myself if it wernt for someone constantly screaming "LAPPING" in my ear :lol:...thats my excuse anyway!

Dyna
09-07-2011, 12:56 PM
I may have done better in the final myself if it wernt for someone constantly screaming "LAPPING" in my ear :lol:...thats my excuse anyway!

Fair point... :lol:

liam
09-07-2011, 01:06 PM
Yeah fair lame excuse! Matt come cobra tomorrow for more battles :thumbsup:

Was good to see Team Tamiya out in force yesterday and thanks Pete for your PT

hit5005
09-07-2011, 03:54 PM
i was in the way heard my name called by the jump were i was not going to slow down and possible brake my car than thay crash on the bend and then cut the track and hit my car were the other car was broke:o when laping say what car your laping:confused: im only concentrated on my racing and all i heard all race was laping laping :lol: ill try harder next time get out the way but not on jumps:thumbsup:



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Chris-DC5
09-07-2011, 06:58 PM
Was a great track and i had a good night. (Appart from being taken out in one of the rounds!! LOL, YOU know who you are , :p

Pete, I still have your front Silver springs. DO you want them back or would you part with them for some ££?? how many?? :D

Cheers.

sunbeam
09-07-2011, 09:21 PM
Sorry Chris for not turning up ! :thumbdown:

Alisha had a school trip to London that started at 5.30am, so she was f****d by the time she got home.

I had a very large dolop of s**t that hit a very large fan at work, way to stressed to think about racing :thumbdown:

Next week the 'Yellow Perrel' will be back to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and it's all out of gum ! :thumbsup:

Rob.

Body Paint
09-07-2011, 11:18 PM
Sorry Chris for not turning up ! :thumbdown:

Next week the 'Yellow Perrel' will be back to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and it's all out of gum ! :thumbsup:

Rob.

So it was you that lobbed the gum over the neighbours fence :lol:

sunbeam
09-07-2011, 11:57 PM
So it was you that lobbed the gum over the neighbours fence :lol:

Shhhhhh, don't tell everybody :blush:

peetbee
10-07-2011, 07:42 AM
It was great fun but I do need those springs back , sorry!
Whilst the standard of racing at club is pretty good there are a couple of points raised here that I think are worth mentioning (& I hope I don't upset anyone!)

being lapped: please be aware of other cars around you and let them past at the first safe opportunity. There is no value holding someone up, if they have caught you up then they are already ahead on the computer. Do not take them out!

Lapping: do not barge past, do not expect someone to pull over right next to a jump or other feature where it would not be safe for them to do so. If you have to tell someone you are lapping them, just shouting lapping doesn't make it obvious who you are lapping! Also don't shout before you have given them chance to get out the way or are too far back to pass.
Hope this makes sense and remember racing is meant to be fun and we don't want people to go home with broken cars

brian s
10-07-2011, 10:00 AM
people shouting from the rostrum during racing should not be encouraged whatever the circumstance.

sunbeam
10-07-2011, 11:29 AM
I have no problem letting people pass and try my best to let them do so as soon as I can. It serves no purpose to me in holding them up.

When I was racing at Swansea in the late 80's - early 90's, there was a strict rule that NOBODY was to shout 'LAPPING' (or anything else) from the rostrum during racing. If you were being lapped and 'seen' to be holding another car up, the race control would call the lapping !!

The big problem I personally have with lapping is that :-

1, I don't know most of you guys names,
2, I don't know your cars,
3, I have no idea where I am in the race,
4, I have no idea where YOU are in the race,

This is why it is best if race control calls the lapping.


Rob (yellow Cougar) Just so you know
Now get the **** out my way, coming through !!!!!!!!!!

Chris-DC5
10-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Well i would like to try changing the starting method in the Qualifiers if possible. I was chatting to pete about it on friday.

At the other club i race at you start in the order you finished the week beffore for the first heat. then for the next heat you start in the order you finished in the previous heat and go when your number is called.

I find it makes things much more relaxed in the first lap. Plus because you know your car number you take note when the race computer tells you are being lapped.

But for the final you all start at once. like any other race.

I hope it doesnt sount like i am moaning, I LOVE FRIDAY NIGHTS RACING. :thumbsup:

I would just like to give it a try and see if people prefer it.

Thanks

Chris.

brian s
10-07-2011, 02:53 PM
caldicot friday nights have always been relaxed, a bit of fun and chiiled,now it seems to be that every week is turning into a race meeting.

peetbee
10-07-2011, 04:10 PM
Well said brian, not going to make friday nights serious!

No shouting on the rostrum and remember to drive considerately
Love you all and chill:wub

Chris-DC5
10-07-2011, 04:54 PM
I know it can all get a bit hectic sometimes but i dont understand the point in the timing equipment if you are not going to race eachother. :confused:

sunbeam
10-07-2011, 06:58 PM
I think Caldicot works quite well, as long as it's not taken to seriously. I know it can get frustrating from time to time, but as somebody said, that's racing.

Dombrasky
10-07-2011, 08:02 PM
Sorry Rick, missed your post.
We always try to have pts available but can't guarantee we'll always have enough!
Missed you tonight tho :(

It was an ace evening, 1st round on the line by 7.45 and managed 4 rounds and final for everyone!:thumbsup:

No probs Pete fixed mine now cya soon:thumbsup:

Caine
10-07-2011, 08:15 PM
Amen to that Brian and Pete, I love Caldicot club the way it is, good friendly competition but not to serious! :thumbsup:

hit5005
10-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Amen to that Brian and Pete, I love Caldicot club the way it is, good friendly competition but not to serious! :thumbsup:

ill 2nd that:thumbsup:

brian s
10-07-2011, 09:24 PM
the lap counting equipment tells you how you are improving your driving and car setup, and yes you need to race others to hone your driving skills and achieve the lap times of the fast guys,(like rob west,dave belsten and craig) can put in, but it`s annoying when people shout `lapping` every time they come up behind another car especially on parts of the track where there`s no room to give way.
thats my 10 pence worth anyway.

Chris-DC5
10-07-2011, 09:28 PM
I totaly agree I love the way the club is run, it is the best fun i have had with RC.

Looking forward to next friday, :thumbsup:

millzy
11-07-2011, 08:17 AM
Not to put a downer on Friday night but there are a few points I would like to raise.

2wds….some love please
I know every one in 2wd is in the same boat but when the tracks are nothing more than tight 180 into tight 180 there is no flow to the laps…that’s the small little rant over –

Second thing is the jumps….
These jumps with long sweepers into half a straight run ups ate OTT in my book, with the jumps laid out in this way you have two choices- go slow and get smashed from behind or commit to the jump and pray you make the line.
I’m sorry bit Friday I refused to marshal the jump area. giving there was a gap between the wall and the jump it was a surprise no one got hurt while in the death gap fetching a crashed car.

Last thing, im really happy you guys have a disability ramp and rostrum, but can we make sure there are no blind bends for our “On wheels” racers 

Belsten
11-07-2011, 08:38 AM
It needs to remain fun, not sure I have ever shouted lapping on a friday night and my opinion of people that do, is that they are taking it way too seriously, relax and share the love :wub

mrspeedy
11-07-2011, 02:15 PM
I don't think I have ever shouted lapping if I've been lucky enough to be in that position ...

On friday I found the best way to clear a backmarker was to nail it over the huge triple jump and land on top of the offending car :thumbsup:

Seemed to sort the problem out :D