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D. Newland
11-17-2010, 01:55 PM
We are pleased to announce the 7th annual Winter Warmups race in Scottsdale, Az on February 25th-27th, 2011.

Our Title Sponsor this year is none other than Steven at Offshore Electrics (http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/)! Thank you very much for your support!

McKellips Pond in Scottsdale, Az. Near 7900 E McKellips Rd.

Friday:
Open water until 1:00, then 3 rounds of:


P Offshore sponsored by Fullers Fast Electrics (http://www.drcwebservices.com/ffe/)

David Newland 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Doug Peterson 2.4
Dick Roberts 2.4
Howard Tucker 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4


P-Sport Hydro sponsored by SoCal FE

David Newland 2.4
Tony Heller 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4
Sean Cordova 2.4
Robert Holland

P-Limited Hydro sponsored by Harry @ RSF Speedmaster/Rossisales.com (http://rossisales.com/)

David Newland 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Dick Roberts 2.4
Paul Winegarner 2.4
Howard Tucker 2.4


Saturday/Sunday:
3 rounds each day of


P-Limited Offshore sponsored by Kintec Racing (http://kintecracing.com/)

David Newland 2.4
Tony Heller 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4
Chuck Alarid 2.4
Tim Schaubroeck 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Rod Sanata 2.4
Doug Peterson 2.4
Paul Winegarner 2.4
Howard Tucker 2.4
Naveed N 2.4


1/6th Crackerbox sponsored by Rocky Mountain Thunderboats
Chuck Alarid 2.4
Tim Schaubroeck 2.4
Rod Sanata 2.4
Dick Roberts 2.4


P-Ltd OPC sponsored by Lightz Products

David Newland 2.4
Tony Heller 2.4
Pat McDonald 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4
Tim Schaubroeck 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Doug Peterson 2.4
Dick Roberts 2.4
Paul Winegarner 2.4
Howard Tucker 2.4
Joe Scarpino 2.4
Sean Cordova 2.4

LSH sponsored by Jeff Michaud with Insane Boats FE 30 (http://www.insaneboats.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1)

David Newland 2.4
Tony Heller 2.4
Gary Rose 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4
Chuck Alarid
Chris Alarid
Tim Schaubroeck 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Rod Sanata 2.4
Doug Peterson 2.4
Dick Roberts 2.4
Paul Winegarner 2.4
Howard Tucker 2.4
Tino Almanza 2.4
Joe Scarpino 2.4
Sean Cordova 2.4
Naveed N 2.4
Robert Holland


1/10th Vintage/Modern Scale combined sponsored by So Cal Thunderboat Association/Leonard Feeback and Ted McKay

Gary Rose 2.4 (Vintage)
Ted McKay (Vintage) 83
Chuck Alarid 2.4
Rod Sanata (Vintage) 2.4
Dick Roberts (Vintage) 2.4
Leonard Feeback (Vintage) #2 red
Paul Winegarner (Vintage) 2.4
Tino Almanza (Vintage) 2.4


P Mono sponsored by Delta Force R/C Race Team (http://www.deltaforcehobby.com/)

David Newland 2.4
Tony Heller 2.4
Dan Proulx 2.4
Doug Peterson 2.4
Howard Tucker 2.4
Pete Wijatyk 2.4
Naveed N 2.4

High Points Award sponsored by Dave Zelinka and Prime Homes, Inc/Pete Wijatyk

Concours Award sponsored by Madison Area Fast Electrics

We are accepting Class Sponsorships for $50. We know times are tough, so any consideration will be gladly and graciously accepted. Please contact Dick Roberts at dickmr@aol.com if you can support our race.

Our race is an excellent way to tune your setups as we focus our schedule to hit on the most popular classes in FE.

Hotel information:

Motels: Best Western-Papago Inn 7017 E McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, Az (480)994-0692
Motel 6 1612 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, Az (480)945-9506
Best Western Inn of Tempe 670 N Scottsdale Rd Tempe, Az (480)784-2233

Fee: $20 for first class, $10 for each additional class

If you have any questions, or wish to sign up, post here!

Thank you for your consideration.

BILL OXIDEAN
11-17-2010, 06:15 PM
Sounds tasty!

I was considering racin' you guys out there.

I can show at least Friday, or fly in Saturday to race you cats for my B-day..
a one hr flight why not?

D. Newland
11-18-2010, 11:29 AM
You tellin' me that you're too busy to make the whole event?

BILL OXIDEAN
11-18-2010, 02:38 PM
You tellin' me that you're too busy to make the whole event?


We will have to see. Birthday weekend the fam kinda wants me around..

D. Newland
11-18-2010, 03:05 PM
But I want you around.

BILL OXIDEAN
11-18-2010, 03:17 PM
But I want you around.

Aww shux, you make me blush..
You guys are my family too..

properchopper
12-01-2010, 04:32 PM
Count me in for :

P-Sport Hydro 2.4 gig
P-Limited Offshore 2.4 gig
LSH 2.4 gig
P-Ltd OPC 2.4 gig
P-Mono 2.4 gig

No P-Offshore for me this time; ran out of Bondo :Sinking:

C'mon Wilmer, I'll bake you a Birthday Cake :thumbup1:

BILL OXIDEAN
12-01-2010, 04:35 PM
Count me in for :

P-Sport Hydro
P-Limited Offshore
LSH
P-Ltd OPC
P-Mono

No P-Offshore for me this time; ran out of Bondo :Sinking:

All boats on 2.4 Gig

C'mon Wilmer, I'll bake you a Birthday Cake :thumbup1:

Ya' look real cute holdin' that little tunnel of yours.
How 'bout i go out to AZ JUST to race you and that little sucker you're so glad about LoL..

properchopper
12-01-2010, 04:45 PM
:cool2:
Ya' look real cute holdin' that little tunnel of yours.
How 'bout i go out to AZ JUST to race you and that little sucker you're so glad about LoL..

Actually I'm buildin a new tunnel that's " Just dyin' ta mee-tcha !"

Think about it - (almost) Like Randy Newman said : " Rollin down Scottsdale Boulevard, big nasty redhead at my side " :cool2:

BILL OXIDEAN
12-01-2010, 04:51 PM
:cool2:

Actually I'm buildin a new tunnel that's " Just dyin' ta mee-tcha !"

Think about it - (almost) Like Randy Newman said : " Rollin down Scottsdale Boulevard, big nasty redhead at my side " :cool2:


Ok I have no comeback, that was a good one :roflol:
That one says it..

D. Newland
12-01-2010, 06:30 PM
Right on, T!

Insaniac
12-03-2010, 05:47 PM
For us new to the sport, what is the motor/battery configuration allowed for:

P-Limited Hydro

LSH


P-Limited OPC

I'm familiar with the "P-spec" configs for motors, but not the "limited" and "limited spec" designations, so would this make sense:

LSH - Limited Sport Hydro - any of the listed "spec" motors in a "sport" hull.
P-Sport Hydro - any motor in a "sport" hull.....you 'could' even run an LSH boat in P-Sport class.
P-Hydro - any motor / any hydro hull....either P-Sport or LSH boats 'could' run here too, but these are the outriggers.

A "Sport" hull does not have to be a scale hydro, just conform to certain dimensional requirements and not be a rigger.

D. Newland
12-03-2010, 06:29 PM
They are one and the same.

P Ltd Hydro/LSH/OPC/Offshore: Legal motors: UL1, HiMaxx, BJ, SV27 and 1800 Kv's from the Stiletto RTR and SV 27R.

4S, 10,000 mAh limit.

properchopper
12-03-2010, 06:57 PM
For us new to the sport, what is the motor/battery configuration allowed for:

P-Limited Hydro

LSH


P-Limited OPC

I'm familiar with the "P-spec" configs for motors, but not the "limited" and "limited spec" designations, so would this make sense:

LSH - Limited Sport Hydro - any of the listed "spec" motors in a "sport" hull.
P-Sport Hydro - any motor in a "sport" hull.....you 'could' even run an LSH boat in P-Sport class.
P-Hydro - any motor / any hydro hull....either P-Sport or LSH boats 'could' run here too, but these are the outriggers.

A "Sport" hull does not have to be a scale hydro, just conform to certain dimensional requirements and not be a rigger.

Patrick, I strongly encourage you to attend : You'll have a ball, learn lots, & meet some really cool guys. I'm hoping to bring one or two guys from SoCal along too.
It's the "don't miss" event of the year for those of us on the Left Coast :rockon2:

properchopper
12-05-2010, 02:30 PM
SoCal Fast Electrics will sponsor a class. Have contacted Mr. Roberts with intentions. At least one confirmed new SCFE member will attend so far. Go SoCal :thumbup:

properchopper
12-06-2010, 09:47 AM
Just recieved word from Delta Force RC in Hong Kong that they would like to sponsor a class :thumbup: ( P-Mono would be appropriate). Have notified Mr. Roberts. Yay !!

D. Newland
12-07-2010, 06:11 PM
OP updated with new sponsorship information. Thanks, guys!

PeterB
12-09-2010, 10:52 PM
David,

Count me in for the following:

Pspec OPC
Pspec hydro
Pspec sport hydro (hopefully will have some kind of new hull)
LSO

Not sure if I called all the clases correct, but all running UL-1 motor/esc. The above 4 for sure and I will notify later if I get my Pmono built.

I would also like to sponsor $50.

Thanks,

Peter Wijatyk

D. Newland
12-10-2010, 02:58 PM
Thanks, Pete. OP updated.

BILL OXIDEAN
12-10-2010, 03:09 PM
David,

Count me in for the following:

Pspec OPC
Pspec hydro
Pspec sport hydro (hopefully will have some kind of new hull)
LSO

Not sure if I called all the clases correct, but all running UL-1 motor/esc. The above 4 for sure and I will notify later if I get my Pmono built.

I would also like to sponsor $50.

Thanks,

Peter Wijatyk

Peter B?

If this is Pete Boyle, I'm REALLY comin' out there. I've got even more of a chip on my shoulder for you than Tony! :banana::sarcasm1:

PeterB
12-10-2010, 03:30 PM
Sorry Bill,

Not the Pete you are thinking of.

D. Newland
12-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Wil-We've got a couple of bright new stars in our club...they race together, pit together...and their names are Pete and Dave!

BILL OXIDEAN
12-10-2010, 05:09 PM
Wil-We've got a couple of bright new stars in our club...they race together, pit together...and their names are Pete and Dave!

Ok, now that's just darling.. :hug1:

Two bright new up and comers have entered the arena with a positive attitude and aspirations of becoming just like the great dynamic duo..

ladies and gentlemen, I'd like you all to give a round of applause for PETE BOYLE and DAVE NEWLAND!!!

D. Newland
12-13-2010, 05:11 PM
OP updated with more sign ups and sponsorships. Thank you!

Insaniac
12-13-2010, 06:35 PM
What's the difference between P-Sport Hydro and Limited Spec Hydro?
If they are the same why are there two classes (first post)?

Dan Proulx
12-13-2010, 07:56 PM
I'm in.

All classes except the 1/6th.

All on 2.4

D. Newland
12-14-2010, 11:43 AM
With P Sport Hydro, there is no limitation on motor selection.

LSH is the same voltage as P Sport, but with the limited/spec motors. UL-1, SV27, BJ, HiMaxx, etc.

A legal LSH boat is also a legal P-Sport Hydro boat, but many will use a more powerful motor for P Sport Hydro, like an 8XL, 1515 1Y, 1521 1.5D, Leopard 4074 2200 Kv, Castle 1515 2200 Kv, etc.

Dan-Don't they need you to replace the dome roof? Glad you're coming!

properchopper
12-14-2010, 12:17 PM
I'm in.

All classes except the 1/6th.

All on 2.4

Crap. Take my name off all classes EXCEPT 1/6. :just-kidding:

Be nice to see Ya' again, Sir. :Peace_Sign:

DPeterson
12-14-2010, 04:23 PM
For Doug

P-Offshore
P-Limited Hydro
P-Limited Offshore
P-Limited Sport Hydro - LSH
P-Limited OPC
P-Mono

All 2.4

Madison Area Fast Electrics will sponsor P-Limited Offshore

Check is in the mail.

Doug

D. Newland
12-14-2010, 05:13 PM
Thanks, Doug!

Dan Proulx
12-21-2010, 08:25 PM
Lookin' forward to it Tony!

Insaniac
01-03-2011, 08:34 PM
With P Sport Hydro, there is no limitation on motor selection.

LSH is the same voltage as P Sport, but with the limited/spec motors. UL-1, SV27, BJ, HiMaxx, etc.

A legal LSH boat is also a legal P-Sport Hydro boat, but many will use a more powerful motor for P Sport Hydro, like an 8XL, 1515 1Y, 1521 1.5D, Leopard 4074 2200 Kv, Castle 1515 2200 Kv, etc.


So what is P-Limited Hydro and how does that differ from Limited Spec Hydro? Hull style?

LuckyDuc
01-03-2011, 09:12 PM
P-limited hydro is a rigger style hull with spec motors. P Limited Sport hydro, also called LSH, is a sport hydro hull like the ul-1, whiplash, Insane, Phil Thomas Stealth hulls with spec motor power.

D. Newland
01-07-2011, 01:38 PM
OP updated with racer and sponsor information. Thanks Jan at Kintec!

D. Newland
01-19-2011, 12:48 PM
OP updated! Thank you Harry at RSF Speedmaster for showing support again! Also, raffle prizes are starting to show up. HobbyCo/Grimracer raffle items showed up...Thank you!

D. Newland
02-01-2011, 12:00 PM
OP updated. How it is posted now will be the class running order for the race. Any questions, please let me know!

D. Newland
02-01-2011, 02:49 PM
For those driving, please PM me your needs for table/chair and power.

I recommend you bring an Easy-Up.

namba688
02-02-2011, 10:51 AM
Hey Dave,
Leonard and I will need power. Let me know.

Ted

D. Newland
02-03-2011, 04:15 PM
No problem, Ted!

Just so you all know, we've got power for everybody, but it helps me do the power "math" if someone from out of town is used to bringing their own power.

cybercrxt
02-03-2011, 04:38 PM
I want to wish PeterB good luck running the new PS295 limited tunnel, and of course Propperchopper good luck cause he's my boy!

Have fun guys, Mike, ML Boatworks

properchopper
02-12-2011, 07:46 PM
I want to wish PeterB good luck running the new PS295 limited tunnel, and of course Propperchopper good luck cause he's my boy!

Have fun guys, Mike, ML Boatworks

No worries, Mike - I'm running my Herb Stewart 30" tunnel with the O.S. lower I got from you. It's sssslowww compared to the 295 but I may just get some finishes !! Really looking forward to seeing the 295 in person :thumbup1:

Jeepers
02-13-2011, 10:44 PM
Dave, put me down for, Spec-OPC, P Sport Hydro, LSH.

line6
02-14-2011, 01:56 AM
Good luck to all the racers. sure wish i could have made this one, looks like it should be a good time. Keep Em up right


Jason Sims

properchopper
02-14-2011, 01:59 AM
Dave, put me down for, Spec-OPC, P Sport Hydro, LSH.

The neatest thing about this race is meeting for the first time guys you only talked to on the forum and also renewing old friendships. Looking forward to meeting you !

Tony

properchopper
02-14-2011, 02:07 AM
David,

Please enter Naveed N. in :

P-Mono
LSH
P-Limited Offshore.

:smile::smile:

D. Newland
02-14-2011, 12:20 PM
All updated!

T-Your P-Sport is scaring me a little bit.

properchopper
02-14-2011, 12:25 PM
All updated!

T-Your P-Sport is scaring me a little bit.

David, " It's Only Rock & Roll, ( BUT I LIKE IT !!)" :cool2::cool2:

Brushless55
02-14-2011, 06:11 PM
Who is bringing the video cams? :spy:

Jeepers
02-16-2011, 08:17 PM
The neatest thing about this race is meeting for the first time guys you only talked to on the forum and also renewing old friendships. Looking forward to meeting you !

Tony

Tony, I look forward to meeting you as well!


Brushless55 I am bringing a video cam.

Jeepers
02-16-2011, 08:19 PM
T-Your P-Sport is scaring me a little bit.


yeah me too!

properchopper
02-16-2011, 08:48 PM
yeah me too!

Uh, Me Three :tongue_smilie::eek:

Brushless55
02-16-2011, 09:50 PM
Tony, I look forward to meeting you as well!


Brushless55 I am bringing a video cam.

Sweet! :beerchug:

ron1950
02-17-2011, 02:56 AM
if u guys could move or get rid of texas id drive over that way for the warm up..... but after driveing across tx id be too broke to plug in my charger

D. Newland
02-17-2011, 07:47 PM
Racer info:

Friday:

We do most of our pit and course setup early in the morning, and we try to have open water ready by 9:30. No need to show up at the break of dawn, unless you want to help out/chat!

Racing will start at 1:00, round 2 at 3:00, and round 3 at 5:00. For those racing P O/S, have your chargers set at/near 2C. If we find ourselves up against the clock with batteries still on the charger, we'll shuffle the schedule for rounds 2 and 3 to give P O/S as much time as needed to recharge.

The course will be open between rounds on Friday for those showing up that day.

Sat/Sunday racing will be more typical, except open water will be somewhat limited from 8:30 to 9:20. Have your stuff ready to go as we'll be on the clock at 9:30.

Lunch/drinks will be provided each day, and a spot will be selected for dinner for anyone/everyone on Friday and Saturday!

If there are any questions, please let us know.

DPeterson
02-18-2011, 08:59 AM
Any chance there will be an EZ-UP for us panzies from the Midwest?

Doug

D. Newland
02-18-2011, 12:00 PM
Pete Boyle is donating his Easy-up to you and Proulx again.

properchopper
02-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Don't forget to bring Dan's fashion-rainwear :biggrin:

DPeterson
02-18-2011, 04:48 PM
Tony
I am pretty sure the Arizona Club provided the rain coats. :biggrin:

Thanks to Pet Boyle and Dave N.

I am so ready to get out of Wisconsin right now it has crossed my mind to fly out tomorrow.

See you all there. Doug

Jeepers
02-20-2011, 01:21 PM
Uh, Me Three :tongue_smilie::eek:


well then just hand it over to me, I can drive it if it scares you that bad!:laugh::laugh:

Jeepers
02-20-2011, 01:23 PM
Sweet! :beerchug:

now if I can remember to actually use it to video something!

namba688
02-20-2011, 08:52 PM
Hey Dave,
I sent you a e-mail with some questions about LSH.

Thanks,
Ted:help:

D. Newland
02-21-2011, 03:26 PM
Got it. Answered. Doug-come out now. You've got a place to stay through Thursday.

We've had a few weather systems roll through town and scattered rain is on again/off again/on again for the weekend.

I've got shelter for those flying in. For those driving, throw and easy up in the trailer/vehicle!

Insaniac
02-23-2011, 12:59 PM
You could get these guys to put the event on the web. They covered the Florida race and it was very cool...

http://www.metimeliverc.com/

D. Newland
02-23-2011, 04:10 PM
Have a safe trip out, guys!

Please be advised that parking on the grass is allowed for loading and unloading only. Vehicles must be immediately moved to the parking lot.

Trailers can stay on the grass for the entire event.

LuckyDuc
02-23-2011, 04:13 PM
Boy do I wish that I was able to take a mini vacation out there for this. Hopefully next year. Good luck to all, but more luck to team WI/MN.

Dan Proulx
02-23-2011, 08:58 PM
Thanks Sean!

I'll try to stay out of Doug's way!

PatrickM
02-28-2011, 10:52 AM
Here's the results the WW7 race:

Winter Warmups 7

P – Offshore
1. Dave Newland
2. Pete Wijatyk
3. Dan Proulx

P – Sport Hydro
1. Sean Cordova
2. Dave Newland
3. Pete Wijatyk

P – Limited Hydro
1. Dave Newland
2. Paul Weingarner
3. Dan Proulx

P – Limited Offshore
1. Paul Weingarner
2. Doug Peterson
3. Dave Newland

P – Limited OPC
1. Dave Newland
2. Howard Tucker
3. Dick Roberts

1/6th Scale Crackerbox
1. Chuck Alarid
2. Dick Roberts
3. Tim Schaubroek

Limited Sport Hydro
1. Dave Newland
2. Dan Proulx
3. Howard Tucker

1/10th Scale Hydro
1. Paul Weingarner
2. Rod Sanata
3. Chuck Alarid

P – Mono
1. Dave Newland
2. Pete Wijatyk
3. Dan Proulx

High Points Champion: Dave Newland
Concourse: 1) Gary Rose 2) Rod Sanata 3) Rod Sanata
Mr. Consistency: Doug Peterson…. the highest percentage of DNF’s.
Mr. Amps: Doug Peterson…. the most chargers in operation.
Mr. Carnage: Pete Wijatyk…. the most spectacular wreck.
Mr. EPA: Sean Cordova…. the best display of Magic Smoke.

AlanN
02-28-2011, 01:28 PM
Thanks for the results Pat.

Now where are the pics? LOL!

LuckyDuc
02-28-2011, 01:33 PM
Congrats to all!

Are we going to get a write up on the event?:Praying:

PatrickM
02-28-2011, 02:37 PM
Thanks for the results Pat.

Now where are the pics? LOL!Working on the pics, Alan, but its just not gonna be the same without your smilin' kisser in the lineup....... :laugh:

line6
02-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Great job guys....

Mr. Carnage & Mr. EPA LOL i like it.



JAson Sims

AlanN
02-28-2011, 03:52 PM
Working on the pics, Alan, but its just not gonna be the same without your smilin' kisser in the lineup....... :laugh:

Thanks Pat, I miss your cheery smile too. Sorry, but someone had to stay home and milk the cows.

D. Newland
02-28-2011, 04:00 PM
My notes:

Boy, did we luck out with the weather. Fri/Sat were perfect, with a storm hitting Saturday night and early into the AM on Sunday. The temp dropped as we had a quick rain/sleet event mid-morning, but then the sun came out for the rest of the day to close out our event.

It's always great to have our staple racers join us (Dan, Doug and Tony!), and it was fantastic to have a lare contingent of Colorado guys attend this year! Right when gas prices were going through the roof, too.

Friday had 3 classes run in the afternoon. P-Offshore, P-Sport Hydro and P-Ltd Hydro.

P-Offshore. I think we all had a DNF in there. It's just another example that speed isn't really what you're looking for in a good offshore boat. Well, sprint racing, too! The course is tight, so you had to be on your game to get around the course. Peterson gets the most improved award for this class as he just put together a Titan 40 and he kept making adjustments throughout the heats, and really had that thing singing by the 3rd round. I still run a Titan 40, Pete runs a Cyberstorm and Dan an Aeromarine 31 (I think...).

P-Sport Hydro: Another Insane/Whip battle, and the Whip got this one, driven by Sean Cordova! I was running an old 8XL in my Insane against his 1521 1.5D and the boats were matched up very well. but heat 3 I found his (or another boats) rooster. Tony was also hanging in there with his Insane, working on his race finish percentage.

P-Ltd Hydro: A little bit of carnage in this class. Howard broke his booms in a collision, I DQ'd in the 3rd heat after ramping right off of Dick's dead boat (fortunately, minor damage to both), but all boats were very well matched. I run a custom built rigger by Justin Hill, Paul runs a JAE, and Proulx a Raptor.

Sat/Sun we ran the same classes both days, for 6 rounds total.

P-Ltd Offshore. Peterson was coming into this class by just missing out on a Nat's win in Greeley, and Paul had something to prove to everybody. And that he did. 6 rounds without a DNF, he had his Cyberstorm moving and he bested everybody by 8+ laps after the event was over. He had the fastest boat and the setup and driving skill to bring home the win. Dan's going to retire his OM 29. It's been raced hard and held up well, but the 'ol girl is just plain worn out.

1/6th Crackerbox had some nice running boats, especially Chuck's, Rod's (Concours finalist boat) and Dick's. 1 heat had a photo finish with Rod and Dick, with Rod getting the win! Chuck pulled out the overall win in that class.

P-Ltd OPC. Wow. It's really cool to see so many manufacturers represented in OPC. VS-1's are still in there, Mike's new 29.5, Cobras, Villian and Woodstuff. Pat ended up not running, or his Lynx would have been out there as well.

1st heat with Pete driving a brand spanking new 29.5 ML Boatworks against my Cobra. I get the start and inside line, but after turn 2, Pete hit the throttle and it passed my like I was standing still. You could hear chairs tipping over in the pits as people stood up to see what just happened. I was pissed as my Purple Passion Cobra doesn't lose. Well, I lost. By something like 12 seconds. Ouch. Unfortunately, Pete's boat hit Peterson's in the 2nd round, causing a DQ and a torn out transom. He was able to repair it for Sunday, but mechanical issues compounded and continued to hurt his results. It's hard to pull off a good showing w/a new/barely tested hull, but Pete's 1st heat was eye-opening to many, many people.

LSH. More Whip Vs Insane Vs Phil Thomas action (old and new designs). Peterson locked down 3 1st place wins on Saturday with a boat that is top notch. Fast. Dang it, another Whip domination? I mean, we had 5 or 6 Insanes there, 2 Whips and 3 Phil Thomas boats, so you'd think the other manufacturers would have a fighting chance. Well, Sunday proved that Doug should have just gone to bed at 9:00 Saturday evening. He suffered a rooster blow over 1st round on Sunday, and troubles compounded from there. I locked down some good finishes (5 1st's and a 2nd...to Peterson) for the win w/my Insane, Proulx was right there with his new verion Phil Thomas and Howard was also right in there with an old Phil Thomas hull. Tino tried to give me/us the business in the last heat by knowingly overpropping his boat. The end result? 3rd in the heat...and a broken motor that wouldn't get his boat out of the infield and back to shore. Play the music..."WAAA WAAA waaaa!!!".


The 1/10th scales were running very well, with Gary Rose actually fielding 2 boats with Paul driving the other one. Leonard Feeback has a beautiful running hull and he quickly started accumulating heat points. But, Paul was giving him a run for his money! All of these boats were beautiful and driven well, with the only carnage coming from Ted's boat that blew a driveline.

P Mono continues to be a very fun class to watch. Howard kept dialing in his Cyberstorm and wanted to go another 6 rounds! Also, Tony kept working on his driving skills and getting his boats to finish. He did very well in this class. 1st and 2nd go to the local boys! I ran my Titan 40, untouched from it's very successful (but not perfect) run at the Nat's, and Pete runs a Cyberstorm.

Heater Award Winner: Chuck Alarid for his great racing style, friendly demeanor and spot-on pitman skills. He's got a great perspective on this hobby. Oh, he can drive, too!

Thank you to all that joined us for a fun weekend of racing, and to our sponsors for helping us with our event! We have always received strong sponsorship support for our race and it is very much appreciated.

Please visit and support our sponsors that are listed on the OP.

cybercrxt
02-28-2011, 04:28 PM
Dave,

Thanks for posting the info you just did. I have been waiting all day to hear from Propperchopper Tony or Pete about the OPC results!! Sounds like it was fun till Pete had the impact! Should be fun running the PS295 in D12 this year. 3 of them are already in the owners hands!

Thanks, Mike

LuckyDuc
02-28-2011, 04:42 PM
Great write up Dave! It's almost like I was there instead of plowing snow here in WI.

PatrickM
02-28-2011, 04:53 PM
I have been waiting all day to hear from Propperchopper Tony or Pete about the OPC results!! Sounds like it was fun till Pete had the impact!
Pete said it was so fast that it skeered him resulting in nervous driving errors..... hence the detached transom..... LOL :tongue:
The hull appeared to be very fast on smooth to moderate water..... everyone was impressed!

properchopper
02-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Just got back to L.A. Will have pic's/vids later today. I miss everybody already !:hug1::hug1::hug1:

cybercrxt
02-28-2011, 05:05 PM
That's cool. Yeah, the hull loves race water, and it can hang in 5" chop (almost white cap chop!) at around half throttle or so depending on conditions. Its probably about like most other 21 tunnels, but it definitely doesn't spin out or veer side to side like a VS-1 would in those conditions. I am glad the boat made Pete nervous. If your not nervous while racing, you probably should go home cause it means your not enjoying it!!!!! Mike

6S HYDRO
02-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Hey Pat its Winegarner....

properchopper
02-28-2011, 07:07 PM
First of several videos - Pits in Sunshine ! ( wait 'till you see the next one :eek:)

Have some racing action; downloading while I'm unpacking :cool2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_qRjgZ9rhA

Doug Smock
02-28-2011, 07:45 PM
Cool write up Mr.Newland.
It's good to see Mr. Fuller still at it!!
Thanks for the vid Tony.
Doug

properchopper
02-28-2011, 07:46 PM
WW VII Pits in the Hailstorm. Just a momentary interruption of the racing action :doh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flMuhSQcNBs

properchopper
02-28-2011, 07:55 PM
P-Spec OPC Heat ; Pete's ML 295 shredding up the course to a first place finish :buttrock:!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azvOpD8Q3n4

properchopper
02-28-2011, 08:21 PM
LSH heat - Mr. Newland takes the finish AND the 2nd Place Class Win with his Insane FE 30 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDENz2nKLyE

PatrickM
02-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Hey Pat its Winegarner....Sorry, Paul...at least I got all the letters right..... musta been one of them there freudian slips......

properchopper
02-28-2011, 09:46 PM
1/10 Scale Hydro heat . These boats are really beautiful and SO scale that the drivers actually fart (37 seconds in on the back straight of the first lap) ; unfortunately the boat sucked in the fumes and quit :doh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLOD_9vx8HI

Hydromaniac
03-01-2011, 08:07 AM
:thumbup1: All I can say is we had a great weekend. You guys put on one heck of a time. A first class event. I enjoyed the racing but mostly seeing some old freinds and have made some new ones. Nice to put some more of the faces with names of the folks who this was the first time being able to race together. It was well worth it. I had a blast and am already planning it for next year. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT TRIP. Sorry about the light snow on Sunday morning, I'm sure we brought it with us LOL!!! :banana:

D. Newland
03-01-2011, 11:45 AM
HA!!!! Tony, thanks for filming that OPC Heat.

Pete-I knew you didn't do 6 laps!!!! You only did 5!!!!!!!! I'm changing the points.

No wonder your heat time was so damn fast!

D. Newland
03-01-2011, 11:46 AM
No, I'm not changing the points. And, yes, your boat did beat my Purple Passion hands down...for that heat...until you stopped at lap 5.

cybercrxt
03-01-2011, 12:03 PM
:frusty:

You know, I didn't know how you guys run out there (If it was IMPBA or NAMBA), I thought I remembered Tony telling me it was a 6 lap race. After watching the video, I thought to myself "Dang, guess they only run 5".

Pete has not PM'ed me any info about his second day racing yet..... Tho I have been patiently waiting...:biggrin:


Do you guys have Pit guys that help the driver count laps and tell the driver which lane to be in to avoid dead boats? Just wondering because a lot of odd things happened from the recaps I have been hearing.

Mike

D. Newland
03-01-2011, 12:54 PM
Yes-we all have pit guys, and that's why when Pete pulled into the infield, I kept going.

As far as the collision, the dead boat was right in front of the drivers stand and that is probably the toughest spot on the course for a dead boat, IMO. Pete still feels sick about it.

He had servo issues all day Sunday. 1 DNF and 2 DNS's.

cybercrxt
03-01-2011, 01:00 PM
I figured you did, I just have never had the chance to race at full blown FE events. We mix all of our races with FE and nitro, so I wasn't sure. Yeah, Pete PM'ed me just a few minutes ago. Anytime there is damage, it gives you a sick in the stomach feeling, thats for sure!!!

AlanN
03-01-2011, 01:22 PM
So what the hell was Lenny doing? Too busy gabbin' it up!

D. Newland
03-01-2011, 01:49 PM
He was in a trance looking at my Purple Passion Cobra. Happens every time it hits the water. He just makes comments and giggles...and obviously forgets to count laps! But, he did time it!

DPeterson
03-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Thanks again to Dave Newland and the Arizona guy's for a job well done. This is one of those races you wish could go on for 4-5 days.

I think I will retire in the Phoenix area.

Doug

PatrickM
03-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Do you guys have Pit guys that help the driver count laps and tell the driver which lane to be in to avoid dead boats?I know who the pit man was.......

PeterB
03-01-2011, 09:28 PM
Dave,

The thing is after I pulled you so bad, I then backed off to about 1/2 throttle for the whole rest of the race, I figured, why keep beating you up so bad and I just figured I better stop. LOL!!!

What can I say, I had my 1 lap of glory at the event!

Wow, in all seriousness, what the heck happenend? I looked at the vid again and sure enough, you are right. I think I should blame this one on the pit man, the CD or the crowd for making such a ruckas, since I blamed myself for slicing Dougs boat and had so much mechanical trouble with my new boat (which lies completely on my shoulders). You guys know I'm only kidding.

OK Dave, go ahead and take the points away and kick a man when he's down, how much worse can it be than 5 DNF's out of 6 heats! LOL! Good stuff guys!!!!

teach
03-01-2011, 09:47 PM
how much worse can it be than 5 DNF's out of 6 heats!

Doug Peterson's 3 out of 3 DNFs in P mono. He would beat the crap out of people to turn one. Couldn't tell you about turn two....he never made it that far :banana:

I would know, I was his pit man for every one of them :o

Jeepers
03-01-2011, 10:28 PM
Thanks to Dave Newland and all the Arizona guys for putting on such great event it was a ton of fun, I am already planning for next year!

I had a good time meeting new faces and seeing old friends, truly a great event!

properchopper
03-01-2011, 11:52 PM
Thanks to Dave Newland and all the Arizona guys for putting on such great event it was a ton of fun, I am already planning for next year!

I had a good time meeting new faces and seeing old friends, truly a great event!

Hey Sean & Crew,

What a treat to meet you all ! Your "togetherness" as a group was really great to see - and an asset to FE at large. Thanks for being such good pit men ! And Rod, you know how to keep me calm while running; thanks Buddy :rockon2:

Jeepers
03-02-2011, 10:55 AM
Thanks man, I know we as a group had an excellent time!

DPeterson
03-02-2011, 11:23 AM
teach

I would know, I was his pit man for every one of them

Hmm - never happened to me before. :biggrin:

But you are still my favorite pit man.

Doug

D. Newland
03-02-2011, 11:27 AM
Dave,

The thing is after I pulled you so bad, I then backed off to about 1/2 throttle for the whole rest of the race, I figured, why keep beating you up so bad and I just figured I better stop. LOL!!!



Even funnier, I was laying up, too. I wanted you to get a good first heat in to set the tone for the rest of your OPC racing. I'm such a good friend.

Jeepers
03-02-2011, 07:44 PM
Even funnier, I was laying up, too. I wanted you to get a good first heat in to set the tone for the rest of your OPC racing. I'm such a good friend.

LOL! I sprayed soda on my computer!