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Old 17-10-2019
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Default This Saturday 1pm - 6pm: DMS Model Car Club Winter Series 2019/20 round 1

Hello all

This weekend we have the first round of our Winter Series in our new indoor facility near Watford. We will be racing 2wd and 4wd classes on our primafelt carpet. The series will consist of 6 rounds (best 4 to count)

Venue
Sports Hall Aldenham School, Aldenham Road, Elstree, Herts WD6 3AJ

Times and Format
Doors will open at 1pm (yes you get a nice lay in) and racing will run through until 6pm. Once track is ready we will have open practice, 4 rounds of Qualifying and "Bump Up" Finals for both the 2wd and 4wd classes.

Cost and Booking In
The cost to race for those who are pre-booked is £12 (Club Members are only £7), booking in (if spaces still available) on the day will be available at the cost of £15 for anyone. All booking-in (which is open now) is on our club website - www.dmsresults.co.uk on a strict first come first served basis. No pre-pay required.

Facilities and Track
The track is an indoor carpet track with various jumps, bumps and obstacles included. Entries are being limited to 56 across the two main classes, so be sure to be quick to enter.

Pitting space will be ample (please bring your own table and chair) next to the track in the large hall. Limited 240V power outlets (please bring your own extension leads) Any 12 volt batteries, in a leak proof container please..

Onsite refreshments are being provided, please support as best as you can

No Control tires are in force so feel free to bring your Schumachers, Ballistics, GRP's, JConcepts, Prolines etc as you please :-)
The majority of club members use yellow Cactus or minipin2 rear and yellow cut staggers for 2WD fronts or cactus fusion for 4WD fronts

No Motor or Battery restrictions.

Any issues booking in you can email me: jrenton1@gmail.com

So if you fancy some nice relaxed and laid back friendly winter racing, in the warm away from the cold and wet then get yourself booked in now.....

Booking In and Club Website - www.dmsresults.co.uk

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Old 03-12-2019
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Hi, apologies for what are likely some dumb questions.

I haven't raced in years. But would dearly love to get back into it again as I should be getting more free time. I attempted to do this a couple of years back, but it didn't pan out. I'm now more determined!

I think this Winter series is pretty much the closest for me. So I'd like to give it a go for a few rounds.

I assume 2wd and 4wd are buggies only, no trucks?

I also have a few more questions, please point me at a suitable link if it has all been asked before.

-What is the racing format? Last time I raced we used to run 5 min races, is this still the case?

-Do I need hardpack LiPo's to race or is any LiPo ok?

-Transponders. When I last raced you used to collect these from race control and return after the race. I think this isn't the case any longer, but I'm unsure what I need to do.

-Marshaling. I assume that it is still the case to marshal?

-Will I need a competitive buggy/setup to even consider entering, or is there a wide breadth of vehicles and abilities. I'm under no illusion that I will be speedy, but would like to partake for fun.

Many thanks.
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Old 05-12-2019
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Hello
Our race format on Saturdays is 4 x 5min heats followed by 5 minute finals. Hard case lipos are essential. We run 2WD and 4WD 1/10th scale buggies. The majority run 2WD as they require less maintenance.
We run the RC3 decoder so the 2 wire transponders are compatible. There are ones from AMB called 'Harry' which most people use. They are nearly £100 now but there are 2nd hand ones out there. MRT also do transponders which are cheaper but I have not tried using one of these. We do have a loan transponder you could borrow for your first couple of races to save you spending out all at once.
Have a look at the results site www.dmsresults.co.uk to see what cars people run. My advice would be to go or an Associated B6.1 as this works well and there are a large number of racers who use this buggy and could give you advice.
Marshaling is compulsory for the race after your own race unless there is a medical reason for you not being able.
Pop down one Wednesday evening or on one of our Saturday afternoon events and have a look around. We are a friendly bunch :-)
Hope this helps and hope to see you soon at our club.
John
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