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Old 05-30-2012, 09:48 AM
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Round 2 of the 2012 Fly Truck Proxy Series will be run Saturday June 2 at the Pebblestone Model Car Circuit, located in Irvine Ca.



The track is 3-lane, routed MDF, using regular tinned braid . Each lane measures 60 feet and 3 inches in length with the "outside" red lane being the quickest by about .1 sec a lap over the center blue lane, which is in turn about .1 sec a lap faster than the "inside" yellow lane. The surface is UMA paint, with a good racing line developed from thousands of laps with foam and rubber tires, although silicones and urethanes also work well here. Power is from a Pyramid PS26KX, set at exactly 12 volts.

More photos of the track are here:

PMCC

Here's a link to a video taken last time we ran a race (Caution, it's a 9.5Mb file):

Laps on PMCC

Some other random videos are here:

PMCC Videos

Lap times with the Fly trucks will probably be in the 6.5 - 7.0 sec range, judging from past experience.

BURT video

Racing will start around 2:00pm PDT on Saturday. Barney has offered to set up a webcam and U-stream the proceedings, he will no doubt post some information about this.

I will try to do a qualifying during the week, running each truck for a minute on the center lane and recording the fastest time.

The plan is to have 6 drivers available and to divide the field into two sections, based on qualifying times. then the faster group wll be run by 3 drivers, for 2 minutes each lane, followed by the slower half of the field and the other 3 drivers. Then we will swap the drivers but not the trucks, so the first 3 drivers will run the slower trucks, then we will end up with the 2nd group of drivers running the faster group of trucks. This way each truck will get 4 minutes on each lane, driven by all 6 drivers. The drivers will stay on a single lane and the trucks will rotate through the lanes.

We have used this process with quite a few previous Proxy races here and it works well as a very fair test of the entries. Our drivers love the format and the whole idea of Proxy racing. They enjoy coaching each other as the entries rotate through the drivers.

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
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Gascarnut & the Pebblestone driving crew - DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!


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Old 05-30-2012, 12:37 PM
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Dennis,

Going to do my best to be there!

Hope to see you all Saturday!



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Old 05-31-2012, 09:38 PM
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Default Qualifying results

Just a quick note to say I managed to run the Qualifying tonight. 1-minute heats on the center lane, after about 2 minutes of practice with each truck first.

I will post more details later, but for now:

Truck #/ Laps/ Best Time
6 / 9/ 6.633
68/ 9/ 6.674
26/ 9/ 6.706
78/ 9/ 6.730
45/ 9/ 6.738
21/ 9/ 6.749
1 / 9/ 6.894
77/ 9/ 6.933
17/ 9/ 6.961
34/ 9/ 7.139
14/ 9/ 7.155
11/ 9/ 7.211
03/ 8/ 7.266
5 / 9/ 7.296
8 / 8/ 7.439
2 / 8/ 7.470

Interesting - 2 MAN trucks in the top 3.

Congrats to Phil - your Buggy is really nice and smooth.
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Dennis,

Nice work w/ the qualifying! And, nice to see the "home-town" favorite in the Q3 position!

See you Saturday!



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Old 05-31-2012, 09:55 PM
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I have the camera Ary told me to buy and a extra 12' cable so I hope I can do justice to all the UStream'ers before me. Here is my channel:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ebbarn

I have to delete the test shot as that was with my 'puter cam and it whacked out!
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:58 PM
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Way ta go Phil and Paul!

Let'z Race!

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:01 PM
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Those trucks are awesome, how tall are they ? Trying to see if they will fit under my bridge.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:10 PM
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Anybody else notice the amount of "beef" in this picture....and my 225 isn't even in the picture!



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Old 05-31-2012, 10:14 PM
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Who you call'in BEEF!

New.. if you have 3 1/4" they will fit.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:27 AM
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Note trucks #11 and 17 trucks were a little better in qually then the first race so I think the tires may be OK!
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Dennis,

Good stuff! I was wondering if you would have to qualify the trucks before the race. Thanks for getting it done in such sort time.

I had a feeling that Phil's Buggyra would be hard to beat. Congrats Phil!
Paul & Barney, congrats as well. I might need to get a MAN for next year.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:44 PM
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Thanks for the great time with the Buggy, looks like I may have both ends of the field covered, with the MAN down the other end!
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Glad to see #17 is "in the mix". Thanks for all the help guys!
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:16 AM
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OK guys ! Ary and I did a short test and all seems to be working. Here is the broadcast channel ....

Early Bronco Barn TV or ......ebbarn TV! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ebbarn

BedRock Bronco..... What else would a Barney drive?




We will post a firm time but Dennis said 2pm west coast time. I hope to get it right the first time but cut me some slack as it's my first time..... wait... that did not come out right...

We have to put all the camera stuff on Craig's 'puter as mine does not have enough Horse Power!

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