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