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Old 05-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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This event is postponed one week. It will be held on Sunday the 11th due to the rain we are supposed to get all day tomorrow. I'm sorry if this means you can't make it out. I will still be at the trail head for anyone who can only make it tomorrow. I will have a few prizes to give out randomly as well. We will run the whole course if weather permits.

Well I spoke with the parks department and things are looking good.

TOPEKA OFF ROAD RADIO CONTROL CLUB PRESENTS

THE FIRST ANNUAL TORCC SCALE TRAIL RUN
August 4th, 2013
Dornwood Park bike trails
SE 25th and SE Highland Rd
Topeka Kansas, 66605
11:00AM Meet & Greet
12:00PM Start time
Cost to participate: Free

Open to all 4x4 off road 1/10TH scale RCís

Three classes to enter denoted by wheel size: 1.5, 1.9, and 2.2
Over size tires for small size wheels will be bumped into a more realistic category according to tire size. For example, RC4WD Interco 1.55 Irocs are larger than many 1.9 tires and would be put in the 1.9 class)

Prizes (Pending Hobby Shop Support) awarded for: scale competition (denoted with * below) first place in each class and for the most scale realistic rig


TORCC has the following events planned for the day

  • * Old Dairy Ruins Trail/Rock Crawl Gated Challenge
  • Hauling Challenge leg 1 Gated Trail
    • from Dairy to EZ Hill Climb
  • *EZ Hill Climb Gated Challenge
    • gated with some obstacles for more difficulty on this tall but easy hill
  • CANCELED*** Impossible rock pile has been removed from the area.
  • Hauling Challenge leg 2 Gated Trail
    • to the Trail Finder
  • *Trail Finder Bonus Challenge
    • no trail- no problem- forge a path between the gated areas for bragging rights
  • Hauling Challenge leg 3 Gated Trail
    • to the creek crossing
  • *Creek Crossing gated rock course Gated Challenge
    • getting wet is voluntary. Course designed so water doesnít get above your wheel hub (in a perfect world).
  • Hard Hill Climb Bonus Challenge
    • Voluntary. You will likely need a winch. (I get nervous climbing after my rig at this area)
  • Hauling Challenge Leg 4 Gated Trail
  • *Obstacle course Gated Challenge
  • Hauling Challenge Leg 5 Gated Trail
    • Trail leg 5 gates return you to the old dairy ruins
  • Free run
    • There are 7 miles of bike trails at Dornwood Park. You are encouraged to explore!


Challenge Rules
These courses are designed to be challenging to drivers. Some gates are designed for all but the most practiced drivers to brush against them! If someone scores a perfect score then I didnít do the job I set out to do- which is make a challenging yet fun filled day of scale wheeling!!!

Reverses are allowed without penalties unless specified.
Touching a gate with your rig -(10) points
When/where reverse is penalized -(4) points
Touching your rig -(15) points
Roll over -(10) points
Winching or using accessories -(2) points
Gate Progress +(1/2) point
Completing a Bonus Challenge +(15) points

You are encouraged to assist fellow participants so that everyone scores as best as they can.

Hauling Challenge Rules
In addition to challenge rules:
  • You will be provided with a scale item to place in or on your vehicle.
    • It may go into a closed interior and rattle around
    • It may be held in place with any number of tie downs of any sort
    • It may NOT be glued, taped, clamped or fixed in place with a fastener
    • It must remain visible while on the Hauling Challenge.
  • Driver is responsible for getting it to the next challenge and tracking their own scoring
  • Scored on points
    • Each driver starts with 0 points for the Hauling Challenge. You gain one point when:
      • Item falls off or out of Rig
      • Item must be adjusted on truck (you fiddle with it)
    • You loose one point when the item arrives safely at the next challenge.
      • -5 points is a perfect score
  • During challenges (other than the Hauling Challenge) it may be removed




I maintain the right to adjust any rule/point penalty or bonus/challenge/class as I see fit to work in any given situation. This is supposed to be a friendly get together. I am planning lots of work for everyone to come together and have a good time so please don't ruin peoples fun by trying to be a rules lawyer or a poor sport (not that this has happened in our get together's before- I'm just saying)

Dornwood park is located in a residential neighborhood. I strongly recommend locking up your belongings while we are out on the trails.

This is a couple months away so fire away your questions.


Dee & Mee Hobbies in Topeka has offered some sponsorship. I will let everyone know how that turns out. Please go check out their facebook page if you get a chance.


~Shaun


Attending:

1. Topekacrawls 1.9 class TF2 Jeep
2. Docwolf 2.2
3. Grob23 1.9 & 2.2
4. Docwolf Pending
5. MacJamez 2.2
6. KSCrawler Pending
7. Elbandito 2.2
8. Gofaster427 Pending
9. David @ Salina
10. Race dad
11. Rich from Dee & Mee Hobbies 2.2 Beefcake the black ford
12. James S.
13. Inmemory from FB group
14.
15.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/190872707739282/

Still no one for the 1.5 class? I find that 1.5s here offer a unique challenge. Much of the area won't be difficult at all for 2.2s. 1.9s are a great time but I always have a memorable time when I throw the 1.5s on the Trailfinder or the dingo.

Most of what we will be doing is going to be on dirt. Two portions of where I plan to run us will be mostly rock. There is one spot where you might get axle high in water. It depends on the water level of the stream.

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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There are going to be lots of gates and for the sake of expediency those participating will need to score themselves. Please be honest.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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dornwood park - Google Maps

Nearest highway exit is on California Ave at 21st St for those traveling.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #4
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This sounds amazing! Though, having read all of that I'm a bit confused... I'm always the last one to understand events, but that won't stop me from trying!

I can't say for sure if I'll be there or not (It's still to0 far away to tell), but I'll try my ass off to make it!
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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Pending any baby related stuff I will be there

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #6
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Count me in!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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Sounds like an awesome time, looking forward to it!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #8
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Let's just call this my early birthday present. I got it on my calendar:thumbup:

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Old 05-24-2013, 06:08 AM   #9
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I should be able to make it. I can't confirm until closer to the event.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #10
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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This sounds amazing! Though, having read all of that I'm a bit confused...
Think of it as a long trail run with a few smaller competition areas. Additionally, you will have a small object to carry on your truck as you go from one area to another.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #12
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And we all know Greg is familiar with carrying a small object!
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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I will have my wraith with blazer body on just for this event but don't expect me to finish well!! What are you thinking for the over sized 2.2(5.75)?
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #14
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Large 2.2 tires would be in the 2.2 class since there isn't a larger class than that. I put the blurb in there so that someone with big 1.5s wouldn't have a huge advantage over someone running a scale 36" tire in the 1.5 class, and the same with regard to big 1.9s. A great big tire isn't going to help you that much here. It will in certain areas but not everywhere. Maneuverability will be more helpful in some situations.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:52 AM   #15
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Still waiting to see when we go on vacation. If it doesn't conflict I will be at this event . You have driven a ton of miles supporting us. I want to make your event.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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I just got back from my WV trip for work so I'll be able to head over to the spot and start putting in some effort as time allows. I meet with the park manager on my day off Tuesday to go over my route to make sure it isn't going to meddle with anything the bike guys have set up. I'm planning to let him goof off with a Dingo if he is up for wheeling while working.
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... I'm planning to let him goof off with a Dingo if he is up for wheeling while working.
Good plan!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #18
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Well the meeting went well. I walked the course with the guy and all is good with one small exception. The impossible rock pile is gone. It has been removed from its previous spot and is not going to return. I will edit the top post to reflect this.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #19
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So did the park ranger run your dingo? And as far as the impossible rock pile I was hoping to see some people attempt it
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #20
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I am sad the pile isn't there too. The guy from the county didn't run the dingo :(
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