Getting Started in VTA

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The VTA class is a very popular RC racing class that is designed to look like the Vintage Trans Am series. The purpose of this article is to let all of the new racers know what works well at the carpet track so they can jump right in and have lots of fun racing on carpet in the VTA class. Read the rest of this entry »

Indoor Racing in Dubuque – November 9, 2014

Racers from Iowa Fast Track RC will be indoor RC racing on a carpet track with DFRCR at the Dubuque Fairgrounds near Dubuque, IA on November 9, 2014.  We will have specific road course dates at the DFRCR track this winter.  There are plenty of chairs and tables at the track, and the pits are well lit. The big classes will by USGT, VTA, 1/16 Revo, and Novice.

DFRCR / Dubuque RC Racing Details
Website: http://www.dfrcr.com/
Track Address:
Dubuque Fairgrounds
14569 Old Highway Road
Dubuque, IA 52002

The track is in the building next to the building that they used to have the track in many years ago. It is in the building to the left of the “4H Building” at the Dubuque Fairgrounds.

Times on Race Day
8:45AM – Setup road course layout on track
9:00AM – Doors officially open
11:00AM – Racing starts
3:00PM – Racing done (this time is approximate)

RC Racing Schedule
So far, the road course racing will be held on the second Sunday of November, December, January, February, and March. If we get solid turnout, more race dates will probably be added. Here is the indoor racing schedule for the 2014-2015 winter season.

2014
Nov 9 – Road Course
Dec 14 – Road Course

2015
Jan 11 – Road Course
Feb 8 – Road Course
March 8 – Road Course

Classes
VTA (full national rules at top in “Trans Am Class Rules and Specifications”)
USGT (full national rules at bottom in “USGT Class Rules and Specifications” / USGT Setup Tips)
17.5 TC (ROAR Rules)
1/16 Revo (DFRCR Rules)
Novice (run what you have)

Tire Sauce (Traction Compound)
These three tire sauces are allowed. No other tire sauce is allowed.
1) Trinity EPIC “Sticky Fingers” Odorless Tire Traction Formula (part number TRITEP5000)
2) Corally SXT (part number SXT00030)
3) Bite

Race Results From 10/5/14

Race results from 10/5/14 off-road race. Click the links below to view.

4WD Short Course B-Main
2WD A-Main
2WD Short Course A-Main
Novice A-Main
4WD Short Course A-Main
8th Scale Buggy A-Main

October 5, 2014 – Outdoor Race

October 5, 2014 (Sunday) will be our next outdoor race of this summer race season. It’s trophy day!

Doors open at 8 am
Registration 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Racing begins at 10 am.
Racing is normally finished between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

Bring any and all vehicles you would like to race because you never know what might show up. If you want to run a spec class then come prepared to do so and we can make a class. Otherwise it’s run what ya brung. 1/8th scale Truggies, 1/8th scale Buggies, Short Course Truck 2WD, Short Course Truck 4×4, 10th Scale 2WD (such as 1/10 buggies and stadium trucks), 1/10 Scale 4WD, Monster Truck, Novice, etc.

Address: 4733 Hwy 6 SE Iowa City 52240.

Indoor pit space is available so you don’t need to bring a tent. But YOU WILL NEED TO BRING a table, chair, power source, etc. There is a convenience store about 1 mile away.

Race Results From 9/21/14

Race results from 9/21/14 off-road race. Click the links below to view.

2WD A-Main
2WD Short Course A-Main
Novice A-Main
4WD Short Course A-Main
8th Scale Buggy A-Main
8th Scale Truggy A-Main

September 21, 2014 – Outdoor Race

September 21, 2014 (Sunday) will be our next outdoor race of this summer race season. This will be the last point race for the season.

Doors open at 8 am
Registration 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Racing begins at 10 am.
Racing is normally finished between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

Bring any and all vehicles you would like to race because you never know what might show up. If you want to run a spec class then come prepared to do so and we can make a class. Otherwise it’s run what ya brung. 1/8th scale Truggies, 1/8th scale Buggies, Short Course Truck 2WD, Short Course Truck 4×4, 10th Scale 2WD (such as 1/10 buggies and stadium trucks), 1/10 Scale 4WD, Monster Truck, Novice, etc.

Address: 4733 Hwy 6 SE Iowa City 52240.

Indoor pit space is available so you don’t need to bring a tent. But YOU WILL NEED TO BRING a table, chair, power source, etc. There is a convenience store about 1 mile away.