Yesterday was the first open track day, and although not many people attended I saw quite a few different types of cars making some laps. First to show up was Doc. He ran some of his NASTE spec 1/32 cars. What became evident right off the bat was the need to get the car's guide flags lowered. With the recessed braid on ICFR versus the copper tape tracks most cars are set up for, there definitely was not enough guide flag extending into the slot, and not good enough electrical contact on the pickup braid. Other than that all the cars Doc ran seemed to perform well with many cars running under the 6 second mark.
Mitch came by with some of his Northwest True Scale cars. Since the track was built primarily for 1/24 cars Mitch's cars did not suffer from any of the issues the 1/32 cars experienced. Bart showed up shortly after and unloaded some NWTS cars as well. He put down some serious laps with his Early Modified and Can Am cars. John arrived with a box full of OSCAR spec cars. He got in some good practice laps with three of his Clubman cars.
There was just a little discussion in regards to what the Monday track days should look like. The decision was to keep it casual and not have a structured race schedule. One thought was a casual race could be "scheduled" by the racers in attendance for the next Monday. The attending racers would determine what class would be raced. The doors would still open at 1:00 PM, and the race would "tentatively" start around 5:00 PM or 6:00 pm. I would post the plan for the next Monday here, and add the details to the schedule on the NASTE Calendar.
There was also some talk of racing some Flexi type cars. The OSCAR racers in Bend race these types of cars and Bob Nak has been working to promote this class around here. In Bend they race 4 1/2 inch wheelbase cars and they are a lot of fun.
So before next Monday I am going to make an attempt to get some of the parts I have, as well as some "used" Flexi cars put out on display and for sale. I will have new parts for 1/32 cars used in NASTE spec races, as well as used and some new parts for current 1/24 cars and vintage cars. This gentlemen is this week's mission! I will keep you posted here as to how it is going!