2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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R/C Excitement, Inc.
208 Bemis Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-3374

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September 13-15th, 2019
Friday- Open practice from open until 5PM, (track closed) food served, Celebrity Guest Q&A and Meet and Greet (Q&A subject to change).
Saturday- Track opens at 8am. Practice, 3 Qualifiers and Mains: Classic, Heavy Metal, Wheelie, Concours(Best Paint, Most Authentic, Best in Show)
Sunday- Track opens at 8am. Practice, 3 Qualifiers and Mains: 2WD, 4WD, Stadium Truck, Door Prizes.
*times subject to change to accommodate schedule.

ENTRY FEE
$45.00 for the first class (includes a race shirt)
$35.00 each additional class
$50.00 for Classic (includes handout Tamiya RS540 black can motor)

TROPHIES
TQ for all A Mains
Top five in A Mains receive awards
Top three in B mains receive awards

CLASSES
**All classes are limited to cars produced 1994 and earlier. Contact us for other approvals**

Old School RC Daniel Rowland’s Memorial 2wd Buggy
All buggies are limited to cars produced 1995 or earlier.
27 turn ROAR legal stock and 17.5 brushless motors only (under current rules).
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
Tires/wheels are open
Li-Po batteries are allowed.
(Examples: RC10, RC10B2, JRX2, XX, Ultima, Triumph, ProX, TRX)

Racetech Motorsports 4wd Buggy
All buggies are limited to cars produced 1997-2004.
10.5 brushless motors only.
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
(Examples: XX4, XXX4, TC3″O”v2, MX4, MR4BC, BJ4, Cat 2000 SE, Lazer ZXS)

Sabula Tech 4wd Classic Buggy
All buggies are limited to cars produced 1996 or earlier.
13.5 brushless motors only.
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
(Examples: All Optima models, Lazer ZX/ZXR, YZ10, Avante, Cat XL/XLS, Pro Cat, Cat 2000 98)

RC10Talk Stadium Truck
All trucks are limited to cars produced 1995 or earlier.
27 turn ROAR legal stock and 17.5 brushless motors only (under current rules).
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
Tires/wheels are open (including narrow front tires)
Li-Po batteries are allowed.
(Examples: RC10T, RC10T2, JRXT, XXT, Outlaw Ultima, Pro XRT, Eagle, SRT)

VintageRCCars.com Heavy Metal
All 1/10 Monster Trucks, 2wd or 4wd, 2ws or 4ws are limited to cars produced 1995 or earlier.
27 turn ROAR legal stock and 17.5 brushless motors only (under current rules).
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
Tires/wheels are open (including narrow front tires)
Li-Po batteries are allowed.
Classes are broken up into two subcategories that race together. HM1 is for larger tire trucks (Examples: Clod Buster, USA-1, etc) and HM2 is for racing monsters (Examples: Blackfoot, King Cab, etc.)

Hitec Classic
All buggies are limited to cars produced 1995 or earlier.
Limited to “non-pro” and entry level style cars. Must have plastic tub chassis.*
All 1/10 Buggies, 2wd or 4wd, 2ws or 4ws allowed
Handout Tamiya RS540 motors only
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
Tires/wheels are open (including narrow front tires)
Li-Po batteries are allowed.
(Examples: Tamiya Hornet, Mauri Ninja, Royal Ripper)
*RULE EDIT – RC10 and JRX2 “True Vintage” cars are allowed in Classic but must meet the following criteria:
• NO TIRE TREATMENT ALLOWED.
• TRUE VINTAGE HARD COMPOUND TIRES ONLY.
• Must run no tire inserts and be covered with original RC10 Protech or JRX2 kit bodies.
• NO AFTERMARKET TRANSMISSIONS or other parts except turnbuckles allowed.
• RC10 must run in 1984/Classic version: short arm suspension, original jellybean sized wheels and hard compound vintage tires (Proline reissue tires are allowed).
• JRX2 must run in original version: 5 link suspension and hard compound vintage tires.

Tamiya Wheelie
Limited to Tamiya 1/12 2WD “Wheelie” vehicles
Rereleases and New Models allowed
No modifications allowed, vehicles must remain box stock except speed control, battery, servo and receiver. Truck must remain box stock.
Silver can Mabuchi/Johnson 540 motors.
Radio gear “electronics” are open.
Tires/wheels must remain stock, NO INSERTS or saucing.
Li-Po batteries are allowed.
(Examples: CW01 and WR02 2wd: Lunchbox, Midnight Pumpkin, Wild Willy, Mitsubishi Pajero, Honda City Turbo, Suzuki Jimny)

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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I copy/pasted the rules from the vonats website, just changed the dates. There may be some tweaks here or there for 2019. I'll update them if there are.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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I had asked Erich if he plans to run the 4wd Classic class on Saturday instead of Sunday (this was shortly after VONATS last year), and he agreed. So hopefully we get that update to the program, because Saturday ended early and Sunday went over time.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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For anyone interested in going (and not on FB), Erich was able to get a discount rate at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Leominster. Follow the link:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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The hotel link above does not seem to work?
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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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Link fixed

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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I have wanted to attend the VONats for years, and I am at last making the trip this year :)

My wife and I will make a short vacation out of it - does anyone have suggestions on things a couple of South Texans might want to do/see while in the Boston area for our first time??
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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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If you are just looking into Boston, they have a good aquarium and science museum. The area around the MIT and Harvard campuses is also pretty cool. Just be careful driving. Boston drivers are literally the worst.

If you're making a road trip out of it, then you'll probably get more kicks out of Cape Cod or Newport, Rhode Island. Newport in particular has ridiculous historic mansions that families like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers used to own.

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I don't know what there is to see around there, but it's cool you're able to make the race this year!

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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Thanks for the advice! I think we will try to get out to Newport for some site seeing.


* I plan to enter a car in the 2wd Classic class - at this time I do not own a transponder, could anyone give advice on what a good/inexpensive transponder would be for this race?
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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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The track rents them for $5. Just have to let them hold onto your driver's license until you return it after racing.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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But would that be the kind of transponder that they charge up and it mounts through a body hole?

Or is it the plug-in to my receiver and mount with servo tape, kind of transponder?
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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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Personal. Plugs into the receiver.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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yep, i did that the past two years, finally decided to purchase one. the shop ones worked no problem.

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Re: 2019 Vintage Off-Road Nationals - R/C Excitement Inc. Fitchburg, MA Sept. 13-15

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Cool, that is helpful. I will probably just rent one then.

If I were to purchase one of my own, what would you all recommend? (I'm not very knowledgeable about transponders)
i.e. Is 'MyLaps' pretty much the standard? And they all seem to be about $100, right?
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