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    Spec 12 Results - Sat 08/04

    2012 USRA Div 1 National Championships
    Buena Park Raceway
    Buena Park, CA
    August 4, 2012


    Spec 12 Race Results

    1 - Jennifer Marquette - 483
    2 - Mike Reynolds - 470
    3 - Earl Wilson - 447
    4 - Christophe Toucet - 446
    5 - Tim Neja - 415
    6 - Ed Cicoria - 340

    Concours: Ed Cicoria (Painted by Jim Dalton)
    TQ: Jennifer Marquette - 2.686

    Spec 12 race sponsor: Mid-America Raceway

    Thanks once again to Keith Tanaka, for posting the results on the live web stream!



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    Spec 12 or Spec 15?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M G Brown View Post
    Spec 12 or Spec 15?
    2012 USRA Rule Book

    Page 29 - Spec 12:


    SPEC-12
    For 2012 Spec-15 has changed to Spec-12. There are a number of reasons for the change and there was a considerable amount of discussion during the General Meeting at the 2011 Division I Nats. Whereas Spec-15 is only being contested in one series, and it does not follow USRA rules completely, it was felt by those in the meeting and the BoD that a change was due. Thus the Spec- 15 motors became a “one and done” scenario. In 2011 the USRA had 55 motors left over. Obviously, this is a bad situation for the racer, the raceway, and the USRA. Changing to Spec-12 provides a motor that can be more easily used in local, regional, and national racing. A proposal was made and the membership voted to change the class.
    I was wondering that also - so I looked it up.

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    All righty then. So much for my flotilla of Spec 15 motors.
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    This was a dead class soon after folks realized that somebody had to maintain the motors so they couldn't be sealed. Several raceways tried, several series tried, but it ended up being the same work as Box12 except for the restricted chassis. Glad they killed this officially. Spec 12? Is that OM12? That may be a great substitution. Otherwise, think about inserting GP-F as an alternative...

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    You need a start up class where everyone can compete who is not experienced. The Falcon or Hawk 7 class with a flexi chassis allows that to happen. Inexperience is not limited to age. There are many older racers without much experience I am sure. And they can use this class as a stepping stone to compete in other classes. Or just compete in that class. Just saying.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckdaboer View Post
    You need a start up class where everyone can compete who is not experienced. The Falcon or Hawk 7 class with a flexi chassis allows that to happen. Inexperience is not limited to age. There are many older racers without much experience I am sure. And they can use this class as a stepping stone to compete in other classes. Or just compete in that class. Just saying.........
    Sorry CK, No, No way, never at the US Division 1 (Wingcar) National Championships. Fine for you local raceway on a Friday or Saturday night. But not here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M G Brown View Post
    All righty then. So much for my flotilla of Spec 15 motors.
    Is it a flotilla, or could it be a plethora? I'm not exactly sure which is bigger...
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    stop the madness.........
    spec 12 chassis can be used in am 12. the set up in spec could be used in am 12 with little modification. that leave arm as the only thing needed to move up( at least regionally)
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    I disagree. Pick a more modern chassis that is not thrown away after the Spec race. Pick something that is actually competitive in GP12 later on. Isn't this to be a feeder class? If so, why do I have to buy a 2d chassis to really compete.

    Think this one out with your wallet...

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    If we are talking min. investment to move up to Am. it works.I have used the same chassis for my step daughter for 6-7 races and then loaned it out 2-3 times and even raced it myself a couple of times in box and it works fine still. remember I said AM 12 not expert and only for local or regional races not the nats. Hopefully by the time you move up to racing at the Nats you are not freshly moved up.
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