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Thread: A Backmarkerís View of the ISRA Worlds 2013, Kiev , Ukraine

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    Greg-

    Enjoy! And thank you for the on-the-scene reporting. Cheers to the USA guys!

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    Thanks, Mike!

    To put the speeds of the F1 race in perspective, Nabotkins ran a race fastest 5.00 today, and Matti had multiple 5.1s when he was chasing down Horky. The fastest guys in practice with their 1/24 ESs are running 3.9s.

    The other thing that's amazing to me is that while Vladomir Horky has now won 30+ world championships, it is not for lack of good competition.

    Greg

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    Great commentary Greg! Reading this series of posts made me almost feel as if I were there. Thanks so much for your awesome reporting!
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    Gary, thanks!

    Now that was a slot car race! Pass Vladomir Horky to win in the final couple of seconds in a world championship final! If Zemlicka's car had not come off in the final corner because the power went off, Horky would have likely finished only a foot or so behind Matti.

    And as I already wrote, some of the lap times were unbelievable.

    Lastly, Nabotkins break down was a blown gear.

    Greg

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    Thanks for all the great reports.
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    Greg awesome job. Good luck in 1/24th euro. See you in Seattle. In April.
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    Thanks for the well reported updates!!!! Great job Greg
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    Welcome to the 1/24 ES heat races. We all qualified and ran better today than in F1. I ran in the 3rd heat from the bottom. Qualified best ever for me in big euros, at 4.26. Horky Tq'd at 3.55. :-)

    I raced in the third heat race from the bottom. I was able to see the car real well today and was able to drive it faster than ever before. Many 4.3s-4.7s in a row. Never drove that fast. Used to be a dream of mine. Only problem was I'm not used to going so fast, so I crashed a lot. But I learned a ton, so I'm fine. Lest one of you write this in here: I'm well aware that I could have learned this lesson far cheaper just racing in Chicago. This is certainly true, but I did have a great time here. Also, lest you bring this up: I could have gone slower and made more laps, but I felt that it was more important to learn how to drive that fast.

    Mike Hould qualified in the middle and raced a couple of heat higher than me. He ran real well, but dropped out due to guide problems.

    Mike Aquirre is driving real well in the E main, with our acquaintance from 2 days ago, Gavin wills. Both out-qualified Peteris Dunis (also from the other night). Paul G made it into the A heat.. :-)

    I'll update soon re Mike.

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    Last edited by Greg N; 10-11-2013 at 12:15 PM.

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    The D race is running right now.

    Mike pulled near the end, I don't yet know why.

    The D is of huge interest to all of us in that you've got Chris Breuyninx (a 40 something), Sandis Spricis and Nikolai Dolzhanky (both in their 30s), 4 early 20's guys, and 12-14 year old Finnish kid.

    Note that Jiri Karlik for example already ran.

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    Mike blew a can bearing. He's feeling fine. Making it to the E race and running with those guys is really pretty great!

    Please congratulate him when you see him.

    Greg

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    All these kids are getting pretty excited, and the race is starting to look like a very fast open 12 race at Mid-AM, just much faster. I'm thinking that Chris, Sandis, and Nikolai would have done better to qualify a little slower. :-)

    Actually, Sandis is now in the pits making repairs.

    Greg

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    Sandis is out. Nikolai and Chris are flying in race now more like the group 7 F quarter at the Nats.

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    Now Chris is wounded. Nikolai is on a pace to maybe make the semis, but Chris is likely out.

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    Nikolai won with 333, may be enough. They should let him advance for just finishing that race. :-)

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    The rest of you probably figured this out way before me. All of the races have been a number off. That D was actually the C.

    And to take the suspense away, Nikolai Dolzhanky did make it in. And if ever a racer deserved it, he did!

    I'm a little behind, I was delayed by the Swedish team which is drinking some vodka in the back. But, I can still type.

    In the actual B, you had Raivis Jansons at 349, Piero Castricone at 346, Paolo Trigilio at 341, Janis Sneiders at 340, Andrey Remmel at 339, Janis Rage-Ragis at 330, Pavel Flaisig at 328 and Heiki Sinisaari at 322.

    Means, I think that if all of the A's beat Heikki, that Laquardia Vidal Breno and Jan Zemlicka advance from the D, Nikolai and Oleksaner Miliukov from the actual C, and Jiri Karlik, Kaiar Tammeleht (a very fast and very nice guy from Estonia), Kari Sinisaari (that's the Dad), and Andrey Zhabanov from the E/F will all advance. No guarantees on that, but I think I got it right!

    Greg

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