Some plans have changed slightly, as I unexpectedly found myself involved in another RC racing project/event. Due to this, I had to put the Mud Masters series on a backburner, and it also gave me time to re-evaluate, and re-plan a few things. I do not yet have a timeline, but I would like to move this closer to an actual event, as I have finalized my track layout(with a few minor changes). My hope is to start with a small, locally advertised event that can be held some time in June, and expand from there. This would be a one day affair, perhaps something running from 10 am to 2 pm.
The track layout changed slightly. I’ve decided after watching a number of other events, that it would be better to replace the fairly tall ramps with rollers, while keeping the finish line ramp. This would better mirror what was done in “St Louis” style racing that this track based on, and also allow for trucks to run faster, and more consistently. I also moved those rollers much closer to coming out of turn 1, and made them a full 24 inches wide.
The crushed car turn barriers are replaced with painted monster truck tires, to be more in line with MJ style track obstacles. There are also orange cones running down the center. Touching the tires results in a 5 second penalty. The distance between the starting ram and turn 1 is 40 ft. The finish line ramp is now equipped with a landing ramp to minimize the impact, like the full size St Louis style course. You must trigger the light at the end to win – meaning if you miss the ramp, or somehow manage to hit it so un-cleanly that you don’t trigger the timing system, you receive a DNF.
As I have mentioned, this track is based on the No Limit RC World Finals, with some minor variations:
I realize that no one is likely reading this as of yet, so these entries are for reference purposes.