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by gpraceman
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: Posting Guidelines - Read Me before posting here
Replies: 0
Views: 5017

Posting Guidelines - Read Me before posting here

Only non-commercial websites and pages are allowed in this forum category.

Commercial sites can be posted in the "Derby Products and Services" forum in the Merchant's Corner.

Thank You,

Site Admin
by gpraceman
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: GrandPrix Race Central
Replies: 1
Views: 4423

GrandPrix Race Central

I'm a bit biased, but I think my GrandPrix Race Central is a pretty cool site. 8) It offers a wealth of information and resources to help race coordinators put on a fair and fun race. There is everything from general race stuff; info on race software, tracks and scales; building do-it-yourself track...
by gpraceman
Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Posting Guidelines - Read Me before posting here
Replies: 1
Views: 4607

Posting Guidelines - Read Me before posting here

I do believe in the American Way, being a derby merchant myself, and in helping racers and race coordinators find the products and services that they need, so that is why this forum category was created. Here merchants can advertise their products and services and where to get them and those looking...
by gpraceman
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: To True or not to True, that is the question!
Replies: 43
Views: 22718

Re: To True or not to True, that is the question!

We just do a light sanding to remove imperfections. Some wheels take a little more work than others since on Awana wheels there can be a mold mark that leaves a bit of a flat spot on the tread. I found that the more that you work the wheels, the more likely you are to mess them up. Most rules do not...
by gpraceman
Sat Jul 05, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Which race scheduling method do you use?
Replies: 28
Views: 34388

Which race scheduling method do you use?

There are a variety of race scheduling methods in use out there. Which method do you use?

If you use a method not listed here, let us know about it!
by gpraceman
Sat Jul 05, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: The "Thrill" of the Race
Replies: 53
Views: 38774

The "Thrill" of the Race

Here's a question that may be a bit controversial.

Does using times to determine the final standings take away from the "thrill" of the race? Does it take away from the fun of a race to worry about ten-thousandths of a second or does it make a race more fair? What are the pros and cons?
by gpraceman
Sat Jul 05, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 100276

How to post a photo

To post a photo, first the photo needs to be on the web somewhere already. You can host them on some free service like PhotoBucket , if need be. When you go to post your message with the photo: 1. Click on the Img button (located just above the message entry box) 2. Type or paste the URL to the phot...
by gpraceman
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Police Car
Replies: 0
Views: 3397

Police Car

To get things started, here's a photo of my Car 84 entry for our Awana club's open division race. It has working headlights, flashing lights and a siren. It actually got 1st for speed. I guess the other cars slowed down when they heard the siren and saw the flashing lights :wink: http://grandprix-ra...
by gpraceman
Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Great Forum!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

Re: Great Forum!!!!

RACER X wrote:This is a nice layout for a P.W.D. forum,let's hope it's rockin this fall!!!

Racer X :mrgreen:
Thanks :D I hope it will be a great resource to race coordinators and racers alike.

Randy
by gpraceman
Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronics Under construction
Replies: 5
Views: 4882

Re: Electronics Under construction

I finished up board #2, using the 220 ohm resistors. I did the calculation on the resistance before buying the 220s, knowing that they would be enough IF the specs on the green LED package were correct. I wired in one red and one green LED 20 minutes ago and everything works correctly -- nothing bl...
by gpraceman
Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronics Under construction
Replies: 5
Views: 4882

Re: Electronics Under construction

I've been consulting GrandPrix Race Central just about every day while my construction of the electronics described on this site is in progress. I'm having a great time building this. The biggest problem so far is that my local Radio Shacks don't have much inventory of components. I've had to hit t...