Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ISC closed course speed run results

Posted by Nic Case at the ISC forums:

A quick run down – of the ISC Insane Speed Run at Indy
New Closed Course records were set --- results, to be posted soon at

Shawn Palmer - Open Wheel on foams, 50.57 mph. With a 4wd off road CAT

Tony Fox -- 2WD stock 80.41mph this is going to be hard to beat.

Shawn Palmer--4WD Stock record to 68.83mph. with a Velo nascar body on his Schumacher Mi-4

Steve Cutshaw -- Electric MOD 76.38mph to claim the new record with his old school car.

And little ol me -- Electric OPEN 84.90mph in an incredible thrash session from my pit crew changing tires

John Foister had a some cars to beat – but it just did'nt pan out for him. I learned a lot from you John --Thanks buddy.
A big thank you to Gerry & Brent for all the timing and computer help.
Thanks to everyone, Mark, John, Bob, Matt , Tony, Steve, Brian, Mike, Shawn, All the help with tools ,parts canopy, everything. I'm sure I'm forgetting someone…..
You guys are great! Can wait to come back next year. – Maybe during a Fun-Run. Stay tuned.

Monday, September 14, 2009

ISC speed challenge (closed course) initial report

The 2nd closed course event for the ISC was held this weekend at the Major Taylor Velodrome in INdiana this past weekend. The reports are just being posted:

From Mike Ogle:

Just got back from Indianapolis this evening, here's a recap of what went down.

Shawn Palmer set the mark in Open Wheel with a 4WD Schumacher CAT 4wd buggy on foams, 50.57 mph. Also bumped up his own 4WD Stock record to 68.83.

Local racer Tony Fox reset 2WD stock to 80.41, fast lap being a 9.27 seconds.

Steve Cutshaw dusts off his old oval car setup, 6-NiMH cells, D5 brushed motor, enters it into Electric MOD (!!!) and goes 76.38 to claim the new record.

Nic Case bests his own Electric OPEN 83.76 record from Encino with an 84.90 in an incredible thrash session of blowing up and changing tires and showcasing some exceptional high-speed car handling skills.

The Indy host club was as nice a group of people as you could ever meet, Mr. Gerry Pullum went above and beyond to make sure everyone came away with something... a door prize, a plaque, a trophy, or just a big smile.

Really fun weekend, excellent weather, we had a blast... more details to follow...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quick report from the 2009 ROSSA speed challenge

Written by Tony Lovering:

Hi Guys

Just back from the event so here is a quick review just to keep people updated. More reports, vids and pics will follow.

The weather on Saturday was perfect with bright sunny weather and we were off to flying start right away. Kevin Simms blasted the UK record set by Vassmar last year at 104mph with a run of 111mph with his Losi XXXs.

I was concentrating on the rocket car and manages a decent run with 1/2 NOS at 58mph. The car went straight so we were all set for a flying run. Next run saw a craking 117mph much to Kevins dismay.

Kevin also was putting in flying times with his B4 buggy of 94-97mph.

Jay was putting in some really ast times with his 2 cell stock car and was pushing the record right up to 87mph.

The final run with the rocket car on the Saturday was clocked at 107mph.

Ken turned up and concentrated in getting his jet car preapared for the sunday.

Sunday came and it was dry but a bit windy. The times were a bit lower but lots of good times were posted in the 80s and 90s. Keving plugged away all day with his B4 and manged to finall break the 100mph barrier. Jony Bast from Sweden plugged away with his 4cell 2wd F1 car and got 94mph. Andy managed a decent 51mph with hos revo. Tom pennington couldnt better the 75mph he got with his xray 2 cell on the first day. Jay and Time were setting decent times and Allan Waterfall and John Veal were having their usuall too and fro on their IC bikes. John managed to come out on top this year with 85mph.

Then there was the final run with the rocket...

The previous runs were pretty good and I knew the car had potential for more speed. As this was the last run I opened the NOS injector up from 1.5mm to 2mm and the exit nozzle from 8.5mm to 9.5mm. I filled the accumulator with over 16oz of NOZ and pressureed it up to 1100 psi and set it up about 200m firther back than the previous run.

Tom hit the ignitor and I waited a good 5 seconds for the heat to build before I pulled the throttle and off she went. The rocket started slow and at about 1/3rd of the way into the run really took off. The car went through the speed trap and started to vear so I tried a correction but it went over and skidded about 100m on its room.

The guys ran over to the speed trap and read the numbers...

163.58mph and a new worlds record beating the existing record set by Nic Case of 161.76mph last year.

I'm waiting for the videos but hope to post something really soon

Thanks to everybody who turned up and made the event what it was. I'm sure all of you pus many more will be back again next year.

Also thanks to Jerremy at the drag strip who supports our events and does a fantastic job of preparing reviews for mags and other promo stuff.

Special thanks to Tom for his help again and also for the techincal input of Carolyn Chambers without hwhos help I could not have built the rocket car

A full report will be out soon


Video: Tony's 163.51 mph solid rocket car

More info here.

UK ROSSA speed event September 12-13th

The UK ROSSA speed event is this weekend. Results arent up yet but here is a video of some practice runs. In this video is a Losi Speed NT, touring car and Tony's solid rocket car. Initial reports are coming in that Tony L. got 163.58 mph with his solid rocket car:

Just back from the event!! What a weekend. Yes the rocket car managed 163.58mph on the final run so a new worlds record. I'll post some more on the forums

There will be more videos posted as they come in.