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Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby nhdungeonracer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:12 am

It's been awhile since I've raced with the fellas at Sick Puppy Raceway. In my absence, the Rustinator (Cliffie) and the guys started up a new class called the Beach Racers.
It's basically a stock H&R chassis with a Hawk motor and urethane tires on back, mount the body and away you go....don't get much simpler than that... :D
Here's a group pic of the cars that were there last night (mine is the white ghost in the back :lol: )
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Because these have a high CoG, you just can't blast through a corner. If you hit the corner too hard, they have a tendency to flop onto their side. Because of it, they're a hoot to run. More than a few times, we saw a car go up on 2 wheels, then flop back down and go again... :lol:
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby FC47 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:09 am

The cars look good man, bet it was a blast, seems so!

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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:24 am

Ahhh finally!

Now THAT is a great post!

Ummm nice paint on that one Dickie :)
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby nhdungeonracer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:54 am

Ummm nice paint on that one Dickie


Yeah, and you should know I really put some serious effort into it. The reward was I didn't have any pitting, runs, spots etc. Just a nice clean white finish... :lol:
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby historiceng » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Great cars! do you have any more "Beach Racer" pictures please :)
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:47 pm

Good looking field of cars there! :D
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby dreinecke » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:08 pm

Looks like a great time and cars!
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby ccobra » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 am

Looks like fun but one question keeps popping up. How do you trade paint with that custom paint job on the Ghost Car? :)
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby nhdungeonracer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys. Cliffie will be glad to hear you all like the cars.

Eric, I'll try to get more pics when we race them again on Saturday.

ccobra, the other cars have no problem giving my car their paInt. Mine is just selfish and won't give any paint back.... :lol:
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby nhdungeonracer » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:58 pm

We ran the Beach Racers again last night, and had a few more show up.
Here's the group that had at it...
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And some single shots...
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Again, all these are running standard H&R chassis with narrow wheels and urethane tires on rear. Mount the body of your choice keeping the tires inside the fenders and away you go... :auto-layrubber:
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby Audi1 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:56 am

That looks like a fun class to run...........!

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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby ccobra » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:13 am

Where's your white car, out for a new fresh coat?
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby nhdungeonracer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:57 am

Where's your white car, out for a new fresh coat?


Nah, it stayed in the box on this night. I didn't run it because Cliffie gave me the red and white #2 body to run, and I mounted it on another chassis. Figured it would look better running around with all the other painted up cars. I can now "trade paint"... :lol:
Turns out the #2 was a good runner. The competition was tight, but by staying out of trouble (only 1 deslot, and that was becuz another car came across my lane), I managed to squeak out the win with it. :banana-dance:

But I will get around to giving the "ghost" some color soon... :lol:
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby historiceng » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:47 pm

These are so good..

I love the used and weathered look and the handpainted numbers and details. Thank you for posting this, I 'm saving these pictures, if you don't mind, for some future projects. I can see in my mind's eye a sort of oval with a North turn and beach / sea backdrop and the return asphalt straight through the dunes back to the south turn :)

Silly question but.. what is an H&R chassis?

Thank you for great photos.
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Re: Beach Racers at Sick Puppy

Postby nhdungeonracer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Eric, no problems here if you want to save the pics.

As for what the H&R chassis is, here's a link to what it is and where we get them...
H&R chassis at SCC

The chassis is adjustable for wheel base, and comes with a Hawk 18k motor which works great for what we do. The only thing we have to change is to pull off the stock foam tires from the rear wheels and put urethane tires on. After gluing and truing up the tires, adding oil to the bushings and mounting the body, it's off to the races... :auto-driving:
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