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all those that held a license at some point: 67,893
those out of 67,893 who got a license to say they are racers: 67,593
those out of 67,893 who actually raced to win: 200
those out of 67,893 who were badass and raced a GP bike: 100

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if the member numbers are sequential...

at least 761,646

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at least 761,646
it's not. 1646 is probably the last four digits of your social

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ummm, ill have to look at that, dunno the number off hand

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at least 761,646
yo gimme the first 3 of your social and i can probably find out for you...

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yo gimme the first 3 of your social and i can probably find out for you...
I already PM'd him for it. For research purposes of course

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all those that held a license at some point: 67,893
those out of 67,893 who got a license to say they are racers: 67,593
those out of 67,893 who actually raced to win: 200
those out of 67,893 who were badass and raced a GP bike: 100
Count me in that second group...got it, then it expired, got it 5 years later, then quit riding for 9 years LOL


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Active or interested in race results and laptimes.

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you gonna send them all a ticket?
If it would help get me a raise...sure :P



I posted on CCS...

My business partner and I discussed building a website similar to the old myracingbio. It would offer similar features and maybe a few others. CCS is broke so it would be our own venture. For us it will only happen if we feel people would be interested in using the site for $20-25 annually.
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I posted on CCS...

My business partner and I discussed building a website similar to the old myracingbio. It would offer similar features and maybe a few others. CCS is broke so it would be our own venture. For us it will only happen if we feel people would be interested in using the site for $20-25 annually.
1. what is the maximum sentence you get for 195 in a 45?

2. sounds like an internet scam, is gone in 3 in on this?

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Any idea of the total number of CCS racers in the US? Just trying to get an estimate.
If you email them they will tell you. I don't see a big deal here.

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If you email them they will tell you. I don't see a big deal here.
Haha. Yeah, like they reply to emails. I get reply to about 60% of emails.

I came into racing CCS with an open mind. They beat me down and made believe all the rumors. Not exactly a top notch organization. Ironically, I've had better luck with the corporate office people in Texas. Locally.... Well, Butch and the registration staff are always nice at least

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Oh yeah. Got distracted. I can't imagine why CCS can't provide times free of charge on the website. It has to be electronic already. They print the sheets and put them on the board. It wouldn't take much to print to pdf and put it on the website.

But I'm sure Bill will send me a nasty email for suggesting that, like he dumped on me at the last round for asking about a times sheet at the end of the day.

I wouldn't pay for my lap times only. I just run my lap timer. Except the last round where the battery was dead.

If it were a full interactive site, where I could log different bikes, weather conditions, temps, tires, pressures, suspension setup etc, etc etc. I might consider it. Then I could have a log of setup data that I could track and use. But then I probably would be to lazy to enter all that information.

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For us it will only happen if we feel people would be interested in using the site for $20-25 annually.
First off, most racers are cheap fuckers. I don't know if many will pay 20 bucks for that service.

Secondly, Racers don't care that much what their lap times are, they want to know what everyone else is doing... So give the personal lap times for free... but charge to see everyone else.

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the problem with myracingbio was more with CCS's data, not the website (although it had a bunch of errors and inconsistencies, too).

the best solution, in my opinion, is to buy a transponder and have mylaps keep track of everything. it's a professional (no offense), well established system and syncs flawlessly with the data. CCS has hinted at a change for the past couple of years now. and X makes a great point... racers know their own times 9/10 times - they wanna see what their comp is doing.

sure it's more expensive initially, but a transponder is something that holds it's value and lasts for years and years.

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thanks for all the responses...

In the end, we are just putting this project to the side. The development would be easy and the cost is just time. As some of you have stated the big issue is we need to rely on CCS to send us the database.

All the features mentioned we discussed and they would be easy to implement. Right now we're just focusing on paid jobs We might revisit it early next year just to see what we could make.
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Nexus thats even if ccs HQ gets the lap times from the venues. I know the timing computer went down a couple times at BHF for practices and once during a race.

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Nexus thats even if ccs HQ gets the lap times from the venues. I know the timing computer went down a couple times at BHF for practices and once during a race.
Exactly. Too many variables that we are not able to control. I was telling Greg how messed up CCS is when I compare it to when I was racing RC cars.

I could go to a website and watch live scoring/laptimes, chat with others on the site, view my old laptimes and others, and have paid live video feed from the event.

Oh well. It might still happen, but after we stop working on projects that actually make me money
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Hell I could tell ya horror stories from the rc club that used to race here. Certain people could get away with blatent cheating (ie modified motors in a stock class), people intentionally trying to ram opponents cars into the wall (we raced in a small gym), people trying to sabotage other cars while the owner was away from their table (usually while marshalling), people protesting racers that were legal just because they got beat by them....

When I started road racing bicycles in 85, I encountered alot of poor sportsmanship and quite whiney people. When I went auto racing in 87 piss poor attitudes were scarce as hell in the 3 series I raced in. Big family type setting with everyone helping eachother out. When I started with CCS in 99, it was like being in SCCA/IMSA/ATCC but with 2 wheels. Unfortunately the last 3-4 yrs I've been seeing alot of douchebaggery there. Its just sad. At least when I get back out there next year I do have some old friends who still race to hang with.

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Hell I could tell ya horror stories from the rc club that used to race here. Certain people could get away with blatent cheating (ie modified motors in a stock class), people intentionally trying to ram opponents cars into the wall (we raced in a small gym), people trying to sabotage other cars while the owner was away from their table (usually while marshalling), people protesting racers that were legal just because they got beat by them....

When I started road racing bicycles in 85, I encountered alot of poor sportsmanship and quite whiney people. When I went auto racing in 87 piss poor attitudes were scarce as hell in the 3 series I raced in. Big family type setting with everyone helping eachother out. When I started with CCS in 99, it was like being in SCCA/IMSA/ATCC but with 2 wheels. Unfortunately the last 3-4 yrs I've been seeing alot of douchebaggery there. Its just sad. At least when I get back out there next year I do have some old friends who still race to hang with.
Where did you race RC cars? I know guys racing RC cars making more money than AMA Daytona sportbike guys...heck possibly Superbike riders too.

What will you be racing next year? I think between this past year and next year a decent number of "trackday only" riders are/have been getting their feet wet with racing.


Should be fun, but there will be no online site to view and compare laptimes LOL
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Where did you race RC cars? I know guys racing RC cars making more money than AMA Daytona sportbike guys...heck possibly Superbike riders too.

What will you be racing next year? I think between this past year and next year a decent number of "trackday only" riders are/have been getting their feet wet with racing.


Should be fun, but there will be no online site to view and compare laptimes LOL
raced rc in janesville. Local hobby shop ran it.

Running the sv650 next year.

We can compare laptimes up in the tower on the bulletin board.

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Not so sure about that...
I used to race R/C TC in the Mil-town area. (let my nerd flag fly)

The shop had a local guy that was one of the top "Racers" in TC.
He pulled lower 30's and was the only guy sponsored by Team Losi for TC.

Of course that argument goes moot when you realize, my "Racers" don't earn money racing.

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Not so sure about that...
I used to race R/C TC in the Mil-town area. (let my nerd flag fly)

The shop had a local guy that was one of the top "Racers" in TC.
He pulled lower 30's and was the only guy sponsored by Team Losi for TC.

Of course that argument goes moot when you realize, my "Racers" don't earn money racing.

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When was this? Prior to 2002? You talking about Lemiuex from Trackside?

If so he runs for X-ray now. I bet guys like him Hara, Rhienhard are making more from racing rc and their sponsor incentives than most of the 600 AMA field. My buddy runs Speed Passion USA for the ESCs and brushless motors. I will ask him.

Theses days of buy a ride makes it seem like your already in the red starting the year out.
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raced rc in janesville. Local hobby shop ran it.

Running the sv650 next year.

We can compare laptimes up in the tower on the bulletin board.
or you can enter a MW race and just see who crosses the finish line first

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or you can enter a MW race and just see who crosses the finish line first
Only will run MW if CCS will let me race my Swift in it.

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