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What to Bring to a Race

Jim has some advice on the mailing list, and here's another PPPRS Race Checklists.

Here's a few things for your checklist:

The actual thing you plan to race:

  • The race car, ready to race!
  • Extra Batteries if needed
  • Battery Charger

Moxie Basics

  • Banner
  • Flag to wave when/if you win
  • Team Shirts (Two for each person, they get sweaty and dirty each day.)
  • The sign that goes on the moxie board (see rules for specifications)

Racing Spares

  • tires (at least one of each type)
  • tubes (if used)
  • wheels (w/ bearings if needed)
  • The above (tires/tubes/wheels) mounted and ready to put on car in a moments notice
  • Backup chain that fits your car (/w master link)
  • Backup throttle (DEFINITELY)
  • Backup motor controller (if you can afford it)

Hardware Spares

  • Spare axle/wheel nuts / whatever holds the wheels onto the car
  • Whatever hardware makes your brake linkage connect to the brake/lever
  • Whatever hardware holds your sprockets/pinions to the axles/motor
  • Set screws that fit your car
  • Keys that fit your shafts
  • Any other clips, pins, etc. that fit your car and might go flying across the track to be lost forever
  • Whatever hardware keeps your steering linkage together
  • Whatever other hardware your car uses
  • Loctite (red and blue)

Mechanical Tools you should definitely bring

  • Wrenches that fit your car
  • Sockets that fit your car
  • Ratchet(s) that fit your sockets
  • Allen keys that fit your car if you need it
  • Reasonable set of screw drivers
  • Hammer

Mechanical Tools you should probably bring

  • Chain tool & extra chain & extra master links
  • Power drill
  • Drill bits
  • Tube repair kit

Mechanical Tools you hope someone else brings but you should probably verify

  • Welder
  • Air compressor
  • Angle Grinder
  • Angle grinder w/ cutoff wheel
  • Reciprocating Saw

Electrical Tools and supplies

  • Wire cutter
  • Wire Stripper
  • Replacement connectors
  • Crimper for your connectors
  • Soldering Supplies (soldering iron, solder, flux, etc.)
  • precision screw drivers

Pit:Shop Supplies

  • Banner
  • Bungee Cords
  • Zip Ties
  • Duct Tape
  • Tarp (to cover over night, deal with rain, excess sun, etc.)
  • Rope
  • Paper Towels
  • Sharpie

Pit:Comfort Supplies

  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kit (decent sized band aids at least)
  • Cooler w/ beverages & water
  • Fan
  • Umbrella
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • USB Chargers for phones and such

Personal Gear

  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Pads
  • Long pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick
  • Rain gear

The great thing about the PRS is we are friendly competitors. If you forgot something or need something chances are one of your fellow crews has it and is willing to help you out.

misc/whattobring.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/06 11:24 by billf