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Vintage ProTrack and NasTruck at STR on 5/16/22


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#1 rvec

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 09:09 AM

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Nine slot-heads showed up to race Vintage ProTrack and NasTruck at STR on 5/16/22. We welcome back Terry after a long absence. We also have missed our Cottage Grove contingent for the past several weeks. The track had been recently cleaned and sprayed. Track conditions were good.

  • In Vintage ProTrack it was Bob, Joe and Rich for first through third respectively
  • In NasTruck it was Rich, Mark and Nick for first through third respectively

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These ProTrack cars are quite evenly matched with less than two laps separating first and fourth place. The battle for the podium was between Rich, Mark, Bob and Joe. Bob put in a near record performance finishing with 78.4 laps to win the Vintage ProTrack race. Rich was in the barn with 77.2 laps as Joe entered the final heat. Joe ran a very good final heat to overtake Rich. So, it was Joe second, Rich third and Mark fourth.

Below are the detailed results. To see images of all of the Vintage ProTrack rides, see the link below
http://slotblog.net/...ntage-protrack/
 

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Observations
Joe ran a personal best in one of his most un-favorite classes to finish in second place
Even though Rich was the slowest of the top four, he had the highest consistency resulting in a third-place finish, only a single section behind Joe


In the handicap competition it was Scott, Joe and Bob for first through third respectively.
 

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The NasTruck race was punctuated by several wrecks. With the exception of Mark, who ran a very consistent race, others finished with lower-than-expected lap totals and consistency. In the end, Rich came out on top finishing with 81.6 laps with Mark only three sections behind.


Meanwhile the battle for the bottom step of the podium was between Nick, Bob and Ron. In the end, Nick was third edging out Bob by only two sections.
Below are the detailed results. Also, below are images of the top three finishers and new rides.
 
To see images of all of the NasTrucks, see the link
http://slotblog.net/...nastruck-class/
 

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Observations
Congratulations go out to Nick for a podium finish in the NasTruck race.

In the handicap competition it was Mark, Nick and Ron for first through third respectively

 

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 07:51 AM

Great report and racing!


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Posted 18 May 2022 - 10:23 AM

Great report and racing!

Thanks Matt - We did have some fun. This coming Monday at Electron - Trans-Am and Early Modified


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Posted 18 May 2022 - 04:08 PM

RVEC, what is the "Handicapped" division?


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Posted 18 May 2022 - 05:22 PM

Brian,

I take a driver's best performance over a time period (Right now I am using the time frame beginning 1/1/20). This is compared against the best Driver/car performance for the same time period.  I take the difference between these two numbers and multiply by a factor of 90%. That becomes the driver' handicap.  As an example, look at the table below. Joe Heartley's Dodge turned the 84.8 laps which is the best of all racing so, Joe's handicap is 0. Mark Colby's Chevy turned a best performance of only 78.8 laps.  The difference between Joe (the best) and Mark is exactly 6 laps. Multiply by 90% and you get a handicap of 5.4 laps.  Apply the handicap to the driver's latest performance (In the case of Mark (81.3) and you get a lap count of 86.7 (with the handicap).  So, when applying the lap total including the handicap with all others, Mark won the handicap competition.  All other driver's totals are adjusted for the handicap and then compared others. 

 

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