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Econo and Vintage NASCAR at STR on 8/22/22

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Posted 24 August 2022 - 07:54 AM

It has been quite some time since we raced at STR due to the heat and holidays. Seven slot-heads showed to up race Econo and Vintage NASCAR on a warm summer evening. Track conditions were good and everyone had a good time to boot.



The Econo class is always quite competitive. Although the chassis are scratch-built, rules dictate no hinges, and the pans simply slide from side to side on the center section. Power is supplied by Deathstar or Proslot 16D and on a very tight track like STR it makes little difference which motor is used.

The race was punctuated by many mishaps. This may have been, in part, due to the long layoff. As a result, lap counts were relatively low. Bob took the early lead turning 22+ laps in the first heat. Rich was not far behind. However, Bob continued to build his lead heat after heat to win with 85.4 laps. Rich finished a distant second turning only 82.3 laps. Ron was third finishing with 78.3 laps. The battle for fourth place was hotly contested but in the end Nick edged out Scott by about a half of a lap.

Below are the detailed results and images of the podium finishers and Nick's Riveira. To view all of the Econo cars see the link below


Bob won the handicap competition. See below for details


The guys settled down for the Vintage NASCAR race and the mishaps were few and far between. As a result, lap counts and consistencies were much better.
The battle for the top step of the podium was between Bob and Rich. Although Rich ran a very consistent race (96.72%) and a near personal best, Bob’s car was quicker. In the end, Bob prevailed by just over a lap finishing first with 88.7 laps with Rich second.

Meanwhile the battle for the bottom step of the podium was raging. Lowell’s 51 Chevy beat Ron’s 50 Olds by a single section. This was Lowell’s first podium finish at STR. Nick was about a lap down from fourth place Ron.

Below are details and images of the podium finishers and new rides. To see all cars in this class, see the link below


Bob won the handicap competition. See below for details


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