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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

Roger and Katrina opened Thunder Road even before 8 AM, but then there were already several racers waiting to set up their pits. It was a darn good day of racing!

We saw a lot of new faces at this season-opening race: Rick Crutchfield (one of the co-owners of the reopened Central TN Raceway in LaVergne, TN), John Clow (who traveled a very long way from lower AL with Pablo, who resides in Bay St, Louis, MS!), TN's Roger Holtsclaw, Dallas Jackson (another racer returning to the hobby), and Kenny Hendrix (who I used to race with in the early '90s).

It was great to see Pablo again as well as Butch Dunaway from OH. A BIG thanks to all who made long drives to run with the SERRA™ crowd! SERRA™ #15 featured racers from SIX states!!

It was also great to have David Liebenthal race Can-Am with us, even if he didn't have much racing luck. David has been a consistent supporter of SERRA™ racing and we thank him for that.

Stock Car:
Thirteen entries.

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L to R, Joe "Jobiwan" McIntosh, John Clow, Bobby Robinson, Paul "Pablo" Wolcott, Roger Holtsclaw, Chris Barnes, Jay Guard, and Ralph Thorne.

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1) Ralph Thorne - 260 laps, best time of 5.269 secs in orange
2) Jay Guard - 257, 5.269 in orange
3) Chris Barnes - 254, 5.269 in orange
4) Bobby Robinson - 253, 5.269 in orange
5) Jordan Tillery - 249, 5.379 in blue
6) Butch Dunaway - 244, 5.648 in orange
7) John Clow - 242, 5.489 in green
8) Paul "Pablo" Wolcott - 239, 5.492 in white
9) Joe McIntosh - 236, 5.379 in orange
10) Kenny Hendrix - 235, 5.602 in orange
11) Rick Crutchfield - 227, 5.649 in blue
12) Roger Holtsclaw - 220, 5.815 in green
13) Barry Janzen - 212, 5.930 in blue

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L to R, Chris Barnes, Ralph Thorne, and Jay Guard.

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Concours:
Best-Appearing: Joe McIntosh
Most Realistic: Pablo Wolcott

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Can-Am
Eighteen entries.

Qualifying:

1) John Clow - 4.5299 secs
2) Joe McIntosh - 4.5468
3) Jay Guard - 4.5728
4) David Liebenthal - 4.6148
5) Jordan Tillery - 4.6234
6) Ralph Thorne - 4.6667
7) Butch "Pappy" Dunaway - 4.6704
8) Rick Crutchfield - 4.7532
9) Bobby Robinson - 4.8083
10) Pablo Wolcott - 4.8459
11) Barry Janzen - 4.8871
12) Kenny Hendrix - 4.9315
13) Chris Barnes - 4.9356
14) Roger Holtsclaw - 4.9493
15) Greg Wells - 4.9669
16) Bart Merriman - 4.9948
17) Don Weaver - 5.0892
18) Dallas Jackson - 6.1750

Though he qualified, Chris Barnes was forced to withdraw to return home to attend to a water leak!

Can-Am B Main:

1) Bart Merriman - 357 laps, best time of 4.829 secs in blue
2) Pablo Wolcott - 354, 4.883 in blue
3) Roger Holtsclaw - 351, 4.890 in green
4) Kenny Hendrix - 342, 4.937 in orange
5) Barry Janzen - 337, 4.985 in yellow
6) Greg Wells - 319, 4.937 in orange
7) Dallas Jackson - 265, 5.820 in orange
8) Don Weaver - 200, 4.938 in yellow

Can-Am A Main

1) Jordan Tillery - 393 laps, best time of 4.610 secs in blue
2) Jay Guard - 391, 4.664 in orange
3) John Clow - 385, 4.780 in blue
4) Ralph Thorne - 382, 4.726 in blue
5) Bobby Robinson - 379, 4.774 in orange
6) Butch Dunaway - 377, 4.827 in blue
7) Rick Crutchfield - 373, 4.874 in orange
8) Joe McIntosh - 366, 4.718 in green
9) Dave Liebenthal - 134, 4.828 in yellow

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L to R, Jay Guard, Jordan Tillery, and John Clow.

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Concours:
Best-Appearing: Joe McIntosh
Most Realistic: Don Weaver

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L to R, Joe "Jobiwan" McIntosh, and Don Weaver.

We'll get the points totals posted as soon as we can.

The 2 min per heat "pick-up" F1 race is not being reported, as Mr. Guard teched the cars on the start-finish line from, I think, the purple driver's panel. In other words, not very closely...

I don't rightly recall who won it. Butch says he did and if so, it's likely he took advantage of the lax scrutineering. :tease:

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:30 PM

Hey cool, check out my awesome best lap in stock car! :shok: Too bad I stripped that gear in the second heat!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:14 AM

Hmmm, you know, Roger, that could be a rider lap or it could just be a typo on my part. I'll check the print-outs when I get home tonight to see if I can tell...

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:25 AM

Cheater,

One of the reasons that I like the "Retro Racing" so much is very evident when I look at the results from the race:

1) Ralph Thorne - 260 laps, best time of 5.269 secs in orange
2) Jay Guard - 257, 5.269 in orange
3) Chris Barnes - 254, 5.269 in orange
4) Bobby Robinson - 253, 5.269 in orange
5) Jordan Tillery - 249, 5.379 in blue

The top five guys are within a tenth of each other for fast lap of the race. It all came down to driving ability as it would appear that the first five cars were very equal, performance wise.

Unless Roger was running one of those "Falcon-X12" motors, I really don't think he could have posted a lap more than a second faster then the top five racers. More than likely a rider happened.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:46 AM

One of the reasons that I like the "Retro Racing" so much is very evident when I look at the results from the race:

The top five guys are within a tenth of each other for fast lap of the race. It all came down to driving ability as it would appear that the first five cars were very equal, performance wise.

Precisely!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:05 AM

Outstanding...

Well done!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:10 AM

I think the lap counter on orange was just stuck. :laugh2:

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:35 AM

Great racing for sure in Cleveland last Saturday. It was good to see Butch and Pablo again.

BTW, did anyone see those cool boxes that Butch built for himself? Very talented man, that Butch!

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:11 AM

Thank you, Bobby. If slot cars were made out of wood maybe I'd have a chance. :laugh2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:14 AM

Roger,

I finally checked and yeah, that lap had to be a rider. Your best from the other seven heats was a 5.815 in green.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:16 AM

Roger is a fun guy to race with, whatever lap times he runs. :D

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

Agreed!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:32 AM

I don't rightly recall who won it. Butch says he did and if so, it's likely he took advantage of the lax scrutineering. :tease:

I would never do that, I ran an American arm Super 16D just like everyone else. :laugh2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:17 PM

I, for one, REALLY enjoyed the SERRA™ retro races this past weekend at Cleveland. Bart and Katrina were great hosts as usual.

It was good to race with all the racers that I have seen and read about in this series. Roger and I are planning on attending some more SERRA™ races. Also we (Central TN Raceway) will have a SERRA™ race in April 2010.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:26 PM

Where are the pictures? :D
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

Rick,

We've configured it so only guys who came to the SERRA™ race can see them... Sorry!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: Giter done, scooter...
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:13 PM

R-Geo sells a pirate converter box that will allow you to see them. :laugh2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

You guys are just gonna have to cut that AARP-eligible guy who posts the pics a little slack. He's had a rough week...

And I know he's got to rehearse tonight, so it's going to be another day before it'll happen.

You know, I can remember when I used to look forward to Friday nights... sigh...

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:22 PM

We've configured it so only guys who came to the SERRA™ race can see them... Sorry!

I guess I need new glasses. :blink: :laugh2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:24 PM

My "Topic Reply" email reads "SERRAT".
It's driving me crazy, can you fix that ?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:40 PM

Fix your craziness? I don't think ANYONE can do that!!!

That SERRAT thing is a font conflict, I think. It's picking up the "SERRA™" as "SERRAT".

Where exactly are you seeing this? "Topic Reply" doesn't compute...

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 02:55 PM

Cheater,

It's laying right there on that table that you still need to fix. :laugh2: :laugh2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

Don,

I just laughed so hard I think I need to go to the VA ;) or call a "Waaaambulance" and go to the SERRAT hospital. :laugh2:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:48 PM

Yeah, that's more like it, cheater, my stocker was one ill-handling piece! Severe lack of practice (my fault, no one else's) due to so much work.

Hopefully, I can get it dialed in for the next race I attend.

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