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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:54 PM

Top four qualfiers seed into the Main. Next ten race a Semi to see who advances to the Main.

Semi Results

1) Howie Ursaner - 284 laps, best lap of 4.780 secs in green lane
2) Jay Guard - 281, 4.804 in blue
3) Terry Watson - 280, 4.830 in green
4) Ray Price - 278, 4.861 in blue
5) Ricky Distefano - 273, 4.860 in green
6) Joe "Noose" Neumeister - 269, 4.880 in blue
7) Ray Carlisi - 264, 4.922 in yellow
8) Ralph Thorne - 260, 4.804 in green
9) Jack Beers - 249, 5.002 in blue
10) Bill Fulmer - 236, 5.399 in blue

Ursaner, Guard, Watson, and Price will move-up to the Main.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:58 PM

Main Results

1) Ken Swanson - 294 laps, best lap of 4.656 in orange lane
2) Ron Hershman - 290, 4.655 in blue
3) "Sano" Dave Fiedler - 283, 4.713 in green
4) Howie Ursaner - 283, 4.774 in green
5) Jay Kisling - 279, 4.734 in white
6) Jay Guard - 275, 4.818 in green
7) Ray Price - 274, 4.860 in green
8) Terry Watson - 200, 4.799 in orange (broke guide in sixth heat)

This was the best race of the weekend. Ken Swanson was on fire! A fitting end to Sano III.

You guys who passed on this year's Sano really need to put next year's event on your schedule as soon as Mike Swiss announces the date!

More posts and car pics as soon as I can get 'em done (after we drive back to Atlanta tonight.)

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:15 PM

Thanks for the streaming vid, Greg. I'm now a fan of Big Kenny. Ron was relentless but Ken was a rocket! Kudos to Sano Dave and Howie, too.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:18 PM

Good job, Ken!!!
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:23 PM

Oh yeah, by the way... nice job of marshalling, Greg! :bye:

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

Nice job.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

Well done Ken! Congrats.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:32 PM

Congrats to all the racers, especially the winners!!!

BUT!!! A special "HECK OF A RACE" to Ken S.

NOBODY deserves it more!!!

GREAT JOB, KEN!!
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:43 PM

Ken was outstanding... drove the best race I have ever seen him run. He was untouchable and unstoppable. I gave him all I could and he made no mistakes the entire race.

A big congrats to Ken.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:54 PM

Well, you didn't do too shabby yourself, Ron. It was a great race!! :D
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 09:52 PM

Shucks... The big guy may never thrash in a motel room again... :laugh2:

What will we all do for 'entertainment' in Columbus for the R4/3... :unsure:

Congrats...

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:01 PM

Larry, don't worry, Ken did a little thrashing at the Sano. Seem to remember him re-building Mike's perfectly good F1 chassis that he raced at last year's Sano just minutes before the F1 flat track race.

Good job, Ken! :good:

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:20 AM

Good job, Ken and Ron. You both put on a great show. Ken was in the groove and just didn't make any big mistakes that anyone could capitalize on.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:02 AM

Ken drove almost a perfect race. As far as I know all he had was two-three small deslots on black.
He ran two 38s, four 37s, a 36 on yellow (after he finished his heat on black right after the lap counter), and 34 on black.

Before the race, I thought the winner might hit 290 laps. Kenny went 294. A "perfect" run would have been about 296.

Anyway, Kenny, along with driving great, tuned on his car until it was superb.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:15 AM

Well, you didn't do too shabby yourself, Ron. It was a great race!!

Thanks, guys... I did the best I could.

Ken had the whole package together... great car, great driving, and great luck as well.

When that all comes together... it's gonna be a great day.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:59 AM

And the races were fun to watch on the internet... Thanks for a couple of days entertainment... How about showing the cars, top and bottom, after the race...

And congrats to all... and not to just the winners... Great show.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

Congrates to Ken, Jay, Dave, Howie & Ron. A fun Broadcast!
What Gears & Tires were used in CanAm King podiums?
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

How about showing the cars, top and bottom, after the race...

Bob,

Those pics are coming. Bill Fulmer took them for me and we transferred the contents of his three SD cards to a flash drive that came home with me. He took over 500 pics and it'll take me a few days to crop, edit, adjust, and post them.

I'll bet you're impatient like my 100-year-old granddad, who says he prefers his own three-day pickle recipe over someone's else eight-day recipe, because the odds are better that he'll be around to eat 'em!

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:50 PM

Greg.... I thought you were sleeping? LOL

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:50 PM

What gears and tires were used in Can-Am King podium cars?

John,

The IRRA entry form doesn't collect this data. Perhaps the car owners will post what they used for this race.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:52 PM

Go HERE, Bob...

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:53 PM

The IRRA entry form doesn't collect this data. Perhaps the car owners will post what they used for this race.

 

Errrr... ummmmmm... yes, it does as long as the racers filled in the blanks. wink.gif



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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:54 PM

Greg... I thought you were sleeping? LOL.

I was.

My "pal" Roger Holtsclaw called and woke me up. Seems he needs a glovebox latch for a 1983 Mercedes 240D... LOL!!!

Just couldn't resist taking a peek at the blog since I was awake anyway. I'll be sliding back between the sheets in a few for a couple more hours of shut-eye..

Regarding the entry form, as you know, I never filled one out this trip. I sit corrected...

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:55 PM

My car: 7/27 gearing, Alpha natural untreated big full hub.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:56 PM

Regarding the entry form, as you know, I never filled one out this trip.

Excuses, excuses, excuses... :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

What? You didn't have time to race? ;)





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