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#1 Cheater

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:00 AM

Stock Car
Four entries

A Main

1) Jay Guard - 423 laps, best lap of 3.019 in red lane
2) Kenny Hendrix - 422, 3.179 in purple
3) Joe McIntosh - 397, 3.128 in purple
4) Ralph Thorne - 292, 3.020 in blue

Concours
Best Appearing: Joe McIntosh
Most Realistic: Jay Guard


Can-Am
Four entries

Can-Am Qualifying

1) Jay Guard - 2.648 secs
2) Joe McIntosh - 2.735
3) Ralph Thorne - 2.748
4) Kenny Hendrix - 2.900

A Main

1) Jay Guard - 650 laps, best lap of 2.629 secs in yellow lane
2) Joe McIntosh - 626, 2.737 in blue
3) Ralph Thorne - 616, 2.688 in blue
4) Kenny Hendrix - 595, 2.797 in yellow

Concours
Best Appearing: Ralph Thorne
Most Realistic: Jay Guard

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

Snellville sure did travel along way to race with themselves. Where were the South Carolina guys?
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:58 AM

That's a good question. The turn-out was pretty disappointing...

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:22 AM

I could answer that question, but I won't.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:08 PM

That's probably the best course of action.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:30 PM

Just so you all will know, Jim is recovering from a second back surgery, Richard was working, Marty was tied up with his schools robotics team (they qualified for the Nationals in Atlanta in April) and I entertained my wife upon her returning from a trip to the western part of Tennessee to look after her mother who is homebound. Otherwise some or all of us would have been there. :)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:10 AM

And I was slaving over a "HOT" cash register at 'Slots of Fun'! :) It's been real busy here the past month.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:59 AM

I knew about Jim Beasley and figured Don was TCB. Heck, I missed the race, for the first one in 21 events, as we had our dress rehearsal for Schubert's Mass in G Saturday morning and I really needed to be there because I had missed a bunch of recent rehearsals.

When I said the turn-out was disappointing, it wasn't to indict anyone or any group in particular, though the fact that not a single local entry was received is sad, especially since the raceway owner had promoted the SERRA™ stop to his raceway mailing list.

Another factor, no doubt, was that March 20 was probably the nicest Saturday weather-wise we've had in quite a while.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 06:59 AM

1) Jay Guard - 650 laps, best lap of 2.629 secs in yellow lane

WOW! 650 laps? how long were the heats and what type of track was this on?

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

Rob,

Two parts to this.

SERRA™ runs 4 minute heats for our premier Can-Am class. The way we figure it, the more racing the better. And the predicted number of fried FK motors has not been experienced; we've blown very few motors in Can-Am during the seven events since we went to 4 minute heats in this class.

The other factor is the track. Here's a pic (I think; I wasn't there):

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Not sure of the lap length - 90'? Folks have been calling it a yellow, but I don't know.

Anyway, it's a short track. Jay said they had lots of fun racing at SERRA™ 21 and that John Higman, the owner, treated 'em real well.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:15 PM

No, Greg, that's not the track in Pickens. That's the track in Anderson.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

Joe's right, however the track in Pickens is similar to the one shown. The main difference is that the there's not a "deadman ninety" as shown here. The track just continues straight under the bridge and blends directly into the donut. Definitely a neat little track and fun to race on.

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