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#51 Kyle Stokes

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:24 AM

Butch obviously has too much time and money and a lot of skill. Both the track and race room are awesome.




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Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:39 AM

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW TRACK AND TOY ROOM!!! AWSOME!!
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:26 PM

Fanmatastical work !!!!!!!!!!Posted Image
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:48 PM

Tell Pappy.....Great Job, for me........ also remember he invented, designed and created the original "Jiggy" still one of the best jigs for building and tuning "Any" slot car chassis.....pics to follow.Posted Image
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:40 PM

Don't let my son see this or his x-mas list will have yet another over the top item on it. Love the Penske effect with the matching red stripe.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:42 PM

Butch, that is one AWESOME track and race room. I know you are going to enjoy this. I wish you the best. Rick Crutchfield.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

Here is a pic of Pappy's "Jiggy............It works well with Wing and Flexi type cars. Butch is a multi talented guy
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:34 AM

Cant wait to go race some slot.it on that track, should be a blast!
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:09 PM

A couple more pics of Butch's track...he has the timing and power system installed...(just ironing out the bugs with the timing system) and has mounted the monitors as well as some signage....enjoy....

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More than awesome.....congratulations Butch, great craftsmanship and skill....




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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

wow is this track in his garage or were is it
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

wow is this track in his garage or were is it



I think it's in his Mom's basement Willy......;)
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

Jeez, Butch; got enough monitors?! Fantastic!
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

yeah why would you need that many monitors.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

That way you can see if you have enough time to walk back to the driver's stand during a lane change. As opposed to running there like a madman. :laugh2:
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:31 AM

yeah why would you need that many monitors.



I would assume Willy, there are two that face the drivers stations, one each for the 2 work areas and one for the race director....I'm sure Butch will correct me if I am wrong, but that makes sense to me.....
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:46 PM

That's one phenomenal "playroom"!!! Can I play???? I wanna play pleaseeeeeee!

Awesome track Butch!

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

Defines the "boys room" for slot cars exactly as we'd all love to have!! BEAUTIFUL track and excellent room built into his shop for racing fun!! I'm GREEN with envy--happy he could do it!! Enjoy!
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:48 AM

Butch .............that is the most awesome track build and set up i have ever seen. Great job.

There are a few raceways out there that can use a guy like you to help them set up their own raceways. Nice job and good luck.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:51 AM

Not to steal Butch's thunder, but he has built other tracks before this one. He does know what he's doing. :)

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:49 AM

Butch has added some decoration to his new track room...the table this model is sitting on is 6' long....

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He also painted the infieds...

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:47 AM

i like that car does it run or what does he do with it. i also like the red infield. has this guy run on this track yet.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:52 AM

No Willy, the car doesn't run. It's for decoration and atmosphere.
Butch held a test day yesterday. Quite a few guys turned up and the track went very well....it will get even better as it ages. One guy even arrived in a helicopter...that's an entrance!
Butch lives in the Midwest as well Willy....you should see if you can track him down and join his group of racers. I'm sure you will fit right in with them and have a blast.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

Willy, Butch is in the Cincinnati area. Where are you? :)

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

illlinois. i guess i need to get me a helicopter if i want to race at his place :laugh2:
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

illlinois. i guess i need to get me a helicopter if i want to race at his place :laugh2:


Here's a pic of the chopper in Butch's backyard Willy....


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:14 AM

that is some helicopter. are they racing on this track yet. been waiting to see more pictures and here how it is going
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:46 AM

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply LW...I have been out of town and haven't had much access to the internet.
Yes, they have raced on it and apparently the track is bedding in very nicely with some very good times being posted.
Butch races on it with a group of friends who regularly compete on several tracks in his area. It's all very informal and he told me he is really enjoying slot car racing again.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:36 PM

thanks for the up date backagain. wish i lived closer to this guy it looks like it would be a fun place to hang out
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

I'm not so sure you and Butch would get along all that well LW....I think your Dad and Butch would get along much better....apart from slot cars, I don't think you and Butch have much in common.....no offense intended
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:40 AM

Just wondering if anyone in here has raced on Butch's track.....how about you Willy, did you manage to go to a race night?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

how about you Willy, did you manage to go to a race night?

no after you said he would not like me i dont think i want to race at his track. he must be a jerk not to like some one he has never met
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

I didn't say he wouldn't like you Willy nor did I mean to imply he wouldn't make you welcome....I said you two don't have a lot in common.
There are lots of people who race slot cars together who also hold vastly different opinions on life. That doesn't stop them from sharing the hobby, nor does it qualify one or the other as a jerk.
I don't recall seeing any "conditions of entry" posters in any of the pictures I posted.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

What a beauty Butch.... you should be proud.
I have a question.
If a "big" boy leans in to marshall a car does the track move across the floor at all ?
Thanks and again a very nice build.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:24 PM

no after you said he would not like me i dont think i want to race at his track. he must be a jerk not to like some one he has never met


Willy think about it.....the track is painted "Red" and not "Blue" ;)

Butch is not a jerk....just always "right" LOL

The only thing missing in the room is the "Elephant" :shok:

Maybe in time a bigger room will be built???

The guy with the helicopter is Scott Dick....... he had a raceway in Cinci for a short time in the mid 90's.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

What a beauty Butch.... you should be proud.
I have a question.
If a "big" boy leans in to marshall a car does the track move across the floor at all ?
Thanks and again a very nice build.

I'm sure Butch appreciates your comments Ron
The wheels have locking devices on them.....so the answer is no
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:16 AM

Willy think about it.....the track is painted "Red" and not "Blue" ;)

Butch is not a jerk....just always "right" LOL

The only thing missing in the room is the "Elephant" :shok:

Maybe in time a bigger room will be built???

The guy with the helicopter is Scott Dick....... he had a raceway in Cinci for a short time in the mid 90's.

i take it butch is a republican which is why backagain said i would not get along with him and my dad would. i would not hold that against him we all have our falts. :laugh2:
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:21 AM

i take it butch is a republican which is why backagain said i would not get along with him and my dad would. i would not hold that against him we all have our falts. :laugh2:


I think it's very big of you to admit that Willy...... :)
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hi Guys,

It's Scott from Cincinnati. I can tell you that Butch is one of the nicest guys you would ever meet. He is a Master Craftsman and no one would take as much time to build a track like his. Butch built me a tri-oval for my home and has been flawless for the last 15 years. His new track is a lot of fun and as you can see he did a wonderful job on the room as well.
Take Care,
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

Do you race there regularly Scott?
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:53 PM

That is one amazing track; I wish I had the time, money and craftsmanship to a project like that...
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

I'm soooooo jealous. What a great track and room for it to go in.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

Sorry it took me so long to respond. This is the first time in months I have been on the site.

 

I do race on Butch's track quite a bit. We have a series with about 16 people and also race at Ross's. I usually fly to Butch's if the weather permits. I also like digital Carrera racing.
 
I have a 115 foot track at my home.
 
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

For those of you who wonder why I haven't posted in this thread until now it's because I took a leave of absence from Slotblog for awhile. I had a little disagreement with one of the monitors over something real petty on my part but it's all history now so I'm back. Us-hard headed Irishmen are like that.  :laugh2:

 

For updated pictures of what my track and raceway look like now just go to this LINK.

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

If one doesn't run afoul of the local constabulary once in a while, ya just ain't livin', right Butch?


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

You got it,Tex! Every now and then you just have to show your a$$.  :laugh2:


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