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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

Let me say this: for the first "bigger" event organized by the SCRRA, it was an unquestionable success.
This was also the first race run by the now reunited Southern California retro racing concern.

SCRRA was founded by John Cukras after it appeared that there were irreconcilable differences between the autocratic D3 management and most of the racers. When a reformed board of directors in the D3 series failed to convince its virtual dictator to cooperate and bend a little for the good of everyone, the board members resigned and joined the SCRRA, after John Cukras accepted an offer by the former D3 racers to have the SCRRA run by an informal board of directors.
At this time, with a handshake and a verbal agreement, the new group has taken over the former D3 racing dates, with full cooperation by the Buena Park Raceway owners, Jim and Debby Watterson.
In the next few weeks, board members will be named, so that the whole responsibility of running the show does not rest on a single person. A set of rules, that will strictly address the needs of SoCal racers, will be discussed and published, but at this time the rules are based on what we had all been running, plus the acceptance of IRRA cars fitted with Falcon 7 or TSR motors. I am posting this to make attentive racers nationwide aware that in this new deal, the RACERS won the day, and not either "faction". It is important here to understand that a single person pretty much caused the rift, and that same person also caused the racers who tried very hard to save his hide, to eventually give up on him.
Very regrettable of course, but now, past history, Amen.

Now onto the actual event:
First, many thanks to Jim and Debby who were most cooperative in their welcoming of the racers, as well as welcoming the film crew from New Imaging, that conducted interviews and shot footage for a full-length documentary about slot car racing. Than ks to Greg Cater who took care of the race track cleaning and prepping.

Second, many thanks to all the sponsors who helped this event being as good as it was:
Parma International, Racemasters Inc. Outisight Designs, Rob Hanson, Jairus Watson, Team CORT, Ray Price, Mill Conroy, Warmack Racing and Oscar Morales. Please let me know if I forgot anyone as I would of course give credit where due. Also more thanks to Jim and Debby who had a truly delicious lunch catered for all, free of charge. I am quite picky on what I eat and generally bring my own, but this was truly outstanding.

Third, a round of applause to Barney Poynor and Adam Kirchhoffer (and a little one to moi since I initiated this) for sorting out the King track power issues we have had now for too long. And it sure looks like we got it handled. We purchased a seemingly bullet-proof 50-Amp adjustable power supply that simply by-passes the batteries, for use with our inexpensive Falcon 7 and TSR motors. I am pleased to say that it worked and no one appears to have had any motor issues.
We also added a large capacitor to the existing Rivergate supply/battery charger for Retro Pro use, and the RP motors ran cool. Barney donated a switch that regulate the power from one to the other, and I added funds to pay for the capacitor and Adam's fuel costs in running around to buy the parts.

Fourth, another round of applause to Kathy Mitone for the outstanding race poster, a true classic that is possibly the nicest I can recall from my nearly 50-year involvement in slot car racing. Simply remarkable of simplicity and effectiveness in representation of the regretted "Pistol Pete" Zimmerman, one of the most colorful slot car racers ever. While most probably do not know you owe a lot to Pete who made major contributions to the advancement of slot car motors at a time when they were not the reliable and fast motors of today. Pete worked along with John Cukras to convince Mura to get their act together, which they eventually did.

OK, now for the races
This event was recorded by a crew from New Imaging, a film production company led by Christian Stoehr, who is also a slot car enthusiast. Christian will actually join the fray as he just purchased a used retro Can Am car and will soon learn the ropes. Christian and hsi crew conducted interviews and wired me for the day with a remote mike, so that I had to keep my vocabulary as subdued as possible. :)
The actual detailed results will soon be posted here, but basically the young guns had the measure of the old generation. Duran "The machine" Trujillo and Alex Freund made mincemeat of Bryan Warmack and Yours Truly in the F1 "A" race, while the same Duran humbled Bryan and Doug Matthes in the Can Am "A" race.
The Can Am "B" had two move ups, and I was the lucky winner after quite a battle with Gary Donahoe. We were both overwhelmed in the "A" by the more rapid pace.
The Retro Pro was a contest between Alex and Duran, with Tom Hansen "first in class" and third overall.
Before the actual results for each race are posted as well as pictures taken by the Szabomeister, and "Barney the P" here are a few of my own that I had a chance to shoot between performing tech inspection and taking care of my own cars.

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Anonymous body painter wandering in the raceway, actually led his race, for a while...

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OK, so now we begin by the Retro F1 tech inspection and qualifying. We thank Nesta the Szaboster for many of the pictures.

First, the goodies kindly offered by the aforementioned sponsors:

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Tech inspection begins:
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Here are the qualifying times:

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The first race was the F1 "C"

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And here the guys are fighting for glory and fame in the round-robin "C" race.

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And the winner is...

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Quoting the winner:

This was a great race for all... I learned a lot again... and hope to have some faster cars for the next one!! But Eddie Shorer, Mike Kravitz and I had a VERY fun race in F-1! I think we all finished on the same lap, with me only 2 feet ahead of Eddie at the end!!


Well done Tim, your F1 was a rocket and you drove it well. So did Mike and Eddie, but there is only one winner per race...
I will post the actual results soon, at this time I cannot find them in the pictures that were mailed to me. :(

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OK, now to the F1 "B" race

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This was won by Mill Conroy, one of the true masters of Retro F1 racing at Buena Park Raceway.

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Just for the fun of it, another picture by Bryan Warmack of the amazing Devil-Eagle painted by Jairus Watson for Nesta Szabo:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

And now for the big one, the "A" race

I was unable to watch the "B" and "C" because of my commitments with the film crew, but I did race in the "A", so I can say a few words on what happened.

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The race was fairly clean, both Duran and Alex simply escaping Yours Truly and Bryan Warmack. Mill lost a gear, Doug broke a solder joint on his chassis and Jason had all kinds of handling problems, one of them in the middle of the straight when his car flew out of control and took mine with it, all the way to the banking infield. That put Bryan in 3rd for good, and despite all my efforts in the last heat, I could not reel him. Dennis was 5th and Jason crashed his way to 6th.

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The Can-Am is next.
This post will be upgraded until complete, check back to it from time to time. :)
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:00 PM

Retro Can Am Races

35 Can Am entries were swiftly and accurately tech inspected by Yours Truly. Other than a few cars with too small of rear tires or too wide, that were easily fixed, they were perfect and per spec.

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The beautiful race posters designed and produced by Kathy Mitone were signed by the racers to commemorate the event:

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Qualifying proceeded immediately and there were no surprises, the fast guys are still fast and the slow guys trying their best. However, I did not see a single racer who did not have a great time.

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Concours judging was very difficult as there were so many really, really nice looking cars. I stayed out of it because I took great care of presenting my own entry, of which the body had been beautifully painted by Joe Neumeister, as neatly as can be. It won, with the very nice "Dave Bloom" style body painted by Jairus Watson for John Cukras in second, and Terry Schmid's "blingmobile" in 3rd. This picture does not tell you how nice these three cars truly are.

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"E" Ticket race

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The first of the races was hotly contested, with Jeff Bigelow leading for a while, eventually being overtaken by Allan Reeder, then T.J. Albu. But it was a tight race and both Craig Williamson and Marc Franco making serious progress were competitive, with a bit of luck any of the first five could have been on the podium.

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These guys are a bit confused on which place to stand, but the winner is Allan on the right.

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"D" Race

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Allan Reeder did a great job in the "D" to finish 3rd, but the battle was a couple of laps ahead between "Captain Zombie" Jeff Bell who barely edged Eddie Shorer. Jimmy "Blinster" Gonsalves drove his Terry Schmid car to good effect but missed the podium by two laps. Adam Kirchhoffer drove his last retro race in SoCal (as he is moving to Texas at the end of the month) in 5th. Thanks, Adam, for all you have done to make our raceway and especially Retro Racing better! :)

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"C" Race

Jeff Bell found some tough nuts to crack and could only make it to 4th spot in this one, where Craig Correia and John Cukras had a tough and fast contest, Craig eventually putting a cushion of a single lap between himself and his glorious competition. The team of Jeff Easterly and his co-driver Jim Watterson won themselves a podium but were a few laps out of contention.

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We do not have all the cars pictures yet, they will eventually be added. Here is John's 2nd place car:

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Here is Craig Correia's winning car, with a beautifully built chassis:

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"B" Race

A few days before the race, I suggested to John Cukras that maybe two move ups from the "B" race might make the racing more interesting. That was really good until I qualified in 7th and found myself fighting in the "B"... :shok:
Fortunately and despite two attempts by other racers to Scud my car, and some fierce competition from Gary Donahoe who has become as good as anyone in a very short time (remember, it's like a bicycle, hey!), my now-battered Ferrari survived and we both made it to the feature. Also very improved and driving possibly the best car on the track (his Warmack loaner), Nesta drove a great race and ended on the podium.

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Before the "A", Marc Franco took the mike and paid a nice "thank you" to Adam Kirchhoffer for all he did to help us and the raceway. Adam installed a new power pcak that appears to have taken care of our motor problems. We ran at only 12.4 volts on the track and that did not appear to slow anyone down! Thanks Adam, and have a great time in the great state of Texas. :)

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Meanwhile... :smoking:

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"A" race

Well, the Usual Suspects were, as usual, on top. But this time, Duran Trujillo won by only 3 laps over Bryan Warmack, so it was not the usual assassination job he has been performing on us, the Old Folks. Doug Matthes did a great job of driving his car, ending in the same lap as Bryan. Phil Nyland put a good fight to Alex Freund, and so did I, but we were a bit overwhelmed by "The Machine", who was no faster on a single lap, but who was fast on every lap. Tom Hansen did his best but launched a few times, also taking me out and ripping that beautiful body on my car! :shok: :dash2:
Tom, how could you! :D
Gary Donahoe had a tougher time than in the "B", but simply making it to the "A" in this crowd should make anyone quite happy.

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Thanks to Bryam Warmack, we have the pictures of the winning cars:

This one is Duran's, built from Slick-7 bits:

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This one is Bryan's, continuously in creative mode:

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This one is Doug's, still refining a design that really works:

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And this one from Nesta Szabo:

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Retro Pro Race

(Pictures courtesy Barney Poyner)

Well, Barney took the pictures but only of the top of the cars! :shok:
Hopefully I will be able to dig some here and there...

Anyway, the Duran/Alex show did the trick, they MURDERED all of us. Tom Hansen was in 3rd, but really never had a chance against "The Machine" and Alex. We all played second fiddle, and in my case, no fiddle at all. :laugh2:

The races began very late after this long day of F1 and Can Am, and we finished at 1.15 AM, so everyone was a bit tired.
Needless to say, the Retro Pro class is simply fantastic, if you have enough nerve to drive these missiles that have no added air control and fly off rather easily... they are not easy to drive, even harder to drive fast. And fast, they go!
We had 17 entries.

The Concours was won by Tom Hansen. Here are the 3-1-2 winning entries:

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The very nicely decorated car of Barney Poynor came in 2nd, Jerry Johnson's car took 3rd.

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Retro Pro "B" Race

Bryan Warmack drove prudently, did not get in too much trouble and won the race, moving up to the "A" program.

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Retro Pro "A" Race

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The winning car of Alex Freund:

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Second place, Duran "The Machine" Trujillo:

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Third place, Tom Hansen:

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And this is the only chassis pictures so far, that of Tom Hansen's car below, and of Barney, thanks Barney for the pics!
Now I have added Craig Correia's Can Am and Retro Pro rides.

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Craig Correia's Retro Pro car:

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So what happened to my ultra-lightweight Scud missile? It bombed! The very same car that finished 2nd in our last race simply was too "tight" on the track, now covered with rubber after all these races. Even with the hardest of Wonder Rubber tires, it simply would not work, standing on its side as soon as pushed! From turning 3.3-second laps in the morning, it could not get out of its own way that evening and qualifying poorly, in the 3.7"s, when pole was 3.2"!

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It was fast in a straight line, VERY fast. Problem is, just to stay on it had to be driven like an old lady through the "infield".
Lesson # 1: bring the heavier car with me next time. :D
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Post the qualifying times to please! Thanks PDL---I know how much work this is!!! Excellent report.
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You were still missing the "Retro Pro" qualifying times??
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Thanks Tim, I do not have the Retro Pro qualifying times and would appreciate if someone could help?

I have now integrated the pictures sent by Bryan and Barney. Thanks gentlemen! :)

And Barney, thanks for the missile Team CORT motor for my Retro Pro car. It did not go too well around the track but boy, it had the steam in the straight bits!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

I keep adding car pictures as I get them... :)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

Too bad you don't have any pics of my "Tony P" car--it did manage to qualify 3rd at 3.36!! Only Duran and Alex went quicker --I think 3.25 and 3.29-- FWIW
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

I guess we were all very tired and I simply forgot to take pictures. maybe John Cukras has the chart and will get it to me.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

Well, the Zimm-Blast is in the books, and what a day it was! This has got to be a annual event. The turn out was terrific, the racing was terrific, everyone had a blast. Oh, let us not forget that GREAT lunch catered for the racers; man, that was excellent! Well, I'm finally playing catch-up now that the Zimmerman is over. Looking forward to April 14th for the "Flatster" to happen. Gonna put some lead on the old Can-Am and swerve around that flat track and see what happens! Have a new Can-Am in the works for King track racing; can't wait to put that puppy on the track. See ya on the 14th[or sooner!]
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

A great report with lots of pics.
It's great to see some young guys sticking it to the older crew.

A few good shots of Nesta in action...nice to see him doin it.

Nice line up of prizes too....but what is that container called.....Anti Monkey Butt ????
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

Oh yeah---that stuff is GREAT if you're riding horses ---or need powder to keep you dry in those "sensitive" areas!!! Great for riding bikes or quads long distance too!! no MONKEY BUTT!!!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

Just a few final words of thanks here to everyone who made the (1st?) Pete Zimmerman Festival of Speed the overwhelming success it was!
To all the contributors and race prize donors, Parma, Racemasters, Outisight, Team Cort, Jairus Watson, Rob Hanson, Ray Price, Mill Conroy, Oscar Morales and anyone else who donated anything, Thanks!!
To all the people who helped out in any way, John Cukras, Philippe, Barney Poyner, Adam Kirchoffer, Dennis Samson, Alex Freund, Jason Holmes,Greg Carter, Jeff Easterly, etc., etc., and Mill Conroy who stuck around to the early morning to direct the Retro Pro race! Thanks!!
Thanks to 86 Caddy and Kathy Mitome for all the help and all the work providing the super posters and the pics!
Thanks Jim and Debbie for the great lunch!
Thanks Barney for the RP motor and Thanks Mike Kravitz for the special gift......the Jairus coupe body!!
Thanks to all the racers who showed up and had a great time and hope to see a lot of you in a couple weeks for the first SCRRA race on the flat track! :)
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:53 AM

"but what is that container called.....Anti Monkey Butt ????" :shok:

Truckers use it because they sit all day and those "special places" don't get aired out for hours...... :good: :D
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

Apologies to Gary Donahoe, who I knocked out of the Can Am race. :o
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

Are there any pictures of the top of Tom Hansen's F1 frame? Elegant design.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Tom can take some and post them and I am sure that he will read this message sometimes soon. :)
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

I added Craig Correia's C-Race winning Can Am as well as his Retro Pro rides, thanks, Craig, for the pictures! :)
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Apologies to Gary Donahoe, who I knocked out of the Can Am race. :o


Phil I ALWAYS enjoy racing with you. You race hard and fair. Absolutely no apology needed. With a different set of tires and a fresh motor after the B my Kamoshita built car came alive for the A. I caught you approaching the finger and I had no business going around the outside of you. There is no way that you could have or should have anticipated what I was going to do. A little patience on my part would have avoided the whole thing and perhaps resulted in my best CanAm result to date. The trip into that wall and broken guide post was totally my fault and a good lesson for future races. A more experienced A main racer than I would have picked a better spot to attempt a pass.
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#19 Gary Mayeda

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

Is there a poster available?? Let me know Tanks..
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#20 Tim Neja

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Found some pics of my Tony P chassis that qualified 3.36 FWIW This is before I shortened the wires--- car was VERY smooth--like butter!! And quick once I learned to drive it.
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She's real fine, my 409!!!

#21 S.O. Watt

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

Are there any pictures of the top of Tom Hansen's F1 frame? Elegant design.


I don't currently have possession of it. Nor any pix right now. :dash2:

Its a copy of a copy of a copy of somebody's car in Ohio, that came up with it originally. A Zee Railer with the pans hung off the nose piece. Nothing that somebody else hadn't already done. Not really a swoopy King track car but it was all I had and it works pretty good on the tracks I race on at home. Weighed in at 110 after I took the lead off it, :laugh2:
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#22 The Bugman

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

"but what is that container called.....Anti Monkey Butt ????" :shok:

Truckers use it because they sit all day and those "special places" don't get aired out for hours...... :good: :D


also for those LONGHAIRED guys that drive all that way from San Diego too,,,,,lol :sarcastic_hand:
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

Yeah but he beat you in the Can Am race... :D
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Yeah but he beat you in the Can Am race... :D


BFD,,,,,,
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

I am happy you feel that way. Remember, Nesta has Remy hidden in all that hair and driving his car for him... :D
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#26 HarV Wallbanger III

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

How come you can say Nesta and we can't!

Hey it worked I CAN say NESTA!.... NESTA...NESTA...NESTA!
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

The race was a lot of fun. The bench racing and camaraderie made for a very fun day. Bryan was kind enough to loan me a CanAm car and to my surprise Bob "Stork" Crane gave me a RetroPro roller. What I didn't bring was a fresh RetoPro motor or my "A Game," for driving, both would have come in handy. The new RetroPro car is going to take a bit of practice to drive it like it wants to be driven. The new car survived and I was able to give Bryan the big pieces of his car intact so it was still a good day. Looks like I have to build a motor or two.

Thanks to all those that made this a special day.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

The race was a lot of fun. The bench racing and camaraderie made for a very fun day. Bryan was kind enough to loan me a CanAm car and to my surprise Bob "Stork" Crane gave me a RetroPro roller. What I didn't bring was a fresh RetoPro motor or my "A Game," for driving, both would have come in handy. The new RetroPro car is going to take a bit of practice to drive it like it wants to be driven. The new car survived and I was able to give Bryan the big pieces of his car intact so it was still a good day. Looks like I have to build a motor or two.

Thanks to all those that made this a special day.



Mike,
Thank you also for helping out with some of the race directing chores. It was a fun and special day! :)
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:46 PM


It was a fun and special day! :)


It was a long day!!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

Looks like the rest of us missed a great time. Just wanted to comment on the posts between Phil N. and Gary D. This truely shows
what kind of class acts race out at BPR.
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