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#1 Gator Bob

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:46 PM

This topic will only be for the Official Rules, Registrations, Timelines, and where to tune your radios if there is an actual emergency. 

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:32 PM

"The Track"

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  • Sixteen "run what you brung" cars.
  • Race date is May 19, 2014
  • Registration closes March 15, 2014
  • Trophy to the overall winner and a box plaque for car judged best appearing and best engineered.
  • Heads up racing. It's about the cars.
  • Track voltage at 14.7.
  • Scale 1000 ft. trap -
  • Heavy glue shutdown - if you hit the pillow entry fee refunded.
  • All cars make passes both lanes
  • ALL Vintage running gear- Guide flags to wires and tires.
  • No weight rule.
  • 3.25 maximum width
  • 11 inch maximum overall length
  • 9.5 inch maximum guide lead from rear axle
  • Only laminated motors allowed, any mods - except no Neo or Cobalt magnets.
  • Any chassis design or materials, We can't put the Genie back in the bottle ... it's been tried.
  • No wheelie bars.
  • Bodies - Reproduction or vintage - any hard body model, vacuum pulled clear,  or hand craft made (wood, tin, plastic, brass, etc.).
  • No modern Pro/Mod looking bodies regardless of year the concept was created from post-3883-0-90972200-1391234523.jpg
  • 1967 cut-off for components and OEM body style -
  • Car Model Technical Journal of Model Car Racing Volume #1 * is the component timestamp guide.
  • $5.00 entry fee per car.
  • All shipping charges to and from the event and any requested return insurance/customs costs are on the racer.
  • Cars will be returned in original senders package. Please pack accordingly.
  • Winners trophy can or or will be packed with care separately as not to damage the car. Shipping of the trophy will be at the winners expense outside of the lower US 48 states.
  • Box plaques will be packed with the car for the return trip. 

 

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:34 PM

Here is a link to The Raceway in Melbourne Florida where the event will take place on 5/19/14

http://theraceway.biz//

The full $80 (16x5) entry fee will be to give to owner Bill Pinch for helping out and letting us have all the fun on his track.

I will cover for the trophy, pizza, soda ... etc. 

 

First come first served ....

Guys who are interested in participating please 'sign up' in the Rods and Rails discussion thread before 3/15/14.

 

Those who have shown interest so far please confirm in the discussion thread or a PM to me:

  1. Don S. - Confirmed entry.
  2. Matt S. - Confirmed entry.
  3. John A. - Confirmed entry.
  4. Ray P. - Confirmed entry.
  5. Joe L. - Confirmed entry.
  6. George B. -Confirmed entry.
  7. David C. - Confirmed entry.
  8. D. Van  - Confirmed entry.
  9. Paul E. Confirmed entry.
  10. Bob I. Confirmed entry.
  11. Dennis H. Confirmed entry
  12. .
  13. .
  14. .
  15. .
  16.  

To keep the policy clear and fair and the goal is to set the field of 16 cars with parity.

Alternates will be selected based on time of request to enter more than one car and the number of additional cars requested by any confirmed participant.

  1. Alternate registrant 1 Confirmed Back-up  David C. Requested 2 additional cars to be entered
  2. Alternate registrant 2 Confirmed Back-up  Bob I. Requested 1 additional car to be entered
  3. Alternate registrant 3 Confirmed Back-up  Don S.Requested 1 additional car to be entered

Based on the above there are 15 cars in the field.

Keep in mind it is first request/ first entered for the Back-Ups. 

 

Example - David C. requested 2 adds and was first to do so but may only be able to add one additional car if the count gets to 16.

David C. would be the first back in the show with a 3rd entry as first alternate due to a 'No Show' because he was the first to request additional entries. 


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:24 PM

Last updated 3/1/14 @ 8:24 PM

 

Rules:

  • Guide lead
  • Total length
  • Wheelbase 

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

Update 3/1/14 @ 11:28 PM

 

Rules:

  • Delete minimum wheelbase

Racers confirmed:

  • Added two

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Update 3/3/14 @ 8:21 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

Rules:

  • Added the word "Maximum"

 

9.5 inch maximum guide lead from rear axle



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

Update 3/5/14 @ 11:30 AM (all times are Eastern)

 

 

Racers confirmed:

  • Add one

 

Timeline:

  • Reminder - Registration closes in 10 days.

 

Registration:

  • First come first served ....  is in effect for the first car entered per participant till 3/15/2014.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

Update 3/6/14 @ 11:35 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

To show respect for the passing of a legend of our hobby the event has be retitled.

 

"Rods and Rails"- The Gene Husting Memorial Drag Proxy


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Update 3/7/14 @ 1:30 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

Racer confirmed:

  • Add one

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:08 PM

Update 3/11/14 @ 9:08 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

Racer confirmed:

  • Add one

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:05 AM

Update 3/14/14 @ 3:05 AM (all times are Eastern)

 

Racer confirmed:

  • Add one

Registration:

  • First come first served ....  is in effect for the first car entered per participant till 3/15/2014.
  • After that racers are to PM me with the number of cars they would like to enter. I will set the field.

Other:

 

  • Event Poster has been created and shows in post #1

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:05 PM

Update 3/15/14 @ 12:05 AM (all times are Eastern)
 
Timeline:

  • Reminder - Registration closes in 23 hours and 55 minutes.

Registration:

  • First come first served .... 

is in effect for the first car entered per participant until 3/15/2014 @ 11:59:59 PM (midnight) Eastern DST



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

Update 3/15/14 @ 4:37 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

 

Registration:

  • Additions to the 'back-up alternate' list.
  • Back-up alternate registrations = 2

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

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Procedure for 'setting the field' ;

 

  • Registration closed at midnight 3/15/2014. Eastern DST
  • The alternates will move up into the top 16
  • Registered racers are to PM me and advise of the total number of cars they would like to enter.
  • I will set the field with parity and fairness to provide equal opportunity for all the registrants.
  • If there are any no-show entries the field will be filled from the pool of cars that have been put on the 'back-up alternate' list.
  • The 'back-up alternate' list will be created by a first reply/first request for multiple entry requests.
  • Multiply entry guys please be prepared for notice of inclusion based on no shows.
  • I will set the date for receipt of the cars with consideration to maximum build time and with allowance for back-up alternate shipping time.
  • A tracking number scan by the shipper will be the timestamp when it is shown as received at the shipping point (FOB) 

 

I hope that is clear and concise, if there are and questions or suggestions please through a PM.

 

Thanks to everyone that got behind this event and has confirmed an entry.

 

Welcome Racers!


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

Update 3/19/14 @ 12:20 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

 

Registration:

 

  • One racer dropped - Nick K.
  • One racer added - Dennis H.
  • 2 Additions to the 'back-up alternate' list.
  • Back-up alternate registrations = 4

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

Update 3/30/14 @ 06:55 PM (all times are Eastern)

 

Technical:

  • Track braid depth is .010  (info for anyone not running a drop arm and running on the front wheels)

 

Event Coverage:

  • Track owner Bill Pinch will be contacting a Videographer friend to record the event. 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:51 AM

Updated 4/25/14 @ 2:51AM

 

Rules:

  • (Change) Total length = 11 inches

 

Registration:

 

Open rule -  Exhibition and Show Cars:

Open to ANY drag car / trucks / tractors, any motor, (except Rocket power), wheelie bars OK, modern or vintage, wheelstander cars wanted.

  • Local pro drivers will present - Qty TBD
  • Bob S. x2
  • Bob I.  x1

 

Payment:

 

 $5.00 car entry fee per car is to be paid to Track Owner -

Bill Pinch via PayPal with fee paid as family/friend (entrant pays PayPal fee)  @ - bpinch1@bellsouth.net

 

Shipping:

Ship cars to:

 

RACE PACE Bodies

ATTN: Bill Pinch

1351 Cibola Dr,

Melbourne, FL 32934

 

  • Please provide shipper tracking number info to:

          Bob I. - farmallacres@earthlink.net  and  Bill Pinch -bpinch1@bellsouth.net

  • All shipping charges to and from the event and any requested return insurance/customs costs are on the racer.
  • Cars will be returned in original senders package. Please pack accordingly.
  • Winners trophy can or will be packed with care separately as not to damage the car. Shipping of the trophy will be at the winners expense outside of the lower US 48 states.
  • Box plaques will be packed with the competition cars (only) for the return trip. 

 

 

Race Prizes:

  • Are starting to come in, more are needed and requested please. Help out if you can with any slot parts or service offers.
  •  I would like to see everyone that enters get a prize of some kind.

Thanks go out to:

Bob S.,Mikey D. and Bob I. for the prize donations thus far.

 

Sponsors:

  • "Feed the Crew" and "Awards" any help would be appreciated.

Media:

 

  • Video - Event will be filmed and posted to YouTube. - Sorry no live stream.
  • Pictures - Will be posted here on Slotblog and a good possibility on the TheRaceway.biz Facebook page.

 

Contact info:

 

www.TheRaceway.biz

1220 Sarno Road

MELBOURNE, FL 32935

 

Store Phones 

Toll Free: (866) 845-4559

Evening: (321) 600-4951  


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:50 PM

I want to congratulate David Cummerow on the Big Win with his ultra slick "Smokum" Rail Job

 

"Boxerdog" comes out alive and will hold the key to prove it.

 

Let's not forget that this race was to honor and celibrate all the contributions to our hobby by Gene Husting.

The man to be possibly "The Best" vintage drag racer/builder while that segment of the slot hobby was still in its infancy.

 

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