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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

We're less than a week away now from our Retro debut at SpeedZone PTC! This is shaping up to be a GREAT race and large turn-out! Everyone should come check this place out at least once. They ordered $3,000 worth of Retro-related parts for us to make sure anything we might need will be in stock. They will be open all day Friday for testing and tuning. There are lots of near by hotels, and plenty of great restaurants in the same shopping center. The Gerding King (G3) should be ready to do battle. It has been completely re-braided, walls painted, and looks great.
 
Can-Am and F1 will be on the King*. Stock Car on the Hillclimb.
 
Doors open at 8 AM Saturday morning, racing begins at 10:30.
 
* In the unforeseen event that the King is not ready, all races will be run on the fast and smooth Hillclimb.
 
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Peachtree City, GA 30269
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155' Gerding King
 
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#2 John C Martin

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

That King track looks awesome. I can't wait!!

 

Mike and I will be there!


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

Are guys coming Friday or Saturday?



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

Looks like an awesome facility with two real nice tracks. Wish it were closer... good luck with the race!


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Alabama/Mississippi group of three will arrive early Friday afternoon.  

 

Thanks for having them open early, Ralph.    :)


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

Can't wait to see you guys, Pablo!



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

Logan, Gil, and I will be there!
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Posted 21 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

Greg and I will be there!


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

If I was you Jay, I'd leave Greg home.  :laugh2:  :tease:  :dance4:


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:08 PM

Love the floor and the cleanliness!


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

Matt, that's what a $30,000 floor looks like in a slot car track, LOL.
 
Jay, glad you guys can make it! I'm expecting about 25 racers...

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:08 AM

Wow, a Gerding King that's a reasonable distance off the floor, not a back breaker. What a concept!! :good:
 
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:16 AM

Ralph, do you know what Gerding that is?  Might it be G1 from Sonny's up here?


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

It's G3. It has been privately owned its whole life, until now. It was in someone's basement in CT or RI I think?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

What time are the races starting sat?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:38 PM

First race starts at 10. Tech opens at 9 15

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

I wish Y'all the best of luck. Looks like a great facility.

 

Is it Me or the pics, but the side walls on the King straights look very low..


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Ralph, do you know what the braid depths are for these 2 tracks?
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

I think the Hillclimb is .015.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:52 PM

We are ready. I don't know how fast we will be but we will have a fun time trying.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

I just got word from the guys at Speed Zone PTC, the King track will NOT be ready. All races will be run on the Hillclimb.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:52 PM

The hillclimb is a awesome track ..very fast and smooth...
Maybe we can go back in a May and run everything on the King track ??

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:27 AM

The King is AWSOME!!! Maybe on that I could move up to a 9th or 10th LOL!!! Going to get this Retro stuff down one of these days ( I hope) Going to keep trying anyway.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:31 AM

I'll have some pics and results up shortly. Missed one pic of the lap counter showing the result, so Ralph will add it after I do my thing.

I thought it was a good day for a first Retro race in a new raceway. SpeedZone PTC is a very impressive facility, is it not?


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:18 PM

Yes, it is. :)

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