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#1 Tom Thumb Hobbies

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:06 PM

The Sixth Annual Columbus Classic Retro Enduro

Six-Hour GT Coupe Endurance Race

 

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August 9, 2014.

Tom Thumb Hobbies, Columbus, OH


155' American Blue King Track... same track the R4 is raced on.

IRRA® Can-Am (except for GT Coupe bodies) rules will be used.

**SPECIAL NOTE** Cars will NOT BE REQUIRED to have .050" front clearance as in the past. IRRA® rules will be followed for clearance. HOWEVER....front clearance WILL BE CHECKED along will rear clearance at random times during the race. Corrections to cars found to be too low can only be made while track power is on. Cars will be teched with guide/braid off the tech block.

Track will open at 9 AM, Tech at 10 AM, Racing starts at 11 AM.
Three man teams (minimum)
Sixteen 22.5 minute heats... 2 minute lane changes
All team members MUST race as near equal number of heats as possible.
All teams will be required to supply a team roster indicating which stints will be driven by which driver before the start of the race. Substitutions can be made with notice.
Any and all work on cars can only be done during green flag conditions. NO working on cars during the lane changes.
One chassis... one body for the entire event.
Extra motors, tires, etc., will be pre-teched, marked, and impounded until the teams need those parts.

Entry Fees... $20 per driver.

Award plaques for all members of the top three teams. There will also be a dinner after the race is over for all participants. Dinner time should be around 6 PM.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Entry deadline is JULY 31, 2014. There MUST BE at least 6 FULLY PAID TEAMS by the deadline or the event will be CANCELED and those with paid entries will be refunded. 
 

Open to the first eight PAID teams ONLY! Registrations begin NOW!

This event WILL fill quickly. Contact me for registration/payment information.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:58 AM

Two teams already entered!!


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:11 PM

Starkey and I are in, Mike. Just have to find a third. Will be out this week to pay.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

Mike,

 

Paul Martin, Eric Balicki, and I have a team so put us on the list.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

Mike, 

 

I will be teaming up with Steve Deiters and Gary Adams. Please put us on the list.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

Two teams already entered !!

 

Mike, 

 

If possible list teams and drivers so the non-entered so far will know who not to call. :good:  

 

Thanks,

 

Bill


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

Good idea. I will try to get to it soon. Spending some time at the lake for the next couple of days.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

Mike,

 

Rick and I have the rest of our team - Mike D and Elijah.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

Current entry list:

Team 1 - Jim Nolen*, Rick Starkey*, Mike Denney*, Elijah Kondrath* aka Team 3 1/2 Men
Team 2 - Paul Martin*, Butch Dunaway*, Eric Balicki* aka Grizzly Racing
Team 3 - Gary Adams*, Thom Greene*, Steve Deiters* aka Team Green Mamba
Team 4 - Gary Echelbarger*, Jason Echelbarger*, Bill Fulmer* aka Team "What were they thinking?"
Team 5 - Dan Ebert*, Bob Stanley*, Rick Bennardo Sr.* aka Team R-Geo Bone Sauce
Team 6 - Chris Radiscish*, Steve Koepp*, Ricky Bennardo* aka Team R-Geo
Team 7 - Josh Crutchfield*, Jessica McMasters*, Kyle Snyder* aka N.W.A. Racing
Team 8 - Jay Guard*, Greg Wells*, Bobby Robinson* aka Team Slotblog
The * indicates entry is paid.
 
The field is FULL. If you are still interested please contact us so you can be on the alternates list in case someone can't make it at the last minute.

PLEASE REMEMBER... YOU MUST BE FULLY PAID  BY JULY 31.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:49 PM

How come you ain't on a team, Mike?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

I signed up Rick Jr, Chris R and Steve K, two weeks ago??? Why are they not listed?...


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:38 PM

On June 30 you told me Team R-Geo would be back. I replied it was good to have you back. When I saw Rick Sr listed on Dan Ebert's team I assumed that was the team you were referring to. My bad. Two teams with Bennardos are better than one. I will add Team 6 tomorrow when I get back to a computer.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

Team 5 is now known as Team R-Geo Bone Sauce.  


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

We now have five fully paid teams and two partial paid teams. That leaves an opening for at least one new team. Even if you don't have a full team post here so others will know you are interested if they are looking to form or fill a team.

 

Also remember the July 31 deadline.

 

If you are already entered then please think of a team name. As soon as you post it I will update the entry list. Please keep it G or PG. :)

 

It needs repeating that the .050" FRONT clearance rule that was in effect for our Endurance races has been changed to the standard .015". However, at ALL random clearance checks throughout the six-hour race front clearance WILL BE CHECKED and the .015" WILL BE ENFORCED. I emphasize this because if you are forced to correct your car because it is too low in the front that can be very time-consuming and cause you to loose a ton of laps. Plan accordingly.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

I don't know how we can top "Team R-Geo Bone Sauce" (must be a new tire dressing Rick Sr. is coming out with or something), but Adams/Greene/Deiters will be "Team Green Mamba".



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:25 PM

As I commented to the entry list, the field is FULL. Please remember all members of each team MUST be paid by July 31.

 

IN ADDITION... I have had numerous requests to have a Can-Am Plus race Friday night before the Enduro. If we have enough cars - WHY NOT?

 

Contact me for info and to indicate your interest.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

Mike,

 

What kind of gear ratios are they running on these motors?



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

Don't know yet what will work best. We are testing this weekend hopefully.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

Mike:

 

Is there a "tolerance" on the track clearance random checks? Another words if I start at .050" do I have change tires at say .040" or is .050" an absolute at all times clearance?


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

Any time your clearance is checked you must meet the minimums. So I guess the answer is No.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

We travel in and get there late on Friday, and if you are going to hold a race Friday night. I may have to re-think coming for the race. IT'S THE ENDURO! You want to have a race, do it Sunday...
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

Since it is going to be a demo race for that class, limit the entry to one (1) car from each enduro team and shorten the race to 2 mins on 1 min off and it won't eat up too much time from the enduro prep.

Just my idea. 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

Schedule start time for 9 or 9:30 PM. Then no issues for the racers coming for the enduro...
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

Relax everybody. I wasn't going to take away practice time for the Enduro teams.

If there was any extra time and IF no one had an issue with it I was planning something along the lines of Bill's suggestion. The roughly 30 minutes that would take is easily wasted on practice night already.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:25 PM

Most everyone will be there early, set the race for 5:30 PM. That would work good...
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