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#1 PCH Parts Express

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:24 AM

4" Flexi, F1 and Retro Can-Am Race saturday 10/18/14 at PCH at about 2 PM.

 

Track...  King Cobra

Power...  13.2V

8 lanes

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JK F1 (Stock JK F1 car)
Retro Can-Am (regional SCCRA rules)
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#2 Mark Wampler

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

The CanAm race at PCH was a thriller.  Exchanges from 1st and 2nd went throughout the last half of the race. 

 

From my end, this was to be a special race to honor the TSR motor.  What was to be a lightweight King track chassis ended up “too heavy”. The complete car coming in a little under 102, it  was a tank, but found out it was perf for a fresh cleaned PaperClip track.  I had this left over handout motor sitting so lonely in my case so, maybe this would be a chance for a moment of glory.  The motor performed very well one Thursday night, teaching the local Hawks.  So I decided to bring it out against the Hawks one last time at PCH.  While the car posted the slowest  lap, it held its own through out the race.  But in the last heat, Steve Walker pulled away to win with just a little under a lap lead.  Congrats Mr. Steve !

 

I want to also express appreciation to Philippe de Lespinay for his contribution to SoCal Retro racing, having the TSR to serve these several years to the present.  It was a great run.

 

Chassis construction:  Single .078 rails, shaker pans, full time front spin axle

Weight:  101.8 g

Gears: 9/28  Koford crown  +++

Body:   TS  Ti 22 long

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:52 PM

Mark

 

Should have used a 10 would have been a bullet at B/P on the low power I started running them 11/29 they run great for 11-12 heats very little P/Laps on them so a 1 race wonder 



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:57 PM

Jason, you know that would be conventional thinking, BUT as it turned out no one was significantly running me down the straight expect for Ben Sr and John Parker's H7. That dead man at the end of the straight comes on VERY fast and I needed the brakes or I'd be braking halfway into the bank.  The dead man is a tippy toe turn for even that 102 gr car.  The heavy cars could jam around much faster as well as the finger.  Steve Walker was running a 108 gr DragonSlayer  9/29.   About everyone was having problems  in the deadman.  The King Cobra is just very different than the BP King.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

Mark

 

You are right about the Deadman drove that track for 5 yrs the extra tooth does not change the brakes only top end and brake 12ins sooner for the deadman and roll on and problem will be gone

 

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 03:51 PM

The plan is 3rd Saturdays @ PCH.  C'mon out an show us a thing or two :)


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

Maybe in DEC the next few weeks are very busy

 

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 10:53 PM

Racing tomorrow 11-15 !


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 01:29 PM

See you folks at the shop later today.

 

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

JK INDY CAR

 

PCH owner Scott Salsberg came away with an astounding 282 lap win and fast lap  with one of Mark’s loaner cars!  Sort of humbling to get beat by your own car.  Great run,  congrats Scott!

 

GTS

 

A squeaker race with Mark squeezing through by two laps with 299 laps in  some very tough competition.  Earl’s car being the overall best performer.  A lot of high down force bodies out this time around.

Great run everyone!

 

Retro CanAm

 

Another very tight race between John Parker and Mark Wampler with John overtaking in the last few seconds of the 8th heat @ 286 laps.   There was still some confusion  that the Hawk 7 is a little too much motor for Retro CanAm racing.  So everyone be advised that the Retro Hawk motors are the approved power plant  for this class.

 

It was a great run and lots of fun.  Let’s get together next time!

 

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 11:56 PM

The next races at PCH will be on 12/20/14. We open at Noon, start at 2 PM.  


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:00 PM

The next race is 12/20/14 Saturday. The selection of JK Indy/F1 cars is large and you can race them straight out of the box. Yes, here is the Box Stock class you may have been waiting for. You can win the race with a totally stock car. It has been done.  

 

Retro Can-Am (So Cal rules)

GTS  (Fosters rules)

JK Indy/F1 (Fosters rules)

 

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Voltage  13.25

King Cobra 8 lane track

Doors open at Noon

Race starts at 2 PM

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:29 AM

We are racing Saturday Jan. 17 2015. Hope you can make it for the first race of the year. 

 

Retro Can-Am (So Cal rules)

GTS  (Fosters rules)

JK Indy/F1 (Fosters rules)

 

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Voltage  13.25

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Doors open at Noon

Race starts at 2 PM

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:16 PM

It the Retro races this Saterday there will be a vote to hold a wing race after the last Retro/Flexi races of the day.


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:40 AM

The next race day is 02/21/15.

 

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Race day hours ...........  Doors open at 12 Noon. Races start at 2 PM PT.  The races (3 classes run for 8 heats) normally are wrapped up at around 6 PM PT.

 

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:32 PM

Saturday’s race at PCH was fun and competitive although there were a handful of racers.  The coupe race was furious as the Hawk 7 powered Turbo Flex cars ran their course.  The Retro CanAm proved to be the most exciting.  Mark had some problems at the start of the race which opened the gate for John to take the lead.   From there John ran a near perfect race for the win.  Earl, having the super fast Kamo Speed car was running down Mark, but fell short a 1/3 lap behind for 2nd.  Congrats John for a great run!  I hope that next month, we’ll see more interest in racing at PCH.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 11:16 AM

The next race day is 03/21/15.

 

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Race day hours ...........  Doors open at 12 Noon. Races start at 2 PM PT.  The races (3 classes run for 8 heats) normally are wrapped up at around 6 PM.

 

If you can make it please feel free to check out our online catalog...  www.e-slotcar.com

The new slot car magazine can now be ordered on the site or by phone. We ship worldwide.

The new JK 4.5" Cheetah 21 chassis will be added to the site next week.


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:12 AM

The next race day is 03/21/15.

 

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Race day hours ...........  Doors open at 12 Noon. Races start at 2 PM PT.  The races (3 -4 classes run for 8 heats) normally are wrapped up at around 6-7 PM.

 

If you like racing please join us.

 

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

………..We had a good time at Scott's PCH Raceway in Oxnard Ca……A fast-fun track…….Scott,Mosby & Crew are great hosts,and it must be one of the best stocked raceways in the World!!!!….just amazing….please if you can check them out,,we plan to return soon…………..DC

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

Don,

The cars and track, are they pretty much like BPR's flat track Can-Am chassis' and set-up? Or?

That track looks neat.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 06:12 PM

Another fun day of competition at PCH.   Cool to see  Don who  had come to visit with us.  Nice pics and a special thanks for helping with turn marshalling !  

 

The track conditions called out for super soft, grippy tires.

 

 CanAm started out the gate with Earl’s ballistic Kamo Speed car doing a 4.55 fast time on Orange.  John, Earl and Mark battled it out the entire race with Steve close by.  Purple and Black lane was to be reckoned with coming out of the doughnut causing numerous deslots.  A major crash in the straight bent Mark’s front axle which caused the front end to drag slightly but manageable .  Nice tight racing.  Good run Earl, John and Steve.  Interesting note that White, Orange and Blue lanes had 2 racers each posting their fast laps. 

 

The JK Indy cars are always a blast to drive.  With Hawk 7 power, these little cars scoot along real fine.  Steve came out leading early in the race but ran into problems on Black.  John and Earl running real close,  but with a few lucky laps  John came out  at the top by one lap over Earl and Steve coming in 3rd .  Mark, while running only a Retro Hawk had the motor burn up sending a cloud of that sweet burnt wire smell throughout the track and coming to a lonely stop. (waaaa!)

 

Thanks to our traffic director Bob Maxwell, our host Scott Salzberg and Don Campell once again for handling extra marshalling duty and putting in a good plug for PCH racing!

 

 Congrats to podium racers and everyone who came out for some fun.  See you next month.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:11 AM

Don,

The cars and track, are they pretty much like BPR's flat track Can-Am chassis' and set-up? Or?

That track looks neat.

 

Tom,

I raced my BPR king Can-Am car (the only Can-Am I have), you'd be better off with a car setup for the BPR flat track than the King if you have the choice when running at Scott's. The track has a very tricky deadman, almost off-camber due to the rise as you come into it. Overall really fun, but bring soft tires... or just your tire turing gear since Scott seems to have every tire under the sun in stock!

 

I bought one of the RTR JK Indy cars and raced it right out of the box... handled better than my Can-Am!


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:21 AM

Max, yeah, that was my thinking. I'd probably get the weight to around 108-110. Gear it 8/28 for a R/H? I'm going to try for the April race, but with the Zimmerman race at BPR coming up, will have to see. Thanks.


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

Tom,
The track was not prepped this time. Traction was limited.
I've raced at a previous race when track was prepped and traction was good.
A car with more weight would be better for the deadman, but the rest of the track is FAST.
Earl was fastest, and he ran a Kamo chassis.
For $85, the box stock JK open wheel cars are a blast to race.
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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

Thanks Mike, that will give me some ideas. May have to look at those JK open wheel jobs. Those F-1's give me the willy's tho. But, maybe for the flat track, just maybe.

Mark, got your PM, thanks for the info.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:37 PM

All of you are welcome to come to race Retro Can-Am and other classes on April 18th 2015 at 2 PM.

 

Doors open at 12 Noon.

 

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Track....  8 lane King Cobra, SRT timing and scoring system. Clean power.  

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 12:42 PM

This Saterday we are racing Retro cars. 

 

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Doors open at 12 Noon. Racing starts at 2 PM.  


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:47 AM

We are racing this Saturday. Doors open at Noon. races start at 2 PM.

Retro (same rules you are racing with now)(same car you are racing with now)(older cars work well)
F1
GTS/LMP

Racing at 13.25 V, 120 amp on the 158' Tunkel King Cobra. New braid. Clean power.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:54 PM

We have heard back from several racers that intend to race at PCH this Saturday. Thank you for the advanced notice. The track in clean and fast.  John Parker was testing his F1 car on White, Red, Purple and Black. We was very happy with the test. If you race in one or more races, you are then not obligated to stay and turn marsh other races after your race. This way if you want to race and get going home at a reasonable hour, that works.

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 10:18 AM

The last race went well. The next race is Saturday 2 PM on June 20th 2015.

 

 

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:50 AM

F1/Indy

LMP

Retro

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The next race is Saturday 2 PM on June 20th 2015.

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:20 PM

JK F1/Indy

Retro Can-Am

LMP 

 

Racing every third Sat. of each month.

 

The next races are on July 18th.

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 04:41 PM

A big thank you goes out to all that attended the July 18th 2015 race.

 

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:13 PM

Retro race at  2 pm  01/16/16.  

 

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We will have a group of relly clean used Retro chassis for sale if you need any.  


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:03 PM

The 158' King Cobra track will be cleaned and glued 01/14/16. January is historically a good month for race entries. Hope to see as many of you folks that can make it. We expect Bob Maxwell to be doing the race directing. We have several regulars racers say they would be there. Racing is fun. Join us to race and have fun.  


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 04:58 PM

The racing is going to start very soon. We're just giving the racers ample time to arrive, setup and test.


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