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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:26 PM

And here's the pre-race mugshots:

 

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Team Bugaboo - A. J. Hoyt, Mike "Raisin" Garrett, Nelson Swanberg

 

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Team McM - Rick Starkey, Josh Crutchfield, Jessica "Mommy" McMasters

 

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Team Buckeye - Steve Davidson Thom Greene, Harold Davis

 

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Team R-Geo - Ross Scharf, Rick Bennardo, Jr, Willy Custer

 

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Team Southern Discomfort - Jay Guard, Terry Tawney, Bobby Robinson

 

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Team JEK - Kyle Snyder, Earl Graybill, Jim Nolen

 

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Team Grizzly - Butch Dunaway, Eric Balicki, Paul Martin

 

This is the first time the six-hour enduro has had less than eight teams. An eighth team had signed up and paid, but work committments intervened. I hate that...


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:27 PM

Couple of random shots during practice before the race...

 

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R-Geo team manager Rick Bennardo at right does his Alfred Neubauer impersonation, while Earl Graybill and Jim Nolen look on.

 

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Nelson Swanberg's got the lead-on covered, while L-R Raisin Garrett, Kyle Snyder, Ricky Bennardo, Thom Greene, and Rick Starkey pull their triggers. Willy Custer awaits a lane by the doors. 


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:38 PM

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"C'mon, Ricky, you know an X12 arm isn't legal for this race..."
 
As fast at that car was, being the eventual winner, Ricky must have just peeled the tag off the arm in lieu of inserting a different motor! The Team R-Geo car was a missile that all the other teams chased but could not catch. They led wire to wire and somehow avoided significant bad luck of any kind, which was not the case with the third-place team, who got ridered hard into the wall four separate times. One hit knocked the car's motor out even though it was both screwed and soldered to the bracket!
 
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One never sees any smiles at the tech table during the process; they appear only after a car receives a passing grade.
 
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Race director, Tom Thumb Hobbies head honcho Mike McMasters, reads 'em the riot act during the mandatory drivers meeting, which was basically a long recitation of all the things the drivers and teams cannot do. No track calls of any kind, not even for riders, cars on the floor, or in the infield at the bottom of the bank, no working on the cars in any manner except during green flag conditions, etc., etc. About the only thing the drivers could do is pull the trigger and have fun, which of course, they did.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:44 PM

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The drivers at the panel just an instant before the race begins... 3... 2...1 race 'em!  R-L, Raisin Garrett, Steve Davidson, Josh Crutchfield, Jay Guard, Kyle Snyder, Nelson Swanberg (marshaling the straight), Ricky Bennardo, Paul Martin, with Butch Dunaway covering the lead-on.
 
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The cars on the starting line at the begging of heat 1. Wonder if Team R-Geo's car on white lane ever got the lane sticker it's missing?


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 02:13 PM

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First place: Team R-Geo, Ross Scharf, Ricky Bennardo, Will Custer. This was R-Geo's second consecutive six-hour enduro victory, though Ricky is the only driver who was a member of both teams.

 

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Second place: Team Grizzly, Paul Martin, Eric Balicki, Butch Dunaway. They look pretty happy about taking second place, don't they?

 

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Third place: Team Southern Discomfort, Bobby Robinson, Jay Guard, Terry Tawney. If there was a long-distance award for the teams, these guys would have won it, as they came to the race from Gadsden AL, Anniston, AL, and Cocoa, FL respectively.

 

Also wanted to point out that the enduro drew racers from six states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Alabama, and Florida. I think that's all; did I miss one?


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:46 PM

This is the first time the six-hour enduro has had less than eight teams.

 
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I believe the fifth annual race in 2012 only had seven teams.
 
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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:49 PM

Thanks for the correction, Butch. I did check with the head honcho while we where there and he didn't remember that there had been less than eight teams either...


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:53 PM

I remember him saying that but I kinda remembered that we did have a race with only seven teams once.


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:56 PM

WTG on the podium finish, Hermann F.   :victory:


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 04:16 PM

Thanks, Pablo.
 
There was no catching team R-Geo; they were extremely fast in the turns.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:42 PM

Thanks for the names and photos. That information is appreciated out here in the hinterlands.

 

Nice to see Rick Sr. there.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:37 AM

I was at the race for a couple of hours. The R-Geo team went out to an early lead and didn't look back. Great driving and great car prep. There was a lot of movement up and down in the rest of the field due to the typical enduro accidents, parts failures, and other maladies. 
 
All in all it was a great day of slot racing in central Ohio. Congrats to the R-Geo team and all the other competitors who all put on a great effort as well as the McMasters and the extended Tom Thumb family for hosting the event.
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Posted 11 August 2015 - 09:04 AM

There was no catching team R-Geo; they were extremely fast in the turns.

 

It seemed like they were plenty fast on the straights, too! That was the one place I was hopin' I could keep up!


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:14 PM

A.J., we could keep up with them on the straights but we just couldn't compete in the turns. Then we lost our brakes which made it even worse.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:02 PM

Thanks to all who make this event happen. It was my first six hour enduro and I gotta say it was very fun. Glad that the Bennardos invited me and supplied the PD power that lasted the entire race never slowing down. And thanks to Bud Bartos for the awsome arrow chassis.

 

Can't wait to see everyone again.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 07:40 AM

Were any pictures made of the cars before, during tech? Can't remember.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 08:19 AM

I think the only pic of the cars was on the starting line.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 08:48 AM

Correct.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:04 PM

Where's Bill Fulmer when you need him?  :laugh2:


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:54 PM

His poor excuse for a substitute is currently on vacation. Pictures will be posted later.


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 01:09 AM

Thanks to the McMasters for a great race. I hope to be in it again next year.


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 03:57 PM

As promised here are the pictures from the 2015 Columbus Classic Six-Hour Retro Enduro. Thanks to everyone who attended. Hope you all had fun!! Until next year...

 

First place - Team R-Geo - Ross Scharf , Ricky Bennardo, Willie Custer - 4,088 laps

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Second place - Team Grizzly - Butch Dunaway, Eric Balicki, Paul Martin - 3,870 laps

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Third place - Southern Discomfort - Jay Guard, Terry Tawney, Bobby Robinson - 3,838 laps

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Fourth place - Team JEK - Kyle Snyder, Earl Graybill, Jim Nolen - 3,759 laps

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Fifth place - Team Bugaloo - AJ Hoyt, Mike Garrett, Nelson Swanberg - 3,554 laps

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Sixth place - Team MCM - Rick Starkey, Josh Crutchfield, Jessica McMasters - 3,539 laps

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Seventh place - Team Buckeye - Steve Davidson, Thom Greene, Harold Davis - 3,289 laps

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:02 PM

You like to keep people hanging, don't you? In more ways than one.  :laugh2:  :tease:


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

Funny guy... actually I can think of a few I would like to hang... did I say that out loud???  Since my office flooded in July I've been using a tablet or phone for everything. Huge pain !!

 

Greg is being kind enough to rotate the pics for me. You should be feeling better real soon. As soon as the blood rushes out of your head.


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:14 PM

I'm beginning to feel like I'm doing an outside loop in an airplane.  :wacko2:


Jim "Danger" Dunaway aka Butch
 
Danger is my middle name, that's why I race slot cars.

 

Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
 
"In the beginning of a change, the PATRIOT is a scarce man, and brave and hated
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