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#1 Noose

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:39 AM

Once again another year at the Sano has passed and it was a special one as we remembered those that can no longer be with us at this event.  Mike and Jackie Swiss are great hosts and the thanks to all the racers that came to enjoy a really competitive and FUN weekend. Super congrats to Greg Fox for his awesome wins.  He worked hard for them and had it all together this weekend.  He's on a roll!  Of course thanks to Bernie Schatz for picking me up at the airport and to my pit / tech partner Bill Fulmer.  Thank god his pit box is well equipped since I always seemed to need something from it. LOL

 

 


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:32 AM

I also want to thank Mr. Evil Bucks (Tony P) for building me AWESOME frames.


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:11 PM

Odd that someone who was NOT there would chime in but thanks to those responsible for setting up the camera. I watched most all the races while stuck working at my computer Friday thru Sunday. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was just like being there. I'm sure the track announcer's mic was distorted to those present as well as the broadcast but we could understand most of it. I would like to see a scoring window up in the corner (on other webcasts this was a very cool addition when we have it, you can watch the race progress almost like being there). These sound like I am complaining but I assure all that I'm not - just suggesting some improvements.

 

Again, I really appreciated it being there and that it stayed up and on for us. It's hard to find results for some other retro races and we get to see this while it's happening!


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:30 PM

   Per usual the Sano was a great event for all who attended.Mike did a yeoman job of handling every thing himself,with the better 7/8 ths,Jackie,helping out. The fact she did it on their wedding anniversary speaks volumes. Good thing Mike found her,he couldn't do better.

   The passing of Sano Dave took some of the heart out of the event,even Mike was easier on Howie than usual.With it being a remembrance to Ray and the passing of Dave there were more than a few grown men passing tears in memory of those 2  great men.They both will be greatly missed.

    Congrats to all the winners flat track and King tracks both.Good to see Greg Fox continue his great driving to go with his thorough preparation I have had the pleasure to observe the past months.If you put the time in on prep,luck has little to do with your results,and Greg is that proof.

   Thanks to all the sponsors ,everybody got at least one race prize.i

   Thanks to Noose for all the Tech work,and loaning me a Tony P built F-1 to run,best F-1 I have had the privilege to run,and the strongest. It took some big hits during the 2 races but kept running straight and true the whole time.

 

    Pics at: https://www.flickr.c...llfulmer/albums

 

    Not as many pics as usual,like I said,the passing of Dave took some of the edge off the weekend,if some of the pics are out of focus it was me using a new camera that I havent quite figured out yet.Sorry.

 

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:45 PM

Thanks to Mike & Jackie Swiss for putting on the best Sano in a long time. Last year was a bit challenging to say the least but the place looked great this year and everything went off without a hitch. Big thanks to Noose ( he knows why :D), KVP and Ricky D for the set up help and listening to my BS for 3 days :laugh2:! Noose and Bill Fullmer did a great job in tech as usual. Friday was tough when we learned of Sano's passing and I really missed Manta Ray a lot.... My results were not what I hoped for but those things happen. Met a lot of new friends and saw a lot of old ones as well. Had a great time even if I was whining a bit... :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:26 PM

   Per usual the Sano was a great event for all who attended.Mike did a yeoman job of handling every thing himself,with the better 7/8 ths,Jackie,helping out. The fact she did it on their wedding anniversary speaks volumes. Good thing Mike found her,he couldn't do better.

 

Bill.  

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:23 PM

My results exceeded all my expectations!
 
First and foremost I could not have done it and probably would not have made it without the relentless aid of Rowdy. Due to my hectic schedule I was not able to drive with him as originally planned. He stepped up and made the 34 hour round trip drive by himself toting all our necessities with him which allowed me to work to the wire and fly out. We thrashed and laughed together the whole time and I cannot put into words how much he helped me. Tony P. for the incredible chassis and advice, Noose for doing the impossible and getting my bodies done as well as a couple knuckles of encouragement to keep me going, Ralph Thorne for the body mounting assistance and additional tips, and Mike and Jackie for allowing us to play on their playground and feeding us incredible food. 
 
Friendship, laughs, racing, and just hanging out with in no order of importance Eric Billecki, Greg Fox, Ross Scharf, Bernie, KVP, Bill Fulmer, Raisin, Howie, Chuck Gambo, John Miller, Boogie, Mike Mazur, Rick Hill, Greg Wells and everyone else I may have forgotten. Great race and an even better group of people.
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:00 PM

Bill,

Most people say "better 15/16 or 31/32".

 

Are you making some sort of pass at me? LOL

 

 

    My eyesight isn't that bad yet!


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 03:43 AM

Thank you to Mike and Jackie for hosting the race, Noose and Bill for handling Tech and pictures.  Also, wan tot thank KVP, Bernie and Chuck Gambo for their advice on setting up for the flat track.   Finally, everyone that came to the Sano and made it fun and competitive.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:03 AM

Eric,

Big thanks to you for the excellent race directing.
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 03:07 PM

Wow! What a race.

I met some very good people, it was my first retro race (but it was the type of cars I started with in the late '60s). I felt very welcome and the racers were the best ambassadors of the sport of slot car racing. Mike and his wife ran a first class race and a first class race shop.

To all of the racers - thank you.
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