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Posted 04 August 2016 - 04:27 PM

Buena Park Raceway event is this Sunday August 7th,

I will be there 11am for the hand out tires.

 

first up will the IROC race with Lancia Slot.it and Racer cars that I have prep.

following will be the Slot.it Group C race


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:55 PM

BPR round of OAS series, August 7.

Iroc Lancia race

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First, Mill. Second, Dennis. Third, Phil.
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Slot.it Group C

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First, Eddie. Second, Phil. Third, Mike.
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:11 PM

BPR race report:
 
The track was stuck in the am, but mostly everyone was able to tune the cars for the conditions. Craig Correia was fast but could not race because he did not feel well.
 
The ProComp3 tires worked well after they were dialed in for the track conditions.
The Iroc race (a car for each lane that each racer drove) was between Mill and Dennis, with Mill a lap ahead of Dennis at the finish, and Phil just edged out Eddie for third.
 
The Slot.it Group C race started as a contest between Eddie, Phil and Mike. At the halfway, Eddie had a slight lead with Phil and Mike dicing it out for second. In the end Eddie held on for the win and Phil picked up the pace for a strong second.
 
Thanks to BPR and Debbie.
 
The points chase so far:
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:56 PM

It was a fun pair of races. I think the glue of the track wore away as the day went on, and that helped the cars to keep from tipping out. Thanks for the series, Mike. It's an easy one to participate in, with ready-available cars.

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:10 PM

For race five at Big Lou’s we will be running the Slot.it Group C cars as usual, and something a little different for the second race.

 

I will have two cars prepped: a Gt class car (magnet car) and a Racer Lancia GR5 car (non magnet). The event will be to see

who can turn the most laps with each of the cars in a one minute run. Each racer will have two attempts with each car. The higher

lap runs with each car will be combined and that will determine the overall placing for this particular speed run event.

 

And don't forget, we will be eating BBQ!!!

 

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:35 PM

Interesting concept. Should be fun. I'm hosting a Farrout race the day before, where one of the classes is Slot.it, so I'll have to do some quick adjustments for your race the next day!

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:30 PM

The penultimate race will be at Big Lou's this Sunday...  The festivities will begin at noon.

BBQ lunch from Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, BBQ Shrimp and Pull Chicken Sandwiches!


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:31 PM

Here we go again!  I wonder if we'll get any of the Buena Park guys to come out from behind the Orange (Country) Curtain. 

Is Noon when Big Lou's is opening, or when you want to get races started?

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:46 PM

A view of Big Lou's track: a large, 4-lane flat plastic track, in Culver City, CA.

 

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:26 PM

Big Lou has a BIG track.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 12:35 AM

A bunch of it is cut off in that pic. Like the entire straightaway in the bottom-right of the pic.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:57 AM

There's a non magnet race tonight at Big Lou's for those that are interested.
21.5k short can or flat 6 motors, rubber tires.
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Posted 22 September 2016 - 06:24 PM

the wed night non magnet race showed that a lot guys have raised their game... sunday will be a competitive race!


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 07:16 PM

Those guys should do well in your 2nd Magnet/Non-Magnet race. Home-track advantage, and all. (Starting to line up my excuses!).  :laugh2:

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

Is the non mag setup for Big Lou's plastic track different from BPR besides tires and no mags?

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 11:03 AM

Is the non mag setup for Big Lou's plastic track different from BPR besides tires and no mags?

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I usually use slot.it n22 or nsr ultragrip tires and loosen up the pod. But it is how the car is behaving under the prevailing track conditions, and make adjustments so the car suits your taste.

the turns are short and there are many straights, so if you can hang in the turns and maximize the straight speed... a lighter car can be better if you can get the car to handle well enough. a lot more stop and go type driving.


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 11:18 PM

Event 5 at Big Lou's

Speedrun trials-
First: Kevin, second: Lou, third: Thomas
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Group C race-
First: Eddie, second: Thomas, third: Chris
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The competition was very close, the BBQ very good, fun day at the races.

Thanks to Big Lou for hosting!


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

Race report - Big Lou's

 

Race 1 was the speedrun event, which consist of one minute solo runs with an iroc mag car and an iroc non mag car.

The results are combined for an overall finish:

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The key here is to not crash, but still drive like hell. Any "offs" and you are pretty much toast...

 

 

Race 2 was the Slot.it Group C. The race was a pretty high quality race with very little crashing. Eddie out raced everyone,

and Thomas borrowed a car from Lou and put it to good use for second. Chris was the best of the rest for third.

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Points so far with one race to go:

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:33 AM

One way to get on top: Show up for all of the races!!!    :laugh2:

 

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:38 PM

One way to get on top: Show up for all of the races!!!    :laugh2:

 

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Yes, you are the only one that has made every event and raced every race. I was there (for required reasons) at every event but did not race one of the races.

 

Beside getting a bunch of points and the points lead, you are getting the max amount of raffle tickets (a ticket for every race you raced) for the raffle giveaways at the last race. A lot of new slot cars will be given away, so there was a good reason to have raced every race in the series.

To have a chance at the goodies you must be present at the last race.

 

There were six different race winners: Eddie (4), Craig (2), Kevin (1), Christophe (1), Gasper (1), Mill (1).

Craig would have chased Eddie to the last race if he did not have to deal with his health issues. Looks like Kevin has made the biggest improvement, I always said you got to get the laps in, and he has done that.


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

Off season racing at Big Lou's

Second Sundays of the month, starting in November

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 04:57 PM

The final race will be at Eddie’s (Rafael’s track will not be ready) on the 6th of November.

 

We will be racing the Slot.it Group C as usual and will roll out the Vintage pre 65 class.

For this particular event, any motor 18k and less maybe used in the Vintage pre 65 class.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:17 PM

Series final event at Eddie's this Sunday November 6th


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:01 PM

Reminder: daylight savings ends. You'll have an extra hour to prepare your cars :-)

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

Race 6 (final race) at Eddie's 11/06/16
 
Group C race
1st Christophe,  2nd Eddie,  3rd George
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Vintage pre 65 race
1st Eddie,  2nd George,  3rd Kevin
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Final points
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Thanks to everyone that raced, all the host track owners. Will do this again next spring! 
 
 


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 11:06 PM

Thanks for taking the time to put the series together, Mike. And for all the cool raffle prizes. Some of us really scored! Hopefully we'll get more crosstown participation next time.

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