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Posted 31 October 2015 - 09:25 PM

Reports of racing action at John Lacko's "Goodspeed" Raceway.

 

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 09:33 PM

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28 October 2015
 
"This is real racing," said Brian Casterline as the Scalextric Vipers ripped around the 118' Goodspeed course Thursday evening.  

 

The line is that slot car racing is the most affordable form of motor sports where everything is full size or bigger, except the cars. Both the Viper class and the Contemporary F1 class provided plenty of close action and some remarkable on track incidents, especially with the open wheel cars.  One F1 car struck the pedestrian bridge on the main straight about 4 inches up.  

 

Racers attending were: Bill Blett, Brian Casterline, Lonny Convis, Jack Dastoli, Doug Farlow, John Hansen, Leroy Heikes, Harlan Jones, Tim Keck, John Lacko, Keith Rosine, Tom Ryfiak, Craig Salisbury and Kevin Yonker. Craig and Tom won the most improved awards for the evenings events.  Heats were three minutes long.  

 

No new track records were set.  (Loaner) signifies a borrowed car.
 

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C31 Viper Third, second and first place finishers

C31 Viper "Venom Cup" (Scalextric Cars Only)    175 gram magnet limit                   Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4
1. Harlan, 73 laps, #58, 82 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, Super tires 17 18 19 19
2. Brian, 72 laps, #22, 83 g. weight, 166 g. magnet, Super tires 18 18 18 18
3. John L., 71 laps, #3, 86 g. weight, 173 g. magnet, Maxx Trac tires 17 19 18 17
4. Doug, 70 laps, #62, 90 g. weight, 163 g. magnet, Super tires 17 18 18 17
5. Lonny, 70 laps, #88, 84 g. weight, 144 g. magnet, Super tires 17 19 18 16
6. Jack, 69 laps, #24, 89 g. weight, 167 g. magnet, Super tires 17 19 17 16
7. Kevin, 66 laps, #58, 90 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, Super tires 17 17 17 15
8. Bill, 66 laps, #82, 86 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, Super tires 17 17 16 16
9. Craig, 66 laps, #7, 82 g. weight, 158 g. magnet, Super tires 16 17 17 16
10. Tom, 65 laps, #3, 88 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, Super tires 16 17 16 16
11. Tim, 65 laps, #21, 82 g. weight, 158 g. magnet, Super tires 16 17 17 15
12. John H., 65 laps, #82, 86 g. weight, 158 g. magnet, Super tires 16 17 15 17
13. Leroy, 65 laps, #56, 93 g. weight, 172 g. magnet, unknown tires 16 16 15 15
14. Keith, 60 laps, #22, 86 g. weight, 160 g. magnet, Super tires 13 17 15 15
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
#1. Doug 9.515, John L. 9.819, Harlan 9.829, Brian 9.834, Lonny 9.852, Craig 9.937, Jack 9.689, Kevin 10.187, John H. 10.383, Bill 10.458, Tom 10.524, Leroy 10.627, Keith 10.777, Tim 10.810
#2 Harlan 9.288, Doug 9.385, John L. 9.576, Lonny 9.581, Jack 9.591, Brian 9.676, John H. 9.905, Bill 10.097, Tom 10.108, Craig 10.178, Tim 10.197, Keith 10.371, Leroy 10.546  Kevin-no time
#3 Harlan 9.239, Lonny 9.476, John L. 9.610, Brian 9.657, Doug 9.741, Jack 9.836, Craig 9.841, John H. 9.946, Tim 10.178, Bill 10.230, Kevin 10.328, Keith 10.444, Tom 10.693, Leroy 19.718
#4 Harlan 9.577, Brian 9.773, Doug 9.831, Craig 10.048, John L. 10.118, Lonny 10.128, John H. 10.172, Jack 10.482, Bill 10.600, Kevin 10.715, Keith 10.940, Tom 11.069, Leroy 11.535
 
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C25 Contemporary F1 FF Motor third, second and first place finishers

 
C25  Contemporary F1 FF Motors     150 gram magnet limit       Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4 
1. Brian, 78 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21 #4, 62 g. weight, 14 g. magnet, Super tires 19 20 20 19
2. Lonny, 77 laps, Scalextric Ferrari F204 #2, 65 g. weight, 112 g. magnet, Super tires 19 20 20 18
3. John L., 76 laps, Scalextric A1 GP Canada, 69 g. weight, 143 g. magnet, Super tires 19 20 20 17
4. Jack, 73 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21 #23, 67 g. weight, 126 g. magnet, Maxx Trac tires 18 19 19 17
5. Harlan, 70 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-15, #9, 65 g. weight, 148 g. magnet, Super tires 16 19 17 18
6. Tom, 70 laps, Scalextric A1 GP Germany, 69 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Indy Grip tires 18 17 18 17
7. Craig, 69 laps, Scalextric Renault #5, 63 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super tires 16 19 19 15
8. Keith, 67 laps, Scalextric Ferrari F2004 #1, 63 g. weight, 126 g. magnet, Indy Grip tires 17 17 17 16
9. Bill, 66 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4 #2, 64 g. weight, 123 g. magnet, Indy Grip tires 18 17 16 15
10. Doug, 65 laps, Scalextric Renault R2Y #5, 63 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Indy Grip tires 17 11 19 17
11. Kevin, 61 laps, Scalextric A1 GP, 67 g. weight, 141 g. magnet, Super tires 16 19 15 11
12. John H., 60 laps, Scalextric Lotus F1 #10, 77 g. weight, 139 g. magnet, Maxx Trac tires 15 15 17 13
13. Tim, 56 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21, 64 g. weight, 101 g. magnet unknown tires 14 17 13 12
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
#1 John L. 8.875, Lonny 8.958, Doug 9.053, Brian 9.099, Jack 9.236, Keith 9.383, John H. 9.408, Kevin 9.545, Tom 9.557, Bill 9.565, Craig 9.623, Harlan 9.918, Tim 10.517
#2 Lonny 8.495, John L. 8.627, Brian 8.901, Jack 8.973, Tom 8.960, Keith 9.074, Harlan 9.100, Craig 9.124, Kevin 9.166,   Bill 9.344, Tim 9.557, Doug 9.593, John H. 9.758
#3 John L. 8.460, Lonny 8.577, Craig 8.766, Brian 8.776, Jack 8.912, Doug 8.986, Tom 9.017, Keith 9.080, Harlan 9.098, Bill 9.616, Kevin 9.629, John H. 9.940, Tim 10.061
#4 Harlan 9.104, Lonny 9.189, Brian 9.233, John L. 9.281, Keith 9.557, Doug 9.677, John H. 9.761, Doug 9.677, Craig 9.824, Jack 9.830, Tom 10.139, Bill 10.256,  Tim 11.246
 
Next Goodspeed Race

Thursday Nov. 12, track opens at 6 PM, Tech at 7 PM, racing immediately after tech.  Classes will be; 
 
C14 1970's NASCAR 1969-1971 175 gram magnet limit, eligible cars are:
 
Carrera: Ford Torino, Plymouth Road Runner, Plymouth Superbird
Scalextric: Dodge Charger Daytona
 
C2 Early Sports/GT 1950-1961 125 gram magnet limit, eligible cars are:
 
AutoArt: Jaguar C Type LM, Jaguar D Type LM
Carrera: 1957 Chevrolet, 1955 Thunderbird, Jaguar D Type, Maserati A6, Ferrari 166
Monogram: Porsche 550
Ninco: Jaguar XK-120, Porsche 356, Ferrari 250 TR, Austin Healey 3000 MkIII, Ferrari 166, Porsche 550,
Scalextric: Mercedes Benz 300 SLR
Appropriate resin bodies on any of these chassis  
 
Super Tires 100 Update
 
This is the official entry list for the big Super Tires race for C09 Grand National Monogram only cars on Saturday Nov. 28.
 
Chris Agent
John Hansen
Craig Salisbury
Bill Blett
Harlan Jones
Ed Sexton
Mick Brown
Gary Knabe
Ken Swanson
Chris Carpenter
John Lacko
Mark Welch
Jack Dastoli
Denny Moscatelli
Kenvin Yonker
Larry Fulhorst
Tom Ryfiak
 
Only these Monogram C09 Grand National cars  are eligible for the race and they must run on Super Tires 1700s.
 
1963 Ford Galaxie
1965 Ford Galaxie
1966 Dodge Charger
1966 Plymouth Belvdere
1967 Ford Fairlane
 
Nick at Super Tires has provided their 1700 tires for every entrant.  The top three finishers will win their choice of six pairs of Super Tires, the tires that rule Goodspeed.
 
Under the Lights Modern LMP1 Race Saturday November 28
The second big race on 11/28 will be a C20  Modern LMP-1 Enduro with 12 minute heats run completely under the track lights.  Only flashlights will be permitted in the pits.  Eligible cars are limited to only Scalextric cars with working head and tail lights.  These include:
 
Aston Martin LMP-1
Audi R10
Lister Storm LMP
Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
Porsche RS Spyder
 
For more information, e-mail jlacko@aol.com


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:53 AM

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12 November 2015  

 

All the racers at Goodspeed have their own favorite race classes that are spread over the 36 classes we run.  Ask any of the same racers about their least favorite classes, and almost everyone mentions the same three or four.  Thursday evening we ran two of the least liked; C2 Early Sports & GT and C14 1970's NASCAR.  Cars in these classes tend to be narrow and high with a less than racy center of gravity and an entertaining polar moment.  Weight and size are additional factors in the C14 1970's NASCAR class that work against fast laps.  Loose screws shut down lane 4 during the second heat, but the heat was restarted.  Racers competing were: Bill Blett, Brian Casterline, Lonny Convis, Jack Dastoli, Doug Farlow, Harlan Jones, John Lacko, Keith Rosine, Craig Salisbury and Kevin Yonker.  Kevin Yonker won the most improved racer with his strong finishes in both classes.  Heats were 3-1/2 minutes long.  No new lap records were set.

 
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1970s NASCAR third, second and first place finishers
 
C14 1970's NASCAR         175 gram magnet limit Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4
1. Lonny, 78 laps, Scalextric Dodge Charger Daytona #9, 94 g. weight, 167 g. magnet, Super tires 19 20 20 19
2. Jack, 76 laps, Carrera Plymouth Road Runner #32, 101 g. weight, 162 g. magnet, Super tires 18 19 20 19
3. Brian, 75 laps, Scalextric Dodge Charger Daytona #71, 101 g. weight, 167 g. magnet, Q Slicks 18 20 19 18
4. John, 70 laps, Scalextric Dodge Charger Daytona #71, 104 g. weight, 171 g. magnet, Paul Gage tires 18 18 18 16
5. Kevin, 69 laps, Scalextric Dodge Charger Daytona #71, 101 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super tires 17 18 18 16
6. Harlan, 64 laps, Carrera Dodge Charger #41, 109 g. weight, 172 g. magnet, Indy Grip tires 17 16 16 15
7. Craig, 64 laps, Carrera Plymouth Superbird #32, 123 g. weight, 168 g. magnet, Super tires 15 17 17 15
8. Keith, 63 laps, Scalextric Dodge Charger Daytona #71, 101 g. weight, 163 g. magnet, Super tires 17 17 13 16
9. Bill, 63 laps, Carrera Plymouth Superbird #71, 123 g. weight, 168 g. magnet, Maxx Trac tires 15 17 16 15
Exhibition   Doug, 63 laps, Carrera Plymouth Superbird #40, 116 g. weight, 192 g. magnet, Super Tires 18 17 16 12
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
1. Lonny 10.612, Jack 10.700, Kevin 10.946, John 10.947, Brian 11.276, Doug 11.298, Keith 11.465, Craig 11.656, Harlan 12.261, Bill 13.003
2. Jack 10.425, John 10.502, Lonny 10.537, Brian 10.684, Kevin 10.764, Doug 11.141, Craig 11.414,Keith 11.571,  Harlan 11.771, Bill 12.388  (lap record 10.256)
3. Lonny 10.233, Jack 10.313, Kevin 10.861, John 10.875, Brian 10.987, Craig 11.069, Doug 11.361, Keith 11.820, Harlan 11.925, Bill 12.598
4. Lonny 10.630, Jack 10.763, Brian 11.036, John 11.359, Kevin 11.538, Craig 12.324, Doug 12.350, Keith 12.503, Harlan 12.847, Bill 13.478
 
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The gap between finishing positions for Keith and Bill
 
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Early Sports and GT third, second and first place finishers
 
C2 Early Sports & GT       125 gram magnet limit                                                                                                                           Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4
1. Brian, 76 laps, Scalextric MB 300 SLR #658, 76 g. weight, 123 g. magnet, Super tires 19 20 18 19
2. Lonny, 73 laps, Scalextric MB 300 SLR #7, 74 g. weight, 123 g. magnet, Maxx Trac tires 18 17 19 19
3. Jack, 73 laps, Scalextric MB 300SLR #658, 76 g. weight, 123 g. magnet, Super tires 18 17 19 19
4. Doug, 72 laps, Scalextric Jaguar D Type #3, 82 g. weight, 113 g. magnet, Indy Grip tires 19 18 18 17
5. John, 69 laps, MRRC Porsche 550 #47, 70 g. weight, 107 g. magnet, Super tires 17 18 18 16
6. Kevin, 68 laps, Scalextric MB 300 SLR #658, 72 g. weight, 119 g. magnet, Super tires 17 19 17 15
7. Harlan, 67 laps, Ninco Corvette #6, 76 g. weight, 106 g. magnet, Super tires 17 17 17 16
8. Bill, 64 laps, Scalextric Jaguar D Type #8, 71 g. weight, 121 g. magnet, Super tires 17 15 17 15
9. Keith, 64 laps, Scalextric MB 300SLR #722, 74 g. weight, 125 g. magnet, Super tires 17 15 17 15
10. Craig, 56 laps, Carrera Jaguar D Type #6, 69 g. weight, 120 g. magnet, Super tires 14 15 14 13
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
1. Lonny 10.276, Keith 10.620, Brian 10.628, Kevin 10.873, John 10.892, Doug 10.005, Jack 11.050, Harlan 11.613, Bill 12.062, Craig 13.012
2. Brian 10.150, Lonny 10.408, Kevin 10.453, Keith 10.533, Doug 10.691, John 10.815, Bill 11.601, Harlan 11.743, Craig 11.949  (Jack no time) (lap record 10.100)
3. Lonny 10.270, Brian 10.325, Doug 10.410, Kevin 10.630, John 10.728, Jack 10.806, Harlan 10.971, Keith 11.289, Bill 12.064, Craig 12.467
4. Lonny 10.774, Brian 10.886, Jack 11.185, John 11.270, Doug 11.630, Harlan 11.755, Kevin 11.920, Bill 11.998, Keith 12.021,  Craig 13.027
 
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Super Tire 100 and LMP1 Under the Lights
The next event on Saturday November 28 at Goodspeed is going to be a big one.  The Super Tire 100 will be a 100 lap race for Monogram Grand National cars only running Super Tire 1700 tires.  Following up on that, there will be a LMP-1 race for only Scalextric LMP1 cars with headlight and tail lights because the race will be run entirely under track lighting with no room lighting and only flashlights in the pits.  Heats will be 12 minutes long.  There will be a test and tune session Friday evening from 6 - 10 PM. Please contact John Lacko (jalacko@aol.com) for more information.
 
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WMSSCRG Rule Revisions
C6 Classic A & B Production 1962-1969 is going to be changed into Big Bore Production 1962-1978.  The new cars in this class will be all the Fly Porsche 911's and 934's plus the Scalextric Caterham is going to be moved into this class from the C13 Two Liter Class.  The new class will pit a variety of cars with similar lap times against each other.
 
Goodspeed Work Party
There will be a work party at Goodspeed this Saturday to prepare the track for the big events after Thanksgiving.  Projects include new trees, repair of existing trees, painting, reworking power panels, cleaning features on the track, etc.  The party starts at 2 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:59 PM

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28 November 2015
 
Goodspeed and the West Michigan Scale Slot Car Racing Group hosted a pair of hard hitting, two fisted competitive show downs Saturday; the Super Tires 100 for Grand National Monogram cars sponsored by Super Tires and a Brights in the Night LMP1 race under the lights.  The races attracted four racers from Chicago as well as a strong contingent of the regulars.  Racers competing included; M. G. Brown, Jack Dastoli, John Hansen, Harlan Jones, John Lacko, Denny Moscatelli, Kurt Nank, Tom Ryfiak, Craig Salisbury, Ken Swanson, Mark Welch and Kevin Yonkers.
 
The Super Tires 100 consisted of 5 minute heats to insure the top cars completed 100 laps.  The race was limited to only the Monogram NASCARS in the class.  Nick of Super Tires provided their 1700 tires for every entrant and the podium finishers won their choice of six pair of Super Tires.
 
The LMP1 race was an enduro with 12 minute heats that tested both man and machine.  The only eligible cars were Scalextric LMP1 cars with both head and tail lights.  Back up cars were pressed into action by John L. and Ken due to mechanical issues during the extended LMP1 race.
 
Due to a cold track, it is alleged, no new track records were set.
 
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Super Tires 100 Grand National third, second and first place finishers.
 
C9 Grand National Stock Cars (NASCAR 1960-1968)  THE SUPER TIRES 100  150 gram magnet limit   Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4
1. John L., 101 laps, Plymouth #43, 110 g. weight, 148 g. magnet, Super Tires 25 26 26 24
2. John H., 101 laps, Fairlane #29, 105 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super Tires 24 27 25 25
3. Harlan, 97 laps, Fairlane #34, 91 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super Tires 25 23 26 23
4. Jack, 97 laps, Dodge #38, 108 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super Tires 24 25 25 23
5. Kevin, 92 laps, Fairlane #115, 101 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super Tires 23 22 25 22
6. Denny, 92 laps, Charger #6, 118 g. weight, 130 g. magnet, Super Tires 23 25 21 23
7. Ken, 92 laps, Plymouth #43, 111 g. weight, 142 g. magnet, Super Tires 25 24 22 21
8. Craig, 90 laps, Charger #9, 103 g. weight, 139 g. magnet, Super Tires 23 23 23 21
9. Kurt, 80 laps, Galaxie #121, 135 g. weight, 140 g. magnet, Super Tires 20 20 20 20
10. M. G., 79 laps, Plymouth #43, 99 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super Tires 18 20 21 20
11. Tom, 78 laps, Galaxie #21, 116 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, Super Tires 20 21 15 22
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
#1 Harlan 10.949, Ken 11.040, Kevin 11.334, John H. 11.430, John L. 11.606, Jack 11.631, Craig 11.948, Kurt 12.088, Denny 12.111, Tom 12.280, M. G. 13.444
#2 John H. 10.677, Harlan 10.719, John L. 10.913, Ken 11.201, Kevin 11.248, Jack 11.504, Craig 11.578, Kurt 11.780, Denny 11.959, Tom 12.348, M. G. 12.348
#3 Harlan 10.622, John H. 10.916, John L. 11.008, Ken 11.136, Kevin 11.310, Denny 11.556, Jack 11.658, Craig 11.775, Tom 11.811, Kurt 11.924, M. G. 13.798
#4 John H. 11.642, Kevin 11.718, John L. 11.748, Jack 11.868, Harlan 11.886, Ken 11.954, Denny 12.052, M. G. 12.239, Kurt 12.248,  Craig 12.794, Tom 13.162
 
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 06:02 PM

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Modern LMP-1 third, second and first place finishers

 
C20 Modern LMP1 (Bar Magnet) 200 gram magnet limit Laps per Lane 1 2 3 4
1. Jack, 294 laps, Peugeot 908 #9, 100 g. weight, 193 g. magnet, Super Tires 75 76 72 71
2. John H., 290 laps, Lister Storm LMP #20, 81 g. weight, 192 g. magnet, Super Tires 71 73 75 71
3. Denny, 289 laps, Porsche RS Spyder #6, 79 g. weight, 193 g. magnet, Super Tires 72 74 73 70
4. Harlan, 288 laps, Peugeot 908 #8, 86 g. weight, 193 g. magnet, Super Tires 73 73 75 67
5. Ken, 283 laps, Aston Martin LMP #007, 80 g. weight, 177 g. magnet, Super Tires 73 77 72 61
6. John L., 282 laps, Aston Martin LMP #007, 89 g. weight, 191 g. magnet, Super Tires 73 72 69 67
7. Craig, 278 laps, Porsche RS Spyder #34, 93 g. weight, 200 g. magnet, Super Tires 69 71 72 65
8. Mark, 273 laps, Peugeot 908 #6, 105 g. weight, 185 g. magnet, Super Tires 67 72 70 64
9. Kurt, 269 laps, Aston Martin LMP #007, 100 g. weight, 194 g. magnet, Super Tires 65 72 66 66
10. Kevin, 267 laps, Audi R10 #18, 83 g. weight, 177 g. magnet, Super Tires 65 66 67 69
11. Tom, 260 laps, Porsche RS Spyder #6, 96 g. weight, 200 g. magnet, Maxx Trac tires 69 67 63 61
12. M. G., 235 laps, Audi R10 #7, 80 g. weight, 148 g. magnet, Quick Slicks tires   59 64 60 52
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
#1 John H. 8.884, Jack 8.981, Ken 9.163, Harlan 9.256, John L. 9.293, Kevin 9.496, Denny 9.507, Kurt 9.616, Tom 9.962, Mark 9.981, Craig 10.105, M. G. 11.344
#2 Ken 8.854, Jack 8.953, Denny 9.075, John H. 9.115, Mark 9.289, Craig 9.408, John L. 9.430, Harlan 9.448, M. G. 10.005, Kevin 10.020, Tom 10.040 (Kurt no time)
#3 Jack 8.570, Ken 8.958, Harlan 8.962, John H. 9.005, John L. 9.066, Denny 9.395, Mark 9.402, Craig 9.483, Kurt 9.717, Kevin 10.346, M. G. 10.350, Tom 10.598
#4 Jack 9.174, John H. 9.515, Denny 9.634, Craig 9.664, Kevin 9.990, John L. 10.079, Harlan 10.104, Mark 10.121, Kurt 10.201, Tom 10.632, M. G. 12.447 (Ken no time)
 
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Next Goodspeed Event
Thursday January 14, 2016, track opens at 6 PM, Tech at 7 PM and racing immediately after.  Classes to be run:
 
C17 Group C LeMans Prototypes 1980s-1990s, 175 g. magnet limit (Premier Series).  Any Slot it motor is acceptable.  Eligible cars:
Monogram: March 83G
MR Slot: Mazda 787B
Slot it: Jaguar XJR9 LM, Lancia LC2-84 & LC2-85, Mazda 787B, Nissan R390 GT1, Porsche 956 & 962, Sauber Mercedes C9, Toyota 88C
 
C34 Porsche Cup 175 g. magnet limit - Scalextric Porsche 911 GT3R with bar magnets.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:18 AM

13 October 2016  Racing Report

 

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The winning margin in the C23 Modern GT2 race

 

Racing is always close at Goodspeed, but the results of the first race of the Fall Series for Modern GT2 cars was even closer than we have ever seen before.  Four cars finished with the same number of laps to tie for the win, all were the same car and the winner pulled out the victory by a couple of inches.  Five drivers were faster in lane two than the old lap record.  Judging by the results, fall series racers with any other car than the Fly Marcos have their work cut out for them.  Racers competing were; Bill Blett, Phil Carpenter, Brian Casterline, Lonny Convis, Jack Dastoli, Doug Farlow, John Hansen, Harlan Jones, John Lacko and Jerry Wofford.  Heats were 3-1/2 minutes long.  New class records are indicated with an *.

 

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C26 Contemporary F1/Open Wheel with FF Motors 150 gram magnet limit Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4

 

1. John L., 89 laps, Scalextric A1 GP Canada, 71 g. weight, 143 g. magnet, 29 KPH speed, Super tires 21 24 23 21
2. Brian, 87 laps, Scalextric A1 GP Italy, 67 g. weight, 122 g. magnet, 29 KPH speed, Super tires 22 22 21 22
3. Jack, 85 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21 #23, 68 g. weight, 128 g. magnet, 29 KPH speed, Maxx Trac tires 22 21 23 19
4. Lonny, 84 laps, Scalextric Ferrari F2004 #2, 66 g. weight, 105 g. magnet, 28 KPH speed, Super tires     21 22 21 20
5. John H., 75 laps, Scalextric Lotus #10, 73 g. weight, 134 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 18 20 18 19
6. Jerry, 75 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21 #22, 67 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 29 KPH speed, Maxx Trac tires 19 18 19 19
7. Harlan, 75 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21 #9, 69 g. weight, 140 g. magnet, 29 KPH speed, Super tires 20 20 18 17
8. Bill, 74 laps, Scalextric McLaren MP4-21 #2, 68 g. weight, 133 g. magnet, 27 KPH speed, Maxx Trac tires 18 20 19 17
9. Doug, 40 laps, Scalextric Renault R24 #5, 64 g. weight, 146 g. magnet, 27 KPH speed, Super tires 17 2 21 0
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
#1 Brian 8.870, John L. 8.870, Jack 8.908, Lonny 8.986, Harlan 9.244, Jerry 9.454, John H. 9.470, Doug 9.590, Bill 9.650
#2 John L. 8.606, Lonny 8.666, Harlan 8.780, Brian 8.817, Jack 8.829, Jerry 9.073, John H. 9.147, Bill 9.191   (Doug-No Time) (Lap Record 8,449 JL)
#3 Jack 8.507, Brian 8.580, Lonny 8.780, John L. 8.830, Jerry 9.074, Doug 9.139, John H. 9.249, Harlan 9.299, Bill 9.342
#4 Brian 8.536, Lonny 9.211, Jack 9.438, John H. 9.541, Jerry 9.567, John L. 9.789, Bill 9.817, Harlan 9.869  (Doug-No Time)
 
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C26 Action In The Esses
 
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C23 Modern GT2 Race One of Four 175 gram magnet limit Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4
 
1. Doug, 84 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #10, 75 g. weight, 165 g. magnet, 26 KPH speed, Super tires 21 22 21 20
2. Lonny, 84 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #2, 74 g. weight, 169 g. magnet, 25 KPH speed, Super tires 20 22 22 20
3. Jerry, 84 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #21, 85 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, 22 KPH speed, Indy Grip tires 22 22 22 18
4. Brian, 84 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #6, 75 g. weight, 166 g. magnet, 22 KPH speed, Super tires 21 21 22 20
5. Jack, 82 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #77, 81 g. weight, 173 g. magnet, 33 KPH speed, Super tires 22 20 22 18
6. John L. 78 laps, Fly Lister Storm #52, 89 g. weight, 162 g. magnet, 28 KPH speed, Super tires 18 20 21 19
7. Phil, 76 laps, Fly Lister Storm #6, 91 g. weight, 153 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 19 20 19 18
8. John H., 76 laps, Fly Lister Storm #52, 85 g. weight, 155 g. magnet, 22 KPH speed, Super tires 19 20 19 18
9. Harlan, 74 laps, Scalextric TVR T400R #69, 84 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 28 KPH speed, Indy Grip tires 19 19 18 18
10. Bill, 59 laps, Scalextric TVR T400 R #69, 91 g. weight, 174 g. magnet, 28 KPH speed, Super tires 17 19 19 4
 
Fastest Times Per Lane
#1 Jack 9.064, Doug 9.380, Brian 9.420, Jerry 9.426, Lonny 9.494, John H. 9.658, John L. 9.692, Phil 10.338, Harlan 10.552, Bill 10.972
#2 Doug 9.110*, Jerry 9.145, Jack 9.267, Lonny 9.282, John L. 9.317, Brian 9.580, John H. 9.817, Phil 10.030, Bill 10.443, Harlan 10.443  (Old record 9.371- JL)
#3 Jack 9.173, Lonny 9.238, Brian 9.294, Jerry 9.327, Doug 9.455, John L. 9.581, John H. 9.628, Phil 10.270, Bill 10.516, Harlan 10.788
#4 Brian 9.473, John H. 9.634, Doug 9.668, Jerry 9.721, Lonny 9.744, John L. 10.121, Jack 10.156, Phil 10.734, Harlan 11.055, Bill 11.695
 
Second Cars Entered
Blett none
Carpenter; Cartrix BMW Z3
Casterline; none
Convis; Fly Marcos 600 LM #70
Dastoli; Fly Lister Storm GT #52
Farlow; Fly Lister Storm GT #6
Hansen; none
Jones; none
Lacko; Fly Panoz Esperante Coupe #17
Wofford; none
 
Next Goodspeed Event
 
Thursday October 27, track opens at 6 PM, Tech at 7 PM, racing immediately after.  Classes running;
 
C2   Sports/GT (1950-1961)  125 gram magnet limit
 
Auto Art; Jaguar C Type LM, Jaguar D Type LM
Carrera; Jaguar D Type, Maserati A6, Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, 1955 Thunderbird, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop
Ninco; 1957 Corvette, Ferrari 250 TR, Porsche 356, Porsche 550, Jaguar XK-120, Ferrari 166
Scaalextric; Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, Jaguar D Type
 
Race Two of the GT 2 Fall Racing Series 175 gram magnet limit.  Same cars must be entered in each race with an optional second car, primary car can be changed if two cars have been entered.
 
Auto Art; Porsche 996 GT3 RS
Carrera; Porsche 911, Ferrari 575 GTC
Cartix; BMW Z3
Fly; Marcos 600 LM, Lister Storm GT, Ferrari F430 GT, Venturi 400 LM, Panoz Esperente Coupe
Ninco; Ferrari 360, Callaway Corvette C12, Posche 911/997, Corvette
SCX; Morgan Aero 8, Ferrari 550
Scalextric; Masterai Cambarso, TVR Tuscan 400R

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:19 AM

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Goodspeed raceway in Kalamazoo, MI is gearing up for their second annual 1/32 LMP racing event with lighting provided by the track lights and car lights only. The event is scheduled for 11/26/2016; for more information contact John Lacko (jalacko@aol.com) or visit the WEST MICHIGAN SCALE SLOT CAR RACING GROUP page on Facebook.
 

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:04 AM

17 November 2016 Racing Report

 

The West Michigan Scale Slot Car Racing Group GT2 Fall Race Series wrapped up proving the overwhelming potential of the Fly Marcos 600 LM. That car was the only car on the podium in each of the four races. There was some variety in the finishing order for the C5 Classic B Prototype race, but not much.

 

As usual there were plenty of micro aggressions on track during both races. Lots of close racing all evening. Racers participating included; Bill Blett, Brian Casterline, Lonny Convis, Jack Dastoli, Doug Farlow, John Hansen, Harlan Jones, John Lacko, Keith Rosine, Craig Salisbury, Jerry Wofford and Kevin Yonkers. New lap records marked with an * were set in both classes.

 

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C23 Modern GT-2 Fall Race Series Race 4 of 4 175 gram magnet limit Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4
1. Brian, 89 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #6, 75 g. weight, 167 g. magnet, 23 KPH speed, Super tires 22 21 23 23
2. Lonny, 87 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #2, 74 g. weight, 163 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 21 23 22 21
3. Doug. 86 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #10, 78 g. weight, 169 g. magnet, 26 KPH speed, Super tires 22 22 21 21
4. Jerry, 84 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #21, 86 g. weight, 172 g. magnet, 23 KPH speed, Indy Grip tires 20 23 21 20
5. Jack, 81 laps, Fly Lister Storm #2, 89 g. weight, 170 g. magnet, 28 KPH speed, Quick Slicks tires 21 19 19 21 
6. Bill, 79 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #10, 70 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, 26 KP speed, Super tires 21 20 20 18
7. John L. 75 laps, Fly Panoz Esperante #17, 85 g. weight, 158 g. magnet, 25 KPH speed, Super tires 19 20 20 16
8. Harlan, 75 laps, Fly Lister Storm #52, 85 g. weight, 152 g. magnet, 27 KPH speed, Super tires 19 19 20 17
9. Kevin, 74 laps, Scalextric TVR #89, 91 g. weight, 175 g. magnet, 27 KPH speed, Super tires 20 19 18 17
10. Craig, 72 laps, Carrera Ferrari 575 #80, 94 g. weight, 165 g. magnet, 21 KPH speed, Super tires 19 19 17 17
11. John H., 70 laps, Fly Lister Storm #52, 85 g. weight, 152 g. magnet, 27 KPH speed, Super tires 17 13 20 20
12. Keith, 65 laps, Fly Marcos 600 LM #50, 76 g. weight, 162 g. magnet, 21 KPH speed, Super tires 17 10 20 18

 

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Fastest Times Per Lane


#1. Lonny 8.938, Brian 9.124, Doug 9.201, Jerry 9.219, Jack 9.387, John L. 9.716, John H. 9.746, Bill 9.904, Kevin 9.987, Harlan 10.275, Craig 10.371, Keith 10.700
#2. Lonny 8.763*, Brian 9.008, Jerry 9.029, Doug 9.101Jack 9.407, John L. 9.488, Keith 9.637, Harlan 9.696, Bill 9.749, Kevin 9.815, John H. 10.155, Craig 10.246 (old record 8.888-DF)
#3. Lonny 8.738, Brian 8.959, Jack 9.122, Doug 9.214, Jerry 9.287, John L. 9.353, Bill 9.650, Keith 9.678, John H. 9.711, Harlan 9.828, Craig 10.032, Kevin 10.090 
#4. Brian 9.226, Jerry 9.466, Lonny 9.472, Doug 9.475, John H. 9.951, Jack 9.964, John L. 10.006, Kevin 10.547, Craig 10.692, Keith 10.749, Bill 10.767, Harlan 11.397

 

Modern GT-2 Fall Race Series Final Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total Best Two Races Finishing Position


Blett 6 12 10 10 22 6
Carpenter 9 7 7 0 16 8
Casterline B. 13 16 20 16 36 1 (tie)
Casterline C. 0 8 0 0 8 13
Convis 14 12 14 19 33 3
Dastoli 11 11 12 11 23 5
Farlow 19 17 9 13 36 1 (tie)
Hansen 8 0 0 5 13 10
Jones 7 5 0 8 15 9
Lacko 10 9 11 9 21 7 
Rosine 0 0 8 4 12 11 (tie)
Salisbury 0 6 5 6 12 11 (tie)
Wofford 13 13 14 12 26 4

To resolve the two ties, there will be a 2 minute heat, crash and burn run off race with Modern GT-2 cars on Saturday Nov. 26 with Brian and Doug plus Craig and Keith.

 

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C5 Classic B Prototype 150 gram magnet limit Laps Per Lane 1 2 3 4


1. John H., 83 laps, Scalextric Ferrari 330 P4 #21, 77 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 25 KPH speed, Maxx Trac tires 20 20 22 21
2. Brian, 81 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #7, 78 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 23 KPH speed, Super tires 19 20 21 21
3. Harlan, 81 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #5, 74 g. weight, 142 g. magnet, 22 KPH speed, Super tires 20 20 21 20
4. Lonny, 80 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #5, 79 g. weight, 134 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 21 20 20 19
5. Jack, 79 laps, Slot it Ford GT 40 #24, 65 g. weight, 118 g. magnet (magnet limit for Slot it cars 125 g.) 29 KPH speed, Super tires 21 19 20 19
6. John L. 77 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #2, 74 g. weight, 138 g. magnet, 26 KPH speed, Super tires 20 20 20 17
7. Doug, 76 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #2, 81 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 25 KPH speed, Maxx Trac tires 20 19 19 18
8. Keith, 75 laps, Scalextric Ferrari 300 P4 #24, 76 g. weight, 133 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 19 19 19 18
9. Jerry, 73 laps, Fly Lola T70 Mk IIIB #5, 94 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Maxx Trac tires 19 18 19 17
10. Bill, 72 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #95, 75 g. weight, 142 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 18 18 17 19
11. Kevin, 70 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #6, 76 g. weight, 133 g. magnet, 23 KPH speed, Super tires 15 21 17 17
12. Craig, 64 laps, Scalextric Ford GT 40 #7, 81 g. weight, 150 g. magnet, 24 KPH speed, Super tires 15 18 16 15

 

Fastest Times Per Lane


1. Lonny 9.547, Harlan 9.583, John H. 9.588, John L. 9.810, Jack 9.842, Doug 10.087, Brian 10.175, Jerry 10.386, Bill 10.399, Keith 10.591, Kevin 10.767, Craig 11.192
2. Lonny 9.230, John L. 9.472, John H. 9.525, Harlan 9.852, Brian 9.964, Kevin 10.017, Jack 10.108, Jerry 10.141, Bill 10.417, Keith 10.623, Doug 10.722, Craig 10.859 (old record 9.487-JD)
3. Lonny 9.257, Harlan 9.482, John H. 9.492, Jack 9.607, John L. 9.689, Brian 9.747, Jerry 9.801, Keith 10.111, Doug 10.139, Kevin 10.329, Bill 10.601, Craig 10.868
4. John H. 9.578, Harlan 9.624, Jack 9.751, Lonny 10.145, Brian 10.196, Doug 10.274, Keith 10.308, Jerry 10.376, John L. 10.703, Bill 10.890, Kevin 11.016, Craig 11.348 

 

Next Goodspeed Event 


Saturday November 26

 

Track opens at 9 AM ET, Tech at 10:30 AM

- C23 Modern GT2 Series Run Off Race at 11:30

- Reverse Rotation C34 Porsche Race at 1 PM

- C20 Modern LMP1 Race Under the Lights (car and track lights only) at 2 PM.

 

Note Race only for Scalextric Lister Storm LMP1, Porsche RS Spyder, Peugeot 908, Aston Martin LMP1 and Audi R10 with a 200 gram magnet limit.

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:42 AM

GOODSPEED IS CLOSING

 

Over the last 12 years, many 1:32 racers have enjoyed competing regularly at Goodspeed in downtown Kalamazoo and contributed to the ongoing success of the four lane Scalextric track. Great friendships have been made along with lots of great memories.

 

The building at 244 E. Michigan has now been sold and the deal will close in a week or so. Unfortunately, the new owner's plans will not allow Goodspeed to remain in the basement after the middle of June. So plans have been made to shut it down with two big events.

 

Thursday 5/11 This was going to be the Touring Car Enduro, but now it is going to be two of our most popular classes; C12 Trans Am and C22 Modern GT1. Both C12 and C22 has 200 gram magnet limits.

 

C12 Trans Am (1967-1971) 200 grams

Carrera; Cuda
Pioneer; Camaro, Mustang
Scalextric; Camaro, Cougar, Challenger, Mustang, Javelin

 

C22 Modern GT1 200 grams

Auto Art: Lamborghini Diablo GT3
Carrera: Corvette C6
Fly; Porsche 911 EVO, Porsche 911 GT198 (not the “Racing” version), Viper, Saleen SR7R, Ferrari F40, Dodge Viper
Ninco Mosler MT900R, EVO Genie,
Policar; Ferarri F40 LM
Scalextric; Ford GT, Jaguar XKRS, Aston Martin DBR9, Maserati MC12, Corvette C5R & C6R
SCX; Aston Martin DBR9

 

The track will open at 6 PM, tech at 7 PM and racing immediately after. 

 

Saturday May 20 Goodbye to Goodspeed Special Event. This will be a general hot lapping, B.S. session so bring any and all your cars to finish it off. We will shoot a group photo between 1 & 2 PM. Track will open at 9 AM until the last person goes home.

 

The dissembling of Goodspeed will start on Sunday May 21 at 1 PM. Any and all help will be appreciated.

 

Note: It is likely that this track will be relocated at some time- there is no further information on where and when available at this time.


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