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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:03 AM

I want to give a big thanks to Eddie Cordle at Cordle Model Speedway for allowing us to come race for the day. Once again we weathered a stormy day, stayed dry inside, and played toy cars all day long. Eddie has hosted many traveling series races, and he knew just how to handle us. The track was good shape. He did a fantastic job working the parts counter and race directing all day.

Once again we had race prizes donated by Angry Turtle Slot Car Products, this time they doubled their amount of race prizes. No one went home empty handed.
 
We decided to try something new and host a slot car swap meet the same day as the race. Despite the weather we had a nice turnout for that. We also had a local charity grilling dogs and burgers for us all day long. Here are some pictures of that...

 

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#2 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:21 AM

First up on the days agenda was IRRA® Can-Am on the monster Hillclimb. Jay Guard took the pole and went flag to flag in this race followed closely by locals Jordan Tillery and Danny Richards.
 

TQ: Jay Guard
Concours: Greg Cool
 
Overall Results
 

1) Jay Guard - 260 laps
2) Jordan Tillery - 251
3) Danny Richards - 243
4) Tommy Flythe - 243
5) James Johnson - 237
6) Daniel Floyd - 221

7) Lanier Gazaway - 202

8) Clyde Romero - 190

9) Greg Cool - 166

 

First place Can-Am: Jay Guard
 
Chassis: Guard
Chassis builder: Guard
Gear ratio: 9/27
Body: Parma Ti22 NN
Body painter: Guard
Controller: Third Eye Renegade
Rear tires: Speedshop / Piranah
 
Second place Can-Am: Jordan Tillery
 
Chassis: JK
Chassis builder: Tommy Flythe
Gear ratio: 9/26
Body: O/S Ti22
Body painter: Tommy Flythe
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Third place Can-Am: Danny Richards
 
Chassis:
Chassis builder: Danny Richards
Gear ratio:
Body: O/S
Body painter:
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires:
 
The top three Can-Am finishers.

 

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The top three Can-Am cars.

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:40 AM

Up next was 4-inch NASCAR on the Hillclimb.I grabbed the pole by a narrow margin over James. In the A-Main James ran into some bad luck in the first two heats which allowed me to stretch out an early lead. Second, third, and fourth fought all race long, for a tight finish.
 
TQ: Ralph Thorne
Concours: Eddie Cordle
 
1) Ralph Thorne - 195 laps
2) James Merriman - 188
3) Taylor Davis - 187
4) Jordan Tillery - 186
5) Danny Richards - 179
6) Tommy Flythe - 179
7) Roy Hogan - 174
8) Jay Guard - 170
9) Fenton Dean - 166
10) Lanier Gazaway - 162
11) James Johnson - 157
12) Cylde Romero - 146
13) Greg Cool - 126
14) Eddie Cordle 124

 First place NASCAR: Ralph Thorne
 
Chassis: JK X25
Chassis builder: Ralph Thorne
Gear ratio: 13/36
Body: O/S COT Toyota
Body painter: Ralph Thorne
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Second place NASCAR: James Merriman
 
Chassis: JK
Chassis builder: Merriman
Gear ratio: 13/36
Body: Kelly Daytona
Body painter: Merriman
Controller: Third Eye
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Third place NASCAR: Taylor Davis
 
Chassis: JK
Chassis builder: Taylor Davis
Gear ratio: 13/37
Body: O/S
Body painter: Randy
Controller: DiFalco
Rear tires:
 
The top three NASCAR finishers.

 

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The top three NASCAR cars.

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

For the Grand Finale (GTP) we signed up 14 driver's again to go to battle the "Monster" at CMS . This race was extremely close and we had 5 different leaders in the A Main.

 

James Merriman started out by laying down a blistering fast TQ time, followed closely by Taylor Davis in second.

 

Once the race started James had some trouble once again in the first two heats which allowed Taylor and myself to battle for the lead. Once Taylor went to red lane that allowed Jordan Tillery to close the gap and battle for the top spot. However that was short lived once Russell Dobbs, who showed up late without taking even a single practice lap claimed the top spot! Russel was bad fast and we race door to door for three heats. Going into the final heat Russell and I started off side by side, I was on black and he was on white. With 36 seconds to go Russell fell off and lost the lead and second from a hard charging James Merriman. This was by far one of the most exciting races I've been in! I think the overall lap totals can confirm that as well.

 

TQ: James Merriman

Concours: Taylor Davis

 

Overall Results

 

1) Ralph Thorne - 197 laps

2) James Merriman - 196

3) Russell Dobbs - 196

4) Taylor Davis - 195

5) Jordan Tillery - 193

6) James Johnson - 189

7) Danny Richards - 186

8) Fenton Dean - 182

9) Daniel Floyd - 173

10) Britt Johnson - 171

11) Stevie Banks - 162

12) Clyde Romero 157

13) Allison Davis - 150

14) Greg Cool - 145

 

 

First place GTP: Ralph Thorne

 

Chassis: JK X25

Chassis builder: Ralph Thorne

Gear ratio: 13/36

Body: O/S Bentlee

Body painter: Ralph Thorne

Controller: DiFalco

Rear tires: Kelly

 

Second place GTP: James Merriman

 

Chassis: JK

Chassis builder: Merriman

Gear ratio: 13/36

Body: OS Bentlee

Body painter: Chris Barnes

Controller: Third Eye

Rear tires: Kelly

 

Third place GTP: Russell Dobbs

 

Chassis: JK X25

Chassis builder: Ralph Thorne

Gear ratio: 13/36

Body: O/S Bentlee

Body painter: Russell Dobbs

Controller: Difalco

Rear tires: Kelly

 

The top three GTP finishers.

 

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The top three GTP cars.

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:04 AM

That does it for race #4 of the first year for the Outlaw Scale Series. We have one event left in 2015, on Saturday December 12th at Flashbacks Model Raceway in Snellville,Georgia. It's the championship event, and a huge turnout is expected from near and far. Don't miss this one! Look for more information to be posted soon!


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:09 PM

Another great "Outlaw" race day thanks to Ralph Thorne and Eddie Cordle.  The track was in great shape and Ralph ran a good show as usual with the racing being really close in all classes.  It's very interesting to note that the lap totals for Nascar and GTP were not that far apart, basically just one lap per heat.  I would have liked to have run in GTP too but a previously scheduled engagement in Atlanta kept me from competing in the GTP race.

 

BTW... I thought that the racers swap shop was a good idea and I would like to see that continued at future races. 


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:16 PM

Great report, Ralph :good:  Wish I had been there, of course.

No doubt in my mind I could have beat Merriman in GTP.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:07 AM

If Pablo thinks he can beat Merrymuffin, he better show up at Flashbacks... :unknw:


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 08:30 AM

:laugh2:  Just kidding, Charlie, seeing if anybody was paying attention :D I'm not even close to being in their league as a driver.

When Ralph and James are 1/2, one lap apart, you know they had to be flying. :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:56 PM

I've been chasing those guys for years now and all I've found is that the harder I try, the farther behind I get.


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