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OSS Race #5 report - season finale - 12/12, Snellville, GA


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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:55 PM

We wrapped up our inaugural season at Flashbacks Model Raceway with great racing and fun just like we've had all year! A big thanks to Tina Black for running the parts counter and to Larry Black for running the races all day long, it was very much appreciated! JK products provided some great race prizes too, just as they did for our first race.

 

We had 55 entries from 6 states join in the day's fun. That brought our series total to 270 entries over 6 events. Thank you to every single person who participated this year.

 

As always the Can Am cars would do battle first. Brian Ambrose came prepared and grabbed the pole. Once the race started Brian and Troy Johnson raced hard all race long, swapping the lead several times. With just a few seconds left Brian got my Troy and captured his second OSS win of 2015. Casey Dill rounded out the podium with a nice run just a few laps behind the winner.

 

Congratulations to Jay Guard, he is your 2015 OSS Can-Am points Champion!

 

TQ: Brian Ambrose BLT 3.585
Concours: Red Valantine
 
Overall Results
 

1) Brian Ambrose - 359 laps
2) Troy Johnson - 359
3) Casey Dill - 355
4) Jay Guard - 351
5) Russell Dobbs - 342
6) Bobby Robinson - 335

7) James Johnson - 331

8) John Clow - 331

9) Bud Greene - 330

10) Danny Richards - 326

11) Eddie Cordele - 310

12) Cylde Gazaway - 310

13) Red Valantine - 284

14) Greg Cool - 264

 

First place Can-Am: Brian Ambrose
 
Chassis: Duffy
Chassis builder: Tony P
Gear ratio: 9/27
Body: O/S Ti22
Body painter: Ambrose
Controller: Third Eye Renegade
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Second place Can-Am: Troy Johnson
 
Chassis: MPP?
Chassis builder: Merry Muffin
Gear ratio: 9/27
Body: O/S Ti22
Body painter: Merry Muffin
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Third place Can-Am: Casey Dill
 
Chassis: JK
Chassis builder:
Gear ratio: 9/27
Body: O/S
Body painter: Casey Dill
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires: Kelly
 
The top three Can-Am finishers.

 

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The top three Can-Am drivers.

 

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:14 PM

Up next was 4-inch NASCAR on the Paperclip.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. At the end of the race I ran into the same bad luck and the race got very close! Luckily I was able to hold on for the win and secure the overall points championship. Mid-South regular Shane Parent was able to hold on for third his first on the track
 
TQ: Ralph Thorne BLT 3.300
Concours: Bud Greene
 
1) Ralph Thorne - 401 laps
2) James Merriman - 400
3) Shane Parent - 383
4) Brandon Cates - 378
5) Jay Guard - 377
6) Bobby Beauchemin - 374
7) Taylor Davis - 364
8) Russell Dobbs - 362
9) John Clow - 357
10) Red Valantine - 349
11) Danny Richards - 346
12) James Johnson - 341
13) Bud Greene - 340
14) Clyde Gazaway - 314
15) Eddie Cordle - 310
16) Buddy Mitchell - 303
17) Jordan Dill - 298
18) Fenton Dean - 296
19) Greg Cool - 279
20) Brian Ambrose - DNS

 First place NASCAR: Ralph Thorne
 
Chassis: JK X25
Chassis builder: Ralph Thorne
Gear ratio: 13/37
Body: O/S COT Toyota
Body painter: Ralph Thorne
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Second place NASCAR: James Merriman
 
Chassis: JK
Chassis builder: Chris Barnes
Gear ratio: 13/36
Body: O/S COT
Body painter: Merriman
Controller: Third Eye
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Third place NASCAR: Shane Parent
 
Chassis: JK X25
Chassis builder: Shane Parent
Gear ratio: 13/37
Body: O/S
Body painter: Shane Parent
Controller: Carsten CS4
Rear tires: Kelly
 
The top three Nasacr finishers.
 
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The top three Nascar drivers.
 
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:38 PM

The final race of the day and year was the always fast, fun and close GTP cars. The top 13 cars were all qualified within a tenth and a half of each other so it was anyone's race to win. The race ended with myself and James finsihing first and second just as we did in Nascar. Third through seventh all finished within three laps of each other. Current USRA National Champion Bobby Beauchemin rounded off the podium.
 
TQ: Ralph Thorne BLT 3.140
Concours: Shane Paerent
 
1) Ralph Thorne - 270 laps
2) James Merriman - 265
3) Bobby Beauchemin - 259
4) Brandon Cates - 258
5) Shane Parent - 256
6) James Johnson - 256
7) Russell Dobbs - 256
8) Jay Guard - 253
9) Brian Ambrose - 249
10) Mark Lespinese - 249
11) John Clow - 244
12) Casey Dill - 243
13) Taylor Davis - 242
14) Bud Greene - 239
15) Red Valantine - 234
16) Fenton Dean - 223
17) Dave Wheeler - 222
18) Danny Richards - 216
19) Casey Dill - 211
20) Greg Cool - 207
21) Buddy Mitchell - 194

 First place NASCAR: Ralph Thorne
 
Chassis: JK X25
Chassis builder: Ralph Thorne
Gear ratio: 13/37
Body: O/S Bentley
Body painter: Ralph Thorne
Controller: Difalco
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Second place NASCAR: James Merriman
 
Chassis: JK
Chassis builder: Chris Barnes
Gear ratio: 13/36
Body: O/S Mercedes
Body painter: Merriman
Controller: Third Eye
Rear tires: Kelly
 
Third place NASCAR: Bobby Beauchemin
 
Chassis: JK X25
Chassis builder: Bobby
Gear ratio: 13/37
Body: O/S Bentley
Body painter: Bobby
Controller: Third Eye
Rear tires: Kelly
 
The top three GTP finishers.
 
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The top three GTP drivers.
 
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:40 PM

Well, that concludes the 2015 season. Once again a huge thanks to all who raced from near and far. We'll do it again starting next February. Keep yours open for the final points standing, next years schedule and more!


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:01 PM

Curious how if I have 243 in GTP how Taylor and Bud are ahead of me with less laps.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:04 PM

Sorry, typo you had 234. All fixed now.
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Posted 14 December 2015 - 07:43 PM

Ralph i really want to thank you for doing the series it was a great success and thanks to all the great raceways for hosting the races. Me and my son had a blast and are already getting stuff ready for next year. I hope it gets bigger and better next year and to anyone who didnt make it out this year you missed some close and very competitive racing , i hope to see everyone next year... 


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:02 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I enjoyed racing with you and Jordan.

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:45 PM

Thanks Ralph. That makes more sense.


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