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#1 n9949y

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:33 PM

A few photos of the 2-3-16 Monza race for pre-1960 F-1, Indy, Gran Prix cars.

 

Main event: James 1956 Lancia Ferrari D-50, red lane; Cully, '56 Lancia Ferrari D-50, white; Paul,

1956 Kurtis Craft Indy roadster, blue; Todd, 1959 Watson Indy Roadster, yellow lane. Cully wins.

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Consi or "B" Main: Basil, 1954 Mercedes W-196, red lane; Greg, 1958 Vanwall, white; Dave, 1956 Kurtis Fraft

Indy roadster Hemi! blue, Tom, 1955 Lancia D-50, yellow lane. Greg wins.

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Score sheet: Cully and Todd win most of the heat races.

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Main event starting line up:

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Consi starting line up:

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Crowded Monza pits: Track side scenery is an important feature of Pelican Park's racing atmosphere.

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#2 James Wendel

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 02:30 AM

Nice pictures Todd.  That's twice in a row that I have been stuck in the red lane of the Main in this class. 

My car is not happy in the red lane.  :bomb:

 

Notice that it was I who blocked both you and Cully from sweeping the preliminaries.  My car is fast, but has a few minor issues.

 

I am going to have to make a few mods to it before the next time the Monza class rolls around. 

Then I will have my vengeance !!!  (maybe)  :D


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:17 AM

"Maybe...." I'm working on my '56 Lancia Ferrari. Runs pretty good on red.

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By the way, James, here are 2 photos of the 1:1 Lancia-Ferrari D-50 you're modeling I shot at

the Gooodwood Revival, 2014.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:25 AM

Pelican Park is a great track and they have a loyal following of old timers that have raced for centuries. It is a very competitive but also friendly environment. I like the track design and patterned my own track, Electron Raceway in a somewhat similar fashion to Pelican and Spare Time Raceway. All three tracks are characterized by short straights and tight turns. This type of design is much more suited to hard body racing because it favors driving ability over raw speed and keeps top speeds down. After racing on drivers tracks, I really don't care for the swoopy Kings or similar courses.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 05:58 PM

Rich has built at his Roseburg country home  a very inviting track with similar design features of Pelican Park

Speedway and Spare Time raceway. He's developed 1/24 classes of cars so accurately modeled they could

just as well be display only shelf models.

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Vintage Trans Am field

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Vintage Trans Am  racing action

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Vintage Trans Am action

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Rich and Bob Hanna checking computer race results Bob  also owns Roseburg's  Spare Time Raceway.

With other tracks in the Portland, Salem and Bend area racing exclusively 1/24th scale authentically modeled

slot cars, Oregon has more such tracks per capita than any other state in US.

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Rich's track is set up for night racing.

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Racing at Rich's often is often accompanied with fine dining.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:50 AM

Ah Todd,
You are too kind. The images of Electron Raceway that Todd posted were taken nearly 10 years ago. That all day Trans Am race was one of the first put on at my track and attracted hard body enthusiasts from all over Oregon. It was really a blast!

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:40 AM

Turkey Night !!!

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The crowd is beginning to gather.  (Actual photo taken in my back yard)

 

This year's event was lightly attended.... only 10 racers, but we had a good race (and good food) regardless.

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The four team cars lined up for the start of the 1st heat: In the red lane is James' 1939 Chevy, a proven Main Event winner here for its first Turkey Night race.  James and Deke were a two-man team, which is an advantage when there are non-regular racers in the mix.

 

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Mike's 1948 Chevy is in the white lane.  Mike's car is a solid competitor.  Mike and Dave were the only other 2-man team.

 

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Leo's '48 Chevy, in the blue lane, was fast but harder to drive at the limit than a wider '39 Chevy.  Leo was teamed up with Basil and Bob Carnes, an excellent HO racer who hasn't raced at Pelican for quite some time.

 

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The black Ford in the yellow lane is Tom's car and did not survive the event.  The body was severly broken and his chassis finished the race wearing his pistachio green Ford body.  Tom was on Bob Shafer's team with Jonny, a Turkey Night only racer.

 

The results: Deke's 1st, Leo's 2nd, Mike's 3rd, Bob's 4th....  Big Dog award James  :D  (woot !!!)

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For anyone who is interested, there are glamour shots of the winning car and photos of the chassis on post 25 here:

http://slotblog.net/topic/61644-2015-oregon-hardbody-racing-pelican-park/


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:10 AM

James,
Looked like a smoked Turkey to me. You and Deke dominated the event! I recall racing in the event several years ago. The field was quite competitive and the regulars were all sharp - me as an out of town entrant, not so much. The event was a lot of fun. the heats were quite long and I got to know the track a bit better as the evening wore on. A fun event for sure.

See you at STR tomorrow. Also, I plan to race another Triathlon on Wednesday, November 30. Hope you can make it

Rich Vecchio


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for posting


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