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OSS 2016 Race #1 report - 12/13, White House, TN


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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:59 PM

Race number one is in the books for the 2016 OSS season and it was not one that will soon be forgotten. If you missed it, you missed a good one. I've seen all the pictures and heard the hype about SlotCars-R-Us but that does this place no justice. Truly an amazing facility that been assembled by a true racer. No details spared, if you get a chance you need to check this place out.

 

Many thanks to Tracy for having us, he helped keep the day running smoothly, the parts counter was well stocked as well as the snack bar which had fresh Domino's pizza all weekend. The G21 was fast as promised and we had lots of close racing all day long. Racers from eight states showed up to White House,TN, to do battle and it shaked out like this...

 

The podium was a Tennessee sweep as the experienced local racers took the top spots. Andrew Ford took the win setting a new track record during qualifying with a 3.684 and also picked up the win with an impressive 365 laps turned.

 

TQ: Andrew Ford - 3.684
 

Concours: James Johnson
 
Overall Results
 

1) Andrew Ford - 365 laps, A-Main Winner
2) John Martin - 364
3) Will Brinkley - 359
4) Tom Harrington 357
5) Russell Dobbs - 354, B-Main Winner
6) Jay Guard - 352

7) Gil Gunderson - 350

8) Jeff Nale - 349

9) Ken Williams - 335

10) Robert Redmond - 326, C-Main Winner

11) Matt Jackson - 324

12) Paul Peterson - 323

13) Danny Richards - 323

14) Kris Stratton - 323

15) James Johnson - 316

16) Bobby Robinson - 311

17) Greg Cool - 286

18) Les Boyd - 269

19) Casey Dill - 259

20) Terry Watson - 259

21) Jordan Dill - 252

22) Mike Arnold - 231

23) Stan Hutson - 146

24) Jeff Green - 59

25) Jeff Bigelow - 0

 

The top three Can-Am finishers

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:17 PM

NASCAR qualifying started with Stan Hutson running a blistering lap of 3.395 and that was never touched. Stan started on the pole in the orange lane. Myself, Stan, and Will Brinkley all led at some point but in the end I was able to hold them off by half of a lap.

 

TQ: Stan Hutson 3.395
 

Concours: Brayden Brinkley
 
Overall Results
 

1) Ralph Thorne - 266 laps, A-Main Winner
2) Will Brinkley - 266
3) Stan Hutson - 265
4) Matt Haines - 262
5) Shane Parent - 262

6) Terry Watson - 261, B-Main Winner

7) Micheal Kelly - 261

8) Jeff Green - 260

9) Bobby Robinson - 257

10) Bobby Beauchemin - 256

11) John Martin - 255, C-Main Winner

12) Ken Williams - 254

13) Tom Harrington - 247

14) Jay Guard - 244

15) Brandon Cates 240

16) Kris Stratton - 230

17) Jordan Dill - 221

18) Greg Cool 217

19) Brandon Ussery - 211

20) Brayden Brinkley - 208

21) Mike Arnold - 146

22) Danny Richards - 207

23) Russell Dobbs - 45

 

The top three NASCAR finishers

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:33 PM

GTP would round off the day, the A Main was separated by less then a tenth after qualifying was over. Ken Williams from Missouri would be on the pole and lead the start of the race until he ran into some body issues. It took six heats for the first de-slot to happen. In the end I was able to run a perfect race and hold off defending USRA National Champion Bobby Beauchemin for the win.

 

TQ: Ken Williams - 3.346
 

Concours: Ken Williams
 
Overall Results

 

1) Ralph Thorne - 276 laps, A-Main Winner

2) Bobby Beauchemin - 274

3) Will Brinkley - 271

4) Ken Williams - 271

5) Shane Parent - 268

6) Tom Harrington - 267

7) Mike O'Kelly - 265, B-Main Winner

8) Jeff Green - 265

9) Matt Haines - 262

10) Kris Stratton - 261

11)Matt Jackson - 248

12) Derek Harper - 223

13) Brayden Brinkley - 219

14) Jordan Dill - 189

15) Casey Dill - 109

 

That's it for this time. The next OSS race will be held at Heart of Dixie raceway in Talladega, Alabama. Date and race info to be posted soon!

 

Top three GTP finsihers

 

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Winning Nascar and GTP car. Same chassis and motor used in both races

 

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#4 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:46 PM

Good turn-out.


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:52 PM

It was, especially when you consider he's never had a flexi race of any kind there before.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:28 PM

Very nice. Assume it was Wonder rubbers?


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:33 PM

Some did, but most didn't.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:15 PM

How 'bout a pic of that concours winner...

We got to see...
 
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:59 PM

Or how about a season schudule.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:29 PM

I would like to thank everyone that came from out of town to race and support our track ! Ralph ran a good show . Thanks Tracey for having awesome parts to dress our chassis with ! Jc Martin should get the sportsmanship of the day award for dialing in Russell Dobs on tire selection !!!!
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:21 PM

I noticed that RT was running a Mossetti chassis.
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:30 PM

I noticed that RT was running a Mossetti chassis.


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:43 PM

I noticed no wear to the Bite Bar on that Mossetti...... After two classes ?????

I thought that was an issue ???

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

I think the pins coming out of the tunes was the bigger issue.

Most people have seem to come up with their own fix to the problem.

The Mosetti took 4 of the 6 podium spots in the flexi classes.
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:18 PM

I would like to thank everyone that came from out of town to race and support our track ! Ralph ran a good show . Thanks Tracey for having awesome parts to dress our chassis with ! Jc Martin should get the sportsmanship of the day award for dialing in Russell Dobs on tire selection !!!!


U got that right! Everytime I talked about the race I say " if it wasn't for JC or FORD for giving me the right tires,and a killer merry muffin chassis, there is no way I would have done what I did." JC has helped me out a great deal, and nice meeting Andrew Ford. Thanks again guys. Great race.
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