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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 02:19 PM

The FK Challenge is presented by Retro South and the Outlaw Scale Series. Hosted by Flashbacks Model Raceway located in Snellville, GA.
 
On Saturday November 12th we will take to the 115' Hasse Paperclip for the duel of the FK motors. In all classes you will be allowed to run a PS 4002 FK or a JK Hawk Retro. On this small and tight track it will be interesting to see who and what comes out on top! We will be running Formula One and Can-Am using IRRA®-based rulesets, and 4 in. Nascar and GTP using OSS rules with the exception of the allowed motors.
 
Flashbacks Model Raceway
2288 Scenic Hwy
Snellville, GA 30078
(404) 392-8138 Ask for Larry or Tina Black
 
Friday - November 11 - Raceway will be open at 6 PM unitl 11 PM for practice.
Saturday - November 12 - Raceway will open at 8 am. Tech opens for t 10 AM sharp.
 
We will run Formula One, Nascar, Can-Am and then GTP.
 
Box plaques will be handed out for all classes. We will have a dedicated race director who isn't racing.
 
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Pro-Slot 4002 FK Motor Rules

Motors must be factory sealed and using the unmodified factory seal only.

Seals may have clear "finger nail polish" added to extend life of seal. NO other modifications to the seals allowed

Any 64 pitch pinion may be used.

Racers may change brushes and springs.

Only three-coil replacement springs are allowed.

Any 36D sized motor brushes may be used.

No spring insulation or shunt wires are allowed.

Can oilite bushing may be soldered in place.

Armature shafts may be cut on both sides of the motor.

Brush hoods may be aligned.


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#2 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 02:51 PM

Really cool-looking track.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

Looks like real "fun" racing!


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:03 PM

Nice-looking track.  :)



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:44 AM

I like the format.

It's a very fun track!



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

It is a fun track, JC.
 
I like the fact that the driver stations are reversed so black is at the start of the straight and red is at the end. For me the sight lines are much better than the normal layout.
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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:00 AM

In early testing both motors seem to be the same speed on this track.

 

The new JK chassis will not be legal for this race.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:30 PM

Several racers showed up to Flashbacks for some testing this past weekend. I also heard from three Tennessee racers who plan on making the trip.
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Posted 25 October 2016 - 05:35 AM

Good stuff!
 
i like a little variety... following this with interest.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:07 AM

I have heard the following people will be there:

 

James Merriman

Chris Barnes

Tommy Flythe

James Johnson

Dave Wheeler

Robert Cunningham

Stan Hudson

Ralph Thorne

Will Brinkley

Brayden Brinkley

 

Who else is coming?


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

Brayden and I are planning on it.
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Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:51 AM

Looks like a cool race, mixing in two different classes of cars means a lot of fun.
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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:36 PM

On the Can-Am cars, what is the preferred tire?

And gearing using the Hawk Retro?

Thanks.
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Posted 27 October 2016 - 07:19 PM

Kelly Retros with a 9/28 is a great place to start.

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:47 AM

Robert Cunningham, Dave Wheeler, and Stan Hutson should all be there, too.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:36 AM

Today I got "maybes" from Bobby Robinson, Josh Bobo and Dustin Bryson.



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:43 PM

Ralph,

You guys oughta make this an annual event. I bet it will stoke interest. Great track, great classes. Looks like a ton of fun. As I now have more time on my hands, I'm planning on some out-of-state races. This looks like a hoot! Good luck on the 12th you guys.

I am liking that track.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:16 PM

Race entry fees are only $10 and so is the pit pass. No hidden fee's and the box plaques are already made!

 

Look forward to seeing everyone there.


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:07 AM

More confirmed entrants on Monday.

If your on the fence about attending , I hope you decide to come on out for a great day of friendship and racing.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:30 AM

Thanks to those who showed up to support the track. They very much appreciated it. We had a great time and the racing was close.
 

Results and pictures can be found on the tracks FB page.

 

That was the last local or regional race I plan on hosting.

My efforts will be put into a 4 race National series in 2017 based off of OSS rules. More information will be available soon.

Thanks to those who have supported me over the years. I'll see you as "just a racer" at a track near you soon.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 08:33 AM

Bring some friends to Florida.  Can't wait till 2017 OSS.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:35 AM

Sorry, no OSS in 2017. As I mentioned in my above post, that was the last local or regional race I will be hosting or promoting.





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