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2016-17 OCC season opens on November 12!


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#1 Justin A. Porter

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 01:20 PM

We're only a few weeks away from track power coming on for the Season Opener of the Ohio Challenge Cup. This year, Ohio's Stamped Steel Series gets its start at Haven Raceway and Hobby in Elyria, Ohio. It's going to be 7 rounds of close fights for what's sure to be a breakout year for this venerable championship.

 

This will be the series 4th raceday on the 145' Chris Dadds Kingleman since it moved from HMS Raceways to Haven. In the previous three events, only one man has managed to score repeat wins in any division and David Decoster looks to continue his winning ways, having swept the GT1A, Grp10, and GTP championships in 2015-2016. Decoster is also tied in OCC wins at Haven with retro chassis guru Bud Bartos, each having three division wins to their credit. 

 

With the move from the prior location at the Carlisle Township Flea Market to the shop's new home in Elyria's old home for slot car racing (the former Slot Shop building on Cleveland St) the track has gained better accessibility and has become significantly faster. The lap total records in all four divisions (GT1B - Sean Sutorius 191, GT1A - David Decoster 199, Grp 10 - Bob Foster 196, GTP - John Strachan 209) all look in serious jeopardy of falling should anyone breakaway on a good tear of clean heats.

 

So dust off your cars, adjust your controllers, and make sure that lane sticker is in place. It's time to go Ohio Challenge Cup Racing!


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 01:26 PM

Justin, very nice write up.

 

Best of luck to you and all of the OCC participants this year!



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 06:25 AM

Hola Racers and Race Fans

It's Race Day! Come on out and get your speed fix!

Adios Amigos!
Javier Zavala
In loving memory of my mother Francisca Escalante Zavala
March 24, 1927 - April 5, 2011
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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:21 AM

58 total entries for our 1st race. Thanks to everyone who made it. We'll have the finishing positions, standings and a few other stats posted later this week.
Ron Vincek





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