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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:11 PM

Will be racing every 2nd Sunday at Big Lou's - starting November 13

 

Track opens at 11am and racing starts at 12:30 PM

 

The choosen car classes will be

Vintage Pre-'65

F1 '60-'76

Big Lou Carrera DTM

Big Lou NASCAR 25K

 

At each race event two classes will be run: Vintage Pre 65 will always be run and the other three classes list will be rotated. Timed heats, round robin format, lane choice random selection. Points chase in play, running from November 2016 to April 2017, best 5 out of the 6 events.

 

 

For November 13th - the classes will be

Vintage Pre 65

Big Lou Carrera DTM


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:40 PM

Race 1 - November 13th

A nice turnout for the first race at OAS - Big Lou Edition

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Pre 65 cars

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Race results

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Pre 65 podium: 1st Kevin, 2nd Lee, 3rd Mike

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DTM cars

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DTM results

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DTM podium: 1st Lee, 2nd Lou, 3rd Mike

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Points

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:00 PM

Next race is Sunday, December 11.

We will be racing:

Vintage pre-'65
Big Lou spec NASCAR.

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:28 AM

I made some improvements in my pre-'65 car, I hope it will be more driveable. I had a tire coming unglued at the first race that I did not realize.
 
I also built my second (the first built was a dog) Lou spec NASCAR. It looks fast sitting on my workbench, we will see if it goes fast on the track.
 
See everyone Sunday!!!
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Posted 10 December 2016 - 12:27 PM

My first NASCAR was also a dog, so I built two more. I hope one of them can make a good showing!

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:34 PM

You guys really know how to build fast cars. :-)

Adriana Lima is my favorite NASCAR driver. :-)

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:20 PM

Race #2 - On Any 2nd Sunday at BIG Lou's
 
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Lester Hayes in the house!

 

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Pre-'65 field

 

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The Pre-'65 race

 

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Pre-'65 podium  
1st Lee 
2nd Kevin 
3rd Mike
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NASCAR field

 

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The NASCAR race

 

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NASCAR podium   
1st Kevin
2nd Harvey 
3rd Chris
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The points

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 01:15 PM

Feeling great to be back on the track.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:44 AM

Next Mike Low / Big Lou race is Sunday January 15th, 2017.

Race will be pre 65 non mag and Big Lou spec DTM.

Practice is @ 11am
Race starts @ 12:30
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:22 PM

Can I get a rules clarification on motors: Is the Ninco NC-2 allowed?


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:17 PM

Any 18K SHORT CAN or FC130.

NC2's are BOXER or FK180.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:29 PM

Hey Guys,

 

Looks like some fun racing.  I'm new to the greater Los Angeles from New York.  However, Ive been a member of the slot car community, including this blog, for over 10 years.  Would love to join you guys for some racing at your next event.

 

Regards,

 

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:36 PM

Paul, stop by, there will be loaner cars to race 


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:00 AM

Thanks.  I can make the January 15th race.  I think I've got the pre '65 field covered". 18k cutoff on the motors for this class?

 

Looking forward to it!

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

Next Mike Low / Big Lou race is Sunday January 15th, 2017.

Race will be pre 65 non mag and Big Lou spec DTM.

Practice is @ 11am
Race starts @ 12:30

 

I thought the races are on the 2nd Sunday. Is January an exception? And, Happy New Year, y'all!

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:42 PM

Race scheduled on the holiday weekend to accommodate our out of town racers. You're more than welcome to join us Eddie!

See you @ SFJ
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

Race #3, 1/15/2017 at Big Lou's

 

Cedric, from bay area, visited us again. And Carlos Rafael made a guest appearance.

 

Pre '65 cars, Ferraris, Cobras, Jags, Cheetah, Lotus 7

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Kevin dominated the race

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Kevin 1st

Lee 2nd

Chris 3rd

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DTM cars

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Lou put up the laps that no one could match

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Lou 1st

Mike 2nd

Chris 3rd (two podiums today)

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Points so far, Kevin still leading, Lee chasing

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:20 PM

Next Mike Low / Big Lou race is Sunday, February 12th

Race will be pre 65 non mag and Big Lou spec Nascar.

Practice is @ 11am
Race starts @ 12:30
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

Can anyone tell me what material this tire is made of?

Slot It tire sidewall #1140 part #PT35.
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

Can anyone tell me what material this tire is made of?

Slot It tire sidewall #1140 part #PT35.

Looks like those are the stock C1 tires that come on Group C cars.
http://slotcarillust...ead.php?t=53273


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

Ok thanks! So they are C1-RUBBER tires!
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

Race #4, 2/12/2017 at Big Lou's

 

The pre65 class had only 5 racers so we did some one on one match races:

 

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The match races had a tie between Kevin and Mike, and Kevin won the tiebreaker

 

pre65 podium:

1st  Kevin

2nd  Mike

3rd  Lee

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Nascar field:

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Nascar race:

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Nascar podium:

1st  Kevin

2nd  Lee

3rd  Lou

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:22 PM

Points so far:

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:21 PM

Looks like Kevin is getting a comfortable lead, with Lee comfortably in 2nd. The real race looks like it's for 3rd. When's the next race?

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:28 PM

Looks like Kevin is getting a comfortable lead, with Lee comfortably in 2nd. The real race looks like it's for 3rd. When's the next race?

Eddie

 

next event is March 12th, pre65 and DTM

 

planning an guess appearance?

you can run one one of my pre65s, Ferrari gto that is pretty fast, and my DTM which is also fast.

 

final event is April 9th, pre65 and Carrera F1, and the traditional BBQ lunch!


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:19 PM

I've been known to show up unexpectedly for a slot car race or two...   I'll try to make it.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

Lou is in the race for 3rd. It just doesn't look that way because he has missed an event. Dropping the worst event for each (so far), Mike has 87, Chris has 81, and Lou has 78.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:05 PM

Lou is in the race for 3rd. It just doesn't look that way because he has missed an event. Dropping the worst event for each (so far), Mike has 87, Chris has 81, and Lou has 78.

 

with a one event drop, here is what the points look like:

 

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with a 100 points up for grabs, anything can happen!


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

New rides for next event
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

What is the next event?
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:13 PM

New rides for next event
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Do those count for pre 65? That would be a game changer.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:00 PM

Do those count for pre 65? That would be a game changer.


Yes open wheel ok, Chris ran an lotus super 7 already, nothing new here.
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:17 PM

Except an F1 doesn't have fenders to restrict its track width  :whistle3:

 

I think I'll stick with my Ferrari. I can lose just as well with it as with any car.  :D


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

Mike,

Save one of those for me! Looks like fun!

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:44 PM

Except an F1 doesn't have fenders to restrict its track width  :whistle3:

 

I think I'll stick with my Ferrari. I can lose just as well with it as with any car.  :D

i'm running these at tire width about 2.200", which is about what most cars are at. Depending on what tires are used, a wide track can be evil handling


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:46 PM

Mike,

Save one of those for me! Looks like fun!

Eddie

sure, also have a fly ferrari gto that runs good


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

Don't forget to set your time forward Saturday night.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:56 PM

See you ON TIME tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:40 PM

Hey, what happened to the updated standings? I wanna see where I am!  :-)   (And thanks for the excellent loaner cars, Mike!)

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:10 PM

nice run Eddie.

working on the race report right now:

 

 

 

Race #5, 3/12/2017 at Big Lou's

 

pre 65 field

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pre 65 race

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pre 65 podium

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dtm race

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dtm podium

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points so far (no drops)

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points (with drops)

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Congratulations to Kevin, it looks like he has wrapped up the series!!!

 

 

final race April 9th, pre65 and Carrera F1. and, as always, we will be eating BBQ from Lucilles!


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:30 PM

My first Mike Low series podium!!!
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:04 PM

My first Mike Low series podium!!!

And we both finished on the same lap. Good run!

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:04 PM

And we both finished on the same lap. Good run!

Eddie

I love it when the racing is close. It makes it more exciting.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

With the Big Lou edition races coming to a conclusion... the next planned series will be racing in the SGV or there abouts.

 

July to September, a three race series at Eddie's and Christophe’s tracks. More details to come, but here are the classes: Ninco 50/60 roadster and an IROC class of the track host's choosing.

 

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:34 PM

Final race of the series!
April 9th Sunday at noon, pre65 and Carrera F1 and, as always, we will be eating BBQ from Lucilles!
 
 
 
new ride for next series, Ninco 550 spyder:

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:45 PM

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