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#1 JohnnySlotcar

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:57 PM

Doors open at noon. Classes include: Milleniums, Retro F-1, GTP. No tech, no qualifying, just fun racing!


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:58 AM

Dammmn, looks like I miss my retro racing again this month. Down the street doing some "un fun" GLISRA racing! :)

 

Hopefully next month.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:31 AM

When we scheduled, I forgot the ISRA race was a 2 day event that particular month.

The Jan. race was originally scheduled by me, and it wasn't.

Regardless, the following two Sunday's, already had my annual Corvette and VW car club parties scheduled, so the 8th was the only date that would work.

Apologies.
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:11 PM

It looks like 11 drivers for the first race.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

A straggler wandered in, so we have 12.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:41 PM

We got a visitor during the first race, who stopped by to satisfy his craving for slot car racer affection, and distract my marshal's.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:05 PM

Millinieum / Stamped Retro - 12 entries

Maybe it was the calming influence of Jerry Kulich, but this race was much cleaner than I expected.

It was great to have a couple of old timers, in the race, Dave Gass and Mike Siekierski.

Both drove well.

It was a good battle for the win between John Austin and Dave Geehring, with John prevailing, with a solid 200 laps.

Kato held off the fairly large group of racers, fighting it out for the last podium spot.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:53 PM

Retro F1 - 11 entries

Other than a Dave Gass, Orange-Blue sticker mix-up, this one was relatively clean, with only John Austin, a victim of the occasional open wheel mayhem, you would expect.

The race for the win was all South Bend, with the Indiana crew sweeping the podium.

Forest, in a well deserved victory, was a man on a mission, taking the win, along with running fast race lap, and claiming South Bend raceway owner supremacy over Dave Geehring. Lol

Dennis Clark ran solid to take 2nd.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:51 PM

GTP - 8 entries

The South Bend crew, along with Lee, called it an afternoon, so we were down to 8 racers.

With 2 "ghosts", the racing again was clean.

With Lee leaving, and some of the GTP jets, racing ISRA, it was all John Austin in the race, taking the easy win, despite 24 laps, the last heat, on Black.

Dave Gass, put his correct lane sticker on, 8 heats in a row, lol, and took a solid 2nd, in his first Sunday Fun Race.

His possible showdown for that 2nd spot, ended, when Kato spun a pinion, the 6th heat.

Larry had his, seemingly, more frequent, flashes of mediocrity, to take 3rd.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

It was big fun on Sunday.

As mentioned, it was great to see, Mike Siekierski and Dave Gass, back racing.

Awesome to see Forest take the F1 race.

And super-cool, to see John Austin protege, Steve Adams, win the last heat, with a nice 26 laps.

Big thanks to the South Bend crew for making the 2 hr. drive.

Special kudos to John Hough on volunteer marshaling for the whole day.

Next race, Feb.19th.

Mark it on your calendar.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:04 PM

Wow! Look at that old dude Larry Kelly, a 3rd and 4th!

 

Way to go Larry!!!!!!


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:06 PM

Kevin...... we're not all that far behind Larry!  :victory:



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

Wow! Look at that old dude Larry Kelly, a 3rd and 4th!
 
Way to go Larry!!!!!!

All of Larry's success was duly noted during the race, especially when he ran roughshod over the field, the 2nd heat, on Green, in F1.
 
Overheard, from the awesome race director / head cheerleader;
 
"There's more to Larry than meets the eye. ....not a lot more, but more."
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:51 AM

I think it is time to bring my GTP car up to modern USRA spec for NEXT month's race...prepping for the Nats.


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