Want to let everyone know that Trains & Lanes in Easton, PA, is baby-stepping its way back. In December enough racers had built Group F cars to have a couple of Saturday races. January 2017 will kick off regular Group F racing.
On a completely different note, we will have a Vintage Show and Go day on January 21. Several racers have been dragging out the old iron so we figured we would have some old school fun – may even use Cox controllers. The racing will be with 36D motors in manufacturer's chasses; may even have a separate Manta Ray race because almost everybody has one. I plan on doing a few demonstration laps with my beat but workable Chaparral 2E flipper car.
Thirdly, we have had some discussions with the newly-formed Penn-Jersey NASCAR Series and hope to get a race in the 2017-18 series. We have a couple of racers building cars now to try to still join the series this winter so we can learn the ropes.
We also have rules for a box stock JK 21 series; just waiting for the racers to pick a race time.
And in the back of my mind is still the idea to talk with the Retro East folk about an invitational day on an off-weekend – not a race, but an invitation for the Retro crowd to come check us out.
Evening racing is tough at this point because of early store hours. Also, a dedicated pit area is a dream on which we are working. But at least we are movingforward.
So for all of you mourning the demise of Trains & Lanes, check us out on Facebook or, better yet, in person.