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GT1 and Can-Am at STR on 1/23/17


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:36 AM

Seven locals were joined by Mark from Grants Pass to race GT1 and Can-Am at STR on 1/23/17. Track conditions were good. In fact a new record was set in GT1 and a fast lap record missed by .002 in Can-Am

GT1

Bob dominated the GT1 race running quite consistently (96.62%) and turning fast laps in all four lanes. Bob won the race, outdistancing the second place finisher by six laps finishing with 95.7 laps (a new record). In addition, Bobs fast lap was 4.846, a new record as well. James, Rich and Jack battled out for the remaining spots on the podium. In the end, James finished second with 89.7 laps while Rich with third, about a lap behind. Jacks great looking Nissan R89 made its debut in this contest. Jack indicated that he would just cruise and that some weight tuning might be in order. I think this car is a contender. We will see. Jack intends to run the R89 in an upcoming event at Electron Raceway on 1/26/16. Stay tuned for results
 

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Can-Am

Rich recently replaced a tired Deathstar for a new ProSlot motor in his Lotus. Wow, what a difference. The Lotus managed a fast lap of 4.898 seconds on the yellow lane (only .002 seconds slower than Jacks gold Ferrari Can-Am the record holder). The Lotus was a handful and might benefit from some weight tuning. Bobs Lotus was the only other car to break the five second barrier in the contest.

Bob, Jack, James and Rich fielded competitive rides and it would be a battle for the podium. Even so, lap totals were far off the track record. Bobs well-worn Lotus finished first with 89.8 laps. Jack finished second, about a lap down. Rich and James battled it out for the bottom step of the podium. In the end James prevailed by a single section.

Ron fielded a great looking Ford GT40 roadster. The car was produced by the late Doug Haynes in resin. Ron did a great job finishing a rough casting.
 

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