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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

There were several season podium finishing positions up or grabs going into the final race of the 2016/2017 OCC Season. And for those unfamiliar with the track, which included most of the OCC racers, this was one difficult track to try to tame. Many of us didn't. We started the action with a temporary power outage to the area. Fortunately, the power company got it restored pretty quickly.
Open the racing action was the GT1-B group. Brandon Barricello showed what Friday practice could do for a racer by winning his 2nd OCC event of the year. Ron Culp had a rough start to the race in the gutter lanes but fought hard and took 2nd place. Lester Lucas ran a steady race to grab the final podium position. Jeff Henes's 4th place is making the season's GT1-B championship interesting as Brandon may have caught him for the championship. I'll total the points on Monday to see where everyone finished.
Greg and Denny showed home track experience is nothing to sneeze at as they took the top two positions in GT1-A. Eric Shirey ran a very od total to capture 3rd.
Group 10 had Greg Mayer taking his second win of the day and he was again followed by Denny Krivacek in 2nd. Eric took 3rd, a few laps back. For the season championship, Ron Vincek had a 7 point lead going into the race over Justin Porter who topped Ron by 2 positions. This will be another championship which will need to be decided when all of the points are tabulated.
int he GTP rce, it was the Mayer show as he showed the way by a big margin. Jim Verga and Eric had a good battle until the end with Jim besting Eric by sections. Dan Ebert and Dave Decoster had a close run themselves with Dan getting the edge with a 2 lap separation.

I'd like to thank Ron Culp and Greg Mayer for hosting us. This was far and away the most difficult track for us to run. It is like a 1/24th version of an HO track, running the original AFX cars without traction magnets. This writer will definitely have to get up there before the next race to put a few more laps on the track.

Results from Washington Slot Car Club OCC Race on May 20th, 2017
GT1-B
01 173 Brandon Barricello
02 170 Ron Culp
03 164 Lester Lucas
04 161 Jeff Henes
05 149 Dan Halfhill
06 132 Haley Halfhill

GT1-A
01 199 Greg Mayer
02 188 Denny Krivacek
03 185 Eric Shirey
04 184 Jim Verga
05 177 Dan Ebert
06 174 Dave Decoster
07 168 Ron Vincek
08 158 Justin Porter
09 152 Jay Sabala
10 145 Steve Ploskunak (DNF)

Grp10
01 206 Greg Mayer
02 201 Denny Krivacek
03 198 Eric Shirey
04 195 Steve Ploskunak
05 187 Dan Ebert
06 185 Dave Decoster
07 180 Justin Porter
08 178 Jim Verga
09 175 Ron Vincek
10 172 Jeff Henes
11 156 Lester Lucas
12 154 Jay Sabala
13 132 Haley Halfhill
14 124 Ron Culp (DNF)

GTP
01 209 Greg Mayer
02 200 Jim Verga (section 33)
03 200 Eric Shirey (section 5)
04 194 Dan Ebert
05 193 Dave Decoster
06 188 Ron Vincek
07 184 Jeff Henes
08 166 Ron Culp
09 163 Brandon Barricello
10 162 Lester Lucas
11 161 Jay Sabala
12 156 Dan Halfhill
13 147 Haley Halfhill
14 096 Justin Porter (DNF)
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