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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:25 AM

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2017-18 INDIANA HOPRA RACING SCHEDULE

 

All races (except the Gobbler Endurance Challenge) will feature HOPRA Super Stock, plus a Support Race.  The Super Stock race format will be one-minute qualifying heats, four-minute mains. You can win from any main. Support race format will be two-minute Round Robin.  Entry Fee: $7.00 Includes both races plus food/soft drinks ($5 to host, $2 to IN HOPRA for Nats contribution)

 

 

Race #1

Saturday, September 23th

COBRA RACEWAY (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: Old Skool Tyco 440x2 SS

 

Race #2

Saturday, October 21st

RIVERSIDE RACEWAY (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: Old Skool Tyco 440x2 SS

 

Race #3

Saturday, November 18th – Annual Gobbler 4-Hour Endurance Challenge

LUCKY DRAGON (Brystal 4-lane) – Curt Thompson/Greenwood Automotive

Location: 1729 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pLWrRA4XeQq

Track Opens: 8 a.m., Team Selection @ 10 a.m., Racing @ 12 Noon

 

Race #4

Saturday, December 9th

LUCKY DRAGON (Brystal 4-lane) – Curt Thompson/Greenwood Automotive

Location: 1729 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pLWrRA4XeQq

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: TBD

 

Race #5

Saturday, January 20th

LUCKY DRAGON (Brystal 4-lane) – Curt Thompson/Greenwood Automotive

Location: 1729 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pLWrRA4XeQq

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: Old Skool Tyco 440x2 SS

 

Race #6

Saturday, February 17th - Combo Event w/Midwest HO Series (Gravity)

COBRA RACEWAY- HOPRA Super Stock (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

RIVERSIDE RACEWAY- Midwest Gravity Class (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

Track Opens @ 9 a.m.

Practice for both classes until 11:45 a.m.

Noon- Gravity Racing Starts.

Super Stock Practice begins immediately after Gravity Class Conclusion

S.S. Racing @ 4 p.m.

Support Race: BSRT 901 IROC GT-40s (Riverside)

Entry fee will be the $15.00 for the day for all three classes. If you are an Indiana HOPRA racer only, you will pay the normal $7.00 for SS and IROC.

 

Race #7

Saturday, March 10th

RIVERSIDE RACEWAY (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: IROC

 

Race #8
Saturday, April 21st

JORDAN RACEWAY (M.A.R. 4-lane) – Merrell Todd 
Location: 790 Nast Chapel Lane, Martinsville, IN
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hkK74iYWmX22

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: TBD


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:17 AM

Race #1 is just a few days away!

 

 

Saturday, September 23th

COBRA RACEWAY (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

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Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: Old Skool Tyco 440x2 SS

 

 


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM

Less than 1 week away...

 

Race #2

Saturday, October 21st

RIVERSIDE RACEWAY (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: Old Skool Tyco 440x2 SS

 

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Everyone is more than welcome to join in on the HO racing fun! 


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:28 AM

Correction: The support race for Race #2 is BSRT 901 IROC GT-40s.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:47 PM

Race #2 Results

 

It was fitting that two days after John "Zipp" Duda passed away after a long, hard fought battle with cancer, we were racing on his Brystal Riverside track. This race and dare I say every race that's run on this track going forward will be dedicated to his memory. Rest in peace John. By the way, it was very fitting that Tmac won and set a new race record (I think) since the Riverside track is housed at his racing complex. I'm also thinking he had some help from above. 

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:00 AM

Race #3 - Coming up in less than 2 weeks!

 

Saturday, November 18th – 16th Annual Gobbler 4-Hour Endurance Challenge

LUCKY DRAGON (Brystal 4-lane) – Curt Thompson/Greenwood Automotive

Location: 1729 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pLWrRA4XeQq

Track Opens: 8 a.m., Team Selection @ 10 a.m., Racing @ 12 Noon

 

More details coming soon...

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:35 PM

As promised, here's all the details for the 16th Annual Gobbler Endurance Challenge: 

 

This will be a 4 Hour event with BSRT G3RS “C4 Poly” Super Stock cars, provided by Greenwood Auto!
Entry fee of $20.00 will cover the food/drinks for the day and apply towards funding the cars/parts.

Race Day Schedule – Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Track will open at 8:00 AM for open practice (cars not provided)
  • Team drawing/Car drawing: 10:15 AM
  • Happy ½ Hour practice: 10:30-11:00
  • Lunch break: 11:00-11:45  
  • Tech at 11:45 PM
  • Racing will start promptly at 12:00 PM

Replacement Parts – Teams to provide

  • 2 GTP-style Lexan bodies
  • 1 BSRT #148 “Hot Stock” arm
  • 1 BSRT HT092 current generation G3 endbell*
  • 1 BSRT #927 Timing bracket (medium)
  • 2 BSRT #417 7-tooth Delrin pinion gears
  • 1 BSRT #HT084 Dbl. Flanged Rear bronze “Beedle” bushing
  • 2 pairs BSRT #249 or #250 Pickup Shoes
  • 2 pairs BSRT .009 or .008 Pickup Shoe Springs
  • 1 Ready to Install Motor assembly will be allowed using the parts noted above, plus the recommended spacers (see below). The assembly can have the rear bushing and a glued in place pinion pre-mounted and ready to drop in (using the original magnets of course).

FYI…the “preferred” armature spacing is with a stock .010 red spacer or .010 phenolic spacer next to comm with a stock .005 purple spacer next to the bushing, and add .005 or .010 metal spacer on the rear as required for an overall length from outside of spacers of .685. There is some heat in the rear area and metal is preferred. It is highly recommended that the replacement endbell be properly broken in and not done on the “fly”.

*The endbell can be replaced only with a current generation BSRT HT092 with the G3 logo the brass “Beedle” bushing and nothing else. No Viper or Tomy endbells, no Tomy bushings, twisted brushes or any other bushings.

 

Format

  • Teams will have 3 or 4 members to be determined by number of participants present
  • Teams will be determined by draft or a blind draw by the selected Team Captains. Order of the draft will be by draw. Team with 1st pick in round 1 will have last pick in round 2 and 1st pick again in round 3, etc. An effort will be to have an equal number of drivers on each team to insure everyone’s placement on a team. Captains are predetermined from those most capable of maintaining the car throughout the race and to somewhat split up the “home field” regulars from being on the same team.
  • Race segments will vary according to number of teams.
    • 4 teams @ 20 minute segments=4hr
    • 5 teams @ 16 minute segments=4hr
  • All teams must have a team name
  • Happy ½ Hour practice will be limited to 5 minute timed segments with 1 rotation through the track with the actual supplied race car, to get a feel for the car and determine any lane preferences for the team.  
  • Each team will run through the track a total of 3 times for a total of 12 segments
  • No driver will be allowed to run in back to back segments
  • All drivers within a team must race an equal number of segments. Drivers must complete full segments-NO relief drivers except those with a doctor’s note
  • Upon completion of the final practice session, there will be no pit boxes allowed in the area adjacent to the track. This area will be limited to tools, etc. for each race team.

Rules

  • The only action that may be made with the track power off will be to change the lane sticker
  • All maintenance on cars must be performed with track power on
  • 10 lap penalty will be assessed for pit crew member knocking another’s car off during a pit stop
  • Track power will be shut off for only 1 minute between segments (remember, it’s just driver change and lane sticker on car)
  • Cars belonging to team on a sit out will be impounded to a designated area
  • Team rotating in will be allowed to change their sticker prior to rotating in
  • Team rotating out will record lap scores for that segment and begin the next segment
  • All teams will be required to take 2 one-minute “mandatory” pit stops throughout the race, timed by a Race Official during that heat. The “mandatory” stops may not be made in the final segment of the race
  • There will be no lap corrections or track calls, except for a track problem.
  • Body and lane sticker must be on the car at all times. Loose body must be repaired (not by a marshal).
  • Body must be complete at all times. Race Director to have final word as to whether a body is damaged enough to warrant a “black flag”.
  • Each team actively on the track must provide a Marshal. This does not mean person pitting the car! Failure to provide a marshal will result in a warning with subsequent violations resulting in a 10-lap penalty

Everyone is invited, come have some fun!


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:20 PM

You da man, Jim McKinney !

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

Coming up in less than 2 weeks...

 

Race #4

Saturday, December 9th

 

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LUCKY DRAGON (Brystal 4-lane) – Curt Thompson/Greenwood Automotive

Location: 1729 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pLWrRA4XeQq

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: TBD


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:22 PM

Race #4 Results:

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:57 AM

Coming up in just 2 weeks!

 

Race #5

Saturday, January 20th

LUCKY DRAGON (Brystal 4-lane) – Curt Thompson/Greenwood Automotive

Location: 1729 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pLWrRA4XeQq

Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.

Support Race: Old Skool Tyco 440x2 SS

 

 


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

Great turnout for the 5th race of the series and the first race of the new year. Huge thanks to everyone who came to race from near and from far. We celebrated Charlie Williams who has joined the Navy and leaves for basic training in a couple days. Good luck and best wishes Charlie!

 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:38 PM

Race #6

 

Saturday, February 17th - Combo Event w/Midwest HO Series (Gravity)

 

COBRA RACEWAY- HOPRA Super Stock (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

RIVERSIDE RACEWAY- Midwest Gravity Class (Brystal 4-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

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Tracks Open @ 9 a.m.

Practice for both classes until 11:45 a.m.

Noon- Gravity Racing Starts.

Super Stock Practice begins immediately after Gravity Class Conclusion

S.S. Racing @ 4 p.m.

Support Race: BSRT 901 IROC GT-40s (Riverside)

Entry fee will be the $15.00 for the day for all three classes. If you are an Indiana HOPRA racer only, you will pay the normal $7.00 for SS and IROC.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

Race #6 Results:

 

Thanks to all the racers who traveled from near and far to make this such a great day of racing!

 

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 10:16 AM

One week away!

 

Race #7

 

Saturday, March 10

 

Riverside Raceway (Brystal four-lane) – Tony McWilliams

Location: 9728 North County Road 700 West, Middletown, IN

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/QVNZ4LNWu6p

 

Track opens at 3 PM, racing at 5 PM.

Support race: IROC

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:27 PM

Race #7 Results

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:45 PM

Next year , 2019 , Indiana HOPRA will be 50 years old!


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:19 AM

Al, 

 

We're gonna need to start making plans for an event to celebrate that milestone next year!

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:20 AM

Two weeks from today is the last race of the 2017-18 season, hope to see all of you at the long awaited debut of Jordan Raceway at Merrell's racing compound nestled in the hills of Martinsville. There's a link for directions below. Also, the track is NOT in his house, it is in the barn just passed the house, look for the signs.

 
Race #8

Saturday, April 21st
 
JORDAN RACEWAY (M.A.R. 4-lane) – Merrell Todd 
Location: 790 Nast Chapel Lane, Martinsville, IN
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hkK74iYWmX22
Track Opens @ 3 p.m. Racing @ 5 p.m.
Support Race: TBD
 
Here's an old picture of the track:
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:17 AM

One week from today! 


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

We had a great turnout for the debut of Jordan Raceway at Merrell's racing complex in the hills outside Martinsville for the final race of the 2017-2018 season. Fourteen racers showed up to test their skills on the tricky MAR layout, including Katie Mims and Vaughn Montgomery. Merrell, with big assists from Tmac and Mike Block of Slottrak, put in long hours and big effort to have everything ready to race for all of us. Huge thanks to all! It was good to race again on the track originally owned by our greatly missed friend, the late James Jordan. When someone commented that James would love to see us enjoying his track again, Pastor John spoke up and said he was right there in the room with us. A great way to finish up the season. Congratulations to Tony "Tmac" McWilliams for taking 1st place in this race and the overall season championship! And, huge thanks to everyone who joined us for races during the course of the season. 

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