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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:29 AM

After a stormy Friday night in the Atlanta area, Saturday, May 24 was a gorgeous day. Equally pleasant was the great day of SERRA racing at Cordle Model Speedway. Turn-out was a little flat, but that was to be expected on a holiday weekend with gas hovering at $4 a gallon.

Here are the results, I'll add pics later.

F1

Six entries

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L to R, Chris Barnes, Rusty Biffle, Jay Guard, Tommy Flythe, Jason Alexander, Steve Harrington

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Concours winners: Best Appearing and Most Realistic: Rusty Biffle

1) Jay Guard - 239 laps, best time of 5.492 secs in yellow
2) Chris Barnes - 234, 5.601 in blue
3) Rusty Biffle - 222, 5.821 in blue
4) Tommy Flythe - 211, 5.829 in blue
5) Steve Harrington - 196, 6.148 in blue
6) Jason Alexander - 182, 5.551 in blue

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L to R, Rusty Biffle, Jay Guard, Chris Barnes


Can-Am

Nine entries

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Concours winners: Best Appearing: Russell Cordle, Most Realistic: Bobby Robinson

1) Chris Barnes - 251 laps, best time of 5.320 in yellow
2) Bobby Robinson - 248, 25 sections, 5.441 in blue
3) Jay Guard - 248, 10 sections, 5.487 in green
4) Chad Harrington - 238, 5.429 in orange
5) Rusty Biffle - 237, 5.601 in yellow
6) Ralph Thorne - 227, 8 sections, 5.539 in green
7) Steve Harrington - 227, 3 sections, 5.707 in purple
8) Russell Cordle - 216, 6.038 in black
9) Tommy Flythe - 84, 5.598 in orange

This was an extremely close race through halfway. Jay Guard's tired motor went up in smoke about five seconds before the power went off, allowing Bobby Robinson to nip him for second place. Ralph Thorne barely captured sixth from Steve Harrington.

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L to R, Bobby Robinson, Chris Barnes, Jay Guard


Flexi GT

Eleven entries

Concours winners: Best Appearing: Tommy Flythe, Most Realistic: Rusty Biffle & Tommy Flythe (tie)

1) Chad Harrington - 270 laps, best time of 4.950 in blue
2) Ralph Thorne - 264, 5.109 in yellow
3) Bobby Robinson - 262, 4.890 in orange
4) Rusty Biffle - 261, 5.063 in orange
5) Jordan Tillery - 260, 4.988 in orange
6) Russell Cordle - 258, 5.160 in green
7) Chris Barnes - 255, 5.102 in red
8) Tommy Flythe - 249, 5.269 in orange
9) Steve Harrington - 241, 5.210 in blue
10) Eddie Cordle - 234, 5.601 in orange
11) Bill Gore - 199, 5.820 in yellow

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L to R, Bobby Robinson, Chad Harrington, Ralph Thorne

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:52 AM

How come I don't see Gregory Wells in any of those results? :blink:

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

Somebody's gotta run the show...

And...

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Thought about borrowing a car but they were all loaned out.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:17 AM

Sorry I couldn't make it. I accidently booked a birthday party on the race date. Customers come first.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:43 AM

:D Greg - I hope you took that chassis apart to rebuild it and that didn't happen on the track. :shok: :shok:

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:27 PM

LOL! I've torn up some cars in the past while racing, but nothing quite that bad!

Yeah, it was disassembled for modification and rebuilding. I'll post some pics when I get it done.

Don, we missed ya, but yup, business comes first, especially on a holiday weekend in a tourist town.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:57 AM

Everyone had a great time. I would like to thank everyone that came and SERRA for letting us host an event.

Hope to see all of you again very soon.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:22 AM

Congrats to Chris, Jay, and Chad on their wins...

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 03:52 PM

Turn-out was a little flat, but that was to be expected on a holiday weekend with gas hovering at $4 a gallon

Throw in Atlanta traffic (on Memorial Day weekend) and it was just too much for this tired old fellow! Cleveland, TN is in August... maybe I can get to that one if gas isn't $5/$6 a gallon by then.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

Greg,

Where are the rest of pictures?

And thanks for the jiving on the birthday!
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:19 PM

Chad and all, sorry for the delay in getting the car and chassis pics posted.

F1

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Jason Alexander, 104.5 grams

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Chris Barnes, 110.2 grams

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Rusty Biffle, 101.0 grams

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Tommy Flythe, 102.9 grams

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Jay Guard, 104.3 grams

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Steve Harrington, 111.0 grams

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:25 PM

Can-Am

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Chris Barnes, 116.4 grams

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Rusty Biffle, 114.5 grams

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Chad Harrington, 119.4 grams

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Tommy Flythe, 121.7 grams

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Jay Guard, 107.6 grams

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Russell Cordle, 118.5 grams

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Bobby Robinson, 108.7 grams

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Steve Harrington, 126.8 grams

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Ralph Thorne, 120.2 grams

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:32 PM

Flexi GT

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Chris Barnes, 101.6 grams

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Rusty Biffle, 100.9 grams

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Chad Harrington, 100.0 grams

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Eddie Cordle, 100.0 grams

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Tommy Flythe, 107.9 grams

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Bill Gore, 102.0 grams

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Russell Cordle, 112.1 grams

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Bobby Robinson, 113.7 grams

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Steve Harrington, 102.9 grams

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Ralph Thorne, 102.0 grams

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Jordan Tilley, 100.0 grams

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:00 PM

It would be a shame to end this event coverage without showing a few pics of Cordle Model Speedway.

This raceway is in quite a bit smaller space than most raceways, but that is not to say it's too small. The layout is very well planned and organized, with enough room for a reasonably large crowd, but with no wasted square footage to drive up the lease payment.

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Of course, a Hillclimb track is known for being very space efficient. This track is one of the better Hillclimbs I've run on, and is smooth and without any "gotchas", at least that I discovered.

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The parts supply was decent, too.

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I believe they run a class or two for hardbody cars at CMS and here's the stock of kits.

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Eddie Cordle is a big Bill Elliot and NASCAR fan, and virtually every square foot of wall space is covered with a poster or something related to Elliot, and NASCAR racing.

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Dunno if this is practice or racing, but it does give a good idea of the raceway layout. Yes, that's another track in the far left corner. And along the left hand wall is a drag strip with full Xmas tree.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:16 PM

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Thanks for the posting on SERRA #5... any weights available for F1 and Can-Am?

And congratulations to Chris Barnes on an impressive "rookie" showing... 2nd in F1 and 1st in Can-Am... Wow!!

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:28 PM

Don,

I'll add the weights when I get home tonight. Dunno why I keep forgetting to list those... premature senility most likely, though in my case I always shoot for the 100 gram minimum.

And if you honestly think Chris Barnes is a "rookie," it's obvious you don't know him. LOL!!!

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:30 PM

Cheater,

I was refering to Chris' first time running Retro, thus the quotes. Everybody in the Southeast knows Chris is a dominate force in the Mid-South year in and year out and probably any other race he enters, as shown by his performance at Cordle's. Guess it shows driving skill is the key in Retro... wish I had some!!

Chris... no disrespect intended. :D

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:29 PM

Don,

No harm, no foul. I actually didn't know if you knew Chris...

Weight have been added below the pics. Sorry I didn't get them done last night, but I discovered I had left the tech sheets at work so I was unable to put my hands on them until today.

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