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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:09 PM

Great Lakes ISRA 2017-18 Series Race #1

 

November 4, 2017, the first race in the Great Lakes ISRA Series was held at Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies in Naperville, IL.
 

The first event of the day was the JRL/F1 race on the former D.J.'s Hot Slots Chris Dadd's built 'LTD' Track (eight entries).

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1 - Chuck Gambo 246 laps
2 - John Miller 241
3 - Dale Lipe 238 

 

Next race was the Open-12 contest also on the LTD (nine entries).

 

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1 - Dale Lipe 276 laps
2 - Kevin Van Pelt 269 
3 - Rob Voska 265

4 - John Miller 265.0001

 

Third (Rob) and fourth (John) positions in this race were decided literally by the smallest margin that I have ever seen. It was nearly a dead heat.

 

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The ES-24 Race was not run due to lack of entries and a wish to get the race day over with reasonably early.

 

The final race of the event was B-Production (nine entries).
 

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1 - Kevin Van Pelt 266 laps

2 - Chuck Gambo 265 
3 - Scott Morgan 248

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:07 PM

Hey that Scott Morgan guy back after a very long layoff podiums... what's that about? Great to have you join us. 

 

See ya next month.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:55 PM

12/2/2017

Series; Great Lakes ISRA

Track; Chicagoland

 

This was the second race of the season.  JP & Rick Stagen joined us along with wing guy Bernie "feel the bern" Schatz, along with the rest of the gang including Kevin "not funny" Van Pelt & Larry Kelly brought his new track cleaning solution.

 

We run 4 classes and it has been a stable series for the last 10 years.  There was some great racing with some very good racing and close lap times and finishes.

 

JRL

Rob Voska.......... 286.....4.499...Y

JP Milcherska..... 276.....4.722...Y

Dale Lipe........... 275.....4.500... Y

Ricky Distefano... 274.....4.839... Y

John Miller........ 270.....4.730...P

Rick Stagen........ 266.....4.769...Y

Bernie Schatz..... 265.....4.832...Y

Lee Verdich....... 257.....4.941...Y

Geary Gaspord.. 245.....4.949...G

Larry Kelly........ 225.....5.210...B

Kevin Van Pelt.. 203.....4.668...Y

 

OPEN 12

Dale Lipe.......... 307.....4.120...O

Rob Voska........ 306.....4.180...O

JP Milcherska.... 305.....4.339...Y

Ricky Distefan... 298.....4.227...G

Kevin Van Pelt.. 296.....4.229...Y

John Miller........ 294.....4.280...G

Geary Gaspord.. 287.....4.226...Y

Lee Verdich....... 285.....4.338...G

Bernie Schatz.... 282.....4.390...G

Larry Kelly........ 258.....4.722...G

 

ES24

Rob Voska....... 329.....3.789...B

Chuck Gambo...317.....3.898...O

Geary Gaspord..300.....4.07...B

John Miller...... 272.....4.167...B

Dale Lipe......... 211.....4.168...B

 

B Production

Rob Voska........... 300.....4.230...B

John Miller.......... 291.....4.612...B

JP Milcherska...... 285.....4.437...B

Bernie Schatz...... 285.....4.500...O

Rick Stagen......... 281.....4.550...O

Geary Gaspord.... 278.....4.449...B

Lee Verdich........ 275.....4.558...G

Kevin Van Pelt... 256.....4.339...B

Larry Kelly......... 254.....4.839...O

Dale Lipe............ 227.....4.448...P

Chuck Gambo..... 208.....4.390...O


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:29 AM

Great Lakes ISRA 2017-18 Series Race #3

January 6, 2018, the first race in the series for 2018 was held at Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies in Naperville, IL on the 2016 Worlds Flat Track (Centipede).
 
The first event of the day was the very closely contested JRL/F1 race.

 

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1 - Rick Stagen 131.25 Laps
2 - Dale Lipe 131.11
3 - Chuck Gambo 130.22

 
Next race was the Open-12 tussle.
 
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1 - Chuck Gambo 179
2 - 
Dale Lipe 170.50
3 - Rick Stagen 159.39
 
The ES-24 Race was not run due to lack of entries.
 
The final race of the event was B-Production.
 

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1 - Chuck Gambo 171.87
2 - Geary Gaspord 166.73
3 - Dale Lipe 164.74

 

Thank you to everyone who braved the arctic subzero temperatures and the threat of sleet to make this an exceptional day of racing.
 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

3 Feb 2018
Series; Great Lakes ISRA
Track; Chicagoland

Great Lakes ISRA was at Chicagoland this past weekend.  The temp was warmer than last month but the racing was hot with some new records being equaled but not broken.
Dale Lipe is working hard to improve every aspect of his program. Great to see you and Geary working so hard.  That's what makes it fun.  Who knows if Chuck would make it 5 minutes before tech closes he might have podiumed in all the classes.



We ran all 4 classes.  JRL was up first with Dale setting the pace.
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Second was Open 12.  It was a fast class with some great racing action.
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After lunch we ran 1/24 ES & fast times were equaled but not broken by 3 racers.
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Last class of the day is B Production & again Dale was victorious.
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Next race is at Mid American in Naperville March 3rd on the 2016 Worlds track.  Come check out some great flat track racing.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

Dale Lipe added his name twice this month to the GLISRA track records on the Fiedler Flat at Chicagoland Raceway.
 
Nice job, Dale!

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 12:13 PM

This months race is Saturday March 3rd at Mid-America Raceway in Naperville IL.

 

Track opens at 7:30am with the 1st class starting at 9:30.

 

Classes being run;

 

JRL

Open12

ES24

B-Production

 

All races to be run on the ISRA Worlds track.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

3 March 2018
Series; Great Lakes ISRA
Track; Mid America

Great lakes ISRA was at Mid America this past weekend on the 2016 ISRA Worlds track.  The track was in great condition for racing thanks to some help from Dave Stall for running it in. 
It was a great day for slot racing with a good turnout and a lot of laughter.  Dale brought some great health food balanced with even better bean dip & dressings. 

JRL;
Rick Stegan showed everyone the way in JRL to do it for the second race in a row on what is knows as one of the hardest track in the world.  Rick kept his head down & nose clean to a win by 3/4 of a lap over hard charging Dale Lipe & John Miller running a D Can! Contrary to all the drama about built motors & close racing check out the lap totals with the top 4 within 1.23 laps!  Yea it seems the track and downforce is part of the equation also.   We were also joined by JP's son Austin Milcherska who seemed to be enjoying his time on the flat track.
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Open 12;  Rob Voska took the win with Kevin VanPelt, Dale Lipe & Chuck Gambo in hot pursuit.  We've all been racing together so long we have learned each others tricks.  It's funny talking, laughing & poking fun while racing all the while knowing it's all a head game and IT AIN'T WORKIN NO MO CHUCK!
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24ES; Kevin Van Pelt was determined from the very start and was not going to be denied in his way to victory lane less than 1/2 a lap ahead of Chuck Gambo with Two Time USRA National Champ Ricky D 6 back.
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B Production; With 11 racers and sit outs Rob Voska took the win over Chuck Gambo and Kevin Van Pelt.
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Next race is at Chicagoland in Westmont ILApril 7th on the Fiedler Flat track.  Come check out some great flat track racing.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:42 PM

Great report Rob! Thanks for all you do for us! 



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:33 PM

7 April 2018

Series: Great Lakes ISRA
Track: Chicagoland 
 
Great lakes ISRA was at Chicagoland this past weekend on the Fiedler Flat track. We had a nice turn-out with 13 racers. Dale brought some great diet cookies that seemed to go over very well. Thanks, Dale!

JK Jerry stopped in to visit. Looks as good as ever and is doing well except for falling off the ladder when cleaning his gutters and cutting his forehead open. 
 
Geary Gaspord is working on the special May Team Enduro race. Stay tuned for updates.
 
JRL
Rob Voska led the way in JRL with some great close racing behind with JP Milcherska a few back, two more back and Mike Swiss ended up third running one of Kevin Van Pelt's cars and literally being within inches at the finish and beating Kevin in fourth by two inches at the most with Chuck Gambo one lap back from that fight. 

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Open 12;  Rob Voska took the win with 1 lap over Dale Lipe.  Geary Gaspord was third by 1 lap over Chuck Gambo.  Pro Slot's John Miller kept his car 1 lap clear of JP Milcherska.  So some good close racing all through the class.
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24ES; Rob Voska took the win and joined the 3.67 club over Dale Lipe with Ricky Distefano in a solid third and a multi time 3.67 club member.  Kevin Van Pelt was running very well but working on some top secret new equipment that had some teething problems.
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B Production; Rob Voska pulled off his first clean sweep and after years of trying now knows what it feels like to be Chuck or Kevin.  Dale ended up second again for the third time that day over Chuck Gambo
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Keep an eye open for details for the May Team Enduro.







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