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#1 JohnnySlotcar

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:22 PM

Our monthly series continues with one change for this event only: Nascar Flexi 4" race.Any stamped chassis, ps-fk or jk retro motor. FK wingers then FK12 wingers, followed by Milleniums, Nascar and conclude with Contender powered GTP.  Retro Coupes will return next month.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:00 PM

Sorry to see you dropped the retro class this month John. I thought you had a really nice mix of classes. 

 

Sad that we can't get any retro racing here in Chicago on a regular basis. 


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:55 AM

Not a bad idea John you might get some crossover racer going to Retro and vice a versa

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:07 AM

KVP,
Ricky D joined us yesterday for Wednesday night racing I asked him the idea behind the Stockers.

He said John did it because it's Daytona 500 month.

You missed an all time entertaining race.

Dale punted Bernard, up and over, Michael Iga's head in the finger.

Certainly an all time height record at C/R that didn't involve 2 F1 cars and the Bank. Lol

Bernard still managed to win, beating Ricky, by about 5 feet.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

Crossover by who and from what exactly Bernard? LOL


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:16 AM

KVP,
I don't understand Bernard's post, either. Lol

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 06:04 AM

Racers racing other cars besides with their intended IE Retro 2 Hardbody, hard body to scale, Wing Racing to stock car racing that's what I meant LOL

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:03 PM

Dale gets "Aviator of the Evening " award.



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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

So true Dave Dale Got The Aviator award

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

Get your 4"Nascars ready!


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:26 PM

Big snow passed, ready for Sunday. Racers from Indiana and Michigan planning on attending.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:41 PM

I'm bringing an extra Nascar roller complete, just add motor. Ex Terry Watson Nats winning group 10 from a few years ago. LMK, in my box.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:44 PM

Awesome.

 

My afternoon party rescheduled, so I should be able to race direct all 5 races.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

I just got dropped off at the raceway from my wife.

 

Roads were so-so, but we only had a 10 minute trip.

 

Race is cancelled.

 

Too much bad news, with the traffic reports, from the highways.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:08 AM

good call! we can wreck our toys, but not us.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Guys don't seem to want to be denied.

 

I have 3 guys here and a 4th on the way.

 

Maybe we'll have some sort of race.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

Wise choice. The track will still be there next week. All the neighbors on my block have formed an impromptu

snow removal team. The ones with snow blowers are doing every one else's sidewalks and driveways. It's

amazing how an event like this can bring people together. Some haven't talked in ages. 



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

Things sucked early, but it looks good out there now.

 

A few more guys called, and it's looking moderately decent for some fun this afternoon.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:02 PM

7 racers showed up, so we're racing.

Here's the results from last month.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:12 PM

First race was Millinieum Vintage with 5 racers.

Ricky D took the win, with an impressive 210 laps, really flashing some speed on Green and Yellow.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

Stocker Pot Pourri wound up having all 7 racers run.
 
Only Dave Gass wound up running a non-Stocker.
 
Lee Verdich had a dominating run, going 24 or 25 laps, every heat.

 

Ricky, uncharacteristically, wound up with a dud motor.
 
Dale  took a heat or 2 to sort his car, but eventually got going real fast, but a bit inconsistent.

 

Geary, with a Dale loaner, ran a steady race, to take 2nd.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:40 PM

Last race of the afternoon was GTP, with 5 racers.

Ricky D, went wire to wire, to take the 9 lap win.

Dale was rocketship in the middle, but subpar heats in the gutters, cost him a chance to seriously contend for the win.

Geary really came on, the 2nd half of the race, to finish a solid 3rd.

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Big thanks to Karen and Ricky Distefano, for putting together, a real nice snack tray.

Also to Larry K, for volunteer marshaling, the last race.

It looks like March 25th for the next race.

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