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#1 Justin A. Porter

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

With the Ohio Challenge Cup season winding down, our attention turns to the Season Ending 4 hour Enduro, held this year May 12 at Fastraxxx in Fremont, OH. Fastraxxx, a stalwart supporter of the OCC, is home of course to one of the tightest and trickiest tracks on the OCC circuit, the 95' American Royal!
 
This year's Enduro format will remain a GT1 format enduro, however in an effort to continue evaluating alternatives to the currently controversial Retro Hawk motor, each team entering this year's Enduro will receive two Pro Slot PS4001S motors to be used at the GT1 at 10/36 gearing. This is to open up the motor evaluation hopefully to attendees from a variety of tracks and skill levels and to gauge public opinion on this potential (nothing's set in stone) replacement.

It's our hope that we get some great feedback - positive or negative - from this event which has always been a great showcase for the fun and diversity of the Ohio Challenge Cup.
Entry fee will remain $60 per team as last year, with team sizes capped at four entrants. Don't forget to attend as well for season awards. Let's see those entries as we prepare to go out in style on a fantastic 2017-18!
 
Teams
1: Ron Vincek & George Katzakis
2: Frankie Schaffier, Craig Sharfenberg, & Rob Voska
3: Jim Pace Jr, Alan Gallacher, & Keith Nelson II
4: Chuck Kron & TBA
5: Eric Shirey, Brandon Barricello, & TBA
6: Scuderia Fastraxxx
7: Elmo Vallance, Alex Stoudinger, & TBA
8: Michigan Mafia

Fastraxxx
2201 Commerce Dr
New Vision Building
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 937-4108


Operator - Haven Raceway in Elyria, OH
Series Director - Ohio Challenge Cup




#2 Justin A. Porter

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:00 PM

Given the speed with which slots are filling up, should it be necessary a Ninth team slot will be made available for the purpose of including OCC competitors who were not able to place their entry soon enough.


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#3 Rob Voska

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:52 AM

Only a few days away!



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:33 AM

Only a few days away and very exciting. The motors are sitting in wait, the plaques have arrived, and everything is looking like it's going to be a great show!


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:31 PM

Work commitments unfortunately have meant that the New York based team of Chuck Kron's has had to withdraw from the Enduro this weekend, leaving a slot open should another team wish to join last minute. We thank Chuck for letting us know as soon as possible and hopefully we'll still see 8 teams for the Enduro!


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#6 Rob Voska

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:11 PM

Elmo joined Craig & I when we had some drop out so there are 2 slots open.  It's 80% chance of rain Saturday so might as well come out & have some fun.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:48 AM

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The winning team, owning the event from early in the going and never letting up throughout, The Mortals - Rob Voska, Elmo Vallance, Alex Stoudinger, and Craig Sharfenberg. 

 

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Runners up having set plenty of fast laps and vaulting from 4th to 2nd in the last heat, WFO - Eric Shirey, Willy Custer, and Hollywood Joe Gerencser

 

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Rounding out the podium having a solid day until tweaked braids led to a series of no-reads on the lap counter, Team Haven - Ron Vincek, George Katzakis, Justin Porter

 

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Running the only JK chassis in the field and working through guide flag issues through the day, in 4th the Michigan Mafia - Dave Decoster, Bob "Sawdust Man" Manzitti, Rich Attee, and Bob Foster.

 

 

 

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The heartbreak of the day as this team swapped motors at the break when they lost speed, only to have a bad hit bind their axle and smoke their remaining motor in the last heat while running second. In fifth but with sympathies, Ask Keith - Keith Nelson and Jim Pace Jr. 

 

 

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Finally, while no mechanical issues were reported from these fellows, clearly the car was not handling to the team's liking from the drop of the green and they had a long day to come home 6th, Scuderia Fastraxxx - Chris Earnhardt, John Notestine, and Larry Deisenroth


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#8 Chris Earnhart

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

The third member of Suderia FASTRAXXX was CF Raceway owner John Notestine.

We at FASTRAXXX enjoyed hosting the OCC enduro and the racing comeraderie. We look forward ti the next racing season and hosting the season opener. Hope everyone arrived home safely and had fun racing the BLACK BullRing.

Thanks to the OCC and racers for making the enduro a fun experience.

Clean braids, Chris
Chris Earnhart
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Edited for posterity and apologies to John! 


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#10 Rob Voska

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:19 AM

4 hr enduro

4074 laps

95' track length

387,030 ft or 73.3 miles traveled

18.325 MPH

439.8 Scale MPH

4,644,360 inches

3.60 gear ratio

Tires .735 average

2,011,354.7 tire revolutions

7,240,876.9 motor revolutions.

 

Running fast 3.0's next to last lane but motor was getting soft & tires were shot.







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