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#1 DOCinCocoa

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Gator Region Retro Racing group is proud to announce a 4-hour endurance race for IRRA® GT Coupe cars. This event will be held on July 21 at The Raceway.Biz in Melbourne, FL.

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Endurance rules:
- 15 minute heats with 1 minute lane changes; we will cycle through the lanes twice. During the one-minute lane change period, no work can be performed on the car and the car can not leave the track. Teams are only allowed to move the car to the next lane and change the color sticker.

- All work on the cars must be performed under green flag conditions, such as, oiling the motor and bearings, changing tires, etc.

- Hand-out motors will be used; most likely short shaft JK Retro Hawk motors.

- Spec tire: medium hub JK Premium tires. All tires must be purchased the morning of the race.

- Spec gear ratio: 9/28

- Ground clearance will be checked two or three times during the race at the discretion of the race director.

- All cars must maintain at least 0.032" ground clearance. If a car is found with less than the specified clearance, the car must be removed from the track after the car is driven back to the drivers panel.

- If any team smokes a motor, the team can purchase a third motor from the raceway.

- If a car is being worked on in the pits when a yellow is called, work on the car can still progress.

Schedule:
Raceway opens at 9 AM; power turned on for 90 minutes 2 hours.
Motor hand-out at about 9:10 AM.
Tech opens at 10:30 AM; tech closes at 11:00 AM.
Review lane change rules and other rules at 10:45 11:00 AM.

Race to begin soon after.

Team Captains: So far seven team captains have been identified,
TonyP
Terry Tawney
Jay Guard
Brian Ambrose
Jeff Bonanno
Ed Hoffman
Doc Dougherty
Other team captains are to be identified.

Please contact me by PM if you would like to participate in this event.

Race plaques will be handed-out after the event.

Please bear in mind that this event is still in its planning stages; some rules may change or be added.

 

Race Fee: The GRRR leadership along with Bill Pinch have re-thought the race fee because the race has been increased to 4 hours from 3 hours. Because of this, the race fee is now $85 which includes the cost of 2 hand-out motors and 3 sets of spec tires.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:14 PM

Since I feel that slot car racing has given me a lot and instrumental in myself becoming a mechanical design engineer, I want to give something back to the hobby. Therefore, I have decided that I will cover the cost of all of the race day plaques. In this manner maybe the race fee can be reduced or the GRRR group can fill the coffers for other purposes.

We are looking for race day prizes. If you are interested, please contact me by PM.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:50 AM

Sounds great! How many people on a team?


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

Whatever we can come up with. Maybe two or three, but could be more. We want to have eight teams so that there are no empty lanes and no sit-outs. We also would like to pair racers up so that the teams are roughly equal. However, if several racers want to come in from another state, we will have them run together if that's what they want to do.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

Team Captains: So far seven team captains have been identified,
TonyP
Terry Tawney
Jay Guard
Brian Ambrose
Jeff Bonanno

Ed Hoffman
Doc Dougherty
Other team captains are to be identified.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:21 AM

This post is now redundant.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

Saw on Facebook that a team from Georgia is planning to come. Who might they be?
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

Not sure, Bobby, but I do love running in enduros...
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

Bobby was sent a PM. James, the GRRR guys would love to have you.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

Q: Is that rather flat "bank" taken full punched in a Retro car?
 
Good luck, team enduros are great fun.
 
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 01:17 PM

Q: Is that rather flat "bank" taken full punched in a Retro car?

 
A: Full punch is no problem for a Retro car; the bank isn't as flat as it appears in the picture.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:38 PM

Bobby, let's do this!



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 04:22 PM

There seems to be enough out-of-state interest to make one team, if not two teams. Please keep me updated. This is going to be a great race.

For everybody's knowledge, on Friday, July 20, Bill is open from 5 PM until about 9 PM. It will be drag racing night at his track, but the Hillclimb should be wide open for practice.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:06 PM

Bobby, let's do this!

 

That's a long way down there. 9.5 hours straight through for me. That's with no stops!


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

Due to popular opinion, this enduro has been changed from a 3-hour race to a 4-hour enduro. 15-minute heats instead of 11. Enjoy.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

Any plans for a web cam? 


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

There are no plans that I know of, but I wish that we could.
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Posted 30 April 2018 - 02:16 PM

I got good news this morning. Ed Hoffman called me and said that he would be the 7th team captain. His driving partners will be Shawn Naughton and Donny Caron.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

The entry fee has been decided for this 4 hr endurance race. The entry fee will be $85 which includes 2 handout motors and 3 pairs of spec tires (medium hub JK Premiums). The deadline for the race fee is set at June 3rd so that we can make final arrangements.

 

Team captains can pay in cash at the GRRR event at P1 Raceway on May 20th or pay TonyP via PayPal (contact Tony by PM here on Slotblog).


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 02:36 PM

BTW: We might get a special guest to show up as race reporter. I heard a strong rumor that Greg Wells will be the race reporter for the endurance race! 


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:02 PM

It looks like Greg will be doing double-duty since he will be at least one of my team partners. I'm sure he will help out with the race reporting too so the Enduro should be well reported.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:50 PM

Update: 6/11/18.

 

Team captains & partners:

 

TonyP and Grant Goerner

Terry Tawney and Matt Bowman

Jay Guard and Greg Wells

Jeff Bonanno and Don Bonanno

Brian Ambrose and Roger Whobrey

Ed Hoffman, Donny Caron, and Shaun Naughton

Doc Dougherty and Marcus Ramos

 

Without a final list of racers, it is impossible to finalize the teams. However, several racers intend to compete:

At large drivers: Danny Zona, Mike Bresett, Ed Bauer, Tracey Dickenson, and Dennis Demole. EDIT 6-12-2018: Taylor Davis will also be joining us.

Several other drivers have expressed an interest in racing with us but have not confirmed.

 

The entry fee is $85. You get two hand-out motors (all motors will be broken-in ahead of time) and three sets of hand-out tires. 

 

Terry Tawney is paid in full; thank you, Terry. EDIT: I've just been informed that Ed Hoffman has also paid.

 

An order for really nice wall plaques from Ralph Thorne has been placed. This is going to be a great race. Lots of fun.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:51 PM

There still exists room for an eighth team.

 

If you are interested, please contact me by PM.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

Hopefully we have our eighth team.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:43 AM

It looks like Greg will be doing double-duty since he will be at least one of my team partners.

 
I'd keep a close eye on any team that lists a "Cheater" as a member.  :D


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