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Race results from MVH - 7/3, F1 on the King

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:18 AM

Formula 1 on the King – 7/3/18


F-1 Cars in Tech:



Rather than head out for some 4th of July fireworks MVH retro-racers took to the Gerding G-7 King to celebrate the night before the Fourth with a little F-1 action.  Due to holiday travel and all the other holiday activities, the field was somewhat limited but the racing was close and offered some fireworks of its own.  With six cars going through tech the race was run on all eight lanes with only three cars on at a time to allow for three marshals.


Ray Lee and Ernie “The Ernstigator” LaChance came out of the gate fast, setting their fastest laps on green while Dave Panich was running a bit slower but a bit steadier to take the early lead. In the first half of the race Rich Girvin was winning the battle of the Richards, running faster laps and putting some distance between himself and Richard Payne. After a long hiatus, Brian Wright returned to Tuesday night retro racing. He showed decent pace but struggled to stay in his lane and was running at the back of the field by the mid-point of the race.


While Dave, Ray and Ernie were running almost identical lap times, Dave managed to take the win in spite of struggling to pass other racers (ask Ernie and Richard P!). Ray set the fastest lap of the evening but had to settle for 2nd, trailing Dave by 3 laps while Ernie finished another 3 laps back to take 3rd. Green was the fast way around the track tonight with 4 out of 6 racers setting their best time in the green lane.


Final Standings, laps completed, fast-lap time:

  1. Dave Panich             301/8      4.609      BL
  2. Ray Lee                    298/8      4.608      GN
  3. Ernie LaChance       295/9      4.609      GN
  4. Rich Girvin               280/7      4.765      GN
  5. Richard Payne         270/17    5.163      GN
  6. Brian Wright             257/4      4.992      BK                  

Upcoming Events:


     MVH Tuesday Night Retro-Racing Schedule for July:           

            7/10        Coupes on the Figure 8

            7/17        Can-Am on the Aristocrat

            7/24        Stock Cars on the Royal

            7/31        Can-Am on the King


Cars on the Podium (L to R):  2nd Place – Ray Lee, 1st Place – Dave Panich, 3rd Place – Ernie LaChance



Dave’s 1st Place Chassis:

1st place - Dave.jpg


Ray’s 2nd Place Chassis:

2nd place - Ray.jpg


Ernie’s 3rd Place Chassis:

3rd place - Ernie.jpg

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:33 AM

I was not too happy with my outside rail F1 build. Might have to re-visit that one.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:37 AM

Try using a brass/steel rail combo. This combo works better on higher speed/high bite tracks.
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