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OCC Race #1 results - Sep 15, Fastraxxx, Fremont, OH

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#1 Justin A. Porter

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:47 AM

The Ohio Challenge Cup rolled into Fremont's Fastraxxx for its season opener on the popular "Bullring" 95' American Royal. With a solid turnout in all four divisions, it was time to drop the green on Ohio's Stamped Steel Series.


GT1-B led the proceedings as track owner Chris Earnhardt broke through for a great win on his home track. He was followed closely home in second and third by last season's points rivals Dan Halfhill and Joe Gerencser respectively. OOS racer John Notestine ran an Elmo backup to pick up the fourth spot over Michigan Mafia member Johnnie Detroit. Newcomer Floyd Wagner acquitted himself well on the tight Royal with sixth spot over Haley Halfhill, while Columbus's Dave Doerschuk and local Matthew Deisenroth both ran into mechanical trouble.







GT1-B Results

Chris Earnhardt – 236

Dan Halfhill – 231

Joe Gerencser – 225

John Notestine – 222

Johnnie Detroit – 220

Floyd Wagner – 213

Haley Halfhill – 207

Dave Doerschul – 199

Matthew Deisenroth – 197


GT1-A was a nail-biter of a 9 man round-robin. After 8 heats, Ron Hershman stood atop the pile with a big win over Dave Decoster. Fastraxxx locals Rob Voska grabbed a fine third on the day, while panels decided fourth through sixth for Elmo Vallance, Steve Peppler, and Justin Porter. Ron Vincek was the last man running in 7th, while Jeff Hees, Bob Foster, and Jim Pace Jr all ran into mechanical issues mostly tied to crash damage.







GT1-A Results

Ron Hershman – 278

David Decoster – 268

Rob Voska – 263

Elmo Vallance – 261.11

Steve Peppler – 261.02

Justin Porter – 261.01

Ron Vincek – 254

Jeff Henes – 227

Bob Foster – 217

Jim Pace Jr. - 211


Group 10 continued its reputation for being a tough class as fiteen of the big 16D's made for some exciting racing on the Royal. Elmo Vallance set the tone for the day in qualifying with a new track record as TQ, but it would be Ron Hershman grabbing the win, beating out Dave Decoster once again for the top spot on the podium. Making the podium match up completely to GT1-A, Rob Voska slotted in for another third. Behind Voska, it was another close matter of panels for fourth for Jim Pace Jr, Elmo Vallance, and Justin Porter, while Ron Vincek claimed another seventh place. Steve Peppler shook off his rough GT1 run to take eighth. Joe Gerencser had one of his best days in G10 with ninth over an oddly struggling Bob Foster. Dan Halfhill would win a father/daughter battle over Haley Halfhill for the eleventh spot, while mechanical issues plagued Floyd Wagner, Dave Doerschuk, and Johnnie Detroit all through the B-main.













Group 10 Results

Ron Hershman – 282

Dave Decoster – 272

Rob Voska – 268

Jim Pace Jr. - 264.11

Elmo Vallance – 264.07

Justin Porter – 264.06

Ron Vincek – 257

Steve Peppler – 253

Joe Gerencser – 241

Bob Foster – 240

Dan Halfhill – 237

Haley Halfhill – 226

Floyd Wagner – 214

Dave Doerschuk – 210

Johnnie Detroit – 203


GTP had 16 of the Ohio Challenge Cup's fasted and was set for a wild race. Ron Hershman earned a sweep of the day with both TQ and the win in GTP, while Jim Pace Jr rocketed onto the podium in second. Dave Decoster scored third to ensure podium finishes in all three classes, fighting off Justin Porter from fourth. Steve Peppler managed his best run of the day in fifth over Jeff Henes, while Dan Halfhill claimed seventh for a solid run out of the B main. Bob Foster made up for a rocky G10 to beat out Ron Vincek by a lap for eighth, who in turn knocked Elmo Vallance down to tenth by a lap. Joe Gerencser claimed eleventh over Haley Halfhill, whose solid early run was undone when her controller trigger spring snapped! Unfortunately, in the crash damage and mechanical issue pile were Chris Earnhardt, Johnnie Detroit, Dave Doerschuk, and Floyd Wagner. All victims of the high speed traffic of a GTP race on the Royal.








GTP Results

Ron Hershman – 296

Jim Pace Jr – 282

Dave Decoster – 276

Justin Porter – 271

Steve Peppler – 268

Jeff Henes – 263

Dan Halfhill – 256

Bob Foster – 247

Ron Vincek – 246

Elmo Vallance – 245

Joe Gerencser – 238

Haley Halfhill – 230

Chris Earnhardt – 223

Johnnie Detroit – 218

Dave Doerschuk – 192

Floyd Wagner – 155


As always, between tight racing, Lee's Chicken, and great senses of humor, Fastraxxx Raceway in Fremont has provided a fantastic day of racing and fun for the Ohio Challenge Cup. The circuit makes its way in October to its first Pennsylvania date at North East Slot Car Raceway on October 20th on their 100' Ogilvie Reverse Orange. See you all at the races!



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:59 AM

Solid Runs from Ron H. and Dave Decoster. Congradulations to the podium winners, alot of close finishes. Looks like the GTP went to the Red lable FK, must have improved times. Possibly I might make race at Marks World track, looking forward to it.




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