Jump to content




Photo

2nd annual GRRR 4-Hr Enduro - 6/22, Melbourne, FL


  • Please log in to reply
55 replies to this topic

#1 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:57 PM

Well folks its time for another enduro. The Gator Region Retro Racing group is proud to announce our 2nd annual endurance race, this time going for 4 hours for IRRA® GT Coupe cars. This event will be held on JUNE 22 at TheRaceway.Biz in Melbourne, FL. We will cycle through the lanes two times, running 15 minute heats with a 2 minute lane change period. Entry fee is $90 per team which includes the cost of 2 hand-out motors.

 

The following rules will be applied:

 

- All work on the cars must be performed under green flag conditions, such as, changing tires, changing braid, fixing the body, etc.

 

-During the 2 minute lane change period, teams may oil the car, pop the body, and straighten out the braid. No tools allowed at the car during the 2 minute lane change period.

 

- All cars must remain at the track at the position that the car came to rest.

- Hand-out motors will be used; two hand-out motors will be issued to each team (included in the entry fee). A 3rd motor will be available for purchase.

- Spec tire: medium hub JK Treated 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 0.040" 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.

 

- We will enforce a motor change during the race. This was proposed after last years race. Details to follow.

 

Schedule:
Raceway opens at 8 AM; power turned on for 100 minutes
Motor hand-out at about 8:10 AM.
Tech opens at 9:30 AM; tech closes at 9:45 AM.
Review lane change rules and other rules at 10:00 AM.

Race to begin soon after.

Team Captains: From last year, a list of team captains have been identified. 
TonyP
Terry Tawney
Jay Guard
Brian Ambrose
Jeff Bonanno
Arron Rothstein

Mike Bresett

Ed Hoffman
Doc Dougherty

If you can not make this race as team captain, please contact me as soon as possible.

 

With the change in date and scaling back the race from 6 hours to 4 hours, hopefully more racers will get involved.

 

Note: The Raceway will be open at 5pm on the Friday before the race for practice.

 

More news to follow.


  • Jeff Bonanno likes this
Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion




#2 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

The posts from Ed has been hidden because his comments might change due to the race date change.


  • Jeff Bonanno likes this
Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#3 Jeff Bonanno

Jeff Bonanno

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Port Richey, FL

Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:46 AM

I can attend this race but cannot be a team Capitan.


  • DOCinCocoa likes this

#4 Jay Guard

Jay Guard

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,626 posts
  • Joined: 10-December 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:DeLand, FL

Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:55 AM

The new date will work for me and my team of Bobby Robinson and possibly Greg Wells.


  • DOCinCocoa likes this

Jay Guard

IRRA Board of Directors Member, 2007-2010 (non-voting advisor)

Retro Racer & Flat Track Fanatic


#5 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:04 PM

Alright! Good news from Jay and Jeff. I will be talking to some of the racers at the next GRRR event at South Daytona. The switch in dates will give me more time to get things lined up; not to mention the race day plaques.


  • Jeff Bonanno likes this
Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#6 Tracey

Tracey

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Joined: 02-December 17
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:FL

Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

Put me down DOC.


  • DOCinCocoa likes this
Tracey Dickinson

#7 Jeff Bonanno

Jeff Bonanno

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Port Richey, FL

Posted 29 April 2019 - 10:01 AM

Thought i was going to be able to make it but I will not be able to make it, sorry guys. 



#8 Edward Bauer

Edward Bauer

    Rookie Keyboard Racer

  • Full Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Joined: 25-June 15
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Space Coast

Posted 09 May 2019 - 09:14 PM

Doc I can make the race
  • DOCinCocoa likes this

#9 Bucky

Bucky

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Joined: 30-August 18
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:50 PM

How is it looking for teams for this?
Aaron Rothstein

#10 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:06 AM

We have 7 teams ready to go:

Team #1: TonyP, Tracey Dickinson, Dennis Demole 

Team #2: Terry Tawney, Matt Boman

Team #3: Jay Guard, Bobby Robinson

Team #4: Doc Dougherty, Marcus Ramos

Team #5: Ed Hoffman, Donny Caron

Team #6: Aaron "Bucky" Rothstein, Tem Raskin

Team #7: Brian Ambrose, Roger Whobrey, Ed Bauer (tentative)

 

Bucky: Its getting down to crunch time. We need to get more teams lined up. I need at least 2 weeks to order the race plaques. I am thinking that I will have the limit the plaques to the top 4 or 5 finishing teams. We also need to order in the hand out motors and the spec tire (which most likely be the JK small hub treated tire).


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#11 brnursebmt

brnursebmt

    Race Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 720 posts
  • Joined: 17-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Glencoe, AL

Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:44 PM

I bet Ed could find someone in the Atlanta Ga. area for a teammate. 


  • Twisted Metal likes this

Bobby Robinson RN

"Nobody rides for free." - Jackson Browne, 1980

 

"Positivity and optimism can overcome a lot of things." - Tom Brady,  2019


#12 Bucky

Bucky

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Joined: 30-August 18
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:39 PM

I'm still planning to make it, but I'll need a team.
Aaron Rothstein

#13 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:43 AM

Bucky, Will you be a team captain? We need racers of your capabilities to be team captains. That will help out the GRRR group very nicely. We have 2 or 3 racers who know that track and who would like to race.


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#14 Bucky

Bucky

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Joined: 30-August 18
  • Gender:Male

Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:50 PM

I will gladly be a team captain. I'm also willing to fill in on a team if needed.
  • DOCinCocoa likes this
Aaron Rothstein

#15 Tampabay racer

Tampabay racer

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 500 posts
  • Joined: 07-January 18
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ruskin, FL

Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:00 PM

I have no team and really dont care if Im a captain or not.
Brian Ambrose

#16 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:55 AM

We are tentatively up to 7 teams which makes the race viable. Please read the update above in post #10.

 

Another couple thoughts: Since we have a mix of 2 man and 3 man teams of mixed racer capabilities, the two man teams can split up the heats either 4 and 4 or 5 and 3 (having the more experienced racer run 5 heats out of each 8). For the 3 man teams, we will go with 3, 3 and 2.


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#17 Jeff Bonanno

Jeff Bonanno

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Port Richey, FL

Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

Hey Doc,

I might be able to form a three man team here which would make 8 teams. I have to talk to both of them and see if they would be willing to do it.

 

Team would be:

 

Captain: Jeff Bonanno

Don Bonanno

Jon Bitler

 

I'll get back to you on this.


  • DOCinCocoa likes this

#18 Bucky

Bucky

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Joined: 30-August 18
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:26 PM

Looks like a good time.
  • DOCinCocoa likes this
Aaron Rothstein

#19 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 28 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

Jeff, thanks for stepping up. 

 

Bucky, we are all going to have a fun race. Thank you for stepping up also.


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#20 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:40 PM

We will have a concourse award this year for the most realistic/detailed GT Coupe body. The wall plaque will be awarded to the team captain.


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#21 Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 184 posts
  • Joined: 14-July 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Saint Petersburg, FL

Posted 30 May 2019 - 08:07 AM

I bet Ed could find someone in the Atlanta Ga. area for a teammate. 

Bobby...Donny and i would like for you to be on our Florida Swamp Rat team but it looks like Jay already has you listed with him.

Looking forward guys to the day and a fun day of slot car racing!!


  • brnursebmt likes this

#22 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:39 PM

I want to make sure that everyone knows that the new Red Fox GT Coupe bodies are NOT legal for this race.


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#23 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:44 PM

We are rotating through the lanes 2 times with 15 minute heats. We will have a 10 minute break between the two rounds. During this break, the teams will have to change motors. If a team had to change a motor under green during the first round, they are not required to change motors again. A third motor will be available if a team blows a motor during the race at a cost of $10.


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

#24 Jeff Bonanno

Jeff Bonanno

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Port Richey, FL

Posted 08 June 2019 - 05:41 PM

Sorry guys my team will not be able to participate, thought i could of made it happen.

Have fun guys!
See you in July

#25 DOCinCocoa

DOCinCocoa

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,671 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mims, FL

Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:42 PM

Brian Ambrose has also decided not to race. With these two teams dropping out, we are down to 6 teams.  The current teams are:

 

Team #1: TonyP, Tracey Dickinson, Dennis Demole 

Team #2: Terry Tawney, Matt Boman

Team #3: Jay Guard, Bobby Robinson

Team #4: Doc Dougherty, Marcus Ramos, Ed Bauer

Team #5: Ed Hoffman, Donny Caron

Team #6: Aaron "Bucky" Rothstein, Tem Raskin


Doc Dougherty
GRRR 2016 GT Coupe and Stock Car Champion and Overall Champion
My Series Spring 2016 4" NASCAR, JK LMP State Champion, and Endurance State Champion
My Series 2015 4" NASCAR, GTP and Endurance State Champion
​GRRR 2015 4 1/2" and F1 Champion
​GRRR 2013 & 2014 Evil Flexi Champion
1968 Cleveland Car Model Series race winner - Tom Thumb Raceway, North Royalton, Ohio
​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion





Electric Dreams Online Shop