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Race results from MVH - 7/2, F1 on the King


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 02:14 PM

Formula 1 on the King – 7/2/19

 

Formula 1 on the King always makes for an interesting evening and this week was no exception. Eight of the usual suspects presented their cars to tech with the race run in the 4/4 format.

 

F-1 Cars in Tech:

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Prior to the race Richard Payne was trying out the latest addition to the collection of tracks at MVH…the new 3-lane Gerding Yellow Figure 8 designed to be used with American Model Raceway steering control seats (it is more difficult to get around the track quickly than it looks!). Two of the seats are currently connected though the third will be added soon. Note: the blur in the photo is Tow Mater sliding into the left-hander!

figure 8.jpg

 

Now we return to our regularly scheduled race:

After 2 minutes and 50 seconds of clean racing in the lead-off heat, the first track-call was made. But it wasn’t the last, as open-wheel racing tends to make minor mistakes somewhat major.

 

Ray Lee had the horsepower and handling this week, jumping out to an early lead, driving carefully and never really looking back. Bob “Woody” Hazelwood was in the hunt until his Dominator “Fang” ended up on the floor and in need of some solder, costing him dearly as he finished out the heat. This opened the door for Dave Panich to make his move but unfortunately after changing lane stickers between heats he failed to move the car to the next lane resulting in an extremely rapid trip into the wall in the dead-man. His car was running but requiring multiple trips to the chassis block to get the handling back. Peter Lentros was then in position to move up but after tangling with Dave in the donut, he suffered a bent motor mount (axle bearing strut, actually) and ultimately a broken solder joint that impacted his performance. And so on…

 

By the move to the inside lanes, Ray had managed 155 laps and held a 5-lap advantage over Dave. In 3rd place and trailing Dave by 3 laps, Woody was just one lap ahead of Peter while Richard P was 5 laps back. The closest race of the night was between Rich Girvin and Dan Savage who were tied with 137 laps each at the change to the inside lanes with Rich G just a couple of sections out in front. Four laps behind the tie, Tom Smith finished out the field.

 

The second half saw more chassis soldering, questionable passes and cars on the floor. When the track calls finally came to an end, Ray took the win, Dave claimed 2nd and Woody hung on to 3rd. Though his car wasn’t in top form, Peter managed to stay close (3 laps) but had to settle for 4th. Richard P finished just over 2 laps ahead of the battle between Dan and Rich G which Dan was able to win by just 3 track sections.

 

Ray had the fast lap of the evening, posting a 4.50 on green. All of the racers posted their fastest laps on the outside lanes with 4 best times on green, 2 on white and, amazingly, 2 on red (as they say: there're no bad lanes on a King track!).  

 

Final Standings, laps completed, fast-lap time and lane:

  1. Ray Lee                    305/8      4.500      GN
  2. Dave Panich            300/8      4.554      WT
  3. Woody Hazelwood   294/16    4.671      GN
  4. Peter Lentros           291/9      4.671      GN
  5. Richard E. Payne     278/12    4.937      RD
  6. Dan Savage             276/2      5.000      GN
  7. Rich Girvin               275/16    4.984      WT
  8. Tom Smith                254/16    5.155      RD                                                  

Upcoming Events:

 

      MVH Tuesday Night Retro-Racing Schedule for July:

           July 9               Can-Am on the Aristocrat

           July 16             Stock Cars on the Figure 8

           July 23             Closed for Vacation

           July 30              Closed for Vacation

 

     Battle of the Colonies at 1010 Raceway  (http://slotblog.net/...g-3-bristol-ct/)

           August 3          Coupes on the King followed by Can-Am on the King

 

Podium: (L to R):  2nd Place – Dave Panich, 1st Place – Ray Lee, 3rd Place – Woody Hazelwood

podium.jpg

 

Ray’s 1st Place Chassis:

1st place - Ray.jpg

 

Dave’s 2nd Place Chassis:

2nd place - Dave.jpg

 

Woody’s 3rd Place Chassis:

3rd place - Woody.jpg


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