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GRRR Race #7 results - 7/20, Pinellas Park, FL


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#1 DOCinCocoa

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:19 AM

The GRRR group had a good turnout last Saturday despite the fact that several racers had to work or were out of town. In all, we had 32 total entries spread across 4 1/2" Stock cars, Can-Am and GT Coupe.

 

I want to thank Ed Hoffman for hosting this round for the GRRR group. Fast Eddies I a top notch slot car facility, and if you are visiting Florida in the future please drop by; Ed would appreciate it I'm sure. 

 

Stock Cars:

First up was 4 1/2" stock cars on Fast Eddies 130 ft tri-oval. We had 10 entries in stock car and concours went to Doc Dougherty with a new Red Fox Charger.

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Qualifying consisted of fast lap for a 60 second time period. TQ went to Jeff Bonanno who is always fast no matter where he races.

 

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We decided to run a 10 man round robin because we need only 3 turn marshals to handle this track. Mike Moock volunteered to take turn 3. Thank you. Mike might be the best turn marshal in the country.  Jeff battled with Jay Guard most of the entire race with Jeff taking the victory; Jay finished 2nd with his new stock car chassis, and Grant Goerner in his comeback race, finished in 3rd. Jay Guard had fast race lap with a 3.61 sec on purple.

 

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CAN-AM:

We moved over to the 153 ft hillclimb for the Can-Am and GT Coupe races. Brian Ambrose had the entire field covered when he laid down a 4.51 sec lap to take TQ honors. His back up time was outstanding at 4.52 sec as well.

 

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We decided to break the field into 2 mains in order to provide enough turn marshals. There was an issue with the computer after the B-main was completed so no print out is available for this report. Here are the typed results.

 

Can-Am B-main results:

Racer name      Total laps    Sections 

Jay Guard            289               7    

Doc Dougherty     285             18

Mike Moock         281               6

Donny Caron       277              16

TonyP                  274              12

Brant Goerner     265               10

 

Can-Am A-main results:

In this one, Brian Ambrose made good on his TQ effort and took the victory by 9 laps over Terry Tawney. Jeff Bonanno was a close 3rd place car.

 

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Can-Am Combined Results:

Racer name       total laps

Brian Ambrose     301

Terry Tawney       292

Jeff Bonanno       291

Jay Guard           289

Doc Dougherty    285

Mike Moock        281

Eddie Hoffman   279

Mike Panko        278

Donny Caron      277

TonyP                 274

Grant Goerner    263

Don Bonanno         8

 

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GT Coupe:

For the GT Coupe mains, we took the finishing combined results of the Can-Am races to determine who made which main for GT Coupe.

 

GT Coupe B-main:

Ed Hoffman showed the way in the B-main, finishing 6 laps ahead of Don Bonanno, who was 4 laps ahead of Mike Panko.

 

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GT Coupe A-main:

Brian Ambrose backed up his Can-Am victory by winning the GT Coupe race as well. Doc Dougherty and Terry Tawney fought it out all race long for 2nd and 3rd; never more than 1 1/2 lap apart the whole race.

 

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GT Coupe Combined Results:

Racer name         Total laps

Brian Ambrose       294

Doc Dougherty       290

Terry Tawney         289

Eddie Hoffman       282

Don Bonanno         276

Mike Panko            272

Donny Caron         269

Grant Goerner       266

Jay Guard             262

Jeff Bonanno        207

 

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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




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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:02 PM

Congrats to all! That must be a really fast hillclimb, what was the track voltage? Nice to see Mike Panko back racing.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:25 PM

The track voltage is about 13.8V. However, maybe Ed can check if this is correct.

 

Mike Panko introduced himself to many of us. I learned that he is originally from Ohio, so we have that connection.


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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
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​1968 Hinsdale ARCO Amateur runner-up
1967 Parma Raceway Indy 500 Champion

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:32 PM

Doc:

Great Job in getting the race results up so quickly.

 

And of course Thanks! to Eddie and Elaine for hosting the GRRR event.

 

Yes this is a fast Hillclimb, many of the turns are banked and it is very smooth.  


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:37 PM

Congratulations to Brian and Jeff, and all the other GRRR slot car geek racers who I have no doubt had a great time! Joey wants to know if y’all had pizza... Regretfully I had to miss out on the fun this time, but I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and more at the Southern Retro Rumble at Fast Eddie’s Raceway on September 28 -29!

 

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 02:14 PM

Awesome job on the report Doc and thanks for the comments! It was a fun day of racing indeed with everyone.......and it was great to see Grant back on the track. Congratulations to all of the podium winners and special thanks to everyone that came out to support retro racing!!


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