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Race results from MVH - 9/3, Coupe on the Aristocrat

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:54 PM

Retro Coupes on the Aristocrat – 9/3/19


Nine racers showed up this past week to run retro-Coupes on the American Aristocrat. Racing was in the 4/4 format with four marshals and one person to run the race.


Coupes on the Tech Table



From the start there were three cars in this one with John Weaver setting the pace and Ernie Lachance and Ray Lee in the hunt. At the move to the inside lanes John held a two-lap lead over Ernie and Ray who were tied at 132 each (with Ernie slightly ahead according to the race software). Three laps back, Peter Lentros held a comfortable two-lap lead over Rich Girvin while Richard Payne was pacing the rest of the field with 120 laps. Wayne Secore managed 118 while Tom Smith and Dan Savage were in a dogfight at the back of the back with 115 and 114 laps respectively.


The inside lanes on the Aristocrat are shorter and faster which can favor one’s car or one’s driving style over the competition. They clearly favored Weaver as he opened his two-lap first-half lead to just over 10 laps to take the win going away with a 283-lap total. The tie between the “Ernstigator” and Ray continued in the second half with Ernie edging Ray by 3 track sections to take 2nd place. Peter’s second half continued to be “comfortable” as he finished 3 laps off the podium but 10 laps ahead of Rich G. Richard P took 6th while Tom had a good second half to pass Wayne and take 7th by 12 track sections. Dan closed out the field.


Weaver’s 4.576 took fast-lap honors with Ray in the runner-up position.


Finishing order, laps completed, best-lap time and best-lap lane:

            1)      John Weaver             283/23    4.576   PU

            2)      Ernie Lachance         273/6      4.802   PU

            3)      Ray Lee                    273/3      4.781   PU

            4)      Peter Lentros            270/22    4.828   BK

            5)      Rich Girvin                260/2      5.094   PU

            6)      Richard Payne          251/2      5.019   BK

            7)      Tom Smith                238/15    5.366   BK

            8)      Wayne Secore          238/3      5.476   BK

            9)      Dan Savage              233/7      5.331   BK




           September MVH Tuesday Night Retro-Races:

                September 10    Coupes on the Royal

               September 17    CanAm on the Sovereign

               September 24    Stock Cars on the Figure 8


          NERR Season 7, Race No. 2:  September 28   Modelville Hobby in Ashland MA

               Stock Cars on the Royal

               F-1 on the King


Podium (L to R): 2nd Place – Ernie Lachance, 1st Place – John Weaver, 3rd Place – Ray Lee

coupes on the green-5.jpg


Weaver’s 1st Place Chassis:



The Ernstigator’s 2nd Place Chassis:



Ray’s 3rd Place Chassis:



Thanks to Dan Savage for the photos!


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