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#1 DOCinCanton

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:08 PM

The move to Ohio is going forward. Formal closing should be next week.

I would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to all of the Florida racers who I have had a great time racing with over the last nine years. If I don't mention your name below, please forgive me; the list is long and my memory is not too good.

From Melbourne: Terry, Matt, Dennis, Ed, Tracey, Bob, Mike, and more.
From Winter Garden: Marcus, Dale, Tom & Tom, Carl, Ralph, Daniel, Tem, and more.
From Pinellas Park: Ed, Jeff & Don, Brian, Ken, Donny, and more.
From Daytona (Holly Hill): Greg, Phil, Danny, Joey, and more
From Jacksonville: Rollin and more
GRRR: Grant, Jay, and a very special acknowledgement to TonyP who taught me so much about Retro chassis building. 
 
I am going to miss all you guys!
 
I had to move one car to Canton, Ohio, this last weekend. I decided to get up to Elyria to run in the first OCC race of the new season in Ohio. There is a lot of great racing going on in Ohio. I'm going to jump in with both feet, running in as many OCC and ORS races as I can. Our new house is five miles from Mark's Model World.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

Welcome, Doc!!!

Ohio gains a great slot racer!

Yeah!!
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:32 PM

Mike, it feels good to come back to my home state after so many years.

Next race is the ORS race at the Canton track. I was able to get some laps in last Thursday night and Sunday afternoon.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:54 PM

Nice!

Mark loves the hobby, does it full-time, and truly wants everyone to enjoy it.

Glad you are here. Enjoy, Doc!

Mike
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:43 AM

Doc,
 
I always did think you'd make a good Buckeye. :good: 

Don't be surprised if we try to recruit you for a six-hour race in Oxford, OH, or a 24-hour race in Michigan with 1/32 cars.  :dance4:
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:52 AM

Have a safe trip give us some feedback on the tracks in OH.
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:05 AM

Terry,

The King track at Mark's in Canton is super smooth and very fast. I was told that the fast guys run in the 4.1s and 4.2s on the middle lanes with a Can-Am car.
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:08 AM

Doc,
 
You know... it's pretty easy to leave Florida in the summer during the peak of hurricane season. Let's see how you feel in February when you have that snow shovel in your hands.   :)
 
We'll miss you down here in the Sunshine state. Thank you for everything you did to promote slot car racing.
 
I hope you have a safe and smooth move.  Godspeed!
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:47 PM

One of the first products I buy in Canton is going to be a snow blower, then an AWD vehicle.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

Take care and good luck, Doc.

Are you able to go to the Fall Brawl still?
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:05 PM

Danny, yes, I think that I will still attend the Fall Brawl. I am very much looking forward to that premier race.

 

When I was at Mark's in Canton last Sunday an old friend from Cleveland came in, Gary Cooper. We used to race with each other in the Cleveland Car Model Series and other big races in NE Ohio. Gary is thinking about going to the Fall Brawl also. So that was pretty cool to see him again and talk about the Fall Brawl.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

Hey, Doc!!!
 
Will miss you!!
 
Best of luck with your new journey!!
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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

Farewell, Doc.  Hope to see you again at a race in Ohio soon. 

 

We will have to find a Olive Garden and have dinner again!


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:26 PM

Hi Doc,

 

I was hoping to race with you again this season, Many thanks for riding with you for the last two seasons. I will miss racing with you!!

 

Ray Lee



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:55 PM

Bobby, for sure, love those Olive Gardens. :good:

 

Ray, I'll miss racing with you. I was thinking that I'll move to Ohio and about 1 month later, you will be down to Florida again. Bummer.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 04:05 PM

Doc, good luck up north. Are you going to be at Fast Eddie's Sept 28, 29?


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:36 PM

Jim, I am going to be in Canton that weekend and I intend to run in the Ohio Retro Series race that is being held at Mark's Model World, which is going to be my new home raceway.


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