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Posted 22 February 2022 - 04:51 PM

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Eleven slot-heads showed up to race Econo and Vintage NASCAR on 2/21/22. The group included seven locals, three from Cottage Grove and one from Grants Pass clamoring for competitive Hard Body racing.

The track had been recently cleaned and sprayed. Conditions were quite good for both classes. Competition was fierce but there was, as always, an air of camaraderie within the group.

Econo

The Econo field was quite diverse and several new rides were entered. The most unusual entry was a Ford Wagon run by Greg Huffman. Details of the Econo race are shown below. Images of the podium finishers and newly minted rides are also shown below. To view images of all Econo cars, see the link below 
http://slotblog.net/...tr-econo-class/

Although Marks car was not the quickest, he ran the most consistent race (94.2%). His performance resulted in the win, but only by three sections over second place Joe. Bob rounded out the podium finishing third, a lap behind Joe.
 

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In the handicap category, Lowell blew away the competition. His 58 Chevy performed well and he beat his prior personal best by about 15 laps. Ken was second in the handicap category beating his prior personal best by about 5 laps. Nick was third.
 

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Vintage NASCAR

The most competitive rides seemed to be the 50 Olds and 50/51 Chevy. The grid also included a couple of 49 Mercs, a 53 Chevy, and a 57 Ford. Rather than his better performing 50 Olds, Bob selected a 57 Chevy putting him at a clear disadvantage. Even so, he was in the hunt for the top spot. In fact, any one of the top four finishers had a reasonable shot at the win. Joe managed to win the race, finishing with 87.5 laps. Bob was second, only three sections behind Joe. The battle for the bottom step of the podium was between Mark and Rich. Entering the final heat, Mark led Rich by about a half of a lap. Both competitors ran a clean final heat. Rich steadily closed the gap, but in the end, fell short by a single section.
Below are the detailed results. Also, below are images of the top three finishers and new rides. To see images of all of the Vintage NASCAR rides, see the link below 
STR Vintage NASCAR Class - STR classes - Slotblog
 

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In the handicap category, Ken blew away the field running about ten laps better than his prior personal best. Lowell also ran a new personal best to finish second. Rich was third
 

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