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#1 Big Mike

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:36 PM

Sunday sept. 12,2010 Slot car Crossing will be holding a warm up race for the mrra series. The raceway will open at 11:00 am and racing will start promptly at 1:00pm, classes will be retro flexi, f1, can am, retro pro. Also with this late breaking race M&T Raceway will be canceling their Markdashark Memorial Race. Slot Car Crossing is located in holly, mi. and address is listed in the raceway directory. Hope to see everyone there!
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

The address is
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Holly Mi. 48342
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

Mike & Greg , load up the fleet we may need it
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:08 PM

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR COMMING OUT TODAY

RETRO FLEXI
BLT
1 Dennis Pennington? 376 3.554
2 Dave Mountz 367 3.556
3 Big Mike 353 3.557
4 Dave Decoster 353 3.683
5 Brian Langenbacher 353 3.554
6 Rich Attee 347 3.611
7 John Miller 314 3.832
8 Jerry Ward 297 3.719


F1
BLT
1 Cap Henry 346 3.789
2 Brian Langenbacher 329 3.941
3 Rich Attee 321 4.023
4 John Miller 321 4.006
5 Big Mike 307 3.944
6 Dave Decoster 77 4.212


Can Am

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1 Cap Henry 345 3.733
2 Rich Attee 341 3.881
3 Dennis Pennington 330 3.828
4 Greg VanPeenen 329 3.899
5 Dave Decoster 328 3.887
6 John Miller 322 3.735
7 Dave Mountz 320 3.839
8 Brian Langenbacher 319 3.888
9 Big Mike Chmielewski 314 3.850
10 Jerry Ward 263 4.067


Hope everyone had a good time and hope to see everyone on the sept. 26th @ M&T RACEWAY for the first race of the series. RETRO ROCKS


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:37 PM

Michigan Retro Racers,

The MRRA would like to Thank Dennis Pennington for hosting the MRRA Series warm-up race 9/11/2010 at Slot Car Crossing, Holly, Mi.

I would also like to thank the racers who made this race a success. They would be in no particular order.

Dennis Pennington (Slot Car Crossing)
Mike Chmielewski (M&T Raceway)
Dave Mountz ( Procession Slot Car )
Cap Henry (HMS Speedways)
Rich Attee ( The Groove )
Dave Decoster
Jerry Ward
John Miller
Brian Lanenbacher
Greg VanPeenen (MRRA)

A special thanks to Julie Mountz for her all her assistance, and to the young lady that was our Race Director I lost her name (my bad).

John Miller it was great to see you back at the races.

I had planned on a few more racers (you know who you are). We had a great time at this race no drama. The FUN WAS BACK and you were all sorely missed.

Congratulations to Cap Henry winner of the F-1 and Can-Am Races. You are an outstanding young man and racer. You are helping us catch up with other series that have been running for several years. Thank you for supporting the MRRA

Congratulations go out to Dennis Pennington winner of the MRRA Retro Flexie race. If you can get time off from your Raceway we hope to see you a more MRRA events.

MRRA Retro Flexi proved to be a great class, and would make an outstanding weekly class at any raceway.

I hope to see you all at the first Series Race, Lets show the rest of the Retro Racing World that we mean business. Like John Miller put it The Michigan Mafia are coming to a raceway near you.:yes:


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:54 PM

I enjoy racing with you guys, it's alot of fun!

Plus its good practice for me, as when I came up to the first warm up at M&T, that was only the third time I raced on a King!

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:21 PM

WTG Cap Henry!
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:35 PM

I really had a lot of fun and it was great seeing everyone and meeting new folks.

It sounds like a trip to Ohio is in order since Cap has been supporting our events!

Big Mike, send me those pics and I'll post them for you.

Greg, you have a PM.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:59 PM

Congrats Cap on the wins.


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:06 PM

Yeah..way to go Cap! Did you run the Tony P car in the Can-Am?

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Actually I ran a pair of cars Josh built for me recently.

The track had a completely flat, tight deadman and the Crutchfield car seemed to go through there better cause it was a couple grams heavier.

But I did win with Tony's car at M&T, car is amazing on a King :)

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:52 PM

Made the trip to the race with Cap had a good time all though I didn't do very well at all!! :dash2: All summer off my car's weren't no where dialed in for that track. Time to get some new retro's Got some new stuff in the works! Hope to make it back again to race on one of then great king tracks. Was great meeting all you guys fun group to race with. Way to go Cap with the wins !! When i was his age some 40 years ago and could see better i was almost that good!! :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

A little light turnout today but we all had a good time!


Retro Flexi 6 Racers

1 Greg VanPeenen 308.05 4.352
2. Rich Attee 299.00 4.590
3. Mike Chmielewski 290.10 4.527
4. Phil Sloan 282.00 4.791
5. Dave Mountz 279.00 4.606
6. Bob Foster 177.00 4.666

Can Am 8 Racers

1. Cap Henry 296.04 4.710
2. Mike Chmielewski 294.05 4.696
3. Bob Foster 291.03 4.674
4. Rick Sloan 287.06 4.744
5. Phil Sloan 281.05 4.897
6. Rich Attee 276.01 4.931
7. Greg VanPeenen 273.01 4.968
8. Dave Mountz 269.17 4.968

F1 7 Racers

1. Rick Sloan 284.01 4.828
2. Bob Foster 283.00 4.899
3. Cap Henry 280.02 4.849
4. Phil Sloan 271.10 4.558
5. Mike Chmielewski 263.06 4.932
6. Dave Mountz 263.04 4.641
7. Rich Attee 259.01 5.216

Retro Pro 2 min heats 5 Racers

1. Mike Chmielewski 224.04 3.857
2. Dave Mountz 221.04 3.928
3. Rich Attee 209.00 3.962
4. Cap Henry 203.06 4.271
5. Rick Sloan 17.00 4.174
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

Just curious to see who's interested in another warm up race at slot car crossing possibly on the 17th of oct.? Let me know if your interested and ill see if i can make it happen
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:48 PM

I need some replies on who will be there so I can get with dennis and make this race happen!!!!
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:50 PM

I don't think I'll make a warm-up race, between the MRRA, OCC, and keeping our store open I'm busy lol

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:19 PM

I don't think I'll make a warm-up race, between the MRRA, OCC, and keeping our store open I'm busy lol



Cap,

Mike E-mailed me the OCC rules. But what pray tell are the accepted motors and set ups. I cannot find that information anywhere I would hate to show up with a USRA Legal .540 Contender motor with Ball Bearing Cahoza set up with T-5 Magnets and UL can with their new gold plated hardware and have OCC tell me it is not one of their accepted motor combination's.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:34 PM

The home team will be there! Dave & Julie,Rich,Dave (DD) DeCoster and The Jarman's Chris and Brandon
Hopefully some of are other regulars will be back racing soon to
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:02 PM

Less than two weeks to go before the MRRA invades Slot Car Crossing in Holly, MI, for the second of the six-race season.

There will be a warm-up race on the 17th for anyone who wants to get to know the track better.

We will see you all there on the 24th. If you can't make the trip to the Sano,
come out to Slot Car Crossing for a fast, fun, exciting day of Retro action.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 06:31 PM

Retro Racers,

Tomorrow Sunday October 17 the second warm up for the MRRA October 24th Series Race at Slot Car Crossing in Holly, Mi. Everyone is invited come get some track time with your Retro Cars. We will run Retro Flexi cars ,Can-Am cars and maybe F-1 and Retro Pro. We had a great time at the last warm-up. Doors will open at 11:00 am. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Miller buddy, this means you. Just Kidding Hope you can make it John. By the way Cap Henry will be busy tomorrow, so maybe someone else will get their first win.

The November race at Skidmarks is looking like it could be a barn burner. Raced Wing Cars there today and the first class was am box 12 spray glue. During warm up time we ran a couple of Retro Can-Am cars and Retro Pro cars around the track. The Can-Am cars were set up to run on the 135 Ft Hill Climb at Holly
tomorrow but were in the 4.1 and 4.2 on the Big King. The retro Pros 1 X12 and 1 Big Dog Powered were in the 3.3 and 3.5 range respectively. and these are not speedway chassis retro Pros they are heavy flat track cars. I know that their are no world records in Retro Racing but if you would like to be the fastest who their ever has been this may be the place to do it. You fast guys these could worth making the trip. Fast Smooth with Great SPOVE Power.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:00 PM

Hey Greg,

First, I owe you some wire!!!! Second, are you coming to the Sano? It would be good to have your expertise there.

Unfortunately, tomorrow I am finishing some new cars for the Sano.




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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:09 PM

Hey Greg,

First, I owe you some wire!!!! Second, are you coming to the Sano? It would be good to have your expertise there.

Unfortunately, tomorrow I am finishing some new cars for the Sano.




John,

Due to circumstances beyond my control I am not going to make it to the Sano. I have talked to Mike Swiss and I think he understands the situation . Mike suggested that I get with you and make the trip.

(517) 819-9619 is my Cell I have a new BlackBerry so give me a call, text or e-mail me if there is anything I can do for you during or before the race.

We are going to have at least 1 warm up race at Skidmarks before the November Series Race you will want to make one of those. That track is great but will be the best with a very special style car that I have been working on. Give me a call for the info. Have you built your Retro Pro yet?.

Talk to you soon.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 04:13 PM

This Sunday is the second race of the MRRA winter series hope to see everyone out there, I also have the retro pro com coolers in stock now and will be bringing a vast supply of retro parts, if you need something special give me a call at 517-936-8503, and if i have it I will bring it to the race. See Everyone SUNDAY
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:13 AM

The MRRA held it's second official series race in Holly, MI at Slot Car Crossing on October 24, 2010

Racing Action was hold on the very nice and smooth 135' Hillclimb. The Track is actually pretty easy to get the hang of, except for the first flat corner after the bank. LOL

First up was MRRA Flexi-GT class, all rules follow the IRRA except we use the JK Hawk 7 motor. And unfortunely I missed the racing action due to lunch. LOL But here are the results

1st Brandon Jarman 383 3.506
2nd Rich Attee 373 3.555
3rd Dave Mountz 351 3.609
4th Jeff Sarkisian 324 3.621

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Brandon's Car: Difalco, Chevron GT, JK 21, Kamen Spur, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

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Rich's Car: DR-40, JK GT 40, JK 11, Pro-Slot Spur, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

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Dave's Car: Difalco, GT Coupe, JK Cheetah 21, 38 Spur, 13 Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

Next up was F1

I put 2 laps on the field in the first lane and never looked back. Mike ran in 2nd with Rich close behind til the 5th lane Larry and Brandon would race for 4th the whole way to the end.

1st Cap Henry 345 3.893
2nd Rich Attee 330 4.001
3rd Mike Chmielewski 327 3.857
4th Brandon Jarman 314 3.956
5th Larry Langdon 307 4.113

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Cap's Car: Carsteen, Red Fox Cooper, Crutchfield built R-GEO Victory, 29 Crown, 7 Pinion, Parma Guide, Treated JK Rears, JK Fronts

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Rich's Car: DR-40, O/S Cooper, Attee Built JK Kit, Parma Crown, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

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Mike's Car: Difalco, O/S Cooper, VanPeenen Chassis, Parma Crown, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Brand X Rears, JUNK Fronts

Next up was Can-Am

Right off the start Dennis and Mike would race for the lead with Rich and I racing for 3rd. Greg and Brandon would race for 5th as Larry struggled. Dennis would pull a 1 lap lead in heat 2 and ran away with the race. I'd start to reel Mike in with Rich in tow. Rich and Mike would race for 3rd til heat 5 when Rich begun to pull away. Dennis stripped a Crown with 30 seconds to go in the last lane, but I fell 1 lap short of catching him

1st Dennis Pennington 347 3.734
2nd Cap Henry 346 3.775
3rd Rich Attee 344 3.829
4th Mike Chmielewski 336 3.778
5th Greg VanPeenen 333 3.786
6th Brandon Jarman 304 3.948
7th Larry Langdon 235 3.950

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Dennis's Car: DR-30, O/S Ferrari, VanPeenen Chassis, Parma Crown, GT-1 Pinion, JK Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

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Cap's Car: Carsteen, JK Ti22, Crutchfield Built Slick 7, 29 Crown, 7 Pinion, Parma Guide, Kelly Euro Rears, JK Fronts

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Rich's Car: DR-40, O/S Ferrari, Attee Built JK Kit, Parma Crown, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

Next up was Retro Pro, The MRRA uses the same rules as ORS except we run .015 front clearance

Retro Pro basically was the Big Mike show. He easily had the race won til a fatal wreck on the top straight destroyed his car. Rich would pass me while I struggled with my lightweight car on the short track, and Greg just didn't have enough motor with his Big Dog against the 12's.

1st Rich Attee 367 3.455
2nd Cap Henry 361 3.299
3rd Greg VanPeenen 350 3.672
4th Mike Chmielewski 314 3.172

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Rich's Car: DR-40, O/S Honda, Rich Attee Built Chassis, FASS Spur, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

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Cap's Car: Carsteen, E/D Mirage, Craig Corria Chassis, 44 Spur, 7 Pinion, Parma Guide, Kelly Tiger Paw Rears, Parma Fronts

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Greg's Car: 3rd Eye, O/S Honda, VanPeenen Chassis, Camen Crown, ARP Pinion, Red Fox Guide, Alpha Rears, JK Fronts

Hope my first race report wasn't too awful lol





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