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#51 Greg VanPeenen

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:40 PM

Retro Racers,

THE TRACK IS READY

Talked to Larry Langdon of Skidmarks Raceway tonight. Larry says the track has been cleaned and fresh spray glue applied The track power has been set to a true 13.6 volts. That is what you cars will see during the race. one car or eight cars the power will not waver.

Larry will be at the track for test and tune Saturday morning at noon or shortly thereafter. If you can, bring a spare car to help run in the lanes.

Larry reports with the fresh glue the track was a little stuck. However they still went 3.8's with no heat problems in the motors. If needed the braid will be cleaned before Sundays Race.

Retro Flexi racers remember for Sundays race you can run Falcon, Hawk 7, or sealed Puppy Dog motors.

You don't want to miss this race. It should be a lot of fun.


See ya at the races

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:56 PM

Sounds like a good turnout for the first ever RETRO Race on the infamous G8 @ SKIDMARKS Raceway tomorrow doors open at 9 am racing at 11am SHARP!!!!! Tech opens at 10:30am and will close at 10:55am for retro flexi,then 15min after race completion tech for the next classes opens for 15min. Lets make this a fun filled fast day of racing.
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#53 Greg VanPeenen

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

THE Michigan Retro Racing Association, Race 3 at SKIDMARKS is in the books.

35 entries 4 Classes. Started an hour or so late (noon), a couple of racers over slept. Finished around five thirty.

The Skidmarks crew were great host. Thank you guys. Race Director Jim Spove has to be one of the best there is. It is great to see him at the Raceway. Had several interested bystanders. Loads of fun for almost everyone.

It was the Cap Henry and Rich Attee show. Not taking anything away from Cap and Rick on their hard earned wins, But, it was nice to see several cars that were capable of winning. That makes the racing more fun..

Cap will post the Race report soon.

Hope everyone had a good weekend of racing.

Regards,
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:07 PM

WTG Cap!!!!! Sounds like a GOOD turnout and GREAT racing!

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:36 PM

I drove to Flint Saturday to spend some time practicing and finishing the new cars I built for the race on Sunday. I had a great time getting to meet new people and hanging out at the track.

In the evening when we got a little hungry Larry sprung for pizza and I got to say it was some of the best zza I ever had! Thanks Larry!

Sunday was a blast and we raced Retro Flexi, F1, Can-Am and Retro Pro!

Big thanks to all the Flint folks for making it a great weekend and being such great host. I'll be back for sure.

I'll keep this short and get to the pics and short video. Cap is going to follow-up with a race report.

Click on the last pic for the video.





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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:42 PM

WTG John ! :good:
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:44 PM

What kind of tire truers are those?
Not the Hudy, the other ones.


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:48 PM

What kind of tire truers are those?
Not the Hudy, the other ones.


Rick Davis made that one. He mentioned that they may go into production but that all takes time. . .

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

Great job on the pics John! should be fun to see what Cap has to post last time he had some comments and race updates along with the pics


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:40 PM

Thanks John for all the great pics and results......................WoW that was a lot of Retro 12 arms....lol
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:07 PM

Good job on the pics john too bad the whole crew didnt make it up for the fun day of slot car racing hope to see everyone and a few more in december at my track, i'm going to see if we cant make a twenty entry race for can am. Btw whose arm board is that looks like there is some serious money there! LOL
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:47 PM

How did the X-12 P/S motors hold up with the 13.6v for race conditions? I'm building a retro pro "fun car" and am leaning towards the Big Dog arm for reliability in a fun car.... but if the x-12 arm held up, that's even better!

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 01:56 PM

How did the X-12 P/S motors hold up with the 13.6v for race conditions? I'm building a retro pro "fun car" and am leaning towards the Big Dog arm for reliability in a fun car.... but if the x-12 arm held up, that's even better!

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None of the x12 arms burned up at the 13.6v but i think just about all of them had com coolers on them and some got pretty warm and slowed down a bit but caps motor held up and was fast the whole race! it was a brand new arm and actually had about 41 degrees of timing. The x12 is hands down faster than the big dog motors by about half a second on most tracks. I have the com coolers in stock at M&T Raceway just give me a call and well get you hooked up
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:57 AM

Nice work John I see you added names for zippy what happed to the Cap report ? See ya all at M&T in a couple of weeks with my heavy duty guide flag clips and x-tra tape on the front fo my can-am!!!
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:53 PM

Hey, everyone race number 4 of the mrra winter series is just two weeks away,Dec. 12th, at M&T Raceway, so its time to start building and get ready for another fun day of retro racing on G2. Hope to see everyone there and have gotten a couple calls from some other racers in the area who are wanting to make it to the races.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:54 PM

Only 6 days and a few hours to get your cars ready and get to M&T Raceway for the retro racing on sunday. The raceway will be open on saturday for test and tune pit fee for the day will be 10.00 and we will be open from 2:00pm-8:00pm I will not be there but my wife will be there for all you retro racers who want to be dialed in for sunday, Sorry but i will be at skidmarks on saturday going fast looking for a record breaking race with the wing cars.
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:33 PM

She does all the work anyway!!! what time on Sunday are ya open and what time is tech (later is better as we will be at Holly Saturday night till who knows when)
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:38 PM

Sorry Rich, the Raceway will open at 9:00am with racing at 10:30am sharp lets all try to be on time for this one, we will also be open on saturday from 2:00pm - 8:00pm for RETRO Practice only, I will not be at the raceway on saturday but my wife Tasha will be so dont hesitate to come down and get your cars ready for a fun day of racing on Sunday! I'm sure that i'll be out a lot later than you at skidmarks saturday night! lol


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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:36 PM

Sorry Rich, the Raceway will open at 9:00am with racing at 10:30am sharp lets all try to be on time for this one, we will also be open on saturday from 2:00pm - 8:00pm for RETRO Practice only, I will not be at the raceway on saturday but my wife Tasha will be so dont hesitate to come down and get your cars ready for a fun day of racing on Sunday! I'm sure that i'll be out a lot later than you at skidmarks saturday night! lol


Yea Mike,

You do not want to be late for your own race.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:52 PM

He won't be late if we start at NOON!!!!
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:50 PM

Ok, I'm never late for the classes that I'm running or to open my store. So as i said before open at 9:00am


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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

Well I had to work on my full size car this week since it don't matter how many retro cars you have if you can't get there, stupid winter car still need work but it should be o.k. for this weekend, but that means the same old cars for this Sunday just renforced a new body in the front and x-tra thick guide clips, Hope it don't snow, hope it don't snow, hope it don't snow
See everyone this Sunday
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:33 PM

Retro Racers,

Pro Slot Sealed Puppy Dog motors will again be legal for Retro Flexi Coupe class at this race.

I am going to try my best to be there, but due to some on going health issues that may not happen.

Someone should go to the IRRA web site and print off some entry forms and a Tech Spec. sheet, in case I am unable to attend. If I don't make it have fun and good racing and will someone please beat Cap. Just kidding Cap.

Good luck to everyone.

Greg

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 11:35 PM

I should be there unless the winter storm is to severe. Remember, I live near Lake Michigan and they are predicting a blizzard.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:47 PM

Cant remember full results, but here's the winners

Ron H Flexi-GT and F1

Rick Davis Retro-Pro

And I won Can-am





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