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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Time has been flying by, and it's already time for Retro South race #2 in Abbeville, SC. Don Berni's "Slot of Fun" is always a ton of fun, and a great turn-out!

Slots of Fun has a monthly Retro series, so the local competiton should be strong. The Grandstand has also been re-braided recently.

We will be running Can am and F1 on the Grandstand, and Stock Cars on the Oval.

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Date: August 18, 2012

117 Trinity St
Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-RACE (7223)

135' Ogilvie Grandstand:

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100' Hasse oval:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:30 PM

Here is some lodging info for those planning to attend the races at 'Slots of Fun':

Westbrook Motel
283 Highway 72 W, Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 459-5533

The Abbevilla Motel
801 E Greenwood St, Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-5041

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Greenwood
110 Birchtree Dr, Greenwood, SC 29649
http://www.hiexpress.com
(888) 897-0088

Days Inn Greenwood
230 Birchtree Dr, Greenwood, SC 29649
http://www.daysinn.com/
(864) 223-1818

Hampton Inn Greenwood
1624 Bypass 72 NE, Greenwood, SC 29649
http://hamptoninn1.hilton.com
(864) 388-9595

Jameson Inn Greenwood
109 Enterprise Ct, Greenwood, SC 29649
http://www.jamesoninn.com
(864) 942-0002

Americas Best Value Inn Greenwood
1215 Bypass 72 NE, Greenwood, SC 29649
http://www.choicehotels.com
(864) 223-2838

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:33 PM

Thanks, Don.

Also, what are your hours for those wishing to arrive on Friday?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

Hoping my auto issues will be solved by then... would love to make this event.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Ralph,

I am planning on being there and I know Don B. and the "Retro Slots" crowd are looking forward to having the Retro South series come to Abbeville. For those of you who have never made it to 'Slots of Fun' before you'll find it is a unique raceway unlike most you have been to. Reminds you of how it was back in the day and Don has a boatload of Retro stuff for you to wear out your plastic on! And I'm bringing the wife's "world famous" sausage rolls for morning snacks......

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:45 PM

Thanks Don. Also, what are your hours for those wishing to arrive Friday?


You're welcome, Ralph.

Friday, Aug. 17: 'SOF' will be open from Noon-10 PM.
Pit Passes: $10.00
Saturday, Aug. 18: Doors open at 7 AM EST, Tech opens at 9:00 AM. We will be running Stock Car, F1, and Can-Am, in that order.
'Slots of Fun' DOES accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

I'll re-verify and post the track voltages and braid recesses for both tracks.

For more info: roger@retrosouth.com or ralph@retrosouth.com or me at slotsoffun@wctel.net.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:31 PM

Myself and Lindsay Byron (visiting from Australia) will be there.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

That's great, Tommy! I look forward to seeing you guys.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Mick Holtsclaw will be there with Roger and a few from ETMR

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:01 PM

Excellent, Mick. The more the merrier!

See you guys on raceday.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:04 AM

It will be great to race with Lindsay again!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

Shoot, if Lindsay is going to come from Australia, I have to be there, too.

I'm told that Jay Guard is planning to attend as well, so there's another reason I gotta be there: to prop him up if he starts to fall over... LOL!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

That oval... :heart:
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

John Forrester and I will be there. Can't wait for this one.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:43 AM

Greg, how can you race if am not there with a loaner for ya? LMAO.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

Who said I was going to race? LOL!

Noose, there's usually some kind racer who takes pity on me. Tommy Flythe always has a stable of cars just like you carry, so he's normally good for a rent-a-racer or two...

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

Sounds like this could be as big or bigger than Retro South #1!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

Sounds like this could be as big or bigger than Retro South #1!


Yep, Ralph, and what had I been telling you, Barnes, and Merriman for over a year or so??? LOL.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

Who said I was going to race? LOL!

Noose, there's usually some kind racer who takes pity on me. Tommy Flythe always has a stable of cars just like you carry, so he's normally good for a rent-a-racer or two...


Greg,

I have several RTR Can-Ams and F1s in stock I'll sell you!

I'm really happy Jay may make the race.

V/R,
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:39 AM

Yep, Ralph, and what had I been telling you, Barnes, and Merriman for over a year or so??? LOL.


LOL, here we go, "Ron was right" ... again.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

ATTENTION RACERS:

Of all the lodging choices listed on Post #2, the following is the best value:

The Abbevilla Motel
801 E Greenwood St, Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-5041

They are giving us reduced rates as follows:

One bed (queen size I believe) = $50
One bed (king size) = $54
Two beds (full sizes I believe) = $56

They have recently remodeled and I've heard good things from other racers who have stayed there.
You can see the rooms on their Facebook page.

V/R,
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

LOL, here we go, "Ron was right" ... again.


Nope... can't be. It's waaaaay too hot right now for Hell to be freezing over.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

:i-m_so_happy:

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:15 PM

Terry Coleman, Jerry Milliken, and Rick Crutchfield are planning on making it to Abbeville to race.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:03 PM

Rick,

Please ensure that Terry sees Don Berni's note above regarding the Abbeville hotel. I was unaware of that option when Terry contacted me last week. I had told him that aside from Don's B&B, I thought you'd probably need to stay in Greenwood - about 10 minutes away from the track.

Looking forward to seeing you guys in SC next week. I know you'll love Slots of Fun. Great raceway in a town filled with Southern charm and history. Ask Don about the town... I'm sure he makes a heckuva docent.
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