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#1 NSwanberg

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:02 AM

The mission of the new Michigan Retro Racing Association is to promote and grow interest in IRRA style slot car racing and to encourage committed participation in a slot car racing series. Given that there are just a few Michigan slot car racers currently participating in retro we will combine the three classes of racing with other types of cars of similar performance.

The Michigan Retro Racing Association organizers will be Jerry Wyant of Boogie Speedway, jerrywyant@gmail.com and Nelson Swanberg, nswanberg@yahoo.com

Boogie Speedway_________TSS Hobbies_____________Downriver Speedway & Hobby
Michigan Center Plaza_______2055 Rawsonville Rd_______3918 Dix Rd
4546 Page Ave____________Belleville, MI 48111_________Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Jackson, MI 49254
(517) 392-0711____________(734) 487-8410____________ (313) 544-3374

The Michigan Retro Racing Association will be holding races at three tracks, Boogie Speedway in Jackson MI., TSS Hobbies in Belleville MI and Downriver Speedway in Lincoln Park MI.

The classes will be IRRA F1 combined with JK INDYCAR. IRRA Can Am combined with sealed Parma 502 Flexi Can Am (any stamped steel motor mounting on the chassis design). IRRA Stock Car combined with Parma FCR cars using sealed 501 motors and the Parma FCR NCS tires.

Entry fees - $15 for the first race, $10 for the second or three entries for $30. $2 of every entry goes to the end of season cash prize fund. The rest goes to the hosting track. Each class will have their own prize fund.

All races will be round robin events with no qualifying and random placements. Lets us get in and get out.

Our 7 event schedule:
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - Boogie
Sunday November 18th, 2012 - TSS Mark Parus Memorial Race
Sunday December 9th, 2012 - Downriver
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - Boogie
Sunday February 10th, 2013 - TSS
Sunday March 17th, 2013 - Downriver
Sunday April 14th, 2013 - Boogie Championship Race 1.5 Times Laps

Jerry Wyant of Boogie Raceway is the most aware of the major slot car racing events in the area and has scheduled the race dates with as little conflict as possible.

Tracks will be opened for practice at 9:00 AM and shut off at 12:00 PM and F1 tech will start immediately. Racing for F1/INDY should start at 12:30 PM with the next races immediately following with a half hour for tech between each race. We expect to be done racing by 6 PM.

Jerry Wyant or Nelson Swanberg will be the tech inspector for the events. Most of you are familiar with our relaxed, efficient and fair procedures. Rear clearance will be checked with .047 inch wire in front of the rear wheel contact patch. Front clearance will be an eyeballed .015 inch clearance. We want to see the front tires roll with the guide flag off of the tech block. If you are low you will have to replace your tires.

Currently we have one racer that has seeded an end of season cash prize fund with $100 to encourage participation. $33.33 will seed each of the classes. If you have had fun racing slot cars and would like to donate to the end of season cash prize fund to encourage growth and participation please feel free to do so.

The end of season cash prize fund will be scored with the following method. All races count with no drops. Cash prizes will be awarded on the basis of the total laps the participants run as a percentage of the total laps run by all the participants with each class being scored separately. Everyone will win something.

If you are a manufacturer, supplier or track owner and would like to donate prizes to our series please feel free to do so. Send them to Jerry Wyant at:

JERRY WYANT
P.O. BOX 78
ADDISON MI. 49220

Jerry's phone number is (517) 392-0711.

We will make sure you are acknowledged for supporting the sport and donating. All non-cash prizes will be awarded with a random drawing of the participants. To be eligible for a prize you must have entered at least six races in the series and enter the Championship Race as all non-cash prizes will be awarded at the Championship Race.

Good racing!

Jerry Wyant and Nelson Swanberg
Michigan Retro Racing Association




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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

Interesting concept. . .

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:22 AM

Kudos to Nelson and Jerry for taking the bull by the horns and getting something done. Just curious why Ortonville (formerly Holly ) and D.Jj.'s (Bills old corner climb) were not included - were they contacted and did not reply or did they decline to participate??
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:34 AM

Sunday March 10th, 2013 - Downriver

Note-date changed so as not to conflict with the R4.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:31 AM

Nelson - Good idea to move off the R4 dates - why don't you go back and change the date in the original post - guys might just read the first post for a quick reference.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:28 PM

Just a question. I notice more than one series going to a zero drop format. Real life always plays a role in our fun time and mother nature also comes into play at times in our areas. IMO, having zero drops is an effort to mandate full participation but in the event real life does come into play, then it could be counterproductive for the overall picture. e.g, why bother I have no chance at a plaque or prize at the end.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:18 PM

After it has been posted this long the SLOTBLOg will not let me edit. Perhaps Cheater could change it?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

Just a question. I notice more than one series going to a zero drop format. Real life always plays a role in our fun time and mother nature also comes into play at times in our areas. IMO, having zero drops is an effort to mandate full participation but in the event real life does come into play, then it could be counterproductive for the overall picture. e.g, why bother I have no chance at a plaque or prize at the end.


This series championship and payout is based on the percentage of total laps run in order to encourage consistent participation. I know life happens when we make plans to do something else but the schedule is up well in advance of the races. In this format everybody will win something.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:30 AM

I understand your format and system. Winter is coming, snow can be bad, freezing rain much worse. We see all that chit in PA and Ohio. No one plans on freezing rain or 14 inches of snow. LOL Just my take on it....................
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:04 AM

All systems are go for Boogies this Sunday Ocotber 28, 2012 with the Michigan Retro Racing Association. Come on out and support your local raceways.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

The next race at Downriver Speedway has been changed to December 16, 2012 in order not to be on the same weekend as the ORS race in Akron.

We will allow - 4001, 4002, 4002B, 4002BB, PARMA 501, 502, HAWK7, FALCON, EVIL9, F0-7 Demon motors FOR ALL THREE CLASSES.

With kind regards,
Jerry Wyant and Nelson Swanberg
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

I Just got a e-mail from Nelson and in the e-mail he says Downriver will open at 9:30 on Sunday the 16th so just if you did not get his e-mail you can sleep in a little on Sunday ??


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

What will the turnout be like the day after the IRRL race?



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hi Cap

This would not be a bad drive for you ? I don't think the IRRL thing will affect us much, about the only one that might be going around MI. may be John Miller we had Nelson move the date because we wanted to go to RT. 93 race.  


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

Gee Cap if the Illinois race runs late you could just do a little detour and stop on your way home :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Bump for TSS Hobbies adress change.

 

The mission of the new Michigan Retro Racing Association is to promote and grow interest in IRRA style slot car racing and to encourage committed participation in a slot car racing series. Given that there are just a few Michigan slot car racers currently participating in retro we will combine the three classes of racing with other types of cars of similar performance.

The Michigan Retro Racing Association organizers will be Jerry Wyant of Boogie Speedway, jerrywyant@gmail.com and Nelson Swanberg, nswanberg@yahoo.com

Boogie Speedway___________TSS Hobbies____________Downriver Speedway & Hobby
Michigan Center Plaza_______14750 Laplaisance Road___3918 Dix Rd
4546 Page Ave_____________Suite 130_______________Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Jackson, MI 49254__________Monroe, MI 48161

(517) 392-0711____________(734) 487-8410____________ (313) 544-3374


The Michigan Retro Racing Association will be holding races at three tracks, Boogie Speedway in Jackson MI., TSS Hobbies in Belleville MI and Downriver Speedway in Lincoln Park MI.

The classes will be IRRA F1 combined with JK INDYCAR. IRRA Can Am combined with sealed Parma 502 Flexi Can Am (any stamped steel motor mounting on the chassis design). IRRA Stock Car combined with Parma FCR cars using sealed 501 motors and the Parma FCR NCS tires.

Entry fees - $15 for the first race, $10 for the second or three entries for $30. $2 of every entry goes to the end of season cash prize fund. The rest goes to the hosting track. Each class will have their own prize fund.

All races will be round robin events with no qualifying and random placements. Lets us get in and get out.

Our 7 event schedule:
Sunday October 28th, 2012 - Boogie
Sunday November 18th, 2012 - TSS Mark Parus Memorial Race
Sunday December 9th, 2012 - Downriver
Sunday January 13th, 2013 - Boogie
Sunday February 10th, 2013 - TSS
Sunday March 17th, 2013 - Downriver
Sunday April 14th, 2013 - Boogie Championship Race 1.5 Times Laps

Jerry Wyant of Boogie Raceway is the most aware of the major slot car racing events in the area and has scheduled the race dates with as little conflict as possible.

Tracks will be opened for practice at 9:00 AM and shut off at 12:00 PM and F1 tech will start immediately. Racing for F1/INDY should start at 12:30 PM with the next races immediately following with a half hour for tech between each race. We expect to be done racing by 6 PM.

Jerry Wyant or Nelson Swanberg will be the tech inspector for the events. Most of you are familiar with our relaxed, efficient and fair procedures. Rear clearance will be checked with .047 inch wire in front of the rear wheel contact patch. Front clearance will be an eyeballed .015 inch clearance. We want to see the front tires roll with the guide flag off of the tech block. If you are low you will have to replace your tires.

Currently we have one racer that has seeded an end of season cash prize fund with $100 to encourage participation. $33.33 will seed each of the classes. If you have had fun racing slot cars and would like to donate to the end of season cash prize fund to encourage growth and participation please feel free to do so.

The end of season cash prize fund will be scored with the following method. All races count with no drops. Cash prizes will be awarded on the basis of the total laps the participants run as a percentage of the total laps run by all the participants with each class being scored separately. Everyone will win something.

If you are a manufacturer, supplier or track owner and would like to donate prizes to our series please feel free to do so. Send them to Jerry Wyant at:

JERRY WYANT
P.O. BOX 78
ADDISON MI. 49220

Jerry's phone number is (517) 392-0711.

We will make sure you are acknowledged for supporting the sport and donating. All non-cash prizes will be awarded with a random drawing of the participants. To be eligible for a prize you must have entered at least six races in the series and enter the Championship Race as all non-cash prizes will be awarded at the Championship Race.

Good racing!

Jerry Wyant and Nelson Swanberg
Michigan Retro Racing Association


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

All systems are go for the fifth race of the Michigan Retro Racing Association’s series on Sunday 02-10-2013 at TSS Hobbies in Monroe Michigan at Exit 11 off of I-75. Doors open at 9:00 AM for practice with F1 Tech at noon and racing starting at 12:30 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

The Boogieman says all systems are go for the final event of the Michigan Retro Racing Association’s 2012-13 season. Remember laps in this race count 1.5 times for your point totals. This is your last chance to rackem and wreckem until next season!

 

Doors open for practice at 9:00 AM. F1 tech starts at 12:00 PM. Racing starts at 12:30 PM.

 

Sunday Sunday Sunday Boogie Speedway 4546 Page Ave., Jackson,  MI 49254
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