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#1 'Slots of Fun'

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

Hello everyone,

Ralph's been pretty busy so I'm taking it upon myself to post the Retro South Race #4 results and pictures (Please note that I'm doing the results from memory so I may have the 2nd and 3rd place finishers reversed. Let me know and I'll correct them.). This series race was held at Cordle Model Raceway in Marietta, Ga, on Saturday, Nov. 17th, with raceway owner Eddie Cordle at the helm.

Here are some warm-up pictures at the beginning of the day:

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Getting in some practice laps: (l - r) J.C. Martin, Tom Harrington, Bobby Robinson, Steve 'Spud' Saunders, and Walter Dasilva (arms folded).

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(l - r) J.C. Martin, Ralph Thorne, Bobby Robinson, and Steve 'Spud' Saunders.

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Eddie Cordle doing some work on a tire truer.

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A profile known worldwide throughout the slotcar community - that of Mr. Jay Guard.

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J.C. Martin working feverishly on one of his cars.

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Chris Barnes taking a moment for a picture.

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Tom Harrington also working feverishly on one of his cars.

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Some more practice laps: (l - r) Jay Guard, Bobby Robinson, and Ralph Thorne.

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Walter Dasilva observing the practice runs and helping with track marshalling.

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The first 8 of 9 drivers ready to start the Stock Car Race: (l - r) Walter Dasilva, Tom Harrington, Chris Barnes, J.C. Martin, Jay Guard, James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman, John Forrester, and Tommy Flythe. (Not Shown: Bobby Robinson.)

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The Stock Cars lined-up for Concours.

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Tommy Flythe with his Concours winning Stock Car entry.

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Today's Stock Car Podium: (l - r) Bobby Robinson - 2nd Place, Jay Guard - 1st Place, and James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman - 3rd Place.

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Chris Barnes receiving the 'Retro South 2012 Stock Car Champion' plaque from Ralph Thorne, Director of the Retro South Race Program.

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Jay Guard's 1st Place Stock Car.

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Jay Guard's 1st Place Stock Car (Cont.).

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Bobby Robinson's 2nd Place Stock Car.

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Bobby Robinson's 2nd Place Stock Car (Cont.).

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman's 3rd Place Stock Car.

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman's 3rd Place Stock Car (Cont.).

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Today's Formula 1 cars.

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Top Formula 1 Qualifier: Ralph Thorne

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Formula 1 Concours Winner: Jay Guard

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Jay's Concours winning Formula 1.

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The Formula 1s on the Starting Line.

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Today's first 8 of 9 Formula 1 Racers: (l - r) Walter Dasilva, Chris Barnes, James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman, Jay Guard, J.C. Martin, Tom Harrington, Tommy Flythe, and Bobby Robinson. (Not Shown: Ralph Thorne.)


More on next post.

V/R,
Don

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:14 AM

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The Top 3 Formula 1 Finishers: (l - r) James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman - 2nd Place, J.C. Martin - 1st Place, and Tommy Flythe - 3rd Place.

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J.C. Martin's 1st Place Formula 1.

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J.C. Martin's 1st Place Formula 1 (Cont.).

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman's 2nd Place Formula 1.

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman's 2nd Place Formula 1 (Cont.).

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Tommy Flythe's 3rd Place Formula 1.

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Tommy Flythe's 3rd Place Formula 1 (Cont.).

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman receiving the 'Retro South 2012 Formula 1 Champion' plaque from Ralph Thorne, Director of the Retro South Race Program.

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Ralph Thorne is the Retro South 2012 GT Coupe Champion.

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The Can-Ams lined up for Concours.

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Eddie Cordle's Can-Am wins Concours honors.

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Eddie Cordle and his Concours winning Can-Am.

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Top Can-Am Qualifier: Ralph Thorne.

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The first 8 of 10 Can-Am Racers: (l - r) Chris Barnes (you can only see his arm), James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman, Bobby Robinson, Jay Guard, Eddie Cordle, Walter Dasilva, J.C. Martin, and Tom Harrington. (Not Shown: Tommy Flythe and Ralph Thorne.)

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The Can-Am Podium: (l - r) Bobby Robinson - 2nd Place, James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman - 1st Place, and Jay Guard - 3rd Place.

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman's 1st Place Can-Am.

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James 'Merry Muffin' Merriman's 1st Place Can-Am (Cont.).

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Bobby Robinson's 2nd Place Can-Am.

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Bobby Robinson's 2nd Place Can-Am (Cont.).

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Jay Guard's 3rd Place Can-Am.

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Jay Guard's 3rd Place Can-Am (Cont.).

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Ralph Thorne is the Retro South 2012 Can-Am Champion.

Well, that's all for the first Retro South Season. Here's to Season #2. Keep your eyes open for the next season's dates and locations. Hope you will join us in the fun.

V/R,
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Nice job Don!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

Thank you Don for getting the race report up so fast! Thank you for all the hard work you do behind the scenes for Retro South!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Thanks Noose and it was my pleasure Ralph.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

Please Note: I made an error with Bobby Robinson's Stock Car and Can-Am finishes. He finished 2nd, vice 3rd, in both. I got my lefts and rights confused! My appologies to Bobby.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

Great report. Looks like you guys had fun.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Some fast racers in those pics! I gotta get down there to race one day.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

Some fast racers in those pics! I gotta get down there to race one day.


Please do make it to one of our Retro South Races, John. You'll have a blast! And yes, these retro racers are some of the fastest in the country.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

Very nice report Don. Captions help those of us that don't know all the players....................
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

Thanks Rick.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

It was a blast ,,can't wait till next year.Thanks for all the help guys.





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