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MRRA Race #3 results - December 16, 2012

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:32 AM

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Twelve racers showed up for a Motown Showdown in Lincoln Park Michigan as the Michigan Retro Racing Association held our third event of our 2012-13 season at Downriver Speedway and Hobby.


We had a race director failure right off the bat as Nelson did not program the Trackmate scoring system for European rotation. Some quick decisions were made and we decided to reload the race but keep the results from the first race segment and do the cyphering at the end to determine the winner. My apologies for the brain fart but after an intense Saturday of H.O. Racing I was in straight rotation mode.


Up first was F1 where all the entries were retro F1 and as expected it proved to be a battle of the two Ricks as Rick Davis and Rick Sloan set the pace through the entire race as Rick Davis took the win with 253 laps to Rick Sloan’s 247.


F1 Results
12/16 Racer 
253 Rick Davis 
247 Rick Sloan 
236 Boogieman 
231 Greg Vanpeenen 
228 Rich Attee 
226 Bob Dempsey 
220 Nelson Swanberg 
218 Bob Appelle 
218 Dave Mountz 


The Can Am was up next with ten racers entered where once again the two Rick’s slugged it out with Rick Davis taking the checkered flag with some close racing in the middle of the pack. We would like to welcome Larry Langdon to the MRRA series who was able to use one of Rick Sloan’s rockets and lay down some impressive lap times on a track he had never raced on. We hope he can make it to some other MRRA races, however, I am very much familiar with how his 7 day work schedule impedes one’s ability to race. Larry works regular 12 hour shifts as well.


Can Am Results
12/16 Racer 
262 Rick Davis 
251 Rick Sloan 
240 Rich Attee 
238 Bob Appelle 
238 Boogieman 
235 Nelson Swanberg 
226 Larry langdon 
219 Dave Mountz 
100 Greg Vanpeenen 
70 Bob Dempsey 


The final race of the day was the stock car class where Rick Sloan led a seven entry field while Nelson Swanberg, using a Rick Sloan car, and the Boogie Man battled for a close second place. It was good to see Mad Max, Mark Parker, and a Downriver regular enter the race with an FCR car. Max is the first non-retro entry in our hybrid series to date.


Stock Car Results
12/16 Racer 
234 Rick sloan 
224 Nelson Swanberg 
222 Boogieman 
208 Dave Mountz 
201 Mark Parker 
190 Bob Appelle 
181 Rick Davis 


Curent MRRA Dash for the Cash Awards

Total Place Racer
$37.79 4 Bob Appelle
$18.83 13 Bob Dempsey
$30.77 7 Boogieman
$29.58 8 Dave Mountz
$23.96 9 Greg Vanpeenen
$32.06 6 Jeremy Wyant
$11.79 14 Jim Peterson
$5.36 17 Larry Langdon
$7.85 16 Mark Parker
$33.01 5 Matt Dube
$57.84 1 Nelson Swanberg
$22.08 10 Phil Sloan
$20.26 12 Randy Polaski
$21.97 11 Rich Attee
$39.65 3 Rick Davis
$43.84 2 Rick Sloan
$9.34 15 Ron Duda


All in all we had good day of racing without too many glitches. We hope to see all the Michigan Retro Racers back at Boogie Speedway on January 13, 2013 for the fourth race of our MRRA season.


The track ran at 13.6 volts and racing was concluded at 5:14PM.

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