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Race results - Feb. 7, Slots of Fun, Abbeville, SC


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#1 SlowBeas

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:23 PM

It was good to have Muffin back in the fold for our monthly races. He tells me he hopes to be able to attend more in the future, but the poor guy is a bit busy these days and we recognize that it can be tough to make the trip sometimes. Nonetheless, we hope James can return often.

 

David finally decided to show up for the first time in several months, too. It was good to have him, along with his pit crewmistress Karen, at trackside again.

 

First race featured flexis, Retro Hawks, and Car of Tomorrow bodies. As always, the racing was fast. In the end, James had too much car for the field, and he walked away with top honors.

 

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Your winners: Richard Sylvester (2nd Place), James Merriman (1st Place) and Chris Barnes (3rd Place)

 

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The second race featured retro Can-Ams using Pro-Slot FK motors. Again, extremely fast laps on the Grandstand -- the kind of racing where you feel relieved once the heat is over so you can breathe again. Check out the times:

 

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David shot some pics of the Can-Am winners, including yours truly - who always improves the quality of any pincture in which he's included.   :D   Maybe he'll post one or two for us soon.

 

Unfortunately, I had to leave early to take my lovely bride and daughter to a performance of the local symphony orchestra, so I missed the Retro F1 race. Making it even worse is the fact that I just built that new Toronto F1 and I'm dying to give it a try in a race. Maybe in March...

 

That's it for now. If you're ever in our neck of the woods the first Saturday of the month, come by Slots of Fun in Abbeville. Great track, great racing, great stock of racing supplies on the walls, and one heck of a friendly bunch of guys to race with.

 

Until then, good racing!


Jim Beasley
South Carolina, USA

"Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles."
- Pat Paulsen, 1968
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

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So, here you have the lineup for the Can-Am race. That nice paint job in the red lane is mine.

 

 

 

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Yep, the usual suspects. James took second place, Richard was first, and I took third. Hey, sometimes, you're just happy to make podium.

 

 

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Last, and certainly least, the podium for the F1  race -- which was held after I had to leave for a night of culture with the family.

 

There's Dave, Chris in the middle, and Dan Parker, otherwise known as "Rocky the Flying Squirrel." Sometimes, the guy's car spends more time in the air than on the track. But he's harmless...mostly.

 

 

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And lap totals for F1.

 

Thanks again to Dave for helping with the race report and taking some extra pics in my absence.

 

Next race, Saturday, March 7. I think we'll be trying different bodies on those flexi's. Ultimates should fly around the groundstand. We might top 350 laps! Well, some of us, anyway...

 

Until then.


Jim Beasley
South Carolina, USA

"Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles."
- Pat Paulsen, 1968
"I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol."
- Steven Wright ca. 1983





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