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  • Finally able to update the Friday night racing Trans Am Rules (found on page two of this thread).

    On Mustangs only, the rear wheels / tires may stick out a minimum amount. 63mm is the maximum width of the rear tires.

    Tom

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    • Monday Night, April 8th at ACE HOBBY
      (during which not much happened)

      Quote of the week: I’ve had a great evening… but this wasn’t it.

      RESULTS

      F-1
      1. Chris, 74.05, 9.534/w
      2. Alex, 73.75, 9.450/y
      3. Pete, 73.40, 9.512/y
      4. F.Ron, 72.90, 9.526/y
      5. Max, 68.90, 10.239/e
      6. Steve, 68.50, 10.130/w
      7. Al, 67.70, 10.121/y
      Fast Laps
      Y: 9.450, Alex
      W: 9.534, Chris
      B: 9.544, Chris
      R: 9.565, Pete

      Can-Am
      1. Al, 77.90, 9.005/b
      2. Alex, 76.95, 9.091/y
      3. Chris, 76.50, 9.205/y
      4. Pete, 74.70, 9.261/y
      5. F.Ron, 73.00, 9.271/y
      6. Gill, 71.90, 9.321/w
      7. Steve, 71.45, 9.339/y
      8. Max, 68.40, 10.113/r
      Fast Laps
      Y: 9.010, Al
      W: 9.092, Al
      B: 9.005, Al
      R: 9.104, Al

      Group C2
      Alex, 78.35, 8.982/y
      Chris, 77.55, 9.044/b
      F.Ron, 75.05, 9.303/y
      Al, 74.85, 9.256/y
      Gill, 73.10, 9.422/y
      Pete, 72.55, 9.644/y
      Max, 69.30, 9.733/b
      Steve, 66.50, 9.393/w (fun run)

      Fast Laps
      Y: 8.981, Alex
      W: 9.068, Chris
      B: 9.044, Chris
      R: 9.9.118, Chris

      A to F.Ron for his continued hospitality and good humor.
      Another to Steve for computer stuff and to Tom for race directing stuff.
      to everyone for participating.

      Regards,
      Pete
      Last edited by MacMoose; 04-13-2019, 07:21 PM.

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      • This post is out of chronological order... deal with it.

        April 15, 2019
        Monday Night Racing @ Ace Hobby
        We don't need no stinkin' magnets

        Race #1: Formula 1 (Al's new favorite class)
        1. Chris, 74.10, 9.491/w
        2. Pete, 74.10, 9.438/y
        3. F Ron, 74.05, 9.553/y
        4. Steve, 68.95, 10.098/y
        5. Al, 68.05, 10.149/y
        Fast Laps
        Y: 9.438, Pete
        W: 9.491, Chris
        B: 9.593, Chris
        R: 9.507, Chris

        Race #2: DP & SGT
        Daytona Prototype
        1. Al, 73.70, 9.583/b
        2. Pete, 71.70, 9.750/y
        3. F. Ron, 70.85, 9.782/y
        4. Steve, 69.00, 9.915/y
        Scalextric GT (Al's old favorite class)
        1. Chris, 73.85, 9.586/r
        Fast Laps
        Y: 9.648, Al
        W: 9.623, Chris (SGT)
        B: 9.583, Al
        R: 9.586, Chris (SGT)

        At this time, Sal joined us after suffering a tire failure on the Interstate , and Max arrived as well (no legitimate reason given) .

        Race #3: GT-1 & A
        GT1
        1. F Ron, 78.75, 8.901/y
        2. Steve, 77.10, 9.127/y
        3. Pete, 74.85, 9.119/y
        4. Sal, 73.40, 9.400/w
        5. Max, 70.40, 9.660/y
        GTA
        Chris, 77.15, 9.195/y (fun run/demonstration)
        1. Al, 76.55, 9.228/y
        Fast Laps (GT1)
        Y: 8.901, F Ron
        W: 9.100, F Ron
        B: 8.965, F Ron
        R: 9.134, F Ron

        Race #4: LMP
        1. Chris, 80.70, 8.728/y
        2. Al, 78.35, 8.875/y
        3. Pete, 75.10, 8.929/y
        4. Steve, 74.70, 9.317/y
        5. Sal, 71.75, 9.562/w
        6. Max, 71.40, 9.531/w
        Fast Laps
        Y: 8.728, Chris
        W: 8.775, Chris
        B: 8.848, Chris
        R: 8.869, Chris

        Thanks to Ron for the venue and his usual amusing anecdotes.
        Thanks to Tom for race direction.
        Thanks to Steve for the computer work.
        Last edited by MacMoose; 04-17-2019, 01:58 PM.

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        • Another excellent FRIDAY no mag at Ace Hobby
          April 12, 2019
          Featuring the 2nd Ace Hobby JoeFab Team Challenge

          Race #1: TransAm in which there were 11 entries
          1. F Ron, 75.70
          2. Russ, 73.75
          3. Kevin, 73.70
          4. Alex, 73.35
          5. Al, 73.20
          6. Joe, 72.75
          7. Pete, 70.95
          8. Steve, 69.15
          9. Art, 67.50
          10. Max, 66.45
          11. Gill, 65.90
          Fast Laps
          Y: 9.206, F Ron
          W: 9.311, F Ron
          B: 9.438, F Ron
          R: 9.557, F Ron

          Race #2: Group C in which there were 12 entries resulting in 6 teams, partners drawn at random.
          1. F Ron & Gill, 75.80, 8.902/y
          2. Joe & Russ, 75.35, 9.013/w
          3. Al & Pete, 74.40, 9.070/y
          4. Alex & John, 74.10, 8.913/y
          5. Kevin & Max, 72.80, 9.193/y
          6. Steve & Art, 69.35, 9.928/r
          Fast Laps
          Y: 8.902, Ron & Gill
          W: 9.013, Joe & Russ
          B: 9.217, Joe & Russ
          R: 9.142, Alex & John

          NOTEWORTHY

          Upon entering the first turn, Al found his way into a neighboring lane. What exactly transpired between the first and second turns was unclear until the point at which Al's car reached the end of the main straight at a speed far beyond prudence and slammed into the wall (of the building, not the track) at Warp 9. The impact crater is still visible. A track was called and related matters discussed. Miraculously, the car was able to continue, though at a somewhat reduced speed (a total of 17 laps on the white lane). After some screw tightening and general cleaning, Al and Pete were able to run three 19's and recover to third.

          "New Guy" John turned in another fine showing with "Sir" Alex of Average Height.

          T. Roy Dogg's commentary was sorely missed, but understandable as he was previously engaged to officiate the 50th Anniversary Gala celebration at the American Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things.

          Should a sufficient number of entrants show up on the 19th, another Ace Hobby JoeFab Team Challenge will be held!

          Race #3: GT in which there were no less than 11 entries
          1. Russ, 81.35, 8.485/y
          2. Al, 79.15, 8.704/y
          3. F. Ron, 78.90, 8.756/y
          4. Joe, 77.30, 8.756/y
          5. Steve, 75.85, 9.059/y
          6. Pete, 73.35, 9.161/w
          7. Art, 72.40, 9.625/b
          8. Gill, 72.10, 9.322/y
          9. John, 70.35, 9.402/y
          10. Max, 68.10, 9.803/w
          11. Paul, 64.10, 10.153/b

          Fast Laps
          Y: 8.485, Russ (new single lap record)
          W: 8.579, Russ
          B: 8.612, Russ
          R: 8.875, Russ

          Thanks to F. Ron Proprietor for the track and the time, and to all the others who came, raced, and pitched in.
          Last edited by MacMoose; 04-17-2019, 02:06 PM.

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          • I don't thing he got it ! (T. Roy Dogg's commentary was sorely missed, but understandable as he was previously engaged to officiate the 50th Anniversary Gala celebration at the American Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things) . Like your slot car BOX's on top of stools. so racers can't relax by the track. Remove it, racer like to sit !
            Thank you

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            • "we want chairs... we want chairs... we want chairs... we want chairs... we want chairs..."

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              • From the NSR web site:
                3041
                SHARK 21.5 EVO - 21900 rpm - 164 g.cm @ 12V Standard 2mm (0.078") shaft.
                Short can - Both side holed
                standard Mabuchi can sized motor 21,900 RPM 164 g-cm
                It has screw holes on the can end!



                I'm thinking that this should be added to the list of legal motors.
                Last edited by MacMoose; 04-18-2019, 01:37 PM.

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                • No Mag at Ace Hobby
                  April 19, 2019

                  "I think that reports of flying saucers are more likely to be the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence. - R. P. Feynman

                  It was GOOD FRIDAY but we'll PASSOVER that and get right to the racing.

                  Race #1: TransAm in which it was again proven that he with the fastest laps does not always come out on top.
                  1. Kevin, 74.40, 9.478/w
                  2. F.Ron 74.10, 9.091/y (new single lap record)
                  3. Alex, 73.90, 9.211/y
                  4. Joe, 72.00, 9.599/w
                  5. Pete, 70.70, 9.623/y
                  6. Troy, 70.35, 9.691/y
                  7. BVacc, 68.45, 9.905/y (faster time)
                  8. Steve, 68.45, 10.164/b
                  9. TVacc, 67.10, 9.910/y
                  10. Art, 66.10, 10.476/r
                  11. Max, 65.25, 10.174/b

                  Fast Laps
                  Y: 9.091, F.Ron
                  W: 9.331, F.Ron
                  B: 9.300, F.Ron
                  R: 9.486, F.Ron

                  Race #2: Group C in which there were 12 entries and the guy with the fastest laps did come out on top. Teams were not drawn this week for undetermined reasons although rumors circulated that the official brown paper bag had been misplaced.
                  1. Troydog, 79.60, 8.778/y (new 2nd best lap total)
                  2. F.Ron, 77.40, 8.878/y (faster time)
                  3. Alex, 77.40, 8.915/y
                  4. TVacc, 76.45, 9.079/w
                  5. Joe, 75.95, 8.883/y
                  6. BVacc, 75.45, 9.040/y
                  7. Pete, 75.20, 9.181/y
                  8. Kevin, 75.15, 9.303/y
                  9. Max, 70.40, 9.661/b
                  10. Steve, 69.90, 9.860/y
                  11. Art, 68.85, 9.974/b
                  12. John, 67.25, 9.982/b

                  Fast Laps
                  Y: 8.778, Troydog
                  W: 8.872, Troydog
                  B: 8.913, Troydog
                  R: 8.994, Troydog

                  Race #3: GT in which there were 8 entries
                  1 .F.Ron, 78.70, 8.725/y
                  2. TVacc, 78.45, 8.730/y
                  3. Troydog, 76.15, 8.708/y
                  4. Steve, 75.90, 9.204/b
                  5. BVacc, 75.25, 8.602/y (fun run)
                  6. Pete, 72.10, 9.149/b
                  7. Art, 71.55, 9.529/b
                  8. John, 69.50, 9.516/w

                  Fast Laps
                  Y: 8.602, BVacc (with TVacc's car)
                  W: 8.761, TVacc
                  B: 8.761, TVacc
                  R: 8.894, F.Ron

                  Thanks to F. Ron Proprietor for the track and the time, Steve for and tech, to the new record setters, and to all the others who came, raced, and pitched in.

                  Friday Night Records
                  Trans Am – 9.091, F.Ron (new)
                  76.35, troy, 3/30/18
                  76.30, troy, 3/9/18
                  75.70, alex, 3/29/19

                  Friday Grp C – 8.661, troy
                  79.70, troy, 10/14/18
                  79.60, troy, 4/19/19 (new)
                  79.45, alex, tbd

                  Friday GT – 8.485, Russ
                  82.55, alex, 7/21/17
                  82.40, joe, 8/4/17
                  82.35, alex, 7/7/17

                  Friday LMP – 8.775, troy
                  81.30, Troy, 5/27/16
                  81.15. Troy, 1/27/17
                  80.70, Al, 3/18/16
                  Last edited by MacMoose; 04-20-2019, 12:23 PM.

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                  • The records as I have them for fastest race lap in classes still running.
                    (Scalextric GT has been excluded for Al's benefit.)

                    MONDAY NIGHT

                    Policar F1: 9.315, Chris
                    Scalex F1: 10.466, Chris
                    Daytona Prototype: 9.206, Chris
                    GT1, 8.479: Joe
                    GTA, 8.959: Alex
                    GT2, 9.212: Joe
                    Can Am: 8.815, Troy
                    Group C2: 8.859, Al
                    LMP: 8.432, Troy


                    FRIDAY NIGHT

                    Trans Am: 9.091, Ron
                    Group C: 8.661, Troy
                    GT: 8.485, Russ
                    LMP: 8.775, Troy
                    Last edited by MacMoose; 04-21-2019, 04:53 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by T man View Post
                      Finally able to update the Friday night racing Trans Am Rules (found on page two of this thread).
                      On Mustangs only, the rear wheels / tires may stick out a minimum amount. 63mm is the maximum width of the rear tires.
                      Tom
                      To my Friday night friends:

                      A quick check of TransAms in my possession shows the Scalextric 1969 Mustang at 56.41mm at the rear fenders whereas the 1970 Camaro is 62.23mm, or darn near a quarter of an inch wider. I can empathize with those Fordites who feel that the Camaros benefit from an advantage in rear width (which they do, but not unduly when you consider wheel sizes and fender designs), but the same can be said for numerous other cars that qualify as TransAm racers.

                      As an example, a TransAm era Scalextric Porsche 911 is 62.5mm wide but a TransAm era Mercury Merkur XR4 (otherwise known as a Ford Sierra Cosworth) is a measly 55.08mm wide.

                      In view of these wide variances, I must respectfully take exception to the "Mustang only" ruling. Fairness (in my opinion) dictates that either the 63mm width limit should apply to all TransAm cars or the established general rule about tires extending beyond the body should be enforced.

                      The obvious (to me, anyway) drawback is the mayhem unleashed by a bunch of virtually open wheel cars running.
                      Last edited by MacMoose; 04-28-2019, 11:09 AM. Reason: additional dimensions

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                      • Pete,
                        The Monday Trans-Am rules allow for cars that raced in the Trans-Am series from 1966 through 1977. The Friday Trans-Am rules allow for cars raced in the Trans-Am from 1966 through 1979. The Mercury Mercur XR4 didn't race in the Trans-Am until much later, under much different rules. (See Below) What is shown below is the History Of Trans-Am copied from the Offical Trans-Am web site. through 2011. After 2011 is the modern version of Trans-Am which 4 different classes (most in their own races of 100 mile length sprints) Classes are TA, TA2, SVGT, and GT.
                        TRANS AM

                        History

                        Billed as the Trans American Sedan Championship, the Series held its first race March 25, 1966, at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Future Formula One World Champion Jochen Rindt took the overall victory and Bob Tullius won the Over 2-Liter class. Other first-year notables included A.J. Foyt, Richard Petty, Jerry Titus and Belgium's Jacky Ickx and the others may have been the star attractions during the inaugural season, but the foundation was built with regulars like Horst Kwech and Gaston Andrey in Alfa Romeos, Tullius and Tony Adamowicz in Dodge Darts, and Bob Johnson in a Plymouth Barracuda. In 1967, Mark Donohue entered the Trans Am Series, and a legend was born. Donohue earned three victories in 1967; 10 in 1968; six in 1969; three in 1970; and seven during 1971, his final season in the Series. Donohue scored a record 29 victories while driving for Roger Penske, as well as 43 top-three finishes in 55 Trans Am races, and won the championship three times (1968, 1969 and 1971), with two runner-up positions. Donohue Dominance

                        The Donohue played a major role in establishing the Trans Am Series as the ultimate American automobile showdown. Donohue's Penske-prepared Camaro waged a season-long war with Parnelli Jones' Ford Mustang in 1969. Donohue prevailed, but only after winning six of the final seven races. The 1970 season began where 1969 left off, as American manufacturers waged war on the Trans Am battlefield. The Series featured Donohue and Peter Revson in AMC Javelins; Parnelli Jones and George Follmer in Ford Mustangs; Jim Hall, Vic Elford and Milt Minter in Chevrolet Camaros; Sam Posey in a Dodge Challenger; and Swede Savage in a Plymouth Barracuda.

                        Jones won the closest Drivers' Championship-by a one-point margin ahead of Donohue-guiding Ford to its third Trans Am Series manufacturers' title. The 1971 season was another Donohue steamroller as he won seven races, including six straight, in his AMC Javelin. Donohue easily won the Drivers' Championship, and AMC was the hands-down winner among the manufacturers. Rule Changes

                        In 1973, the Trans Am Series went through its first major rule change. FIA Group 4 cars became the dominant force as Peter Gregg and Al Holbert finished first and second, respectively, in Porsche Carreras. In 1974, Gregg won two of the three races on the schedule. Holbert won the other race as Porsche swept one through five in the points and took eight of the 30 top spots.

                        In 1975, the Trans Am Series was restructured based on the SCCA Club Racing's fastest production car classes. Group 4 and 5 cars were added to the mix in 1976, and the Trans Am Series went to a two-class system-Category I and II. In 1978, Greg Pickett won the Category II drivers' title, in a Chevrolet Corvette. Bob Tullius clinched the Category I championship in a Jaguar XJS.

                        Due to rising costs, the Category II class was eliminated at the end of the 1979 season. Modern Era Begins

                        In 1980, the Trans Am Series began to utilize a handicapping system based on engine size-to-car-weight ratio, with tube-framed cars entering the picture. The tube-frame standard has remained since and signaled the start of "modern-era" Trans Am Series racing. After a 14-year absence, the Chevrolet Camaro reclaimed the Trans Am Manufacturers' Championship in 1983 as the DeAtley Racing team won 10 of 12 events, with David Hobbs winning the title ahead of Willy T. Ribbs. In 1984, Tom Gloy and Lincoln-Mercury won three races en route to his first title. Lincoln-Mercury won 11 of the 16 races, including five straight, to win its first championship. The Roush Dynasty

                        Entering the Trans Am Series in 1984, the Roush Racing dynasty dominated for the next six seasons, winning 46 of the 83 races, posting 97 top-three finishes, winning 40 poles and recording 40 fastest race laps. The Roush Capris proved unbeatable in 1985, winning 12 of the 15 races as 22-year-old Wally Dallenbach, Jr. won five races and became the youngest Trans Am Series champion in history. Ribbs, also in a Roush Capri, won more races (seven) and more money ($132,933) than Dallenbach, but finished second in the title chase for the second time in his career.

                        Chevrolet and Lincoln-Mercury waged a fierce battle in 1986, and the title came down to the last race. With victories in five of the first six races, it appeared Chevrolet was headed for the championship, but Lincoln-Mercury staged a comeback, and Roush's drivers won four of the last five races to bring the automaker its third-straight manufacturers' title. Also in 1986, Dallenbach left Lincoln-Mercury to become Chevrolet's lead driver-and he didn't disappoint. Dallenbach won four races en route to his second-straight title, placing him among the elite company of three other back-to-back Trans Am champions up to that point: Tullius (1977 and 1978), Gregg (1973 and 1974), and Donohue (1968 and 1969).

                        The 1987 season saw a continuation of Lincoln-Mercury's mastery as Roush's Merkurs won 11 of the 12 races to capture a fourth-straight manufacturers' title with Pruett, who won seven races and his first Trans Am title. The Group 44 all-wheel-drive Audi Quattros rolled on to center stage in 1988 as Hurley Haywood, Hans Stuck and Walter Roehrl combined for eight victories and 19 top-five finishes. Lincoln-Mercury driver Scott Pruett won two races that year. Paul Gentilozzi won his first Trans Am Series race, and earned Oldsmobile its first Series victory. American Muscle

                        The Trans Am Series returned to its roots in 1989, as American carmakers Ford, Oldsmobile and Chevrolet squared off. Ford capped a 25th anniversary celebration for the Mustang by scoring its first Manufacturers' Championship since 1970. Ford lead driver Dorsey Schroeder entered the season as a rookie, but by the end of the year, he was definitely a veteran as he owned six victories and the championship and was named Rookie of the Year. In 1990, the Trans Am Series celebrated its 25th anniversary. Chevrolet won eight races en route to its first title in seven years. Tommy Kendall collected six victories and the drivers' title. Oldsmobile started the season strong, earning victories in four of the first five outings, but finished the year second in the championship while Ford dropped to third.

                        In 1991, the Camaro contingent continued its dominance as Scott Sharp and Jack Baldwin scored seven victories en route to claiming the top-two places in the championship.

                        In 1992, Baldwin beat teammate Sharp for the championship, although it came down to the final turn of the final race of the season. Dodge made its return to the Trans Am Series that year, making for a true battle of the big three. Chevrolet and Sharp again dominated the 1993 campaign, but not without a strong fight from Ford and arch rival Ron Fellows. Fellows won three of the first five races, but Sharp then took over, earning Buz McCall's American Equipment Racing team its third-straight title. For Sharp, it was his second crown in three years, earned on the merit of six victories and nine poles.

                        The 1994 storyline was dominated by five former champions and a host of hungry challengers. The result was 30 track records, including five races decided by less than one second. In the end, Pruett claimed his second title in a Camaro with three victories.

                        The spectacular performances continued in 1995, a year without a single flag-to-flag winner, thanks in part to the introduction of an inverted "Fast Five" qualifying grid. Kendall's single victory, at the next-to-last race of the season at Road Atlanta, proved to be enough as his consistent performances earned him his second championship. Fellows, switching from a Ford Mustang to a Chevrolet Camaro for 1995, fought his way to a career-high five victories, but came up short of Kendall, earning his third-straight runner-up spot.

                        Five different drivers won the first five races of 1996, tying the all-time record for "season-opening" races without a repeat winner-a mark that had stood for 23 years. The season's opening rounds also produced some serious competition as eight drivers-Boris Said, Fellows, Kendall, Gentilozzi, Tony Ave, Schroeder, Jamie Galles and Sharp-led the field in the first four races, combining for 18 lead changes-just one less than the 19 total lead changes in 1995. Kendall went on win his third title in a Ford Mustang. Kendall Dominates

                        The 1997 season will be remembered as the year Kendall awoke to find all of his dreams had come true. Scoring 11 consecutive victories en route to his then record fourth and third-straight championship. Kendall's remarkable winning streak set records in the Trans Am Series, SCCA Pro Racing and "major series" road racing worldwide.

                        Building on the exposure and momentum created in 1997, the Trans Am Series entered 1998 with BFGoodrich Tires as the series' spec radial racing tire supplier. Also new to the Trans Am Series in 1998 was the fifth-generation Chevrolet Corvette driven by Paul Gentilozzi. Gentilozzi won seven races and set seven records en route to his first Trans Am Series title-the first Drivers' Championship earned in a Corvette since Eppie Wietzes did it in 1981.

                        In 1999, Gentilozzi switched alliances to Ford, but it didn’t slow him down, as he captured his second consecutive title in a Mustang, with Brian Simo finishing second.

                        The year 2000 saw the Trans Am Series usher in new manufacturer eligibility, multi-valve engines, fuel injection and spec rear wings. It marked the return of Jaguar, brought to the party by Gentilozzi’s Rocketsports team. The title was captured by Simo in his Qvale Mangusta on the strength of three wins and seven top-five finishes, with Gentilozzi finishing in second. The Jaguar Years

                        Jaguar and Rocketsports dominated three of the next four seasons, taking three manufacturers’ and drivers’ championships.

                        In 2001, Gentilozzi won his third Trans Am Series championship in four years and led Jaguar to its first manufacturers' title since 1978. Gentilozzi won four races that year, including three straight early in the season.

                        Boris Said powered his Panoz Esperante to eight wins in 2002 to earn his first Trans Am Series championship, as Jaguar used the season to develop a multi-valve engine program that would prove to be nearly unbeatable the next year.

                        The Rocketsport Jaguars returned with a vengeance in 2003 as Scott Pruett won eight of 10 races en route to his third title. In 2004, the stage was set for a Rocketsports showdown featuring four-time champ Kendall and three-time titlist Gentilozzi. Both drivers entered the season in hot pursuit of Donohue’s record for most wins (29) with Kendall leading the charge with 26 wins, but followed closely by Gentilozzi at 24 wins.

                        The year belonged to Gentilozzi, who gained his fourth title on the strength of five wins in eight starts. His final victory of the season came in Denver to tie Donohue at 29 career wins.

                        The 2005 season was one of the most competitive in years. A scant 19 points separated the top four drivers with just two races to go, as Derhaag/Corvette ace Randy Ruhlman, thanks in large part to a win at Cleveland, led the points chase by a single point. German Klaus Graf, driving a Rocketsports Jaguar, finished out of the top 10 in three of the first four races but turned things around in a big way with the season headed for the home stretch. He won the final three races (Denver, Road America and Montreal) to secure his first drivers’ title and Jaguar’s third straight manufacturers’ title.

                        Gentilozzi, ran a limited schedule in 2005, but remained a factor when he entered. He won in the streets of Toronto to become the all-time leader in career wins with 30. The other feat of note was Greg Pickett winning in Edmonton, to become the first driver to win in four different decades.

                        Significant news was made off track, as SCCA Pro Racing assumed series’ ownership and management. Just two races were held in 2006, and both were run at Ray Irwin’s Heartland Park Topeka. The field was mostly GT-1 club racers, but it did include several Trans Am “regulars”, including Gentilozzi. Gentilozzi earned his 31st career win and added a second in the other race, which propelled him to his fifth title.

                        Trans Am Series was shuttered by SCCA Pro Racing following the 2006 season. At the time, it marked the end of the road, despite an impressive run of 41 years of continuous operation. ? ?The Trans Am was brought back to life for the 2009 season, with the technical and sporting regulations based on GT-1 club rules. Veteran Tomy Drissi won the Portland race and took the Drivers’ title while Tony Ave was the series’ runner up while former Champion Graf made the most of his two appearances – winning two of two (VIR and Mosport).

                        Ave turned in monster performances in 2010 and 2011, taking six wins each season to win back to back titles.

                        Also in 2011, Amy Ruman became the first woman in series history to win a race, accomplishing the feat in the season finale at Road Atlanta.

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                        • April 26, 2019
                          ACE HOBBY FRIDAY NIGHT NO-MAG

                          Race #1: TransAm – 9 cars
                          1. Alex, 75.45
                          2. Kevin, 74.75
                          3. F. Ron, 74.45
                          4. TVacc, 71.40
                          5. Pete, 70.60
                          6. BVacc, 69.90
                          7. Steve, 68.25
                          8. Gill, 66.35
                          9. Art, 63.70
                          Fast Laps
                          Y: 9.230, F. Ron
                          W: 9.351, Alex
                          B: 9.511, Alex
                          R: 9.481, F. Ron

                          Race #2: Group C – 6 cars, 5 teams and one solo driver
                          1. BVacc/Pete, 78.35
                          2. Alex/F. Ron, 75.15
                          3. TVacc/Gill, 73.70
                          4. Art/Troy, 72.85
                          5. Kevin/Steve, 72.65
                          6. John (solo), 67.60

                          Fast Laps not recorded
                          Race #3: GT in which there were no less than 11 entries again!
                          1. Kevin, 77.85
                          2. F. Ron, 77.25
                          3. Steve, 75.40
                          4. Gill, 73.90
                          5. Art, 71.85
                          6. John, 70.75
                          7. Fun Run Alex, 76.00
                          8. Fun Run BVacc, 75.05
                          9. Fun Run Troy, 70.75
                          10. Fun Run TVacc, 68.85
                          11. Fun Run Pete, 65.85

                          Fast Laps
                          Y: 8.931, Kevin
                          W: 8.662, Troydog
                          B: 9.019, BVacc
                          R: 8.837, Troydog

                          Thanks to F. Ron Proprietor for the track and the time, and to all the others who came, raced, and pitched in.
                          Last edited by MacMoose; 04-29-2019, 09:16 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by SABarnes View Post
                            Pete,
                            The Monday Trans-Am rules allow for cars that raced in the Trans-Am series from 1966 through 1977. The Friday Trans-Am rules allow for cars raced in the Trans-Am from 1966 through 1979. The Mercury Mercur XR4 didn't race in the Trans-Am until much later, under much different rules.
                            Steve,

                            You are correct about the XR4Ti's dates of competition and that it would be excluded from our Trans Am races.

                            My bad,
                            Pete

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                            • April 29, 2019
                              Monday Night Racing Without Any Magnets @ Ace Hobby in Picturesque Niffles, NY

                              Race #1: Formula 1 (after which a light bulb appeared over Al's head illuminating a new motor and usable wheels and tires.)
                              1. Pete, 75.10
                              2. Chris, 74.40
                              3. F. Ron, 74.25
                              4. Alex, 71.75
                              5. Steve, 70.45
                              6. Al, 69.65

                              Fast Laps
                              Y: 9.427, Pete
                              W: 9.577, Chris
                              B: 9.396, Chris
                              R: 9.492, Pete

                              Race #2: Daytona Prototype
                              1. Alex, 74.40
                              2. Al, 73.55
                              3. Pete, 73.40
                              4. Chris, 72.45
                              5. F. Ron, 71.95
                              6. Fun Run Steve, 70.45

                              Fast Laps
                              Y: 9.484, Alex
                              W: 9.587, Al
                              B: 9.570, Chris
                              R: 9.583, Chris

                              Race #3: GT-1/A
                              1. Alex, 80.75
                              2. F. Ron, 77.40 (and many crashes)
                              3. Steve, 77.35
                              4. Al, 76.65 (and many crashes)
                              5. Chris (GTA), 76.25
                              6. Pete (GTA), 75.35

                              Fast Laps GT1 GTA
                              Y: 8.734, Alex 9.138, Chris
                              W: 8.804, Alex 9.015, Chris
                              B: 8.871, Alex 9.063, Chris
                              R: 9.047, Alex 9.119, Chris


                              Thanks to F. Ron for the venue.
                              Thanks to Steve for the computer work.
                              Congrats to the City of Niagara Falls for making a YouTube list of the 10 worst cities in Upstate NY (but they finished ahead of Rochester)
                              Last edited by MacMoose; 04-29-2019, 09:41 PM.

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                              • The new NSR Shark motor,
                                21,500 rpm (balanced) & 164 grams or torque, will be allowed in the Friday night Trans Am class (only); effective immediately. This is after testing by Alex, Joe, & ?; and discussions with other Friday night racers.

                                Discussions will be held with the Monday night drivers, regarding it's inclusion in the Monday night classes.

                                The rules, at the beginning of this thread will be changed in the next few days.

                                Tom

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