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  • Hey, Al...

    I just found out that a de Tomaso Pantera raced in the British GT Championshiop from 1994 to 1997. ADA Engineering and Superpower Engineering ran the cars. Looks like you have a place to race your car!

    Pete

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    • Report from Ace Hobbies on Friday June 21, 2019,

      Ron is presently in the Hospital recovering from his cancer surgery. Meanwhile Harry is taking care of the store on Monday through Friday. Meanwhile Jeff takes car of the store on Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM. I would like to wish Ron to get well soon from his surgery.

      If enough racers showed up on Mondays early enough in the next couple weeks, Harry might be persuaded to stay until about 8 PM at the latest. Harry indicated that in Mid-July that he would be going on a planned vacation for 3 weeks and that the shop would be closed up then unless Ron felt better by then. Harry said that he would probably close up the shop on Tuesday's and Thursdays early since there was hardly anybody coming in then except for a few candy customer's in the late afternoons.

      This last Friday there was no racing at Ace Hobbies as there was only myself, Pete, Art, and Kevin as racers when I decided that I was leaving at about 5:30 PM after being there since about 1:15. So unless someone showed up later before Harry closed up, there wasn't going to be any racing. So if we wish to convince Harry to stay open later on Monday night, the racers who want to race on Monday should show up before 5 PM.

      Steve "SABarnes"
      Last edited by SABarnes; 06-25-2019, 07:01 AM.

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      • Silly suggestion time , but why don't we move Friday night racing to Saturday at noon ?

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        • Best wishes to Ron from Bob in Depew.

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          • Monday, 6/24

            Best wishes to Ron!

            Steve came. Not enough to race.

            Suggestion: For Monday nights, anyway...

            Perhaps you could phone, and let Harry know that you plan on coming to race; maybe by 2:00 PM.

            That way, a feel for the prospective attendance could be gathered.

            Just as importantly, the people who drive long distances to race could call Harry back (after 2:00 PM) and see what the attendance might look like.
            Then, they could make their final decision whether to come, or not (Letting Harry know). Any prospective driver could call back, for that matter.

            Tom

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            • Tom,
              We could certainly make a couple of phone calls, but if Chris and I drive up there and we end up with 4 or 5 guys and Harry wants to go home I will be somewhat miffed, to put it politely.

              I think I like Sal's idea as far as Friday goes , but that's just two guys' opinions. Don't Alex, Joe, Troy, and so on show up fairly regularly on Saturdays?
              Pete
              Last edited by MacMoose; 06-25-2019, 05:25 PM.

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              • Chris' back surgery was today so it will be a while before he'll be up and slotrace-capable. Let's all keep good thoughts for our friends, Ron and Chris.

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                • Hello all you racing fans!!!!
                  i would like all of you to know that WE WILL BE RACING this Friday night.... all are welcome to come and I hope to see everyone. Please spread the word!!!!!
                  i didn’t forget you Monday guys either..... I’m still trying to work something out for Monday night racing coverage...

                  PS.
                  Ron says hello!!!

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                  • Get well Ron and Chris.

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                    • Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag of 7/5/2019

                      It was Friday and hot in the city of Niagara Falls. My name’s Thursday. I was working the no-mag division at Ace Hobby. The Boss is F.Ron , but he’s just home from the hospital and we all wish him the speediest of recoveries so things at the station will get back to normal.

                      NOTE: Young Tony made another appearance and behaved in an exemplary manner both on the track and off, setting a fine example for the rest of us... who pretty much ignored it.

                      Trans Am in which there was a great deal of sliding around most probably due to the accumulation of dust and such during the recent period of inactivity.

                      1. Alex, 76.70, 9.049 (both new records)
                      2. Al, 74.55, 9.251
                      3. Joe, 73.45, 9.424
                      4. Gill, 70.70, 9.650
                      5. Russ, 70.70, 9.528
                      6. Pete, 70.10, 9.371
                      7. BVacc, 78.45, 9.801
                      8. Steve, 60.70, 10.779
                      9. Tony, 53.10, 11.011

                      Fast Laps
                      Y: 9.049, Alex
                      W: 9.157, Alex
                      B: 9.109, Alex
                      R: 9.254, Alex

                      Group C

                      1. Alex, 78.90, 8.803
                      2. Joe, 78.40, 8.934
                      3. Al, 77.40, 9.055
                      4. Pete, 76.85, 9.017
                      5. BVacc,75.55, 8.954
                      6. Gill, 73.55, 9.294
                      7. Russ, 72.05, 9.462
                      8. Steve, 70.70, 9.782
                      9. Tony, 60.15, 10.668
                      10. Paul, 59.85, 10.206

                      Fast Laps
                      Y: 8.803, Alex
                      W: 8.830, Alex
                      B: 8.910, Alex
                      R: 8.969, Alex

                      Al seemed to be having a problem during the evening with color correlation. The 4 lanes here at Ace are color coded. Red, Yellow, Blue, and White. Each car has a colored sticker affixed to it that corresponds to the lane it is running on (Red, Yellow, Blue, or White again). The purpose of these stickers is to alert the turn marshals as to which lane the car should be returned to should it deslot. On a couple of occasions, Al seemed to feel that these stickers were “guidelines” rather than strict indicators. It may have been an artistic conflict such as the color of the car clashing with the color of the lane, but Blue seemed to be a particular non-favorite.

                      GT

                      1. Alex, 80.90, 8.598
                      2. BVacc, 79.50, 8.464
                      3. Al, 79.20, 8.683
                      4. Russ, 76.80, 8.435
                      5. Steve, 76.25, 9.125
                      6. Gill, 74.45, 9.071
                      7. Pete, 73.70, 9.039
                      8. Fun Run Joe, 72.25, 8.904
                      9. Tony, 60.65, 10.517

                      Fast Laps
                      Y: 8.435, Russ
                      W: 8.436, Russ
                      B: 8.464, BVacc
                      R: 8.810, BVacc

                      So let us close this update with thanks to our host and hall monitor in absentia, F.Ron !! Get back on your feet soon!
                      Thanks to Joe for stepping up in F.Ron's absence and making it possible to continue while he's indisposed.
                      Thanks to Steve for the computer work and tech.

                      Adios, compadres.

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                      • As of this date, the track records that I have for Ace's No-Mag racing are as follows:

                        Monday Night Records

                        Policar F1: 9.236, Pete
                        76.25, Chris, 6/17/19
                        75.90, Pete, 6/10/19
                        75.85, Chris, 6/10/19

                        DP: 9.206, Chris
                        76.10, Chris, 6/3/19
                        75.75, Al, 7/17/17
                        75.35, Chris, 12/5/16

                        New GT2: 8.893, Chris
                        79.30, Chris, 6/17/19
                        78.95. Alex, 3/19/18 (as GTA)
                        78.90, Chris, 9/11/17 (as GTA)
                        NOTE: There has been only one race held under the new, combined GT rules. The records above reflect the fastest time and the highest lap totals recorded for old GT2s, GTAs, and new GT2s.

                        Old GT2: 9.212, Joe
                        76.75, Chris, 4/11/16
                        76.15, Joe, 1/9/17
                        75.70, Chris, 8/21/17

                        GT1: 8.479, Joe
                        82.85, Alex, 7/17/17
                        82.60, Alex, 11/27/17
                        82.40, Joe, 5/15/17

                        Can Am: 8.796, Al
                        80.00, Al, 6/10/19
                        79.40, Al, 3/18/19
                        79.35, Troy, 5/22/17

                        Group C2: 8.859, Al
                        79.05, Chris, 4/10/17
                        78.75, Chris, 4/2/18
                        78.70, Troy, 6/4/18

                        LMP: 8.432, Troy
                        83.10, Troy, 5/1/17
                        82.55, Troy, 2/13/17
                        82.45, Troy, 5/22/17

                        Scalextric F1: 10.466, Chris
                        66.00, Chris, 4/16/18
                        63.15, Steve, 4/2/18

                        Friday Night Track Records

                        Trans Am: 9.049, Alex
                        76.70, Alex, 7/5/19
                        76.35, Troy, 3/30/18
                        76.30, Troy, 3/9/18

                        Group C: 8.661, Troy
                        79.70, Troy, 10/14/18; Alex, 6/14/19
                        79.60, Troy, 4/19/19
                        79.35, Troy, 3/30/18; Ron, date n/a

                        GT: 8.356, Russ
                        82.55, Alex, 7/21/17
                        82.40, Joe, 8/4/17
                        82.35, Alex, 7/7/17

                        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; 07-07-2019, 09:07 PM.

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                        • Ace Hobby's Friday Night No-Mag of 7/12/2019

                          Trans Am: 9 entries
                          Group C: 11 entries
                          GT: 7 Entries

                          It was a LOUD night at Ace!

                          Trans Am
                          1. Kevin, 75.60, 9.301
                          2. Al, 74.15, 9.331
                          3. Joe, 73.80, 9.440
                          4. Russ, 72.70, 9.316
                          5. Gill, 71.45, 9.683
                          6. Pete, 70.75, 9.434
                          7. Art, 65.55, 10.112
                          8. Steve, 64.90, 10.436
                          9. Tony, 53.30, 11.230
                          Fast Laps
                          Y: 9.330, Kevin
                          W: 9.401, Kevin
                          B: 9.301, Kevin
                          R: 9.514, Al

                          El Grupo C
                          1. Joe, 77.70, 8.985
                          2. Kevin, 77.60, 8.924
                          3. BVacc, 77.10, 9.126
                          4. Gill, 76.40, 9.317
                          5. Al, 76.35, 9.011
                          6. Pete, 76.15, 9.162
                          7. Russ, 72.35, 9.358
                          8. Steve, 71.35, 9.803
                          9. Art, 67.85, 9.860
                          10. Tony, 62.30, 10.367
                          11. Paul, 61.85, 10.387
                          Fast Laps
                          Y: 8.924, Kevin
                          W: 9.056, Kevin
                          B: 8.985, Joe
                          R: 9.013, Kevin

                          Commandment XI: Thou shalt not place thy fingers in front of thy neighbor's slot car.

                          GT
                          1. Russ, 81.70, 8.433
                          2. BVacc, 81.45, 8.571
                          3. Al, 80.45, 8.669
                          4. Joe, 77.10, 8.828
                          5. Steve, 74.35, 9.193
                          6. Pete, 74.35, 9.009
                          7. Art, 73.10, 9.395
                          Fast Laps
                          Y: 8.476, Russ
                          W: 8.548, Russ
                          B: 8.433, Russ
                          R: 8.706, BVacc

                          Thanks to F.Ron for the track , Joe for the organization and Race Direction, and Steve for computering .

                          Respectfully submitted.
                          Pete V
                          Last edited by MacMoose; 07-13-2019, 07:32 PM.

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                          • Ace Hobby's Friday Night No-Mag of 7/19/2019

                            Trans Am: 8 entries
                            Group C: 8 entries
                            Them GT's: 8 Entries


                            It was a QUIET night at Ace!

                            Trans Am in which Russ and his halloween pumpkin-colored Mustang were successful after a spirited duel with Al's Camaro, and no new records were established
                            1. Russ, 75.05
                            2. Al, 74.40
                            3. Joe, 74.05
                            4. Pete, 73.35
                            5. Gill, 72.05
                            6. Marsh, 71.50 (who showed up with about 45 seconds to spare and was entered in the list)
                            7. BVacc, 70.45
                            8. Steve, 66.10
                            Fast Laps – not available

                            Group C in which, again, no records were established
                            1. BVacc, 78.35, 9.052
                            2. Al, 77.70, 9.033
                            3. Joe, 77.45, 9.030
                            4. Pete, 76.25, 9.088
                            5. Gill, 74.65, 9.190
                            6. Russ, 72.50, 9.418
                            7. Steve, 70.40, 9.963
                            8. Marsh, 70.20, 9.667
                            Fast Laps
                            Y: 9.052, BVacc
                            W: 9.030, Joe
                            B: 9.033, Al
                            R: 9.097, BVacc

                            GT in which BVacc takes his second race of the evening with a narrow victory over Russ and his tequila-sunrise colored Mosler (no records )
                            1. BVacc, 81.70, 8.571
                            2. Russ, 81.10, 8.523
                            3. Al, 80.05, 8.670
                            4. Joe, 78.35, 8.738
                            5. Pete, 76.10, 8.872
                            6. Steve, 75.40, 9.227
                            7. Gill, 75.10, 9.217
                            8. Marsh, 71.85, 9.085
                            Fast Laps
                            Y: 8.547, Russ
                            : 8.506, BVacc
                            B: 8.523, Russ
                            R: 8.612, Russ

                            Thanks and best wishes to F.Ron for everything he does.
                            Thanks to Joe for organization and Race Direction , and Steve for computering .

                            PS: WATCH THIS THREAD FOR SPECIAL RACE ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

                            Respectfully submitted,
                            Pete V (who broke the 9-second barrier with his Mosler for the first time)
                            Last edited by MacMoose; 07-22-2019, 03:56 PM.

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                            • ATTENTION ALL RACERS!!

                              Until our friend and good buddy F.Ron is back on his feet, schedule changes are in effect at Ace Hobby. The latest word is that the shop will be closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

                              BUT

                              Monday night and Friday night racing will CONTINUE beginning this Monday, July 29, 2019.

                              Friend Brian will be manning the bridge of USS Ace on Mondays. Our other friend Joe (yes, we have at least two) will have the Friday night watch. Jeff (WOW, that's three) is still the man on Saturday. I have no info on the Wednesday scene.
                              Many thanks to these responsible and upstanding guys .

                              REMINDER: the 29th is an odd date so we're racing F1 , DP , GT1 & 2 , and LMP .

                              Come on down and support the cause.

                              See ya,
                              Pete V









                              Last edited by MacMoose; 07-27-2019, 10:38 PM. Reason: I can't type so good

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                              • All the best to Ron.

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