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  • Saw Ron today(Friday) and he looks good. Might be out and home by Monday
    Dan

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    • Race results for 3/28/11

      8 drivers came, enabling us to run with all but one turn marshalled, with Autumn's help on
      the button - thanks.

      Ron (on the mend from surgery) stopped in. He looks good, and says he is coming along and
      doing well. Great news!
      Ron also said he was going to give all of our backsides a break for a
      week or two, while he recuperates. How considerate of him - ha!

      Chris made the 80 mile trip from Honeoye Falls, and Steve was the lone south towns racer.
      Welcome to new racer (at Ace): Warren.

      Josh sold his "stable" of cars, with most going to Warren & Will. His Ferrari 312 must be
      good - C-Bill was attempting to strike a deal with it's new owner (Will).

      DP

      Warren was inadvertantly left off the drivers list - our appologies!
      Whew - what a way to treat a new driver. Sorry.

      Yellow Dog put up his fast Sun Trust Dallara. Al entered his almost-as-fast Dallara.
      The rest of us filled out the field with our Riley's.

      In a close race, Yellow Dog won by .65 lap. Congratulations Dan.
      Positions 2 - 4 were separated by only .40 lap. That's close.
      C-Bill (gold & black), and Chris (silver bullet) did very well with their Riley's.

      1.Yellow Dog, 59.25 laps
      2.Tom, 58.60
      3.Al, 58.30
      4.C-Bill, 58.20
      5.Chris, 56.70
      6.Steve, 55.25
      7.Will, 52.60

      fast laps:
      yellow, Yellow Dog 11.918 seconds
      black, Yellow Dog 11.892
      white, C-Bill 11.950
      red, Yellow Dog 12.158

      Can Am

      Al entered his Fly Ford GT 40, collectors edition body and all! The first Fly Ford GT 40 to be
      run here. Chris put up his Monogram Chaparral / home made plastic chassis / Slot-It pod -
      nice job! The rest of the field was all Slot-It: 1 Chaparral, 2 Ferrari 312's, and 3 Alfa's.

      With Al's fast Chaparral taking a rest tonight, along with Tom's sometimes quick Chaparral,
      the podium possibilities were wide open. Steve & his Chaparral was the pre-race favorite.

      Steve's Chaparral came off of the line fast in the first heat, and he never looked back
      the rest of that heat, (on yellow), setting the mark for the rest of the field.
      Al first outing with his Fly Ford GT 40 ended up with a podium finish - nice.
      Chris' custom "hybrid" Chaparral had a very good run, for it's first race at Ace.
      Will got in the groove with his Ferrari 312, and put down some very good laps - nice job.
      Warren did a nice job of keeping his car on the track, for his first no magnet race at Ace.

      Steve finished his last 3 heats continuing the fast pace he started with; and ended up
      finishing second by just .07 lap - what a finish. Positions 3 - 6 finished within .45 lap of
      one another, that's close racing.

      1.Tom, 58.02 laps
      2.Steve, 57.95
      3.Al, 56.65
      4.Yellow Dog, 56.60
      5.C-Bill, 56.35
      6.Chris, 56.20
      7.Will, 54.90
      8.Warren, 47.50

      fast laps:
      yellow, 11.989 seconds All by Steve!
      black, 11.984
      white, 12.153
      red, 12.344

      GT

      1 Ferrari F40, 2 McClaren's, and 4 Nissan's were on the starting grid.
      Al's Ferrari, Yellow Dog's McClaren, and Chris' Nissan were perhaps the pre-race favorites,
      based on past performance, and practice today.

      It was a fairly fast and CLOSE race!
      Knowing exactly what he had to do, Al put on a furious charge during the last heat, doing about 15.5 laps , and just came up .15 lap short (for third place). Nice try - great last heat driving.
      Yellow Dog also knew what he had to beat, and did it! He won by about 2 inches over the second place car. Congratulations Dan.
      The top 3 finishers were within .15 lap of one another, and the top 4 finishers were within
      .50 lap of one another. Close racing!

      1.Yellow Dog, 60.05 laps by 2 inches
      2.Tom, 60.05
      3.Al, 59.90
      4.Chris, 59.55
      5.Will, 53.85
      6.Warren, 47.50
      7.Steve, 44.85 (electrical problems - wire)

      fast laps:
      yellow, 11.485 seconds All by Al!
      black, 11.551
      white, 11.484
      red, 11.732

      Thanks to all the drivers who came. Thanks to Ron, at Ace Hobby, for the track time.
      Thanks also to the people filling in for Ron, so the shop stays open (Bob, Dan, Butch,
      Mike, etc.).

      Next Monday (4/4) is an even numbered day of the month, so the third race will be GT's
      (again).

      Tom

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      • Race results 4/4/2011

        The T-Man is in a warmer place and couldn't make in to race.
        DP: Seven racers lined up for the most popular class at Ace. Two Dallaras against a hord of Rileys. Yellowdog's Dallara won with 2-3-4 place racers only a half lap appart.
        Yellowdog 59.25
        Al 58.60
        CBill 58.25
        Russ 58.25
        Chris 56.??
        Will 51.85
        Warren 48.05
        Fast lap: YD, 11.693

        Can/Am Sports
        Russ 58.90
        Al 57.70
        YD 57.50
        Chris 55.50
        Will 48.35
        Warren 46.85
        Fast lap: Russ 11.525

        GT1
        Al won going away and set the second highest lap total for the class.

        Al 61.30
        YD 60.10
        Chris 58.75
        Russ 57.85
        Will 52.85
        Warren 47.65
        Fast lap: Al 11.301

        A big thanks to Autumn for Race Control and Davy for full time turn marshal.
        Dan
        Last edited by yellowdog; 04-06-2011, 04:15 PM. Reason: Wrong order for 3&4 place

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        • Race results 4/11

          DP

          YD 60.70
          Ron 59.55
          Tom 58.80
          CBill 58.60
          Chris 57.50
          Al 57.05
          Thomas 56.30
          Steve 54.60
          Fast lap 11.514 YD

          Can/Am Sports

          Tonight marked the entrance of the new Slot.it Ford GT40 to the class.
          CBill 60.50
          YD 59.45
          Al 59.20
          Steve 58.60
          Chris 57.60
          Ron 57.25
          Thomas 56.90
          Tom (DNS)
          Fast lap 11.384 Al ( Slot.it Ford GT)

          C2

          Al 60.00
          YD 59.50
          Chris 58.30
          Ron 58.25
          Steve 57.70
          Thomas 54.90
          Fast lap 11.334 Al
          Crash/Burn rule race. If not, Al would have had the first 61+ lap C2 race!
          Thanks to all the racers that showed up and to Davy for your help, thanks Davy.
          Dan

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          • Class lap records

            Class Lap Records
            Updated: 4/19/11
            Based on my semi-extensive review of the race records (going back about 1 1/2 years),
            these are the lap total records in each class. My apologies (in advance) if I overlooked
            someone in compiling this list.

            DP
            1. 61.55 laps, Yellow Dog, 4/18/11
            2. 61.50 laps, Ron, 4/18/11
            3. 60.85 laps, George, 1/24/11

            Can Am
            1. 60.85 laps, Al, 4/18/11
            2. 60.80 laps, Yellow Dog, 4/18/11
            3. 60.70 laps, Russ, 2/14/11

            GT
            1. 61.60 laps, George, 1/24/11
            2. 61.30 laps, Al, 4/4/11
            3. 61.25 laps. tie, Yellow Dog, 4/18/11
            Tom, 4/18/11
            Al, 4/18/11

            Slot-It Group C2
            1. 60.00 laps, Al 4/11/11 (under crash and burn rules, actually ran 61 laps - 1 for "offs"= 60)
            2. 59.90 laps, Al 3/21/11
            3. 59.85 laps, Yellow Dog, 3/7/11

            Congratulations to all!

            Note:
            Much work was done, in April 2011, on improving electrical connectivity between track
            pieces in various areas of the track.
            Also, beginning 4/18/11, Classic Super Tires are allowed in all classes.
            For track records before electrical connectivity improvements, and the (increased) use of
            Super Tires, see post #121 (on page 9) of this thread.

            Tom
            Last edited by T man; 04-21-2011, 04:15 PM. Reason: addition

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            • race results for Monday, 4/18/11

              Nine drivers came, enabling us to run marshalled races.

              Ron is definately feeling better / good! He was back to his usual
              "I'm going to kick some a--" during warm-ups.

              Dan has spend a lot of time / effort over the past couple of weeks, working on
              improving the connections in various areas of the track. "More power" said Tim 'the
              toolman' Taylor, in the old TV series. Thanks Dan!

              Practice sessions showed the track power to be definately more consistant / improved.

              A separate post will follow, with this information:
              Ron is having trouble getting adequate supplies of S2 tires (both small & large hub size),
              and the last batch of small hub S2's had many tires that were obviously NOT S2 silicon
              compound.
              So... Beginning tonight, Classic Super Tires will be allowed to be run on all series of cars
              raced with no magnets, at Ace Hobby.
              DP's: # 1408, 1407, & 1410 (large hub super tires).
              Can Am's: # 1400 through 1405 (small hub super tires).
              GT's: super tires have been allowed in this class, with large hub # 1408 being the most
              common. # 1407, 1410, and 1003 also fit.
              C2's: # 1400 through 1405 (small hub super tires).

              Preliminary testing has shown a reduction of lap times using super tires.

              DP

              The field was raring to go, most equipped with # 1408 super tires.

              It was a fast, close race. The top five were within 2.25 laps of one another.
              Yellow Dog took the win by .05 lap over Ron. Congratulations Dan.
              My butt is starting to hurt, already - ha!
              Dan & Ron set the new #1 and #2 lap records for DP's!

              1.Yellow Dog, 61.55 laps
              2.Ron, 61.50
              3.Tom, 60.45
              4.Al, 59.65
              5.C-Bill, 59.30
              6.Chris, 58.90
              7.Thomas, 56.90
              8.Will, 55.85
              9.Steve, 55.65

              fast laps:
              yellow, 11.296 seconds, Yellow Dog
              black, 11.332, Yellow Dog
              white: 11.411, Tom
              red, 11.645, Ron

              Cam Am

              With some of the field changing over to super tires, an unexpected thing happened.
              The class requires a minimum weight of 70 gms. We found out that a pair of super
              tires weigh almost 1 gram less than S2's. Less than anyone would have guessed.
              Some were forced to hurriedly add weight, or change cars, to "make weight".

              One Ferrari 312, one Alfa, & three Chaparrals took on the "new kids on the block",
              four Ford GT40's. Hell, even Ron did a nice "re-paint", and is running a GT40.
              Tom's GT40 broke at the guide support during practice (hope this was a rare occurance).

              It was another fast, close race. Again first and second were separated by only .05 lap,
              with Al's GT40 just edging out Yellow Dog's Chaparral. Congratulations Al.
              Al & Dan set the new #1 and #2 lap records for Can Am's.
              Third thru sixth all had 59 + laps! GT40's took 1st, 3rd, & 4th, with Chaparral's in 2nd, & 5th.
              Eight cars had 58 laps, or more.

              1.Al, 60.85 laps
              2.Yellow Dog, 60.80
              3.Ron, 59.95
              4.Chris, 59.70
              5.C-Bill, 59.35
              6.Tom, 59.05
              7.Steve, 58.55
              8.Thomas, 58.20
              9.Will, 55.10

              fast laps:
              yellow, C-Bill 11.452 seconds
              black, C-Bill 11.534
              white, Yellow Dog 11.487
              red, C-Bill 11.691

              GT

              A mixed field of Nissan's, McClarens, and a Ferrari F40 took the flag.
              It was another fast, close race. Al set the stage, finishing earlier, with 61.25 laps.
              Yellow Dog and Tom were in the final heat, each with a possibility of catching Al.
              In the end, all 3 finished within 3 feet of one another, all with 61.25 laps. Yellow Dog
              was a foot in front of Tom, for the win, with Al less than 2 feet back. What a finish!
              Congratulations Dan. All 3 set the new #3 fast lap record for GT's. Chris was just .65 lap
              back, in fourth.

              1.Yellow Dog, 61.25 laps (by a foot)
              2.Tom, 61.25 (by 2 feet)
              3.Al, 61.25
              4.Chris, 59.60
              5.Thomas 56.70
              6.Will, 56.10
              7.Steve, 55.65
              8.Ron, 55.40

              fast laps:
              yellow, Al 11.049 seconds !!
              black, Al 11.298
              white, Tom 11.075
              yellow, Al 11.402

              Whew! What a night of racing!
              The improvements Dan has been doing on the track really showed!
              Super tires helped, as did improving driving skills.
              A winning time last fall, is now good for a 7th or 8th place finish.

              Many / most drivers had personal best races. Congratulations!
              Will is really starting to get "the hang" of this no magnet racing stuff. Good job, Will.
              Chris is getting the Ace Hobby track down pat, and is right there with "the locals".
              Thomas is also raising the level of his (already good) driving, to match the fast cars
              he is building.

              Ron's 2st, 3rd, and 8th place finish put him in a good position to kick a lot of butts tonight.
              I know that mine is a little sore. I started to feel better right at the end of the GT race - ha!

              Thanks to Ron, at Ace Hobby, for the track time.
              Thanks to those drivers who came to race.

              Next Monday (4/25) is an odd numbered day of the month, so the third race will be C2's.

              Tom
              Last edited by T man; 04-20-2011, 04:28 PM. Reason: corrections

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              • Classic Super Tires now allowed in all classes

                Ron is having trouble getting adequate supplies of S2 tires (both small & large hub size),
                and the last batch of small hub S2's had many tires that were obviously NOT S2 silicon
                compound. There has been some off and on supply problems with S2's since last fall.
                We love you "Slot-It", (however we need tires to race with).

                So...

                Beginning 4/18/11, Classic Super Tires will be allowed to be run on all series of cars
                raced with no magnets, at Ace Hobby.
                This announcement was made before racing began.

                DP's: # 1408, 1407, & 1410 (large hub super tires).
                Can Am's: # 1400 through 1405 (small hub super tires).
                GT's: super tires have always been allowed in this class, with large hub # 1408
                being the most common. # 1407, 1410, (and 1003) also fit.
                C2's: # 1400 through 1405 (small hub super tires).

                S2's are still allowed, if you choose.

                Tom
                Last edited by T man; 04-20-2011, 03:31 AM. Reason: correction

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                • I think the S2 issue is going to be a blessing in disguise!

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                  • Race results for Monday, 4/25/11

                    Ten drivers came, enabling us to run marshalled races.

                    Ron was full of his usual talk, something about kicking something or another.

                    DP

                    Yellow Dog's Sun Trust car was on the grid, so chances were good that the rest of us would
                    just be giving him something to drive around.
                    In a fast race, Yellow Dog won going away, while setting a new lap record for the class.
                    Congratulations Dan. Eight drivers had over 58.55 laps - nice job.

                    1.Yellow Dog, 62.05 laps class record
                    2.Tom, 61.15
                    3.C-Bill, 60.50
                    4.Russ, 60.30
                    5.Ron, 59.55
                    6.Chris, 59.40
                    7.Al, 58.65
                    8.Thomas, 58.55
                    9.Will, 56.50
                    10.Steve, 55.10

                    fast laps:
                    yellow, 11.302 seconds All by Yellow Dog!
                    black, 11.219
                    white, 11.268
                    red, 11.514

                    Can Am

                    The field had 4 GT 40's, 4 Chaparral's, 1 Fly Porsche 908, and 1 Fly Porsche 917.

                    In a fast race overall, Russ and his Fly Porsche 917 were flying, winning by almost one
                    full lap over second place finisher C-Bill, while setting a new lap record for the class.
                    Congratulations Russ.
                    Positions 3 - 5 were separated by only .50 lap.

                    1.Russ, 62.25 laps class record
                    2.C-Bill, 61.30
                    3.Yellow Dog, 60.70
                    4.Ron, 60.55
                    5. Al, 60.50
                    6.Chris, 59.70
                    7.Tom, 59.05
                    8.Will, 57.70
                    9.Steve, 56.55
                    10.Thomas, 55.95

                    fast laps:
                    yellow, 10.800 seconds All by Russ! Did I mention he was smokin' fast!
                    black, 11.033
                    white, 10.842
                    red, 11.097

                    Slot-It Group C2

                    Nine cars took the flag. As Russ said, more and more cars are not the "usual" Porsche
                    956's. There were 4 Porsche 956's, 2 Mazda's, 2 Jaguar's, and 1 Sauber.

                    A practice session last Friday, where Yellow Dog and Ron were getting some very quick
                    lap times, was talked about before the race. Practice today did not yield such quick times.

                    In a fast race, Al finished in second place by .90 lap to Yellow Dog. "The Dog" set a new
                    lap record for the class. Congratulations Dan.
                    Positions 2 - 6 were separated by only .50 lap. Wow, that's close!

                    1.Yellow Dog, 61.85 laps class record
                    2.Al, 60.95 lap
                    3.Tom, 60.90
                    4.Ron, 60.85
                    5.Russ, 60.55
                    6.Chris, 60.45
                    7.Thomas, 58.60
                    8.Steve, 57.55
                    9.Will, 55.25

                    fast laps:
                    yellow, Al 11.231 seconds
                    black, Russ 11.317
                    white, Al 11.189
                    red, Russ 11.452

                    A good night of racing was had by all.
                    Thanks to Ron, at Ace Hobby, for the track time, and thanks to the drivers who came.

                    Next Monday (5/2) is an even numbered day of the month, so the third race will be GT's.

                    Tom

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                    • Class Lap Records

                      Class Lap Records
                      Updated: 5/24/11
                      Based on my semi-extensive review of the race records (going back about 1 1/2 years),
                      these are the lap total records in each class. My apologies (in advance) if I overlooked
                      someone in compiling this list.

                      DP
                      1. 62.30 laps, Yellow Dog, 5/9/11
                      2. 62.25 laps, Yellow Dog, 5/2/11
                      3. 62.05 laps, Yellow Dog, 4/25/11

                      Can Am
                      1. 64.35 laps, C-Bill, 5/23/11
                      2. 64.10 laps, C-Bill, 5/9/11
                      3. 63.85 laps, C-Bill, 5/2/11

                      GT
                      1. 62.20 laps, Yellow Dog, 5/2/11
                      2. 61.85 laps, Al, 5/16/11
                      3. 61.80 laps, Al, 5/2/11

                      Slot-It Group C2
                      1. 62.50 laps, C-Bill, 5/23/11
                      62.50 laps, Tom, 5/23/11
                      2. 61.85 laps, Yellow Dog, 4/25/11
                      3. 61.60 laps, Russ, 5/23/11

                      Congratulations to all!

                      Note:
                      Much work was done, in April 2011, on improving electrical connectivity between track
                      pieces in various areas of the track.
                      Also, beginning 4/18/11, Classic Super Tires are allowed in all classes.
                      For track records before electrical connectivity improvements, and the (increased) use of
                      Super Tires, see post #121 (on page 9) of this thread.

                      Tom
                      Last edited by T man; 05-24-2011, 07:46 AM. Reason: update

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                      • I plan on joining you guys tomorrow. I hope I can keep up with you guys!

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                        • Race results for Monday, 5/2/11

                          11 drivers came, enabling us to have fully marshalled races.

                          Thomas came from the North(west), Russ & Steve from the South, & Chris from the East.
                          Mr. Dunlop & Mr. Goodyear let their "go to" employee out of the factory so he could attend.
                          After a four month hiatus, welcome back Gary!

                          Well, practice times looked pretty good, so the stage was set for a night of fast racing.
                          A certain Local Hobby Shop owner was repeatedly talking about kicking something or
                          another.

                          Nick, the owner of "Super Tires", funded a prize structure for the next 4 Mondays:
                          The winner's name, from each class, goes in to a drawing (3 names each week).
                          The name "drawn from the hat" gets a $10 gift certificate.
                          If one driver wins all 3 races, he will receive a $20 gift certificate. Thanks Nick!

                          DP

                          11 cars took to the starting grid. With Yellow Dog's Sun Trust on the line, we all new the
                          probable outcome.

                          Yellow Dog took the win over 2nd place finisher C-Bill by 1 full lap, setting the new total
                          lap record for the class. Congratulations Dan.
                          The rest of the pack was .95 lap back from C-Bill, with positions 3 - 8 all within 1.1 lap
                          of one another.

                          1.Yellow Dog, 62.25 laps (new class record)
                          2.C-Bill, 61.25
                          3.Ron, 60.30
                          4.Russ, 59.85 (by lap times)
                          5.Gary, 59.85
                          6.Chris, 59.70
                          7.Tom, 58.50
                          8.Thomas, 58.20
                          9.Will, 55.50
                          10.Al, 54.25 (electrical problems)
                          11.Steve, 53.45

                          fast laps:
                          yellow, Russ 11.260 seconds
                          black, Yellow Dog 11.325
                          white, Yellow Dog 11.186
                          red, Yellow Dog 11.461

                          Can Am

                          Most of the entries were the new Slot-It Ford GT40. The familliar Fly 917 Porsche was on
                          the grid at the hand of it's new owner. Russ put up a "hybrid" Scalextric Ford GT, with a
                          Slot-It pod.
                          After the "clinic" put on by Russ last week (with the Fly Porsche 917), we all thought that C-Bill
                          should do well with the car. Instead, C-Bill put on his own, improved version of "Slot Car
                          Racing 101" with the Fly; finishing a full three laps ahead of 2nd place (Ron), and setting
                          a new total lap record . Congratulations Bill.
                          Positions 2 - 6 were within 1.5 laps of one another, for close racing to determine the rest
                          of the podium.

                          1.C-Bill, 63.85 laps (new class record)
                          2.Ron, 60.85
                          3.Yellow Dog, 60.45
                          4.Tom, 59.85
                          5.Russ, 59.70
                          6.Chris, 59.25
                          7.Al, 58.50
                          8.Gary, 57.80
                          9.Thomas, 57.05
                          10.Steve, 56.20
                          11.Will, 52.90

                          fast laps:
                          yellow, 10.695 seconds All by C-Bill.
                          black, 10.841
                          white, 10.829
                          red, 11.012

                          GT

                          A field reduced to 7 drivers took the grid, and thanks to Billy's help "on the button", we
                          were able to run a mostly marshalled race - thanks Billy!

                          3 Nissans, 3 Ferrari F40s, & one McClaren took the starting flag.
                          In a fast, close race, the top 3 finishers were within .50 lap of one another.
                          All of the drivers had 58.50 laps, or more!
                          Yellow Dog won, setting a new total lap record for the class. Congratulations Dan.

                          1.Yellow Dog, 62.20 laps (new class record)
                          2.Al, 61.80
                          3.Tom, 61.70
                          4.Russ, 60.25
                          5.Ron, 60.10
                          6.Chris, 60.05
                          7.Thomas, 58.50

                          fast laps:
                          yellow, Al 11.785 seconds
                          black, Al 11.623
                          white, Russ 11.044
                          red, Russ 11.428

                          Thanks to Ron, at Ace Hobby, for the track time; and thanks to the drivers who came.

                          The winner of this week's "prize" drawing was: Yellow Dog. Congratulations.

                          See Post # 160, on page 11 of this thread, for the updated "Class Lap Records".

                          Next Monday (5/9) is an odd numbered day of the month, so the third race will be Group C2's.

                          Tom
                          Last edited by T man; 05-03-2011, 11:44 AM. Reason: addition

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                          • I had a lot of fun last night! And boy did you guys get fast!

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                            • Originally posted by glp View Post
                              I had a lot of fun last night! And boy did you guys get fast!
                              It's the Super Tires. " You bring the power, we got the grip!"
                              Dan

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                              • Race results for Monday, 5/9/11

                                8 drivers came, and with Billy's help on the button (thanks Billy!) we had marshalled races.

                                Ron must have had some good practice laps since last Monday, since there was an increased
                                amount of his "I'm gonna kick some a--" talk. Time will tell.

                                DP

                                This has been Yellow Dog's race for many weeks, the rest of us provide cars for him to pass.
                                Russ and C-Bill have stepped up their "DP programs" recently. Would this change the outcome?

                                In a fast (new lap record being set) race, C-Bill & Russ had a very good run. However, it
                                was Yellow Dog at the top of the podium after the checkered flag. Congratulations Dan.
                                Five drivers had over 60 laps!

                                1.Yellow Dog, 62.30 laps (New class lap record)
                                2.Russ, 61.50
                                3.C-Bill, 61.30
                                4.Tom, 60.80
                                5.Ron, 60.50 (Not too many butts kicked in this race...)
                                6.Al, 58.55
                                7.Chris, 58.10
                                8.Steve, 57.70

                                fast laps:
                                yellow, Russ 11.248 seconds
                                black, Yellow Dog 11.336
                                white, Russ 11.222
                                red, Yellow Dog, 11.434

                                Can Am

                                For the last few weeks, this race has been dominated by cars "built by Russ, at Big Tree
                                Speedway", and owned by Russ, or by C-Bill. Would the Chaparral's of Al & Steve; or the
                                GT 40's of Ron, Yellow Dog, & Tom; or even the NSR GT 40 of Chris be any competition?

                                The answer is an emphatic "NO". Russ' newest Can Am creation (Scalextric GT 40 body &
                                chassis, with a hand fitted Slot-It pod) had a very good run in it's second outing.
                                C-Bill's Fly Porsche 917 won going away, setting a new class lap record. Congratulations
                                Bill.

                                1.C-Bill, 64.10 laps (New class lap record)
                                2.Russ, 61.90
                                3.Tom, 60.30
                                4.Al, 59.85
                                5.Yellow Dog, 59.25
                                6.Ron, 59.02 (Not too many butts kicked in this race, either.)
                                7.Chris, 58.50
                                8.Steve, 56.45

                                fast laps:
                                yellow, 10.804 seconds All by C-Bill. Whew!
                                black, 10,869
                                white, 10.786
                                red, 10.932

                                Slot-It Group C2

                                This class has traditionally lagged behind the other classes, in total laps completed, etc..
                                This is somewhat surprising, considering this is the only class allowed to have any crown gear /
                                ratio. Of course, it is also the only class where off set pods are NOT used (stock, "neutral"
                                pods, only). Maybe that is the reason?

                                It was a mixed field, with 2 Mazda's, 2 Jaguar's, and 3 Porsche 956's.
                                Al's "New Man" 956 was very fast, however it was out of the slot a lot tonight.
                                Al may have been trying to imitate Russ' driving style of coming "off"
                                some, but having enough speed to make up for it - ha!.

                                Chris had a very good run with his Jaguar - nice job!

                                In a fast, close race, the top 3 finishers were within .30 lap of one another, and the top
                                5 were within 1.0 lap of one another. Yellow Dog, Tom, & Al put up a good fight, but in
                                the end .................................................. .................................................. ........
                                Sorry, technical data keeping difficulties prevent me from finishing this report.

                                Just kidding! Actually, "Mr. I'm gonna kick some a--" (Ron) won, while completing the
                                second most number of laps in the class. Congratulations Ron.

                                1.Ron, 61.40 laps (Kicked all of our butts...)
                                2.Tom, 61.25
                                3.Yellow Dog, 61.10
                                4.Al, 60.90
                                5.Chris, 60.40
                                6.Russ, 59.50
                                7.Steve, 57.50

                                fast laps:
                                yellow, Russ 11.301 seconds
                                black, Al 11.305
                                white, Al 11.225
                                red, Al 11.421

                                Thanks to Ron at Ace Hobby for the track time, and thanks to the racers who came.

                                This was week 2 (of 4) of the Super Tires sponsored prize drawing (thanks Nick !).
                                The race winner's names went into a hat for a $10 drawing. Ron excused himself from the drawing, and put in the second place driver's name in his place.
                                This week's winner of a $10 gift certificate (courtesy of Super Tires) was - Tom.

                                Observation: Many of the GT 40's that have been race tested / entered (Tom, Al, Yellow Dog) act like they have something "dragging or rubbing". Ron's GT 40 may be the exception.
                                Yellow Dog and Tom commented that it felt as though something was holding the car back, etc.. No one has found any reason for this, after repeated looking / tweaking / and so on.
                                ???

                                Next Monday (5/16) is an even numbered day of the month, so the third race will be GT's.

                                Tom
                                Last edited by T man; 05-10-2011, 12:46 PM. Reason: spelling

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