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    No Magnet Racing at Ace Hobby

    Updates to Ace Hobby no magnet racing rules.
    022418 - Trans Am class rules added to "Friday Night Racing Rules". (3D printed chassis, & moveable pods.)

    Race Format (for Monday Night, no magnet Racing)
    - Odd numbered days of the month, the classes raced will be: DP / Scalextric GT, GT (GT2, GTA, & GT1), and LMP.
    - Even numbered days of the month, the classes raced will be: Can Am, Group C2, and LMP.

    Where the rules are found:

    In this post (post #1, of this thread), are rules for Monday night no magnet racing, for the following: General Rules (for all classes)
    Slot-It Group C2
    Can Am
    Daytona Prototype (DP)

    Due to content quantity constraints, more class rules will be found in the next post (post #2, of this thread). The title says "Monday 10/4 race results...". I couldn't change it. BUT, more rules are there!

    General Rules (for all classes):

    1. Any controller that does not store power or provide external power to the car may be used. The track is wired Positive gate.

    2. Only the edges of the chassis, body, interior, & pod may be sanded to allow for body & pod movement. No more than .020” (20 thousandths in.) of material may be removed. Excessive removal of material is not allowed.

    3. The interior (cockpit) may be sanded / modified, if necessary, to clear the pod, motor, & motor shaft; to allow for the routing of lead wires, or to allow for body / chassis movement. Excessive removal of material is not allowed. The chassis, or lead wires, should NOT be visible when looking into the cockpit.

    4. Lexan, vacuum, or tray interiors are only permitted in some classes, & if allowed, will be specifically mentioned in the rules for those classes. All of these type interiors must show a driver (shoulders up), steering wheel, seat, & dashboard; and must be painted in four colors in addition to black.

    5. All bodies must display (at least) 3 racing numbers (decals are nice, too), include the stock (or stock appearing) interior, [which includes a driver, seat, steering wheel, & dashboard], & have all appropriate glass. Lexan interiors, windows, etc. are NOT allowed unless the car was so equipped by the manufacturer. Wheel well flaring or enlarging is NOT allowed. Spacers may be added to the body mounting posts. The posts may NOT be shortened, but may be reinforced.

    6. Original (or original appearing) wings must be present at tech, & for the start of the first heat.

    7. Stock, or equivalent (screw top, etc.) guides will be used; spacers are allowed. Replacement brass plate, or plastic guide holders (B-Nova, etc.) may be used, to repair or resize the guide holder. No restrictions on braid, or lead wires.

    8. Magnetic or spring suspensions are NOT allowed unless the car was so equipped by the mfr..

    9. All motors must be stock, & may NOT be modified. Motors with signs of tampering will be banned. Any motor that shows signs of being opened is banned. Tabs on motor cans must not be covered. Technical director may inspect any motor, at any time.

    10. Motors must be for the pod used, unless specifically allowed in the class rules. Motors may be glued to the pod, or affixed with screws, if screw holes are present in the pod. Pinions may be soldered, glued or pressed on. Motor shaft may be shortened, & spacers used to locate the axle, gear, & wheels.

    11. Minimum clearance of .032" between the chassis & tech block, is required, with all four wheels resting on the block. The axle gear must clear by .015". If the chassis, body or gear contacts the track during the race the car will be black flagged.

    12. Any aftermarket rear bushing, sold by Ace Hobby, may be used, & may be glued in place. Ball bearings are not allowed.

    13. No weight may be added, except for the purpose of meeting the required minimum for a particular class. Weight may NOT be secured to the bottom of the chassis / pod.

    14. Any rear wheel & silicon tire sold at Ace Hobby is allowed. F1 wheels & tires are NOT allowed. Tires may be glued to the wheels, & trued.

    15 Any front wheel & tire sold at Ace Hobby is allowed. Front tires may NOT be glued, painted, etc. to reduce traction.

    16. All four wheels must have full inserts, unless using detailed, mag-type wheels.

    17. Tires & wheels may NOT extend beyond the body (wheel well), when viewed from above.

    18. Hollow axles, or independently rotating front axles / wheels, are NOT allowed, unless the car was so equipped by the manufacturer.

    19. 3D printed chassis may be used in all classes. Every attempt must be made to use / modify the stock interior.

    20. Allowed motors will be listed in the rules for each specific class.

    21. “Scratch built” chassis (example: brass pan, wire or tube frame, circuit board, etc.) may NOT be used; unless specifically allowed in the particular class rules.

    1. Car will be presented race ready and conforming to the rules!
    2. Cars with minor problems will be corrected during tech.
    3. Cars that are obviously non-conforming will be rejected. If you are not sure, ask for a pre-tech. look before tech. opens.
    4. Car will be placed on a flat set-up block, and checked for chassis & gear clearance. Front tires touching and rolling. From directly overhead, tires must not extend beyond widest point of the fender.
    5. ID motor. Check for allowed motors.
    6. All cars passing tech. will be placed into the PIT BOX and may NOT be removed before rotation begins, & will be placed back into the box in between heats.
    7. Any and all cars may be re-tech’ed at the end of the race.

    1. Drivers of tech'ed cars will collect lane stickers for their rotation.
    2. Race Director will load names into the race program and set the grid.
    3. RD will release the starting grid from the pit box, drivers will apply stickers and place cars on starting grid and go to driver stations.
    4. RD will start Auto Race Program and race will start.
    5. At the end of the heat, the RD will release the next car in rotation. The driver will ready the car, place it at the starting line and go to the driver station.
    a. In the 90 second period between heats, drivers in rotation may groom/clean braids, clean tires, adjust body and pod screws only.
    b. The car rotating off the track must be back in the pit box before the start of the next heat.
    c. Drivers are encouraged to use "lane reminders" for re-spotting their cars. If you forget, you will restart from the start line and lose track position.
    d. At the end of a 4 heat rotation, the driver will inform the RD of his/her stopping point; it is the driver’s responsibility to see that it was recorded. If you fail, you will be assigned .02 stopping point.

    GREEN FLAG REPAIRS (regular no magnet races, on a typical Monday evening):
    Race director may allow "mercy repairs" between heats, when track power is down.
    Race director may allow for a short delay, during (via a "track" call) +/or in between heats, to complete "mercy repairs". Or, for the racer to substitute a replacement car, & continue racing.

    GREEN FLAG REPAIRS (races with cash prizes, or special series for championships, etc.).
    Other than grooming/cleaning braids, cleaning tires and adjusting body and pod screws, all other repairs must be done when your car is in rotation and the track is powered up. Remember, no work is to be done when power to the track is off. You will receive only one warning.

    In order to support our local hobby shop, every attempt should be made to purchase the car, body, components, and so on, from Ace Hobby. Maximum use of parts / components purchased at Ace would be hoped for.

    Every attempt will be made to have FUN, while enjoying close, competitive racing.

    Slot-It Group C2 Rules (revised 2/8/16)

    Any inline Slot-It Group C2 car (no magnet, 11 volts); Audi R8 is NOT allowed in Group C2.

    1. Essentially “Box Stock”, limited modifications allowed, as specified.
    2. No more than a 0.5 mm offset inline pod may be used, (end bell drive only).
    3. Orange end bell (21.5k or 23k), Piranha (21.5k), NSR Shark (20k or 22k), Thunderslot (21.5k), motors only.
    4. Gears: stock 9 tooth pinion, any (Slot-It, or NSR) inline crown gear
    5. No HRS chassis. Weight may NOT be added.
    6. Cars must have appropriate body/chassis. Porsche 956C must have Porsche 956C chassis, etc..
    7. All other "General Rules" apply.

    Can Am Rules (revised 9/10/16)

    A replica of a car raced in the SCCA Can Am series, from 1969 - 1974, using a sidewinder chassis, (no magnet, 11 volts).

    Beginning 9/10/16, the previous 3 “sub-classes” of cars (S, N, & H) will now run together; they are combined into one Can Am class. One set of race results will be reported.

    1. Essentially “box stock”, with limited modifications, as specified.
    2. Slot-It, Fly, etc., cars using a single mfr’s. body chassis, & no more than a 0.5mm offset sw’er pod.
    3. NSR cars using NSR sidewinder pods; and Thunderslot cars using stock, or NSR, s/w’er pods.
    4. Hybrid cars using one manufacturer’s body, on another manufacturer’s chassis +/or components.
    E.g.: Fly body with Slot-It chassis & pod, Scalextric body with replacement 3D printed chassis. No more than a 0.5mm offset pod may be used. Vacuum formed, or tray type interiors may be used, if necessary, only if the body’s stock interior will not fit.
    5. Orange end bell (21.5k or 23k), Piranha (21.5k), NSR Shark (20k, 21.9k EVO, or 22k), Thunderslot (21.5k), motors only.
    6. All cars must weigh 70 grams minimum.
    7. Gearing is open.
    8. All other “General Rules” apply.

    Daytona Prototype (DP) Rules (revised 2/8/16)

    Inline DP cars, Sideways Racer, Fly, etc. (no magnet, 11 volts):

    1. Essentially “Box Stock”, with limited modifications allowed, as specified.
    2. No weight may be added.
    3. Sideways Racer cars:
    - Motor: Orange end bell (21.5k or 23k), Piranha (21.5k), NSR Shark (20k or 22k), Thunderslot (21.5k), motors only.
    - Motor pod: Stock (grey, 1 mm offset Slot-It pod, (end bell drive only).
    - Gears: Stock Slot-It pinions and (offset) crown gears, 9/26 gear ratio.
    4. Fly cars:
    - Motor: Must use a Fly DP motor. Different stock motors; gears (see below) even them out.
    - Motor pod: Must use stock Fly motor pod.
    - Gears: May use replacement gears. 10 t. pinion. Rileys 10/24, & Dorans 10/25.
    5. May use, or not use, the stock chassis re-enforcing “X” shaped piece on Sideways cars.
    6. All other "General Rules" apply.
    Last edited by T man; 06-15-2019, 07:45 AM.

  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Monday Night No-Mag 9/16/2019
    Welcome Back Chris (back surgery)!

    Quote of the night: " Not bad for a yellow motor!" - Al

    A very light turnout of 4 racers - (thank goodness Max showed up) - who had a good time making jokes about most of those not attending. Indeed, the insults were F.Ron-class and the general jackassery of such a high standard that there were several periods during which oxygen would have been beneficial (some of us are older than we look). One of these nights there should be a video crew on hand.

    Following Max’s arrival and some practice time, Race Director Tom called the first race to the track and the games commenced with an obvious shortage of turn marshals.

    F-1in which Chris and Pete exchanged the lead several times and were usually within a section or two. Ultimately, new race and single lap records were established, and Al managed to take out two cars in the same corner from the lane between them. Nice work, Al .
    1. Pete, 76.30, 9.154/b (both new marks for the class) March
    2. Chris, 75.75, 9.276/y Lotus
    3. Al, 73.35, 9.493/w Lotus
    4. Max, 67.45, 10.326/w Lotus

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.276, Chris
    W: 9.225, Pete
    B: 9.154, Pete
    R: 9.287, Pete

    Can-Am - in which Al decided to ‘save’ His T/S McLaren, things calmed down a bit, and nothing memorable came to pass unless one counts Al’s near repeat of his F-1 combination shot.
    1. Al, 77.90, 8.977/y Lola coupe
    2. Chris, 76.70, 9.158/y Porsche 908/3
    3. Pete, 75.35, 9.234/w Lola roadster
    4. Max, 68.30, 10.047/b Lola coupe

    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.977, Al
    W: 9.198, Al
    B: 9.015, Al
    R: 9.156, Al

    Group C2 – in which there were many hilarious developments and unforced errors. Too many to recall. Let it be sufficient to say that if you weren’t there you missed a heck of an entertaining event.
    1. Chris, 76.95, 9.104/b Nissan
    2. Al, 73.40, 9.179/y Forgot (an obscure Lebanese manufacturer)
    3. Pete, 74.85, 9.374/y Porsche
    4. Max, 68.65, 9.716/b Lancia

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.179, Chris
    W: 9.183, Chris
    B: 9.104, Chris
    R: 9.234, Chris

    LMP - in which there was a period of time during which Max could not keep his car on at the end of the main straight . Pete had a similar difficulty in turn #1 . Al had several problems keeping his car on the track when the power came back after a track call (pretty much all night) which no one let pass without comment .
    1. Chris, 79.25, 8.858/w Audi R8
    2. Pete, 77.70, 8.898/y Lola Aston Martin
    3. Al, 76.90, 9.107/y Audi
    4. Max, 69.55, 9.516/r Audi

    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.898, Pete
    W: 8.858, Chris
    B: 8.890, Chris
    R: 8.992, Chris

    And racing concluded at 8:03 EDT.

    Keeping good thoughts for F. Ron , we thank him for the use of his facilities and hope to see him soon.
    Thanks to Brian for keeping the track open , to Tom for Race Directing the entire program , to Chris for teching , to Al for computering , and to Max for making the race possible .
    Last edited by MacMoose; 09-16-2019, 08:22 PM.

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag
    On the eve of a full moon

    Quote of the Week: "The old Coot’s still got it!" - Anonymous

    The track was vacuumed prior to the event… including the infield.

    Trans Am in which there were eight entries and many participants ran their back-up cars as a change of pace (no pun intended). I did and found out it was faster than my primary. Who knew?
    1. Alex, 74.90, 9.258/y
    2. Al, 73.70, 9.378/b
    3. Joe, 72.70, 9.271/w
    4. Pete, 71.10, 9.357/y
    5. Brian, 70.40, 9.592/y
    6. Gill, 69.70, 9.687/y
    7. Steve, 65.25, 10.142/w
    8. Max, 64.40, 10.364/b
    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.258, Alex
    W: 9.271, Joe
    B: 9.378, Al
    R: 9.507, Joe

    Group C in which it was decided that Monday rules would be observed. Some of us did not have Monday-legal cars but enough were found to assemble a field of seven with Brian at the button.
    1. Alex, 76.75, 8.956/w
    2. Pete, 75.25, 9.227/y
    3. Joe, 74.70, 9.240/w
    4. Al, 74.35, 9.446/w
    5. Steve, 71.40, 9.672/y
    6. Gill, 69.75, 9.614/w
    7. Max, 67.40, 9.694/y
    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.027, Alex
    W: 8.965, Alex
    B: 9.222, Alex
    R: 9.127, Alex

    GT in which the field was reduced to five which seemed to encourage those remaining to engage in many spirited confrontations of an extremely humorous nature. Many blows (almost all accidental) were exchanged to raucous encouragement and unanimous approval. Max and Gill had a particularly funny exchange, as did Al and the rest of the field. No horses were harmed.
    1. Pete, 77.70, 8.807/y (first drive in a horsed-traded Porsche from Alex)
    2. Al, 77.15, 8.953/y (the WWI fighter ace in the Spyker)
    3. Steve, 75.40, 9.224/b (the ubiquitous Mobil 1 Porsche)
    4. Gill, 73.70, 9.302/b (the handsome Nissan R390)
    5. Max, 69.85, 9.610/w (the chocolate Mosler)
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.807, Pete
    W: 8.942, Pete
    B: 8.984, Al
    R: 9.062, Pete

    We remain steadfast in our support and encouragement for the Great Leader, F.Ron . “Rex quondam et rexque futuris.”

    Thanks to Brian for Supervisoring and Steve for Teching and Computering.

    MacMoose out.

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag of 9/6/2019

    Quote of the Week: “The braid doesn’t look real good, but I’m not gonna change it.” – Al

    Gill, who had to deal with one tree too many, was unable to attend and sent his regrets.
    Max the Silver Hammer was also absent.
    Marsh showed up too late to make Trans Am.

    Trans Am in which Alex had a pretty good race on a slippery track, ending just a lap shy of making the leader board. There’s always next week, young fellow. Due to last week’s ill fortune, Steve was left with only his blue and white car (Dodge? Plymouth?) and it deslotted randomly on red lane. He temporarily withdrew and lost a couple of laps switching to a loaner that proved somewhat more stable and finished the race in good order. Also of note was the colossal collision just before the start/finish line with one car going over the wall. We can happily report that the driver involved was uninjured and continued the race.

    1. Alex, 75.40, 9.199/y
    2. Al, 74.10, 9.362/y
    3. Kevin, 73.65, 9.277/y
    4. Pete, 72.90, 9.574/b
    5. Brian , 71.45, 9.526/y
    6. Art, 68.45, 9.975/b
    Fun Run Steve, 68.70, 9.704/y

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.199, Alex
    W: 9.326, Alex
    B: 9.362, Alex
    R: 9.477, Alex

    Group C in which Kevin was a DNF
    1. Alex, 78.35, 8.893/y
    2. Al, 77.15, 9.155/b
    3. Pete, 76.95, 9.055/b
    4. Brian , 72.80, 9.177/y
    5. Marsh, 70.35, 9.520/y
    6. Art, 68.85, 9.851/b
    7. Steve, 66.80, 10.037/w
    8. Kevin, DNF
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.893, Alex
    W: 8.988, Alex
    B: 9.028, Alex
    R: 9.166, Pete

    GT rounded out the evening with five participants.
    1. Alex, 78.55, 8.674/y
    2. Pete, 77.70, 8.784/y
    3. Al, 77.10, 8.798/y&w
    4. Art, 73.00, 9.672/r
    5. Steve, 71.10, 9.301/y
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.674, Alex
    W: 8.788, Alex
    B: 8.833, Alex
    R: 9.077, Alex

    Our thoughts and prayers continue for our good buddy, host, and Fearless Leader, F.Ron , whose absence is much felt. May he rejoin this madhouse soon!
    Thanks to Brian for Race Directoring and Steve for Tech Inspectoring and Computering.

    MacMoose signing off.

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby's Friday Night No-Mag of 8/30/2019
    Quote of the week: "________________" - (You had to be there).

    The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) IROC race in which the Opel on Red was the hot ride and the Alfa on Blue was the biggest challenge. Not rockets, but fast enough for a good time.
    1. Rupert , 69.10, 10.109/y
    2. Josef, 68.70, 10.019/y
    3. Stefan, 68.35, 9.863/r
    4. Karsten, 68.25, 10.013/y
    5. Pieter, 67.55, 10.215/y
    6. Gilbertus, 65.20, 9.908/r
    7. Artur, 64.25, 10.415/r
    8. Max der silberne Hammer, 63.35 10.279/r
    Fast Laps
    Y: 10.013, Karsten (Kevin)
    W: 10.227, Josef (Joe)
    B: 10.386, Rupert (Russ )
    R: 9.826, Josef

    Trans Am in which Kevin, Russ , and Joe finished within four feet of one another. The sheet says 72.75 for Kevin and Russ . It doesn't say who won , so ask them. Joe, who suffered a late come-off, was third. Steve ran 1) a Porsche which ran great until it suffered a broken front upright; 2) a Javelin which didn't; and 3) Gill’s Falcon, which was pretty good and finished the race.

    1. Russ (Mustang, 9.309/y) or Kevin (Corvette, 9.427/w), 72.75, two feet apart.
    3. Joe, 72.70, (Corvette) 9.554/w
    4. Pete, 71.20, (Porsche) 9.675/w
    5. Gill, 68.90, (Corvette) 9.924/y
    6. Art, 67.55, (Corvette) 10.022/w
    7. Max, 65.35, (Cougar) 10.103/w
    8. Fun Run Steve, (see above) 60.70, 9.923/b

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.309, Russ
    W: 9.413, Russ
    B: 9.449, Russ
    R: 9.697, Russ

    Group C (we'll pass over all that).
    1. Pete, 77.15, 9.024/y
    2. Joe, 73.40, 9.182/b
    3. Gill, 72.55, 9.388/w
    4. Russ, 71.05, 9.431/y
    5. Max the Silver Hammer, 70.50, 9.782/b
    6. Art, 67.70, 9.869/b
    7. Steve, 63.05, 10.474/y
    8. Kevin, DNF, 9.128/w
    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.024, Pete
    W: 9.113, Pete
    B: 9.119, Pete
    R: 9.193, Pete

    GT returned this week. Gill, fatigued from les rigueurs du jeu de l'arbre, departed and six intrepid racers took to the track.
    1. Russ , 80.20, 8.588/y
    2. Joe, 78.60, 8.855/b
    3. Pete, 77.70, 8.748/y
    4. Steve, 74.10, 9.910/y
    5. Art, 73.55, 9.493
    6. Max, 66.65, 9.704/b
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.588, Russ
    W: 8.620, Russ
    B: 8.603, Russ
    R: 8.766, Russ

    As always, our best wishes to our good buddy and Fearless Leader, F.Ron
    Thanks to Joe for the DTM cars. Nice work, guy.
    Thanks to Brian for Race Directoring again.
    Thanks to Steve for Tech Inspectoring and Computering again.
    Thanks to The Silver Hammer for coming down again, even if he didn’t bring the rest of the band along.

    Happy Labor Day to everyone,
    Last edited by MacMoose; 09-01-2019, 04:10 PM.

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag of 8/23/2019

    Quote of the week:
    You know me!” - Gill

    Trans Am in which there was a pronounced lack of speed. Interestingly, no one turned their fast lap on yellow. Pete experienced the interesting phenomenon of a defective crown gear set screw that somehow kept the car going forward while allowing the rear axle to slide to one side… resulting in an unwillingness to turn right. A second incident resulted in the same sideways slippage as well as loss of forward power. The car was retired shortly before the finish. The faulty set screw was executed.
    1. Al, 73.40, 9.502/b
    2. Joe, 70.40, 9.575/b
    3. Gill, 69.55, 9.781/w
    4. Art, 65.90, 10.120/b
    5. Pete, 65.20, 9.835/r
    6. Max the Silver Hammer, 65.40, 10.165/w
    7. Steve, 60.70, 11.195/w
    8. Tony, 50.45, 10.448/w

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.674, Al
    W: 9.506, Al
    B: 9.502, Al
    R: 9.635, Al

    Group C In which a slight performance shortfall still existed but did not detract from the many gentlemanly battles that were waged. The finishing order was in doubt until the last heat had run and the podium finishers were on the same lap!
    1. Pete, 76.85, 9.151/b
    2. Joe, 76.45 + 3/4, 9.168/y
    3. Al, 76.45 + 1/2, 9.103/w
    4. Gill, 73.10, 9.468/w
    5. Max the Silver Hammer, 69.90, 9.731/w
    6. Steve, 69.20, 10.107/y
    7. Art, 68.90, 9.918/r
    8. Tony, 62.05, 10.471/b

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.168, Joe
    W: 9.103, Al
    B: 9.151, Pete
    R: 9.274, Pete

    GT was cancelled due to the age and fatigue of several participants.

    Our continued best wishes to our good buddy and Fearless Leader, F.Ron. Hang in, Pal!

    Thanks to Brian for Race Directoring again.
    Thanks to Steve for Tech Inspectoring and Computering again.
    Thanks to The Silver Hammer for his appearance at the races. Bring the rest of the band along next time!

    Respectfully submitted,

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag of 8/16/2019

    Quotes of the week:
    "I'm gonna change my braid." - Al
    "What?" "Again?" "Two weeks in a row!" "Biblical!" "Wow." - those assembled who were not speechless

    Trans Am in which nothing much happened of note
    1. Alex , 75.60, 9.246/y
    2. Al, 75.25, 9.246/y
    3. Kevin, 73.80, 9.337/w
    4. Pete, 71.50, 9.654/y
    5. Art, 67.15, 10.099/r
    6. Steve, 61.10, 10.608/y
    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.246, Al & Alex
    W: 9.274, Alex
    B: 9.371, Alex
    R: 9.405, Alex

    Group C before which Al did, once again, change his braid and the assembled multitude were, understandably, stunned. NOTE: Al took his car, some braid, and the necessary tools to a place of safety (and comfort) to make the repairs. And, Mike-Friend-of-Alex made his slot racing debut to universal approval.
    1. Kevin, 78.40, 8.951/y
    2. Alex , 77.55, 8.933/y
    3. Pete, 77.45, 9.074/y
    4. Al, 76.45, 9.174/w
    5. Art, 69.85, 9.791/r
    6. Steve, 69.35, 10.166/w
    7. New Guy Mike, 56.70, 10.491/b (and the crowd roared!)
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.933, Alex
    W: 8.979, Kevin
    B: 9.039, Kevin
    R: 9.047, Kevin

    GT in which New Guy Mike wrestled (manfully) with one of Alex's GT1s... exhibiting a sense of purpose and great perseverance. Well done, Mike, and do come back!
    1. Alex , 81.40, 8.715/y - Viper (out on a rare Friday)
    2. Pete, 78.70, 8.823/b - Mosler (which crashed heavily on two occasions)
    3. Al, 77.85, 8.793/b - Spyker (a Dutch master)
    4. Art, 71.70, 9.710/w - Porsche GT1 (which lost a mirror)
    5. Steve, 70.75, 9.691/y - Porsche GT1 (the white one)
    6. New Guy Mike, 50.70, 9.861/y - N/A, but it was a handful!
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.715, Alex
    W: 8.715, Alex
    B: 8.775 Alex
    R: 8.902, Alex

    Our continued best wishes to our good buddy and Fearless Leader, F.Ron
    Thanks to Brian for Race Directoring , and Steve for Tech Inspectoring and computering .

    And we hope all is well in the Joe F Household!
    Last edited by MacMoose; 08-16-2019, 08:47 PM.

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag of 8/9/2019

    Quotes of the week:
    “I’m gonna change my braid.” – Al
    “What” “Good Lord” “Good grief” “He said what?” “Alert the media!” – those assembled.

    Trans Am before which Al did, indeed, change his braid to the astonishment of the crowd.
    1. Al, 75.45, 9.306/b (proving the efficacy of fresh braid)
    2. Joe, 75.35, 9.397/w
    3. Kevin , 74.90, 9.247/b
    4. Pete, 72.45, 9.486/w
    5. Russ, 71.85, 9.215/y
    6. Gill, 71.35, 9.722/y
    7. Marsh, 66.05, 10.114/y
    8. Steve, 61.70, 10.625/b

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.215, Russ
    W: 9.382, Russ
    B: 9.247, Kevin
    R: 9.444, Al

    Group C in which a) it was adjudged that Al’s car had a good set of braid. AND b) in which Russ lost a front tire, removed the other front tire to restore the car’s balance, and received a virtual black flag (we didn’t have a real one available) for his troubles. The exact penalty is unknown, but he did exhibit a rather spunky attitude toward the situation. His explanation was that the tires, being many years old and turned down to a very small diameter, had dried out and one had finally given up and parted from the wheel. In order to stabilize the car so as not to present a hazard to others, he considerately ripped the other tire from its wheel and continued. Clearly, the front tires (as there were none) neither touched the track nor rolled… a breach of the General Rules. In his defense, some would say that consideration should be given to his noble intent. Here’s hoping he finds some new rubbers before the next race.
    1. Joe, 77.35, 9.039/w
    2. Al, 77.00, 9.113/b
    3. Pete, 76.45, 9.094/y
    4. Kevin , 74.85, 8.980/y
    5. Gill, 74.25, 9.360/b
    6. Russ, 73.10, 9.370/y Black Flag given for running w/o one front tire, then w/o two front tires.
    7. Art, 68.30, 9.692/b
    8. Steve, 66.15, 10.350/y

    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.980, Kevin
    W: 9.039, Joe
    B: 9.088, Joe
    R: 9.178, Al

    GT in which Generous Joe offered a 20 (laps, not $$) to Gill if he needed one and in which Russ nerfed Joe in front of several witnesses but denied that he had done so .
    1. Russ, 80.90, 8.503/b
    2. Kevin , 80.20, 8.716/w
    3. Al, 79.70, 8.744/b
    4. Joe, 79.70, 8.799/w
    5. Pete, 77.40, 8.720/y
    6. Gill, 77.10, 9.037/w
    7. Art, 72.45, 9.552/b
    8. Steve, 71.55, 9.586/w

    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.580, Russ
    W: 8.610, Russ
    B: 8.503, Russ
    R: 8.696, Russ

    Our continued best wishes to F.Ron
    Thanks to Brian and Joe for organization and Race Direction, and Steve for techment and computerage.

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  • Joefab
    Hello all you race fans......
    i just wanted to let you know that we will be having another set IROC races Saturday August 24th to benefit our friend Ron at ace hobby. We had a great turnout for the last iroc races and I hope to see all of you and more.

    The doors will open at 10:00 am and the racing should start around noon. Just like last time cars will be provided and Prizes will be given for 1st place in these events.

    class for the 1st race will be slot it DTM , as if now I am working on these 4 cars to get them ready. The DTM’s will run basically box stock with limited mods. The mods being: rear gear change and rear wheel change. Other than that the cars are receiving basic “blue printing”.

    the second class will be C-Class built to the Monday night rules. We ran these at the last race and were liked so let’s do it again..

    again in I hope to see you all in the 24th and remember to say some prayers for our friend Ron in his time of need..

    any questions please ease let me know

    thank you

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  • Joefab
    Saturday August 3, 2019

    there was a very nice showing at ACE HOBBY for the IROC races this past weekend.

    1st off i would like thank all that participated int the races and all who supported this event.

    now on to the results of the double IORC race....
    First up was a CAN-AM race with the cars preforming very well. except Alex who may have had a "racing incident" as we like to call it. but the car was fixed and the racing resumed.
    so here are the results..

    1. Joe 96.95, W 9.353
    2. Alex 96.45 W 9.226
    3. Kevin 95.75 R 9.638
    4. Russ 95.70 R 9.413
    5. Steve 93.70 R 9.652
    6. Gill 92.45 W 9.510
    7. Sal 91.35 W 9.811
    8. Bob 83.40 W 10.338

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.797, Alex
    W: 9.226, Alex
    B: 9.670, Russ
    R: 9.413, Russ

    1. Alex 101.10 W9.098
    2. Russ 99.65 W 9.198
    3. Kevin 99.35 W 9.190
    4. Joe 98.10 W 9.199
    5. Steve 97.80 W 9.325
    6. Gill 93.40 W 9.315
    7. Sal 91.50 W 9.941
    8. Bob 88.00 W 10.83
    From the looks of it the white lane seemed to be the hot lane!!!!!

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.361, Russ
    W: 9.098, Alex
    B: 9.475, Alex
    R: 9.401, Alex

    thank you very much to all


    we may be having another race possibly 8/24/19 it would be another Saturday. please let me know if you have any questions.....

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  • MacMoose
    Ace Hobby’s Friday Night No-Mag of 8/2/2019
    Troydog Makes an Appearance

    Quote of the week: “Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.” – Yogi Berra

    Trans Am in which a new record was established
    1. Alex, 76.90 (new record lap total), 9.193
    2. Troydog, 75.55, 9.208
    3. Joe, 74.70, 9.389
    4. Al, 74.65, 9.327
    5. Steve N, 73.35, 9.348
    6. Pete, 73.35, 9.497
    7. Gill, 72.10, 9.603
    8. Marsh, 70.70, 9.545
    9. Steve, 63.30, 10.518

    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.193, Alex
    W: 9.242, Alex
    B: 9.316, Alex
    R: 9.273, Alex

    Group C in which another record is established, and the racing was so close that contact was made on several occasions.
    1. Alex, 80.10 (new record lap total), 8.812
    2. Troydog, 78.80, 8.793
    3. Al, 78.15, 8.948
    4. Joe, 77.40, 9.048
    5. BVacc, 75.70, 8.997
    6. Gill, 75.15, 9.309
    7. Pete, 75.10, 9.118
    8. Steve N, 74.50, 9.371
    9. TVacc, 73.30, 10.107
    10. Marsh, 70.50, 9.436
    11. Steve, 68.35, 10.107

    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.793, Troydog
    W: 8.899, Troydog
    B: 8.868, Troydog
    R: 9.000, Troydog

    GT in which there were no records
    1. Troydog, 81.25, 8.651
    2. Alex, 81.05, 8.556
    3. Al, 78.70, 8.685
    4. TVacc, 78.35, 8.682
    5. Steve N, 77.70, 8.812
    6. Pete, 74.60, 9.009
    7. Steve, 73.35, 9.416
    Fun Run BVacc, 73.65, 9.056

    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.556, Alex
    W: 8.562, Alex
    B: 8.653, Alex
    R: 8.823, Troydog

    Thanks, and best wishes to F.Ron
    Thanks to Brian and Joe for organization and Race Direction, and Steve for computering.
    Last edited by MacMoose; 08-04-2019, 11:33 AM. Reason: missed record

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  • Joefab
    Hello again all you race fans.....
    coming up this Saturday 8/3/2019 ACE hobby will be hosting 2 IROC races. To help support our local hobby shop!!

    the classes will be:
    Monday rules: c-class and can am.
    cars will be provided to the racers.

    the track will open at 10:00 am and the racing to start at 11:00.

    the race entry fee will $10 per race with all of the proceeds going to our friend Ron at ace hobby in his time of need.

    if I have forgotten something or if there are any questions please let me know....

    there will be racing this Friday night also!!!!


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  • MacMoose
    and don't forget friday!

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  • MacMoose
    July XXIX, MMXIX
    Monday Night “No-Magnet” Racing @ Ace Hobby

    Quote of the week: “Is there a target on my car ?” – Don Pedro de Rochester

    Formula 1 – in which Steve ran a Ferrari, Al cruised to the win, Alex was too wide, and Pete lost his body in each of three separate wrecks. A general lack of performance was evident.
    1. Al, 73.10, 9.461
    2. Pete, 68.30, 9.455
    3. Alex, 67.50, 9.650 (will try to get inside the width rule next time out )
    4. Steve, 68.80, 10.163
    Fast Laps
    Y: 9.467, Pete
    W: 9.455, Pete
    B: 9.461, Al
    R: 9.463, Pete

    Gill arrived from a hard day's arborist biz.

    Daytona Prototype – in which there was very close racing and slightly improved performance.
    (Times not available )
    1. Pete, 74.10
    2. Alex, 73.90
    3. Tie: Al, 71.35
    Tie: Steve N, 71.35
    5. Gill, 70.90
    6. Steve, 68.55

    GT2 – under the new GT2 rules
    1. Alex, 78.95, 8.857 (new single record lap)
    2. Al, 75.30, 9.198 (the first race for his now-legal Pantera)
    3. Pete, 72.55, 9.505
    1. Steve N, 75.40, 9.188
    2. Steve, 73.55, 9.437
    3. DNF - Gill, 65.50, 9.124
    Fast Laps, GT2: Y: 8.857, W: 8.916, B: 9.033, R: 9.076, Alex
    Fast Laps, GT1: Y: 9.325 and B: 9.124, Gill, W: 9.188 and R: 9.403, Steve N

    Race #4: LMP – in which it was demonstrated that Rust definitely doesn't sleep.
    1. Alex, 81.05, 8.691
    2. Steve N, 78.40, 8.940
    3. EDIT: Al, 78.90 (result excluded in error when originally posted)
    4. Pete, 75.35, 9.501
    5. Steve, 73.55, 9.229
    Fast Laps
    Y: 8.755, Alex
    W: 8.691, Alex
    B: 8.700, Alex
    R: 8.906, Al

    Next week we race F1, Group C2, Can Am, and LMP. Y'all come back!

    Thanks to Ron for the great venue. Hang in there, F.Ron !
    Thanks to Brian for manning the helm (and the counter).
    Thanks to Steve for the usual tech and computering .
    Thanks to everyone who made the program .
    Last edited by MacMoose; 08-04-2019, 11:26 AM. Reason: A big OOPS

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  • bobbyraz49
    All the best to Ron.

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