Here are the results for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Johnny Banks’ Slot Car Raceway & Hobbies in Jacksonville, Florida.
Thank you to all of the guys who made time for a mid-week break for some fun on The Fastest Hillclimb in the South!.
GT1 by JK Products
Any JK Flexi-style chassis, JK Hawk 7 motor, JK GT1 body
1. Steve "Hawk" Thoroman - 167 + 11
2. Nic DiRamio - 167 + 6
3. Nicholas "Hawk Junior" Thoroman - 157
4. Truitt Partridge - 140
Fast Lap - Nic DiRamio - 4.828612 on Yellow
Hawk got off to a quick start and looked like he was going to run away with the race as he built up a seven lap lead. But then Nic got off of the gutter lanes and began mounting a charge. In fact, Nic grabbed the lead for a few laps. But Steve was not going to be denied a trip to Victory Lane and retook the lead in the closing seconds of the race to secure the Win. Hawk Junior drove one of his better races and grabbed the final spot on the podium while Truitt drove in his very first race and had a very respectable showing.
1. Bill "Bullfrog" Fraden - 192
2. John Parks - 189
3. Bill McDermott - 184
4. Lee "Pinkie" Pinkstaff - 181
5. Bob "00" Lee - 177
6. Bill Show - 171 (DNF - Gear)
Fast Lap - Bob "00" Lee - 4.562095 on Purple
It looked like Bob was going to grab the win even after surviving a trip to The Bank until the motor escaped the car late in the race. That allowed Bullfrog to prove the old adage that "to finish first, first you must finish" as he earned a solid win. John Parks kept the pressure on and had one of the faster cars on the track but had a rough heat or two that hurt his lap total. Bill McDermott arrived just in time to make tech and then drove a solid race on is way to grabbing the final spot on the podium. Pinkie and Bill Show had a great battle going throughout the race until Bill's car lost a gear and he had to take a DNF.
1. Buddy Houser - 209
2. Tom Marlowe - 208
3. Charlie Dube - 205
4. Chad Edenfield - 204
5. Rollin Isbell - 202
6. Johnny Banks - 120 (DNF - Handling)
Fast Lap - Buddy Houser - 4.342880 on Green
Buddy's car is fast. And, it was only fitting that he turned his fastest lap on the green lane with his customary green paint scheme on his way to taking the Win. Tom overcame an ill-handling car early in the race to come back and get on the lead lap going into the final heat. Charlie, Chad and I battled for third throughout most of the race and were all within a lap going into the final heat. I paused a couple of times to make sure that I didn't interfere in Buddy's and Tom's race and that let Charlie and Chad slip away. Johnny was getting a little track time in before making the trip to the AMSRA Nats and it became pretty obvious that he'd already packed the best handling cars in the box. I can honestly say that he didn't play favorites.
Next Race ..... Saturday, March 31st at 7:00pm .... NASCAR, GTP and Group F