Special Events Results & Recaps
Dateline: 18, May, 2013...G-Jet 8 Hour Enduro Recap and Results
Nantasket Beach Raceway. On the Nuvolari
Nuvolari Enduro in Quincy Patriot Ledger
We had a fantastic Saturday of racing at the Nantasket Beach Raceway's Nuvolari 8 Hour Enduro. The race could not have been any closer as Team Hayes won the race by less than a lap over Team Ryer. Four hundred and eighty minutes (480 minutes) of racing and the difference between first and second was less than a half a lap. Team Hayes 4403 laps to Team Ryers 4402 laps. Incredible! During that eight hour span, two hours and forty minutes were raced in dark conditions with only the installed headlights as navigational tools. This race was closer than last years finish when the first place team won by only four laps over the eight hours.
While the battle for first and second place battle was going on, another big battle between third and fourth place was brewing. When the race concluded, Team Reimels took the third place finish by 29 laps with 4215 laps compared to Team Turbos 4215 laps. Team Turbo was lead by new captain John Obrien. Another incredibly close race when you consider that each team raced for 8 hours.
It's amazing how well Team TK did. Without their knowledge, the pick up shoe hanger partially lifted up and away from the pickup spring reducing the current to the motor. This probably happened during the head light installation. This problem was discovered during post inspection. Amazingly they still banged out 4142 or only 54 laps behind Team Turbo over the eight hours. Another new Captain Durf Hyson, led his team to 4056 laps to gain the sixth and final position.
The Nuvolari Enduro raised hundreds of dollars for the Ethan Duda Scholarship Fund. Ethan Duda is the son of our friend Todd Duda. Todd passed away suddenly a few years ago. We hope to continue the Nuvolari Enduro for several more years so that we can continue to contribute to Ethan's college education.
Below is the list of enduro teams and team members. We have yet to up date the Nuvolari site with the results and photos. We received great newspaper coverage from the Quincy Patriot Ledger which is the largest regional news paper south of Boston. Below Rob Hayes supplied the links to todays Ledger's front page which has the story about the enduro. Their is also four additional links with pictures and interviews. Please check it out.
Rob Hayes and I would like to thank all the Nuvolari Enduro participants for making this event so special. We would also like to thank all the drivers who sent donations to the Ethan Duda fund even though they could not make the race. Also, the enduro could not have happened without the generous help from Gary Beedle of BSRT. Gary supplied the G-Jets with part kits and was very helpful in completing the art work for the award plaques.
Peter Lentros will be updating the Nuvolari Enduro web site soon. We would appreciate if all those who took photos during the enduro could forward copies of those photos to Peter Lentros so that they may share with all on the Nuvo site. Thank You all again. Hope to see you at next year's Nuvolari Enduro.
John Stezelecki Co-Director
Rob Hayes Co-DirectorTeam Hayes 4403 laps Yellow Ford GT40 Rob Hayes Captain Bill Craven Steve Medanic Sam Ryer John Stezelecki Team Ryer 4402 laps Silver and Black Ford GT40 Paul Ryer Captain Mustard Counts Don Hall Tom Smith Vince Tamburo Team Reimels 4215 laps Light Blue FordGT40 John Reimles Captain Rick Carter Jim Colligan Bob Farnsworth Peter Lentros Team Turbo 4196 laps Red Ford GT40 John Obrien Captain Pete Barclay Tom Bussman Eric Handel Bob Hughes Team TK 4142 laps Gold FordGT40 Tom Kanan Captain Jerome Burwell Dave Howarth Nick Kanan Tony Mickles Team Durf 4056 laps Durf Hyson Captain Erik Eckardt Ben Leyro Brian SkidmoreAll,
Some very fine coverage of this past Saturday's eighth Nuvolari G-Jet Enduro, courtesy of writer Sue Scheible and photographer Gary Higgins, in the Quincy Patriot Ledger. Some concise videos here too.
Please share broadly. First story: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x83394422/Slot-car-racers-face-off-in-Hull
Main story: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x1747376923/30-slot-car-racers-compete-in-eight-hour-enduro-event-in-Hull
Photo gallery: http://www.patriotledger.com/features/x1884769987/Hooked-on-souped-up-toy-cars
Dateline: 25,26 & 27, January, 2013...U.S. G-Jet, Mini Indy Enduro & Formula 902 Recap and Results
UNITED STATES U. S. G-JET GRAND PRIX
Thirty five drivers entered the U. S. G-Jet Grand Prix this Saturday afternoon and of the thirty five entries only one could walk away as G-Jet Grand Prix Champion. John Reimels captured the jewel event for the second year in a row. This was a fantastic feat when you consider the caliber of drivers who have entered this event the past two years. This year John defeated his own son Jonathan Reimels by two laps in the main event. Great run John and congratulations on a swell victory.
BEST APPEARING CAR- raced by Eric Echardt and painted by Durf Hyson
The US G-Jet Main event consisted of the best 12 drivers of the original 35 drivers who entered the race. Probably the biggest surprise of the drivers who made the top 12 was Tom Jahl who flew in from Iowa. Tom was a member of MARC for many years before leaving Massachusetts and landing in Iowa. Tom was the only driver in the Main who had never raced on the Car Model Magazine track up until this weekend. Thank You.
John StezeleckiMAIN EVENT RESULTS TOP TWELVE,
3 minute heats on the six lane Car Model Magazine track.
Award plaques to the top six driversPOS Driver Laps 1 John Reimels 269 2 Jonathan Reimels 267 3 Rob Hayes 255 4 Paul Ryer 254 5 John Pileggi 252 6 Eric Echardt 248 7 John Stezelecki 247 8 Ryan Archambault 245 9 Dave Muse 243 10 Don Hall 242 11 Tom Jahl 240 12 Tom Kanan 234 ---------------------------------------------------- Qualifying POS Driver Laps 1 John Reimels 267 2 Jonathan Reimels 263 3 Paul Ryer 255 4 Rob Hayes 251 5 Tom Kanan 249 6 John Pileggi 249 7 Eric Echardt 241 8 Don Hall 241 9 Dave Muse 237 10 John Stezelecki 236 11 Tom Jahl 234 12 Ryan Archambault 233 ABOVE MAIN EVENT CUT OFF 13 Phil Hilgert 232 14 Vince Tamburo 232 15 Peter Barclay 230 16 Bill Bonsma 229 17 Peter Lentros 229 18 Tom Smith 228 19 Al Perschilli 227 20 Rudy Urban 225 21 John Hubbard 225 22 Chris Takas 224 23 Oh Jim Colligan 224 24 Benny Leyro 221 25 Tom Bussman 220 26 John Obrien 219 27 Bob Hughes 218 28 Rick Hubbert 212 29 Bob Langer 196 30 Steve Nilson 195 31 Bob Farnsworth 191 32 Durf Hyson 191 33 Keith Perchilli 186 34 Ronnie Derocha 158 35 Eric Handel 156
UNITED STATES H. O. GRAND PRIX RACES
January 27th 2013
Lenjet H O Raceway
280 Eliot Street
FORMULA ONE 902 U. S. GRAND PRIX
Tom Kanan beat out 17 other Formula One drivers to win the BSRT Formula One 902 Grand Prix. This was the first major race on the Sovereign Purple Mile Super Speedway and before the this highly anticipated race started, you could feel the excitement of all eighteen drivers. The New York driver blasted out three hundred and eighteen laps over the twenty four minute eight lane Main event. Tom put up forty three laps on the yellow lane which would be the difference in laps between he and second place finisher Rob Hayes. Hayes would make a critical controller hook up error but still managed to hold onto second place by a whopping nine laps over John Reimels who finished third with three hundred and seven laps. All top eight finishers received award plaques. Congratulations to Tom Kanan, The Formula One 902 Champion who tamed the Purple Mile.
We would like to offer a special thank you to Scale Auto/BSRT owner Gary Beedle for his sponsorship of the United States Grand Prix Races as well as Al Thurman of Landshark Brass WARS Retro Race car, Tom Kanan for his TK slot car oil products. Thank You Hiram Durant for your ECHORR sponsorship. Peter Lentros and Rich Payne of Lenjet HO Raceway and Modelville Hobby. Many people put in so much of their time to help set up the race and during the race. We would like to especially say thank You to Dave Muse our TRACKMASTER and John Reimels. Tom Smith who put so much time into building the 1/24 scale F1 cars that were used on the Friday night IROC race.
We hope to see you all soon for the next United States H O Grand Prix Championship an open wheel extravaganza at Lenjet H O Raceway. Thank You
Complete Formula One 902 results
Sovereign Purple Mile, 8 Lanes, three minute heats
MAIN EVENTPOS DRIVER LAPS 1 Tom Kanan 318 2 Rob Hayes 316 3 John Reimels 307 4 John Obrien 305 5 Peter Barclay 303 6 Paul Ryer 290 7 Peter Lentros 287 8 Phil Hilgert 286 _______________________________ POS DRIVER LAPS 1 Tom Kanan 320 2 John Reimels 308 3 Rob Hayes 303 4 John Obrien 300 5 Peter Lentros 291 6 Paul Ryer 290 7 Peter Barclay 289 8 Phil Hilgert 287 MAIN CUT OFF 9 Bob Hughes 286 10 Ben Leyro 284 11 Dave Muse 281 12 Tom Bussman 281 13 John Stezelecki 281 14 John Hubbard 280 15 Tom Jahl 279 16 John Borg 268 17 Tom Smith 258 18 Bob Langer 252
T-JET MINI INDY BRAND PRIX
Saturday January 26th, 2013
Lenjet HO Raceway
280 Eliot Street
Twenty nine drivers entered the T-Jet Mini Indy Grand Prix Race at Lenjet HO Raceway on the Champion track. Rob Hayes walked away with a narrow victory over Peter Lentros and Rick Hubbert. Only sections seperated the three drivers from claiming the prized Grand Prix T-Jet Mini Indy Crown. In the end, it was probably Hubberts hooking up of his controller that cost him the title as Rick fell to Hayes by 12 sections and to Lentros by two sections. All three drivers banged out 88 laps in the top eight Main event. Don Hall took the final award plaque finish with a 86 lap run. The fifth, sixth and seventh postion were also decided by sections as all three drivers scored eighty five laps. Chris Takas placed fifth over John Pileggi by eleven sections and John took the seventh spot over Jonathan Reimels by only one section. Rounding off the top eight was Bill Bonsma with eighty four laps. Congratulations to Rob Hayes. Rob is now the United States T-Jet Mini Indy Grand Prix Champion. Nice Job!
BEST APPEARING CAR - TJ Mottola
3 Minute Heats On Champion Four Lane Track,
29 total entriesPOS DRIVER LAPS Sections 1 Rob Hayes 88 18 2 Peter Lentros 88 16 3 Rick Hubbert 88 18 4 Don Hall 86 12 5 Chris Takas 85 29 6 John Pileggi 85 18 7 Jonathan Reimels 85 17 8 Bill Bonsma 84 24 ____________________________________ POS DRIVER LAPS Sections 1 Rick Hubbert 86 2 Rob Hayes 85 3 Chris Takas 84 4 John Pileggi 84 5 Jonathan Reimels 83 6 Don Hall 83 7 Peter Lentros 83 8 Bill Bonsma 82 -----Main Event Cut Off/TOP EIGHT MOVE UP TO MAIN EVENT 9 Tom Smith 82 10 Eric Echardt 82 11 Ryan Archambault 81 12 Paul Ryer 80 13 Vince Tamburo 79 14 Rudy Urban 79 15 Peter Barclay 78 16 Bill Craven 77 17 John Reimels 77 18 Phil Hilgert 76 19 Bob Langer 76 20 Bob Farnsworth 76 21 Steve Nilson 75 22 Keith Perchilli 75 23 Matt Garoian 75 24 Nick Kanan 74 25 Jim Oh Colligan 74 26 TL Mottola 73 27 Rich Payne 72 28 Ronnie Derocha 65 29 Durf Hyson 56
280 Eliot St.
January 25th, 2013
BRASS RETRO FORMULA ONE IROC
Modelville Hobby ran an IROC Retro Brass Formula One Race on Friday night January 25th as an introduction race to 1/24 scale racing for the H O racers who arrived early Friday night for the weekend H O festivities. We had a good mix of H O racers and 1/24 scale races. We would like to thank Peter Lentros, Rich Payne and Tom Smith who all put in some valuable time, money and effort to make this event possible. Thank You
StezPOS Driver LAPS 1 Dick Pelletier 266 2 Ralph Griffin 264 3 Nicholas Teto 263 4 Roland Lapierre Jr 258 5 Ryan Archanbault 255 6 Vince Tamburo 254 7 Paul Ryer 253 8 David Panich 252 9 Dave Muse 250 10 Peter Barclay 241 11 Neil Blanchard 248 12 Don Hall 247 13 Bob Langer 245 14 Tom Smith 245 15 Jason Kessel 241 16 John Stezelecki 236 17 Tom Jahl 234 18 Dick Griffin 233 19 Nick Kanan 212
Dateline: 13, November 2012...
Results of the Race Across the Pond in merry old England.
Congratulations to the MARC team from the New England area. John Reimels described their efforts as a real battle with team DHORC and went down to the wire with team MARC pulling out the 2nd place podium finish. DHORC finished 3rd still with a podium finish for them too. If I get any details about this event I will add them to this post. Again as the British would say,
'I say there team MARC, Good Show'.
From the SCI BB:
Thanks again to all. Final standings are as follows:Lap Pos-Team------------Total 1--Wrun Wragged----6,456 2--MARC------------5,925 3--DHORC-----------5,885 4--Race Control----5,828 5--Sports Carazing-5,808 6--Allsorts--------5,627 7--Thirty Second---5,528 8--Ecurie Anglaise-5,405Here is an update from John Reimels:
I'm currently traveling for work. When I get back, I'm going to write up a short race report for the MARC website. I can also post it on the HOCOC website if you wish. The drivers for the team were:
Rob Hayes (Team Captain)
Dateline: 23, October 2012...King Of Dirt Race Announcement
Not March. Rescheduled for April 6th and 7th, flyer is wrong.
Hasn't been updated yet.
TJ Mottola has/is organizing a major event, The King Of Dirt 2 Day Event.
The flyer is here. If you need to see it larger press (Ctrl+) simutaneously.
Pressing (Ctrl-) simultaneously reduces the size. Click (Ctrl0). That's a zero.
Dateline: (22, October, 2012)..19, 20 & 21 October 2012...The ECHORR Challenge
The ultimate race venue, The 2012 ECHORR Challenge, took place the 19th, 20th and 21st October at Gamber Fire Department Community Center in Finksburg Maryland. About 65 to 70 racers descended on the CC for this major event. There were 15 teams with 4,5,6 and 7 members each. Friday saw the tracks fired up at noon and being run on until about 6ish. During that time teams were tweeking, testing, tuning and working feverishly to complete their arsenal of cars, a maximum of 14, for when the green flag dropped on Saturday. Around 6:00 pm teams were required to submit the cars which would be impounded until race time Saturday. Once all teams had submitted cars it was time for a good nights sleep to be well rested for a day long marathon of racing. Team numbers were assigned and the schedule was posted. Teams recorded the schedule aand knew in advance of who they would face and on what track.
Somewhere around 9 am that green flag dropped and the wizzing of those cars filled the air near the tracks. Some 8 races or so later the dinner bell rang and the CC kitchen was open for business. There was a dedicated crew serving to appease the slot car appetites. After chowing down the last segment of the schedule began. With the running tally being posting as results were reported teams saw who the hot teams were and who they were chasing. After the last seesion was finished the final tally had Team Kniffen undefeated with a record of 15 and 0. Pennsylvania Posse had 2nd place, 3rd was DCM and 4th went to the HO Outlaws. The rest of the standings will be officially posted on the ECHORR site.
The tracks chosen for the individual races, Nostalgia and Indy cars, were the DBL track(Nostalgia) and the Yellow Max for the Indy cars. Racers signed in, cars were preteched for width and the racing rotation began. In the Indy class Kevin Bacher prevailed with Greg Burstein taking the victory in Nostalgia. I can't testify about how close the Indy qualifying laps were but the Nostalgia was decided by track sections from 70 to 75 for the 8 racer main event.
There were 2 IROC events. One on Saturday for those who weren't going to compete on Sunday. And on Sunday an IROC race on the Orange track. I think they were Lolas or Ford GTs.
I don't have a list of sponsors but of what I saw it was Zoomin Motorsports, BRP, Scale Engineering, DBL Controllers, Law Breakers and others I will be adding here as I find out who they are/were.
Dateline: August 03, 04 and 05 2012 Special Event
The date, at least the year, marked the 50th anniversary for Mr. Henry Harnish and his remarkable victory in the inaugural National Ford Aurora sponsored contest to find the Aurora Champion for 1962. Here is a link to Henry Harnish webpage, Henry Harnish, Racing Champion, A Mother's Scrapbook. I'll let Henry's official website tell his story. But there are many of us who were racing these little speed demons back then and although may have taken time off have returned to the slot, rails and cars that just won't leave us be. For this 3 day event there was Fri. practice with team racing Saturday and individual racing in 2 classes on Sunday. The team event was arranged by a random drawing. When the last lap was run and wins and losses tallied it was Dave Lockwood's Team DBL that stood alone at the top.
Some left on Saturday while others arrived for the racing on Sunday. One racer was Rick, the Hammer', Hubbert. Rick works Saturdays so Sunday was his day to race. And in the Indy Class he barely took the win by sections. Both cars were rockets and handled like they were glued to the Car Model track.
The next class was the Nostalgia class. And there were some real fast cars in this one. Can't quite recall the name of the track but the cars handled the tight turns and could pour it on in the straights. The track called for smooth driving while being cautious not to hiccup so to speak. One lap on this track was an 8-9 second trip. Many came and many went their way. But the final totals put Dave Lockwood at the head of the pack for a well deserved victory.
But the thrust of this gathering was to honor a founding Father of our hobby. And Mr. Hiram Durant took the floor and after saying some kind words introduced Mr. Bob Beers. Mr. Beers then passed on some lore about Henry and his exploits. If I could recount them here I would as they were entertaining. Henry sat nearby catching Bob on a few minor errors. Then it was back to Mr. Durant who proceeded to display some heirlooms of Henry's 1962 victory. Several notable people in the hobby had contributed prizes and were raffled off. Everyone won something useful from shoes, bodies, guide pins or other parts a car needs. Hiram Durant I expect will be posting his race report and recap of the events of those 3 days. The other person I can think of we couldn't have done without his generosity is Mr. Peter Lentros whose building houses the facility known as Modelville. Hiram reserved the restaraunt next door which is where most of us went. And it was a golden opportunity to discover Peter Lentros real calling of joke telling. And believe me he can tell 'em!! My stomach hurt from laughing.
Stay tuned as I will post a link to Hiram's website page with more information about how racers honored Henry Harnish and the 50th Anniversay of his 1962 Ford Aurora victory. Way to go Champ!!
Dateline: July 29, 2012, 2012 Ohio Cup Race Report
Another year has passed and The 5th annual Ohio Cup is in the books. Congrats to Ken Ott of Dayton , Ohio for the first repeat, and back to back winner of The Ohio Cup. The racing was tight all day with a few of the positions being decided by just a few feet. 24 racers most of them from Ohio handled both tracks with ease. Although the Orange track had a new layout with no straights challenged the drivers, most of them were able to overcome the change. Some, well couldn't. Newcomers to the event Bernie Wymer, Reese Wymer from Ohio, and David Parker from Alabama enjoyed the full day S/S T-Jet action. Jake Rooker, who was involved in a car crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down made his first race since the accident. Good to see you on track again Jake. Tom Bowman from Virginia made the trip to see if he could handle the high level of competition that this race has. He placed a respectable 7th place. The food at the event as always was awesome, and as always provided by members of The Central Ohio HO Racing Association. What other national event does this?
Here are the official final results:1. Ken Ott-Oh 2011 Champion 2. Kevin Bacher-Oh 3. Ryan Peoples-Oh 2008 Champion 4. Myron Benner-Oh 5. Chris Abston-Oh 6. Bill Taylor-Oh 7. Tom Bowman-Va 8. Fritz Heberling-Oh 9. Kevin Riggs-Al 10. Adam Wright-Oh 11. Reese Wymer-Oh 12. Danny Rinehart-Oh 13. David Parker-Al 14. Charlie Benson-Oh 15. Alan Krista-Oh 16. Chris White-Oh 17. Jeff Moyer-Oh 18. Dale White-Oh 19. Jake Rooker-Oh 20. Ron Lewis-Oh 21. Howard Rosenweig-OH 22. Bernie Wymer-Oh 23. Paul Hamm-Oh 24. John Adams-OhPlease support the following sponsors. These guys are sponsors of The Ohio Cup and deserve for you to support them for your slot car needs. You can find links to their web sites at our web site: theohiocup.yolasite.com
Thank You!!!!! Without you our hobby and our race would not be the same.1st Stop Slot Shop BRP Racing Greg's Garage Free Jet Oils C & R Racing Decals JAG Hobbies Buds HO Cars Super Tires Zoomin Motorsports Slot Trak RT-HO Racing Products Max TraxThat's it. Please keep watching our web site for exciting changes coming to the 2013 Ohio Cup! New information on the 2013 running of the Ohio Cup will be available mid August of this year.
See you on July 19th & 20th 2013 for next years Ohio Cup
Dateline: July 17, 2012, Sebago Raceway, Windham, Ct., Chillin' "N Grillin' 500, Day #2
After a near midnight deadline for racers to get done with watching TV, doing more T-N-T'ing, it was hit the sack time and luckily, the Hoar House was cool and comfy so falling to sleep was pretty damn easy to do for the 5 folks who got a free nights sleep.
Race time started close to 9:30 am while the Hoar House Sleepers got to enjoy some more home cook'n and coffee while waiting for the dubious pair of racers known as the Fart Bros. to arrive. Schedule called for a morning of all ECHORR class events starting with the ECHORR Indys.
The Sebago HO Raceways road course was cleaned and ready for the remaining 8 drivers of the 2012 Grill'n-N-Chill'n 500 to see if the open wheel driving skills were awake enough at 9:30 AM!!!
Guess Rick H must've slept good enough, or maybe it was just sheer luck we were doing marshaled races cuz he got the top finishing spot with 99 laps on the 5.5 X 25ft road course. Second place, we thought, was going to a great run by Bob F, that was until the Tech team found a pretty obvious rules infraction. A very nicely cut top gear plate. Looked real nice but regretfully, Bob's gonna have to redo the top end of his Indy car before another race. Second then goes to Steve N, who continued his almost top podium pursuit for the weekend. Steve had 93 laps. Third goes to Rick M with 92 laps. Fourth was Jim H with 89 laps. Fifth was Bill C running his new Indy-Turbine car body complete with custom paint scheme that ran 89 laps. 6th:Paul M w/88laps, 7th was Dave H w/83 laps and a DQ special for Bob F.Indy Cars P Driver Laps 1 Rick Hubbert 99 2 Steve Nilson 93 3 Rick Morrissette 92 4 Jim Hoar 89 5 Bill Craven 89 6 Paul Moreau 88 7 Have Howarth 83 8 Bob Farnsworth DQNext up and it wasn't even close to noon yet, was the ECHORR Nostalgia class. We'll guess who ALMOST won this one? If his LEGAL ECHORR Nostalgia car had just run 7 more laps, Bob F would've gotten the victory over Rick H but, it was to no avail!! Hubbs nice run of 96 laps compared to Bob F's 89 cleared the board for Rick H to own race #2 of the day. Again, a close call for Bill C who took 3rd w/89 laps also. Rick M got 4th w/88 laps. 5th was Jim H w/88 laps. Steve "it must be time to go home soon" N rallies for 6th w/87 laps. 7th was Paul M for 86 laps and soldiering on was Dave H with 81 laps.ECHORR Nostalgia P Driver Laps 1 Rick Hubbert 96 2 Bob Farnsworth 89 3 Bill Craven 89 4 Rick Morrissette 88 5 Jikm Hoar 88 6 Steve Nilson 87 7 Paul Moreau 86 8 Dave Howarth 81Bringing a conclusion for the weekends was all the leftover food from the day before so a smorgasbord of burgers, pizza, hot dogs etc was the Sunday feast before hitting the the road course one more time, to race hard in the ECHORR SS cars. Luckily, the club cars were available and needed to have the cobwebs blown out of'em so I choose the "lavender" ACME Lamborghini car, liked how it drove and must have liked it so much, because I got the win, running a house car, not my own stuff on my own track. Staying out of the way of some multiple spin outs and catch fence frenzy action, I was able to win the ECHORR SS race with 113 laps. 2nd was close enough for Rick H w/109 laps. 3rd was Bill C with 108 laps and with 108 laps also was 4th place Steve N. Taking home 5th was Bob F with 107 laps. 6th was Rick M with 103. 7th was Dave H with 101 laps followed by "dude, this place is awesome" Paul M with 99 laps.ECHORR SS P Driver Laps 1 Jim Hoar 113 2 Rick Hubbert 109 3 Bill Craven 108 4 Steve Nilson 108 5 Bob Farnsworth 107 6 Rick Morrissette 103 7 Dave Howarth 101 8 Paul Moreau 99So in retrospect, it was a nice classy bunch of pals who made the little trip up here to good ole Maine and I sincerely thank each one for the chance to show them some Maine hospitality. Glad all went well, some nice freebie prizes were given away as was the pit tray from Rick H to Matt P for his Coupe win. By 3 pm the gang was hitt'n the road for parts south of here with full stomachs, a trophy if they were lucky and memories that'll last forever.
Sebago HO Raceways
Dateline: July 17, 2012, Sebago Raceway, Windham, Ct., Chillin' "N Grillin' 500, Day #1
Good day friends,
It might have been the lure of the lobsters, or maybe, the rush of the racing or, most likely, it was knowing there would be havoc at the Hoar House at the annual Grill'n - N - Chill'n 500 last w/e. Luckily, the only real havoc was the 8 to 12 legged alarm systems known as Boss, Gunner and Stella who alerted us to every new attendee approaching the chill zone known as Sebago HO Raceways. Saturdays attendance was 11 racers including: Steve N, Bill C, Mario B, Lennie A, Rick H, Dave H, Bob F, Rick M and Paul M, Matt P and race host, Jim "longest tow" Hoar.
Friday the 13th saw Steve N and Bill C get an early start with a full afternoon and evening of T-N-T'ing plus claiming the prime sleeping spots. Steve N used his talents to help me work on the JL Cobra IROC cars to get them in nearly identical race ready shape and they worked perfect. Bill had the store and the DJ routine on full swing for the event so hats off to "jammin" Bills work also for the w/e. Sat AM saw the remaining racers venture onto the hallowed land know as "Hoar House Heaven" aka Sebago HO Raceways and head right into the never too hot racing room thanks to a new A/C unit that was up to the task. Was about 93 outside and a nice 74 in the basement the whole time. Weeheyooo!!
Race number one of the w/e was the TYCO Corvettes. IROC format kept the racing really fun, super fast and no one had more fun than Steve N who took the Feature Winner Trophy home for his 149 lap win. Second was Matt with a close 142 followed by Lennie"I don't do road courses" Abrahamson taking 3rd by running 138 laps. LENNIE?? The guy who has the drag races at Berwick Dragway?? Ayyhupp, same guy just proved he can race with the big guys. 4th: Paul M w/136. 5th:Bill C w/134. 6th: Jim H w/132. 7th: Rick M w/127. 8th: Bob F w/124 laps and 9th was Dave H with 123 laps. While the racing had been heating up on the track, a bunch of burgers and hot dogs had been grill'n up ready to feed the bunch. The Grill'n half of the event did real well as did the Chill'n part courtesy of the 15K A/C unit. Beers and Vodka Screwdrivers were also supplied to keep the racers in top form for race #2, the IROC JL AC Cobras prepped by Jim H and Steve N.
IROC TYCO Corvettes P Driver Laps 1 Steve Nilson 149 2 Matt Patrick 142 3 Len Abrahamson 138 4 Paul Moreau 136 5 Bill Craven 134 6 Jim Hoar 132 7 Rick Morrissette 127 8 Bob Farnsworth 124 9 Dave Howarth 123So who do you think got DQ'd. Ayyhupp, "homeboy" himself Jim H took himself out of the top spot after running 89 laps due to a "hometrack advantage" clause therefore making Matt "Mustang Murderer" P the IROC JL Cobra winner with a similar 89 lap total. A mere 10 track sections behind him was hotshoe Steve N who had 89 laps and gets a second place podium honors. Third place was Bill C, again in the top 5, with 86 laps. 4th: Rick M w/86. 5th: Paul M w/86. 6th: Bob F w/84 laps. 7th: Lennie w/84 laps. 8th: Dave H w/82 and 9th was Mario w/74.
IROC J/L Cobras POS Driver Laps 1 Matt Patrick 89 2 Steve Nilson 89 3 Bill Craven 86 4 Rick Morrissette 86 5 Paul Moreau 86 6 Bob Farnsworth 84 7 Len Abrahamson 84 8 Dave Howarth 82 9 Mario ? 74 10 Jim Hoar DQ'edNow that we were all warmed up and just kind of waiting a little for Rick H to show up we jumped onto the Sebago HO Raceways favorite class, ECHORR Indy chassis underneath DASH Motorsports early Super Modified Winged Roadsters. Oh yea, open wheel action on a speedy 4 X 14 foot oval with catch fences could only spell action and trouble.
Luckily, everybody showed their talents and only a few hard shots into the walls and fences ended up putting Lennie and Mario into the pits early. Taking home the Feature Winners trophy was Rick M who was lucky enough to get it presented to him via the trophy queen, his sweetie Donna. Bill C again had a great run for second place with 203 laps, followed closely by Steve N's 202 laps. Three top 3's for Steve to start his w/e!! 4th: Matt w/199 laps. 5th: Bob F w/194. 6th: Dave H w/185. 7th:Paul M w/185. 8th: Lenny w/181 and Mario out at 52 after several flips.
ECHORR Indy Class, Super Mods P Driver Laps 1 Rick Morrissette 203 plus 2 Bill Craven 203 3 Steve Nilson 202 4 Matt Patrick 199 5 Bob Farnsworth 194 6 Dave Howarth 185 7 Paul Moreau 185 8 Len Abrahamson 181 9 Mario ? 52 out ofter flippingsSo with 3 races out of 8 done already, Rick H shows up after working in the AM and then hitting the highway north just to see what will happen if he gets onto the track. He not only shows up, he shows up with a great hand-made wooden pit tray engraved with a commemorative Grill'n-N-Chill'n logo for whoever gets the top spot in our club favorite class, the Coupes. He'd have to wait because next class up is our magna-traction hammers known as the Fairgounds.
Watching how Dave H and Rick were runing side-by-side doing sub-2 second laptimes was a treat for folks not trying to stay up with them. Ricks Camaro got the win over Dave's Challenger but Dave showed us he's a contender for wins this year. Hubbs gets the win by running 323 laps to Dave H's 300 total. 3rd was Matt with a good 280. 4th:Rick M w/278. 5th: Bob F w/269 (his second Top 5 of the day). 6th: Jim H w/260 laps. Bill C w/190 was 7th. 8th was Steve N w/140.
Fairgrounds P Driver Laps 1 Rick Hubbert 323 2 Dave Howarth 300 3 Matt Patrick 280 4 Rick Morrissette 278 5 Bob Farnsworth 269 6 Jim Hoar 260 7 Bill Craven 190 8 Steve Nilson 140It was getting tougher to hear Bill's music over the sound of the hungry stomachs so luckily, Track Manager Deb Hoar and Asst Christina had Hospitality Management steam up a dozen fresh off the boat Maine lobsters ready for crackin and dippin. Matt's craving for meat wasn't done yet so he had more burgers instead. All you could hear for like 5 minutes was the sound of claws cracking open and stomachs going "oohhh ahhhh".
And why not end Day #1 of the G-N-C 500 with our by-gone era club favorite class,the Coupes. Now, we weren't just making this the race for a trophy, it was the race for the Hubb's Pit Tray. A handmade wooden slip over track side tray complete with a full array of nooks and crannys. It was a true battle of old style vs new era chassis between Grampa Matt's #99 Geoff Bodine Valiant(rebuilt more times than his mothers hips) and Steve N's ECHORR rules-based SS chassis on a PT Cruiser ACME body. It was a epic race filled with track outs and close battles. The ageless King of the Coupes, Matt P, scored the victory over Steve N's car by less than a lap. Both had 244 with Matt being ahead by a mere 3+ feet. We had to open up the two French duel doors so Matt's throne and head could fit thru on his way home after taking the trophy and pit tray spoils for his win. 3rd was Dave H with an impressive 228 laps. 4th: Rick H w/228 also. 5th:Rick M w/212. 6th: Bill C w/203. 7th: Bob F w/202. 8th: Jim H w/188. 9th was Mario with 174 and 10th was Paul M with 111.
Coupes PO Driver Laps 1 Matt Patrick 244 2 Steve Nilson 244 3 Dave Howarth 228 4 Rick Hubbert 228 5 Rick Morrissette 212 6 Bill Craven 203 7 Bob Farnsworth 202 8 Jim Hoar 188 9 Mario ? 174 10 Paul Moreau 111That's a pretty good run down of Day #1. Watch for results of Day #2 with a full report of the three ECHORR class event recap.
Dateline: June 24, 2012, Waterford Speedbowl, New London Ct, Mr. Rooter 161, Whelen Engineering Night
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Dateline: June 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2012
M.A.S.C.A.R. invites everyone to the 2012 U.F.H.O.R.A. National Championship Races and Slot Car ShowU.F.H.O.R.A Nats
At the Gloucester Moose Lodge 886
6565 Moose Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
June 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2012
Visit the Southern Sportsman Yahoo webpage for results from this major event: Southern Sportsman Yahoo Group
Click here to watch an interview about slotcar racing and this club:
Dateline: 27, May, 2012 4th Annual Slotfest At F-B Raceways
Well the fourth annual Slotfest is in the books, and it was definatly our best yet. We had 18 racers show up to battle it out on the FB Raceway doval,wich lead to some very fast and close racing. First up was the ever challangeing Nostalga class with Dave Lockwood taking the win, followed by Greg W in 2nd and Russ in 3rd.
1 Dave Lockwood
2 Greg Wisniewski
3 Russ Upton
Following the nostalga race it was time to eat...and eat we did, as GRILLMASTER Paul definatly outdid himself at the grill,cooking up burgers,dogs, and sausage pattys to perfection, along with a crock pot full of his now famous "race fuel" beans.there was also potato salad and meatballs along with all the fixins.. Once everyone had been stuffed to within minutes of lapsing into a food coma it was time to get back to the racing. Next up were the Beach Buggys on an indy chassis they got around the track pretty well, though many lost there whip antenas in the carnage. Taking down the buggy win was Russ Upton followed by Dave Lockwood in 2nd and Greg W in 3rd.
1 Russ Upton
2 Dave Lockwood
3 Greg Wisniewski
Last but not least was the always fast and furious Super Stocks with Greg W showing us the fast way around and taking first place, 2nd place went to Russ U and Dave Lockwood taking third place.
1 Greg Wisniewski
2 Russ Upton
3 Dave Lockwood
Thanks again to all who showed up and made this a Great day of racing, food,and fun. and a special thanks to Paul,and Donna for all there hard work.
Dateline: 19, May, 2012 7th Battle Of The G-Jets in the Nuvolari Enduro
Team Hayes won the Nuvolari Enduro, 7th Battle Of The G-Jets by 4 laps over Team Ryer. This was the closest Nuvolari Enduro in seven years since it was started in 2006. Team Hayes and Ryer kept going at each other for 8 hours. It was any teams race to win until the checked flag finally waved over Team Hayes car. Congratulations to Team Hayes and all the teams for an outstanding performance. The team captains did a wonderful job mananging their drivers time and skills. The Nuvolari Enduro is the single largest fund raiser for the Ethan Duda Scholarship Fund. Thank You all for participating in the race and help raise funds for the this wonderful cause. I would also like to thank Gary Beedle of BSRT Scale Auto for providing the fantastic Ford GT 40's G-Jet cars and part kits for the race. Most important I would like to thank all the drivers who attended this years race and for those who made contibutions to the fund who could not attend this year's race. Thank You All.
Six Teams, 34 drivers, Laps and position below Team Hayes 4318 Laps Winner First Place Rob Hayes(Captain) John Obrien Durf Hyson Brad Bowman Tom Smith Erik Echardt Team Ryer 4314 Laps Second Place Paul Ryer(Captain) Dave Muse Tom Gumina Sam Ryer Mike Resnick Team Reimels 4292 Laps Third Place John Reimels(Captain) Oh Jimmy Colligan Vince Tamburo Bill Craven Bruce Gordon Team Pileggi 4272 Laps Fourth Plaace John Pileggi(Captain) Paul Crosby Peter Lentros Tony Mourkas John Stezelecki Don Hall Team Kanan 4227 Laps Fifth Place Tom Kanan(Captain) Ben Leyro Eric Handel Bill Bonsma Nick Kanan Rich Audet Team Gray 4196 Laps Sixth Place Tom Gray(Captain) Mike Block Tom Bussman Brian Skidmore Jonathan Reimels Bob Farnsworth
Dateline: 21, January, 2012
This Saturday, 1/21/2012, saw 2 events on the Beast of the East with about 19 racers braving the winter elements Mother Nature tossed out. Some 10 otherrs calledf to let Bruce know they couldn't be there due ro weather. This was a very competitive and sizeable field with great racing by all!! Bruce, and Yucha, provided a day long of racing. sustenance and libation not to mention prizes. Prizes and sustenance were also provided by the Big Guy, Anthony, 'Yes my friend' I'm a builder & a racer, Zampelli.
Those I recall who braved the elements and a name to go with them were:
Click the following link to visit a gallery of photos posted by Bruce Gordon that will pretty much tell the 'Tale of Two Races':
Sat.1/21/12/T-Jets and G-Jets on The Beast /Results/Photos
Dateline: 27, October, 2011
Echorrs Promoter Hiram Durant has posted the 2011 Echorrs Results with a recap commentary at the following link:
Challenge 2011 Race Report
Dateline: 26, October, 2011
The following is an addition in conjunction with the ECHORRS 2011 event and a result of one of our New England racers 2nd place finish in the individual Indy Car competition where he ran 'with the Big Boys' and showed his 'stuff'.
I'd like to draw attention to a fellow racer who may not have got as much notice on this website and is overdo. Greg Burstein is a young man who loves to race. He has raced 1/24th scale where he has had much success. This was due to his tuned skill and talent to take a car around a track as good as any racer. He decided to try his hand out at the 1/64th HO scale cars and although different from what he was used to racing there was little to no transition period needed. He quickly grasped the necessary awareness, sense and feeling for the cars. He has been consistantly finding himself on the podium either winning races, chasing the winner close behind them and/or coming in 3rd! He has a terrific knack for the hobby/sport and ranks with the Tindalls, Luxes, Lockwoods, Wards, Bournes and other drivers who comprise the best in the hobby. Greg will be around for sometime turning heads and making others aware he is a force to reckon with. You will be hearing more from this young gun as he is loaded for bear when the green flag drops.
Dateline: 18, October, 2011
ECHORRS 2011I thought we(ECO) did very well. Maybe not myself but overall that is. And the other team members did do well.
Team East Coast Outlaws
To start with I was looking for a higher level of competition that would make wins tough. I was pleasantly surprised that despite that level being there the team won 5 matches with an either way 6th that went in the loss column but was close. Our wins matched last years wins. We were around 10th out of 15 teams until #1, 2 and 3 were DQ'ed. We then moved to around 7th out of 15 teams.
Rick M had some hesitancy which I found normal. The 7 different tracks by design and material would be cause for concern for a first timer. But Rick M put on his race face and supported the effort well. Rick isn't new to racing, just the race format and the huge amount of competition.
Jim and Rick H were often gunning for the win and had a share of them. While Rich Phillis was taking down a good number of wins for us.
Rick Phillis is amazing on and off the track. Rick H and I watched him do stuff and came away with some fascinating nuances in setting up a chassis etc.
Rich Phillis, Rick H and Jim made the final 8 and with competition at such a level that was a real accomplishment.
Rick (Hubbs) took down a 6th place finish in the Indy final. After he told me he thought he could have done better as he had some offs that hurt him as they always do. Paul Kniffen took the checkered flag and win with Greg Burstein in hot pursuit 2nd place. Paul also complimented Rick on a well deserved effort and driving well.
Kudos to Greg Burstein as well for his podium finish in the Indy Cars.
While that great event was going on I was running in the Nostalgia event where I finished 14th or something. The car ran great. Needed a bit more speed. Handled fine.
But, the rest of the field was so good. The final saw James Tindall, Rick Phillis, Jim Hoar, Dave Lockwood, Joel Lux, Greg Wisniewski, Ryan Peoples and one other racer. Here are a few comments:
It was a near flawless race for the top 2 as I can't recall either coming off. They ran 20 lap heats across the board with Joel edging out James. Both had killer cars with speed and handles. It was interesting to watch Greg W going against Joel as Greg stayed with him for quite a few laps before an off let Joel by. Not sure who was 3rd but Rick Phillis took a 4th in this and next to a win that's an excellent effort. Jim H kept it in but his quarter horse couldn't keep up with the thorougbreds. Despite being 8th he made the final edging out Warren Lux for that right.The IROC race ran 7 heats and then the computer glitched requiring a complete restart/rerun. Not enough were in favor and the race was cancelled.
The event draws so many from near and far. You get to see what other clubs and racers have in their arsenal(s) and a variety of methods of setting up the chassis motors, handles and stuff.
Thank you to the Outlaws and team.
Looking forward to 2012,Dateline: 17, October, 2011
Whatever team I might be on,
The Mini Indy Grand Prix results this past Saturday at Lenjet HO Club Raceway, Ashland, MA.
POS Driver Laps Sections 1 Bruce Gordon 122 15 2 Greg Wisniewski 119 3 Paul Ryer 118 4 Phillip Hilgert 115 5 John Reimels 112 15 6 Jonathan Reimels 112 13 7 David Vickers 112 03 8 Greg Burstein 111 19 9 John Hotyckey 111 14 10 Peter Lentros 111 01 11 John Pileggi 110 12 Tom Bussman 109 21 13 Manuel Pino 109 19 14 Bill Craven 109 11 15 Tom Gumina 109 16 Vince Tamburo 108 17 Rudy Urban 107 11 18 Sam Ryer 107 07 19 Don Hall 103 18 20 Mustard Counts 103 18 21 Chuck Turner 102 22 Tom Smith 100 23 Dick Griffin 99 24 Dave Howarth 97 25 John Obrien 96 26 Brian Skidmore 95 27 Jerome Burwell 85 28 Rob Hayes DQ 29 Peter B. DQ
Rob Hayes had the incorrect magnets.
Peter Barclay had the correct magnets but a significant amount of paint on the magnets was missing from the 40 year old magnets.
Top 12 drivers in the U S G-Jet Grand Prix 10/08/2011 on the Car Model Magazine Track from 33 entries:
POS Driver Laps 1 John Reimels 273 2 Tom Kanan 272 3 Paul Ryer 268 4 Rob Hayes 264 5 Jonathan Reimels 261 6 Greg Williams 257 7 John Pileggi 256 8 Eric Echardt 255 9 Vince Tamburo 254 10 Dave Muse 244 11 Peter Lentros 243 12 Bruce Gordon 240
Results of the BSRT 902 Grand Prix at Lenjet HO Raceway, Ashland, MA on 10/09/2011 from 22 entries on the Buck Scorpion:
POS Driver Laps Sections 1 Rob Hayes 539 2 Tom Kanan 533 3 Greg Williams 524 4 Pete Barclay 520 5 John Stezelecki 501 6 John Reimels 496 7 Jerome Burwell 494 8 D. Mustard Counts 491 9 John Obrien 478 16 10 Mike Resnick 478 12 11 Tom Bussman 466 12 Paul Ryer 457 13 Nick Kanan 452 14 Phillip Hilgert 447 15 Dave Vickers 439 16 Bruce Gordon 435 17 Dick Griffin 403 18 Sam Ryer 398 20 19 Bob Hughes 398 12 20 Bill Craven 393 21 Eric Handel 388 22 Dave Howarth 343