Friday, July 11, 2014

Press Release - 3rd Race of Champions / Race for the Ring


High Banks Raceway
579 Tuscarawas Ave.
Barberton, Ohio 44203

Contact: Ross Scharf (734) 968-3912

BARBERTON, OH … The ‘Race for the Ring’ will once again be an integral part of the popular Third Annual Retro ElecTric Racing Organization (RETRO) sanctioned Race of Champions (RoC), to be held at High Banks Raceway in Barberton, Ohio on Saturday, July 19.

A specially designed hand ring, sponsored by Fast Ones / Outisight Bodies, will once again be awarded to the racer who scores the best overall finish between the featured RETRO Can-Am and Group 7-68 car classes. Previous winners of the ‘ring’ were Rick Davis (2012) and ‘Sano’ Dave Fiedler (2013).

The first two editions of the RoC were staged at the now closed Mid-America Raceway in Chicago, IL.
“A big part of the RoC mystique is the fact that the race utilizes a hand out motor procedure,” said race organizer Ron Hershman. “The first two years we used Pro Slot 4002 ‘Puppy Dog’ motors. This time around we have decided to run the new, low cost, sealed Pro Slot 4002-FK motor, which is proving to be very popular across the country.”

Racers will be permitted to purchase and practice with their engraved hand out motors on Friday, July 18, beginning at 6:00 PM. However, ALL engraved motors purchased on Friday must be returned to secure impound when the practice session is concluded. Any motor that is not returned to impound Friday evening will NOT be permitted to be used in the races on Saturday. Anyone purchasing motors on Friday must also pay their race entry fees. No exception!

RoC competitors will be using new Pro Slot 4002-FK motors with gold dust brushes installed (an $18.00 value). The motors will be professionally ‘run in’ prior to being handed out, allowing racers to install the motors directly in their cars without having to allow for break-in time prior to practicing. All motors will be engraved at the time of purchase, and ONLY these motors may be used in the race. Competitors must race the engraved motor(s) they purchased. Racers may purchase two hand-out motors per class.

All motors will be sold and engraved at registration on Friday evening and Saturday morning. All additionally purchased engraved motors not being raced in the Can-Am race must be submitted and impounded during tech for Can-Am. Any motor NOT impounded at Cam-Am tech will not be permitted to be used for the Group 7-68 race. All Can-Am cars and motors will be released from impound at the conclusion of the Can-Am feature event. Motors may not be tampered with in any way. Motor brushes and springs may not be altered and/or changed. Any sign of tampering will result in immediate disqualification. All motors must use a spec eight (8) tooth pinion. Any crown gear may be used.

Entry fee for the Can-Am portion of the race is $35.00, which includes one hand-out engraved Pro Slot 4002-FK motor. One additional engraved motor may be purchased for an additional $15.00.

The Group 7-68 entry fee will be $20.00, if a racer elects to run an engraved Can-Am motor. A $35.00 entry fee will be charged, if a racer purchases a hand out engraved Pro Slot 4002-FK motor. One additional engraved motor may be purchased for an additional $15.00.

Saturday entry fees include pit pass and a track provided lunch.

High Banks will open it doors at 7:00 AM on July 19. Registration and motor hand-out will begin at 7:15 AM. Pre-race practice will be from 7:00 to 9:30 AM. Can-Am tech will open at 9:30 AM, followed immediately by qualifying. Tech for Group 7-68 will open after a short practice session following the conclusion of the Can-Am feature.

High Banks will be open for practice on Friday July 18 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Registration and motor hand out will begin at 6:00 PM. A $10.00 track pass will be charged.

For raceway information contact Ross Scharf : (734) 968-3912. For race and rules information: contact Ron Hershman at

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