Sunday, August 27, 2017

'Viva Womp Vegas' 2017 Race Report

29 Sportsman and Legends cars were on hand for the AWRA Viva WOMP Vegas! event at Slot Car City in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The racing was fast and close, and when the dust settled, two racers became first-time AWRA event winners.

Dan Riner took the checkers in the Sportsman Expert class with 183 laps. Freddie Forte was second, finishing on the lead lap, just behind Riner. Jeffrey Bernstein was a strong third, just two laps down from the leaders, stopping three feet before the counter. 

Twelve year old DJ Stubbs paced the field in Advanced Sportsman, winning by one lap over San Diego regular "Fast" Eddie Tarango. 

In Legends action, Freddie Forte led the parade, followed by Dan Riner. Tim Wood, another San Diego racer, held on for third.

Dan Riner and Freddie Forte not only notched their first AWRA win, but the both avoided the dreaded AWRA TQ curse, which has claimed numerous victims. 

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to Mick Antonelli for hosting a first class event.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Results- Race 9 of the AWRA New Jersey Legends Summer Series

Vinnie Wisniewski extended his point lead and picked up his record 7th win in race 9 of the AWRA New Jersey Legends Summer Series for kids 5 to 12 years of age. With the summer series winding down, it is safe to say that Blake Maher, who finished second, and who is second in points, will not be able to close the gap. Bryce Airey finished third and closed the points gap between he and Dakota Curry, who finished fourth, Emerson Curry came home in fifth, and picked up a point on Neil Matthews, who is sixth in points. 

Here is how they finished
1. Vinnie Wisniewski 111 laps
2. Blake Mahar 101 laps
3. Bryce Airey 100 laps
4. Dakota Curry 95 laps
5. Emerson Curry 55 laps
AWRA New Jersey Legends Points Standings
1. Vinnie Wisniewski 36 points
2. Blake Mahar 27 points
3. Dakota Curry 17 points
4. Bryce Airey 11 points
5. Emerson Curry 7 points
6. Neil Matthews 5 points

Friday, August 25, 2017

AWRA Events Update - September- November 2017

Kingston Speedway will be hosting the Corby's Alignment 500, Saturday September 2nd.

American Adrenaline Speedway will be hosting Womp Extravaganza II, Saturday September 2nd.

Slot Car Raceway California will be hosting the AWRA Event 'Thunder In The West' Saturday September 16th.

VT Raceway will be hosting the 'Destroy All Wompsters' event Saturday September 30th.

The Slot Track at Concord will be hosting the 'Fall Classic' Saturday November 4th.

Thunder Road Raceway will be hosting the AWRA Event 'Fall Brawl' Saturday November 18th.

For more information on these events, contact the host raceways or visit the AWRA Facebook Page.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

B&E Slotsport Hobby Stock Chassis Now Shipping

B&E Slotsport is now shipping two models of pre-built 1/24 chassis for the Mid-American Hardbody Series new 'Hobby Stock' class that will begin in the fall of 2017.

Hobby Stock is intended to be a starter class for those who are interested in hardbody racing but do not yet have the skill level to compete in the existing classes.

These chassis are ready to go- all you need is to add the body and interior of your choice.

4.5 " wheelbase B&E Crusader based Hobbystock chassis are $112 retail. The Eliminator based Hobbystock chassis is $125 retail. Eliminator Hobbystock chassis shown below.

Additional options are available on request. B&E offers a 'blueprinted' version of both of the above chassis for an additional cost. Please contact B&E with your needs.

Mid-America Raceway Naperville is a stocking dealer of B&E Slotsport products and has the 'Crusader' Hobby Stock chassis (shown below) available.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HO Scale Racing Arrives at Mid-America Raceway Naperville

Mid-America Raceway Naperville recently purchased the 8-lane Puma HO Routed track from Slot Car Raceway California.

Here are some photos of the new track in the raceway:

The 1986 and 1988 HO Western States Championships races were held on this track when it was located at Speedway & Hobby in Kent, WA.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Speedzone NJ Announces Kids Racing Series

Speedzone NJ Raceway and Hobbies located in Mt. Holly New Jersey will be starting a racing series for kids aged 5-12 years old in association with the American Womp Racing Association.

The rules will follow the AWRA 'Legends' class which uses bodies styled after the full-scale 'Legends' racers which are intended to be an entry level racing class.

Please contact Speedzone NJ at their Facebook Page or phone them at 609-702-0146 for more details.