Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies Profiled on Local TV

Naperville News 17 filmed during the Great Lakes ISRA 2017-2018 opening event and broadcast this video:

Slot Car Racing is a High Speed Hobby in Naperville from Naperville News 17 on Vimeo.

Monday, November 20, 2017

AWRA Fall Brawl 2017-11-18

AWRA Fall Brawl results from Thunder Road raceway in Saluda, Virginia. November 18, 2017.
Charles Eldridge's Dean Stewart built Monte Carlo paced the field as Charles posted his fourth AWRA career win in the AWRA Stock Car race. 

The Monte Carlo previously won at Cordel Model Speedway in Marietta, Georgia in its maiden voyage with Dean Stewart at the helm, and posted a second place finish at The Slot Car Track in Concord, North Carolina in early November. In between, the car also ran at Staunton Miniature Raceway and Hobbies in Staunton, Virginia. Bobby Prout finished second, and Billy Smith rounded out the podium in third. 
Bobby Prout TQ'ed in the Sportsman race, and dodged the dreaded AWRA TQ curse and went on post his first AWRA career win in the Sportsman race. Billy Smith finished second, just ahead of two time race winner Joe Shiflett. 
In Legends action, it was Joe Shiflett leading the field to the checkers ahead of Josh Henderson and Charles Eldridge. This was Joe Shiflett's second career win and his second AWRA Legends win. Josh Henderson was second, and Charles Eldridge finished third, snagging another podium spot. 

AWRA Stockcar Class Race Results

Josh Henderson takes best looking car award
Joseph Shiflett tqd
Charles Eldridge takes 1st place
Bobby Prout 2nd
Billy Smith 3rd

AWRA Sportsman Race Results

Bobby Prout takes best looking car and 1st place
Billy Smith 2nd
Joseph Shiflett 3r

AWRA Legends Race Results

Charles Eldridge was Top Qualifier
Joseph Shiflett best looking car award and 1st place
Josh Henderson takes 2nd
Charles Eldridge takes 3rd

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 24-Hour race results - Area 51, Storrs, CT

November 11th 2017 Area 51 Raceway hosted their annual 24 hours endurance race on their 5-lane 130 foot Ogilvie routed magnabraid track.

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Team Can-Am started off strong and was leading the first few heats, but then Team Shoreline got it rolling and never looked back, easily getting the win.

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For awhile, the other 3 teams had a close battle for 2nd, then Team Quebec suffered a crash that had them losing quite a bit of time for repairs, leaving Team Cloverleaf Gearz and Can-Am to fight it out. But then Can-Am had a motor wire come loose, and later on the rear axle shifted, which meant time in the pits. Cloverleaf Gearz drove a steady race to come home 2nd, with Can-Am 3rd and Quebec in 4th.

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Team Shoreline Model Raceways - 1st

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Team Changing Clover Leaf Racing Gearz - 2nd

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Team Can-Am - 3rd

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Team Equipe Quebec - 4th

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Ralph Thorne Racing 1/24th NASCAR Decals.

Ralph Thorne Racing announces a new line of self-adhesive NASCAR style decals for 1/24th 4" and 4 1/2" stock cars. They could also be used to decorate Dirt Late Model and Hardbody stock cars.

Each sheet includes 2 door numbers, a roof number, 'ethanol' fuel filler, exhaust, wheel stickers, grill and headlight stickers and tail light stickers.

Three styles are available now:

Toyota Camry (numbers 11,18, 19, 20, 55, 77, 78, 83)

Ford Fusion (numbers 2, 6, 16, 17, 21, 22, 43, 60)

Chevrolet SS (numbers 3, 4, 10, 14, 24, 42, 48, 88)

The numbers are somewhat of a generic style because most NASCAR teams have trademarked their number styles.

For more information and to order check: Ralph Thorne Racing Website.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Revised Body Cutting Guide from JK Products

JK Products has revised their Body Cutting tool, stock number L80.

This tool can be used to make straight cuts on the bottom of Lexan and other vacuum formed 1/24th bodies.

Available now on the JK Products website.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

USSCA Announces 2017-2018 Schedule

The United States Slot Car Association 'Scale Racing Series' has announced their 2017-2018 schedule of races and rules changes.

A summary of the 2018 rules changes are:
  • GTP will be eliminated.  The series will only run 4 classes:  JK Indy, 4.5” NASCAR, Retro & Production (Formerly 4” NASCAR/GT-1).
  • A JK Spec Indy car class has been added.
  • 4” NASCAR & GT-1 have been combined and renamed.  The new class will be called “Production.”  
  • The Production class will have a mandatory 11 tooth pinion.
  • For the Production class, a list of bodies to be used has been added.  They are a closed cockpit, sedan/production style body.  Body manufacturers include Parma, JK, Outisight & Red Fox.
  • All Retro bodies must be .010” thick including the sides.
  • Any car crossing the lap counter will be either credited with its lap or the car will be placed behind the lap counter.
  • In the 4.5” NASCAR Class & JK Indy:  The front tires and axle must remain on the car for the ENTIRE RACE!
  • In Production, all chassis clearance will be at .050” and must be a maximum width of 83mm.
  • For Production chassis, the chassis must retail for under $30.  The chassis may be laser, EDM, Water Jet or mill or die cut.  All chassis will consist of one solid “STEEL” center section & a maximum of 2 separate pans that may be made of aluminum.
  • In JK Indy and Production, Hawk Motors must not have been opened or tampered with in any way.
Updated rules are now posted on the website.

The 2018 Schedule is:

1/20/2018 - Speedville, Bartonville, IL (all races on Grandstand track)

2/24/2018 - Mid-America Raceway, Bloomington, IL (JK Spec Indy & Production on the Midwest Monster, 4.5" NASCAR & Retro Can-Am on the Hillclimb)

3/17/2018 - WISCRS, Gladstone, IL (all races on the Grandstand)

4/14/2018 - Pro Slot Raceway, Hartford, MI (all races on the Paperclip)

9/22/2018 - At The Track Raceway, South Bend, IN (all races on the Hillclimb)

10/22/2018 - Chicagoland Raceway, Westmont, IL (4.5" NASCAR & Retro Can-Am on the King, JK Spec Indy & Production on the Fiedler Flat Track)

11/3/2018 - Thazer Raceway, South Bend, IN (all races on the Hillclimb)

USSCA memberships are now available $5 yearly includes a custom lane marker card and a box plaque. USSCA members are entitled to raceway 'bucks' payouts at races that they enter.

USSCA Web Site

USSCA on Facebook 

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Great Lakes ISRA 2017-2018 Series Race #1

November 4th 2017, the 1st race in the Great Lakes ISRA Series was held at Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies in Naperville, IL.

First event of the day was the JRL/F1 race on the former D.J.'s Hot Slots Chris Dadd's 'LTD' Track (8 Entries).

1- Chuck Gambo 246 Laps
2- John Miller 241 Laps
3- Dale Lipe 238 Laps

Next race was the Open-12 contest also on the LTD (9 entries)

1- Dale Lipe 276 Laps
2- Kevin Van Pelt 269 Laps
3- Rob Voska 265 Laps

The ES-24 Race was not run due to lack of entries.

The final race of the event was B-Production (9 Entries)

1- Kevin Van Pelt 266 Laps
2- Chuck Gambo 265 Laps
3- Scott Morgan 248 Laps

For more information on GLISRA check their Facebook Page at Great Lakes ISRA on Facebook

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

AWRA Fall Classic - November 4th 2017

The AWRA returns to The Slot Car Track Concord in Concord, North Carolina for a one-day event with races in three classes. 

The AWRA Legends and the new AWRA Stock Cars will do battle on the new tri-oval, and the AWRA Sportsman WOMPS will tackle the super fast Cobra King.

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