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Another Close Finish!

By: Aaron Roed
March 16, 2017

14 racers made it in for the Friday night Nascar race.
The amateur group lined up 6 determined racers for their main. Jim Nelson bounced back from a poor run the week before and took the win. Eli continues to make some strong runs, but had to settle for second place. Third place went to 9 year old Piper Clark, who by the way had the highest actual/potential % of the race. Way to go Piper!! Seems she has figured out that consistency is her strategy to working her way to the front of the pack.

The expert group had 8 racers. Tim, Len, Lee, and myself all took turns leading this race. Timmy found trouble mid way through, and a badly damaged body took him out of contention. Coming into the final heat, Lee and myself were on the same lap. I was headed to Orange, and Lee to White. Advantage me! Well, the old man ripped off some really fast laps on White, made no mistakes, and held on to win by half a lap.

The last 2 expert races have had a combined margin of victory of half a lap, and Lee Gilbert has won them both. Do yourself a favor and come in on Friday night for some fun, and competitive slot car racing. Racing starts every Friday night at 7pm.


March Series Race postponed 1 Week

By: Aaron Roed

The March series race will happen on Saturday March 25th, not this weekend.


March 3rd Race Report

By: Aaron Roed
March 10, 2017

Elisha Pile put together a nice race report for the Friday night stock car race on March 3rd.

Right before the Amateur Race, Elisha lost his solder-on pinion gear. Tim Burgess quickly tossed him a loaner. Bad luck turned into good look as Elisha took the lead in the first heat and held on to it through all eight heats. Jim Nelson came in second with Dick Pitiglaiano in third. Piper finished just ahead of Lance, and Nathanael bent an axle in the middle race, but Jim Radford quickly helped him recover and finish the race.

With Dan Parris back assisting as Race Director, the Expert Race was set for excitement. Fred Klinger found a hot motor and his car was a rocket making his TQ at 4.541 look effortless. Tim Burgess took the lead in the first heat and held it through the seventh heat, but Lee was close behind the entire race, and when power shut off at the end of Heat 8, Lee was ahead of Tim by about an inch and a half. Fred’s rocket had a rough first heat, but he persevered, worked his way back through the pack and finished in third just three laps behind Lee and Tim.


Clemans And J. Nelson Pick Up Wins

By: Aaron Roed
March 2, 2017

Amateur hot shoe Jim Nelson added to his win total in the amateur division of the weekly Friday night stock car program. Dick keeps increasing his lap total, and in a few weeks, may be pushing Jim for the top spot. Don’t sleep on Eli, as he is in the process of updating his car, and could be in the mix for some wins shortly.

The expert group had another really good race this week. On the car ride home I can’t help but to take a few minutes and think about different things that happened over the course of the race. Sometimes you just don’t do very well, occasionally bad luck prevents you from finishing well, and other times a really good driver comes with a good car and prevents you from winning the race. That was the case this week as nobody could run with Bill, especially on Black and Purple. Lap totals are starting to creep back up a little, as both Bill and Tim have had 295 lap runs. Is 300 on the horizon again?


Weekend Wrap Up

By: Aaron Roed
February 22, 2017

If you ran all 5 classes this weekend, you ran close to 2,000 competitive laps! On track racing activities started Friday night with the Nascar group. 14 racers were in the building.
Jim Nelson would continue his winning ways in the amateur class, as he continues to fine tune his driving and building skills for an eventual move up to the expert class. Dick ran second in this race, and crowd favorite Piper Clark was third.
The experts had 11 racers, Timmy was the eventual winner, but Leonard Strand kept the heat on the entire race.

Saturday started with LMP’s. The race featured cars slamming into the roll up door, and one guy split his spur gear in half, with splinters of wood from the bathroom wall embedded into the gear. Rick Dodge tied the distance record, and picked up the victory.

Group 10- I was able to win the race ahead of Chris Alden. Not nearly as much crashing in this one.

GT12- With limited turn marshals the guys ran super clean up until the last segment. Hard racing, and perhaps a little payback provided an eventful final heat. Rick was the winner, but may need a new body for the next race.

1/24 ES- 6 racers made the start, including a sleep deprived Jeff Sweeney. In what was perhaps the most competitive race of the day, Rick won AGAIN by 5 laps over me. The race was pretty clean, and the leaders set a quick pace. Tire wear seemed to be more of an issue this month for some reason.

Racing resumes this Friday night at 7pm with the Nascar class.


Friday Night Race Results

By: Aaron Roed
February 8, 2017

14 racers took part in this week’s Friday night Nascar race.
Picking up his first win was Dick Pitigliano! Using a Speedshop built car, with a cool Italian flag paint scheme by Tim Burgess, I am sure he looked mighty fine on top of the podium. Coming in a close second was Fonn Guiher, and third went to Jim Nelson, who looked like he might have had a little trouble on Purple lane. 2 new racers joined this class tonight, Warren, and Rory Friel. Warren had the highest actual/potential % for this class. That is a great first step to running upfront.

The expert class had 9 racers, including Dale Olive who came out of hibernation for the night. Dale had the highest actual/potential % for the race, but he had no other option as he was REALLY slow!!
Lee won the race ahead of Burgess, and Len Strand. The target is squarely(not sure if that is a word) on Lee’s back, as he has won 2 or 3 of these races in a row.
All joking aside, glad to see Dale back at the track. He has won a ton of Friday night races, and when he is not on his phone he always has a fun story to tell.


Series Race This Saturday January 21st

By: Aaron Roed
January 17, 2017

Series racing will resume this Saturday the 21st at 1pm with the 4 classes that are always run. As always the Nascar class will race at 7pm on Friday night.

An even dozen racers came out for last Friday nights Nascar race and treated themselves to some really, really good slot car racing! There were also 2 first time racers in the amateur class, Jeff Pierce, and Bruce Wolfe. Both guys did exceptional in their maiden voyage on the Twister.


Year In Review 2016

By: Aaron Roed
December 28, 2016

I thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the happenings at the raceway during the last year.

January-March

What I remember most about these months were the really tight and competitive Nascar races that are run on Friday nights. If you weren’t racing in the 4.6’s, you were not going to be in the mix for any wins. Personally, I remember the tight races I had with Tom, he really made me step up my game on the gutter lanes speed wise.

Series racing was strong, most of us were preparing for the Nats by trying different chassis, motors, bodies, etc etc….

I think that just about everyone pitched in to help refurbish the Twister for the Nats. Looking back, a lot was accomplished in a short period of time.

April-June

During this period, it was pretty much all about the Nats. Rick Linn who made monthly trips from California to race with us during our series racing won the 1/24 ES race.

2 memories stand out to me. The thrill of victory in the biggest race held in the U.S annually, and how much that meant to Rick. Also, seeing Matt Bruce walk away from the drivers panel after a late race mechanical failure ended his chance at a win. Handling that situation with as much class as he did is something just about every human could learn from.

July-September

Nascar racing on Friday nights was strong. It seemed that Ryan, and Roman were the 2 guys to beat most of the Summer.

The annual AFTW’s took place in July. (Also known as the Jim Radford Flat Track Worlds) Jim won an amazing 5/6 races he entered, only stumbling a little in the 1/24 ES race. Hey, I remember that race! Truly an amazing accomplishment, as that unofficial record will stand for a loooong time.

In late August was the 6 hr. enduro using both the Twister and the
Bullring. The field was full with 8 three person teams. This event brought out half a dozen guys that had not raced in quite a while, so it was good to catch up with some of those folks.

October-December

At least 5 of our racers went to the “Worlds” held in Chicago this year. We continued racing every Friday night with the Nascar class, and Series racing resumed in November.

I will end this rambling by saying this, and I am sure I speak for all of us. Thank you Jim, Diane, and Ryan for all the hard work each of you put in to keep the raceway thriving. Jim and Ryan are there well before the open sign is turned on filling orders for online customers and tending to business matters. It’s easy to take for granted all the hard work that goes into running a small business, little things that us racers don’t notice when we come in to race, but are vital in keeping a business growing. Diane works in law enforcement during the day, and comes in after work to run races for us, works on inventory control, and does a variety of other tasks. Now that I think about it, the only thing I have not seen her do is pick up a controller and race!

Jim and Diane are not ones to seek praise, I think it’s best to show our appreciation by grabbing our slot car boxes and making it out to the track often!


Clemans, And J. Nelson Winners On Friday Night

By: Aaron Roed
December 10, 2016

Snow and ice kept a few racers away last night, but 10 racers made it to the track for some Friday night Nascar action, including 1st time racer Dick Pitigliano!

Jim Nelson flexed his muscle in the amateur race, winning the contest by a large margin. Cora Nelson finished second and upheld the family name as her husband didn’t make it too far in the expert race. Finishing in the final podium position was Fonn Guiher.

The expert race was won by Bill Clemans. The key to Bill’s success was staying out of trouble as his actual/potential percentage was 97.0, typical Bill! Finishing second was Jim Alden, who by the way won his first expert race the previous weekend. Third place went to Fred Klinger.

Up next is is Nascar racing on Friday night at 7pm, and series racing on Saturday the 17th with a 1pm start time.


Close Racing!

By: Aaron Roed
November 15, 2016

11 racers tried their luck on the Twister this past Friday night, as everyone wants to make sure there is no rust on the trigger finger for the upcoming series opener happening THIS weekend at 1pm.

Jim Nelson took the win in the amateur class ahead of Dan Parris, and Fon Guiher. The car count in the amateur division has been a little light lately, partially due to some really good racers moving up to the expert class. Hopefully Gene and Leo can make it back soon, as we all miss having those 2 guys around for some racin.

The expert class was, as usual, extremely competitive this week. It felt like 3 different guys had the fastest cars at different times during the race. With the outcome not decided until the final 10 seconds of the race, look for more of the same this week.



Below please check out "YOU TUBE" videos of racing Gp 10 on the Twister plus Dan and Rob explaining some of the cars and classes we run.
 
In memory of our dear friend and fellow racer Rob McCuistion 1957 - 2012


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