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Looking Ahead

By: Aaron Roed
October 6, 2016

Nascar racing on the Twister happens each and every Friday night at 7pm. Bench racing begins as early as 5pm, and the track is open for practice shortly after that. One of the many great things about this class is that there are racers of all skill levels that compete on Friday night. If you are just starting out with slot cars there are other racers doing the same. If you want the chance to race against some of the best slot car racers in the country, you have that as well.

Speaking of the best slot car racers in the country, the ISRA Worlds, held in Chicago begin on Oct. 7th, and last until Oct.15th. There are a number of our racers that will be a part of that event. Jim Radford, Lee Gilbert, and Rick Dodge I know for sure are going. I also think Mike Stahl, and Peter are going as well. Herman, and Rick Linn, along with some other guys that we get a chance to race with from time to time will be there as well. A simple search of ISRA Worlds should point you in the right direction if you want to follow their racing endeavors over the course of the next week.

Ryan Guiher Wins His First Expert Race!

By: Aaron Roed
September 15, 2016

With a thin field of just 8 racers this past Friday, the field was separated into an A main, B main format.

We did have a new racer this week Chad Morehouse. I was able to win the B main, followed by Gene Caldwell, and Jim Nelson. Both racers had a good tussle for second place.

Ryan led from start to finish, and picked up his first win with the expert group. Roman was second, and I think Timmy was third.

Grab your slot car box and come racing this Friday at 7pm. If anyone needs help getting their cars going, there are numerous people that would look forward to helping you out.

Ruiz Wins His First Expert Race!

By: Aaron Roed
September 5, 2016

As Summer comes to an end and a few more racers trickle back in every week, 11 racers treated themselves to some great Friday night Nascar action.

The amateur group had 5 entries this week, and Ryan Guiher would pretty much dominate this race on his way to setting a new distance record. I wasn’t there, but it is hard to believe that anyone in the amateur group has gone 286 laps, so I’m just going to call it a new distance record. Gene Caldwell was on his game as well, again having the highest Actual/Potential percentage of the race, but it’s pretty hard to win the race when the guy ahead of you is 3 tenths faster and running a very solid race. Gene puts a lot of effort into running clean, now he has to push even harder but still maintain his ability to keep the car on the track. Jim Nelson finished with a solid third place run, as his lap totals keep creeping higher and higher.

The expert group had 7 entries including Ryan who made a wise decision to try his luck with this group tonight.
Ryan jumped out to an early lead on Orange lane, but it wouldn’t last long as Friday night legend Dale Olive led segments 2-5. Roman was charging hard through the field from dead last to drive around the King and take the lead in the 6th segment. From there is was smooth sailing for the Wednesday night kids Womp Womp graduate as he would extend his lead to 6 laps at the end of the race. Ryan and Dale had a good battle for second, both finishing on the same lap, but Dale would hold onto that spot. Keep in mind Roman led for 23 minutes and 15 seconds the week before, so this kid is legit!

Racing resumes this Friday night at 7pm. Maybe were in for another first time winner as Fred Klinger is my pick to climb to the top of the podium very very soon.

Results From Saturday’s Enduro

By: Aaron Roed
August 24, 2016

For the first time in a couple years we ran a 6 hour enduro, 4 hours on the Bullring and 2 hours on the Twister. There was a lot of buzz about this race in the weeks leading up to it, and everyone I talked to really enjoyed this type of racing.

Teams were pretty evenly matched, and that made for some good racing on the track. Our team of Bowes/Burgess/myself all had quite a few laps on the Bullring from races in the past, and that enabled us to separate ourselves from the pack a bit. It also didn’t hurt that our car was bad fast thanks to Timmy. Also in contention at the end of 4 hours on the Bullring were the teams on Yarbrough/Bishop/Roberts, along with the Alden Bros/Strand. Every team fought through a little adversity during the first 4 hours.

As racing shifted to the Twister for the final 2 hours, we decided to make a pit stop at the start of racing for a set of smaller tires and to give the car a little love. The Yarbrough/Bishop/Roberts team ran really well on the Twister as did many of the other teams. Caldwell/Ruiz/Koenig really came alive, as did Nelson/Nelson/Radford. The Twister was really challenging with these cars that weighed 115 grams. You really had to drive these cars. Yarbrough/Bishop/Roberts won the Twister segment, and there were only 8 laps separating the top 3 teams.

Overall Results                                         Total Laps
1st Bowes/Burgess/Roed                           4,722
2nd Yarbrough/Bishop/Roberts                   4,529
3rd Alden Bros./Strand                                4,524
4th Sweeney/Olive/J. Nelson                      4,344                                                                    5th Radford/C.Nelson/M.Nelson                4,289                                                                     6th Ruiz/Caldwell/Koenig                            3,840


Enduro this Weekend!

By: Aaron Roed
August 15, 2016

The race that a lot of us have been looking forward to is this Saturday’s enduro starting at 1pm. Motors will be distributed starting at 10am on Saturday.

A full field of 8 teams of 3 have signed up, and there is even a small waiting list. Team racing seems to excite many people, now if there was only a class for team racing that we could add to our monthly race program (cough, cough).

What makes this race unique is that teams are matched pretty evenly. There are no dream teams, and there are no teams full of beginners. Every team has good chance of coming in second place to our team! It’s official, I’ve thrown the first stone!

Don’t forget, we are also racing this Friday night with the Nascar class. Last week we all saw Roman Ruiz break the distance record for the amateur group. Then the show off almost went on to win the expert race. Fred Klinger who set fast time in qualifying was very much in the thick of things, until a string from a rag used to clean the track wrapped itself around his axle. Look for both of these guys to be challenging for the win again this week.

Racing starts at 7pm on Friday, and Saturday at 1pm (motors at 10am)

The Fastest Car Doesn’t Always Win!

By: Aaron Roed
August 11, 2016

It was another night of Nascar racing on the Twister this past Friday night. Not only were folks there for the Nascar race, but I saw multiple teams testing for the enduro happening on August 20th. Speaking of the enduro, I think all 8 teams are filled, but there is a waiting list.

The amateur race was exciting as always! Some great racing, a fair number of crashes and a good example of how good driving can net you a win. Ryan Guiher and Gene Caldwell would swap the lead a couple of times, but it was Gene’s ability to stay out of trouble that got him the win in this one. Ryan finished second, and Jim Nelson was third.

Fred Klinger set fast time this week in the expert group at a 4.65 in qualifying. As soon as Fred starts to believe as much as I do that he is going to win one of these races, he could go on a long winning streak. Timmy led the first two segments, but I was able to take the lead in the third segment and go onto win the race. Timmy drove a little better than I did, but I had a car that was somewhat faster and that was the difference. Taking the final podium spot was Fred Klinger. Mark Nelson, and Gordy Thomas rounded out the top 5.

Flats Recap!

By: Aaron Roed
July 28, 2016

Day one had stock cars on the Twister Friday evening. 16 entries made up two full main events. I was TQ ( say waaaaaaaat) at a 4.57. Gordy Thomas won the B main as he led pretty much the entire race. The A main had some really good racing between myself and Tom. Doug kept himself close, but Tom was the winner in this race. I was second, Doug Yarbrough was third, fourth went to Fred Klinger, and fifth was Bill Clemans.

Day Two ( also known as Jim Radford day at the raceway) we raced LMP, Gp 10, and JRL.
Jimmy timed in at a 4.08 in LMP, easily setting top time over my 4.20. The rest of the A main was separated by less than a tenth. Jim took the win by a lap, I was second, and Tim Burgess was third.

Gp 10 was up next, and I was TQ at a 3.76. Doug Yarbrough and Jim had a great battle for the lead, with Doug losing the lead with less than 20 seconds to go in the race. Totally not Doug’s fault as he had a car come out right in front of him. Jimmy won, Doug second, and I was third.

JRL was the final race of the day. I was TQ at a 4.34, which is indeed a new track record. For me, much didn’t go well after that as I over drove the car at times and met some walls. Rick Dodge was running really well and leading the race until he spun a pinion. Radford was there to take advantage and win the race. I finished second, and Herman James was third.

Day Three 1/32 ES, GT12, 1/24 ES

1/32 ES got going with 10 entries. Jim set a distance record with 442 laps. I was second, and Doug Yarbrough was Third.

GT 12 was up next. Jimmy was TQ at a 3.52, and went on to win the race. I again was Second, and Rick Dodge finished Third.

Now for the main event, 1/24 ES. Lee Gilbert used Herman’s car and set fast time in qualifying at a 3.14. Everybody was pretty close on speed, and that made for some really good racing in the first half of the event. Things got dicey out there in the last half of the race, but Rick Dodge, and Jim were able to keep their cars clean. Going into the last segment Rick had a 4 lap lead on Jim, however Rick had to finish on Red, and Jim on Yellow. This late in the race, everyone was trying to get everything they could, people were in their own battles for position. Well, for the second, and fourth place finishers of the race, that was not a good mesh! Rick interrupted the amazing streak that Jim was on and won the race. Jim had won every race he entered up until this point. Jim did finish second and that is almost as good as first :). Joe Lim took the final podium spot. Clearly Jimmy was the best driver over the course of the weekend as 5 wins in 6 starts is not too shabby!

Racing this Friday on the Twister at 7pm with the stock car group.

A Look Back In Time

By: Aaron Roed
July 19, 2016

As we are rapidly approaching the annual American Flat Track Worlds happening at PSCR July 22-24, and because I’m a bit of a history nerd, I thought it might be fun to dig up the results of the flats from 2011 just for something a little different.

Friday night started the weekend off with wing cars on the King track. Box Stock 12 was the class of choice and drew 11 entries. Chris Everett was the winner, followed by Gary Johnson, and Yakima Phil. Group 27 lite was also scheduled, but I could not find results from that race.

Saturday consisted of 3 classes. 1/32 GTP on the Bullring, LMP and Group 10 on the Twister. There were 3 mains in each class.
Eli Pile ( who will be back this Friday from Penn. ) won concours, and Shawn Sweeney was TQ in 1/32 GTP
Top 3 overall finishers in 1/32 GTP were
1.Shawn Sweeney
2. The King Dale Olive
3. Kevin Kosir
LMP had 25 entries. Concours went to Nick Carbone, and this Shawn Sweeney guy was again TQ at a 4.28
Top 3 overall finishers were
1.Bill Clemans 305 laps
2. Yakima Phil 303 laps
3. Kevin Kosir 300 laps
Group 10 had 22 entries. Concours went to Bill Clemans, and Gary Johnson was TQ at a 3.80
Top 3 overall finishers were
1. Yakima Phil 327 laps
2. Bill Clemans 320 laps
3. Gary Johnson 315 laps
Notice the amount of laps it took to win a Group 10 race 5 years ago. It could have been a messy race, but 327 laps is right about what it’s going to take to win this years LMP race!

Onto Sunday which featured GT 12, and 1/24 ES
The GT 12 race had 21 entries with Lenny Strand winning concours, and Kevin Kosir posting the top time in qualifying at a 3.61.
Top 3 overall finishers were
1. Gary Johnson 322 laps
2. Jay Mac 321 laps
3. Dub Wade 318 laps
In looking at the lap totals, I can almost guarantee this was a demo derby!
1/24 ES had 18 entries, concours went to Vance Oathout, and TQ was Alicia Gilbert at a 3.12. Alicia is Lee’s daughter and is/was a really good racer.
Top 3 overall finishers were
1. Bad Brad Hoyt 612 laps
2. Alicia Gilbert 598 laps
3. Len Strand 598 laps

The overall champion of the event was none other than Yakima Phil from???? you guessed it Yakima Wa ” The Palm Springs Of Washington”, coming in a close second was Gary Johnson.
This is my favorite event that is held at the raceway. It is extra special to win a race at the Flats, but consistency in every class goes a long way in finishing near the top for the for the overall championship. Though not official, I am almost certain the person with the most points accumulated in the 5 out of 7 classes with the most entries is the overall champion. For that persons efforts, they are rewarded with a delicious pie in the face!

Stock Cars On The Hillclimb

By: Aaron Roed
July 12, 2016

The final race on the Hillclimb was held this past Friday night and drew 10 entries.
Just 4 amateurs made there way to the raceway and Jim Nelson would jump out to an early lead. A loose wheel midway through cost Jim the lead, and a chance at the win. Gene Caldwell was able to capitalize on Jim’s misfortune and cruise to victory. Gene might not turn the fastest laps in the race, but always keeps himself in the mix by avoiding trouble and keeping himself alive in a race.

Qualifying for the experts was skipped this week, and Tom drew Orange lane with nobody on Blue. Not a favorable draw for the rest of his competition! The first segment was a bit messy, which kept everybody’s lap totals within a lap or so. Bill Clemans established himself as one of the cars to beat early on, and I was running well also. Bill and I were able to separate ourselves from Tom a little during the race and fortunately I was able to hold off Bill for the win.

This Friday we return to the Twister in preparation for the annual American Flat Track Worlds happening July 22-24.

Past, Present, and Future

By: Aaron Roed
July 6, 2016

Your unofficial pit reporter has been slackin lately, but I intend to do reports on a weekly basis like they should be done.
Friday nights have been filled with the weekly stock car races. As of late in the amateur class Ryan Guiher, and Gene Caldwell have been at or near the top. Gene makes smooth look easy and picked up the win last week. Keith Bare has also won in recent memory. The expert class has been filled with multiple winners in recent weeks including Doug Yarbrough getting his first win a few weeks ago. Tom picked up the win this past Friday in convincing fashion! Tim Burgess continues to finish in the top half of the field and is due for a win shortly.

With the Flats just a few weeks away, July 22-24, now is the time to be getting everything ready for this event. Last year the Stock Car race on Friday night counted towards the overall championship, as always check with Jim, but you non Friday night guys might want to look into this if you are planning on going for the overall championship.

There are still openings for 3 teams for the upcoming enduro that takes place in August. A couple guys that have been away from slot cars for one reason or another are coming back to race this event. These are 3 person teams, with a maximum of 8 teams. Some inside info if any of you are looking to join a team, Bill Clemans has not signed up yet, that would be an excellent choice for a teammate, just sayin’

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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