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Old 12-02-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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Racing Results 11-28

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We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. The turnout was great considering it was a holiday weekend and it looked like everyone had shaken off their turkey comas. The attendance was noteworthy as we had a few new racers, including several kids and our first woman racer in a while. Ryan Schwin, Mike Hopcia and Josh Horton all did well in their first races and I was impressed with how they handled themselves on the drivers stand and around the track. These kids are the future of our sport and we could all take a lesson from them. Janice Heims is following her husband Tom’s example in stadium truck. Give her a few weeks and she’ll be beating all of us. It was good to see the guys from All About Hobbies back out. We even had a Charlie Miller sighting this week.

2WD Buggy
It was Kyosho’s turn to dominate 2WD buggy this week with Scott Cimato taking TQ and Doctor Drew qualifying 2nd. Drew was able to jump out in front of Scott on the first lap and maintain his lead throughout the race with Scott taking 2nd. Rick Siller held on for 3rd. This was a very clean race as positions were set in the 1st minute and remained that way for the next 6.

4WD Open
It was attack of the wheel nut gremlins in 4WD. At least 3 cars had wheels fall off during a race. Dennis Heims was able to lay down 20 laps iwith his B44 in the 1st round of qualifying and no one came close after that. Mark Smith is getting his Kyosho dialed and qualified 2nd. Everyone was stepping it up as the top 6 drivers were separated by a total of 6 sec. The race of the day came in the 4WD C main. Milkman and Steve Campbell were closely matched and swapped lead several times in the last 5 laps with Milk taking the win and bump by 5 sec. BQ Kevin Siller broke in the first lap of the B main allowing Kyle Inman to get out front and hold off Scott Cimato to bump into the A main. Milkman continued his impressive drive by finishing 3rd. The A main shaped up to be a battle of the brands with 3 AE and 3 Kyosho cars in the race. TQ Dennis Heims had the lead for ¾ of the race until that gremlin struck. THE B44 piloted by Brian Bellinger came out on top after he worked his way thru the field. Dan Bach’s and Doctor Drew’s ZX5s came in 2nd and 3rd.

Stadium Truck
A full field of stadium trucks were out this week. Dan Bach was able to get 19 laps to take the TQ. Kevin McNerny had a truck back out and qualified 2nd with Tom Heims 3rd. Shawn Richards recent trips have paid off with him qualifying in the tough A main. Mike Carey started to establish himself as the “Bump Up King” by winning the C main after Jim Mazurek’s tranny let him down. Janice Heims finished 2nd. Ryan Bossert tried keeping up with Mike Flemming in the B main but Mike was able to stay out front and take the win. Charlie Miller ended up 3rd. Kevin McNerny had a rough start falling to last allowing Dan Bach and Tom Heims to drive away. Dan was able to maintain his lead the whole race and beat Tom by 9 sec. Kevin was able to drive back thru the field to take 3rd.

The Slash class had quite a variety of drivers. Tom Heims took the TQ and Kevn Siller was able to hold onto 2nd by 0.3 sec as Brian Bellinger dialed in his new Slash to qualify 3rd. “King” Mike Carey won the C main over Eric Schwin by a lap. Mike Hopcia and Josh Horton had a close battle with Mike taking 3rd. After Jim Peterson broke, Mike Carey took another bump by also winning the B main in a close battle with Josh Lord and Jim Mazurek. Tom Heims started the A main in front and stayed in front of Kevin Siller the whole race to take the win. Kevin finished 2nd and Mark Smith beat Brian Bellinger by 2 sec. for 3rd.

Slash Dash for Cash
The Dash is coming to be a great way to end the evening. Image, 6 cars, 15 laps and no marshals with everyone starting against the back wall. The middle double was the equalizer this week with 4 cars ending up on their lids and 1 on the pipe. Doctor Drew was able to navigate his way through the roadblocks to stay upright the whole 15 laps to win the Dash. The funniest part was seeing 4 Slashes on their lids rocking in unison as the drivers revved the wheels trying to turn over like a bunch of turtles.

Notes from the day
The biggest part of the day was seeing all of the new drivers. I hope the Slash continues to introduce new people to racing so tell anyone you know to come on out. The kids, both young and old did great. It was good to see Janice Heims as a rose amongst all of us thorns on the drivers stand. Mike Carey shows that a bit of practice means a lot as he bumped up 3 times and ran a total of 5 races. Shawn Richard is always improving in Stadium Truck and Mike Flemming is adjusting from the oval to quaify his truck well. The battle is heating up between AE and Kyosho in the buggy classes and it’s good to see different cars being competitive. I think Brian Bellinger’s new speed secret is to get his B44 as noisy and squeaky as possible to scare everyone else away. Next week it will be louder than the belt sander.

Thanks agin to everyone who came out and we hope to see you all again soon.
Glenwood R/C track and store owner
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