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Old 10-16-2006, 05:58 PM   #61
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Default Practice for ARCOR State Championships

Plenty of action this past weekend, as people were looking for setups for the 2006 ARCOR State Championship Race on October 21st. To help those who still need setups, Thunder Road will be open for practice on Friday night, October 20th, starting at 6 PM. Details, directions, maps and more at thunderroadrc.com. Be advised some of the local boys were looking pretty sharp. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:17 PM   #62
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Don't forget, we will be open on Friday night, starting at 6 PM, for any one wanting to practice for the ARCOR State Championship Race on Saturday. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:37 PM   #63
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2006 ARCOR State Championships Race Report

The 2006 ARCOR State Championships race was run at Thunder Road RC Speedway in Gordonsville, VA on October 21st. $250.00 in merchandise awards (Ernie Bucks) and a large box of door prizes from JACO, SMC, Associated, McAllister and Trinity apparently wasn’t enough to draw the racers inside from what could only be described as a glorious fall day. Still, those racers that did show were all fast (with the possible exception of the track owner, who tends to struggle at times) and serious. The low turnout didn’t affect the racing action, which was close and competitive all day long. The racers all voted to run Stock Class, rather than divide into smaller groups.

The A Main was the property of Jesse Bean. After getting dusted in the first qualifier, Jesse had tweaked his Maverick chassis and apparently found the handle; as he won his other two heats easily. Jesse ran in front the entire way, although Joel White and Quinn Frazier (who had looked very strong in his own qualifiers) managed to stay on the same lap. Harold Ruckle threatened, but parked his Hyperdrive early on; leaving the first three cars to run in close tandem the rest of the way. In a remarkably trouble-free run, Joel and Quinn held onto Jesse’s bumper, but couldn’t mount a serious challenge. In the end, only three seconds separated the first three spots.

The B Main featured an even closer race, with, yet again, three cars staying lined up for most of the race. Steve Nelson led easily in the beginning, but began to slow as the race neared the end. The final laps featured a last minute charge by Charlie Johnson, as he set his sights on Steve’s slowing Darkside entry. Track owner Ernie Padgette looked quick at times with his KSG entry; but as the race wore on, couldn’t maintain the mental concentration to challenge the leading pair. A slip here, and a wide line there, was all it took; as first Steve and then Charlie lapped him in the final minute of the race. With Steve slowing, and Charlie trying to find a safe way past, all three cars wound up running nose to tail again for the last few laps, with Ernie P. thinking hard about trying to unlap himself. Discretion proved the better part of valor, as he backed off to allow the leading pair to decide the outcome without outside interference. On the next to last lap, Charlie finally slipped past to take the win; with only two tenths of a second between them at the end.

The low entry didn’t affect the enthusiasm of the racers or the quality of the racing action. The newly revised layout of the oval course was unanimously approved as an improvement, and everyone agreed the fall racing season was off to a good start. Hopefully, some of the missing faces will reappear as the weather cools. The revised road course will be in use next weekend; as the tippytoe crowd starts working up to the Road Rash Race on November 5th. That race will feature an “RWB” Class. RWB means “run what ya brung”. If it’s 1:10 Scale, has 5mm of ground clearance, maximum of six cells, bring it on! Any motor, any chassis, any body and everybody.

Sunday, October 29: Road Course
Open 10:00 AM; Race 3:00 PM

Sunday, November 5: Road Rash 2006 (Road Course $ Race)
Open 10:00 AM; Race 3:00 PM
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:31 AM   #64
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Default Road Rash 2006

We'll be running the road course the next two weekends. Now's the time to get set up for the Road Rash 2006 Race on November 5th. The race lineup will include an RWB Class. If it's 10 Scale, maximum of six batteries, with 5mm of ground clearance, it's legal! Pan cars; mod motors; Can Am style bodies; whatever you like. So drag out your hottest stuff and head for Thunder Road. $250.00 in merchandise awards; door prizes and a new road course layout. Details, maps and more at thunderroadrc.com. See you there. Thanks; Ernie P.

Sunday, October 29: Road Course
Open 10:00 AM; Race 3:00 PM

Sunday, November 5: Road Rash 2006 (Road Course $ Race)
Open 10:00 AM; Race 3:00 PM
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:08 AM   #65
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October 29, 2006 Race Report

The newly revised road course was in use on Sunday; and the unanimous opinion of the racers was that the 13 turn layout was awesome. The main activity seemed to be centered on finding setups for next weeks Road Rash Race; with the actual racing a secondary activity. Various incidents, typically involving walls and pipes, sidelined a few cars as every one seemed to be looking for the edge of control and speed.

With everyone running 1:10 Touring Car Stock Class, the action got underway on a beautiful fall day. Kenny Yo easily dominated his heat races, leaving Ed Meadows and Oliver Campbell fighting for second. The main action was in the second group of racers, as Eddel Veloso and John Pritchett took turns dominating, with Mack trailing. Eddel took the first heat; John set a new TQ in the second; and Eddel responded with yet another TQ in the third heat.

In the A Main, John Pritchett ran a new TQ pace of 28 laps in 5:06.89. John’s only problem was that Eddel Veloso was sitting two laps out in front of him; with a blistering 30 laps in 5:04.21! Mack and Kenny Yo trailed. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:54 PM   #66
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Default Road Rash 2006

Time to get it together, guys. Road Rash 2006 will be run Sunday at Thunder Road RC Speedway, in Gordonsville, VA. Details, directions, maps and more at thunderroadrc.com.

$250.00 in merchandise awards; lots of door prizes; a brand new 13 turn road course layout; and a chance to run the baddest things in your parts boxes. Thats right, we're going to run the normal 1:10 Scale TC's in Stock and 19-Turn; but we're also running an "RWB" Class. For the RWB Class, if its 1:10 Scale, maximum of six batteries; and has 5mm clearance, it's legal!! PERIOD!

So drag out the swoopy bodies; your hottest motors; tear off the weights; go to work with the scissors; and let's find out who can get the power to the ground, or learn to fly low! Doors open at 10:00; racing at 3:00. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:39 PM   #67
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Road Rash 2006 provided a fun day of racing at Thunder Road RC Speedway on November 5th. An early decision by the racers led to a concentration on the Stock Touring Car Class; and the action was on. Eddel Veloso and Arvin Nano dominated their respective heats. Neither was seriously challenged, and we were all looking forward to seeing how they would fare when they met in the Mains.

The B Main featured a tight race between new racer Edwardo Meadows and Carl Burkhart. Carl lead early on, but starting slipping as the race wore on. Edwardo slipped past around the three minute mark, and then started easing away. Michael Burkhart, also running his first race at Thunder Road, chased hard but crashed out late in the race. In the end, Carl wasn’t able to close the gap, and wound up trailing Edwardo by two laps.

The A Main featured the showdown we had all been anticipating; Eddel and Arvin swapping paint for the marbles. Unfortunately, Eddel wasn’t in the mood to play. At the start, he jumped into a quick lead, and simply kept on keeping on. Charlie Johnson had looked capable of challenging; but various car problems had dropped him from two of the heats. His Main run lasted only three laps before he was again sidelined by a battery problem. Mack Anderson and John Pritchett were both capable of running very fast laps, but neither was consistent enough to stay in touch with the leaders. They had a good race against each other, but slowly dropped back. Mack led John for most of the race, but fell behind late, finally finishing a lap behind in fourth place.

Eddel didn’t have much of an edge on Arvin; but he kept on using it. One or two tenths a lap; and it added up to half a lap when the bell sounded. Arvin kept hoping for a slip by Eddel, but it never happened. A good race for Eddel; and a solid performance by Arvin. $250.00 in merchandise awards, and door prizes from Team Associated, JACO, SMC and Trinity ensured every one went hope happy.

We’ll be running the oval on Saturday, November 11th; and the road course again on Sunday, the 12th. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:18 PM   #68
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Default Yea Our Team!

Congratulations to the Thunder Road regulars who made the hike to the Oval Masters. Jesse Bean (4th, Stock A Main), Harold Ruckle (8th, Stock A Main), Joel White (4th, Stock C Main), Steve Kritikikos, AKA Kriter (2nd, SPEC A Main), Larry Boyd (2nd, 1:12 19-Turn, B Main) and Lin Vaughn (7th, 1:12 19-Turn A Main) made the trek, and did a great job of flying the flag for the local crowd. Guys, that ain’t a bad showing! Thanks for showing folks we take our racing seriously in Virginia. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:24 PM   #69
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Default 2006 Virginia Oval Championships (ARCOR)

I'm starting a separate thread for the 2006 Virginia Oval Championships, but wanted to post here first. Thanks; Ernie P.

Some great news, guys. Dave Irrgang of Irrgang Racing Services (as in IRS) will be down to race with us on December 9th, for the 2006 ARCOR Virginia Oval Championships. Not only will Dave be racing, he has agreed to do *two* “how to” classes for us. He will show us how to put together a killer diff, and how to correctly assemble his exciting new IRS VCS Micro shocks. What could be better? Well, Dave will have with him a complete selection of all his IRS oval goodies; for you to go ooh and aah over. So make plans now to attend the hottest upcoming oval race in Virginia. Details, directions, maps and more at thunderroadrc.com. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:06 AM   #70
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Default 11/11/06 Race Report

The oval track was in use on November 11th. A rare day of late fall good weather kept a lot of RC racers doing the “honey do” thing; but a few die hard racers gathered to do battle on the carpet. While the majority of racers opted to run Stock, the selfless track owner decided to run SPEC, simply to make up a class. This allowed a couple of new racers (Paul Carver and Bo Long; welcome guys!) to get some race experience under their belt.

<Pay no attention to those people whispering in the background about the track owner taking the opportunity to beat up on a couple of new guys before they get good enough to kick the old man’s backside. Besides, the way Paul and Bo were picking up on things, it won’t be long before they are right in the thick of things. Special thanks to Larry Boyd, who spent all day showing Paul and Bo how to set up their cars. That’s what it takes to keep the sport going.>

Paul Carver and Bo Long improved steadily through the day, but still came up a bit short in the SPEC A Main. Ernie Padgette weaved his way through the traffic and was a couple of laps up on Paul and Bo at the end.

The Stock A Main was basically a repeat of the heats. Joel White grabbed a quick lead, with Lin Vaughan chasing hard. Scott Gregory could run some very fast laps, as could Steve Simmons and Charlie Johnson, but couldn’t maintain the consistency they needed to seriously challenge. As the race went on, Joel slowly eased away from every one. In the last 30 seconds of the race, Lin Vaughan suddenly started closing on the leader. Each lap he was closer; but the clock ran out with Joel still three tenths of a second in front. Scott, Steve and Charlie trailed. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Default 2007 JACO/SMC Snowflake Classic races

The dates have now been confirmed; and the 2007 JACO/SMC Snowflake Classic (Oval and Road Course) races will be run on January 13 (Oval) and 27 (Road Course). More later. These will be the two biggest races of our season, so please help spread the word. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:28 AM   #72
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Default Racing this weekend!

We'll be running the oval on Saturday; and the road course on Sunday. Details, directions, maps and more at thunderroadrc.com. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Default 2006 Virginia Oval Championships (ARCOR)

JB, of ARCOR, just announced an early Christmas present for the racers at the 2006 Virginia Oval Championships: There will be no membership charge for non-ARCOR members participating in this race! It's an early Christmas present; and an encouragement for non-ARCOR members to get a look at how ARCOR races are run. So, don't worry about the membership thing; just come on down (or up) and have fun racing.

As a side note, a portion of the entry fees will go to the Scott Ricker Fund. So, we are still doing good stuff for the RC community.

The track is ready. The racers are getting packed. And race day is almost here! This is going to be a good one! Details, directions, maps and more at thunderroadrc.com. Thanks; Ernie P.
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