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2021 Midwest Series

Old 01-05-2021, 06:57 AM
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Welcome to the 52nd season of the “Midwest Series”. The longest On-Road racing series in the USA!

As I’m sure all of you racers that have been racing in the series know I’ve volunteered for Director for a 3rd term. My last 2 were in 2006-2007. In those 2 years we had over 450 entries each year. Wouldn’t it be nice if could see that again. We also had 6 different tracks that hosted a MWS race each of those years.

Last year at this time, January, we had a very different outlook awaiting the start of the 51st season then how the season actually started. This year we look forward to the start of this season, but are still unsure of what it will be like when it starts, with greater expectations by the end of the series when we award the winners in September.

The businesses that support our hobby have also seen better years. So when it comes to trying to secure sponsors for this season I’m hoping some of them will be able to show their support so we can acquire the awards and trophies for each race and year end champions. I looked back at my old records from 2006. I was able to purchase over $6000.00 in awards that year, besides the free cookouts and free drawings. We had 20 sponsors that made that possible. I expect it to be different this time around. But I truly believe the racers that are still racing now would race no matter what the awards would be.

We are planning on having 5 MWS races. 2 in Toledo, 2 in Cincinnati, and one in Stoneboro, PA. Or 2 in Toledo and 3 in Cincinnati, if Stoneboro doesn’t work out. The series will be the best 4 out of 5. The venues might change but the race dates will stay the same. The points and rules will be the same as last year.

The proposed schedule is as follows.

May 22-23 Toledo

June 12-13 Cinci.

July 10-11 Stoneboro or Toledo

August 14-15 Cinci.

September 25-26 Cinci or Toledo. (Toledo if we race in Stoneboro.)

The Stoneboro race will be at Big Dog Indoor Racing and Hobby. They have an on-road track that Mike McBride tested at last year and will be working with the owner to get it laid out for our liking. We’re hoping we might get their local racers interested in the MWS and up our attendance.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:08 AM
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RCTECH will be the official reporting venue for this 2021 MWS season. The reason? I don’t do social media. Never have. Never will. The MWS faceBook may be updated with information taken from this forum. But any official news will only be posted here. I will not read the MWS faceBook site to see what has been posted or not. So be sure to drop by RCTECH to be sure you have the latest MWS information.

Sorry if you don’t agree. But I have very strong feelings about social medias.
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Thank You Mark for taking on the duties of MWS Director!

All racers are hoping for a return to racing without the stress of Covid and the policies it brings to any gatherings. Attendance unfortunately will never rebound to past years numbers. The bright side is that the racers that race are dedicated to the sport and aren't to worried about getting that big "bowling" trophy. More important would be to get pics out of the winners and reading a small recap of a race weekends event. A timely posting of the current points is always a plus. This is just my opinion and observation for last several years.

I totally understand your stance on the social media forums. Being a frequent FB user, as you now know, I took it upon myself and posted the schedule on the MWS thread. I will continue to update that page with pertinent info, pics, and results. This would only be done with your approval. I said last year when you stepped up I would help where needed. This is one area that I can help. Their are many FB users who never visit RC Tech for whatever reason. I just want to get some awareness out to the racers.

Here's to continuing the MWS into a great 52nd season! I hope this great series continues for another 50+ years! See everyone in Toledo for the first race. Or in Florida a the WinterNats or a Florida Nitro Series Race. The end of March is the return of the Pan American Race in Homestead, now open to all classes. March 26,27,28 GoodRacing to all!
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:08 PM
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Welcome to the 52nd season of the “Midwest Series”. The longest On-Road racing series in the USA!

As I’m sure all of you racers that have been racing in the series know I’ve volunteered for Director for a 3rd term. My last 2 were in 2006-2007. In those 2 years we had over 450 entries each year. Wouldn’t it be nice if could see that again. We also had 6 different tracks that hosted a MWS race each of those years.

Last year at this time, January, we had a very different outlook awaiting the start of the 51st season then how the season actually started. This year we look forward to the start of this season, but are still unsure of what it will be like when it starts, with greater expectations by the end of the series when we award the winners in September.

The businesses that support our hobby have also seen better years. So when it comes to trying to secure sponsors for this season I’m hoping some of them will be able to show their support so we can acquire the awards and trophies for each race and year end champions. I looked back at my old records from 2006. I was able to purchase over $6000.00 in awards that year, besides the free cookouts and free drawings. We had 20 sponsors that made that possible. I expect it to be different this time around. But I truly believe the racers that are still racing now would race no matter what the awards would be.

We are planning on having 5 MWS races. 2 in Toledo, 2 in Cincinnati, and one in Stoneboro, PA. Or 2 in Toledo and 3 in Cincinnati, if Stoneboro doesn’t work out. The series will be the best 4 out of 5. The venues might change but the race dates will stay the same. The points and rules will be the same as last year.

The proposed schedule is as follows.

May 22-23 Toledo

June 12-13 Cinci.

July 10-11 Stoneboro or Toledo

August 14-15 Cinci.

September 25-26 Cinci or Toledo. (Toledo if we race in Stoneboro.)

The Stoneboro race will be at Big Dog Indoor Racing and Hobby. They have an on-road track that Mike McBride tested at last year and will be working with the owner to get it laid out for our liking. We’re hoping we might get their local racers interested in the MWS and up our attendance.
what is the date for the GLC?
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:24 AM
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GLC is August 27-29
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