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Old 04-14-2008, 04:04 PM   #211
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To answer some of the previous posts...

Rich does not post entry lists.

We had 1 heat of IGT, I TQ'ed Scott Fisher won.
3 heats of sedan, J Lin TQ'ed and won.
4 heats of 1/8th, Scotty B TQ'ed, Josh Cyrul won.

All things considered, the turnout was excellent, and as far as I can tell, most or all the racers had a great time and there was zero drama.
The 1/8th main had 5 Motonica, 3 Kyosho, 2 Mugen, 1 Pursuit, and 1 Shepard.
It was great to see all the different cars in the main and to have Steve Jackson come back from retirement and be right back on pace. Thanks to Byron Fuels for the continued support, and to all the racers who made the trip (long or short) and made the race a success. Full results are normally posted on the 4aces website within a few days along with photos.

Make plans to attend again next year, this race will happen again for sure, sometime in April, more than likely 2nd or 3rd weekend.

Here are some photos my wife took, enjoy!

Mike Saputo and Art Carbonell sleeping on the job, Josh Cyrul working on his car. Art did not get his Motonica built in time so he was there to help out Mike.


Mike and Art wake up


The Parkers all the way from Alabama


My IGT car


Pits on the left, tire truing station, air hoses, and body wash on the right


The race staff + Marc Cruz


My P8.0R with Cordoba engine


Covered tech, timing tower and driver's stand



Thello's pit area


Team Pursuit pits, Danny's car looked good this weekend


Some A Main drivers warming up


Josh Cyrul during warm up


Do I lean it in or lean it out?


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IGT


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1/8th top 3, Josh, me, Thello



1/10th top 3, Jeffrey, Walter, Marc


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Old 04-15-2008, 01:00 AM   #212
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I would like to thank Rich Taylor for a great race, like always. The facility looks really good now with all the new things done.
I would really like to see more and more drivers showing to these races; we do not have many tracks to race, so we should support the few that we have....
Here are some pics.............
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:03 AM   #213
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Some more .........
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:07 AM   #214
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:58 AM   #215
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TMA Marketing & Distribution is proud to announce that Scotty Barerra TQ'ed and posted the fasted lap in the A main using the Blitz Lola 06 body and Ultimate Racing's shock oils. The Blitz bodies and Ultimate's High quality oils helped Scotty use his amazing talent to drive fast!

TMA is also proud to sponsor Scotty because he sets the example of being a fast driver and a good person. If you haven't had a chance to meet Scotty, please say hello when you see him at the races. He always has a smile and willing to offer his help.

I wish to congradulate Josh Cyrul on his win. Josh is another person who is fast and a good guy!

Rich Taylor is to be congradulated on putting on an excellent event alone with Garren and Motonica. The entire weekend was fun and full of good racing with a lot of practice time mixed in as well. Rich maintains one of the best permanent tracks in the west. Coming to Las Vegas to race is a family affair. Tons of things to do for the family while the guys get to race all day! Is their a better life than this? You race all day and your wife and kids thank you at the end of the day!!!

Being an Arizona guy I can't go without saying something about Brad Toffelmire. Brad had to win the "if it can happen it happened to me" award. Brad was fast both in the 1/10th and 1/8th classes and yet found ways to break and fall out of advancing into the A mains in both classes. This I guess is as they say.. is racing. Thank God there is another race to try again!
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:06 PM   #216
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Had a great time in Vegas. Thanks to all for putting on a well organized race. Great weather we had, just like in Hawaii, blue skies and sunshine. Hopefully I'll make it back next year.

Finally got to meet Soloartist and other that post here
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:24 PM   #217
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Man, what a rough week this was. Finally got it somewhat together when it counted. Only finished one qualifier out of 10!!! A stupid e-clip cost me a probable podium in sedan and the IGT finally came together when it mattered the most.

Nice seeing solo again as well as all my R/C friends. Big shout to the crew from Hawaii for making the race. That has to be a very long drive to get to Vegas from our 50th state.

Thanks to all that helped me as well as the race sponsors for this.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:26 PM   #218
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Looks like another great race at vegas, Congratulations to Jefferey, Walter, and Mark on thier 1-3 finish in sedan.
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I have uploaded one camera so far one more to go check them out.

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Thanks for the kind words Garen. I had alot of fun and look forward to the next one. Rich and your self did a great job with this race and it was great to see everyone again.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:11 PM   #221
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Sam, those are very nice comments, thank you.

Steve, when will we see you race again?
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Okay, now I'm really bummed that I couldn't make it. It's not often that I have an opportunity to race with my old friend Mike Saputo!!
Shoot, for once I would not have been the oldest racer entered.
For those of you who didn't know who to thank for the goattee craze - it would be Mike. Luv ya Mike - see you at GLC this summer?

Looks like you all had a great time. Next year for sure!!!
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Soon plan on running some club races at crystalpark and Greater LA.
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Scott Hendrickson here !!!

Just checkin in to see how things are going, and by the way,
I lost my Cell in PHX a few months ago when I was in Phoenix
doing an Audit on our operations there at the Airport..

Give me P.M. to get your Phone# and see when I might be able to
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the near future !!!!!!!

I need and excuse to keep my 26 year ritual of being in Vegas !!!!



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Another excellent Las Vegas Grand Prix, thanks to Motonica, Byrons, Garren and Rich. The racing was exciting, the track and the recent improvements are excellent (as always). It was great to meet the Hawaiian crew JD, Roy and Scott. As well the Marin county crew Christian and Greg. Good to see a few of the Utah racers (we missed ya ZOOT, thanks for the shade) Also it was great to meet the Parkers, And last but not least I'm very grateful to Jerry Roberts for being my fueler during that long main (next time I'll keep the tire side down) See all next year
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