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Old 03-30-2008, 06:36 AM   #76
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On behalf of Homestead RC Raceway, we would like to thank all of the racers, pit people, and friends who attended The 2nd Annual International Grand Prix. We were able to offer some great racing and expose our hobby/sport to thousands of spectators in a truly special atmosphere.

You were a great group of people to work with. Without your cooperation this could never happen. I hope all of you enjoyed the RC Car Racing, all the amenities that Homestead Miami Speedway provided, and of course all of the full scale racing inside the Speedway.

Thanks again, and remember we will be hosting the Super Regionals on May
17th, and 18th, at our permanent track.

Below are the final results.

2nd Annual International Grand Prix 03-29-08

Best Heat Lap/Time for .12 Gas Sedan:
Paolo Morganti with 27/5:07.80

-- .12 Gas Sedan - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 3 148 30:02.78 Art Carbonell
2 1 147 30:01.90 Paolo Morganti
3 7 141 30:07.14 Jason Bell
4 5 140 30:01.31 Ray Schneider
5 8 100 30:10.44 Chris Lefebvre
6 4 98 20:06.82 Mark Harrison
7 6 65 14:27.21 James Burrows
8 2 40 15:38.13 Gianni Giorgio
-- 9 --- DNS --- Duncan Chin

-- .12 Gas Sedan - B Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 2 90 20:05.93 Duncan Chin
2 1 89 19:52.19 Joe Chin
3 3 88 20:04.60 Rick Pinard
4 5 82 20:07.27 Howard Stamen
5 6 67 18:59.76 Jermaine Roberts
6 4 60 14:31.60 Luis Mansur

Best Heat Lap/Time for 1/8 Open:
Ryan Rhodes with 28/5:00.55

-- 1/8 Open - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 1 160 30:06.02 Ryan Rhodes
2 2 155 30:01.63 Phillip Abed
3 5 137 30:01.09 Greg Esser
4 7 134 30:09.41 Jim Rice
5 8 121 30:08.62 Bill McLean
6 3 107 21:18.38 Randy Colvin
7 4 99 22:55.67 Roniel Regalado
8 9 58 13:34.35 David Larry
9 6 48 9:35.68 Randy Rhodes

-- 1/8 Open - B Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 2 94 20:02.22 David Larry
2 4 94 20:13.88 Gary Wiggins
3 1 91 20:09.00 Julian Hope
4 3 11 2:42.75 Gary Swayze
5 5 10 4:11.22 Robert Herrera
-- 6 --- DNS --- Bryan Esser
-- 7 --- DNS --- James Woodward
-- 8 --- DNS --- Maxy Velazco

Best Heat Lap/Time for Electric Sedan:
Felix Law with 29/6:06.53

-- Electric Sedan - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 1 28 6:00.31 Felix Law
2 3 28 6:07.16 Roly Cusine
3 2 21 4:30.04 Michael Abraira
4 4 7 4:27.82 AJ Dipirro

---- Multiple A Main Scores ----
pos t.pts e.pts 1st 2nd 3rd laps/time name
1 200 100 ... 100 100 100 86/18:26.24 Felix Law
2 198 99 ... 99 99 99 84/18:16.93 Roly Cusine
3 196 97 ... 97 98 98 61/16:43.07 AJ Dipirro
4 98 0 ... 98 0 0 35/4:30.04 Michael Abraira

-- Electric Sedan - A2 Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 1 29 6:12.97 Felix Law
2 3 28 6:04.88 Roly Cusine
3 4 27 6:07.63 AJ Dipirro
-- 2 --- DNS --- Michael Abraira

-- Electric Sedan - A3 Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 1 28 6:01.25 Felix Law
2 3 28 6:02.76 Roly Cusine
3 4 26 6:04.30 AJ Dipirro
-- 2 --- DNS --- Michael Abraira
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:30 AM   #77
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this is one unique rc car event. form the crowd of people watching. the oohs and aah from the crowd when guy make passes to the roar of the engines of the full size car. the rc race was great all of the mains were close all coming down to the wire . congratulation to Art,Ryan and Felix for the victories. Thank you Doug for calling a good race and getting the crowd into in.
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Yeah, those turkey legs are gigantic and taste so good! Most of the racers went for the burgers or chicken with a large order of fries of course.

Good news on the tire wear! It is a fraction of what it was last year. The track crew knocked themselves out dragging abrasive blocks on the surface for a couple of days and then dragging weighted down truck tires to fill and rubber up the surface. It has really paid off with good traction and very tolerable tire wear.
I'm curious about the "dragging abrasive blocks on the surface" done at the speedway. Can anybody give me some details of this and are there any pics of it?

Thanks in advance!
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I'm curious about the "dragging abrasive blocks on the surface" done at the speedway. Can anybody give me some details of this and are there any pics of it?

Thanks in advance!
Bob, you have a pm.
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I need to thank several people for this race. First to Randy Colvin for lending me a awesome engine when I broke mine. This guy also took his time away from working on his own car to fix my starter box and tune this engine for me. Gary Wiggins helped me out a lot with my car setup. He took the time to work with me and explain in detail on what the Hudy setup stuff is really used for. I actually qualified 10th overall and won the B-main. Can I get an Holy Cow do you believe in miracles? My fellow Red Cup Racers, Jim, Julian, Gary and Chris. It was a great time. Thanks to Julian for taking us to a fun restaurant Friday night. I have never seen a restaurant where its bring your own cooler. Food was excellent. Thanks to James for driving and saving my legs. I had a blast pitting with everyone and learned a lot from watching everyone work on there stuff.

Congrats to the Race Winners: Art "Master Yoda" , Ryan "The Rocket", And Felix on there Victories.

To the Hometead crew (Doug, John, Ray don't know the rest sorry) excellent job with this race. Track was great and this event was fun to run.

Folks if you did not run in this event you should make plans for next year. It is not often you get to run with this type of crowd watching.

By the way Mr Johnny Wong, If you ever are in the need of a new job I think you could get one has a chauffer. And yes John I had a good time!

See you all at the Fort for our next state race.

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Half the photos are now downloaded - 400 more to go. Then to sort them out, to to along with the article. I hope to have it all posted by late tonight or tomorrow (Monday).
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We're looking forward to viewing your photos Mike! Thanks to Doug and all of the Homestead RC volunteers for putting on a great event. Tire wear was not an issue at all and the track was quite fun to drive. A few days of Florida sunshine were very much appreciated by us from the great white north. Unfortunately a flu bug decided to attack me on Thursday night. It dampened my spirits a wee bit but I had fun none the less. Very nice to see many familiar faces too! Thanks again.
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Article and about ten photos are posted on SGrid Online. The rest of the photos need to be made into image galleries, which will be posted tomorrow (Monday). I'll post a few images below.

To look at the galleries you'll need a flash player. I'd post them tonight, but it's now 2am and I'm tired. Will continue tomorrow.
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The r/c track



The racers



Art Carbonell, Sedan Winner
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Some full-size racing action



Photo taken in the pits
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That's the Ferrari that was in the sand more than I am on the golf course!! LMAO!!!
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Photo galleries are now posted. Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find the galleries, and make sure you have a 'flash' player installed first. Hopefully everyone's car is covered. Probably way too many photos, but you can select which ones you want to see in the larger size.
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Thanks to Doug and the Homestead crew for putting on a great race. I had a blast and hope to be back again, awesome venue for a RC race.
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A big thanks to Johnny Wong, Duncan Chin, Joe Chin, Doug M! for getting the track ready to race, as well as running a smooth race! Congratulations to Art on his Sedan win! Also congratulations to Phillip and Greg for podium finishes! I had a great time this weekend not only racing, but watching the Indy races as well as the Grand Am Series. Can't wait to comeback down for the regionals. See you guys next weekend at Ft. Myers for the last state series race!

Thanks to Mugen Seiki, Twister Tires, Maxy's Fuel, IDM Engines and my Dad!
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