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Gene Caldwell Dominant On Friday Night

By: Aaron Roed
February 10, 2016

12 racers found there way to the track this past Friday, including new racer Shawn Hutchings.
7 amateurs lined up for their main event, and Jim Nelson got off to a good start leading after the first segment. Gene Caldwell took over the lead in the second segment and led the rest of the way for the win. There was a good tussle for positions 2-5 all race long between Alden, Yarbrough, Guiher, and Nelson, but nobody this race could match Gene’s exceptional driving, and thought process throughout the race. Gene’s actual/potential (which is a good indicator of how consistent you performed on the track) was at a 94.3%, which is really really good. Nice run Gene! This class has had 4 different winners in the last 4 weeks.
In the expert class, Jim Radford set fast time in qualifying, with the top 4 separated by just half a tenth. Racing was very close as usual, and everybody was chasing Lee for the first half of the race. Lee had a little trouble in the 6th segment, and Aaron was able to sneak in and take the lead. Jim put tons of pressure on for the lead, but Aaron was able to eek out a win. Jimmy was second, and Lee third.
Saturday Feb 20th is another series race. Racing starts at 3pm with the LMP class.


Congratulations Ryan Guiher!

By: Aaron Roed
February 4, 2016

 

Ryan Guiher picked up his first win this past week, and did so in a very short amount of time he has been racing at the raceway.
Keith Bare paced the field of 7 amateur racers in the opening segment, but not much went well for him after that. Ryan took the lead away, but pressure was being applied by second place racer JD Gardiner. For those of you wondering where in the heck is Chris Alden, he again got off to a slow start and found himself in the middle of the pack. As the race wound down, Chris was able to close the gap to within 2 laps, but credit Ryan for keeping his composer and holding on for the win. Doug Yarbrough had another good race and finished third. Chris Alden failed to lead after any segment and I am certain he will be back this Friday looking to regain the top step of the podium. It is impossible to predict what will happen this week, but I do know that this class is full of action as there have been 2 first time winners in the last 2 weeks. That trend could very well continue this week, as Keith Bare is running really well, and could easily be in the mix for a win.

Low car count in the expert class this week had 4 racers signing up for racing, including Fred Klinger who has been away for a few months. It would be hard to find someone that doesn’t enjoy racing with Fred. Chris Alden, and Ryan Guiher raced with this group after the amateur race. Jim Radford had fast time in qualifying at a 4.55, with Lee Gilbert just a thousandth behind him. Amapert Chris Alden was third in qualifying as well. Aaron and Jim were able to pull away from the field in the early part of the race, with no more than 1 lap separating the two racers the entire time. I think it was established early on that neither driver was going to push too hard, and this race would be settled in the final 2 segments. Aaron was able to pull this one out, winning by a large margin of 16 sections, Jim was second, and Lee came home third. We are back at it again this Friday night at 7pm. If you have ever thought about seeing what racing is all about, I would encourage you to come to the raceway and check it out. Ryan didn’t know what a slot car was a few months ago, now he is winning races!


Doug Yarbrough Scores His First Win

By: Aaron Roed
January 27, 2016

12 racers were at the raceway for the Friday night Nascar races. The field was split evenly with 6 amateurs, and 6 experts.
Ryan Guiher jumped out to an early lead, with Doug and Jim Nelson right behind him. Chris Alden, a familiar name at the top of the leader board was buried all the way in last place for the first two segments. Doug would take over the lead from Ryan and lead the rest of the way to pick up his first win at PSCR. Chris would rally to second place, but had a night where nothing went well for him in the race. Ryan finished third to get his first podium finish. We classify this group as amateurs, but they are really fine racers!

Lee Gilbert would set fast time and return to the 4.4 club in qualifying for the expert group. Aaron Roed would lead the first heat, but Lee snatched it away for segments 2 and 3. Methodically working his way up the leader board was Jim Radford, and now this trio would race very hard for the top spot. In a very close finish, Aaron held on to win by a 1/3 of a lap over Jim. Both racers ended up with 301 laps!
Racing continues this Friday night at 7pm.


J.R. Sweeps The Weekend

By: Aaron Roed
January 20, 2016

 

Once a month we get the chance to race in 5 classes starting Friday night with the Nascar class, and then racing 4 classes on Saturday. It is very rewarding to win one of these races, and if you can win two it’s special, Jimmy went 5 for 5 this past weekend!!!

The Friday night Nascar class had 15 entries, including California’s Rick Linn who comes up every month for the series racing.
Chris Alden again took the win in the amateur class, followed by his brother Jim, and Doug Yarbrough who is back in the slot car scene after many years away. Ryan Guiher continues to march up the leader board and finished fourth in this race, 1 lap off a podium finish. Keith Bare is another racer who is very close to getting some podiums.
A full field of expert racers lined up for there main, including quick qualifier Lee Gilbert, and amapert Chris Alden. Lee and Jim would have a close battle all race long, with Rick Linn staying just close enough to capitalize on any mistake they made. Recent amateur graduate Mark Nelson had another solid race finishing in the fourth position.
Racing continues this Friday night with the Nascar group, I always thought it would be really cool to have 20 racers on Friday nights, it’s been super close a few times, so lets see if we can make it 20+ racers this Friday night! If you need any help at all with your car, as always, any expert racer would look forward to helping you with your car, and if you want some driving tips, see JIMMY!


He’s Baaaaack!!

By: Aaron Roed
January 10, 2016

11 racers were at the track for the Friday night Nascar race. Entries were down quite a bit this week, so the amateur and expert class ran together. New to the class this week was Doug Yarbrough who had a very impressive 6th place finish, but was on the same lap as the 4th place finisher. Leo Koenig made his second start, and used to race at the West Seattle Raceway he said. Ryan Guiher is another new racer in the last month, and passes my unofficial eyeball test as someone who will be competing for podiums in the near future.
Bill Clemans was back after a few weeks away from the track, and laid the smackdown on his fellow racers. Dale Olive, and Chris Alden kept it somewhat close at the beginning, but Bill put the race away in the last half of the event. The King has finished in the second spot now 2 weeks in a row, and could be poised to win one of these races at any given time, as he is one of the most talented racers at the track. Amapert Chris Alden finished third, and has shown that he can run with anybody in this class.

Saturday January 16th is a series race. Now is the time to start sorting your stuff out for the upcoming USRA Division ll National Championship races held in April at PSCR. Pre registration is now open and can be found on the tracks Facebook page. It does not cost any money to pre register, and is not binding, it just gives Jim an idea of how many people are coming and how many steak dinners he needs to have prepared for us. (Okay not sure about the steak dinners part). Already registered are local racers Bill Clemans, Leonard Strand, and Aaron Roed. Top racers from around the world are signed up as well including Lee Gilbert, Jim Radford, Matt Bruce, and teenage superstar Justin Colvin among others.


Racing This Friday January 1st

By: Aaron Roed
December 29, 2015
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I like this pic. Congrats to Jimmy on the Eurosport win! Notice the disappointment in the body language of 2nd and 3rd place. 3 guys trying REALLY hard to win it at the end, and Jimmy came out on top.

There is a Friday night Nascar race on New Years Day. Most people have the day off, so traffic on the roads should be very light. If your car needs a tune up, come in early as any expert racer would be more than happy to help you with your car.


Ready, Set, Lets Race!!!

By: Aaron Roed
December 15, 2015

 

Another big weekend of racing kicks off this Friday night with the Nascar group at 7pm. Saturday racing starts at 3pm, racing that day will be Amateur LMP, Expert LMP, Group 10, GT 12, and 1/24 ES. Last month we were done by 9:30. There were 5 different winners in the 5 races run last month, parity is the word that comes to my mind.
For the last month the Friday night group has had between 15-19 racers each night. I would count on a lot of racers for the Saturday series racing as well, which will again include Rick Linn coming all the way from California to compete with us.
Is anybody going to be able to put a halt to the roll the Everett’s are on in 1/24 ES. Smart money says Jim Radford, and Lee Gilbert will, as usual, be a force to contend with. Rick may have had the fastest car on the track last month until mechanical issues took him out. Don’t count out Tim Burgess either!

Switching gears a little, in the last few months a couple of people have asked how or where did I start slot car racing. I thought it might be fun to share not only my story, but anyone else’s story of how they started. Mine goes like this.
When my wife was working, and on my weekday off I would be at home with my then 7 yr old daughter. After growing somewhat tired of playing with Dora The Explorer dolls, and various other toys, we went to Toys R Us to look for something different. I found a $40 slot car racing set, and we were both excited to get home and play with it. Set up in the kitchen before mom got home we went for hours straight, put it away for the day and brought it out a few more times after that. Remembering a commercial raceway in Everett that I had seen 20 years ago I did a search of raceways in the area. PSCR popped up, and we went to the track to rent some cars. My 7 yr old daughter started racing in the kids division, and had a lot of fun, winning a few races along the way. The next step for her was the Nascar class, and for awhile I would bring her up there most Friday nights to race. Racing at that time was done on the Bullring (rental track). I had zero intention of racing, up until the point when Ken Cavish would bring his daughter to the track, and soon both girls wanted to play instead of race. I decided what else was I going to do, so picked up her controller and entered myself in the race. We both had a massive amount of fun racing againest each other in the amateur class, including the infamous Queen topples the King race, in which she beat Dale Olive and may or may not have had a little help from her fellow competitors in making sure Dale had some trouble on the track! Madison was a very good racer, winning series championships in amateur LMP, and 1/32 GTP. With massive amounts of help from Jim Radford, and Tim Burgess, I am the addict that I am today. 5 years ago to the day is when we entered our first race. Womp Womps on the Bullring! Should anyone want their story shared, write up your story and give it to me at the track. I think it would be really cool to hear from some of the seasoned vets, and what it was like racing in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.


Another Large Field Of Racers On Friday Night!

By: Aaron Roed
December 9, 2015

Friday night had 17 entries combined in the amateur and expert classes for the Friday night Nascar class. This is the most popular class at the track based on the number of entries, and it just keeps growing!
9 amateurs lined up for their main, and Sid Fugate would take the early lead. It wouldn’t last long as amapert Chris Alden took over the lead in the 2nd segment, but would be challenged hard all race by Jim Nelson for the top spot. Going into the final segment, 1 lap separated the two drivers, and they would finish running right next to each other ( Red and White). Chris was flawless in the final segment and took the win. Jim Nelson 2nd, and Gene Caldwell 3rd. Drag racer Tim Nelson ran a solid race and will soon be in the mix for some podiums.

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Tom Hansen again was top qualifier this week at a 4.44, just off the track record of 4.43. Hansen would get the whole shot and lead the first 2 segments. Halfway through both Tom and Aaron were on pace to be at 300 laps or better. Aaron slipped past Tom in the middle part of the race and took the win. Hansen was 2nd, and Jim Radford finished 3rd.

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Next Saturday is round 2 of series racing. Racing at 3pm, and we were done with 5 classes by 9:30. Friday night will be Nascar night as always, with the huge number of racers every Friday night you are always in a battle for position.


Tom Hansen, And Jim Alden Pick Up The Wins.

By: Aaron Roed
December 1, 2015

 

19 racers signed up to race this past Friday, Nov. 27th. Included in the entries was first time racer Jeffry Fox, and the popular return of Mark and Sherri Kanzler.
11 amateurs lined up for their main event, and again Chris Alden would take control of this race early. After building a comfortable 5 lap lead, Chris ran into some trouble in the sixth segment, allowing Jim Alden, and Jim Nelson to take over the top 2 spots on the leader board. Chris rallied hard at the end, but finished about a lap back of his bro. Jim Nelson, Gene Caldwell, and Keith Bare rounded out the top 5.

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A full field of 8 experts timed in, and Tom Hansen was fast time at a 4.54. Tom jumped out to the early lead starting on Orange lane, but had Bill Clemans pushing him hard for the top spot. Mark Nelson hung in there all night, eventually finishing in the 3rd spot. Bill had to retire early from the race due to some body damage, allowing Aaron Roed to finish second, a couple laps behind Tom. Tom was really never challenged hard for the top spot in this race, as he led the entire race.

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Race winners from the series race held on November 19th were as follows
Jim Nelson Amateur LMP
Jim Radford LMP
Aaron Roed Group 10
Bill Clemens GT 12
Bob Everett Eurosport

Fantastic racing in my opinion, really liking the new format.


Huge Weekend Of Racing Set For November 20th,21st

By: Aaron Roed
November 15, 2015

 

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On tap this weekend is 5 classes of racing spread over 2 days. It all gets started on Friday night at 7pm with the Nascar class. This class has an amateur race, and an expert race. The last 4 expert races have been decided by 1 lap or less, and came down to the final seconds of the race. With the amount of entries averaging in the mid teens, there is close racing throughout the field no matter what your skill level is.
Saturday, racing starts at 3pm. LMP has both an amateur class and expert class as well. Expect to see a few new faces in this class, as a good number of the newer Nascar guys and gals will be running as well. A Saturday afternoon LMP race is as good as it gets in the expert class. I dare you to try and pick a winner, racing is super close, and just about everyone in the field has a great shot to win! Len Strand has the track record for qualifying at a 4.03, and Burgess has the distance record somewhere in the 325 lap range.
Group 10 is up next, and again there will be a few new faces in this class. Jim Radford has a fast Group 10, and while Bill Clemans may not show up with the fastest car, you can count on him racing his way to the front not only in this class, but any race he enters for that matter.
We transition to the faster cars now, and start off with GT 12. Jimmy took us all to the woodshed in the series opener back in October, but expect guys like Tim Burgess, and both the Everetts to give him all he can handle.
1/24 ES will end the night. The Everett’s are on a massive roll since early Spring, with Bob picking up the win in October. Look for Jim and Lee to be challenging for the win as well, and Ian Guy will be racing, looking to build on his near podium finish back in June.
I would encourage all racers to stick around and check out GT 12, and Eurosport racing, even if it’s just for a little while. If you would like to make some laps with a GT 12 car prior to racing, I would be more than happy to let you try it out!



Below please check out "YOU TUBE" videos of racing Gp 10 on the Twister plus Dan and Rob explaining some of the cars and classes we run.
 
In memory of our dear friend and fellow racer Rob McCuistion 1957 - 2012


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