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Weekly Race Schedule
Tuesday
 Drag Racing 7PM
Wednesday (Sep - May)
 Kid's Womp Racing 6PM
Friday
 Nascar 7 PM
Scale Series
 3PM 1st & 3rd Sat.
Sep-June
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Jim Nelson Back On Top

By: Aaron Roed
June 15, 2016

12 racers were at the raceway this past Friday night for the weekly stock car races.
5 amateurs lined up for there main, and Jim Nelson jumped out to an early lead. Cora Nelson, and Keith Bare kept it close throughout, but Jim was able to pick up the win. Cora continues to improve, her crew chief is FINALLY giving her something she can work with. Leo did a rebuild on his car and looks to contend for a podium in the near future. I even saw a third Guiher making some laps during practice!

7 racers made up the expert race, and 3 different guys had times of 4.63 in qualifying, sadly I was not one of them. Lee had a better back up time and was TQ ahead of Fred Klinger, and Tim Burgess.
Timmy was the early leader, as pre race favorite Lee Gilbert seemed to find trouble in every lane he raced in. Tim was able to maintain a 1 lap lead over second place until he reached Purple lane in the fifth segment. The braid was up just enough to upset his car, and he lost the lead and perhaps the race. I was able to inherit the lead and take the win. Lee finished second, and Leonard came back from last place at one point to finish third.

Enduro teams are forming, and there are still spots open for 3 teams (as of Friday night). All 3 tracks will be utilized, and the event will last 6 hours. There are no ” super teams” i.e. Bill Clemens, Tom Hansen, Jim Radford teams. It seems every team will have a good chance to win. This will be on Saturday, August 20th at noon.


Summer Race Schedule

By: jradford
May 16, 2016

Normally summertime slows down in the slot car world with people enjoying their vacations and doing all the outside chores around the house we’ve dreaded through the winter. So we run a modified race schedule throughout the summer with some additional fun type racing events.

May:
Every Tuesday: Bracket Drag Racing, 7:00 PM
Every Friday: Stock Car Racing, 7:00 PM on the Twister
3rd Saturday (May 21st): AMCA Scale Series, LMP, GTP, GT12, Eurosport, Tech closes @ 1:00

June:
Every Tuesday: Bracket Drag Racing, 7:00 PM
Every Friday: Stock Car Racing, 7:00 PM on the Twister
4th Saturday (June 25th): AMCA Scale Series, LMP, GTP, GT12, Eurosport, Tech closes @ 1:00
(Note this race is normally on the 3rd SatuRday but a vacation conflict has forced a change)

July:
Every Tuesday: Bracket Drag Racing, 7:00 PM
Every Friday: Stock Car Racing, 7:00 PM on the Twister
July 22, 23, 24th The Flats! Friday: Stock Car, Saturday LMP, Group-10, JRL, Sunday: GT-12, 1/32 Eurosport, 1/24 Eurosport

August:
Every Tuesday: Bracket Drag Racing, 7:00 PM
Every Friday: Stock Car Racing, 7:00 PM on the Twister
Saturday August 20th, NOON, 6 Hour Team Enduro

For details on any of these races please check our calendar or give us a call at the shop!


Upcoming Events At The Track

By: Aaron Roed
May 10, 2016

Weekly Friday night stock car racing is back in full force. Racing starts at 7pm every Friday night.
As mentioned by Mike Stahl, series racing will resume on Saturday May 21st. All 4 classes will be racing that day, the only change is the start time. Racing will start at 1pm.
See ya at the track!


Wrapping Up The Nats

By: Aaron Roed
April 27, 2016

Just a general recap of the action that took place at the Nats held April 18th-23rd. First and foremost, thank you Jim and Diane for giving us a chance to race in these big races and compete against some of the best racers from around the world. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of time and work that goes into preparing to host an event like this.

3 of our racers made it into the Eurosport main event. They were Jim Radford, Len Strand, and “that dude” Rick Linn. Just to make the main event is a great accomplishment, as 33 very talented racers were entered. Paul Gawronski from California would lead the first 2 segments, followed closely by Jim Radford, and Matt Bruce form New Jersey. Jim Radford would lead segments 3 and 4, but was assessed a 10 lap penalty for unintentionally impeding the progress of another racer. Rick Linn would take the lead after the fifth segment, but it would be short lived as Matt Bruce led segments 6 and 7. Somewhere along the way, Paul Gawronski was penalized 3 laps I believe. I am not quite sure what the infraction was. That set the stage for a battle to the finish, as Matt had a six lap lead on Rick going into the final segment. Matt would finish on Black, and Rick on Green. Lane advantage Rick. Rick was making up a little ground on Matt, when the pinion on Matt’s car (I think) came loose ending his chance at the win. If I am as fortunate/unfortunate one day to be in the spot Matt was in, I hope I handle that situation half as well as he did. He was about the first to congratulate Rick on his win, and displayed great sportsmanship in a difficult spot. Both Jim and Matt should be proud of the way they handle themselves.
Rick drove a great race like normal, and is the 1/24 eurosport national champion. Congratulations Rick, you are one heck of a slot car racer.
Both Rick, and A main competitor Herman James indicated they will be back for The American Flat Track Worlds which takes place in the month of July.

The Nascar class will be racing once again this Friday at 7pm.


Chris Alden And Jim Radford Win On Friday Night

By: Aaron Roed
April 11, 2016

With everyone in full Nats prep mode, 13 racers found their way to the racetrack this past Friday night.
6 amateurs got the party started, including Walt Hough visiting from Malaga making his first start on the Twister. Chris Alden, and Ryan Guiher had a great race for the lead in the first half of the event, but Chris would distance himself from the field in the later stages of this one. Ryan finished second, followed by Jim Nelson in third. Walt was really impressed with the Twister, and appreciated how challenging it can be.

A full field of expert racers were up next, including Chris Alden who’s expert status is now official! I set fast time at a 4.51, just ahead of Jim Radfords 4.52. Myself and Jim were separated by no more than 1 lap the entire race. At the end of the 7th segment I took the lead for the first time in the race as my car coasted past Jim’s at the end of the segment. In a dog fight to the finish, Jimmy made an aggressive pass for the lead and went on to win. I finished with a free lesson and second place. Fred Klinger was able to grab the third spot, and in doing so, set a new personal distance record.

There is a Nascar race this Friday night at 7pm. This should be some really good racing, as I would bet there are a few guys in town for the Nats that will be competing on Friday night.


Keith Bare Picks Up His First Win!!!

By: Aaron Roed
April 6, 2016

10 racers were at the track this past Friday night, and both the amateur, and expert class had 5 racers apiece.
Keith Bare would only trail in this race during the first segment. Chris Alden kept the pressure on until the 7th segment when Keith stretched his lead to 6 laps with just one segment to go. Ryan Guiher looked like he had a little trouble in a few segments and would finish a distant third. Congrats to Keith on the big win! Keith has put a lot of time in at the raceway, and had many races where he was great for some, or most of the race. This week he was on it the entire race, and was rewarded with the win.

The ageless Lenny Strand would take it to the kids in qualifying with a fast time of 4.77. With just 11 laps separating the field at the end, Jim Radford was the winner this week. Bill Clemans was able to keep it within a lap or 2 the entire race, but would have to settle for second. There was a great race for third between Lenny, and Fred Klinger. Len would take third by just one lap. Oh yeah, Mark Nelson was racing to.

Racing resumes this Friday night at 7pm with the Nascar group.


Jim Nelson Back On Top

By: Aaron Roed
March 31, 2016

13 racers were at the track this past Friday night, down just a little due to it being Easter weekend and the fact the sun was out for the first time since last October.
7 amateurs lined up for their main, and Chris Alden got the early lead. He would have lots of company, as Ryan Guiher, Keith Bare, and Jim Nelson were right there with him, just separated by 5 laps halfway through the the race. Jim Nelson would take over the top spot at the end of 5, and not look back in taking the win. Ryan, and Chris rounded out the top 3. It was great to see Jim get a win, he is at the track racing every week. Jim also volunteers a lot of his time by marshaling classes he is not racing in, just to help out his fellow racers. Look for Jim and his familiar Yellow Nascar to continue to run for podium finishes each and every week! It also should be noted that this week Jim also had the highest actual/potential percentage at 93.7%.

6 expert racers were in action this week. I was TQ at a 4.53. Racing was close as it always is in this class, Tom Hanson, Jim Radford, and myself all took turns leading the race, with all 3 racers leading at least 2 segments. Halfway through the top 3 were separated by 3 laps, and the battle was on from there! I was able to hold on for the win, Jimmy finished second, and Tom was third. There was a really good race for the fourth position between Dale Olive, and Bill Clemans. Both of these guys are more than capable of winning each time they have a controller in their hands, this week Dale was able to secure the fourth spot.

Racing resumes this Friday night at 7 with the Nascar group.

 


Saturday Series Race Recap

By: Aaron Roed
March 23, 2016

Though not officially part of the series, the Nascar race the night before is a good way to kick off the weekend. 15 racers were at the raceway, and this race for the second week in a row was contested on the Hillclimb.
Ryan Guiher took the win in the amateur class by a large margin, Chris Alden was second, and Shawn Hutchings was third. In the expert class, Rick Dodge was the winner, Tom Hanson was second, and I was third just a half lap behind Tom.

Saturday we all eagerly anticipated racing on the refurbished Twister. Taking to the track first was the amateur LMP group. This race had a full field of 8 racers, and Chris Alden found his way back to the top of the podium. Ryan finished 2nd after breaking a guide. Fortunately it was at the end of a segment and he did not lose too much time. Shawn was 3rd, and was turning the fastest laps of the race.
A 11 man round robin was run for expert LMP, and Hansen would walk away with this one. Radford was 2nd, and I was a distant 3rd. Usually these races are really tight, but not so much this month!

Group 10 had 15 entries, and Jim Radford got lucky again and won the race. Jeff Sweeney 2nd, and Leonard Strand 3rd. Mark Nelson was really good in this race and finished 4th.

GT12 was won from the b main this time. Tim Burgess who usually doesn’t find himself in the B was consistent all race long, and was turning some fast laps. I was second just a lap behind Timmy, and Clemans was third. This race had 12 entries including Doug Yarbrough making his first start. There were 2 Saunders, and 2 Red fox chassis in the top 4.

1/24 ES was the best race of the day in my book. I believe there were 13 entries, and racing was very clean, especially the A main. Jim Radford won the race, I was second (never been so satisfied with a second) and Rick Linn was 3rd, just beating out Bob Everett. Positions 1-4 were very close all race long, and confidence is high for many heading into the Nats April 18-23rd.

The Nascar group is back at it this Friday night at 7pm. It will be fun to run these cars on the twister after a few weeks away.


Big Weekend Of Racing Just A Few Days Away!

By: Aaron Roed
March 16, 2016

How does 5 classes of racing on the newly refurbished twister sound? The track is in its final steps of being finished up, and I can tell you it looks better than amazing. Jim and everyone that has helped out did fantastic work.
Friday night is the Nascar class, with both an amateur and expert class. Last week we ran on the hillclimb, and Jimmy destroyed us. Racing starts at 7pm on Friday. Saturday starts off with amateur LMP, followed by expert LMP, Group 10, GT 12, and 1/24 Eurosport.
Last months series race weekend had a huge turnout of racers, and I would expect maybe a few more this month. Racing starts at 3pm this Saturday.


J.R. And Ryan Guiher Pick Up Wins On Friday Night

By: Aaron Roed
February 29, 2016

16 racers were on hand for this past Friday nights Nascar races. Coming off a big weekend of racing the previous week, it was good to see so many people at the track yet again.
7 amateurs lined up for their main event, and it was Ryan Guiher grabbing the early lead. Jim Nelson was solid all race long, and had the lead at the end of segments 4 and 5. Chris Alden made his typical late race charge, but fell a little short and had to settle for second place. Third place finisher Gene Caldwell played the waiting game tonight which is usually a good strategy, however, everyone was really clean in this race and Gene would have to settle for third place. Jim Nelson led a bit in the middle part of the race, but faded to fourth at the end. This week, Ryan Guiher had the highest actual/potential with a 95.3 % in what was a very clean race. Pay attention to who has the highest actual/potential in this class, and there is a good chance that person also won the race!

Moving to the expert group, Lee Gilbert would be fast time in qualifying at a 4.60. 5 drivers were separated by exactly a tenth of a second in qualifying. With 9 drivers in this race, it would be run as a round robin, and Jim Radford elected to sit out the first segment. 3 different racers led this race, and at no point during the race did the leader lead by a full lap! Jim Radford was a little better than the rest of us and won the race. Aaron was second, and Lee was third. The top 3 were separated by a half lap at the end. Doug Yarbrough is officially an expert racer now, and has a good chance to be in the mix for some podiums in the near future.

Racing continues this Friday night at 7pm with the Nascar class.



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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2908 Meridian Ave. E #104
Edgewood, WA 98371
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