Thought I'd post these, but I can't remember the name of the bodies. They are from Gene ZR/1, so maybe he'll name it.
Once again the shirts are top quality heavyweight GilDan black T-shirts. We are running a little behind this year so there is not much time to get your order in. Deadline is midnight March 5, 2018.
Prices have yet to be determined but they should be very close to last year which were $22.00 each. Size 2X is an additional $3.00 ($25.00 total) and sizes 3X and above are an additional $4.00 ($26.00 total).
We do ship shirts for those who can’t attend. Shipping is at actual cost (USPS Priority) and most likely won’t happen until after the dust settles from the race weekend.
Please post here or PM (or email) me with the quantity and size(s) you would like as soon as possible. Thank you!
Our PayPal address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Those needing shipping can prepay for the shirt(s) to guarantee availability and pay the shipping amount later just before they ship.
Coupes on the Royal – 2/20/18
This week it was time to gear down and race Coupes on the American Royal. It was a thin field with only five racers in attendance. After some consideration, race director Richard Payne decided we would run in 4/4 format with the odd man out running the race. Any de-slots would be a track call. To keep the track calls to a minimum, a track call would result in the loss of a lap for the cars leaving their lane.
With only five racers the potential for a somewhat boring race existed at the start but once the race was under way it proved to be an exciting format to participate in. Competition was keen, passes were hair raising but well planned and there were multiple races within the race.
By the mid-point of the race and change to the inner lanes, Dave Panich had logged 160 laps and held a two-lap lead on Rich Girvin who held a slim one-lap lead on Richard P, though Mr. Payne had two de-slots to Rich G and Dave’s zero. Dan Savage was in 4th with 151 laps but had quite a few de-slots while 6 laps back, Dick Griffin was driving very carefully but somewhat off the pace. There were multiple heats where cars ran nose-to-tail for a dozen laps or so until the leader would allow the pursuer to pass or one of the two would make a mistake and come out of the slot.
By the checkered flag, Dave had opened a 6-lap lead on Rich G to take the win. Richard P picked up his pace and mounted a challenge to Rich G but fell 9 sections short and had to settle for 3rd place. Both drivers had four de-slots so the track calls weren’t an issue when it came to the bottom two finishing positions on the podium. Dave ended up with only one de-slot while Dan won the de-slot competition with over 15. However, he finished 14 laps ahead of Dick (who had a few de-slots of his own). Thus, track calls didn’t impact the finishing order. The laps completed listed below are total laps without deductions.
Fast-lap honors went to Dave with a 4.280, just .001 better than Richard P and Dan who were tied for second at 4.281.
Though attendance was limited there was abundant fun had by all.
Finishing order, laps completed, best-lap time and best-lap lane:
1) Dave Panich 322/21 4.280 BL
2) Rich Girvin 316/24 4.343 OR
3) Richard Payne 316/15 4.281 YL
4) Dan Savage 305/6 4.281 YL
5) Dick Griffin 291/13 4.445 OR
Next Week’s MVH Tuesday Night Retro-Race:
Feb 27 Can-Am on the Aristocrat
March NERR Race at MVH:
Mar 10 Coupe on the Royal followed by F-1 on the King More info: http://slotblog.net/topic/83157-nerr-race-7-modelville-hobby-31018/
Podium (L to R): 2nd Place – Rich Girvin, 1st Place – Dave Panich, 3rd Place – Richard Payne
Dave’s 1st Place Chassis:
Rich’s 2nd Place Chassis:
Richard’s 3rd Place Chassis: