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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

S&S Scalextric Trans/Am Regional Results

S&S Recently held a regional qualifier for GT Slots Scalextric Trans/Am Finals.  Thanks to Bill and Bob for making the outta town trek and again to Tom for the Ice Tea.  Good competition and drama prevailed again. During practice, it was clear the Johnathan hit the set up.  His 1970 Camaro was on FIRE.  Dean and Chip were quietly making some consistent laps and Bob spent time dialing in his T/A Camaro for the wood surface.  Bill adapted to the track quickly and did not accumulate many outs during practice.  Race time always proves different.  Johnathan's Camaro would have surely dominated if it were not for electrical issues in two heats.  He did, however, maintain his cool and drive on.  Dean took overall honors while Jr. placed second, Bob third and Chip just behind Bob by a handful of laps.
Bob, Joe Bill and Dean laying the laps down...
Penske was well represented...  Note the custom Livery on Johnathan's Mule!
In the hole.
Bob's beastie.

Dean truckin' up the esses.

Dean 1st, Jr. Second, Bob 3rd, Chip 4th

Monday, March 26, 2012

S&S Monogram Grand National Regional Results

S&S hosted the Monogram Regional qualifier this past Saturday.  Thanks to all who came out for the event. Thanks to Tom for bringing the Ice Tea. Practice revealed Dean as the possible car to beat, while Chip showed he had a consistent car, but just couldn't get off the corners as well.  Dan McCollum showed he had a strong performer as well, while Johnathan's Ford seemed to get better as the laps wore on.  Sam Sr. had a strong MOPAR, but decided as property owner, that his laps were not to be counted.  Jr. started in the back-up car's, back-up car and suffered handling problems....  But...  practice is practice...  Once the green flag dropped, it was pretty clear that Chip's car took well to the hand-out motor and he took first place honors.  Johnathan's car was very quick indeed and it was presumed that it may come down to track position while he and Chip traded lap totals for lap totals.  Unfortunately, Johnathan had a slight motor mount issue which placed him one lap behind Chip for second place.  Dan quietly ran a very consistent race and finished in third place only a couple laps off the winning total.  Tom Gunshannon rounded out the podium and the qualifying for finals with a fourth place. Dean's car just didn't like the race set up and for some reason, developed a vibration and he struggled with keeping the car on pace. Dean valiantly forged on and did an honorable job.  Sam Jr. had everything that could go wrong... go wrong...  He finished some 70 laps down, due to ill handling that put his car into the canyon of doom, lost power due to a weakened solder joint from crashing, his motor mount failed and his team was caught eating ice cream when he brought the car back to the garage for repairs.... All in all, a good time was had.  Just a reminder that the S&S Regional qualifier for Scalextric Trans/Am is scheduled for April 7th. Photos to follow.
Dean lays down the final tune.

From left to right: 4th Place-Dan, 1st Place-Chip, 3rd. Place-Johnathan, 4th Place-Tom.

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 8th and Reminders...

This past Thursday found a strong showing from the McManus Brothers...  As expected, experience and competitiveness increases with time.  Sean finished first in the Vintage Lemans class and Bryan showed up with a most impressive Porsche.   Tim's Mean green T/A Took first place honors in the T/A national rules.  Next week, S&S will host the Grab-azz GT, Long heat races while KOZO takes a layoff.  Some dates to keep in mind...  S&S Monogram Regional, March 24th, S&S T/A Regional, April 7th.  Some other dates to ponder....  April 15th, Mainline Hobbies T/A Regional, April 21st, Mainline Hobbies Monogram Regional.  If anybuddy is interested in finding out how set-ups translate to plastic track running and want to attend, let us know.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Feb. 23rd Results and Schedule Changes

Strong, close running of the LeMans Classics and the NASCAR classes with ties for first place and several podiums in both heats!  Sr. and Dean recorded first place wins.  Please check the Spring Class Schedule page, two new classes have been added to sweeten the deal!  S&S will be adding Scaley Trans/Am National rules and another Vintage LeMans class, 1973-82 cars which will open up a LOT of running possibilities.  Please note the Car Classes page for example models.

Monday, February 20, 2012

First Week Spring Series

S&S will begin the Spring Series this Thursday hosting Vintage LeMans cars from 1965 to 1972, sans, the NSR cars.  Monogram Vintage NASCAR (National Rules) will round out the schedule Thursday night.  Please also note changes to the Spring schedule regarding KOZO dates.  See you at the track!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, Dec. 8th

Close racing again this week at S&S Speedway!  Johnathan showed up with an ultra sexy Mustang that not only looked good, but ran just as well.  Trans/Am racing was VERY close...  Jr. Finished first with 74 laps and two heat wins maintaining the overall points lead with 244 laps. Sr. finished second with 74 laps and three heat wins losing to Jr by track segments, placing third int he overall points.  Tim took third place with 72 laps, placing fourth overall with 237 laps, while Chip finished fourth with 73 laps and two heat wins, losing to Chip by track segments as well. Also noteworthy, Mike and JJ secured two heat wins, with Dean Frank and Sean scoring a heat win each.

In the NSR LeMans class, Sr's white GT40 rallied 78 laps for first place and two heat wins placing him fourth overall in points with 253 laps.  Frank finished second posting 77 laps and one heat win, placing only six laps outside the overall points podium...  There's still time Frank...  JJ finished third with FOUR heat wins, 77 laps and maintains the lead int he overall points with 262 laps.  Jr. placed fourth with 76 laps and one heat win, dropping to third place in the overall points behind Tim's 256 lap total, with 254 laps.  Also noted, Sean, Johnathan and Bryan score each heat win each.  Dean secured two heat wins.  Next week features Carrera, Can Am cars and FLY Racing Capri.  Carrera cars are stock and rules we ran for the Capris are forthcoming. See you at the track!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Chicken Chucker Special Event

S&S Speedway and Grand Marshal Dean, introduced the first annual, Chicken Chucker 250.  Twelve drivers showed and ran their Slot.It C class cars hard!!  After qualifying, it appeared that Jr's Mazda was the car to beat...  Alas, his crew chief guessed wrong on tire pressure for his S1 tires and lost grip, causing a loose condition as the track came in...  Clearly the track came in for JJ who won the inaugural race by posting 213 laps in four, seven minute heats.  Jr finished second with 211 laps, Frank rallied for third place with 210 laps not far off the pace of Jr. Fourth place podium went to Tim T., who drove 207 laps.  S&S would like to thank the organizations who donated the matching trophies for this event and all who came out to race...  See you next year! This week's race info posted below photos.

This week's racing expands to KOZO Raceway park, where we will be driving Rally and GT Blue motor cars.  The Rally class will continue to run unlimited parts, (no F1 Hubs), up to blue motor specs, which include stock Mabuchi can motors that come in FLY, Scaley and such, NC5/ JP Slot Motors for NINCO, and Prospeed (not 4H) for SCX.  Cars must have two drivers and can be 2WD or 4WD configuration.  The GT class rules are the same as they have been from the summer.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Round Four

Even though 4 racers were basking in the south Florida sunshine this past Thursday, S&S showed 13 contestants for the Can AM and Group 5 class races.  Fierce competition under the lights occurred within the Group 5 class with track sections only separating first through third places!  Frank took first place with 67 laps and two heat wins, placing him in the Group 5, overall points battle.  Sr. finished second with 67 laps and three heat wins, placing him third in the overall points race.  Chip also accumulated 67 laps with two heat wins.  Dean rounded out the podiums with a fourth place finish with 66 laps.  There's only five laps separating the overall points lead from first through third place and S&S management is hopeful that the varying car models within weekly classes is providing this close racing.  In fact, if every one's lowest points were eliminated, there would be less than 10 laps separating 7 drivers.   Jr. is in jeopardy of having to park another chassis.  He finished first in Can Am with 71 laps and four heat wins, with his orange, Carrera McClaren.  Tim T. finished second with 70 laps and three heat wins.  Sr. finished third with 69 laps and three heat wins, while Frank finished fourth with one heat win and 68 laps. Jr. sits atop the season points battle with 214 laps, followed by Frank with 208 laps, Sr. with 204 laps and Dean with 203 laps.  

Since there's no formal, points racing this Thursday with the holiday break, it was suggested by Dean to run a special event this Tuesday night.  Not to steal the thunder from our unprecidented holiday this Thursday, S&S will host it's first annual, "Chicken Chucker 250"!!  Dean, being the master of ceremonies, has chosen Slot.It C class cars with the Orange bell motor.  Please check the "Car Classes" page for model reference... Drivers may choose to run any inline or sidewinder pods with any gear ratio.  Stock interiors, lead wire, guides, wheels and wheel inserts must be used.  Any braid, Slot.It tire or Slot.It axel of choice may be run. Cars may be lighted, but are not required to, since there will be no night, race segments.  Doors will open at 6:30, Racing to start at promptly at 7:30 and we will run 7 minute heats, since there's only one car class.  Even if 15 racers show, and racing starts on time, we should finish up in 2 hours.  Other notes of interest...  The Philly guys are running a 12 hour endurance race Saturday the 26th.  If anyone has a burning desire to attend, please let Jr. know this week.  Also, S&S will host another special event on Saturday, December 10th at 6PM, with a followup round of the Philly race series involving DP cars and our GT cars with rubber tires.  Please check in with the blog, as a page with rules will be forthcoming. S&S will be open Monday night from 7-?? for anyone who wants to test and tune.   See you at the track!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Third Rotation

This Past Thursday S&S hosted Trans/Am and LeMans DP cars.  Tight racing in the T/A series with just 3 laps separating the podiums.  Jr. finished first with 70 Laps, four heat wins and has to park his Mustang... Sr finished second with 69 laps and three heat wins beating JJ by track segments. JJ had two heat wins, while Tim finished fourth with 67 laps.  Most notably, Chip had three heat wins and Dean had two heat wins in T/A.

The Daytona Prototypes were dominated by JJ's new FLY car. He finished first with 78 laps and three heat wins, firmly establishing himself in the points lead for LeMans with five laps ahead of second place Tim. Speaking of Tim, he finished second with 76 laps, one heat win and moved up a few places in the points standings to second place.  Sr. finished third with 75 laps and one heat win, beating Jr. by 3/4 a lap.  Jr. had two heat wins and Dean, who finished fifth, had four heat wins, while Johnathan took one heat win.  Next week features a Carrera night of racing.  The Group 5 cars will be Carrera under the lights and the Can/Am class is just stock, Carrera cars only.  No mods except tires and added weight allowed.  See you at the track.  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Last Week's Racing

Last week's racing proved again to be very competitive.  Sr. finished first again in GT and has to park his chassis, with 77 laps and three heat wins.  JJ finished second with 76 laps and three heat wins beating SEAN, who took third place with his Mosler, by track position.  Scott rounded out the podiums with 75 laps.  Notably, Frank and Jr had two heat wins while Tim and Dean each scored a heat win.  Within the point standings, Frank and Jr are tied for third and there's only 5 laps separating first thru fourth places.

The Rally class was interesting as well with JJ finishing first with 70 laps and FOUR heat wins.  Sr finished second with 67 laps, beating Jr, who took third with three heat wins, by track segments.  Tim finished fourth with 67 laps with one heat win.  Noteworthy was Frank with two heat wins and Dean and Scott with one heat win each.  Sr. and Jr. are tied for fourth place and ten laps separate first thru fourth.  Looking at the whole picture, there's only THREE laps separating Can Am from first thru fourth and only TWO laps separating Group Five from first thru fourth. In Trans/Am, there's SIX laps separating first thru fourth, however, there's TWO ties within those points as well!!!! S&S is looking forward to the points tightening up in LeMans and Trans/AM as well this week with the flexible class rules instituted this fall!  See you at the track!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Classes For Thursday, November 10th

S&S Management dropped the ball Thursday night by not discussing the classes and rules for next week, before everyone departed...  S&S will host the LeMans and Trans /Am class.  The T/A cars will remain in stock configuration, including gearing that came with the cars.  The LeMans cars for next thursday are the RACER and FLY Daytona Prototypes.  The motor spec will be the Blue Motor for the RACER cars and the FLY cars may either run the stock long can motor, or a Blue Motor (RACER CARS MUST run the inline pod!) may be substituted if preferred...  No chassis mods required on the FLY car, simply hot glue her in...  FLY DP's may also substitute Slot.It parts such as wheels, axels and gears.  ANY gear ratio is permitted on both cars.  Cars may run lead wire, braid and tire of choice.  RACER cars must run full interiors, no Lexan and must have rear wings in place at the beginning of the race.  Inserts required on both cars. Final note...  If you are choosing to run your FLY DP stock, a simple pinion change to an 11 will yield a smooth 2.45 gear ratio for those torquey motors.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday Nov. 3rd

Last week's racing was just as tight as as previous weeks with the points series tied in Trans Am and now Can Am with just three points separating first thru fourth in Can Am and just three laps separating first thru fourth in Group 5.  S&S Management is hoping the new flexible classes are an attributing factor.  Last week, Jr secured four heat wins in Can Am scoring 73 laps for first place.  Scott rallied three heat wins and 71 laps for second place.  JJ rang up one heat win and third place with 70 laps for third place while Frank rounded out the podiums with two heat wins and 69 laps.  The Group 5 racing was just as interesting, with Scott scoring four heat wins and first place with 76 laps.  JJ finished second with four heat wins and 73 laps.  Frank polished the third place trophy with 72 laps, while Jr finijhsed fourth with two heat wins and 71 laps. 

This week's line-up proves to be interesting again.  We have our grabastic GT class and a different Rally group.  Rules are the same for GT, while the Rally cars will run up to Blue Motor specs, NC5/JP Slot and the Prospeed (not 4H) for the SCX cars.  Cars can either be 2 or 4WD.  NSR cars prohibited and any NINCO cars must be an inline motor configuration.  Any lead wire, guide, braid, wheels, axels, gears, and tires of choice. See you at the track!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, Oct. 27th

Tight racing again took place last Thursday at KOZO Raceway Park. In Trans/AM, JJ took first place with 46, tying Jr. for the points lead with 100 laps each. Scott finished second with 44 laps beating out Jr's 44 laps by a half a track length.  JJ Scott and Sr accumulated three heat wins each, while Clem scored two and Sean got one heat win.  The racing in this class is VERY tight, with Sr and Tim both tied for third place in the points.

LMP saw some interesting, close laps with a blue motor and JJ finished first again with 46 laps, taking a firm points lead with 107 laps total.  Scott took second place with 44 laps, again beating Jr. by track lengths,  Tim rounded out the podium with 44 laps as well, finishing closely behind Jr. on the same lap.  JJ and Scott both secured three heat wins, while TIm took two, Dean, Frank, Jr and Sr all scored one heat win each. This week features Vanquish Can Am with either stock motor or NCR/JP slot replacement.  Vanquish cars MUST weigh between 96-100 Grams!!  All cars must run the 27 tooth ring gear, any pinion, braid, lead wire, tire of choice.  This weeks Group 5 is of a grab-ass variety.  ANY group five car so long as you have Blue motor specs.  No chassis mods or HRS chassis.  Drivers have choice of wheels (no F1) axels, gears, lead wire, braid, guide and tires of choice.  All STOCK interiors must accompany the cars. Drivers can simply run Carrera group five cars as well.  Any FLY Racing Capri cars must have appropriate motor secured in long pod openings.  See you at the track!


S&S speedway would like to congratulate our own, Dave Kennedy on his back to back National Championship wins this weekend, at Ihobby's national championship races. Dave was paired up with Mark Azaraga (sp)? and brought home the bacon in both BRM 1/24 and Scale Auto 1/24 races! I guess that makes Dave our resident 1/24 expert! Way to go Dave!!!