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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.