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.