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  • Saturday night action at Palmer Beach Raceways!

    Apalmer invited a small group of us over for an impromptu bit of racing to test out the rewire of his oval (his daughter's pet rabbit decided the wiring would make a tasty snack while the track was set on edge next to the wall! )
    The good news is - the repairs went smoothly and the track and timing system performed flawlessly after the fix!
    Before kicking off the fast action on the repaired oval though, we kicked off a couple warm up races on the 4 lane Palmer Beach road course!

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    The first race was a new format for us - a race Aronn lovingly named the "PIG Race"
    The rules being, everyone was to bring their worst performing car to use for the race.
    Where things got really interesting was the format!
    Each driver ran a 5 lap shootout in the blue lane to get the "best time" for their car. After all cars were qualified - the best time from the slowest car was set as the breakout time!
    Then, to add another layer of entertainment on top - it was a fuel race as well!
    To say that this was entertaining was an understatement!

    The qualifying numbers were:
    #1 - Terry's '69 Camaro - 7.8297
    #2 - Aronn's blown '67 Corvette - 8.3453
    #3 - Steve's Ford J-car - 8.8383
    #4 - my Mako Shark - 8.9003

    Pictures from the racing action:

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    The action was CLOSE with a lot position swapping throughout the race (and I think all of us broke out at least once!)
    When the dust settled - the finishing order shook out as:

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    What a riot!
    This was a first time for this type of race and I think with the amount of fun everyone had - it won't be the last!


  • #2
    The next group of cars to tackle the road course were the DASH Motorsports IROC Mustangs!
    We run these at a reduced voltage and they make for some GREAT racing action!
    Again, we ran this race as a "fuel" race as it adds a whole lot more entertainment to the action!

    Pics from the race!



















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    When the checkered flag dropped - the finishing order sorted out as follows:

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    Definitely some more good close racing!


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    • #3
      The final class to take on the road course were the FRAY type cars with slip on silicone rears.

      Pictures from the racing action!

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      More good close racing action with a LOT of swapping of positions through the race!
      At the finish line it was:

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      • #4
        Next it was on to The Sand Pit oval!

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        The first class up was vintage Sportsman!
        Pics from the racing action!

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        When the smoke cleared - the finishing results shook out as follows:

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        Definitely one of the more entertaining classes we run!

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        • #5
          The final class of the evening were the Whelen Modifieds!
          These cars are QUICK making for a LOT of action - especially when someone slides sideways trying to park over the sensor for fuel!


          Our camera man was slacking on his duties for this class, so there is only the initial starting grid photo and a couple in race shots before getting to the finishing results - but I can assure you - there was plenty of entertainment running these beasts - especially on the tight 6" radius inside corners! WOW!

          So without further delay - here are is the starting grid and final results!

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          Results at the checkered flag!

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          • #6
            Great report!

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            Dig it!!!
            -Harry

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            • #7
              Thanks Harry!
              Definitely a LOT of fun!

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              • #8
                Nice report & Pictures, Todd!

                Great job Driving, too!

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                • #9
                  Nice looking layout and cars! What size is the table in the first 4 lane layout?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SlotCat View Post
                    Nice looking layout and cars! What size is the table in the first 4 lane layout?
                    I checked with Apalmer - it is 4x8.
                    👍

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                    • #11
                      Thank you, looks like a really fun layout! It's got great flow, good straights, interesting turns, but not so much that it's a crash fest, grabbed a picture of it as possible track for my table, just lengthen the straight aways.

                      Edited: Mistook this track for one I'd seen on Youtube, actually like this one a bit better.
                      SlotCat
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                      Last edited by SlotCat; June 15, 2020, 02:53 PM.

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