2006 SLOT RACING SERIES #3
2144 N Arizona Av, Ste B22-24
Chandler, AZ 85225
January 28, 2006
|Box Stock Novice podium||Can-Am podium||Kids podium|
|GT-1 1st & 2nd Place||GT-1 podium||Can-Am Concours by Mike Lisciandro|
It’s truly a sad thing to be a part of a raceway closing and I hoped to go out in style with a race party featuring a race series final! Thanks to some dedicated racers who love fierce slot racing, there was a good turnout for the series final. We sorely missed Pete & Charley but understand the woes of medical problems for Pete and wish him well.
Mike’s wife Diane brought up a van load of Motorsports Hobbies Youth racers and filled Cruzin’ with their wonderful bright yellow T-shirts. That was a fine display of teamwork and we appreciate it! The Chisholm crew from Dewey (soon to be Cortez, CO) were shy one sick boy but still had 4 more to do battle! BTW, Dave Chisholm bought the Blue Prince and plans to set it up in Cortez as a club track to see how it goes over. Look for a great family run business from these fine folks! The program was long this time as we ran 5 races, 48 entries and finished just before midnight! Got a little testy late in the GT-1 race but it was a great night of racing!
BOX STOCK GROUP 10 - YOUTH
The kids turnout for this series was very good! It would be great to see this continue but it takes serious commitment and promotion to keep the kids going. 75% of these kids had dad racing too. The 2nd in command for the Chisholm crew, Randy continued his unbeatable streak and won his 3rd race in a row by a number of laps and lands the Series Championship! Randy is definitely a case for the NOVICE class! RJ finally had a good race and slipped into 3rd for the series. RJ’s lil' bro Cameron did a good job keeping Randy on his toes and takes 2nd for the series.
Laps Name Best Time Chassis Body
214 Randy 3.851
JK C7 Alpha Can Am
The last race brought out some we hadn’t seen in awhile! HO racer Bob Smith returns with a hard fought win over Lonnie & Dave who’ve been battling like crazy the whole series. Thanks to Jeremy & Friends who filled out the field and made the race more fun. Lonnie wins the series by 1 place over Dave.
210 Bob Smith 4.007 JK
C7 O/S HD
The Advanced group sadly missed Pete & Charley…Charley was tied with Laurence for the series. Seems Laurence was so distressed he finished poorly and lost to Steve who had a great race and when opportunity knocked, he was there! Chris Jr. was in fine form (wearing a Cruzin’ T - thank you very much!), missing his own track record by 1 lap!
262 Chris Jr 3.413
JK C7 O/S HD
CAN AM FLEXI/FALCON - NOVICE
Finally Dave had some competition but Bob was on rails with his Can Am and said color me gone!
237 Bob Smith 3.514 JK
CAN AM FLEXI/FALCON - ADVANCED
We were light on entries here but the competition was tough. Concours was a clean sweep by Mike Lisciandro and his own Red #12 Ferrari was so pretty it had everyone moaning each time he got hit! Bob & Mike set a fast pace while Steve, Nick, Al & Laurence diced until Laurence ran into problems late in his 7th heat and pulled off.
254 Bob 3.398
Now here was some competition! The fellas from Tuff Traxx REALLY missed out on this one! Jerry was on the top of his game, inspired by all the entries, free pizza and Lo n Behold - payouts! The race started late and some new talent was looking good so a few tempers flared. TJ. Chris Jr. tried to keep up by Jerry was nailing those turns like Peggy Fleming on ice…Rick had his best race yet and beating TJ was the icing! Most of the field was pretty fast but those 3.0’s were blowing past us…
437 Jerry 2.968
Parma F5 JK Audi
The race was great fun and I was sad to see good racing friends go but happy to close Cruzin’ Chandler on a high note. Thanks to all racers, you’re a good group and deserve the best! This was my 7th raceway in 8 locations and I am competing with John Ford! Next raceway, Cruzin’ Burbank….er, uh, I mean Santa Barbara…well, we’ll see next fall.