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Since the NHRA was in Las Vegas this weekend I thought about going there Wed and seeing some of my buddies and then racing at the slot car track on Wed night and Fri night and then driving back to California to race Sat but then I decided it would have wore me out so I didn't go. Instead I concentrated on preparing my dragster for a heads up dragster race here on Friday night which started at 7.00 pm and ended early Sat morning. I think it was a good choice because I qualified # 2 and then won the semi final with a perfect .000 light and then won the final with a .006 light around 1.00 am Sat morning. After going home and getting about 4 hours of sleep I was back at the track at 8.00 am Sat morning preparing my bracket cars for a 2.00 pm start time. I went to the finals and won that race with a perfect light and ran .003 on my dial in. The scoring board above shows the numbers from that final round win. After that I was still wore out. :)
 

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Wow, how fast time travels when having fun. I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything on here since November. I went to the new track in Whittier CA a few weeks ago and set the track record in the dragster class and the Outlaw300 class. Right now those 2 runs are the quickest anyone has ever ran in those classes. I have had a pretty good past couple of weeks winning 5 out of my 6 races I entered. Now I'm getting ready for a race in Phoenix AZ next week. They are estimating around 300 or more cars will be there. I know there are about 100 cars from Southern California that will be there.
 

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I got back from the Arizona Nationals slot car race in Phoenix yesterday and it was a lot of fun with some really good racing. They put on a nice race and had a great turnout of some of the best racers and cars on the westcoast. There were 10 racers including myself that showed up with 100 cars to represent our home track here in SOCAL. I left at 5.00 am Wed and arrived at the track at 10.30 am to set up my pit space that I had already reserved a week earlier. I'm sure glad I did because they had to rent the room next door and have a company bring in extra chairs, tables, monitors, and speakers for the PA system to handle the large amount of racers attending. The main building was all booked up so anyone that didn't reserve a pit spot had to pit in that overflow room. Since test and tune wasn't scheduled to start until 10.00 am Thursday, I went and checked into the hotel and chilled by the pool with some of the other racers I knew from other areas of the country. A few of us went and had a nice dinner that evening and by then I was ready for some much needed sleep. The next morning I met the same racers for breakfast at a nice cafe just a couple of buildings down from the track. It was nice having a cafe that close so you could just call in your order and then walk over and pick it up if you were to busy to eat there....and they gave a nice racers discount also. While I was eating breakfast the rest of my SOCAL group showed up. Testing went nice and the only thing I had to do was change one motor that blew up on it's first shot. My rollout on my #1 controller quit working so I tore it apart and changed the rollout button with a spare I always carry in my parts box but it didn't fix the problem, so I switched to my #2 controller for the rest of the week and I will get the other one fixed next week. We all got done testing pretty early so about 16 of us went back to the hotel and sat out by the pool for a while before we all went out for a nice dinner. I met the guys at the cafe at 9.00 am and then after breakfast I made a couple passes on each car to dial them in for the Fri night races and then waited a for race time. The high roller race started at 6.00 pm and I had the best finish of the SOCAL guys making the bottom 6 which is one round from the money.:( Then they had the bracket shootout next and it pulled in 136 cars and I had the best finish of the SOCAL guys again making another bottom 6 which is one round from the money again.:(:( After the race a few of us stopped at a drive thru by the hotel and took the food back to the hotel dinning area and ate and talked about the races we ran. The next morning I was at the track at 7.00 am dialing cars in for the big race of the event. The racing started at 11.00 am and it finished at 8.30 pm. Counting the first round buy backs there were 332 cars and this time myself and another SOCAL guy made it to the bottom 5 cars. Now we had to race each other to advance into the money rounds. He ran .007 off of his dial and pulled an .011 light. I ran .002 off of my dial but pulled a .002 red light, so he advanced on to the semi finals and I lost again one round from the money.:(:(:( Then a bunch of us went to a BBQ place where I had to listen to him brag about beating me and getting second place... for the rest of the night.:(:(:(:( :)
 
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I got back from the Arizona Nationals slot car race in Phoenix yesterday and it was a lot of fun with some really good racing. They put on a nice race and had a great turnout of some of the best racers and cars on the westcoast. There were 10 racers including myself that showed up with 100 cars to represent our home track here in SOCAL. I left at 5.00 am Wed and arrived at the track at 10.30 am to set up my pit space that I had already reserved a week earlier. I'm sure glad I did because they had to rent the room next door and have a company bring in extra chairs, tables, monitors, and speakers for the PA system to handle the large amount of racers attending. The main building was all booked up so anyone that didn't reserve a pit spot had to pit in that overflow room. Since test and tune wasn't scheduled to start until 10.00 am Thursday, I went and checked into the hotel and chilled by the pool with some of the other racers I knew from other areas of the country. A few of us went and had a nice dinner that evening and by then I was ready for some much needed sleep. The next morning I met the same racers for breakfast at a nice cafe just a couple of buildings down from the track. It was nice having a cafe that close so you could just call in your order and then walk over and pick it up if you were to busy to eat there....and they gave a nice racers discount also. While I was eating breakfast the rest of my SOCAL group showed up. Testing went nice and the only thing I had to do was change one motor that blew up on it's first shot. My rollout on my #1 controller quit working so I tore it apart and changed the rollout button with a spare I always carry in my parts box but it didn't fix the problem, so I switched to my #2 controller for the rest of the week and I will get the other one fixed next week. We all got done testing pretty early so about 16 of us went back to the hotel and sat out by the pool for a while before we all went out for a nice dinner. I met the guys at the cafe at 9.00 am and then after breakfast I made a couple passes on each car to dial them in for the Fri night races and then waited a for race time. The high roller race started at 6.00 pm and I had the best finish of the SOCAL guys making the bottom 6 which is one round from the money.:( Then they had the bracket shootout next and it pulled in 136 cars and I had the best finish of the SOCAL guys again making another bottom 6 which is one round from the money again.:(:( After the race a few of us stopped at a drive thru by the hotel and took the food back to the hotel dinning area and ate and talked about the races we ran. The next morning I was at the track at 7.00 am dialing cars in for the big race of the event. The racing started at 11.00 am and it finished at 8.30 pm. Counting the first round buy backs there were 332 cars and this time myself and another SOCAL guy made it to the bottom 5 cars. Now we had to race each other to advance into the money rounds. He ran .007 off of his dial and pulled an .011 light. I ran .002 off of my dial but pulled a .002 red light, so he advanced on to the semi finals and I lost again one round from the money.:(:(:( Then a bunch of us went to a BBQ place where I had to listen to him brag about beating me and getting second place... for the rest of the night.:(:(:(:( :)
Hey now, you're gonna sound like some big dollar bracket racer with a 3/4 mil stacker/toter complaining about losing the round before the split and only getting $500 :p
 

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No braking, no contoller at all?

Are they all Nitro?

NICE CARs.
 

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Hey now, you're gonna sound like some big dollar bracket racer with a 3/4 mil stacker/toter complaining about losing the round before the split and only getting $500 :p
Speaking of big dollar bracket racers, I haven't communicated with Josh since the race that paid 30 grand to win in Tennessee earlier this year... but since his girlfriend has family in Phoenix I thought maybe he might make the trip from Texas for this race. But he didn't.
 
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Speaking of big dollar bracket racers, I haven't communicated with Josh since the race that paid 30 grand to win in Tennessee earlier this year... but since his girlfriend has family in Phoenix I thought maybe he might make the trip from Texas for this race. But he didn't.
He's been tied up painting cars. Put a fresh coat on the fading parts of our tow pig a month ago.
 

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He's been tied up painting cars. Put a fresh coat on the fading parts of our tow pig a month ago.
It has been a while since I have talked to you Mag. I have been pretty busy racing and I'm sure you have too. If you talk to Josh tell him there is going to be another cash race in Mesa AZ on Nov 12th and 13th. Here is the info.
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Mag, no need to contact Josh. I just sent the above info to him and he has already text me back. Thanks buddy. That's a nice place he just bought. :)
 
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