UPCOMING EVENTS

      
    SUNDAY  . . .  AUGUST 3  OCSRA   " SUMMER FUN RUN "  Smiths' Smaller Engines   Terre Haute, IN

                          On the Oval,  COT club cars ( Team event ) &  F1 Individual.  Camel GT on the road course.

                            

     Wednesday   OCSRA        7/23/14    Two Brew . . . .      Can-AM ,  Camel GT,  GTP

                                                7/30/14   SYCAMORE . . ..   GTE,  LMP

      Thursday       7/24/14   Slot car Garage    DP, GTP, Can Am

     

Slot Car enthusiasts from Linton, Indiana & around the world!.

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Slot Car Addiction commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"Please feel free to bring any slot car related items you may want to trade or sell. We did this last year and lots of items changed hands."
Friday
Pat T commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"just a reminder of this race, all rules can be seen under the drop down tab under OSCRA at the top of the page. Please post any questions and we will try to answer them. Hope to see a big group."
Friday
Larry Arnt commented on Larry Arnt's blog post 1st Race of the OCSRA CanAM Class of Cars at Tannehill Speedway - June 25, 2014
"I am running the Monogram Lola T70 and a Carrera Porsche 917. They both run about the same which is very good on our tracks. They both have H&R 18K motors with SCC 15X11 wheels and 2112RC super tires at the rear with SCC 15X7 wheels and…"
Jul 17
Jim Marriott commented on Larry Arnt's blog post 1st Race of the OCSRA CanAM Class of Cars at Tannehill Speedway - June 25, 2014
"What a great looking field! Nice variety! Tell memore about the Monogram cars in that field!  I've got a Lola and a McLaren I'm trying to build for our class, but with them being non-pod cars, they don't run that well on our…"
Jul 17
Larry Arnt posted a discussion

RACE RESULTS AT TRIMBLE INTERNATIONAL ON JULY 16, 2014

TA13.9VDriverT-LapsAverage Lap TimesCar1Larry Arnt667.27Scaley Camaro2Bob Redman657.38Scaley Mustang3John Thorlton647.50Scaley Camaro4Joe Gayso637.625Jim Trimble617.876Mike Johnson578.427Mark Litherland558.738Pat Dunham548.899Jamey Smith509.60Fast Lap -  Jim @ 6.675 New Class Track Record!HSR13.9VDriverT-LapsAverage Lap TimesCar1Larry Arnt696.96NSR Porsche 9172Jamey Smith696.96NSR Ford MK 53Pat Dunham677.16S.I. McLaren M20D4Joe Gayso657.385John Thorlton637.626Jim Trimble637.627Mike…See More
Jul 17
Mark Litherland posted a status
"SCALEAUTO SC-1034 Aluminum Pinions 14 Tooth for 2mm motor shaft will work on MONOGRAM CAN AM LOLA T70 with out offset bushings"
Jul 11
Pat T posted a status
"Aug - Sept . OCSRA schedule is posted"
Jul 11
Larry Arnt posted a discussion

RACE RESULTS AT TANNEHILL SPEEDWAY ON JULY 9, 2014

VSC2 minute segments and 13.80 VIn secondsDriverT-LapsTotal Run TimeLag BehindAverage Lap Times1Larry Arnt50501.29410.032Pat Taylor47500.46910.653Dan Thorlton47504.6264.15710.744Bob Redman45495.13711.005Joe Gayso45500.2865.14911.126Mark Litherland45508.8358.54911.317Tim Thorlton43489.21211.388John Thorlton43507.39018.17811.809Jay Shaw42495.69011.8010Mike Johnson40490.87712.2711Gary Tannehill38507.06613.34Fast Lap -  Larry @ 9.554  New Class Track Record!WCGT2 minute segments and 13.80 VIn…See More
Jul 10
Timothy Thorlton commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Lone Tree F1 race on Tim's Videos
"Thanks, Pat!  I'll try to get the other part uploaded tonight."
Jul 7
Pat T commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Lone Tree F1 race on Tim's Videos
"Thanks Tim. . . . Looked great."
Jul 7
Slot Car Addiction posted a blog post

Lone Tree F1 race on Tim's Videos

Five plus minutes of F1 racing at Lone Tree.
Jul 6
Larry Arnt commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"I am planing on being there."
Jul 6
David G. Collins commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"I'll be there. This was a really good event last year! "
Jul 5
Pat T commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"Make sure you note the Slot it F1 wheel with slot it F1 GROOVED tires. Also there is a maximum rear tire width, it is in the general competition rules. I run an ALL-Slot that I really like. I don't feel our club puts a lot of time into F1 like…"
Jul 5
Jim Marriott commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"I'm in, tentatively. I'm hoping to be bidding my garage by then. I'll converse with the other Hot Slots folks. We don't run F1 any longer...what's the recommended car for your rules? Jim"
Jul 5
Pat T commented on Slot Car Addiction's blog post Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN
"I am IN !   I will pick up the Square Donuts"
Jul 4
Slot Car Addiction posted a blog post

Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN

The following is a partial list of info regarding the event. We will run club owned Scaley COT on the oval. This will be the same format as last year. Each driver will attempt a qualifying run using the same car. Teams will be determined by qualifying results. We are considering a 400 lap race although that is not a definate at this time. The second event will be F1 on the oval. In this race each competitor will run their own entry and not as a team event. As of yet, the duration of this race…See More
Jul 4
Pat T posted a status
"OCSRA July Schedule is Posted."
Jul 3
Larry Arnt posted a discussion

RACE RESULTS FROM SMITH'S SMALL ENGINES ON JULY 2, 2014

GTE4 min heats - 13.8VPlaceDriverT-LapsAverage LapsAvg. Time/LapCar1Doug Ladson15137.756.358Scaley AM2Jamey Smith14837.006.486Scaley Jag3Joe Gayso14837.006.486Ninco Mosler4Larry Arnt14736.756.5315Dan Thorlton14335.756.7136Tim Thorlton14235.506.7617John Thorlton14135.256.8098Jim Trimble14035.006.8579Bob Redman14035.006.85710Mike Syester13934.756.90611Pat Taylor13634.007.05912Mike Johnson13533.757.11113Pat Dunham12932.257.44214Mark Litherland11729.258.205Fastest Lap - Larry @ 6.049 - New Class…See More
Jul 3
robert wilson posted a status
"I saw the posting of the proto slotkit of the porsche 917/30 what scale is it what chassis dose it fit on &how much for both"
Jun 26

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Slot Car Addiction!!

Slot car racing is a great way to get away from the everyday worries and challenges of life.

I started my slot racing journey waaaaay back in the mid 1960's with a Strombecker track and cars. I constructed and raced 1/24 scale cars in the Milwaukee area in the late 60's until Uncle Sam came along and sent me to Vietnam.

During the 1980's I raced 1/10 RC cars until the cost factor became much more than I was willing to spend. Since January of this year I have connected with a group of club racers and have come full circle back to slots.

Granted, our 1/32 cars don't have blinding speed, but the realism factor more than compensates for the lack of speed. Tweaking and racing is a very enjoyable way to put aside your worries and concerns for a short period of time and enjoy what life has to offer.

Welcome to Slot Car Addiction!

Dan Thorlton,
Administrator

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Lone Tree F1 race on Tim's Videos

Five plus minutes of F1 racing at Lone Tree.

Posted by Slot Car Addiction on July 6, 2014 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

Summer Fun Run August 3,2014. Smith's Small Engines 1515 N. 25th street, Terre Haute ,IN

The following is a partial list of info regarding the event. We will run club owned Scaley COT on the oval. This will be the same format as last year. Each driver will attempt a qualifying run using the same car. Teams will be determined by qualifying results. We are considering a 400 lap race although that is not a definate at this time. The second event will be F1 on the oval. In this race each competitor will run their own entry and not as a team event. As of yet, the duration of this race… Continue

Posted by Slot Car Addiction on July 4, 2014 at 7:04pm — 7 Comments

RACE NIGHT AT TWO BREW SPEEDWAY MAY 21, 2014

Race night at TWO BREW Speedway along with celebrating the retirement of Dan Thorlton (third from right).

From left to right: Jay Shaw - Mark Litherland - Dan Thorlton - Joe Geso - Jim Trimble - Larry Arnt - Mike Johnson - Doug Ladson - Bob Redman - Jamey Smith - Pat Dunham - Tim Thorlton - John Thorlton.…

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Posted by Larry Arnt on May 23, 2014 at 8:32pm

TWO BREW RACE NIGHT

I will have food and drinks tomorrow night. Looking forward to racing on TWO BREW. It was last November we raced here on a Wednesday night!!

Posted by Larry Arnt on May 20, 2014 at 7:11pm

Analysis of 72 Laps vs. 3 Minute Segments

The figures below from last night's racing show the differences in time from longest time spent on track to the shortest.. Each track will vary of course and  we can adjust as needed. GT1 and LMP are classes we generally run for 3 minute segments. LMP for example may go up one or two laps to get a little closer to 12 minutes.…

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Posted by Larry Arnt on May 8, 2014 at 11:03am

Race Schedule change

Racing at Tannehill's tomorrow night.

Posted by Larry Arnt on May 6, 2014 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

The Stig has been identified

Tim and I have discovered the true identity of the Stig(aka Top Gear). IT IS LARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Slot Car Addiction on May 4, 2014 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Two laner on the drawing board

Tim has been busy designing a two lane track to put in his bedroom. It will be constructed on two tables with dimensions of 5'X4' on one with 4'X3'4" on the other. This gives a total length of 9' with a 4'X14" kick out. Doug took a look at it today and gave his approval. Both tables will be constructed of furring strips, skinned on both sides with 1/4" luan. 12 volt power pack with Trackmate scoring will make for a very nice test track that will be portable. Tim's intent is to use his artistic… Continue

Posted by Slot Car Addiction on March 3, 2014 at 8:23pm

Making axle spacers the easy way

I want to give Jim credit for this "how to" info. Most of us purchase SCC aluminum axle bushings and are more than pleased with the product. However, there are times when you need a specific size that is not in your inventory. Jim showed me how he takes the appropriate size aluminum tubing, slides an axle into the tubing, marks the cut line, and then rolls the assembly under an Exacto knife. The blade etches the cut line in the tubing while the axle keeps the tubing from collapsing. You end up… Continue

Posted by Slot Car Addiction on February 28, 2014 at 8:00pm

 
 
 

Slot Car News

New Classic NASCAR from Carrera

1/32 Carrera Dodge Charger 500, Driver- Andy Hampton #58, Rainer Racing, Stock Number 27461


Photos by Dave Kennedy.














Photo of actual racing car.















Carrera's 1/32 VW Beetle Group 5 - First Photos

VW Beetle "GROUP 5" RACE 2
Item no. 30703 Digital








Press Release - 3rd Race of Champions / Race for the Ring

‘RACE FOR THE RING’ ONCE AGAIN PART OF RoC ON JULY 19

High Banks Raceway
579 Tuscarawas Ave.
Barberton, Ohio 44203



















Contact: Ross Scharf (734) 968-3912

BARBERTON, OH … The ‘Race for the Ring’ will once again be an integral part of the popular Third Annual Retro ElecTric Racing Organization (RETRO) sanctioned Race of Champions (RoC), to be held at High Banks Raceway in Barberton, Ohio on Saturday, July 19.

A specially designed hand ring, sponsored by Fast Ones / Outisight Bodies, will once again be awarded to the racer who scores the best overall finish between the featured RETRO Can-Am and Group 7-68 car classes. Previous winners of the ‘ring’ were Rick Davis (2012) and ‘Sano’ Dave Fiedler (2013).

The first two editions of the RoC were staged at the now closed Mid-America Raceway in Chicago, IL.
“A big part of the RoC mystique is the fact that the race utilizes a hand out motor procedure,” said race organizer Ron Hershman. “The first two years we used Pro Slot 4002 ‘Puppy Dog’ motors. This time around we have decided to run the new, low cost, sealed Pro Slot 4002-FK motor, which is proving to be very popular across the country.”

Racers will be permitted to purchase and practice with their engraved hand out motors on Friday, July 18, beginning at 6:00 PM. However, ALL engraved motors purchased on Friday must be returned to secure impound when the practice session is concluded. Any motor that is not returned to impound Friday evening will NOT be permitted to be used in the races on Saturday. Anyone purchasing motors on Friday must also pay their race entry fees. No exception!

RoC competitors will be using new Pro Slot 4002-FK motors with gold dust brushes installed (an $18.00 value). The motors will be professionally ‘run in’ prior to being handed out, allowing racers to install the motors directly in their cars without having to allow for break-in time prior to practicing. All motors will be engraved at the time of purchase, and ONLY these motors may be used in the race. Competitors must race the engraved motor(s) they purchased. Racers may purchase two hand-out motors per class.

All motors will be sold and engraved at registration on Friday evening and Saturday morning. All additionally purchased engraved motors not being raced in the Can-Am race must be submitted and impounded during tech for Can-Am. Any motor NOT impounded at Cam-Am tech will not be permitted to be used for the Group 7-68 race. All Can-Am cars and motors will be released from impound at the conclusion of the Can-Am feature event. Motors may not be tampered with in any way. Motor brushes and springs may not be altered and/or changed. Any sign of tampering will result in immediate disqualification. All motors must use a spec eight (8) tooth pinion. Any crown gear may be used.

Entry fee for the Can-Am portion of the race is $35.00, which includes one hand-out engraved Pro Slot 4002-FK motor. One additional engraved motor may be purchased for an additional $15.00.

The Group 7-68 entry fee will be $20.00, if a racer elects to run an engraved Can-Am motor. A $35.00 entry fee will be charged, if a racer purchases a hand out engraved Pro Slot 4002-FK motor. One additional engraved motor may be purchased for an additional $15.00.

Saturday entry fees include pit pass and a track provided lunch.

High Banks will open it doors at 7:00 AM on July 19. Registration and motor hand-out will begin at 7:15 AM. Pre-race practice will be from 7:00 to 9:30 AM. Can-Am tech will open at 9:30 AM, followed immediately by qualifying. Tech for Group 7-68 will open after a short practice session following the conclusion of the Can-Am feature.

High Banks will be open for practice on Friday July 18 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Registration and motor hand out will begin at 6:00 PM. A $10.00 track pass will be charged.

For raceway information contact Ross Scharf : (734) 968-3912. For race and rules information: contact Ron Hershman at fast1ron@yahoo.com.

News from Proto Slot Kit

Proto Slot Kit adds 1/32 Slot Car kit stock number CB085 to their 2014 catalog; 1970 March 707- Chevrolet Can-Am was designed by Robin Herd and driven by Chris Amon.

Here are some of the first pictures of the completed kit:



























More details and how to order information available at: http://www.proto-slot-kit.com/psk.html


B&E Slotsport New Hardbody 1/24 Wheels and Tires








For a limited time, B&E Slotsport are offering 5/8" diameter wheel and 1.25" diameter donut packages for $10 a pair on their website.













Soft wonder (firm) and natural rubber (soft) donuts are available for $4 a pair.

Rear wheels are available separately for $6 a pair.

Retail price for finished wheel/tire combos will be $14 or $15.





















http://www.beslotsport.com




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