The annual T-jet race known as The Boneshaker was hosted by the late Mark Frazin and enjoyed a run of five events from 2008 to 2012. This was an individual race event featuring the Fray and ECHORR style Super Stock T-jet. The location was in the town of Mars located in southwestern Pennsylvania and the races were held in conjunction with the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. The Boneshaker racetrack is a challenging six lane Fray style track built in California by Scott Dunlap.
Event t-shirts were always a hit and can still be seen at T-jet gatherings around the country, and event box plates are often spied in racer pit boxes. The food was always great and and went along with a cookout atmosphere. A number of vendors were on hand with racing parts, tools and car bodies.
The race weekend kicked off on Friday evening with open practice and technical clinic sessions held by many of the top T-jet builders and racers.
The main event on Saturday featured Super Stock T-jets following the Fray in Ferndale and ECHORR rules packages. A round robin qualifying race seeded individual finals (or “mains”) with move-ups. The round robin segment featured 2 minute heat races scored by laps and sections. The finals featured 3 minute heat races scored by laps and sections. The A-Main final determined the overall winner and podium finishers. There was an evening support race which traditionally featured BSRT G-Jets in an IROC championship points format.
Mark very much enjoyed hosting the annual Boneshaker race, and will always be remembered for his enthusiasm for the slot car hobby and generous hospitality.