Race Reports

The 2017-2018 club racing season is off and running

 

April 22, 2017

The Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club returned to action Saturday night at Ragged Edge Raceway in Mars, PA.

An open practice session was followed by pre-race technical inspection, driver’s meeting and voting for the best appearing racecar. After the preliminaries were out of the way and food and drink were making the rounds the racing program started in earnest.

It was another three-card event featuring Stock T-jet vintage Le Mans sports cars, Super Stock T-jets, and AFX MT/XT vintage Le Mans sports cars.

As always congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable evening of slot car racing.

Ragged Edge Raceway

The Field and Voting for Best Appearing Race Car Competition

Winner – Best Appearing Race Car Competition
John Bamonte
Ferrari California

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 92.15 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 90.16 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 90.05 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 88.04 – Greg Kurnal
5| 85.07 – Ben Hill
6| 70.03 – Jeff Albitz
7| 79.17 – Don Berbel
8| 78.17 – John Bamonte
9| 78.08 – Jeff Little
10| 70.03 – Paul Allen

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Super Stock T-Jet
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 117.38 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 117.21 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 115.38 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 114.24 – Greg Kurnal
5| 113.13 – Don Berbel
6| 112.34 – Jeff Albitz
7| 110.06 – John Bamonte
8| 108.12 – Paul Allen
9| 106.18 – Ben Hill
10| 105.41 – Jeff Little

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler,  3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

AFX MT/XT – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 132.43 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 129.07 – Greg Kurnal
3| 123.27 – Tom Lauterbach
4| 122.20 – John Bamonte
5| 121.43 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 116.40 – Jeff Little
7| 106.27 – Paul Allen
8| 104.28 – Jeff Albitz
9| 101.48 – Ben Hill
10| 96.29 – Don Berbel

AFX MT/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Greg Kurnal,  3rd – Tom Lauterbach

 

 

January 7, 2017

The first club race meet in the New Year brought us to a new venue, Paul Allen’s Black Max. This track was the old Uncle Bob’s Raceway that many of the club members raced on at the old “Asylum” racing facility in Mars, PA.

Paul has significantly upgraded the table, wiring and monitors and added a few new sections to the circuit. The track scenery is outstanding the circuit itself fun to drive. And most significantly Paul was an excellent host.

It was an all G-Jet event featuring three classes: full-width hard body G-Jets (Le Mans Group C sports cars for this season), Lexan bodied G-Jets featuring Le Mans sports cars for this half of the season, and hard body Formula G-Jets. Once again the G-Jets were smooth, handled well, evenly matched and fun to drive and race.

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Black Max

The Field

Voting – Best Appearing Race Car Competition

Finalists – Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Ralph Spithaler and Jay McKain

Winner – Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jay McKain
Jägermeister Le Mans Sports Car

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Le Mans Group C Sports Cars
Black Max
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 160.32 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 160.14 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 160.03 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 154.10 – Ben Hill
5| 153.16 – Jeff King
6| 150.25 – Jeff Albitz
7| 149.02 – Jeff Little
8| 145.45 – John Bamonte
9| 141.04 – Don Berbel
10| 137.18 – Paul Allen
11| 127.06 – Jay McKain
12| 126.29 – Michelle McKain
13| 110.37 – Curtis Ferricks

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Ralph Spithaler, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet – Le Mans Sports Cars
Black Max
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 172.32 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 172.08 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 166.33 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 166.23 – Jeff Albitz
5| 166.08 – Jeff Little
6| 165.24 – Jeff King
7| 164.46 – Ben Hill
8| 164.28 – Greg Kurnal
9| 162.32 – John Bamonte
10| 159.27 – Paul Allen
11| 153.20 – Don Berbel
12| 146.10 – Jay McKain
13| 135.47 – Curtis Ferricks
14| 132.26 – Michelle McKain

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Formula G-Jet
Black Max
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 174.24 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 173.16 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 169.44 – Jeff King
4| 168.20 – Jeff Little
5| 167.24 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 163.30 – Ben Hill
7| 161.19 – John Bamonte
8| 158.17 – Greg Kurnal
9| 153.36 – Paul Allen
10| 148.33 – Don Berbel
11| 145.08 – Jeff Albitz
12| 136.44 – Jay McKain
13| 130.43 – Michelle McKain
14| 123.20 – Curtis Ferricks

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff King

Trackside Action

Scenery Buildings

 

 

 

October 3, 2016

The club kicked off the new racing season with a fun get-together at Ragged Edge Raceway. The members thank Ralph and his wife Bette for again being outstanding hosts.

It was an all G-Jet event featuring three classes: full-width hard body G-Jets (Le Mans Group C sports cars for this season), Lexan bodied G-Jets featuring NASCAR stock cars cars for this race, and hard body Formula G-Jets. As always the G-Jets were smooth, handled well, and were evenly matched; a true driver’s slot car class.

In a change of format, the first race was run in the standard round robin format and acted as a qualifier of sorts, seeding three “mains” for the second race. The finishing order of the second race then seeded the mains for the third and final race. There were no move-ups and a racer could win or place high overall from any main. The format allowed individual matches with four racers, and it was a lot of fun.

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Ragged Edge Raceway

ragged-edge-raceway-2

The Field

field

Voting – Best Appearing Race Car

concours-voting

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
“Lethal Weapon” Lexan Pontiac Stock Car

concours-winner

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Le Mans Group C Sports Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 157.04 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 154.39 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 153.43 – Greg Kurnal
4| 152.46 – Tom Lauterbach
5| 147.38 – Ben Hill
6| 146.17 – John Bamonte
7| 144.28 – Jeff Little
8| 144.25 – Jeff King
9| 136.17 – Jay McKain
10| 132.00 – Paul Allen
11| 121.04 – Liam Sulc
12| 114.05 – Michelle McKain

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

le-mans-podium

Lexan G-Jet – NASCAR Stock Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 166.10 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 164.16 – Jeff King
3| 163.15 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 162.07 – Jeff Lauterbach
5| 155.20 – Jeff Little
6| 155.03 – Greg Kurnal
7| 151.38 – Ben Hill
8| 151.21 – Paul Allen
9| 148.08 – John Bamonte
10| 137.18 – Liam Sulc
11| 130.18 – Jay McKain
12| 128.38 – Michelle McKain

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff King, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

nascar-podium

Formula G-Jet
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 170.09 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 167.12 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 165.19 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 160.43 – Jeff King
5| 158.47 – John Bamonte
6| 156.46 – Greg Kurnal
7| 155.06 – Ben Hill
8| 145.19 – Jay McKain
9| 145.18 – Jeff Little
10| 140.17 – Liam Sulc
11| 139.29 – Paul Allen
12| 132.17 – Michelle McKain

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

formula-podium

 

 

April 23, 2016

Sixteen racers made their way to Treesdale Motorplex on a pleasant Saturday evening for the final club race of the season.

An open practice session was followed by pre-race technical inspection, driver’s meeting and voting for the best appearing race car. After the preliminaries were out of the way and food and drink were making the rounds the racing program started in earnest.

Three pancake motor classes were featured on two road courses; stock T-jet Vintage Trans Am on the Brad Bowman 4×8 known as Treesdale Farms Raceway, followed by Fray-style super stock T-jets and AFX MT/XT Vintage Trans Am on the original Aurora ‘tub track’ with a modern TKO manufactured racing surface.

As always congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable evening of slot car racing.

The Field

Field 1

Field 2

For Sale

For sale

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
Self-detailed Volkswagen Bug T-Jet

Concours winner

Treesdale Farms Raceway

Treesdale Farms Raceway

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Trans Am
Treesdale Farms Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 127.09 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 120.21 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 120.18 – Roger Pfab
4| 116.22 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 113.19 – Dave Wilson
6| 113.09 – Ben Hill
7| 110.10 – Jeff Little
8| 110.09 – Paul Allen
9| 109.15 – Dave Funyak
10| 107.17 – John Bamonte
11| 107.04 – Jeff Albitz
12| 105.12 – Jeff King
13| 101.23 – Kevin Stevenson
14| 100.24 – Don Berbel
15| 91.02 – Bill Wahl
16| 70.13 – Eric Shuck

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet Podium

Pine Creek Raceweay

Pine Creek Raceway

Super Stock T-Jet
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 125.00 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 118.50 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 118.00 – Jeff Little
4| 117.00 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 115.00 – Roger Pfab
6| 114.50 – Dave Funyak
7| 114.00 – Ben Hill
8| 112.00 – Don Berbel
9| 110.00 – Jeff King
10| 108.75 – John Bamonte
11| 108.50 – Jeff Albitz
12| 108.00 – Dave Wilson
13| 100.00 – Paul Allen
14| 94.00 – Bill Wahl
15| 68.00 – Eric Shuck
16| DNR – Kevin Stevenson

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff Little

SS T-jet Podium

AFX MT/XT – Vintage Trans Am
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 131.50 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 131.00 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 121.00 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 117.00 – Jeff Little
5| 116.00 – Dave Wilson
6| 114.00 – Jeff King
7| 110.00 – Dave Funyak
8| 108.00 – John Bamonte
9| 106.50 – Bill Wahl
10| 106.00 – Paul Allen
11| 104.00 – Roger Pfab
12| 103.00 – Ben Hill
13| 101.00 – Jeff Albitz
14| 98.00 – Kevin Stevenson
15| 96.00 – Don Berbel
16| 78.00 – Eric Shuck

AFX/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbachl, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

AFX Podium

Trackside Action

Trackside action 1

Trackside action 2

Trackside action 3

 

 

April 2, 2016

Saturday night April 2nd the members of the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club found their way to the home of Ralph and Bette Spithaler. The club would like to thank Ralph and Bette for welcoming the group into their home for a fast and exciting night of slot car action.

Before the racing started the first event was the concours voting for the best appearing race car. Jeff Little, in his beautifully painted Monza GT, won easily with more than 50% of the available votes. Congrats Jeff, it is a great looking car.

Three G-jet classes were on tap for the evening as drivers found themselves liking the speed and grip of the 4′ x 13′ TKO raceway.  The hard body IMSA class has found itself be dominated by the AFX Monza GT bodies, as 9 of the 11 participants chose to field one. The hard bodies provided lots of good fender banging action, but when it was all over Jeff Lauterbach found himself on top of the podium with 158.21 laps. Tom Lauterbach was second with 156.17 laps and Ralph Spithaler third with 153.26 laps.

Lexan bodied G-jets were up next on the track. The lighter weight bodies proved to be a bit faster than their heavier counterparts in the previous race. This time it was Tom Lauterbach taking top honors with a 165.15 tally in the closely contested race. Jeff Lauterbach pulled in second with a 164.29 total, and Ralph Spithaler on the final step with 163.40 laps. An interesting observation showed less than a 2 lap difference per 3 minute heat between the hard body and the Lexan body classes. Also, five drivers cracked the 4 second mark in this race.

The hard body Formula class was the final event of the evening and nobody was able to displace Tom Lauterbach, Jeff Lauterbach or Ralph Spithaler from the podium steps on this night. Tom collected the trophy by little more than half a lap at the end with a 165.32 total edging out Jeff with 165.03 laps. Ralph recorded 162.28 laps, claiming 3rd in all three races.

Once again, thank you Bette and Ralph for allowing us into your home for an evening of slot car racing fun and fellowship. Thanks to everyone for coming out to race. A good group makes for a fun enjoyable night. Thanks again, and hopefully see you all again at the next race.

Jeff King

Ragged Edge Raceway

Ragged Edge Raceway 2

The Field and Concours Voting

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
Self-detailed AFX Monza GT IMSA Sports Car

Cocours Winner

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – AFX IMSA Sports Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 158.21 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 156.17 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 153.26 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 148.01 – Greg Kurnal
5| 144.45 – Jeff Little
6| 142.19 – Bill Hill
7| 142.06 – Don Berbel
8| 138.29 – Jeff King
9| 1323.28 – Jeff Albitz
10| 129.03 – Paul Allen
11| 118.40 – Jay McKain

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

IMSA Podium

Lexan G-Jet – Trans AM
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 165.15 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 164.29 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 163.40 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 161.47 – Jeff Lauterbach
5| 159.13 – Greg Kurnal
6| 153.42 – Jeff Albitz
7| 152.29 – Don Berbel
8| 151.26 – Ben Hill
9| 150.27 – Jeff King
10| 146.13 – Paul Allen
11| 144.18 – Jay McKain

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Lexan Podium

Formula G-Jet
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 165.32 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 165.03 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 162.28 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 159.07 – Jeff King
5| 156.42 – Jeff Little
6| 155.38 – Ben Hill
7| 154.26 – Greg Kurnal
8| 151.29 – Don Berbel
9| 147.10 – Jay McKain
10| 139.41 – Paul Allen
11| 138.39 – Jeff Albitz

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Formula Podium

Action at the track

Racing Action 1

Racing Action 2

 

 

March 19, 2016

The WPSCC would like to thank Greg Kurnal and his wife for hosting the evening’s racing event. As always, the food was plentiful and so was the on-track action.

To start off the evening’s activities, nine drivers made the call for some IROC Coupe action. The four ‘clip-on’ coupe bodies, made by Tom Bowman of BRP, were mounted on AFX/AW-type chassis prepared and provided by Jeff Little.  The Coupes were raced on Greg’s’ 4×8 Brad Bowman built oval that Greg recently acquired from John Bamonte. Greg, along with some help, has called in a landscaping outfit to add some character to the former ‘Old Orchard Speedway’.

The racing was fast and a few drivers found themselves exiting the track over the wall between turns 3 & 4, usually with a little nudge from their fellow competitors.  Ralph Spithaler set a fast pace early in the 90 second heats scoring 50+ laps in each of his first three segments, in large part by avoiding all the mishaps. What was looking to be a thrashing of the field was stemmed by the gremlins in the white lane as the wrecks found him. In the end though, he was able to hold on with a nine lap advantage over  second place Tom Lauterbach, with Greg Kurnal just two laps back in third.

Action moved to the Cherry Valley Raceway road course for the remaining races with three-minute heats for all classes.  Stock T-jets with Trans Am bodies were first on-track. Tom Lauterbach set the pace with nearly 69 laps. Tom was followed closely by his son Jeff Lauterbach, with Ralph Spithaler taking the third spot.

Super Stock T-jets found the familiar duo of Tom and Jeff Lauterbach taking the top spots, with Greg Kurnal bumping Jeff Little off the podium by sections as both drivers had 88 laps.

AFX/AW Trans Am completed the night’s racing. Jeff Lauterbach claimed the top of the podium in a race decided by sections, as he and Greg Kurnal tied with 98 laps. Tom Lauterbach claimed third in the contest.

Thank you to all the drivers for coming out to race. Congrats to the winners, and to Jeff Little for garnering most votes in the best appearing race car competition.

Jeff King

Cherry Valley Raceway

Blue TKO #1

Greg’s Oval Speedway

Greg's Oval Speedway

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
Self-detailed AFX Sunoco Camaro Trans Am

Concours Winner

AFX AW-XT IROC – Coupes
Greg’s Oval Speedway
1.5 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 202.14 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 193.04 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 191.10 – Greg Kurnal
4| 186.06 – Jeff Little
5| 185.09 – Jeff Lauterbach
6| 183.07 – Jeff King
7| 179.03 – Paul Allen
8| 178.02 – Don Berbel
9| 175.05 – Ben Hill

IROC Coupes

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Trans Am
Cherry Valley Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 68.45 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 61.30 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 64.36 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 63.29 – Greg Kurnal
5| 62.48 – Ben Hill
6| 61.30 – Jeff Lauterbach
7| 60.11 – Paul Allen
8| 57.44 – Don Berbel
9| 55.23 – Jeff King

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Stock T-jet Podium

Super Stock T-Jet
Cherry Valley Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 94.18 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 91.43 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 88.37 – Greg Kurnal
4| 88.23 – Jeff Little
5| 86.19 – Don Berbel
6| 86.19 – Ralph Spithaler
7| 82.31 – Ben Hill
8| 81.04 – Paul Allen
9| 68.32 – Jeff King

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Super Stock T-jet Podium

AFX MT/XT – Vintage Trans Am
Cherry Valley Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 98.47 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 98.04 – Greg Kurnal
3| 96.23 – Tom Lauterbach
4| 94.42 – Jeff Little
5| 87.44 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 80.09 – Ben Hill
7| 79.23 – Paul Allen
8| 78.37 – Jeff King
9| 77.09 – Don Berbel

AFX/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Greg Kurnal, 3rd – Tom Lauterbach

AFX Podium

 

 

 

February 20, 2016

Saturday brought another enjoyable evening of fellowship and G-Jet racing to the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. The members thank Jeff Little and his wife for hosting. Jeff has put together a fine slot car race room. The racing circuit was the Green Fray Tribute built by Scott Dunlap of California. This track and table is a replica of the Green track at the classic T-jet race known as The Fray in Ferndale.

It was an all G-Jet event featuring three classes: full-width hard body G-Jets (Aurora AFX “IMSA” sports cars for this season), Lexan bodied G-Jets featuring Trans Am cars for this race, and hard body Formula G-Jets. As always with G-Jets the racing was close all through the field. The cars were a challenge to drive on the twisty and flowing Green Fray, especially the full-width hard body class; the toughest of the three classes in terms of handling.

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Green Fray Tribute

Green Fray Tribute 2

The Field and Concours Voting

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
Self-detailed Lexan Trans Am

Concours winner

Lexan G-Jet – Trans AM
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 111.32 – Jeff Little
2| 110.29 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 109.37 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 109.24 – Greg Kurnal
5| 106.24 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 99.22 – Paul Allen
7| 98.35 – John Bamonte
8| 96.02 – Jeff King
9| 91.05 – Don Berbel

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Little, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet Podium

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – AFX IMSA Sports Cars
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 108.21 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 104.33 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 103.18 – Greg Kurnal
4| 100.04 – Jeff Kittle
5| 99.29 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 94.08 – John Bamonte
7| 92.24 – Paul Allen
8| 92.16 – Don Berbel
9| 85.04 – Jeff King

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

IMSA G-Jet Podium

Formula G-Jet
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 111.10 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 109.32 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 107.23 – Greg Kurnal
4| 106.00 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 104.35 – John Bamonte
6| 103.09 – Jeff Little
7| 102.00 – Paul Allen
8| 97.12 – Jeff King
9| 92.11 – Don Berbel

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Formula G-Jet Podium

 

 

February 6, 2016

The Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club held its second oval racing event of the season on the Evans City Speedway oval. Fourteen drivers turned out to take part in the action. Thank you Jeff Albitz for coming out to race with us. It was nice to see you again, and we hope you had an enjoyable evening. On the card for the evening’s racing were Stock T-jets with Vintage NASCAR bodies, Hot Rods and Dune Buggies on the Indy T-jet chassis, and the AFX MT/XT class featuring Fairgrounds bodies. The Best Appearing Race Car voting was claimed by the car of Eric Shuck.

The action started off with the Stock T-jet NASCAR division taking on the fast, 4-lane, 4′ x 16′ oval. After 12 minutes of racing, Tom Lauterbach found the top podium spot with 180 laps 22 sections. Tom was followed by Ralph Spithaler with 175-23 total, with Greg Kurnal close behind at 174-19.

Hot Rod – Dune Buggy class with the Indy T-jet chassis took the call to action next. Once again Tom Lauterbach showed the way with a lap total of 196-24. Jeff Lauterbach claim second trailing by two laps with a 194-25 tally, and Ralph Spithaler taking the final podium spot a 191-07 count.

The night of racing was capped off with the fast running AFX MT/XT equipped Fairgrounds type cars. Tom Lauterbach completed the ‘hat trick’ garnering the top spot on the podium with a 263-02 total, chased by Jeff Lauterbach 257-05, and Greg Kurnal 247-07 claiming the final step.

We would like to thank Ralph and Bette for their always generous hospitality. Thanks also to the club members for coming out to race.

Evans City Speedway

Evans City Speedway

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Eric Shuck
Self-detailed Hot Rod T-jet

Concours Voting

concours winner Eric S

Stock T-Jet – Vintage NASCAR Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 180.22 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 175.23 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 174.19 – Greg Kurnal
4| 170.10 – Jeff Lauterbach
5| 169.26 – Ben Hill
6| 165.21 – Jay McKain
7| 161.09 – Jeff King
8| 157.14 – Jeff Albitz
9| 156.06 – Jeff Little
10| 152.30 – Paul Allen
11| 152.18 – Michelle McKain
12| 146.08 – Don Berbel
13| 124.15 – Bill Wahl
14| 123.01 – Eric Shuck

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

stock T-jet podium 1

stock T-jet podium 2

Indy T-Jet – Hot Rod and Dune Buggy
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 196.24 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 194.25 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 191.07 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 188.30 – Jeff Albitz
5| 188.05 – Jeff Little
6| 184.28 – Jeff King
7| 182.30 – Don Berbel
8| 180.27 – Jay McKain
9| 179.29 – Ben Hill
10| 178.30 – Greg Kurnal
11| 175.22 – Paul Allen
12| 168.07 – Michelle McKain
13| 156.29 – Bill Wahl
14| 133.04 – Eric Shuck

Hot Rod/Dune Buggy T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

hot rod podium 1

hot rod podium 2

AFX MT/XT – Fairgrounds Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 263.02 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 257.05 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 247.07 – Greg Kurnal
4| 237.14 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 236.24 – Jeff Little
6| 227.15 – Bill Wahl
7| 217.24 – Don Berbel
8| 215.23 – Jeff King
9| 203.10 – Jeff Albitz
10| 200.22 – Ben Hill
11| 189.21 – Michelle McKain
12| 155.26 – Paul Allen
13| 150.26 – Jay McKain
14| 139.08 – Eric Shuck

AFX MT/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

AFX podium 1

AFX podium 2

Trackside

Trackside

 

 

January 30, 2016

The Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club enjoyed a fun G-Jet race night on Saturday. Good fellowship, good food, and close racing. Greg Kurnal is an outstanding host, and his race room is an ideal hangout for the slot car enthusiast.

The racing was close all through the event, something you come to expect with the G-Jet. It really comes down to the driver. It was an all G-Jet event featuring three classes: full-width hard body G-Jets (Aurora AFX “IMSA” sports cars for this season), Lexan bodied G-Jets featuring Trans Am cars for this race, and hard body Formula G-Jets.

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Cherry Valley Raceway

Blue TKO #2

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
Self-detailed Aurora AFX Corvette GT

Tough vote ….

Group

Concours Voting

Concours Winner 1

Concours Winner 2

Lexan G-Jet – Trans AM
Cherry Valley Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 124.10 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 122.07 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 119.41 – Greg Kurnal
4| 118.42 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 117.35 – Ben Hill
6| 116.37 – Jeff Little
7| 114.27 – Gene George
8| 113.15 – John Bamonte
9| 106.22 – Don Berbel
10| 105.42 – Paul Allen
11| 97.48 – Jeff King

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Lexan G-Jet Podium

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – AFX IMSA Sports Cars
Cherry Valley Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 114.44 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 114.22 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 112.33 – Greg Kurnal
4| 109.44 – Ben Hill
5| 108.26 – Jeff Little
6| 105.23 – Ralph Spithaler
7| 103.46 – Gene George
8| 100.42 – John Bamonte
9| 100.40 – Don Berbel
10| 96.33 – Paul Allen
11| 93.19 – Jeff King

IMSA Sports Cars Hard Body G-Jet Podium
1st – Tom Lauterbach (center),  2nd – Jeff Lauterbach (left), 3rd – Greg Kurnal (right)

IMSA G-JET Podium

Formula G-Jet
Cherry Valley Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 122.36 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 122.31 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 119.12 – Greg Kurnal
4| 118.20 – Ben Hill
5| 118.20 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 116.37 – Jeff Little
7| 116.14 – John Bamonte
8| 111.44 – Jeff King
9| 107.43 – Gene George
10| 106.18 – Don Berbel
11| 97.50 – Paul Allen

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Formula G-Jet Podium

 

 

 

January 9, 2016

A field of ten racers turned out for an evening of slot car racing.  Jay and Michelle McKain hosted the Western PA Slot Car Club event on their Black Fray Tribute track.  With only ten racers in the house we decided to run only four of the six lanes to avoid possible marshaling problems.

The event classes featured were; Stock T-jets – Trans Am, Super Stock T-jets, and AFX/AW – Trans Am.  After running 3 minute heats in all divisions, Tom L. took the top spot in the Stock T-jet class with a 63 lap 29 section total. Jeff L. followed him closely with 62-30 for second, and Ralph S. with a 61-15 lap count for third.

Super Stock T-jets found a flip of the top two with Jeff L. garnering the win with an 85 lap 30 section total. Tom L. claimed second 85-02, and Don B. holding down the third spot with an 83-24 total.

AFX/AW Magna-Traction class saw Tom L. grab his second victory of the evening 85 laps 15 section with Jeff L. 83-38 chasing him for second, and Don B. 80-28 once again taking the final podium position.

Interesting observation: the winning lap totals for the Super Stock T-jet and AFX/AW Magna-Traction classes were both at 85 laps.

Jeff L. took the top vote for best appearing race car, and Jay also supplied a few door prizes based on the Super Stock finish.

Thanks Jay and Michelle for hosting the night of racing, and thanks to all that came out to race.
Jeff King

Black Fray Tribute

Black-Fray1

The Field

Field

Field 2

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Lauterbach
Bre Datsun 240Z Trans Am, Fray T-jet

Concours Winner

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Trans Am
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 63.29 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 62.30 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 61.15 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 61.01 – Ben Hill
5| 59.30 – Roger Pfab
6| 53.30 – Don Berbel
7| 53.19 – Michelle McKain
8| 52.34 – Jeff King
9| 50.24 – Bill Wahl
10| 50.05 – Jay McKain

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Stock T-jet Podium

Super Stock T-Jet
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 85.30 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 85.02 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 83.24 – Don Berbel
4| 82.29 – Roger Pfab
5| 81.17 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 77.24 – Jay McKain
7| 77.18 – Jeff King
8| 72.03 – Ben Hill
9| 71.20 – Bill Wahl
10| 69.17 – Michelle McKain

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Don Berbel

SS T-jet Podium

AFX MT/XT – Vintage Trans Am
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 85.15 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 83.38 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 80.28 – Don Berbel
4| 76.24 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 75.01 – Ben Hill
6| 69.30 – Bill Wahl
7| 69.23 – Jeff King
8| 64.20 – Michelle McKain
9| 64.14 – Jay McKain
10| 62.33 – Roger Pfab

AFX MT/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Don Berbel

AFX Podium

 

 

December 19, 2015

It was oval night for the WPSCC Saturday night at Evans City Speedway. The three event card of racing action featured Stock T-jets Fairgrounds, Indy T-jets, and AFX/AW Magna-traction Vintage NASCAR.

Fifteen drivers were on hand to take part in the program. A nice field of cars were presented for the “best appearing race car” voting which found the a tie between the Fairgrounds T-jet of Eric Shuck and the AFX/AW NASCAR of Ben Hill, with three votes each.

Dave Funyak brought along John D’Alesio as a guest to check out the club and participate in the action. Thanks for coming John and hope to see you again at future events.

Thanks to Ralph and Bette for hosting again. Your hospitality is always appreciated. Thanks to the members for coming out and supporting the event. Congratulations to all the podium finishers.

Merry Christmas to everyone and have a safe and happy holiday season!

See you all next year!
Jeff King

Evans City Speedway

Evans City Speedway

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Eric Shuck
Self-detailed Fairgrounds Stock Car T-jet
Ben Hill
Self-detailed Vintage NASCAR AFX

Concours Winners

Stock T-Jet – Fairgrounds Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 180.27 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 178.10 – Roger Pfab
3| 177.30 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 172.10 – Tom Lauterbach
5| 166.09 – Dave Wilson
6| 164.15 – Jeff Little
7| 159.06 – Dave Funyak
8| 156.19 – Ben Hill
9| 156.18 – Jeff King
10| 152.10 – Don Berbel
11| 150.07 – Tom DeLauder
12| 150.06 – Greg Kurnal
13| 150.06 – Bill Wahl
14| 119.02 – Eric Shuck
15| 114.02 – John D’Alesio

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Ralph Spithaler, 2nd – Roger Pfab, 3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

Stock Fairgrounds Podium

Indy T-Jet
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 201.20 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 194.23 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 193.17 – Don Berbel
4| 191.04 – Jeff Lauterbach
5| 187.21 – Roger Pfab
6| 180.11 – Jeff Little
7| 177.29 – Jeff King
8| 175.23 – Greg Kurnal
9| 171.09 – Dave Wilson
10| 170.24 – Ben Hill
11| 168.22 – Bill Wahl
12| 162.22 – Dave Funyak
13| 148.19 – Eric Shuck
14| 139.24 – John D’Alesio
15| DNF – Tom DeLauder

Indy T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauderbach, 2nd -Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – Don Berbel

Indy Podium

AFX MT/XT – Vintage NASCAR Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 263.24 – Dave Wilson
2| 252.23 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 248.14 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 242.03 – Greg Kurnal
5| 238.08 – Dave Funyak
6| 228.25 – Ralph Spithaler
7| 216.07 – Bill Wahl
8| 213.09 – Jeff King
9| 207.26 – Jeff Little
10| 201.06 – Ben Hill
11| 186.27 – Tom DeLauder
12| 185.22 – Don Berbel
13| 184.12 – Roger Pfab
14| 161.23 – Eric Shuck
15| 159.01 – John D’Alesio

AFX MT/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Dave Wilson, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

AFX Podium

In The Pits

Group

Trackside Action

Trackside

 

 

December 5, 2015

The club enjoyed a three class, all pancake motor race event on Saturday at Ragged Edge Raceway in Evans City, Pennsylvania. Featured were Stock T-jet Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars, Fray-style Super Stock T-jets and AFX MT/XT Vintage Can Am Sports Cars.

It was a fun evening of HO slot car racing. Ralph and Bette are always wonderful hosts. The AFX class was as popular as ever with the group, and once again provided a good driving and good handling bang for the buck.

As always congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable evening of slot car racing.

Ragged Edge Raceway

Ragged Edge Raceway 2

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Little
Self-detailed AFX Porsche 917-10K Can Am

Concours Voting

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 89.04 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 88.02 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 86.45 – Tom Lauterbach
4| 81.48 – Dave Funyak
5| 81.28 – Jeff King
6| 80.47 – Ben Hill
7| 80.28 – Jeff Little
8| 80.20 – Roger Pfab
9| 76.43 – Jay McKain
10| 76.20 – Greg Kurnal
11| 74.20 – John Bamonte
12| 71.16 – Bill Wahl
13| 69.40 – Don Berbel

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – Tom Lauterbach

Stock Podium

Super Stock T-Jet
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 118.29 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 118.16 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 117.29 – Jeff King
4| 113.42 – Ben Hill
5| 111.22 – Tom Lauterbach
6| 110.40 – Greg Kurnal
7| 110.29 – John Bamonte
8| 109.07 – Roger Pfab
9| 108.14 – Dave Funyak
10| 107.27 – Don Berbel
11| 105.38 – Jay McKain
12| 101.27 – Bill Wahl
13| 98.16 – Jeff Little

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – Jeff King

SS Podium

AFX MT/XT – Vintage Can Am Sports Cars
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver
1| 120.04 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 119.09 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 117.39 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 112.17 – Jeff King
5| 108.30 – Dave Funyak
6| 108.04 – Greg Kurnal
7| 107.45 – Jeff Little
8| 100.14 – Jay McKain
9| 98.28 – John Bamonte
10| 97.39 – Ben Hill
11| 97.30 – Bill Wahl
12| 90.38 – Roger Pfab
13| 82.42 – Don Berbel

AFX MT/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

AFX Podium

Trackside at Ragged Edge Raceway

Action 1

Action 2

 

 

November 14, 2015

The Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club enjoyed a fine evening of slot car racing and fellowship on Saturday at Treesdale Motorplex.

It was an all G-Jet event featuring three classes: full-width hard body G-Jets (Aurora AFX “IMSA” sports cars for this season), Lexan bodied G-Jets featuring Le Mans sports cars for this race, and hard body Formula G-Jets.

The group closely watched the lap times for all the classes, and the parity of these cars is amazing. It truly is a driver’s slot car class.

This was the first outing for the so-called IMSA class sports cars, an excellent opportunity to mate vintage Aurora bodies to the contemporary G-Jet platform. The cars were well received as a racing class by the club members.

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Pine Creek Raceway

Pine Creek Raceway

Treesdale Farms Raceway

Treesdale Farms Raceway

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jay McKain
ESSO Toyota LMP1

Concours Winner 2

Concours Winner

Lexan G-Jet – Le Mans Sports Cars
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 168.50 – Jeff Little
2| 168.00 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 166.50 – John Bamonte
4| 162.50 – Tom Lauterbach
5| 161.50 – Greg Kurnal
6| 160.50 – Roger Pfab
7| 154.50 – Jeff Lauterbach
8| 149.50 – Ted Weller
9| 147.50 – Ben Hill
10| 146.50 – Jeff King
11| 146.00 – Jay McKain
12| 142.50 – Don Berbel

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Little, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – John Bamonte

Lexan Podium 2

Race Action 1

Race Action 2

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – AFX IMSA Sports Cars
Treesdale Farms Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 192.05 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 188.20 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 184.04 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 183.06 – Greg Kurnal
5| 182.28 – Roger Pfab
6| 180.27 – John Bamonte
7| 170.27 – Jeff Lauterbach
8| 170.19 – Ben Hill
9| 166.11 – Jeff K
10| 164.27 – Ted Weller
11| 158.08 – Jay McKain
12| 152.18 – Don Berbel

IMSA Sports Cars Hard Body G-Jet Podium
1st – Tom Lauterbach (center),  2nd – Jeff Lauterbach (left), 3rd – Ralph Spithaler (right)

IMSA Podium 2

Race Action 6

Race Action 4

Race Action 5

Formula G-Jet
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 174.50 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 174.00 – Jeff Little
3| 173.50 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 169.50 – Ben Hill
5| 165.50 – Greg Kurnal
6| 164.50 – Ralph Spithaler
7| 163.50 – John Bamonte
8| 160.50 – Roger Pfab
9| 154.50 – Jeff King
10| 153.50 – Don Berbel
11| 153.00 – Ted Weller
12| 150.50 – Jay McKain

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Little, 3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

Formula Podium 1

Race Action 3

 

 

 

September 12, 2015

The club kicked-off a new racing season Saturday evening at Roger Pfab’s Meridian Raceway. Roger is a great host and as always his TKO road course is nothing but pure pleasure – smooth, winding and fast.

It was an all pancake motor night featuring stock and super stock T-jets and AFX Magna-Tractions and XTs. Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars was the featured body class.

As always congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable evening of slot car racing. Everyone agreed it was nice to get-together again and back on the track after the club summer break.

Meridian Raceway

Meridian Raceway 550

The Field and Best Appearing Race Car Voting

Field and voting 1

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
John Bamonte
Self-detailed Dino Ferrari by Road Race Replicas

Concours winner

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Meridian Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 81.07 – Roger Pfab
2| 79.10 – Ben Hill
3| 79.02 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 73.14 – Jeff King
5| 73.07 – Jay McKain
6| 70.03 – John Bamonte
7| 69.11 – Dave Wilson
8| 69.01 – Bill Wahl
9| 64.14 – Michelle McKain

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Roger Pfab, 2nd – Ben Hill, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Stock T-jet podium

Super Stock T-Jet
Meridian Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 108.10 – Roger Pfab
2| 103.25 – Jay McKain
3| 101.29 – Jeff King
4| 100.08 – Ben Hill
5| 99.22 – Dave Wilson
6| 99.20 – John Bamonte
7| 98.26 – Ralph Spithaler
8| 94.19 – Bill Wahl
9| 89.21 – Michelle McKain

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Roger Pfab, 2nd – Jay McKain, 3rd – Jeff King

Super Stock T-jet podium

AFX MT/XT – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Meridian Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 106.11 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 101.14 – Jeff King
3| 101.13 – Dave Wilson
4| 100.20 – John Bamonte
5| 99.07 – Roger Pfab
6| 98.21 – Bill Wahl
7| 95.27 – Ben Hill
8| 93.21 – Jay McKain
9| 76.21 – Michelle McKain

AFX MT/XT Podium
L to R: 1st – Ralph Spithaler, 2nd – Jeff King, 3rd – Dave Wilson

AFX podium

 

 

 

May 16, 2015

The WPSCC 2014-2015 season has drawn to a close. Greg Kurnal hosted the club’s final race on his challenging TKO track. Eleven racers made the call to green for the night’s activities that featured three T-jet divisions.  Stock T-jets, Indy T-jets, and Super Stock T-jets took to the track with Tom and Jeff Lauterbach showing the way, claiming the top two spots in all three classes. Tom picked up the wins in the Stock and Indy divisions, with Jeff collecting the win in the Super Stocks.

As the WPSCC season closes, I would like to thank all the club track owners for opening their homes and hosting this bunch of slot-heads throughout the year. All of you have given us a place to enjoy ourselves with some fine tracks and places to race. Your hospitality and kindness is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank the members of the WPSCC. Without the combination of owners and members we would not be able to enjoy the hobby the way we do. Thanks again, and have a great summer.

Jeff King

Blue TKO

Blue TKO #1

The Field and Best Appearing Race Car Voting

Filed & Concours Voting

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff Lauterbach
Fray-style Racing Body

Best Appearing Race Car Jeff Lauterbach

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Blue TKO
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 67.05 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 65.45 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 65.00 – Roger Pfab
4| 64.34 – Ben Hill
5| 59.10 – Jeff Little
6| 58.32 – Jeff King
7| 58.09 – Greg Kurnal
8| 57.11 – Ralph Spithaler
9| 56.37 – Dave Wilson
10| 56.07 – Jay McKain
11| 37.17 – Eric Shuck

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Roger Pfab

Stock Podium

Indy T-Jet – Indy and Grand Prix Racers
Blue TKO
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 73.24 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 71.38 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 69.22 – Jeff King
4| 69.18 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 67.18 – Greg Kurnal
6| 67.14 – Roger Pfab
7| 66.37 – Jeff Little
8| 66.17 – Ben Hill
9| 63.44 – Dave Wilson
10| 62.42 – Jay McKain
11| 46.43 – Eric Shuck

Indy T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff King

Indy Podium

Super Stock T-Jet
Blue TKO
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 88.29 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 87.36 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 87.02 – Greg Kurnal
4| 81.50 – Jeff Little
5| 80.49 – Roger Pfab
6| 79.35 – Dave Wilson
7| 78.26 – Ben Hill
8| 78.05 – Jay McKain
9| 75.13 – Jeff King
10| 73.12 – Ralph Spithaler
11| 64.11 – Eric Shuck

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Super Stock Podium

Eating again?

Eating Again

Foosball action

Foosball Action

 

 

April 25, 2015

It was another fun, friendly and competitive evening of racing and fellowship in the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. The venue was Treesdale Motorplex, and the BSRT G-Jet continues to provide close and challenging racing right out of the pit box.

Three G-Jet classes were run on two different tracks. Lexan bodied G-Jets, featuring NASCAR for this race, and hard body Formula G-Jets were run on Pine Creek Raceway (original Aurora tub track with TKO routed racing surface). Full-width hard body G-Jets, featuring Ford GT40s for the season, zipped around Treesdale Farms Raceway (4×8 Brad Bowman routed track).

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Pine Creek Raceway

Track and driver's stations 2

Treesdale Farms Raceway

Treesdale Farms Raceway

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Michelle McKain
Lexan NASCAR #43

Concours Vote 1

Concours Vote 2

Lexan G-Jet – NASCAR
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 170.00 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 168.00 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 166.00 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 164.00 – Ben Hill
5| 163.50 – Dave Funyak
6| 163.25 – Jeff Little
7| 163.00 – John Bamonte
8| 153.00 – Don Berbel
9| 137.00 – Ted Weller
10| 136.50 – Michelle McKain
11| 136.00 – Jay McKain

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Lexan Podium

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Ford GT40
Treesdale Farms Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 195.21 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 189.07 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 189.02 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 185.22 – John Bamonte
5| 181.04 – Jeff Little
6| 179.11 – Dave Funyak
7| 178.11 – Ben Hill
8| 165.17 – Don Berbel
9| 165.08 – Jay McKain
10| 140.20 – Michelle McKain

G-Jet Ford GT40 Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Hard Body Podium

Formula G-Jet
Pine Creek Raceway
Qualifying Heat Race – 1.5 minute timed heats with laps and sections
Main Feature Races – 3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Qualifying Heat Race
Pos.| Laps – Driver
1| Tom Lauterbach – Top Qualifier

TQ Tom Lauterbach

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – John Bamonte, 2nd -Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Dave Funyak

Formula Podium

A-Main
Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 167.50 – Jeff Lauterbach – A-Main Winner
2| 167.00 – Dave Funyak
3| 166.50 – Tom Lauterbach
4| 166.00 – Jeff Little

A-Main Winner – Jeff Lauterbach

A-Main Winner Jeff Lauterbach

B-Main
Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 168.00 – John Bamonte – B-Main and Overall Winner
2| 166.00 – Ben Hill
3| 162.00 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 146.00 – Don Berbel

B-Main and Overall Winner –  John Bamonte

B-Main Winner John Bamonte

C-Main
Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 147.00 – Ted Weller – C-Main Winner
2| 140.00 – Jay McKain
3| 137.00 – Michelle McKain

C-Main Winner – Ted Weller

C-Main Winner Ted Weller

Trackside Action

Track Action 1

Track Action 4

 

 

March 14, 2015

Saturday was G-Jet night in the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. Although we counted our lowest attendance of the season it turned out to be a very good night of racing.

A unique marshaling format was introduced by Ralph and worked quite well, and interestingly enough served to highlight the most challenging sections of the track.

Three G-Jet classes were run: full-width hard body G-Jets (Ford GT40s for the season), Lexan bodied G-Jets featuring Trans Am for this race, and hard body Formula G-Jets.

The club extends a big thank you to Jay and Michelle for their outstanding hospitality. Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Black Fray Tribute

Black-Fray1

The Field

Field 1

Field 2

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Michelle McKain
Lexan “Hello Kitty” Chaparral Camaro

Concours Voting 1

Concours Voting 2

Concours Winner

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Ford GT40
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 149.29 – Dave Funyak
2| 147.28 – John Bamonte
3| 143.28 – Jeff Little
4| 143.05 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 138.18 – Ben Hill
6| 137.12 – Don Berbel
7| 130.00 – Jay McKain
8| 116.15 – Michelle McKain

G-Jet Ford GT40 Podium
L to R: 1st – Dave Funyak, 2nd – John Bamonte, 3rd – Jeff Little

Hard Body GT40 Podium 1

Hard Body GT40 Podium 2

Lexan G-Jet – Trans Am
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 160.01 – Jeff Little
2| 159.36 – John Bamonte
3| 159.04 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 152.36 – Ben Hill
5| 151.33 – Dave Funyak
6| 147.13 – Don Berbel
7| 140.14 – Jay McKain
8| 127.17 – Michelle McKain

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Little, 2nd – John Bamonte, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Lexan TA Podium 1

Lexan TA Podium 2

Formula G-Jet
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 160.27 – John Bamonte
2| 155.08 – Ben Hill
3| 153.17 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 150.24 – Dave Funyak
5| 148.29 – Don Berbel
6| 146.02 – Jeff Little
7| 137.27 – Jay McKain
8| 126.12 – Michelle McKain

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – John Bamonte, 2nd -Ben Hill, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Formula Podium 1

Formula Podium 2

Consensus Candidate for next season’s Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet:
Original Aurora AFX “IMSA” Class Sports Cars

IMSA AFX 2

IMSA AFX 3

G-Jet mounted Can Am Sports Cars, by Durf Hyson of Connecticut

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February 28, 2015

Saturday night the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club enjoyed an Oval Racing Special Event on the club owned Evans City Speedway, a 4×16 foot, four lane, routed oval track built by Scott Dunlap of California.

First up was a bit of business with an early discussion regarding the racing format for next season, new member voting, and a bite to eat.  Next was a special drawing for a great looking fairgrounds stock car body prepared, detailed and donated by Ron Sklenar.  Ron is a noted Aurora collector and modeler in our area who does an excellent job with these cars.  A thank you to Ron and congratulations to our host Ralph Spithaler who won the drawing.

The best appearing race car competition was a runaway with John Bamonte’s Auto World Studebaker Hawk, also detailed by Ron Sklenar with a striking lime green color, added roll and nerf bars, and other fine detailing.

Then it was down to the racing features for the evening.  Three classes were run on the big oval: Stock T-jet fairgrounds stock cars, AFX NASCAR stock cars, and IROC Tyco 440-X2s NASCAR stock cars.  The IROC cars were prepared and provided by Dave Funyak and they were a lot of fun to drive on the oval.  A big thank you goes out to Dave.  Overall the racing was as good as ever, with an all-oval event a welcome variation to the regular road racing.

As always congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable winter evening of slot car racing.

Evans City Speedway

Evans City Speedway

Special Drawing
Ralph Spithaler
’59 Impala fairgrounds stock car custom detailed and donated by Ron Sklenar

Fairgrounds Drawing 1

Fairgrounds Drawing 2

Fairgrounds Drawing 3

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
John Bamonte
’59 Studebaker Hawk fairgrounds stock car custom detailed by Ron Sklenar

Concours Voting 2

Concours Voting 3

Motley Crew

Motley Crew

The Field – Stock T-jet Fairgrounds Stock Cars

Field - Fairgrounds

Stock T-Jet – Fairgrounds Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 167.13 – Kevin Stevenson
2| 166.04 – John Bamonte
3| 163.24 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 162.24 – Dave Wilson
5| 162.16 – Michelle McKain
6| 160.18 – Jeff Little
7| 157.24 – Don Berbel
8| 157.03 – Bill Wahl
9| 151.29 – Jeff King
10| 150.16 – Bill Kurtz
11| 136.14 – Jay McKain
12| 131.20 – Dave Funyak
13| 122.22 – Eric Shuck

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Kevin Stevenson, 2nd – John Bamonte, 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Stock T-jet Podium 2

The Field – AFX Magna-traction

Field - AFX

AFX Magna-traction – NASCAR Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 232.22 – Dave Funyak
2| 228.18 – Ralph Spithaler
3| 218.10 – John Bamonte
4| 215.26 – Bill Wahl
5| 212.30 – Bill Kurtz
6| 208.22 – Kevin Stevenson
7| 202.08 – Jeff Little
8| 196.12 – Dave Wilson
9| 194.07 – Don Berbel
10| 193.22 – Jay McKain
11| 192.22 – Jeff King
12| 167.11 – Larry Funyak
13| 156.28 – Eric Shuck
14| 149.26 – Michelle McKain

AFX Magna-traction Podium
L to R: 1st – Dave Funyak, 2nd – Ralph Spithaler, 3rd – John Bamonte

AFX Podium 2

IROC Tyco 440-X2 NASCAR Stock Cars

IROC Tyco 1

IROC Tyco 2

IROC Tyco 440-X2 – NASCAR Stock Cars
Evans City Speedway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 282.02 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 270.09 – Jeff Little
3| 265.24 – Dave Wilson
4| 261.16 – Jeff King
5| 261.09 – Dave Funyak
6| 259.24 – John Bamonte
7| 254.26 – Don Berbel
8| 254.23 – Bill Kurtz
9| 251.29 – Bill Wahl
10| 245.23 – Jay McKain
11| 244.23 – Kevin Stevenson
12| 223.22 – Michelle McKain
13| 211.08 – Larry Funyak
14| 205.00 – Eric Shuck

IROC Tyco 440-X2 Podium
1st – Ralph Spithaler, 2nd – Jeff Little, 3rd – Dave Wilson

Jeff King’s hand built dirt track specials from the 1980s

Jeff King Specials

Dazed and Confused ……….

Led Zepp Controller #1

Led Zepp Controller #2

 

 

 

January 31, 2015

Saturday was G-Jet night in the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. The venue was Jeff Little’s Green Fray Tribute built by Scott Dunlap. Jeff is an outstanding host, and the racing and fellowship were as good as ever.

The BSRT G-Jet platform continues to grow in popularity in our club. The cars are smooth and quick, low maintenance and race well right out of the pit box, and provide a high level of parity thus making it a true drivers class.

This season the club is running three G-Jet classes: Lexan bodied G-Jets with three distinct body classes (Le Mans sports cars for Saturday’s race), hard body Formula G-Jets, and full-width hard body G-Jets (Ford GT40s for the season).

The club extends a big thank you to Jeff and Marge for their outstanding hospitality. Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Green Fray Tribute

Green Fray Tribute

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Ralph Spithaler – Winner
Lexan Camel GTP with flames

Concours Vote 1

Concours Vote 2

Concours Vote 3

In the pits

In the pits

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Ford GT40
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 149.15 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 147.38 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 144.10 – Greg Kurnal
4| 141.39 – Ralph Spithaler
5| 141.26 – Dave Funyak
6| 140.25 – Ben Hill
7| 140.05 – Jeff Little
8| 138.15 – Don Berbel
9| 135.32 – John Bamonte
10| 133.28 – Paul Allen
11| 124.31 – Kevin Stevenson
12| 123.29 – Jeff King

G-Jet Ford GT40 Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff Lauterbach, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

GT40 Podium 1

GT40 Podium 2

Lexan G-Jet – Le Mans Sports Cars
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 159.03 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 154.05 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 151.15 – Greg Kurnal
4| 150.10 – Don Berbel
5| 149.09 – Jeff Little
6| 147.32 – Ben Hill
7| 146.18 – Ralph Spithaler
8| 146.06 – John Bamonte
9| 145.21 – Kevin Stevenson
10| 144.24 – Dave Funyak
11| 139.32 – Paul Allen
12| 139.12 – Jeff King

Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Lexan Podium 1

Lexan Podium 2

Formula G-Jet
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 150.27 – John Bamonte
2| 150.15 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 149.29 – Dave Funyak
4| 148.26 – Jeff Lauterbach
5| 148.18 – Greg Kurnal
6| 145.05 – Ben Hill
7| 144.28 – Don Berbel
8| 143.14 – Jeff Little (distance)
9| 143.14 – Ralph Spithaler
10| 139.15 – Paul Allen
11| 139.10 – Jeff King
12| 126.32 – Kevin Stephenson

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 1st – John Bamonte, 2nd -Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Dave Funyak

Formula Podium 1

Formula Podium 2

Trackside

Trackside 1

Trackside 2

 

 

 

January 10, 2015

The New Year brought a fun club race night with an outstanding turnout, nice looking cars, and good slot car racing. Ralph Spithaler’s Ragged Edge Raceway was the venue, and the club thanks Ralph and Bette for hosting on short notice.

It was an all T-jet three-class event, featuring an alternate body class for the Indy T-jet chassis – Aurora-style Hot Rods or Dune Buggies. These cars turned out to be a lot of fun and the group really got into picking out and preparing the bodies, and racing them of course.

As always congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable winter evening of slot car racing.

Ragged Edge Raceway

Ragged Edge Raceway

Ragged Edge Raceway 2

The Field
Top – Super Stock T-jets, Middle – Stock T-jets, Bottom – Hot Rod and Dune Buggy T-jets

field

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Jeff King
Self-casted and self-detailed Hot Rod

concours winner

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Trans Am
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 87.05 – Tom Lauterbach
2| 86.27 – Jeff Lauterbach
3| 82.29 – Ben Hill
4| 82.13 – Dave Funyak
5| 82.05 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 81.11 – Pete Thomas
7| 80.44 – Dave Wilson
8| 80.29 – Jeff Little
9| 79.03 – Kevin Stevenson
10| 77.43 – John Bamonte
11| 77.14 – Greg Kurnal
12| 76.46 – Don Berbel
13| 75.12 – Bill Kurtz
14| 74.28 – Jeff King
15| 68.12 – Bill Wahl
16| 67.11 – Jay McKain
17| 62.17 – Michelle McKain
18| 57.07 – Larry Funyak
19| 53.06 – Eric Shuck

Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Tom Lauterbach, 2nd – Jeff Lauterbach, 3rd – Ben Hill

stock t-jet podium

Indy T-Jet – Hot Rods and Dune Buggies
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 92.28 – Jeff King
2| 92.16 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 88.48 – Jeff Little
4| 88.16 – Pete Thomas
5| 87.33 – Kevin Stevenson
6| 87.15 – Dave Funyak
7| 86.38 – Ben Hill
8| 85.05 – Dave Wilson
9| 84.14 – Don Berbel
10| 83.29 – Jeff Lauterbach
11| 83.28 – Ralph Spithaler
12| 77.43 – Jay McKain
13| 75.13 – Michelle McKain
14| 72.28 – Greg Kurnal
15| 69.06 – Eric Shuck
16| 67.06 – Larry Funyak
17| 65.16 – Bill Wahl

Hot Rod and Dune Buggy T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Jeff King, 2nd – Tom Lauterbach, 3rd – Jeff Little

hot rod podium

Super Stock T-Jet
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 127.33 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 117.14 – Don Berbel
3| 116.07 – Tom Lauterbach
4| 114.46 – Jeff King
5| 114.12 – Jeff Lauterbach
6| 112.45 – Dave Funyak
7| 112.11 – Jay McKain
8| 112.06 – Pete Thomas
9| 110.35 – Jeff Little
10| 109.12 – Bill Kurtz
11| 108.07 – Dave Wilson
12| 107.06 – Greg Kurnal
13| 102.06 – Kevin Stevenson
14| 99.13 – Bill Wahl
15| 98.18 – Michelle McKain
16| 83.31 – Eric Shuck
17| 77.40 – Larry Funyak
18| 49.00 – Ben Hill (DNF)

Super Stock T-jet Podium
L to R: 1st – Ralph Spithaler, 2nd – Don Berbel, 3rd – Tom Lauterbach

super stock podium

 

 

 

 

December 13, 2014

It was a great night of slot car racing for our first club outing at Greg Kurnal’s place and the Blue TKO. It was a relaxing setting on the lake, and the race room was a fun place to hang for the evening. The foosball coffee table was a big hit! Greg has the Blue TKO track running smooth, and it looks great in the room. And of course the racing and fellowship were as good as ever.

It was G-Jet night and the three-class format featured NASCAR Lexan G-Jets, hard body Formula G-Jets, and full-width hard body G-Jets. The third class is new for this season, and for the season the club elected to run the Tomy/AFX Ford GT40 hard body.

The club extends a big thank you to Greg and Linda for their outstanding hospitality. Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Blue TKO

Blue TKO #1

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car – winner John Bamonte

Concours Voting

Trackside Action

Blue Action 1

Blue Action 2

Blue Action 3

Blue Action 4

Blue TKO 3

Lexan G-Jet – NASCAR
Blue TKO
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 118.30 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 114.19 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 114.18 – Ben Hill
4| 112.42 – Greg Kurnal
5| 112.10 – Jeff Little
6| 108.19 – John Bamonte
7| 107.39 – Gene George
8| 107.09 – Dave Funyak
9| 103.12 – Kevin Stevenson
10| 103.04 – Don Berbel
11| 101.40 – Jay McKain
12| 96.51 – Pete Thomas
13| 96.27 – Dave Wilson
14| 85.12 – Jeff King

Lexan G-Jet 1st – Jeff Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet 1st Jeff Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet 2nd – Tom Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet 2nd Tom Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet 3rd – Ben Hill

Lexan G-Jet 3rd Ben Hill

Formula G-Jet
Blue TKO
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 121.15 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 121.02 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 114.13 – Ben Hill
4| 108.27 – Greg Kurnal
5| 107.43 – Dave Funyak
6| 107.24 – John Bamonte
7| 107.19 – Jeff Little
8| 105.24 – Jeff King
9| 103.28 – Kevin Stevenson
10| 100.36 – Dave Wilson
11| 100.31 – Jay McKain
12| 99.19 – Don Berbel
13| 94.19 – Pete Thomas

Formula G-Jet 1st – Jeff Lauterbach

F1 G-Jet 1st Jeff Lauterbach

Formula G-Jet 2nd – Tom Lauterbach

F1 G-Jet 2nd Tom Lauterbach

Formula G-Jet 3rd – Ben Hill

F1 G-Jet 3rd Ben Hill

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Ford GT40
Blue TKO
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 113.44 – Jeff Lauterbach
2| 112.33 – Tom Lauterbach
3| 111.24 – Ben Hill
4| 108.32 – Greg Kurnal
5| 101.10 – John Bamonte
6| 100.42 – Dave Funyak
7| 99.45 – Jeff Little
8| 98.32 – Jeff King
9| 98.11 – Dave Wilson
10| 97.20 – Don Berbel
11| 94.49 – Kevin Stevenson
12| 93.33 – Jay McKain
13| 89.46 – Pete Thomas

Hard Body G-Jet Ford GT40 1st – Jeff Lauterbach

Hard Body G-jet 1st Jeff Lauterbach

Hard Body G-Jet Ford GT40 2nd – Tom Lauterbach

Hard Body G-Jet 2nd Tom Lauterbach

Hard Body G-Jet Ford GT40 3rd – Ben Hill

Hard Body G-Jet 3rd Ben Hill

 Goodnight ………

Darkness

 

 

November 22, 2014

The Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving race meet on Saturday at Treesdale Motorplex. The 20 RSVPs quickly whittled down to 14 racers, but it was another great night of fellowship and slot car racing.

It was an all T-jet three-class event featuring Stock T-jet Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars, Indy T-jets, and Fray-style Super Stock T-jets. With two tracks on tap for the evening the group split for the first two races. It was fun and saved a good bit of time. The group came back together for the Super Stock T-jet race to complete the race features for the evening.

A few of the members with less distances to drive hung around to shoot the breeze, and decided on a final race before calling it an evening.

Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and a special thank you to Margie Bamonte for the delicious dinner. A final thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable fall evening of slot car racing.

Pine Creek Raceway – Aurora Tub Track with TKO routed insert

Track and driver's stations 2

Treesdale Farms Raceway – Brad Bowman “Micro-Champion”

Treesdale Farms Raceway

The Field

Field

Best Appearing Race Car – voting

Concours voting

Best Appearing Race Car – winner Ralph Spithaler

Concours winner

Stock T-Jet – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 89.00 – Roger Pfab
2| 87.00 – Jeff Little
3| 86.50 – Ben Hill
4| 86.00 – Dave Funyak
5| 85.50 – Pete Thomas
6| 85.00 – Dave Wilson
7| 83.00 – Jeff King
8| 82.00 – Ralph Spithaler
9| 77.00 – Tom DeLauder
10| 76.00 – Bill Wahl
11| 71.00 – Jay McKain
12| 68.00 – Bob Young
13| 61.00 – Don Berbel
14| 60.00 – John Bamonte

Stock T-jet 1st – Roger Pfab

Stock 1st Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet 2nd – Jeff Little

Stock 2nd Jeff Little

Stock T-jet 3rd – Ben Hill

Stock 3rd Ben Hill

Indy T-jets
Treesdale Farms Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 125.27 – John Bamonte
2| 124.12 – Roger Pfab
3| 124.06 – Dave Funyak
4| 123.09 – Pete Thomas
5| 122.19 – Ralph Spithaler
6| 122.18 – Ben Hill
7| 121.16 – Don Berbel
8| 121.12 – Jeff King
9| 116.28 – Jeff Little
10| 113.25 – Bill Wahl
11| 112.18 – Dave Wilson
12| 104.22 – Bob Young
13| 104.07 – Tom DeLauder
14| 102.22 – Jay McKain

Indy T-jet 1st – John Bamonte

Indy 1st John Bamonte

Indy T-jet 2nd – Roger Pfab

Indy 2nd Roger Pfab

Indy T-jet 3rd – Dave Funyak

Indy 3rd Dave Funyak

Super Stock T-Jet
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 119.00 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 118.00 – John Bamonte
3| 114.00 – Roger Pfab
4| 113.00 – Dave Funyak
5| 112.00 – Don Berbel
6| 110.00 – Jay McKain
7| 109.50 – Jeff Little
8| 109.00 – Dave Wilson
9| 106.00 – Tom DeLauder
10| 104.00 – Pete Thomas
11| 102.00 – Jeff King
12| 97.75 – Bill Wahl
13| 97.50 – Bob Young
14| 97.25 – Ben Hill

Super Stock T-jet 1st – Ralph Spithaler

Super stock 1st Ralph Spithaler

Super Stock T-jet 2nd – John Bamonte

Super stock 2nd John Bamonte

Super Stock T-jet 3rd – Roger Pfab

Super stock 3rd Roger Pfab

Super Stock T-jet #2 – end of the evening pick-up race
Treesdale Farms Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 160.24 – Roger Pfab
2| 159.24 – John Bamonte
3| 157.14 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 153.18 – Dave Funyak
5| 153.16 – Pete Thomas
6| 148.24 – Don Berbel
7| 146.23 – Dave Wilson
8| 137.27 – Jeff King
9| 127.21 – Bill Wahl

Super Stock T-jet Race #2 1st – Roger Pfab

SS2 1st Roger Pfab

Super Stock T-jet Race #2 2nd – John Bamonte

SS2 2nd John Bamonte

Super Stock T-jet Race 2 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

SS2 3rd Ralph Spithaler

Tub Track Action

Super stock action on the tub

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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November 8, 2014

It was a great night for racing with the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. It may have been chilly outside, but the action was hot inside on the “Black Fray Tribute” track.

Stock T-jet Vintage NASCAR saw close competition with the top three tied at 85 laps and the win going to Roger Pfab over Pete Thomas and Kevin Stevenson.

Super Stock T-jets were next in another close battle with Don Berbel taking the win over Greg Kurnal followed by Jay McKain.

The AFX Magna-Traction Vintage NASCAR race was captured by Jeff King in another tightly contested battle, with Kevin Stevenson edging out Dave Funyak for the second spot on the podium.

Our host Jay McKain had a special prize for “Top Dog”. This went to the driver that had the best overall combined finish for the three classes. Dave Funyak won it with a third and two fourth place finishes.

Thank you Jay and Michelle McKain for hosting the race, with a special thank you to Michelle for the excellent food and Jeff King for running the show. A final thank you to everyone for attending and making it an enjoyable evening of slot car racing.

Action on the Black Fray Tribute

Action on the Black Fray

The Field

Field 1

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Bill Wahl
MEV Originals – ’62 Pontiac Catalina

Cocnours Voting

Stock T-Jet – Vintage NASCAR
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 85.33 – Roger Pfab
2| 85.23 – Pete Thomas
3| 85.15 – Kevin Stevenson
4| 84.28 – Dave Funyak
5| 82.16 – Jeff Little
6| 82.08 – Bill Kurtz
7| 80.05 – Jeff King
8| 79.18 – Greg Kurnal
9| 78.31 – Dave Wilson
10| 78.16 – Jay McKain
11| 71.18 – Don Berbel
12| 69.29 – Bill Wahl
13| 66.26 – Michelle McKain
14| 65.29 – Larry Funyak

Stock T-jet 1st – Roger Pfab

Stock 1st Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet 2nd – Pete Thomas

Stock 2nd Pete Thomas

Stock T-jet 3rd – Kevin Stevenson

Stock 3rd Kevin Stevenson

Super Stock T-Jet
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

 Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 120.02 – Don Berbel
2| 119.25 – Greg Kurnal
3| 116.38 – Jay McKain
4| 114.00 – Dave Funyak
5| 113.37 – Jeff Little
6| 111.17 – Bill Kurtz
7| 109.19 – Jeff King
8| 109.01 – Kevin Stevenson
9| 108.26 – Roger Pfab
10| 104.04 – Pete Thomas
11| 103.33 – Dave Wilson
12| 102.33 – Michelle McKain
13| 99.29 – Bill Wahl
14| 78.12 – Larry Funyak

Super Stock T-jet 1st – Don Berbel

Super Stock 1st Don Berbel

Super Stock T-jet 2nd – Greg Kurnal

Super Stock 2nd Greg Kurnal

Super Stock T-jet 3rd – Jay McKain

Super Stock 3rd Jay McKain

AFX Magna-Traction – Vintage NASCAR
Black Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 115.27 – Jeff King
2| 112.27 – Kevin Stevenson
3| 111.19 – Dave Funyak
4| 110.02 – Dave Wilson
5| 107.24 – Bill Kurtz
6| 104.02 – Pete Thomas
7| 102.28 – Don Berbel
8| 101.25 – Roger Pfab
9| 101.22 – Bill Wahl
10| 99.02 – Jeff Little
11| 94.03 – Greg Kurnal
12| 93.33 – Jay McKain
13| 81.14 – Michelle McKain
14| 11.19 – Larry Funyak

AFX Magna-Traction 1st – Jeff King

AFX 1st Jeff King

AFX Magna-Traction 2nd – Kevin Stevenson

AFX 2nd Kevin Stevenson

AFX Magna-Traction 3rd – Dave Funyak

AFX 3rd Dave Funyak

Somebody wake up Kevin!

somebody wake up kevin

 

 

 

October 18, 2014

The club enjoyed an excellent fall evening slot car get-together at Ragged Edge Raceway in Evans City, PA.  The racing and fellowship were as good as ever.

It was G-Jet night and the new three-class format featured Trans Am Lexan G-Jets, hard body Formula G-Jets, and full-width hard body G-Jets.  The third class is new for this season, and for the season the club elected to run the Tomy/AFX Ford GT40 hard body.

Congratulations to our host Ralph Spithaler on his race wins, and to everyone attending for making it another fun slot car evening.

Ragged Edge Raceway – TKO Tracks

Ragged Edge Raceway

Ragged Edge Raceway 2

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Pete Thomas
Lexan Camaro Trans Am

Concours Winner

Concours Voting

The Field: Trans Am Lexan G-Jet, Formula G-Jet, Full-width Hard Body G-Jet (Ford GT40)

G-Jet Field 2

Lexan G-Jet – Trans Am
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 155.40 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 148.29 – John Bamonte
3| 144.28 – Roger Pfab
4| 143.24 – Ben Hill
5| 142.17 – Jeff Little
6| 141.16 – Kevin Stevenson
7| 136.16 – Dave Wilson
8| 134.07 – Jay McKain
9| 133.16 – Ted Weller
10| 131.07 – Don Berbel
11| 128.05 – Jeff King
12| 126.14 – Pete Thomas
13| 123.29 – Michelle McKain
14| 88.28 – Ethan Grindstaff

Trans Am Lexan G-Jet Podium
L to R: 2nd John Bamonte – 1st Ralph Spithaler – 3rd Roger Pfab

Lexan G-Jet Podium

Formula G-Jet
Ragged Edge Raceway Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 152.03 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 150.09 – John Bamonte
3| 147.15 – Jeff King
4| 146.05 – Dave Wilson
5| 144.43 – Jeff Little
6| 142.38 – Kevin Stevenson
7| 137.41 – Don Berbel
8| 137.39 – Ted Weller
9| 135.29 – Jay McKain
10| 135.14 – Pete Thomas
11| 133.25 – Ben Hill
12| 121.21 – Michelle McKain
13| 87.07 – Ethan Grindstaff
14| 71.00 – Roger Pfab (DNF/technical)

Formula G-Jet Podium
L to R: 2nd John Bamonte – 1st Ralph Spithaler – 3rd Jeff King

Formula G-Jet Podium

Full-Width Hard Body G-Jet – Ford GT40
Ragged Edge Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 150.17 – Ralph Spithaler
2| 144.08 – John Bamonte
3| 138.37 – Don Berbel
4| 136.16 – Jeff King
5| 135.42 – Jeff Little
6| 133.04 – Ben Hill
7| 130.39 – Jay McKain
8| 125.42 – Pete Thomas
9| 119.38 – Kevin Stevenson
10| 113.01 – Michelle McKain
11| 92.09 – Ethan Grindstaff

Hard Body G-Jet Ford GT40 Podium
L to R: 2nd John Bamonte – 1st Ralph Spithaler – 3rd Don Berbel

Hard Body G-Jet Podium

 

 

May 17, 2014

A fine evening of slot car racing and fellowship capped off what has been a banner season for the Western Pennsylvania Slot Car Club. 

This truly has been a breakout season for the club.  The club has experienced increased and consistent race attendance, new members, new racing venues, an expansion of oval racing, and the addition of BSRT G-Jet racing.

It was an all T-jet event with three classes run on the Aurora tub track/TKO and Brad Bowman road courses: Stock T-jet Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars, Indy T-jets, and Fray-style Super Stock T-jets.

A big thank you goes out to Jeff King for making the very cool club themed cake to commemorate the end of a fine season.  Definitely check out the photos.

Congratulations to Ralph Spithaler for his win in the Best Appearing Race Car Competition with his self-detailed Indy Roadster cast by Jeff King.  Congratulations also to the race winners and podium finishers, and to all the club members for making it another fun slot car get-together.

Pine Creek Raceway – Aurora Tub Track with TKO insert

Track and driver's stations 2

Treesdale Farms Raceway – Brad Bowman design and construction

Treesdale Farms Raceway 

Jeff King  made a very cool club themed cake to commemorate the end of a fine season.  On the sides are depicted the cicuit layouts of the club racetracks.

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Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Ralph Spithaler
Jeff King Indy Roadster

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Action on Pine Creek Raceway

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Stock T-jet – Vintage Le Mans Sports Cars
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 92.00 – Roger Pfab
2| 88.00 – John Bamonte
3| 87.00 – Ben Hill
4| 86.50 – Jeff Little
5| 86.00 – Pete Thomas
6| 85.50 – Kevin Stevenson
7| 85.25 – Ralph Spithaler
8| 85.00 – Dave Funyak
9| 82.00 – Greg Kurnal
10| 78.00 – Jeff King
11| 66.00 – Larry Funyak

Stock T-jet 1st – Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet 1st Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet 1st Roger Pfab 2

Stock T-jet 2nd – John Bamonte

Stock T-jet 2nd John Bamonte

Stock T-jet 2nd John Bamonte 2

Stock T-jet 3rd – Ben Hill

Stock T-jet 3rd Ben Hill

Stock T-jet 3rd Ben Hill 2

Indy T-jet action on Treesdale Farms Raceway

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Indy T-jet
Treesdale Farms Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 126.18 – John Bamonte
2| 123.28 – Ben Hill
3| 123.19 – Jeff King
4| 123.09 – Dave Funyak
5| 122.12 – Roger Pfab
6| 121.07 – Pete Thomas
7| 117.17 – Kevin Stevenson
8| 116.11 – Ralph Spithaler
9| 116.11 – Jeff Little
10| 97.06 – Larry Funyak
11| 62.00 – Greg Kurnal (DNF)

Indy T-jet 1st – John Bamonte

Indy T-jet 1st John Bamonte

Indy T-jet 1st John Bamonte 2

Indy T-jet 2nd – Ben Hill

Indy T-jet 2nd Ben Hill

Indy T-jet 2nd Ben Hill 2

Indy T-jet 3rd – Jeff King.  The Sweetheart Valentine’s Day car.

Indy T-jet 3rd Jeff King

Indy T-jet 3rd Jeff king 2

Super Stock T-jet
Pine Creek Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 120.00 – Greg Kurnal
2| 117.00 – Pete Thomas
3| 116.00 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 113.00 – John Bamonte
5| 112.00 – Dave Funyak
6| 108.00 – Ben Hill
7| 107.00 – Roger Pfab
8| 104.50 – Jeff King
9| 104.00 – Jeff Little
10| 96.00 – Kevin Stevenson
11| 83.00 – Larry Funyak

Super Stock T-jet 1st – Greg Kurnal

Super Stock T-jet 1st Greg Kurnal

Super Stock T-jet 1st Greg Kurnal 2

Super Stock T-jet 2nd – Pete Thomas

Super Stock T-jet 2nd Pete Thomas

Super Stock T-jet 2nd Pete Thomas 2

Super Stock T-jet 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Super Stock T-jet 3rd Ralph Spithaler

Super Stock T-jet 3rd Ralph Spithaler 2

 

 

May 2, 2014
G-Jet Series

The final G-Jet series race of the club season was also the inaugural club event at Jeff Little’s place.  Jeff is the new owner of the Green Fray Tribute, built by Scott Dunlap and recently moved from “The Asylum” in Mars.  The standard two-class format featured Le Mans Sports Cars Lexan G-Jets and hard-body Formula G-Jets.

It was truly a fun evening of slot car racing.  Jeff was an excellent host, the track was in top shape, the racing was competitive, and the conversation was as good as ever.  We again thank Jeff for his hospitality.

Green Fray 1

The Field: Lexan G-Jet – Le Mans Sports Cars

Lexan Field 1

Lexan Field 2

Lexan G-Jet – Le Mans Sports Cars
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 145.17 – John Bamonte
2| 144.10 – Greg Kurnal
3| 143.13 – Jeff Lauterbach
4| 141.11 – Tom Lauterbach
5| 141.02 – Jeff Little
6| 136.27 – Gene George
7| 136.10 – Mike Phillips
8| 135.29 – Ben Hill
9| 135.15 – Chuck Pensyl
10| 120.17 – Mark H

Lexan G-Jet 1st – John Bamonte

Lexan G-Jet 1st John Bamonte

Lexan G-Jet 1st John Bamonte 2

Lexan G-Jet 2nd – Greg Kurnal

Lexan G-Jet 2nd Greg Kurnal

Lexan G-Jet 2nd Greg Kurnal 2

Lexan G-Jet 3rd – Jeff Lauterbach

Lexan G-Jet 3rd Jeff Lauterbach

Lexan G-jet 3rd Jeff Lauterbach 2

The Field: Formula G-Jet

Formula Field 1

Formula Field 2

Formula G-Jet
Green Fray Tribute
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 147.35 – John Bamonte
2| 146.14 – Greg Kurnal
3| 141.07 – Jeff Little
4| 140.12 – Gene George
5| 138.13 – Jeff Lauterbach
6| 132.26 – Tom Lauterbach
7| 131.39 – Ben Hill
8| 129.24 – Mike Phillips
9| 123.30 – Chuck Pensyl 

Formula G-Jet 1st – John Bamonte

F1 G-jet 1st John Bamonte

F1 G-Jet 1st John Bamonte 2

Formula G-Jet 2nd – Greg Kurnal

F1 G-Jet 2nd Greg Kurnal

F1 G-Jet 2nd Greg Kurnal 2

Formula G-Jet 3rd – Jeff Little

F1 G-Jet 3rd Jeff Little

Fi G-Jet 3rd Jeff Little 2

Tom Lauterbach and his son Jeff joined the club for this race.  In the photo below Tom is the second from the left.  This is the well known photo from the “Brass Wars” era taken outside AB Charles Hobby Shop showing the top finishers in the Pittsburgh HOPRA Open, August 14, 1971.

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Below is the race report from that day in 1971.

August 14, 1971 Race Report and photos Pittsburgh HOPRA open

 

 

April 26, 2014

It was a fun evening of HO slot car racing at Roger Pfab’s Meridian Raceway.  The group was in a racy mood, with good on-track competition throughout the event.  The cars in all three classes were able to stretch their legs on Roger’s smooth, flowing and quick TKO circuit.

Congratulations to Jeff Little for his first win in the Best Appearing Race Car Competition with his self-detailed Aurora AFX Sunoco Camaro.

Three pancake motor classes were featured on the Meridian Raceway road course: Trans Am Stock T-jets, Fray-style Super Stock T-jets, and Trans Am AFX Magna-Tractions.

A big thank you once again to Roger for his hospitality.  Congratulations to the race winners and podium finishers, and to all the club members for making it another fun slot car get-together.

Meridian Raceway 550

Best Appearing Race Car Competition
Aurora AFX Sunoco Camaro
Jeff Little

Concours voting

Sunoco Camaro 1

Stock T-jet – Vintage Trans Am
Meridian Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 78.10 – Dave Funyak
2| 77.14 – Roger Pfab
3| 75.26 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 75.07 – Kevin Stevenson
5| 74.28 – Greg Kurnal
6| 74.10 – Jeff Little
7| 73.24 – Jeff King
8| 73.13 – Pete Thomas
9| 71.15 – Ben Hill
10| 65.21 – Michelle McKain
11| 65.02 – Bill Wahl
12| 63.15 – Jay McKain

Stock T-jet 1st – Dave Funyak

Stock T-jet 1st Dave Funyak

Stock T-jet 1st Dave Funyak 2

Stock T-jet 2nd – Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet 2nd Roger Pfab

Stock T-jet 2nd Roger Pfab 2

Stock T-jet 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

Stock T-jet 3rd Ralph Spithaler

Stock T-jet 3rd Ralph Spithaler 2

Super Stock T-jet
Meridian Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 107.12 – Roger Pfab
2| 104.22 – Dave Funyak
3| 102.03 – Greg Kurnal
4| 102.03 – Pete Thomas
5| 99.01 – John Bamonte
6| 98.09 – Jeff King
7| 96.24 – Jay McKain
8| 96.03 – Michelle McKain
9| 92.22 – Jeff Little
10| 92.12 – Kevin Stevenson
11| 90.30 – Ralph Spithaler
12| 89.22 – Bill Wahl
13| 76.18 – Ben Hill

Super Stock T-jet 1st – Roger Pfab

Super Stock T-jet 1st Roger Pfab

Super Stock T-jet 1st Roger Pfab 2

Super Stock T-jet 2nd – Dave Funyak

Super Stock T-jet 2nd Dave Funyak

Super Stock T-jet 2nd Dave Funyak 2

Super Stock T-jet 3rd – Greg Kurnal

Super Stock T-jet 3rd Greg Kurnal

Super Stock T-jet 3rd Greg Kurnal 2

AFX Magna-Traction – Vintage Trans Am
Meridian Raceway
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 107.08 – Jeff King
2| 103.28 – Dave Funyak
3| 101.06 – Ralph Spithaler
4| 101.03 – Greg Kurnal
5| 100.03 – John Bamonte
6| 99.19 – Ben Hill
7| 95.08 – Jeff Little
8| 91.02 – Pete Thomas
9| 90.03 – Roger Pfab
10| 88.20 – Michelle McKain
11| 88.06 – Jay McKain
12| 87.06 – Kevin Stevenson
13| 77.23 – Bill Wahl

AFX MT 1st – Jeff King

AFX 1st Jeff King

AFX 1st Jeff King 2

AFX MT 2nd – Dave Funyak

AFX 2nd Dave Funyak

AFX 2nd Dave Funyak 2

AFX MT 3rd – Ralph Spithaler

AFX 3rd Ralph Spithaler

AFX 3rd Ralph Spithaler 2

Trackside …

Trackside 1

Trackside 2

Trackside 3

Trackside 4 

 

 

Dual at the Creek
April 5, 2014

The second annual “Dual at the Creek” was a fantastic time.  We wish to thank our hosts Dave and Sara Jordan and our friends from Kentucky and West Virginia for making it another fun slot car get-together.  As always there was plenty of good fellowship and a spirit of friendly on-track competition.

The weekend kicked-off with a Friday evening practice session.  It was good to see Greg and Cletus from Kentucky, along with our host Dave, and have a chance to relax and shoot the breeze.  Dave had his Aurora tub track, with original lock and joiner track, in excellent condition.  It is a real treat to have an opportunity to run T-jets on this track. 

Saturday brought a morning practice session, followed by a very nice pre-lunch/pre-race prayer by Chris Louisos and an outstanding lunchtime meal prepared by Sara Jordan and her friend Bonnie. 

The racing kicked off after lunch, and the stock T-jet race on the tub track was one of the best slot car races I have participated in.  The speed was incredible, and that along with the technical challenge of the six-lane lock and joiner track left everyone a bit drained by the end.  The Tuffy class was also a tough one (no pun intended) and whoever suggested four-minute heats should be certified.

It was an outstanding slot car weekend at Cross Creek, and we are already looking forward to the next one.  Thank you Dave!

Stock T-jet
Aurora Tub Track
3 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 126.16 – Greg Carpenter
2| 126.05 – Chris Louisos
3| 122.31 – Gary Butner
4| 121.38 – Dave Jordan
5| 118.45 – Roger Pfab
6| 116.54 – John Bamonte
7| 115.51 – Dave Smith
8| 111.51 – Kevin Stevenson
9| 109.34 – Jeff King
10| 99.15 – Dan M

Tuffy T-jet
Aurora Tub Track
4 minute timed heats with laps and sections

Pos.| Laps – Driver

1| 186.46 – Greg Carpenter
2| 181.21 – Dave Smith
3| 181.08 – Chris Louisos
4| 178.32 – Roger Pfab
5| 177.27 – Gary Butner
6| 163.36 – John Bamonte
7| 157.40 – Dave Jordan
8| 147.18 – Kevin Stevenson
9| 137.15 – Jeff King

Our host Dave Jordan

The Host 

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