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IndyCar Spring Training at COTA

  The IndyCar teams rolled into Austin for two days of testing in advance of their first race at Circuit of the Americas on March 24th.  This was the first time on the track for all but a handful of the IndyCar drivers.  The track proved challenging for the teams, with the combination of long…

Pikes Peak: Drive to the Summit

  While taking an extended road trip to the IndyCar race in Portland, Oregon, my wife and I decided to visit Pikes Peak. My grandfather had grown up in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs and had worked on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway for nine years in the 1910’s and 1920’s.  My family had watched…

Le Mans Slot Cars

Last weekend, in tribute to the upcoming Le Mans 24 hour race, club members brought in some of the many slot cars of Le Mans race cars for a photo shoot.  Leading the field was the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR of Fangio and Moss, followed by Ferrari GTOs, a Cobra Daytona, Jaguar Lightweight, original Ford…

Thunderslot 2018 Race 5 Results

Shawn and Marty put on a great battle for the lead in Race 5 of the Thunderslot 2018 Race Series with Shawn ultimately leading Marty, 232 laps to 231 and taking fast lap, just breaking into the 3.6’s.  David edged Russell for third, followed by Alejandro, Stephen, and Mark.  In Group B, Randy came out…

Thunderslot 2018 Race 4 Results

The fourth race of the Thunderslot 2018 Race Series was held on May 19.  As i was unable to attend, Alejandro was kind enough to write the story and take photos.  Many thanks to Alejandro.  Check out the revised overall results at the end of the article! The race started with Randy, John, and Mark…

Thunderslot 2018 Race 3 Results

The third race of the new-for-2018 Thunderslot Lola Series was another terrific race.  Marty and Shawn had a great battle, both turning in record 236 laps with Marty just edging out Shawn by a .80 fractional to Marty’s .18.  Both scored 20 points as Shawn had fastest lap–3.660 seconds to Marty’s 3.680.  Whew! David was…

Thunderslot 2018 Race 2 Results

Race 2 of the Thunderslot 2018 series was somewhat different from the first race.  Marty turned in a stellar performance, taking fast lap at 3.676 seconds and 235.55 total laps, but several others were somewhat slower.  Russell was second with 227 laps and Alejandro was close to his Race 2 result at 225 laps.  John…

Thunderslot 2018 Race 1 Results

The first race of the Thunderslot 2018 race series was a real barnburner!  I believe that it was the fastest overall race that we have ever run.  Everyone posted personal fastest laps and lap totals.  The Thunderslot Lolas proved to be very fast and controllable; deslots were few and far between.  The action was very…