MY TRIP TO NEW YORK

While visiting New York for Rosanna’s daughter’s wedding (it was nice…aw!!), I had the pleasure of visiting Slot Car Central in Syracuse, upstate New York.

 

What a find.  God, this place is loaded with slot car stuff – all HO.  Inventory from top to bottom, as you will see in the pictures, mostly Tyco’s guys….sorry, LOL.

 

Met Robert Molta, the owner, Friday morning – right before the wedding rehearsal.  He was very welcoming – and took me in like any slot car enthusiast would.  So unfortunately, with Rosanna rushing me, I didn’t have time to see everything right then, but made plans to come back the morning of the wedding to spend some time checking everything out.  Lucky for me, it was an evening wedding!!

 

So Robert gave me the grand tour, from the showroom floor to the back, including his private stash.  As you can tell from the photos, it was well worth coming back.  Even with that, I didn’t get to see everything.

 

I recommend if you are ever in upstate New York that you visit Slot Car Central.  He has Monday to Friday hours, with limited time on the weekend.  However, he will accommodate you, especially if you’re from out of town.  He welcomed me with open arms, and I’m sure he will do the same for you.

 

Robert’s website is:  www.slotcarcentral.com – though the website doesn’t do it justice.  40 plus years of inventory.  What a find!!

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You would never know what is behind this door.

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Robert in his showroom.

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More of the showroom.

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One of many drawers loaded with cars.

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Nascar Tycos in the drawer!!!

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Sealed boxes – floor to approx. 6ft high – of slot car sets.

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Blurry photo doesn’t do this justice, but its a 7ft cabinet, 3 door stocked with bags of Tyco parts.

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NOR-CAL Round 11

Hi guys – here’s the late race report from Sunday.
We had 10 racers, with 2 rookies.  After practice, first race up was the IROC Tycos.
QUALIFYING was in lane 1 with the No. 6 Valvoline car.  Pole went to Shaun with a 2.313 followed closely by George with a 2.324 and Stuart with a 2.327.  Qualifying times put these guys into the A Main.
Randy boasted a 2.329 with a No. 1 spot in the B Main; followed by Gil, Steve, Kirby, Jonathan and Rosanna.
B MAIN Results were as follows:
Name                             Place                    Laps
Gil                                   1                            264
Randy                             2                            262
Steve                              3                            249
*Kirby                              4                           240
Rosanna                         5                           225
**Jonathan                      6                           203
*    25 lap penalty assessed in lane 1 for not pitting (again)!!
**  We welcome Jonathan to the track.  First time ever to race slot cars.  Looks like the guy has potential.
The top 3 transferred to join us boys in the A Main.
A MAIN Results were as follows:
Name                             Place                    Laps
*Stuart                             1                            281
Shaun                              2                            281
George                            3                            276
Randy                              4                            262
Steve                               5                            260
*  Stuart overtook Shaun by approx. 8 ft. for the win.
Our second feature of the race day was the JL IROC.  With 7 qualifiers, pole went to George with a 2.960.
Our B Main consisted of 4 drivers, with Randy taking the win at 170 laps.  *Kirby 2nd place at 160 laps.  **Eric came in 3rd with 137 laps.  ***Rosanna was 4th with 116.
*     Kirby – he pitted this time!!
**   Eric – rookie – decent finish though for his first time ever racing slot cars.
*** Rosanna – Had to pull out due to conference call (work – ASAP Legal Services, LLC – tell your friends).
With the B race completed, Randy and Kirby moved up to the A Main.  Results as follow:
A MAIN Results were as follows:
Name                             Place                    Laps
Shaun                             1                             200
George                           2                             198
Randy                             3                             190
Gil                                   4                               184
Kirby                               5                             177
Drone 1                          6                             0
Race day ended with the conclusion of the A Main.
Yes – we had a few blips in the day (computer blipped, printed wanted ink…nothing serious) and we learned with the JL to glue the guide pins.  But all in all, it was a great day of racing.  Can’t wait to do it again – hope to see you guys again soon at the next event.
Stuart or Randy – you’re up next!!
BTW – Thanks for the food contributions guys….

 

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The Bob Beers Race

Thursday evening saw one of the rare mid-week races at Shaunadega.  In honor of the Bob Beers tour we had an I.R.O.C. race.  We had a good turnout, 10 racers and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.  Bob brought some stuff to trade, sell and barter.  He put his poster on the wall and everyone signed it.  It was the usual good spirits with lots of competitive racing.

 

And yes…hell froze over….Kirby got Pole – that’s right KIRBY MOORE GOT POLE!!  He’s the man!!  Rosanna led the B Main for the first two heats, and took a photo to prove it lol.

 

B MAIN

 

STU                        1st  place               249 laps
RANDY                  2nd place               237 laps
Bob                        3rd place               236 laps
Gill                          4th place               236 laps
Paul L                    5th place               231 laps
Rosanna               6th place               216 laps

 

Stu and Randy made the transfer to the A Main.  Randy just nipped Bob and Gil by a lap.

 

A MAIN

 

STU                        1st place                258
Shaun                   2nd place               252
Steve                     3rd place               251
Randy                   4th place               251
Kirby                      5th place               246
Kyle                       6th place               242

 

Stu took care of business by winning six laps over Shaun.  Second was hard fought with Shaun winning by just a lap over Steve and RandySteve took third by less than two feet.

 

Bob stayed overnight before heading out to Rick’s on Friday morning.  Glad he could stop by and be part of the fun.  Here’s a few photos of the night’s festivities.  Again, thanks for all coming out on short notice – ‘cos this doesn’t happen without you.

 

See you in July.

Shaun

Bob's Garage

Bob’s Tour T-Shirt

Race Team

The Group

Race Moderator Shaun checking details

A Main Proof

Bob's poster with all the signatures

Bob’s poster with all the signatures

Pit strategy

Pit strategy

Proof...lol

Rosanna’s Proof…lol

Finish order

Steve & Randy’s Finish

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PHOTO FINISH

The A Main finish on Saturday night resulted in first place by only three car lengths.  The closest finish of 2013 – and in fact – the closest finish ever since the move to Palmwell.  Take that T-jet boys!!!

PHOTO FINISH

PHOTO FINISH

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Summer Series Race

RESULTS OF SPRING SERIES RACE 7  – July 21, 2013

Here’s the breakdown:

Pole – Rick 2.774 seconds.

CARS B-Main
1. Shaun 323 laps
2. Curtis 321
3. Greg 320
4. Glen 320
5. Steve 314
6. Gil 312
7. Jerry 293

CARS A-Main
1. Paul 338 laps
2. Curtis 338
3. George 332
4. Rick 330
5. Shaun 329
6. Stu 299

IROC X-Traction
1. Shaun 235 laps
2. Curtis 231
3. Paul 227
4. Stu 227
5. Ken 224
6. Greg 221
7. George 219
8. Rick 218
9. Glen 216
10. Steve 216
11. Jerry 214
12. Gil 209
13. Phil 208

Come join us for our next race on August 17th.

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Ishan’s Birthday Party

Shaunadega Raceway is reserved for a private party on Sunday, June 9th.  Ishan and his friends and family are going to celebrate his birthday.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

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M&M SERIES – IROC Races

Story to follow.

 

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Santa Clara Corvette Club to race at Shaunadega

The Santa Clara Corvette Club will race at Shaunadega  for the first time tomorrow – February 18th.   Corvettes will be lined up around the park at “Corvette Corner.”  Check out their website at:  http://www.sccorvettes.org/

 

It remains to be seen how these guys will take to racing slot cars vs. their usual ride, but it will be a good test of driving skills regardless.   We’ll see tomorrow.  A full race report will follow. 

 

 

Good luck to all our racers!!!

 

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Website Update

As you can see, we have completely revamped the website and are very excited to show you the newest, latest and greatest Shaunadega.

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