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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Track Introductions - Indy Quarter Scale Racers

The Indy Quarter Scale Racers were founded in 1988. Gary Shoemaker, Wayne Leary, Mike Jackson, Danny Laycock, and Jim Golay were the founding fathers of what is now one of the oldest quarter scale clubs still racing today.


The racing started at a go-kart track in Whiteland, Indiana. They pooled their money together and purchased the needed QSAC insurance and the club was formed. Gary and his wife Beth ran the club until 1993. They put a lot of time and effort into the club to keep it both going and growing.


As new members came and went, so did the tracks. Todd Holloway and Hank Cork took the reigns in 1993 and started trying to find some new venues to race at. The club ended up at a quarter midget track in Kokomo, Indiana. This would be Indy Quarter Scale Racers home for several years. We ran our local events at Kokomo and in Plymouth, Indiana, another quarter midget track. Our days were numbered at these tracks and we were faced with finding a new location once again. We ran a couple of seasons at a rental go-kart track in Anderson, Indiana. This was not the best scenario for us but it did keep us racing. The club had tried several times to get into Mini Indy, a first class quarter midget track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. They were finally successful and Mini Indy became our home track for the past seven years. This was a very fast, high-banked cement track. We ran at Mini Indy and Speed creek Raceway in Lapel, Indiana for a short time.


In 2001 the club had new leadership. Rick Gauger took over the club and hit the ground running. Rick did a great job his first year and kept the ball rolling.
As new members and new leaders surfaced, new ideas and contacts were made. Races were now being held at Mini Indy and in the Buckeye State at West Liberty. West Liberty is a very nice, small quarter midget track in Ohio.


Rick teamed up with Michael Johnson in 2002 and continued to move the club forward. We had our very first national event in Indiana that year and had one of the largest turnouts at a national event in some time. With the racing season winding down and the real possibility of not being able to return to Mini Indy next year, Mike Johnson and Rick Gauger went to work planning what would be the club's very own home track.


Ingalls Motor Speedway is being built from the ground up for quarter scale racing. It is located in Ingalls, Indiana. It will be something to be proud of for years to come. 2003 should be a fantastic year. We are looking forward to our inaugural race at Ingalls Motor Speedway. Races will be held at West Liberty as well as Ingalls. For information on how to get started in quarter scale racing please go to our contacts page and feel free to contact listed persons. To learn more about the history of quarter scale racing and how to join QSAC, click here.

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post #17 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 06:35 PM
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Hi my name is Neal Nilsen and I live in tampa Fl area
I been racing all my life but started racing R/C cars in the late 80's in New Jersey and started out with frogs and grasshoppers and then 1/10 scale pan cars In 93 I started racing 1/4 scales and in the years since i've raced from 1/10 to full size sprint and latemodels cars
right now i'm running 1/10 and 1/8 scale dirt late models and sprints and would love to run 1/4 scale again in Florida
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Track Introductions - Great Lakes Quarter Scale Racers

Welcome to the Great Lakes Quarter Scale Racers website. GLQSR Here you will find the latest information regarding club activities, & other happenings in the world of quarter scale racing. You may click on the links above to get more information. Are you looking to get into quarter scale racing? click on the Getting Started link above. Please stop by often for updates.


Track Location
FunTyme Amustment Park
6295 E. Saginaw Hwy
Grand Ledge, MI
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Driveway is along the East side tree line

News for 2012
Racing on Saturdays
12 Race Points Series for Stock Cars
6 race Points Series for Sprint Cars
Grand National will be the Premier class
Limited Sportsman will run a mandated gear
Practice is on Tuesdays $10.00 charge
Racing 3 rounds of Heats and Mains
Class Champions will recieve a Shirt or Jacket
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I started in 1/10 and 1/12 elec cars. Then Ken Higdon started selling WCM cars followed by Raco. I had one of the first in Las Vegas and for a while it was Ken Higdon and myself for Q scale.
Well Things started to catch on and Ken started holding the Super Nationals.
We formed a local club called Quarter Scale Auto Racing Association (QSARA).
One time Jon Rahe came to Ron Schobe and I asking if we would let him use our club name to form a rival Quarter scale organization.

Over the years I went off into other things but I keep coming back to check in on Quarter Scale. Hell, I guess I just need to get me another car and go back racing again.

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I started in 1/10 and 1/12 elec cars. Then Ken Higdon started selling WCM cars followed by Raco. I had one of the first in Las Vegas and for a while it was Ken Higdon and myself for Q scale.
Well Things started to catch on and Ken started holding the Super Nationals.
We formed a local club called Quarter Scale Auto Racing Association (QSARA).
One time Jon Rahe came to Ron Schobe and I asking if we would let him use our club name to form a rival Quarter scale organization.

Over the years I went off into other things but I keep coming back to check in on Quarter Scale. Hell, I guess I just need to get me another car and go back racing again.

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Hey Kurt, thanks for bringing up some good memories. I use to love flagging for those races!

My intro into Quarter Scale was in Vegas also. I grew up in SoCal racing at TQ Hobbies and The Ranch Pit Shop 2-3 times a week running anything that was racing. I moved to Vegas and had my first Q-scale experience. Unfortunately, I wasn't very good with the gas engines and made the regrettable decision to switch to 1/8 scale and support for the QS races.

I moved to the Northwest and then to Ohio and continued racing other scales, mostly indoors due to weather. In the last few years, I got back into large scale with a Baja 5T and that's led me back to oval racing. Despite being in centrally located in Columbus, there is very little support for LS by local shops and amazingly, no purpose built tracks in the immediate area, so I lost touch the QS.

Through a twist of luck, I found an ad for Freddie's in Ravenna and went to see the track during the 500. WOW! I found out that there are a lot of great facilities and great people within a few hours and it's got the blood flowing again. I've been researching new cars and hunting for a deal daily in hopes of getting back in soon(wife says I have to sell something first)

Look forward to joining the ranks and traveling the area to meet new people.

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Hey Kurt, thanks for bringing up some good memories. I use to love flagging for those races!

My intro into Quarter Scale was in Vegas also. I grew up in SoCal racing at TQ Hobbies and The Ranch Pit Shop 2-3 times a week running anything that was racing. I moved to Vegas and had my first Q-scale experience. Unfortunately, I wasn't very good with the gas engines and made the regrettable decision to switch to 1/8 scale and support for the QS races.

I moved to the Northwest and then to Ohio and continued racing other scales, mostly indoors due to weather. In the last few years, I got back into large scale with a Baja 5T and that's led me back to oval racing. Despite being in centrally located in Columbus, there is very little support for LS by local shops and amazingly, no purpose built tracks in the immediate area, so I lost touch the QS.

Through a twist of luck, I found an ad for Freddie's in Ravenna and went to see the track during the 500. WOW! I found out that there are a lot of great facilities and great people within a few hours and it's got the blood flowing again. I've been researching new cars and hunting for a deal daily in hopes of getting back in soon(wife says I have to sell something first)

Look forward to joining the ranks and traveling the area to meet new people.

Thanks
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Hi Scott,

Glad to see your Q-Scale "blood flowing" again. I was in the 500 and race @ Freddie's weekly. Next time you're there stop by and say hello.


Cya,

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Scott George #65."You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
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Hey everyone,

My name is Chris and I just bought a mint 1/4 Scale Raco Grand National off of RCU.
I started out flying Cox line control back in the 70's and that first wiff of nitro got me hooked!!!
Next came Cox tether cars (being the middle child out of 10 kids I was lucky to have that!)
Out of the Military in the 80's I was able to afford RC and jumped right into Kyosho RC cars and built my first Goldburg RC plane.
1/5 Scale FG cars (and Nitro helis,) followed in the late 90's but I've always wanted to get into 1/4 Scale so here I am!!!
In my opinion, nothing compares to 1/4 Scale across the board!!!

ALL THE BEST!!!

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hi guys tom here been racing rc for a number of years finnially got tired of 200 mile round trips to to race off road bought a clean cat5 now i drive 2miles to race home track and 60 miles to second track lot better for me any charts as for tire compounds for brp and anyother help appreciated looking forward t to here from you guys out there
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My name is Kenny Morris i live in Wade,Ms (close to Moss Point,Ms)--i had been racing on and off rc cars in Mobile and Silverhill ,Al.
I had a Lightning i had purchased from Bob Williams in 09 and raced a few times at Lagoon Park in Montgomery,Al-.
Its a 3 1/2 hour drive and at that time my health was not good(its still not but better tolerated).
I sure missed it up there and enjoyed being around all the guys.
I have recently been in contact with freddie and a few others on some cars-thought i had found a cheap wcm but my luck went south on it-anyway i had decided to stay with lightning cause it was my first car-------I want to thank john at Bobs Motorsports for the help and time.
Everyone i have talked to have been very helpful and I can saay Scott harper is for sure a patient person with me.
I have had alot of help and advice from other and this is why i came back to the hobby.
I have sent off for my renewal with Qsac and should be here in awhile-.
I am 46 and have a wonderful wife who puts up and is very supportive of me and my hobby.
We have a animal rescue operation where we have a no kill policy,we house 13 dogs at this time-they take alot of our time but well worth it
With my gasoline fire in 01 and my wife brain tumor in 99-we may not be able to maybe race once a month but better than none till things get better.
Anyway thank yall for having me back and look forward to being there

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hi guys tom here been racing rc for a number of years finnially got tired of 200 mile round trips to to race off road bought a clean cat5 now i drive 2miles to race home track and 60 miles to second track lot better for me any charts as for tire compounds for brp and anyother help appreciated looking forward t to here from you guys out there
Left side compounds are L10,L20,30 with softest to less soft. L10 good for cooler weather L20 good all around left side and L30 for hot days. These should be mounted on soft or medium host.
Right front should be a 96 mounted on a firm or extra firm host. This is a spec tire. There is a 96Z but I would start with the 96. Right rear compounds are C4,405,407,C5 and 410 cat. Again these are from softest to more firm. Medium to firm host. If you have more questions contact Todd Bishop at BRP Racing products and he will help you.

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I am Bob Barker (seriously) and I live in Linton Indiana. I started racing R/C back in the early 80's with a gold pan RC 10. Raced dirt oval with it then like most if you moved into other types of 10th scale. Ran a few times on the carpet at stout field. Always wanted to try 1/4 scale but didn't have the chance. Drifted in and out of R/C over the years and got back into it again last year running dirt oval again. Did not think I could afford running 1/4 scale but I spent a lot more last year on custom works late model and sprint car than I just paid for a used 1/4 scale. (Thanks Fred!). Can't wait to get started and hope I have some time to travel to different tracks next year with some of you guys. I traveled a lot around the country in Bass Tournaments until a few years ago and I miss the comraderie. With a 12 year old daughter playing travel softball all year my time is kind of limited but I hope to hit the track as much as I can. When you see me running at Ingalls next year just wave as you go by. Ha ha ha
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Just picked my first 1/4 scale sprinter, my first 1/4 scale, mainly run rc10s. Im in NJ. My other hobby is working on my 1/1 scale subaru forester full built motor and a total sleeper.
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Hello gentlemen, My name is Robert (Robbie) Rohrbough. I live in Hamilton, Il. I started racing back in the mid 60's with ho scale slot cars. Done that for several years. In the 80's I started dirt racing rc cars at a track in Keokuk, Ia. I ran there until it closed. In the late 80's I ran Bolink legends at a track in Burlington, Ia. until it closed also. 5 years ago an indoor carpet track opened up in Quincy,Il We ran Traxxas indoor carpet there and two years it went debunked. We just can't seen to keep a track open in this area. Now to date I have an awesome mentor that's helping me build a 1/4 scale to run in the novice class when I am able to hit one of the tracks. I want to thank Fred Murry. What a fantastic person. I would be totally lost without your help. Hook hard and turn left, Robbie
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Hello gentlemen, My name is Robert (Robbie) Rohrbough. I live in Hamilton, Il. I started racing back in the mid 60's with ho scale slot cars. Done that for several years. In the 80's I started dirt racing rc cars at a track in Keokuk, Ia. I ran there until it closed. In the late 80's I ran Bolink legends at a track in Burlington, Ia. until it closed also. 5 years ago an indoor carpet track opened up in Quincy,Il We ran Traxxas indoor carpet there and two years it went debunked. We just can't seen to keep a track open in this area. Now to date I have an awesome mentor that's helping me build a 1/4 scale to run in the novice class when I am able to hit one of the tracks. I want to thank Fred Murry. What a fantastic person. I would be totally lost without your help. Hook hard and turn left, Robbie
Welcome Robbie, i grew up in Burlington. I spent most of my late 70s early 80s racing over to Sam's in Gulfport Il.
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