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** Classic Hobbies, Akron, OH Outdoor Season **

Just wanted to announce that Classic Hobbies will start their Asphalt oval racing this weekend Saturday May 8th.

Each Saturday the doors open up at 11:00 and racing starts at 5:00 PM. 3 heats and followed by the mains.

Track is 285' center line and approx 265' runline - 14' lanes
Surface - Asphalt (new as of May '03) - Very smooth

Looks like we will be running foams again this summer. Some caps were tried but were not as sucessful as planned. If that changes I post back.
Compounds used:
Trinity Tire Tweak, Trinity Red Dot, Stick-Et, some even use Jack Da Gripper

Since turnout is lower in the summer most of the locals are planning on running 4-cell Masters stock. If people travel in though I am sure some will run 19T as well or maybe even mod for bigger races.

There is plenty of space if you have a trailer or EZ up Canopy (if you pit outside you will need tables and chairs and extension cords)

Or you can pit inside, tables are provided.

Here are some pics of the track.
For the track website and more info please visit
www.classichobbiesraceway.com
Hope to see you this summer
Eric Hutkay
 

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Track records from last season:

4 Cell Stock Pan Car, 4 Minute Race
41 Laps in 4:00.683 - 9/13/03
Jeff Creary.


4 Cell Stock Pan Car, 50 Lap Race
4:57.285 - 7/12/03
Mike O'brien.


19T Open Timing
48 4:01.495 - 7/19/03
Frank Peachock


Open Modified
50 Laps in 4:00.101 - 9/13/03
Phil Marabella
 

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I might have to come race on the track. I took at look at it when I was there this winter and it looks like A LOT of fun. Is it safe to assume it is a purple tire track? I will see you guys sometime this summer.
 

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Mr.fastman said:
Are there any big events being run this summer?
I heard 2 events are being planned.

There were talks of Powerpush sponsoring a race - not sure when though.

And I would imagine the ARCOR Ohio state paved race will be sometime in September.
Once something is set up by Walt I will get the word out.

Jamie,
As far as tires, Purples have been working. Maybe something a little softer, pink for the LR.
Aquas will even work in the rear but they wear really quickly.
 

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Hello all,


Does anyone have the hours of operation of the hobbyshop at the track? I was hoping to stop out and and buy some pan tire foams this week. I tried calling at 2pm today and also checked website-but cannot find the info.

Thanks in advance,
Ray
 

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Ray,
Normal hours are Tues through Friday - 11:00-7:00
Saturday 11:00 till whenever the racing ends
Sunday - I think 11:00 to 4:00 or so.

Walt stocks a decent amount of foams in BSR, TRC and Jaco
I would call first to see what all he has though.

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Thanks

Eric,

Thanks!! I was hoping for a quick reply so I didnt drive down there today and find them closed. I am gettng a hyperdrive 510 soon and would like to try running with you guys once or twice this summer.

I have Blue fronts and Green rears already-what are the longer wearing non-exotic compounds that work on the asphalt?


Oh-yeah-I also dont have an arbor to cut the rears-does Walt have a truer to cut customer tires?

Thanks again,
Ray

erock1331 said:
Ray,
Normal hours are Tues through Friday - 11:00-7:00
Saturday 11:00 till whenever the racing ends
Sunday - I think 11:00 to 4:00 or so.

Walt stocks a decent amount of foams in BSR, TRC and Jaco
I would call first to see what all he has though.

Eric H.
 

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Ray,
To be honest if you only run once or twice a Blue right front will work and greens will work in the rear, you might want a softer Left front though. But they will wear really quick !!!!


So far this summer most have been on
BSR - new style since John took over (the old style Purples are too hard)
Soft Purple - LF
Hard Purple or Red - RF
Pink or Double Pink - LR
Double Pink or Purple - RR

That should get you real close.

The reds, purples and pinks are mixed with Natural rubber to extend their wear life.

EH
 

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Thanks-I am running on-road 10th pan car as well so those compounds I can use on oval or roadcourse-thanks!!

Ray

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Ray,
To be honest if you only run once or twice a Blue right front will work and greens will work in the rear, you might want a softer Left front though. But they will wear really quick !!!!


So far this summer most have been on
BSR - new style since John took over (the old style Purples are too hard)
Soft Purple - LF
Hard Purple or Red - RF
Pink or Double Pink - LR
Double Pink or Purple - RR

That should get you real close.

The reds, purples and pinks are mixed with Natural rubber to extend their wear life.

EH
 

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Barring any rain (40% chance right now), we should have a pretty good turnout on Saturday.

Adam Martin, are you racing Saturday??
 

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Hey guys due to the bad weather today, the races are cancelled, but most guys can make it tomorrow so Walt is having races tomorrow (sunday May 16) at 1:00, doors open at 11:00

So far me, the Liehrs, Peachock, Adam Martin, Garey Smiley are all in. Possibly some others.
C-ya there.
 

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Well the 42 lap mark was finally hit yesterday,
Frank Peachock busted out a 42 4:05 yesterday for a
NEW TRACK RECORD !!!
Congrats Frank, car was definately dialed.


Jim Porter in his new Pro 1 car took the 1/4 scale main. His car was on rails.
 

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Does Classic put any traction additives on the track on Saturday? I ask so that if I go practice during the week-the traction will be similar to Sat night.

Thanks,
Ray
 

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Ray,
No track additives.

Everyone pretty much runs Trinity Tire Tweak 2000 if you can find it.
If not that Trinity Red Dot will work. If you can't find either of them, Stick-et for foams or Jack the Gripper can be used too. But they do not seem to have as much grip as the Trinity products.

If you use the Tire tweak just put in your tires and rub it in with your fingers, then let it sit for about 5-7 minutes then wipe off with a rag before hitting the track.
 

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Thanks!!! Waiting for my Hyperdrive to show up then I will finish it up. Do yu guy's run any stagger on the front tires?
 

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Frank Peachock up's his mark again. 42 4:01. To re-set the track record once again.
Frank and his new car are flying.

Ricky L and I both hit the 42 lap mark finally. So props to us too, LOL
even though we were 3 seconds slower than Frank. I'll take it though.
 
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