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oldweirdherald
06-25-2006, 02:13 AM
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The Fabulous MTT at Lee Gilbert's Speedshop - scene of the 2006 "Flats"

PNW AMCA
2006 American Flat Track Worlds

Lee Gilbert's Speedshop
620 Auburn Way South, Suite J
Auburn, WA. 98002
( View Map (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?city=Auburn&state=WA&address=620+Auburn+Way+South,+Suite+J&zip=98002&zoom=5) )
Phone: 253-939-5294
Email: speedshop@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.speedshopslotcars.com
140' Ogilvie MTT - Flat Road Course

June 24-25, 2006

2006 American Flat Track Worlds Photo Gallery (http://www.oldweirdherald.com/photos/gallery/2006Flats)

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Hold your tongues - there's going to be some great racing at this year's "Flats"!

Saturday - June 24


Amatuer LMP - 7 entries

1 - Mike Shea - 228
2 - Gary King - 225
3 - Craig Winters - 221
4 - Steve Nichols - 217
5 - Cody Kosir - 208
6 - Fred Parks - 204
7 - Michael Danilchik - 174

TQ - Mike Shea - 5.6783
Concours - Steve Nichols

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Steve Nichols' Amatuer LMP Concours winner

oldweirdherald
06-25-2006, 02:16 AM
Open LMP - 14 entries

Open LMP - B Main

1 - Kevin Kosir - 234
2 - Steve Nichols - 228
3 - Mike Stahl - 224
4 - Gary King - 219
5 - Fred Parks - 218
6 - Alex Danilchik - 193
7 - Cody Sherman - 68

Open LMP - A Main

1 - Bill Clemans - 243
2 - Craig Winters - 238
3 - Spencer Johnson - 237
4 - Jim Naughton - 235
5 - Mike Shea - 234
6 - Herman James - 228
7 - Bill Sherman - 201


Open LMP - Overall Results

1 - Bill Clemans - 243
2 - Craig Winters - 238
3 - Spencer Johnson - 237
4 - Jim Naughton - 235
5 - Kevin Kosir - 234
6 - Mike Shea - 234
7 - Herman James - 228
8 - Steve Nichols - 228
9 - Mike Stahl - 224
10 - Gary King - 219
11 - Fred Parks - 218
12 - Bill Sherman - 201
13 - Alex Danilchik - 193
14 - Cody Sherman - 68

TQ - Bill Sherman - 5.4957
Concours - Steve Nichols

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Open LMP Concours and Race winner of Bill Clemans

oldweirdherald
06-25-2006, 02:17 AM
European Sedan - 13 entries

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Some true classic duels were revived as NorCal ace Herman James battled once again with Matt Zenovitch - who after 2 years absence made the long trip to the Flats while on brief leave from the US Army - traveling from Iraq via Baghdad, Ireland, Texas, Oregon, and to Washington to barely make it time to race once again!

European Sedan - B Main

1 - Craig Winters - 223
2 - Herman James - 216
3 - Matt Zenovitch - 215
4 - Steve Nichols - 208
5 - Jason Stone - 191
6 - Cody Sherman - 96

European Sedan - A Main

1 - Bill Clemans - 233
2 - Bill Sherman - 229
3 - Kevin Kosir - 228
4 - Paul Kassens - 227
5 - Alicia Gilbert - 224
6 - Spencer Johnson - 216
7 - Mike Shea - 150


European Sedan - Overall Results

1 - Bill Clemans - 233
2 - Bill Sherman - 229
3 - Kevin Kosir - 228
4 - Paul Kassens - 227
5 - Alicia Gilbert - 224
6 - Craig Winters - 223
7 - Herman James - 216
8 - Spencer Johnson - 216
9 - Matt Zenovitch - 215
10 - Steve Nichols - 208
11 - Jason Stone - 191
12 - Mike Shea - 150
13 - Cody Sherman - 96

TQ - Bill Clemans - 5.8197
Concours - Bill Clemans

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Another awesome Concours winner for Steve Nichols in European Sedan

oldweirdherald
06-25-2006, 02:20 AM
Amatuer Group 10 - 8 entries

1 - Cody Sherman - 255
2 - Craig Winters - 252
3 - Spencer Johnson - 247
4 - Bill Sherman - 245
5 - Mike Shea - 241
6 - Steve Nichols - 241
7 - Cody Kosir - 191
8 - Jason Stone - 187

TQ - Steve Nichols - 4.9707
Concours - Jason Stone

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Amateur Group 10 Concours winner was none other then Jason "Stone Man" Stone from SoCal

oldweirdherald
06-25-2006, 02:21 AM
Pro LMP - 7 entries

1 - Paul Kassens - 261
2 - Kevin Kosir - 261
3 - Bill Clemans - 258
4 - Herman James - 256
5 - Jason Stone - 239
6 - Mike Stahl - 120
7 - Ray Bishop - 119

TQ - Bill Clemans - 4.9452 (New Track Record!)
Concours - Bill Clemans


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Bill Clemans won Concours hands down with this Pro LMP car. We didn't know how he could race it. Bill probably would have dominated the Pro LMP race, had his wheel not come off... allowing Paul "OWH" Kassens to hold off Kevin Kosir by a mere 4' to steal a rare, but hard fought win!

2006 American Flat Track Worlds Photo Gallery (http://www.oldweirdherald.com/photos/gallery/2006Flats)

More Racing tomorrow on Sunday!!!! Don't touch that dial!!!

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:11 AM
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It was back to the Speedshop for more competative racing on Sunday...

PNW AMCA
2006 American Flat Track Worlds

Lee Gilbert's Speedshop
620 Auburn Way South, Suite J
Auburn, WA. 98002
( View Map (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?city=Auburn&state=WA&address=620+Auburn+Way+South,+Suite+J&zip=98002&zoom=5) )
Phone: 253-939-5294
Email: speedshop@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.speedshopslotcars.com
140' Ogilvie MTT - Flat Road Course

June 24-25, 2006

2006 American Flat Track Worlds Photo Gallery (http://www.oldweirdherald.com/photos/gallery/2006Flats)

Sunday - June 25

1/32 F1 - 6 entries

1 - Ray Bishop - 299
2 - Jason Stone - 293
3 - Matt Zenovitch - 293
4 - Herman James - 281
5 - Kevin Kosir - 261
6 - Mike Stahl - 36

TQ - Matt Zenovitch - 5.7543(Track Record)
Concours - Herman James

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Herman James' 1/32 F1 Concours winner.

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:13 AM
1/32 Eurosport - 10 entries

1 - Paul Kassens - 366
2 - Ray Bishop - 361
3 - George Russell - 358
4 - Kevin Kosir - 355
5 - Herman James - 354
6 - Matt Zenovitch - 340
7 - Jason Stone - 328
8 - Peter Verdo - 325
9 - Steve Nichols - 314
10 - Mike Stahl - 304

TQ - Herman James - 4.3612 (New Track Record)
Concours - Paul Kassens (painted by Raymond "Slapshot" Batchelor)

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Paul Kassens' 1/32 Eurosport Concours and race winner. Car was a last minute loaner from Raymond Batchelor. Ray had to thrash on his 1/24 Euro, after busting a couple magnets... so he loaned me his 1/32! Thanks Raymond - the car was awesome!!!

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:15 AM
IRL Group 10 - 6 entries

1 - Herman James - 237
2 - Kevin Kosir - 229
3 - Craig Rieland - 227
4 - Matt Zenovitch - 224
5 - Ray Bishop - 223
6 - Bill Clemans - 218

TQ - Bill Clemans - 5.6317 (New Track Record!)
Concours - Kevin Kosir

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Kevin Kosir's IRL Concours winner.

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:18 AM
Pro Group 10 - 10 entries

1 - Bill Clemans - 272
2 - Ray Bishop - 270
3 - Paul Kassens - 268
4 - Alicia Gilbert - 268
5 - Matt Zenovitch - 262
6 - Kevin Kosir - 259
7 - Jason Stone - 258
8 - Mike Stahl - 256
9 - Jay Mac - 255
10 - Herman James - 251

TQ - Alicia Gilbert - 4.7639
Concours - Bill Clemans

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Yet another beauty by Bill Clemans - taking Concours honors and the win in Pro Group 10.

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:20 AM
GT-12 - 11 entries

1 - Ray Bishop - 291
2 - Bill Clemans - 285
3 - Herman James - 282
4 - Jay Mac - 282
5 - Paul Kassens - 281
6 - Alicia Gilbert - 279
7 - Kevin Kosir - 276
8 - Matt Zenovitch - 270
9 - Mike Stahl - 265
10 - Steve Nichols - 262
11 - George Russell - 248

TQ - Bill Clemans - 4.4704
Concours - Bill Clemans

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Bill Clemans once again nabbed the Concours bragging rights hands down in GT-12.

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:23 AM
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Mike Shea's 1/24 Eurosport Concours winner - a loaner owned and painted by Raymond "Slapshot" Batchelor.


1/24 Eurosport - 14 entries


B - Main

1 - George Russell - 521 (NorCal)
2 - Paul Kassens - 496
3 - Jason Stone - 480 (SoCal)
4 - Matt Zenovitch - 473 (Oregon - via Iraq)
5 - Herman James - 452 (NorCal)
6 - Steve Nichols - 390
7 - Mike Shea - 348

A - Main

1 - Bill Clemans - 539
2 - Ray Bishop - 529
3 - Kevin Kosir - 505
4 - Peter Verdo - 495
5 - Alicia Gilbert - 479
6 - Mike Stahl - 317 (Oregon)
7 - Raymond Batchelor - 209

1/24 Eurosport - Overall Results

1 - Bill Clemans - 539
2 - Ray Bishop - 529
3 - George Russell - 521
4 - Kevin Kosir - 505
5 - Paul Kassens - 496
6 - Peter Verdo - 495
7 - Jason Stone - 480
8 - Alicia Gilbert - 479
9 - Matt Zenovitch - 473
10 - Herman James - 452
11 - Steve Nichols - 390
12 - Mike Shea - 348
13 - Mike Stahl - 317
14 - Raymond Batchelor - 209

TQ - Peter Verdo - 3.5856(New Track Record!)
Concours - Mike Shea (painted by Raymond Batchelor)

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1/24 Eurosport podium - Ray Bishop 2nd, Bill Clemans 1st, & George Russell 3rd.

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Bill Clemans' name will be added to the Slugfest/Flats perpetual trophy for his 2nd time winning 1/24 Eurosport. Bill's first win was back in 1998!



Trivia Note - I'm just betting that Bill Clemans may well be the only slot car racer to win a MAJOR slot car event - with BOTH hands! Back in 1998 (and most of his life) Bill drove RIGHT HANDED. After suffering a stroke a few years ago, Bill had to switch to driving LEFT HANDED, and it wasn't long before Bill was once again winning races as a "switch-hitter" now driving as a south-paw. Bill's been a dominant racer in most classes, but rarely races Eurosports. Now he complete's the cycle as a slot racing "switch-hitter" by winning the 1/24 Eurosport race at the Slugfest / Flats - once with each hand! Way to go, Bill!

oldweirdherald
06-26-2006, 04:25 AM
2006 American Flat Track Worlds - Grand Champion

The Grand Champion was determined by awarding points for each of the following 4 classes:

Pro Group 10
GT-12
1/32 Eurosport
1/24 Eurosport

Points were awarded as follows:

1st - 10 points
2nd - 8
3rd - 7
4th - 6
5th - 5
6th - 4
7th - 3
8th - 2
9th - 1

The 2006 American Flat Track Worlds Grand Champion Points were:

Plc - Name - - - - Gp 10 - GT-12 - 1/32 - 1/24 - Total
1 - Ray Bishop - - - - 8 - - -10 - - -8 - - -8 - - -34
2 - Bill Clemans - - -10 - - - 8 - - -0 - - 10 - - -28
3 - Paul Kassens - - - 7 - - - 5 - - 10 - - -5 - - -27
4 - Kevin Kosir - - - -4 - - - 3 - - -6 - - -6 - - -19
5 - Herman James - - - 0 - - - 7 - - -5 - - -0 - - -12
6 - Matt Zenovitch - - 5 - - - 2 - - -4 - - -1 - - -12
7 - Alicia Gilbert - - 6 - - - 4 - - -0 - - -2 - - -12
8 - Jason Stone - - - -3 - - - 0 - - -3 - - -3 - - - 9
9 - George Russell - - 0 - - - 0 - - -7 - - -0 - - - 7
10 - Jay Mac - - - - -1 - - - 6 - - -0 - - -0 - - - 7
11 - Peter Verdo - - - 0 - - - 0 - - -2 - - -4 - - - 6
12 - Mike Stahl - - - -2 - - - 1 - - -0 - - -0 - - - 3
13 - Steve Nichols - - 0 - - - 0 - - -1 - - -0 - - - 1

Conradulations to the 2006 AFTW Grand Champion - Ray Bishop!

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HRK
06-26-2006, 10:32 PM
It's finally finished. What a great weekend of racing at the
Speedshop. Please let me give a quick shout out to just a couple
racers and when I can get more sleep I'll most likely remember more!

Thanks Craig " Fly racing" Reiland for your great braid/pit work

Ray Bishop congrads on your 2006 Grand Champion win and all the great side by side stuff.

Bill Clemens, you out rocked me!!! you son of a #%@@! :)
you gave me a real butt kicking.

OWH, Paul "Slot Mom" Kassens on your wins and getting
the points and reporting done and to tangle with you racing to.

Jason Stone, what and the hell can one say about you. I can't thank you enough for all crazed SoCal ways and leaving me with
some great memories. The help keeping Cody busy and your suggestion of putting him in a 1/24 Eurosport for some test laps still blows me away. You've left your mark on the Northwest.

Lee Gilbert, your car's rock.

Alicia Gilbert, you are one of the toughest racers in the land and I can't apologize enough for wrecking you in the last heat of the
1/24th Eurosport race. SORRY.....

To any outa towners and locals that didn't show. You missed some of the fastest/closest scale racing ever!!! Try and schedule it for 2007.

For those of you I missed. Prof, Jedi, Slap, Jim, Evil Bill,Evil Cody, George Russell, Herman James and Matt Venovitch and more!

THANK YOU !!!!!


HRK & Cody

Slidergreg
06-27-2006, 01:20 PM
It sounds like I missed a great one this year!

I'm glad you guys had such a great time!!

Greg G.:eek:

stoneman
06-27-2006, 06:41 PM
man what a time,all good times.
from the late thursday to the finnish of late sunday.
nothing gets any better than practice and tuning,racing
of the fastest man- made cars around.


i owe the biggest thanks to the kosier family
for all they have done!me and the c man had the greatest
time racing.man i can not thank hrk enough.dude your the
MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

to the professor(verdo)awesome pro-10 ride!!!!!!!!
man well get them next year at the flats in 1-24.
it was a great weekend,and thanks for the good times.

to jedi for the good times.
sorry the music got old man that was your pre qual music.
YOUR THE JEDI.

to lee gilbert for just being "THE BEST TUNER IN THE
EUROSPORT WORLD AS I KNOW IT."
yeah i can be hard headed and stubborn sometimes
and it showed this weekend. any ways
thanks for keeping one of the best flat track
slot tracks alive.


for those that did not make it i will tell you one thing
i have not done so much racing in two days in all
my life.SWEET.so many classes.so much compition!


kassen,man i dont rant i just voice a socal
opinion.but any ways i forgot what we debated
about too, your right thought,GOOD TIMES ON AND
OFF THE TRACK AT THIS RACE.


hears my so called ranting

peace out

stone man

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RocketRod
06-28-2006, 05:59 PM
looks like you all had a great time -- sorry I missed it this year but hopefully I can work it out for next year

86ed once again
07-05-2006, 10:03 PM
Sounds like u guys had a great time. Sorry i couldnt come with the western states the same weekend and 1.5 times the points I couldnt miss it. Even greg will agree that we still had a blast running 24 and 32 eurosport on the mini kngleman at BP.
James

Slidergreg
07-08-2006, 12:35 PM
scheduling the WSC for a different weekend so there is no conflict and racers can attend both races.

Slugfest/F.T.W. has been on the same weekend for more than ten years but the scale WSC keeps jumping around.

Lee's race has better payouts, much better plaques, is much more organized and there is less politics. You will never see as much racing packed into two days anywhere else and I guarantee anyone acting like what I saw in the Advanced GT-1 race at the WSC will be 86ed so fast it will make his head spin.

So Cal's budding Euro racers like James Grinstead and Jonathan Forsyth should be able to attend to hone their flat track skils and gain experience against tough competition. The Seattle guys are very sharp and creative and there is a lot the young guys can learn from a different viewpoint.

Being able to attend both races will be a win/win situation for all. Raceways will sell more parts and racers will have more fun.

I can see no negative side to accomodating the racers who wish to attend both races.

Greg Gilbert:eek: