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PNW AMCA
2007 American Flat Track Worlds

"The FLATS"

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 22-24, 2007

2007 Flats Photo Gallery (http://www.oldweirdherald.com/photos/gallery/2007Flats)

Amatuer LMP - 6 entries

1 - 240 - 5.648 - Doug Yarbrough
2 - 238 - 5.659 - Craig Winters
3 - 234 - 5.710 - Gary King
4 - 231 - 5.819 - Raymond Batchelor
5 - 212 - 6.090 - Cody Kosir
6 - 212 - 6.148 - Ron Southern

Pro LMP Results - 11 entries - round robin

1 - 248 - 5.488 - Bill Clemans
2 - 244 - 5.487 - Bill Sherman
3 - 243 - 5.539 - Dennis Cook
4 - 240 - 5.706 - Kevin Searl
5 - 239 - 5.389 - Craig Winters
6 - 235 - 5.718 - Alicia Gilbert
7 - 232 - 5.706 - George Russell
8 - 231 - 5.707 - Spencer Johnson
9 - 230 - 5.710 - Cody Sherman
10- 222 - 5.929 - Greg Gilbert
11- 201 - 5.706 - Doug Yarbrough

TQ: Combined Overall Am & Pro - Bill Sherman - 5.4562
Concours: Combined Am / Pro LMP winner - Ron Southern


European Sedan Results - 11 entries - round robin

1 - 230 - 5.820 - Bill Sherman
2 - 228 - 5.870 - Kevin Searl
3 - 228 - 5.988 - Kevin Kosir
4 - 228 - 5.976 - Craig Winters
5 - 224 - 5.930 - Alicia Gilbert
6 - 224 - 6.038 - Paul Kassens
7 - 221 - 5.929 - George Russell
8 - 218 - 6.038 - Spencer Johnson
9 - 210 - 6.257 - Ron Southern
10- 204 - 6.039 - Doug Yarbrough
11- 192 - 5.929 - Bill Clemans

TQ: Bill Sherman - 5.8124

Concours: Ron Southern

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Vintage Class Results - 16 entries

TQ - Dennis Cook - 4.6021 (New Track Record)
Concours - Gary King

Vintage Class B Main

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 260 - 4.999 - Ray Bishop
2 - 253 - 5.210 - George Russell
3 - 251 - 5.159 - Craig Winters
4 - 251 - 5.050 - Spencer Johnson
5 - 249 - 5.222 - Paul Kassens
6 - 243 - 4.890 - Mike Stahl
7 - 228 - 5.438 - Ron Southern
8 - 192 - 5.109 - Greg Gilbert

Vintage Class A Main

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 275 - 4.827 - Kevin Searl
2 - 266 - 4.936 - Bill Clemans
3 - 264 - 4.765 - Dennis Cook
4 - 260 - 4.891 - Bill Sherman
5 - 255 - 4.843 - Doug Yarbrough
6 - 252 - 4.890 - Kevin Kosir
7 - 235 - 4.890 - Craig Rieland
8 - 222 - 4.984 - Alicia Gilbert

Vintage Class - Overall Results

1 - 275 - 4.827 - Kevin Searl
2 - 266 - 4.936 - Bill Clemans
3 - 264 - 4.765 - Dennis Cook
4 - 260 - 4.891 - Bill Sherman
5 - 260 - 4.999 - Ray Bishop
6 - 255 - 4.843 - Doug Yarbrough
7 - 253 - 5.210 - George Russell
8 - 252 - 4.890 - Kevin Kosir
9 - 251 - 5.159 - Craig Winters
10- 251 - 5.050 - Spencer Johnson
11- 249 - 5.222 - Paul Kassens
12- 243 - 4.890 - Mike Stahl
13- 235 - 4.890 - Craig Rieland
14- 228 - 5.438 - Ron Southern
15- 222 - 4.984 - Alicia Gilbert
16- 192 - 5.109 - Greg Gilbert


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IRL Indy Car Results - 8 entries

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 241 - 5.487 - Craig Rieland
2 - 238 - 5.647 - Kevin Kosir
3 - 232 - 5.660 - Greg Gilbert
4 - 231 - 5.707 - Ray Bishop
5 - 230 - 5.769 - Bill Clemans
6 - 222 - 5.878 - George Russell
7 - 215 - 5.820 - Ron Southern
8 - 203 - 5.769 - Mike Stahl

TQ - Craig Rieland - 5.5702 (New Track Record)
Concours - Ron Southern


Amateur Group 10 Results - 5 entries

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 279 - 4.718 - Bill Sherman
2 - 271 - 4.891 - Craig Winters
3 - 263 - 4.992 - Doug Yarbrough
4 - 262 - 4.991 - Ron Southern
5 - 261 - 4.890 - Cody Sherman

TQ - Bill Sherman - 4.7066
Concours (Combined Am/Pro) - Ron Southern

Pro Group 10 Results - 11 entries- round robin

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 282 - 4.780 - Jim Naughton
2 - 281 - 4.781 - Bill Clemans
3 - 281 - 4.773 - Greg Gilbert
4 - 276 - 4.827 - Ray Bishop
5 - 275 - 4.883 - Kevin Searl
6 - 273 - 4.828 - Kevin Kosir
7 - 271 - 4.936 - Dennis Cook
8 - 270 - 4.891 - Alicia Gilbert
9 - 266 - 4.891 - Doug Yarbrough
10- 265 - 4.875 - George Russell
11- 254 - 4.936 - Mike Stahl

TQ - George Russell - 4.6800 (New Track Record!!!)

SUNDAY - June 24, 2007

1/32 Scale Formula 1 - 7 entries

1 - 302 - 5.878 - George Russell
2 - 301 - 5.659 - Peter Verdo
3 - 292 - 5.659 - Mike Stahl
4 - 285 - 5.980 - Kevin Kosir
5 - 283 - 6.152 - Lou Pirro
6 - 277 - 5.816 - Ray Bishop
7 - 273 - 5.707 - Greg Gilbert

TQ - Mike Stahl 5.643 (New Track Record)
Concours - Ray Bishop


1/32 Scale Eurosport Results - 14 entries

TQ - Bill Clemans - 4.492
Concours - Mike Stahl

1/32 Scale Eurosport B Main

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 376 - 4.448 - Greg Gilbert
2 - 268 - 4.339 - Mike Stahl
3 - 348 - 4.777 - Paul Kassens
4 - 338 - 4.621 - Peter Verdo
5 - 336 - 5.109 - Ron Southern
6 - 328 - 5.160 - Lou Pirro
7 - 263 - 4.781 - Raymond Batchelor

1/32 Scale Eurosport A Main

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 389 - 4.390 - Ray Bishop
2 - 382 - 4.390 - Kevin Kosir
3 - 379 - 4.398 - Bill Clemans
4 - 376 - 4.621 - George Russell
5 - 358 - 4.777 - Alicia Gilbert
6 - 344 - 4.499 - Doug Yarbrough
7 - 283 - 4.609 - Jim Naughton

1/32 Scale Eurosport - Overall Results

1 - 389 - 4.390 - Ray Bishop
2 - 382 - 4.390 - Kevin Kosir
3 - 379 - 4.398 - Bill Clemans
4 - 376 - 4.621 - George Russell
5 - 376 - 4.448 - Greg Gilbert
6 - 368 - 4.339 - Mike Stahl
7 - 358 - 4.777 - Alicia Gilbert
8 - 348 - 4.777 - Paul Kassens
9 - 344 - 4.499 - Doug Yarbrough
9 - 338 - 4.621 - Peter Verdo
10- 336 - 5.109 - Ron Southern
11- 328 - 5.160 - Lou Pirro
12- 283 - 4.609 - Jim Naughton
13- 263 - 4.781 - Raymond Batchelor


GT-12 Results - 12 entries - Round Robin

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 291 - 4.562 - Ray Bishop
2 - 285 - 4.499 - Greg Gilbert
3 - 284 - 4.500 - Bill Clemans
4 - 283 - 4.769 - Kevin Searl
5 - 280 - 4.671 - Kevin Kosir
6 - 277 - 4.667 - Alicia Gilbert
7 - 275 - 4.828 - George Russell
8 - 273 - 4.608 - Doug Yarbrough
9 - 273 - 4.668 - Peter Verdo
10- 249 - 5.050 - Ron Southern
11- 249 - 4.558 - Dennis Cook
12- 216 - 4.659 - Mike Stahl

TQ - Ray Bishop - 4.4639
Concours - Bill Clemans


1/24 Scale Eurosport Results - 15 entries

TQ - Kevin Kosir - 3.7098
Concours - Ray Bishop

1/24 Scale Eurosport B Main

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 522 - 3.945 - Greg Gilbert
2 - 519 - 4.070 - George Russell
3 - 499 - 3.906 - Doug Yarbrough
4 - 483 - 4.273 - Lou Pirro
5 - 265 - 4.293 - Ron Southern
6 - 37 - 4.609 - Raymond Batchelor
7 - 25 - 4.281 - Kevin Searl

1/24 Scale Eurosport A Main

Pos - Laps - Best - Name

1 - 545 - 3.851 - Kevin Kosir
2 - 542 - 3.944 - Ray Bishop
3 - 520 - 3.843 - Jim Naughton
4 - 519 - 3.898 - Bob Everett
5 - 518 - 3.788 - Peter Verdo
6 - 489 - 4.007 - Alicia Gilbert
7 - 469 - 3.898 - Bill Clemans
8 - 320 - 3.897 - Mike Stahl

1/24 Scale Eurosport - Overall Results

1 - 545 - 3.851 - Kevin Kosir
2 - 542 - 3.944 - Ray Bishop
3 - 522 - 3.945 - Greg Gilbert
4 - 520 - 3.843 - Jim Naughton
5 - 519 - 4.070 - George Russell
6 - 519 - 3.898 - Bob Everett
7 - 518 - 3.788 - Peter Verdo
8 - 499 - 3.906 - Doug Yarbrough
9 - 489 - 4.007 - Alicia Gilbert
10- 483 - 4.273 - Lou Pirro
11- 469 - 3.898 - Bill Clemans
12- 320 - 3.897 - Mike Stahl
13- 265 - 4.293 - Ron Southern
14- 37 - 4.609 - Raymond Batchelor
15- 25 - 4.281 - Kevin Searl

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American Flat Track Worlds - Grand Champion Award

1 - Ray Bishop - 33
2 - Kevin Kosir - 25
3 - Greg Gilbert - 24
4 - Bill Clemans - 20

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A big thanks to our visiting racers - Greg Gilbert from SoCal, George Russell & Ron Southern from NorCal, and Lou Pirro all the way from New York! We think of Mike "Jedi" Stahl and Kevin Searl as regulars here, but they commute every month to our races - Mike from Oregon, and Kevin (and his wife) from Eastern Washington. We always appreciate their efforts in making the races, and enjoy racing with them. Another returning racer was Bob Everett! He's still known as a wing car racer by many - but around here we know what an awesome scale car driver Bob is, and it's great to have him back racing with us.

It was also great to have so many of the Speedshop regular racers step up to the plate and make this the competitive race that it always is!


2007 Flats Photo Gallery (http://www.oldweirdherald.com/photos/gallery/2007Flats)

Slidergreg
06-25-2007, 11:03 AM
That was some fast competive racing! Wow, the competition at Slugfest/AFTW is tougher than any other scale race.

Zippity
06-25-2007, 12:54 PM
Paul, many thanks for posting the results and photographs.

As always, I am envious :)


Ron

86ed once again
06-25-2007, 09:31 PM
Congrats 2 Greg and Kevin. Kevin looks like you kicked butt:D :D .
Greg another world class performance from a world class racer.
James Grinstead

Slidergreg
06-25-2007, 10:57 PM
Thanks James,

I still can't get over how many incredibly fast cars and great drivers were waiting for me up there. If that wasn't enough they bring in guys like George Russell and Lou Pirro to make it even tougher.

Mike Stahl, top Oregon racer who came soooooo close to being USRA Champ in 04, Bob Everett, making another rare but scary appearance as an occasional flat tracker, Jim Naughton, cool and consistant in winning GP10, Peter Verdo, master set up man and tinkerer as well as former Rosecrans racer, Ray Bishop, constant threat, Kevin Kosir, due for a big win, TQ in Cobaly 12 at the 06 nats, Alicia Gilbert, 06 third place at Franks in 1/24 Euro, "Evil Bill" Clemens, probably the toughest competitor I have ever faced. This guy is relentless, ruthless and drives red like it's a center lane.

Big congrats to all the winners. Kevin and Ray, you guys were awesome. It was great to see you guys take your big wins. Very deserving.

Greg G.

~DC dynamo~
06-26-2007, 12:00 AM
Congrats Kevin on your Euro win!

Your cars have been looking too good lately not to be in the winner circle.

These big races are a blast ............ but a full week of prepping cars and tuning has me wrung out a bit.

It was fun to have the out of town racers show up. And George Russell came in and stole away one of our track records! I want his 10 motor.

HRK
06-27-2007, 06:57 PM
Paul, thanks for the quicker ever posting time on the AFTW. Great Job and
Thanks everyone for the kind words. To say the least the competition was better than ever. I have to give a huge shout out to Craig Rieland, for the awesome braid work
And body removal from the 80 pitch. You’re a Pro!! Raymond Batchelor for putting
The patch panel “ tape” on my Euro. I couldn’t of won it with out you two guys.
And then we get to Mr.Lee Gilbert, what a killer 1/24 Eurosport, what can I say
The car and motor package has been kick butt all season long. Thank you.

These other two guys are my amigos, Mike Stahl, Mr. I can do it without sleep.
Your as hardcore as it gets. Peter Verdo, I don’t know were you get it, but
I want some. Thanks for the 1/32nd rides.

To all these gentleman mentioned above, THANK YOU!!!!
For all the other racers that I haven’t mentioned thank you too.
Greg Gilbert, I’m still not gunna let you by me………lol

And for those of you that missed the feast that my bride cooked up for
Us all at 11pm, there’s always next year to make the bash. All you
Outa towners, Lou, Greg, George and Ron I hope to see you next year
Or maybe in April?

Thanks,

Kevin Kosir

Aka

HRK

fxgeorge
07-01-2007, 02:19 PM
I’ve had a week to decompress from last weekend’s activities and to ponder the results. Question: what do you get when you mix three ingredients, 1) 140’ Ogilvie MTT, 2) Lee Gilbert, and 3) local talent? What you get is a race with true home-grown world class competitors, absolutely awesome racing, and the attraction of out of town talent like Greg Gilbert, Lou Pirro and Ron Southern. It all took place in a mangy little shopping center with some guys living out of a pick up truck just across from the store. Who woulda thunk? Who knows what kind of animal those fried things were at the Chinese restaurant on Sunday night after the eurosport race? These and many other questions come to mind. The mixture of the abovementioned three main ingredients is something to think about. This MTT is a true masterpiece of slot car race tracks. This track must take hours, if not years to truly understand. Those of us unfamiliar to it’s intricacies can only marvel at the intuitive intelligence of the track designer. How can one track provide eight totally different experiences across a seemingly innocuous expanse of medium density fibreboard? Truly amazing. The man, Lee Gilbert, a slot car monument devotes his life to the design and manufacture of cutting edge slot car technology. Here is a man who doesn’t just pull some parts out of bags and assemble slot cars. He designs and builds prototypes that get tested for hours on the Ogilvie 140’ MTT race course. His knowledge of the interaction between the various components shows the ability for analysis without bias. If it works well, it is sold to customers. If it doesn’t work, well, we don’t know about it because he went back to the work bench and tried again until it worked. For those who do not understand this process, your unfounded criticism of this complex equipment exhibits your complete miscomprehension of the profound electro-mechanical principles thereby mechanized. This takes us to the human beings who frequent the Speedshop establishment. Many have been customers of Lee Gilbert for several years and have thus absorbed a percentage of his knowledge, and have applied their considerable talents to the application of the equipment to the MTT road course. I cannot emphasize the considerable talent of these local racers. You can be sure that I will be back for another round in the unfolding legacy of the American Flat Track Worlds in the year 2008 at a new venue. Thanks for having me.

flyracing
07-01-2007, 02:31 PM
well it sure WAS FUN! but now its time to enjoy the rest of summer:rolleyes: Lee will not be open again till the 5th, He deserves the time off !!! NIce too see ya again Greg (even better to be in a podium shot with-ya) RON , GEORGE & LOU.. A pleasure to meet & race ya.:D RON? there WILL be mirrors on my car when we meet again...I would especially like to thank Maureen Kosir for the amazing job she did w/the food ,drinks & hospitality provided after the race... GREAT LEMON DROPS !lets do it again next year ....Craig

lrs
07-01-2007, 05:06 PM
Like most of you, I'm sure, it has taken me a while to realize what FUN that weekend of racing was. From the free track time(quite a contrast for us "Southerners") from the beginning, to the "That wasn't chicken" fortune cookie at the resturant at the end, it was FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Some notes;
What a FUN bunch of guys and gal, as i recall Alicia kicking my behind in 32nd euro, GT12, and 24th euro...She was havin' FUN.......
Kevin- thanks for the tour of Morrison to see the amazing 1-1 scale chassis FUN/work that you do when you're not kickin' all our butts in 24th euro, and George and I will rest less and Lemon Drop more next year because they are probably Yellow, and I'm sure to be fond of them.
Craig- I hope you don't get arrested searching Macy's changing room floors on hands and knees looking for rear view mirrors and shift knobs.
George really had FUN inking his lap record in grp.10, and really had FUN winning 32nd F1.
I really had FUN in those concours, had more FUN racing on a challenging track(I many never get the do-nut right-TRACK! not UNDER!)
We both had FUN when his Toyota hybrid got 40+ MPG all week.
Many thanks, again, to Lee and the entire Speedshop gang and I will see you all again next year for more FUN, or even better for some FUN at the Summer Run-offs, PCSC, or the '08 Nats at SCR.

("Got a Minute?")


Ron Southern

returnoftheJedi
07-03-2007, 01:43 PM
just thought I would chim in and the Popa Lee for another great race, and a special thanks to Moreen Kosir for her gracous hospitality.... oh yeah you too Kevin! and a great win ta boot........still snooozing til later.

Mike

returnoftheJedi
07-03-2007, 01:44 PM
just thought I would chim in and thank Popa Lee for another great race, and a special thanks to Moreen Kosir for her gracous hospitality.... oh yeah you too Kevin! and a great win ta boot........still snooozing til later.

Mike

Zippity
07-03-2007, 02:41 PM
You sure talk funny :D :D

HRK
07-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Zippity, the Jedi was in all out thrash mode during the Flats. He pulled an
all nighter building a IRL chassis. I figure he was up for about 42 hours straight! Jedi also ran my backup 1/24th Eurosport and qualified 2nd. I can't
thank him enough for helping me thrash on Cody's stuff too. Yeah he talks funny too.


HRK