View Full Version : Barn Burner Feb 18th-23rd

Bent rim
12-15-2002, 06:05 AM
The Barn Burner as always, is the last weekend in February.

Teusday Feb-18th Adult Gp 10 (wedge bodies) (Tech opens at 6pm) 7pm start

Wednesday Feb-19th Kids GP 10 (wedge bodies must be 12 or younger)(Tech opens at 6pm) 7pm start

Thursday Feb-20th GTP GP12 and 1/24 Euro-sport (Tech opens at 6pm) 7pm start

Friday Feb-21st Pro Gp12 and Cobolt 12 (Tech opens at 6pm) 7pm start

Saturday Feb-22nd Am Gp12 and Int15 (Tech opens at 8am) start at 9am

Sunday Feb-23rd Gp 27 and Opens (Tech opens at 9am) Starts at 10am
All races will take place on the King, due to the fact we must remove all other tracks to make room. Any questions please call Port Jefferson raceway at 631-696-7721

12-15-2002, 06:59 AM
hi doug,
what are the car rules that will be used for thursday's GP12?
i have to help dddddderek get it right:p

12-15-2002, 09:17 AM

GP 12 on Thurday or is that GT12???

See ya Jan 11

Bent rim
12-16-2002, 06:17 AM
We normally run GTP with super 16d's and we race them on the hillclimb. I thought it might be fun, to run a scale class that we are not used to. I think gp12 motors in GTP cars, with ultimate and HD bodies on the King. Must be a flexi chassis with 5/8 front wheels (rubber ones are fine). 3/32 axels, any pitch gear and you may float the body mounts. 1/16 track clearence.

Aubin 3 sixteen
12-16-2002, 08:13 AM
Oh Mr. Rim, Paging Mr. Rim........

Is yours truly considered Amateur or Pro in 12's?

Bent rim
12-16-2002, 09:37 AM
Can you behave like an amateur? I will have to ask Bill.

Aubin 3 sixteen
12-16-2002, 10:57 AM
Just trying to figure out who to borrow a car from.:D :D :D

12-16-2002, 11:07 AM
Can we use any grp.. 12 motor (kelly, proslot, koford etc...)

wat othere rules...like wat kinda of arm. the airgap in the magnets or is just a regular am grp12 motor...thanx JOE SSS

12-16-2002, 12:26 PM
Hey Bent, your first post on this thread indicates that the Barn Burner is the last weekend of Feb. then you go on to list the dates....18 - 23 Feb.

Man, if that's what you New Yawkers call a weekend.....I'm moving north bubba!!!!

Bent rim
12-17-2002, 06:04 AM
It sounds better, to say to your wife; I going to Port Jeff for the weekend. I have to spred this thing out a little, I'm getting too old, to go on 1hr sleeps. I found it's more fun to be awake for the event. Besides if JPVR hooks me up with Coca Cola next year, it may take a month to run this race.;)

12-22-2002, 06:57 AM
Doug have you decided when you will be open 24hours? starting what day?

12-22-2002, 10:37 AM
Already burning that midnight oil....lol.


12-22-2002, 07:52 PM
Hey Doug,

Whats for lunch???


12-22-2002, 08:10 PM
why you asking doug.....your the chef!......how about something special like Duck or Quail......or both, then you could make a chris gomes DQ sandwich! :D :D :D

Aubin 3 sixteen
12-23-2002, 07:06 AM
Big deal, the shop here is already open 24 hours - 4 on Wednesday, 4 Thursday, 8 Friday and 8 Saturday :D

12-23-2002, 08:49 AM

I'd be glad to supply lunch, but at the prices I charge, I wouldn't have to pay USRA entry fees, track time, and would get all the parts I need for the next 2 years. I don't think that the NEUSRA track owners would agree to that.



12-25-2002, 05:33 PM
When are you going to be open 24 hours? starting what day? thanks doug...

12-25-2002, 05:53 PM
When will Spec15 be ran Doug?.... c'mon Doug, a round robin Spec15.... pllllleaseeeeeeeeeeee......

I know you should run Spec15 like ya said, but ya just dont have the time... its ok though, thought I would ask again....

Bent rim
12-26-2002, 10:25 PM
Starting friday night. However, We will be open very late everynight, if it should roll into the next day, Oh Well!!!
There will always be lunch on Sat and Sun. Who's paying for it and what we are serving is up in the air.

01-05-2003, 07:37 PM
So who's coming to one of the biggest races of the year?????

01-05-2003, 08:49 PM
So Far,

The Rochester Gang +A few Extras...

01-05-2003, 10:15 PM
cant forget about the CHEATER. Ill be there with my "L Brackets" on.

01-05-2003, 10:49 PM
I might actually shlep my butt out for this race.

Bent rim
01-05-2003, 11:09 PM
Well, shlep it on over. This is going to be a great one! I am starting to rebraid the turns. Tracks going to be killer fast!!! Count on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-06-2003, 04:37 AM


Bent rim
01-06-2003, 06:45 AM
Maybe, I should have 1st thru 3rd DQ plaques made?:D Wouldn't want you guys going away empty handed.;)

01-06-2003, 07:01 AM
Team DQ will gladly accept the wall plaques along with the team TQ plaques

Thanks--Chef:D ;) :) :eek:

01-08-2003, 02:24 AM
Priced my ticket. Got my free room and car. Looks good... Working on Chicky, but I don't think so.

Bent rim
01-08-2003, 08:17 AM
It's only in your heads! The boys from Port Jeff do not even think about "lets beat the Slot a Lot guys" Only the Kids from Slots a Lot think there is this big competition between the stores. Nobody is keeping score. I hope all of you win something at this years Barn Burner. If a rivalry is what you need to get ready for a big race, I don't have a problem with it!!!

PS Scott, he'll be there!

01-08-2003, 03:28 PM
Yes i know i wasent trying to start anykind of rivalry or anything i was just kidding.

01-17-2003, 11:55 AM

what airport is the best to fly into, and the closest so maybe one of you generous long islanders could pick me up?????:D

01-17-2003, 01:00 PM
I think I am going to fly into Islip...its is very close to the track

Bent rim
01-17-2003, 08:00 PM
If you can fly into Islip, if for some reason we can't get you, airport shuttle is very cheap.

01-20-2003, 07:16 AM
with these gp10's...how many laps should we be expecting to have to do to make the main?:confused:

Bent rim
01-20-2003, 07:25 AM
How clean the heats are! I would think between 205- 210.

01-28-2003, 12:30 PM
Just bought my ticket

Yo Les!!

I'll be getting into Islip at 12:48 on Delta friday afternoon

the flight is coming from Cinci at 10:45 incase you wanted to try to make the same flight

Leavin monday at 1:15 in the afternoon and heading back through Cinci

I just looked on Orbitz that same flight would cost about $283

02-07-2003, 09:47 PM

So who's coming?

02-08-2003, 03:24 AM
Les and I are coming into Islip around 1 on friday...not sure if we have a ride or not though


02-08-2003, 08:08 AM
Lemme know a few days in advance, I'm not racing that day and will be happy to pick you and Les up at MacArthur.


02-08-2003, 11:39 AM
I am racing Cobalt 12 and International 15, Jaeger is coming home late Sat. night and will race 27 and 7 on Sun , followed by an early drive back to school on Mon morning, he will probably be a little tired in class on Mon. LOL. :D

02-08-2003, 03:37 PM
Life is full of these small sacrifices Paul.....lol.

Besides, I think racing 27s and Opens at this race will be an education in itself and if he wins, he can buy his own books for a while. :)


Bent rim
02-08-2003, 03:50 PM
No way!!! That's skateboard and soda money! Maybe some new CD's or speaker money! Books are what you buy with Paul's money. I will talk to the kid at the race, make sure he understands. I think he will listen to me on this one!;)

02-09-2003, 12:01 AM
What day is everybody planning on arriving??

02-10-2003, 01:04 AM
Republished from The Oregonian, Feb 9, 2003:

It has been disclosed from internal sources that the international slot car terrorist known as "Old Weird Herald" has been rumoured to be heading to an upcoming gathering described as "The Barnburner", scheduled for Feb. 18-22 somewhere on Long Island, NY. Upon further inquiries as to the nature of the event, it was described as "a bunch of grown-ups who play with toy cars".

Due to the immense international tension surrounding "Old Weird Herald", it is understood that he now travels with a heavily armed entourage of personal body guards.


"OWH", as the online slot car publication is refered to among the cult-like following of slot car racing fanatics who follow the online publication, is reported to be attending the Barnburner to provide what was refered to as "Almost Live" coverage of the event. It is not known, however, how the international slot car media will be recieving or reacting to the Old Weird Herald coverage of the event, due to a recently published boycott of the OWH web site, as well as it's reported lack of faith in the credibility of the American online publication's journalistic integrity.

OWH's recent appearances include "Almost Dead" coverage of the Pacific NW AMCA racing, the Portland "Beaverfest" Warm-up Race, in Portland, OR, and the HO Slot Car event known as "The Fray in Ferndale" in Ferndale, Calif.

OWH was last seen this weekend apparently in charge of a jammed-packed slot car raceway called "Raceway USA" in Portland, Oregon, entertaining Cub Scout Troops, hosting birthday parties, and race directing weekly races for even more of these "grown-ups (and kids) who play with toy cars".

Paul "OWH" Kassens could not be reached online for further comments, as he was reportly last seen leaving the bustling raceway headed out for "Suds, pizza, and Beaver hunting", headed somewhere in the direction of Beaverton, Oregon. Witnesses recently reported having spotted his van in the vicinity of "Wankers Corner", just a few miles from Beaverton.

Authorities and slot racers on Long Island have been warned of "OWH's" appearance, reportedly to be arriving at Islip McArthur airport sometime Thursday Feb 20. Local Long Island night clubs will also be staked out in anticipation of his arrival, as he is reported to also be celebrating his birthday, and has been rumoured to occassionally frequent such establishments.


02-10-2003, 01:17 AM
I don't think I want to know what Wankers Corner is

but judging by the second photo...I think I know who I am partying with on Long Island

02-10-2003, 01:48 AM
Wankers Corner (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&addtohistory=&address=&city=Wankers+Corner&state=OR&zipcode=&homesubmit=Get+Map)

Zoom in a notch or two if you don't believe me.

Possible future sight of OWH Headquarters.... or maybe hindquarters... :D

02-10-2003, 10:11 AM
hey Paul just arond the corner from me, its a good area. :D

02-10-2003, 10:12 PM
what kind of weather should I be expecting?

where can paul and I pick up chicks?

Bent rim
02-11-2003, 08:04 AM
Weather will be high 70's low 80,s wear shorts and T-shirts!;) 2 Blocks from the airport is a place called Skin Games. Most all of the strip clubs are owned by a certain motorcycle gang. You can have a great time BUT please don't do anything STUPID!

Remember your not in Kansas anymore Dorothy!:eek:

02-11-2003, 08:12 AM
why don't I trust your forecast? http://forums.appleinsider.com/ubb/graemlins/bugeye.gif

Bent rim
02-11-2003, 08:47 AM
Bring a sweater, it gets a little chilly at night!;)

02-12-2003, 08:12 PM
wat u gearin the gtp 12 cars

Mike Wyatt
02-12-2003, 10:57 PM
It wasn't easy, Doug- in a snowstorm (I'm sure that warm weather forecast will be accurate though) in the dark, on Long Island (I found out how LONG it was- I was out at the Hamptons before I realized I missed the turn). The directions are hard to follow when the signs are all covered up with white stuff.

Anyway- you have a great place, and I really appreciate the guy (Gary?) staying there so I could see the place. Again- great shop!!!

Bent rim
02-13-2003, 07:21 AM
What kind of loonie drives around Long Island in a snow storm. You are nuts! I am glad you found it, I am sorry, I coudn't be there to meet you.
Joe SSSS we have been gearing 8- 38 64 pitch or 9- 42 in 72 pitch. Joe I thought you were a wing racer only. Are you going to liter the track with your flexikar? I may have to replace wall moldings again. :D

02-13-2003, 03:10 PM
Thanx Doug,...also is it a 1/32 clearence and any body height

02-13-2003, 05:23 PM
U mean 1/32?

02-14-2003, 09:37 AM
how about 1/16? im assuming thats what it is, and slick u still going? i heard conflicting reports just making sure u arent backing out of the barnburner. see ya later.


02-14-2003, 09:33 PM
Thanks to a pick me up (a.k.a. a motor tab), I am running again. I will be at the Barnburner and I will run Amatuer Group 12. The DDDDDDDork will run again.

Dam I love this hobby. Well it was a quick quit too. I really did think I was giving up. I solved a lot of problems (by ignoring them), gave up on the girls(after realizing that most of them want a george clooney in a john lovitz world) for the time being, and solved money problems (i will have you paid off soon doug i promise).

P.S. Charlie I will be there friday for the body. Leave it to someone if your not going to be there. I would really like to test it.

Bent rim
02-15-2003, 01:11 AM
Put your stuff together and lets have some fun. When ever you pay me back, the money will come at a good time!;) Glad I could help!!!!!!

02-15-2003, 11:58 AM

02-16-2003, 12:56 AM
chemo patient and a special child, eh?

02-16-2003, 09:30 AM

Wow, that was a short retirement. I guess that little bug in my
mind was right. Glad to see you are going to make it. This should be a great race. Are you coming down during the week?



02-16-2003, 09:47 AM
With work till thurday (for some reason i came up with a new type of 48 hour flu friday adn saturday, i thinkits called barnburnus me wanta racus) so im not working friday and saturday so i should be there friday after noon

02-18-2003, 06:24 AM
I Might not Be able to make this race...I just had sergery and im ina a lot of pain...Ill try my best to com down this thurday till sunday..Hope ta see ya soon.

02-18-2003, 10:16 AM

You WILL be there!!!!!!! The surgery you had was nothing and the pain is in your head. Forget it and race!!! You missed the last one DON'T miss this one.

Your Pals,

Zach and Chef

02-18-2003, 10:25 AM
Joe SSSsss,

Hey, a little lighter fluid or Coleman fuel mixed with your soda
or coffee does wonders for the pain. Hope you feel better and
can make it.

Edsel and Jon

02-18-2003, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by Chef

You WILL be there!!!!!!! The surgery you had was nothing and the pain is in your head. Forget it and race!!! You missed the last one DON'T miss this one.

Your Pals,

Zach and Chef

ya...drink that combo, smoke a cigarette and there will be no more pain

02-18-2003, 12:36 PM

02-18-2003, 04:14 PM


02-20-2003, 08:36 AM
Arrived yesterday, just like to say this one is gonna be a good one, as usual!!

Who else is coming???