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M G Brown
01-30-2009, 12:11 PM
2009 North American Masters

Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
January 30, 2009

Click here for the 2009 North American Masters Gallery. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mick_danger/sets/72157613145509628/)

1/32 Production

Concours:

Ed “DZ” Dziewior

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Qualifying

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5.762 – Herman James
5.803 – George Russell
5.979 – Luis “Gugu” Bernardino
6.011 – Mike Stahl
6.157 – Greg Gilbert
6.181 – Kevin Van Pelt
6.205 – Lee Gilbert
6.254 – Jim Hugger
6.296 – Greg Norris
6.431 – Roger Schmitt
6.482 – Terry Watson
6.721 – Ed Dziewior

B-Main

210.16 - Lee Gilbert
205.16 - Jim Hugger
204.17 - Greg Norris
188.17 - Terry Watson
183.24 - Ed Dziewior
142.01 - Roger Schmitt

A-Main

228.19 – Herman James
222.25 – Kevin Van Pelt
219.11 – Luis “Gugu” Bernardino
219.10 – Greg Gilbert
137.00 – George Russell
045.00 – Mike Stahl

Podium

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1. Herman James
2. Kevin Van Pelt
3. Luis “Gugu” Bernardino

M G Brown
01-30-2009, 04:22 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
January 30, 2009

USRA 4” NASCAR (Group 10)

Concours:

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George Russell

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Qualifying

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4.296 – Kevin Van Pelt - TQ
4.304 – Ken Green
4.349 – George Russell
4.359 – Terry Watson
4.385 – Joe Liguori
4.388 – Rick “Ricky D” DiStefano
4.554 – Bill Worden
4.613 – Laura Schmitt
5.134 - Ed “DZ” Dziewior

Main (9-Driver Round Robin)

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309 4.281 – George Russell
301 4.389 – Joe Liguori
292 4.339 – Ken Green
283 4.326 – Kevin Van Pelt
278 4.561 – Bill Worden
269 4.328 – Ricky DiStefano
175 4.660 – Laura Schmitt
137 4.339 – Terry Watson
105 4.108 - Ed “DZ” Dziewior

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M G Brown
01-30-2009, 07:07 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
January 30, 2009

JRL / Indy

Concours:

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David Schlueter

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Qualifying

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5.282 Greg Gilbert - TQ
5.330 David Schlueter
5.449 Kevin Van Pelt
5.460 Herman James
5.463 George Russell
5.508 Mike Stahl
5.795 Greg Norris
5.835 Rob Voska
5.941 Laura Schmitt

Main (9-Driver Round Robin)

246.25 Kevin Van Pelt
246.20 Greg Gilbert
241.02 George Russell
238.19 Herman James
226.05 Mike Stahl
226.04 Laura Schmitt
225.03 David Schlueter
220.12 Rob Voska
209.17 Greg Norris (axle)

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Thank you to Plafit Model Car Racing for their sponsorship of this race.

fxgeorge
01-30-2009, 09:44 PM
Thank you, thank you everyone. I'd like to first thank my concours advisor, Mr. Ronald Southern, who has put up with my weird burnt orange after doing so many gorgeous bodies in yellow and black...with side view mirrors of course. Second, many thanks to Sano Dave who graciously accepted just a $20 bill for picking my car. And finally to Mr. Lee Gilbert who provided the highly detailed wheel stickers that apparently clinched the award. I've said this before, but the Corner Climb at Mid America is just the most fun banked race track I've been on. Heaven for Speed Crazed Morons.

lrs
01-30-2009, 10:23 PM
WAY TO GO,George!!!....Congrats....You/Paint and You/Go!!!

M G Brown
01-31-2009, 10:49 AM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
January 31, 2009

1/32 F1 Eurosport

Concours:

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Alex Leite

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Qualifying

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5.762 – Greg Gilbert
5.974 – Herman James
5.984 – Gugu Bernardino
5.993 – Roger Schmitt
6.011 – Mike Stahl
6.031 – George Russell
6.133 – David Schlueter
6.155 – Kevin Van Pelt
6.341 – Greg Norris
6.388 – Peter Verdo
6.491 – Bill Bugenis
6.762 – Alex Leite
6.830 – Laura Schmitt

B- Main

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353.20 – Kevin Van Pelt
348.15 – Greg Norris
337.05 – Peter Verdo
317.17 – Bill Bugenis
315.21 – Laura Schmitt
213.06 – Alex Leite

A-Main

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370.02 – Greg Gilbert
366.04 – George Russell
365.27 – Gugu Bernardino
365.11 – Herman James
356.28 – Mike Stahl
337.02 – Roger Schmitt
270.20 – David Schlueter

Podium

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1. Greg Gilbert
2. George Russell
3. Gugu Bernardino

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Thank you to Red Fox for their sponsorship of this race.

Thank you to Mack Racing for their donation of a chassis kit which was won in a random draw by Gugu.

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M G Brown
01-31-2009, 10:55 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
January 31, 2009

IRRA Retro Can-Am

Qualifying

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4.374 – Sano Dave “Dude” - TQ
4.394 – Chuck Gambo
4.406 – Jim Mayer
4.416 – Kevin Van Pelt
4.434 – Paul Pfeiffer
4.488 – Terry Watson
4.498 – Rick “Ricky D” DiStefano
4.511 – Ken Green
4.537 – John Peirce
4.550 – Howie Ursaner
4.589 – Basil Michael
4.761 – Bill Worden
4.809 – Laura Schmitt
4.813 – DZ
4.866 – Colin Schmitt
5.342 – Alex Michael

B- Main

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295 – Howie Ursaner
282 – John Pierce
281 – DZ
275 – Bill Worden
273 – Laura Schmitt
112 – Basil Michael
030 – Alex Michael
023 – Colin Schmitt

A-Main

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311 – Sano Dave
307 – Kevin Van Pelt
299 – Terry Watson
295 – Ken Green
293 – Chuck Gambo
293 – Rick DiStefano
293 – Paul Pfeiffer
279 – Jim Mayer

Podium

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1. Dave Fiedler
2. Kevin Van Pelt
3. Terry Watson

Thank you to Electric Dreams for their sponsorship of this race.

M G Brown
01-31-2009, 10:59 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
January 31, 2009

B-Production

Concours

Colin Schmitt
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Qualifying

5.002 – George Russell
5.015 – Greg Gilbert
5.341 – Rob Voska
5.391 – Roger Schmitt
5.406 – Kevin Van Pelt
5.417 – Roy Hood
5.433 – Terry Watson
5.521 – Colin Schmitt
5.554 – Greg Norris
5.634 – Basil Michael
5.686 – Laura Schmitt
5.940 – Bill Bugenis
6.048 – Joe “Dirt” Liguori

B- Main

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234.13 – Greg Norris
229.11 – Terry Watson
222.27 – Colin Schmitt
222.23 – Bill Bugenis
215.27 – Laura Schmitt
194.00 – Basil Michael
118.00 – Joe Liguori

A-Main

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263.27 – Greg Gilbert
259.16 – George Russell
257.05 – David Schlueter
246.16 – Rob Voska
243.09 – Kevin Van Pelt
238.05 – Roger Schmitt
225.04 – Roy Hood

Podium

1. Greg Gilbert
2. George Russell
3. David Schlueter

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Thank you to GT-1 and Gil Goldstein for their sponsorship of this race.

brassrodman
01-31-2009, 11:14 PM
Seeing how there were no "trophy girls" perhaps there should be an award for the best "MOOBS". LOL Wanker

Mr.HP
02-01-2009, 12:29 AM
Congrats Sano Dave on the Retro win!

M G Brown
02-01-2009, 01:37 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
February 1, 2009

1/32 Eurosport

Concours:

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Mike Stahl

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Qualifying

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4.422 – Greg Gilbert - TQ
4.465 – Gugu Bernardino
4.483 – Roger Schmitt
4.592 – Mike Stahl
4.607 – Kevin Van Pelt
4.609 – Herman James
4.651 – George Russell
4.662 – David Schlueter
4.712 – Lee Gilbert
4.900 – Greg Norris
4.917 – Peter Verdo
5.012 – Roy Hood
5.050 – Laura Schmitt
5.085 – Alex Leite
5.420 – Bill Bugenis

B- Main

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424.10 – Peter Verdo
416.27 – Lee Gilbert
416.13 – Roy Hood
383.28 – Alex Leite
364.03 – Bill Bugenis
325.14 – Greg Norris
228.28 – Laura Schmitt

A-Main

473.10 – Greg Gilbert
465.25 – Herman James
464.21 – Gugu Bernardino
422.27 – David Schlueter
418.28 – George Russell
362.16 – Mike Stahl
360.16 – Kevin Van Pelt
349.19 – Roger Schmitt

Podium

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1. Greg Gilbert
2. Herman James
3. Gugu Bernardino

Thank you to Valliko Armatures for their sponsorship of this race.

Thank you to Mack Racing for their donation of a 1/32 chassis kit which was won by Rob Voska in a random draw.

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M G Brown
02-01-2009, 04:07 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
February 1, 2009

Open 12

Concours:

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Laura Schmitt

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Qualifying

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4.565 – David Schlueter - TQ
4.596 – Greg Gilbert
4.665 – Mike Stahl
4.704 – Roy Hood
4.709 – Kevin Van Pelt
4.722 – George Russell
4.747 – Alex Leite
5.039 – Greg Norris
5.049 – Roger Schmitt
5.096 – Laura Schmitt
5.099 - Rob Voska
5.162 - Bob Allen
5.233 – Bill Bugenis
5.257 - Basil Michael

B- Main

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329.21 – Greg Norris
319.18 – Rob Voska
311.11 – Laura Schmitt
307.04 – Basil Michael
302.08 – Roger Schmitt
066.00 – Bill Bugenis
022.00 – Bob Allen
A-Main

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361.30 – David Schlueter
356.01 – Kevin Van Pelt
344.09 – Roy Hood
343.04 – George Russell
341.30 – Greg Gilbert
332.29 – Alex Leite
313.04 – Mike Stahl

Podium

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1. David Schlueter
2. Kevin Van Pelt
3. Roy Hood

Thank you to Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies for their sponsorship of this race.

Thank you to Mack Racing for their donation of a Open 12 chassis which was won by Basil Michael in a random draw.

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M G Brown
02-01-2009, 11:21 PM
2009 North American Masters
Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies
Montgomery, IL
February 1, 2009

1/24 Eurosport

Concours:

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Bill Bugenis

Qualifying

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4.016 – George Russell - TQ
4.092 – Gugu Bernadino
4.122 – Greg Gilbert
4.123 – Peter Verdo
4.165 – Herman James
4.168 – Alex Leite
4.186 – Mike Stahl
4.267 – Lee Gilbert
4.289 – Roy Hood
4.424 – Greg Norris
4.459 – Kevin Van Pelt
4.524 – Laura Schmitt
4.669 – Bill Bugenis
4.847 – Bob Allen

B- Main
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476.27 – Lee Gilbert
465.02 – Kevin Van Pelt
447.06 – Roy Hood
435.05 – Laura Schmitt
422.27 – Bob Allen
399.23 – Greg Norris
365.17 – Bill Bugenis

A-Main
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511.10 – Greg Gilbert
495.21 – Peter Verdo
494.04 – Gugu Bernadino
492.05 – Herman James
491.05 – Mike Stahl
490.16 – George Russell
474.02 – Alex Leite

Podium
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1. Greg Gilbert
2. Peter Verdo
3. Gugu Bernadino


The 2009 Winner of the Dan Artman Memorial Trophy is Greg Gilbert for his outstanding performances in the ISRA-USA classes all weekend. His name will be engraved on the perpetual trophy for this award. There are closeup photos of Greg's winning cars in the gallery if you would care to have a look. Thank you to Greg for providing his cars to me to photograph.

Sincere thanks to all of the racers who attended and participated, thank you to the local racers who showed up on Sunday to help marshall.

Heartfelt thanks to Andy Wasserman who donated his time to direct the races. Andy's the best at what he does and we are fortunate that he is in a position to help with events at Mid-America.

Finally- thank you to Laura and Roger Schmitt for giving us racers a world-class place to race. See you all at the 2009 USRA Scale Nats.

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If you have a memory of this event or comment I would encourage you to please share it in this thread.

patraceruk
02-02-2009, 06:27 AM
What was the tech specs for the winners in 32 f1, 32esport and 24 esport?

Roger the facility looks awesome, cant wait till next year.

Pat Skene (researching for the Worlds)

M G Brown
02-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Roger has the tech sheets- I would suggest you phone him if you have an interest in this data.

M G Brown
02-02-2009, 12:58 PM
Just for Zippity:

09 NAM Eurosport 1/24 Last Heat Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GPU22lqrVA)

fxgeorge
02-02-2009, 06:25 PM
Wow, that's a pretty good video, I have a lot of friends who have never seen this hobby I spend so much time on, it would be perfect to forward to them. On the tech sheets, a number of us were discussing how we don't see photos of winning cars (body off) any more. I remember 10-15 years ago that was the standard for Slotcar Bulletin. The race reporting you've done, MG, is totally outstanding and FAST! I mention the lack of tech photos and information not as a criticism of the NAM reporting, but I and many others would like to see a return to this practice. Many, many thanks to Andy Wasserman, what a great race director. Regor and Laura, you two make all this possible by running Mid America. And yes, it is a premier facility folks. I even had a blast on the Corner Climb, a little respite from flat tracking. Thanks again to MG Brown for his coverage of the event. Finally, all you racers are really a good group of people to be around. Herman and I were discussing this on the plane on the way home and we all have the common thread of being technically minded, and we are all craftsmen. Crafting something is for our generation and will inevitably disappear. That's why I encourage everybody to keep working at their craft, keep thinking, and keep showing up at events at ANY track. See ya at The Nats!

M G Brown
02-02-2009, 06:34 PM
JFYI: All of Greg's winning cars were photographed (body off) and in the gallery for your entertainment.

Slapshot
02-03-2009, 01:34 AM
That a nice video of the last heat.

One magic moment.
I had to wonder about 15 seconds in to the video you hear a very loud "wack" noise like a gunshot as George on blue lane finds the wall and the greif look on his face as the marshal put him back on.

George:

Heres a link to the Gallery I think MG has done enough hard work:

Masters Photo Gallery by MG Brown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mick_danger/sets/72157613145509628)



Plus just a few of the amazing photos taken


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AndyWasserman
02-03-2009, 01:08 PM
Most of the tech sheets that I saw just had a first name and something like "see roger" for the rest! Some were actually filled out, though! Special thanks for MG Brown for all of his hard work throughout the weekend. I beleive I caught the flu that Mike Stahl brought into the raceway. Who else did !? It's most enjoyable!! Thanks, Mike!

Andy Wasserman

fxgeorge
02-03-2009, 01:30 PM
Andy, I just got a cold during the weekend, back at work today and it really isn't bad, no fever or anything. This is my first year that I got a flu shot and so far it has held the flu at bay. Hey Raymond, thanks for that link to MG's gallery, great photos MG! I don't remember any bad wall shots during the eurosport race, but any frustration was from my sad driving and how many times I came off. On white and red I had only 57 laps per heat. I had 63 on black! I self destructed in the 90 on white and red, kept Laura real busy. It was pretty frustrating having the TQ and ending up 6th, but I saw that second through sixth were only separated by five laps, so at least it wasn't an embarrassing gap. But guess what, I had a whole lot of fun anyway, I'm proud of the TQ, and love the eurosports Lee Gilbert builds. Just need to practice white and red next time!

Speedshop
02-04-2009, 01:17 AM
All three of Greg's Eurosports were built and maintained by Speedshop.

1/32 F1

Motor: 27/37 PK arm, Camen .400 tall can and mags built by Speeshop
Chassis: Horky
Body: Red Fox McLaren .005
Axle: Speedshop 2mm
Gears: 72p 7t pinion, 30t 64p crown
Tires: Speedshop 2mm
Controller: Speedshop

1/32 Eurosport

Motor: 25/25 Valiko arm, Camen .400 tall can and mags built by
Speedshop
Chassis: Horky
Body: Red Fox Fast BS .005
Axle: Speedshop 2mm
Gears: GT1 EDM 6t 80p/Red Fox 44t 80p
Tires: Speedshop 2mm
Controller: Speedshop

1/24th Eurosport

Motor: 22/24.4 Valiko arm, Camen .400 tall can and mags built by
Speedshop
Chassis: Speedshop
Body: Red Fox Audi R10.005
Gears: Horky EDM 6t 80p/Red Fox 46t 80p
Tires Speedshop .900 2mm
Controller: Speedshop

Greg did a great job driving with the bad cold we were all dealing with. It looks like he will be the favorite for the upcoming Nats.

Wallbasher
02-04-2009, 02:16 PM
Andy I bo habe a colb. Net tim we kil hm.

DZ1
02-04-2009, 08:42 PM
Caught something Friday-Saturday, which started on Sunday afternoon with the chills, aches, and usual crabbiness all during a family get together. Now most of them want to "KEEL" me. My fondest memory of the weekend.:D

Dz1

M G Brown
02-04-2009, 11:04 PM
Word. Drinking heavily helps you avoid getting sick.

Zippity
02-05-2009, 01:37 AM
A real good "tummy tamer" that cures most ills is equal quantities of brandy and port - an old wives tales but it does work :) :)

M G Brown
02-05-2009, 08:34 AM
I just go straight for the brandy. It was the cure when I was growing up (am I grown up yet?).

returnoftheJedi
02-07-2009, 10:26 AM
Always happy to share Andy! thanks for asking.

For the next race I'll see if I can completely collapse at the panel

M G Brown
02-08-2009, 07:45 AM
When will you be in town Mike? I'll see if I can rent a TASER.

dr verdo
02-10-2009, 10:02 AM
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This is the same car that I ran at the ISRA 2008 Worlds with no change but for the body.

Body off shots should be taken like this one, directly over the car with all the parts in focus. Angled posed shots just hide what racers want to see.

I should have rebuilt it since it ran short on motor brushes in the 5th heat at the 2009 Mid-America Masters. Ran one pair of braid the same pair that I used in qualifying.

Note the modified bat pans. Copied from a picture I saw of one of Horky's cars.

Partial parts list:
.815 (20.69 mm) wide tires
Cahoza guide
Koford lead wires
Koford axle
Koford ball bearings motor and axle (the expensive ones)
Valiko spur (45 tooth)
Horky pinion (6 tooth)
Valiko arm (.295 stack)
Camen skinny can (.637 OD) & multi-magnets (Skinner glued by Mike Stahl)
Chassis setup copied off an even faster car belonging to Mike Stahl

Quickerthanu
02-20-2009, 05:05 PM
Atta Boy Greg!!