Rt. 93 Raceway
2211 Manchester Rd.
Akron, OH 44314
(330) 861-5000


… With the addition of a substantial sponsorship contribution from Dan DeBella of Pro Slot Ltd, the overall prize money amount for this weekends Inaugural All Star & Invitational Race at Route 93 Raceway in Akron, OH has topped the $6,000 mark. Other race sponsors include: Fast Ones, Dallas Slot Cars, CHR Cars, RPM Race Cars, Outisight Designs, Sprays by Mac, Scale Auto Racing News, R-Geo Products, Ralph Thorne Racing, Route 93 Raceway and an anonymous donor.

… While it won’t be the same as being there in person, Rt. 93 Raceway track manager Steve Reed has announced that the All Star & Invitational Race will be broadcast live on the internet beginning on Thursday, Feb. 27. Initial testing of the newly purchased system has produced outstanding results, so viewers can expect a quality production. For live race video and audio coverage go to:

… History will be made at the All Star & Invitational Race, as three generations of one family will be racing against one another in the Invitational portion of the event. Patriarch Don Gardiner, a multi-time winner in Buckeye Retro Series action this season, will be competing against his son, Mark, who recently won his first retro A-main at High Banks Raceway, and grandson, Race, who will be making his first start in a major retro event.

… Another interesting aspect of the All Star & Invitational Race will be the qualifying procedure that is being employed. Normally, race seeds are determined using a racer’s best single lap time turned during time trials. However, a special ‘laps and sections’ format will be utilized for this event. The total number of laps and track sections turned during a one minute time period will determine a drivers starting position.

… The All Star race will have added significance, as it will kick off the chase for the recently announced six-race Retro National Championship Series that will lead to the crowning of the ‘King of Retro’. Points toward the championship will be awarded in both the All Star and Invitational races.

… Formula One/Indy and Can-Am classes for the All Star & Invitational races will follow IRRA LLC car specifications, procedures, guidelines and bylaws, which may be found at:

… Race entry fees are $20.00 per class on both days, which includes practice and food privileges. The raceway will open at 8:00 AM on March 1-2. Practice will be held from 8:00-9:30 AM Tech inspection will commence at 9:30 AM for BOTH classes, followed by qualifying. There will be NO practice between races, and no breaks will be taken for lunch/dinner.

… The raceway will be open for practice on Thursday, Feb. 27 (Noon-9:00 PM), and Friday Feb. 28 (Noon-10:00 PM). A $10.00 track pass will be charged each day.

… Racers are encouraged to bring a hearty appetite to the event as track owner Debbie Baldwin-Elvasky will have her famed ‘trackside buffet’ in operation all weekend. A continental-style breakfast will be offered both days along with lunches consisting of a Mexican Fiesta and ‘build your own’ cold cut and cheese sandwich platters, complete with a selection of salads. Also on tap are full course ‘hot’ dinners featuring chopped sirloin steak, whipped potatoes and coleslaw on day one, and beef pot roast, cheesy potatoes, rigatoni and sides on the second day. Complimenting the above will be a vast array of pies, cakes, cookies and other dessert goodies, along with a plethora of snack items. For those coming in early to practice on Friday FREE pizza will be provided.


Track: Original 155 foot American Raceways-built Blue King (Refurbished by Gary Gerding in 2012)

Braid depth: .010

Track records:


One lap: 4.728 seconds
Total laps: 285 laps


One lap: 4.629 seconds
Total laps: 290 laps