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Thread: FUN on the "UK Black" (lou's old track) at FAST LAPS RACEWAY in Winham, ME

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    FUN on the "UK Black" (lou's old track) at FAST LAPS RACEWAY in Windham, ME

    How freaking cool. This morning, early, I found out the Lou Pirro's old UK BLACK was relocated to Maine. I researched and found that it is now located at "Fast Laps Raceway" in the great state of Maine. : 795 Roosevelt Trail @ the Windham Mall on Rt. 302 (next door to Smitty Cinema).

    I made the trek and heard the beautiful sound of revving slot cars as soon as opened the mall door - I was greeted by long time friend and owner of the former "Brick Yard Raceway" Shawn and "Fast Laps Raceway" owner Jeff Martel.

    The place was alive with kids and adults - racers, renters, and spectators.

    After an hour of practice on the UK Black we raced GTP/B-Prod cars - BACKWARDS from the direction we ran on the track at Lou's. After the first two heats I decided I liked this direction better than ever.

    As I left the boys were lining up for a winged Outlaw car race.

    One of most interesting things was the fact the all of the racers like racing on the UK Black better than running on the hill climb. You all know the typical mantra, "those tight flat tracks are too hard." Well bull!! Not for these locals. They are very enthusiastic about flat track racing. I had stepped into HEAVEN!

    Shawn says they have a very healthy racing program with typical attendance numbering from 8 - 30 entries for weekly races. Jeff invited me back and asked me to bring some friends.

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    Last edited by J Stinnett; 05-04-2014 at 04:21 PM.

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    Have him add his track to the Raceway directory. With Mall rent he'll need all the exposure he can get.

    Very nice raceway. The tracks look great. Wish we had a Flat Track here on L.I. NY. They are challenging.

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    BEAUTIFUL Tracks... NICE place, Best of EVERYTHING to you in your venture...

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    Although only once, I have fond memories of racing on Lou's old UK black, would love to do it again. Perhaps a resurrection of that Summer race that used to be in Manchester is in order?

    Enjoy your new found treasure Jim and congrats to the new owner(s)
    There are "Racers" and there are "Talkers".....which one are you?

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    Maybe not right now...

    But, when the time is right...
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    We always talked about running the UK Black Backwards but never got around to it when we had it at the Garden State Isra Club.Will have to come visit the Black in there near future
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    In the works Roman K

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    Nice to hear a new raceway has opened. like being a kid again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanK View Post
    Perhaps a resurrection of that Summer race that used to be in Manchester is in order?
    That was the R.O.C. (Race of Champions). If you come, maybe we can get Joe Connolly out of mothballs too.
    I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.

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    Stock cars on the UK Black

    28 racers. Each racer draws for lane and computer shuts off when first driver reaches 100 laps. I drew Black lane heat 3!
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    more Pics from Stock Car race at Fast Laps

    Great racing!!
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    It is great to see all the young faces at the Drivers Panel . you don't see them on flat tracks around here a lot with a few exceptions .
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    "Kids" race at Fast Laps tonight.
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    Its great to see the track is up and running strong... Wonderful track , hope the kids enjoy it
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    Killer RACIN' at Fast Laps

    Excellent racing tonight with 22 entries for stock cars on the UK Black.

    This is first race of a 12 week point series. You draw a lane sticker from a hat and run the lane for a 100 lap race. Good fun, and good practice.

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