Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RACE RESULTS: SCHOR Race #10


"Sir Nelson" - Master of Hardbody, does it again!

Rick "Mr. T-Jet" Jocham "Takes Two"
with Super Stock and Modified wins.

Morgan dominates NEO again (where's Ben?).

Our November race finally happened on the first Saturday in December and SCHOR was able to end the 2010 race season with a great turn-out and some really close and fun racing. Rain threatened early in the day, but in the end, it was dry, cool, and we had some serious fun.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The long lines at IKEA...

IKEA Raceway
It looks like they are already lining up for the big race Wednesday
(11/10/10 @ 7p) at IKEA Raceway's new
Scripps Ranch location.


And rumor has it that the famous "Racin' Grannies" might even show.



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SCHOR RACE #10 - DATE CHANGE...

THE DATE OF RACE #10 HAS CHANGED TO:

SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH

SCHOR 2010 - Race #10
Eric Roos' UNLIMITED RACEWAY

(4X16 Bucktrax, Velocity Dome)
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
321 N. Sweet Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833 (714) 738-3802

ANNUAL SCHOR MEETING (Immediately after race)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

RACE RESULTS SCHOR RACE #9...

THE HEADLINES:


"Rasta Man" & "Mr Concours"
are winners in Hardbody

Glenn "Mr Speed" Gordon
squeeks one out in Pro Super Stock

"Fast Paul" Katada is the Man in Modified

Morgan is way "Too Fass" in NEO
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LANEMASTER Race Management Software...

Monday, October 11, 2010

RACE REMINDER - SCHOR RACE #9 ...


SCHOR G3R Super Stock

SCHOR RACE REMINDER

The big October Bash at Eddie's in Rancho Cucamonga is this Saturday October 16th.  The Track will open for practice at 8:00 am.  Racing will start around Noon. Please bring your own portable chair and table to pit on.  We are going to order Pizzas around mid-day so if you want Pizza bring an extra $5 to contribute for the Pizza run. 

Racing will be "Fast and Furious" on the
World Famous "Riverside" Bucktrax
Hardbody, Super Stock, Modified, and NEO

SCHOR Patriot NEO
  

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SCHOR RACE #9 - Big October Bash at Eddie's

The next race on the SCHOR Schedule will be here in no time.
It's our annual October Bash and we'll once again gather at arguably

I'm talking about the "ORIGINAL RIVERSIDE CUSTOM BUCKTRAX", which is located at one of the finest Slot Car Man Cave's ever.
  I am of course referring to...

 Eddie Torres'
RIVERSIDE RACEWAY

6'X18' Ultra-Fast Custom Bucktrax - Click to enlarge


 Saturday October 16th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #9
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
11665 Treviso Way Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701 (909) 944-7509



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SCHOR RACE #8 OFFICIAL RESULTS

THE HEADLINES...
Miles "Bobcat" Williams
Smokes the field in Hardbody

Morgan is "Too Fass" in Super Stock

"Fast-Paul" dominates in Modified
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It was a long and strange Saturday, but in the end we all got through it.  The weather was clear, the track was fast, and the competition was stiff - as always.  Hardbody saw the new rookie, little Miles "Bobcat" Williams take over and crush the pros in Hardbody.  His dad JIm, followed in second place, with their very distant "cuzin" Oscar finishing up in 3rd.  I guess you could say it was a "family affair"- sort of.  

Friday, September 17, 2010

California Hi-Speed Rail vs Tyco Turbo Train...

The CALIFORNIA HI-SPEED TRAIN is coming sooner or later...




But it doesn't compare to the TYCO SUPER TURBO TRAIN, 
which costs just a bit less money and can even jump!




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

RACE REMINDER - SCHOR RACE #8 at Jim's this Saturday

SCHOR 2010 - Race #8
This Saturday September 18th

Jim William's WILLIAMSVILLE RACEWAY
(5x14 Custom AFX Track - Banked ROVAL)
Hardbody, Super Stock, Modified


Friday, September 3, 2010

SCHOR 2010 - HO Slot Car Race #8

Summer's over now, but Santa Ana season is right around the corner so it's probably gonna get seriously hot in So Cal.  And with the end of the Summer comes the beginning of our Fall Season of SCHOR racing. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

T-JET Race Party at Carl Tinucci's - BYOB & Controller

I.R.O.C. - E - QUE
T-Jet Race Party
This Saturday at Carl's


Okay Race Dudes - It's been a pretty quiet (and cool) summer, but now it's time to get back to racing and having fun. So BYOB and C (Bring your own Beer and Controller) cause it's time to party.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hot Wheels at Rush Hour...

Hot Wheels Rush Hour!

Since these are 1/64th scale, I figure they should have some interest for HO slot racers.  But either way, you gotta admit this is pretty cool (especially at full-screen view).  "Metropolis"...

Monday, July 26, 2010

SCHOR RACE #7 RESULTS

 California Classic Reunion Enduro

If you were there then you know what a great day of racing, food, and fun we had. If you missed it, then there's always next year, because this race was so good, and so much fun that we're hoping to make it an annual SCHOR summer event.

Jim Williams really out did himself this time
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THE HEADLINES...
The weather was great and the track was excellent 
We had 18 racers on 4 teams 
We raced 4 hours and 15 mins per lane 
and in the end...

Team MRT wins 
with 3782 laps
Team San Diego grabs second
Team Gulf-Lola comes in third
Team Mixed-Nuts is fourth
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also...
"Haywire" is back in town!
That's right Garry Hayworth has moved back to So Cal
and he raced in the Enduro on Team Mixed Nuts.

A Great Race - Great food - Great friends - Tons of fun 

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THE RESULTS...

CLICK CHART FOR CLOSE UP



All Photos by Paul Katada

Friday, July 16, 2010

RACE REMINDER - RACE #7 in San Pedro tomorrow

This is a very special race, which will hopefully become an 
annual SCHOR summer tradition.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lewis Hamilton - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010


I went to The Goodwood Festival of Speed in England last week. (Sunday only). I thought that I'd try to catch a glimpse of Lewis Hamilton but that was not to be. The guy is almost as big as the Beatles in the U.K., so it's close to impossible to find or get close enough to him for a photo or autograph. I saw his brother, his boss - Martin Whitmarsh, his car - the 2008 MP4-23 McLaren (some video of it while parked in the paddock), but no Lewis. I ultimately settled for the pics and the "raw videos" posted here. Goodwood was a complete blast. There's nothing like it anywhere else. A must see if you can.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

SCHOR 2010 - HO Slot Car Race #7 - Summer ENDURO

Racers and Slotheads

Summer is here already and in the Summer time there's a lot happening, including car races and barbeques.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SCHOR RACE #6 RESULTS...

THE HEADLINES...
Father's day weekend

Paul Katada squeaks past Ben in Modified

Ben is dominant in Super Stock

Morgan wins big with a Tyco in Pro-Hardbody

Morris gets all the points in Rookie-Hardbody

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I guess Father's day weekend had something to do with it, cause we had the lowest turn-out of the year at Ben's last Saturday.  However, that did not stop the 7 of us who did show up, from having some very fast, fun and smokin' (literally) races.  Yeah, we could have had a Father's Day Barbeque with all the armatures that we smoked on Saturday.
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RACE RESULTS :




Thursday, June 17, 2010

SCHOR REMINDER: RACE #6 at Ben's this Saturday...


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Saturday June 19th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #6
Ben Vasquez's  POCKET ROCKET RACEWAY
(4x12 Custom AFX Track)
MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Morris' brand new "Mini-Riverside" Custom Track

Every now and then a new guy comes along who decides that he's going to take his HO racing seriously. Well it looks like we've lucked up and found one those guys.  Weldon Morris, who has only been racing with SCHOR since January decided that it was time to take things to the next level.  So he got in touch with HO track builder Scott Dunlap and the two of them, along with assistance from HO track designer Ty Brittain, collaborated to come up with this very cool little 4 lane, continuous rail, custom-routed  4x12 foot "Riverside" ("Mini-Me") layout.   The track fits right in the living room of his apartment, and is primarily there for him to test and set-up his cars.  So rookies (and pros) look out!  Morris is getting ready to Rock and Roll.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

SCHOR RACE REMINDER: RACE #6 at Ben's

Saturday June 19th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #6
Ben Vasquez's  POCKET ROCKET RACEWAY
(4x12 Custom AFX Track)
MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

John "The Jet" Cukras - SCHOR's "Legend"

The other day I came across this article on the Slot Car Museum website.  It's about The Legend himself, SCHOR's own - Mr. John Cukras.  A lot of racers (especially younger ones) don't realize it, but John "The Jet" Cukras, our SCHOR buddy who we race with all the time is a true legend in the overall slot car racing world.  Not only did he design the recently released and very popular Tomy/AFX MEGA-G car,  he also designed the original Aurora G-Plus car, and tons of other slotcar stuff.  But he is even more famous in the 24th scale world for kickin' serious butt "back in the day" on slot tracks nationwide.  And for his amazing hand-built chassis and the signature Mura Motors that he developed.

Check it out...


Sunday, May 30, 2010

SCHOR RACE #5 RESULTS...

THE HEADLINES...
Roger Courtois stops by to visit

Ben dominates in NEO (once again)

Morgan rides a "Wild Storm" to victory in Modified

"Quick Bill" Katata runs away in Super Stock

Nelson Mark win's Pro-Hardbody 
(and share's his winning (legal) set-up with us)

Mike Low returns to race a Mega-fast Mega G

Tibby takes all the points in Rookie Hardbody
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The racing at Eric's was fast, fun, and just a little chaotic (Pro-Hardbody).  But in the end everybody had a good time. Our racing was coupled with a great visit from a very special old SCHOR racer, Roger Courtois (Coyote Raceway).  He dropped by to see everybody and share some old SCHOR race photos that he recently found. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

SCHOR Race Schedule - Summer/Fall 2010

THE OFFICIAL
SCHOR 2010 RACE SCHEDULE


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Saturday June 19th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #6
Ben Vasquez's  POCKET ROCKET RACEWAY
(4x12 Custom AFX Track)
MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD

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Saturday July 24th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #7
Jim William's WILLIAMSVILLE RACEWAY
(5x14 Custom AFX Track - Banked ROVAL)
SUPER STOCK ENDURO - HARDBODY-MOD

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SUMMER AUGUST BREAK
Just like in Formula One!

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Saturday September 18th
THIS RACE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM WAKA's to JIM's
SCHOR 2010 - Race #8
Jim William's WILLIAMSVILLE RACEWAY
(5x14 Custom AFX Track - Banked ROVAL)
MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD

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Saturday October 16th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #9
Eddie Torre's RIVERSIDE RACEWAY
(6'X18' Ultra-Fast Custom Bucktrax)
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
11665 Treviso Way Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701 (909) 944-7509

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THE DATE OF THIS RACE HAS CHANGED TO:

SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH

SCHOR 2010 - Race #10
Eric Roos' UNLIMITED RACEWAY
(4X16 Bucktrax, Velocity Dome)
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
321 N. Sweet Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833 (714) 738-3802
ANNUAL SCHOR MEETING (Immediately after race)

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ANNUAL DECEMBER HOLIDAY BREAK
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Friday, May 14, 2010

SCHOR 2010 RACE #5 MAY 22nd in Fullerton, CA

It's almost that time again!

After an incredible race at Eddie's last month, SCHOR now turns its attention to Eric Roos' "Unlimited Raceway", which is the home of the awesome and very quick - VELOCITY DOME BUCKTRAX.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

IKEA Speedway - CINCO DE MAYO "Beer Racing"

There may not be a lot of slot car racing in San Diego, but what is here might just be the best (okay, the most fun) in So Cal.  Yep, it's Wednesday night "beer racing" at the IKEA SPEEDWAY.


The first race of the season took place very appropriately on Cinco de Mayo 2010 (that's Wednesday May 5th for the unenlightened), which means that things are really just getting started.  But we've already seen some of the usual San Diego HO Slot-head suspects show up.  Racers like Cheatin'-Lite,  Daddy-O, Too-Fast, Iron Man, Guh-Paul, Supra, Kenworth-Tibby and of course our host, Rasta-Man.  There was even a phone call from the infamous "Z-Racer", and a recent email from our expat slot-comrade down under, Baron von StinkEye.

They race everything at the IKEA Speedway, and I mean EVERYTHING! 
This past session featured IROC racing with:

JL T-Jet 500 Batmobiles, 
Auto World X-Traction Jeeps,
Tyco Mattel Twin Mill 440-X2s,
IKEA SPEEDWAY NASCAR NASTYTRAINS 


Saturday, April 24, 2010

SCHOR 2010 Race #4 at Eddie's 4/24/2010

The race at Eddie's on the classic Riverside Bucktrax was one for the history books.  The weather was excellent and we had the biggest turnout of HO racers that we've seen around here in a very long time.  Records were broken in both NEO and Modified, and the racing was fast, furious, fun and sometimes costly (several motor burn-downs).


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The Headlines...
Ben is unbeatable in NEO
Breaks track record with 607 laps (3 mins)

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McVittie doubles with a dominant run in Modified
and a close one in Super Stock.

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"Rasta Man" Gene shows up and wins
Hardbody Modified

Cukras and "Rasta Man"
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The Complete Results...
SCHOR 2010 Race #4 OFFICIAL Results

ZONIES - Arizona HO Racing

Even though they're not from So Cal. Every now and then (usually a couple of times a year) the HO guys from Arizona - "Zonies" as we call em here in Cali, make the 400 mile road-trip out here to race with us. It's a time that we all look forward to, cause these guys are fast, friendly (okay, wrong pic.  Hey, where's Glenn?), and lots of fun to hang out and race with.

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THERE ARE SOME VERY NICE HO TRACKS IN ARIZONA...

Al Thurman's fast new track
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MRT Raceway - Mark McVittie's Scorpion Bucktrax
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Voodoo Raceway - Mike Stewart's Velocity Dome Bucktrax
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Glenn Gordon has rejuvenated Gene's old Banjo Track from "The Big Shop". It is now called "The Glenn" and hosts an annual Enduro race "8 hours at The Glenn" that is fast becoming a "not to miss" race every March.

"The Glenn"

There he is!
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There are also two great HO slot racing groups in Arizona, AHORA and IHORA. Check out both of their websites for more pics, race reports and info:
AHORA
http://www.arizonahoracing.com/index.html

IHORA
http://www.mmvhoracer.com/

Sunday, March 21, 2010

RACING AT THE WAKADOME - A very cool Slideshow...


Keith Tanaka is a famous 24th scale slot racer and a good friend of SCHOR racers, John "The Jet Cukras,  Oscar "Big O" Morales, and John "Waka" Wakamatsu.  He is also a great photographer, and an all around good guy.   Keith had never seen full-tilt HO Slot car racing, but you'd never know it but the great slide and video piece he put together about his visit last March to the "Wakadome" to check out some fast and furious SCHOR racing. 

Click the pic above, or the link below to see Keith's very cool HO Racing pictorial come to life.  It takes a few seconds to load...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

SCHOR 2010 Race #3 at Waka's 3/20/10

Headlines..
    SWEEP!!    
Ben breaks out the broom and
Sweeps all 4 PRO RACES
 Morris win's Hardbody Modified
Waka snatches 3 Podiums
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Another fun race is in the books. The weather was great for SCHOR Race #3 at Waka's. We had a nice turnout of racers, and even had a visit from Keith Tanaka at Slotblog.net, who did a great photo and video story on about our HO racing that can be found on the Slotblog.org
 The Results...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SCHOR Tracks - THE RIVERSIDE CUSTOM BUCKTRAX

The super fast and famous one!


This is the “RIVERSIDE”.  It is named after the famous Southern California International race circuit that it replicates.  The Riverside is one of the very first HO slot car tracks that Bucktrax built.  This beautiful 61 foot, Lane-Master timed, high speed, sweeping turn, continous rail, painted Bucktrax is truly one of the nicest and fastest HO slot car tracks you will ever see. Larger and longer than most Bucks, it sits on a 6x18 foot table and boast six very high speed lanes. I believe it was the third of the original trio of big custom tracks made by Dale Buck (all three were made on 6’x18’ heavy duty tables: The Velocity-Dome, The Original Scorpion, and The Riverside).  This was before they began production of the 4x16s and the 4x12s that made Bucktrax so popular across the country.  This particular track was originally made for multiple HOPRA World Champion racer and Scale Auto/BSRT Owner Gary Beedle, and was first located at the Scale Auto compound in Redmond, WA.  It was then brought south to DelMar, CA by Gary Cleverley, where it anchored his “HO Racing and Hobbies” facility back in the mid-nineties and hosted the first three huge Race-A-Rama HO Slot car events, along with being the track and site where the still standing Guinness World Record for 1/64th scale slot cars was set.  It then spent a year at Gary Morgan’s “Kensington Speedway” in San Diego, and finally found it’s current home in Rancho Cucamonga, CA - only a few miles from the site of it’s namesake, where it has been pampered and gently restored by Eddie Torres.  With a record qualifying lap time of 1.487 seconds for NEO class HO cars, this is definitely one of the worlds fastest tracks.

El Serpiente
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RACE A RAMA '94' - NEO Race on the RIVERSIDE
at HO Racing and Hobbies in San Diego 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rules: PRO HARD-BODY MODIFIED Rules...

We have had a surprising amount of interest in hardbody racing from many of the more experienced racers in SCHOR.  As a result, we now have a "PRO" HARDBODY CLASS, which we will try to keep separate from the Amateur Hardbody racers as often as possible.

The Pro Hardbody race will be either the first or second race of the days program, depending upon the status of the Amateur Hardbody race (see below).  This race will consist of 2-minute heats w/1.5 minutes for pit time.

ANYTIME THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO AMATEURS SIGNED UP TO RACE, THE PRO HARDBODY RACE WILL BE HELD SEPARATELY.  WHENEVER AMATEURS HAVE TO RACE WITH PROS, THEIR RACE RESULTS WILL BE SEPERATED. 


THE RULES FOR THE PRO-HARDBODY CLASS ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR AMATEUR HARDBODY EXCEPT FOR THE ITEMS BELOW.

Current modifications and restrictions for Pro Hardbody, based on the brand of car being raced:

  • TOMY MEGA G 1.5 or 1.7 - Traction magnets can be made flush with bottom of chassis.
  • TOMY SRT - No additional modifications
  • TOMY SUPER G+ : Gray Tomy traction magnets.
  • TYCO 440-X2: BSRT #271 or Wizzard MHP 11B Polymer Traction magnets
  • LIFE LIKE T CAR - Silicone-Sponge rear tires are allowed
  • LIFE LIKE M CAR - Silicone-Sponge rear tires are allowed
  • Auto World Super III - Silicone-Sponge rear tires are allowed


Additional modifications or adjustments will be subject to review of the Race Director.

Rules: SCHOR PRO-MODIFIED CLASS...

SCHOR PRO MODIFIED  (The fast and the furious!)

The SCHOR Pro-Mod class is a little different than the Pro-Modified classes that you'll find in most of the large racing organizations.  The main difference is a boost in horsepower.  In SCHOR a Pro Modified can run armatures as hot as 2.5 OHMs.  This makes for a SMOKIN' FAST slot car that has no trouble pulling the level 25 magnets that have been on the scene for quite a while now.

The SCHOR Pro Modified Class HO racing class is open to racers of all experience levels as long as the entered car is in compliance with the following rules:


Must meet all SCHOR General and Super Stock 
rules except for the following:

1. Armatures may be rewound, trued, epoxied, balanced, etc. Single pole resistance for any armature cannot be less than 2.5 ohms (or 36 gauge arm) measured pole to pole at room temperature.


2. Helper springs or shims may be used in the Tomy endbell to insure proper motor brush tension, but cannot extend outside the endbell.

3. Motor ball bearings may be used. No shunt wires allowed.

4. Only Tyco 440x2 and Tomy Super G+ cars can be run in Restricted Open set-up (bonded polymer grade motor and tractions). No braces, drilling, screws or glue allowed unless specified.

5. Adjustable brush barrels, motor bushings, and chassis clips are allowed.

6. Motor magnets must be ceramic or ceramic-grade bonded magnets from BSRT or Slottech.



  The following chassis are approved Chassis for this class:
  • Slottech Thunder Cat & Slottech Panther
  • Tyco 440 X2 & BSRT T2
  • BSRT G3-R
  • Tomy Super G+
  • Wizzard Storm & Wizzard Patriot
  • DeCosmo T+ Chassis and/or Bulkheads


Saturday, January 9, 2010

SCHOR Race Schedule, Winter/Spring 2010

THE OFFICIAL
SCHOR 2010 RACE SCHEDULE
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Saturday January 23rd
SCHOR 2010 - Race #1
Ben Vasquez's POCKET ROCKET RACEWAY
(4x12 Custom AFX Track)
MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
9749 La Docena Lane #B Pico Rivera, CA 90660 (562) 949-3204

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Saturday February 20th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #2
Jim William's WILLIAMSVILLE RACEWAY
(5x14 Custom AFX Track - Banked ROVAL)
MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
3604 S Cabrillo Ave San Pedro, CA 90731 562-325-3367

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Saturday March 20th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #3
John Wakamatsu’s WAKA-DOME
(6’x24’ Long and Fast - Custom Tomy Track)
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD, and UNLIMITED
17508 Budlong Ave. Gardena, CA 90248 (310) 328-8511

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Saturday April 24th
SCHOR 2010 - Race #4
Eddie Torre's RIVERSIDE RACEWAY
"The BUCKTRAX RIVERSIDE is BACK!"
(6'X18' Ultra-Fast Custom Bucktrax)
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
11665 Treviso Way Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701 (909) 944-7509

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Saturday May 22nd
SCHOR 2010 - Race #5
Eric Roos' UNLIMITED RACEWAY
(4X16, Velocity Dome Bucktrax)
NEO, MODIFIED, SUPER STOCK, HARDBODY-MOD
321 N. Sweet Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833 (714) 738-3802