Thursday, March 31, 2011

Results: SCHOR 2011 Race #3

"Too Fass" takes Two 
(Hardbody and Super Stock)

Jim Williams dominates Modified

Mark "Downtown BAH" Brown
scores his first Modified podium
and reveals his true identity...

Mark "Treinta Cinco" Brown

The threat of rain and the rescheduling of an NHRA event probably had something to do with it, but SCHORs first 2011 race in Southern California saw a lighter turn-out than usual.  However, the racing was still  just as fast and just as much fun as it always is.  

Monday, March 14, 2011

There's ANOTHER new Slot Track in So Cal...

Mike Low's  - "D Square"
Yes slot heads!  There is yet another brand new HO Slot car track in So Cal.  It's a 4x13 continuous-rail 3 laner with a couple of interesting "wrinkles" (look closely).  It's called the "D Square", and this sweet little track is owned by SCHOR racer Mike Low.  Just about anyone who's been on the So Cal HO racing scene for a while knows Mike.  Back in the mid-nineties he was the owner of the fast and famous APEX Raceway in Torrance, CA  that hosted the SCHOR SPRING-NATS and many other cool races.  Mike also created and sponsored "The Apex Cup", which was an annual race that brought together So Cal's fastest HO racers for a big shoot-out.  Mike faded from the HO slot racing scene for several years, but he has now returned with renewed energy, and he recently commissioned SCHOR racer and HO track builder Scott Dunlap to produce this very cool track.  If it appears to be a bit similar to the IKEA track in San Diego that's because IKEAs owner Ty Brittain works closely with Dunlap to produce some amazing CAD based HO track designs, and Mike's new layout is the latest result of their successful collaboration.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hot Wheels Video Racer-Recorder - Coming Soon...

Coming this fall: Mattel Hotwheels Race Car with Video Camera

Hmm...a it's a tiny camera that records and plays back video and fits into a 1/64th scale (slot?) car.  I just wonder where we'll see them next??

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Next SCHOR Race...

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