The 2013 Racer Resin North America Championships were run this past Saturday April 27, 2013. 13 Racers who either advanced from prior qualifying races this seasion, or had prior championship exemptions, participated at Great Traditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each racer would run 10 minutes on each of the 4 lanes on the Carrera layout.

Handout Slot.IT silicone tires , and hand out Slot.IT 21.5k motors, pre-tested to be within 900 RPM variance were used. After cars passed tech inspection, drivers were given 10 laps to get a feel for their cars with the new motors and tires. In addition, the driver's best lap time during that period was used to determine the starting lineup order. Those with best lap times were grouped in the middle of the lineup, those with the highest lap times were placed at the extremes of the lineup. In this way, those with the lowest lap times ran together in the round robin format. Top qualifier was Dave Davis, with a 6.966 best lap time.

After the first four drivers rotated in, Dave Hoffman set the pace completing 310 laps. Next up was Joseph Rosales, who was first to run 81 laps in a segment, doing so in the yellow and blue middle lanes, finishing with 318 laps. The next two racers entering were the two top qualifiers, Sam Barbose, reigning Racer Resin N. America champion, and Dave Davis.

Sam ran a consistent 81 laps on each of the four lanes, to take the overall lead with 324 laps. Dave Davis followed, starting with 80 laps on outside gutter red lane, one lap off Sam's pace. Dave made up for it, running 83 laps on the remaining 3 lanes, for a total of 329 laps. Congratulations to Dave Davis, the 2013 Racer Resin North America Finals Champion.


01. Dave Davis.......329, Ferrari 312p
02. Sam Barbose......324, Porsche 935k
03. Joseph Rosales...318, Ferrari 312p
04. Dan McCollum.....317, Ferrari 312p
05. Bob Kuss.........316, Ferrari 312p
06. Bob Pomann.......310, Ferrari 312p
07. Dave Hoffman.....310, Porsche 935k
08. Paul Pearlman....309, Ferrari 312p
09. Robert Holt......309, Ferrari 312p
10. Bill Giltzow.....307, Alfa Romeo 33/3
11. Aaron Moore......304, Porsche 935k
12. Martin Dixon.....303, Ferrari 312p
13. Lawrence Jordan..291, Ferrari 312p

Setup for the winning car was as follows:

Racer Resin Ferrari 312p
Lexan Ferrari 312p interior
Handout Slot.IT 21.5k orange endbell motor, 12T pinion
Slot.IT 34T 18mm spur gear
Slot.IT CH45 Sidewinder pod, 1.0mm offset
Slot.IT magnesium 17x8 front wheels
Slot.IT aluminum 17x10 aluminum rear wheels
Handout Slot.IT PT17 S2 silicone rear tires
Slot.IT SIPT19 Slick, 15.5X8 front tires
Appx. 3gm lead weight under front axle
No suspension

Trophies were awarded to the top 4 finishers, and every participant who entered this race, and the next day's Sideways DP Final, would receive a limited edition (only 200 units worldwide) Racer Sideways Group 5 Capri, Sunoco livery, which has a retail price of $179.95:

Congratulations to all that participated, and thanks to Rich Shanfeld, owner of Great Traditions, who put on yet another successful event, and displayed the usual generosity and hospitality. 

Anyone interested in purchasing one of the Limited Edition Sunoco Sideways Capris should contact Rich at Great Traditions (267) 250-1735.