The 2013 Racer Sideways Daytona Prototype North America Championships were run this past Sunday April 28, 2013. 10 Racers who either advanced from prior qualifying races this season, 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 6.727 best lap time.

After the first four drivers rotated in, Bob Kuss was the first to finish all 4 lanes, and put up the target lap total of 325 laps, including a race day high of 83 laps on the yellow lane. Top qualifier Dave Davis was next in the rotation, and he eclipsed Bob's total, finishing with 331 laps, highlighted by an 84 lap run on inside gutter white lane. 

Following Dave was Robert Holt, who got off to a good start on outside gutter red with 83 laps, but had a relatively bad run on the next lane. Holt was able to come back and finished with 333 laps to take the lead. Dan McCollum and Martin Dixon followed and had impressive runs, both posting sub 7 second lap times. In the end, Holt finished first, followed by Davis, McCollum and Dixon.


01. Robert Holt......333, Riley
02. Dave Davis.......331, Dallara
03. Dan McCollum.....328, Dallara
04. Martin Dixon.....327, Riley
05. Bob Kuss.........325, Dallara
06. Arron Moore......320, Dallara
07. James Drayton....320, Riley
08. Dave Hoffman.....319, Riley
09. Bob Pomann.......318, Riley
10. Lawrence Jordan..309, Dallara

(ties broken by finishing position on the track)

Setup for the winning car was as follows:

Racer Sideways DP Riley
Lexan Riley interior
Handout Slot.IT 21.5k orange endbell motor, 12T pinion
Slot.IT 33T 18mm spur gear
Slot.IT CH45 Sidewinder pod, 1.0mm offset
Sideways stock front wheels
Stock guide
Slot.IT SP18 tin plated braid 
Slot.IT PA19-Als aluminum 17x10 aluminum rear wheels
Handout Slot.IT PT17 S2 silicone rear tires
Slot.IT SIPT19 Slick, 15.5X8 front tires
3.5gm lead weight underside of lexan interior, just front of motor
No suspension

Trophies were awarded to the top 4 finishers, and every participant who entered this race, and the previous day's Racer Resin 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:

In addition, laps were totalled from this race and yesterday's Racer Resin race, and the top 4 finishers were also awarded a Racer Silverline car. Dave Davis, as a result of his 1st place run Saturday and 2nd place Sunday, had most total laps for the weekend, and chose a Datsun 240z:

The next 3 total lap leaders, were Dan McCollum, Robert Holt, and Bob Kuss. Each of them were awarded a Racer Silverline Porsche 911:

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.