The 2015 Racer Resin North America Championships were run this past Sunday December 6, 2015 at Great Traditions in Philadelphia, PA.  22 racers who either advanced from prior qualifying races this season, or had prior championship exemptions, participated in the championship race. This race was held in memory of two great people who contributed a lot of competition and good times to most of those assembled, Jim Connelly and Tony Easley. Their lives on this planet were too short, but those who had the honor of knowing them and spending any time with them, still remember the good times they brought with them, anywhere they raced. How they finished wasn't as important as how much fun they and others had. We miss both of them greatly.

Handout Quick Slicks silicone tires, and hand out GTSLOTS Piranah 21.5k motors, pre-tested to be within close RPM and torque variance, were used. After cars passed tech inspection, drivers were given 20 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 Dan McCollum, with a 6.757 best lap time, followed by Robert Holt with a 6.780, and Martin Dixon at 6.797.

Race format was round robin, with each racer running 10 minutes on each of the 4 lanes on the banked Carrera layout. First to complete their 4 runs was Eric Hans, whose 310 laps took the lead. Paul Pearlman with 324, Arron Moore with 328, then Bob Kuss with 331 assumed the lead. A bit later, the top 3 qualifiers, Dan McCollum, Martin Dixon and Robert Holt rotated in. There was close racing, with Martin setting high lap total at the time on gutter red lane, only to have Dan beat that by a lap when he ran red. Holt was able to catch up with the others, and won the 2015 Racer Resin N. America Finals. Results of the 2015 Racer Resin North America Championship:

01. Robert Holt.......343, Porsche 935K3
02. Hugh Hampton......337, Porsche 935K3
03. Martin Dixon......336, Porsche 935K3
04. Dan McCollum......336, Ferrari 312P
05. Josh Hans.........333, Ferrari 312P
06. Joseph Rosales....332, Ferrari 312P
07. Bob Kuss..........331, Ferrari 250LM
08. Mike Marciano.....330, Ferrari 312P
09. Arron Moore.......328, Porsche 935K3
10. Scott Kozokas.....327, Ferrari 312P
11. Al Hernandez......325, Porsche 935K3
12. Paul Pearlman.....324, Ferrari 312P
13. Jon Wang..........324, Ferrari 312P
14. Bob Pomann........318, Porsche 935K3
15. Dave Ashcroft.....311, Ferrari 250LM
16. Eric Hans.........310, Ferrari 312P
17. Dario Hernandez...306, Ferrari 312P
18. Tony Jardine......304, Ferrari 312P
19. Mike Troy.........304, Ferrari 312P
20. Don Wormley.......300, Ferrari 312P
21. Bill Watkins......296, Chapparal 2E
22. Lawrence Jordan...295, Ferrari 312P

Race Participants

Field of cars participating in the race

Each participant received a limited edition Fly March 761 car, pictured below. On the base it notes the memorial to Jim Connelly and Tony Easley:


 Winning Car


Listing of parts:

Parts Used:

Guide – Slot.it CH10
Braid – Slot.it SP18
Wire – Stock
Front axle – stock
Front Wheels – Slot.IT PA17-AL
Front Tires – Slot.it PT15
Rear axle – Slot.it PA01-54
Rear Wheels – Slot.IT PA19-AL
Rear Tires – Quick Slicks CB58XF
Motor – GTSlots/Piranha 21.5k
Pod - Slot.IT CH64 1.0mm Sidewinder
Pinion – Slot.it PS12 (12 tooth/6.5mm)
Spur Gear – Slot.it 33 tooth/18mm
Spacers – Slot Car Corner (as needed on front body mount posts, rear axle and spur gear)
Weight – 3.5gm just behind guide to help car 'hopping' under accelleration (see above picture):

Click here to download spreadsheet including laps and best lap times per lane, and various tire/gear/motor/weight information for all entered cars.