The T-Jet 43rd Anniversary 500

Posted by: Frank

The T-Jet 43rd Anniversary 500 - 09/18/06 10:19 PM

For further information contact the Slot Car Club Of The Twin Tiers at: sccottt1@yahoo.com or (607) 796-4129.

9/18/06

The Event: The T-Jet 43rd Anniversary 500.

The Venue: The 14 turn, 48' Buck Track Banzai 4-Lane Road Course located at the Slot Car Club Of The Twin Tiers, Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY.

The Cars: Vintage Aurora Thunderjet HO-Scale Slot Cars running stock except for slip-on silicone tires. Call or e-mail for complete rules.

The Time: Saturday, September 30. Practice opens at Noon, pre-race tech begins at 4:00, qualifying at 4:30.

Entry Fee: $10.00 entry fee, $5.00 for club members; free to spectate.

The Prizes: Half of all entry fees will be distributed among the top four finishers. KRD Racing has guaranteed a minimum of $50 to the winner. Crash'N'Burn Raceway will be supplying trophies which will be distributed to the top three finishers. The winner will have his name engraved on the T-Jet 40th Anniversary Trophy on display at the SCCOTTT clubhouse.

The Sponsors:

KRD Racing
Erin, NY
E-Mail: KRDRacing@stny.rr.com

Crash'N'Burn Raceway
56 East Main St.
Springville, NY 14141
Phone: 716-592-2118
E-Mail: KingRichard4T3@aol.com

Event History: Frank Spena Jr. won the T-Jet 40th in a thrilling upset win over Larry Weaver. Dave Hendrickson won the 41st with a dominant 15-lap win over Jeff "Hoss" Phoenix. The race was not held in 2005.

Provisional Entry List
Driver, Home Town - Entrant

Bubba Downes, Springville?, NY - Riverside Racing

Jim Downes, Springville?, NY - Riverside Racing

Rob Haught, Springville?, NY - Haught Dog Racing

Dave Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Kevin Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Ryan Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Mark Jaczewski, Springville?, NY - Grey Area Racing

Ernie Langford, Springville?, NY - Self

Warren Lux, Springville?, NY - Lux Racing

George D. Mest, Springville, NY - Crash'N'Burn Raceway

Matt Metcalf, Corning, NY - Mathew Metcalf Racing

Dave Phillips, Springville?, NY - Self

Tyler Reed, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Joe Saccomanno, Alden, NY - JoeJets

Scott Udave, Buffalo, NY - Self

Dave Van Duzer, Horseheads, NY - Van Duzer Hobbies

Scott Walker, Horseheads, NY - Self

Gary Weber, Horseheads, NY - Self

Mike Wulff, Springville?, NY - Team Wulff


RACE PREVIEW

The Aurora Thunderjet slot car was introduced to the public in 1963. In the following 43 years the T-Jet's popularity has risen, fallen and then risen again. It is quite possibly the most popular and prolific slot car of all time. This race is a tribute to and celebration of the T-Jets' amazing heritage.

As many as 15 Crash'N'Burn Speedway drivers could make the trip from the Buffalo area to compete which should make the race wide open. They will be facing a SCCOTTT crew most likely led by Dave Hendrickson. Hendrickson is the defending race champion and always strong no matter what class of T-Jets he races. His son Ryan is also expected to be a strong contender. Gary Weber and Kevin Hendrickson could surprise as well.

SCCOTTT's Wednesday Night HO Racing Series runs every Wednesday evening with races beginning at 7 PM. Current classes are Super Stock T-Jet and Magnatraction. Call or e-mail for rules.

SCCOTTT's Friday Night 1/32 Racing Series runs every Friday evening with races beginning at 7:00 PM. Current classes are World Sportscar Championship, (WSC,) GT, World Rally Championship, (WRC,) and Non-Magnet Open. Call or e-mail for rules.

The Slot Car Club Of The Twin Tiers is a non-profit group of enthusiasts dedicated to promoting slot car racing in the Southern Tier of NY and the Northern Tier of PA. Please stop in or check out the club web site.

Slot Car Club Of The Twin Tiers
2117C Grand Central Ave.
Horseheads, NY 14845
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/sccottt1/clubmain.html
E-mail: sccottt1@yahoo.com