The 6th Annual Snowball 500 - Dec. 26

Posted by: Frank

The 6th Annual Snowball 500 - Dec. 26 - 12/08/05 11:40 PM

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


The Event: The 6th Annual Snowball 500 featuring a 500 lap final for Super Stock T-Jets.

The Venue: The 11 turn, 48' Buck Track Banzai Road Course located at the Slot Car Club Of The Twin Tiers, Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY.

The Cars: Vintage Aurora Thunderjet HO Slot Cars built to Super Stock rules. Call or e-mail for complete rules.

The Time: Monday December 26. Practice opens at Noon, pre-race tech begins at 5, qualifying at 5:30.

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

Event History: All five of the previous Snowball 500s were won by Frank Spena Jr. In the 2004 event Spena and Dave Hendrickson broke the 12-minute race record three times leading up the final. Hendrickson finished second in the race followed by Mark Webster and Ryan Hendrickson.

The Prizes: Half of all entry fees will be distributed among the top four finishers. Additional race awards will be provided by Wizzard High Performance, Inc., and KRD Racing.

The Sponsors: Wizzard High Performance, Inc., and KRD Racing supporting the 6th Annual Snowball 500. See below for more info on the Snowball 500's sponsors.

Provisional Entry List
Driver, Home Town - Entrant

Andy Bardoe, Sayre, PA - Self

Tom Bowman, Virginia Beach, VA - Team BRP;

Rich Centurelli, Odessa, NY - West Hill Speed Shop

John Durbin, Moravia, NY - Self

Henry Harnish, Randoph, NJ - Self;

Dave Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Kevin Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Ryan Hendrickson, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Bob Lincoln, Bedford, PA - Team Wizzard;

Bill Meehan, Watkins Glen, NY - West Hill Speed Shop

Matt Metcalf, Corning, NY - Mathew Metcalf Racing

Jeff "Hoss" Phoenix, Solvay, NY - Self

Cliff Potter, Sayre, PA - Self

Tyler Reed, Erin, NY - KRD Racing

Perry Richardson, Camillus, NY - Kanga Kars

Joe Saccomanno, Alden, NY - JoeJets

Frank Spena Jr., Horseheads, NY - Frank Spena Racing;

Scott Udave, Buffalo, NY - Self

Dave Van Duzer, Horseheads, NY - Vanduzer Hobbies

Scott Walker, Horseheads, NY - Self

Larry "Lawrence Of Moravia" Weaver, Moravia, NY - Kanga Kars

Gary Webber, Horseheads, NY - Self

Mark Webster, Camillus, NY - Self

6th Annual Snowball 500 Preview

The 2005 Snowball 500, the first Snowball 500 to be held under SCCOTTT sanction, looks to have the potential to be the best ever. Frank Spena Jr., who has won all five of the previous Snowballs, has yet to confirm his entry, but if he does decide to defend his title the two-time UFHORA Nationals T-Jet champ will be the favorite. His biggest challenge will most likely come from 2004?s runner up Dave Hendrickson. His son Ryan Hendrickson recently won the Super Stock T-Jet championship at SCCOTTT and had some very strong runs all through the day on his way to winning the Turkey 250. Mark Webster always brings big power to the table and cannot be counted out. Other potential winners include Larry Weaver, Kevin Hendrickson and Gary Weber. The latter two have been showing improvement every week and both made the final of last month's Turkey 250.

Legendary slot car racer and innovator Tom Bowman plans on making the trek once more from Virginia Beach. Best-known as the head of BRP, whose bodies have won more events at SCCOTTT and it?s forerunner PRR than any other, Bowman is also widely recognized as the inventor of the magnetic slot car and is a fine racer as well. He placed 6th in 2004. Perhaps the most exciting potential entrant for this years event is Henry Harnish. Harnish won the first Ford-Aurora Grand National Championship in 1962. He began racing competitively again just a few years ago and has shown good speed wherever he has competed. If the weather cooperates he could be making the trip from his home in New Jersey. Another potential long-distance entrant is another legend of HO racing ? Bob Lincoln. Lincoln?s entry is a long shot, but if the reigning UFHORA Restricted Open National Champion makes it to race day along with the 1962 National Champ it will be a truly star-studded field. The dark-horse appears to be Cliff Potter. Potter made the final in his first shot at a Major, the Turkey 250. He will need to find more speed to make the final this time out, but he is working on making that happen?

Event Sponsors:

Wizzard High Performance, Inc.
Bedford, PA
Phone: (814) 623-7482
Web Site:

KRD Racing T-Jet tires
Erin, NY

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

SCCOTTT's Saturday Night 1/32 Racing Series runs every Saturday evening with races beginning at 5 PM. Current classes are World Sportscar Championship, (WSC,) Trans Am and World Rally Championship, (WRC.) Call or e-mail for rules. **There will be no races held for 1/32 the day of the Snowball 500.**

Next Major Race: 6th Annual Snowball 500 - December 26, 2005.

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
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Posted by: Frank

Re: The 6th Annual Snowball 500 - Dec. 26 - 12/13/05 09:52 PM


The Snowball 500 sponsors, Wizzard High Performance, Inc. and KRD Racing have offered up nearly $175 in race prizes. See below for more information on the Snowball 500 sponsors.

Concourse d'Elegance

The Slot Car Club Of The Twin Tiers will hold a Concourse d'Elegance as part of the Snowball 500 pre-race activities. Concourse entries will cost $2 per car entered. The winning car, as voted on by entrants and spectators, will take home half of the entry fees with the other half going to the club. Any type of HO car is eligible but all concourse entries must be able to complete one lap on the Buck Track under their own power. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.