Topic: OSCAR NASCAR at Inslot's Checkered Flag Raceway on December 10, 2022
OSCAR held a race for their Late Model NASCAR Class on Saturday December 10th. We had 10 racers on hand to compete. Bob Nakamura was the recipient of the Racers Choice Award for his beautiful red #3 Chevrolet. That's right, Bob entered a Chevy!
Over the years I have come to really appreciate the OSCAR Race format. Races are held on Saturdays with a Friday night practice session preceding the day of racing. Doors open early on Saturday, with tech inspection at 9:30am. Racing starts at 10:00am with qualifying, which I like as it adds some formality to the event. Qualifying is a timed session where each racer tries to post their quickest lap. Racers qualify one at a time on the track for their timed session. Racers pick their race starting positions based on their qualifying position.
Saturday's race consisted of the OSCAR standard 4 minute heat races, with 4 rounds of racing (a round equals each racer racing all four lanes of the track once). What was evident early on in the race was how close the competition was! Eight of the ten racers were posting lap times under five seconds! Each racer got just over 2 hours of on track, head to head racing time. By 4:30pm we had a winner!
John Gill drove an exceptional race to take the win. On a side note John's motor died in his last and final heat race, with him coasting to a stop right as time ran out! Tom Street came in second 17 laps behind John, and Gary Tipton finished third just 7 laps behind Tom. Stuart Wall finished in fourth. The complete race results are posted below.
Thanks to everyone that made it out to make this race a success and extremely fun! ======Bill
1st Turing John 787 laps w/ 4.56 fastest lap
2nd Terrible Tommy 773 4.60
3rd Gary T. 766 4.65
4th Stew Meat 760 4.71
5th Nak Nak (Bob) 756 4.82
6th Scary Gary 737 4.84
7th Korbynator 727 4.71
8th Herbicidal Maniac 622 5.16
9th Bad Billy 510 4.77
10th Mitch 451 5.37