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The battles are over and the results are in for round #3. The champions have been crowned for the 2021 MRC Spring Challenge and it was a slam fest. You could feel the tension during Saturday mornings practice sessions because 3 out of the 4 championships were still up for grabs between Ben Vasquez, Joe Adams, and Willy Musgrave.
Today’s Hard Body’s race would decide the class championship, Joe 45 points, Willy 45 points and Bens 44 points. This race took place on the new Viper Intimidator track, 14’ x 5’. Just to make it even more exciting Jim Williams showed up to show us how the Hard Body class is supposed to be raced; from the moment the green lights went on it was the Jim show all the way to the end. Jim took the win with 219 laps and did not even break a sweat. The battle for 2nd never materialized as Joe ran a hard solid pace to finish with 212 laps to earn 2nd place and more importantly take the Hard Body Championship. Willy did what he could to keep up, but the 209 laps he did would only get him the 3rd spot today. With that finish Willy ended up 2nd place in the championship. Ben had moments during the race that could have seen him be the champion, but this Intimidator track is gnarly, and stuff just happens. Ben ended up with 203 laps and 4th place on the day and 3rd overall in the championship.
As one of the premiere classes the Super Stock class took to the Viper Intimidator track with a championship points battle between Willy’s 47 points, Ben’s 45 points and Joe looking for a miracle 40 points back. New racer Mike Sutton showed up not intimidated by anyone as he set a pace none could handle in the early stages of this race. To make it more intense the last 3 driver rotations to step-in would-be Joe, then Ben and Willy last. So, the championship would be decided on the track with these 3 going head-to-head-to-head at the same time. Joe put in some insane laps in the yellow lane that put the pressure on Ben and Willy. Joe had his moment but when Willy finished his first heat on the yellow lane a sonic boom was felt by all as he laid down an insane 66 laps. Willy again threw down an unfathomable number of laps on the blue lane, 68 to be exact. This set the stage for a Ben Willy battle till the end. Ben was keeping Willy in his sights and he returned the favor to Willy by throwing down a whopping 66 laps on the white lane and then on red the hardest lane an insane 60 laps. When the dust, sparks and carnage settled it was Willy taking the win with 252 laps over Bens 250 laps. Willy took the hard-fought championship in the process and Ben taking home the 2nd place championship trophy. Joe rounded out the top 3 for the day and 3rd in the championship.
The modified class was up next, and it would take place on the awesome Viper “Game Changer” track, 20’ x 4’. It was a point’s battle for the championship between Ben 45 points, Joe 44 and Willy 41 points back looking for a miracle. For Willy there was only one thing he could control and that was winning the race today. Willy set a pace that no one could keep up with, he took the win with 208 laps. The big question was how Ben and Joe were going to finish. When it was all said and done the miracle Willy was looking for came in the form of Ralph Bush. He stepped up his game and put a hurt down on Ben and Joe. Ralph finished 2nd on the day with 193 laps. Joe thought he had 2nd in the bag for this race only to realize to late what was happening. Joe ended up 3rd on the day with 191 laps. Ben was also struggling to keep pace with the front runners today, he ended up 4th on the day with 165 laps. Ron Coleman rounded out the top 5 with 164 laps today. When the math was calculated after this race for the championship it was a surprised Willy standing on top of the podium with 66 points, a stunned Joe with 64 points to take 2nd place in the championship and Ben still scratching his head in amazement of what just took place with 63 points and 3rd place in the championship. Crazy racing, Willy’s comment was, “it isn’t over till it’s over”.
NEO class, like I have said before the NEO class is a fast class, it is an open class. You build what you want and race it. Not too many rules. That is good and that can be bad. To win you first must finish. Willy again took control early on and set a pace that few could handle. After the modified race Ben was on fire trying to go home a winner in the last race of the day, he put up a fight and beat Willy on the white lane but that is as close as he would get. Willy took the win with 246 laps, Ben finished second with 238 laps and Joe rounded out the top 3 with 217 laps. Willy took the championship in dominating fashion with 75-points, Joe took 2nd in the championship with 64 points and Ben was third champ with 57 points.
The tracks are open for practice just about every day, MRC has a great selection of slot cars, parts and controllers.
Call or stop by if you have any questions.
‪951-314-4595‬
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MRC Slot Car News
The results are in for round #2 of the MRC Spring Challenge and it was a barn burner. 3 out of 4 races were won by 1 lap. For the first time MRC raced on 2 different tracks to mix it up a bit. Ben made it his day by taking the win in Super Stock & modified. Willy took the win in Hardbody & NEO.
Hard Body was the first race of the day on the new Viper Intimidator track, its a 14′ x 5′ track. We found out why its called the intimidator. Every heat race was a battle, as it went down to the last heat race. Willy ended up taking the top spot with 201 laps over Ben who came up 1 lap short finishing with 200 total laps. Joe was in the hunt to finish up in 3rd with 198 total laps. Billy kept it close finishing in 4th with 191 total laps.
Super Stock class took to the track as one of the premiere classes with championship trophies on the line. It did not disappoint, Ben jumped out to an early lead on the red lane and that was the difference in the end. Ben took a dominating win with 231 laps. Willy kept it close finishing in 2nd place with 227 laps. Ron put in one of his best races rounding out the top 3 with 207 laps. Joe was there at times but got bit by the Viper Intimidator track layout finishing in 4th with 198 laps.
For the modified race the racers would switch over to the Viper Game Changer track, 20’ x 4’. For most of the year Willy has been the man to beat and today someone would get that chance as Willy had a major car issue in his first heat race that would see him 17 laps down. It was a battle royal between Ben, Joe, & Ron. Ben took a nail bitter win with 218 laps over Joes 217 laps. Ron kept it close finishing in 3rd with 212 laps. Billy rounded out the top 4 with 209 laps.
Like I have said before the NEO class is a fast class, its a open class. You build what you want and race it. Not to many rules. That’s good and that can be bad. To win you first must finish. Willy again took control early on and set a pace that few could handle. But in heat 3 Willy had an issue and lost around 10 laps. It went down to the last heat race between Joe who was leading the race now. When it was over Willy took the win by one lap with 238 laps over Joe who ended up with 237 laps. Ben finished in 3rd with 228 laps but also had similar problems that Willy did.
After it was all said and done Ben stepped it up and put the hammer down to make a push for the championship.
The next race we will see MRC mix it up and run 2 tracks again.
Round #3 ‪February 27th‬
The tracks are open for practice just about everyday, MRC has a great selection of slot cars, parts and controllers.
Call or stop by if you have any questions.
‪951-314-4595‬
The dust has finally settled for round #1 of the MRC Spring Challenge. MRC is handing out Championship trophies to the top 3 in Super Stock and Modified classes. We also run a Hard Body and NEO class on the same day. Some guys only race a couple classes and some race all 4 classes, there is plenty of racing action here, we promise.
Hard Body was the first race of the day, that’s a stock production chassis from AFX, Tyco or Auto World with a plastic body. Most of us had to dust off these cars because the last time we used them was over a year ago at the last SCHOR race before COVID-19 shut everything down. When the lights went green it was Joe who shot out into the lead, he never looked back and took a dominating win. Ben put in a great charge on the white lane to get back some of the laps but it was not enough to reel Joe back in. Willy was hanging tough but could not seem to keep his car on the track. Willy figured out the problem in his last heat race. Willy’s car had no front tires, the rubber dry rotted off the rims.
Super Stock class took to the track as one of the premiere classes with championship trophies on the line. It did not disappoint, Joe, Ben, and Willy tied laps on the yellow lane with 44 laps each and the blue lane with 45 laps each. The pressure was on and Willy sent it deep to uncork some impressive fast consistent laps on the White and Red lanes. Willy was able to pull out a victory with 183 laps, Joe came super close with 181 laps and Ben just missed with 179 laps. Billy kept them in sight with 170 laps.
Modified class is what we live for out here on the west coast, super fast, eye hand coordination is a must and concentration is key to winning this class. One mistake and your car is gone, like sometimes we cant find it gone. During the MRC Winter Challenge Willy was on a roll, he never lost kind of roll. Today was different, the big guns showed up with there eyes focused on being the one to take Willy down and earning the bounty money on his head. All eyes were on Willy as he started on the Yellow lane. Joe and Ben both out lapped him on the yellow lane. They both thought today was going to be there day, nope! For the next 3 heat races Willy checked the fu$#% out. Willy ended up with a strong 225 laps. Joe and Ben were battling over second place. Joe took 2nd place with a impressive 219 laps over Bens impressive 214 laps. Ron ended up 4th with 198 laps and Billy rounded out the top 5 with 188 laps.
NEO class is a fast class, its a open class. You build what you want and race it. Not to many rules. That’s good and that can be bad. To win you first must finish. Willy again took control early on and set a pace that few could handle. In the end Willy set a new track record of 250 laps total. Joe hung tough ending up with 244 laps. Billy after a few issues ended up 3rd with 178 laps. Ben was in contention for the overall win but some how blew the track controller fuse half way into heat 2. By the time he figured it out it was over.
After it was all said and done Willy has established himself as the man to beat. The next race we will see MRC mix it up, you could be racing on 2 different tracks on the same day kind of mixing it up stuff. Both Joe and Ben are on a roll too, they are putting the pressure on Willy at every race. It will happen sooner then later that the bounty on Willy’s head is paid out.
MRC has changed the dates for the next 2 races;
Round #2 February 13th
Round #3 February 27th
The tracks are open for practice just about everyday, MRC has a great selection of slot cars, parts and controllers.
Call or stop by if you have any questions.

January 24, 2021

2021 MRC SLOT CAR RACING

2021 slot car season is about to start this Saturday January 30 with the MRC SPRING CHALLENGE, its a 3 race series.

The top 3 in each class will earn a championship trophy.

Classes; Hard Body

Super Stock

Modified

NEO

Racing will start at 1:00pm on Saturday

Round #1 January 30th (FREE ENTRY)

Round #2 February 6th

Round #3 February 13th

The tracks are open for practice just about every day. MRC has a great selection of slot cars, parts & controllers.

Call or stop by if you have any question.

951-314-4595

December 31, 2019

2019 SCHOR RACE #9

The 2019 SCHOR, Southern California HO Racing, ended their season at MRC running on the new Viper Scale Racing designed “Game Changer” track layout. Round #9 saw great races in all the classes.

SCHOR has 3 Amateur and Pro classes to race in. Plus they run a NEO class that is open to everybody. Here is a quick run down on the rules for each class.

(1) Hard body, stock AFX chassis, 6 ohm armature, level 4 magnets.

(2) Super Stock, 6 ohm modified armatures, level 4 magnets, open chassis, lexan body.

(3) Modified, 3 ohm armature, level 10 magnets, open chassis, lexan body.

(4) NEO, everything is open.

(5) SCHOR website rules section; http://slotcarspeedshop.blogspot.com/2017/02/schor-2017-rules.html

For the amateur classes we saw 3 different winners but it was Ron Coleman who showed up with a little more consistency then the rest of his competitors.

AM.HARDBODY – R/R 3 MIN.HEAT’S  MAIN
1. RON COLEMAN       –  129
2. DAVE JACQUES      –  125
3. MIKE CONTI             –  123
4. DARRIN ANGELO    – 119.5
5. GARY HAYWORHT  – 119.1
6. ANYA STEWART      –  114
7. STEVEN  STEWART – 108
8. DAVE STEWART       –  81
9. LENNY RANDLE       –  70

AM. SUPER STOCK – R/R  2 MIN. HEAT’S  MAIN
1. STEVEN  STEWART – 86
2. DAVE JACQUES       – 85
3. DARRIN ANGELO    –  81
4. GARY HAYWORTH  –  78
5. RON COLEMAN       – 77.5
6. LENNY RANDLE      – 77.1
7. MIKE CONTI             – 76
8. ANYA STEWART      – 73
9. DAVE STEWART      – 70 

AM. MODIFIED – R/R 3 MIN.HEAT’S  MAIN
1. LUCA BORTONE     – 161
2. RON COLEMAN      – 154.5
3. MIKE CONTI            – 154.1
4. DARRIN ANGELO   – 149
5. DAVE STEWART     – 129
6. ANYA STEWART     – 118
7. LENNY RANDLE     – 101
8. STEVEN STEWART – 82
9. DAVE JACQUES      – 75

                               

In the Pro classes it was almost a perfect day for Ben Vasquez as he took the top spot in 3 out of the 4 classes he raced in. If it was not for Willy Musgrave’s heat 4 smack down in the modified class Ben would of swept the day in dominating fashion.
PRO HARDBODY – R/R 3 MIN. HEAT’S  MAIN
1. BEN VASQUEZ          – 134
2. WILLY MUSGRAVE    – 133
3. GARY MORGAN         – 130
4. GREG HUTCHISON   – 128
5. GENE BELLEGARDE – 127
6. FRANCIS MCENTEE  – 125
7. JIM WILLIAMS            –  98
 
PRO SUPER STOCK – 3 MIN.HEAT MAIN
     1. BEN VASQUEZ          –  155
     2. WILLY MUSGRAVE   –  149
     3. WELDON MORRIS    –  148
     4. GREG HUTCHISON   –  143
     5. JIM WILLIAMS            –  140
     6. GENE BELLEGRADE –  139
     7. FRANCIS MCENTEE  –  134
     8. GARY MORGAN         –  118

PRO MODIFIED – R/R 3 MIN. HEAT‘S MAIN
     1. WILLY MUSGRAVE    – 185
     2. BEN VASQUEZ          – 182
     3. FRANCIS MCENTEE – 169.5
     4. GREG HUTCHISON  
– 169.1
5. GARY MORGAN        – 165
     6. JIM WILLIAMS           – 150
7. WELDON MORRIS    –  34

NEO –  R/R 3 MIN. HEAT’S MAIN
  1. BEN VASQUE
Z          – 231
2. WILLY MUSGRAVE   – 227
  3.
 GREG HUTCHISON  – 224
  4.
 FRANCIS MCENTEE – 216
  5. GARY MORGAN        
– 212
  6. JIM WILLIAMS            
– 211
  7. GENE BELLEGARDE 
– 164
8. RON COLEMAN         – 148
  9. GARY HAYWORTH    – DNS

I will report on the 2019 SCHOR Champions as soon as the numbers have been tallied up.

December 31, 2019

MRC SLOT CAR TRACKS

If you are new or have been a long time AFX or Tyco user and you have always wanted to see what its like to drive on a custom routed CNC track, now is the time to stop by and check these 2 tracks out.

MRC has 2 custom Viper Scale Racing CNC routed 1/64 HO slot car tracks set up and running. Both of these are 4 lane tracks, one sits on a 4′ x 20′ bench and the other sits on a 6′ x 24′ bench.

These tracks sit in our place of business, we run our kart shop and slot car track operation out of here. The slot car tracks are open to the public for testing and SCHOR holds races here a few times during the year.

 

If you have your own 1/64 HO slot cars and controllers stop by and run some laps on one or both of these tracks.

If you are new to slot car racing I have cars and controllers that can be used. We have a pretty good inventory of Viper Scale Racing slot car parts and cars for sale. I would be more then happy to explain how all of this works.

I can explain the differences between the stock cars that AFX, Tyco, Life Like and AW sells to the retail user and the other option you have by using a Viper Scale Racing, BSRT or Slot Tech product.

 

mrc slot cars

Stay tuned for more MRC Slot car news coming soon!

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October 28, 2014

MRC FUEL PUMP SYSTEM

A very quick video showing how our MRC Fuel Pump System is mounted and how the fuel lines are routed.

We use a Dellorto Fuel Pump, high quality Motion Pro 1/4″ Fuel Line, and a brass ‘Y’ fitting for the oil reservoir in the pulse line. This ‘Y’ is built to catch excess oil in the pulse line and prevent it from getting into the fuel pump. This ‘Y’ should be checked regularly and drained when it gets full.

The new SKUSA SK-1 Pipe Mount is now available!

Designed specifically to reduce the harsh vibrations through the pipe, the SK-1 Pipe Mount is the strongest and most durable pipe mount on the market! Built intentionally for a SKUSA-legal Spec Honda CR125 Engine, the mount is quick and simple to install:

 

Musgrave Racing Company is proud to finally unveil the 2014 TonyKart ‘Racer’ EVK KZ chassis with Complete MRC Spec-Honda CR125 Engine Package. These karts are race-ready and SKUSA legal!

Contact us for more details and information:

willy.musgrave@yahoo.com
(951)-314-4595
www.musgraveracing.com

Song credit:
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (Synchronice Remix)

Musgrave Racing Company is proud to present our newest endeavor! We are now offering fully assembled, race ready spec-Honda 125cc Shifter Karts. While we currently support the OTK brand, we can and will assemble any chassis that the customer chooses, new or used. The customer can supply their own rolling chassis to MRC for complete Assembly, or ask MRC to acquire a new chassis of their choosing. Complete Assembly and shipping anywhere in the U.S. are always free of charge with purchase of complete package.

We also offer special Dealer pricing/packages!

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