Dennis Samson's Pebblestone Model Car Circuit
Dennis Samson's Chez Pebblestone track is ready for another fun day of racing.
L-R, Nesta Szabo, Craig Correia, Bryan Warmack, Phil Nyland take some practice laps.
Albert Cruz (right), Jim Gonsalves observe the practice session
A Burt truck and a Chaparral during practice.
Mike Kravitz (left) and Dennis Samson take some laps
Bryan Warmack and Craig Correia join Dennis Samson for the start of the Burt truck race.
These high CG trucks actually are a lot of fun to race.
Video clip of the Burt truck race.
Jim Gonsalves and Mike Kravitz check the race monitor along with Dennis just as the race countdown begins.
The fellow by the doorway and his son met Dennis at the recent Petersen Museum Charity Slot Car event. I believe he's from South Africa, just like Dennis.
Nesta and Phil take their turns along with Jim
Gary Donahoe starts his first of 3 heats.
Albert Cruz and Barney Poynor join Gary for the final heats of the Burt truck race.
Next up are the sports cars. L-R, Slot-it Alfa, Slot-it Chaparral, Nesta's Slot-it Alfa (painted purple and gold). These Slot-in cars were fun to race and handle good for stock 1/32 race cars.
In this view, you can see the high wing on the Chaparral. It stayed intact thru out the days races.
Keith Tanaka takes his first ever race laps on the Pebblestone track.
Mill Conroy joins in the fun racing with Barney Poynor and Phil Nyland
Race results of the Slot-it Coupe race
The 4th and final race of the day is for scratchbuilt cars. No glue is allowed. The tires are conditioned (Barney's Potion) and wiped clean prior to racing.
No glue used for racing on Pebblestone.
The foam tires work very well once the track has some tire rubber on the surface.
These scratchbuilt 1/32 cars using foam tires (no glue) are fast and require good driving skills to maximize their potential. Barney's car is an F1 inline. Mill is driving Dennis' modified Slot-it sidewinder with lexan Ti-22 body. It was competitive with these scratchbuilt cars.
Who says you can't go fast on a small, routed 1/32 track without using glue or magnets? Barney's F1 inline on the yellow lane, Dennis' old inline Porsche 917 on blue and Mill driving Dennis' modified Slot-it chassis with a lexan Outisight Ti-22 body.
1/32 scratchbuilts and modified Slot-it sidewinders with lexan body are very fast even without using glue or magnets.
Dennis' wife Adie observes the racing action. Thanks Adie for the very nice lunch. It was delicious.
Scratchbuilt 1/32 race results. Congrats to Phil on his win driving Dennis' '74 UOP Shadow anglewinder. Mill finished 5th with Dennis' modified Slot-It sidewinder chassis and lexan body.
Here's Dennis Samson's 1/32 lexan (Outisight body) T1-22 car. It uses a Slot-it sidewinder chassis. This car was very competiitive against the scratchbuilt cars. It doesn't take much to make these stock 1/32 cars much quicker and more drivable (which equates to more fun).
Here's the Slot-it sidewinder chassis with some minor modifications. Lead weight added. Foam rear tires (untreated JK foam tires).
Magnetic spring suspension mod makes a significant improvement to this cars handling.
The foam rear tires, lead weight and motor bracket/frame suspension mods turned this stock Slot-it chassis into a much faster, better handling car.