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Unofficial Points Results

April 6, 2012
by Buzz Perri

1st       Roger Browne

2nd      Nick Traina

3rd      Chris DeVita

4th       Tom Foster

5th        Kevin Link

6th        Fred Arroyo

7th        Brooke Foster

8th        Dovid Stern

 

Results for 2nd “Invitational” Race held on the BLACK ROYAL track

April 4, 2012
by Buzz Perri

On Sunday February 19, 2012, our 1/32 scale racers, met again to compete on the black “ROYAL” track to try to get the edge on the competition, for points and the privilege of racing for the championship on our blue “KING” track.

Ten driver’s tried their skill on the white lane in trying to capture the pole position and the two other sit out spots in the MAIN event.

The fastest qualifier was Roger Browne with 18 laps/2 sections, 2nd was Chris De Vita with 17/37, 3rd sit out was Nick Traina with 17/34.

The remaining drivers would have to compete in the Semi-Final for the remaining slots in the Main.

First choice for lane in the semi went to Tom Foster who cut 17 laps/1 sections, followed by daughter Brooke Foster who got 15/20, next was Kevin Link with 15/14, then young Dovid Stern with 14/34, beating Freddie Arroyo who had 14/15 followed by Tommy Stern who tried desperately to keep up with son Dovid with 13/17.

In the Semi-final Tom Foster had first pick and went for the Purple lane, Brooke took the red lane, Kevin Link chose yellow, Dovid chose the green lane, Freddie Arroyo took the orange lane and Tommy Stern settled for white.

Kevin Link won the semi with 173 laps and chose purple lane in the Main. Then, Tom Foster was 2nd with 167 laps taking green lane. Brooke and Freddie were in the same lap with 153 laps but Brooke had more sections so she garnered 3rd and took yellow lane forcing Freddie to take orange, leaving Dovid to take blue.

The results of the MAIN Event which consisted of  8 heats of 5 minute duration. The overall winner was Chris De Vita who turned 359 laps, with 2nd being Roger Browne 348 laps, 3rd with 340 was Nick Traina and Kevin Link after just completing 173 laps in the semi was 4th with 324 laps. 5th was Tom Foster also moving up from the semi who did 319 laps. Daughter Brooke was 1 lap behind dad with 318 laps in 6th, beating Fred and Dovid who were 7th and 8th respectively.

All Main event drivers finished the race so were eligible for points that will be added to their first race points. When I get a chance to total all the points the top 8 drivers with the most points will compete in the last race which will be held on the KING track for the CHAMPIONSHIP.

 Date and time will be announced shortly.

 

 

Results of NASCAR Stocker Race 3-5-12 Orange Track- Battery Power

March 19, 2012
by Buzz Perri

Fourteen racers descended at Buzz-A-Rama on Sunday, March 5, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. to race their NASCAR type stock cars. Qualifying would be on the Green Lane of the Orange “MONARCH” track.

All the cars were 1/24 scale NASCAR stockers with 3 correct numbers placed in the right position on the cars, driver interiors were mandatory along with the stock rules to be legal.

The race would be run on battery power.

After tech inspection, the cars are impounded. This prevented anyone from tinkering with their car until it was time to start their qualifying run.

Persons signing up first would be the last to qualify. When entries were announced everyone wanted to sign up first. This solved the problem of the driver’s wanting to be the last person which consisted of driving one minute to see how many laps and sections of track they could do. The track length is divided into 38 equal sections so that we can break a tie if 2 racers had the same number of laps.

Chris DeVita was the first to qualify and cut 13 laps 31 sections. The driver’s had a goal to shoot for. Kevin Link was flying and did a 14/32 which was a full lap more than Chris. Things settled down a bit when Fred Arroyo managed a 11/37, from thereon qualifying was in the 11’s until Roger Browne came to bat and cut a 15/10 which was the fastest qualifier for the night.

 The order of the time trials for the night were in this order. Behind Roger Browne was 2nd Kevin Link and 3rd Chris DeVita. These gentlemen would be the sitouts for the Main Event.

4th was Dennis Browne (son of Roger), 5th Dovid Stern (11 years old),  6th Nick Traina, 7th Rob Penn, 8th Tommy Stern (Abba to Dovid), 9th Fred Arroyo, 10th Nick Perri, 11th Tom Foster, 12th TJ Foster (son of Tom), 13th John California, 14th Jacob Anderson in his first outing and our youngest driver.

We ran 2 Semi Finals an “A” & “B with 5 moveups to the Main with the 3 sitouts.  First time Jacob Anderson really got his feet wet and did pretty well against the more experienced racers.  He was 8th out of 11 drivers in the semi’s which was phenomenal for a first timer so young.  A little more practice and he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Total laps and sections in the “A” &”B” semi’s where the following moveups.  From the “B” semi was TJ Foster who won with 208/32 laps & sections, 2nd Tom Foster and 3rd Nick Perri.  From the “A” semi the moveups were Dennis Browne 213/2 and Tommy Stern.

The lineup for the Main event was;  Red- Roger Browne, White- Dennis Browne, Green- TJ Foster, Orange- Nick Perri, Blue- Tommy Stern, Yellow- Tom Foster, Purple- Kevin Link and Black- Chris DeVita.

The main would be run with 8 – 5 minute heats with a 2 minute time for lane change and stickers. The winner was Dennis Browne who did 496/27 laps for the victory. Dennis did very well in the first half of the race as he completed enough laps to carry him through the rest of the race. 2nd was Kevin Link with 484/35 laps, Roger Browne pulled in 3rd with 465/32, 4th was Chris DeVita with 464/35,  5th was Nick Perri with 433/7 ,  6th was Tom Foster with 429/7 , these drivers all shares in the purse for merchandise. 7th was TJ Foster, 8th was Tommy Stern 422-30 who received track time.

All main event drivers finished the race, we did not have any DNF’s. The rest of the drivers received track time. It was a fun and exciting race and I would like to thank the turn marshalls for the excellent job they did. It wasn’t easy because of the no track call rule.  The next race is going to be held shortly on the Blue King track as soon as the computer glitch will be straightened out.

 

 

YAHOOOOOOOOOO!! YAHOO!

February 29, 2012
by Buzz Perri

On Wednesday February 22, 2012 I was swamped with phone calls from persons wanting to know about my hours of operation. After 10 calls in a row I asked the caller how he found out about my business. He responded that it was on Yahoo’s main page. By the end of that day , I received over 150 phone calls. The next day, again the phone began ringing off the wall.

Someone at Yahoo posted a clip of Buzz-A-Rama that was taken several years earlier.  I wish I knew who it was to thank them for the well needed publicity during this miserable economy. I have heard from old-time customers and new ones that missed the craze in the 60’s. It brought back their memories of the fun and excitement that they enjoyed in their youth.

On Saturday,  it was unbelievable how many customers came back to see me with their children and/or grandchildren to let them experience the thrills that they had enjoyed  when they were young. This hobby/sport is not only for the young.
We cater to kids from 5 to 95 years of age. All you have to do is be able to manipulate a hand controller to have fun. While this is fresh in your mind, come on down and experience the thrill of driving a model race car without the danger or expense of the real thing.

Here is the video

Last slot car parlor in Brooklyn

POINTS SO FAR

February 9, 2012
by Buzz Perri

 For the 1/32 scale Invitational race on the Monarch ” ORANGE”  Track , held 0n January 15, 2012

Since the racer’s and spectators are very interested in the points outcome, I decided to list them now.

  Place         Name                               Points                                 

 1st – Nick  Traina            38.7 + 1  =      39.7                             Plus 1 point was for Top Semi-Finalist Winner

2nd – Roger Browne      38.6  + 1  =      39.6                             Plus 1 point was for Fastest Qualifier

3rd – Chris DeVita          37.3                    37.3

4th – Tom Foster            36.0                   36.0

5th – Kevin Link              35.4                   35.4

6th – Dennis Browne     34.1DNF -5%    32.9                                                           

7th – Nick Perri              29.4DNF -5%   27.9   

8th – Fred Arroyo        20.8DNF -5%   19.8

DNF =   DID NOT FINISH  (Lost 5% of total laps finished)                                               

 

Points awarded for 1st Invitational Race

February 1, 2012
by Buzz Perri

To be announced February 19, at next race on Black track

Additional Rules for 2nd Invitational Race on Black Track

February 1, 2012
by Buzz Perri

The only difference is that we will allow tape to install on the bodies body clips. You will still have to maintain a 2-1/2 inch maximum body width plus .010 tolerance.

Qualifications will be on the white lane. 1 or 2 minutes depending on entries.

Results of 1/32 Scale Invitational Race– Jan. 15, 2012

January 18, 2012
by Buzz Perri

January 15, 2012 Slot Car Race at Buzz-A-RamaEleven entries braved the coldest day of the new year and were eligible to compete in this race. It was held on the Orange “MONARCH” track which is an American Raceway’s 100 ft. road course. Many members opted out or refused to compete due to the many restrictions imposed, but this made for a fun, exciting and enjoyable race to witness. The drivers, spectators, turn marshalls and yours truly, experienced slot car racing at its finest. The drivers were forced to compete on a level playing field with the rules that were enforced, so the cars were equal and their driving ability came into play.

The day began with driver registration and having their cars inspected for the various tech rules. Most complied with several needing to make minor adjustments. With inspection over, drivers were ready to qualify for the pole position. Qualification consisted of  racing their car to get as many laps and sections on the red lane as possible in the allotted time. When qualifying was done the results were, 1st Roger Browne 12-15, 2nd Chris DeVita 11-1, 3rd Dennis Browne 11.0, 4th was a tie between Tom Foster and Kevin Link each with 10-29, 6th was Freddie Arroyo 10-16, 7th Nick Traina 10-2, 10th Dovid “Leo” Stern 9-3 and Abba Tommy Stern 11th.

It was decided to run 2 semi finals consisting of 4 drivers in each with 3 sit out positions for the top 3 in the main event. The semi’s would be 4 heats of 5 minute duration. The best and top 5 drivers would move up to the finals. Since their races were timed, the top 5 from either semi would make the main. At the end of the semi finals, 1st move up was Nick Traina who emerged with 203-13, Tom Foster was next with 188-25, next Kevin Link 177-32, Freddie Arroyo 177-3 and last move up was Nick Perri 170-36. These 5 would join the 3 Main sit outs which were, Roger Browne (fastest qualifier), Chris DeVita and Dennis Browne.

The Main Event was 40 minutes and would be run on all 8 lanes and were 5 minute heats each with a 2 minute pause between lane changes to change lane stickers, oil or make any minor adjustments. Starting on the red lane would be Roger Browne, Chris DeVita on black, Dennis Browne on purple. These were the drivers to watch as they were the fastest qualifiers. Of the remaining lanes left, Nick Traina chose yellow, Tom Foster picked white, Kevin Link wanted blue lane, Freddie Arroyo decided on orange and Nick Perri settled for the green lane. The cars looked stunning on the starting line. Camera’s were flashing and Kevin Link posted his picture on Buzz-A-Rama facebook page for all to see at the conclusion of the race.

THE MAIN EVENT—-   It was a close beginning as Roger and Nick Traina led the first segment with 49 laps each. Chris  was on black and was having some sort of problem as he had only 41 laps. Freddie was a disaster, trying to keep his car on the track and avoiding the many mishaps. Roger Browne, led the race up to the 6th segment by as many as 10 laps and then began to slow down which made him end up in 2nd place with a total of 386-12. Nick Traina nosed him out with 387 laps for the victory and $100.00 purse in merchandise plus championship points. 3rd place was Chris DeVita, 4th Tom Foster, Kevin Link pulled in 5th. 6th Dennis Browne 341 DNF, 7th Nick Perri 294 DNF and 8th Freddie Arroyo 208 DNF.

The next race will be held on Sunday February 19, 2012 on the BLACK track.  There will be slight modifications to the rules. I would like to thank the turn marshalls for the wonderful job they did as we did not have track calls and when 3 cars come off at a turn during a race, it becomes very hectic. For those drivers that did not make it. Improve your driving skills as the old saying goes, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.    Thanks All, Your Race Director,   Buzz

1/32 Scale INVITATIONAL RACE

January 2, 2012
by Buzz Perri

SUNDAY  JANUARY 15, 2012  @ 6:00 p.m. MONARCH ORANGE TRACK

    OPEN TO ALL BUZZ-A-RAMA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING

DEATH  STAR MOTOR WITH SEAL INTACT AND  ORIGINAL STOCK LEAD WIRES

2.5 ”  BODY WIDTH,   TIRES MUST BE LESS THAN 2.5″ WIDE AND BE UNDER THE BODY

PAINTED DRIVER INTERIOR  (STOCK CAR INTERIOR O.K.)    WE SUPPLY YOUR RACE  CAR NUMBER

2.25″    1/8th AXLES,  NO BALL BEARINGS   —     1/16th  CLEARANCE

RECOMMENDED TIRE SIZE 13/16  DIAMETER x .680  WIDTH,   NO SOLDERING OR WEIGHTS

STOCK GUIDE FLAG  ( GUIDE CLIPS ALLOWED)      QUALIFY ON RED LANE -2 MINUTE TIMED LAPS

BODY CLIPS ONLY,  NO OUTSIDE TAPE     BODIES OFF FOR STRICT TECH INSPECTION 

ENTRY  FOR MEMBERS  $10.00     NON-MEMBERS  DOUBLE

PRIZES:  BASED ON ENTRIES   GUARANTEED  FIRST PLACE  $100.00  MERCHANDISE.

SECOND PLACE  $50.00 merchandise– THIRD PLACE  $25.00 merchandise,  4th  $10.00 mdse. , 5th $5.00 track time

Practice on your own if track is available.   Second race for these cars in February  TBA, 3rd race on KING  in March for CHAMPIONSHIP                                    YOU WILL RECEIVE POINTS FOR EACH RACE

November 4, 2010 Sprint Slot Car Race Results

November 10, 2010
by Buzz Perri

Seventeen slot car racers (members and non-members) descended on BUZZ-A-RAMA RACEWAY to compete in a Sprint Car race that was held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 on the American Raceways  “YELLOW MONARCH” track.

Qualifications began promptly at 7:00 PM and consisted of racing your car on the Black lane (one of eight lanes on the track) for a total of laps and sections in two electronically timed minutes which is computed with the reliable  AUTOMATIC AMERICAN RACE DIRECTOR  lap counter. 

Fastest qualifiers for this event were:  1st-  Chris Devita  23 laps-9 sections,  2nd- Roger Browne 22-19, 3rd- Kris Campana 22-10, 4th- Nick Traina 21-14, 5th- Ed Poccia Sr. 21-4, 6th- Kevin Link 20-30, 7th- Nick Perri 19-32, 8th- Tom Foster 19-30. 9th through 17th were– Arianna Perri, Andrew Poccia, Samantha Perri, Dovid Stern, Steven Perri, Rob Penn, Betty Devita, Joseph Vasta and Nicky Racos who did not qualify.

It was decided that because we ended up with 16 drivers, we would run 2- semi finals of 8 drivers each. Four top drivers from each semi would move up to the “MAIN EVENT”

After running both semi finals, we assigned lanes to the top 8 drivers.

These are the results of the MAIN EVENT:   Kevin Link was top driver with 212 laps followed by Roger Browne in 2nd with 211-15, 3rd place went to Chris Devita who was also in the same lap as Roger with 211-4 and 4th place was Nick Traina with 210 laps. 5th place was Ed Poccia Sr. 205, 6th was Kris Campana 199-36, 7th Nick Perri 199-32 approximately 10 feet behind Kris and Tom Foster was 8th  with 175 laps with mechanical trouble. This race was very exciting to the racers as well as the spectators.

 Next race will be for Flexi Nascars on the Orange track on December 9, 2110 at 7:00 PM sharp.