Governor's Cup

Olson makes it two-in-a-row, while Reunanen picks up first FE victory in Marysville

Unfortunately, this will be an abbreviated race report, with no raceday photos. Check out the Rattlesnake RC facebook page for any videos of the finals.

 

Special congratulations to the victors, as John Olson took his second victory of the season with his 1971 Country Boy in nitro. Paxton Reunanen collected his first FE victory of his career with the 1983 KISW Miss Rock. Finally, Dave Brandt continued his perfect-for-2019 in the gas scale class, taking the victory in the 1982 Gilmore Special.

 

Gas Scale

1st: 1982 Gilmore Special, Dave Brandt

2nd: 1978 Miss Circus Circus, Mike Malloy

3rd: 1985 Coors Light, Jeff Griffin

4th (DNF): 2014 Graham Trucking, Jeff Snell

5th (DNF): 1977 Atlas Van Lines, Jim Whyte

 

1/8th Scale Electric (FE) Consolation

1st: 2010 Oh Boy! Oberto, Jim Hogan

2nd: 1999 Miss Madison, Henry Oord

3rd: 1958 Wildroot Charlie, Ron Daum

 

1/8th Scale Electric (FE) Final

1st: 1983 KISW Miss Rock, Paxton Reunanen

2nd: 1984 Atlas Van Lines, Don Mock

3rd: 1986 Mr. Pringle's, Jim Brittain

4th: 2010 Oh Boy! Oberto, Jim Hogan

5th: 1972 Notre Dame, Bill Brandt

6th (DNF): 2008 Formulaboats.com II, Rob Brackett

 

1/8th Scale Nitro Consolation

1st: 1971 Country Boy, John Olson

2nd: 1994 Pete's Wicked Ale, Paul Jackson

3rd: 2011 Valken Sports, Rob Brackett

4th (DNF): 1972 Notre Dame, Bill Brandt

5th (DNF): 1994 Miss Budweiser (T-3), Paxton Reunanen

6th (DNS): 1983 Miss Houston, Steve Roman

 

1/8th Scale Nitro Final

1st: 1971 Country Boy, John Olson

2nd: 1982 Oh Boy! Oberto, Jim Brittain

3rd: 1978 Miss Circus Circus, Mike Malloy

4th: 1970 Pride of Pay'n Pak, Fred Olson

5th (DNF): 1978 Squire Shop (U-64), Dave Brandt

6th (DNF): 2010 Superior Racing, Jeff Griffin

7th (DNS): 2008 Boeing Dreamliner, Rich Matkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 15

 

Location: Twin Lakes Park, Marysville, WA

 

Contest Director: R/CU Board

 

Car Procedure

At Marysville, we are only allowed two vehicles in and out of the park at a time. We will have a baton in the parking lot, at the gate entrace to the park. If you have the baton, you are allowed to enter the park and drive to the pits. Once in the pits, please offload your equipment quickly, and drive to the parking lot. You can pass your baton to the next car in line. If you do not have a baton, you CANNOT enter the park!

 

The same procedure works for packing up at the end of the day. Please organize your equipment in a way that you can easily pack up and offload your car, and minimize your time in the park, as there will be many people trying to get in.

 

R/CU highly recommends taking home all trailers and leaving minimal equipment at the race site overnight, due to recent thefts.

 

We ask electric-only racers to pit closer to the parking lot, as nitro and gas racers appreciate having shorter walks to the lake.

 

Parking

R/CU racers do NOT need to pay parking, as R/CU rents the site. See the article here: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/5-parking-fee-coming-to-gissberg-twin-rivers-county-parks/

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Saturday

The trailer will arrive early, between 6:00 and 6:30. Please plan on arriving early, as there will be many, many drivers and cars that need to drive into the pits. Please assist with the course and scaffolding setup; the more hands that assist with that, the quicker we can open the racecourse for testing.

 

Testing will begin following the setup and last for approximately 2 hours. It will involve both clockwise and counterclockwise running.

 

There will be a large driver's meeting with all racers, then it will be racing throughout the day!

 

Previous Race Winners

Race held in Lake Sacajawea, Longview, WA 2015-Present

Race held in Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, Ellensburg, WA 2001-2007, 2009, 2012-2013

Race held in Hisey Park, Granger, WA 2008

Race held in Olympia, WA 1976-1983, 1997-2000

 

-2019: John Olson (1971 Country Boy) [nitro] and Paxton Reunanen (1983 KISW Miss Rock) [FE]

-2018: Kirk Maupin (1977 Miss Esquire Products) [nitro] and Bill Brandt (1972 Notre Dame) [FE]

-2017: Kirk Maupin (1977 Miss Esquire Products) [nitro] and Bill Brandt (1972 Notre Dame) [FE]

-2016: Kirk Maupin (1977 Miss Esquire Products) [nitro] and Bill Brandt (1982 Gilmore Special) [FE]

-2015: Dave Brandt (1995 Pico American Dream) [nitro] and David Newton (2012 Spirit of Qatar) [FE]

-2014: Race not held

-2013: Kirk Maupin (1977 Squire) [nitro] and Rob Brackett (2011 Valken.com) [FE}

 

Prior to 2013, no FE class run

-2012: Mike Bontoft (1983 MIss Houston)

-2011: Joey Caines (1977 Charlie's Girl)

-2010: Kirk Maupin (1975 Atlas Van Lines)

-2009: Kirk Maupin (1977 Miss Esquire Products)

-2008: Dave Brandt (1999 Pico American Dream)

-2007: Dave Brandt (1995 Pico American Dream)

-2006: Dave Brandt (1995 Pico American Dream)

-2005: Dave Brandt (1995 Pico American Dream)

-2004: Greg Ross (1989 Risley's Express)

-2003: Dave Brandt (1995 Pico American Dream)

-2002: Dave Brandt (1995 Pico American Dream)

-2001: Don Mock (1984 Atlas Van Lines)

-2000: Eric Akeson (1986 Frank Kenney Toyota)

-1999: Jesse Robertson (1989 Miss Circus Circus)

-1998: Jesse Robertson (1989 Miss Circus Circus)

-1997: John Hruby (1978 Miss Circus Circus)

Race not held 1984-1996

-1983: Roger Newton (Miss Budweiser)

-1982: Jack Haugen (1957 Thriftway Too)

-1981: Butch Melewski (Miss Bardahl)

-1980: Jack Haugen (1972 Notre Dame)

-1979: Dallas Cook (Miss Pay 'N Save)

-1978: Roger Newton (MIss Budweiser)

-1977: Roger Newton (Miss Budweiser)

-1976: Frank Ward (Miss Wahoo)