Saturday, November 28, 2015

KRP SportsCar Endurance

KRP Daytona Endurance Race
Saturday January 30th, 2016
Kozo Raceway Park

Practice on January 17th, 2015
Track Opens : 12:00 noon

Race on January 30th, 2015
Track Opens : 5:00 PM
Qualifying : 6:30 PM
Race : 7:30 PM

Race Format
This will be an endurance length race with at least 5 minute heats. Total track time per driver will tentatively amount to over 1 hour. There will be equal time of racing in “daytime” and “nighttime.” Nighttime racing will consist of house lights turned off, and track spotlights being used at the corners. The format may change depending due to number of participants.
Each driver will race both classes for an equal amount of time, day and night. They may choose what heats to use each class. (Ex. 3 day and 3 night heast per car, for a total of 12 total heats.)

General Rules
Unless otherwise specified the following general rules apply to all classes. All racers are responsible for compliance.
  • Any tuning methods not specifically mentioned are not allowed
  • All classes are raced non-magnetic
  • Any brand guide flag, braid and lead wire
  • Bushings may be secured
  • Any brand silicone tire, designed for specific wheel, may be used
  • Body screws may be loosened to allow for float
  • Loose screws must have tape applied over the hole to prevent it dislodging onto the track
  • Chassis must maintain .040” minimum distance from track.
  • Wheels must appear appropriate for car, including detail or inserts
  • Motor RPM listed is at 12v

Car Classes

GT (Touring - Daytona)
  • Any Carrera, Fly (not racing), Ninco, Scalextric, or SCX GT-2 or GT-3 car that raced within the last 5 years
    • Ex. Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Audi R8, BMW M3, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Camaro GT-R, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, Dodge Viper SRT, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F430, Mazda RX-8, Porsche 991, Porsche 997
  • Stock or aftermarket motor up to 18,000 RPM may be used
  • Stock or aftermarket wheels similar to stock size may be used
  • Stock or aftermarket bushings and gears may be used
  • Front tires may not be coated
  • Must have working lights for night racing.

P (LeMans - Daytona P)
  • Any Brand Daytona Prototype
  • Any Brand LMP2 (Open Cockpit), may use aftermarket chassis
  • Any motor up to 21,500 RPM ( Orange endbell, Yellow Flat 6, Piranha, etc.)
  • Any gearing, wheels, guide, braid, lead wire.
  • Any aftermarket tires front or rear.
  • Tires may be glued and trued. Front tires may not be coated.
  • Must have working lights for night racing.

Sample of eligible GT cars
Aston Martin V12 VantageAudi R8 LMS
BMW Z4Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
Chevrolet Corvette C6.RFerrari 458 Italia
Porsche 997

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Audi R8 LMS
BMW Z4 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
Chevrolet Camaro GT-R Dodge Viper SRT
Ferrari F430

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Recap from 10/29/15

The big cars made an appearance at KRP this past week with the 1/24 H&R class. On the card for the evening was the Trans-Am and IMSA GTO classes. The night started with the Trans-Am race and concluded with the IMSA GTO cars.

For the Trans-Am race only 5 laps separated the entire field of eight drivers, with multiple same lap finishes. Scott and Dean completed 56 circuits to finish 1st and 2nd, respectively. Bill rounded out the top 3 with 54 laps, while Joe edged out John for 4th with 52 laps each. Mike T, Clem and Dave all finished on the same lap total of 51. The race record, 57 laps, was set by Scott on 05/01/2014 and the lap time record, 8.266 seconds, was set by Scott on 06/25/2015. Fast lap of this race belongs to Scott coming in at 8.391 seconds.

In the IMSA GTO class Dean took top honors with 60 laps, while Scott completed 59. Bill finished 3rd for the second time tonight at 58 laps. John very quietly finished 4th with 54 laps. Clem had the distance over Joe completing 53 laps and Mike T's "Brutus" finished 50 circuits.

Racing classes for  11/5/15 are as follows:

Scalextric Dallara INDY (stock)

As always complete rules can be found on the top right of the banner in red.

Hope to see you at the track this week!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Recap, 10/1/15

After a week away, Kozo Raceway Park is pleased to get back to racing. Here are the results from October 1st, 2015.

The first race was the Touring GT1 class. 5 different manufacturers brought out their cars for the 6 entries, including a Porsche 911 GT1 98, a McLaren F1 GTR, a Mosler MT900, a Sunred SR21, and two Ferrari F40s.

Racing was close overall With Scott driving his Porsche 911 GT1 98 to the victory ahead of Dean's McLaren F1 GTR. Both drivers completed the record lap total, with Scott having the fastest race lap of 8.012 seconds. With only one lap separation between the next four positions handling came into play. John squeaked ahead for 60 laps total in his Mosler MT900 with the Ferrari f40 of Joe behind with 59. Bill's Sunred SR21 edged out Mark and his Ferrari F40 58 to 57.

For the Modern NASCAR race, Dean came out on top, completing a record 60 laps, along with Scott in second. The fastest lap of the race was set by Dean at 8.271 seconds. Joe took third place with 59 laps, and Mark rounded out the top four with 58 laps. John and Bill finished respectively at 48 laps each.

The third race of the evening was a KRP Carrera DTM IROC. This was the closest race of the night. Only 4 laps separated the finishers, with Scott edging out Bill 63 to 62. Dean completed 61 laps, and Joe finished ahead of John on the same count of 60. Fast race lap went to Scott at 8.018 seconds.

Racing for the evening of October 15th will be Group 5 18k, Daytona Prototype 18k, and a third race of Scalextric GT if time allots. Doors will open at 6:30, racing to start at 7:30. Hope to see you all at the track.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Results from 9/24

This week showed a lower than normal turnout at Kozo Raceway Park. Even though there was only four racers, some new track records were set. As the first two races ended quickly, a third race was suggested. The first class to race was Can-Am 1/32, followed by LeMans LPM 18k and we finished with the new Touring Carrera DTM class.

With the Can-Am 1/32 being raced for the first time at KRP it will set the class records for this track. ScottKozokas and Bill Watkins finished at 58 laps, with Scott earning the position by distance for the Lap Total Record. Dean Kirkpatrick was the only driver other than Scott, who lead 57, to lead a lap and completed 57 circuits. John Barton rounded out the field with 55 circuits. The race lap record is 8.599 seconds by Scott Kozokas.

The LeMans LMP class has competed at KRP previously, with the Lap Total Record of 67 belonging to Dean Kirkpatrick, as well as the Lap Time Record of 7.600 seconds. Scott Kozokas set the new records of 69 laps and 7.520 seconds to take 1st place. Dean took 2nd place, tying his previous record of 67 laps. Bill Watkins and John Barton both finished 62 laps, with Bill covering more distance.

The Touring Carrera DTM class was another inaugural race, with the Lap Total Record and Lap Time Record going to Scott Kozokas with 63 laps, and a fast time of 8.205 seconds. Finishing 2nd was Bill Watkins, running 61 laps. John Barton finished 3rd for a total of 59 laps, while usual front runner Dean Kirkpatrick only completed 57 laps completing the field.

Next week KRP will host NASCAR Modern and Touring GT1, with a test and tune session or possibly a race for the Racer Resin North American Championship (Nationals) series. Doors will open at 6:30 and racing will start at 7:30. Hope to see you there.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday Night Recap

The slot car racing season has opened up in North East Pennsylvania, with racing at Kozo Raceway Park. In competition this past week we had the 1/24th H&R IMSA and Trans Am classes. The racing was fierce throughout the evening with multiple same lap finishes and close quarters racing.

The IMSA class was up first. Dean Kirkpatrick lead 55 laps on the way to his 1st place finish at 59 laps. Coming in 2nd was Scott Kozokas at 57 who also lead a lap in the Watkins Racing RX7, leading one lap along the way. Bill Watkins lead 6 laps on his 3rd place finish on the same lap as Scott. Rounding out the field with a spread of only 6 laps was Mark Kornish, John Barton, Mike Troy and Joe Brandolino, respectively.

In Trans Am racing, Dean Kirkpatrick tied Scott Kozokas' total race lap record of 57 while leading all but 1 lap. Mark Kornish recorded his best finish in 2nd place completing 54 laps, and beating out Scott Kozokas by distance. Bill Watkins, Joe Brandolino, John Barton and Mike Troy finished out the group with laps from 50-53 total.

Racing on Thursday September 24th will be at Kozo Raceway Park again. Classes to race will be Can-Am 1/32 and LeMans LMP 18k. The track will open at 6:30, with racing to start at 7:30.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thursday Night and Racer Group 5 / Flyslot Double Header

Thursday May 28th, 2015

Thursday night brought out the die-hard racers, with only 5 competing. On the card for the evening was the Open Wheel cars, Scalextric INDY Dallara and Vintage 60's GP.

Racing first was the INDY cars. With the top 4 drivers leading at least 2 laps and a total separation of 3 laps across the field the racing was intense. Taking the early led was Scott running a median time of 8.856 sec., and would eventually finish 2nd to Dean by only a matter of feet, with 59 laps each. John led 4 laps on his way to 3rd place and 58 laps, while Mark finished 4th at 57 laps. Clem had some early car trouble, and switched from his Team Penske Marlboro car to the Danica Patrick Motorola to finish 5th with 56 laps.

Second on the card was the Vintage 60's GP. There were 2 classes on track, the faster with stock motors and the slower with 14k motors. Scott edged out Dean for the faster class 54 to 52. For the 14k class Mark took the win over John and Clem, 50, 47 and 45 laps respectively.

When the track settled, there was still enough time to run an IROC race, and KRP was able to provide some previously untested, or the KRP track, cars to be used... and no-one knew what to expect. The #14 in the red lane proved to be the toughest car to drive, while the #42 in white was the smoothest and the #29 in yellow was the fastest. With only a 6 lap separation and a same lap finish for 2nd and 3rd the racing was close. Scott made a strong comeback to take the win at 57 laps. Dean was able to sneak around Clem, who had the dominate run leading the most laps, and finish ahead on the same lap with 56. Mark led 9 laps to his 4th place run and John finished 5th for a total of 51 laps.

Scalextric INDY Dallara results
Vintage 60's GP results
IROC results

Sunday May 31st, 2015

Saturday saw the Double Header action of the Racer Group 5 and Flyslot Regional races at KRP. 6 local racers and 1 out-of-town invader battled on the 80' MFD track at Kozo Raceway Park.

Finishing order for Racer Sideways Group 5
Finishing order for Flyslot Classics
The Racer Sideways Group 5 race saw 4 different leaders, with a new track class record for lap time. All drivers raced in each of the three lanes, in a European round robin format. Scott set the new fast lap time in the white lane running a 7.382 sec. lap, which would eventually take him to the win at 180 laps. The other BMW M1 finished 2nd, driven by Dean, leading 18 laps at 175 laps total. Dan finished 3rd with 169 laps beating out John, who lead 12 laps, by 1/3 of a lap for the position. Finishing 5th was Bill who led 8 laps to his 153 lap total. 6th place belonged to Clem with 152 and 7th was Mark at 149 laps.

The Flyslot race saw Scott dominate leading all 176 laps to his 1st place finish. Dan, in only his first time at the track, had a strong run to finish in 2nd place, 166 laps. Mark rounded out the podium in 3rd with 160 laps. Clem took 4th with 158 laps, while Dean suffered controller problems during his 5th place run at 156 laps. Bill took home 6th place completing 153 laps and John crossed the line 7th with 151 laps. Fastest lap of the race was 7.526 sec. set by Scott in the white lane.

Flyslot Podium
Racer Sideways Group 5 Podium
Racer Sideways Group 5 results

Flyslot Classics results

Bill, John and Clem drive

Full field of cars

Heat finish Racer

Heat finish Flyslot

Friday, May 22, 2015

1/24 racing at KRP

 This past Thursday we raced at Kozo Raceway Park due to last minute conflicts with S&S Speedway. The racing was close with mostly one lap separation between places in all three classes. There was a nice turnout of cars in IMSA, Trans-Am and 60's GT. Some great looking cars were out there! Due to the close quarters of KRP's lanes the racing was tight and everyone had to be on their toes with passing, waiting and picking your spot... or the guy in front slipping.

The IMSA class raced first, with a nice battle between the Ferrari and Mustang in a few heats. The RAIN-X Camaro coming in just behind the #83 RX-7.
Next up was the Trans-AM race with the Watkins Racing, and their #7, finishing 2nd for the this class as well. The Kozo Racing #83 Challenger, titles "Captain Underpants" took the win.
For the 60's GT the #21 Ferrari of Joe Brandolino finished 4th and Clem O'Jevihck took 5th. The #92 Cheetah driven by Scott Kozokas came out of the O'Jevihck stable, and proved to be the top dog.
Results can be viewed at the following links.

IMSA Results
Trans-Am Results
60's GT Results

Next week racing is at KRP again, and it will be an open wheel night. Both the Scalextric INDY Dallaras and our Vintage GP class will race. As always the rules can be found at the top right of the page.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NEPA Regional Double Header

Kozo Raceway Park will host a Regional Qualifier Double Header for Racer Sideways Group 5 and Flyslot LeMans Classics . Track opens 11am for practice, tech and qualifying will start at 1pm, and the first race (Racer Sideways Group 5) will start at 2pm. The Flyslot LeMans Classic regional will start shortly after conclusion of the Racer Sideways Group 5 race. Race format will be 5 minute European round robin segments for each race on the 3 lane track.

Regional rules will apply, except drivers supply their own Piranha 21.5k/ yellow Flat-6 20k motors and tires.
Tires may be either Quick Slicks as per regional rules or Super Tires.
Acceptable Super Tires for Flyslot are 1007RC and 1008RC.
Acceptable Super Tires for Racer Sideways Group 5 are 1402RC, 1403RC, 1407RC, and 1408RC.

Rules for Racer Sideways Group 5 can be found in the first post HERE
Rules for Flyslot LeMans Classics can be found HERE

All racers are welcome! For more information email

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Raceing Recap

The past week had not only the weekly series racing on Thursday night, but also the Kozo Raceway Park Endurance Race on Saturday. Thursday night had a total of eight racers with the addition of Clem in the DTM race. The SCX Modern NASCAR class raced first, and the SCX DTM class raced second under the newly constructed stadium lights at Kozo Raceway Park.

The NASCAR class saw a first time winner with Joe edging out Scott by less than a lap for a total of 59. Finishing 3rd was Bill W. just ahead of Dean in 4th both finishing 58 laps. Mike T (54), Mark (51), and Bryan (50) finished up the field.

The DTM class was the inaugural night race at KRP and was found to be a little challenging to a few drivers.A three-way tie on laps at the top played out with Scott, Dean, and Bill W. finishing in that order with 58 laps. Congratulations to Bill W. for his second podium finish of the night! Joe and Mark finished 4th and 5th with 52 laps, and Mike T, Bryan, and Clem finished with 51, 49, and 47 laps, respectively.

SCX Modern Nascar Results SCX DTM Results

The KRP Endurance Race saw the track opening at 3:00 for practice, and racers started filtering in. With the final trailer pulling in just after 6:00 racing started around 6:45. With a timing and scoring glitch, there was a break in the action during the overnight heats, but all data was recovered and the race continued.

Finishing Order
Strategy became a big focus for all drivers with both a P2 and GT car to be raced. Both cars had to race three heats in daytime and three heats in nighttime. This was tracked to help everyone. Some interesting stats, three drivers completed their GT heats before moving to their P2 cars for the second half of the race. All drivers completed their first nighttime hear with their GT car. Highest lap count in nighttime for GT was 41, P2 was 45. Highest lap count in daytime for GT was 42, and 46 for P2. First place cover a distance of 7.783 miles. Lowest distance cover was 6.638 miles. Total distance covered by all racers was 65.657 miles.

Endurance Results
Endurance Car Tracker

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Racing the week of 1/18/2014

We have a lot of racing taking place this week.
Thursday night at KRP will feature the
inital lighting of the racing surface. The classes featured are SCX DTM (lighted) and Modern SCX NASCAR. Rules are very similar for both classes. Motors must be SCX RX 42-B, and you may use any SCX Pro parts. If SCX Pro parts are not available to you, parts of the similar type may be substituted, Ex. 24, 26, and 27 tooth crown gears. The pinion gear is limited to 9 tooth.
On Saturday, the 24th we have a Daytona 24 style race, with both Prototype and Grand Touring cars competing at the same time. More information can be found Here.

Doors open at 3:00 PM, which coincides with the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Racing will start around 6:00 PM.