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Actually it is the Hangover 150.
It used to be called the 100 and we liked that name better.
Held Jan.1 each year at Ransomville Speedway near Lewiston, NY, very close to Niagara Falls and Canada.
Three 50 lap races, one for each group, 8cyl, 6cly and 4cyl.
This year, the 8s ran first and helped pack the track.
They had about 50 cars, most all American.
6s had about 85 and 4s 100 cars.
Running the biggest class last made cleanup quicker, not that a lot was done to cleanup, mostly clear the track surface and not much more.

Why bother posting this in Rally?
There was one Import entered in the 8cyl class by GpN regular, Jon Bottoms.
An Audi V8 with what looked like fresh Pirellis.
Jon swooped out of mid-pack on the start and lapped considerably faster than all the hulks that had trouble going straight much less turning.

Jon got a cool trophy and $500 and the Audi looks pristine, ready to win next year with no more than a bath and some gas.
He did a great job missing the wrecks and keeping clear of the nuts.

The 6s was won by the only car to make the 50 laps!
The 4s looked pretty bad too after a bunch of Subarus (that should have walked away with it) self-destructed.
98 of 100 cars were blown-up or stuck, so again, the remaining car beat the other one, what a mess.

pictures:
randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/winner.jpg
randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/crowd.jpg
randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/pretzel.jpg
randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/zoom.jpg

You'll see the death and destruction in the backgrounds.
Lots less fire with the mandatory hood holes.
We missed the splender but not the smoke and smell.
 

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Here's a couple pictures in reduced form.
http://www.randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/winner2small.jpg
http://www.randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/pretzelsmall.jpg

I have a movie of the 6 cyl winner coming thru the trash.
The abandoned cars aren't always abandoned and will sometimes start moving again just before you get there, kinda like trees that jump out in front:
www.randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/ho06/6ohno.mov

You can see stuff from a couple years ago when I did it at randyzimmer.com pretty far down the page.
I'm the green wagon:
http://www.randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/carbefore.jpg
www.randyzimmer.com/video/ho04/speed.mov
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RE: Hangover 100 run Sunday

Thanks Randy. It was a blast.

I guess when it comes to sliding around in snow/ice/mud, rally guys know how to get R done! Having that V8 Quattro whale helps too.
 

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I was searching for yesterday's results and found this thread. I believe that AWD's were banned after Jonathan's win, am I right?

Mike Kamm
 

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I too remember hearing AWDs banned after Bottoms win. Too bad, I have a 4000Q rallycar w/ an Audi V8 engine swap.
 

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The grader got stuck (too warm and too wet) so they postponed the 2011 Hangover to 1/29/11
so there's plenty of time to prep a car.
Using the standard/typical hangover timetable, there's enough time to prep 23 cars.
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