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07-05-2012, 09:31 AM
PMBC (Performance Model Boat Club, Seville Ohio.) NORTHERN OHIO!

Presents: LIGHTNING IN THE VALLEY: September 14th (Open Water) 15th and 16th. 2 days of FE racing, 3 Open Classes (FE, Nitro and gas) 5 rounds ea.

This is the old CAFE Race. Reborn as Lightning in the Valley!

Lightning in the Valley Flyer: (http://morttucker.com/morttucker/LIV.pdf)

LSH (P Limited Power)
P Limited O/B Tunnel
P Limited Hydro
P Mono
P Limited Mono
LSO (Limited Sport Offshore 4 minutes)
Q Sport Hydro Open (Sport 40 Nitro welcome)
Open Hydro (FE, Gas and Nitro Welcome)
Open Mono ((FE, Gas and Nitro Welcome)
...Open Cat ( FE, Gas and Nitro Welcome)...

Five Entries to make a class with five rounds of heat racing, weather permitting. No Boat limit, with open water on Friday afternoon after site setup. Our lake is located inside a campground. Full service campsites to tent camping available. Entry to the park is required per day. Campers pay to camp and do not have to pay park entry costs. IMPBA legal course, Drivers Meeting 9:45 each day. Racing starts at 10:00. Our goal is to do three rounds on Saturday, two on Sunday and get racers on the road early.

07-05-2012, 09:32 AM
how far is this from cadiz

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07-05-2012, 09:34 AM
What is cadiz?

07-05-2012, 09:36 AM
cadiz ohio.

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07-05-2012, 09:44 AM
97 miles. Easy drive up 77.

07-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Just added Open Cat....check out the flyer from post number 1..

07-13-2012, 10:11 AM
Put me down for LSH, P Limited Hydro, Q Sport Hydro and Open Hydro.
Looking forward to running with our Gas and Nitro Friends again.

07-13-2012, 07:21 PM

Might want to check this out.

07-14-2012, 06:20 AM
Come on down, I have been looking forward to meeting you and bring some boats! That rigger looks good.

07-14-2012, 08:38 AM
I think we already met, but some time ago (brushed days).

07-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Open Cat an P Mono Added!

08-01-2012, 05:27 PM
I think I might be requesting a Friday off for this event.

How much is the campgrounds? Any close hotels that are cheap/clean?

08-04-2012, 05:27 AM
The race is shaping up really good, we have East Coast guys coming including Pags.
Michigan has Terry, Fred, and Mike, hey Terry bring your Q sport "Godzilla" I may have something for you.
Expecting two great racers from PA. also.
Who else is coming to what is shaping up to be one of the best races of the Year??

08-04-2012, 05:30 AM
Basstronics, local area info,


any other questions feel free to ask.

08-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Im about 90% likely to attend but about 99% likely not to race. My driving skills are not the best and I wouldnt want to risk anyone elses boat.

But I would like to come out, maybe run a little and see the others. I would also like to see a race in person.

I will see if any of our other guys would maybe want to come over too.

08-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Racing will improve your skills quickly.

08-05-2012, 11:18 AM
Everyone starts somewhere... You can't learn to drive in racing conditions until you... well... Race! Give it a try. Most if not all are more than willing to help. The BIGGESTED key in my opinion is your spotter when your driving. A good spotter will help you get around the course as a "newbee". Heat racing can me very rewarding and motivating!


08-12-2012, 08:53 PM
I need sign ups guys. Just start posting or emailing me. Let's build some excitement.

08-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Gotta survive the "P-Shootout" first.....

08-13-2012, 04:49 PM
You don't have to declare drift wood when you go back to Canada!

08-14-2012, 09:18 AM
Howard, still have to clear it with headquarters but I'm relatively confident that wont be a problem.

Put me down for:
P Limited Hydro
P Mono
LSO (Limited Sport Offshore 4 minutes)
Q Sport Hydro

I wanted to do open hydro but there's no way I'll be even close to ready. I might throw in for open mono if I can get that ridiculous NS4 figured out by then. I screwed that thing totally up. Replaced the driveline again now.

Anybody want to do P limited mono? I have a fresh one I'm building right after the Shootout.

Bass, do NOT be afraid to race with any of these guys. FE guys are a different breed of humanity. They'll help you on the course, help you find the sweet spot with your setup, and wont even yell at you if you saw them in half. The OH guys in particular put up with my horrific driving for years. Wait........they still are.

08-14-2012, 01:40 PM
So far!

Chris (From Canada)
T.S. Davis
Mike Pags
Thomas Castellani
Jim Caldwell
Howard Tucker

And the Guys from My club!

08-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Howard I should be good for

FE Cat
P Limited Mono (or P Mono)

08-14-2012, 08:30 PM

08-15-2012, 09:29 AM
I think I may refer to this race as yodel in the valley.

08-15-2012, 01:18 PM
Is there a valley in Ohio.....thought it was flat as a pancake.....

08-15-2012, 05:44 PM
If a river runs through it it must be a valley!

08-16-2012, 09:44 AM

put me in for

Open cat
P-limited Hydro


08-16-2012, 10:24 AM
Howard, it's not on the flyer but three of us just asked if we could run P limited mono AND P mono. What do ya think?

08-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Ok all you worn out P shoot out Racers. Please let me know classes for Lightning in the Valley.

Yes! Sounds like a plan!

08-19-2012, 07:40 PM
Its flat as a pancake on my corner of the state...

08-21-2012, 09:51 AM
Put me in for LSH LSO and Q

08-27-2012, 01:44 PM
Sorry Folks, Due to lack of entrants Lightning-in-the Valley is cancelled!

08-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Total bummer

08-27-2012, 02:55 PM
YEP! Sorry to ruin a mini vacation.

08-27-2012, 04:29 PM
how bout we still go and have a 3 day test and tune weekend!!!!!!

08-27-2012, 06:36 PM
I say we still go and just race with those that show up! I'd be willing to kick in extra $ to help make it work! I think that between the MMEU guys signed up, Mr. Pags and Howard we'd put on a great show and have ourselves a great time. Along with anyone else that wanted to show!

08-27-2012, 07:27 PM
I think that sounds awesome!! I'm in and will pay $$$$ we don't need trophies or prizes.....lets just race and maybe practice and show off some cool stuff!!!!

08-30-2012, 08:23 AM
I am for that, would a geat test and tune day!!

08-30-2012, 08:57 AM
You tools. I can't sell that to the brains at my house. I was already going to take a beating for going to a real race.

09-16-2012, 02:07 PM
Sad deal. Was a real nice weekend too!