April 3, 2015

2015 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals – Report

2015 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals – Report

The 2015 Roar Carpet On-Road Nationals were held at Horsham RC, one of the top permanent carpet facilities in the nation. The track layout was fast and flowing and made for some great racing over the course of the four day event. In the Modified Touring Car class it was Kevin Hebert who set the early pace in practice and qualifying but In the end the TQ went to Paul Lemieux. In the finals it was also Lemieux who was able to win A1 and A2 and take the title with Kevin Hebert finishing 2nd and the speedy Andrew Hardman rounding out the podium.

Modified Touring Car result:
1. Paul Lemieux
2. Kevin Hebert
3. Andrew Hardman
4. Rick Howart
5. Andrew Ellis
6. Ralph Burch
7. Mike Haynes
8. William Jossens
9. Darren Shank
10.Dan Cook

17.5 and 13.5 Stock Touring Car belonged to Mike Gee. Mike would TQ both classes. In the finals Robby Dodge was able to keep him honest by winning the 13.5 A1 final but in the end it was Gee who would ultimately win both titles.

2015 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals – Report

13.5 Touring Car result:
1. Mike Gee
2. Robbie Dodge
3. Andrew Ellis
4. Mike Hanulec
5. Ray Darroch
6. Larry Fairtrace
7. Mike Haynes
8. Eric Anderson
9. EJ Evans
10.Danny Jenkins

17.5 Touring Car result:
1. Mike Gee
2. Robbie Dodge
3. Craig Xavier
4. Mike Hanulec
5. Bill Sydor
6. Eric Anderson
7. Danny Jenkins
8. Karl Hoffmeister
9. Larry Fairtrace
10.Jeff Cuffs

Modified 1/12th scale belonged to Kevin Hebert all weekend, his Title never seemed to be in jeopardy even though Haynes and Howart made advancements over the course of the week.

Modified 1/12th scale result:
1. Kevin Hebert
2. Mike Haynes
3. Rick Howart
4. Ray Darroch
5. Dave Arnold
6. Dan Cook

13.5 1/12th scale saw Joe Trandell Take the TQ, though Joe won A1 and A2, he had to keep it calm and collected as his competitors Mike Gee and Larry Fairtrace were both fast enough to capitalize if Joe were to make mistakes.

13.5 1/12th scale result:
1. Joe Trandell
2. Mike Gee
3. Larry Fairtrace
4. Ray Darroch
5. Eric Anderson
6. EJ Evans
7. Andrew Ellis
8. Dana Bailes
9. Ralph Morella
10.Mike Hanulec

In 17.5 1/12th scale Craig Xavier was fast all weekend, Craig took TQ and the win with a lot of smooth driving to be ahead of Joe Trandell in 2nd and Andrew Mowery in 3rd.

2015 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals – Report

17.5 1/12th scale result:
1. Craig Xavier
2. Joe Trandell
3. Andrew Mowery
4. Sal Amato
5. Dana Bailes
6. Shawn Rayfield
7. Phil (Saucy) Trotta
8. Scott Jakes
9 Ralph Morella
10 Mike Wise

Last but not least World GT saw Phil Tratta take the TQ. In the finals Phil Had to work for it after a A1 debacle. In Champion Fashion Phil Bounced back in A2 and A3 to take home the title.

2015 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals – Report

World GT result:
1. Phil (Saucy) Tratta
2. Scott Jakes
3. Andrew Nicholas
4. John Cravotta
5. Al Sodano
6. Karl Hoffmeister
7. Sean Bushnell

Thanks to Paul Lemieux for the report.


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