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entry 12 Apr 2010, 10:50
Hello again!
For the second time this year, we gathered for an Open GT race. Many people seem to enjoy this category, since cars are fast and provide a spectacular race. 16 racers gathered over our newly designed track (see pic lower), to do battle and have tons of fun in the process.
The track is a 4lane Ninco, with a tight, challenging design and 12V power, controlled via a DS300 system.


Below you can see the cars in their pit boxes:

Left to right, heats 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

Starting with heat1:

Alexis' blue Fly F40, Christos' Totip Fly F40, Zafeiris' beautiful MB F430 and the only A/W car was George's Pug 406

Here, Chris was fastest, although George put up a good fight and was not very far. Zafeiris raced his box stock MB F430 with ease, as it was not yet race prepared and he wouldn't want to do any damage to it. Alexis faced various trouble during his race and scored fewer laps than the rest of the guys, still he had good fights with Chris for the time his car was ok.

Heat2:

left to right, Freddie's red Slot it F40, Thanos' Slot it F40, Konstantinos Slot it F40 and Vassilis Mclaren

In this heat the fight was closer, Thanos and Freddie ended up only a lap apart, after 20mins. Vasilis only 3 laps behind and a further 2laps down was Konstantinos. A really nice heat, having the lowest age average among the competitors (Konstantinos and Thanos, below 12yrs old, Vasilis young enough too, only Freddie is in his 30s)

Heat3:

Timos' Mclaren, Maria's Mclaren, Pantelis' Mclaren and Savvas' Zonda

Things were pretty fast here. Me and my wife Maria, started with a fast pace and exchanged places throughout the race. A bad start for both of us in run 2 cost us a lap penalty, but Maria had also some deslots and lost a further 2. From then on she drove very fast and managed to claim back a couple of places, scoring the fastest lap of the race in the process. Savvas was running a car he loaned form his friend Hercules, and did well too. He has practiced at Hercules' home track, and this paid off, as he was right in the pace, despite limited experience in club events. Pantelis drove his first race, but he was not so bad after all.

Heat4:

Petros' Fly F40, Christine MB Slot chassis with a Fly Corvette body on top, Dimitris' modified Ninco Megane and Hercules' Fly Porsche GT1 Evo3.

Here we also had a close fight. Petros and Hercules had great battles in all their runs, but Hercules was better here. Petros' pace deteriorated towards the end of the race, while Hercules was strong for the whole 20mins. Hercules had a pace, good enough for the top spot, but a few unexpected deslots in run4 cost him valuable time and the win. Still a fantastic drive, with an old but effective car.
Dimitris had to drive a loaned car, was not very well prepared and lost a lot of time getting accustomed to it. Christine also drove a car she was not very accustomed to (and was not as fast as some of the others), and she had to fight a recent waist injury, so normally her pace was a bit slower.

After 20mins the overall results are:
KOULOURIDIS TIMOS / Slot it Mclaren F1 Inline --- 134laps --- best lap:8.472
HAITAS HERCULES / Fly Porsche GT1 Inline --- 131laps --- best lap:8.589
ATHOUSAKI MARIA / Slot it Mclaren F1 Anglewinder --- 131laps --- best lap:8.184
KOULOURIDIS PETROS / Fly Ferrari F40 Inline --- 130laps --- best lap:8.592
LOUKISSA CHRISTINA / Fly Corvette with MB universal chassis Inline --- 121laps --- best lap:8.795
NISKOPOULOS CHRISTOS / Fly Ferrari F40 Inline --- 118laps --- best lap:9.242
SAVIDIS SAVAS MB / Pagani Zonda Anglewinder --- 112laps --- best lap:9.637
DILMPERAKIS GEORGE / Spirit Peugeot 406 Anglewinder --- 108laps --- best lap:9.632
DIMAS DIMITRIS / Ninco Megane Anglewinder --- 106laps --- best lap:8.654
NISKOPOYLOS THANOS / Slot it F40 Anglewinder --- 99laps --- best lap:8.873
VAGGER FREDDY / Slot it F40 Inline --- 98laps --- best lap:10.436
FILIPOGLOU VASILIS / Slot it Mclaren F1 Inline --- 95laps --- best lap:11.211
KAPETANAKOS ZAFIRIS / MB F430 Inline --- 95laps --- best lap:10.458
KAPETANAKOS KOSTAS / Slot it F40 Anglewinder --- 93laps --- best lap:9.506
MOUNTOULAS PANTELIS / Slot it Mclaren F1 Anglewinder --- 88laps --- best lap:11.257
GAITANIS ALEXIS / Fly Ferrari F40 Inline --- 87laps --- best lap:9.077


Below you can see the top 5 cars on the podium:


Some more photos:

Two friends and their Ferraris:

Alexis' and Christos' cars

A girl and her Vette:

Christine with a Fly Corvette with and MB Slot chassis

Small and aggressive:

Dimitris' Ninco Megane

Big, fast and black:

Hercules' Fly Porsche GT1

New kid on the block:

Konstantinos' Slot it F40

The Fast and the Furious girl:

Maria's Mclaren F1 GTR

Ferrari's top dog:

Petros' Fly F40

An Italian Masterpiece:

Savvas' Pagani Zonda (by MB Slot)

Like father, like son:

Thanos' slot it F40 (he is Christos' son)

Winner in the looks category:

Zafeiris' MB slot F430

The winning car:

My Mclaren F1GTR

Overall, a very enjoyable race. Best lap of the day by Maria, scoring a 8.184s lap, excellent drive by Hercules, nice cars, a lot of participants again, fine people doing their favorite hobby and having a great time. See you again in 15days.

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post 13 Apr 2010, 18:35
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Timos, congrats again on another 1st place finish. It sounds like you all had a great time, nice to see that the wife races with ya! I'll be working on my girlfriend to get interested in racing once the track is up. cool.gif I already raced with her at the hobby shop, she is no slouch! lol

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post 14 Apr 2010, 08:33
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QUOTE (slothound @ 13 Apr 2010, 20:35)
Timos, congrats again on another 1st place finish. It sounds like you all had a great time, nice to see that the wife races with ya! I'll be working on my girlfriend to get interested in racing once the track is up. cool.gif I already raced with her at the hobby shop, she is no slouch! lol

Jeff


Well, the thing about slots is that, you can have fun with all the family. Me, my wife Maria, my bro Petros and his girlfriend Christine, are into this. It's something that we enjoy a lot, being in the same place, doing the same hobby, having fun all together. Try it!!


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post 18 Apr 2010, 17:13
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BTW, I forgot to mention...love the new track! cool.gif

Jeff
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