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· Ian
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As promised something else to wet your appetites for the Slot Festival weekend, this time it's on the Sunday!

This time it's going to require your Clubs to stand up and be counted too, we are looking for the UK's Top 1:32 hard-bodied Slotcar Racers, from the all the Clubs that are attending, we would like you to nominate your clubs best Racer. Then on the day we'll have some eliminators, with the intention of getting down to three of the best drivers, who'll then go into a head to head with the three top BRSCA Racers in a race of champions. The eliminators will take place on the BRSCA 6 lane track, which will give the hard body racers some practice.

What fun! I am sure there will be loads of friendly cross code banter; it will be interesting to see who actually comes out on top. Just to add to the excitement we are hoping to throw in some foreign competition.

The track - will be the New Pendle three lane Slotfire Track.

The Cars - It would not be right to race cars of either code, so to level the playing field on both sides we are going to use some race prepped 1:24 Scaleauto Cars direct from the manufacturer.

So what do we need from you?

• Over the next few weeks we would like each club (that is attending on the Sunday) to nominate a driver who they believe to be the up for the challenge.
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• Depending on numbers etc, we'll collate the names into a race order to go through some elimination rounds, ultimately ending up with three racers chosen by you, to represent 1:32 against a BRSCA Team.
• You could even have elimination races at your clubs to decide who is going to fly the flag for your club, though I suspect most clubs already know who their main contenders are.

Well if that doesn't wet your appetite for some great racing I'm not sure what will. I know there are some great racers out there, I'd love to see them at Gaydon on the Sunday, and there is something at stake here, the pride of the 1:32. It's time to cajole those fast boys at your club, to ensure they come along and be a symbol for the 1:32 against those BRSCA Speed freaks.
 

· Ian
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Dave, I have nothing at all to do with the BSCRA portion of the event, they are getting their own act together, to come up with three top drivers.

So addressing the other half of "you", what we where planning is that we would get the top guys from each (Hard body) club in the UK to come forward even if under duress (from their teammates if needs be) to give these BSCRA guys an honest run for their money…I must admit I was hoping for a little more interest, than has been shown to date.
We'd love to see the guys, "we all know who they are", who constantly win events around the country, putting their names forward - should I say being nominated by their teams/clubs,

lets give this a blast…

Nominations todate
Ian Foreman - Nascot Wood + Reserve

Russell Turner - West London
 

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Ian, there is a round of the Wales and West Championship taking place at Gaydon on the Sunday as well. This may prevent a few quick drivers entering the challenge as I don't think it will be possible to do both.

Roly
 

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Not on my behalf mate just going along to make up the numbers and I admit to the fact that at the last round of the slotit challenge I attended I was last in a field of 26, and will suggest that as I have no experience of the electronic controllers we wil be using I will probabley spend most of the races cursing them, and still be last of the hard bodied group.
With due respect
Zen
 

· Greg Gaub
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Oh man... don't pass on this one. ScaleAuto 1/24 cars are an absolute pleasure to drive. These aren't the screaming "dentist drill" 1/24 cars you see a lot on YouTube, but hard body cars with reasonable motors in them. They're like nothing most 1/32 guys have driven before... but in a good way. If you can fill a spot in this race, do it!
 
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