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Hi All,

The first race of 2012 saw a good turnout of 15 drivers. The recent rule changes introduced the ability to change motors in certain classes one fo them being the GP class. I tried with mine but ended up overpowering the car and reverting back to the NC5 as the car was a nightmare to control with the NSR King on board.

Please find the results below, race report will be up tonight or tomorrow at the latest:

05/01/2012 - HPI Nissans - RTR Rules



05/01/2012 - GP Cars - MSCC Class Rules

 

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Apologies for the late race report - unfortunately that work thing has been getting in the way of fun!


05/01/2012 - HPI Nissans - RTR

Much the same as 2011 the inaugural race at the MSCC for 2012 was the HPI Nissans. The Nissans remain our only out of the box standard class where tune-ups are limited and offers some excellent close racing.

In 15th place was Mike Dove, Mike suffering from several breakdowns and actually raced 3 possibly 4 different cars. 14th place was Doug Wheeler who was just 3/100ths behind thirteenth place man David Kneale. 12th place was Geoff Harrison a couple of laps up on Dave and Doug. 11th place went to Steve Marshall who was about half a lap behind an ever improving Pete Lawther in 10th. Pete asked me specifically to mention his heat win on the night so here you are Pete and well done buddy!

9th place was Chris Priest who was 2 laps ahead of Pete and 2 laps down on 8th place man Ryan Kneale. Ryan moaning about his Nissan which only got going in his final heat on blue lane. 7th place was Ray Beattie a good 3 laps ahead of Ryan and only 5 laps down on the winner proving how tight it is at the top and how the margins are narrowing at the head of the field. 6th place and just a few hundreds up the road from Ray was Mike Buss.

The top five was rounded off by Dave Capelan who was beaten by just 1/100th (6 inches) by Brian Harrison who took 4th. Brians dayglo yellow paint job attracting some complimentry comments. 3rd place was Steve Morrow, Steve losing a bit of time having to change cars mid heat following car trouble on the yellow lane. A well deserved 2nd place went to Chris Angold whos car sounded loud but looked really smooth and quick in the corners. Whilst first went to Andy White, Andy and Chris being the only two drivers to post 20 lap heats. Fastest lap of the night also went to 5.692. Andy's race record of 78.29 laps remained intact but Andy's lap record of 5.799 was duly broken by himself.

05/01/2012 - GP Cars - MSCC Rules

The second class of the night was the open wheeler and with free motor choice now allowed expectations were that someone may have dropped a big motor in and have a rocketship on their hands.

Steve Morrow is class record holder with 91.26 laps and the fastest lap is 4.876 set by Andi Burt.

15th place went to Doug Wheeler who had real issues on red lane. 14th went to Pete Lawther whilst 13th - 10th were seperated by less than 2 laps a great midfield battle. 13th going to Chris Priest on 70.15, 12th to Steve Marshall with 71.11, 11th Geoff Harrison with 71.25 and 10th Dave Capelan with 71.89. Unfortunately for Dave he experienced a broken gear box in one heat which cost him several laps.

9th place was Dave Kneale, Dave the top SCX car on the night. There was a fair gap up to 8th place Mike Dove, Mike 6 laps up on Dave but only 2 laps off a podium as the second group of drivers from 8th to 2nd were seperated by just 3 laps! 7th place was Chris Angold less than half a lap up on Mike and less than half a lap down on Brian Harrison in 6th place. 5th place Ray Beattie was also on the same lap as the aforementioned 3 and ended up just 7/100ths ahead of Brian.

4th place and just under half a lap clear of this group was Ryan Kneale who struggled with the tighter hairpins on Blue and Green lanes. 3rd place was Andy White who was a lap up on Ryan and just over a lap behind 2nd place man Mike Buss. Mike with a very consistent and solid drive recording 20 laps or more on all 4 lanes. Out on his own though and some 7 laps up on Mike was Steve Morrow. Steve's 88.65 just ouside his own record busting pace and all this done with an original car! Who needs tune ups hey?!?!?!? Steve also cleaned up with a fastest lap on all 4 lanes but didn't dip under Andi Burts lap record for the class.
 

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The second race night of 2012 saw the Club NASCARs and the new Sports class being run. The sports class has been changed from a limited mods (limited by brand/manufacturer) and a modified class to an all encompassing sports car class where all brands can be raced. Another great attendance of 16 drivers meant the racing would be close and race and lap records possibly tested.

12/01/2012 - Club Cars - NASCARS


Steve Morrow's class record of 76.93 laps is still the benchmark in this class with Brian Harrison the lap record holder with 5.653 seconds.

The joy of this class is that driver skill takes precedence over car set up and it offers some real close racing. The decision to record each heats 100ths and add them up at the end of the night ensure all four cars start in the same place and we are treated to some real rough racing at times. With only 13 laps seperating 1st - 16th you know positions right through the field will be hard fought for.

16th place was Doug Wheeler with 62.58 laps. Whilst 15th went to Andi Burt who must be commended for showing up and racing with not a single practise lap on the night. 14th was Steve Marshall, Steve finishing just a few hundredths behind 13th place man Dave Capelan. 12th place went to David Kneale who was just edged out by 11th place man Pete Lawther who clocked 67.26 laps to David's 67.14.

Rounding out the top 10 was Geoff Harrison who was involved in a three way scrap for 8th place with the two Chris' Angold and Priest. All 3 drivers finishing on 68.?? laps but it was Chris Priest who secured 8th with Angold taking 9th. In 7th place Mike Dove a lap clear of this scrap and 2 laps down on Mike Buss in 6th. Mike was just 13/100ths short of Ray Beatties mark with Ray taking a good 5th place.

The top 4 were two and a bit laps up on Ray and only 1.5 laps seperated 4th from 1st. 4th place with 74.25 laps was Ryan Kneale. Ryan narrowly missing out on a podium which was taken by Brian Harrison with 74.36 laps. Brian in turn was then just 16/100ths off a 2nd place finish with Andy White clocking 74.52 laps to take 2nd. But a lap up on this battle was race winner Steve Morrow with a 75.75. Steve's result not enough to break his own class record. Interestingly the fastest laps on the night went to Brian on Blue, Green and Yellow lanes with Ryan taking the fastest lap on Red lane and the fastest lap of the night with a 5.459. Brian's old lap record of 5.653 was therefore broken and it transprires that Brian also dipped under this benchmark on red lane as did Steve Morrow and Andi Burt. A first lap record for Ryan!

Full Results Below:
 

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12/01/2012 - SportCars - MSCC Rules

For comparison purpose I have taken the old lap and race record from the old modified SportsGT class as the same cars can race in this class for 2012. Therefore the current race record was 101.41 laps set by Andy White a few weeks back with Andy also the outright lap record holder with a 4.285 under race conditions.

An abundance of new cars took to the grid with the majority of drivers (12 out of 16) now opting for NSR's which seem to be best suited to the club track or perhaps easiest to set up well.

16th place was Andi Burt, Andi putting in some fast lap times but not finding consistency. 15th place was Geoff Harrison, Geoff struggling early on in the night before a quick pitstop got things running better for Geoff. 14th was Dave Kneale who just pipped Andi in the battle of the slot.it Jaguars. 13th place was Chris Priest, Chris another finding his car a handful at times. 12th was Doug Wheeler after a good solid drive whilst 11th place was Steve Marshall who finished top non NSR car on the night.

The top ten saw just 7 laps seperate 2nd from 10th place as once again we see close racing right through the field. 10th place was Ray Beattie 8 laps up on Steve and just a lap and a bit down on 9th place Brian Harrison. 8th place was Pete Lawther, Pete also clocking the fastest lap on blue and quickest lap of the night! Whilst 7th place was Ryan Kneale. 6th place was Chris Angold in his new Mosler Chris putting a great shift on yellow and green lanes with fastest lap of the night on green lane claimed by Chris. 5th place was Steve Morrow who had a car swap to his number 2 mosler through his first heat. 4th place was Dave Capelan, Dave running a brand new NSR Audi R18 straight out of the box with no mods and really sticking it to the Moslers. Imagine the kind of speeds it could do with a tune up. Dave also getting fastest lap on yellow lane.

The podium places were fought out by the two Mikes and Andy White with 3rd place going to Mike Dove just 7/100ths up on Dave. 2nd went to Mike Buss with another 91+ run for Mike. Whilst 1st went to Andy White 3 laps up on Mike but outside of the race record with 94.33 laps. Andy also getting fastest lap on red lane.

Another great night racing and the gaps are definately closing up throughout the field so much so that one bad heat can cost you several places overall.

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Moslers "perhaps easiest to set up well" ? you having a giraff?!
Fantastic report though, well done for fitting the time in to do them, much appreciated by all (even if we don't say it often enough!)
 

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19/01/2012 - Scratch Built GP Cars

Thursday night saw another strong turnout with 15 drivers for the first class and 16 for the second. Ex MMCRC regular Geoff Mitchell joined us for his first race night which was great to see after initially helping with the piecing together of the track over a year ago.

The first class we ran was the Scratch built GP cars. A great mix of cars ranging from the large auto union to the relatively tiny lotus 20.

Lap Record: 5.445 Seconds Andy White
Race Record: 82.24 laps Steve Morrow

15th place was Geoff Harrison who struggled with his gearing in the earlier heats. 14th place went to Chris Priest whilst 13th place was taken by Doug Wheeler. 12th place was Ray Beattie in a great looking Masserati with 11th place going to Geoff Mitchell, Geoff recording the fastest lap in two heats, this on his first ever run on the course! 10th place was Dave Capelan, Dave having a bit of trouble with the hairpins in his big Alfa.

9th was Dave Kneale who notched up a good heat win beating Mike Dove by just a few feet, after Mike had an off with just 10 seconds to go. 8th place was Steve Marshall with his partner in crime Pete Lawther taking 7th after both driver shared the same Gordini. 6th place was Mike Dove, Mike pipping Pete by 14/100ths. 5th place was Ryan Kneale.

4th and 3rd both finished on 77 laps but it was Brian Harrison who missed out on a podium after a great run. Brian with 77.17 laps. Mike Buss was the man to sneak 3rd of Brian with a 77.31 laps. 2nd place was Steve Morrow with 81.19 laps just over a lap behind his best set last time out. Steve however clocked the fastest lap of the night on blue, green and yellow lanes with a best of 5.250 enough to take the lap record for this class. Andy White was therefore the winner with an impressive 83.35 laps and a new class record! Andy also got the fastest lap on the red lane and he second fastest lap of the night a 5.256 on yellow. Great racing once again!

 

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19/01/2011 - Saloons - MSCC Rules

With the tweaks to this years rules allowing free choice of motor, the addition of the more potent brands of car such as NSR and Avant and the emergence of the Spirit Peugeot 406 at the end of last year the all dominating ProSlot Alfa 156 from last season was under some serious pressure this season. The Alfa won a staggering 8 of the races in 2011.

The existing race record was held by Steve Morrow with 87.28 laps and the lap record by Brian Harrison was set at 5.170 both in ProSlot Alfa 156s.

Some close racing throughout the field again saw just 3 laps separate 16th to 13th places with the unlucky man being Doug Wheeler who finished 16th. 15th place went to Pete Lawther, Pete Narrowly losing out to 14th place man Ray Beattie who in turn was just behind 13th placed Chris Angold who joined us late after that work thing got in the way of fun again!!

12th place was Steve Marshall, Steve running an Alfa that wasn't a ProSlot!!!!! 11th place was Geoff Harrison in his trusty SCX Megane whilst Brian Harrison took 10th in his trusty ProSlot that wasn't running to its true potential. A very respectable 9th place was Geoff Mitchell, Geoff narrowly missing out on 8th to Chris Priest by around half a lap. Chris produced a very consistent drive and was the leading non NSR or Spirit car on the night in his Ninco.

A sterling performance from Dave Kneale saw him take 7th place Dave not stopping with his heat win earlier in the evening decided to start lapping under 5.5 seconds and then produce his first ever 21 lap heat. Just 9/100ths ahead of Dave K was Dave Capelan in an identical car with 77.17 laps. Dave Capelan taking 6th. 5th place was Mike Dove a lap and a bit up on Dave and just half a lap behind 4th place man Mike Buss. Mike narrowly missing out on 80 laps.

The top three pulled away from 4th place with a gap of over 6 laps but they in turn were separated by just 1.37 laps as they fought tooth and nail for the spoils. 3rd place went to Ryan Kneale in the top Spirit on the night with 86.82 laps. 2nd place man was Steve Morrow with 87.15 laps, just outside his old class record leaving Andy White to take his second win of the night and another class record from Steve with a 88.19. Well done Andy and the first double win of the season on one night.

Brian's fastest lap was also broken with the top three drivers all dipping under 5 seconds on blue lane but it was Steve Morrow's 4.918 on yellow that claimed the lap record for the Saloon class. Steve also ended up fastest on all 4 lanes.

 

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Hi Ryan, thanks for the great report. It's no wonder our pubs are struggling nowadays with people writing race reports late on Friday nights instead of having a night on the town!

Wasn't it great to see Geoff Mitchell down and racing? For those guys who beat him on Thursday night, make the most of it because it won't happen too often if he races more regularly, ha ha. I know Mike Dove enjoyed putting a lap on Geoff, the first time ever I think he said!

The car that both myself and Geoff raced, in the Scratch GP class, was a Lotus 24 rather than a Lotus 20. I obviously need to put a bit more detail on the car for it to get the recognition it deserves!

Well done Andy and Mike B for the win and podium place. These guys are our most prolific scratch builders and put a lot of time and effort into it. Andy's chassis building skills have just got better and better, and it's great to see some of those spares that Mike has had since the 60's (well before my time by the way) finally being put into use!

Dave Kneale...... I knew after that first heat win he had we were going to be seeing him further up the grid!
 

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Hi folks

Here are a few photos from last Thursday night's action. Unfortunately, I seem to have forgotten to take any photos of the Saloons class, so they are only of the Scratch-built GP/F1 class.

One of the Scratch-built GP/F1 heats:-

Blue lane - Geoff Mitchell; Yellow lane - Mike Dove; Red lane - Dave Kneale; Green lane - Ray Beattie.



Not sure of the car or driver....sorry!



1959 Cooper (Jack Brabham), looking in need of a make-over, owned by Dave Capelen, but driven by Dave Kneale:



And lastly, the grid for Heat 1:-



Blue lane, Cartrix-bodied Gordini T32 (Andy White?): Yellow lane, Classic-bodied Porsche (Ryan Kneale); Red lane, Classic-bodied Lotus 72 (Mike Buss); and Green lane, Airfix-bodied Maserati 250 (either Geoff Harrison or Chris Priest?).

Cheers
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26/01/2011 - Club Rally Night - SlotRallyGB Rules

A new addition to the calendar this year is the club rally night. Last year's rally events were ran solely on the big track as with most race nights but this year it was decided that we should do stages and a proper rally. We ran the class to SlotRallyGB rules and hopefully the 2wd drive scalex cars got put in the right class following the rule changes surrounding the modern class. 14 drivers showed up to race and many of them had not competed in this style of racing before. We split the 14 into two groups of 5 and one of 4 and off we went once the time sheets and laps were decided.

The stages were:

TT Grandstand - Routed Track - 6 laps
Blue Lane Routed - big route track - 10 laps
Scaley Sport - Scalex Sport with Rally Loops - 2 laps
Ninco Bar - Ninco with rally loops - 4 laps

So on to the results:

The most popular class on the night with 13 cars running was the Classic class. Dave Capelan's Fiat 131 was the car to beat after Dave scored a 5th and 6th place finish in the SlotRallyGB in 2011 with this car. Unfortunately for Dave handset issues caused him to lose over 10 secs on the GrandStand Stage and this let Ryan Kneale in for the victory Dave ending up just 4 seconds behind in 2nd. 3rd place was Brian Harrison just 3 seconds down on Dave. Mike Buss was again just 3 seconds behind Brian meaning the top 4 were seperated by just 10 seconds.



The 80's class was dominated by the SCX Lancia Delta S4 with 6 of the 10 cars being Lancias. Again it was Ryan Kneale who took 1st place on the night with a more comfortable 16 second lead from Andi Burt. Andi's SCX Sierra right on the money and a great consistent drive from Andi. A great 3rd place for Dave Kneale in his S4 edging Mike Buss into 4th again this time by just 2 seconds.



In the modern 2wd drive class there were 10 cars racing from a variety of manufacturers including S1600 cars and scalex cars which are 2wd in slot car form but 4wd in real life. This time it was Ryan Kneale's turn to miss out as he was beaten into first place by Andy White by just 4 seconds. Andy gaining a big chunk of time on the big track with his PowerSlot VW Polo. 3rd place was Brian Harrison for the second time on the night, in his Scalex Subaru with Mike Buss taking 4th place again. Unlucky for Mike not to make the podium again but some very consistent driving from him.



In the modern 4wd again there were 10 cars running. As with the SlotRallyGB it was Ninco cars that dominated the podium places with Andy White taking first place in his Subaru. 2nd place was Ryan Kneale just 7 seconds behind Andy of which 6 of these were again picked up on blue lane showing Andy's mastery of the big track. 3rd place was ....... Mike Buss, Mike finally getting on the podium after several near misses. Andi Burt took 4th place and best SCX car with another great drive.



The ProStock was raced by 4 cars with Andy White taking the honours in his NSR. Andy finished almost a minute ahead of 2nd place man Andi Burt with Chris Priest taking 3rd and 4th. Unfortunately for Chris he was unable to complete all 4 stages due to work commitments. It did however look like he was locked in battle with Andi for 2nd place.



The modified class saw just two runners Andy White in his scratch build RS200 which I believe stand for Rocket Ship 200 and Doug Wheeler in his NSR Porsche 997 rally. Andy wrapped up his 4th win in 4 classes and a great night for Andy. Doug was 42 seconds down but when you see the speed of Andy's car you will realise this was a good drive by Doug.



I hope everyone enjoyed the evening and I know it ran a fair bit later than the Club nights but I am sure next time we will all be better prepared and for a first attempt at this everything went well and smoothly and results were available before the night finished. Thanks to Dave, Chris and Andy for supplying the stages and I believe Dave has some picture to post up here too.
 

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Thank you Ryan for all the work that you did on Thursday collating all the results and then posting them up. I didn't think I would especially enjoy the evening but I have to say it made a great change.

I wasn't sure how we would get all the circuits ready for use in what is a compact space and restricted time zone so thanks to all those who brought tracks in to enable this to happen.

It was also good to study the results and compare scores to other drivers on different tracks - I know 'get a life'.


Thanks again to all involved.

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Great fun, sorry I had to cut and dash so I'd like to thank the guys who stayed on and took my track down and cleaned up.
Thank you.


Found a snag with the ninco pole position timer it doesn't like the MSC red guides at all.
Andy, I promise to clean the track next time before we run rather than you using your uber sticky tyres to do it
 

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Hi guys

I enjoyed myself last week with the rally event too, although with two exceptions, my cars weren't that great - but then I hadn't really done anything other than add a drop of oil on the gears.


The challenge as far as I was concerned was to make sure we had 3 or 4 tracks running, ensure we got times for everyone and have a bit of fun! Oh, and to do enough laps on each track to enable most cars to get around a minute of track time on each stage.

For the next rally evening, now we know what's possible, I am sure we can be a little more organised by the time drivers start arriving, so hopefully we can make it an earlier finish for those who need to disappear early-ish.


I took a photo of each of the tracks just for the record, but sadly not of the cars this time, as I found I had no spare time during the event...!

Anyway, here they are:-

The Club track, blue (Inside) lane stage - it had the tightest bends of all the lanes:



Andi Burt's TT Grandstand stage, as used in last year's IOM Slot Rally:



Chris Priest's Ninco/SCX stage with end turn loops and ice section:



My Scalextric stage, with end turn loops and hump back bridge, plenty of R1 turns too:



Cheers
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Hi Guys,

Results from last Thursday below. Work has been so busy this last week I have not had chance to get these posted on top of this I have been building, updating and managing my wife's new website for her home business which has pretty much taken up all my spare time.

I am hoping someone will be so kind to write a few paragraphs for me relating to the below races and especially with Ray Beattie Maiden win at the club


02/02/2012 - Club Avant Audi LMPs



02/02/2012 - MSCC Rules - GP Cars

 

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Hi Ryan

I have some photos to post of drivers/marshals, so we can put some faces to the names...!


I'll see if we can get a report up as well, although my memory plays tricks on me these days.


Cheers
Dave
 

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Well done Ray on your win, great racing.
Nice to see a Scalextric car take a win too.
Well done to you too Dave, a second place with the club cars where it's all down to the driver, brilliant. And a third with Hunt the shunt in the GP class was nice to see as well.
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Hi Guys,
the results of last Thursdays racing are below. Hopefully Dave will get chance to write the report. Great nights racing. Congratulations to Mike Dove on his first win.


9th Feb 2012 - Scratch built Classic GT



9th Feb 2012 - Saloons (MSCC Rules)

 

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Hi All,

Results from Thursday can be found below I don't think any records went but there was plenty of close racing and a few more Mosler's appearing!

19/2/2012 - MSCC Rules - Sport GT Class



19/2/2012 - Ford Escort Race


 

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Evening folks

Belatedly, here are some brief reports on the racing from 2nd February, plus some photos.

2nd Feb 2012 - LMP Club Class

This was another class where we have a car owned by the Club dedicated to each lane - our choice of cars for this was Avant Slot Audi LMP cars. It was the first running of this class and the cars had been given basic preparation - tyres trued, oil on gears and axles - whilst one of the cars had enjoyed a motor transplant, so that each car ran the same type of Avant 27k inline long can motor. Thanks to Mike B for his assistance with this process.

Close racing was expected, as we now have also in the standard RTR HPI Nissan class and the Club Nascars class - and that turned out to be the case! 16 drivers were separated in total by 15 laps over 4 heats of 2 minutes each, with some pretty tight finishes.

Peter Hopkins, on his first outing for several months, understandably struggled to get up to race pace immediately, but was only 1.5 laps down on Doug Wheeler in 15th on 73.23. Chris Priest and Andi Burt battled all the way to the end, but it was Andi just in front in 13th by 74.74 to 74.51, plus a fastest lap of 5.525 on green lane. The next three were separated by a lap or so each, with Steve Marshall 12th on 76.31, Geoff Harrison 11th on 77.81 and son Brian ahead on 78.93, with Dave Kneale just in front of them on 79.37 in 9th.

The top 8 all cracked the 80 laps barrier, with 3rd to 8th covered by less than 2.5 laps. In 8th, Pete Lawther had a good run with over 21 laps on both blue and yellow to record 80.17, but he was just pipped by Chris Angold on 80.40 and he in turn lost out narrowly to 6th placed Ryan Kneale on 80.82. Mike Buss notched 81.04 in 5th, with Ray Beattie an impressive 82.28 in 4th, only just behind Andy White, who was 3rd on 82.61.

Dave Capelen just managed to hang onto 2nd ahead of Andy with a total of 83.75 laps, with fastest lap on blue lane of 5.040 (also the fastest lap of the night), but 3 laps further ahead was Steve Morrow, the clear winner on 86.99 laps, and fastest laps on yellow of 5.107 and red of 5.155.

Great close racing and new initial class records of 5.040 sec (lap record) and 86.99 laps (race record). Well done everybody!

Cheers
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2nd February 2012 - F1 / GP cars

The open wheeler class for F1 and GP cars returned and once again delivered some close racing, although there were three distinct groups: the top seven; 8th to 10th; and 11th to 16th. It also provided a new class winner...!

This time it was Doug Wheeler holding up the rest in 16th with his Scalextric Dallara on 58.33, beaten by Dave Kneale on 60.80, Peter Hopkins on 62.70 and Pete Lawther just in front in 13th with 62.83, with Steve Marshall on 64.13 and Mike Buss struggling a bit on 2 lanes to finish 12th on 65.46.

In front of them Chris Priest took 10th (69.74), Geoff Harrison 9th (71.99) and Andi Burt with his hopping Scalextric Prost Williams 8th (73.83). Andi's car is very fast and he took fastest laps on green (5.004) and red (4.896), but still needs the rear end hop sorting out. It will be difficult to live with when that is done!

The top group of seven were propped up by Ryan Kneale in 7th on 78.21 laps, just behind Brian Harrison's 78.36 and Andy White's 79.14 in 5th, Andy having suffered a poor 17 on green. His consolation was fastest laps on blue (4.986) and yellow (4.844) with 22 laps, the latter being the fastest lap of the night.

Chris Angold had a consistent run and took 4th, not far ahead of Andy, with 80.52 with his Ninco Arrows, just behind Dave Capelen's 3rd place on 81.86 with the Scalextric "Hunt the Shunt" McLaren M23, now with new deep guide, which improved handling, to such good effect that it clocked 2nd fastest laps on 3 lanes. Taking 2nd place was Steve Morrow, 2 laps in front of Dave on 83.85 laps, with Steve also hitting a "22" on yellow lane.

However, in 1st place and the revelation of the night was Ray Beattie, with a superb 85.70 laps, but no fastest laps, which shows how consistently well Ray drove to beat the usual suspects. Ray managed a 23 lapper on red lane and 22 on green, which was very impressive and he fully deserved his win, with his Scalextric Renault, now with NSR Ultras on the rear, a new deep guide and a Slot-it 25k Mabuchi motor.

Well done Ray, that set the seal on a great night's racing!


Cheers
Dave
 
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