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alright alright calm down!

In Wrexham's first enduro in many years the new kids took the crown!

Yup you got it! Team Eastcote took an early lead while the home team managed to snatch 3 from 2 so after the first hour Eastcote in Frist with Pendle in second, Home team in 3rd and Wolverhampton in 4th.

With a lane change a rethink the cars were racing again and once again Eastcote took the lead btu this time the Home team retained 2nd with Pendle and wolverhampton 3rd and 4th respectively.

After the words lunch was mentioned the track cleared and a loud crunching of crisps was heard once again fro the 3rd hour Team Eastcote ran away, partly due to good ole' mooster running into the now tyre eating ninco M3 and putting it out of the running, was propmtly repaired but lost time because of poor gear mesh, enter M3 #2, the ortmann tyres were swapped over and off goes the back up car, now well behind the criminal Eastcote team, however Pendle were colose enough to catch, once again Eastcote took the win and with them a 40 lap advantage into the last round with Wrexham in second followed by Pendle and Wolverhampton.

leg 4 was when the M3's shone, with the Eastcote Fly Evo RS' over powered and struggling on green, Wrexham were able to get away, good old Inte here got about 11 of the 40 laps back however by the time I had finished driving the rear left was starting to break up, with rr3.9 and Phil now left ot run, 40 minutes of gritted teeth and nail bitten fingers was the case as the M3 became more and more biased to the rear left, having Mooster in hysterics and Grah1 looking smug, it carried on, wearing proximately 2/3rds of the tyre away, with only 2-3mm of rubber left before the rim was meeting the track
this time Pendle followed Wrexham's lead and shuffled into a comfortable 2nd leaving Eastcote in 3rd and Wolverhampton in 4th.

Now was the test of time for Mr Ortmann's tyres, can they last 4 5 lap sprint races with just 2-3mm of rubber left? well we never found out as I switched them to opposite sides to prevent problems, top manager/mechanic of the day was I with Roley (Eastcote) in second, I think Jim (Pendle) took 3rd with Cooke (Wolverhampton) in 4th learning to drive with a thumb controller.

the over all results were :-
Eastcote 1st - Mooster and Roley
Wrexham 2nd - Inte rr3.9 and Phil
Pendle 3rd - Grah1, pendle lads and Jim
Wolverhampton 4th - Wolverhampton lads and Cooke

all in all a good day, so does this mean Moo has lost his magnet man reputation? well we dont know that's up to you!

Thanks to you all for coming and racing

Inte
 

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Sounds like a great days racing. would really like to compete next year. Any room for a Phoenix team and next years date?
 

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We can see.. this wasnt planned as such just an idea at the end of august to do an event every 3 months maybe we dunno! a couple of individual days and an enduro a year.. probably same time next year, and yes we can probably let you join!

So Jon, what were you saying about us not able to hold an event? bah!


We will have some sort of individuals day on the first saturday of February, that means Mope will appear hopefully with the rest of the motley crew that came to the last one, and hopefully Mooster can drag GJB52 up with him

Lets see if we can get a new feature.. not saying anymore as I dont know, but when I find out, should be good.

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I don`t remember ever saying that you couldn`t hold an event.You may be thinking that you need to compete for the annual meeting but to be honest I don`t think either of us will be running that. Having said that you just shot yourself in the foot with a vague response to my question regarding a date? That`s all part of running the show mate, remember the rule of P`s ? if you can let me know when we are keen to show you how some decent racers compete!!!
 

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No admittedly you didnt say i couldnt you just said we dont have the facilities which I found out today that we do


Dont need to compete at all, would like to come and visit your track tho.
why do you say either of us wont be running it? Is it not now feasable?

well it was an idea that I decided was a plan then forwarded my idea to rr3.9 who I then told we were doing it, it was one of them, but remember we have only just got our club upto a good visiting standard with the new track and timers etc.

Was's the P rule? Piss Poor Practise mean Piss Poor Performance? That doesnt always work, you can have loads of practise but as you can see we still didnt win.. well I did but overall, we didnt practise as a team just as invididuals!

Keen to show us how to race? PAH I've heard that many a time and there are things that I could share with you that would shame people like the fact a £30 M3 will beat a £45 Evo RS no really! oops damn let that one slip!

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Bang on! Gotta say I love it when the under dog comes through...well done. I bet those Pendle boys had Slot Tech prepare their car for them too?!

I`ll e mail you answers to the remaining questions... but to put the record straight It`s not that I believe you don`t have the facilities but simply that Phoenix is better!! But then I would say that wouldn`t I?! Get your lads over to us for an inter club in November and we`ll give you a tour and a thrashing in the same day! We are taking on the Eastcote lads at the 24 hour race at theirs next week so will see if we can beat them. How come you are not there? Are the rumours that it`s going to be past your bed time true then? Cheers mate.
 

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aye, they were using someones weekly racer, looked like a stormer, but couldnt stretch it's legs proper however corner grip was almost magnetic (yes I did check!)

but simply that Phoenix is better!!

Oh yeah, so why you so eager to come to the next enduro?


But then I would say that wouldn`t I?!

Blatently!

Get your lads over to us for an inter club in November

Oh yes sounds good

and we`ll give you a tour and a thrashing in the same day!

S'ok we can find our own way round, that's the building and your mobile chicanes! :lol


We are taking on the Eastcote lads at the 24 hour race at theirs next week so will see if we can beat them.

Oh yeah? they been practising they even got Mooster


How come you are not there? Are the rumours that it`s going to be past your bed time true then?

We werent invited the horrible little ***s didnt want us embaressing them on their home track with our lesser value cars

My bedtime? so er what planet did you say you lived on? oh Pluto.. ok!


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oh yes, it was absolutely piddling down today!

yes no no, I dunno..

oh sorry what were you saying?

oh it was sunny down there? oh right.

no really what are you on about?

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Hi all - I'd just like to thank the Wrexham club for putting on such a good event today. A great time was had all round, I think. Those non-magnet cars can be quite good fun, can't they? Seriously, a big thankyou to everyone involved. I have a feeling we won't get asked again...

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Sounds like fun guys.

I had asked Inte to take some photos, but he forgot his camera. Anyone else take any pics?

Congratulations to the winners
 

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Thanks Nuro


jonny s - the Eastcote track for the 24 hour will be specially built and neutral. I won't be racing, though, but my team-mate Roland will. It does sound like it will be a cracking event.

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Moos, you been dropped after that performance.. they must be nuts!

Inte

edit:- Mooster "Been up since 5, and the caffeine is wearing off. Speak again soon. Thanks again for the fun day, and for the f*** off sized trophy!!! Mega!"
 

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Hi Mooster,

thanks for that mate I`m really looking forward to that event. We run ouer 24 hour race in July. Teams of three to six drivers. Any of you guys fancy that?

I know Roland , he`s a gentleman as are the Eastcote lads so we will have a cracking time I reckon...full race report to follow. Will try to do pics too. mind you if I get Swiss to post them then they`ll end up doctored with me wearing a frock! He fancies me as a pit babe, did you see that on the pictures he posted of the GT car? Love you too Swiss!
 

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Yup, that sounds like fun, Jonny! Plenty of time between now and then to practice tyre changes and all!!! Hope there's somewhere I can make fresh coffee....

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You gentlemen seemd to have enjoyed yourselves - well done!

My guys have their first meeting of the season next Sunday, but nothing too formal on the first day, while we plan the dates ahead.

Incidentally
QUOTE Wat's the P rule? Piss Poor Practise mean Piss Poor Performance?
As proposed in "The Chancer" - Clive Owen, sometime in the early 80s, it actually went,
QUOTE "Perfect Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance"
 

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QUOTE ...running down Ortmanns within 4 hours? We're running them in 24hr-endurance races without any sign of wear! What did you do with these tires?


No wear after 24hrs! You weren't trying hard enough


It maybe the regulations... Add weight, REMOVE magnets


It maybe the track... all Scalextric Sport with nearly 500 degrees of very fast right hand bends leading into one another. Having raced at other clubs, I have noticed accelerated wear whilst racing at our own track. However at a previous club, racing on a 150+ foot Carrera circuit, almost the reverse was true. It's just another factor to be aware of... and it's not always linked to how statically abrasive the surface appears to be. I've run at a club 45 or so miles down the road from us (Wolverhampton) on an all Ninco circuit, and had almost no wear at all.

It may have been the car... Ninco M3, stock apart from slot.it SIPA10 rear wheels (painted to match the std fronts), some weight, gluing and truing, a little lube oil, and the Ortmanns.

An interesting point to note, as an aside, was that the top three teams did almost identical lap times as they rotated through the lanes. The time differences between lanes were noticeable, but the time differences between each team on the same lane were almost non existent. The top three teams used completely different cars/setups - Pendle's car was a Proslot GT2 Porsche, the only parts that appeared to be retained from standard were the chassis and bodyshell, ours, I've indicated above, and Eastcote's appeared to be a nearly stock FLY Evo 2R fitted with some more of those fine Ortmann tyres.

The racing was close, hard, and fast through out the 4hrs of the event.... BIG FUN!


We'll have to have another one.....


-Rob
 

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QUOTE We'll have to have another one.....

now that I'm up for!!! I will take some pics of the ortmann when I get it back tomrrow..

Oh Rob, any chance of doing a quick overhaul of the M3 before we go tomorrow?

Inte
 
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