I think we've lost the plot with the Slot-It class, If it was up to me I'd run it as group C with the standard motor and put the McLaren, Nissan, Audi etc in with GT.
As Rob says the Club Porsches were fun and would be a welcome addition on "Porsche night".
Agree with Ashley the Jap Class has had it day, The club has always said cars/spares should be freely available the Ninco JGTC are not so lets get rid. We all know you can trawl the net and find a rare car now and again but this doesn't make them freely available.
Anyway back to this Friday, Yes it should be Ford GT/Slot-It, Yes we should start new championships (we've done this for the past 3 or 4 years) so points back to zero.
If we are going to carve up the slot.it class (or change the rules) then we probably ought to give people enough time to set up their cars so Friday may be too soon. How about starting with Porsche night, then GT40's and revised class c (restricted motor) slot.it the following week, then open GT (including any slot.it cars) and F1 if that works out. If not a few weeks running JGTC until F1 is workable.
We'd have to vote on it but at the moment we're effectively running two GT classes which isn't good, I think the racing would be better in both classes but I don't know how many people have Group C cars.
Starting with Porsches (NSR/Club Cars) isn't a bad idea, We can then get peoples views on what they want for the other classes.
sports / gt prototypes, cars that compete in le mans 24hr, petit le mans series, can-am & interseries. We all have cars that comply, so no need to rush out & buy something.
The list is way toooo long to itemise.
If there is a proposal for a scalextric f1 class shouldn't we be very carefull of pricing. 1 x new car £35, 1 x 25,000 rpm motor £12. thats allready more than most slot it cars.
My thoughts on rules would be:
gears - free area
std tyres, front and rear with set minimum diameters
guide - free
magnets - no more than 2 - 1 front & 1 rear (I say this because our track is not very smooth and keeping the front in the slot is going to be difficult)
Hopefully the bits will come and see how it goes on the track, I would love to race F1 but we have many members it's what they want too, as for cost if this is no good we could do another club style event with cars that are in the offer section of say pendle or Topslot
For Group C I was thinking of Slot-It cars only, The Lancia, Toyota, Mazda, Jaguar, Sauber & Porsche 956/962.
I'd like to see an F1 class but I'm not sure buying a car then replacing everything is the way forward, Let's see how Ashleys car goes first.
As for magnets I thought one was bad enough but two sounds like torture, We've run non mag F1 in the past and a sprung guide was all that was needed.
If we have them might as well use them too. As for group c standard motors have no problem just a concern a few models have been out a number of years so have different motors in them would an rpm cap be better may be the older ones are slower? Or would this make no difference at all?
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