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Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club in Liverpool need to share that due to some main rail line closures affecting some of the good people who we knew wanted to take part in our meeting - we have changed the days that events will take place - swapping the Sunday events to Saturday and Saturday events to Sunday.

Here is the revised entry invitation form - please post on slot forum to let us know that you are aware of the change.

We have also attached the report of the last Policar meeting held on our track in the hope of encouraging a few more entries.

Hope to see you there

cheers

Pete

Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club
 

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Hi Pete,
Rob and I will still be there both days.
What time will the racing start on Saturday?
Cheers
M ick
Hi M ick,

Really chuffed that you and Rob will be racing at our meet - we planned to start racing at 1.pm ish on Saturday - is that ok for you both ?

Looks like being a really good meeting with many of our club members joining in along with the usual travelling aces - and some great new cars built up during lockdown by various people.

Cheers,

Pete
 

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Morning everyone, I am putting together an order of chassis to bring to this meet and wondered if anyone else wanted any?

They can be found here:


Let me know in the next week please...

Thanks,
Andrew
 

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Hi Pete
Please add me and Jon White to the Saturday Policar event in both classes.
Looking forward to learning a new track. Were both used to racing on bumpy tracks but not one with a yump in it 😀


John
Hi John and Jon,

Great to hear that you are planning to join us for our Policar event - I am not sure where you are based - but just wanted you to know that we usually have a Monday afternoon 'test session' at the Hawthorne Park slot car club and all are welcome - but it would be advisable to e mail club principle Ted just to check that the club will be open - sometimes another day in the week works out better for those who plan to go from our club. Ted's e mail is at the end of the meeting invitation PDF.

If you could join in with a test session (or two !) it would undoubtedly make your racing on the day of the open meeting much more enjoyable as both you and your cars would be well set up so that you could really enjoy being part of the whole scene.

Our track is easy to learn, no nasty bits.....but as with any slot car track the better you know it the faster you can go....but one of the nice things about our track is that often people end up racing side by side....so if you end up running with someone who runs at a similar pace on track to you....you can really race together.....doesn't matter if you are the fastest two or the slowest two....racing wheel to wheel at Hawthorne Park is where it's at...often the biggest round of applause at our club night or weekend open meetings is for the best wheel to wheel race...that last's the whole 3 minute heat....not for the person who wins the racing !

Then again...the really quick people often 'get air' over the hump.....half an inch too much air and you are in the wall though...so welcome to the high risk world of slot car yumping.....but it is great fun and adds to the buzz of putting a good lap together.....start slow and eventually you find that yumping comes naturally once you settle in to consistent lappery.

Our club night is a Friday night and again visitors are always welcome - but you would not have as much time to run your Policar and get used to driving them on our track.

All of the standard Policar run really well on our track - most people find that the Policar F22 tyre is the way to go on our track but I have found that the standard treaded tyres that come as standard on the car also work really well as long as they have had lots of running.

Look forward to meeting up and learning more about your track,

cheers

Pete
 

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Hi Pete,
Thanks for the nice post above (y)
Unfortunately, we are both based down south. Jon's based a few miles from Wembley and usually races at Eastcote
I'm near Banbury. There's a link or 2 below for my clubs ;)

Bit of a road trip for us that weekend. Going to Rockingham on Friday night for Open Group5. Up to Liverpool for Hawthorne Park Policar Classic F1 on Saturday. Then on Sunday the 3hrs Sebring at DerbyHORC Scalextric GT4.


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Entry list update as at 29th September.........looks like being a really well attended meeting.....so with that in mind.....we just want to re-assure all our guests that the whole long corridor outside the track room will be available for use as pit area.

Andi Rowland (Mr Policar) - saturday only
Mark Webster
Steve Hills (Mr Truspeed)
Paul Cooper
Graham Edwards
Geoff Taylor
**** Langridge
Rob Heseltine
Jeff Norton - saturday only
John Underwood - saturday only ?
Jon White - saturday only ?
**** Kerr
Rob Kerr
Ted Martin
Pete Crane

More entries welcome.......looking like a good weekend of serious slot car racing fun......

cheers

Pete
 

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Hi everyone, as Ted explains in his last post - we think that we are now at maximum capacity for the entry to this meeting - so I thought that I should list all the expected entries to make sure that no one has been missed.

Saturday - Policar racing - 2 classes - standard and modified (standard cars can race in the modified class)

Track opens for practice from 9.00 am with racing starting at 1.00 pm sharp

Lots of heats to get through so we request all drivers and marshals to be wide awake..and in the right place at the right time !


Ted Martin
M ick Kerr
Rob Kerr
John Underwood
Jon White
Jeff Norton
Rob Heseltine
Andi Rowland
M ick Langridge
Geoff Taylor
Pete Crane
Steve Hills
Graham Edwards
Paul Cooper
Mark Webster
Paul Minnis
Mal Walker
Phil Clayton
Mike Guy
Mike Broadbent
Phil Hayes


Does that seem ok - anybody I have missed off ?

Andi Rowland, John Underwood, Jon White, Jeff Norton and Phil Clayton do not intend to run on the Sunday 'vintage' racing - so anyone with some open frame and steering cars who wants a run on Sunday......a couple of spaces still available.

Looking forward to some close, competitive ....but most of all friendly racing at this meeting....please check out the entry form previously posted for all the full details,

cheers

Pete
 

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Less than a week to our historic racing event. I would like to remind everyone that we have tea,coffee,Coke,crisps and biccies and chocs available,but no "proper" grub. We are close to shops and a chippie,though. See you all then.
TED.......
 

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Thanks to Ted, Pete and all the Hawthorne Park team for a great weekend of racing with a convivial group of racers! We have certainly missed this in the covid shut downs.

Mark
 

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Grateful thanks to all who attended this meeting- I hope you enjoyed it. I think it was one of our best yet. We will probably run the Aintree 200 early next year,so I hope to see you all again then!
Regards, TED...
 
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