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Following on from the great event at Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club last year and the Pendle Slot Racing event, I am pleased to announce the confirmed rules and date for the 2nd Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club Pony car wars Trans Am Series event

Event Info

This event will take place at Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club, St Monicas Parish Centre, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside L20 9JD.
Practice will be on Friday Night from 7pm and Saturday Morning commencing from 9am. Practice sessions will be 10 minutes long and then you will change with another driver. This is in order to make the amount of practice fair to each driver
There will be food and drink to buy on the day from the club. A selection of drinks, snacks and lunch meals will be available on the Saturday.

RACE FEES
Juniors £5.00
Seniors £8.00

CARS
Cars must be accurate 1/32nd scale cars which competed in the Trans-Am series between 1966 and 1972.
Entries should represent an actual Trans-Am livery of the period and carry the race numbers positioned where they appear on the actual car on which it is based.
Cars with incorrect liveries will NOT be permitted to run

CLASSES
Over 2 Litre class
Maximum width including wheel arches of 64mm.
Front wheels and tyres: Min diameter 18mm. Min overall width 6mm
Rear wheels and tyres: Min diameter 19mm. Max overall width 9mm (not contact patch)
Minimum ground clearance of the chassis and body between the wheels is 2mm.

Under 2 Litre class.
Maximum body width of 54mm including arches.
Front wheels and tyres: Min diameter 15mm. Min overall width 4mm
Rear wheels and tyres: Min diameter 15 mm. Max overall width 9mm (not contact patch)
Minimum ground clearance of the chassis and body between the wheels is 1.5mm.

BODIES
Hard bodies only, made from Rigid Plastic, Resin, Glass Fibre or Wood.
Lexan or flexible vacuum formed bodies are not permitted.
In all cases where wide arches are used proof of them on the real car may be required and arches may not extend more than 2mm either side of the main bodywork and may not exceed the maximum width allowed for the class.
All cars must have clear window glass etc fitted where it appears on the prototype. Vacuum formed windows and headlight covers are permitted.
All cars must have an interior consisting of either rigid plastic or vacuum formed plastic and have a 3 dimensional representation of a driver consisting of at least a head, shoulders, arms, hands and the upper part of a steering wheel. The interior must fill the cockpit area of the car so that the chassis is not visible when looking through the windows of the car.
Bodies must be attached to the chassis securely. I.e. must not be held together with cellotape.

LIVERIES
The chief race controller has come to the decision that NO cars with incorrect liveries will be allowed to enter the concours OR the race.
Upon entering the race, you agree that your car will meet the required liveries from the list of eligible cars

CHASSIS
The chassis, wheels and tyres, motor, running gear and guide assembly (when centralised) must not be visible from directly above or through the interior.
Wheelbase is to be as accurate as possible to the car it is based upon and the wheels must sit in the centre of the arches when looking from the side of the car.
Wheels must be representative of the real wheels and have appropriate inserts fitted
Chassis can be made from any material but must be of an inline configuration only.
Weight may be added inside the car only and must be securely fixed.
This is a non magnet event. Traction magnets are NOT allowed.

MOTORS
Only one motor is allowed to be mounted into the chassis.
Only motors available from the Slot it, NSR, Slotting Plus and Scaleauto range are eligible for use and must be identifiable.
Motors must remain sealed and un-opened; any evidence of cans being opened will be viewed as tampering with the motor and is illegal. (No Neodium Magnets)
Motor must be positioned the correct way up in the chassis as intended and must not be positioned on its sides to aid magnetic grip.

TYRES
Rear tyres must be of a rubber compound. No Sponge, Silicones or Ortmanns.
Tyres may be glued to the wheels, trued and treated but must feel dry to touch at the start of a race.
Tyre goops are NOT allowed.
Front tyres must be of a rubber compound and may be clear varnished.

SCRUTINISING
Entrants can enter two cars each through scrutinising and may only race those cars he or she has had scrutinised for themselves.
Competitors may not share or borrow other competitors cars once scrutinising has closed and is not permitted.
Only the cars that have been scrutinised are allowed to be used during the meeting, if a part breaks or fails during a heat, the car can be repaired but needs to be scrutinized before commencing the next heat.
No change of car is allowed during a heat.
Random scrutinising will also take place at any time during a meeting. This will be carried out at the beginning of any heat or heats. All the cars in the chosen heat will be checked, if a car is found to be illegal at any point during the meeting that competitor's points will be scrubbed for the meeting.
Cars will be checked to ensure all parts used are eligible and all rules are adhered to.
Chief Scrutiniser's decision is final.

RACE FORMAT
There will be 3 classes, Over 2L, Standard and Under 2L (if there is enough interest)There also will be a special award to the top finishing PCS chassied car
Each driver will race once on each lane. The heats will be raced over a time of 3 minutes. At the end of each race the laps & footages are recorded. All race scores are then totalled to give you your qualifying position for the finals. Any disputes regarding the race, marshalling or anything else should be made to the race controller.
All drivers are required to Marshall the heat which after they have raced on their designated marshalling posts.

CONCOURS
Concours cars must compete in at least one qualifying race.
Only 1 car may be entered into Concours.
Concours will be judged by peoples vote. Each person will be given a voting slip to vote for their top three cars. Votes will then be totalled and the results given at the end of the meeting during the presentation.

PRESENTATION
Presentations will take place as soon as the results have been confirmed
Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each class and a trophy for the highest placed PCS chassis car in each class.

DENOTES
If It's not mentioned above then it's illegal!
By registering for this event you are accepting the rules above and agree to abide by the organisers, scrutinisers & race controllers decisions which are final.
All drivers have the right to appeal against decisions from any of the officials to the officials committee where a joint decision will be made.
Drivers appeals should be made within 30 minutes of the infraction occurring.
Officials
Chief race controller: Jake D'Arcy
Scruitineer: Phil Clayton
Scruitineer: John Kellaway

Eligible Cars
Over 2 Litre

Ford Mustang Notchback (1964-1968)
Ford Boss Mustang Fastback (1969-1970)
Plymouth Barracuda
Chevrolet Corvair
Ford Falcon (1963)

Ford Falcon (1964)
Dodge Dart (1965-1966)
Chevrolet Camaro
Mercury Cougar
AMC Javelin
Pontiac Firebird
Dodge Challenger
Chevy II Nova
Pontiac Tempest GTO (1964)

Under 2 Litre
Alfa Romeo GTA
Alfa Romeo GTV
BMW 2002Ti
BMW 1800 Ti-SA
BMW 1600
Fiat Abarth 1000
Mini 850, Cooper and Cooper S
Saab 96 and 850
Honda 600
Renault R8 Gordini
Renault Dauphine 1093
Opel Kadett
Ford Anglia
Lotus Cortina MkI
Ford Cortina GT MkI
Ford Escort Twin Cam MkI
Ford Capri 2000 MkI
VW Beetle
VW Super Beetle
Simca 1000
Hino Contessa
NSU TTS 1000 and Prinz
Porsche 911
Lancia Fulvia
Sunbeam Imp
Volvo 122S
Volvo 544
Volvo 142
Datsun 510
Ford Pinto
Triumph Vitesse
Toyota 1600
Opel Rallye
Fiat 124
Fiat 124 Sport Coupe
Chevrolet Vega

Anyone who is interested, please PM me, reply to this thread or e-mail: [email protected] - Numbers will be limited

Thanks
Jake
 

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Hi Jake,

Put me down as a provisional for this one, I hope to be able to make it.

Could you confirm what the classes are? I see there are the regs for O2l cars only, but then a list of both O2ltr and U2ltr cars?

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Hi Jon, Thanks, I will put you down We are undecided as whether to run the Under 2L class. I will put the regs in now.

Cheers
Jake
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
It is dependant on entries, but we plan to yes Nic.
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
The Provisional entry list is :
1) Jake D'Arcy
2) Ted Martin
3) Phil Clayton
4) Phil Hayes
5) John Kellaway
6) Jon Grainger.

Numbers will be limited due to space, however, we plan to run the standard out of the box class to the same rules of the Pendle Trans Am.

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Martin De Ath
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Hi there Jake..

Please add me to the entry list..

I hope you do have an out of the box class, as it proved to be great fun at the Pendle event..

All the best.. Martin.
 

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Cheers Martin, I will put you down.

After discussing the idea of changing the race day to Sunday 16th, I would like to ask peoples opinion of running on sunday
rather than Saturday?
 

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Jake,
just to echo Sean's comments, I know members from our club have discounted it because because of the fact they can't make the Friday.

Perhaps something to think about for next year.
 

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Hi Jake,

Just backing up what Ian has mentioned about Gainsborough people, I'm sure you would get more of us if it was Sat practice, Sunday race.

There was 7 of us at Pendles...sure all would be there if it was over the weekend. Friday practice is pretty impossible for those that work and have some travelling to get to the Liverpool area.

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ditto, another gainsbro entry for revised race days.....would also like u2l race
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Thank you for your feedback. We are in agreement, therefore, I can confirm the new date of the event to be 15th/16th September. Practice on Saturday morning will be from 10am.

I will work on a hotel and I have a very SPECIAL place that could be used for the saturday evening meal but I will confirm more once I know.

Here are the Standard Class rules:

STANDARD OUT OF THE BOX CARS

You may use cars from the following 3 manufacturers but in standard form only. Scalextric, SCX, Pioneer.
All parts must remain original and unmodified with the exception of adding Lead weight inside the car and truing and gluing rear tyres. Any cars seen to have any modifications other than the ones stated will not be allowed to run.

I hope that those already entered can fit into this change. If not, could you please contact me


Mods could you please change the inital post and subheading to match the change in schedule

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Judging by the levels of interest, both standard and u2L will be race as well as over 2l.

Hope this helps. Please note, numbers will be limited due to space constraints.

Jake
 

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Cheers lee, I will put you down.

Jake
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
The best deal I can find on hotels at present is 45 quid for premier inn Roby which is 7 miles from the club. However, I will enquire for a group discount. In order to do this, could I have numbers for the hotel? I will sort out a meal when I confirm the venue.

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Another possible hotel is the Premier inn West derby at the same price, but only 4 miles from the club. I have contacted 4 hotel chains for a group quote, but need an idea on numbers first.

Here is the driver list
1) Jake D'Arcy
2) Ted Martin
3) Phil Clayton
4) Phil Hayes
5) John Kellaway
6) Jon Grainger
7) Martin De'ath
8) Lee Beswick

Please correct me if I have missed anyone out. Also, if I could get an idea on numbers for the Saturday night meal, that would be great. Venue not confirmed, however my suggestion is The Bootroom Restraunt at Anfield which serves very good food.

Thanks
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Jake, I simply can not attend this event this year my calendar is full, (I'm at Pendle September 8th/9th) but I will do it next year if its the weekend
 
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