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Hawthorne Park Trans Am 2012

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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.

Juniors £5.00
Seniors £8.00

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.
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

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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.

Hi Jim, yes, all parts need to be kept original in standard class. The aim of the standard class is to keep a level playing field in the cars which should make for good racing.

Hope this helps
Thanks.....I can remember a question being asked about one of the standard cars wiring or something and it was said it was ok to alter as would improve reliability.

Can I add any braid then when it wears out or do I need to buy scaley stuff?
I'm sure there was an option to remove (bypass) the DPR option within the Standards for Pendle. Just for reliability sake.

Jim, and team we'll need to talk about Accommodation this Thursday... Work out what we are doing for the weekend.

I must start looking at this haven't even touched a car for the event yet!
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To be honest, the braids can be open choice. We have some braid from our sponsors, copper braid products that you can try out. The guide however has to stay standard in the standard class.
Thanks Jake!

Ian I think the plan is for the West Darby Premier Inn - the one next to the Deaf Society, so should be nice and quiet, unless the staff have the radios on full blast.
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Tonight saw the track refurbishment progress with the track being seperated into the individual joins, the re wiring process started and the start of the re taping. The power taps have all been checked and some repaired where needed.

Next stage of the refurb is to finish off the tapes and rewiring and potentially painting. Then, finally to level out the joins on the track which all in all should drastically improve the racing experience for the event. Pictures from tonight will be posted to our club website this weekend.

As promised, the pictures of the track refurbishment so far. Click here to see the pictures. Appologies if the zoom on the pictures are too close, I will fix this next week

Under 7 weeks to go now! maybe time I thaught of what I am going to run, I suspect standard class will be a scalex camero for me and Over 2 litres... well better get my thinking cap on

Catering will be avalible on the day too. To be confirmed what we will be serving up, although I think it will be a £3 meal deal, butty, crisps or chocolate bar and drink, sounds fair to me
Could anyone who has special dietry requirements PM me and we will be able to accomodate your needs.

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Thanks for the updates! Just my camaro decals to sort!
I am sorry to have to post this, however Lee and I are going to have to withdraw from this event

Unfortunately Mrs B is seriously unwell so we will be spending the time in hospital, I can assure you this was not an option we would have chosen. It is very disappointing as we were both really looking forward to the weekend. I can only hope that by getting in touch with you now there is sufficient time to get replacement drivers so that the numbers are maintained.

As I have already said I am really sorry to let you down, and I hope we can make it next year.
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Hi Ian, very sorry to hear about mrs b. Please send all of our regards and our thaughts are with you and lee at this time.

Many thanks for letting us know, this now means that there are 3 places remaining.

As above

A lot of people are rooting for our friends The B's at this time.
Ok folks, not long now. Just over 3 weeks to go

Notice to all entrants - if you haven't already done so, can you let us (me or JakeD) know which classes you're planning on running in.
Remember there's Over 2L for the big yanks, Under 2L for the Euro/Jap boxes and standard (out of the box).
Entry fees are levied per class (with a max of 2 cars per class).
Prizes are to be awarded for 1,2,3 in class finals, 1st place in class heats and for Concours.

Any questions? Send them to JakeD

See you there!
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James Robertson - all 3
Archie Davis -U2l and O2l


Looking forward to this!
Thank you to the 2 that have confirmed. I am pleased to say that our track upgrade is nearly complete with painting and ironing out problems the only task left to do. Due to the refurbishment of the track, the current plan is that no goop will be laid down before the race so grip may be lacking on the day. The track will be unfamiliar to us residents so the playing field may well be more level.

Any questions, post here or drop me a pm

Hi Jake,

Put me down for Standard and O2L.

May have an U2L as well, but not sure it will be finished in time.
Track refurbishment now near finished with the track recieving a lick of paint! I won't upload any pictures to website until after trans am to keep the "element of suprise" for everyone

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Here is the Schedule for the Hawthorne Park Trans Am Weekend

Friday 14th September
- Free Practice 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Saturday 15th September
- Free Practice 11:00am - 4:00pm (aprox) May go for a meal afterwards if people are interested?

Sunday 16th September
- Practice: 8:30am - 9:30am
- Scrutineering: 9:30am - 10:00am
- Concours: 10:15am: - 10:45am
- Standard Class Heats: 10:45am - 11:40am
- Under 2L Heats: - 11:40am - 12:15pm
- Lunch break: 12:15pm - 12:45pm
- Over 2L Heats: - 12:45pm - 1:45pm
- Standard Class Finals: - 1:50pm - 2:20pm
- Under 2L Finals: 2:25pm - 2:50pm
- Over 2L Finals: 2:55pm - 3:40pm
- Presentation - 3:45 - 4:00pm

The Sunday timetable is only a draft as I cant accurately work it out until I get the information of what classes everyone is entering in. The length of the heats is 2 mins at the moment, although we might increase the length based upon how many people enter into each class.

Still room for 3 more entries! Come on, give it a go!! Us scousers dont bite! (that much!!

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