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David K Phillipson
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Welcome to Longton,

Today sees the start of the SCX 12hr endurance race, commentary will start very shortly as soon as we have introduced the teams to the track and facilities

We hope to bring you regular reports and updates as the day goes on
 

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David K Phillipson
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The six teams entered into this event are

1 NSSRC
2 Quorn
3 Hawthorne
4 Scalemodels
5 Melton mowbray
6 Demonslot
 

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David K Phillipson
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All six teams were presented with a SCX Seat toledo body last week and they were allowed to paint them in the livery of their choice
A side competition was offered by our sponsors at SCX for the best paint job, the prize being an SCX set which was to be judged by Joe the 7 year old son of Steve Wright (Mudchukka). the prize being won by NSSRC

all six cars and spares were donated by our sponsors at SCX, along with other prizes for the event
 

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David K Phillipson
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starting lanes, and chassis for teams have been drawn and are as follows

chassis no.lane colour.team

1 Black Melton
2 Blue Quorn
3 White Demonslots
4 Green Scalemodels
5 Red Hawthorne
6 yellow NSSRC
 

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David K Phillipson
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Race is under way and after 2 laps the order is

1 white demonslots
2 green scalemodels
3 yellow NSSRC
4 black melton
5 red hawthorne
6 black Quorn
 

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David K Phillipson
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after 15 mins we have

1 white 96 laps
2 yellow 94 laps
3 red 91 laps
4 green 90 laps
5 black 88 laps
6 blue 80 laps

first teams into pits with front wheel problems is race leader demonslots after just 16 mins of racing
losing only half a lap with speedy pit lane work well done lads
 

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David K Phillipson
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After 30 mins no change in the running order although red and green lane have changed order several times and yellow lane (NSSRC) are in the pits with serious front end problems

1white 180 laps Demonslot
2 yellow 178 laps NSSRC
3 red 172 laps Hawthorne
4 green 171 laps Scalemodels
5 black 169 laps Melton
6 blue 155 laps Quorn
 

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Jim Moyes
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I shall keep following your updates throughout the day, Dave.

Is that Mr Field shying away from the camera on the podium shot? That would certainly explain the early lead for Demonslot!

What is your lap length?

We had our 12 hour using handout SCX cars a couple of years back, the mistake we made was to allow Ortmann tyres after the first hour, they made the cars lap quicker but were the only failure of the day.

The Toledo GTs, being a digital friendly model, have independent stub axles at the front. They tend to deslot more than the earlier cars with solid front axles. Are the front end problems you are having to do with deslots?
 

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David K Phillipson
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After the first hour many changes have occured due to a major pile up on the straight resulted in two cars suffering

1 white 360 laps
2 black 335 laps
3 red 332 laps
4 yellow 327 laps
5 green 327 laps
6 blue 315 laps
 

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David K Phillipson
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MrM the answers to your questions are

1 yes that is mr field
2lap length we think is 110 feet
3 no it is mostly crashing into things popping out the front stubs
 

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David K Phillipson
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latest after 1.30 hours

1 white 532 laps
2 black 505 laps
3 red 498 laps
4 green 492 laps
5 yellow 488 laps
6 blue 464 laps
 

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Phil Field
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We had lucky start! our car sounds a bit rough already!

Jones Snr putting some good times in, while we eat muffins!

Cheers
Phil
 

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David K Phillipson
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at the first lane change we have the following positions

1 white 685 laps Demonslot
2 black 655 laps Melton
3 red 644 laps Hawthorne
4 green 634 laps Scalemodels
5 blue 602 laps Quorn
6 yellow 578 laps NSSRC

NSSRC have been having serious power problems which they think they have sorted out
Scalemodels have had front wheel problems, as have Hawthorne
 

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David K Phillipson
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new lane positions are

melton red
hawthorne blue
quorn yellow
NSSRC green
Scalemodels white
demonslot black
 

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David K Phillipson
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after 2.30 hrs

1 black 861 laps
2 red 831 laps
3 white 793 laps
4 blue 783 laps
5 yellow 762 laps
6 green 742 laps
 

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David K Phillipson
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NSSRC really struggling now with what appears to be a very loose front wheel

everybody else seems to have settled into a comfort groove
 
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