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Hello there.
The, last time ever, round of Slot,it Challenge will take place at Wolves,on the International Track, on Sunday 21 October.
Heats for both the Classic and GT classes will be 4 minutes duration.

Saturday.
The track will be open,for practice from 11am till 5pm.
The pre race meal will be at the Wing Wah self service Chinese restaurant 7.30pm
Please let me know if you wish to attend, by Monday 15 Oct. Cost is around £15.
Sunday
The club will be open at 8.30am.
Classics will run first starting no later than 11am. GTs will follow. If time allows, there could be a short practice session for the GTs.

It as been a privilege to have participated in such a prestigous series of racing. With its roots in Jim Brown's Porsche Challenge. Following Jim's retirement, Sean and Nick took up the baton and Slot,it Challenge was born, back in 2006,I think.
It as proved to be a tremendously successful format made more so by the number, over 200 I would guess, of participants drawn to it. Many will have many happy memories, friendships formed, and tales to tell. Thanks Sean,thanks Nick.

Please register your interest in,
Saturday practice.
Saturday meal, and
Classes you plan race in.
Looking to forward to seeing everyone.
Malcolm
 

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Hi Malcolm.
A significant day indeed.
Great credit to Sean, Nic, Neil and all the Pendle guys who have been the driving force behind this very successful championship. I will look back on the 3 years I competed with fond memories, racing against some of the best slot racers in the country.
Please put me down on the 'Guest' list...I could not miss the last ever SIC.
Regards Bill.
 

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Ill second that! guests it is for me, classics and GT. Thanks.
 

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I'm not as knowledgeable as some of my fellow wolves racers but pretty much any motor configuration works, I myself have a black sidewinder gear on a 12 tooth pinion and that flies! F15s do work, as do 22s and most of the widely used compounds.
 

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Hi Malcolm.
I'll be there both days, and for the meal.
Dave Pepper will be coming up with me again, so the same for him.

I've sent you an Email about the controllers you want, so don't forget to let me know the details.

see you there.

Steve
 

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Set-up tips from the Guru:-
Inline configuration is the best.
standard 21K motor works well.
If you have them, P2 tyres are great, they may have a little too much grip so a good coat of nail varnish works well.
F15s for front tyres work well too.
Around 30 grams of lead stuck to the roof of the car will help.

good luck guys. the last ever slot-it challenge. wish I could be there. But I will be thinking of you when Im having a beer at the bar at the La Manga club.

Rob
 
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This is not the end of the Slot It Challenge!!!
It is the end of the involvement of the Wolves and North Staffs clubs (unfortunately) but the SIC continues next year using a standard set of rules designed to make the racing closer and cheaper.
 

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Hi Guys, If anyone is stuck with set ups, I have a few you can try.

For a nice smooth car that is easy to drive, the scaleauto endurance motor works very well, geared with an 11 or 12 tooth pinion and crown gears somewhere between 26 and 30, depending on what you like.

If you want something a little faster, the scaleauto 30k black can also works quite well, gearing is completely down to personal preference.

Sidewinder configurations don't seem to be too bad either, as long as you are using a motor with a bit of power behind it, I find that when using a lower powered motor in the sidewinder configuration, the stickyness of the F15 hold it back slightly on acceleration, if that makes sense.

I also wouldn't mind betting that the flat 6 RS might be a contender, although nobody at our place has really tried them in slot.it cars.

And if you're feeling a bit mad, just do what Rob said.

As for tyres, 22's and 15's will work fine if they're soft enough so it's down to you.

See you all on saturday, Sam
 

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Hello
I can endorse Sam's suggestions for set up.
Members are constantly trying new configurations to improve their car's performance. Tyres are constantly being worked on to find the optimum level of grip.
In addition to the car set up, there are control settings, reaction time and "Lady Luck" all will have a part to play in who will win on the day.
Saturday.
Opening time will be 11am, till 5pm
There will be a run to the Fish and Chip shop around 1pm. Tea,coffee and soft drinks will be available.
Sunday.
Opening time will be 8.30am.
There will be a cold buffet from 12 o'clock. Tea,coffee and soft drinks will be available.
There is a microwave available and boiling water.
Time table for the day will be set once everyone as registered.
Post code for the club is WV6 9NP. Aldersley Leisure Village
Any questions please call me, 07740 717140
Looking forward to a memorable weekend.
Malcolm
 

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Hi All,
i would have loved to have been there this weekend but it just wasnt possible due to family commitments. i will therefore take this opportunity to wish all competitors past and present many more happy years racing and socialising, and to those who are about to take on the running of the next incarnation of the series....... GOOD LUCK!
Jim.
 

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Practice report.
Just back from Wolves set up day.
Not to many guys making the Saturday, but the best lap times being put in by Jack Thoburn, Lee, and Phil Field. The quick home drivers are only having an odd spin round the track and keeping their powder 'dry' so to speak.
One word off caution; Make sure you have some weight close to the guide as possible. The quickest models on Blue lane are experiencing occasional 'lift' over the main straight undulation.
The track is running with decent grip in most lanes, F15's being the popular choice of tyre.
Best laps today ITRO 7.3-7.5 these times are very quick!!
See you all in the morning..with my scrutineers hat on!
Regards Bill.
 

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Well, another interesting day. I am very sad to see the end of the SIC as we know it, but I think by about halfway through last year, it became apparent to everybody that it needed to happen. I would personally like to thank the pendle guys for making this all possible and the club leaders, race controllers and caterers for making these last few years so enjoyable.
Best of luck to Graeme and Julian, I'm sure next year's group C challenge will be a success and hopefully our NSR GT3 championship will be aswell.

Thanks for all the ups, all the downs and all the laughs, Sam
 
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