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Slot It Challenge. Wolves. 22/23 Oct.

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General information for those planning to attend the final round of this year's championship.
The Premier Inn, North Wolverhampton, adjacent to Jct 2 of the M54 is the most convenient hotel, both for the club and the meal.Ease of access makes it attractive although they rarely have the cheap rooms offered by other Premier Inns.
Book on line or phone direct 0871 527 9184 (10p/min)
There is a B/B close to the club and closer to the meal. I have used it for visitors, Wheaton House Tel no. 01902 428841.It is on the main A449 and subject to noise from passing traffic,through the night.Its cheap around £32 B&B.
Alternatively the club lounge is available for the night,could sleep 6.
Have provisionally booked Wing Wah Chinese restaurant for the Sat.night. 7.30. £14 p/p. They have increased the range of food to include Indian.Visit their website for more details,
Can not quarentee there will be no birhtday parties being celebrated.
Wing Wah is only a 1/2 mile from the hotel,on the A449 towards Wolverhampton.
Club Opening Times
Sat. 11-5pm Tea and coffee available and a selection of cobs. Will organise a run to the local Chip Shop for lunch.
Sun. Open 8am..
8-9 Open practice 3 min sessions.
9-9.30 Practic session, 3 min sessions, for Sunday arrivals
9.30-!0.00 Open practice 3 min sessions
9.30 Scrutineering opens.
10.30 Drivers Briefing
11.00 First Heat
Heats will be 4 mins duration.Expect to complete 25/30 laps. Distances will be recorded on the computer after each race. Individual distances will be recorded,for the record.
Finals will over 30 laps. Reduced to 25 if time is running out.
The track has been extended and resurfaced with a fine, textured surface.
I will post tips next week when we will have a better idea of tyres and gearing.I will also get pictures organised,once the final touches have been completed.
Please let me have your intentions as soon as you can .
We are looking forward to seeing you all again.
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QUOTE (malatwolves @ 24 Sep 2011, 12:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sat. 11-5pm Tea and coffee available and a selection of cobs. Will organise a run to the local Chip Shop for lunch.

I won't be running to the chip shop! I may think about going in my car.
I noticed that you haven't put any racing tips up! here are some of mine that will help you with the extended track.
Use unglued slot-it P2 tyres, if you can't get any try the zero grips. if these aren't working for you, add a coat of nail varnish.
inline mabuchi motor mounts work well with the scaleauto 10,000 rpm motor. there is a small dip on the main straight, so make sure you don't fit any lead up the front of the car, this will help it de-slot at faster speeds. Were thinking of removing the barrier at the end of the main straight & issuing a pair of wicket keeping gloves for the marshals.

Have fun & I will see you all there, as long as I get out of Beijing in time. Just got stung on a £200.00 pot of tea. It must have been made from Unicorn penis! It certainly tasted like it. I can't understand this monopoly money at all. I'm about to go to dinner. Let's see how much a bottle of red merlot costs. Probably around 2 billion Ding, Dong, Yen.

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Well done Lewis,
Thats the way throw them off the sent.
Hi Mark, I hadn't thought of that approach. its good to see racers stretching the boundaries of what is possible.

Hi All, we have in the past used 'footages' & I expect we will do so again, a lot has to do with the fact we were allowing 4 minute heats instead of three, this on its own adds at least 40 minutes plus to the day. by not reading out the footages, this can bring us back in line. We have to ask ourselves if we all prefer 4 minutes or standing around waiting to have the distance of our last lap read out. I know where my vote goes.
We also re-surfaced the track & the footages marks have not been added.

Wolverhampton holds around eight events every year. all of which (with the exception of the SIC) use the computer to estimate the final lap. It is very accurate. There is the odd occasion where it gets it wrong slightly. The computer knows the start time of your last lap & the finish time.
Let's say you crossed the line with 3 second to go & your last lap was 10 seconds long! The computer will give you a estimated 0.3 of a lap.
This is great as long as you don't crash on the last lap, as this will increase your lap to say 12 seconds (depending on who was the marshal) your lap distance reduces to 0.25.
It sound complicated but it's very simple & it works most of the time, there is no human error reading out the footages.

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