SlotForum banner
1 - 20 of 231 Posts

·
Gary Skipp
Joined
·
6,503 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Welcome to the Le Mans oXigen 24 hours!
A 24 hour race for 1/32 scale slot racing cars, operating on the Slot.it oXigen wireless digital system.



Teams consisting of a minimum of three drivers are hereby invited to register
.

Dates:
The race will run from 31st Mar, 2012 until 01st Apr, 2012.
(No, it's not an April fool!)

Venue:
HENLEY SPORTS CENTRE,
STRAFTORD ROAD, HENLEY-IN-ARDEN
WARWICKSHIRE, B95 6AB
UNITED KINGDOM

The venue is a modern sports and leisure facility with ample off-road parking and nearby amenities. Access to the sports hall will be as follows;

FRI (practice) - 09:00-00:00
SAT 09:00 to SUN 18:00

Rules and regulations:
The event is open to contemporary Le Mans cars that raced in the years 2006-2011 inclusive. Free choice of plastic chassis, control tyre supplied.
SCP-1 controllers available. oXigen digital chip supplied when signing-on.
Night-time will be dark, so don't forget your light kit! SISP13 recommended.

List of allowed cars
Summary of car regulations
Full regulations

Awards:
Top three finishing positions in each category
Best presented car in each category (concours d'elegance)
Fastest qualifying team in each category

Prizes are kindly supplied by our sponsors;
Pendle Slot Racing
Royale Slot Car Accessories
Slot.it
Slot Track Scenics

Entry fee:
The entry fee per team is £205.00 / eu.230 to be payed by 31st January, 2012.

Registration:
Please complete the entry form and return to [email protected]
Link to registration form
Upon receipt your team will be invoiced for a £25.00 / eu.25 deposit.

Enquires:
Gary or Alex will be happy to answer your queries here on the forum, or via the event email address [email protected]
 

·
Gary Skipp
Joined
·
6,503 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Skid, initially the track has four lanes. We'll be building the track ahead of the event to fine-tune the positioning of LCs.

We would like get the team count into double figures.

Our News story has also been released; click here. Thanks Doug!
 

·
Gary Skipp
Joined
·
6,503 Posts
Skid, on the floor next year. Having a raised track a long-term goal. We will have a raised rostrum, and marshals will be given judo mats or chairs.

Zipp, no magnets. I knew there would be something! I'll get the regulations ammended.

Any brand of car is allowed, including scratchbuilt cars. The only stipulation is a plastic chassis. We put this limit in because if we have metal cars then it could be quite destructive when the inevitable 'friendly nudge' occurs
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,719 Posts
Awesome stuff. It is clear where Gary got his inspiration from, and that is no bad thing.

How will the night running work, will the room get gradually darker?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
335 Posts
Looks good, and Id certainly consider being part of a decent team but I think the car rules are a little too open, granted you are trying to get many different types of car, why not make it a HRS2 chassis race with the body of your choice? Otherwise it will be NSR vs scratchbuilds
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
201 Posts
montoya1: at the moment we are unsure whether the room will be gradually darkened or not, if possible it will be useful to do this to allow drivers to adjust to the change easier.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,394 Posts
Have you thought of asking your local school or community centre if you could borrow some dining tables. You could offer to make a donation to the school PTA for the kids. You can then cadge some 8 x 4 sheets of chipboard for the tops from your friendly builder and return them after the event. That way people will have less sore backsides from sitting on a floor and the track will be raised off the floor at minimum cost. Hope it is successful for you. Not trying to tell you what to do but schools are always looking at ways to get extra funding, just trying to be helpful. Mike
 

·
Gary Skipp
Joined
·
6,503 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Ed, the rules allow for HRS2 with a body of choice. There is no reason to restrict it to that only? If you want to do this, it's legal.

Please everyone remember that while we are obviously striving to get everything correct first time out, this is the first event of its type to be run in the UK, or possibly anywhere at all. We have the future for fine-tuning regulations, marshaling conditions and all the other things that will make themselves apparant once we wave the green flag.

Myself and Alex have eleven 24-hour races and numerous shorter endurance events under our belts. We are confident that the way have arranged things will lead to an enjoyable event for all who take part. If it turns out we are wrong, we'll make some changes for 2013.

respectfully
Gary
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,748 Posts
Do you need an oxigen controller, will this and the in car kit be supplied by the organisers?
Anyone interested in an East Anglia team?
 

·
Kev
Joined
·
2,723 Posts
Hey Julian,

The way i read it is: tyres and chip are supplied, and controllers are available if needed.

QUOTE (LMP @ 23 Sep 2011, 14:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Rules and regulations:
The event is open to contemporary Le Mans cars that raced in the years 2006-2011 inclusive. Free choice of plastic chassis, control tyre supplied.
SCP-1 controllers available. oXigen digital chip supplied when signing-on.
Night-time will be dark, so don't forget your light kit! SISP13 recommended.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,748 Posts
I should have read the first post properley.
If I can get a team of 8 people together I'd be interested in racing, preferably a GT car, probably a Porsche 997.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
335 Posts
QUOTE (LMP @ 24 Sep 2011, 15:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ed, the rules allow for HRS2 with a body of choice. There is no reason to restrict it to that only? If you want to do this, it's legal.

I meant HRS2 only. The rules are way too open - its basically going to be whoever has the fastest car wins rather than the best team. With that excessively high entry fee Id be expecting control motors to be handed out and not just tyres. Every 24 race ive been to on the continent gives 2 control motors and X sets of tyres and in some cases control gear ratios are enforced too.

For the moment Im going back on what I said earlier, not interested! Tighten up the rulebook and I can arrange for some proper European interest to come along.

Also given that 2 out of 3 planned 24H races this year were cancelled due to lack of interest, should it be deposits first, then full entry fee?

Call me a bitter sod, but the smarter ones will call me a realist
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,719 Posts
QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 24 Sep 2011, 16:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Anyone interested in an East Anglia team?

I would be up for that. That weekend I would only be able to commit to the Saturday, so it really depends if the organisers are OK with people not being present for the whole thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
355 Posts
Hi there

North Staffs Scalextric Racing Club will be entering one team, maybe two if we can get a few more people interested. I assume there is nothing to stop a club entering more than one team.

All the best

John
 

·
Gary Skipp
Joined
·
6,503 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Hi John, no problem, two would be very welcome


No problem Ed, sorry we haven't captured your taste buds this time. Maybe we'll see you in the future.

The post does actually state that a deposit of £25 to be paid upon registration. Either way, the race won't be cancelled
So I promise that you're all safe.
 
1 - 20 of 231 Posts
Top