RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

We celebrated our 300th FRC official event with a large, appropriately-decorated cake courtesy Luke T, a few dozen shrimp wantons brought by Alex and a 2-litre bottle of Stanley's potent but excellent home-made cider, along with a lot of laughs and camaraderie and, best of all, four classes of exciting racing on the now almost fourteen year old FRC circuit. Turning up and joining me to be part of it were Steve, O'Brie, Luke, Alex, Keith and Spick (Nicholas E). My two little granddaughters Maddie and Ally were also present for the occasion.

Scheduled classes were Kitbash, American Pony Car, Scalectric BTCC, Slot.It Challenge and Ferrari Challenge IROC and we had full six-car grids for KB and BTCC, five cars for SC and four for APC, all filled with excitement and a fair amount of side-swipe contact!

Unfortunately the track/powerbase started acting up as soon as we switched on the power, so we replaced the powerbase with O'Brie's identically-modified (but never used at FRC) one which solved the problem until the same issue recurred in the third and fourth races. We still were able to work out the final placings in these races, but we were unable to run the IROC races. The problem is not likely to be coming from the powerbase since O'Brie's showed the same symptom where the outside lane started registering as throttle 1 no matter which controller/car was used, whilst the inside lane registered everything correctly. We now need to look at the lane changers and anything else which may be causing this problem. The track is getting old like me! ;)



Thanks for the cider Stan!

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Wantons, snacks, cider and cake:

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Keith, Alex and O'Brie relaxing and chatting before the racing began:

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Granddaughter Maddie helping me cut the cake:

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The guys trying out Stan's cider:

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We even had a rainbow joining in the celebration:

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The results

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Kitbash grid: Steve's beautiful Corvette Sting Ray on pole, followed by Keith driving Steve's Sierra Cosworth, O'Brie's Peugeot 205, my BMC Mini Cooper, Spick driving Steve's Nissan Skyline and Luke driving my NSU TT:

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Kitbash podium cars:

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American Pony Car grid: Steve's Javelin, followed by my Challenger, Keith driving Steve's Mustang and O'Brie's Charger:

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Race recorded by Luke:


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American Pony Car podium cars:

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BTCC grid: Steve's BMW 125i, followed by my MG6, Spick driving O'Brie's Passat, O'Brie's Civic, Peter driving Steve's BMW 330i and Luke's MG6:

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BTCC podium cars:

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Slot.It Challenge grid: Steve's Nissan R89C, my similar car, O'Brie's Sauber Mercedes and Peter driving Steve's Toyota 88C:

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Slot.It Challenge podium cars:

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(How this is computed: http://ggonsalves.com/frc/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=393)

Congratulations to the winners.

Granddaughters Ally and Maddie having their turn after the official races:

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Next event's classes: To be announced.

Don't forget to see the updated overall fastest times and the fastest no-magnet times by driver and class to know what the benchmarks are for your cars. Older stats can be found in the Archive area of the forum.

See you on the circuit...
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Re: RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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Great afternoon as usual of racing at FRC. It was a special event, made even more special with a good driver turnout and treats provided by Luke (cake), Alex (wontons) and Stan (cider). The four classes raced proved to be extremely entertaining...as expected. Was nice to see O'Brie's Charger actually being raced. Another treat was seeing Gordon's neat little Lotus which looks like a very good runner. Too bad the ??? acted up later in the day, putting an end to thoughts of running the IROC class.
Congrats to Gordon on winning the Slot.it Challenge class and to Luke on taking Index Of Performance honours.
Looking forward to the next event !
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Re: RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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Congrats to Gordon on winning the Slot.it Challenge class and to Luke on taking Index Of Performance honours.
And congrats to you Steve for winning everything else!
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Re: RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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An excellent Race Report Gordon with the FRC Day-of-Days slot-car activities 8-)

Plus, a very cool (to scale) 1st, 2nd & 3rd signs next to podium winning cars ...

How you have these 3 cars standing out even more ... would like to suggest & for example - with the Kitbash podium of 1, 2 & 3 cars ...

The fourth (4th) place orange (NSU TT) car was also featured with winners (which happened by chance) but simply parked slanted on the pitlane wall ;)

That said - how about lining up the number 4, 5 & 6 finishing cars behind the fence of the pitlane area ..?

This way, all drivers could feel thrilled their position are being featured with podium lineup :D

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Re: RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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This way, all drivers could feel thrilled their position are being featured with podium lineup
Last place driver may not feel too thrilled!

The podium is really to highlight those who bested the rest, so perhaps we should leave it for that.
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Re: RACE REPORT #300 - Aug 13th 2022 (KBnm, APCnm, BTCCnm, SCnm)

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gordon wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:22 pm The podium is really to highlight those who bested the rest, so perhaps we should leave it for that.
AOK & in the grand scheme of things ... your reply is very true blue.
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