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  1. Thanks Guys. You can email entry forms to sales@redracer.com.au I have had internet problems and the phone is included as digital system. Got a new Modem last week and still on and off. Please leave a message with number so I can return any calls. Payment can be made over the phone or once arrive for MCN. The entry forms are more important.
  2. 2 weeks and 2 days until Track will be prepared ready for MCN 2016. Our scene and shop has been struggling this year, apologies for being so absent. We have always wanted an MCN in QLD, and a venue to host. The track and shop will provide a great weekend of racing. Garry Johnson will keep the race program solid with his skills. Werner Wittsack will knock out the tech checks. Bare in mind though we are very low on stock for racing needs. Please think ahead for parts and bring with We can cover Plafit supplies locally. Armchair Racer for Slot.it and Sideways, Thunderbird Raceway for NSR and both these guys can help with Scalextric etc. If in Melbourne Mobile Raceways can help you out too. And if I may ask for a role call, estimate number's would be a great help.
  3. FEBRUARY Great day was had today on the big 8 lane track with some of the guys the Gold Coast and Narangba joining the Red Racer locals in a Porsche Cup and Modern GT Battle. Porsche Cup Newly reformatted GT3 class is proving a bit hit with all the club members, this class is a basic ready to run class with everybody running identical equipment. Plafit 1700SR chassis with Scaleauto Porsche Body with original interior and glass. They look the part and create the closest racing available in model car racing. Proof of this was Pete buying his car on the morning of the race and winning with it an hour later. Qualifying saw lap times across the entire field only separated by 0.6 sec and the racing was no different. Pete and Simon battled it out for the win with consistency winning out, Pete drove a flawless race managing to beat Simon by only a few car lengths. Final spot on the podium was fought hard by Dean and Steve, Steve had managed to throw many a podium away in the past. Today was different he absorbed the pressure stayed in the slot for a well-deserved third overall only 2 laps off the lead and a lap clear of Dean. Gerald and the other racers did a good job of keeping the podium getters honest. Modern GT Qualifying showed the whole field meant business with their thoroughbred race cars. There was a great mix of exotic cars, some with carbon fibre bodies some with plastic. Great variety in chassis were also present. Qualifying was extremely close with the top 5 within 0.3sec and all under the magic 8sec mark. Jason set a blistering pole of 7.73 with his new Plafit 1900s chassis running a Scaleauto Porsche Body. Racing saw Steve go out early with a crash into the wall knocking his motor box and axle assembly all out of whack, so he wouldn’t feature on the podium this time. Jason couldn’t turn his speed into a win, too many tangles in traffic saw Dean slip through with a near flawless run to take a well-deserved win. Simon drove a flawless race to take the final step on the podium. Special Mention go to Peter and Gerald who both ran as high as second at stages of the race. Gerald had a bad run on red which cost him a podium. Top 5 were only separated by 4 laps after 20 mins of racing. Our next Saturday Club Day will see Slotworx V8 and Porsche Cup run as support classes to the F1 Grand Prix. This is being run on the Saturday of the Australian GP with all the action from Melbourne being shown on the big screen during the day. Atmosphere will be amazing so come along and be apart of this great day. Our two other tracks will be available for general use as well.
  4. Every Friday night we spilt racing into A & B gives everybody the chance to race for a win in their ability range. Also gives our fast guys a chance to watch the new and upcoming guys, pit for them and suggest changes for their cars and controllers. Jason and Paul have been fantastic giving their time for time for free and have helped a few guys make the step up. We have been doing this for months and it has built a great atmosphere every Friday night. It also means we now have a pair of regular kids racing. Monthly Saturday Race meetings are also split, at the GT Masters last Year a new car was presented as a prize by Ace Hobbies to the winner of B grade.
  5. Stay in touch with Racing and new release anything to do with Slot at redracer.com.au and follow us on Red Racer Hobbies Facebook page.
  6. Red Racer is back with some club racing to suit all forms of Slot car fans. Watch this and simular space's for current and upcoming race event's. Friday Night Racing Sideways Dallara and Riley Championship The first installment of Double R Club Racing will commence Friday the 10th of August. Sideways are produced by Racer in conjunction with Slot.It drivetrains. The combination results in highly detailed replica's with performance to match their looks. They have 12 different liveries and have small design changes which made the car's appear the same but perform differently. We have closed the gap on performance by using Slot.it race magnets throughout the 12 cars which has given them the same amount of magnet down force. The cars will be raced in stock form other than the magnet exception for some close racing. Tyres as alway's will be a must to get adiquiet grip and ride height. CARS Sideways Riley and Dallara SW01 to SW12 REGULATIONS 1 Control Race Magnet Rear Tyre optional between Slot.It and MJK Magnet pull on tester must not exceed 400grams No other modifications to car are allowed Must retain factory parts and interior Double R and Red Racer presents Slot.It Race Series In the lead up to the Qld slot championships we will be running a 6 round club series with the choice of dropping your worst round. It will be run fortnightly starting Wednesday the 25/7/2012 -7pm sharp, aim for 6:30pm There will be two classes run in two separate series. You may enter in them both. 1st class GROUP 1 (stock)Rules *One Magnet, genuine standard only *Must have at least 1.5mm ground clearance at magnet to blank set up board *Replacement genuine slot it tyres maybe used *Gluing in motor, magnet and genuine parts back on is allowed *loosening of screws is allowed *White kits must be painted *no other modifications allowed *Wheels must stay within the guards. 2nd Class MOD Rules *Only Genuine replacement slot it parts allowed *One magnet only Race Magnet can be used *Must have at least .8mm ground clearance at magnet to blank set up board *Standard motor only *Gluing is allowed *No cutting or drilling allowed *Must have interior can be Lexan *White kits must be painted *Wheels must stay within the guards Slot.It performance parts are allowed and include Hollow axles, Mag Wheels, Race Guides, Gear ratio changes etc.
  7. We are staying open, and looking to continue providing an outlet for people to enjoy their hobbies. Thank's for the support, and continual support for the slot car scene in general.
  8. After 7 years, we have decided to shut the doors of Red Racer Hobbies. We have a massive inventory of slot cars, accessories, sets and track that we are clearing at 30% off. I hope all of those of you who have visited or talked with us will take the opportunity to grab a bargain and say hi before it's too late. I would like to say thanks to all the amazing friends that we have made during this time.
  9. Quick reminder. The worst discount on all stock shop in the shop on Saturday and Sunday is 10 percent off. Everything else, particularly the cars we have had in stock for a couple of years will be drastically reduced. There will be free food for everyone. Great rock and roll from local band and famed slothead Dennis Caddy and his new band "Road to Ruin". TV cameras are recording the Saturday enduro race and then crowd scenes on Sunday. There is a whisper a very famous V8 Supercar "rock star" may be dropping in. For the RC curious you can drive and fly RC from Traxxas, Losi Revell and Parkzone. A mini Rock Crawling comp will run throughout the day on our front garden bed. Those that don't know us, just drop by and say hello. It is definately not a day to miss. Adrian Red Racer Hobbies
  10. Wondered if anyone had noticed that misquote. Sure sounded good. On the other hand, what a legend getting this much air time for slot cars.
  11. Nearly forgot. We still have places available in both the Junior and Senior Grand Prix's but places are filling fast. Cost is $50 and this covers the racing, free sausage sizzle, entertainment, free use of our other two tracks. You will also get a brand new Scalextric Alain Prost Canon Williams Formula 1 car, a quality Australian GP T shirt and the limited edition tool pen. Please don't hesitate to call if you need more information on 07 3284 4888 or email to sales@redracer.com.au See you there. Red Racer Hobbies 23 Huntington Street Clontarf
  12. Hi again everyone. Final details available now. On Saturday 16th July we have an 18 man, 6 team, 3 hour enduro. This race is fully booked already (sorry) and isn't really part of the Scalextric Grand Prix but at least offers an extra event for the travellers. It has been sponsored by local coffee roaster and cafe owners, Neli Cofee and so has been named the Neli Coffee Cup (sorry, I hear the groans). Drivers will be using SCX Pro Nascars which will also include a set of the ever perfect MJK tyres. Thanks to Ian Goodland of MJK Engineering for backing us on this one too. There will be six 30 minute races with a minute break between each race. During these races drivers must change at the 10 and 20 minute mark and also within each drivers stint he must make a tyre change between the 2nd and 8th minute of his stint. We will have an eagle eyed grand marshall overseeing all teams do comply with this aggravation. Cars and T Shirts will be handed out at 11.30 and 30 minutes will be allowed to assemble the cars and get some practice in. At 12.00 midday the races begin. Trophies will be awarded for drivers in the winning team. All drivers get to keep their cars and entry is $50 per driver. We are happy to accept any reserve drivers, if you are interested. More importantly lots of cheering spectators will enhance the atmoshere as Channel 10's Totally Wild television show will be filming the race. On Sunday 17th July, the Australian Scalextric Grand Prix will be held. Starting at 10.00 am for the Juniors (under 14 year old). There will be a series of 6 heats for every driver and this will establish the best 6 kids. These 6 will race off in the Grand Prix proper to decide who this years champ will be. Points of 6 for 1st place, 5 for second and so on to 1 point for 6th place will be added to the number of the laps completed in each drivers race and the highest pointscorers will go to the GP. These points will be irrelevant during the GP as the best driver in this will be the winner. The cars to be raced will be the Scalextric Alain Prost Canon Williams. We will be adding splashes of colour to differentiate cars to assist with driver identification during races. First place in the Grand Prix will be the Australian Champion, as sanctioned by Hornby Hobbies UK and Southern Models Australia. The winner will receive a large gold cup, a Scalextric Thundering V8's slot car set, as well as the car he raced, a unique Scalextric Grand Prix T Shirt, and a limited edition anodised aluminium tool pen which is engraved with the event details. Only participants will receive these. Second place will be another gold cup and a Scalextric Start slot car set as well as car, shirt and tool. Third place will be 2 Scalextric slot cars and car, shirt and tool. We hope the Junior final is complete and decided by 12.30 as we have local band, Road to Ruin, playing a selection of their louder hits.Meantime you can grab some free food at our barbeque. Additionally we have demonstrations from Traxxas and Team Losi radio control companies. At these stands you will be able to drive the various RC cars that are currently available. During the course of the day we should also be conducting an RC Rock Crawling competition. Approximately, at 1.00pm we can commence the Senior Grand Prix. This will be a similar format to the Juniors just with longer races. Fingers crossed everything will be completed before dark. Keep in mind also, EVERYTHING, is on special on Saturday and Sunday. To enjoy these discounts you will have to attend. We will try to accomodate telephone enquiries for specials but if we get the same crowds as last year (600 plus) then accept our apologies now if we have trouble giving you perfect service. Our good friends from interstate should feel free to call and place orders and grab some bargains on Saturday to avoid any disappointment. Thanks for all of the support so far and I can't wait to meet everyone who shows up. Adrian Red Racer Hobbies
  13. This may be the car to be raced in the 3 Hour Enduro. Just think bigger motors, though.
  14. Here is a sniff of what the GP cars will be.
  15. Quick piccie of the new track not quite finished in this shot. Channel 10 came out to film this one.
  16. Here is a quick tease about the upcoming Australian Scalextric Grand Prix. We will be holding the Australian Scalextric Grand Prix again over the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th of July. The Grand Prix will be held on Sunday the 17th. We will be starting with the Junior GP in the morning and the Open Grand Prix just after lunch. We are allowing 23 entrants for Junior and 33 for Open. These numbers were easily filled last year so please get in contact soon. We still have a few small loose ends to finalise before we announce entry fees and take firm orders. The entry fee will include the car (Scalextric Formula 1 car), a limited edition engraved tool pen which is unique to drivers of this event and hopefully another T Shirt for all drivers. Like last year we will also be enjoying a trade show put on by Southern Models, O'Reilly Model Products and B and B Hobbies. All of these companies will be demonstrating and letting participants try RC Cars, Planes, Helis and Slot Cars on their stands. We have a band playing during the lunch break, an all day free sausage sizzle and giveaways all day. Best of all HUGE specials on all stock. Additional to the Scaley GP, we will make it worthwhile for the long distance traveller to visit. On Friday night we will opening all 3 of our tracks for practice. We will be doing one of my famous gourmet barbeques and top it off we will be having an auction. We have a professional auctioneer to excite the masses and most items will have no reserves. Saturday from lunchtime we will be running a 3 hour team endurance race. Details to follow, but as a tease, we have secured a third party sponsor and the entry fee will be very attractive. There are 6 teams of 3 drivers and 3 cars in each. We have two teams tentatively already signed up. Our web page is almost ready to go live, so sincere apologies about the horrific delays in getting this completed. More details will be posted on the web page very soon. Adrian Red Racer Hobbies
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  18. Guys, Thanks for posting your comments. I guess it helps having discussions about what we do at our shop. Any publicity is good publicity...maybe. I'd hoped that it would be apparent that I and the owners of the other specialty slot retailers keep off the boards for the simple reason there is nothing I say that somewhere can be misconstrued by someone. Better to be silent and thought of as a fool than open ones mouth and confirm it!!! With this in mind, it is has never my intention to be disparaging of Auslot Forum, I just would prefer to remain neutral, and leave it up to others to discuss what takes place here. The track is being built for me by Dave Hannaway. A long time slot car enthusiast who, love him or hate him, is always putting the hobby at the forefront and does work tirelessly in introducing people to the hobby. Sure he is a wind up merchant of the highest order but guys, we gotta be able to laugh about things don't we? As usual, hard not to be touched by the disparaging remarks made on the forum by people you know. I'll do my best to remain off the boards in future. As to the track, it will be fast and flowing but has hidden angles that WILL catch drivers out. There is no straight section of track anywhere. Every corner is connected by long sweeping bends so there will be activity on the cars constantly. Every corner leads in to the main body of each corner at shallower angles, like a real car turning into a corner. We are using Magnabraid and a rubberised roofing paint. Track timing by Track Mate of Canada. It is worth keeping in mind we are a commercial location that must appeal to you experts and the average punter. The track is located in our mezannine area and had a specific set of requirements to enable both slot users and Warhammer gamers to share the area. Lastly this track is our experimental. Mistakes are meant to be made on this track so that when construction of our bigger project occurs the project should run much smoother. To all those that wish us well, thank you, and keep the positive comments coming. Adrian Red Racer Hobbies
  19. I do my best to keep out of the discussions on the forums but I think Manic's comments could tarnish the reputation of Red Racer Hobbies, who, considering Manic's address, we would most likely be his 'local'. It is important to point out that, Manic's local store is NOT Red Racer Hobbies but another, interstate, retail store. Manic, it is unfortunate that you had a problem with your order but in our case and I dare say in all Australian stores you cannot physically shut the doors to get to the post office during the day to deliver parcels. Your other problems were certainly regretable.
  20. Hi Guys, In all the mad pandemonium of moving, common sense would have suggested to post a note on the forum....oops, sorry. The new address is Unit 7, 23 Huntington Street, Clontarf. The phone number is the same 07 3284 4888. Go straight across the Hornibrook Highway bridge, straight ahead along Elizabeth Avenue at the lights, about 1 km along turn left at the lights at Duffield Street, then 2nd right Huntington and we are about one third of the way down. No sign up yet but lots of RED paint splashed everywhere. Good news. We have rebuilt our Carrera 6 lane and it is now just under 40 metres long. There is very little of the track flat as I am a big fan of going uphill and down dale. We have gone absolutely stupid with wire taps and have linked every track join with under track wire. The relays should work properly this time and we have built workshop benches for all the drivers. Most of the framing is now finished as is the wiring. Just got driver stations and track fencing to do. Once we have that all done we can start on the board track upstairs. I'll try to post some pics of the new track soon. Shop wise, everything is a go but there still is a bit of unpacking to do. We have had 2 rock groups offer to come and play for our opening so in about 2 weeks it will be music and sausage sizzle, free track time and some great specials, so I'll keep you posted. Adrian Red Racer Hobbies
  21. Hi Terry, I'm glad you had fun. We generally are much more scrupulous on rules and regulations, certainly with our other race classes, but at the end of the year when you have no V8's to sell but people wanting to race, rules get a little stretched. As to demolition derby...yep...those Friday night boys are as far away from gentleman racers as you are ever likely to get. Some of them even know how to use a knife and fork to eat and many of them are married to people who originated outside their own family. Other than wings the V8's have been so bullet proof that the guys have no hesitation ploughing into each other. Maybe we should have warned you that it is a bit 'no holds barred'. Great to see you and look forward to your next visit north. Adrian
  22. We have been very happy with the MJK tyres. They are consistent and they add a definate edge to a cars' grip. They are rubber not silicon.
  23. Thanks for the concise synopsis, Glen. You are right that it is a cracking good race series. Although we have completed one round of the series, we still have places for anything up to 7 more drivers, and as drivers can drop their worst round, it is not too late to join in. I must also correct a slight error from Glen and that is the sponsor of the event is Rob's Renovations. Active racer Rob Lake has been a great support to both this race and various track maintenance issues so I can wholeheartedly recommend Rob for any home renovation work. He is also very generous in his pricing for slot car buffs. Contact me and I will pass his details on.
  24. Don't forget the second round is on Tuesday 27th March 2007. Practice, scrutineering at 6.30 pm. Racing at 7.00 pm. Phone Adrian or Lucas for any other details on 07 3284 4888.
  25. SLOT IT – Round 1 Results Heat 1 NAME LANE 1 LANE 2 LANE 3 LANE 4 LANE 5 LANE 6 TOTAL Joel Batts 31 31 31 31 31 31 186 Noel Battson 31 31 31 31 31 31 186 Lucas Debakker 29 31 31 30 28 29 178 Cam Bartholomew 28 29 31 31 28 25 172 Matt Frusher 27 28 29 30 29 29 172 Paul Robinson 24 31 31 31 28 27 172 Troy Frusher 24 27 27 28 29 30 165 Rob Lake 26 28 27 29 30 24 164 Mike Smith 22 29 23 30 27 29 160 Paul Stevens 26 28 28 26 25 24 157 Alan Page 24 28 17 29 30 26 154 Ian Johnston 22 28 26 28 23 23 150 Nick Adams 25 26 20 26 28 25 150 Adrian Webb 19 21 20 24 26 22 132 Graeme Cullen 22 20 18 24 27 20 131 Gary Evans 21 6 26 25 26 25 129 Greg Tebble 21 21 25 23 22 17 129 Rod Dawson 16 19 16 23 25 18 117 Ken Sweeney 25 24 1 1 30 21 102 Heat 2 NAME LANE 1 LANE 2 LANE 3 LANE 4 LANE 5 LANE 6 TOTAL Noel Battson 31 31 31 31 31 29 184 Lucas Debakker 31 30 30 31 31 30 183 Joel Batt 31 19 31 31 31 31 174 Paul Robinson 25 31 31 30 31 26 174 Paul Stevens 30 28 28 28 27 29 170 Alan Page 26 29 30 28 29 26 168 Rob Lake 26 28 23 30 27 31 165 Cam Bartholomew 31 25 27 28 30 23 164 Matt Frusher 27 25 26 26 31 28 163 Troy Frusher 24 28 29 30 26 25 162 Mike Smith 26 30 25 26 29 24 160 Ian Johnston 26 26 27 27 25 22 153 Adrian Webb 27 29 21 23 24 23 147 Greg Tebble 22 23 22 25 23 23 138 Nick Adams 29 28 23 7 26 24 137 Rod Dawson 27 22 20 20 17 19 125 Graeme Cullen 16 5 21 23 19 24 108 Gary Evans 2 1 1 27 23 22 76 Ken Sweeney 1 1 1 1 16 1 21 Summary NAME HEAT 1 HEAT 2 TOTAL PLACING Noel Battson 186 184 370 1 Lucas Debakker 178 183 361 2 Joel Batt 186 174 360 3 Paul Robinson 172 174 346 4 Cam Bartholomew 172 164 336 5 Matt Frusher 172 163 335 6 Rob Lake 164 165 329 7 Troy Frusher 165 162 327 8 Paul Stevens 157 170 327 9 Alan Page 154 168 322 10 Mike Smith 160 160 320 11 Ian Johnston 150 153 303 12 Nick Adams 150 137 287 13 Adrian Webb 132 147 279 14 Greg Tebble 129 138 267 15 Rod Dawson 117 125 242 16 Graeme Cullen 131 108 239 17 Gary Evans 129 76 205 18 Ken Sweeney 102 21 123 19
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