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Hello All,

 

Here are the results from tonights race meet - 18th October 2011

 

Race 1 - Scalextric Classic 60's (Ford GT40's, Chaparrel 2F & Ferrari 330 P4's)

Magnet Racing - Box standard

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Place - Name - Total Laps - Car - Fastest Lap

 

1st - Jason B - 140 laps - Ford GT40 - 6.485 sec

2nd - John VD - 131 laps - Ford GT40 - 6.878 sec

3rd - John A - 127 laps - Ford GT40 - 6.947 sec

4th - Ian R - 123 laps - Ford GT40 - 7.115 sec

5th - Mark I - 121 laps - Ford GT40 - 7.065 sec

6th - Allan P - 120 laps - Ferrari 330 P4 - 7.361 sec

7th - Nigel B - 120 laps - Ford GT40 - 6.885 sec

8th - Wayne B - 116 laps - Ford GT40 - 7.077 sec

9th - Luke S - 108 laps - Ferrari 330 P4 - 7.764 sec

10th - Ian B - 102 laps - Ferrare 330 P4 - 6.998 sec

 

Fastest Lap Record - Jason B - 6.485 sec - Ford GT40 - 18/11/2011

Total Lap Record - Jason B - 140 laps - Ford GT40 - 18/11/2011

 

Race 2 - Sideways Rileys Host Class Round 8 (Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008)

Non Magnet - Minor Modifications to All Cars

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Place - Name - Total Laps - Car - Fastest Lap - Points

 

1st - Jason B - 133 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 6.815 sec - 25 pts

2nd - Nigel B - 131 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 7.027 sec - 20 pts

3rd - Geoff I - 129 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 6.889 sec - 16 pts

4th - John A - 127 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 6.922 sec - 13 pts

5th - John VD - 127 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 6.857 sec - 11 pts

6th - Ian B - 125 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 6.805 sec - 10 pts

7th - Allan P - 121 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 7.083 sec - 9 pts

8th - Ian R - 117 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 7.451 sec - 8 pts

9th - Mark I - 115 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 7.329 sec - 7 pts

10th - Luke S - 109 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 7.533 sec - 6 pts

 

Fastest Lap Record - Matt G - 6.655 sec - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 23/08/2011 - R6

Total Lap Record - Matt G & Jason B - 133 laps - Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008 - 20/09/2011 - R7, 18/10/2011 - R8

 

Overall Standings Sideways Rileys Host Class - Round 8 of 10 (Worst 3 Rounds Dropped, Moto GP Point System)

 

Place - Name - Total Points

 

1st - Jason B - 125 pts

2nd - Nigel B - 94 pts

3rd - John A - 82 pts

4th - Matt G - 81 pts

5th - Greg T - 76 pts

6th - Geoff I - 61 pts

7th - John VD - 59 pts

8th - Josef H - 51 pts

9th - Tony C - 40 pts

10th - Ian B - 37 pts

11th - Allan P - 28 pts

12th - Jason W - 22 pts

13th - Mark I - 14 pts

14th - Ian R - 14 pts

15th - Michael S - 14 pts

16th - Tony B - 13 pts

17th - Kieran - 13 pts

18th - Harry T - 11 pts

19th - Wayne B - 9 pts

20th - Peter E - 8 pts

21st - Dayna B - 7 pts

22nd - Nick D - 7 pts

23rd - Luke S - 6 pts

24th - Iggy M - 4 pts

25th - Mark S - 2 pts

26th - Jack - 1 pt

27th - Alex M - 0 pts

28th - Mick - 0 pts

29th - Alan M - 0 pts

 

Coming up next Tuesday Night - Tuesday 1st November 2011

 

Race 1 - Slot It Group C (Any Slot It Group C Race Car)

Non Magnet - Any Modifications (Only Slot It Parts Only and Car must weigh under 100 grams of Downforce on Magnet Marshall)

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Race 2 - Plafit Class (Any Road Car 1/28th Body Allowed)

Non Magnet - Many Modifications (See Website for more Info)

8 x 2 min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Practice Starts from 6pm, Racing Starts from 7pm

 

More Information about race nights and rules can be found in the following link

http://www.armchairr...cing_events.htm

 

Hope to see you all then.

 

Thanks,

Jason Brooks


Brooksy

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Good to see Miveson's GT40 didn't burst into flames or get struck by lightning or hit by falling space debris.


Computers. They'll never catch on.

 

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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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Hi,

 

Start with a quick thank you to Jim Berry for lending me some cars for last nights racing!

 

Had a fantastic evening, very welcoming bunch of racers, much appreciated.

 

@ Jason, thanks for being so patient in the teams run at the end & for the tips.

 

Some more time on the track at Armchair will do wonders for the lap times.

 

Thanks to all, looking forward to the next one.

 

Pic from last night!

 

armchairracer1.jpg

 

Regards

Luke

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Hi all,

 

I was away for the last round of GT 40's and Host class, but i am keen to be there for Tuesday night's Slot it class.

 

Jason Watson


Beer, women and Slot CARS!!!!

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Is Melbourne Cup going to affect numbers? I need to make a decision as to attend a Cup Lunch or race (tough I know)....

 

I don't think the numbers will affect racing too much.

 

I think between 8 to 12 people will show up.

 

Any more will be a bonus!


Brooksy

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Hi All

 

One of our new racers Luke (Luke S on auslot forums) has created a small preview of a typical Tuesday Race Night At Armchair.

 

Feedback would be fantastic.

 

The Link is:

 

 

Password

 

Armchair

 

Hope you enjoy it. A huge thanks again to luke and everyone else that came into Armchair Yesterday.

 

Hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

 

Cheers,

Jason


Brooksy

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Nice video..... very well put together... couldn't help but notice one person had the majority of off's.

 

See you Tuesday....

 

Ha!Ha! :lol:

 

I just hope i don't do that while racing.

 

Ill see you on tuesday.


Brooksy

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Great footage and editing. Thoroughly enjoyable. Almost enough to make me head back out to the toy room, though it doesn't cut the mustard in comparison.

 

Jealous.

Embs


Computers. They'll never catch on.

 

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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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Firstly some thanks.

 

To Jason for the hours he spent getting my car race ready, for the two Johns for taking my car around the track and giving me some corner tips on how to subtract a few more tenths. Thanks to all of you much appreciated, looking forward to tuesday.

 

To the video.

 

Thanks for the feedback, I took the gopros to Armchair out of curiosity to see if it would come up well on film. Some of the angles have plenty of potential and with 8 cars on the track at a race meet the footage would look epic once cut down to a 3-4 minute clip.

 

The technical problems I see.

 

1. That video was shot with mostly the inside and outside lane free, although the camera is very small, with 8 lanes full on race night a car drifting on the inside or outside lane could easily clip the camera (more concerned about ruining somebodies race than the camera), this can be altered by positioning cameras well before the apex of the corner out of harms way.

 

2. The 30 second interval between lane changes, unplug and move controller get car, put car in new lane, new sticker on car and repositioning the cameras to shoot another angle in 30 seconds is unlikely, short of calling CUT, thats a take, lets break for lunch while we reset, its not humanly possible or practical.

2a. Unless somebody is prepared to move my car and controller while I sort out the cameras in 30 seconds (which I can do) :)

 

The plus side.

 

1. 8 cars on the track running at race pace would make for some epic footage (picture the video above with 8 cars in most shots within 2 seconds of each other. The start would look amazing, so would 8 cars heading into corner 1, under the bridge and the S bend near the end of the track.

 

2. It would look great and people could see tuesday nights action as it happened (plus accidents) even an outtake section.

 

3. Track marshals could be useful (you only have to point it at the track) that your looking at anyway that could be an option, if your not familiar with gopros they fit in the palm of your hand are very light and have no screen so you point it in the general direction you are shooting and it captures it, if there are plenty of people then its not a problem at all, somebody could walk around the track shooting (which I am prepared to do but I wanna race also :) ).

 

Either way, we will get something from the night, also have a helmet mount, so if I turn up and race in a helmet please don't look at me funny :) its positioned for where you look it records. So following your own car around the track it should be pretty accurate and possibly make some people want to throw up from getting dizzy :) This would work quite well for the track marshals putting the helmet on for 3 minutes each.

 

Looking forward to Tuesday, the car is fast, I just need to catch up, managed a 6.665 with a rather well tuned slot it I did a few laps with, was stoked with that. Progress is progress!

 

Any ideas for filming are welcome.

 

Thanks

Luke

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Now damn, I wanna see a slot-racing helmet. Does it also come with a can mount and flexible straw? :P


Computers. They'll never catch on.

 

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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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Ok password removed, had a password on it as to keep it separate from my vimeo page which is linked to my kite sponsor, will leave it off and try sort something else out.

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can't view the video. I put password in and it goes no where?

 

Try re typing the password in again.

 

Here is the link again.

 

 

I'm not sure on what else i could do to solve the problem.


Brooksy

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I couldn't get in either, but its probably due to the all sorts of internet privacy stuff I do to my computers, as it does cause some things on the net to become inaccessible.


I used to be surprised that I was still surprised by my own stupidity, finding it strangely refreshing.

Well I don't now.

I'm over it!

 

Photos of my track in progress.

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Vimeo is a safe website and quite well known by people for eg, enthusiasts of making movies, vimeo differs from youtube as in not having the volume of traffic and seems to slide under the big music companies radar when it comes to using music for a video.

 

Hence why I did not post it up on my youtube account, it would be red flagged within 10 minutes of posting it.

 

Im not a website techy but should be possible, if you can display and play videos in a post instead of being directed to an external website.

 

Luke

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Hello again,

 

Just a quick reminder that club racing will be on tomorrow night at Armchair Racer.

 

Classes racing Tomorrow Night Include:

 

Race 1 - Slot It Class (Any Slot It Race Car)

Non Magnet - Any Modification (Only Slot It Parts Only and Car must weigh under 100 grams of Downforce on Magnet Marshall)

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Race 2 - Plafit Class (Road Cars or Road Car Race Cars 1/28th Body Allowed)

Non Magnet - Many Modifications (See Website for more Info)

Standard 1/28 Ninco X Slot Cars also Allowed

8 x 2 min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Prices

 

$5 for Racing In Both Classes

$15 for Racing in both classes and also Pizza and Drinks

 

Times

 

Practice starts from 5pm

Racing starts from 7pm

Approx finish time 9:30pm

 

More Information

 

http://www.armchairracer.com.au/beta/index.php?main_page=page&id=6&zenid=npijr2htqq1oks9202ia39ftb7

 

Slot It Video - Tueday Night Racing 1/11/2011

 

Here is a little teaser for those that are coming tomorrow night!

 

 

Thanks to Luke S for creating this video on the weekend.

 

See you all tomorrow!

Thanks,

Jason Brooks

Edited by Scalextric V8

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Hello Again,

 

What a great turnout we had at Armchair Tonight with 16 racers competing in the Slot It Class and 15 racers in the Plafit Class. It was Great to see so Many Faces!

 

Here are the Results from tonights Race Meet - 1st November 2011

 

Race 1 - Slot It Class (Any Slot It Race Car)

Non Magnet - Any Modification (Only Slot It Parts Only and Car must weigh under 100 grams of Downforce on Magnet Marshall)

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Place - Name - Total Laps - Car - Personal Best Lap - Points

 

1st - John VD - 149 laps - Porsche 956KH - 6.182 sec - 25 pts

2nd - Matt G - 148 laps - Sauber Mercedes C9 - 6.244 sec - 18 pts

3rd - Nigel B - 146 laps - Sauber Mercedes C9 - 6.186 sec - 15 pts

4th - Greg T - 141 laps - Porsche 956KH - 6.452 sec - 12 pts

5th - John A - 140 laps - Porsche 956C - 6.472 sec - 10 pts

6th - Allan P - 131 laps - Nissan R390 GT1 - 6.773 sec - 8 pts

7th - Ian B - 131 laps - Porsche 956C - 6.661 sec - 6 pts

8th - Jason B - 127 laps - Porsche 956KH - 6.336 sec - 4 pts

9th - Tony C - 126 laps - Audi R8C - 6.979 sec - 2 pts

10th - Luke S - 124 laps - Porsche 956KH - 6.966 sec - 1 pt

11th - Wayne B - 122 laps - Jaguar XKR9 - 7.324 sec

12th - Mark I - 118 laps - Sauber Mercedes C9 - 7.251 sec

13th - Ian R - 114 laps - Lancia LC2 - 7.574 sec

14th - Harry T - 110 laps - Jaguar XKR12 - 7.407 sec

15th - Hayden - 106 laps - Porsche 956C - 7.892 sec

16th - Jason W - 103 laps - Nissan R390 GT1 - 7.295 sec

 

Overall Lap Record - John VD - Porsche 956KH - 6.182 sec - R9 '11

Overall Race Record - Matt G & John VD - Sauber Mercedes C9, Porsche 956KH - 149 laps - R8 '11, R9 '11

 

Slot It Overall Standings after Round 9 of 10 (worst 2 rounds dropped, Formula 1 Point System)

 

Place - Name - Overall Points

 

1st - Matt G - 154 pts

2nd - John A - 134 pts

3rd - Nigel B - 108 pts

4th - John VD - 103 pts

5th - Greg T - 79 pts

6th - Jason B - 77 pts

7th - Geoff I - 73 pts

8th - Ian B - 36 pts

9th - Josef H - 34 pts

10th - Tony C - 24 pts

11th - Allan P - 14 pts

12th - Tony B - 13 pts

13th - Wayne B - 11 pts

14th - Dayna B - 9 pts

15th - Troy - 6 pts

16th - Harry T - 5 pts

17th - Ryan B - 1 pt

18th - Jason W - 1 pt

19th - Luke S - 1 pt

 

Race 2 - Plafit Class (Road Cars or Road Car Race Cars 1/28th Body Allowed)

Non Magnet - Many Modifications (See Website for more Info)

Standard 1/28 Ninco X Slot Cars also Allowed

8 x 2 min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Place - Name - Total Laps - Car - Personal Best Lap

 

1st - John VD - 143 laps - Ferrari FXX Road Car - 6.497 sec

2nd - Jason B - 142 laps - Aston Martin DB9 Race Car - 6.563 sec

3rd - Tony C - 140 laps - Chevolet Corvette Race Car - 6.386 sec

4th - Greg T - 140 laps - Ford GT Race Car - 6.650 sec

5th - Nigel B - 137 laps - Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car - 6.791 sec

6th - John A - 136 laps - Ferrari F430 Road Car - 6.727 sec

7th - Matt G - 136 laps - McLarem F1 Race Car - 6.814 sec

8th - Ian B - 132 laps - Lamborghini Miura Road Car - 6.889 sec

9th - Jason W - 131 laps - Honda NSX Race Car - 6.633 sec

10th - Mark I - 129 laps - Nissan GT-R Race Car - 6.905 sec

11th - Harry T - 128 laps - McLaren F1 Race Car - 6.674 sec

12th - Wayne B - 123 laps - McLaren F1 Race Car - 7.160 sec

13th - Ian R - 123 laps - Sauber Mercedes C9 Race Car - 6.950 sec

14th - Peter E - 121 laps - Aston Martin DB9 Race Car - 7.148 sec

15th - Hayden - 98 laps - Honda NSX Race Car - 7.485 sec

 

Overall Lap Record - Tony C - Chevolet Corvette Race Car - 6.386 sec - R9 '11

Overall Race Record - John VD - Ferrari FXX Road Car - 143 laps - R9 '11

 

Coming up next Tuesday Race Night - 15th November 2011

 

Race 1 - Scalextric Classic 60's (Ford GT40's, Chaparrel 2F & Ferrari 330 P4's)

Magnet Racing - Box standard

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Race 2 - Sideways Rileys Host Class Round 9 of 9 (Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008)

Non Magnet - Minor Modifications to All Cars

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Practice Starts from 6pm, Racing Starts from 7pm

 

More Information

 

http://www.armchairr...oks9202ia39ftb7

 

Until Then, Happy Racing!

 

Thanks,

Jason Brooks

Edited by Scalextric V8

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can't view the video. I put password in and it goes no where?

 

Here is another link for the video

 

 

Hope that Helps!

 

Jason


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John VD was on fire tonight.....

 

Great turn out considering it was Melbourne Cup.... can't wait to see the video footage from Luke S. Especially the plafit carnage on the end of the main straight.

 

And one of the few occasions where I went in and out of Armchair without buying a car.....

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Thanks for your work Jason getting these results up (and your creative accounting with the slot it leaders table).

 

Look forward to seeing the video Luke, I'll give you a hand next time to get some footage while you're racing.

 

Yes John van Dyke was well and truly on fire, the final race of the year should be a good one.

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