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A little nudge........

 

Are we any closer to knowing when the racing will resume?


Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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Hi All,

 

After long planning and discussion's over the summer break, I'm glad to announce that racing will get underway at Armchair Racer on Tuesday Week.

 

The First race meet will be held on the 21st Feburary 2012.

 

We will be starting the year off with both the Slot It and Plafit Classes.

 

All further details will be posted on the Armchair Website tomorrow under the heading 'Racing Events' or though this link

 

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

 

Details and Rules for the SCX GT Class will be posted in the next day or so. The cars will be stock standard, but you are allowed to true tyres and lower your magnet.

 

Good Lap times with magnets will be around the 6.4 to 6.8 seconds, without will be somewhere around 8 seconds.

 

With the 4 hr Enduro, the word is that we will be delaying it to somewhere around June/July.

 

Hope to see everone in the next week or so.

 

Jason


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Hi guys, here are the SCX GT Rules for 2012. Thanks for John Van Dyk for helping us with the rules

 

SCX Class Rules

 

1. Magnet / non Magnet class .

2. All Cars will be stock standard SCX GT / WTCC or DTM cars , OUT OF THE BOX unmodified .

3. You may true and glue the original tyres .

4. You may lubricate all moving parts .

5. You may adjust the original magnet to your personal liking .

6. See list for eligible cars for this class . any car not on the list will need to be approved prier to racing .

 

How this class will operate :

1. All drivers will be allowed to start with there original Magnet in place . You can remove the magnet if you wish .

2. Magnets will be removed once a driver has recorded a top 3 finish through the season and not replaced for the rest of the season . ( 1st , 2nd & 3rd place in any of the SCX class race meets )

3. If a driver wishers to change cars during the season and has recorded a top 3 finish he / she must remove the magnet from the new car ..

4. The aim of this class is to bring the back of the field up to the top and to mix up the results .

5. A friendly point scoring system will be in place to keep track of drivers performance through out the series , as well as in the overall series ( all 4 race class )

 

Note : After testing some new cars , I found that they run much better after run them in for around an hour this also helps in truing the tyers and setting the magnet does make a difference to there performance .

 

Eligible Cars

Aston Martin DBR9 / GT 2005 / Vantage

Audi A4 DTM

BMW 320i WTCC / M3 GT2

Chevrolet Corvette C6R / GT 2005

Ferrari 559 / 360 / 550 / FXX

Honda Accord WTCC

Jaguar RSR XKRS

Mercedes Benz SLS AGM / C-class DTM

Morgan Aero 8

Opal Astra & Ventra DTM

Porsche 911 GT / GT3 cup

Renault Megan Trophy

Seat Leon / Toledo GT

Volvo S60

 

Points score :

1st 25 points

2nd 20 points

3rd 15 points

4th 12 points

5th 11 points

6th 10 points

7th 9 points

8th 8 points

9th 7 points

10th 6 points

11th 5 points

12th 4 points

13th 3 points

14th 2 points

15th onwards 1 point

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Hello again,

 

Just a quick reminder that club racing will be on tomorrow night, 21st Feburary 2012, 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

 

$10 for Racing In Both Classes

$20 for Racing in Both Classes and Pizza

 

Times

 

Practice starts from 5pm

Racing starts from 7pm

Approx finish time 9:30pm

 

More Information

 

http://www.armchairr...oks9202ia39ftb7

 

Hope to see everyone tomorrow,

 

Jason

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Great turnout at Armchair tonight ,,enjoyed racing very much and was great to see long lost familiar faces .Good close racing ,,just got to get my plait going like Jimmi's , well done guys keep up the good attendance .

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Hi All,

 

What a great start to 2012 Racing at Armchair with a total of 20 people turning up for the first race night. We had New faces, Old Faces in which we haven't seen for a few yrs and allways our regulars that turn up each week.

 

We also like to thank the guys from Dapto in coming up last night, and flooging us all in the Plafit class. We hope to be more competitive next round.

 

Anyway, Here are the race results from last night - 21st Feburary 2012

 

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 - Personal Best Lap - Points

 

1st - Matt G - 148 laps - 6.259 sec - 25 pts

2nd - John VD - 145 laps - 6.283 sec - 20 pts

3rd - Nigel B - 145 laps - 6.341 sec - 15 pts

4th - Greg T - 144 laps - 6.310 sec - 12 pts

5th - John A - 140 laps - 6.168 sec - 11 pts

6th - Jason B - 140 laps - 6.681 sec - 10 pts

7th - Geoff I - 137 laps - 6.363 sec - 9 pts

8th - Ian B - 135 laps - 6.518 sec - 8 pts

9th - Jimmy - 135 laps - 6.569 sec - 7 pts

10th - Moreno - 124 laps - 6.710 sec - 6 pts

11th - Ian R - 123 laps - 7.084 sec - 5 pts

12th - Tony B - 121 laps - 6.816 sec - 4 pts

13th - Michael S - 121 laps - 7.195 sec - 3 pts

14th - Jason W - 119 laps - 7.232 sec - 2 pts

15th - Phil - 118 laps - 6.868 sec - 1 pt

16th - Cameron - 118 laps - 6.768 sec - 1 pt

17th - JJ - 116 laps - 7.133 sec - 1 pt

18th - Harry T - 115 laps - 6.865 sec - 1 pt

19th - Paul - 108 laps - 7.592 sec - 1 pt

20th - Mark S - 95 laps - 7.628 sec - 1 pt

 

Overall Lap Record - John A - 6.168 sec - Green Lane - R1, 2012

Overall Race Record - Matt G & John VD - 149 laps - R7 & 9, R8, 2011

 

All Results from following race can be seen here: SLOT IT CLASS - Round 1, 2012

 

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 - Personal Best Lap - Points

 

 

1st - Jimmy - 157 laps - 6.037 sec - 25 pts

2nd - Cameron - 152 laps - 6.160 sec - 20 pts

3rd - John VD - 149 laps - 6.238 sec - 15 pts

4th - JJ - 149 laps - 6.071 sec - 12 pts

5th - John A - 146 laps - 6.215 sec - 11 pts

6th - Jason B - 146 laps - 6.054 sec - 10 pts

7th - Geoff I - 145 laps - 6.196 sec - 9 pts

8th - Greg T - 143 laps - 6.286 sec - 8 pts

9th - Matt G - 142 laps - 6.236 sec - 7 pts

10th - Nigel B - 140 laps - 6.348 sec - 6 pts

11th - Paul - 139 laps - 6.255 sec - 5 pts

12th - Moreno - 138 laps - 6.460 sec - 4 pts

13th - Ian B - 136 laps - 6.561sec - 3 pts

14th - Harry T - 135 laps - 6.242 sec - 2 pts

15th - Phil - 134 laps - 6.711 sec - 1 pt

16th - Ian R - 131 laps - 6.531 sec - 1 pt

17th - Jason W - 124 laps - 7.288 sec - 1pt

18th - Tony B - 121laps - 6.591 sec - 1 pt

 

 

Overall Lap Record - Jimmy - 6.037 sec - Blue Lane - R1, 2012

Overall Race Record - Jimmy - 157 laps - R1, 2012

 

All Results from following race can be seen here: PLAFIT CLASS - Round 1, 2012

 

The Overall Pointscore series for all Classes and Overall Combined Pointscores can be seen here: 2012 Armchair Racer Pointscore Series

 

Important Info

 

We will be changing Race Nights from Tuesday's to Wednesday's from Next Race Night.

 

Next Race Night will be on Wednesday 7th March, 2012

 

Classes will be SCX GT and Sideways Host Class

 

More info will be on the Armchair Website

 

Until then, Happy Racing!

 

Jason.


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Jason You should ban them dudes from Dapto. LOL.

 

Or maybe make them run a pointer after they win a race?

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No "point" making you run a pointer; JJ flogged us with one of those last time.

 

All the Armchair regulars improved a lot with their Plafits last night just by having a masterclass in driving them. We'll be on the pace pretty soon but it won't be easy to beat Jimmy.

 

Thanks for the hard work again Jason, I don't know if you know, but the google docs have restrictions on them meaning you will need to grant access to every person who needs to see them., Might want to see if there's an option to make them publicly available or you'll have a lot of extra work granting access to people. Also the timing system is looking much better, sounds are pretty good but we could get rid of the beep for each car each lap, better to have a sound only when something special happens?

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Thanks for a great night, really enjoyed myself. I think flogged in MZ's is an overstatement, I had a great battle with John VD in one of the heats and Jason Brooks had the second fastest lap time only a poofteenth behind Jim.

 

If you wanna see flogged, look at our Slotit results.

 

Regards

 

- Cam


Hoo Roo

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Thanks to Jason & Jim for putting on another great nights racing & to all the racers for making the night a very enjoyable experience.

On the long drive home the main topic of conversation was how to get our Slot its working better,so thanks guys for the tips & I hope our tips for the Plafits help to improve your cars.They are definately fast enough,just need a bit more tweaking of the chassis & trim those super wide rears & I'm sure it won't be long before I'm chasing tail lights.

Cheers Jimmy :)


To finsh first,first you gotta finish

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Hey Guys,

 

Finally fixed the problem with google docs. hopefully everyone can see the results now. If not, let me know.

 

Jason


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G'day Jason,

 

The output from R.C. to Google Docs is great!

 

The whole way that the R.C program ran was quite cool - not sure about the accent tho... "Wace starts in Twirty seconds..." :lol:

 

Being able to look at individual lap times sure brings back memories of the evening's 'more interesting moments'..... :unsure:

 

Healthy turn-out too!


Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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G`day ,had a great night last wedensday& it is a good track to race on,just one question what rear tyres do you guys run on your slotit cars

 

Ringie

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I have raced up at your track & Iam looking forward to the next race meeting , could you give me an idea what gearing to run on the slotit cars (on wedensday nights i think now)

 

Thanks Ringie

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Hey Ringie,

 

Most of the guys that race up at armchair use a gear ratio between 2.7:1 to 3:1.

 

Mostly everyone in the field will use a 10 tooth pinion and anything between a 27 tooth crown to a 30 tooth crown.

 

My current setup is 2.9:1 (10 tooth pinion and 29 tooth crown, inline setup)

 

Ill check with the rest of the guys tommorow night.

 

Cheers,

 

Jason


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Thanks for your help Jason on the gearing that gives me a better idea,might go a bit better next time.

 

Ringie

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Hello again,

 

Just a quick reminder that club racing will be on tonight, Wednesday 7th March 2012, at Armchair Racer.

 

Classes racing tonight Include:

 

Race 1 – SCX GT Class Round 1 (GT Race Cars and DTM’s)

Magnet/Non Magnet Racing, Box Stock Cars

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Race 2 - Sideways Riley’s Host Class Round 1 - Cars Supplied (Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008)

Cars Supplied by Armchair - Non Magnet - Minor Modifications to All Cars

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

Prices for racing tonight are as Followed:

 

$10 for Racing

$20 for Racing and Pizza (Drinks can be purchased through our vending machine)

 

Practice starts from 5pm

Racing starts from 7pm

Approx finish time 9:30pm

 

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

 

Armchair Racer - Wednesday Night Racing

 

Hope to see you all tonight.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason Brooks


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Hi All,

 

We had another great night of racing at Armchair Last Night. We had a total of 13 racers, with some new faces to Armchair including Graeme from Slot Car Factory, Jon C and Ahmet who are new to Racing. We had some close and exciting finishes for both classes.

 

Anyway, here are the race results from last night – 7th March 2012

 

Race 1 – SCX GT Class Round 1 (GT Race Cars and DTM’s)

Magnet/Non Magnet Racing, Box Stock Cars

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

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

 

1st – Jason B – 145 laps – 6.133 sec – 25 pts

2nd – John VD – 136 laps – 6.699 sec – 20 pts

3rd – John A – 132 laps – 6.627 sec – 15 pts

4th – Geoff I – 131 laps – 6.733 sec – 12 pts

5th – Ahmet – 131 laps – 6.727 sec – 11 pts

6th – Nigel B – 131 laps – 6.826 sec – 10 pts

7th – Phil – 124 laps – 6.946 sec – 9 pts

8th – Harry T – 123 laps – 7.511 sec – 8 pts

9th – Ian R – 120 laps – 7.075 sec – 7 pts

10th – Kieran – 114 laps – 7.293 sec – 6 pts

11th – Mark S – 112 laps – 7.074 sec – 5 pts

12th – Graeme – 111 laps – 6.871 sec – 4 pts

13th – John K – 110 laps – 7.649 sec – 3 pts

 

Overall Lap Record – Jason B – 6.133 sec – Purple – R1 2012

Overall Race Record – Jason B – 145 laps – R1 2012

 

All Results from following race can be seen here: SCX GT CLASS - Round 1, 2012

 

Race 2 - Sideways Riley’s Host Class Round 1 (Riley MKXX Riley Daytona Prototypes 2008)

Cars Supplied by Armchair - Non Magnet - Minor Modifications to All Cars

8 x 2 Min Heats - 12 Volts

 

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

 

1st – Jason B – 132 laps – 6.935 sec – 25 pts

2nd – John A – 132 laps – 6.983 sec – 20 pts

3rd – Nigel B – 129 laps – 7.017 sec – 15 pts

4th – Geoff I – 128 laps – 7.108 sec – 12 pts

5th – John VD – 126 laps – 7.308 sec – 11 pts

6th – Harry T – 121 laps – 7.267 sec – 10 pts

7th – Ian R – 119 laps – 7.278 sec – 9 pts

8th – Phil – 116 laps – 6.673 sec* - 8 pts

9th – Ahmet – 114 laps – 7.874 sec – 7 pts

10th – Kieran – 110 laps – 7.506 sec – 6 pts

11th – Graeme – 102 laps – 7.611 sec -5 pts

12th – Mark S – 99 laps – 7.688 sec – 4 pts

13th – Jon C – 92 laps – 7.992 sec – 3pts

 

Overall Lap Record – Matt G - 6.655 sec - R6, 2011

Overall Race Record – Matt G & Jason B - 133 Laps, R7 & R8, 2011

 

Note – Phil’s Lap time was counted however a false lap occurred. This therefore will not be counted towards any Records that currently stand.

 

All Results from following race can be seen here: SIDEWAYS HOST CLASS - Round 1, 2012

 

The Overall Pointscore for All Individual and Combined Classes can be seen here: 2012 Armchair Racer Pointscore Series

 

Additional Information

 

Next Race Night will be on Wednesday 21st March, 2012

 

Classes will be Slot It and Plafit.

 

Note – Any cars that do not meet the current regulations will be allowed to race, however no points will go towards the driver.

 

More info will be on the Armchair Website

 

Until then, Happy Racing!

 

Jason.

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Crickey - Jase's SCX 1/2 a second a lap faster and nine laps more in total?

 

What a machine - I bet the car was pretty good, too...... :o .


Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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sorry guys. My SCX has been a rocket for the last few weeks. John VD had a competitive car until he had to replace his motor on the weekend.

 

It was close for 3rd in the scx round where Nigel and John A were on the same lap in the final heat. John Crashed and nigel waited as he didnt want to be third. in the end he waited to long a dropped to 6th.

 

For the Sideways class, John A got of to a good start puting him 1 lap infront of me until he had a bad heat where everyone was all over the place crashing. I caught up eventually winning by 1.7 sec ofer john.

 

I hope everyone can clearly see all the results on Google Docs properly. There are tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet if you a stuck on the one page. Any problems let me know.

 

Cheers,

 

Jason


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