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Paul, just kidding. The topic has already been raised among our local racers.

 

Impossible to keep a secret here.


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Garry J

 

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Paul,

I did read that to ,it was the 2012 ( Sprint championship} August 30-31 TRIEX - Germany, technical rules were the front tytres were 25.5mm & the rear 26.5mm ,Iam only letting you know what i have read.

 

Thanks Ringie

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Hi Jan, please scratch me from the list, I am not able to enter due to work commitments (travelling to Melbourne Sunday Morning)

 

I will let Bruce and Jason know,

 

Hope you all have a great weekend

 

Paul


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Hi all,

 

A reminder that entries for this event will close on the 12th, in 7 days time. This will allow me to finalise and confirm the schedule - practice on Saturday 20th and both Sprint and Endurance racing on Sunday 21st. But for the moment if you need an idea of how it has been planned, have a look at the first post in this thread.

 

Anyone still wanting to enter, there are 4 Sprint drivers spots left and 1 team spot. Entry fee for the Sprint Race is $25 per driver - this includes $15 for the handout Scale Auto SC-26 motor and will also cover all the practice on Saturday from 2pm. The entry fee for the Endurance race is $52.50 per team (3 drivers plus NSR Evo handout motor).

 

Cheers,

 

Jan


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Hi guys,

 

The trophies are ready and waiting to be taken away...............but you have to race to have a chance................

 

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........and the clock is ticking away, only 8 hours till entries close for this event.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan

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Hi guys,

 

The entries for this event have now closed. Everyone who has entered in the sprints and enduro has now been listed in the appropriate post earlier in this thread and no further entries will be accepted.

 

Thank you everyone for allowing me a few days to finalise the schedules. There may be a couple of welcome surprises awaiting you all.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan


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Nice trophy's Jan,

I see the gold one, 2nd from the left, (tall one, at the back) already has my name on it. :lol:

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Hi Kim,

 

Yeah, I thought I may as well put some names on them in advance....but I did not reckon on a few of the last minute entries....so you'll have to fight for that big tall one at the back.....LOL.

 

Anyway, the schedule is coming together nicely, but be warned, it is going to be wall to wall. On Saturday we'll have open practice from 2pm till 6pm, Scale Auto only practice between 6 and 8pm. Followed by LMP only practice between 8 and 10pm. On Sunday the track will open at 7am with official practice starting at 7:30am, followed soon after by motor handout etc. - keeping us going until 7pm. The interstaters are booked to fly home on the last flights out of Brissie, so we should have a little bit of breathing space in case something causes a delay.

 

I've been doing a bit of checking on the hand out motors and lap times for the two types of cars. The Scale Auto's will lap around 6.4 with the SC-26 motor and the LMP's around the 5.6 mark with the Evo. On the Scale Auto's the 12:44 gearing is a bit tall, so the minimum tyre diameter at the start, to aim for (without going under the 1.8mm ground clearance) is probably around 27.1mm. But on the LMP's I would say a good starting point will be a 21.2 to 21.5 roll out.

 

I have a few things to test with the club guys next Wednesday night, after which I will publish the full schedule for the weekend.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan


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Hi guys,

 

Ok, here is the final schedule for this event. You will see that it is going to be tight and we will have no time to waste. The handout motor markers will be Bruce and Andrew, the scrutineers Andrew and Jan, the lunch directors Tim, Kim and Lars, the race directors Jan, Bruce and Andrew.

 

 

Qld Scale Auto and OAPR LMP State Championships

 

held at Ecurie Elite.au on the 20th and 21st April 2013.

 

 

 

Saturday 20th Schedule:

 

14h00 Track open for open practice.

 

18h00 Scale Auto official practice. (Pre-scrutineering will be available).

 

Pizza can be ordered from Pizza Hut for delivery if anyone feels a bit hungry.

 

20H00 OAPR LMP official practice. (Pre-scrutineering will be available).

 

22h00 Track closes.

 

 

 

Sunday 21st Schedule:

 

07h00 Track open for setup and handout motor marking for both classes. Motor marking will be done by Bruce and Andrew.

 

07h30 Official Scale Auto practice.

 

08h00 Scale Auto drivers briefing.

 

08h15 Scale Auto motor handout, fitment and on track check out.

 

08h45 Scale Auto scrutineering by Jan and Andrew – cars not correct will have to be fixed before end of scrutineering or under green during qualifying and or semi’s. The schedule will not be delayed for any cars that are not correct when scrutinized.

 

09h15 Scale Auto concourse (drivers choice with markers placed in front of car – only custom painted cars may enter, no factory pre-paints) AND qualifying (one minute on nominated centre lane). TQ will go directly into the final.

 

09h45 Scale Auto 4 x 4 minute knockout with one, two or three drivers moving up to the next semi. One minute lane changes, with grid marshal doing stickers.

 

10h30 Scale Auto final 4 x 5 minute with one, two or three drivers having joined the TQ.

 

The number of drivers moving up each time will depend on the actual number of drivers eventually making it to the starting grid.

 

10h45 Final Scale Auto Scrutineering by Jan and Andrew. Minimum weights and ground clearance will be checked.

 

11h00 Official LMP team practice.

 

11h30 LMP Endurance team briefing.

 

11h45 LMP NSR Evo motor handout, fitment and on track check.

 

12h15 LMP scrutineering by Jan and Andrew – cars not correct will have to be fixed before end of scrutineering or under green during qualifying. The schedule will not be delayed for any cars that are not correct when scrutinized.

 

12h30 Short lunch break (with Tim, Kim and Lars giving Karin some help to lay it on).

 

12h45 LMP concourse (drivers choice with markers placed in front of car). AND qualifying (one minute on nominated centre lane).

 

13h00 First 2 hour endurance session – 4 x 30 minute brackets. Each driver to drive 10 minutes on each lane. Driver changes under green with car stopped on main straight between segment 45 and 60 only at 10 and 20 minute mark in each bracket. One minute lane changes with grid marshal doing stickers.

 

16h00 Second 2 hour endurance session – 4 x 30 minute brackets. Driver and lane changes will be done the same as during the first 2 hour session.

 

18h30 Final LMP scrutineering by Jan and Andrew. Minimum weights and ground clearance will be checked.

 

18h45 Final results and trophy hand out. (Please will someone bring a camera!)

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Hi guys,

 

The event has been run and the trophies have been awarded. A full and comprehensive post will be put together to let you know the outcomes as soon as all the photo material has been sorted.

 

Watch this space.

 

Jan


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Hi all,

 

Well the 2013 Queensland Scale Auto and OAPR LMP Championships have been run and won. We had 13 entries in the Scale Auto Sprints, but unfortunately one driver pulled out just before the race. This left us with 12 drivers. The totally transparent motor handout process was handled by Bruce Ambler and Andrew Bartholomew. They first selected 12 x SC-26 Endurance motors from a selection of 15 brand new motors, then they each marked every motor individually. One of them used armature dy and the other an engraving tool. Thereafter each driver were given a chance to select one of the marked motors and install it in his car.

 

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Directly after scrutineering (not a single car had to be re-scrutineered as all the cars were perfect) we held a drivers choice concourse which was won hands-down by Kim Axton with his beautiful ING livery Audi. Unfortunately neither Kim, his car or his throphy got photographed due to him having to leave early and missing the award ceremony which was held at the end of the day - well done Kim.

 

Qualifying got underway and 5 of the drivers managed laptimes in the 6.2's, which is a good laptime for these cars even when compared to other more favoured motors. I managed to TQ and eventually was handed my trophy by Simon.....

 

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The Scale Auto Sprint Championship was contested on a knock-out (also know as the ladder system) basis, with the slowest 4 qualifiers running a 4 x 4 minute semi. The top two placings then moved up and met the next two qualifiers...and so on .... eventually a final decided the 2013 podium and champions from the top 4 drivers; Lars harrysson, Paul Stevens, Simon Wakelin and myself. The third place got claimed by me....and again Simon did the honours....

 

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The second place was hard fought, and won, by Simon ......

 

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.....and the winning Jaguar......

 

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....and our 2013 Qld Scale Auto Champion, Paul Stevens (who unfortuantely also had to leave early and could not stay for the final trophy presentation.

 

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Fantastic mate, you drove like the champion you are, well done.

 

After some lunch we got onto the LMP's. Here we had 5 teams entered, but unfortunately again had two drivers cancel from two teams. the two affected teams in the end decided to run as the 'Mixed Team', consisting of Simon (Narangba), Garry Johnson (Birkdale) and Dean Jaggard (Ecurie Elite.au). The motor handout of the NSR Evo's were again handled by Bruce and Andrew in a similar manner as per the Scale Auto's.

 

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Concourse was again decided by drivers choice and all entered team drivers voted. The winner being the very lovely Gulf livery Lola Aston Martin of the Mixed Team and painted by Dean Jaggard.....

 

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Qualifying was only ran for purposes of the computer to allocate lanes. Thereafter we rand two x 2 hour sessions with each being run 4 x 30 minutes per lane. Every driver had to drive 10 minutes on every lane in each of the sessions. The pace this year was a lot quicker than in 2012 when the OAPR LMP's were first introduced. (In 2012 the winning team did an average of 9.8 laps per minute of racing and in 2013 the winning team did 10.5 laps per minute of racing).

 

The final results saw the Gold Coast Demons Team (Bruce Ambler, Mark Stockwell and Jason Kerr driving an Audi R15) take out fourth place with 2390.3 laps, which would have won the 2012 event. However the Audi Team (Andrew Bartholomew, Gerald Adams and Grant Kirkbeck running an Audi R10) ........

 

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take out the third place with 2414.95 laps....

 

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The second place was taken by a hard charging Mixed Team racing the beautiful Gulf Aston

 

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with 2476.6 laps..........

 

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....and the eventual winners and 2013 Qld OAPR LMP Champions, the Jokers Team (myself, Tim Tyler and Lars)

 

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racing a Peugeot 908 HDi

 

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with 2519 laps. Thanks Lars and Tim, you are the greatest team mates one can wish for.

 

But not forgetting all of the guys that made it all possible and ensured a great days racing.

 

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See you all at the next event, some where down south, later this year.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan


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A great day had by all. A super bunch of good natured guys that fought hard all day, Very well organised event that ran like clockwork.

Bruce

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This was definitely one of the best days of slot racing I've ever been a part of. As BaVa said, super bunch of guys, incredibly hard competition, and it all ran like clockwork. I can't believe how lucky we are to have such a high standard of competition. It really is world class. Paul's victory in the sprint race was most impressive - he really did a superb job. Kudos!

 

An extra bonus for me was making the re-acquaintence of Dean Jaggard. Dean was one of the "cool guys" when I first started racing as a snot-nosed brat in NZ back in 1974. To bump into him again some 39 years later was great, and we shared many stories of racing in NZ in the early 1970's. Brilliant!

 

Thanks Jan for putting this excellent event on. I had a ball, and came away really really happy about it.


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scale auto for me was a disaster but well done to Paul for smoking the field.

 

lmp race was awesome had a great time time banging wheels with tim and Lars flat out for 10 mins at the start of each bracket and there only being a lap or so in it each time, sometimes my way sometimes theirs.

 

jan ran a great meeting on a beautiful track with a great lunch ( over enjoyrd to excess by gary) really looking forward to the next time around.

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The rumour (started by an unknown person who we'll call Jan) that I had 3 or 4 helpings at lunch is totally unfounded.

 

I had 2 helpings, as did many others, and then someone took the food away.

 

I searched and searched but I couldn't find it. :angry:


Cheers,

 

Garry J

 

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sounds like a fun day guys :)

good stuff


i hope all of your racing is enjoyed

slot on!

:)

 

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Thanks for a Great Day Jan... Great to see Tim and Lars racing at Ecurie Elite and how quickly they adapted to its tricky nature. Their level of driving was exceptional to learn the track overnight and win the next day in the LMP's.

I had a great time in the Scaleauto's.. although my handout motor was a bit of a slug I had a great time working my way up from the bottom heat to only miss the final by 1 track segment.. Doh! just when the motor was "coming on" :wacko: Oh well.. thats racing.

Again, no one body type has dominated Scaleauto. the mix of cars was interesting. Paul winning with a Jag ( got to re-visit mine! ) Jan with the Audi, and although not winners Gary J and Dean posted some hot laps times with a Merc and a Porsche.. (Like to see the race sheets Jan) Last of all, Big congrats to Paul.. he's having a Purple Patch with whatever he races... :rolleyes:

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Thanks for a Great Day Jan... Great to see Tim and Lars racing at Ecurie Elite and how quickly they adapted to its tricky nature. Their level of driving was exceptional to learn the track overnight and win the next day in the LMP's.

I had a great time in the Scaleauto's.. although my handout motor was a bit of a slug I had a great time working my way up from the bottom heat to only miss the final by only 1 track segment..

Doh! just when the motor was "coming on" :wacko: Oh well.. thats racing. Would like to see the race sheets..

Again, no one body type has dominated Scaleauto. the mix of cars was interesting. Paul winning with a Jag ( got to re-visit mine! ) Jan with the Audi, and although not winners Gary J and Dean posted some hot laps times with a Merc and a Porsche.. (Like to see the race sheets Jan) Last of all, Big congrats to Paul.. he's having a Purple Patch with whatever he races... :rolleyes:

 

i lost .3 sec off my lap times between morning practice, when i pulled out my SA sprinter motor and put the handout endurance motor in. my car also became really tippy as the endurance motor seemed to have a lot less tork.

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Your car was quick Jason.. like you say it was exiting the turns on the door handles and that obviously unsettled your driving style ( as opposed to big power slides out of the turn with the Sprinter). I have to say though, yes, we all were a bit slower with the Enduro motor but there was'nt a big variation in speed down the straight so we all circulated at similar speeds so no-one really seemed to have a motor advantage.

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Paul is just bloody awesome. As Tim said "a well set up car driven to perfection" or words to that effect.

 

The guys in the final handed him a lead when the rest of the field had a coming together on the first lap and he never gave them a look in from there.

 

My Merc had never been on the track before race day and while it was fast it was a bit of a hand full with the Endurance motor, way too much grip. In the last heat before the main I ran last but was less than a lap down on first place, that's tough racing. When I looked at the race sheet after the race I'd done the top laps on 2 lanes and the fastest time on the other 2. I reckon there's a lesson in that, fast lap times don't win races if you don't keep it on.

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Cheers,

 

Garry J

 

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Your car was quick Jason.. like you say it was exiting the turns on the door handles and that obviously unsettled your driving style ( as opposed to big power slides out of the turn with the Sprinter). I have to say though, yes, we all were a bit slower with the Enduro motor but there was'nt a big variation in speed down the straight so we all circulated at similar speeds so no-one really seemed to have a motor advantage.

your right Kim coming from commercial slot cars i am terrible at driving a grippy car. Paul noticed the same thing i am used to turning the car with the throttle. time to learn a new driving style i think

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The rumour (started by an unknown person who we'll call Jan) that I had 3 or 4 helpings at lunch is totally unfounded.

 

I had 2 helpings, as did many others, and then someone took the food away.

 

I searched and searched but I couldn't find it. :angry:

 

i was one pit spot down from you Gary and i am sure i saw you go back at least 3 times.....

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Gentleman

 

Like the rest of you I had a wonderful time on Sunday . Very nice to meet a couple of other racers from places far away . Always seems to add to the racing enviroment . It was entertaining to watch a new race format unfold also , racing a ' winner carries on ' style of heat system . Many racers started talking about race tactics well before racing even started , how well to qualify , start slow and work thru the heats or come in cold later on etc . But in the end I think most people gave their best in qualifying which set the field out .

 

Gary is quite correct with his final assesment , I was lucky to get away after the crash fest in the first few laps of the final and just kept it clean after that . Lucky

 

Lars and I had quite an enjoyable time marshalling , watching Kim progress thru the heats after qualifying slow , at least one sand bagger among us , once again driving clean and not deslotting . It was disappointing to see Kim miss out on the final by 1 track segment after 40mins of racing .

But that was the standard of competition , Kim stepped out and Simon Stepped in . As Tim and Gary have mentioned , tough competition .

 

Congratulations to the winning LMP team and all the racers involved , good racing .

 

I'll second Kim's request , Time Sheets would be a bonus . It's always nice to go over time sheets . They tell a bit more to the story .

 

Cheers

Paul

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Hi guys,

 

Sorry for the delay, but life in general got in the way......here are the score sheets from the event, have fun with your analysis/postmortem...

 

The first is the Scale Auto Sprint Qualifying, best lap in one minute on BLUE lane.

 

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Then the first semi final was run over 4 x 4 minute brackets between the last 4 qualifiers, with the top two to move up to the next semi.

 

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Then came the second semi final where the next two qualifiers joined the top two from the previous semi.

 

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And then the third semi final, again the next two qualifiers joined the top two from semi 2.

 

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This led to the last semi final of 4 x 4 minutes with the 3rd and 4th qualifiers joining the top two guys from the previous semi. The top two from this semi final will go on to meet the top two qualifiers in the Grand Final.

 

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The Grand Final were between Jan, Paul, Lars and Simon, with the outcome being this......

 

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After the Scale Auto Sprint Champion was decided, we ran the OAPR LMP Qualifying, again, the best lap (by one driver from each team) in one minute, on YELLOW lane. It ended this way...

 

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The 4 hour enduro got run in two 2 hour segments with individual brackets of 30 minutes each. During these brackets, each team member had to drive for 10 minutes, thereby sharing all the driving equally between all the drivers on all the lanes...The first 2 hours looked like this:

 

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With the final two hours ending with all the teams (except for one) improving their lapscores. With the two stints added together, our final results followed.

 

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Thank you again to all the participants for their great spirit and attitude.

 

Regards,

 

Jan

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