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Round Seven- Wagburn Rally Sprint


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#1 Ben_M

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:39 PM

Wind back the turbo and tighten up the hand brake. Welcome to tight and twisty roads of Round 7 of the 14/15 Oz Rally Proxy at Wagburn.

The event will take place over 3 stages.

The first short stage will be on my old Autotest style track- The Coin Track. It has a paving paint surface (not much grip) and will be 10 laps in the Anti-clockwise direction. Big motors dont help here at all, only about 10-20% of the lap is at full throttle. The are corners which tighten up or open up, long radius corners where you need to try and get the car in one gentle drift and a hell of a lot of change in direction. The tight corner at the end of the back straight will probably cause some problems. Good car should be around the 10 sec mark.

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Stage 2 will be on my new Wahgburn track run in the Clockwise direction and about 25 laps. Surface is Dulux Suede with a clear coat, medium amount of grip. This is the easier of the two directions and cars dont have too many issues. Good car is about 5 sec mark.

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Stage 3
The new track has grown aver the past few weeks with the addition of a new middle module. This section is a bit more open and includes a couple of risers which will mean a fast car may get slightly airborne 3 times in one lap. This will be run in anti-clockwise direction and about 35 laps and will be the endurance stage. Cars can have a bit of an issue with the tight esses on the left hand side, they also need to be controlled over the jumps. God car is about 7 seconds.

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I gave all of the cars a test run of 2 or 3 laps on stage 1 tonight. Only 1 major issue with one of the raids for which the owner has been contacted. The cars handled the track much better than expected which was good news.

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But, we do have the first winners of the event- The coolest car award which was chosen by my boys aged 2 and 5, the winners were.

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Well done lads, off to a great start B)

Hoping to get a couple of stages done over the weekend.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 01:03 AM

Onya Ben, have fun
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:10 AM

There's rally potential in the kid that chose the Stratos as the coolest car.

Hope you have fun with it Ben.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:45 AM

Clever work on the track. I like the modular idea.

Good luck with the racing
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:11 AM

Great build up Ben
Let the rally begin
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:19 AM

Welcome to the OzRally as a host Ben.
Great to have you hosting this year, and thanks for all the effort in the last few weeks.
Ben has put in a big effort recently, extending the one track sorting the timing, all in short notice.
Now just enjoy running the cars.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:35 AM

Layouts look interesting. Have fun Ben.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

So, stage 1 for the WRC cars was actually run last night :)

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As expected, the tight corner at the end of the back 'straight' caused a few problems. This piss poor photo gives an example of what some cars were doing here. Believe it or not this one dropped back into the slot and kept going, others not so much luck.

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It wasn't the only corner where cars went into stunt mode.

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Onto the cars.

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NTZ was the first car out. Fairly rough sounding and lacked rear grip. Didn't give much confidence.


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Last years champion Gazza struggled. It really didn't like the tight corner, it would rather tip than slide. Tyres too wide?

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OTFS had plenty of grip, almost too much. Maybe lacked a bit of power but not a problem on this track.


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GAS41T was nice to drive, plenty of grip and had no need to tip.


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Alexis' car was a bit noisy but nice to drive. Might have been down on rear grip.

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Another car that liked to two wheel it

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What can I say, I prefer a crunchie? :P Was hard to get a flow going, it was a bit inconsistent to drive.


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P Gunns was nice to drive most of the time but could get very bouncy and loose on exit without warning.


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Was looking forward to trying these smaller Avant slots. Knealers didn't have much power down low but heaps up top. Car set up was good but hard to tame on the tight track. Look forward to driving this on a more open track.


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Cure's SCX was one of the best but it did not like the tight corner. Tape on the bottom of the chassis came loose and stated dragging on the last lap. (you have a pm)


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Struggled with 'Ninco Hop', had to be very gentle with the throttle.


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The grand kids do it again! Nice solid car, very predictable.


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Nothing beats a well set up Avant slot. Great car.


So, to the results.......... A couple of surprises.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 02:51 PM

From the above the following is a cracking shot.... just sitting there resting......

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Well done to the Stage winners in WRC....... I think I may have seen some wide arched minis.....

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 05:46 PM

Great coverage.Is it my car on 2 wheels?
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:09 PM

Awesome photos Ben. Really well done. Perhaps I should send a CherryRipe car next year.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:11 PM

I'm rather upset they stopped making Violet Crumble..... the Crunchie is a poor 2nd in my book.

As a woolworths customer I know that anything I like will get discontinued......

Anyways, back to the action.....

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

They haven't stopped making it. Only the pieces. I had a Violent Crumble only last week.

However you are certainly right on the Woolworths discontinuations.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 07:55 PM

View Postmiveson, on 07 February 2015 - 02:51 PM, said:

Well done to the Stage winners in WRC....... I think I may have seen some wide arched minis.....

That would be the mini appreciation club waiting for the historics.


View Postalexis in greece, on 07 February 2015 - 05:46 PM, said:

Great coverage.Is it my car on 2 wheels?

Sure is, really wish it was in focus as it would have been a great shot.

View PostEmber, on 07 February 2015 - 06:09 PM, said:

Awesome photos Ben. Really well done. Perhaps I should send a CherryRipe car next year.

Don't like them either Embs, snickers however........
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 08:34 PM

Bah! At least Violent Rumble and Cherry Ripe were once Australian.
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Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

That was quick. Another round of Ozrally kickin' off already.
Well presented with great pictures and commentry, great stuff Ben! Your gonna be busy this week by the looks of it.
Very happy to see the Subie bounce back a little on this stage, looking forward to seeing what the next 2 stages unfold. Lots of good cars this year with plenty of surprizes. The Cure had a good time, what a wild beast that one is eh!?
What clear coat did you you use on the suede?
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:14 AM

View Postslo1quick, on 07 February 2015 - 09:49 PM, said:

What clear coat did you you use on the suede?

I used extra bright base, as suggested by the guru OTFS. Seems to work well.

I finished stage 1 yesterday but there will be no results until this evening. Enjoy your day.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:31 AM

Thanks for running the stages Ben and the comments on my car. I did suspect the avant motor may be more of a big circuit motor and might be a bit much for rally.
Really enjoying the oz rally, rounds are coming in fast and feedback on cars is top notch!

Keep up the good work it's most appreciated!
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:02 AM

amazing report with pictures of every car... great job and i hope that you enjoy the driving. Thanks a lot for the pro report!


it looks like i got the fastest lap, great.

with this first satge only, knealer would get within 2pts of my P4... this will be close.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:30 PM

Thanks all for the kind words. I'm just doing what I have enjoyed from other hosts over the years. Lets see how long I can keep it up :).

First up Raids, just results for now, pics and comments to come.

I had thought of not using this stage for the raids as I figured they might not be much fun, they seemed ok in initial testing but...... It was very nervous driving as they could tip very easily. My car was nice to drive as it had no grip and just slid everywhere. Only two of the others were a it nice to drive.

To the results.

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