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Armchair Racer - 2016 Race Nights

 

When:

Every Monday Fortnight – 7:00pm to 9:30pm approx.

 

Where:

Armchair Racer, Unit 1 / 18 Hotham Parade, Artarmon, NSW, 2064

 

Classes:

Night A:

Race 1 – Slot It, Race 2 – Plafit Mini Z

Night B:

Race 1 – Host Class Team Endurance

Night C:

Race 1 – SCX 1/32, Race 2 – Carrera DTM

 

Cost:

Racing $10,

Racing + Pizza $20

 

More Info:

Armchair Racer - Racing Events

 

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Armchair Racer is back again for another great year of social club racing. Now on Monday nights, it gives everyone the chance to kick start their week. Currently we have already held 2 race nights this year, with plenty more to come. Open to the public, come on down and join us for a race.

 

Below are the results from Rounds 1 (February 1st) and 2 (February 15th).

 

Round 1 – February 1st

 

12 competitors turned up for the first round of the 2016 season. First classes up were Slot It and Plafit Mini Z. In the Slot It class, Fardin took an unexpected win with his new Ford GT40 car with 164.5 laps after both Brooksy (166.8 laps) and James (165.9 laps) were relegated to last after post-race scrutineering for their cars being overweight. John A bumping up to 2nd completing 162.5 laps, and John A finishing in third with 160.5 laps.

 

Plafit Mini Z was close with many cars on the pace. An outstanding drive by Ian R with is McLaren GT3 managing to take out his first win in this class, completing 172.5 laps. John A was keeping him honest though finishing up in 2nd with 172.0 laps. Brooksy redeeming himself after the slot it class to round out the podium with 171.1 laps.

 

Race Results – Slot It

Race Results – Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore – Round 1

 

Round 2 – February 15th

 

Host Class Team Endurance made a popular return for 2016. 14 drivers turned up for an exciting night, with SCX Nascars the car of choice for the night. A great performance by John VD and John S saw them end up in victory lane with a total of 651.4 laps. Constant driving and speed help them cross the line 1st. Ian R and Geoff I were close behind in 2nd with 648.4 laps, 3 laps behind the leading pair. The High Vis pairing of Gregg and Paul came home in 3rd with 645.5 laps.

 

Race Results – Host Class Enduro Part 1

Race Results – Host Class Enduro Part 2

Pointscore – Round 2

 

Next Round

Monday 29th February

Classes – SCX 1/32 Handicap, Carrera DTM

 

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Hi All,

 

10 Drivers took part in round 3 of the Club Championship, with the SCX 1/32 Handicap and Carrera DTM Classes making their first appearances of the year. The hype around the latest SCX Car 'Renault Sport RS 01' lived up to its expectations of being the car of choice with many drivers splashing out to get their hands on one.

 

John VD took out the win in the SCX Class with the Renault completing 142.9 laps. Brooksy finishing in 2nd place with 140.8 laps driving the Erebus Mercedes SLS. Nigel had a strong run to take the minor spot with is Chevrolet Corvette with 139.8 laps. All 3 drivers have now lost their magnet for the year making it interesting to see who will finish on the podium next time round.

 

Carrera DTM's and once again it was John VD taking out the win for Audi, miles ahead of this nearest rival completing 139.6 laps. John A was the first of the BMW's to cross the line with 135.4 laps and Brooksy taking out the minor placing with 134.9 laps with his BMW.

 

Below are the results from Round 3.

 

Round 3 - February 29th

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 3

 

See you in a fortnights time when we see the return of the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z Classes.

 

Brooksy.


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Gday Brooksy , would love to come up and have some fun at another track . I love the fact that you and Greg make the effort to join us at Dapto most weeks . Don't think I could drive through your lovely Sydney traffic every week but still keen to have a run if you would have me ? Have to wait a while but will follow the results and up dates closely .

 

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Round 4 of the Championship was held last night, with 10 competitors turning up to race both the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z Classes. We also welcomed a new face this week with Scott making the Journey across town to take part in our race series.

 

John VD was going for the grand chelem, trying to win all 5 classes in succession. And it started strongly taking out the Slot It Class this week completing 165.2 laps with his new Yellow Ford GT40. This is John's first Slot It win since April 2014. Nigel flying the 'FFT' (Fardin Factory Team) flag coming home in 2nd with 163.4 laps. Gregg finishing in 3rd place, the first time on the podium in over a year with his 'FFT' Jaguar completing 161.2 laps.

 

Plafit Mini Z, and it was Ian who wrecked John's chance of the grand chelem by claiming his 2nd victory of the series with 168.3 laps. That Mclaren body along with Gary Johnson's Jig might be Ian's speed secret? John was denied victory, however the Ferrari stayed out of reliability problems to finish in 2nd with 165.9 laps. Brooksy came home in 3rd in his badly beaten up Nissan R390 with 162.4 laps.

 

Below are the results for Round 4.

 

Round 4 - March 14th

 

Race Results - Slot It

Race Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 4

 

Our next race meet will be in 4 weeks due to next fortnight's clash with Easter Monday. Our next race will be on April 11th. We will be racing our ever popular Host Class Team Endurance, where we will also debut our Slotworx V8's.

 

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Round 5 of the championship was held on Monday night, a long a waited return for some, due to the Easter break that clashed in between. Nevertheless everyone was especially excited to see the Slotworx V8's make their debut. We had 18 Drivers turn up for the spectacle, including 3 from Wollongong. Cheers for coming up Clinton, Charles and JJ.

 

The cars provided very close entertaining racing as drivers were getting their heads around these new beasts. In the end it was John A and JJ taking the victory with 824.0 laps. This is JJ's first win at Armchair, as well as John's First Host Class win in 3 years, with his last coming in 2013. Well done guys! 2nd place was Gregg and James, completing 821.8 laps. they got trumped right at the end after a stunning first half. That jump start might have been the difference. Anyway, it was a great drive by the two. Brooksy and Stephen took the minor spot on the podium completing 819.0 laps. we had a bit of a slow start but defiantly finished home strong.

 

Below are the results from Round 5.

 

Round 5 - April 11th

 

Race Results - Host Class Team Enduro - Part 1

Host Class - Host Class Team Enduro - Part 2

Pointscore - Round 5

 

Due to Monday week clashing with ANZAC Day, our next round will be on Friday, April 22nd. Classes are SCX 1/32 Handicap and Carrera DTM's.

 

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Hi All,

 

Just an update on our next race meet. It is scheduled for this Friday, April 22nd. I have updated the post above to reflect the new date. My fault, got mixed up with the weeks!

 

Hope to see you Friday.

 

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Round 6 of the championship took part on Friday Night. A slightly different scene this week due to Monday clashing with ANZAC Day. Nevertheless we had 16 Drivers that took part in this week's races, 1/32 SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM's. We welcomed 5 new faces to Armchair this week, Nathan, Charlie, Kaylah, Courtney and Keith making the trip over from Pendle Hill to join us in what was a great night of social racing.

 

1/32 SCX Handicap was first up. Fardin found an extra gear in his Renault this week, lightning quick to take the top spot completing 139.9 laps. Ian was close behind in second completing 138.7 laps, also using a Renault. And Boris rounded out the podium this week with his Porsche 911, completing 134.4 laps. As a result the top 3 have now lost their magnet for the year. Who will be next?

 

Carrera DTM's were next. It was a win for BMW this week, Ian driving the 'Ice Watch' M3 to victory lane this week, racking up a total of 142.3 laps. Brooksy bringing home the Audi in Second, finishing with 142.1 laps. John A rounding out the podium this week with 138.9 laps in his 'Red Bull' Audi.

 

Below are the results from Round 6.

 

Round 6 - April 22nd

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 6

 

Next Round will be on Monday 9th May, Classes for next round are Slot It and Plafit Mini Z.

 

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Round 7 of the Championship was held on Monday Night. It was a relative quiet night with only 9 drivers participating in this weeks event. Classes for this week were Slot It and Plafit Mini Z.

 

First up, Slot It's. John A took out a well deserved victory this week completing a total of 165.9 laps. This is his first win in the class in over a year. Nigel being ever consistent claiming another second place in as many races, this week finishing up with 163.4 laps. John VD rounding out the podium, completing a total of 160.0 laps.

 

Next were the Plafit Mini Z's. I managed to have a phenomenal run to the flag, completing 177.1 laps. The Nissan R390 close to breaking the 5 second barrier this week. John A took out second, The Ferrari managing 172.1 laps. John VD again completing the podium this week, 171.5 laps also with a Ferrari.

 

Below are the results from Round 7.

 

Round 7 - April 22nd

 

Race Results - Slot It

Race Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 7

 

Next Round will be on Monday 23th May, With the highly popular 'Host Class Team Endurance' returning to the schedule.

 

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Round 8, the double point Host Class Team Endurance returns. 7 Teams of 2 drivers made up last nights grid. We welcomed a new face this week, Stewart joining us for a race this week. Glad you could make it along for some fun! this weeks line up of cars were Modified Carrera GT3's, and they put on quite a show.

 

The race came down to the wire quite literally, With Stephen and Fardin taking the line honors this week, competing a total of 719.24 laps. Congratulations go to Stephen, finally claiming his first win at the 'Chair'. He has also inherited the lead of the Host Class Leaderboard, leading with 78 points. Second place went to Nigel and Paul, only 0.032 of a lap behind, completing 719.21 laps. Rounding out the podium was Ian and Peter, finishing with a total of 712.3 laps. With that podium result, Ian has retaken the lead in the Overall Club Championship Pointscore, with John VD now behind by a point.

 

Below are the results from Round 8.

 

Round 8 - May 13th

 

Host Class - Host Class Team Enduro - Part 1 and 2

Pointscore - Round 8

 

Next Round will be on Monday 6th June, With round 3 of the SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM's classes

 

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Hi All,

 

Finally just got back from a great weekend in Brisbane, competing in the 2016 Model Car Nationals. Flying the flag for Armchair, i managed to take out 4 wins, 2nds and had plenty of fun. A huge thanks to Fardin in preparing me a great 1/32 Slot It LMP Lola. We managed to win the race by 16 laps. We defiantly have one of the best car builders in the country racing at Armchair, it just shows the high quality of drivers and builders amongst our group.

 

Onto last weeks results. We had 14 drivers that turned up for Round 9 of the Championship, with SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM's the classes on for the night.

 

SCX went to John A, completing 133.8 laps. Gregg finishing close behind in second with 133.4 laps. Peter rounding out the podium this week with 122.7 laps. As a result of finishing on the podium, all three drivers have now lost their magnet for the rest of the series.

 

Carrera DTM's and it was John VD who took the win with 146.2 laps. Fardin taking out second with 141.6 laps. Brooksy coming home in 3rd with 138.6 laps. It is interesting to see that all 3 makes of cars (Audi, BMW and Mercedes) all performing very close to one another. Audi took out this week. Which Manufacture of Car will win next time?

 

Below are the results from Round 9

 

Round 9 - June 5th

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 9

 

See you in a weeks time when we see the return of the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z Classes.

 

Brooksy.


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13 Competitors turned up for what was Round 10 of the Armchair Championship. Classes last night consisted of Slot It and Plafit Mini Z. Drivers arrived early to take advantage of any last minute setup changes for what was an exciting night of racing.

 

Slot It was first up. I managed to keep my Nissan R89C circulating on track, taking out the win this week with 166.5 laps. Fardin salvaged a second place finish after yet another car failure, coming home with 165.0 laps with his Ford GT40. A well deserved third place for James, completing 163.5 laps with his Lola LMP. James also set a new fastest lap for the class, posting a benchmark time of 5.17 seconds on Purple.

 

Plafit's were next up. I used the same tactics in the first race, just keeping the car on track. The Nissan R390 took out the race win with 178.3 laps. Ian finished in second place with 171.2 laps with his Martini McLaren. John A rounded out the podium. The Ferrari Enzo finishing up with 170.0 laps.

 

Below are the Race Results from Round 10

 

Round 10 - June 21st

 

Race Results - Slot It

Race Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 10

 

Next race night is the ever popular Host Class Team Enduro. Which driver pairing will take out the win? Will it be you? Join us in a fortnight to find out.

 

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Monday Night played host to Round 11 of the Armchair Club Championship. Double Points were on offer this week as the Host Class Team Endurance returns to the schedule. We had 15 drivers on the night, Cam, Jim and Rod making the trip up the M1 from Dapto, and Doug flying in from Adelade, joining us for a mini break on his business trip interstate. With the 1/24 Slotworx V8's on track, we saw plenty of close action racing during the night.

 

A stellar performance from Gregg and Jim saw them take a convincing victory completing 828.0 laps. Nigel and Cam took out second, finishing with a total of 819.6 laps. Stephen and Fardin continuing their great form in the Host Class series taking out yet another podium place, third this week with 807.09 laps.

 

Round 11 - July 4th

 

Race Results - Host Class Part 1

Race Results - Host Class Part 2

Pointscore - Round 11

 

Will the Non-Magnets defeat the Magnets in the SCX Handicap? Will Mercedes or BMW finally trounce the Audi's in the Carrera DTM's? Find out next round on Monday July 18th.

 

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We're just over the halfway mark into the Season, as Monday night hosted was was Round 12 the 2016 Armchair Club Championship. We had 12 competitors line up for what was both the SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM races.

 

SCX Handicap was first up on the night. It was great to see Stephen and his "Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes DTM" take out this weeks race, completing a total of 128.2 laps. That's Stephen's second win for 2016, definitely improving each race. Fardin was the best of the Non-Magnet runners, as he took his Renault to the second step of the podium, completing 125.1 laps. A well deserved third place for Stewart, making his first appearance on the Armchair Podium. He finished up with 126.5 laps also running a Renault. It must be that new Difaco Hand Controller that made a difference?

 

Carrera DTM's were next up and it was a great battle between the manufacturers. In the end I (Jason) managed to take out the win with the Audi, racking up 145.0 laps. Second was John VD, flying the flag for Mercedes has he came home with 141.6 laps. Ian rounded out the podium with his BMW, completing 141.1 laps.

 

Round 12 - July 18th

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 12

 

See you Monday Week when we play host to the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z classes.

 

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Round 13 of the Championship was held last night, with 13 competitors turning up to race both in the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z Classes.

 

The constant appearance of superstitiously feared number played havoc on some drivers who were just simply unlucky last night, some even having a tumble, whilst others like the italians considered the number as lucky as they raced towards the ultimate 'jackpot' of victory.

 

First up was the Slot.it Open Class. I managed to keep out of that unlucky on track trouble to claim the victory, finishing up with 167.1 laps with my Porsche 911 GT1. Fardin had yet another breakdown with his #9 Gulf GT40, but rebounded with the spare #6 Gulf GT40 to take out 2nd this week with 165.1 laps. Gregg looked on track for certain victory, until a mistake on which lane he was racing supposted to be racing on dashed his hopes. He was lucky enough to hang on to the minor spot this week with 164.8 laps with a super fast Nissan R89C.

 

Plafit Mini Z's were next up. I once again stayed out of the trouble to notch up another victory, 174.3 laps i managed with my Nissan R390 this week. Fardin taking out second again last night, competing 171.6 laps also with a Nissan R390. John VD finished in 3rd, 170.3 laps the most that the ferrari could manage, whilst dodging the wrecks.

 

Below are the results for Round 13.

 

Round 13 - August 1st

 

Race Results - Slot It

Race Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 13

 

Our next race meet will be in 2 weeks time on August 15th. We will be racing our ever popular Host Class Team Endurance, with the Carrera GT3's the car of choice.

 

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Monday night played host to Round 14 of the Armchair Championship. 15 drivers paired up for what was the Host Class Team Endurance Race. A familiar face returned for a race, Matt G making his first race appearance since May 2013. We also welcomed Rob to the Armchair Race Group last night too. It was great that you could join us.

 

The cars used for last nights Host Class were the SCX NASCARS. There was plenty of drafting, rubbing, and occasional multi-car pile ups last night, but the action was highly enjoyed by all drivers.

 

Overall it was Peter and Brooksy who staved off a huge challenge from Tony and John VD to take out the victory with 659.7 laps. The lead swapped multiple times throughout the night, however both teams hung tight until the end. Only 1.91 laps separated the two teams in the end after 1.2 hours of racing. Nigel and John S took out third, completing a total of 648.9 laps together.

 

Below are the results for Round 14.

 

Round 14 - August 15th

 

Race Results - Host Class Part 1

Race Results - Host Class Part 2

Pointscore - Round 14

 

Our next race meet will be in 2 weeks time on August 29th. We will be racing both the SCX 1/32 Handicap and Carrera DTM Classes. Hope to see you then.

 

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Round 15 of the Armchair Club Championship took part last night. We had a decent starting grid as 14 drivers took part in this week’s events. The classes this week were SCX 1/32nd Handicap and Carrera DTM’s.

 

The first race of the night was SCX 1/32nd Handicap. There was once again a great range of cars on the grid ranging from GT’s to DTM’s and also the odd rally car too. I managed to keep out of trouble to take the victory, completing a total of 122.41 laps with the Erebus Mercedes SLS. John VD managed to salvage second place with 121.89 laps also with an Erebus Mercedes SLS. A few mechanical problems throughout the race denied him the win this week. Nigel was back on form, The Chevrolet Corvette coming home in third place, finishing with a total of 121.59 laps. This is Nigel’s first SCX Non-Magnet Podium finish.

 

The second race of the night was Carrera DTM’s. Once again it was an interesting line up of cars, some already splurging out on purchasing one of the latest DTM’s produced by Carrera. The new liveries look great on track. John VD took a commanding victory for Mercedes, dominating the field to win by 4.3 laps. In the process John also broke the lap score record, now setting the bar at 147.9 laps. Ian took out second with the ‘Ice Watch BMW’ to complete the race with 143.6 laps. Nigel took out another 3rd place, this time with the new ‘Timo Glock BMW’ finishing up with 141.4 laps.

 

Round 15 - August 29th

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 15

 

Racing will be on again in a fortnight’s time for the penultimate round of the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z classes. The standings are still wide open, who will win next time?

 

Cheers

 

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As we move into Spring, we draw ever closer towards the final rounds of the 2016 season. Last night kicked of the penultimate rounds of the Slot It and Plafit Mini Z classes. As always racing was

 

First up were the Slot It's. John VD stormed his way through the field to take out his second Slot It victory of the year, completing 167.4 laps with the Jagermeister Lola LMP. Gregg was left to settle for second with the Nissan R89C, finishing with 166.6 laps. a welcome return to the podium for Ian this week, his first Slot It podium since Round 6, 2013. The Jaguar XJR12 managing a total of 165.2 laps to take out third. Fastest Lap of the race though went to James with a 5.201 second lap on Purple with his Lola LMP.

 

Heading into the final round, John VD has retaken the points lead on 77 points. Jason and Fardin locked together 2 points behind with 75. Any of these 3 drivers can take out the class victory with a win next time out.

 

Onto our second class of the night, Plafit Mini-Z's. It was a lights out to flag victory for Jason this week, the Monster McLaren MP4-12C managing to complete a total of 176.9 laps. Ian scrapping home to take out second place, the Martini McLaren completing 170.191 laps. John VD got relegated to third with his Ferrari Enzo, only 0.004 of a lap behind with 170.187 laps. Fastest time went to Jason with a 5.056 second lap on Yellow.

 

With one round remaining Jason's win last night assured him the Plafit Mini Z series victory, currently standing on 84 points. Ian has finished series runner up, currently sitting on 80 points. However third place is still up for grabs, John A and John VD both on 73 points a piece.

 

Below are the results from round 16.

 

Round 16 - September 12th

 

Race Results - Slot It

Race Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 16

 

Join us in two weeks time for what will be the Host Class Team Endurance Round.

 

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Round 17, and we once again move into the season of endurance. Supercars were the car of choice last night, and it seemed fitting since Bathurst is just around the corner. All five manufactures were represented last night, Holden, Ford, Nissan, Volvo and Mercedes did battle on track as teams of two drivers set out to claim glory. There was plenty of on track action to keep the drivers adrenaline running throughout the night, including the occasional door bang or roll over.

 

The race was split up into two half's. The Bankstown paring of John A and Brian H took out the the first half of the night, going into the half time break completing a total of 404.2 laps. Close behind though was John VD and Tony B only 0.4 of a lap behind with Fardin and Paul a further 2 laps behind in third.

 

The second half produced a different result. Ian took out Part 2 with 405.6 laps whilst using his latest secret weapon. of all things a motorbike glove provided him the perfect finger padding to drive fast and hard. Second went to John VD and Tony with 403.6 laps, and John A and Brian in third with 401.9 laps.

 

With the two half's combined it was the paring of John VD and Tony who emerged victorious, completing a grand total of 807.4 laps, a gallant effort by the duo from Bankstown, John A and Bryan taking out second with 806.1 laps, The lone driver consisting of Ian took out third overall with 805.1 laps.

 

The Host Class Team Enduro once again delivered a great race. It's amazing to think that 2 laps was all that separated the top 3, after an hour and half of racing. Top effort by all last night.

 

Going into the final round, 10 Drivers can still mathematically take out the Host Class Endurance Series. with last night's win John VD sits in first with 150 points, Gregg in second with 148 points, Fardin and Tony in equal third with 146 points.

 

Below are the results from round 16.

 

Round 16 - September 12th

 

Race Results - Host Class Part 1

Race Results - Host Class Part 2

Pointscore - Round 17

 

Join us in two weeks time for what will be the penultimate rounds of the SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM series.

 

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Round 18 of the Club Championship was held last night at Armchair Racer. As we draw closer to the season finale, The outcome of each race from now will play a major role in deciding the 2016 Club Champion. A good result can vault you into contention, likewise a poor result can destroy any hopes. Consistency between driver and car is key.

 

Onto last night, we had 11 competitors line up for the penultimate rounds of the SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM classes. There was plenty of on track action and fast racing as drivers once again raised the bar and set new records.

 

First class of the night was SCX Handicap. It's been a long time coming but James finally cracked through for his first individual victory. Under pressure by the pair of Erebus Mercedes, James brought home his 4WD Citroen DS3 in 1st place, winning with 126.4 laps. Congratulations on the win. John VD wasn't far behind in 2nd place, the Erebus Merc completing a personal best of 125.7 laps. I brought home my Erebus Merc in 3rd place, completing 123.2 laps.

 

Heading into the final round, John VD leads with 76 points, with Brooksy in second with 74 points. Which Merc will take out the the championship next round?

 

The second race of the night was Carrera DTM. John VD took out his 4th win of the series whilst setting a new lap record score of 149.6 laps. An interesting race fact, John is the first driver to win with all 3 makes of DTM Cars (Audi, Mercedes and BMW) completing this record within 4 rounds, Great effort. Gregg home in second this week, the Audi setting a new PB of 149.0 laps. Ian took out third this week also setting a PB of 144.9 laps with his BMW.

 

John's win assured him the Carrera DTM series, having an unbeatable score of 84 points heading into the final round. Ian and Brooksy are locked together for second with 76 points.

 

Below are the results from round 18.

 

Round 18 - October 10th

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 18

 

Join us in 2 weeks for the final round of the Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z classes for 2016.

 

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13 drivers turned up or what were the final rounds of both the Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z Classes at Armchair Racer.

 

The first race of the night were Slot.it's. After a rebuild between rounds, John A's 'Castrol Jaguar XJR12' was firing on all cylinders. He took out the win this week with 169.6 laps, setting a new lap distance record. Jason came home in second with 168.4 laps driving the Porsche 911. Gregg was elevated to third place after James's car failed the maximum downforce weight limit, The Nissan R89C completing 164.4 laps.

 

Overall, John VD held on to take out the Slot.it Series by a point, finishing the year with 95 points. Jason in second with 94 points. and John A pipping Fardin home for third with 92 points and 91 points respectively.

 

Second race of the night was Plafit Mini Z. Fresh from winning the NSW State Title race the day before, Jason won the night completing a new distance record of 178.5 laps with his Monster McLaren. Ian finished in second, also setting a new PB of 173.1 laps with his Martini McLaren. Fardin finishing third this week with his new Nissan R390, completing a PB of 171.8 laps.

 

Overall, Jason took out the Plafit Mini Z series with 105 points, Ian in second with 99 points, and John A held onto 3rd position with 90 points.

 

Below are the results from round 19.

 

Round 19 - October 24th

 

Race Results - Slot.it

Race Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 19

 

Join us in 2 weeks time when we host the final round of the Host Class Team Endurance. 10 Drivers are still in with a shot of taking out the title. Who will take out the crown?


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The penultimate round of the Armchair Club Championship took place last night. This was also the final round of the Host Class Team Endurance Series, with the car of choice being the Carrera GT's. Drivers were once again paired together based on their current raking, which makes the racing both fair and close. Heading into the final round last night, 10 drivers were still mathematically able to take out the series.

 

As always, the race was split up into two half's. Peter and John A got out to a quick start, finishing the first half with a healthy 4.7 lap lead with 368.9 laps. Stephen and Jason comfortably sitting in second place with 364.2 laps. Gregg and Chris emerged next, holding out third place with 348.4 laps. However only 5.4 laps separated them from the rest of the pack.

 

The second half produced a different result. Stephen and Jason were more consistent in the second half, taking out the race with 366.7 laps. Peter and John A not far back with 365.1 laps to take out second. Stewart and Nigel picked their way through the pack to take third with 350.5 laps.

 

With the two halfs combined, it was the paring of Peter and John A who emerged victorious, completing a grand total of 734.1 laps, a gallant effort from Stephen and Jason, taking out second with 731.0 laps, Scraping into third place were Stewart and Nigel, completing the race with 697.7 laps.

 

Series wise, last nights victory also elevated Peter and John A to the top of the leaderboard, taking out the 2016 Host Class Team Endurance Series tied with 184 points. This is Peter's first series win at Armchair, whilst this was John's 4th series win recent years. Great performace guys! Gregg and Tony tied for equal 3rd with 180 points. Nigel, Jason and John VD further back in equal 5th with 178 points each.

 

Below are the results from Round 20.

 

Round 20 - November 7th

 

Race Results - Host Class Part 1

Race Results - Host Class Part 2

Pointscore - Round 20

 

Join us in two weeks time for what will be the final round of the Armchair Championship, classes being SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM

 

Brooksy.


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Thanks for the updates, Jason!

 

Great night as always - although I'm not sure what was ringing more in my head - "Tire !!!" or "Black - no, the Other Black...!!!"

 

John A was certainly on fire for those races.....


Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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It was an extraordinary final night of racing at Armchair Racer last night. 13 drivers took part, including a new face, Nathan, in what were the last rounds of the SCX Handicap and Carrera DTM classes. With both the club championship and SCX series still on the line, who would be crowned as our next winner?

 

First race of the night was SCX Handicap. Chris F finally broke the ice as he raced away to take out his first ever slot car victory, the Mercedes SLS completing 125.3 laps to take out the top step of the podium. A great effort, congratulations. As they say, once you win one, the next one comes quicker! Paul R finished in second, his Mercedes SLS completing 123.5 laps. Fardin was best finisher of the Non-Magnet drivers, the Renault Sport RS completed 121.0 laps which was enough for 3rd place.

 

Overall, the 2016 SCX series went to John VD. 4th place on the night was enough to claim the crown, finishing the year with 93 points. Jason B was second with 87 points, and Fardin H third with 86 points. Congratulations to the top 3.

 

Our next and final race was the Carrera DTM's. John VD finished the year off with a 10th victory, the Mercedes completing 148.4 laps to take out the top place. Gregg T overcame some mechanical problems to finish in second, the Audi completing 143.5 laps. Fardin H rounded out the final DTM podium. the BMW finishing with a total of 139.3 laps.

 

Overall, the 2016 Carrera DTM series went to John VD, finishing the year with a perfect score of 105 points. Ian R was second with 93 points beating Jason B, also on 93 points, based on a count-back. Congratulations to the top 3.

 

After 21 rounds, 5 classes spread over 10 months, the Armchair Racer Club Championship came down once again to the final round. Our Club Champion for 2016 is John VD. Congratulations on a great run this year, taking out 10 wins and 20 podiums on your way to glory. a well deserved champion finishing with a total point score of 570 points. Jason B took out second place, finshing the year with 554 points. Ian R pipped out outgoing champion John A to third, 534 and 531 points respectively.

 

As always we thank Jim and Cathy, and their team from Armchair Racer. We appriciate you opening your doors and accommodating us racers each Monday fortnight. We are privlaged to have such great racing within whats arguablly Australia's best slot car centre. We also thank all 35 drivers who participated in this years series, from across Greater Sydney, NSW and Interstate. We've had plenty of fun and laughter throughout the year. We hope you can all join us again in 2017.

 

Below are the results from round 21.

 

Round 21 - November 21st

 

Race Results - SCX Handicap

Race Results - Carrera DTM

Pointscore - Round 21

 

Cheers for a great year, and look foward to racing again in 2017.

 

Brooksy.


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