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Armchair Racer - 2017 Race Nights

 

When:

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

Season Starting Monday 13th February 2017

 

To view/download the 2017 Armchair Race Calendar, please follow the link: 2017 Armchair Race Calandar

 

Where:

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

 

Classes:

 

Night A:

Race 1 – Class A: - Slot.it Open Class, OR Class B: Slot.it Group C - National Rules (NEW for 2017)

Race 2 – Class A: - Plafit Mini Z Cheetah Motor Class, OR Class B - Plafit Mini Z - National/APC Rules (NEW for 2017)

 

Night B:

Race 1 – Scalextric GT - Box Standard (NEW for 2017)

Race 2 – SCX Handicap - Box Standard

 

Night C:

Race 1 – Host Class Team Endurance

 

For Car Rules/Regulations please check the following list: 2017 Armchair Racer - Car Regulations

 

Cost:

Racing $15,

Racing + Pizza $25 ($10 pp for pizza dinner)

 

More Info:

Armchair Racer - Racing Events

 

On behalf of Armchair Racer and the race committee

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Hi All,

 

The red lights have finally been extinguished as Armchair Racing got underway for 2017 last night. 15 drivers turned up raring to go, ready for another exciting season of racing. the classes last night were Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z. New for 2017 both the Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z classes have been split into 2 groups, Group A (Existing Armchair Rules) and Group B (MCN/APC rules). This made for extra excitement as there were intra-battles throughout the evening.

 

In the Slot.it Class, Fardin H took out first line honors of 2017, his Group A Nissan R89C completing 166.5 laps. Last year's Slot.it Class Champion, John A finished 2nd with his Jaguar XJR12, finishing with 165.3 laps. Ian R rounded out the podium also with a Jaguar XJR12, 164.1 laps was enough for 3rd place. Brooksy took out 1st place in Group B, his Lancia LC2 finishing up with 154.9 laps and 7th place overall. Paul R second in class with 135.3 laps, and Nathan S 3rd in class with 120.6 laps.

 

In the Plafit Mini Z, all drivers chose to compete in Group A. Brooksy took out his first win of 2017, the McLaren MP4-12C completing a mammoth 178.3 laps. the battle for second was close, Fardin H getting the better of John A, after both having a few on track problems to finish up with 168.5 laps and 168.0 laps respectively.

 

Below are the results from Round 1

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 1

 

Join us in a fortnight for Round 2, the classes being 1:32 SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Hi All,

 

Round 2 action took place last night at Armchair Racer. 14 drivers took part in both the SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT classes. For those drivers who have parc-ferme sanctions imposed, it was like Christmas as we unboxed our new cars for the series. There was plenty of on track action as drivers got use to their new cars throughout the night.

 

In the SCX Handicap, Brooksy took out the win, completing 136.3 laps with his Audi R8 LMS. Second place went to Ian, his Mercedes SLS finishing up with 134.3 laps. rounding out the podium in a somewhat unfortunate way was John A, his Renault Sport RS rolling over the line to finish up with 129.0 laps. As a result, the top 3 drivers will now lose their magnet for the rest of the series. John VD and Stephen R rounded out the top 5, completing 128.9 and 128.0 laps respectively. These guys will be ones to watch next time out, for those still driving with a magnet.

 

In the Scalextric GT's there was plenty of action as drivers came to terms with the new class. Brooksy adapted to the conditions the best as he took out the win, his BMW Z4 completing 145.6 laps. John VD was home in second, his BMW Z4 finishing up with 141.2 laps. Fardin rounded out the podium, ending out the night with 140.1 laps also with a BMW Z4. Gregg and John A rounded out the top 5, finishing with 139.1 and 134.8 laps respectively.

 

Below are the results from Round 2

 

Results - SCX Handicap

Results - Scalextric GT

Pointscore - Round 2

 

Join us in a fortnight for Round 3, the class for the night being Host Class Team Endurance.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Round 3 action took part at Armchair Racer on Monday night. the Host Class Team Endurance returns for another season. 7 teams of 2 drivers lined up to do battle this week. the nominated house cars this week were SCX NASCAR's, and they put on quite a show.

 

After part 1, John S and Paul R had a slender lead of 335.8 laps, only 1.1 laps in front of Ian R and Nigel B, holding out second with 334.7 laps. John VD and Tony B back in third with 332.7 laps.

Part 2 produced different results, Gregg taking out the second half with a solo performance of 336.4 laps, just pipping Ian R and Nigel B for second with 336.1laps. John A and Peter rounded out third with 331.4 laps.

 

Overall it was Ian and Nigel who took out the night, completing a total of 670.8 laps. Second place went to John and Paul, finishing up with 667.2 laps. John A and Peter scrapped into 3rd with 663.7 laps, pipping team John VD - Tony, and team Gregg, who finished up with 663.6 laps and 662.9 laps respectively.

 

Below are the results from Round 3

 

Results - Host Class, Part 1

Results - Host Class, Part 2

Pointscore - Round 3

 

Join us on Monday fortnight for Round 4 action. classes scheduled for the night are Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z.

 

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Round 4 action took part on Monday night, the classes were Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z.

 

In the Slot.it Class, Fardin claimed line honors, this week the Nissan R89C cruised to victory completing 167.0 laps. John VD finishing in second, his Jagermeister Lola ending up with 164.2 laps. Gregg T rounded out the podium, his Nissan R89C managing to complete 163.0 laps. In Group B, Brooksy took out class honours, finishing with 156.6 laps, Paul second with 140.8 laps and Nathan S third with 129.2 laps.

 

In the Plafit Mini Z, Brooksy took out the win, this week completing 172.7 laps. Ian was right behind though, second this week with 171.7 laps. He just edged out John A, who finished in third place with 171.2 laps. Nathan was the first to plunge into the new group B class, driving with the new 1900 chassis. He ended up the night with 143.8 laps.

 

Below are the results from Round 4

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 4

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 5, the classes being 1:32 SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Round 5 action took place last night at Armchair Racer. The classes for the night were SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT's.

 

In the SCX Handicap, Stewart W steadily worked his way through the pack, and when it mattered emerged victorious, completing 132.7 laps with his Renault Sport RS. Congratulations on your first win at the Chair! Nathan S also finished strong, claiming his first podium finish ever, second place with 130.3 laps also driving a Renault Sport RS. Boris L rounded out the podium, third place with 129.5 laps, also driving a Renault Sport RS. As a result the following drivers have now lost their magnet for the remainder of the series. Peter E was the first non-renault car, his Mercedes SLS finishing in 4th place with 129.2 laps. Fardin H slowing up in the last heat to drop to 5th, 129.0 laps with the Plymouth Cuda, wanting to hang onto his magnet for another week.

 

In the Scalextric GT's, John VD took out his first win for 2017, putting in a strong performance to finish up with 148.7 laps with a BMW Z4. Jason B, a lap back in second, 147.5 laps with his BMW Z4. Fardin H finished in third place, 145.8 laps also with a BMW Z4. Gregg T 4th this week with 143.4 laps, with yet another BMW Z4. Nigel B the best non-BMW finisher, 5th place with 136.7 laps driving a Porsche 911.

 

Below are the results from Round 5

 

Results - SCX Handicap

Results - Scalextric GT

Pointscore - Round 5

 

Join us in a fortnight for Round 6, the class for the night being Host Class Team Endurance.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Hi Jason,

 

Are you able to post the results from the last race?


Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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We've had 2 rounds pass since we last checked in, Round 6 being the Host Class Team Endurance and Round 7 being Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z.

 

In round 6, the Slotworx Supercars returned to the grid for the Host Class Team Endurance. this year teams are paired based off their position in the overall championship standing. It was the Paring of Tony B and John VD who took line honours, completing a total of 806.6 laps combined. Ian R and Stephen R finished in second, completing 790.5 laps, just ahead of Nigel B and Stewart W with 786.8 laps, placing them in third.

 

In Round 7, John A took out his first win for 2017, taking out the Slot.it Class with 168.3 laps. John VD home in second with 166.3 laps, just pipping Ian R, third with 166.2 laps. Brooksy took out Class B, with 153.6 laps. In the Plafit Mini Z, Fardin finished in 1st with 173 laps. his first win in 13 rounds, last coming in Round 3, 2015. Brooksy's winning streak ended, but finished in second also with 173 laps. John A took out another Plafit Podium, third with 171 laps.

 

Below are the results from Round 6 and 7.

 

Results - Host Class, Part 1

Results - Host Class, Part 2

Pointscore - Round 6

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z (data unavailable)

Pointscore - Round 7

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 8, the classes being 1:32 SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.

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Round 8 action took place last night at Armchair Racer, as drivers did battle in both the SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT Classes.

 

There was plenty of different strategies being played out in the SCX Handicap this week. John VD took out the round win with his Danica Patrick NASCAR, claiming victory with 131.3 laps. Fardin tried hard to keep his magnet even stopping on track to let his fellow competitors by, however those behind were aware and stopped too meaning second place for the Plymouth Cuda, finishing with 123.4 laps. Gregg also tried to through a few dummies of his own but also fell victim, the Mercedes SLS third with 122.0 laps. As a result the top 3 have lost their magnet for future rounds. Ben D had a strong showing with his new Chevrolet Corvette finishing 4th with 121.0 laps. Peter E recorded another top 5 finish, the BMW M3 completing 119.0 laps. These 2 will be ones to watch next round.

 

In the Scalextric GT's, Brooksy took victory, the BMW Z4 winning with 146.8 laps. Fardin made a strong comeback with his BMW Z4 to take second with 146.0 laps. John VD rounded out the podium with 143.5 laps, with also another BMW Z4. Gregg 4th with 142.7 laps, Boris the best non BMW finisher, the McLaren MP4 completing 140.3 laps for 5th.

 

Below are the results from Round 8

 

Results - SCX Handicap

Results - Scalextric GT

Pointscore - Round 8

 

Join us in a fortnight for Round 9, the class for the night being Host Class Team Endurance (Carrera DTM's).

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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We've had 2 rounds pass since we last checked in, Round 9 being the Host Class Team Endurance and Round 10 being Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z.

 

In Round 9, the Carrera DTM's returned to the grid, but this year added to the Host Class Team Endurance Series. John A and Nigel B were too strong of a pairing as they trounced the competition, winning the evening with 725.0 laps. John VD paired up with Harry T, and put in a solid effort, collecting 2nd with 710.0 laps. Fardin H and Tony B rounded out the podium with a total of 707.44 laps, just a whisker ahead of Jason B and Ben D who finished 4th with 707.27 laps.

 

In Round 10, John A took out his second consecutive Slot.it Class victory, this week ending up with 166.4 laps. John VD home in second with 165.5 laps, just pipping Fardin H, third with 164.3 laps. Brooksy took out Class B, with 155.3 laps. In the Plafit Mini Z, Jason B was back on top, winning with 178.3 laps. Fardin H finished in second with 174.3 laps. John A took out another Plafit Podium, third with 171.4 laps.

 

Below are the results from Rounds 9 and 10.

 

Results - Host Class, Part 1

Results - Host Class, Part 2

Pointscore - Round 9

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 10

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 11, the classes being 1:32 SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Last night marked the halfway point of the year as we hosted Round 11 of the Armchair Racing Series. We welcomed two new faces to the group, Peter J and Mitch A, who no doubtfully showed glimpses of pace throughout the evening. They'll be ones to watch as they progress further into the series. In total we had 14 drivers compete in both the Scalextric GT's and SCX Handicap races, with everyone having mixed results.

 

In the Scalextric GT's, Brooksy took an astounding victory after a relative tardy start, completing 145.0 laps with his BMW Z4. John VD was next to cross the line in second place, completing 140.5 laps with another BMW Z4. Fardin H rounded out the podium, finishing third with 139.7 laps, also driving a BMW Z4.

 

In the SCX Handicap, Nigel B traded out the Porsche for an Renault and instantly found pace, trouncing the field with 137.8 laps to take victory. Peter E had another strong outing with his BMW M3, taking out second with 120.6 laps. Newcomer Peter J rounded out the podium, his Mercedes SLS completing 119.0 laps for third. As a result, the top 3 have now lost their magnet. Best of the Non-Magnet finishers went to Tupperware Gregg, 6th place overall with 117.2 laps, driving a Mercedes SLS.

 

Below are the results from Round 11

 

Results - Scalextric GT

Results - SCX Handicap

Pointscore - Round 11

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 12, Host Class Team Endurance. All you need to bring is just your controller, or you can borrow one. We'll supply the cars!

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Round 12 of the Armchair Club Championship took place last night. We had a very healthy crowd, with 18 drivers taking part in the Host Class Team Endurance. We also welcomed Terry Knight from Hobart, Tasmania, as he was in town for the evening. Glad you could join us for some fun! The SCX NASCAR's returned for their second running of the year. With 9 teams battling it out for the victory, who came out on top?

 

The strong paring of John S and Jason B meant they lead for the majority of the night, taking out the win with 675.9 laps. Another strong pair consisting of Ian R and James R took out yet another podium finish together, second place ending up with 665.7 laps. Gregg T and Tony B rounded out the podium, just getting pipped at the end, finishing with 665.0 laps.

 

Below are the results from Round 12

 

Results - Host Class Team Enduro, SCX NASCAR's

Pointscore - Round 12

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 13, for the all fast tinkers night. Classes to be run include Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z. It's a great opportunity to test out your Slot.it Group C car for the upcoming Sydney Interclub Challenge, with round 4 being held at Armchair later this year.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Round 13 action took part on Monday night, with 14 drivers participating in both the Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z classes.

 

In the Slot.it Class, John A had a very clean run with his Jaguar XJR9 winning with 165.5 laps. John VD had a solid run to finish in second, the Jagermeister Lola ending up with 163.3 laps. Gregg T finished third, but was disqualified for an overweight car, meaning Ian R was relegated to the podium, third with 160.4 laps. In Group B we had 3 runners. Brooksy took out honors with his Nissan R89C, finishing up with 154.3 laps, and 5th place overall.

 

In the Plafit Mini Z's, Brooksy took out the 2017 series with another victory. this week the McLaren MP4-12C completing 175.7 laps. John VD took out second place finishing with 173.1 laps, in what was his first Plafit podium appearance of 2017. Ian R rounded out the podium, third place with 170.8 laps. In Group B (1900's) we had 3 runners. Nigel's new McLaren took out honors finishing up with 160.5 laps, and 7th place overall.

 

Below are the results from Round 13

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 13

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 14, the classes being 1:32 SCX Handicap and Scalextric GT.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Round 14 action took place last night at Armchair Racer, 15 drivers participating in both the Scalextric GT and SCX Handicap Classes.

 

In the Scalextric GT's, John A took out the victory, his 'Dunlop' BMW Z4 getting faster every lap as he cruised to 144.7 laps. John VD taking out another class podium finish, his 'Senna' BMW Z4 ending up with 142.4 laps. Fardin H rounding out the podium with 142.0 laps, also using a 'Senna' livery BMW Z4.

 

In the SCX Handicap, Stephen R stormed his way into victory lane, his Renault Sport RS flying as it completed 133.7 laps. Chris F also having a great run with his Mercedes SLS, completing 119.2 laps and another PB on the way to second place. Jason B edged out his fellow Non-Magnet competitors, his NASCAR Chevrolet SS completing 117.9 laps to finish third. As a result, Stephen and Chris now join 12 other non-magnet drivers after placing on the podium with a magnet car.

 

Below are the results from Round 14

 

Results - Scalextric GT

Results - SCX Handicap

Pointscore - Round 14

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 15, The Slotworx Supercars return for the Host Class Team Endurance.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Round 15 of the Armchair Club Championship took place on Monday night. 8 teams of 2 drivers took part in the Host Class Team Endurance. We welcomed back Bryan H and Simon G from Bankstown/Greenacre Slot Cars who joined in for a race. Glad you could join us for some fun! The Slotworx Supercars returned for their second running of the year. With some strong driver pairings, who would come out on top?

 

For the majority of the race, it was a two horse race until some mechanical failures set in, setting up a grandstand finish. In the end, Nathan and Jason took out the night with a strong consistent run from both drivers to win with 790.6 laps. John A and Tony B finished right behind in second completing 789.5 laps, just pipping Ian R and Ben D for third as they ended up with 789.3 laps.

 

Below are the results from Round 15

 

Results - Host Class Team Enduro, Slotworx Supercars

Pointscore - Round 15

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 16 action. Classes to be run include Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z. It's a great opportunity to test out your Slot.it Group C car for the upcoming Sydney Interclub Challenge, with round 4 being held at Armchair later this year.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Hi All,

 

Round 16 action took place back on September 10th, 13 drivers participating in both the Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z classes.

 

In the Slot.it Class, John A made it four wins on the run, his Jaguar XJR9 winning with a new distance record of 169.0 laps. Fardin H had a solid run to finish in second, the Nissan R89C ending up with personal best of 168.1 laps. Gregg T passed scrutineering to finish third, his Nissan R89C also managing to do a personal best of 166.6 laps. In Group B we had 2 runners. Brooksy took out honors with his Martini Lancia LC2, finishing up with a new personal best of 160.6 laps, and 7th place overall.

 

In the Plafit Mini Z's, Fardin H took out his 2nd victory for 2017, the Nissan R390 completing 174.8 laps. John VD took out second place finishing with 172.3 laps. John A rounded out the podium, third place with 169.8 laps. In Group B (1900's) we had 32 runners. Nathan's McLaren took out honors finishing up with 159.2 laps, and 7th place overall.

 

Below are the results from Round 16

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 16

 

Round 17 action took place on Monday night, 12 drivers participating in both the Scalextric GT and SCX Handicap Classes.

 

In the Scalextric GT's, John A took out a second consecutive the victory, his 'Dunlop' BMW Z4 stormed its way to a new distance record of 148.9 laps. Fardin H took out yet another class podium finish, his 'Senna' BMW Z4 ending up with 147.5 laps. Gregg T rounded out the podium with 146.6 laps, also using a 'Senna' livery BMW Z4.

 

In the SCX Handicap, Ben D took out his first Armchair Racer Race Win, his Renault Sport RS flying as it completed 134.5 laps. John A edged out his fellow Non-Magnet competitors, his Renault Sport RS completing 121.4 laps to finish second. Nigel B rounded out the podium for Renault, his Sport RS completing 120.8 laps As a result, Ben now joins the 14 other non-magnet drivers after placing on the podium with a magnet car.

 

Below are the results from Round 17

 

Results - Scalextric GT

Results - SCX Handicap

Pointscore - Round 17

 

Join us Monday Week for Round 15, The Carrera DTM's return for the Host Class Team Endurance.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.

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Round 18 of the Armchair Club Championship took place last Monday fortnight. 8 teams of 2 drivers took part in the Host Class Team Endurance. We welcomed new racers James and Darren to the fold, racing together for the evenings event. Glad you could join us for some fun! The Carrera DTM's returned for their second running of the year. With some strong driver pairings, who would come out on top?

 

For the majority of the race, it was a one horse race. Nigel, the middle man competed the race solo, taking out the win with 737.5 laps. It was a close battle in the mid pack. Peter E and Brooksy finishing second with 733.6 laps, ahead of Tony B and John VD, third with 727.4 laps.

 

Below are the results from Round 18

 

Results - Host Class Team Enduro, Carrera DTM Part 1

Results - Host Class Team Enduro, Carrera DTM Part 2

Pointscore - Round 18

 

Join us tonight for Round 19 action. Classes to be run are Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z. It's a great opportunity to test out your Slot.it Group C car for the upcoming Sydney Interclub Challenge, with the next being held at Armchair on November 25th.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Hi All,

 

Round 19 action took place back on Monday Night, 13 drivers participating in both the final rounds of Slot.it and Plafit Mini Z classes for 2017.

 

In the Slot.it Class, Fardin H had an impressive run with his Nissan R89C, taking out the victory with 168.1 laps. John VD made it another class podium finish, second this week with 164.7 laps. Gregg T rounded out the podium, completing 164.3 laps to finish third. Brooksy took out Group B, finishing up with 154.2 laps which was enough for 8th overall.

 

Series Wise, John A took out the Slot.it Class for 2017 with 103 points. Throughout the series John claimed four consecutive wins and the best overall lap score for the year. Fardin H took out second with 100 points. John VD finished the series in third with 95 points. In Group B, Brooksy took out the 2017 series with a combined total score of 73 points.

 

In the Plafit Mini Z's, Fardin H made it a double, the Nissan R390 completing 178.1 laps. Ian R had a strong run taking out second place with a new personal best of 174.2 laps. John VD rounded out the podium, third place with 171.8 laps. Nathan S took out group B, finishing up with 158.7 laps which placed him 8th overall.

 

Series Wise, Brooksy took out the Plafit Mini Z Class for 2017 with 103 points. Throughout the series Jason claimed four wins as well as the best overall lap score for the year. Fardin H took out second with 101 points. John A finished the series in third with 90 points. In Group B, Nathan S took out the 2017 series with a combined total score of 62 points.

 

Below are the results from Round 19

 

Results - Slot.it

Results - Plafit Mini Z

Pointscore - Round 19

 

With only 2 rounds and 3 races left, the overall pointscore couldn't be closer with only 4 points separating the top 3 (John A - 480, John VD and Fardin H - 476). Join us Monday week for the final round of the Scalextric GT's and SCX Handicap for 2017.

 

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The penultimate round of the 2017 Armchair Club Championship took place on Monday night. Drivers took part in the final rounds of the Scalextric GT and SCX Handicap races.

 

In the Scalextric GT's. John VD gamble of purchasing a new BMW Z4 for the finale payed off, taking out the win with a new distance record of 151.7 laps whilst setting a new fastest lap of 5.87 seconds. That car was definitely 'Vroooaaw'ing! Nathan S had a fantastic run with his BMW Z4 holding out second place with a new PB Jtotal of 145.3 laps. John A rounded out the podium this week with 144.8 laps, also with a BMW Z4.

 

Series wise, John VD took out the Sclaextric GT series on countback, winning with 99 points and completing a total of 1007 laps combined. Along the way John won 2 rounds and featured on the podium 6 out of the 7 races. Jason B finished second also on 99 points but with a total of 973 laps combined. John A took out third place with 93 points.

 

In the SCX Handicap, All drivers participating had lost their magnet during the course of the year. this would be a straight battle to see which driver had the best Non-Magnet car. John A came out on top, his Renault SportRS completing 122.0 laps to take out the finale. Nigel B finish close behind in second, his Renault SportRS finishing with 121.7 laps. John VD took out third place with Danica, the NASCAR completing 119.7 laps.

 

Series wise, John VD took out the SCX Handicap with 90 points. John had 1 race win and 5 top 5 finishes which proved consistency with and without magnets was key to winning. John A finished in second place with 88 points and Nigel B sneaking up to 3rd place overall with 81 points.

 

Below are the results from Round 20

 

Results - SCX Handicap

Results - Scalextric GT

Pointscore - Round 20

 

Join us Monday fortnight for the final race night for 2017. The Host Class Team Endurance will be on, and with double points the championship is still wide open! Who will come out on top? John A, John VD or Fardin H. One thing is for sure, the finale will be a absolute cracker!

 

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The final round of the 2017 Armchair Racer Club Championship took place on Monday Night. We had a fantastic turnout, 9 teams of 2 drivers took part in the Host Class Team Endurance. The Slotworx Supercars were the nominated cars for the final round.

 

Going into the final round 2 drivers were in contention for the 2017 championship, John A and John VD. With only 4 points separating the two, whoever finished in front by nights end would be crowned champion.

 

To add some extra spice, fuel stops were added to the race. Teams had to think on their feet as they managed both fuel economy and race strategy. Which combination would prove successful by nights end?

 

The two championship contending teams consisting John A - Bryan H, John VD - Tony B jumped out the gate strong, as they battled for the race lead. Behind was a squabble amongst the rest as they settled into the grove. Jason B - George forgot about refueling, dropping down the order early. Joe Z - Mick Y were famalirising themselves with the Armchair Track in preperation for Saturday's Interclub Challenge, having a great battle with Stephen R. Further up the field. Ben - Gregg, and Stewart - Peter E teams found some clear space as they circulated in and out of various battles throughout the night. As the race progressed, some interesting pit strategies from Nigel - Nathan, as well as Ian - Peter J saw them climb the leaderboard as they battled it out amongst the lead group. With positions swapping throughout the brackets, this would build to an exciting finish.

 

In the end it was the duo of Nigel - Nathan that took out the victory, the 2 combining for an overall score of 771.7 laps. Ian - Peter J took out second place, the paring completing 768.3 laps. After some controller issues dropped them to as low as 5th, John A - Bryan H managed to claw back a podium finish, ending up with 766.2 laps. Gregg - Ben finishing behind in 4th with 764.8 laps, ahead of John VD an Tony B, 5th with 758.7 laps.

 

Overall, Nigel B took out the 2017 Host Class Championship with a combined total score of 204 points, Nigel took out 4 victories, winning with all 3 host class cars (SCX Nascar, Carrera DTM and Slotworx Supercars) . Ian R finished runner-up with 192 points and Tony B back in third position with 188 points.

 

After 21 Rounds, 5 Classes, 35 Races spanning over 10 Months, Our 2017 Armchair Racer Club Champion is John Amundsen. John produced another outstanding performance, especially in the second half of the year to take out this years championship. Finishing up with 8 Victories, and with the highest podium % rate of 57.1 amongst the top 10 contenders, John capped off the year with a combined total score of 555 points. You can never write off John as he'll allways be there when you least expect it, right at the end. Congratulations. John VD took out the runners-up spot for 2017, finishing up with 549 points overall. Whilst not attending the final round, Fardin H took out third place with acombined total of 538 points.

 

Many thanks goes to all those who attended throughout the 2017 season, We had 31 competitors turn up in total, mostly from the Sydney basin with the expeptional few from Interstate. Also many thanks goes to Jim and Cathy Berry from Armchair Racer for their continued support for club racing throughout the year, as well as the racing committee for their valued inputs and help that goes unnoticed.

 

Below are the results from Round 21

 

Results - Host Class Team Endurance, Fuel

Pointscore - Round 21

 

2018 Racing will re-commence in February. Keep an eye out on the Amrchair Racer Website or here on Auslot Forums with details coming shortly. Until then have a great Christmas and New Year, We look foward to seeing you on the track then!

 

Brooksy.


Brooksy

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