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Due to popular demand, The Sydney Interclub Challenge is back again in 2017, bigger and better. Spanning over 4 months, racing clubs from the greater Sydney region will once again duke it out over 4 grueling rounds, as they try to claim supremacy as the Interclub Champions.

 

Last year 'Slot Shop' took out the inaugural Interclub Challenge. Will they dominate their opposition once again, or will another club rise above and take charge in 2017? We invite YOU to join us in what will be the ultimate battle of slot racing supremacy within Sydney.

 

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Sydney Interclub Challenge 2017 - Documents

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Sydney Interclub Challenge 2017 - Slot.it Group C Class Regulations

 

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Sydney Interclub Challenge 2017 - Entry List

 

Round 1: Slot Shop, Saturday 26th August

 

Starters (10 Teams):

  • Slot Shop 1, Graeme and Mario (Slot Shop)
  • Slot Shop 2, Adam and Sean (Slot Shop)
  • Rouge Assassins, Ben and George (ONE:32nd World)
  • Race Tech, Doug and Eddie (ONE:32nd World)
  • One:32nd World 3, Joe and John (ONE:32nd World)
  • Xtremetrax 1, Jim and Rodney (Xtremetrax)
  • Old Kids, Geoff and Michael (Xtremetrax)
  • Armchair Racer 1, Jason B and Ian (Armchair Racer)
  • Gangstar Racing, Chris and Jason M (Penrith Slot Cars)
  • Way2Fast, Michael and Mitchell (Way2Fast)

Round 2: Xtremetrax, Saturday 23rd September

 

Starters (9 Teams):

  • Slot Shop 1, Graeme and Mario (Slot Shop)
  • Slot Shop 2, Adam and Sean (Slot Shop)
  • Rouge Assassins, Ben and George (ONE:32nd World)
  • Race Tech, Doug and Eddie (ONE:32nd World)
  • One:32nd World 3, Joe and John (ONE:32nd World)
  • Xtremetrax 1, Jim and Rodney (Xtremetrax)
  • Old Kids, Geoff and Michael (Xtremetrax)
  • Armchair Racer 1, Jason B and Ian (Armchair Racer)
  • Gangstar Racing, Chris and Jason M (Penrith Slot Cars)

To be confirmed (3 Teams):

  • Way2Fast, Michael and Mitchell (Way2Fast)
  • Xtremetrax 3, Clinton and Charles (Xtremetrax)
  • Scalextric Club, Bill and Bob (A.S.R.C.C)

 

Round 3: ONE:32nd World, Saturday 21st October

 

Starters (9 Teams):

  • Slot Shop 1, Graeme and Mario (Slot Shop)
  • Slot Shop 2, Adam and Sean (Slot Shop)
  • Rouge Assassins, Ben and George (ONE:32nd World)
  • Race Tech, Doug and Eddie (ONE:32nd World)
  • One:32nd World 3, Joe and John (ONE:32nd World)
  • Xtremetrax 1, Jim and Rodney (Xtremetrax)
  • Old Kids, Geoff and Michael (Xtremetrax)
  • Armchair Racer 1, Jason B and Ian (Armchair Racer)
  • Gangstar Racing, Chris and Jason M (Penrith Slot Cars)

To be confirmed (2 Teams):

  • Way2Fast, Michael and Mitchell (Way2Fast)
  • Scalextric Club, Bill and Bob (A.S.R.C.C)

 

Round 4: Armchair Racer, Saturday 25th November

 

Starters (9 Teams):

  • Slot Shop 1, Graeme and Mario (Slot Shop)
  • Slot Shop 2, Adam and Sean (Slot Shop)
  • Rouge Assassins, Ben and George (ONE:32nd World)
  • Race Tech, Doug and Eddie (ONE:32nd World)
  • One:32nd World 3, Joe and John (ONE:32nd World)
  • Xtremetrax 1, Jim and Rodney (Xtremetrax)
  • Old Kids, Geoff and Michael (Xtremetrax)
  • Armchair Racer 1, Jason B and Ian (Armchair Racer)
  • Gangstar Racing, Chris and Jason M (Penrith Slot Cars)

To be confirmed (2 Teams):

  • Way2Fast, Michael and Mitchell (Way2Fast)
  • Scalextric Club, Bill and Bob (A.S.R.C.C)

 

 

Updated as of 25th August 2017

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Will Check with the boys from st andrews raceway and see who is keen to have a crack again last time we went in a bit under done in the tyre prep and car set up for those smooth tracks cheers phil.

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Hi Guys,

 

Just over 5 weeks out until Round 1 of the Sydney Interclub Challenge. This will be held at Slot Shop on Saturday 26th August.

 

The entry list is starting to build, with 4 clubs so far representing. Start registering your teams for what will be a great event.

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Just one month out before round 1.

 

The grid is starting to fill up with 7 teams representing 6 different clubs.

 

Enter your team/club now so you don't miss out on the action.


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Interested in this one, if I can find me a local partner for it...

 

Quick question though, which foams are recommended for this?

Also, as I have a set of Slot.it foam rims, can you get just the donuts?

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Interested in this one, if I can find me a local partner for it...

 

Quick question though, which foams are recommended for this?

Also, as I have a set of Slot.it foam rims, can you get just the donuts?

 

It would be great to see the guys from Way2Fast on board, even if its just the Dapto round.

 

I'd either recommend the Scaleauto or Slot.it Foam tyres, depending on track grip levels. I'd think you would like the Slot.it's more as they tend to slide more. The Slot.it Donuts (PT1209SP30) can be brought separately will stretch over both rims listed above in the regulations.

 

Just a side note, a few people have been asking about the pointscore format. The best 3 rounds will be counted. Your worst round will be dropped. So if you have other commitments, don't worry as you won't fall behind!

 

Cheers,

 

Brooksy.


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Thanks Brooksy.

I'll have to order some donuts in as my Slot.it foams are crumbling to pieces...

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Hi All,

 

Less than two weeks now until the 2017 Sydney Interclub Challenge gets underway. We've had great interest thus far with 10 teams representing 6 clot car clubs participating in Round 1 at Slot Shop. It's never too late to enter, with registration open including on the day!

 

There's been plenty of building, testing and fine tuning happening. A heads up on ballpark times for Slot Shop, fast cars will be in the vicinity of 4.3 to 4.5 seconds per lap, on Orange, Blue, Yellow and Purple lanes.

 

Should you wish to enter a team but don't have a car, I'll have some fast loan cars on offer!

 

We hope to see you at Slot Shop on August 26th from 4:30pm.

 

Brooksy.


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Hi Guys,

 

Only a couple of days out until the 2017 Sydney Interclub Challenge gets underway. Last years winners, Slot Shop will be hosting the opening round this Saturday, August 26th from 4:30pm.

 

So far we have 9 high class teams participating on Saturday, with entries from Slot Shop, ONE:32nd World, Xtremetrax, Armchair Racer and Penrith Slot Cars.

 

It's never too late to enter, you can register on the day! We'll have spare cars on hand if required. Come on down and represent your club as Sydney's next Interclub Champions!

 

Brooksy.


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Hmmm, guess who forgot about this one...

:)

 

 

I may have to take you up on a 'loaner', if I can convince my son to join me, and my wife to 'part' with us...

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Hmmm, guess who forgot about this one...

:)

 

 

I may have to take you up on a 'loaner', if I can convince my son to join me, and my wife to 'part' with us...

 

It would be great to have you guys along for the race. I'm prepping 4 cars, so i'll definately have a fast spare car available.


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I'm going to quickly prep a car for the event, but I have just a couple quick questions...

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle?

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body?

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod?

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'?

 

 

Thanks

Michael

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I'm going to quickly prep a car for the event, but I have just a couple quick questions...

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle?

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body?

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod?

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'?

 

 

Thanks

Michael

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle? - Yes, as some of the new models have grub screws in place out of the box.

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body? - No need for rear wheel inserts as they can be tricky inserting them into the sponge wheels. If you want to put some in however, they can be any type. Front Wheels/Hubs must be original however.

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod? - No, must be original pod as out of the box

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'? - Yes, you may remove the triangles to stop pod from catching

 

I'll have a couple of Lancia's and Jaguar's available just in case.

 

Brooksy.


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I'm going to quickly prep a car for the event, but I have just a couple quick questions...

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle?

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body?

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod?

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'?

 

 

Thanks

Michael

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle? - Yes, as some of the new models have grub screws in place out of the box.

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body? - No need for rear wheel inserts as they can be tricky inserting them into the sponge wheels. If you want to put some in however, they can be any type. Front Wheels/Hubs must be original however.

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod? - No, must be original pod as out of the box

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'? - Yes, you may remove the triangles to stop pod from catching

 

I'll have a couple of Lancia's and Jaguar's available just in case.

 

Brooksy.

Thanks Brooksy...

 

ps. Does anyone know which chassis / liveries came stock with the 0.5mm pod's?

I have a few that came with them, just not sure which I've moved between cars...

 

 

Edit:

This is the Pod I'm talking about...

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Edit 2:

Does anyone know when the change from 0.0mm to 0.5mm occured as per this quote from Maurizio...

http://www.homeracin...lotitsauber.htm

I asked about the future of Group C and Maurizio of Slot.it was happy to share his answers for our review:

As of this writing we are designing a totally new Group C car while at the same time updating existing models with the latest technology that we are putting into production. Investing in tooling (e.g. the new cockpit and rear wing for the Sauber) and all future Porsche 956/962 will come from new body and cockpit (interior) molds.

We plan to keep all current and future Group C INLINE with the 0.5mm offset pod and 16.5mm diameter rear rims.

Note: Article is dated: 03/17/2013

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I'm going to quickly prep a car for the event, but I have just a couple quick questions...

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle?

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body?

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod?

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'?

 

 

Thanks

Michael

 

1. Can you use grub screws to set the front axle? - Yes, as some of the new models have grub screws in place out of the box.

2. Do the rear wheel inserts have to be the correct ones for that body? - No need for rear wheel inserts as they can be tricky inserting them into the sponge wheels. If you want to put some in however, they can be any type. Front Wheels/Hubs must be original however.

3. Can the black 0mm offset pod be switched for the 'blue/grey' 0.5mm offset pod? - No, must be original pod as out of the box

4. Can you leave out the anglewinder blanking 'triangles'? - Yes, you may remove the triangles to stop pod from catching

 

I'll have a couple of Lancia's and Jaguar's available just in case.

 

Brooksy.

Thanks Brooksy...

 

ps. Does anyone know which chassis / liveries came stock with the 0.5mm pod's?

I have a few that came with them, just not sure which I've moved between cars...

 

 

Edit:

This is the Pod I'm talking about...

simtopchassis1.jpg

 

Edit 2:

Does anyone know when the change from 0.0mm to 0.5mm occured as per this quote from Maurizio...

http://www.homeracin...lotitsauber.htm

I asked about the future of Group C and Maurizio of Slot.it was happy to share his answers for our review:

As of this writing we are designing a totally new Group C car while at the same time updating existing models with the latest technology that we are putting into production. Investing in tooling (e.g. the new cockpit and rear wing for the Sauber) and all future Porsche 956/962 will come from new body and cockpit (interior) molds.

We plan to keep all current and future Group C INLINE with the 0.5mm offset pod and 16.5mm diameter rear rims.

Note: Article is dated: 03/17/2013

 

What's the chassis Michael? From the looks of things I'm assuming its a Lancia LC2. All the current release cars are running with the 0.5mm offset motorpod. From the photo supplied above that looks like the 0.5mm pod. As this item is being supplied out of the box, you are allowed to run the 0.5mm pod.


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Thanks Brooksy for the clarification...

 

Oh, and that chassis is a Sauber, but it's not mine...

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I have a few cars to prep, and my 'dried out crusty' slot.it donuts actually seem to be ok after they were glued and trued.

Only 1 set of my rims appear to be legal, but that's enough to race, and the others can be used for practice...

 

 

So, Mitchell and I will definitely be there tomorrow representing Way2Fast.

 

Going to be a long day, but it should be totally worth it.

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I have a few cars to prep, and my 'dried out crusty' slot.it donuts actually seem to be ok after they were glued and trued.

Only 1 set of my rims appear to be legal, but that's enough to race, and the others can be used for practice...

 

 

So, Mitchell and I will definitely be there tomorrow representing Way2Fast.

 

Going to be a long day, but it should be totally worth it.

 

Fantastic, We'll see you tomorrow afternoon for some fun and laughter!

 

Brooksy.


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Hi guys.

 

Made it back safe and sound.

Only saw about 20 wombats, or, the same number as Macca's, on our way home...

 

Thanks to Jason for organising a great nights racing, and to Eddie for the use of his great track.

Much fun was had by both Mitch and myself.

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Round 1 of the 2017 Sydney Interclub Challenge took place last night at Slot Shop, Arncliffe. 10 teams representing 6 clubs took part in the season opener, with 80 minutes of Slot.it Group C action installed. There were plenty for thrills and spills as teams battled their way to victory. who would solidify themselves as the ones to beat in 2017?

 

Qualifying

 

In the 1 minute shootout qualifying session, drivers pushed their cars to the edge for the all important pole position and starting lane preference. It was an exciting way to start off the evening, only a few tenths separating the top half of the field. It was last years team champions, Slot Shop 1 (Mario and Graeme) qualifying on pole with a blistering time of 4.359 seconds. Armchair Racer (Jason and Ian) right behind in second by 0.007 seconds, with 4.366 best lap. Rouge Assassins (Ben and George) qualified P3 with a time of 4.426 seconds. The top 7 were only separated by 0.162 seconds, very close indeed.

 

Race

 

With the top 2 qualifying teams opting for the bye, the rest lined up on the grid ready for 80 minutes of racing. A great getaway by ONE:32nd World (Joe and John) saw them take an early lead over Slot Shop 2 (Adam and Sean) who were shadowing them in their footsteps. Old Kids (Michael and Geoff) were the first to have the meatball flag waved at them, snapping their rear wing off their Nissan. A bit of race tape fixed the issue and they were away again as they battled their way throughout the night. Armchair Racer (Jason and Ian) had early tyre issues, changing sets twice before settling back into the grove. Way2Fast (Michael and Mitchell) also found themselves in pit lane with rear wing issues, but drove strong and consistent throughout the night. Race Tech (Eddy and Doug) were on pace early, but braid issues stalled their chances of a good result late in the race. Those who kept out of trouble included Penrith Slot Cars (Jason and Chris), Xtremetrax (Rod and Jim) and Rouge Assassins (Ben and George), lapping their way up the order. Just watch out for Green Lane though, drivers reporting hating that lane for some unknown reason! Slot Shop 1 (Mario and Graeme) were lapping the track fast as they battled it out for the lead.

 

Going into the last quarter, Slot Shop 1, 2 and One:32nd World were only separated by 1 lap, setting up a grandstand finish. In the end, One:32nd World (Joe and John) kept their nerve over the pack finishing on gutter lane black, winning the evening with 998 laps. Slot Shop 1 (Mario and Graeme), finished in second place, 2 laps down with 996 laps. Slot Shop 2 (Adam and Sean) only a few laps behind their teammates in third, finishing with 992 laps. Congratulations to the podium for their outstanding performances.

 

Team and Interclub Challenge Pointscore

 

After Round 1, One:32nd World (Joe and John) lead the teams pointscore with 21 points, followed by Slot Shop 1 (Mario and Graeme) with 19 points, and Slot Shop 2 (Adam and Sean) 3rd place with 18 points.

Interclub Challenge Poinstcore wise, One:32nd World are leading with a combined total of 38 points, 1 ahead of Slot Shop, second with 37 points. Xtremetrax sit in third position with 29 points.

 

A huge thanks goes to all teams and clubs that participated. We hope you enjoyed the evening of racing and socialising with members from other clubs. There were plenty of laughs had throughout the night, all in the good spirit of slot racing. Also a huge thanks to Eddie and histeam from Slot Shop for once again hosting Round 1 of the Sydney Interclub Challenge. We hope you all walked away with some great goodies in hand.

 

Round 2 of the Sydney Interclub Challenge takes place next month on September 23rd. Teams will make the one hour pilgrimage from Sydney to 'Xtremetrax, Dapto' were we will continue the battle. We hope you can join us then!

 

Brooksy


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