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#1 David Carter

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

round 5 is on Thunder Road Raceway

Mac's track is 91ft 4 lane
this is a high grip track that will test all the cars

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qualifying will be run on Tuesday night
race is on Thursday night
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#2 David Carter

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

ok qualifying has been run

slotmadmac drove on red lane

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Bov and Peter Gunn your cars have tyres coming off the rims
I will look at that before the race and get them sorted

racing on Thursday night good luck to all
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

Thanks for the qualifying run Mac ... I'm liking that a lot.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:57 PM

There were certainly some honeys in the mix and this is clearly the best Group 5 field that's been at my track. Nice work you crazy kids.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for getting the Qualifying done.. Celina is pretty happy with her result.. Good luck to all for the running of the race.. looks like a pretty close bunch of cars

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

View PostDrew Vessey, on 10 October 2017 - 06:49 PM, said:

Thanks for getting the Qualifying done.. Celina is pretty happy with her result.. Good luck to all for the running of the race.. looks like a pretty close bunch of cars

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

Thanks guys

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:12 AM

:blink: In the thread on Round 3 I wrote "Seems like my car is the king of the erratic bunch! ". From that point on my car has gone all out to prove this statement. Never mind "prove": it seems hell bent on raising the bar in the "erraticity stakes"! OK, so I made up that word and the phrase, but it seems appropriate for my car's behaviour. Talk about all over the show!

And the cars are certainly incredibly close, particularly in the region where my car is at present. Looks like the race could be very exciting with the potential for my car to again shine in terms of changing its position.

But I am incredibly grateful for the stunning Q (by my own and this car's standards!): thanks AWFULLY gentlemen! Maybe I should withdraw from the rest of the series like RIGHT NOW and go out on a high! :rolleyes:

From a surprised and very happy Alwyn

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:58 AM

Surprised to hear about the tires (although on reflection, probably not really....) - thanks for attending to that....

But - is the guide working ok? Not bottoming out, staying in the slot etc. ?

Looking forward to evaluating all this, when the cast of the fast (+ my entry...) get to Rossko's place in due course.....
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Tony.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Great job with qualifying , looks like it's going to be an interesting race Thursday night ....

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:33 PM

This year seems like i have entered a couple of dogs by the feed back over the series, always glue and true so not sure about the BMW, Capri gears i know are chunky mainly due to that motor and it,s magnets, seems i,m going backwards this year as against last year , at least the pain will soon be over chuckle .

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:16 AM

View PostPeter Gunn, on 11 October 2017 - 08:33 PM, said:

This year seems like i have entered a couple of dogs by the feed back over the series, always glue and true so not sure about the BMW, Capri gears i know are chunky mainly due to that motor and it,s magnets, seems i,m going backwards this year as against last year , at least the pain will soon be over chuckle .

the BMW tyre on one side had a small part on the out side that was coming away
just enough to effect the the ride by giving a little bit of a bounce
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:51 AM

View PostPeter Gunn, on 11 October 2017 - 08:33 PM, said:

This year seems like i have entered a couple of dogs by the feed back over the series, always glue and true so not sure about the BMW, Capri gears i know are chunky mainly due to that motor and it,s magnets, seems i,m going backwards this year as against last year , at least the pain will soon be over chuckle .

Dunno about the magnet theory PG as it seemed all well and good when I drove it in round 2. Maybe Dave could check it out and repair if necessary even if the cost is a few penalty points. Others have had small repairs done in other proxies I've been in.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

well the race is run and won

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congrats to the top 3
and well done to to all

thanks to Mac { red lane },Munter { yellow lane },Pat {blue lane and myself { white lane } for trigger duties
JK and Pedro for race contol
JK Pedro and Brendon on marshaling

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#15 David Carter

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:52 PM

View PostWobble, on 12 October 2017 - 05:51 AM, said:

View PostPeter Gunn, on 11 October 2017 - 08:33 PM, said:

This year seems like i have entered a couple of dogs by the feed back over the series, always glue and true so not sure about the BMW, Capri gears i know are chunky mainly due to that motor and it,s magnets, seems i,m going backwards this year as against last year , at least the pain will soon be over chuckle .

Dunno about the magnet theory PG as it seemed all well and good when I drove it in round 2. Maybe Dave could check it out and repair if necessary even if the cost is a few penalty points. Others have had small repairs done in other proxies I've been in.

the capri feels clunky when rolling the wheels by hand but as you say it is just the motors magnets
I felt that motor might be a little to grunty for the car making it a little harder to drive if it was not for that it would be a really good car

the M1 went smoother than in qualifying after a drop of glue in that one spot on the tyre but felt a bit under powered

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:58 PM

Drivers were Dave / Crockett on white, Munter on yellow, I was on red and Pat / Capri-corn on blue. Jk and Pedro ran things with Brendan helping out with marshalling duties.

Munter and I broke proxy protocol a few times by racing each other hard out but hey, some cars were so sweet we couldn't help ourselves. Congrats to the podiumites and thanks for the chance to run your cars. My car of the night was Orakei's BMW.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for the run boys,

initially I was a bit disappointed with my cars results, but now I'm thinking this is one tough proxy!

So finishing mid pack is okay, well run proxy, good to see the races run close together and good reporting,

Thanks again

Terry

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

Congrats to those on the podium.. And a big thank you to the guys for getting the round run..Kinda curious to see what happen with the Mustang, seems to have got worse through out the race, any feedback would be much appreciated

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:22 PM

Hereís a thought : what happened to my Porsche on yellow? Was within 1 lap behind 1st each other lane, but 3 behind on yellow.
Certainly appears a much better drive than my last years effort. Canít wait for them to head over here...
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:32 PM

Thanks for the round Mac and all that helped
Congrats to the top 3
Bit surprised with my car it must like those longer tracks

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