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#1 Orakei Racer

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:31 AM

So DC says he will be posting the cars up to us in Auckland today, can't wait :D.
The plan will be to try and qualify mid next week and run the round on Sun the 19th of Aug - depending on if I can get enough club member help.
From the extremely close way these cars finished in Rnd 1, I expect it will be as tight a race on Orakei Raceway being a smaller track, however it will punish the cars that are not setup just right and any offs will cost a car 1/3 to 1/2 a lap. Good luck everybody.
PS I heard DC just received Drew Vessey's 2 cars - so we have nearly got a full grid.

Edited by Orakei Racer, 13 August 2018 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:51 PM

Good luck running the round Mike.. Curious to see how the cars will go this year . The cars haven't had an opportunity to get any track time at all so it will be a bit of a hit and miss to see if they actually perform well or not ��

#3 Orakei Racer

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 03:25 PM

Have received the cars from DC. Will check them over, clean the braids and oil them if necessary. Aiming for qualifying Wed night and race day on Sat now.

For those not familiar with our track.
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It's a 4 Lane Wood track.
Length: 50ft
Track style: High technical
Power: Regulated power supply up to 40 amps continuous output. We run at 12.0v
Surface: is straight gloss enamel paint over hardboard.
Contacts: Copper tape.
Main straight is approx 10.5 ft long
Running Direction: Clockwise
Track surface will be run clean which will give high levels of grip.
Slot depth is 4.67mm ie; won't take Slot.it wood guides but slotit universal guides and Ninco Prorace guides are fine.
Timing: Lap timer software is Trakmate.

For Group 5 - a good average lap time is 4.4-4.5 - fastest lap on our track for last years Grp 5 proxy was 4.3. With cars improving every year - I would expect the average lap times to get better.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 03:25 PM

Such a cool track... enjoy qualifying. hope my pinion handles the jandal, and all those changes in direction...

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

yep good luck all
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:11 PM

Any news with qualifying??

#7 Orakei Racer

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

Hi Guys! Qualifying is done and results below.

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Some very close times. A few cars had slightly too deeper guides that scraped on bottom of the slot going up hill, and some cars' gearing were better suited to bigger tracks, lacked brakes and needed nursing around the track. Terry's car had a scrapping noise whenever it crossed a track join, discovered he had soldered the end of his guide leads and one of the lead ends was poking thru to the underside of his guide and clipping any raised joins. I clipped off the end sticking out and it ran alot quieter and smoother. At the end of the day, race day will be a different kettle of fish and the balanced easy to drive cars will do very well. Looking forward to race day!
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

Great job with qualifying , some pretty close times , should be some good matchup's in the race .... Have fun running the race , good luck to everyone .

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:20 PM

Thanks Mike

Good luck to everyone on race day

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:35 PM

Very kind words gentlemen. Have a great race day too

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:56 AM

Mike
Looks like a solid group of cars. Good to see your car at the point and I see that Rossko is right there with you.
Will be great to see how the B class stacks up against their more powerful brothers and sisters.
Thanks for the run
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:26 PM

Thank you for the qualifying run and thank you for hosting. Good luck to all the builders on race day.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

thanks Mike looking forward to the race
He waimarei pai ki te katoa - good luck to all

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#14 Orakei Racer

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

Well Round 2 is done and dusted.
But firstly just wanted to say to my fellow Aussie competitors...... GO THE ALL BLACKS!! ;).

Alright, got that off my chest.
Results are below - as expected there was some very close racing.
Only race damage was GAS4IT lost his front spoiler( I'll clip it back in and maybe glue it) and Terry lost a front light(will glue back in) and his front body screw keeps working itself loose- will check if needs a longer one or got a split post.
Drivers' favorite cars were DC's Ferrari and Gas4It's BMW.
Special thanks to Drivers, Alex,G, Paul and Rod - we were a bit short handed for marshals but we managed to run all 4 lanes.
I'll post pictures tomorrow.
I haven't got all the car classes listed - Maybe DC can email me a list and I'll update the result spreadsheet.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

Chuckle can i swop my fine to drive for Gas's unstable in corners as it,s quicker :lol:

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:45 AM

Thanks for running the round and for the analysis. It all helps for next time.
How close were those top 3. Congrats...

And btw what a second half!! #abs
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:42 AM

Great job with the race , Congrats to the top 3 ...

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for the Round Mike,

Congrats Drew & Mike

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

Thanks Mike and helpers and congratulations to the top three, was hoping to possibly come down but ended up with the grandkids for the weekend. I was sure my car would finish last.......well there's always the next round LOL and it is a Ford.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:17 PM

Here are some pictures of the race groups and final finish positions.
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