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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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#4 Capri-corn7

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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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#6 GAS41T

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Posted Yesterday, 05:11 PM

Any news with qualifying??

#7 Orakei Racer

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Posted Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 08:20 PM

Thanks Mike

Good luck to everyone on race day

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Posted Yesterday, 10:35 PM

Very kind words gentlemen. Have a great race day too

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Posted Today, 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 Today, 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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