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2018 Nz Grp5 Proxy Race 8


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#1 David Carter

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

well it has been awhile coming but race 8 will be this Thursday
sorry for the delay guy's but after a bit of a delay in Aus the cars didn't get back to me in time
to run the last race before the club shut down for summer/xmas break
but we seem to have kick the new year's racing off a bit earlier than normal we will get the proxy finished
so I can get all the cars back home

qualifying is on Tuesday night so good luck for the last round
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#2 David Carter

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 07:26 PM

ok Pat and I got the qual run tonight

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:36 PM

Blimey first time any car of mine has been top qualifier , that's buggered it for the race i expect :)

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:07 AM

Looks like cars 23 and #1 are faster than the 3.617 and 3.667 respectively in qualifying. :) Thanks for the qualifying run David and Great job P Gunn gaining the p1 spot in the quali. Good luck to all the builders, may you place higher than you might expect.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:32 AM

Thanks Dave - I had hoped you'd drive but it was fun to run all the cars again.

Track hasn't had much use of late so I think on race night with our "guns" driving & grip improving we should see times tumble.

One thing on this track is it has a squeeze at the top hairpin which shouldn't be a problem with the Gentlemen racers in HB B)
But you can be down a lap and a half quite quickly before your car is marshaled. It will be a fun night.

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Hoping to run the round this Thursday night if we can get the numbers. I'll keep you posted.

btw only one qualifying incident ... an easy repair

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:04 AM

Number 99 probably runs better on 3 wheels. Could be Delboy's car in "only fools and horses"
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:55 PM

View PostBrumos RSR, on 23 January 2019 - 12:07 AM, said:

Looks like cars 23 and #1 are faster than the 3.617 and 3.667 respectively in qualifying. :) Thanks for the qualifying run David and Great job P Gunn gaining the p1 spot in the quali. Good luck to all the builders, may you place higher than you might expect.

I see that' that is weird as I did data sort
but I am using the old crappy laptop at the moment as my one has crapped out on me
and this one does do some weird things at times
I will sort it for Thursday's race
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:56 PM

View PostPeter Gunn, on 22 January 2019 - 09:36 PM, said:

Blimey first time any car of mine has been top qualifier , that's buggered it for the race i expect :)

your car was quick on this track
must suit it
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:02 PM

a lot of things happen in just over 3 sec's on this track
the banked curve is fast but has a chicane as you come out of it which leads straight into a tight left hand squeeze
down to a right hand bend that drops as you go around and in my opinion the hardest part of the track if on the inside lane
and as Pat said a de-slot can be costly so pays to drive on the safe side and stay in the slot
I have won a few heats this way even though I had a slower car

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

View Postbranco, on 23 January 2019 - 08:04 AM, said:

Number 99 probably runs better on 3 wheels. Could be Delboy's car in "only fools and horses"

even so your car is still way more stable than Delboy's little tripod mini van
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:38 PM

So I hope that the drivers do not see this as a ‘race’ but rather like a proxy, where the goal is to aim for as many laps as possible. It should be run as a ‘time trial’ running alongside other cars rather than a full on club race. Less de-slots that way.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:05 AM

View Postdifinity, on 23 January 2019 - 08:38 PM, said:

So I hope that the drivers do not see this as a 'race' but rather like a proxy, where the goal is to aim for as many laps as possible. It should be run as a 'time trial' running alongside other cars rather than a full on club race. Less de-slots that way.

Yes we've run many proxies and are always very respectful of the cars and the process.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

And just confirming we have enough people for tonight so will post results asap
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

ok race 8 has been run and won
conditions were very different than quqlifying
qual night - was very hot and track hadn't been used for awhile
race night - was quite cool and the air a bit damp

this did make a few cars perform a bit different than in qualifying

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congrats to Peter Gunn for taking out top spot
and congrats to 2nd and 3rd place podiumites

I will get the final results sorted over the weekend and get all the cars boxed up ready for sending home
I will let you know when they are in the post
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Posted 25 January 2019 - 04:33 AM

I was surprised at how well most of the cars coped with Pat's track. Being sort of flowing, but small and tight, and having very fluid elevation changes through the curves, the tyre load changes momentarily from 4 wheels to 2 or 3 a number of times each lap.

An unstable car is hard to drive here, but we had very low numbers of deslots. There were heats where we were each pushing our lane/car yet 3 cars circulated the entire heat without a deslot, as if on a piece of string to one another.

Some cars were an utter pleasure to drive. So stable you could trust driving them right to the limit, knowing they wouldn't do anything unpredictable
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Posted 25 January 2019 - 05:20 AM

Thanks Slots. I very much regard your, and that of the guys who drive alongside you, proxy experience. I know just how hard these (particular) cars can be pushed and driven cleanly. They are a great bunch of models.
Sometimes though, I’ve seen in the various proxies a tendency to race rather than proxy. That’s usually when I get my car back in pieces. 😊
Good effort on this one. I note that my final placing was effectively 8 (=10) when you take the laps into account. That = qualifying. The best for my car on this track to date IIRC. Thanks.
Please don’t forget David, I moved states since I sent the car out - you should have the address in your PMs still.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for running and hosting Dave and HB drivers, Congrats to Peter Gunn Gas4it and Lancelot. You have to admit my car is very consistant.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:48 AM

Thanks to all concerned for putting on the round - happy to see Peter Gunn get a win, well done to Rossko and Lance for filling out the podium....

I'm guessing my #55 was one of the 'deslotters' - happily the pain that that car has caused me is now at an end.......

But, we never lose - we either win or hopefully learn.....
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Posted 25 January 2019 - 10:54 PM

I,m chuffed to win a race at last in NZ, been great sending cars down there first the Can Am , then the Group 5 and lastly the ATCC proxies, will miss not sending anything this year , and i had a nice Camero ready for the ATCC sitting in my car box, oh well have to run with the home cars here.
Thanks for all the effort put in by David and the hosts, much appreciated , congrats to Gas and Lancelot for keeping me warm on the podium, and a special well done to all the entrants some really good cars in the Group 5 field.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 07:59 AM

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But, we never lose - we either win or hopefully learn.....

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