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#1 SlotsNZ

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:27 AM

Get ya game face on guys. I can now confirm dates for the DTM Classic, which will again be hosted by Thunder Road Raceway Hastings.
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 03:34 PM

Last years competitors will be pleased to know that the slot cave has a new roof so there's no need for wet weather tyres in 2019. The bucket racing era is over.
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:46 PM

Best news yet!!!
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 03:11 PM

Update
The burning question for several of you - About “That Mercedes

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As many of you know, I held off updating the rules from last year, as I wanted to get a sample of the new DTM Mercedes 190e,
which will be available in time for the race. This arrived last Monday, and I have been able to take it’s vital statistics,
set it up as per the 2018 rules, test it without any additional weight, then with a little weight.

The car in the picture and video above at Nuremberg Toy Fair and the Italian Verona Toy and Model show, is now resident at Oakland Raceway

Here are the critical statistics I feel mainly determine the handling
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Last year I used a small allowable weight addition for all three Alfa models, but no weight in the Opel because the Opel was lower,
and a littler wider than any of the Alfas. In the final results we had 2 Opels then two Alfas, then two more of each making up the top 8 cars.

The Mercedes comes in with a just fractionally wider track than two of the Alfas, and about the same cabin height of all 3 models of Alfa,
and unweighted does the same laps times as them unweighted, .... and is a little tippy like they are unweighted.
After adding weight I have it’s lap times are sitting mid way amongst the 4 Alfas I have set up, quite easy to drive, and 0.05 a lap slower than my Opel on my track.
So keeping things simple, the Mercedes will compete with the same weight additions as are permitted for the Alfas. 77 grams max car weight.

Slot.it have also advised the cars won’t be available until the beginning of June. I will have them here within a week of their unpacking in Italy,
but that only gives entrants 2 – 3 weeks for tuning them.

This should be sufficient, and tweaks can be done during practice, but just be aware of the tighter than expected time frame.

Link to rules and entry form here
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:21 AM

Hi Mark. Will read above with interest but hope you get together with Nelson and Wellington as last year we had a 3 way clash. Possibly Wellington is not going to happen this year (magnet meeting) although I have not heard officially. Date is already out for Thunderslot event in Nelson in October.

Regards Chas Le Breton - charlesx

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 01:30 PM

Hope you and Paul can make it across Chas. - Last years clash was Nelson Enduro v Wellington's meet. I don't know how that happened.
Tony and I coordinated our event dates a few months ago and put them out so everyone could set aside - also allowing for the prospective dates for the Nationals. I haven't heard anything from Mike about his Wellington event dates as yet.
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 03:17 PM

Hi Mark.

Should not be a problem now as I had not read properly. I will certainly encourage Trent to go again and I am thinking of going myself. I have the Alfa I built for last year so just needs a bit of tuning. Has hardly been run.

Not sure about Paul as he is fairly tied up with 1/24th and he has no such cars. He has lost interest in RTR apart from local racing. Has just done 12 hour endure and we will both go to 1/24th Nats in September but he has trouble arranging around his work.

Regards Chas Le Breton

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:01 PM

no Mercedes no Dave
I raced Piebone's Alfa for him last year
I was thinking of entering with the Mercedes but not now
I should be there to marshal etc

my budget only covers buying one DTM car so I will only buy the one that I really want
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