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Hi Guys, with less than 3 months to go before we all get together again for another great event, here is the official 2020 poster for Tony's seventh running of the annual NSR Classic Sports Car Challenge

 

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I've heard that this is a good event to attend. The whole Westport club will be there again this time!!!

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Hi Guys, this is an update regarding the 2020 NSR Challenge.

 

Hi Racers, with the Corona Virus moving faster every day, it is with a heavy heart it has been decided to postpone the 2020 NSR Challenge.

 

For your safety and all those that would have been attending this event, I need to take notice of the Government message of group gatherings being discouraged.

 

I will re-schedule the event when we can.

 

Please keep safe and remember the Shop will stay open for parts, cars, advice over this time.

 

Tony

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Hi Guys, the 2020 NSR Challenge is still on but now will be in OCTOBER

 

The actual dates will be posted here as soon as they have been confirmed, gives us all loads of time to get ready!!!

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UPDATE from Tony................

 

Labour Weekend Festival of Slot cars in Nelson

 

Hi All,

We have come up with a plan to run both the NSR Challenge and the Thunderslot meeting over Labour weekend Friday 23rd to Monday 26th.

 

This is providing we hear that groups of 50 or less people can meet.

 

The good thing about this is we will be back on track to hold the Challenge at the same time next year and the Thunderslot meeting was scheduled for this October anyway.

 

Those that have already paid for the challenge but can’t attend this rescheduled meeting I’m happy to refund you the $45 and those that will attend will be in credit.

 

First preference will be given to those that have entered this May’s postponed NSR challenge as some have air fare and accommodation credits.

 

The format will be starting on the Friday Morning with qualifying NSR classics the running the two rounds.

 

Next up will be the NSR F1 86/89 knock out race (first 2 go straight to the final) followed by the Thunderslot qualifying and the racing.

 

Times and rules will be advised in a later timetable.

 

So this will be with this be a festival of full on racing and a good opportunity to get out of your bubbles and check out the new raceway and shop.

 

We are looking to be back on track without Covid 19 but fingers crossed.

 

Take care stay safe.

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Hi Dave. So are you going to have to limit numbers?

 

Good to see you can remove magnet holder and magnet. Not sure I could find mine again.

 

I agree with Alfahorn pity about weight. This car was tops out of the box. Close to Thunderslot. If car is only racing against LIKE cars does it matter. They should still be fairly equal.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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I think you meant to agree with me Chas, we should at least race these cars as standard to see how they go before adding weight.

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Yes apologies Branco/Mark. Alfahorn only commented but presumably in favour of weight.

 

I accept what Dave says but the Thunderslot did not need weight either. Weight seemed to be an Aussie thing but NZ has caught the bug. At least it is not a virus.

 

Regards Charles Le B (charlesx)

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Hi Guys, with the NSR F1 cars, originally we didn't want to add weight to them, we wanted to keep them as out of the box as possible but then we tried them out.

They were great if you didn't over 10 volts and you just wanted to put around at a good pace.

So we glued and trued the tires and that made them more stable, so we drove them a bit harder and for those that really know the track they were OK like that if you had less than 11 volts.

I tried some weight as did a few other guys (up to 80 grams) that were keen to have some close racing and the lap times were not any quicker but the cars stayed on the track more.

I then tried 85 grams and even better handling as expected.

So naturally I tried 90 grams and a bit better again, still lots of brakes with the extra weight.

Also remember this - these cars are wider than what we are used to racing, the wheels can easily tangle and Tony's track in Nelson runs more than 12 volts.

We thought it best to keep the rules simple and set them to promote close racing like we have with the NSR classics and the Thunderslot cars too.

The weight of these F1 cars has had a lot of testing and collabaration behind the scenes to make the racing close as that equals more fun for all.

(I have not tried 95 grams yet)

 

See you all there in Nelson in October!!!!!!!!

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That's fine Dave. Sure racing will be a lot of fun. I can appreciate you, Tony and others have put a lot of effort into this. Most important thing is that cars are as equal as possible.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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Hi Guys, here is a plan of how the big weekend will run.....................

 

NELSON SLOT CAR FESTIVAL OCTOBER 23RD - 26TH 2020

 

FEATURING : NSR CLASSICS : THUNDERSLOTS : NSR FORMULA 86/89

 

PROGRAMME

 

FRIDAY 23RD

1-00pm 2-30pm NSR Classic Qualifying

2-30pm 6-30pm NSR Round 1

Evening to be advised

 

SATURDAY 24TH

9-00am 1-00pm NSR Classic Round 2

1-00pm 2-30pm Thunderslot Qualifying

2-30pm 6-30pm Thunderslot Round 1

Evening to be advised

 

SUNDAY 25TH

9-00am 1-00pm Thunderslot Round 2

1-00pm 5-00pm NSR Formula 86/89 Qualifying and Racing

Evening to be advised

 

MONDAY 26th

9-00am 12 Noon Free track time and Swap meet etc

 

Please note the above times are preliminary and are subject to confirmation based on numbers closer to the event

 

Get ya travel sorted Guys, it's gonna be epic!!!

Edited by drw21

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Monday is a holiday yet no racing, friday is a work day.

I will have to work unfortunately as this Covid thing has really hurt us self employed.

Shame that the NSR Classic is on the Friday.

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Hi Guys, Tony has asked me to display the Car Rules for this event....................................

NSR Challenge Car Rules for 2020 

Ford GT Mk IV, P68, GT40, Porsches 917K and 908/3

Rims must be the same size as what comes with the car, ie: the same width and diameter

All 4 tyres must still have the NSR logo on at least one side

Gluing of front and rear tires to rims to enable truing is permitted

The front tyres may be tapered and or coated with clear nail varnish or clear super glue to reduce friction

All wheels must have NSR classic inserts fitted

Wheel inserts may be narrowed but must look complete when in place

Stock classic factory NSR chassis (black) only

Stock classic factory NSR motor pod (red/orange) only

Any NSR clip in or screw in guides and guide spacers may be used

Front axle height adjusting screws may be used if chassis has this option

Axle bushes may be glued to the motor pod

Sticky tape may be fitted to the motor pod and chassis to dampen movement

NSR suspension kits may be fitted

All cars must use NSR 11-32 metal gears

Axles may be replaced and spacers may be used

Axles must be solid and remain completely round

Lead may be fitted to the motor pod, chassis and or body but must remain inside the car so that it can’t be touched when marshalling the car (magnet holders may be removed)

Only the Shark 20K and 21.5 Shark motors may be used, motors can be glued and or screwed in position

The motor shaft may be trimmed for clearance

Bodies, driver/interiors and chassis must remain complete

Complete full interior must be used

White kit cars may be used but they must look period correct

Minimum weight of each car is 80gms, during and after each race

No other modifications and/or tweaks are permitted

Any car may be re-scrutineered at any time during this event

The body may be removed for further inspection

The onus is on the driver to make sure their car fits the car rules

 

 

ThunderSlot Car Rules                                            

Rims must be Thunderslot  

Rear tyres must have the Thunderslot logo on at least one side

Tyres may be glued and or trued

Front tyres may be tapered and or coated with clear nail varnish or clear super glue to reduce friction

All wheels must have Thunderslot inserts fitted

Wheel inserts may be narrowed but must look complete when in place

Stock factory Thunderslot chassis and motor pod only (both black)

Front axle height adjusting screws may be used

Axle bushes may be glued to the motor pod

Thunderslot suspension kits may be fitted

Sticky tape may be fitted to the motor pod and chassis to dampen movement

All cars must use Thunderslot 11-32 white nylon gears

Stock Mach 21.5 motor must be used, may be glued and or screwed in position

The motor shaft may be trimmed for clearance

Lead may be fitted to the motor pod, chassis and or body but must remain inside the car so that it can’t be touched when marshalling the car (magnet holders may be removed)

Bodies, driver/interiors and chassis must remain complete

White kit cars may be used but they must look period correct

Axle/wheel spacers are permitted on the both axles (any brand)

Minimum weight of each car is 80gms

No other modifications (non Thunderslot parts) and/or tweaks are permitted

Any car may be re-scrutineered at any time during this event

The body may be removed for further inspection

The onus is on the driver to make sure their car fits the car rules

 

 

NSR  F1 Car Rules

Any NSR ’86-’89 F1 cars may be used

NSR F1 Cars must be complete with the appropriate visible details, driver, wings, inserts, scoops etc….

Only the KING EVO3 21.4k motor may be used, motor may be glued and or screwed into factory position

All cars must use NSR F1 gears 10-27

A minimum ground clearance of .5mm is required for all entries, including chassis, gears, and bodywork

Bodies, driver/interiors and chassis must remain complete

Maximum weight of each car is 90gms, during and after each race

No other modifications and/or tweaks are permitted other than what is listed below

Stock NSR F1 factory NSR chassis (black) only

Magnet and its holder may be removed

Axles and spacers must be NSR items

Axle bushes may be glued to the motor pod

NSR 4860 axle stopper may be fitted to increase gear durability

NSR spring kits are permitted

Front axle position may be adjusted using the factory screw holes

Stock NSR F1 factory NSR motor pod (red) only

Stock NSR F1 clip in guide must be used

Ballast may be fitted to the motor pod, chassis and or body but must remain inside the car so that it can’t be touched when marshalling the car

Screws may be loosened for better performance

Sticky tape may be fitted to the motor pod and chassis to dampen movement

All rims and tires must be NSR F1 items - ie: the same width and diameter as what comes with the car

Tires may be glue and trued

Front tyres may be coned and or coated to reduce friction as long as the coating is clear, solid and stable

All 4 tyres must have the NSR logo on at least one side

All wheels must have NSR F1 inserts fitted, inserts may be narrowed but must look complete when in place

Maximum width across front and rear axles is 67.5mm

Any car may be re-scrutineered at any time during this event

The body may be removed for further inspection

The onus is on the driver to make sure their car fits the car rules

 

Edited by drw21

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Hi Dave. I will not be coming this year but interested to know if new 21.5 standard motor is superior to old 20000rpm one or is it like Slot-it where they have renamed standard Group C Orange motor MX16 23000 to match actual performance of MX15 21500. Best of luck with event. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

 

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Hi Chas, in my opinion with the few 21-5's I have driven is that the motor does have more torque and speed because of the new EVO version.

With the way the cars are we are committed to all run the same ratio of 11-32 so the cars will be faster and may be a bit harder to drive at a fast pace.

Not a lot in it but defenately noticeable.

 

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Are you going to have two classes then or is this a NSR marketing ploy? Ha Ha. Thanks for report. Very helpful. Might try one in my Touring Car Proxy Holden if FX180 too much. Previously had a SHARK 20. Regards Chas Le Breton

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Hi Chas,  to save every one from having to buy a new motor the 20k Shark and the 21.5k EVO motors will run in the same class.

Remember some of these motors have been glued to the pod and won't come out easily.

We have tested the 2 side by side and found the 21.5 can be a tad faster on the straights but the 20k is easier to run on the corners and the cars de-slot on the corners not the straights so in reality it will be what ever the driver is happy with.

Less can be more!!!

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Fine - certainly agree with your last comment. Some people are forever looking for a better motor but their time might be better spent improving handling. Regards Chas Le Breton

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Hi Racers, 
Please find attached the NEW entry form to replace all other entry’s forms that where sent out for the 2020 Challenge.
To enter the Slot Car Festival (replaces the Challenge) you must fill this form out and return ASAP if you don’t you will miss out competing this year.
If you have payed $45 that still stands but we require a new entry form.
Please make sure you tick all the boxes of the classes you're entering in.
NO FORM NO ENTRY NO EXCEPTIONS 

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Ah perfect timing Dave.

I was about to nag Tony for a new poster to put in the newsletter.... :ph34r:

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Hi there , an update on the 2020 Slot Festival .

Entries have passed 30 with 4 months to go , so if you intend entering get your entry in as soon as possible before we close .

Entries received so far from Auckland , Wellington , Nelson , Blenheim , Christchurch , Timaru and Dunedin .

Remember you race against others of similar ability , you get to watch the very best slot racers in NZ as well as enjoying Tony and Sues wonderful hospitality .

Roll on October 2020

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