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Rnd .5 2021 Tasman Cup Proxy Series - Spitfire Model Raceway

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The Final Round of the 2021 Tasman Cup Proxy Series will  take place at Spitfire Model raceway on the evening of Saturday the 17th of July. Qualifying is scheduled for Thursday night where each car will get a ten lap run to set it's fastest time to decide the running order for the race.

Spitfire Raceway is a routed MDF track with a gloss paving paint surface and tinned copper braid. Track length is 26 metres and the Tasman class lap record is a 7.370 second lap.

All the cars will get a check over and lube and braid clean before things kick off on Thursday evening.

This being the final round the John Smedley Constructor's award will be announced.

I look forward to the running of the final round this coming Saturday

Cheers, Alan

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correct a spelling error

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Qualifying has been completed  and the grid is now set for Saturday evening. Some cars ran a bit slower than I would have expected but were very consistent and easy to drive so should be able to rack up good lap totals in the race. The cars will be put into 6 groups and will race in with cars of similar lap times. I'll put in one of my previous tasman cars into one of the groups to make up a foursome. I'll post a grid pic tomorrow morning, too cold out in the shed now :ph34r:

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Not being entirely selfish but could my #47 car get the tyres cleaned please?

 

It may help

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1 hour ago, terry said:

Not being entirely selfish but could my #47 car get the tyres cleaned please?

 

It may help

Hi Terry,

I gave all the cars a quick service  before the qualifying run including giving the tyres a gentle run on a tyre scrubber pad using wet 1200 wet and dry. This is standard practice on my track. I'll give them all another run before racing on Saturday

 

Cheers Alan

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Get well

1 hour ago, lenny broke said:

Hi all, I'm sorry to have to do this but due to illness I will have to postpone this event to another day. stand by for news later.

 

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On 7/11/2021 at 11:53 AM, lenny broke said:

 

This being the final round the John Smeadley Contructor's award will be announced.

 

 

Hi Lennybrake , I don’t like to have to mention this again , but you are still spelling John’s name incorrectly. There is no “A” in Smedley .

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21 hours ago, lenny broke said:

Hi all, I'm sorry to have to do this but due to illness I will have to postpone this event to another day. stand by for news later.

Get well soon!

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At this stage we are hoping to reschedule the race for next Saturday (24th) afternoon acst, providing we can get all our little ducks in a row.

It seems I ate something a bit dodgy on Friday night and it laid me out for a couple of days, feeling better now.

Cheers Alan

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On 7/17/2021 at 10:52 PM, pmdaniels said:

Hi Lennybrake , I don’t like to have to mention this again , but you are still spelling John’s name incorrectly. There is no “A” in Smedley .

Hi Pete, yep sorry about that, I'll go back and edit the previous post's. and be assured the award has the correct spelling!!!

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The South Australian Government as just declared a 7 day lock down (stay at home order) due to a COVID19 outbreak in the state. So the rescheduled race for this Saturday cannot now be run as a race. We'll keep monitoring the situation and see how we can run this round. Stay tuned for more news.

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Hi Alan,

I’m watching Premier Marshmallow on the news announcing your release from detention. I hope some sort of normal returns for you.

Our political princess only did a partial up here. Her speciality is lockOUT.  Queensland doesn’t need tourists apparently. Or income  

Anyway..... now you are free to enjoy the important stuff... like racing slot cars. It’s good to get a bit of perspective and not take ourselves too seriously. I sincerely hope that no one in this group has suffered too badly in their health or in their wallets through the last 18 months of madness.

Have fun and thanks again for all the effort you have put into this series. I, for one, am very grateful. This might sound a bit stupid, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching my own dismal failure from afar. I can’t wait to do it all again. 

Stay safe,

Peter

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Hi all,

Alan has put out the feelers and looks to be a race schedualed for this Saturday afternoon  31st .

LOOK OUT and STAND BACK

If she comes off all the best to all.


Try Harder, if you dont fail your not trying hard enough

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Hi all,

Today is the day. Racing at 1300, at Spitfire Raceway (due to Covid, invites only) 

Good luck to you  all. See you  at what is the end of this series for this year.

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Try Harder, if you dont fail your not trying hard enough

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Yep, as Paul says we'll be racing this afternoon in the final round for 2021. Racing will be from 13.00 hrs asct and we should have a result by late afternoon. I'll post all the info later in the evening once the dust has settled over the Spitfire. Also we'll announce the winner of the John Smedley constructors award.

Cheers Alan

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Round 3 has been run on a fairly cold and rainy day where traction was for some cars hard to find. The grip levels were pretty low with track temp low and humidity fairly high. Having had rain nearly every day for the last two weeks the moisture levels in the shed would have been quite high.

The podium is 1st Lenny Broke,  2nd PM Daniels and 3rd Terry

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Official Results

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Here's the driver line up

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L-R Andrew, Peter, Paul, and Dennis, Thanks guys for driving to your best today.

And here's the race organisation crew

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L-R Geoff, Bert, Calum, Heather (Mrs Broke) and Alan, Thanks Guys for helping with the Marshaling etc and a VERY BIG  THANK YOU to Heather for bunging on the food and drink for everyone and for putting up with me while I play with my toy cars.

I've had a long day today so am about to sign off. I'll come back on tomorrow with a more detailed report and some more pics. I'm sure there will be some questions that I'll reply to tomorrow.

Thanks to all the entrants for allowing us to play with your little gems today.

Cheers,

Alan

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Hi All,

Just some more feedback on yesterdays proceedings.

As mentioned above there was a problem with getting grip on the track. I fairly confident that this can be put down to the weather we have been having in Adelaide in the last couple of weeks. With the amount of rain we have had the moisture content in the air would have been fairly high and in concert with a gloss track surface, I believe that grip levels were somewhat lower than would normally be available. I can say this as we have had similar issue with grip here on other wet days. Also from my observations the cars with big guides were probably affected most with this. My belief is that the extra drag from the larger guides meant that the cars had to push harder through the slots and this meant that those skinny little tyres were struggling to get any grip from the surface. Those cars were certainly sliding more through corners. One car in particular had a very long guide on it, that when going too far sideways would jam in the slot and flick the car out.

well that's how it was from my perspective as race director on the day. Hopefully some of the drivers may come on here and give us some comments from their experience.

Cheers Alan

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Hi Lenny Broke/Alan.

Thanks for another great series. Pity for the impact of the virus but beyond everybody's control. Also good to see the progress made by the winner and some of the other top cars.

Sorry my cars did not perform a lot better but I have to admit despite my best intentions they have tended to just get sent back pretty much the same each year. I did try a new SRP 18000 motor in my Brabham but clearly a lot more development is required.

Thanks again to all those who contributed to the TC 2021.

Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)

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