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2021 Touring Car Proxy - Practice Race :-) - Alistair's

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Hopefully we'll be able to get Round 1 of this proxy started soon. We've been told that the covid restrictions will ease the first Monday after double-dose vaccinations reach 70% in NSW (my home state). Currently it's at 57.6% and predictions are that we will hit 70% by mid October. Up to 5 visitors will be allowed in a home which is more than enough to race.

Canberra is in another state (ACT) and restrictions look like continuing for some time to come but it's hoped they will follow NSW's lead and ease their restrictions at 70% as well. Restrictions in ACT will be reviewed 15 October.

So it looks like we may be racing in a couple of weeks. I've got my fingers crossed.

And thanks everyone for your patience, it's been a tough time and your support is greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Paul

 

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May the downforce be with you.

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Well from the land of don't panic where all the idiots are , be nice to be able to enjoy some slot cars , thank you Paul for keeping this active appreciate all the effort , and has been said many times , you all keep safe.

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Woohhoo

The latest news is: From Friday 1 October - two people able to visit another household at any one time, for any reason.

So guess what I'll be doing this Saturday!

Now I just have to find a track. 

Cheers

Paul

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1 hour ago, Sports Racer said:

Do you know how to count to 4 in binary on your fingers?

I didn't,  but I do now!

(I was suspicious of the answer!)

:DB)

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First round will be next weekend - 9th or 10th October.

I tried for this weekend but the track owner was sick.

I'll keep you posted.

Cheers

Paul

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Not yet, everyone is still worried about covid. I'm following up a request to race after work sometime this week.

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From this Friday Canberra allows up to 5 visitors to a home. I've asked if anyone can run a race this weekend, waiting for a reply.

Cheers

Paul

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We have a race!

Tomorrow (Sunday) on Alistair's track.

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Pics and race results will be posted tomorrow night with videos added later in the week. 

I'll also let you know which cars failed the Magnet Marshal test and automatically get a 5 point penalty. The penalty will be applied for each track we race on with magnabraid, which is most of the tracks in the proxy. 

Cheers

Paul

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Hi all

The first race was a mess. Each car was raced for a total of 6 minutes over 3 lanes and we were so out of practice there were a lot of deslots. With only 1 marshall a lot of cars missed out on getting good results. It was so bad that the car that lapped 3rd fastest finished the race in 22 place.

Because of this I've decided this round won't be an official race but the lap times will sort the race order for the real first round next week. 

Here are the lap times and magnetic downforce as measured by a magnet marshall. All car owners with cars over 30g have been contacted to see how they want to proceed.

Name Magnetic downforce Lap Time
Peter Gunn 75 6.175
Dixie 52 6.256
JohnnieE  32 6.328
Alvaro 5 6.355
32coupe 11 6.371
lancelot 23 6.391
jimmyslots 1950 2 6.469
Supercharged 5 6.560
Sports Racer 9 6.582
DP201 6 6.629
Brooksy 21 6.642
bov 9 6.679
Nev 8 6.688
sticks 5 6.707
old man 28 6.719
ArroldN 5 6.792
Aloha 29 6.826
BrumosRSR 7 6.848
Nonfractal 54 6.902
Shaynus 23 6.960
BARacer 13 7.001
Pepsi62 3 7.008
curef99 22 7.236
ALS 14 7.372
charlesx 51 7.382

When you see the videos you'll understand why I cancelled this round - it's pretty humiliating and shows how bad you get when you haven't driven a slot car for 2 months. :D

Here's the finishing order based on number of laps completed.

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Regards

Paul

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Hi Paul. Cannot believe you were that out of practice. Its like riding a bike. Will still be interesting to see how they went including the videos anyway. Hopefully cars will settle in soon. We all know you will do your best. I often find it is best to settle into a rhythm before pressing too hard.

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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I think I can almost see the front of the grid from my car...hoping it improves as it runs in. 

Well done for managing to get started. 

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