Pioneer slot car chassis tuning

Hello everybody,

Here is a link that shows you how to trim up your Pioneer chassis in order to allow body rock.

http://www.homeracingworld.us/PitRow/TuningPioneer/TuningPioneer.html

Cheers,

Chris.

 

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TROPHY NIGHT 3rd December 2016

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Well it’s over for another year! Thank you to our sponsors who supplied us with some really nice trophies, aka Peter Worth, A J Cochrane and Sons, Mathews Engineering NZ and MJK Engineering. The trophies are a work of art! A big thank you goes to Nick for also donating some tools for our end of year lucky dips. There are 3 of these put aside for  the ones who couldn’t make the night and congratulations to Daryl for winning a rather nice throttle in the raffle! We had a great night and finished up about 4am! Thank you to everybody who has helped out during the year and also for the wonderful sideways car given to me on the night. It was totally unexpected and much appreciated. Cheers Syd

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SAT 12 NOV 201

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Hi All in case you wonder what I do with all my spare time on my weekends off, myself ,Steven,Micky and Peter H helped or should I say Peter,Steven and I assisted Micky with the ,installation of the ceiling in the in preparation for Trophy Night! Then on Tuesday night Peter and I tackled the lighting to finish the room off. As you can see from the photos the result is stunning and  I hope to finish the room off by doing the floor before Xmas so we are ready to start the 2017 season anew! This will involve dismantling the track so I’ll be looking for help for that too!

 

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON FRIDAY 12th NOV 2016

Hello everybody,

We had a ­­­11 racers turn up for the final rounds of the Revell Historic Nascar  championship and the  V8 Supercars championship, other club member were absent due to personal commitments. On the night we saw some really tight and exciting racing in both classes.

REVELL HISTORIC NASCAR:

The A Main turned out to be a titanic struggle between Matt and Peter H with Matt prevailing in the end to win the round from a very impressive Peter H performance. Chris finished third and Syd rounded out the top four. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

We all enjoyed some really tasty sausage rolls and party pies  at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort in feeding some rather hungry racers. Later in the evening Claire turned up with a rather nice Chocolate cake to celebrate Peter Hagarty’s birthday which was quickly devoured, so thanks for that Claire.

V8 SUPERCARS:

This was a really terrific round of racing with some really close races from the A Main through to the C Main. The A Main saw a terrific battle between Matt and Peter H with Matt winning the round from a very fast Peter H. Chris finished third a little off the pace due to a tight gear mesh and Peter W was a very credible fourth. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

 

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

We saw the completion of the final two series on the night. The first being Revell Historic Nascar and second V8 Supercars. Congratulations to the following trophy place getters, in the Revell Historic NASCAR first place went to Matt with a total of 252 points.  Peter H was second with 240 points and Syd rounded out the top three with 227 points.

In the V8 Supercars championship Matt finished first with 251 points, Peter H was second with 241 points and in absolute sensation Chris jumped Daryl to finish third with 228 points. Why did this happen? Well a mistake in the results template meant that Chris did not received an average for missing round two and when this was taken into account it boosted him from position 8 to to position 3.

Please feel free to comment on any relevant issues as every body’s opinions count in this club and it is interesting to hear other people’s opinions from time to time.

XMAS PARTY CLUB TROPHY NIGHT WINDUP:

Please take note that the Xmas round up and trophy presentation night will be held on Saturday December 3rd 2016.  I am really looking forward to a great evening, see you all there.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON FRIDAY 4TH NOV 2016

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Hello everybody,

We had a 11 racers turn up for the final round of NSR GT championship and the enduro rounds of the Sideways GP5 championship. On the night we saw some really close overall racing especially in the Sideways GP5 enduro race with the top two finishers only separated by a very small margins.

NSR GT:

The A Main turned out to be a battle between Nic and Peter H with later wining the round. Nic was a close second with Chris in third place after progressing from the C Main and Mickey rounded out the top four. Peter H has improved out of sight since he first started and is sure to be a serious threat in all classes next season. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

We all enjoyed some really tasty sausage rolls at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort in feeding some rather hungry racers. A full raffle was held and tyres were awarded for first second and third place getters.

SIDEWAY GP 5 ENDURO ROUND:

We saw some really close racing in this event, unfortunately I had to leave early for a very early airport run. However from the results only a lap separated first, second and third places. Nic ended up winning the round with a total of 204.9 laps. Daryl was a very close second with 203.61 laps and Mickey finished third with 202.11 laps. So Nic is still the enduro king, hopefully someone can knock him of his perch next season ha’ha’ Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

 

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

We saw the completion of two series on the night. The first being Sideway GP 5 and second NSR GT. Congratulations to the following trophy place getters, in the Sideways GP 5 Class first place went to Matt with a total of 248 points.  Nick was second with 245 points and Peter rounded out the top three with 223 points.

The NSR GT series trophy place getters were, Nic first on 251 points, Matt was second with 234 points and Peter H finished third with 228 pionts.

Please feel free to comment on any relevant issues as every body’s opinions count in this club and it is interesting to hear other people’s opinions from time to time.

FINAL ROUND:

Please take note that the next and final round will be held on Sat 12th November and will involve a Aussie V8 Supercars and Revell Historic Nascar classes.  Should be another interesting night of high intensity racing.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

 

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SAT OCT 29TH 2016

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Hello everybody,

We had a really good turnout of 15 racers for the latest enduro round of the V8 Supercar championship. On the night we saw some really close overall racing with the top two finishers only separated by a very small margin.

V8 SUPERCAR ENDURO ROUND:

The V8 enduro round turned out to be a very close and hard fought affair. Peter Hagarty eventually won the event with an overall lap count of 204.238 with Matt finishing second on 204.19, what an incredible close finish after 8 lanes and 24 minutes of high intensity racing. Nic was a very credible third with a total of 203.095 and Daryl rounded out the top four with a total of 201.238 laps.  Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

We all enjoyed some really tasty pies and sausage rolls at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort in feeding some rather hungry racers. A full raffle was held and tyres were awarded for first second and third place getters.

 

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations to Peter H on a fantastic win over Matt after a hard fought overall win in the V8 supercar enduro. Both drove great races in both directions and there was little between them in the combined finish. The other players will need to find more car speed for the final round of this class.

Please feel free to comment on any relevant issues as every body’s opinions count in this club and it is interesting to hear other people’s opinions from time to time.

NEXT ROUND:

Please take note that the next round will be held on Friday the 4th November and will involve a Racer Sideways GP5 enduro and NSR GT classes.  Should be another interesting night of high intensity racing.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

 

 

 

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON OCT 10TH 2016

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                  NSR GT ENDURO RACE RESULTS:

FIRST:             Nick Cochrane                     226.762 LAPS

SECOND:       Matt Bolland                         222.762 LAPS

THIRD:           Peter Hagarty                      222.667 LAPS

FOURTH:       Tony Mallinson                  200.952 LAPS

FIFTH:             Syd Miller                            200.762 LAPS

SIXTH:             Ron Layton                         193.08 LAPS

SEVENTH:      Stewart Hutchison           191.076 LAPS

EIGHTH:         Mike Fuller                         188.476 LAPS

NINTH:           Clive Goulding                    185.142 LAPS

Hello,

We had a rather small turn out for this event as many members had other commitments. However we still saw some good close racing and some incredibly close finishes in the overall laps completed in the NSR GT endurance round.

SIDEWAYS GROUP 5:

Matt put in another stellar performance to win this round from Nic and Chris who finished on the same points total in the A Main. Peter H rounded out the top four with another solid performance. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

Halftime saw the raffle go to Stewart. A nice Sideways BMW 320 in the Jagermeister livery! We had the usual fare of pies and sausage rolls to go before getting back into the racing.

NSR GT ENDURO ROUND:

Nick once again proved that he is the king of the endurance rounds.  He won the event by a clear four laps from Matt who just managed to edge out Peter who finished a very credible third. Tony put in a great performance to finish overall fourth just ahead of Syd who finished a very close fifth.  The full race results can be viewed at the top the page.

NEXT ROUND:

The next round is currently scheduled for October 22nd and will be the V8 Enduro race to be held hopefully at Daryls.  However the date may be subject to change due to Syd’s work commitments.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 9-9-16

 

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Hello everybody,

We had a much better turn out this occasion with 14 enthusiastic racers on hand for the latest round of the championship. The classes raced were Sideways group 5 and Aussie V8 Super cars and we saw some very good close racing through out the night.

SIDEWAYS GROUP 5:

Matt again won the battle in the Sideways Group 5 round with maximum points and got the fastest time with his Porsche 935. Nic finished a credible second with his BMW M1 and Chris finished third with his new BMW M1 with JPS Livery.  Syd rounded out the top four with his Martini Lancer.  Full race results can viewed at the top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

We all enjoyed some really tasty pies and sausage rolls at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort on a cold night. The raffle was again decided by a coin toss as there were only 2 eligible members present and was won by Nick. He won a nice Sideways BMW!

V8 SUPERCARS:

The V8 Supercars result was a great night for Ford fans with Matt winning the round in his BA Falcon and Chris coming second with his FG Falcon. Peter H came a very close third with his Mercedes and Steven rounded out the top four with his new Mercedes bodied car. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

 

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations to Matt on winning both A Main events with some really consistently quick driving. They are not easy to win these days and you certainly need to be able to hold your nerve in any of the Mains to get a good result.

Please feel free to comment on any relevant issues as every body’s opinions count in this club and it is interesting to hear other people’s opinions from time to time.

NEXT ROUND:

Please take note that the next round will be held on Saturday October 8th and will involve V8 Supecars in an Enduro format which will be held at Daryl’s. Now this should be really interesting for everyone and could throw up some unlikely results.

Cheers,

Chris.

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 27-8-16

 

               REVELL HISTORIC NASCAR ENDURO ROUND

                         OVERALL RACE RESULTS

FIRST:       Matt Boland            R1 99.095 + R2 96.286  =  195.381   L

SECOND:   Peter Hagarty        R1 97.952 + R2 95.381   =  193.333   L

THIRD:       Chris Kendal          R1 97.0       + R2 92.714  =  189.714   L

FOURTH:   Syd Miller                R1 94.571   + R2 91.619  =  186.19     L

FIFTH:       Tony Mallison         R1 92.19     + R2 89.952  =  182.142  L

SIXTH:       Mike Mcgrath         R1 91.619   + R2 88.81     =  180.429  L

SEVENTH: Ron Layton             R1 89.238   + R2 78.429   =  167.667  L

EIGHTH:   Mike Fuller              R1 86.286   + R2 80.286   =  166.572  L

NINTH:       Steven Miller          R1 78.952   + R2 67.81      =  146.762   L

Fastest Lap   Matt Boland          6.928

           

Hello everybody,

We had a rather poor turn out of only 9 racers for the Revell Historic Nascar Enduro round. However we still saw some rather impressive racing from the usual suspects at the front end of the field.

REVELL HISTORIC NASCAR ENDURO ROUND:

The Historic Nascar enduro race turned out to be huge battle between Matt and Peter for the ultimate victory. But in the end Matt prevailed to win the overall race with a total of 195.381 laps. Peter finished a close second with 193.333 and Chris finished third with a total of 189.714. Syd rounded out the top four finishers with a total of 186.19. Full race results can be viewed at the Top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

We all enjoyed some really tasty pies and sausage rolls at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort and this was followed up with some delicious melting moment for afters. Thanks Syd that was a lovely touch. The raffle was not held as there was only one eligible punter, so Chris was awarded a rather nice Martini Liveried Sideways Porsche, which no doubt will be put to good use in future races.

 

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations to Matt on a hard fought overall win over a very consistent Peter H. Both drove great races and there was little between them in the combined finish. The other players will need to find more car speed for the next round of this class.

Please feel free to comment on any relevant issues as every body’s opinions count in this club and it is interesting to hear other people’s opinions from time to time.

NEXT ROUND:

Please take note that the next round will be held on Friday the 9th September and will involve V8 Supecars and Sideways Group 5  classes.  Should be another interesting night of high intensity racing.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

 

 

 

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WASCRG Saturday 13th August

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Hi All! We had an even 12 people eagerly turn up for racing on Saturday Night for the NSR GT and the Historic NASCAR. Unfortunately Chris is still feeling unwell, Nick had a better offer, Daryl is in Europe, Clive was unable to attend and Stewart was also unavailable. It didn’t matter as we had a good night anyway with the extra points up for grabs! We had some incredibly close racing in both classes!

The Historic NASCARs were the first to be run and even though the times were up early on in the night by the time we got into the finals they were down the usual lowish mark. The more I drive these clunkers the more I enjoy them. They are no speed machines but once you get them in the sweet spot they just hang on and get the job done. I broke the drought this season by winning my 1st A Main closely followed by Matt, who got the quickest time, Peter H and Peter W , is improving all the time. 2 Peters in the A Main!

Half time came and went with Claire and Rob Hagarty tossing a coin for the raffle prize. Rob won a nice Sideways Porsche, which he was very pleased with! We had the usual fare and then got back into the racing.

NSR GT was the next class and again we saw some very close racing with even more consistent lap times and less offs. Ron even got into the B Main with some fast lap times but was unfortunately bundled out by Peter W who joined the rest of us in the A Main. It was a pity that it wasn’t the same result but Peter H came through with the win with Matt close behind and Myself and Peter W following. Well done all on a great night with some excellent racing and fantastic marshalling when needed.

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WASCRG 30th July

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Now just because Claire felt the need to dress up for the occasion we don’t expect all of you to follow suit! So no need for any fascinators to be worn next race night!!

Hi All we had 16 racers turn up for racing myself included with the notable exception of Chris,who was again sidelined due to heart problems,hope you get better soon! and Nick who had a prior engagement. It was good to see another new face at racing, Dean, hope you had an enjoyable night! It was rather a bleak night weather wise but that didn’t dampen anybody’s spirit with some really good and close racing to be had!

The MJK V8 Supercars were the first class to be run and although the usual homologated cars, Mercedes, were at the pointy end for most of the night it was good to see Matt take the win in his Ford followed by Daryl ( Mercedes) Peter (Mercedes) and Micky (Ford ). I pushed with my Holden in the B main but Micky edged me out to go into the A, (Peter W and I ended on equal points in the B main). It might have been the best performance by a Holden yet! Anyway it was good to see some really close racing in this class. Well done Matt!

The half time break came and went with the usual fare and the raffle was won by John who received a nice looking Sideways BMW. Congratulations on your win! Not long before everybody has won a car and we can go back to a random draw!

The Sideways Group 5s were next to be run and again we had some really close racing in all of the heats and the mains. The B main racing was everywhere as close and exciting as the A Mains but it was Daryl who came through to join the A Main. in the A Main it came down to the last race to produce a winner with Peter H setting a superb time in red lane to take out the honours for the A Main. Well doe Peter H
All in all a good night’s racing was had by all with some really competitive racing all the way down through the ranks. It’s pleasing to see different racers appearing at the pointy end of the mains and shows how even the competition is! See you all in a fortnight for the running of NSR GT and Historic NASCAR. ps Get well soon Chris!!

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