WASCRG Saturday 13th August

Historic Nascar Race sheet 13-8-16NSR GT Race sheet 13-8-16

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

Racer GP5 results sheet 30-7-16

V8 Supercars race sheet 30-7-16

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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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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 16-7-16

Historic Nascar work sheet 16-7-16

V8 Supercars work sheet 16-7-16

Hello everybody,

We had an impressive 16 dedicated racers turn up for the latest club round of high intensity racing, in spite of the inclement weather. The classes raced where Revell Historic Nascar and V8 Super Cars and both classes yet again provided some very tight and interesting results.

REVELL HISTORIC NASCAR:

We again saw some really good close racing in this class both heats and mains with some races a decided by very close margins. Both the A and B mains were closely fought affairs with Chris coming from the B Main to almost win the A Main. The A Main was eventually decided in favour of Peter H after a titanic struggle between himself and Chris. So congratulations to Peter H on your very first A Main victory. Chris finished a close second with Daryl a solid third and Syd rounded out the top four. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

Most of us enjoyed some really tasty pies and sausage rolls at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort, which I know is much appreciated by everyone. Chris was left to enjoy a disgustingly healthy Pink Lady apple due to his current medical condition. The raffle was held and won by Ron who won a really nice Racer Sideway BMW, so congratulations to you on your win.

V8 SUPER CARS:

This was a story of Mercedes domination with the A Main becoming a tense struggle between Daryl and Peter H with the later winning his second A Main in a row. Chris finished a distant third with Nic finishing fourth after experiencing handling problems. Full race results can be viewed at the top of this article.

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations to Peter H on his A Main double victory after a couple of stellar driving performances. A Main victories are very hard to come by these days, as the competition has continued to improve over the journey. It is also very apparent that unless you are driving a Mercedes or a Volvo, you have got a zero chance of winning in the V8 championship.

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:

The next round will involve V8 Supercars and Racer Sideways Group 5 classes. Should be another interesting night of high intensity racing.

Cheers,

Chris.

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02072016 race sheets

NSR GT

Historic NASCAR

 

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WASCRG Meeting 02-07-2016

Hi All we had 13 eager racers turn up for racing myself included. There were a couple of notable exceptions, namely Chris, who is unfortunately incapacitated in hospital with a heart condition. Now I know some of you must be thinking that machines don’t have a  heart but there are anomalies that do occur! There are others who are rubbing there hands together with the extra points on offer. Shame on you! Hope you get better soon Chris. The guys were all going to have a whip round for a defibrillator for when you come back racing but unfortunately the machines are about $2500 and we raised enough to buy a 9 volt battery. See you soon! Other notable absentees were Claire( Flu)  Simon(Sympathy)  Stewart . Anyway back to the racing! We ran the Historic NASCARs for the first time this year followed by another round of the NSR GT.

The Historic NASCARS was raced in the usual fashion and the starting lineup was pretty much how it finished. These cars are clunkers but are seriously good fun. Apart from the top couple of cars the rest struggled. Daryl at least seem to get a handle on his car to come through from the B Main, beating Nicks “Winged Wonder”, in rather unassuming manner to get 3rd in the A Main. Matt won the A Main closely followed by Peter Hagarty, who despite missing an entire season, has lost none of his skill on the track, 3rd was Daryl followed by myself. Just a reminder to you all as you witnessed last night Tony struggled with a car with tyres that had seen better days. It is worth a little to prepare your cars before a race. I’m not saying you have to buy new tyres every time but you cant expect to be at the front of the pack with tyres that are hanging off the rims. I am still running tyres that I have had on for 2 seasons but they are in good condition. A little preparation goes a long way to winning a race or at least being competitive

 

The half time break came and went with the usual fare and the raffle was won by Clive who received a nice looking Sideways Porsche. Congratulations

The NSR GT were next to be run and at first the times were a bit slower than usual. This could be due to the thorough cleaning the track got on Thursday rather than the usual vacuum it generally gets. Another reason to swap over to the MJKs next year! Anyway by the time we got to the pointy end of the racing the grip was back and the times were dropping like flies! We had some really close racing with some tight finishes. Daryl again came through from the B Main to come 2nd in the A Main. An excellent drive with Nick winning, Matt coming 3rd and myself 4th, again! Straight  after racing concluded Nick was pulling 5.6 with his car showing how much the track had “rubbered” up after the racing.
All in all a good night’s racing was had by all. Thanks Peter W for taking some of the pressure off on the computer and Steven, who could not race due to a prior engagement, opened up the shed in my absence due to work commitments. I know some of you guys are struggling a bit with your cars but there are enough people in this group who are doing well enough to help the others to get their cars set up enough to do better all you have to do is ask! It is no good waiting until you are half way through an event to find a an issue with your car and wanting to try and fix it then. If you like I will put some labels on the work bench so that you can put your name on the car and some idea as to the problem. I am sure one of us will be able to sort it out before the next meeting or the next time we run that class. Most times it’s something simple as changing the braids or the tyres or a bit of lead. Don’t continue getting discouraged with your racing results when it could be an easy fix! It’s not to say you will be driving your car as fast as Nick but at least it the car wont be the reason that you aren’t!

I will try and upload the results tomorrow! Cheers Syd

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WASCRG MEETING18-06-2016

Hello Everybody,

We had 14 racers turn up for the start of Season 2, The classes involved were Sideways Racer Group 5 and NSR GT and as suspected both classes provided some very close racing. We welcomed back both of the Hagarty brothers, Peter and Rob, who both had a fairly hectic social calendar in the first half of the year and couldn’t attend racing. Going on their results for the evening they weren’t far of the pace!

SIDEWAYS GROUP 5:

As suspected we were all a little bit rusty with these cars but the racing was rather tight once we got into the finals. The usual suspects were again at the pointy end of the results and I suspect a little more tuning may need to be done to a few cars before we race again to get them up to speed. The times were up a bit on what they were last season but I’m sure they will be quicker next race

HALF TIME BREAK:

We all enjoyed some really tasty pies and sausage rolls at half time break. The raffle was run and won by Peter Hagarty who won a really nice Slot it Porsche 962C,  congratulations to you on your win. It wont be long before everybody will have won a car!

NSR GT:

By the time we ran this event the track had really gripped up and the times were dropping. The racing was a lot closer and cars were racing side by side during a lot of the heats. The mains provided some really exciting racing.

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Some people were struggling with their cars early on and all I can put this down to was lack of preparation to their cars. I know myself that I struggled early on with my Lancia and it wasn’t till later that I realised that the tyres needed a real good sand to get their grip back, once this was done they went really well. Both Nick and I have invested in new throttles and we both used them last night for the first time. This is first time I have used a new throttle and not struggled before mastering it! I wouldn’t go as far as saying they are a lot better than the Parma Turbo but I felt confident using it. The jury is still out but I do really like the feel of the trigger and the response.

Next Friday, 24th June, Daryl has courteously invited WASCRG members to the Grand Reopening of his “Man Cave” which has under gone a massive refurbishment. A redesign of the track with upgraded timing and rewiring, “hence the new electronic controllers” and a new room on the side which showcases his massive slot car collection. This promises to be fantastic night to have a run on the track. Daryl will be starting at 7pm. If you need detailed instructions on how to get there message me (Syd) with your email address and I will send you a map and directions on how to get there.

The next round will be on July 2nd and we will be racing NSR GT and the Historic NASCARs 

 

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A night at the “local Chinese”

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A rare sight! Phil smiling!

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TROPHY NIGHT 05/06/16

Hi All. Well that’s another season done and dusted! The racing was closer and it was certainly a lot more competitive for all concerned. At least I was able to get back amongst the winners and there was another new face in the winners circle albeit only temporary. The regulars certainly held their spot at the top but we kept them honest as I know there were others pushing for their spot in the limelight, myself included.

The restaurant didn’t let us down on the night and served us up a feast. I was most impressed with the quality and quantity of what we had and if you left there hungry there was something wrong lol! Chris and I picked the menu as best we could so there was something for all tastes.  Thanks Clive for opening your room up and showing everybody your extensive collection of Slotcars. The room looks fantastic and displays really well!

After our dining experience and tour of Clive’s den it was a walk back to the shed for a bit of racing organised by Phil. Unfortunately all best laid plans come undone with the handicap race and my condolences to Phil as I know how much time and effort he had put into this race. A tiny bit of impatience and the wrong keystroke ended this race but we soon got into some regular racing with some mixed results.

As you all know by now Phil has left the club to return to New Zealand for work. I for one will miss Phil’s effort and enthusiasm he had for our club. The amount of support and technical help he gave me whilst he was with us was immeasurable. I think I will have to put an add on social network to find a replacement for Phil! It will read something like this:

Wanted: Kiwi  Slotcar Race Controller:

Must have the following attributes and experience.

  1. Must have thick skin and be able to take kiwi jokes from host on regular basis without getting upset!
  2. Must be able work under pressure and fix mistakes from “newbie” and apprentice race controllers without getting upset.
  3. Be able to work long hours and formulate spread sheets without any help.
  4. Put up with racers taking twice as long to get ready for the next race without losing it!
  5. Refer to point 1 again.

Seriously though I am sure most of our race nights would not have gone so smoothly if it wasn’t for Phil’s hard work and hopefully some of you have learnt enough from Phil to help out on the night. Phil will be keeping in contact I am sure and will have a smile on his face whilst reading this ” thinking he won’t have to put up with us Ozzies, particularly me, giving him a hard time”. I hope you find a club over there Phil that is appreciative of your services as we were! I know you put your heart and soul into our club! All the best to you and Lee on your resettlement!

Next season starts in 2 Saturday’s time and hopefully Ron will be back on board after his operation and maybe we may see a couple of regulars return? Peter H, Rob H and Andrew? You just never know!

All the best Syd

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 14-5-16

Slot it Enduro 14-5-16

Hello everybody,

We had 13 dedicated racers turn up for the latest club round of high intensity racing, several other club members did not attend due to other engagements. The classes involved where Ninco GT and Slot it Lemans and both classes yet again provided some very interesting results.

NINCO GT:

We again saw some good close racing in this class both heats and mains with some races a decided by very close margins. Both the A and B mains were closely fought affairs with Phil showing great speed to win the A Main after coming from the B Main. Chris was a very close second with Nic finishing third and Mickey rounding out the top four. With Matt failing to make the A Main we ended up with a tie for first place in this championship. 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, which I know is much appreciated by everyone. The raffle was held and won by Mickey who won a really nice Slot it Porsche 962C,  congratulations to you on your win.

SLOT IT LEMANS ENDURO:

Matt completely dominated this one, he was in a league of his own and won the event by over three laps from Nic who finished a credible second. Chris was finished third after being half a lap behind Nic and Phil rounded out the top four some four laps adrift of Chris. Matt also got the fastest time of the night with a 6.314 and won this championship convincingly.Full race results can be viewed at the top of this article.

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations firstly to Phil on a great driver to win the Ninco GT A Main, after coming from the B Main, which is no easy feat. Secondly to Matt who completely dominated the Slot it Lemans Enduro event and easily wining that championship. We ended up with another draw for first place in the Ninco GT championship with Nic and Matt both finishing on 240 points. Chris finished on 236 after a solid season and Phil slotted into third place due to the draw between Matt and Phil at the top. So that completes season one of 2016 which saw some really competitive racing and we can now look forward to season two of 2016.

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

SEASON WINDUP & TROPHY NIGHT:

Trophy night will be held on Sunday June 5th and the shed will be opening around 5 for pre dinner drinks. We will when we will be attending the Chinese restaurant for a big munch up and then we will also do some novelty racing afterwards.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 7-5-16

 

NSR Lemans Temp 7-5-16Ninco GT race sheet 7-5-16

Hello everybody,

We had 13 racers turn up for the latest club round of exhilarating racing, several other club members could not attend due to prior engagements. The classes we raced were Ninco GT and NSR Lemans and both classes yet again provided some very close racing as expected with the lower voltage.

NINCO GT:

We again saw some very even racing in this class both heats and mains with some races a decided by very close margins. Both the A and B mains were closely fought affairs with Matt showing great speed to win the A Main from a fast finishing Chris. Mickey was a credible third with Nic finishing fourth after some handling issues. Matt’s great result has boosted him to the top of the Ninco GT championship, however the championship will not be decided till the last race of the season. Full race results can be viewed at the top of the page.

HALF TIME BREAK:

Syd once again provided another tasty supper with party pies and sausage rolls once again being on the menu! We really enjoy having these, thanks Syd!. The raffle was held and won by Tony who won a really nice Racer Sideways Group 5 Porsche car, so congratulations to you on your win.

NSR LEMANS:

We saw some really good racing in this class with a number of competitors getting into the 5.9’s , including Phil getting 5.969 in the B Main. However in the final analysis it was Nick who won the A Main after what has been a very dominant performance in this championship. Chris was a credible second after using a Gulf P68 (thanks Syd for the setup job) Syd ended up a close third with Matt rounding out the top four. Full race results can be viewed at the top of this article.

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations to Nick on a solid performance in the last NSR Lemans round. He has shown everyone a clean pair of heals by easily winning this championship. We also saw a great performance in the Ninco GT round by Matt, who is now taken over top spot in this championship. It looks like it is going to be a thrilling final round finish in this championship. We now have just one round left to complete season one of 2016 which will be held next Saturday for all those who are attending.

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

NEXT MEETING:

The next race meeting will be held on Saturday May 14th 2016 and involve Slot it lemans Enduro and Ninco GT. Should be another great night’s racing I am really looking forward to it.

Cheers,

Chris.

 

 

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WASCRG RACE MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 23-4-16

 

Slot it race sheet 23-4-16SCX Race sheet 23-4-16

Hello everybody,

We had 13 racers turn up for the latest club round of high intensity racing, several other club members were absent due to other engagements. The classes involved where SCX Pro Nascar and Slot it Lemans and both classes yet again provided some very interesting results.

SCX PRO NASCAR:

Racing was once again very close throughout the field in both heats and mains with some races a decided by very close margins. Both the A and B mains were closely fought affairs with Nic eventually winning a hotly contested A Main. Chris was second after a very nervous effort with Daryl finishing a solid 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 pies and sausage rolls at half time break, thanks again Syd for another great effort, which I know is much appreciated by everyone. The raffle was held and won by (to be advised) who got a really nice slot it Lemans car, so congratulations to you on your win.

SLOT IT LEMANS:

The Slot it Lemans class again saw some really good racing throughout the both the heats and the mains. On this occasion Matt drove a brilliant race to win the A Main from Nic who finished a strong second. Syd finished a valiant third with Chris rounding out the top four. Full race results can be viewed at the top of this page.

 

NOTABLE EVENTS ON THE NIGHT:

Congratulations to Nic on a solid performance in the SCX Nascar round. By winning the race and getting the fastest lap he was able to finish level first with Chris in the SCX Nasar Championship. The upshot of this is that Matt will get the second place trophy and Syd will be awarded the third place trophy. We also saw a brilliant drive from Matt in the Slot it lemans round and he appears to be heading for certain victory in this Championship. It is also interesting to note that on the night the two A Main winners came from the B Main to achieve their respective victories, maybe there is a lesson in there somewhere?

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

NEXT MEETING:

The next race meeting will be held on Saturday May 7th 2016 and involve NSR lemans and Ninco GT. Should be another great night’s racing I am really looking forward to it.

Cheers,

Chris.

A few more photos of the progress on Daryl’s track. Computer system installed and operational. Just waiting on the final reorganization of the room to be completed.

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