Due to severe bouts of man flu and winners cramp the usual authors have left it to the last man standing to pen this fortnights write-up. Luckily I’m no man, so I’ll surmise yet another great night of racing.

With less in attendance than expected the Sideways group 5 category got off to a rocketing start. As always the track provided some unpredictability and yellow lane proved to be difficult. Nevertheless the heats pushed on to the mains, competing for the lead in the C main was Ron Layton, Claire Davie, Mark Miller and Mike Fuller. Race 1 saw some early carnage until a rhythm was found however Ron led by example and proved that a smooth consistent race is better than a fast inconsistent one. Following Ron’s step up to the B main meant he joined Tony Mallinson, Peter Worth and Peter Hagarty. Tony showed some fantastic driving through out the main despite getting tangled up in an early collision. A quick recovery resulted in a master class of step-up’s to the A main! Unfortunately the unfamiliarity and shock of being in the A main ended Tony’s run, well done on a great drive. The rest of the line up for the win consisted of Syd Miller, Nick Cochrane and Chris Kendal. Syd gave a cracking effort to pull out a 6.406 second lap. Despite their best effort Nick and Chris just couldn’t match Syd who went on to win the class for the night. Congratulations on a great drive.

Given that no reverse round has been drawn for the Sideways class, we revert to second option of drawing all classes together. Chris Kendal took the honours and drew out round number 1 to reverse. Catering at half time was sorted by Mark Miller, thanks for feeding everyone and providing a variety of condiments to go with the snacks. An extra mention to Peter Worth for providing some nice honeycomb chocolates, they disappeared faster than the pies!

On to the NSR GT saw the track voltage changed in anticipation of the forthcoming speed. The heats gave everyone a chance to get used to the change of pace and the C main consisted of Claire Davie, Mark Miller, Ron Layton and Mike Fuller. A quick pit stop saw Mike find some pace but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the speed of Mark’s Mosler when he set a lap time of 6.643 seconds, Mark’s fastest time of the night. Ron and Mike still gave Claire and Mark  a good fight but a few crashes saw Claire take the step up to the B main. The rest of the line up in the B main consisted of Peter Worth, Peter Hagerty and Tony Mallinson. This race was all about the Peter’s leaving Claire and Tony to take the final placings. Up the front Peter and Peter put on a fantastic show with Peter Worth proving that he is a contender for the championship win later in the year. Taking the step up into the A main Peter Worth joined Nick Cochrane, Chris Kendall and Syd Miller. The final race was excitement enough for all and we witnessed the times drop even further until Peter Worth pulled out a race winning time of 6.277 seconds.

Next fortnight we are racing historic Nascars and MJK v8’s, hopefully we will see a decent turn out for the next round. As for now like the man says, that’s all folks!




About Chris Kendal

Hello, my name is Chris Kendal and I am a member of the WA Slot Car Racing Group. I enjoy both collecting and racing slot cars in a friendly club environment. I also have a number of other slot car information web sites on all the major brands including; Scalextric, SCX, Ninco, Fly and Carrera. These can viewed via the links page, please enjoy the information provided on this site.
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  1. Matt says:

    I’ve just had a look at the score sheets to see who won what last night. I’m a little confused regarding the latest score sheets for the NSR and Sideway classes. It seems that the first rounds are now showing that they were the dreaded reversed rounds! I believe round 2 on October the 7th was a reverse round as I clearly remember the ball being drawn out that night placing Nick last and myself 2nd last, no bigggie, we all knew the rules at the start of the season, but it was definitely Rnd 2 as I was absent on Rnd 1. The Sideways round one class though wasn’t a reverse round, unless someone has changed the rules how did it now become a reverse round. I may be wrong and the classes score sheets have been ballsed up.
    I was sure when Chris and I were talking to Syd a few weeks ago that if the reverse round came down to the last round there would be no reverse round due to someone being able to tank to win a championship. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mean to sound like a sore loser but I have nothing to gain from these points due to missing the first few rounds due to injury. just seems a little odd that the scoresheets are now different.
    Am I missing something here?

  2. Nick says:

    Matt round 1 was the reverse round for nsr not round 2.i just checked the 2-9-17 race report and it says it was reverse round .you where there for rd1 but the championship table has you at 0.

  3. Matt says:

    Great write up Claire, thanks.
    Well done to Syd and Peter Worth on their wins,
    especially Peter W as it’s been a long time coming .
    Still not sure about the 2nd option that Claire has mentioned in her race report above regarding the reverse round rule changes.
    Chris would have to be a little dirty with the result knowing he had won the Sideways championship only to have it taken off him with the last minute rule change.
    I understand the need/want by some for the rule change but like I said at the mid-season windup, we’re not playing under 12’s footy we everyone wins a trophy.

    • syd says:

      Hi All. Great write up Claire! Yes Matt I can see that it does disadvantage some people but on the other hand it isn’t all about the trophies. I myself get more satisfaction out of the minor wins on the night. If had of had a bit more of a regular attendance the championships would have been even closer than they are now and the one round reversal would have seen to be effective sadly however it wasn’t the case. With this in mind we probably only use this season as a test case! Cheers Syd

      • Matt says:

        I think the newer system actually encouraged people not to turn up every fortnight. As you know the numbers have been down for most of the season. I missed a few rounds due to injury and had another engagement on Saturday night which was planned well before the Calender was brought out. I did send a message to say I couldn’t make it.
        With the old system of having the 5 classes and dropping your worst round people new they could only miss the one round and needed to turn up every other round to score points.
        With the new system of getting no points for turning up I think this is correct, why should you score points if you’re not there?.
        As you know Syd, I’ve said for a while that I don’t turn up for the trophies, never have never will, it’s not about winning at all cost for me, hell I even missed rounds earlier in the year just so I couldn’t win a trophy.
        Like yourself Syd I enjoy the racing, I get more satisfaction out of a very close hard fought race than winning by a mile, some of the best races I had the other week against Chris when we were head to head for most of our races, win or lose they were great races.

        • Matt says:

          I don’t believe the reverse round disadvantaged people Syd as everyone knew the rule before the season began.
          Changing the result at the end of a classes season is definitely a disadvantage and in this case Chris wore the brunt of it. I think he deserved the win as he’s been back on top of his racing as it seems you have too and others have improved dramatically also.

  4. Chris Kendal says:

    Yes I agree with Matt, in the case of the Sideways championship it unfairly distorted the end result in favour of Nic. Unfortunately I can see the same thing happening with the Historic Nascars as well. The intention of the reverse finishing order was to give lower place getters a chance at a trophy and not to swap the end result between two of the main combatants in what was a very hard fought championship fight. I vote to scrap it for next year.

    • nick says:

      as fair as im concerned you won that championship fair and square and it was unlucky you pulled out the one ball that changed the top of the order otherwise any other and it would not have changed,but I have no problem with you retaining first as you drove well all season and deserve it

  5. Syd says:

    If you all agree we can scrap the trophies all together and just race week to week just about had enough of the points as all I get is constant whining about the same people winning alll the time!

  6. Chris Kendal says:

    Okay guys after consulting with Syd I think that the answer is to have some type of perpetual club shield. The first, second and third place winners in each championship would then appear on an engraved brass plate. This would then provide a tangible recognition of their individual achievements for that season. This would also be beneficial in reducing club running costs as no individual trophies would need to be purchased. We could discuss this at the next scheduled race meeting.

    • Matt says:

      Sounds like a great idea Chris/Syd. I know myself that the trophies I have won are stuffed away out of site. Would be a good addition to the clubroom/Syd’s shed as well. We could even have it made up from when WASCRG was formed. I’d be prepared to chip in for the cost of the brass plates and engraving.
      Now just to deal with the people who are constantly whining to Syd about the same people winning all the time. I’ve pretty much taken myself out of the equation for the year and missed quite a bit of racing as well, but I won’t be doing it in the future, I love to come racing and am not going to purposely sit out any more nights just to appease the few.

  7. Mike Fuller says:

    Wow having just read the latest write up well done Claire, I had a look through the race responses section and I have to agree with Syd about scrapping the trophies as it seems to be getting a bit out of control. I am not just saying this because I have not yet won a trophy it seems that we are getting away from the main aim of Saturday night racing and that is having a good night out and enjoying the sport of slot car racing. Which is what it,s all about. This is only my opinion.

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