CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 3
Group 5's - International track...
Ian wins a close-fought A-final - all 4 drivers finish
on the same lap. Top-qualifier Nick H sets fastest lap on all 4 lanes and 3 new lap records - but trips-up in the final.
Roy's new Scaleauto BMW M1 was on the pace, finishing second overall. Here are the race results...
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Nick H 94.19 laps, 2. Roy 93.93, 3. Ian 93.57, 4. Chris 92.87, 5. Nick W 92.47, 6. Mike
91.98, 7. Richy 91.88, 8. Bill 90.84, 9. John 89.41, 10. Kevin 84.82, 11. James 79.54, 12. Malcolm 78.81, 13. Paul L 69.88.
Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner: Kevin 21.47 laps, C-final Winner: Bill 23.30 laps, B-final winner: Chris 23.75
laps. A-final Results (2x2-minutes) - 1. Ian 31.99 laps, 2. Roy 31.86 laps, 3. Chris 31.78 laps, 4. Nick H 31.59 laps.
A-final Car info' - Ian: Racer Sauber BMW M1 (white kit, JPS livery by Ian) 22.5k Scaleauto Sprinter Junior
motor (AW), Roy: Scaleauto R-Series BMW M1 Avant Slot 25k motor (AW), Chris: Racer Ford Zakspeed Capri Scaleauto 30k
motor (SW), Nick H: Racer Ferrari 512BB (no details).
Fastest laps - Nick Huxley on
all 4 lanes, White: 7.753s, Yellow: 7.656s (record), Red: 7.686s (record), Blue: 7.787s (record).
This Friday (February 24th) - 2017 Champs Week 4: Slot.it Inline (see 2017 rules), International track, 3-minute
heats and step-up finals. Doors open 7pm racing starts 8pm. Please TXT or call 07535 457625 if you won't be
racing or if you are running late so that we can finalize the race sheet. Thank you.
NSR GT3 SERIES 2017 - Round 1 Results
SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY, WOLVERHAMPTON SCC INTERNATIONAL
NSR GT3 Class 1: 1st Ashley Evans (Wolves SCC), 2nd Lewis Gough (Wolves SCC), 3rd
Adam Le Maistre (Rockingham SCC), 4th Sam Cockerton (Wolves SCC) - 19 competitors.
NSR GT3 Class 2:
1st Richy Welch (Wolves SCC), 2nd Nick Huxley (Wolves SCC), 3rd Steve White (Rockingham SCC), 4th Peter Crane (Pendle
SCC) - 12 competitors.
1st Ian James (Wolves SCC), 2nd Eddie Grice (Preece), 3rd Steve Jones (Wales
& West), 4th Martyn John (Wales & West).
Click 'Club Events' tab (left side bar) for Race Stats
For race report and series points standings please
visit Slot Forum>Events and follow the NSR GT3 Series thread.
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 2
Pre '74 Classics - International
time out with resistor controllers and the racing was very close - only 6 tenths of a lap covered the top 4 in the A-final. As
was expected the lap times were up - on average 3 tenths slower compared to our electronic TruSpeed controllers.
The top three drivers all ran Slot.it Matra-Simca's - Chris's with a 20k Scaleauto S can motor and 11:31 SW gearing.
Ian's Thunderslot Lola T70 placed 4th overall. The feedback on the "retro" controllers was mixed; one or two members
hadn't yet bought a controller, others had teething problems with set-ups e.g. stiff triggers and brake failures (Ashley!).
What we learnt was that 25 ohms seems to be about the right resistance, and that with a bit of tinkering with spring tension
and wiper arm pressure (easy to do), these controllers can be made to work smoothly and reliably.
change to resister controllers? Simply to have one Club Championships Class that's more affordable for new-comers.
Slot.it, NSR and Thunderslot all produce suitable models for our 'Classics' class which are raced more-or-less "box"
standard - and a suitable resistor controller can be purchased for around £30 (compared to £200-plus for the latest
electronic controllers). Hopefully, this cost-saving move will help us to encourage more people to try our sport. Let's
see. Here are last Friday's results.
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Chris 90.25 laps, 2. Ashley*
88.98, 3. Ian 88.11, 4. Nick H 87.81, 5. Bill 85.18, 6. Richy 85.14. 7. Nick W 82.53, Kevin 80.51, 9. John 80.12, 10. Malcolm
73.73. *Ashley used a TruSpeed PWM in the heats
Finals (3-minutes) - C-final
Winner: Kevin 20.81 laps, B-final Winner: Richy 21 laps. A-final Results (2x2-minutes) - 1. Chris 29.89 laps, 2. Nick H 29.87
laps, 3. Richy 29.49 laps, 4, Ian 29.28 laps.
Fastest Laps (New Records) - White: Chris (Slot.it Matra-Simca)
8.082s, Yellow: Nick H (Slot.it Matra-Simca) 7.945s, Red: Chris 8.062s, Blue: Chris 8.142s.
A NIGHT AT THE RACES - News
Tuesday 7th February - WSCC hosted an evening of Scalextric racing on our International
track for members of the Wolverhampton 41 Club and Tettenhall Round Table. The visiting teams - which included former England footballer, Wolverhampton's
own John Richards - were racing to win a Challenge Trophy. After all 23 visitors had driven their way through practice, heats
and step-up finals, the top 4 drivers (2 from each team) went head-to-head for the trophy. The winning team by 6 points
to 4, was Tettenhall Round Table. The top three drivers also received awards (pictured, left to right) 1st Place James
Aston (Round Table), 2nd Andy M (41 Club) and Richard B (Round Table). The racing was organized by Malcolm Scotto with assistance
from his Grandson Lewis and Chris Aston.
CHAMPS 2017 - Week 1
Open GT - International track...
The 2017 Champs season opened
with a win for Lewis with his National GT3 Series spec' NSR Aston ASV. Friday's race-pace was hot; Lewis and
Roy topped the time sheets with 7.4 second laps - with the next 5 drivers all running 7.5's. Racing incidents cost
several of the front runners' time - the difference in the end being relatively clean runs for Lewis and Chris in the
heats and in both legs of the A-final, which earned them 1st and 2nd places overall. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Lewis 96.48 laps, 2. Roy 95.50, 3. Chris 95.25, 4. Nick H 94.72, 5.
Ian 94.69, 6. Nick W 93.47, 7. Richy 93.07, 8. Bill 93.04, 9. John 91.85, 10. Mike 90.40, 11. Malcolm 79.87, 12. Andrew
Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner: John 23.64 laps, C-final
winner: Richy 24.02 laps, B-final winner: Nick H 23.79 laps. A-final Results (2x2-minutes)
- 1. Lewis 32.78 laps, 2. Chris 32.47 laps, 3. Nick H 32.44 laps, 4. Roy 32.06 laps.
Fastest laps - White:
Lewis 7.610s (NSR ASV), Yellow: Lewis 7,472s, Red: Lewis 7.484s, Blue:
Chris 7.589s (NSR Mosler).
CUP 2016/17 - Awards
(Raffle winner), Richy Welch 3rd place, Roy Pritchards 1st place and Ian James 3rd place with their Yule Tide Cup awards.
Special thanks to Roy for sponsoring the raffle prize. Roy has proposed that next Winter's YTC Series will be for Scalextric
Retro BTCC cars (looks like Bill's prize Seirra RS500 will come in useful - just needs a PCR chassis).
YULTIDE CUP 2016/17 - Round 10
YTC 2016/17 - Round 10, Open GT3's
- Aldersley track...
Congratulations to Roy on winning this winter's Yule Tide Cup; his win at last Friday's
final round of the series was his 6th - giving him a perfect 150-point total score. Series runners-up were Ian (144 points)
and Richy (140 points). Three lap records were broken on Friday; Roy on Green and Blue lanes with his Open GT3 Black Arrow
458, the third record fell to Ashley on Yellow lane with his Bill Charters prepared NSR Aston ASV, which was running in
National GT3 Series spec'. It was a good evening for Bill "Mr NSR GT3" who finished a flying 4th in
the distance totals with his rapid BA Ferrari 458. The Yule Tide Cup awards presentations and Raffle draw will take place this
Friday before racing. Many thanks to Roy for sponsoring the series, and to everyone who took part for supporting the
YTC Round 10 Results (Open GT3's, 5x4-minute
heats, total distances) - 1. Roy (Black Arrow Ferrari 458) 181.60 laps, 2. Ashley (NSR ASV) 181.21, 3. Nick H 177.15,
4. Bill 176.84, 5. Richy 176.41, 6. Chris 173.98, 7. Ian 170.95, 8. John 170.35, 9. Mike 162.69, 10. Kevin 158.59, 11. Malcolm
Fastest Laps - White: Roy 6.592s, Yellow: Ashley
(Aston ASV) 6.558s NSR record, Green: Roy 6.479s record, Red: Ashley 6.644s, Blue: Roy 6.557s record.
6hr CHARITY RACE -
Scalextric & Slot Car Club and Acorns Childrens Hospice would like to thank the teams and everyone who took part for supporting
this years' event which raised £200 for the Charity. This brings the total amount raised by our club to
£3,351. Community Fund Raising Manager Abi Floyd sends a HUGE thank you from all the staff, children and families at
6hr CHARITY RACE - update
5th Wolves 6hr
GT3 Charity Team Race in aid of Acorns Children's Hospital - Sunday 22nd January at Wolverhampton Scalextric & Slot Car Club, Claregate Youth Center, Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton
Doors Open 8:30 latest, practice until 9.30 pm (both tracks)
Scrutineering closes 9.45 pm, Racing starts 10pm. Bacon Butties available until 11.30 approx, Cheese and Ham roles for
For latest entry list
please visit Slot Forum 'Events'
FRIDAY CHAMPS 2016 -
to our 2016 Champs Award Winners - L to R, Ian James, Malcolm Scotto, Kevin Sharples, Nick Huxley (Champion),
Chris Aston, Ashley Evans, Roy Pritchards, John Roberts and Andrew Pillinger.
B-STAR INTANTO GT3 OPEN 2016 - November 20th
Open 2016 - Results
Sunday October 16th, Wolverhampton SCC International track...
The first edition
of the Wolves DTM Open was attended by 25 racers. A new event for 2016, the race format brought together "box"
standard and "modified" 1/32nd scale SCX and Carrera DTM slot cars (as raced full-size in 2013 to 2016
seasons). These impressive model cars can be bought for around £30 and, with a few minor set-up tweaks, are ready
to race in the 'Standard' DTM class on our 100 foot permanent 4-lane 'International' circuit.
The meeting began with individual Qualifying runs (3 laps, fastest
lap time to count). Drivers were then graded into heats (4x3-minutes, total distances to count. Modified (Class 1) cars
and Standard (Class 2) cars ran concurrently in the heats, Based on the results of the heats a series of "step-up"
finals decided the finishing order (Class 1 and Class 2 finals ran separately). Most of the drivers raced in both classes,
and comparing the average lap times in each, Class 1 (modified) cars were 1.5 seconds per lap faster than Class
2 (standard) cars.
Class 1 Results: 1.
Ashley Evans (Carrera BMW M4 DTM, SlotingPlus 3-D chassis), 2. Roy Pritchards (SCX Audi RS5 DTM, SlotingPlus 3-D
chassis), 3. Ian James (SCX Audi RS5 DTM, SlotingPlus 3-D chassis). Best Visiting Driver: 4th place overall, James Noake
(SCX Mercedes CK DTM, SlotingPlus chassis). Fastest lap: Roy Pritchards 7.799s in Qualifying. 21 competitors.
Class 2 Results: 1. Gary Skipp (Carrera BMW
M3 DTM), 2. Matt Tucker (Carrera Audi RS5 DTM), 3. Adam Le Maistre (Carrera RS5 DTM). Best Visiting Driver: 1st place overall,
Gary Skipp. Fastest lap: Gary Skipp 9.032s. in Qualifying. 15 competitors.
Full result lists and details of the Wolves DTM Open car regulations can be found on Slot Forum (Events>DTM
Open thread). Many thanks on behalf of the Wolverhampton club to everyone for taking part and making the event a success.
Special thanks to Ian James who sponsored the main prizes (new SXC DTM car for class winners, plus DTM car accessories for
the runners-up). REV
WALES & WEST 2016 Round 5 - Results
September 18th, Wales &
West 2016 Round 5, Wolverhampton SCC International track
NSR Classic's: 1. Nick Huxley 86.40 laps,
2. Phil Field 84.81 laps, 3. John Underwood 84.32 laps. GT Cars: 1. Nick Huxley 94.33 laps, 2. Keith Clements 90.16 laps,
3. Phil Field 89.42 laps Guest Drivers: 1. Ashley Evans. "Driver-of-the-Day" Awards - NSR Classics: Colin Rushton.
GT Cars: Steve White. 30 drivers took part including 12 guests. For race reports and full results lists please visit Slot
Forum (Events>Wales & West Round 5 link).
WALES & WEST 2016 Round 5, Sunday 18th September
Wolverhampton Scalextric and Slotcar Club, Claregate Centre, Aldersley Leisure Village, off Hugh Porter Way, Aldersley Road,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 9NW.
Classes: NSR Classics (morning session) - Open/Super GT's (afternoon session). Doors open 8.45am. Practice until
around 10:30 - 10:45am. Registration/Scrutineering 10am onwards. Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks. Bacon butties until 12 noon.
Toasties/Sandwiches until 2pm.
format - 11:00am NSR Classics 4x3or4-minute heats, total distance only. Afternoon session Open/Super GT's 4x3or4 -minute
heats, total distance only. Finish time around 4:30pm.
Please enter via SLOT FORUM (Events>WSCC Wales and West thread) so that the host club has some idea of numbers.
Guest drivers are welcome. Bill Charters.
MRE Pre'65 Le Mans & SCCA Classic 2016
MRE Pre ’65 Le Mans & SCCA Classic
2016, Wolverhampton SCC International track –
Results: Concours d’Elegance (1949-1964 cars): 1. Alexis Gaitanis, 2. John Roberts,
3. Lee Thomas (10 entrants). Class 1 (1959-1964 cars): 1. Mick Kerr, 2. Richy Welch, 3. James Noake (17 entrants). Class 2
(1949-1958 cars): 1. Ian James, 2. Dick Smith, 3. Mick Kerr (14 entrants). For race report visit Slot Forum Events. More photos
from the event can be found on Facebook
EARLY BIRDS 2016
Early Birds 2016 – Main Results
: Concours d’Elegance: 1.. Martin De’Ath 1931 Mercedes SSK GP, 2. Mick Kerr 1938 Mercedes W154 GP, 3. Peter Emery 1950 Lago
Talbot GP (12 entries). Pre-1951 GP Cars: 1. Jon Grainger, 2. Mick Kerr, 3. Ian Fitzpatrick, 4. Peter Emery.
1951-60 Formula 1 Early Birds Final (50 laps): 1. Phil Field, 2. Peter Crane, 3. Nick Hirst, 4, Ian James.
(32 competitors). For results list and race report visit Slot Forum 'Events' and look for Early Birds
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