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CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 16
Last Friday's racing was fast with 5 drivers setting 7.6 second lap times during the heats. Ian was fastest of all with his Audi R18 TDI with a 7.486 second lap on red lane on his way to his third win of the season. Ashley pushed hard in his final heat (7.592s on red) - but had to settle for second place. In other news, Malcolm & Kevin both celebrated birthdays last week - many happy returns boys and thanks for the drinks and nibbles. Here are the race results...
Heats (4x4-minutes) - 1. Ian 127.19 laps (Audi R18 TDI), 2, Ashley 126.45 (Toyota 88C), 3. Nick H 123.99 (Audi R8C), 4. Chris 123.78, 5. Roy 123.23, 6. Nick W 121.29, 7. Mike 121.19, 8. Bill 119.41, 9. John R 117.60, 10. Richy 117.25, 11. Kevin 116.86, 12. Malcolm 102.21.
Fastest Laps - White: Ian 7.679s, Yellow: Ian 7.636s, Red: Ian 7.486s , Blue: Ian 7.656s
This Friday (May 26th) - 2017 Champs Week 17: GT3's  - International track, 4-minute heats, distance totals. Doors open 7pm, racing starts 8pm. Please TXT or call 0753 545 7625 if you won't be racing - or are running late. Thanks everyone. 
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CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 15 
With Friday regulars Chris, Mike, Kevin, Ashley and Nick W not racing, only 8 drivers lined-up for last week's Group 5 heats. Nick Huxley took the win and with it the points lead in this year's Club Championships points table. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes) - 1. Nick H 122.70, 2. Richy 121.91, 3. Roy 121.27, 4. Ian 119.88, 5. Bill 117.83, 6. 117.71, 7. Andrew 101.89, 8. Malcolm 95.73, 9. Chris (purchased score).
Fastest Laps - White: Richy 7.868s, Yellow: Nick H 7.832s, Red: Nick H 7.782s, Blue: Roy 7.807s.

Five teams of local Cubs went through their paces on the Wolves SCC one hundred foot International track on Wednesday May 10th in the Final of the annual Wolverhampton South Cub Pack Slot Car Challenge. They had won through to the finals after 2 months of heats involving over 80 Cubs from 5 Packs in the region.
Results (teams of 4) - 1. Second Penn 96.24 laps, 2. Fifteenth Wolverhampton 85.19 laps, 3. First Penn 83.35 laps, 4. First Pennfields 82.97 laps, 5. Wolverhampton South 80.97 laps.

mre_spts_gt_2017.jpg   Photos courtesy Graham Pritchard, Richy Welch & Chris Aston
MRE Sports & GT Car Classic 2017 (Wolverhampton SCC International track), Final Results - Class 1 CSCRA SP3 (1949-62): 1. Peter Crane (Ferrari 150), 2. Ian James (Corrvette), 3. Dave Farrow (Costin Lister Jaguar), 4. Mick Kerr (Ferrari) - 16 entrants. Class 2 CSCRA SP4 (1963-1967): 1, Ashley Evans (Ford MkIV), 2. Ian James (Ford MkIV), 3. Peter Crane (Ford MkIV), 4. Mick Kerr (Lotus 30) - 20 entrants. Concours d'Elegance: 1. John Roberts (Jaguar XK120), 2. Bill Charters (Triumph TR3A), 3. Alan Bevan (Lotus 30) - 15 entrants. For complete results etc., visit Slot Forum>Events>MRE Sports & GT Classic thread.
Wolves SCC thanks the following people - our sponsor "Mr MRE" Gary Cannell for presenting "goodie bags" to the winners, the entrants for supporting the event and to everyone who helped us to make the weekend a success. Malcolm Scotto

CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 14
16 racers took part in last Friday's Classic's round - including new members John Morey and his sons Mark and Nathan, Andrew also made a welcome return. Chris continued his unbeaten run in the class. However - it was close! Nick H pushed hard all evening, just failing to top the standings by 0.23 parts of a lap. Ian made it a 1-2-3 for Matra-Simcas. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes) - 1. Chris 118.24 ( Matra-Simca), 2. Nick H 118.01 (Slot,it Matra-Simca), 3. Ian 116.15 ( Matra-Simca), 4. Nick W* 114.88 (NSR Porsche 917K), 5. Ashley* 113.46 (NSR GT40), 6. Richy 113.45 ( Matra-Simca), 7. John R 111.44, 8. Roy 111.14 ( Matra-Simca), 9. Mike 110.49 (NSR Ford P68), 10, Kevin 109.19 (NSR Ford P68), 11. Bill 109.17 (NSR Porsche 917K), 12. Andrew 100.65 (NSR Ford GT40), 13. Malcolm 93.00 (NSR Ford P68), 14. Nathan 89.24 (NSR Ford GT40), 15. Mark 88.08 ( Ford GT40), 16. John M 77.12 (NSR Ford GT40). * Nick W and Ashley used Electronic controllers - classified 15th 16th respectively for points.
Fastest Laps - White: Chris 8.245s, Yellow: Nick H 7.995s, Red: Ian 8.109s, Blue: Chris 8.201s

CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 1317_wk13_banner2.jpgFriday's Open GT races were dominated by Nick Huxley who hustled his NSR Mosler around the International track to win by 2 laps from second place man Chris, with Mike taking third. Nick's 7.474s lap on yellow lane in heat 9 was the fastest of the evening and Chris's 7.525s lap on white was a new Open GT lap record. The top five drivers all did 7.5s laps during their heats - Nick and Chris ran 7.4's on the inner lanes. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes) - 1. Nick H 128.15 laps (NRS Mosler MT900R/Evo 2 AW), 2. Chris 126.24 (NSR Mosler MT900R/Evo 3 AW), 3. Mike 125.78 (Sloting Plus Reynard 2KQ), 4. Richy 125.38 ( Porsche 911 GT1), 5. Nick W 124.67 (Sloting Plus Reynard 2KQ), 6. Ian 123.43 (NSR Mosler MT900R/Sloting Plus 3D chassis), 7. Bill 122.31 (Sloting Plus Reynard 2KQ), 8. John 121.60 (Black Arrow Ferrari 458), 9. Kevin 118.20 (NSR Mosler MT900R), 10. Malcolm 89.72 ( Lancia LC2 84), 11. Roy (purchased score).
Fastest laps - White: Chris 7.525s. (record), Yellow: Nick H 7.474s. Red: Nick H 7.749s. Blue: Nick H 7.543s

 CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 12
Friday's DTM round was a two-way battle between Richy and Ashley - the pair ending up tied on 140,48 laps after the heats. So it went down to a 1 lap race-off to decide the win. When the lights went out the pair ran wheel-to-wheel right up to the finish line - Richy taking it by the narrowest of margins. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes, YGRB lanes) - 1. Richy* 140.58 laps (SCX Merc' AMG C-Coupe / SlotingPlus 3D chassis), 2. Ashley 140.58 (Carrera BMW M4 / SlotingPlus 3D chassis), 3. Ian 137.69 (SCX Audi RS5 / SlotingPlus chassis), 4. Nick H 137.11 (SCX Audi RS5), 5. Mike 135.03 (SCX Audi RS5), 6. Chris 133.32 (Carrera Audi RS5/SCX Merc' AMG C-Coupe), 7. Bill 131.85 (Carrera BMW M3), 8. John 128.05 (SCX Merc' AMG C-Coupe), 9. Kevin 126.41 (Carrera BMW M3), 10. Malcolm  99.33 (Carrera Audi RS5), 11. Roy (purchased score). *after race-off 
Fastest Laps - Yellow: Richy 6.724s. Green: Richy 6.715s. (record), Red: Richy 6.751s. (record), Blue: Richy 6.858s.
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 11
17_wk11_banner_2.jpgGT3s, Aldersley track...
12 racers attended last Friday's GT3 round - so we raced on all 5 lanes, Ashley wins, with the top 5 cars covered by just over 1 lap after 20 minutes of racing. Fastest laps were all set with the new NSR Corvette C7R's. Here are the race stats...
Heats (5x4-minutes, WYGRB lanes) - 1. Ashley 175.63 laps (NSR Corvette C7R), 2. Nick H 175.15 (NSR Aston ASV), 3. Chris 174.92 (NSR Corvette C7R), 4. Roy 174.79 (NSR Aston ASV), 5. Richy 174.51 (NSR Corvette C7R), 6. Mike 170.98 (NSR Aston ASV), 7. Bill 170,25 (Scaleauto R-Series BMW Z4), 8. Ian 169.05 (NSR Aston ASV), 9. Matt 168.69 (NSR Corvette C6R), 10. Nick W 16.78 (NSR Aston ASV), 11. Kevin 157.57 (NSR Corvette C6R), 12. John* 129.56 (Black Arrow Ferrari 458) *3 laps only on green lane RTD.
Fastest Laps - White: Chris 6.790s, Yellow: Ashley 6.678s, Green: Ashley 6.642s, Red: Richy 6.774s. Blue: Ashley 6.684s.

 CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 10
 17wk10_banner.jpg In-lines, Aldersley track...
Last Friday's racing saw the top three drivers - Chris, Ian and Roy - all beating the previous week's Group 5 lap totals. The battle for the win went down to the last heat. Ian was ahead with one heat to go, but Chris pulled out the fastest run of the evening  (36.79 laps) on red lane - which was just enough to take maximum points by 0.14 of-a-lap (about 12 feet). Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes, YGRB lanes) - 1. Chris 145.43 (Porsche 911 GT1), 2. Ian 145.29 (Audi R18), 3. Roy 143.87 (Porsche 911 GT1), 4. Nick H 141.37 (Audi R8C), 5. Ashley 141.25 (Toyota 88C), 6. Mike 140.63 (Porsche 911 GT1), 7. Bill 139.03 (Audi R8C), 8. Richy 134.92 (Porsche 911 GT1), 9. Kevin 128.06 (Audi R8C), 10. Malcolm 112.48 (Lancia LC2 84), 11. John (purchased score).
Fastest Laps - Yellow: Chris 6.499s. (record), Green: Chris 6.606s, Red: Chris 5.553s, Blue: Ian 6.552s. (record).

CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 9  
 Group 5's, Aldersley track...
Ian wins, sets three new lap records. Roy suffers car troubles, finishes 7th. Winning car spec's - Scaleauto Sauber BMW MI (white body kit, JPS livery by Ian), R-Series medium chassis (grey), 1.0mm AW motor mount, 22k rpm Enduro motor, SC1607 deep guide. Here are Friday's race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes, WYGR lanes) - 1. Ian 143.22 (Scaleauto R-Series BMW M1), 2. Nick H 142.01 (Racer Ferrari 512BB/LM), 3. Chris 141.09 (Racer Zakspeed Capri), 4. Mike 139.96 (BMW M1), 5. Richy 137.10 ( Matra-Simca), 6. John 136.97 (Racer BMW 320), 7. Roy 135.23 (Scaleauto R-Series Sauber BMW M1), 8. Kevin 133.44 (Racer Zakspeed Capri), 9. Malcolm 114.17 (Racer Lancia Beta).
Fastest Laps - White: Nick H 6.752s, Yellow: Ian 6.528s (record), Green: Ian 6.628s (record), Red: Ian 6.646s (record).

 CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 8
Pre '74 Classics, Aldersley track... Matra-Simca's took the first three places in Friday's Classic sports races, Winner Chris's fastest lap times with a Parma resistor controller were only a tenth-of-second or so slower than with last season's TruSpeed PWM electronic. Just goes to show that it's possible to run fast with a 20k rpm motor and a budget controller! Here are the race stats. 
Heats (4x4-minutes, YGRB lanes) - 1. Chris 139.76 laps ( Matra-Simca), 2. Nick H 136.15 ( Matra-Simca), 3. Richy 134.60 ( Matra-Simca), 4. Ian 132.57 (Thunderslot Lola T70 MkIII), 5. Bill 126.40 (NSR Porsche 917), 6. Kevin 124.70 (NSR Ford P68), 7. Mike 120.19 ( Ferrari 312PB), 8. Malcolm 115.41 (NSR Ford GT40), 9. Andrew 102.50 (NSR Ford GT40), 10. Ashley* 134.13 (NSR Ford P68), 11. Nick W* 130.97 (NSR Porsche 917), 12. Roy 0 laps (purchased score). *adjusted ranking - driver using electronic controller.
Fastest Laps (new records) - Chris on Yellow: 6.837s. Green: 6.757s. Red: 6,765s. Blue: 6.786s.

CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 7
Open GT's, Aldersley track... 
With 10 drivers on the grid only 4 of the Aldersley track's 5 lanes were used for last Friday's Open GT racing. Richy and Chris traded fastest laps (6.4's on Yellow and Green lanes) with the top 8 drivers all running on a sub-seven second pace. But where it counted most i.e. keeping the car on the track - a consistent performance across all four heats secured a first win of the season for Club Champ. Nick Huxley. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x4-minutes, WYGR lanes) - 1. Nick H 146.51 (NSR Mosler MT900R), 2. Richy 146.10 (NSR Mosler MT900R/ Porsche 911 GT1), 3. Mike 144.81 (SlotingPlus Reynard 2KQ), 4. Chris 143.96 (NSR Mosler MT900R), 5. Ian 142.87 ( Audi R18), 6. Roy 142.86 (Black Arrow Ferrari 458), 7. Bill 141.42 (Toyota GT-One), 8. John 138.03 (Black Arrow Ferrari 458), 9. Malcolm 123.92 ( Lancia LC2), 10 Andrew 116.69 (NSR Corvette C6R).
Fastest Laps - White: Richy 6.675s, Yellow: Richy 6.435s, Green: Richy 6.406s, Red: Chris 6.561s.

EARLY BIRDS 2017 sponsored by Pendle Slot Racing 
 Photos by Chris Aston and Graham Pritchard
WSCC EARLY BIRDS GP 2017 Main Results - Concours d'Elegance: 1. Andi Rowland 1955 Ferrari 555 Super Squalo, 2. Byan King Aston Martin DBR4, 3. Mick Kerr 1938 Mercedes W154 (12 entries). GP Cars up to 1951 inclusive: 1. Mick Kerr 1938 Mercedes W154, 2. Chris Aston 1934 Mercedes W25, 3. Mark Witham, 4. Ian Fitzpatrick (12 entries). 1952-60 Formula 1 Cars Early Birds Final 50 laps: 1. Ashley Evans 1954 Maserati 250F, 2. Ian James 1960 Scarab Offenhouser F1, 3. Phil Field 1954/55 Mercedes W196, 4. Peter Crane 1954/55 Mercedes W196  (25 entries) For complete results list, reports and photos go to Slot Forum>Events and follow the WSCC Early Birds GP thread.
NEW! Video of Early Birds Final on Facebook  

 CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 6
DTM's- International track...
DTM's once again provided some fast and spectacular action - for example, the eventual winner's car vaulted the barriers in the heats! With the heats done and dusted Richy and Ian were tied on 93.91 laps each at the top of the standings - Richy deferring to Ian on lane choice for part-one of the split A-final. The Final itself proved to be just as incident packed, with top-qualifiers Richy and Ian both having costly "offs". This let Ashley and Roy through to take first and second places respectively. Despite the mayhem, four new DTM lap records were set - three by Richy and one by Ashley. Next week the action moves over to the Aldersley track - Open GT's, 4-minute heats, distance totals only.
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Ian 93.91 laps (SCX Audi RS5), 2. Richy 93.91 (SCX Merc' CK), 3. Ashley 91.86 (Carrera BMW M4), 4. Roy 91.64 (SCX Audi RS5), 5. Mike 91.28 (SCX Audi RS5), 6. Chris 91.08 (SCX Merc CK), 7. Nick H 88.70 (Carrera Audi RS5), 8. Bill 88.24 (Carrera BMW M3), 9. Nick W 87.41, 10. John 85.88 (SCX Merc CK), 11. Kevin 84.80 (Carrera BMW M3), 12. Paul L 71.58.
Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner: John 21.63 laps (Y), C-final winner: Nick H 22.49 laps (R), B-final Winner: Roy 22.99 laps (R). A-final Results: 1. Ashley 31.39 laps (Y+W), 2. Roy 31.05 laps (W+R), 3. Ian 30.87 laps (R+B), 4. Richy 30.28 laps (B+Y).
Fastest Laps - White: Richy 7.869s (record), Yellow: Ashley 7.821s (record), Red: Richy 7.710s (record), Blue: Richy 7.771s (record).

CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 5
GT3's - International track...
It had to happen, Richy is a Friday Champs winner again! Fast and consistent all evening with his NSR C7R, he avoided trouble in the A-final to take 25 championships points. There was disappointment for second placeman Roy and Top Qualifier Chris after they made contact with 2 laps to go in the Final. However, Roy had the satisfaction of setting the fastest lap of the evening - 7.691s on Red lane in the Final. Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Chris 93.68 laps (NSR CR7), 2, Roy 93.58 (NSR ASV), 3. Richy 93.24 (NSR C7R ), 4. Nick H 92.03 (NSR C6R), 5. Ian 90.07 (NSR C6R), 6. Mike 88.69 (NSR C6R), 7. John 84.42 (NSR BMW Z4), 8. Kevin 81.95 (NSR C6R), 9. Malcolm 81.18 (NSR C6R), 10. Bill 79.09 (Mechanical failure after 10 laps on White lane).
Finals (3-minutes) - C-final Winner: Bill 22.90 laps (Scaleauto R-Series BMW Z4), B-final Winner: Nick H 23.05 laps, A-final Results (2x2-minutes): 1, Richy 31.97 laps, 2. Roy 31.75 laps, 3. Chris 31.41 laps, 4. Nick H 29.42 laps.
Fastest Laps - White: Chris 7.812s (NSR C7R), Yellow: Chris 7.762s, Red: Roy 7.691s (NSR ASV, Blue: Chris 7.720s.

 CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 4
 17wk04_banner.jpg Inline - International track...
Ashley led the way in last Friday's Inline racing. Having top qualified in the heats, Ash went on to win the A-final - just beating Ian's rapid Audi R18 by 0.04 of a lap. The race for third between Roy and Mike was won by Mike; his best result of the season so far. After tying on 90.95 laps in the heats, "hot lap" specialist John won a 1-lap race-off against Richy to claim lane pick for the D-final. Fastest lap of the night - 7.590s on red lane  - went to Nick Wixon ( Toyota 88C). Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Ashley 95.09 laps ( Toyota 88C),  2, Ian 94.24 ( Audi R18 TDI), 3. Mike 93.97, 4. Roy 93.87, 5. Chris 93.58, 6. Nick W 92.39, 7. Nick H 92.27, 8. Bill 91.03, 9. John 90.95 (race-off 1st), 10. Richy 90.95, 11. Kevin 85.31, 12. Paul L 81.69, 13. Malcolm 79.45.
Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner:  John 21.75 laps, C-Final Winner: Nick H 23.23 laps, B-final Winner: Roy 23.60 laps. A-final Results (2x2-minutes) - 1. Ashley 32.14 laps, 2. Ian 32.10 laps, 3. Mike 31.63 laps, 4. Roy 31.45 laps.
Fastest laps - White: Mike 7.758s ( Porsche 911 GT1), Yellow: Roy 7.716s ( Nissan R89C), Red: Nick W 7.590s ( Toyota 88C), Blue: Nick W 7.664s.

 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).

 NSR GT3 SERIES 2017 - Round 1 Results
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.
GUESTS:  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
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Pre '74 Classics - International track...
First 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 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.
Why the change to resister controllers? Simply to have one Club Championships Class that's more affordable for new-comers., 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 ( Matra-Simca) 8.082s, Yellow: Nick H ( Matra-Simca) 7.945s, Red: Chris 8.062s, Blue: Chris 8.142s.

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. 

CLUB 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 77.78.
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). 
YULTIDE CUP 2016/17 - Awards
Bill Charters (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 event. REV
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 153.59
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 - Results
Wolverhampton 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 Acorns. 

 FRIDAY CHAMPS 2016 - Awards
Congratulations 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

DTM Open 2016 - Results
dtm_banner_1.jpgSunday 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

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