CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 20
Last Friday's 'Classics' Round
on the Aldersley track was a mini-celebration of the 2017 Le Mans weekend with Slot.it Matra-Simca's scoring 1-2-3's
in the Heats and the A-final. After qualifying second in the Heats to Nick H, Chris went on to win the A-final by 0.38 of
a lap - his fourth 'Classic's win of the season so far. Third placeman Roy set a new lap record (resistor controllers)
on White lane. Highest climber was Mike who qualified 8th in the Heats, won the B-final and then finished 4th in the A-final.
Heats (4x3-minutes, WYGR lanes) - 1. Nick H 104.32 laps (Slot.it Matra-Simca MS760B), 2. Chris 104.26
(Slot.it Matra-Simca MS670B), 3. Roy 102.08 (Slot.it Matra-Simca MS670B), *4. Ashley 101.24 (Thunderslots Lola T70 Mklll),
5. Bill 99.41 (NSR Porsche 917K), *6. Nick W 98.95 (NSR Porsche 917K), 7. John R 98.94 (Slot.it GT40 Mkll), 8. Mike 98.37
(NSR Ford P68), 9. Ian 96.53 (Thunderslots Lola T70 Mklll), 10. Malcolm 91.54 (NSR Ford P69 & GT40 Mkll), 11. Richy (Purchased
score). *Ashley and Nick W were using PWM Controllers - classified 10th and 11th respectively for points. Fastest laps
- Ashley 6.878s, Nick W 7.712s
Finals (3-Minutes) - C-final Winner: Ian 25.38
laps/FL 7.227s. B-final Winner: Mike 25.51 laps/FL 7.152s. A-final Results: 1. Chris 26.54
laps (FL 6.852s. on Green lane), 2. Nick H 26.16 laps (FL 6.841s on Yellow lane), 3. Roy 25.33 laps (FL 7.004s [record]
on White lane), 4. Mike 25.03 laps (FL 7.220s. on Red lane).
Fastest Laps - White:
Roy 7.004s record, Yellow: Nick H 6.841s, Green: Nick H 6.896s, Red: Chris
This Friday (June 23rd) - Club Champs Week 21, Group 5's,
Aldersley track, 3-minute heats and step-up finals. Doors open 7pm, racing starts 8pm. Please TXT or call 0753 545 7625 if
you won't be racing - or if you are running late. Thanks everyone.
CLUB CHAMPS 2017
- Week 19
The first round of
the current 6-race sequence on the Aldersley track kicked-off with Open GT's (3-minute heats and step-up finals). Despite
the shortage of marshals focusing driver's attention on staying on the track, the average lap-times for the top 6 across
the evening was 6.7 seconds, with three drivers (Nick H, Chris and Richy) exceeding 28 laps in 3-minute stints. Richy top
qualified from the heats and, along with Chris and Nick H., went straight through to the A-final. The race stats are as follows...
Heats (4x3-minutes, YGRB lanes) - 1. Richy 111.16 laps (Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1/98), 2. Chris 111.09
(NSR Mosler MT900R), 3. Nick H. 110.96 (NSR Mosler MT900R), 4. Ian 109.48 (Slot.it Audi R18 TDI), 5. Mike 105.52, 6.
Kevin 103.87, 7. John R 103.61, 8. Malcolm 89.28, 9. Andrew 84.38.
- C-final Winner: John R. 25.93 lap / FL 6.678s (Black Arrow Ferrari 458), B-final Winner:
Ian 26.90 laps / FL 6.704s. A-final Results: 1, Chris 28.17 laps (FL 6.472s on Green lane), 2. Richy 28.08
laps (FL 6.415s on Yellow lane), 3. Nick H. 27.52 laps (FL 6.428s on Red lane), 4. Ian 27.38 laps (FL 6.690s on Blue lane).
Fastest Laps - Yellow:
Nick H. 6.379s (Heat 4), Green: Nick H. 6.377s (Heat 6), Red: Richy 6.536s (Heat
6), Blue: Ian 6.547s (Heat 5).
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 18
Less than a lap separated Ian and Nick H in
last Friday's DTM heats. Richy finished third despite a jump-start in heat 4 which cost him a lap (Bill, Mike and
John also "jumped" and lost a lap in the same heat). The top 3 cars were all SCX DTM's fitted with
Sloting Plus 3D chassis. Fastest lap was set by Ian - 7.731s on Red lane. Here are the race results...
Heats (4x4-minutes) - 1. Ian 123.43 laps (SCX Audi R5S DTM), 2. Nick H 122.57 (SCX Audi R5S DTM),
3. Richy 118.62 (SCX Merc' CK Coupe DTM), 4. Chris 118.30, 5. Mike 115.96, 6. John R 114.56, 7. Bill 112.23, 8. Kevin
109.89, 9. Malcolm 92.48.
Fastest Laps - White: Ian 7.921s, Yellow:
Ian 7.832s, Red: Ian 7.731s, Blue: Nick H 7.899s.
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 17
With the Bank Holiday weekend approaching only
8 drivers lined-up for last Friday's GT3 heats. It was decided to drop White lane so that the remaining 5 drivers could
cover marshalling duties. Nick Wixon gave his new NSR Corvette C7R its first competitive outing - and came away with maximum
points. Here are the race results...
Heats (3x4-minutes/YRB lanes) - 1. Nick W 92.69
laps (NSR Corvette C7R), 2. Chris 91.83 (NSR Corvette C7R), 3. Bill 90.03 (Scaleauto R-Series BMW Z4), 4. Nick H 88.90,
5. Mike 88.64, 6. John R 87.74, 7. Kevin 84.17, 8. Malcolm 68.80, 9. Ian (Purchased score).
Laps - Yellow: Nick W 7.827s, Red: Nick W 7.779s, Blue: 7.919s.
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 Slot.it 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...
(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.
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...
- 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
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 (Slot.it Matra-Simca), 2. Nick H 118.01 (Slot,it Matra-Simca),
3. Ian 116.15 (Slot.it Matra-Simca), 4. Nick W* 114.88 (NSR Porsche 917K), 5. Ashley* 113.46 (NSR GT40), 6. Richy
113.45 (Slot.it Matra-Simca), 7. John R 111.44, 8. Roy 111.14 (Slot.it 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 (Slot.it Ford GT40), 16. John M 77.12 (NSR Ford GT40). * Nick W
and Ashley used Electronic controllers - classified 15th 16th respectively for points.
Laps - White: Chris 8.245s, Yellow: Nick H 7.995s, Red: Ian 8.109s,
Blue: Chris 8.201s
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 13Friday'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 (Slot.it 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 (Slot.it 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.
CHAMPS 2017 - Week 11
GT3s, 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.
CHAMPS 2017 - Week 10
Slot.it 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), Slot.it 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 (Slot.it 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).
2017 sponsored by Pendle Slot Racing
Photos by Chris Aston and
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
NSR GT3 SERIES 2017 - Round 1 Results
SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY,
WOLVERHAMPTON SCC INTERNATIONAL TRACK
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.
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.
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).
CHARITY RACE - Results
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
CHAMPS 2016 - Awards
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.
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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