CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 8
Pre '74 Classics, Aldersley track...
Slot.it 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.
YGRB lanes) - 1. Chris 139.76 laps (Slot.it Matra-Simca), 2. Nick H 136.15 (Slot.it Matra-Simca), 3. Richy 134.60
(Slot.it 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 (Slot.it 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:
This Friday (March 31st) - 2017 Champs Week 9 - GROUP 5's
- Aldersley track, 4-minute heats, distance totals. Doors open at 7pm racing starts 8pm. Please call or TXT 0753 545 7625
if you won't be racing- or if running late so we can finalize the race sheet.
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...
WYGR lanes) - 1. Nick H 146.51 (NSR Mosler MT900R), 2. Richy 146.10 (NSR Mosler MT900R/Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1),
3. Mike 144.81 (SlotingPlus Reynard 2KQ), 4. Chris 143.96 (NSR Mosler MT900R), 5. Ian 142.87 (Slot.it 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 (Slot.it
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
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.
- 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
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).
(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
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 4
Slot.it Inline - International track...
Ashley led the way in last
Friday's Slot.it 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 (Slot.it
Toyota 88C). Here are the race stats...
Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Ashley 95.09 laps (Slot.it Toyota
88C), 2, Ian 94.24 (Slot.it 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 (Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1), Yellow: Roy 7.716s (Slot.it Nissan R89C), Red: Nick
W 7.590s (Slot.it Toyota 88C), Blue: Nick W 7.664s.
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week
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
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
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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