CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week
A good evenings
racing, but strange track conditions for Friday's Group 5's. Everyone suffered from a lack of grip on Blue lane -
only Ian does a sub-8 second lap all evening. Chris crashes out on main straight, then sets a new G5 lap record on Red lane.
Ian finishes P1 in the heats and wins the A-final with his 'JPS' liveried Scaleauto R-Series BMW M1. Ashley's
Racer Zakspeed has tyre de-laminate in Final, has to settle for 4th overall. Here are the stats...
Group 5 Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Ian 93.93 laps (Scaleauto R-Series
BMW M1), 2. Nick H 92.07 (Racer Ferrari 512BB/LM), 3. Richy 92.03 (Racer BMW M1), 4. Ashley 91.73, 5. Mike 91.52, 6. Chris
91.31, 7. John R 89.87, 8. Kevin 89.73, 9. Bill 84.78, 10. Malcolm 77.39, 11. Andrew 76.26.
Group 5 Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner:
Kevin 22.41 laps (FL 7.991s Red lane), C-final Winner: Chris 23.42 laps (FL 7.822s Red lane), B-final
Winner: Ashley 23.58 laps (FL 7.849s Red lane). A-final Results (2x2-minutes): 1. Ian 32.06
laps (FL 7.761s Red lane), 2. Nick H 31.94 laps (FL 7.876s White lane), 3. Richy 30.81 laps (FL 7.948s Yellow lane), 4. Ashley
28.55 laps (FL 8.261s Yellow lane).
Fastest Laps - White: Chris 7.806s (H4), Yellow: Nick H 7.788s (H10), Red:
Chris (Racer Zakspeed Capri) 7.667s record, Blue: Ian 7.994s (H6).
This Friday (August 18th) - Club Champs Week 29:
SLOT.IT INLINES, International track, 3-minute heats and step-up Finals. Doors open 7pm, racing starts 8pm. Please
TXT or call 0753 545 7625 if you can't make it - or if you're running late. Thanks everyone.
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 27
A well attended evening
- 14 racers plus visitors ex Club Champ Lee Andrews and Mr "Early Birds" Mac Pinches who enjoyed their evening catching-up
with old pals. On track Nathan raced to his first step-up Finals win. Chris eventually found the right lane sticker for his
Matra (Doh!) and despite a few offs won again. Ian finished a close second with his hastily re-built NSR Ford P68, Richy held
on to 3rd place with his Slot.it Matra, while Nick W's NSR Porsche 917's motor ran out of steam in part two of the
A-final dropping him back to 4th overall.
Classics Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Chris 88.24
laps (Slot.it Matra), 2. Ian 87.89 (NSR Ford P68), 3. Richy 86.91 (Slot.it Matra/NSR Ford P68), 4. Nick H 86.85, 5. Nick W
85.85, 6. Ashley 85.84, 7. John R 85.37, 8. Bill 85.13, 9. Mike 82.61, 10. Kevin 81.74, 11. Nathan 73.65, 12. Malcolm
71.95, 13. Mark 70.22, 14. John M 66.27.
Classics Finals (3-minutes) - E-final Winner:
Nathan 19.73 laps (FL 8.952 Red lane), D-final Winner: Bill 21.67 laps (FL 8.483 on Red lane), C-final
Winner: Ashley 22,43 laps (FL 8.189 Yellow lane), B-final Winner: Nick W 22.25 laps (FL 8.291 Blue
lane). A-final Results (2x2-minutes): 1. Chris 30.13 laps (FL 7.979 record Red lane), 2. Ian 29.97 laps (FL
8.373 Red lane), 3. Richy 29.27 laps (FL 8.324 Yellow lane), 4. Nick W 28.79 laps (FL 8.291 Blue lane).
Laps - White: Chris 8.027s record (H5), Yellow: Chris 7.951s (H8), Red: 7.979s
record (A2), Blue: 8.109s record (H1).
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 26
Nick Huxley was in winning form in Friday's Open
GT races. Chased all the way through the heats and the A-final by Lewis, Chris and Ashley, when the lap totals were added
together Nick had won by 0.15 of lap from Lewis. Third place went to Top Qualifier Chris who broke the class record on
White lane during the heats. The A-final didn't go so well for Ashely who was delayed three times in the second leg of
the final which dropped him down to 4th place overall. The biggest effort of the evening though, came from Richy who was late
coming to the Start Line due to picking up relatives from Gatwick. Despite having missed two out of his four heats, Richy
still had the pace (7.492s on Yellow lane!) to salvage a few valuable championship points from the Finals. Here are the race
Open GT Heats (4x3-minutes) - 1. Chris 97.38 laps (NSR Mosler),
2. Nick H 97.24 (NSR Mosler), 3. Ashley 96.68 (Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1), 4. Nick W 95.54, 5. Lewis 95.32, 6. Ian 94.50,
7. Bill 93.88, 8. John R 92.47, 9. Kevin 91.57, 10. Malcolm 75.94, 11. Andrew 72.32, 12. Richy 48.11 (2 heats only).
Open GT Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner: Kevin 23.83 laps (FL 8.008s on White lane), C-final
Winner: Ian 24.07 laps (FL 7.623s on Red lane), B-final Winner: Ashley 24.77 laps (FL 7.452s on
Red lane). A-final Results (2x2-minutes) - 1. Nick H 33.33 laps (FL 7.538s Blue lane), 2. Lewis 33.18
laps (FL 7.487 on Yellow lane), 3. Chris 33.15 laps (FL 7.496 on Blue lane), 4. Ashley 31.47 laps (FL 7.536s on Yellow lane).
Fastest Laps - White: Chris 7.480s record (H4), Yellow: Lewis 7.445s (H3), Red:
Ashley 7.420s (H8), Blue: Nick H 7.538s (A-final).
Last Friday's one-off Ferrari double-header event provided a great evening of wheel-to-wheel action. Eleven
drivers made the grid, including Andrew returning from his visit to Australia. We also celebrated with Richy ahead of
his birthday on Saturday (cheers for the drinks mate!). A random draw for lanes decided the start positions for the heats.
Part 1, the Ferrari Helmet Challenge was won by Nick Wixon with his rapid Black Arrow 458. Part 2 - the step-up finals
-decided the Club Championships points. After just missing-out in the heats, Chris won the B-final, setting a new class
record of 7.596s on Red lane before going on to win the A-final, narrowly beating Nick W by 0.06 of a lap. Here are the race
Ferrari Helmet 2017 (4x3-minute heats, distance totals) - 1. Nick
W 93.35 laps (Black Arrow 458), 2. Richy 93.04 (Black Arrow 458), 3. Mike 92.99 (Racer 512BB/LM), 4. Chris 92.48, 5. Nick
H 92.18, 6. Ian 90.02, 7. Bill 90.37, 8. John R 87.61, 9. Kevin 83.79, 10. Malcolm 69.38, 11. Andrew 69.00.
Club Champs Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner: John R 22.66 laps (FL 7.873 on Yellow lane),
C-final Winner: Ian 22.73 laps (FL 8.113s on Red lane), B-final Winner: Chris 24.02
laps (FL 7.596s record on Red lane). A-final Results (2x2minute): 1. Chris 32.18 laps (FL 7.723s on Red lane),
2. Nick W. 32.12 laps (FL 7.757s on Red lane), 3. Mike 31.81 laps (FL 7.764s on Yellow lane), 4. Richy 31.56 laps (FL 7.838s record
on White lane).
Fastest Laps - White: Richy 7.838s record (A-final), Yellow:
Mike 7,764s (A-final), Red: Chris 7.596s (B-final), Blue: Chris 7.805s (Heat 10).
NORTH STAFFS 12hr ENDURO RESULTS
Staffs SCC 12 hour, July 15th - 16th - Congratulations to the Wolves Team (Ashley, Nick W and Richy) for finishing
in third place at the North Staffs 12 hour Enduro Race at the weekend. The event, which was for standard Slot.it models (up
to 21,500 k motors) was run over 2 days in 55-minute segments with 5-minute lane change-overs. Cars were held in parc ferme
over-night. The Wolves team used a Lola B10/60; the other 5 teams all ran Porsche 911 GT1 Evo's. Results (distances):
1. North Staffs 4,800.73, 2. Tru Speed 4,744.72, 3. Wolves 4,579.78, 4. Quorn 4.566.36, 5. Rockingham 4,547.94.
6. South Manchester 4,546.54.
CHAMPS 2017 - Week 24
With 4 regulars
away, racing was confined to the three middle lanes of the Aldersley track for last Friday's DTM session, However, with
Ashley, Nick W and Sam Cockerton on the Start Line we had a good evenings racing. Ashley top qualified in the heats and
went on to win the A-final. Fastest man all evening was Richy who broke two DTM lap records during the finals before finishing in
second place overall. It could so easily been a win - but for a "racing" incident in the heats (blue flags
needed?) which denied Richy lane choice for the A-final. Here are the race stats...
Qualifying Heats (3x4-minutes, YGR lanes) - 1. Ashley 104.58 laps (Carrera BMW M4), 2. Chris
103.66 (SCX Merc' CK), 3. Richy 103.49 (SCX Merc' CK), 4. Ian 103.01, 5. Sam 100.90, 6. Nick H 100.11, 7. Nick W 99.82,
8. Mike 99.27, 9. Kevin 84.37.
Finals (3-minutes) - D-final Winner:
Nick W 25.93 laps (FL 7.078 on Green lane), C-final Winner: Sam 26.51 laps (FL 6.815s on Yellow lane), B-final Winner:
Richy 26.95 laps (FL 6.692s record on Green lane). A-final Results: 1. Ashley 26.73 laps (FL 6.787
on Yellow lane), 2. Richy 26.40 laps (FL 6.752s record on Red lane), 3. Chris 25.90 laps (FL 6.850s on Green lane).
Fastest Laps - Yellow: Richy 6.780s (Heat 3), Green: Richy 6.692s record (B-final),
Red: Richy 6.752s record (A-final).
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 23
"Eventful" is a good word
to describe last Friday evenings GT3 racing. We had lap records (Lewis), car failures (Chris & Nick H) and a computer software
malfunction (Ian sorted that out). On track, Lewis was the class of the field with his new NSR Corvette C7.R. Fresh out of
the box on Thursday evening, and with minimal setting-up, Lewis immediately got the Corvette down to 6.5s pace in practice.
And so it continued in Friday's racing. Lewis top qualified from the heats 7 (seven!) laps ahead of second place man Richy.
The GT3 lap records were also demolished; Lewis lowered the lap times on Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lanes to 6.4's, twice
achieving over 28 laps in the 3-minute heats. Others having a good evening were Bill and Mike - both of them making the A-final.
Bill took third place overall with his Scaleauto R-Series BMW Z4 - the only non-NSR model on the grid. Here are the race
Qualifying Heats (4x3-minutes, YGRB lanes) - 1. Lewis 111.95
laps (NSR Corvette C7.R), 2. Richy 104.89 (NSR Corvette C7.R), 3. Bill 101.16 (Scaleausto R-Series BMW Z4), 4. Mike 100.78
(NSR Aston ASV), 5. John 99.95 (NSR Corvette C7.R), 6. Ian 98.37 (NSR Corvette C7.R), 7. Kevin 97.42 (NSR Corvette C6.R),
8. Chris 94.21 (NSR Corvette C7.R), 9. Nick H 84.37 (NSR Aston ASV), 10. Malcolm 84.24 (NSR Corvette C6.R).
Finals (3-minutes) - C-final Winner: Chris 25.99 laps (FL 6.933s on Green lane), B-final Winner:
Mike 26.60 laps (FL 7.019s on Red). A-final Results: 1. Lewis 27.96 laps (FL 6.445s o Blue lane), 2. Richy
26.81 laps (FL 6.781s on Green lane), 3. Bill 26.72 laps (FL 6.799s on Yellow lane), 4. Mike 25.01 (FL 7.097s on Red
Fastest Laps -Yellow: Lewis 6.465s record (Heat 7), Green: Lewis 6.496s record
(Heat 10), Red: Lewis 6.448 record (Heat 3), Blue: Lewis 6.445s record (A-final).
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 22
After qualifying in second place behind Chris
in the Heats, Ashley went on to win the A-final, adding another 25 points to his tally. Chris started well in the heats, setting
the fastest lap of the evening - 6.588s on Red lane in Heat 1. However, 2 mistakes in the A-final dropped him into 4th. Consistent
runs by Nick H and Roy earned them good points, while Lewis struggled having built his car only minutes before racing
started. Nick W's car stopped several times during his heats costing him several places.
Friday's Slot.it In-lines races marked the halfway point of the season. The top 6 championships scores to date are; 1.
Chris 505 points, 2. Nick H 503. 3. Ian 477, 4. Richy 446, 5. Mike 412 and 6. Bill 385 (click on Club Results tab for complete
Qualifying Heats (4x3-minutes WYGR lanes) - 1. Chris 108.66
laps (Slot.it Audi R18 TDI), 2. Ashley 108.21 (Slot.it Toyota 88C), 3. Roy 107.02 (Slot.it Nissan R89C), 4. Nick H 106.52 (Slot.it
Audi R8C), 5. Mike 104.74 (Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1 Evo), 6. Lewis 103.82 (Slot.it Porsche 911 GT1 Evo), 7. Richy
102.98 (Audi R8 LMP), 8. Bill 102.51 (Slot.it Audi R8C), 9. John 100.87 (Slot.it Porsche 962), 10, Malcolm 90.48 (Slot.it Lancia
LC2 84), 11. Nick W 81.96 (Slot.it Toyota 88C). 12. Ian (purchased score).
- D-final Winner: Bill 24.47 laps (FL 7.008s on Green lane), C-final Winner: Richy 25.92 laps
(FL 6.980s on Yellow lane), B-final Winner: Nick H 26.53 laps (FL 6.787s on Green lane). A-final
Results: 1, Ashley 27.58 laps (FL 6.655 on Yellow lane), 2. Nick H 27.18 laps (FL 6.731s on White lane), 3.
Roy 26.86 laps (FL 6.733s on Red lane), 4. Chris 26.65 laps (FL 6.638s on Green lane).
Fastest Laps - White: Ashley 6.740s (Heat 6), Yellow: Nick H 6.629s (Heat
9), Green: Ashley 6.636s (Heat 11), Red: Chris 6.588s (Heat 1).
CLUB CHAMPS 2017 - Week 21
Chris's Racer Zakspeed Capri came out on top of last Friday's Group 5's round - despite not being the
fastest on track. Fastest man was Ian who top qualified his Scaleauto R-Series BMW M1, setting new G5 lap records on
yellow, green and red lanes. Returnee Lewis also set a new G5 lap record for blue lane with Roy's spare Racer BMW M1,
But when it came to the A-final it was consistency that won Chris the 25 championships points - Ian's race having been
compromised by contact on lap 4 and then being taken-out big time on lap 14 by Lewis's car rebounding from the barriers.
That's racing for you folks!
Heats (4x3-minutesYGRB lanes) - 1. Ian 108.89
laps (Scaleauto R-Series BMW M1), 2. Chris 107.75 (Racer Zakspeed Capri), 3. Lewis 107.74 (Racer BMW M1), 4. Roy 106.10 (Scaleauto
R-Series BMW M1), 5. Richy 105.20 (Racer BMW M1), 6. Mike 105.09 (Racer BMW M1), 7. Nick H 104.34 (Racer Ferrari 512BB/LM),
8. Bill 103.20 (Racer Ferrari 512BB/LM), 9. John 101.72 (Racer BMW 320), 10. Malcolm 87.53 (Racer Lancia Beta).
Finals (3-minutes) - C-Final Winner: Nick H 26.67 laps (FL 6.795s on Yellow lane), B-Final
Winner: Roy 26.99 (FL 6.771s on Green lane). A-Final Results: 1. Chris 26.93 laps (FL 6.693s on
Green lane), 2. Ian 26.62 laps (FL 6.647s on Yellow lane, 3. Roy 26.35 laps (FL 6.895s on Blue lane), 4. Lewis 25.71 laps
(FL 6.713s on Red lane).
Laps - Yellow: Ian 6.545s record (Heat 8), Green: Ian 6.610s record (Heat 1), Red:
Ian 6,623s record (Heat 4), Blue: Lewis 6.643s record (Heat 4).
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
- 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 6.974s.
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.
Finals (3-minutes) - 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).
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).
Fastest 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...
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.
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.
(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.
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...
- 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.
- White: Chris 8.245s, Yellow: Nick H 7.995s, Red: Ian 8.109s,
Blue: Chris 8.201s
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
DTM 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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