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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:07 AM

Since roving reporter Eric Baliki has started sending me pics, might as well start the Michigan 24 coverage today.

Here are the racers who comprise the six teams competing in the Michigan 24:

Team CanAm - Bob Bianchi, Scott Duthie, Matt Goodnight, Tobias Kowalski, Pascal Thibault, Don Walker
Clover Leaf Racing - Paul Brotz, Craig Jensen, Corey Jett, Mike Stott, Dave Wickham, Cal ???
Great Lakes SCC - Rich Drejcek, Brian Kopp, Larry Kopp, Kyle Moery, Denny Moscatelli, John Toussaint

Team Grizzly - Eric Balicki, Butch Dunaway, 'Raisin' Garrett, Rob Hall, Steve Howey, Greg Kessler
Penn-New York - Joe DeCola, Dave Kennedy, Scott Kozokas, Clem Ojevish, Pete Shell, Gary Weber
Slot Car Corner - Christian Gingras, Georges Hamel, Matt McDonough, Steve Sawtelle, Alwyn Slabbert

 

Some of the early-arriving are knocking the rust off their fingers and seeing what lap times they can turn. And a couple of racers dicussing something, set-up or driving probably.

 

As I don't know many of the racers at this event, I'll not be able to ID them without help. Hint, hint...

 

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Just a random shot from the lap counter during practice, showing the kind of times these guys are turning on this very interesting five-lane track.

 

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 03:49 PM

From the Scalextric-USA Facebook page. Presenter is Dave Kennedy.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:59 AM

The first of 36 heats of 48 minutes is complete (this is different from what I initially posted).

 

Here are the results.

 

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1) Slot Car Corner - 385 laps, best lap of 7.136 secs, median lap time of 7.38 secs*

2) Clover Leaf Racing - 381, 7.304, 7.46

3) Team CanAm - 373, 7.352, 7.50

4) Team Grizzly - 371, 7.352, 7.57

5) Penn-NY - 286, 7.976, 8.50

 

* The median lap time indicates the "middle' range of lap times, with half of a team's lap times faster and half slower.

 

For heat 2, Great Lakes SCC comes in, and Clover Leaf Racing sits out.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

Team K.A.O.S. replaced a pinion and spur gear at the end of heat one. 

 

Heat two is currently underway. Team Slot Car Corner and Great Lakes SCC are running very close times.



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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:14 AM

Again, here's the live stream feed.

 


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:23 AM

Team K.A.O.S. replaced a pinion and spur gear at the end of heat one.


And who is Team K.A.O.S. please? Is this a new team added, making seven? Or another name for one listed?

Please, guys, when posting using the generic "Michigan 24 racer" log-in, tell us who is posting. Everyone wants to know, I promise you!

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:33 AM

So far, so good. Grizzly Racing is running between fourth and fifth but it's still early and we are starting out on the two longest lanes.
 
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:39 AM

Team K.A.O.S. is the team from Pennsylvania.
 
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

Heat 2 results.

1) Slot Car Corner - 388 laps, best lap of 7.176 secs, median lap time of 7.30 secs
2) Great Lakes SCC - 379, 7.104, 7.31
3) Team Grizzly - 366, 7.360, 7.58
4) Team CanAm - 349, 7.744, 8.03
5) Penn-NY - 324, 7.720, 8.23

Total laps.

1) Slot Car Corner - 773 laps
2) Team Grizzly - 737
3) Team CanAm - 722
4) Penn-NY - 610
5) Clover Leaf Racing - 381
6) Gleat Lakes SCC - 379

Keep in mind that there is a sit-out in each heat, so the totals above do not represent the same number of heats for each team.

For heat 3, Penn-NY rotates out and Clover Leaf Racing comes back in.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:31 AM

After three heats.

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For heat 4, Penn-NY comes back in and Team Gizzly rotates out.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:41 AM

Heat 3 is now in the books.  Overall standings:
 
1) Slot Car Corner - 1,148 laps
2) Grizzly Racing - 1,102
3) Team CanAm - 1,078
4) Clover Leaf - 760 laps (1 sit-out)
5) Great Lakes - 750 laps (1 sit-out)
6) Penn NY (K.A.O.S) - 610 laps (1 sit-out)

No mechanical failures in heat 3.
 
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:34 PM

The results of heat 4.

1) Slot Car Corner - 384 laps, best lap of 7.128 secs, median lap time of 7.36 secs
2) Great Lakes SCC - 377, 7.256, 7.45
3) Clover Leaf Racing - 374, 7.528, 7.816
4) Team CanAm - 372, 7.408, 7.64
5) Penn-NY - 347, 7.760, 8.06

Overall standings:

1) Slot Car Corner - 1,532 laps
2) Team Can-Am - 1,450
3) Clover Leaf Racing - 1,134 (1 sit-out)
4) Great Lakes SCC - 1,127 (1 sit-out)
5) Grizzly Racing - 1,102 (1 sit-out)
6) Penn-NY - 957 (1 sit-out)

Team Can-Am sits out the next heat and Team Grizzly comes back in.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:37 PM

BTW, guys, today is Dave Kennedy's 49th birthday. Please give him my best wishes.

What a way to celebrate one's natal anniversary!

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:56 PM

Heat 5 is in progress. 

Team Great Lakes SCC had a piece of tape on the underside of the chassis that was too thick causing the guide to bind when the car deslotted. The offending tape was replaced with thinner tape and the problem is now resolved. 

Team Clover Leaf Racing lost several laps to a loose gear. 

At least one team has lost the rear spoiler but it hasn't affected the car's performance. 

One more heat and the first of six rotations will be complete. 
 
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:24 PM

Heat 5 is complete.

1) Slot Car Corner - 388 laps, best lap of 6.565 secs (!), median lap time of 7.34 secs
2) Great Lakes SCC - 365, 7.224, 7.51
3) Team Grizzly - 356, 7.240, 7.50
4) Clover Leaf Racing - 338, 7.760, 7.09
5) Penn-NY - 304, 8.448, 8.96

This heat saw the first lap in the 6s, assuming it wasn't a rider.

Overall standings:

1) Slot Car Corner - 1,920 laps
2) Great Lakes SCC - 1,492 (1 sit-out)
3) Clover Leaf Racing - 1,472 (1 sit-out)
4) Team Grizzly - 1,458 (1 sit-out)
5) Team CanAm - 1,450 (1 sit-out)
6) Penn-NY - 1,261 (1 sit-out)

Team CanAm will sit out the sixth heat and Team Grizzly comes back in.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:54 PM

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

Thank to the great Eric Balicki, I can insert the heat 6 and 7 results I missed.

End of heat 6.

1) Geat Lakes SCC - 385 laps, best lap of 6.918 secs, median time of 7.40 secs
2) Clover Leaf Racing - 369, 7.559, 7.74
3) Team CanAm - 357, 7.648, 7.86
4) Team Grizzly - 341, 7.288, 7.56
5) Penn-NY - 321, 7.744, 8.19

Overall after 6 heats:

1) Slot Car Corner - 1,920
2) Great Lakes SCC - 1,877
3) Clover Leaf Racing - 1,841
4) Team CanAm - 1,807
5) Team Grizzly - 1,799
6) Penn-NY - 1,582


End of heat 7.

1) Slot Car Corner - 379 laps, best lap of 6.996 secs, median time of 7.48 secs
2) Clover Leaf Racing - 371, 7.244, 7.62
3) Team Grizzly - 360, 7.384, 7.58
4) Team CanAm - 338, 7.712, 8.03
5) Penn-NY - 312, 7.060, 8.56

Overall after 7 heats:

1) Slot Car Corner - 2,299
2) Clover Leaf Racing - 2,212
3) Team Grizzly - 2,159
4) Team CanAm - 2,145
5) Penn-NY - 1,894
6) Great Lakes SCC - 1,877

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:00 PM

The video stream is no longer flipping to show just the lap counter screen between heats and the resolution is such that I cannot discern the overall lap totals from my end and can't compute them since I missed the end of the last heat. So I'll post what I can.

I think this is heat 8. Can someone at event please confirm?

1) Slot Car Corner - 388 laps, best lap of 6.565, median lap of 7.34 secs
2) Great Lakes SCC - 365, 7.224, 7.51
3) Team Grizzly - 356, 7.240
4) Clover Leaf Racing - 338, 7.760, 7.50
5) Penn-NY - 304, 8.448, 8.96

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

Braid issues with the Grizzly Racing car at the end of Heat 5 and fixed right at the start of Heat 6. The car is back on track and running strong.
 
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:51 PM

I think this is at the end of heat 9, but need confirmation of that.

1) Slot Car Corner - 387 laps, best lap of 7.184 secs, median lap of 7.32 secs
2) Great Lakes SCC - 386, 7.040, 7.31
3) Team Grizzly - 378, 7.094, 7.53
4) Team CanAm - 358, 7.688, 7.93
5) Penn-NY - 320, 8.312, 8.75

Still unable to give overall laps.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:31 PM

Darn it, I missed another heat's ending results. Can anyone help with an image of the lap counter. Text to 404-610-4524 please!

I really shouldn't be trying to do this reportage and watch the Masters, too, I know...

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:44 PM

Heat 9 completed - Team Great Lakes SCC wrestling with car braid issues, Team Clover Leaf Racing guide wire came loose.
 
Note: Live feed is bandwidth (upload) constrained so coverage may be spotty at times.
 
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

Steve,

The weirdest thing is I am not seeing the same feed on my iPad and iMac. There's a time difference between the two, which makes no sense to me since my iPad is connected via wireless to the same internet connection as my iMac.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

BTW, it would be great if the stream show just the lap counter during the break, as was the case earlier.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:31 PM

End of heat 10.

1) Great Lakes SCC - 383 laps, best lap 7.296 secs, median lap of 7.46 secs
2) Slot Car Corner - 371, 7.256, 7.46
3) Team CanAm - 371, 7.392, 7.64
4) Clover Leaf Racing - 341, 7.512, 7.74
5) Penn-NY - 333, 7.680, 8.06

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