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LeMans Trials and Mixed race at Electron Raceway - 8/5/19


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:51 AM

The field was a bit sparse with only four competitors making the race on 8/5/19. In addition, Mike showed up to practice and was kind enough to stay and marshal. This allowed us to facilitate a race with two marshals and at least one empty lane in each heat.

LeMans Trials

The trials saw a mix of OSCAR and True Scale cars compete for the top spot. Times improved over last week leading to a new top dog.

In the contest for King of the Hill
  • Rich entered the fray for King of the Hill this week with his black, ProSlot 16D powered, OSCAR based Firebird T/A. The car ran an impressive 4.839 second fast lap. This performance beat the old record of 4.966 seconds set by Bobs pink, OSCAR based Firebird T/A set on 7/29
  • James also managed to eclipse Bobs time. Running his yellow Firebird T/A, he improved his fast lap time running 4.954 seconds

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In the LeMans Trials
  • Again, Rich ran his blue, OSCAR based GT40, however, this week a ProSlot 16D motor replaced a Deathstar. The GT40 was marginally quicker with the new power plant and was able to break the magic 5 second mark turning a 4.981 second fast lap. This was enough to beat the old record of 5.04 seconds set by Rons gray, True Scale Porsche 906
  • Ron added a front pan to his 906 in an attempt to improve his fast lap time over last week. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the 906 ran considerably slower with the addition of the front pan (5.224 vs 5.05 seconds). In my opinion, track conditions were similar week to week. Was this an aberration? The only way to tell is to run with a front pan and then without a front pan in back to back runs. Ron may attempt that experiment in coming weeks. In addition Rons 906 was raised at least one eight of an inch by adding a plastic strip to each of the rocker panels of the 906. This was done to accommodate large rear tires. The rules allow for rear tires to be as small as .925 inches and front tires to be cut down to clear the front wheel wells for True Scale Gran Sport and Can-Am cars. Running smaller tires and removing the plastic strips will lower the center of gravity and should result in faster lap times. I believe that the 906 has great potential and should be in the hunt for top dog in the LeMans Trials
  • James ran his True Scale 68 Firebird for the first time in the Trials. The Firebird was run with a brand new chassis. James indicated that the side pans were narrow. I look for his Firebird to be a contender. Sporting an older, sorted chassis, the car ran a 4.899 second fast lap in a race held on 1/31/19
  • Again, Joe ran his True Scale 67 Camaro. He improved his fast lap time significantly (5.109 seconds on 7/29/19 to 5.012 seconds on 8/5/19). This performance moved Joe into second place behind Richs GT40 in the Trials.
To view cars run on 7/29, see the link http://slotblog.net/...-raceway-72919/ and cursor down)
 

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Mixed Race

The grid was a mix of old and new, OSCAR and True Scale cars. Rich ran his OSCAR based GT40. Ron ran his True Scale GT40. Joe ran his True Scale Ferrari 458 and James ran his True Scale Ford GT.

Racing was pretty close with all competitors having a chance for a podium spot. In the end, Rich won with 85.8 laps about a half lap ahead of second place Joe. Ron was third only three sections behind Joe.
 

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