Great report, thanks to all concerned with the running and driving duties. Congratulations to Taffy with another win and Alan/Stu on second and Bryan for his 3rd place. Terrific photo's of another scenic circuit. Cheers Nigel
Post by Dave Wisdom on Oct 21, 2014 1:49:48 GMT -5
Well done to John, Bryan, Dave & Paul. Excellent, atmospheric photos of the cars and track too. Looks like Taffy has this year wrapped up safely. It was clearly evident from round one, his Matra would be hard to beat. However, Cuckoo Pines is another tight circuit and it will be very interesting to see how the field handles on a different surface.
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Oct 21, 2014 20:19:57 GMT -5
Thanks for a great report and pics and thsnk to all the guys involved on running this round, shame the Shannon slipped down from qualifying But still performing much better than the full scale car! Now looking for something to build for next year also.
Great stuff, thanks John for staging the race. Congratulations to the winner Taffy - yet again - and all the other front runners. The Honda RA300 at the very least performs consistently - consistently slow. I read somewhere that the Honda engine was the most powerful in the 3L class. Obviously not true for the 1/32 class. Yep...time to start on next year's car.
Post by David Lawson on Oct 27, 2014 2:17:12 GMT -5
I heard from Pete Shepherd on Saturday and I quote him here, "I've been at Cuckoo Pines all afternoon preparing the track. I've given it a good clean and got both lanes running nicely so we are good to go for the race on the 2nd November".
How does that work ,qualify 4th and end up 11th ,dont get, that at all ,seem to remeber the same happened last year, where the performance just fell away in the last couple of races tony
Possibly the same way one qualifies fifth and ends up 17th. Which is what happened with my Ferrari. I can't say that there was a hex on red cars as Stewart's Ferrari moved in the opposite direction from a lower qualifying position to a higher finish.
Ah the cruel fortunes of racing..
Idle speculation on my part (emphasis on the idle of course!). Perhaps some buildup of rubber or track 'gunk' affected the tires and some tires much more than others. My Ferrari's Paul Gage urethane tires were definitely very unhappy campers after Heat One. On the other hand, wouldn't rubber tires be more affected by track debris.. if indeed there was any? Puzzled, but it's history now.
We can only hope for the race gods to look kindly upon our cars in the final round.
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Post by Phil Kalbfell on Oct 27, 2014 16:04:08 GMT -5
When we run races down here with cars using both eurethane and rubber tyres we find that grip is not as good for either tyre as when one type only is used. Rubber do tend to loose their grip If they follow several Eurethsnes shod cars. I think the type of track surface plays a part in just how much grip is effected by the different tyres. We now avoid trying to run the two types together, in any class.
Post by Dave Wisdom on Oct 28, 2014 14:37:25 GMT -5
Pete Shepherd has confirmed the teams have now all arrived safely at Cuckoo Pines for this weekends US Grand Prix. Pete is hoping unofficial practice will commence within the next few days. Stay tuned!