Hi Folks, The race was run today, and the results follow.
The race distance was 4 minutes on each of the 3 lanes (12 min. total) with the drivers remaining on their respective lane throughout. The cars were run quickly but respectfully, with only 2 offs throughout the entire race (minor offs with no damage whatsoever). Prior to each heat, there was a 5/6 lap session where the drivers got a feel for each car, and, had time to adjust their controllers accordingly. The race was run at 10.5 volts.
The drivers were instructed to drive quickly, but, within the limitations of the car, which resulted in very good overall speed/consistency , with average lap times within a couple of ticks of their qualifying times.
I qualified the cars last week, and know the track well, and with the instructions to the drivers to be respectful, no car went quicker than its its qualifying effort (but some got very close).
With the consistently quick lap times and almost no offs, I feel that this was a good measure of each car on this particular track.
None of the cars experienced any mechanical gremlns, but, there are a few which may have some issues before the series is completed.......I will outline details in my notes/observations which I will complete over the next couple of days.
So......on to the results.........with a few exceptions, the results are very similar to qualifying, with some very very tight finishes....some placings separated by only a couple of tenths of a lap, and to be honest, after qualifying them, I see no obvious surprises.
Cheers Chris Walker
Finish....Car # .....Tot. laps .......Fast Lap (sec.)
Great job Chris! Why can't all proxy races be run like this? I think it results in the most laps achieved, while also reducing the risk to the cars. I'm glad to see my unlucky #13 BRM is gradually working it's way up.
Although I am not competing in this event it was most informative to read the feedback on the build/performance of the cars, by someone who has the experience, knowledge and a championship, to analyse the shortcomings of a performance slot car of this type. The write-up and race were great and I am enjoying spectating this event. Thanks, Nigel
My thanks to Chris and his talented team for a very efficiently run round of this proxy. The photos, the reporting, and especially the analysis of the cars, was top notch and most welcome.
Congrats to Chris on his win. From the first test, I thought his was the car to beat in this series. Kudos also to Marek (locally known as Doc Evil) for his second place finish. As for my Brabham claiming the third step of the Boxbury podium... after the trials of the first two rounds, I am over the moon. If it all goes to hell again for the rest of the races, my entry has at least claimed its moment of glory under the Kleig lamps.
The cars are now on the way to Chappy's Canfield Green circuit. I expect the next round will race within a couple of weeks.
I will update the Championship Standings and post those results soon.
unless I´m non contesting in this proxy, I would be very interested to see more picture from your track. I´m always interested to see other track designs and decorations. So, would it be possible to see more detailed pics from your track?