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  1. Bugger .. Sad for all of the racers and Fox that have worked towards this event. I had to cancel with so many racers contracting Covid over the past week and others still recovering. At least we have everything in place for the event. . Now all we have to do is find a weekend that works for most. Regards, Kim
  2. You and Clint need to be here Charles.. It will be a great weekend. It's vary user friendly track. .A couple of hours and you're on pace.
  3. Great work Fox.. thanks for organising. I just got the proofs for theTrophies.. There will be trophies for each class - TQ, Concours, 1st 2nd & 3rd podium finishers and highest place Rookie Racer award. To get you name on the Geoghegan Trophy points from your best 3 race results will be added up. In addition to having their name permanently nailed onto the Geoghegan trophy they will be presented with a beautiful limited edition Apex replica of Pete's mustang to keep. Looking forward to a great weekend. .
  4. Hi Everybody, just posting to let you know ( short of me getting covid in the next two weeks) this event is going ahead. Trophies look great and the track has had a very favourible response from all that have raced on it. With concerns re the current Covid pandemic some teams have contacted me and are struggling to achieve a 3 man team but still want to attend. In light of this I am announcing this race can be a 2 or 3 person teams event. The race format for teams events will be 7 x 45 minute brackets. with driver changes every 15 minutes. Two man teams the driver changes will be A,B,A,B etc 3 man teams will be A,B,C, A,B,C, etc etc The track computer will be set for a power off driver change every 15 minutes so driver/ marshall change can happen in an orderly manner and not distanvantage any teams or continuity of marshalling duties. . At your earliest convenience please let me or Fox know what events you can attend, your team name, and the drivers in your team. Here is the art proofs for this events trophies. Regards, Kim Please note: In the interest of team members being Covid safe this will be a closed event from the general public. Only race entrants and the organiser will be allowed in the Slot car track area.
  5. Hi Fox, please enter for the two teams events: Seagulls Racers - Charles, Alan and Shaun Gold Coast Eagles - Bruce, Ash and Rusty Chipeaters - Team members to be advised
  6. Hi everyone... This event is on hold until we have a clear idea whats going on with Covid lockdown and Queensland border control. I'll get Fox to upfrade the 1st post. Regards, Kim
  7. Hi everyone, who knows if this event will go ahead with the unpredictibility of Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions.. all we can do is watch and wait.. On a good note I've got the track up and running and have been suprised just how well some cars handle the track and others, not so. As you know scale racing is predominately run on flat tracks so incorporating a banked turn was always a bit of an unknown.. Most scale cars handle the track very well.. Probably my favourite driving experience in the scale cars so far is the Slotworx Porsche.. It's lively, handles the bank well and gets into a nice controlled drift exiting the big 180 degree flat turn in front of the drivers panel. GT3's, Hstorics, GroupC (lexan) Mini Z all work extremely well. Ive tried a few Retro's and they also are a fun drive, What does'nt work well is the FLM and LMP cars.. Good everywhere on the track but when they hit the bank a combination of long wheekbase and a lot of rear end weight causes drama. The FLM with the large rim size and "rubber band tyre" chews out the right side tyre very quickly, it then delaminates from the rim and starts damaging the track. For some reason the LMP not a problem re tyre or rim but the higher than normal cornering force of the banked turn combined with long wheelbase and heavy longcan motor has the motor box compressing so much the chassis bottoms out and gets very sideways. Based on my experiance with these cars on the track I am going to replace the FLM class with Gen 1 Slotworx Porsche Cars for this event to 2021 specs. . Sorry for the change.. I will get Fox to re configure the opening race information.
  8. Accommodation: Well, there is luxury, cheap, and really cheap. The 1st week of October has holiday loading so the Luxo places like twin towns is expensive.. but, less than a 100 meters away there is a pub a bit like the Blue Gum.. before it was renovated. All rooms have en suite's and the price.. well $77 per room single but if you share only $88 per night ( yep.. thats $44 each) Food is good, beach across the road, about 10 minutes drive to the track.. Dont go to the website.. it will direct you to another entirely different hotel in another state? Phone 0755991909
  9. I've had a few enquiry's regards bodies.. here's an interesting list Fox put me onto. Wow.. I did'nt know so many bodies qualified. https://www.tsrfcars.com/scrra_canam_legal_bodies_web.htm
  10. Agree.. be great to see you Peter.. I'm pretty excited about introducing Retro to this end of the country. Had a lot of interest already. Me, Fox and Garry tried to get Retro happening a few years ago but after two trips to the Browns Plains track and finding the doors shut we sort of gave up.
  11. Thanks for entering Garry.. geez.. now I am going to have to build one of those Aussie Retro chassis we got how many years ago?
  12. Hi everyone, Exciting times.. I did'nt think there was another slot car track in me but when the very last track commercial track I ever built came up on Gumtree I had to save it. A two year search for premises finally found the community minded Seagulls Club only a 10 minutes my place at Tweed Heads. Luckily for me it's in NSW so no crossing the border every day ! .. I'm hoping to have it open in the next couple of weeks. Here's a few pic's... I'll update shortly.
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