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  1. FoxBox

    River City 12 hour Enduro

    Make the dots bigger and more legible then - or redo the stripes when the track is moved - surely it’s not that hard?
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    River City 12 hour Enduro

    Ha πŸ˜‘ I can only refer you to my sign-off: - Do Less with More Focus Cheers Benno
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    River City 12 hour Enduro

    Saw this a couple of days ago and let it ride but now I would like to ask how can marshals possibly use two hands when one hand is constantly holding a mobile phone, texting or watching Youtube or updating Facebook - or whatever? It also helps if marshals actually watch the corner rather than maintaining eye contact with the whoever they are deep in conversation with? Just my 2 cents worth - we all like to do our best but I think some application and concentration is required to do that πŸ˜‘
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    River City 12 hour Enduro

    Hey Cam I actually heard Adam Spencer use that slut term also and yes he is the man of math for sure especially in making concepts somewhat accessible to those with a limited math background. Cheers
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    River City 12 hour Enduro

    Agree totally Cam but all I was trying to say is that the winners only had 2 of these 3 (the most important 2) being not coming off and having the best drivers (which is almost the same thing but not quite). Agree totally re the statistician comment also - it is well known and as noted by Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." 😧 Sorry you missed it and hope to see you soon. Cheers
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    River City 12 hour Enduro

    Hi Gents, Absolutely correct and I think that some previous comments have added to this theme of small factors and Noel has been gracious enough to enlighten us on how to do it. I called Noel up a couple of weeks out from the race and he had just got home from a 2 - 3 hour tuning and practise session. Have a guess how many others were at the track developing their cars - NONE - he had the track to himself. So here we have a guy that has won a shit load of races and is renowned for spending hours developing and tuning his car at the track doing exactly that and practising - by himself. Its no coincidence that his cars are fast and he wins a lot. On the subject of car tuning I commend to you all the treatise by Jan (Springbok Racer) in the Discussion/Workshop area of this forum - there you will find the stuff that the top racers do to get their car to optimum performance. Now a few numbers for Pagey Day Section BVR set the fastest lap and overall and fastest on 5 of the lanes - ACE filled the other 3. ACE however did the most laps in a bracket and set most laps on 5 lanes followed by BVR who did most on 3 (including equaling ACE on White) whilst Narangba did most on Purple. Night Session This was a very interesting race as ACE and Bull Ring of the podium 3 had had issues which affected their result in the Day section and would have to work hard to come back - which they both did. BVR were again the rocket team with fastest time overall and fastest time on 6 of the 8 lanes with Bull Ring and River City getting 1 each - NOTE that ACE did not have the fastest car on any lane! Most laps on a lane was by ACE who had the most on 6 of the 8 lanes with Bull Ring equaling them on Yellow and getting the remaining 2. Overall Of the 16 brackets BVR set fast time on 11 lanes, ACE on 3 lanes with Bull Ring and River City having 1 each. Of the 16 brackets ACE scored most laps on 11 lanes, Bull Ring on 3 (including equaling ACE once) , BVR on 3 (including equaling ACE once) and Narangba 1. In summary having the fastest car does not get you the most laps as noted by Pagey above. In a long race there are many sad tales to tell but I note that only BVR of the podium three had no car issues in the Day or Night sessions. Overall I had a great time catching up with you all even though Team Phoenix did not rise as we had hoped due to a variety of reasons - my actual race highlight was as builder of the chassis that BVR used which the Axman has labelled the Pla-Fox πŸ™„ Cheers
  7. FoxBox

    River City 12 hour Enduro

    OK got home late today - have been to the pub and had a nice meal nearby and now have a big screen and keyboard - so - numbers will be coming. Just as an entree the podium was really close - ACE 1st to BVR 2nd was 60 laps over 12 hours. That's 5 laps per hour or 1 lap per 12 minutes. BULL Ring were roughly the same dist behind BVR which means 2 laps per 12 mins behind ACE . That is close in my book. BTW ACE averaged at 7.87 secs per lap BVR averaged at 7.96 secs per lap BULL RING averaged at 8.06 secs per lap So about a tenth per lap including troubles. More to come Pagey but time for red wine and then sleepys now.
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    Bathurst in July. National Club Challenge

    Go Darryl I am in the process of building a V8 as well πŸ˜‘ Go 'FAT Racing' Its gunna be awesome 🀩🀩
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    Bathurst in July. National Club Challenge

    Thanks Gents Well I missed that detail for sure - yep on the first post as you said.
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    Bathurst in July. National Club Challenge

    Hey Pagey Just got my V8 from Cam today so have been having fun getting it assembled for the Bull Ring and reading the rules leads me to a couple of questions (sorry if these items have been covered but I could not find). I am assuming SRP 25 for sure? Is it the 12 like GT3 or 13 like Porsche Cup? Cheers and see you in Qld.
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    Bathurst in July. National Club Challenge

    Hey Pagey Just confirming that FAT Racing (Fox and Darryl) are on for all the Team events and I will also race in the V8 event as well. Really looking forward to those toasted sambos again (and the racing of course) 🀀 Cheers Mate
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    Controller Plugs - Standardisation

    I have updated the diagram to erase any possibility of misunderstanding it.
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    Controller Plugs - Standardisation

    That works for the US controllers. If the plug is labelled - not all are. Diagram was done to spec πŸ˜€
  14. Hi All Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Tasmania racers currently wire a female 3 pin plug to their controllers as that is the way their tracks are wired. To be able to use their controllers for races in Queensland they needed to make an adaptor that looks like this which I made for the upcoming 12 hour race at River City Raceway in Queensland: - I was quite disturbed by this device as it has the ability to kill somebody (a child or someone not too smart) as it has two sets of potential live pins. Probably illegal to make or own one as well? For Queenslanders coming to other states it was not an issue as they required an adaptor with two female plugs so there was no chance of accidental misuse. I sent the image to Kim Axton with my concerns who saw the issue as important and immediately gained the support of Andrew Bartholomew, Jan Roestorf, Garry Johnson and Mark Stockwell who will modify their tracks to accept the female 3 flat pin plug currently used everywhere else. It is also possible that River City Raceway will also have converted their track as well by the time of the upcoming 12 hour race. Kim asked me to do some wiring diagrams for you to show the correct wiring for the 3 flat pin female plug so here it is. I understand that many racers with the current 2 female plug adaptors that Queenslanders use interstate will be donating them to River City Raceway to enable non traveling racers to enjoy the track without having to rewire their controllers - a great idea. So here you go with the wiring diagram - please note this is looking at the TOP of the plug!
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    Bathurst in July. National Club Challenge

    Shaping up very nicely Pagey 🍺
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