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Hi Guys

 

Here is the schedule for the weekend - same kind of format etc as last year.

 

As always the times may vary a little depending on Tech, track calls and sluggards etc.

 

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 Hi All  

Here is the outline of the complete program for the Lexan Shootout (aka HSC Enduro weekend).
There may be a little tweaking here and there but essentially this will be it with adjustments if scrutineering and track-calls (and other variable portions of the program) take more or less time. 

Program Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

Open Practice

GT3 Tech
FLM & Cup Practice

GT3
Photos & Concours

GT3 Qual

GT3 Lane Draw & Parc Ferme

FLM and Cup Practice

     

 

Start

12:00 PM

4:15 PM

5:30 PM

5:45 PM

6:18 PM

6:28 PM

     

 

Minutes

255.00

75.00

15.00

33.00

10.00

114.00

     

 

Est Finish

4:15 PM

5:30 PM

5:45 PM

6:18 PM

6:28 PM

8:22 PM

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GT3 Sprint Races

   

 

Sat

Open @ 8:00
Start @ 8:30

Briefing

GT3 Race & FLM H/O

Track Call

Lane Change

Main Changes

Podium Photos & Break

   

 

Start

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

8:40 AM

 

 

 

11:38 AM

   

 

Minutes

30.00

10.00

130.00

15.00

23.00

10.00

10.00

   

 

Est Finish

8:30 AM

8:40 AM

 

 

 

11:38 AM

11:48 AM

   

 

 

FLM Team Races

Sat

FLM Test & Practice

FLM Tech & Break

FLM Qual & Lane Draw

Briefing, Concours & Photos

FLM Race & Cup H/O

Track Call

Lane Change

Driver Changes

Main Changes

Podium Photos & Break

Start

11:48 AM

12:18 PM

12:58 PM

1:26 PM

1:36 PM

 

 

 

 

5:02 PM

Minutes

30.00

40.00

28.00

10.00

160.00

20.00

14.00

7.00

5.00

10.00

Est Finish

12:18 PM

12:58 PM

1:26 PM

1:36 PM

 

 

 

 

5:02 PM

5:12 PM

 

Cup Prelim.

         

 

Sat

Cup Test & Practice

Cup Tech & Break

Cup Qual

Parc Ferme

         

 

Start

5:12 PM

5:32 PM

6:02 PM

6:12 PM

         

 

Minutes

20.00

30.00

10.00

 

         

 

Est Finish

5:32 PM

6:02 PM

6:12 PM

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porsche Cup 6 Hr Enduro

     

 

Sun

Open @ 8:00
Start @ 8:30

Briefing, Concours & Photos

Porsche Cup Race

Track Call

Lane Change

Trophies & Photos

     

 

Start

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

8:50 AM

 

 

3:57 PM

     

 

Minutes

30.00

20.00

360.00

60.00

7.00

30.00

     

 

Est Finish

8:30 AM

8:50 AM

 

 

3:57 PM

4:27 PM

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


It is a lot of racing and a lot of fun to be packed into the 3 days and in particular Saturday will be busy.
Accordingly it will be imperative that all racers cooperate in being on time and ready for their events, available for marshaling when required and otherwise being aware and responsive to any other directives such as organising for photo ops and judging Concours etc.  

Note in particular the motor hand-out schedule and the controls relating to same which will be identical to the process used last year.

FLM Handouts

These motors will be available by draw during the GT3 races.

Porsche Cup Handouts

These motors will be available by draw during the FLM races.

Motors Generally

When you are scheduled for your hand-out (more on this later) the process is: -

If James has not been already paid (for the whole team) you pay James any outstanding entry fees for the race.
You will then draw a numbered stick from an envelope which represents the corresponding numbered motor.
Your motor selection will be recorded on a spreadsheet for tech.  

Once received motors may be run on a power source. 

The race schedule allows for a test period after the allocation and fitting of FLM and Porsche Cup motors.

There will be a very limited number of replacement motors that will be available in exchange for your original motor and $12 payable to James (if you are unhappy with your original selection).  You get your original motor back after the race.

These motors will also be marked and any replacement recorded as per above.  

Cheetah IVs

I have run these motors for 45 minutes at low voltage. 

Werner of ACE Hobbies has supplied the motors for the FLM event.  

SRP 25L

Again we are very lucky to have these motors supplied – by Garry Johnson of Slotworx this time.

These motors have been oiled and run for a few seconds by Garry to ensure they are ok and you will get them exactly like that.

Race Scheduling and Marshaling  

GT3

There will be 3 races comprising brackets of 5 minutes (run in ‘Round Robin’ mode) composed as follows: -

A Main
Qualifiers 1 to 8
B Main
Qualifiers 9 to 17
C Main
Qualifiers 18 to 26 

Racing will start with the C Main. Followed by B then A

The following Table sets out who is racing and who is marshalling during any particular main. Notice that all participants are scheduled to marshal once and have two ‘inactive’ mains where they will not be racing or marshalling.

GT3 Schedule

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

A Main

A Main

A Main

B Main

B Main

B Main

C Main

C Main

C Main

LEGEND

 

 

Racing

 

 

Marshalling

 

Inactive (FLM Handout)

 

 

Immediately after each race you DO NOT TOUCH YOUR CAR.

 

Your finishing point will be marked on the track-side with a piece of masking tape with your name (as this is a Round Robin format) after which cars go to Parc Ferme.  

Racers are able to pay any outstanding FLM entry fees and get their FLM motors and fit them during their inactive period as explained earlier  

FLM

There will be 2 races comprising 8 brackets of 10 minutes composed (with current entry numbers) as follows: -

A Main
Qualifiers 1 to 7
B Main
Qualifiers 8 to 14

As there are two drivers per Team one will be driving and one will be marshaling.
At the 5 minute mark there will be a track-call and drivers swapped.
Both team members drive for 5 minutes each on all lanes – no cherry picking drivers for lanes.

Racing will start with the B Main.

After each race cars go to Parc Ferme

Teams are able to pay Porsche Cup entry fees and get their motors and fit them during the Main they are not participating in.

Porsche Cup

This will be an 8 team race with qualifying position dictating lane choice.

All team drivers must drive all lanes for an equal length of time - 3 driver teams 15 minutes per driver and 4 driver teams approx 11 minutes per driver.

Driver changes must occur with the car stationary in the prescribed zone.

If a driver change is made with the car outside the zone the penalty is 5 laps. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Parc Ferme

If is not clear from the above schedule this is what happens: -

Afre your car is submitted to Tech Scrutiny it  MUST be in Parc Ferme at ALL times unless you are qualifying, racing or working on it under Green Flag.  

This will be the case until all races of a particular class have been run and results finalised and the all-clear given - no exceptions.  

Penalty for transgressions of this condition - 10 Laps Deduction.  

Tech Scrutiny

All cars will be required to have a post-it sticker identity tag which needs to submitted with the car for tech and remain with the car whilst in Parc Ferme.  

Please ensure your car is legal prior to Tech to ensure a smooth and quick process.  

Please ensure that your car is legal at the end of the race to avoid risk of disqualification.

Porsche Cup cars will be teched after the race to ensure the car is compliant wrt it being complete and at correct weight (160 grams) with min (0.5mm) clearance as per Porsche Cup Rules.

As previously outlined in posts regarding this event the Cup cars must be complete with the exceptions that wheel inserts may be missing, mirrors may be missing and light buckets may be missing. 

There will be no post-race tech inspection for GT3 or FLM although any car that is riding too low at any point will need to be removed and rectified under Green.  

Working on Cars

Once a car has been submitted to Tech NO work may be done on it EXCEPTING: -  

(1) Qualifying

Cars are available from Parc Ferme two qualifiers from when you are due.

First up will have their car for 3 minutes and second up gets theirs 1.5 minutes before the first qualifier is up.

You may give the car a once-over by checking the body is properly fitted, oil it, adjust braids and juice them and clean the tyres.

(2) Lane Change

You may clean the tyres (tape only) and adjust (not replace) the braids.

This also means no use of test boards or any measuring device etc – the only items proximate to the car during a lane change is the tyre tape and lane stickers. You may obviously look at the car from any angle you like etc but that’s it.

(3) Under Green Flag

You may do anything under Green Flag.

HOWEVER if working under Green and a lane change occurs you must not continue working on it until Green continues.  

Penalty for transgressions of these conditions - 10 Laps Deduction.  

Point Score

Points will be allocated to all races as follows: -

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For the title 'Lexan King' for 2020 it will be an addition of all points scored as a team member or individually.

In the event of a tied score this coveted title will be awarded to whoever finished higher in the GT3 race.  

Trophies

Trophies are being supplied by James Colfax of HSC Raceway as follows.

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Well I think that covers it please yell out if you think I have missed or confused anything.

Here is a Dropbox link for you download this and/or print as PDF

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ahn8cdl4ycwjmnh/Program etc.pdf?dl=0

Cheers
FoxBox

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A quick note on hand out motors.

 

The motors supplied by Slotworx and Ace Hobbies have all been tested and, not withstanding the normal variations of mass production, have all been found to be within the normal range of performance and without any overt irregularities.

 

As we are all aware, there are many ways to destroy a motor, tight gear mesh, over revving, applying additives that destroy brushes, the list goes on. Therefore it is incumbent on each team to ensure their motor(s) survive. If your motor fails for any reason you will not receive a free replacement. You will need to purchase a new motor from the approved spares held by Mark if you wish to continue racing.

 

Please note that this rule has been applied by the suppliers of the motors and not by Mark so don't complain to him. If you have a problem with this please address all complaints, via email, to nobodygivesastuff@ratsarsecomplaintdept.com

 

I hope everyone attending has a great weekend at what might be the last of these weekends at Hornsby. I wish I could be there at least for the Saturday night piss up, sorry, make that 'social gathering' at the Blue Gum.

 

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Thanks for all the prep work Fox, very much looking forward to the weekend and learning some more about race craft and car set up, plus drinking tips from master Glenn. It would have been great to have you down this year Garry, thanks for supplying the motors along with Werner. 

 

Cheers

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OK Gents

 

Racers came from the four corners of the globe to contest what will in all likelihood be the final Lexan Shootout at this fabulous track and venue.

 

GT3

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Very happy to TQ for this event.

 

Great to have 24 starters for 3 full fields of 8

Race1

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Race 2

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Race 3

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Final Race Positions

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Great 1st Individual Sprint Title for Pagey.

 

Podium L - R

Fox 2nd, Pagey 1st, Kim 3rd

(a great day for McLaren)

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FLM

Two Races of 7

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A very fast TQ for Bullring 2 (Benno at the wheel).

 

Race 1

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Race 2

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Final Placing

 

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That concluded the actual racing for Saturday which was followed by Qualifying for the Porsche Cup 6 hour on the following day.

 

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Solid TQ by Nikimoto (with Kim at the wheel) just breaking into the 5.6's

 

So now bit of a meal and a couple of beers and then a sleep in preparation for the BIG ONE.

 

Porsche Cup  Hour

 

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Podium

L - R

Bullring 2nd, FAT Racing 1st, Nikimoto 3rd

 

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A great win by 'FAT Racing' who have been slowly working up the ladder in this format with a 3rd in 2018, a 2nd in 2019 and now the win in 2020. To say we were over the moon would be a fair assessment.

 

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The final tally of the points from all three events to determine the holder of the noble title of LEXAN KING for 2020: -

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and the winner is Pagey - well done.

 

That wraps it up - thanks to all the racers that came to this event to make it the great time it was and to James and Joe for the lovely track prep.

 

Also a big thanks to the sponsors of motor and prizes - Garry of Slotworx and Werner of ACE Hobbies.

 

Cheers FoxBox

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   What a fantastic weekend as always . Thanks again Mark for all your hard work in preparation and over the weekend. Really appreciate your huge efforts. Also congratulations on your own and team’s success in the events . Also very sad that it might have been the last Hornsby as we know and love.  But with a slim chance things might still fall in James favour to keep it going we can only pray 🙏🏻 . Thanks James and Joe again for all the prep and effort over the weekend. Wow what a fantastic race meeting I had 😳 Its always such a privilege to drive with Ben, Cam and Noel . Had a blast watching those blokes do there stuff . I got very very lucky in the GT3 to get my very first National individual win. Thanks again to Noel for all his driving tips over the last few years along with Ben and Cam,  also with golden advice . It was very funny but also ironic that Noel past the silly paper hat to me this year 👑😂😂😂 I was also very happy to see all my fellow Bullring mates driving so well . Making up at least half the field of drivers and always last at the pub . Bloody awesome stuff! 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 Thanks again everyone and I hope that you will all consider travelling to the up coming Australian tri series this year to keep such great weekends like this alive . 
  Also nearly forgot to thank the sponsors. Thanks Garry for prizes and motors . Slotworx is a fantastic product and we had all cars finish the 6hr Porsche race 👏🏻👏🏻. Thanks also to Werner for your never ending support of our hobby . ACE hobbies 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
 

Cheers Pagey 

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Hi all,  I would like to thank all who competed in this great event,,,,,,,was fantastic to drive with and against such such a top notch bunch of racers.,,,dosn't get any better better than that !!

Big thanks to James and Joe,,,the track was unreal.....to Gary and Werner for your sponsorship...a big thankyou,,,,,,,,,to Mark for all your efforts in putting the race together,,,and running it,,,just fantastic !!!!    To Mark again for giving Stoo and myself such a well set up  Porsche car,,,thanks so much,,,,and you guys just drove it like you stole it,,,but very cleanly,,,well done !!!,,.

A big congrats to Glen on becoming the new " LEXAN  KING "  WELL DONE MATE !!!

cheers Darryl

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A few more pics of the presentations etc.

Thanks to Stephen Clarke (SlotStream) for these.

 

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Great report Fox.. I know you put in a huge effort to make the event run smoothly and at the same time somehow managed to build race winning cars, and then drive them to podium finishes with your team.  The trophy's you donated were great and as "dtslot" said James and Joe's efforts with the race and track presentation was 1st class.  I do like the format with drivers individual performance and their team effort counting towards an overall champion.. makes for a great finish to the weekend with the Lexan Crown..  Interesting outcome re the option for 12 or 13t in the GT3 class.. it certainly gave "average" motors extra legs but at the end of the day Pagey's monster motor won GT3 running a 12 tooth. Another format I liked was the motor handout. Motors were handed out during the preceding race when drivers were on a bye or waiting for their race. This worked especially well for increasing pub time!

I'd like to thank my team of Simon, Nick and Charles Rickards (who I coaxed out of slotcar retirement ) to achieve three podiums ( 3rd, 3rd and 3rd.. Doh!) and all that came along for a great race weekend.

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BYO for GT3 at this race... Garry J from Slotworx provided motors for Cup Cars and they were all very similar. Ace Hobbies supplied

Cheetah's for FLM .. also all pretty good.

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2 hours ago, nomadracer said:

pagey does that mean you've changed your mind about handout motors

 

First one that hasnt died on him wasnt a handout .... so id say his feelings on them remain the same Mark 

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1 hour ago, Axman said:

Garry J from Slotworx provided motors for Cup Cars and they were all very similar. Ace Hobbies supplied Cheetah's for FLM .. also all pretty good.

 

I would have thought that Pagey would have been happy with the hand-outs for FLM and Porsche Cup for sure?

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Yes thanks for the sponsorship from our suppliers and for Marks efforts running in . 
Looks like my lotto numbers come up. 
Very thankful. Doesn’t change my overall view . Been burnt to many times . 
 

 

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Yes, the factory that makes the hand out motors needs to up it's game.

 

Oh, hang on .................

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Interesting the GT3 Qualifying times this year.. Even with the 13T and "bring your best motor" still in the 5.3's and not much quicker than last years times with handouts... 

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Similar story here.

 

I used the motor I got as a hand-out from last years Lexan Shootout Porsche Cup 6 Hour race and TQed - go figure.

 

This particular motor had done around 8 hours of racing prior to this year's GT3 race but was the fastest I had (marginally) in track testing and was also marginally quicker with a 13T pinion.

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  Mine was brand new out of the packet that week when I realised it wasn’t a hand out class . Testing all my motors in the same chassis on track under the same conditions. It was not run in at all with limited track time. I just didn’t want a failure for a change in one of my favourite classes . Got lucky for a change . 

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