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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

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13 hours ago, Camber said:

OK Fox, time to confess. 

 

Which one is the fastest??

 

I like the TI22.

 

I use the JK long version on HSC Flat Track and also have used the Red Fox version but overall I say the JK TI22 long is my favorite.

On a super fast track like a King or the Hill-climb at HSC I use the short version.

 

For Kim's track I am thinking either body will go well.

 

Cheers

FoxBox

 

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Hi All

 

A quick update which I have now included in the post regarding regulations.

 

Bodies

Both ruling bodies in the USA (SCRRA and IRRA) have separate approved body listing whilst our regulations allow any body on either list to be used.

SCRRA rules state the body max width is 3-3/16" (3.188") whilst IRRA rules allow 3-1/4" (3.250").

Thus the Aussie Retro Rule CA-4i will be amended to allow bodies to be up to allow up to 3.25" measured across the front and rear wheel arches.

Cheers

FoxBox

 
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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.        

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On 8/13/2021 at 6:25 PM, FoxBox said:

Hi All

 

Have made the changes.

Looking a bit of a fantasy at this stage with the C19 numbers going up and up in NSW at the moment

Wait and see I guess

 

Cheers 

And spreading to the country towns ,great work Gladbags, for not going hard on lock down.

 

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Hi All

 

Well I guess we could all see this coming and thus it is with a heavy heart and great regret that I announce: -

 

Lexan Shootout @ Seagulls is postponed until further notice

 

Hopefully we can start having some racing again in 2022 as realistically I can't se anything happening in what remains of this year.

 

Stay safe and get yourselves vaxxed (if not already done).

 

Cheers

FoxBox

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