Thunderslot - Qualifying event for UK Slot Car Festival - Nascot Wood
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If you want to enter please email the address on the poster. £10 per person, payable in advance.

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The technical rules applied here are based on stock box cars with some modifications as listed below.
It is permissible to race both versions of the Thunderslot Lola – the T70 MKIII Coupé and T70 Spyder – as well as the McLaren M6A/B and the new model 
The improvements are allowed as follows:

1) Front tyres can be replaced with the Thunderslot spare part code TYR003FR.
2) The stock rear rims RMR001AL (dia14.3mm.) can be replaced with the Thunderslot spare part code RMR002AL (dia14.85mm.).
3) The sponge rings Thunderslot spare code RMRFM001 can be fitted to the wheel rims.
4) It is permissible to use other makes’ axles, as long as they are not hollowed or machined down.
5) Gluing the standard bronze axle bearings to the motor mount is allowed.
6) Braids and motor wires are free, but standard Thunderslot guide must be used.
7) It is permissible to replace the original white 32-tooth gear with the spare parts Blue 31T GE31SWP or the Orange 30T GE30SWP.
8) It is permissible to replace the stock black motor mount with the Thunderslot spares codes MTS001G (grey) or MTS001S (dark grey).
9) It is permissible to replace each one of the four standard black chassis in accordance with the following list :
Lola T70 MKIII Coupé – grey CHS001G and dark grey CHS001S
Lola T70 Spyder – grey CHS002G and dark grey CHS002S
McLaren M6A/B – grey CHS003G and dark grey CHS003S
McLaren-Elva – grey CHS004G and dark grey CHS004S
10) The adding of Allen screws, spares code SC2.5HEX, on the chassis’ four lateral holes to set the body on the chassis itself is allowed.
11) Rear view mirrors can be missing.
12) On the Lola Spyder, you may install washers between the front screw posts and the chassis pods to a maximum thickness of 1.5 mm.
13) On the Lola Spyder, it is permissible to remove the dummy gearbox and replace it with a washer of 1.0mm thickness.
14) The racing tyres TYR004R will be supplied by the organisers and must be fitted prior to the car entering Parc Fermé. Any kind of liquid / goop is strictly forbidden at all times! Tyres may not be reduced in overall diameter prior to the start of the racing, though it is permissible to remove any moulding discrepancies or flashing.
15) Motors – The only motor allowed is the standard Thunderslot 21.5K Ref: TSLMTMACH21 using the 11 tooth pinion ref: PN11PL
16) All motors must be fitted with the Thunderslot 11 tooth pinion. They will be checked for revs and magnetic field before entering Parc Fermé.
17) In the case of a self-painted bodyshell, fluorescent paint is not allowed. Period colour schemes are encouraged and cars must carry a minimum of three racing numbers. 
18) The wheel inserts must be installed.
19) The minimum body weight for the Lola T70 Coupé is 17g whilst for the Lola T70 Spyder it is 13g.
20) Maximum width across the rear wheels is 61mm.
21) Adding weight is allowed, but it must be securely fixed to the chassis area (inside the car) and be invisible from the outside.
22) The fitting of a Thunderslot suspension kit is permitted – Ref: TSLSUSK003.

Message from Terry at Gaugemaster:
Hi Guys,


I just thought I would give you all an insight to the above series. Gaugemaster came up the idea of holding regional events with a final at Gaydon some months ago and we needed to get the ball rolling as we know how quickly the race calendar builds up. We wanted to get everything in place before we mentioned anything to Giovanni. Pendleslot were first to commit and while the Wales and West guys had confirmed they would hold an event, they took a bit of time in finding a suitable date. I also approached another couple of clubs who initially seemed keen but eventually declined. Unbeknown to me Nascot Wood had started to arrange their own Thunderslot Can Am event in May and as this was well underway we decided it made sense to include their race, with their agreement, into the series.


Nascot were already talking to Giovanni about the rules, which seemed pretty open, whereas I had wanted the series to be based on box-stock cars. After consultation with Jo we decided that we would now adopt everything he put forward, and also allow full suspension and chassis ballast, the latter he was initially against. These rules have been available on this site for a few days now. As for the series being rounds, heats  or whatever, to keep things simple you must race at a regional event to qualify for the Finals at the UK Slot Car Festival in Gaydon and that's it. There might have to a limit possibly 32 as it will be held on a 4-lane Ninco track build hopefully on the Friday evening with the race itself on the Saturday. As the track pieces will be supplied by both Gaugemaster and Red Dragon (Wales and West) I believe they may be holding their own race on the track on the Sunday, but please contact them directly. If you want to show your interest in attending any of the regional events then please also contact the host club directly.


There will be control tyres handed out at each event plus motors at the final. The regional events will have prizes and at the final there will be more special prizes and trophies for the podium spots and we are looking at possibly adding something a bit special, so watch this space. There will be no charge at Gaydon as you will have to pay to get in, however the regional events will have a small fee for race entry.


In the event that we do get more than 32 racers at the final then we have a system in place that will make it fair to everyone, but let's not worry about that just yet. Happy racing!


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