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RE: Triple Crown - American Road Race Slot Car Proxy Tour 9
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Welcome to the report from Woodland Fort
Let me firstly introduce your drivers for the evening, in no particular order we have Graeme Bickford, Ian Chanter, John Down, Ant Daw, Mike Stonehouse, Ken Kinski and myself Bernie Lawrance

Let me then, on behalf of the drivers thank you for allowing us to drive your beautiful cars and what a wonderful collection they are, you should all be very proud of your achievements.

The format for the evening was that all the cars would each be driven in 2x 2minute races, on an inner and an outer lane of our 4 lane routed wooden track.
The 4 opening drivers would drive one race, the cars would then change lanes but the drivers stay where they are for the second race, in other words each car would be driven by 2 different drivers.
The next 4 cars from the list were then placed on the track and the drivers move one lane to the left, the end driver coming off to be replaced by the next driver, that way the drivers of the cars were totally random.
We decided at the start that the result would be taken from the combined laps completed for the two races, any ties decided by the fastest single lap.

We would attempt to fix any car problems that occur during a race or between a cars two races, this only happened to one car during the whole meeting, Roadrunners Greenwood Corvette, one wheel became slightly loose allowing the spur gear to move out of mesh, this was repaired before the second race but obviously affected the cars overall placing.
What was really nice was that the favourite car from most attending was actually the slowest, the beautiful Ford Crestliner of Loose Salute, it was the one car that everyone wanted to try, it handled just like an old Yank tank but had the ability to put a smile on everyone's face, personally I loved the GTO of Team Cube which has made me determined to build my own 1/32 tank, I just need to find the right shell, probably a Chevy Bel Air if one turns up.

Anyway you'll want to know the results, we deliberately stayed away from the previous reports until after our round but the results were very similar.


The final sheet shows all the results combined in one table, and a record of the fastest single laps


To give a reference to the times achieved the 2 minute record for a properly sorted Scalextric BMW 118 (bodyfloat, glued and trued standard tyres and the addition of lead) is 22.66 laps, and a properly sorted modified saloon has done 26.14 but this car had the advantage of a lexan bodyshell but still kept it's rubber tyres.

I now need to apologise for the lack of photos, I 'thought' that I had a video of majority of the racing but it didn't work, I ended up with just a short clip, I promise to do better next time, and then, after a VERY long evening the cars were packed away before my drive home, that was when I realised that I'd forgotten to take podium photos, no problem I can do that at home.... except my car broke down, one mile from home on a pitch black country road with no electrics (so no lighting), when I finally got home I decided that enough was enough, so sorry

Again we thank you all for allowing us to drive your cars and would love to host a round of any further proxy series