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Thunderslot Proxy Race #5

The Fifth Round – The fifth and penultimate round of the Austin Slot Car Clubs Thunderslot Proxy race was more of the same at the sharp end of the field and a strange mix for everyone chasing.  John’s McLaren M6A once again showed that it was the class of the field setting not only a…

Thunderslot Proxy Race #4

The fourth round of the Thunderslot Proxy race was another great event with some of the closest racing we have seen in the series.  Having said that, John’s McLaren was definitely the class of the field finishing with 233 laps and a fast time of 3.616.  It looked a lot like F1 where these is…

Thunderslot Proxy Race #3

The third round of the Austin Slot Car Clubs Thunderslot Proxy race was the closest race of the three held so far with three of the eight cars finishing on the same lap and two of those separated by only one hundredth of a lap.  It does not get much closer than that.  To keep…

Thunderslot Proxy Race #2

The second round of the clubs Thunderslot proxy race had one more competitor – a car sent it from one of the club’s founders that now lives in Minnesota.  This new entry, a McLaren M6A brought the total number of cars in the proxy to 8. It was 100 degrees outside but the club room…

Thunderslot Proxy Race #1

The first round of the clubs Thunderslot Proxy race was held this past Saturday.  You may ask, “Why run a Proxy race for cars that are all local?”.  Austin has seen an increase in Covid cases and many members did not feel safe coming together as a group for fear of contracting the virus.  Taking…

Thunderslot Series Proxy Race Rules

The intent of this series is for everyone to have fun getting back to some sort of racing while we are still under quarantine. Racers Racers will remain in the same lane for the duration of the race meeting. Racers will not be allowed to race their own car and will swap lanes with another…

We Have Air Conditioning!

We have air conditioning! Our air conditioning unit was serviced by Bill Potts of BP Heating and Air. The unit is now able to run at its full capacity to keep our headquarters cooler and far more enjoyable. Bill and his crews were out three times over the last week where they replaced the fan…

Paul Gage RevoSlot Tire Test

Paul Gage RevoSlot Tire Test Everyone loves running the RevoSlot cars with the exception of the rear tire wear issue.  To fix this we have talked about running BRM’s brass bushings in place of the rear bearings and then running a 3/32 axle, spur gear, wheels and Slot It F30 tires.  F30’s are a solid…

Talking Heads, Painting Heads that Is

The club is very fortunate to have a great mix of talented members that make the club what it is. One of those members is the owner of Immense Miniatures – Marc Tyler.  Marc created this great article to help us all do a better job on painting our driver heads to make them look…

2020 Group C – Round 5 Results

The fifth round of the Slot It Group C series was another amazing race with the final two cars separated by only three inches after fifteen minutes of racing.  From a time perspective three inches equals 0.02 of a second difference between 1st and 2nd.  Racing does not get much closer than that. How did…