2019 NSR 908/3 Rally

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  • #13322
    Radial TA
    Radial TA
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    I’ll bring my Ferrari 312 Policar.  Can we each run more than one car?

    #13333
    StabnSteer
    StabnSteer
    Participant

    Slot It Ferrari 312PB, Slot It Alfa T33, Sloter Lola T280 and the Fly Chevron B19/21.

    YES! Let’s do some testing and see what we think. I can imagine the technical nature of the rally track would make for multiple chassis to have a chance against each other – it is a different beast than setting up something on the fast course. Of course, because I own the slot.it Alfa 33/3, I have a vested interest, and I’m dying to run that car. 🙂

    If this rule change flies, then I claim the #34 Sebring 1971 Alfa 33/3. I plan on doing some testing in general this Turkey-day-week to make up for all the bid-ness travel I’ve had the last few weeks that has kept me away (either Mon or Wed since they may be rainy-ish…not sure which day yet – depending on King’s hours. If anyone else wants to try some stuff on the rally track, I’d be available.)

    --Stabn'Steer

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    #13335
    Radial TA
    Radial TA
    Participant

    I’m available either evening.  It takes two to open the rally track.  I have the 908 and 312.  It would be good to have one of the top drivers handy.

    #13346
    StabnSteer
    StabnSteer
    Participant

    I’m really open this week – having taken the whole week off. If there’s a good day this week for folks, I can’t imagine I wouldn’t be able to be part of the test. I am heading up to Kings today(Monday)  and will be there most, if not all, of the day.

    I also just grabbed the Ferrari 312BP off eBay on a lowball bid because it is so pretty (and it was my favorite AFX HO car as a kid, too). I got my Alfa the same way – not sure why these cars don’t go for full price. I ran the Alfa previously, only changing the rear tires to some used rubber and added the wood guide, and it was fantastic with no other tuning.

    --Stabn'Steer

    #13350
    porsche917
    porsche917
    Moderator

    Did the group actually vote on this change to the rules?  Was it officially approved?  I am looking forward to seeing some variety in this series.

    I had the same love for my AFX G-Plus Ferrari 312PB.  I still have one of mine and one I purchased on eBay.

    #13351
    Butch
    Butch
    Participant

    Not yet we thought we would wait to many missing the meeting. We can bring it up next race

    #14032
    BarkingSpyder
    BarkingSpyder
    Participant

    2019 RALLY UPDATE
    1. Just a reminder that this year the rally series is a Quarterly event – starting July 6.
    2. The theme is “Targa Florio” a mountainous Italian road race where many style of cars were used. Study up if you are not already familiar with this classic!
    3. The RULES will be updated soon – including the all important list of legal Car bodies, liveries, slot car manufacturer, model-#s. We apologize for the finalization of the Rules being so close to the first round 🙁

    ** So – in the coming weeks please acquire a car, build/tune it and practice!
    4. Just FYI – the leaderboard criteria are fairly simple- fastest time to complete 40 laps – over Five races determines Round rank and overall Series rank (as of May 10 – points will not be awarded for fast lap. If you wish to discuss bring up in a club meeting).

    Dave & Mark

    ... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red Barchetta

    #14111
    porsche917
    porsche917
    Moderator

    When are we allowing practice for this series?  I feel like that is a key piece to being competitive.  It would be great if we could agree on dates and times early enough for people to adjust their schedules accordingly.  Let me know what everyone is thinking.

    #14170
    StabnSteer
    StabnSteer
    Participant

    I agree – It would be good to identify some specific practice dates for folks.

    David, Randy and myself opened up the track on Thursday and ran some laps. We tried a couple different NSR Porsches and I ran my Alfa 33/3. Cars seem to run well. Kind-of starting from scratch on figuring out personal voltage, gearing and such, but the initial tests are very positive.

    --Stabn'Steer

    #14174
    Butch
    Butch
    Participant

    Practice when you want  I’ll be there maybe tomorrow for sure Monday. King’s closes early Monday I think 4:00

    #14175
    Radial TA
    Radial TA
    Participant

    What time do you want to open the lid?  I can be there any time.

    #14176
    porsche917
    porsche917
    Moderator

    When I posted the question asking if we were going to publish practice times it was done with the goal of making the series and practice times fair for everyone.  To find out practices have already been held or that we will “open the lid” tomorrow without any advance notice is bullshit.

    The idea in locking the top was to keep it from being opened by any one individual to practice when others could not.  Our regular track is open all the time but the rally track is not and should not be opened without it being posted in advance and available to all.

    This was discussed and agreed to by the club members in previous meetings.  I have not heard any discussion of that being changed for this series.

     

     

    #14177
    Butch
    Butch
    Participant

    Sorry I never heard of that rule. It would be good to break it up when people can come since only one racer at a time can practice. I’m sure we can work things out. 😎

    #14187
    Radial TA
    Radial TA
    Participant

    I’ve been reading up on full scale rally preparation.  Real rallies seem to have a recon guided tour a day or two before the rally at less than full speed.

    The Targa Florio has used many different routes, but always published the route early and the teams traditionally drove a road car, or put a license plate on their race car, and  drove the course in traffic during the week before the race.  Recent courses have been short enough that cars did 11 laps and did not use a navigator.  They did often change drivers and have a pit stop.

    Running our Targa Florio race I suggest we start having practice on Thursdays and Saturdays plus Sundays if it is tolerated by Kings.  We should do some scheduling, like us golfers do with tee times, so that members can be assigned an hour (?) with one or two others to practice.  No mandatory marshaling.  Some members may want to run more laps than others, but everyone should keep an open mind to letting the others assigned the time to get equal time on the track.

    I believe many members will be testing more than one brand of car or more than one car of the same brand.  Full size teams would really put that kind of effort in.  We should go ahead and allow plenty of practice.

    #14190
    StabnSteer
    StabnSteer
    Participant

    Ah…OR…we could keep it locked up and never allow practice. SCCA Pro Rally does not allow recce since they only get their route instructions while sitting on the start line. Those FIA guys are all weenies since they know what’s coming. 🙂  <— (see that smiley…that’s just a joke…FIA guys just go faster because they know what’s coming. The size of the cojones are the same.)

    --Stabn'Steer

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