Tagged: Capital City 2020 Series
- June 9, 2019 at 12:26 PM #14304
June 8 I raced at Tom’s track; a 1/24 LMP race (flexi style chassis with Hawk-7 motor (48k)) followed by a GTP race ($13 fee for each). Nine racers participated – 2 from Houston, 3-4 from San Antonio, the remaining 4-5 were locals.
De-slots were common as everyone (except for 3 locals) was still learning the tracks topology. The hard pinch in the middle of the track requires extensive braking and a very fine push through the curve, followed by a punch as you hit the flat straight. Next is the hillclimb/donut which can be carried with mid-range speed. The killer is the “S” connecting back to the main banked straight.
As you come out of the donut you go into a slight climb, followed immediately by a drop in the left-hand swing into the southside bank. Other than the pinch this is the most notorious de-slot spot. Next it’s full throttle around the D-bank until the small curve leading into the inside strait which precedes the pinch/hairpin.
Very addictive speed. Lots of contact and carnage at this point in the track’s (and clientele’s ) history. It’s like a newly discovered surfing spot, better take a big chill-pill if you don’t want your groove thrown off by contact =:O . Next race is early July in SanAntonio/Magnatech.
... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway Star
January 13, 2020 at 8:22 PM #14668
- This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by BarkingSpyder.
Jan 2020 Update
Changed from Sunday afternoons to Saturday Evenings (6p-8p; one hour per LMP and GTP assuming 8 racers). Format: 3-minute heats; 3-minute PIts; # of heats = number of racers (so full rotation among 8 lanes). 2-3 staffed Marshalls available; Racers “sitting out” need to work the lead-out curve from the climb/donut.
Thurs 5pm – 9pm; Winter hours – early close if no shows by 7:30~8pm Summer hours – 10p (when field closes) Sat and Sun 12p – 6p (Paintball Field Hours)
... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway StarJanuary 13, 2020 at 8:27 PM #14672
SERIES FOR 2020 $15/series
LMP (LeMans Prototype) capitalcityslotcar.com/lmp
GTP- Pro capitalcityslotcar.com/gtp
#1 Podium gets either race-fee removed or a body or similar price part.
824 Grand Avenue Pkwy; Pflugerville (Upstairs in the Outlaw Paintball ProShop)
512.382.0005 Ask for Tom CapitalCitySlotcar@gmail.com Address to Tom or Chris.
... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway StarJanuary 24, 2020 at 10:50 AM #14729
I podium-ed in Silver in LMP two weeks ago, Bronze in LMP last Saturday night. But the two-race-old 0.005 body is shot and it’s probably time to swap out the sealed Hawk-7 LOL.
On Monday I was off so I re-wired my Koford controller with larger and longer leads from the blast transistor to the control handle; with the intent of reducing the risk of de-clipping from the power-posts and have more room to move away from the drivers-station.
... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway StarJanuary 24, 2020 at 11:31 PM #14730porsche917Moderator
Congratulations Mark. Great result.
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