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    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    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.

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

    #14668
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    Jan 2020 Update
    RACE DAY/TIME
    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.

    PRACTICE
    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)

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

    #14672
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    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.

    LOCATION
    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.

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

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BarkingSpyder

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Overhauled a Simca engine & tranny, 2 IH tractor motors & go-cart by 15. Aspired to be Ed Pink, Smokey Yunick, or Wernher von Braun - instead I became a sound engineer and worked at NASA.