Slot.it Group-C / IMSA

Return with us to the days of MTV and Nintendo and the sleek Group C and GTP Prototype race cars. These ultimate sports racers, from the bulletproof Porsche 956/962 to the Jaguars, Toyotas, Nissans, Mazdas, and more, battled for supremacy at Le Mans and Spa and Sebring and racetracks all over the world. Slot cars eligible for this series are limited to any of the Group C/IMSA GTPs from the Slot.it company and tuning options are limited to gears, tires, and general car preparation.                                                                                            

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RevoSlot Porsche 993 GT2

In 1996 if you wanted to go endurance racing in the GT2 class you had two options – race a Porsche 911 GT2 or lose. The Porsches were that dominate in the mid-90’s that they won just about every GT2 race and every GT2 series. They were the perfect mix of power, handing and more importantly – durability. The club is looking for the same level of durability in our RevoSlot Porsche 911 GT2 series. The rules are the most simple ever used, aiming to focus more on drivers skill than choice of car or set up.

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Thunder Slot Lola T70 MKIII

The Lola T70 race car, designed by Eric Broadley, was a hit right out of the box, winning the inaugural Can-Am Challenge in 1966. Developed as both a spyder, as well as a coupe, it proved quite versatile, with a large variety of engines. ThunderSlot cars, founded by Giovanni Montiglio, have proven to be very quick right out of the box. For this one-marque series, cars will run mostly stock with only a few optional parts, this should create a level playing field and fierce competition.

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NSR Rally: Renault Clio R3 vs Abarth S2000

The Fiat Punto S2000 by Abarth and the Renault Clio by Renault Sport were built to win rally championships. Both cars were evenly matched and spectacular to watch; they not only excited the crowds with their drifting around turns they also sounded fantastic as drivers pushed the cars to the absolute limits. Recreating some of this excitement is the goal of this series. Expect to see some of the same drifting and smell some of the tires burning as they race around the clubs new rally track.

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1/24 Scaleauto GT

Things are bigger in Texas, so you want to race bigger things, right? Then join us for the Q3 series as we take the 1/24 Scaleauto cars around the tight track at ASCC. Come run mass at speed and see how you fare with your skills. This is our next GT series with modern cars from FIA WEC, IMSA and PSCC. We look forward to seeing you in Q3.

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Carrera Modern GT

Forget about "classic" - this is as Contemporary as it gets! Combining the latest class of highly tuned closed roof race cars from IMSA's GTLM and GTD, as well as WEC's LM GTE, the club's Modern GT Series will feature evenly spec'd slot cars from the Carrera catalog. To lower the cost of participation, all cars are restricted to their original chassis, but guides can be replaced to improve performance. And while talking about enhancing, most of the mechanics can be upgraded in this semi-open series. Are you in?                                                             

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ThunderSlot 2019 – Round 1

Whew! Well, the first race of the Thunderslot LolaT70 Series for 2019 was one for the books. The action was hot and heavy, with fierce competition throughout the field, as thunderstorms raged outside. With thirty seconds to go in the final heat, there was a clap of thunder and the lights went out. It was…

2019 McLaren M8D Round 3 Results

By Lotus Jr.  – A warmer track room of 75 degrees should have made for the quickest McLaren race of the series. It proved to be the opposite. Traction apparently packed up and went on Spring Break. Seven drivers came to the grid with Russell being the class of the field at 223.89 laps. Dave had…

LED TV Black Screen Repair

Guys This is kind of off-topic for the website but I thought this information would be usefule.  Last week I bought an LED TV from Goodwill and when I got it home it had a black screen–apparently no power.  Upon further investigation I found it was not quite a black screen.  By shining a flashlight…

IndyCar Spring Training at COTA

  The IndyCar teams rolled into Austin for two days of testing in advance of their first race at Circuit of the Americas on March 24th.  This was the first time on the track for all but a handful of the IndyCar drivers.  The track proved challenging for the teams, with the combination of long…

2019 Slot It Group C – Race #4 Results

Round 4 of the 2019 Group C races brought out 8 racers where temperatures hovered in the 50’s. This relatively low track temperature once again caused some questions about which tire compound to run and there were variations between the 30’s and 22’s on the fastest cars – however, lap times didn’t seem to vary…

2019 McLaren M8D Round 2 Results

By Lotus Jr. Feb 9, 2019 The 2nd round of our Slot.IT McLaren series saw the track-room at Kings at a chilly 52 degrees. After the rare Austin sleet subsided, ten members came to the club meeting with eight staying to race. During tech-inspection our mag-downforce meter seemed to be ‘off’ because both static-weight and…

2019 Slot It Group C – Race #3 Results

11 racers started the previous race; 11 racers started round 3, showing how popular this event is within the club. Extremely tight racing matched with dream cars makes for a good turnout. It also helped that the biting cold, so recently holding Austin (and our track building) in its grip, had wandered away, making tire…

Slot It Group C – Race #2 Results

The second round of the clubs Slot It Group C series saw eleven club members fighting for the top spots on the podium.  One of the big differences in this round was the addition of A Group runner David and his super-fast Lancia LC2/85.  Last year David won the series and set the fastest lap…

2019 Slot It Group C – Race #1 Results

The first round of the most anticipated series the club runs annually began with ten anxious racers and a wreck in the first turn.  Let’s hope that’s not an omen. It was a balmy 56 degrees in the club room with humidity about the same at 59%.  The track temp was 56 degrees as well. …

2019 McLaren M8D Round 1 Results

By Lotus Jr. January 12, 2019 The 1970 M8D gave McLaren one of its best years in Can-Am. McLaren took nine wins from 10 rounds, and Denny Hulme took his second title despite driving with his hands bandaged after the fire in the M15 at Indianapolis.  The M8D differed visually from the M8B. With new rules…

Group C – The 2019 Season Begins

The clubs most popular and most contested series of the year is set to kick off this coming Saturday – Slot It Group C. The series is so popular because of how close the competition is, the ease of setting up the car and the time of year. The close competition is due in large…