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GT3_2020_Proxy_Round 7_RMR @ Mugello

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  • GT3_2020_Proxy_Round 7_RMR @ Mugello

    I have it on good word that the cars are now en route west to Cowtown.

    Despite social distancing and self-isolation we have a plan to make things interesting, stay tuned!
    Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
    Canada’s Tourist Trophy Event Founder and Organizer: http://www.facebook.com/touristtrophycanada

  • #2
    You are always a great host for proxies. Please be safe. Aloha Dale

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    • #3
      Yes, the cars are now stampeding their way to Calgary - dropped in the mail yesterday (figuratively) - they should be there in about a week's time; barring any unforeseen customs issues.

      I included 27 sets of little bull horns that can be taped to the front hood of each of the racers to get them into the local moooooooood……..

      Have fun with them, Tom and crew!

      Allan

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      • #4
        Thank you all, appreciate you keeping the proxy on the move....or mooooooo've to cow town.....this while I run around at work like a blue-arsed fly!
        "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
        "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

        Murray Walker

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        • #5
          With each round my car falls further down the standings. Hopefully I can pick up a few positions at Mugello. Curious to know what plans you have to run this round and maintain an appropriate distance from your fellow slotters. Stay safe Tom, that's the most important thing!
          Steve
          Team SCANC
          Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
          OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
          Leadfinger Raceway

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          • #6
            Stay safe, great advice and the #1 priority!

            Just for the benefit of all, I did check in with the hosts for the 3 upcoming rounds to ensure everyone is 110% comfortable with hosting. They continue to have the option to cancel their round, I will check in again with them as things progress. Tom has an excellent racer sharing his house (his son) so I believe we are in very capable hands. We will re-evaluate when we get to Edmonton and Kelowna, and although there might be some small format adjustments, we are still green for go at this time.

            Chris
            "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
            "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

            Murray Walker

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fast Co. View Post
              With each round my car falls further down the standings. Hopefully I can pick up a few positions at Mugello. Curious to know what plans you have to run this round and maintain an appropriate distance from your fellow slotters. Stay safe Tom, that's the most important thing!
              Steve
              No worries here Steve.

              As Chris mentioned, we discussed whether or not to host. Our regular club racing has been shut down which I think is like everyone else. We have too many folks in the club “at risk” category. Besides, no need to take needless chances. On the flip side, my son who finished third overall in the club last year is VERY capable and on our home track is the only one who can provide me some competition. So there will be two racers. We've been at home for almost 2 weeks already, and everyone is healthy. No signs or symptoms. Driver stations are more than 6’ apart.

              With just two of us, we we are looking at doing is running just two cars instead of all 3 lanes. So we will run them with a empty lane in between which is good as my track has two brief squeezes. I also have track call buttons at each driver station, which we plan to use, so it may not be pretty as we will have to stop racing - but at least it will be fair to all.

              Not sure we will be able to run 6 mins each per lane. It can be done, but we’d probably have to stage the race over several sessions just to combat the inevitable GI Joe Kung Fu grip that’s comes with endurance racing
              Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
              Canada’s Tourist Trophy Event Founder and Organizer: http://www.facebook.com/touristtrophycanada

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              • #8
                We are all thankful for your willingness to get this round done and with all the extenuating circumstances and if you have to modify the race format to get it done I’m good with that!

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                • Brumos RSR
                  Brumos RSR commented
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                  Agreed. Please start all cars from the paddock area except the 33 please

              • #9
                Hey boys and girls, the cars finally arrived today.

                Wiped down the box. Did a cursory check, cars look ok.

                We will check the cars over more closely over the next few days and will aim for qualifying likely mid-week and race end of week or next weekend.

                We will do both the qually and the race live-streamed over our club’s Facebook page. And no, you don’t require a Facebook account to watch it here: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers

                Once I firm up the exact dates, I will post dates and times for when stuff will be happening. All times posted will be Mountain.

                As near as I can tell, this may be the only live racing that is happening anywhere?!

                Cheers, eh!
                Tom
                Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
                Canada’s Tourist Trophy Event Founder and Organizer: http://www.facebook.com/touristtrophycanada

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                • #10
                  great news, plus some racing live even though I will probably watch after the event

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                  • #11
                    Looking forward to seeing the GT3 Proxy cars on one of the nicest looking 1/32 tracks. It’s been a long eleven years since I last seen Mugello in person.

                    Rob.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Cgyracer View Post
                      Looking forward to seeing the GT3 Proxy cars on one of the nicest looking 1/32 tracks. It’s been a long eleven years since I last seen Mugello in person.

                      Rob.
                      Thanks Rob, but she's got a bit more wear and tear on her since you last saw her! What's million laps or so? LOL

                      So for qualifying I think we will aim to do it tomorrow - Wednesday, April 15 - starting around 7pm Mountain. The livestream will be on our club's Rocky Mountain Racers (@RockyMtnRacers) Facebook page as I mentioned previously. I will post a link once we start it here. The livestream will be recorded and can be watched at your convenience.

                      I went through the cars briefly yesterday, all look to be working order after a quick 1-2 lap test. Aloha's car braids were all discombobulated and were causing it to wheel stand right out of the slot. So after a quick braid adjustment all is good. One thing I will say about the brief testing, is that there are some very twitchy cars with plenty of motor. My track rewards those cars that are smooth on the power band as maintaining speed throughout the lap is key to a good lap time. Good brakes will be key to the end of the straightaway as the tightest turn on the track is turn 1.

                      We will do qualifying on the middle (green) lane. Mugello's track record is a 4.896 by a stock Thunderslot Lola T70 coupe, and nearly matched by a Spyder version. A well sorted stock NSR classic has done a 5.02 and my NSR Corvette C7R has done in the 5.05 range whilst in the heat of club racing.....just to provide some track benchmarks.

                      The race will take place on the red outer (longer lane) which is easier and generally carries more speed. The (mainly) inner yellow is technical and requires patience and preciseness. If managed well on yellow, that is where the track record has always been set with the red lane being about generally .1-.15 slower, depending on the car.

                      I will likely drive the yellow lane with Aaron on red lane. We will endeavor to run six minute heats to achieve the 12 min. minimum of racing; but I can tell you now, that we will likely only run a handful of car pairings per night to provide us some relief from exhaustion as well as to be fair for all the entrants, especially those run toward the end.

                      Our intent is to run the slower qualified cars first in the race, building up to the quickest for the finale.

                      Cheers, eh!
                      Tom
                      Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
                      Canada’s Tourist Trophy Event Founder and Organizer: http://www.facebook.com/touristtrophycanada

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                      • #13
                        I have good news for you Tom...this will save your trigger finger and save you time.

                        You can run 4 minute heats in two lanes.

                        9) Cars are to be run aminimum of 8 minutes each. Maximum run time is 18 minutes each. It is suggested that cars be run 3 minutes per heat if possible - as long as the total race time for each car falls within the 8-18 minutes..

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Cgyracer View Post
                          I have good news for you Tom...this will save your trigger finger and save you time.

                          You can run 4 minute heats in two lanes.

                          9) Cars are to be run aminimum of 8 minutes each. Maximum run time is 18 minutes each. It is suggested that cars be run 3 minutes per heat if possible - as long as the total race time for each car falls within the 8-18 minutes..
                          Thanks Rob, my soon to be crippled , GI Joe grip hands thank you!
                          Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
                          Canada’s Tourist Trophy Event Founder and Organizer: http://www.facebook.com/touristtrophycanada

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                          • #15
                            Thank you Tom and family, looking forward to round #7....reading your "car requirements" above, it sounds like you could save your trigger finger even more, just give the trophy to #10 and ship the cars forward to Edmonton! Rob has a nice "smooth & steady " car and has been on a winning streak, so I am confident he will do well once again....

                            Chris
                            "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
                            "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

                            Murray Walker

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