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1/24th B.O.C.  Round 2
10th & 11th of April 2010

Race Report
By 2.30pm on Friday the 9th., 14 Uber keen racers had already appeared for a bit of practice and to settle in for the weekends fun. Friday evening consisted of  a 1 ½  hour team race for open chassis, JK LMP bodies and a chance to try out the new JK Hawk motor.  The full results of this race are now consigned to the dustbin of history (due to the computer dramas of Sunday Morning) but  it did prove to be somewhat amusing! Of the six teams that started, only 3 finished without loosing the will to live (the others having blown up a selection of motors).  Performance wise the motors did show a good turn of  speed with lap times between 4.1 and 4.3 seconds, but some failed due to loose windings and rather interesting Smoke outs when they let go.  (Glad to say there will be an epoxied, tagged and rebalanced version of this armature available in the next few weeks which will doubtless prove to have sorted the problems).  The finishing teams all finished on the original motor and winners were AB Slotsport (aka Andy Brown- Searle & Les Bailey) on the very same motor that ran at Pinewood last month, 2nd home was Dave Lees and Dave Bradburn, followed by Peter Sidgwick and  Peter Bowman. The other teams may wish to remain un-named!

1/24 Production

 

 

James Cleave

320.09

 

Andrew Aynsley

313.98

 

Brian Saunders

307.04

TQ 13.84 laps

Chris Cowan

297.59

 

Martin Ellis

292.1

 

Mike Harrison

289.17

 

Ian Barker

288.15

 

Neil Grogan

284.7

 

Andy Brown-Searle

283.48

 

Mike Read

283.29

 

John Wells

282.07

 

Bob Hallums

279.6

 

Fanz Barrilaro

278.72

 

Les Bailey

276.76

 

Steve Sargent

275.17

 

Keith Gibson

272.08

 

Dave Bradburn

269.14

 

Pat Skene

265.58

 

Dave Lees

256.49

 

Mark Wattam

254.96

 

David Sargent

252.18

 

Chas Keeling

220.11

 

Peter Bowman

212.82

 

Peter Dunn

147

 

Bob Cheshire

73

 

Saturday Morning saw a compliment of  25 racers for Production Saloon. Brian T.Q’d and the racing was fast and fairly tight in the respective groups .  This was James’s first win of the weekend with local “returnee” Andrew Aynsley making second to Brian’s 3rd.

Saturday continued with OG12 practice and Qualifying. Qualifying saw James putting in a 3.61 and Brian just capping it by doing a 3.58.
Practice continued until around 8pm for those who wanted to wear out what kit they had spare!

Sunday morning dawned and very sunny and pleasant it was. However this was not the case for the race control control computer which decided it would not even load Windows XP! Let alone the race control system.  There followed a frantic 2 and a bit hours during “open practice”  in which Mark Wattam valiantly tried to restore the computer to no avail and ended up having to totally reload Windows XP + all associated drivers to make the system work then reload, re-associate and set up the race control system. By the time 10.45am rolled around everything was good (well working!) and late qualifying got underway for the 3 late comers. As we were a little unsure about the race control computer, we also backed up the race segment info on a laptop in case everything went a little sideways, but with the exception of one glitch, again courtesy of the fine folk from Micosoft, everything worked out OK. However, we did loose data from the previous races. Luckily we had a hard copy of the Production results so all of the main salient info was saved for posterity!

The OG12 race saw a great Tussle between Brian and James and great close finish after a few incidents in last segment, with Andrew Aynsley coming a commendable 3rd and Ian Barker 4th.

Eurosport

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

total

Brian Saunders

51

52

53

51

51

50.79

 

308.79

Martin Ellis

49

47

50

51

50

46.22

 

293.22

Ian Barker

50

47

45

50

51

48.91

 

291.91

James Cleave

53

53

47

48

42

48.41

 

291.41

John Wells

50

47

50

44

48

46.91

 

285.91

Mike Read

42

48

45

46

49

48.62

 

278.62

Steve Sargent

42

46

47

45

47

46.73

 

273.73

Franz Barillaro

45

46

48

45

47

40.71

 

271.71

Neil Grogan

41

0

36

47

45

47

46.86

262.86

Dave Lees

41

41

40

40

0

41

40.54

243.54

David Sargent

41

44

26

37

46

42.52

 

236.52

Bob Hallums

42

45

44

21

40

0

39.23

231.23

Mark Wattam

37

36

44

31

16

41.4

 

205.4

Pat Skene

45

38

48

39

35

0

 

205

Keith Gibson

42

38

43

43

35

0

 

201

Peter Bowman

41

12

45

43

20

27.99

 

188.99

Peter Dunn

13

24

37

0

36

32

38.54

180.54

Bob Cheshire

0

11

0

37

35

36

35

154

Andy Brown-Searle

44

38

0

43

13

0

0

138

Moving onto Eurosport,  Brian put in a stunning 3.11  which James managed to top with an even more awesome 3.08 lap.
Eurosport at Raceway 81 is fast and very “survival of the fittest” with many racers including the writer of the report falling foul of various incidents and in all races, even the top heat, big incidents and track calls were quite prolific.  The top final saw some superb runs from both James and Brian, swapping the lead in the first few segments, however James fell foul of a few more incidents than Brian in the last few segments allowing Martin and Ian to get past him in the closing stages.  Great, Fast racing! And congratulations to all who made it to end of their races!
Without doubt the racing was fast a furious in all classes and for some racers this was their first visit to the track and also their first experience of the “flat out banking” and the buzz and challenge of a truly Fast Track.

We hope all enjoyed their weekend and we would like to thank all racers who attended for coming and making an interesting weekends racing.

Thanks also go to Mark Wattam for providing the usual and now legendary catering (and also “computer emergency services”) + the rest of the Raceway 81 crew for mucking in when needed.

We hope to see you all back later in the year for  other scheduled events and some more Flat out Racing Fun!
If anyone has any photos of the event they would like to share, please feel free to email them to us for inclusion in this report. Just click this text to email.
Email: abslotsport@aol.com

 

Tech Details Top 3

Chassis

Motor

Gears

Tyres

Body

 

Production

 

 

 

 

 

1

James Cleave

JK X24 / Cleave

won O Won / Proslot

7:42� GT1

Alpha P

R/F merc

2

Andrew Aynsley

JK X24 / AB/GSP

Proslot/ M Harrison

8:42 ARP

JK B

R/F/ Audi

3

Brian Saunders

JK X24 BSP

Proslot/ BSP

7:40 BSP/CZ

BSP

R/F Merc

 

Open G12

 

 

 

 

 

1

James Cleave

Mack / Cleave

Won O Won proslot

07:42 GT1

Alpha P

BPA Lola

2

Brian Saunders

BSP GT12

Cahoza/P-slot/BSP

07:40 BSP/CZ

BSP

BPA Lola

3

Andrew Aynsley

AB 2010 OG12 / AB/GSP

P/S Koford 45deg GSP

9:42� ARP

JK B

BPA Lola

 

Eurosport

 

 

 

 

 

1

Brian Saunders

BSP ES24 / BSP

Camen BSP PK

06:45 CZ

BSP

BPA BMW

2

Martin Ellis

Mack / Ellis

PK25/25.5 Voki 6mag

6/44 edm/JK

Roadhogs

BPA BMW

3

Ian Barker

BSP / Beaker

Voki/Valiko 19/25 10 mag

6:45 Slick 7

BSP

BPA BMW

DOWNLOAD THE RESULTS THAT WERE SAVED! INCLUDING TOP 3 TECH AS AN EXCEL FILE CLICK HERE
bocresults.2.xls

Open G12

 

James Cleave

372.21

Brian Saunders

371.27

Andrew Aynsley

358.16

Ian Barker

350.91

Pat Skene

345.66

Mike Read

342.86

Mike Harrison

341.8

George Kimber

339.16

Steve Sargent

336.35

Martin Ellis

335.57

Andy Brown-Searle

333.5

Peter Bowman

331.56

Dave Bradburn

321.98

Dave Lees

320.7

Fanz Barrilaro

309.14

Chris Cowan

306.89

Keith Gibson

306.27

David Sargent

304.15

Les Bailey

299.83

Chas Keeling

290.89

Peter Dunn

277.92

Neil Grogan

277.92

Bob Hallums

262.99

Mark Wattam

242.27

John Wells

208

Bob Cheshire

70