HSC Slotworx Porsche Cup Sprint Rnd 1

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HSC Slotworx Porsche Cup Sprint Rnd 1

Postby stoo23 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:45 pm

Well the Inaugural round of the New HSC Porsche Cup 'Sprint' series was run arguably rather successfully last night and not only were the numbers quite good, we also had a few entrants / racers new to Both the Class and HSC which was great to see.

As there were a few who were unable to attend this round, I am sure it should only get better moving forward.

Having really only turned up to 'observe' and to take pics and write a race report etc, I was somewhat surprised to be offered a chance to race, using Wayne B's car, (seems James simply entered My name into the Computer when I arrived, thinking that I too was intending to race).

Whilst I was I guess pleasantly surprised (and thankful) for the opportunity, I had not brought My controller and had also Not done ANY practice whatsoever (and has in fact actually been a while since even doing Any laps around HSC's Small road course track), so My First 'laps' with the car, were during the actual race, which certainly made for an 'Interesting' experience, to say the least ;) ;) :lol:

Seems 'Benno', had an early onset of a 'Senior's Moment', when Only realizing (on arrival at the track), that he had somehow managed to Leave His CARS at Home !!,.. DOH !!! :lol: :lol:

So, with both Benno and myself Now 'lined-up' with 'Loaner' cars, we had a total of 13 starters.

Qualifying

As can be see from the Qualifying sheet, there were 8 drivers who did times Below the 6.00 Sec' mark, with 5.7's and 5.8's and all rather close apart from AND 'bested' by Cody, who very promptly almost scorched around doing a 'Brace' of 5.6 sec' times to realtively easily TQ. Congrats and well done !!
It was decided to divide the Qualifiers into a group of 6 and 7 with the fastest 7 in heat 2 and the slower 6 in Heat 1.

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Qualifying
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Heat 1

So with an unknown car and strange controller I lined up at the Start hoping for the Best.

Well, what an Amazing and unbelievably Close race this turned out to be !!
Throughout the Whole race, there were 4 of us Swapping positions from 1st thru 4th, with NEVER more than 3 laps across us all !!

I managed to get a great start, only for 4 or 5 of us to all get 'cleaned-up' in a first corner 'bingle', (which probably accounts for our 'collective bracket totals being slightly down compared to our totals for the rest of the race).

At the end of the 2nd bracket, Gregg was in the lead, but with John who had moved from 4th to 2nd and on the same lap, I dropped from 2nd to 3rd, Benno from 3rd to 4th, a lap down on the leaders, with Rodney in 5th and Newcomer Peter J in 6th.

I managed to make my way into 1st by the 4th bracket, but Only Just, with Benno and John both moving past Gregg at the end of the 5th bracket.
I had a mere 3 laps on the following 3 prior to me moving onto Purple and Black, so maintaining any semblance of a Lead was going to be a Hard task at the best of times and I really didn't have a great run :( :( so at the end of the 6th bracket I had a Slender 1 lap lead with 233 laps over Gregg, Benno and John, who were All on 232 !!

The four of us managing to Pull away from Rodney and Newcomer Peter, who was really doing a very good job considering he was new to Both these cars AND the track !!

I had a less than fantastic bracket on Black, which eventually allowed the following three to get past me and after the last bracket 'Pacing' my way around for almost the Whole bracket with Gregg, ended up 4 laps behind the eventual Podium Placers, who Amazingly ALL finished the race ON the Same LAP as each other !!

Fantastic stuff !!
A somewhat surprising and enjoyable performance/experience for myself with borrowed car and controller and a really close and exciting race throughout, aided by the very enjoyable race long Race calling by 'Brooksy' Great Stuff !!
My thanks to Wayne for the car, Fox for his controller and the other entrants for the Great fun, fast and enjoyable Super Close race.

I must admit, I am also Quite Happy with the Times I managed to turn during the race, (setting Fastest Laps on All lanes !! :D ) and managing to set the High totals in Our Heat on Yellow :) :D and was also rather happy being able to Do quicker times than Wayne in His heat although as can be seen from the race sheet we Both Managed to do Exactly the same time on Green !! :D
If I had only managed to have Less 'unforced' De-Slots the outcome May have been different / better for myself ;) ;) :lol: Oh well,.. sigh,.. :lol:
(Note to Self,.. More Practice on Purple and Black !! :D :lol: )

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Heat 1 Drivers
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Heat 1 Start Line
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Heat 1
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NB:
Much like with Our SRC and Retro reports, the Yellow blocks show the Fastest times/totals in the Heat, with (as can be seen below) the Pink blocks showing the BEST Times and Totals Overall.


Heat 2

Well what can be said about This race, other than it being a Truly superb performance by Cody, with it being an All the way Win for Him finishing 9 Laps in front of a consistent and always fast charging Jason.

Cody managed to turn NO Less than 40 laps for Any bracket and set fastest times on All lanes !!

It was overall a very good and fast race, but perhaps Not as clean and crash free (at times) as ours and really kind of 'settled' down quite early, with the eventual Top 3 of Cody, Wayne and Jason managing to assert their collective supremacy on the rest of the field by the end of the 3rd bracket by being 5 laps Up and the gap only growing as he race progressed.

With Cody 'Colouring Himself GONE' up front, Wayne was doing a fine job of holding down second but was being constantly 'shadowed' by Jason, who was slowly catching him bracket by bracket and with Wayne yet to run on Purple and Black, the outcome was to end as one would expect, with Jason eventually getting in front of Wayne by the 6th bracket and never looking back.

Jake both Qualified and drove very well especially as he had never driven His OR these cars until this evening.
My good buddy and FAT racing team mate Mark Fox was somewhat untypically NOT having a great evening, seeming to be ever so slightly Down on Pace and occasionally being caught up in some of the On Track carnage, as was My Other fat racing team mate Darryl, who's car seemed quite Quick but got caught up in a few 'bingles' and a rather bad 'Rider' Crash in the Triangle that seemed to Put things Slightly 'Out of Shape'.

Whilst doing OK times in Qual', JJ just Never seemed to manage to Really Get Going in the race compared to the rest of the field and along with Mark and Darryl, was a race he might Easily prefer to 'Forget' !!

This was another rather impressive and Very fast race, especially by Cody and the other 2 x Podium Placer's, with 3rd being 7 laps up on the rest.

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Heat 2 Drivers
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Heat 2
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Overall Winners
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Overall Placings

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Some Extra Pics of the Cars during Tech' inspection,.. (somehow I Didn't manage to get a Shot of Rodney's car),.. sorry.

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Cody's car
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Wayne & Stoo's car
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Jason & Benno's car
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John V's car
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Gregg's car
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Jake's car
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Mark (Foxy's) bcar
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JJ's car
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Darryl's car
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Peter J's car
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All in all, it was I would have to suggest, just another very enjoyable evening's racing at HSC and thanks must go out to Wayne for organizing and scrutineering the event and to James for the track Prep' and for use of the facilities.

I can only imagine the next round to be as enjoyable, with perhaps even More entrants.

Thanks to all for such great racing and see you all at the Next round.

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Re: HSC Slotworx Porsche Cup Sprint Rnd 1

Postby axman » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:15 pm

Great report Stoo.. You did well considering borrowed car and controller. Cant believe Benno left his cars behind... thats the sort of stuff that I expect me to do.. and I'm old enough to have a senior moment as an excuse..

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Re: HSC Slotworx Porsche Cup Sprint Rnd 1

Postby stoo23 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:19 pm

Thanks Kim,.. :) :) Wish I had My Own controller though :),.. The Car was (perhaps obviously), Quite Good though !!,.. ;) ;) :D

Yes !! I think he was a bit 'disturbed' by it himself,... lol.
He's Not Old enough for a Proper Senior's Moment :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: HSC Slotworx Porsche Cup Sprint Rnd 1

Postby Mark Fox » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:41 pm

Great report Stoo and a great win by Cody.

Definitely NOT one of my better efforts - I was struggling to get the car going around smoothly all night.

Regarding Benno: -

stoo23 wrote:He's Not Old enough for a Proper Senior's Moment :D :lol: :lol:


Never to young for a Seniors Moment I reckon.
Regards - Mark 8-)

"Do Less with More Focus"

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Re: HSC Slotworx Porsche Cup Sprint Rnd 1

Postby ozproducts » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:25 am

Don’t forget guys, the next round of the Porsche series is coming up on the 17th of August so get your cars ready motors run in and tires cleaned and let’s go racing