SRC 2017 Round 8 HSC

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SRC 2017 Round 8 HSC

Postby Mark Fox » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:54 pm

Hi All,

The last round of this series was held last Tuesday 21 November and was attended by a small band of racers who non-the-less had a great night of racing GT1s and CanAms and feasting on the pizzas generously provided by James.


This was a Joe benefit as he led virtually all the way and maintained good composure on White and Red to win by a lap over the ultra consistent Gregg who held down 2nd all the way to shade Casey by a lap.

Some quick laps from Casey and Joe while Gregg just traveled not quite as quick BUT just did not de-slot.

Darryl and I were just having fun at the blunt end while the speedsters sorted themselves out.

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All the way win for me followed by Gregg, Darryl and Casey

Gregg was keeping me honest all the way but a blitzing 23 on Purple was enough to keep me safe against Gregg's final throw of the dice scoring 23 in the final bracket to fall 2 laps short.

Darryl drove his usual high standard race and Casey is starting to come to grips with this really tricky track - maybe another season or 3 :lol:

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Series Podium

Casey - 3rd GT1
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Mark - 3rd CanAm
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Darryl - 2nd GT1 and 2nd CanAm
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Gregg T - 1st GT1 and 1st CanAm
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The Series Results

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Thanks to James for hosting this event and to Ron for organising the SSME participation - next year we will have 4 rounds at each of the tracks which will no doubt please Steve King who won all 3 CanAm rounds at SSME.

Also thanks to the volunteer marshals Greg Erskine, Matthew and James with Joe also chiming in for the CanAm section.
Regards - Mark 8-)

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Re: SRC 2017 Round 8 HSC

Postby SlotBaker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks again for the report Mark, and well done to the podium guys.

Congrats to slot car junkie Gregg on the double win.
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Re: SRC 2017 Round 8 HSC

Postby stoo23 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:01 am

Thanks for the report Mark.

As has been far too often the case with the SRC events over the years, once again I could Not attend this round due to Work. :(
Perhaps good for the 'Hip Pocket' but not so Nearly as much Fun !!,.. ;) :lol:

I must admit, I was somewhat annoyed, as even though I had 'Missed' a few rounds,.. there Was still a Slim chance I might have actually Managed a Possible 3rd in the GT-1 Championship,.. but,.. alas, it was Not to be,... :( :cry: :cry: :lol:

So,.. a Hearty Congrats' to Gregg for the Series Wins,.. Well done !!
Same to Darryl, Mark and Casey for their respective placements !!

Another rather good Lap total on the Small track as well Mark ;) :D

It has been a Great Series, with usually rather good attendance, with some Really Good racing at All the rounds, so thanks to all who attended and supported the Series, as well as Both James from HSC and the SSME guys for continuing to 'Host' the events.

Thanks guys :D

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Re: SRC 2017 Round 8 HSC

Postby dtslot » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:00 am

Hi all, thanks Mark for the report and pics,,,,,James and the ssme guys, for running the races ,,,,and the great tracks prep.
Well done to all participants ,,we really have had some great and close racing ,,,,,and look out for the SSME racers,, who are getting really quick now,,,,,,,looking forward to next years comp

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Re: SRC 2017 Round 8 HSC

Postby neiljb » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Thanks Fox, another great report.
I always look forward to reading them along with the comments from fellow racers.
A bit like Stoo, work had got in the way for the last couple of races. I really don't understand how that happens as I am supposed to be semi retired.
I add my thanks to James and the guys at SSME for providing venues to go slot racing. The racing was hard and close(apart from Steve at SSME) with sometimes one lap meant 2 or 3 places.
Already looking forward to next year!