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Title: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on February 05, 2017, 05:27:34 PM
Are not available yet   ;D
However, the last of the Winter club races is 12 March. So far 5 are pretty much confirmed for this one already.
As usual, Any class, any bike, all in together. 3 rounds of 5 min qualy and 1 x 10 min. final. Club Membership not necessary to race, just costs you a few quid more to book in.


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Moto-Admin on May 14, 2017, 10:55:06 PM
Next club round is this coming weekend, same weekend as Aldershot National, so if anyone is tempted to go to Halifax to race bikes on this date, please post here to make sure of enough for a heat.
JV


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Fred Martin on June 11, 2017, 09:16:24 AM
Hi John,

Is this coming Sundays (18th) Club round still on?

Fred M


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on June 11, 2017, 03:17:59 PM
Yes Fred, Round 4 of the club championship is the 18th June, this coming Sunday. It will be the last club round before the bike National here, so a good meeting to get practice in.
I have booked the weather, the forecast is for 21c dry and sunny.
I hope you can make it!

John


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Fred Martin on June 14, 2017, 04:22:33 PM
Hi John,

Sorry I will not be coming this Sunday going to Neal's timed practice session on Sunday instead.
Also Buggy racing on Saturday.
 Fred M


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on June 15, 2017, 07:21:35 PM
Ok Fred, I do understand. Thanks for letting us know.
Our nitrobike fest will have to wait till the national then! (I hope you're coming to that?)

If anyone else is thinking of coming for the club day, we already have enough for a heat, but the more the merrier!


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on July 18, 2017, 07:59:29 PM
Next club day is 20 August. As there is no National in August, this would be an ideal mid summer date.
Too early to put names down yet, but have a think on it...


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Karl Boak on July 27, 2017, 04:13:14 PM
Hi John,

I'm thinking of coming to the club meet on the 20th August to race my Nitro Bike, but would I be able to run a nitro car too? I have a Kyosho Super Ten that I've never run so I like to give it an outing if possible?  ;D

Cheers


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on July 27, 2017, 06:45:03 PM
Of course Karl.
I often run a GT8 car as well as the bike at club days, maybe we can pit for each other?
It'll be good to see you back there!


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Karl Boak on July 31, 2017, 08:32:52 AM
Cheers John,

I'll bring it along, do I take it we wouldn't run our cars together then?

I think the 'super tens' are classed as a over sized 10th scale whereas I guess your GT8 is 1/8?

Pitting for each other would be great!  ;D

I'm also trying to put together a supermoto style bike from an Anderson M5 running brushless so I guess I could run that with the bikes at some point?  ::)

Cheers

Karl


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: JJ on July 31, 2017, 10:33:06 AM
Hmmm a Anderson MX5 supermoto, interesting. Would like to see that Karl.

My bevel drive M2R is made some progress, managed to start the engine on the weekend.

I really enjoyed the national at Halifax, and interested in coming to race, the nitrobikes look fantastic on a bigger track.

Its a long way for me so its only a "maybe", and I have planned a trip to Luxembourg for the IBC meeting the next weekend.



Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Jonathan Bradbury on July 31, 2017, 05:41:41 PM
If you have a spare rear wheel then consider removing the gyro gubbins for an M5 supermoto, with a pmt 200 shod ali rim up front.

I didn't get chance to try this at a track but it felt almost like my old KP09e around Mabo bus station.


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on July 31, 2017, 08:14:14 PM
Cheers John,

I'll bring it along, do I take it we wouldn't run our cars together then?

I think the 'super tens' are classed as a over sized 10th scale whereas I guess your GT8 is 1/8?

Pitting for each other would be great!  ;D

I'm also trying to put together a supermoto style bike from an Anderson M5 running brushless so I guess I could run that with the bikes at some point?  ::)

Cheers

Karl

Mine is in its own GT8 class. Really not sure about a superten, I can almost guarantee there will not be another one there!
I would think better in 1/10 class than 1/8, although the speed and handling could be very similar to GT8. Simple answer - I Don't know! But if you come, we'll find a class for it.
I don't think there will be a problem with running a supermoto, just as long as the tyres are on road, not off road. I will also be very interested to see this!


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on July 31, 2017, 08:16:43 PM
Hmmm a Anderson MX5 supermoto, interesting. Would like to see that Karl.

My bevel drive M2R is made some progress, managed to start the engine on the weekend.

I really enjoyed the national at Halifax, and interested in coming to race, the nitrobikes look fantastic on a bigger track.

Its a long way for me so its only a "maybe", and I have planned a trip to Luxembourg for the IBC meeting the next weekend.

It would be nice to see the progress you have made with this bike JJ. I know it is a long trip, check the weather first if you still want to come though.


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on July 31, 2017, 08:18:43 PM
If you have a spare rear wheel then consider removing the gyro gubbins for an M5 supermoto, with a pmt 200 shod ali rim up front.

I didn't get chance to try this at a track but it felt almost like my old KP09e around Mabo bus station.

So you need to try it at Halifax on the 20th ;)


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: Karl Boak on August 18, 2017, 01:37:01 PM
Sorry chaps, work has been mental and I'm not going to make it this Sunday, slightly gutted to say the least!

I was hoping to run the supermoto to see if its a gooer, who knows it could become a new class, I guess that'll have to wait for another day...  :'(

Thanks for the comments chaps, sorry I've not responded till now, Jonathan I have been playing with the weights in the gyro but didn't think of removing it completely!  ;) The whole supermoto seems to be popular in France with some nice modified M5's out there for inspiration, they all seem to run an ally front wheel as you suggest! ;D

Have a great weekend chaps!


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on August 18, 2017, 05:11:48 PM
No problem Karl, thanks for letting us know.

Anyone else coming this Sunday?


Title: Re: 2017 Summer Club championship Dates
Post by: John Veal on August 20, 2017, 07:48:07 PM



Well, what a great day! 3 nitro bikes v 3 stock electrics in the same heat, an interesting combination and a lot closer times than I at first imagined. The track opened at 9am, weather a little cool, but the sun was out so could be hot later. One of the first out for practice was Martin Harris, also first time with an rc bike, Martin struggled  at first with the cool track giving minimal grip with his Roadie shod bike. This was compounded by any off track incursion giving wet tyres from the grass dew, not ideal to learn on. But with some first hand coaching from Alan Leighton, Martin started to get it together. There would be 4 qualifying heats today, but the first heat of bikes was actually 6 minutes or so of more practice, as the timing laptop needed re-booting. Great for Martin, who needed as much practice as possible, less so for the nitros that needed re-fuelling. So, with the second attempt at Rd1, JV took advantage of the early practice and Bagged no 1 spot with 11 laps, but only just, as Alan was only 1.6 seconds back! We could see this was going to be close from now on.
Rd2 and most improved by a lap or so, JV and Alan L both on 12 laps this time and despite a foray on the 23 second bracket, JV couldn't keep Alan at Bay. Ken Gospel pulled in another lap and another 3rd place, but was having trouble finding the faster laps from the recent National.
Rd3 was frought by a few bikes going down, but JV still managed his fastest 12 lapper yet, Alan having a little trouble but still 2nd and Derek McLarney improving to take 3rd.
Rd 4 - can't remember much, pushing to take FTQ but not quite managing. So Alan was on pole for the final, JV 2nd, Derek 3rd, Ken 4th, Martin 5th and unfortunately Alan Watkinson had to pull out for the final due to clutch issues on both bikes.
The rolling start 10 minute final started well and within 1 lap Alan was about 3-4 metres in front of JV. Derek was in 3rd, Ken 4th. But the fight at the front was only about JV and Alan. Neither made a mistake for the whole 10 minutes and although the gap varied slightly, it only ever seemed to average 3-4 metres. JV was hoping for a little mistake from Alan to reverse the positions and was getting close and desperate by lap 21. So tried to push, really push, getting a new nitro PB in the process! But it wasn't enough, Alan responded with his best lap at the same time and that's how it stayed till the end, each done 24 laps, 1.6 seconds apart. Phew. Derek was 3rd, not bad having not raced this bike before, Ken a lap down in 4th, still looking for those elusive lap times we know he is capable of. And Martin bringing up the rear, but now with 4 laps strung together without a crash! Onwards and upwards Martin..

Next Club race is in 2 weeks, 3 Sept. Be There!