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BRM - Friday 24th of November 2017

 

 

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                             Lockleys, South Australia                               

                                              Email Link:       fpr10@bigpond.com

                     Apply for an invitation to attend Fulham Park Raceway                                      Also you can ask to receive the FPR email Newsletter   

Tuesday & Friday Racing   
             Racing from 6.30 pm Special Classes  
                                               7.30pm Main Classes                                                                               Visitors welcome  ( by prior arrangement )                 
We have Loan Cars & Controllers for most class
 

  Tuesday Meeting at FPR  - after the vintage on the 21st of November
Tuesday 28th of November  2017
1/24 th Scale Classes
Median Handicap  &  Scratch Racing
Practice 5pm to 6.30pm
6.30pm - - BRM GT Class - Certificate MHC - LP track
7.00pm - 1/24  MJK Group N - Scratch - Engraved Plate - LP Track
7.45 pm -  1/24 BRM Group C - Scratch - Engraved Plate - LP 
Track
8.30 pm - 1/24 Open GT  - MHC -Certificate - LP  Track
 Loan Track Cars available for all races. 
Conclude 9.30 pm 
Please note the new race starting time of 6.30 pm.
 

 
 Major Events at FPR

                          1/24 Vintage Racing

                                                            Next Meeting : 

                       Tuesday 21st of November 2017  - 7 pm

                                                Median Lap Handicap Racing

                               set your own pace based on your personal best 

                          Classes:    1/24 COX  GT/Sports:  I/24 Russkit's & Open

                                           1/24; 1960's & 70's  F1  &  GP Cars

                    

                                       FPR THURSDAY SENIORS            

Usually on the fourth Thursday afternoon of the month 
next Meeting
 Thursday 30th of November 2017
   2 pm to 5.00 pm Races, Practice & Chat     
          Loan track  cars & controllers or your own cars can be used.

                                                   

Fulham Park Raceway

                   If you are not on the FPR email list please contact John before attending

                     John: Email:  fpr10@bigpond.co   Mobile: 0412 857 008 

                                              

                       Western Adelaide Raceway

                             If not on WAR email list, to attend please contact:

                  Mike : Email:  aston71@internode.on.net        Mobile : 0427 777 490

                 David : Email:  dav.n.jones@hotmail.com         Mobile : 0408 194 640

       

PLEASE READ THE TYRE TRACTION PREPARATION ARTICLE ON THIS LINK
BEFORE ATTENDING THE ABOVE RACEWAYS. 
Note! The associated raceways may not have all the same car classses and rules.
 
 

  For a listing of tracks around Australia -    http://slotcartracksaustralia
 

              FPR DIVISIONAL MEDIAN HANDICAP RACING

FPR  Divisional Handicap Racing   

 Tuesday Nights for round 3 - 2017

 The Handicapper and helpers have decided to fine - tune the Median Handicap system.The problem we hope to reduce is the sizeable difference in performance of drivers & also the various cars they race.  We cannot completely equalize so there is very close race results over a race of 4 heats.But we hope by doing the following the racing will be very close within the two divisions that are being created.     At FPR we strive to have a friendly nights of competitive racing with the opportunity for Podium positions for most drivers.

The issue we have had is that some of the faster drivers can achieve a very low Median time.Because the handicap scales are set to give the slower divers a chance of a podium overall the faster divers can receive a start handicap of 20 seconds or more. This can mean it would be very difficult to catch other competitors in the 2 minute & 20 second heats.

The other aspect was that people at scratch or higher median times would find it difficult to get on the podium as their Median Lap Times did not give them enough leeway to achieve a Podium finish.In an effort to reduce these issues we have decided to split the racers into A & B divisions.

The B division is just that . If you are in B division you can only be the winner of that division.           The same applies to the A division.  The handicap will be done with a scratch start for the first heat .                                               

There will be two Median Handicap scales for each class  One each for division A & B

There will be a nominated Median Handicap time that is the changeover from Division A to B for qualifying .

Once people have qualified they will be allocated their handicap wait times and be listed on either white board depending if the qualified in Division A or B . For instance a class may have a median lap scale from 6.2 seconds – the fastest to 7 seconds  for the scratch class time. In this case the change over from A to B divisions may be 6.6 seconds median laps

Bert  is working on some scales for this divisional system. The maximum handicap start wait time for each Division should be around 10 seconds.

Thanks to Bert & John (Bear) for discussing this & for doing some work towards getting it up and running.

I hope that the explanation of Divisional handicapping is clear to you.

If you have any questions or suggestions please email me so they can be discussed.

Cheers, John

 

                Fulham Park Raceway -  Race Calendar  2017  Round 3

 

 

 

FPR Classes 2017

Notes!  On MJK Fridays we have a class for just Scale Auto GT - MJK tyres only & up to 25K & 350g torque motor. we do not run all the classes shown in the bi-monthly  MJK Night some rotate from one MJK night to the next. Check the 2016 proposed calendar (separate page) to see the class allocations for Tuesdays & Fridays - also on the calendar are meetings at SSCR, Cove & W.A.R, Raceways . 

FPR Car Classes

 These are the classes run at FPR. For 2016 Tuesdays the main classes are in the first 

box on the table below. The recommendation is to get these cars first if you plan to compete on Tuesdays. But you can work on getting these classes  when you are able to as FPR has loan cars for all the main classes. The FPR loan cars are compeditive so there is no urgency to get your own cars for all classes.

Friday night racing will now be all 1/24 scale and one Friday a month. One month will be for MJK brand cars mainly then the next month for the BRM brand mainly.

There is also loan cars for most classes so no hurry to get your own cars. 

 Here is a reference chart for requirements  the FPR Main Classes for 2016 

There are 6  of the 1/32  classes and 4  of the 1/24 scale classes in this chart.

So these are the cars  for main class racing. However we have loan track cars for all of

these classes until you decide that you will get your own .

Save the image below  of the FPR Rules chart to your desktop to make it easier to read.

 

 

The BRM Italia Australian Championships  2017

The  BRM Italia Australian championships Saturday the 15th of July 2017.

For entry into the event and to receive a copy of the rules

Please Contact   John  :  Mobile: 0412 857 008 or email: fpr10@bigpond.com

 The track locations are:

Fulham Park Raceway, Lockleys, S.A.  - individual events 

The Group C Enduro is at Western Adelaide Raceway, Glenelg North S.A.

                                                 RACE  PROGRAM 2017

2.30 pm    BRM  Small Saloons                  - BRM  motor: FC13O  19.3K Blue

3.00 pm    BRM  Motorbikes                    - BRM  motor: FC13O  23K  Silver

3.30 pm    BRM Mini GT                           - NSU -TT , SIMCA 1000 ( & other models if released)

                                                               - BRM  motor: FC130  19.3 K  Blue

4.00 pm     BRM Renault Megane           -  BRM Motor 032 T-RS Purple or T-RS EVO Black.

4.30 pm     BRM  Porsche 917K             -  Plastic Chassis Only

                                                               -  BRM Motor 032 T-RS Purple or T-RS EVO Black.

                                          5.00pm  - 6.15pm  DINNER BREAK  

6.30 pm     BRM  Porsche 911 GTR        -  BRM Motor:  T-RS EVO Black & T- RS EVO Super Silver.

 7.00 pm     BRM  McLaren F1 GTR         -  BRM Motor:  T-RS EVO Black & T- RS EVO Super Silver.

                                                                 

 7.30pm    BRM  GT  Ferrari 312M          - Metal Chassis

                                                           -  Motors:   032 T-RS Purple or T-RS EVO Black.

 8.00 pm    BRM  GT  Porsche 917K         - Metal Chassis Only 

                                                                 -  BRM Motor:   032 T-RS Purple or T-RS EVO Black.

 9.00 pm     BRM Group C                         -  BRM Motor:         T- RS Purple - 22.5K Only                       

All of the above classes can only have the BRM E22 Tyre fitted   ( BRM E26 & E28 are also allowed)                                  

   Saturday July 29th 2017

6.00 pm     BRM Italia Group C Enduro       – Race to be held W.A.R. 8 lane track at Glenelg North

                                                               -  Head & tail lights fitted & working.  

                                                              -  BRM motor: T-RS 032 Purple

                                                       - BRM E22,E26 or E28 Tyres Only

 

BRM E22 Tyre Information

Just a few notes about using & preparing the BRM tyres.
They are a soft compound - Shore 22 so do need gluing to the rim . To do this I only recommend the Locktite brand of super glue. It is available in liquid or gel.
I usually seat the tyre well on the rim fist after checking the rim is running true  by spinning very slowly . After I seat the tyres on the rim by filching the bead around the rim I glue the tyres.
Usually I glue the inside tyre bead first in each rim. I lift the bead with one hand an put a liberal drop on the rim bead and then let the tyre bead down on to the drop on the rim.
This has to be done slowly and carefully so that no glue gets on fingers and that ther is no “splash “ of glue when the bead is released.
This is done in four places around the inside bead of each tyre but give a check for trueness after each wheel is done & before the glue is fully set so a correction may be possible but is usually not
necessary.
Once the glue is set on the inside ( about 5 minutes depending on room temperature) do the same procedure to the outside tyre bead.
Once the glue has set  I recommend tyres be trued on a true truer. I do this for people without charge if they do not have a truer.
Some have developed methods of truing without having a dedicated tyre truer but I have not needed to do that so you could seek other’s advise if you wish to try it.
The E22 BRM tyres are best suited to a smooth surface track. They will perform on a Ferrodore type rough surface about equivalent to MJK urethane tyres.
They like the smooth surface and actually condition the track surface with some running of cars with BRM tyres. This conditioning on the smooth track also upgrades the MJK tyre traction so they
run the BRM conditioning on their surface and perform better as well.
To run in and get the BRM tyre  to the best condition it takes a bout 300 laps on the smooth surface track . This is combined with water dampened  600 grade wet & dry sanding on a flat pad.
The sanding is done about every 20 laps until good grip is obtained
We then usually wet sand the tyres before each heat of a race for there on.
The glue of the bead may have to be redone periodically and should be checked before each race meeting by attempting to lift the tyre beads
Hope you enjoy racing at FPR