Saturday 8th of November - Starts 6 pm
The Fulham Park Raceway is open from 4 pm . BBQ at 5 pm
The race is for open top LMP1 & LMP2 1/32 LeMans Cars raced after 1998
The race has 2 sections . Group 1: team of 4 - Group 1 drivers
Group 2: Team of 4 - Group 2 drivers and One Group 1 driver is allowed in the Group 2 teams
Note! At the discretion of the race controller three drivers to a team may be allowed if a team has a driver retire for personal reasons.
Half the race will half be daylight & half night time with track & car lights. Half the race on LP track & the other on FPR track. More details are available on request.
1. Body & Chassis
(a) 1/32 scale Le Mans LMP 1 & 2 open top Sports Cars raced after year 1998. (b) The cars must have resin plastic bodies and chassis. The car body and chassis has to be made by one manufacturer and sold as a complete unit (c) The Components fitted to chassis may be changed to that of a different manufacturer The main plastic chassis must not be altered from standard manufacture. The motor pod is regarded as a component of the chassis Chassis Modification Exceptions The guide post hole can be strengthened. This can be a metal or plastic plate attached to the front section of the chassis in the area from in front of the motor to & including the guide post hole but no wider than the motor . A guide post bushing or the Nova B guide adapter can be fitted , The guide post hole must be in the original chassis position.
The rear pod mounting area can have a metal or plastic plate added to take the rear pod mounting screws. The screw heads must still be recessed above the bottom of the chassis
The strengthening plate can extend between the rear of the pod to the rear of the chassis. The plate is to be no wider than the motor pod. Any fixing acres must be recessed
(d) Car chassis, body & gears must have clearance to the track surface and power rails. (e) If contact with the track or power rails is noticed the race controller may ask clearance to the track and rails is achieved before the car continues in the competition. (f) A driver must ensure the body mounting screws are prevented from dislodging. (g) The axle bearings must be solid bushes not ball bearings
2. Tires & Wheels Only tires manufactured by MJK Engineering can be fitted to the drive wheels (a) There will be no requirement for Manufacturer's specification of wheel & tire sizes. However the tire must comply with the sizes stated in rule 2 (c) below (b) The tires & wheels must not protrude outside the body when viewed from above (c) All tires & wheels are to be a minimum of 5mm and a maximum of 12mm in width overall. The maximum outside diameter of the tires is 22mm. (d) All drive axle tires are to be fitted with tires Manufactured MJK Engineering only . The tires must be in their natural state. e) No lubricating substance or liquid is to be deposited on the track surface from the tires or any other components of any car. 3. Motor & Gear Ratios (a) The motor RPM is to be rated by the manufacturer to be 23,000 rpm or less. The maximum torque allowed is 180g*cm. The motor is to be the short can Mabuchi FC130 size. Only Slot.it Orange End Bell 21k and the NSR Shark 22.6K ( red case ) motors are permitted. The motor must be mounted in the inline configuration in the chassis. The original motor can be changed to one from another manufacturer subject to the scrutineers approval either before or during the event (b) The motor must not of been dismantled or modified and must have the original manufacturers labeling intact. (c) If the motor labeling is deteriorated or missing a competitor can apply to the scrutineer for a motor check. (d) The final drive gear ratios can be changed to suit track conditions.
4. Added weight and down force magnets (a) Weight up to 20 grams can be added to the chassis in any position. If under the chassis the weight must be covered with an insulating coating. (b) The car may have down force magnets installed.
5. Car Lighting
(a) All cars are to be fitted with at two headlights and two taillights . (b) The tail lights are to be placed in the rear panel of the body (c) The head lights must be positioned within 10mm of where they are placed on the full sized vehicle. (d) These lights must be working at the start of the event on both entered cars. At least one headlight and one tail light must remain working during the night sections. (e) If the light s stop working on a car it is to replaced with the second car until the lights are fixed. (f) Fitting of Capacitors are recommended to maintain lighting when the car stationary . It is not compulsory though. Batteries are not permitted
(g) If any lights are considered over distracting to other drivers, the race controller may ask the offending light be corrected
Only MJK Engineering tires are allowed for the FPR LMP Enduro
No silicon compound tires are to be used and no substances other than water and approved cleaning liquid are to be applied to the tire surface. No Liquid is to be applied to the track surface.
All tires are to be cleaned or sanded before using the FPR tracks
Any tire washing & sanding of tires as well as the lubricating of the cars moving parts must be done only on the test beds provided.
Please clean off the test beds if you deposit any liquid or other substance on them.
The tires are to be dry & clean before placing on the race track surface.
The car is not to be lifted by hand to spin the wheels on the track on or above the track surface.
Please co-operate with these guidelines to prevent friction reducing contaminants being lodged on the track surface.
This event is to be held on Saturday the 23rd of November 2013
The race will start at 6 pm and will run for 3 hours of track time.
The event will possibly last 4 hours with lane & track changes .
The event will be run as two events combined.
The will be a group 1 and a group 2 section
Drivers & lanes will change every 10 minutes.
The laps will be tallied for each group to give the winning team for each group
Each of the groups will complete 16 of ten minute heats.
8 heats will be on the FPR (smaller) track and 8 heats on the LP (larger) track
Day & night sections will coincide on both tracks .
The first Round ( four heats) will be daylight with Group 1 on LP and Group2 on FPR
The next will be night with the groups changing tracks .
The second Round will be night and the groups will change tracks
The 3rd round will be Night. Groups will run on the same tracks as the 1st Round.
The final round will be Day and the same tracks for groups as the 2nd round
Two cars are allowed for each team.
Each team consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of four nominated drivers
Each nominated driver must compete in a minimum of two 10 minute heats.
A team reserve driver can be selected in addition to the nominated drivers but is not
required to drive any heats. However if the reserve is called to drive the reserve is to
participate in a minimum of two 10 minute heats.
The Heat times & duration of the race can be changed at the discretion of Race Control.
The Cars are to comply with the FPR Le Mans Enduro Car Rules.
I congratulate the winners of the FPR 3 hour Enduro 2012
Also I wish to thank all who participated and helped to make the event a success.
The Whosracing Team won both the 4 Lane and the Carerra Track 2 lane events
Congratulations to Graham, John and Peter.
Graham put in many hours of development in the months leading up to the event. He did this both at FPR and SCR tracks.
The winning car was again a Scale Auto Radical . This was fitted with a Slot.it motor pod. the motor was a NSR 22K Shark. It has slot.it gears and NSR 17" wheels on the rear. MJK 4205 tires lasted well without needing a change.
I was hoping this event would help develop both the skills of the car builders and of the drivers. I believe this was the case with all the teams participating.
Thanks to Mike for helping again with the running of the event.
It was very disappointing to have Mike come home in first but having to forfeit the placing.
Unfortunately a team member had to withdraw before all the race heats were completed, due to ill health. This the team drivers could not complete the required number of segments each for the event.
I have changed the requirement for 2013 to address this. Also there will be no requirement that any team is formed from a club. Managers will be able to select drivers openly.
The next event is planned for November 2013. . The Car format will remain the same being LeMans LMP 1 & 2 Sports (open top) cars raced after 1998.
The motor and car rules will be as in 2012 but a more specific with the location of lights to get them placed in the area they appear on the full size car.
I was pleased with the competition level of this year’s event and hope we can continue that in 2013.
A quiet afternoon of practice and bbq made way for slot car racing as, at about 7:30pm, the silence broke and drivers settled in for a night of enduro racing. It was quite clear after the first bracket as to which car was the one to beat, with the FPR’s Scale Auto Radical being about half a second quicker than the other 3 teams cars.
There was the mandatory computer glitch at the start of the second bracket and all of the stats had to be recorded manually from then on.
In the second bracket, team “lads” not so glued in motor came out and had to be glued back in. Other than that all cars ran well with no major glitches. The 21.5K Slot.it orange end bell motors, used by most teams, didn't fail (despite getting very hot).
Here is a rundown of each teams car, in order:
- Fulham Park Raceway: Scale Auto Radical, Slot.it inline motor pod, NSR shark 22K motor 1424 laps
- Team Broke: Ninco BMW, Slot.it 21.5K motor 1344 laps
- Team Aston: Scalextric Porsche LMP, Slot.it 21.5K motor 1324 laps
- The Lads: Ninco BMW, Slot.it 21.5K motor 1281 laps
All cars ran MJK tires where hardly any wear was recorded on the new, smooth, Lincoln Park 2 track.
1st - Fulham Park Raceway Team - 1424 Laps
Drivers: David J (Team Manager) - John S - John J
2nd - Team Broke (SCR) - 1344 Laps
Drivers: Alan O (Team Manager) - Kym C - Ian S - Jordon C
3rd - Team Aston (FPR) - 1324 Laps
Drivers: Mike F (Team Manager) - James F - Josh F - Graham P
4th - The Lads (SCR) - 1281 Laps
Drivers: Chad R (Team Manager) - Steve K - Mark D
Records: Lap Record - 6.8665 secs - FPR Team - John S - Red Lane
Car: Scale Auto Radical, Slot.it Motor Carrier, NSR Shark 22k.
Laps / 15 minutes - 125 - FPR Team - John S - Red Lane
Car: As above
Some other data :
Teams best lane results.
| FPR || 125 -H9- JS|| 124 - H6-JS|| 122 -H3- JS|| 124 -H12- JS|
| 6.8665 -H9- JS|| 6.9592 -H6- JS|| 7.0352 -H3- JS|| 7.0610 -H12- JS|
| Team Broke||115-H12-|| 113 - H9-||117- H2-||113-H7-|
| Team Aston||115-H7-||117-H12-|| 115- H7 & H9-|| 114- H6-|
| The Lads||113-H10-CR||112-H7-CR||112-H8-S & M||108-H5-SK|