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Seasons Greatings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

to all Slot Car Racers and their Families!

From John, Sue and all the Group at FPR

                                      Tuesday Night Racing at FPR

 

Next Tuesday Night at FPR

Tuesday 22th of January 2019

Classes TBA


Points awarded towards the FPR Driver's Championship 

Track opens at 5.30 pm for practice. First race starts at 6.30pm 

Loan cars  and controllers available.

Please advise if you are attending. 

 

 

 

FPR Seniors Day

The next seniors day at FPR : 

TBA -Thursday - February 2019

1pm to 5pm

Come & have some fun racing

loan cars & controllers available

Have an afternoon tea or coffee & a chat.

Try out any slot car you have. 

 

 

FPR Formula 1 Championships  - Friday 7th of December

Race Has been Run 

Alan was 1st Division A in 1/32  Cartrix GP , Modern F1 & Classic GP

Bert was 1st Division B in 1/32 Classic GP & Modern F1

Bear was 1st in Division B 1/32 Cartrix GP 

Steve was 1st in Division C 1/32 Cartrix GP & Classic GP 

 Bob was 1st in Division C 1/32 Modern F1

1/24 F1 was not run this time . 

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Fulham Park Raceway -  Race Calendar  2019 

                                                                                       
           To Be Advised    

 

The FPR 1/32 Scale LMP Teams Enduro

BRM Italia Australian Championship 2018 - Podium Results

The FPR 1/32 Slot.it Group C Championship 2018

The new BRM tyre compound - information

      Hi , we recently have been using the new BRM E25M tyre at FPR.

     It has produced excellent traction.

    However there are a few requirements to take the benefits of the maximum traction they offer.

1. A smooth surface track is best for most BRM tyres. They work on rough surfaces but not to maximum traction. 
2. A clean surface free of any dust or ‘Marbles” left from other types of tyre being used in previous races.
     This is due to the tyres ’Sticky’ surface it produces when working at its best traction .                                                 It will pick up dust and particles from  produced  by tyre wear.
      This is a standard happening with any tyre that has a adherent surface.
      We used to get the same occurrence  in the days of Indy Grip silicon tyres .

3. So particle pick up could be experienced if the track has particles on the skirts of the track                                        and the car takes an excursion out into the “Marbles” 
     It may take a few laps to dislodge the particles .
     So far this has not seemed to inhibit the performance - but it could. 
     This is an occurrence similar to full size car racing. But in full size racing it seems to be more of a
      problem when cars get off line - as pointed out many times by race commentators . 

4   if using the E25M I suggest the track surface be vacuumed prior to the practice & race program starting .                 We do this at FPR and don’t seem to have too many particle pick up problems .

5.  Using a class like Scale Auto with MJK tyres prior to running cars with BRM ( or other rubber tyres)                          can cause a temporary loss of traction. This is because of the Urethane tyres 
     removing the BRM conditioning on the track surface.
     Also the Urethane tyres leave dust traces on the surface.  
      After a heat or two with just BRM or the rubber tyres the surface will be reconditioned
      and maximum traction will return for the BRM & rubber tyres . 
  
     This problem has been discovered at other raceways using a mix of rubber & urethane tyres consecutively . 
 
     So the suggestion is to run the Urethane tyre classes after the BRM or rubber tyre classes are concluded.
     The situation does vary with some classes unaffected by running urethanes prior to rubber tyres 
     Alternatively we do run 4 track cars fitted with BRM tyres for a few minutes before
      the following class with BRM ( or other rubber tyres ) is run. 
      The Urethanes seem to enjoy more traction when running  on a track after BRM tyres being used. 

6.  The new BRM tyre also needs a run in period of about 200 laps on average. Some cars bring the tyre to
      maximum traction very quickly but others can take a fair bit of running to get  maximum traction.
      The traction seems best when both tyres have a sheen on the surface and the surface is “tacky’ to touch. 

7.   Heat can affect tyres - so keep them out of any direct sunlight or away from heating devices .

8.    All tyres run best after being trued on a tyre lathe. I have found that most tyres run best with a rounded edge
       on inner & outer . Rounded with sandpaper on a block so that any edge & sidewall
       Run out can be  reduced by very  light application of the sanding block ,
       You can usually fell vibrations in the sanding block if there is edge runout ( and on the tyre track surface ) 
        Before each race heat & while running the BRM tyre s in we use a track sanding bench at each driver’s
         console . this is fitted with  300 to 600 grit water resistant  sandpaper . 
        The surface of the sand paper is kept clean & just moist with water from a spray bottle.
        Tyres only need to be spun on this for 5 secs or so and this will remove any adhered dust
        and return  the tyre to full traction 

9.      With following  the above recommendations  most cars will exhibit faster lap times with the new BRM tyre . 

         Hope you enjoy the new compound in the BRM tyres . 

FPR Class Crossovers 2018

FPR Classes 2018

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 . 

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