November 6, 2017 – The Ring

Internationale Meisterschaft im Ring

VI

The group descended down into the Green Hell once again. This time for the sixth edition of the Internationale Meisterschaft. A diverse field of returning scratch built entries emerged from their garages for shakedown, faster and race laps. Off track excursions were controlled. A few new models made their debut too – Scarfiotti in a successful charge in his 330 P4 sidewinder – and a ’25 T-bucket with pilot B. Good – a last minute and unannounced addition to the grid which struggled for most of its hot rod race…

After the field had a chance to return to the paddock for refreshments it was time for the hot rods:

Hot Rod (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.) [de-slot –1 lap]

Hot Rod – Overall Results

  1. #23 – R. Baron (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 71 Laps (17.177 ext.);
  2. #2 – R. Crashiola (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 68 (15.445);
  3. #11 – S. M. Avita (’37 Chev Convertible) 62 (7.673);
  4. #98 – C. Hughes (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 55 (17.459);
  5. #13 – B. Good (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 33 (7.950);

DNF #4 – J. Oldershaw (’32 Ford Coupe) 22 [Electrical];

Hot Rod – ‘T’ Bucket Class Results

  1. #23 – R. Baron (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 71 Laps (17.177 ext.);
  2. #2 – R. Crashiola (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 68 (15.445);
  3. #98 – C. Hughes (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 55 (17.459);
  4. #13 – B. Good (’25 Ford Model ‘T’ Street Rod) 33 (7.950);

Hot Rod – Convertible Class Results

  1. #11 – S. M. Avita (’37 Chev Convertible) 62 Laps (7.673 ext.);

Hot Rod – Coupe Class Results

DNF #4 – J. Oldershaw (’32 Ford Coupe) 22 [Electrical];

In the Sportscar class a rare 1950 Ferrari 166/212 ‘Uovo’ driven by Johnny ‘the tailor’ Marzotto would return to the grid…

…along with Mike Hawthorne’s Jaguar D Type which rumour has it replaced its power plant…

Vintage Sportscar (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.) [de-slot –1 lap]

Vintage Sportscar – Overall Results

  1. #5 – J. Oldershaw (Chevrolet Cheetah) 73 Laps (11.250 ext.);
  2. #132 – H. Herrmann (Porsche RS 61) 72 (12.647);
  3. #55 – H. Herrmann (Porsche 550 Spyder) 70 (16.113);
  4. #10 – J. Claes (Jaguar D Type) 69 (14.999);
  5. #8 – M. Hawthorne (Jaguar D Type) 68 (6.977);
  6. #410 – G. Marzotto (Ferrari 166MM UOVO) 65 (14.895);
  7. #22 – M. Parkes (Ferrari 250 P) 65 (15.905);
  8. #2 – A. Portago (Ferrari 750 Monza) 63 (21.156);
  9. #3 – J. Fairman (Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato) 55 (8.733).

Vintage Sportscar – Overall USRRC Results

  1. #5 – J. Oldershaw (Chevrolet Cheetah) 73 Laps (11.250 ext.);

Vintage Sportscar – Overall Endurance Results

  1. #132 – H. Herrmann (Porsche RS 61) 72 (12.647);
  2. #55 – H. Herrmann (Porsche 550 Spyder) 70 (16.113);
  3. #10 – J. Claes (Jaguar D Type) 69 (14.999);
  4. #8 – M. Hawthorne (Jaguar D Type) 68 (6.977);
  5. #410 – G. Marzotto (Ferrari 166MM UOVO) 65 (14.895);
  6. #22 – M. Parkes (Ferrari 250 P) 65 (15.905);
  7. #2 – A. Portago (Ferrari 750 Monza) 63 (21.156);
  8. #3 – J. Fairman (Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato) 55 (8.733).

Vintage Sportscar – Mid-BWNC1 Class Result

  1. #5 – J. Oldershaw (Chevrolet Cheetah) 73 Laps (11.250 ext.);
  2. #132 – H. Herrmann (Porsche RS 61) 72 (12.647);
  3. #55 – H. Herrmann (Porsche 550 Spyder) 70 (16.113).

Vintage Sportscar – Mid-Ninco NC1 Class Result

  1. #22 – M. Parkes (Ferrari 250 P) 65 (15.905).

Vintage Sportscar – Mid-FF050 Class Result

  1. #8 – M. Hawthorne (Jaguar D Type) 68 (6.977).

Vintage Sportscar – Mid-BWMS050 Class Result

  1. #410 – G. Marzotto (Ferrari 166MM UOVO) 65 (14.895);
  2. #3 – J. Fairman (Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato) 55 (8.733).

Vintage Sportscar – Front-BWNC1 Class Result

  1. #10 – J. Claes (Jaguar D Type) 69 (14.999).

Vintage Sportscar – Front-Ninco NC1 Class Result

  1. #2 – A. Portago (Ferrari 750 Monza) 63 (21.156).

The chassis originally built in the ‘Sidewinder’ Workshop Academy Session finally arrived from the DArt garage to take up grid space in the Classic Era Prototype & Sportscar class.

Classic Era Endurance (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.) [de-slot –1 lap]

Classic Era Endurance – Overall Results

  1. #21 – L. Scarfiotti (Ferrari 330 P4) 82 Laps (9.145 ext.);
  2. #8 – V. Elford (Porsche 908/3) 74 (11.440);
  3. #90 – N. Tdaro (Porsche 906 Carrera 6) 70 (14.214);
  4. #6 – J. Scheckter (Chevron B19) 66 (9.925);
  5. #7 – P. Hill (Chaparral 2F) 64 (10.229).

CAN AM (180 sec. x 3 x 1 = 9 min.) [de-slot –1 lap]

CAN AM – Overall Results

  1. #59 – H. Haywood (Porsche 917/10) 87 Laps (12.292 ext.);
  2. #16 – G. Follmer (Lola T70s) 78 (11.078);
  3. #7 – J. Surtees (Lola T70s) 77 (10.547);
  4. #99 – V. Elford (Chaparral 2J) 75 (9.127).

5 thoughts on “Internationale Meisterschaft VI

  1. Cheers MiA!
    That 330P4 works well with just a Piranha motor doesn’t it?
    On another relevant topic:
    The last few editions of the Internationale Meisterschaft have now seen some non-endurance entries – an SCCA entry and a USRRC entry in the SP group of models. While I along with most of us love these models we need to remember to save them for their opportunity to compete in a like class. The Scratch32 rule for eligibility for the Sportscar (SP) class is:

    SP1. Eligible Models: Any production or prototype sportscar or sedan (up to five seats) that competed
    between 1950 and 1965 in any endurance race which was:
    a) either part of the World Sportscar Championship or International Championship sanctioned by
    the FIA (1953-1965); or
    b) in any endurance race lasting at least 6 hours (1000k) or longer prior to 1953 (1950 – 1952);

    Part of the reason I ask to register our models beforehand is to give everyone an opportunity to review the racing pedigree of each entry. When models, especially new models are not registered we are robbed of that chance. And because the onus is on the entrant to prove class eligibility the registration requirement creates a necessarily perfect opportunity to do so.
    I bring this up only because it was queried out of curiosity by another Scratch32 participant who missed the event. Creating a separate sub-class for both of these class ineligible models was my (I thought not so subtle) attempt at maintaining class order. That hasn’t worked though. For the benefit of everyone we must prevent the perception of a slippery slope so in the future class ineligible models will not be scored. In addition, models not registered will not be permitted on track. :-(

  2. Perhaps the later, non-endurance (sprint) cars of SCCA and USRRC origins can be run with their CAN-AM brethren, rather than as Vintage Sports Cars (endurance). Those earlier 2 series, sponsored / ran/ morphed into/ or overlapped for a period of time with the later Can Am. If they run with the later Can Am series cars as a sub-group there is no need for an official new class, no additional on track time, just a USRRC/SCCA finishing class as previously done within Vintage Sportscars. They could be classed as Can Am or Can Am (e) (early) in the data base. B-)

  3. I’ve waited to hear someone else chirp in – perhaps those that entered the models which are the subject of this discourse. No one else has, I agree with you MiA. Some time ago I hosted a one off CANAM Thunder event wherein we had a pre-CANAM class dedicated to such models. At the time I suggested the low power (or slow) motors be used. Seems that this has stuck.
    I included a CANAM special event in December on a Saturday morning without finalizing the format – and like the earlier event a pre-CANAM or SCCA/USRRC class was contemplated. We will finalize that in the next week or two but you can guarantee a pre-CANAM class will be included, so stay tuned… all in good time… class or sub-class.
    Unfortunately almost everyone in this hobby operates ad hoc, by the way they organize themselves, plan their classes, race and host. Here we are trying our best to buck that trend and achieve an ideal that most would never give a chance – we finally have a foothold and there is no turning back. I wish we did this 10 years ago… Full steam ahead!

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