Forums R32 R32 XXXII @ Spa Lyons – November 11, 2019

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    • #12905
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      R32 XXXII @ Spa-Lyons - November 11, 2019

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      Monday, November 11, 2019 @ Spa-Lyons

      Classes: NASCAR (NC), Sportscar (SP), Classic LeMans (CLM) & Group C (GCI);
      Doors Open @ 5:00pm; Track On @ 6:00pm; Pizza @ 6:30pm; Racing @ 7pm.

      It is Remembrance Day and we ask that everyone wear a Poppy during this event to remember and honour those who fought or made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy today as very proud Canadians. Thank you.

      If you are interested in participating please let us all know by logging in and registering your attendance below. If you don`t have a Scratch32 account but have raced with us before please email either myself or the host and we'll save a spot for you... if you need directions please contact our gracious host...

      Registration opens at 06-10-2019 01:00

      Registration closes at 11-11-2019 17:00

      Max Participants: 10

      Registered Users:

      1. Porsche911
      2. artdart
      3. MiA
      4. f1nutz
      5. Luis

      Registration is currently closed.

      Let's Get Building!

    • #12915
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      Can’t wait to hit the curves of Spa!

      Let's Get Building!

    • #12916
      KenKen
      Moderator

      It’s not the quantity of drivers. It’s the quality of friendship. Looking forward to trying out the Spa for the first time.

      Luis told me he’s coming. He’ll register as soon as he sets his soldering iron down. Poor guy is learning how to build cars by osmosis.

      That’s 5 racers so far. :good:

      • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by KenKen.

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12918
      Porsche911Porsche911
      Member

      Well put Ken, however, the demands of Spa warrant at least 2, ideally 3 Marshall’s as a minimum, so glad we’ll have 2 for sure. I have invited a guest racer, who has spun many laps at Spa, and is pretty darn quick and consistent, so hopefully he’ll make the pilgrimage, from across the street!

      Looking forward!! Now to tune some cars, scrub the dust off!!

    • #12919
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Your wish-list has been fulfilled Porsche911. 7-friends including your neighbour. It would have been 8 had Racer68 been available.

      Is SP+ being run as well? It’s just a small, little car.

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12920
      Porsche911Porsche911
      Member

      To clarify, R32 schedule/rules, Fantastic Plastic only, but bring what you’ve got, however, to answer question, slow motor only for SP.

      • #12921
        ArtArt
        Super Moderator

        Just to help clarify – R32 “SP” class rules allow ‘any’ inline chassis with a low power motor. There is no restriction to plastic chassis but the configuration must be inline and weigh at least 75g:

        SP & SP+ Sportscars – ‘Open’ Inline ‘Low Power’ Motor OR ‘Open’ Unlimited
        (will race together in any SP race but will be scored separately)
        SP1. Eligible Models: Any 1950’s or 1960’s era Sportscar (production or prototype) that competed
        in past endurance races. NOTE: ‘endurance’ should be interpreted to mean 24hr, 12hr, 6hr,
        1000k or Multiple Stage races;
        SP2. SP – Any inline chassis;
        SP+ – Any chassis in any configuration;
        SP3. SP – ‘Low Power’ motors: BWA BWNC1 or Ninco NC1, Ninco NC8 or BWA BWMS050 or
        Vanski FF050 motor;
        SP+ – Any motor;
        SP4. Chassis may be braced and strengthened using any material;
        SP5. Wheels – maximum 14mm diameter representative of a period race wheel with appropriate
        wheel/insert detail;
        SP6. Rear Tires: Any appropriately sized DArt club urethane replacement tire.
        SP7. Maximum width of body not to exceed 57mm;
        SP8. SP – Minimum overall weight of 75g;
        SP+ – No minimum overall weight;
        SP9. Optional modifications: ANY provided these class rules and General Rules for an ‘Open’
        class are met.

        The current R32 rules (v4.1) are ‘stuck’ to the top of the R32 sub forum. To go to the topic click here. Hope this helps… Cheers!

        Let's Get Building!

    • #12927
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Thank you very kindly for the clarifications Gentlemen. I will leave the SP+ in the garage tomorrow. Fred Steinbroner to the rescue.

      Looking forward to it. :good:

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12930
      Porsche911Porsche911
      Member

      Gentlemen racers, a gentlemanly reminder…DON’T forget to wear your Poppy!!

    • #12935
      KenKen
      Moderator

      I kept repeating to myself all day “if the weather improves… I’m going racing”. It’s been getting worse all day. Google maps says 2-hours minimum one way (66 kms door to door). The brunt of snow is supposed to fall between 5pm and 9pm. If I dare make it to the race. I still need to get home after. :wacko:

      I regret that I must cancel due to bad weather. :negative:

      My humble apologies Porsche911. I was really looking forward to racing at the Spa! :cry:

      I sure hope you’re back in the groove so to speak? That way I might get another chance?

      Ken

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12936
      Porsche911Porsche911
      Member

      Totally understood, and appreciate the heads up…seems I have the ‘Megaddon’ events..If you care to look at old R32 events here, there’s been Snowmeggadon, SLushmeggadon, Stormeggadon weatherwise, and 1 or 2 Argumagageddons too!! Next time we’ll see you here :good:

    • #12976
      MiAMiA
      Moderator

      It was an evening fit neither for man nor beast!! As the song goes “the weather outside was frightful… but inside the track was delightful.” Well maybe it didn’t go quite like that. :wacko: Regardless several brave souls ventured out into the storm for an opportunity to race once again at the legendary Spa-Lyons!! While the winter driving was no fun, the upside was that fewer people meant plenty of practice and track time on a venue we hadn’t visited in almost a year, and one near and dear to me personally. :heart:

      After a relaxed practice period, where several “sorry can’t make it” or “I think I’m in a ditch” calls were received, first up was Sports Cars:

      The field took the track led by a Jag XK120 roadster, a Porsche 912 and a Ferrari 275P. It looked like the Porsche would have to punch well above it’s engine capacity.!!

      When the dust had settled the Jag had gone 60 laps, the Porsche 56 and the Ferrari 54 laps. Owners/Drivers for this vintage event were not recorded. Nevertheless, it was a satisfying victory for the British home team on a blustery Remembrance Day evening.

      Next up was good old American iron!!

      The Rainbow Warrior (#24), Dewalt Tools(#17) and Lowes Sponsored Jimmy Johnson (#48) took the green!

      In a few laps Jimmy had driven the wheel right off his car!! Completing almost half a lap before coming to rest and declaring, “something’s wrong”! A loose wheel nut during a pit stop was determined to be the cause!! His opponents felt that the only loose nut out there was behind the wheel??!!  Tony the Tiger filled in for the rest of the race.

      Finishing first was the DuPont Paint liveried ‘Rainbow Warrior’ of Jeff Gordon with 65 laps. The Dewalt Tools car of Matt Kenseth and the fill in ride of ‘Tony the Tiger’ both completed 60 laps, with Kenseth nudging out Terry Labonte’s raging Tiger by 1.5 seconds!!

      Then the Classic LeMans cars took to the track.

      This time it was an all Porsche event with a 917LH (#21), a 907LH(#52), and a 907K (#276) heading out to challenge Spa.

      It was not entirely inappropriate that the horrendous weather outside had scattered a few errant poppies onto the track.

      An excellent race ensued, and eventually Porsche 917LH (#21) driven by Elford/Larrousse dominated with a whopping 70 laps!! The 907LH(#52) of  Siffert/Herrmann completed 65 laps while the 907K (#276) driven by  Koch & Dechent, completed 63 laps.

      Then the Group ‘C’ cars took to the track to close out the evening.

      Around hot Tub corner they flew, stopping only occasionally to enjoy the scenery. :yahoo:

      When the chequered fell, the #14 Canon sponsored Porsche 956C of Palmer, Lammers and Lloyd had covered 73 laps, while the #6 Martini sponsored Lancia LC2 of Martini, Barilla &  Wollek diced with the #27 Porsche 962C KH driven by Okada & Dickens for 66 laps each, eventually edging it out by 2.5 seconds!

      It was a great return to Spa-Lyons after almost a year’s hiatus. Thanks to our host Drew and his wife Nancy for their hospitality (and warm cookies) on a very inclement November evening! Kudos to Luis for making the drive up from Hamilton on a very miserable night.

      Bonus Spy Shot:
      As the evening drew to a close there were unconfirmed reports that an unknown driver had taken the opportunity to attempt a few shakedown laps in a partially outfitted car. He was quickly black flagged off the course by the marshal’s. Maybe more about this incident later. :unsure:

      Hopefully it will not be too long before we return to sample the pleasures of Spa. B-)

    • #12977
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Excellent race report and pics MIA.

      Nice looking Porsche 550 too!

      Darn the crappy weather.

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

      • #12978
        Porsche911Porsche911
        Member

        Thank you MiA for taking the time, and effort to pen, and post the prose and pictorial; great reportage and Photo’s! I think Luis would be a strong contender for the Iditarod, well done!! Will try and host again before the New Year.

    • #12993
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      Cheers! Well Done! :good:

      Let's Get Building!

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