Forums R32 R32 XXXIX @ Molto VeLoce – July 4, 2020

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    • #15170
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      R32 XXXIX @ MVL - July 4, 2020

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      Saturday, July 4, 2020 @ Molto VeLoce (11:00am - 3:00pm)

      Classes: NASCAR (NC), Trans Am (TA), Modern F1 (F1) & Modern LeMans (LMP/GT);
      Doors Open @ 10am; Racing @ 11am. Limit of 10 racers - no spectators. Bring your own cars, controller, food and drink. Masks are mandatory. Remember to park on the side road east of the building and come around to the front door located near the west side of the building. If you have any symptoms or do not feel well please stay at home.

      Saliva is NOT permitted to clean tires - only H2O or tap water...

      If you are symptom free and interested in participating please let us all know by logging in and registering your attendance below. If you need directions please contact me... Cheers! Art

      Registration opens at 30-06-2020 06:00

      Registration closes at 04-07-2020 10:00

      Max Participants: 10

      Registered Users:

      1. artdart
      2. KensRedZed
      3. JMSracer
      4. JohnnySlots
      5. Felix
      6. Joe

      Registration is currently closed.

      Let's Get Building!

    • #15172
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      A reminder – please bring your own cars, controller, food and drink.

      Masks are mandatory! Masks are your responsibility. No disposable masks will be provided.

      No spectators are permitted, only participants. Since our event is capped make sure to register if you wish to participate.

      Remember to park on the side road east of the building and come around to the front door located near the west side of the building.

      …and in accordance with common sense, if you have any symptoms or do not feel well please stay at home.

      See everyone Saturday! :yahoo:

      Let's Get Building!

    • #15174
      JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots
      Member

      When I don’t feel well in the morning it’s not the Covid Cough, more like the Molson Malaise!

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots.
    • #15177
      FelixFelix
      Member

      Hi Gents:

      I’ve registered for this race, since it’s the replacement for the event that I had registered for, just prior to the shut down.

      If I’m allowed to attend, I will bring along my ‘Non Salivary-Exchange’ tire cleaner (my April 5, 2020 post, #14331), for anyone who wishes to use it.  (It would be best if you clean off your rear tires on each of your cars with soap and water, or another disinfectant, before bringing them to the race, otherwise all follow-up precautions will be pointless.)  As per Art’s April 6, 2020 reply, “moving forward we should eliminate saliva as a method of tire cleaning”.

      The reason I say “if I’m allowed to attend” is that the originally scheduled event, I believe, had GT or CanAm as one of the classes, and I had a car in each class. It looks like the GT or CanAm may have been replaced with Trans Am, and I may not have a ready Trans Am car. I do have all the others.

       

      When I left the academy it was a sad day, having been voted the least likely to succeed at slotracing !

      • #15180
        ArtArt
        Super Moderator

        Hi Felix,

        Yes, thank you for reminding me – I forgot to mention the fact that saliva will no longer be permitted to clean tires now (unless you mix it with mouse poop which I hear neutralizes any virus :yahoo: but it isn’t good practice to mix those ingredients in your mouth!!!)… I’ll add that to the event details… thankfully urethane tires don’t need any regular cleaning during use but it is helpful to get the crud and dust off of them with some H2O or to give them a light sanding to wake them up after a period of inactivity… masks should help eliminate that nasty ritual too…

        Don’t worry if you don’t have a Trans Am model yet Felix – no need to race in all four classes – there might be a loaner or placeholder or someone might even have one for sale…

        See you Saturday Felix!

        Let's Get Building!

    • #15178
      MiAMiA
      Moderator

      Congratulations on having the 1st event of our new reality. :yahoo:

      I really want to attend :cry: as it’s been a long time without a small car fix, however our daughter had a baby last week and we are under very strict quarantine rules (hers make the governments pale by comparison) if my wife wants to hold her new baby. Hopefully things will relax soon and I’ll be allowed out to play. Good luck to those who attend , have fun and stay safe.

      • #15181
        ArtArt
        Super Moderator

        MIA, email or private message me when you will be finished the self imposed quarantine…

        Let's Get Building!

    • #15189
      JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots
      Member

      Art, are we allowed to run a different car in each lane if we want?

      • #15191
        ArtArt
        Super Moderator

        Practice with as many models as you wish but race just one per class… :good:

        Let's Get Building!

    • #15195
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Would love to attend but have been having a bad bought of carpal tunnel lately after chopping wood and redoing my backyard patio over the last few weeks.

      Happy racing!

      Stay safe.

      Bill

    • #15217
      JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots
      Member

      Gents, with 6 racers perhaps we might consider to be more socially distant by not using one of the middle lanes? Would leave more separation among racers and allow for a 3rd marshal…..

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots.
    • #15221
      AvatarLuis Meza
      Member

      I tried until the last minute but I can not go, I am happy to see we are going back to racing and I hope you have fun today

    • #15222
      KenKen
      Moderator

      I came in last. But had a blast! :yahoo:

      Nice to see things are slowly returning to normal. Sort of. :good:

      Thanks to MVL for hosting. Thanks to Art for making it happen.

      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?

    • #15226
      JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots
      Member

      Great getting back on track. Had a blast. Thanks Art!

    • #15229
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      R32 XXXIX @ Molto VeLoce

      Final Results:

      NASCAR (NC):

      1. 99 Laps (15.643 ext.);
      2. 97 (14.394);
      3. 95 (15.955);
      4. 93 (14.761);
      5. 89 (9.448);
      6. 87 (19.017).

      Trans Am (TA): 

      1. 100 Laps (23.560 ext.);
      2. 95 (19.936);
      3. 95 (20.486);
      4. 94 (24.384);
      5. 87 (10.052);
      6. 85 (20.795).

      Modern F1 (F1): 

      1. 105 Laps (13.437);
      2. 102 (17.831);
      3. 100 (8.523);
      4. 99 (17.621);
      5. 90 (14.930);
      6. 86 (77.232).

      LMP/GT (LMP): 

      1. 110 Laps (10.262 ext.);
      2. 108 (17.029);
      3. 103 (19.655);
      4. 96 (12.049);
      5. 91 (18.705);
      6. 82 (27.384).

      Cheers! :good:

      PS – Saw this beauty on the way home… 

       

      Let's Get Building!

    • #15245
      JoeJoe
      Member

      Great pictures thanks Art and MVL for a good day of racing.  I thought the #11 Hooters car was Jeremy Mayfield but it’s actually Brett Bodine  who was also driving the #26 Quaker State car, wow pretty impressive Brett!!! :good:

    • #15246
      KenKen
      Moderator

      My guess would be a 1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner. :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?

      • #15271
        MiAMiA
        Moderator

        Old colour dealer plate, but great to see one out. Definitely a 1960 as the tail fins in 1961 were much smaller and the taillights were circular as opposed to the half moon shaped ones of 1960.

        The name Galaxy was a marketing attempt to appeal to the excitement surrounding the space race going on at the time with Russia. Dual trunk mounted antennae were a rare factory option. The continental rear tire/bumper may be aftermarket.

        Small point, the convertibles as seen here were Sunliners. The Starliner was a two door hardtop, fastback characterized by thin roof pillars. The fastback styling and slippery aerodynamics, was a design attempt to symbolize 1960s jet age design. Ford ran Starliners in NASCAR I think.

    • #15247
      FelixFelix
      Member

      Sorry Ken but I have to correct you.  I was the one that came in last!   Some nice racing on the part of other drivers.

      A big thank you to JohnnySlots for offering those excellent replacement cars when a couple of mine died out.

       

      When I left the academy it was a sad day, having been voted the least likely to succeed at slotracing !

      • #15269
        JohnnySlotsJohnnySlots
        Member

        My pleasure …. after all that’s what is best about the hobby … having everyone being able to participate and enjoy!

    • #15272
      MiAMiA
      Moderator

      Congratulations to all who attended. Great to see R32 back on track so to speak. Regardless of finish order everyone was a winner.

      Thanks Art for organizing this and keeping the fun alive. Thanks to Doug for allowing the use of his facility. Hopefully I will be able to make it to the next event. ;-)

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