Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Here we go! Round #2 in what started last year as a proxy duel between both builders and marques.

Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby Audi1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:49 am

Here's where you'll find information on the tracks that we'll be using for this year's Ford-Porsche Wars proxy. I will add tracks as they become available, with a target of having 12-13 Rounds in this series; just like we did last year for the Ford-Ferrari Wars proxy. I'll also be posting the details of each track, to help the builders decide how they want to build/tune their cars.

1. The River Run (host: audi1) - Merrimac, MA

2. Pebblestone Model Car Circuit (host: gascarnut) - Irvine, CA

3. Getcars Raceway (host: radarek) - Edmonton, Alberta

4. The Anaconda (host: munter) - Napier, NZ

5. Blackwidow Raceway (host: CrockettNZ) - Napier, NZ

6. Orakei Raceway (host: DRW21) - Auckland, NZ

7. The New 1953 Raceway (host: slotting since 1963) - Bloemfontein, SA

8. The Rhino River Raceway (host: slotting since 1963) - Bloemfontein, SA

9. Penquin Point (host: kidvoltage) - Hillsboro, OR

10. TooBad Motorplex (host: kidvoltage) - Fairview, OR

11. Canfield Green (host: chappy) - Picton, ON

12. Riverhills Raceway (host: cobratroy) - Lancaster, PA

13. Cornerstone Raceway (host: mether05) - South Grafton, MA

We're going to try to keep this series on routed wood tracks. Please post here if you have an interest in hosting a Round in this series; thanks.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:50 pm

Can we get an idea of what the track voltage will be set at as well?
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby Audi1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:28 pm

10-12V is pretty standard for most tracks.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby DRW21 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Round 5 is set to be run on the Orakei Raceway in Auckland New Zealand where we have been running both local and international proxy races for quite a few years now, we really enjoy the cars that come our way and consider it a real honor to be asked to drive them.
The track is wooden with a 50 ft lap length with a 10.5 ft long main straight.
Best tires for grip and longevity has to be NSR super grips, Urethanes can work well but have less grip. Slot-it N22's, Thunderslot tires are also great for grip. MRRC clubman tires are also great but not as wide. If you are not sure then I would suggest NSR super grips to give the best overall grip and life, (I'll be running super grips on my GT40).
Copper tape powered by a high current power supply set to 12 volts, any guide will work although a stock Slot-it wood guide is a tad too deep and may be need a trim if the blade is left stock. Trackmate timing system. Good traction as we keep it clean and we have no trouble finding drivers that will look after the cars.
As far as lap times go - a NSR classic just blueprinted with standard issue parts can run as quick as 4.30, a well sorted Slot-it Group C car will run the same time, a Scalextric Trans Am Camaro with stock motor and gears will run 5.0 as will a well tuned MRRC Clubman kit car using the 16k motor.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby Audi1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:16 pm

I remember that track - it has a super-smooth finish to it. Thanks, Dave.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby DRW21 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:06 pm

Don't be fooled by the shiny surface, it's just the glare in the photo.
The track surface has a just the right amount of 'orange peel' to it which is great for grip, it's not as slippery as it may look.
We have seen a NSR Mosler run under 4.0 during a race.
Unbelievable response to this proxy, so many entries in such a short time - gotta be a good thing for sure!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby chappy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:12 pm

Allan, i am good to host at the new Canfield Green if you need me.
90+ feet 3 lane routed road course variable volts, copper tape, dead strip Laptimer.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby Audi1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:00 am

Thanks Bob, I was hoping that you could run a Round for us again this year.

Can you shoot me a pic or two?

Are you going to field a car(s).......................?

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby CrockettNZ » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:05 am

Blackwidow Raceway Napier New Zealand

3 lane routed mdf with 8mm deep slots
braided
track surface is semigloss enamel
approximately 28m lane lengths with 100mm lane spacings
has a slight squeeze on the back hair pin
mostly runs on 12volts but can be turned down to run on less for those extra hot cars
I use trackmate for the timing and race control

we mostly use NSR or Slot-it N22 tyres
but urethane's work fine as well

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby chappy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:13 pm

Canfield Green , 90+ ' , copper tape routed mdf latex paint , variable voltage, lap timer dead strip. Just finishing off some scenics.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby Radarek » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:47 pm

Bob

That is a nice piece of track. What is best time now?
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby Audi1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:42 pm

We have a full series from Tracks for this proxy, thanks to all of those who agreed to host a Round! :text-bravo:

I'll post details on the tracks in a few days. I'll also re-order the tracks in the first post and will indicate approx. when the race will take place.

There is a possibility that we may be able to add one more track and finish up the series, as we did for the Ford-Ferrari Wars proxy, on Luf's Targa, but we'll have to wait until the end of this year to see if that will work out.

Thanks, again, to everyone who offered to run a Round for this series!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby mether05 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:58 pm

Cornerstone Raceway South Grafton, MA

Some of you are probably familiar with Cornerstone from the Carrera PanAmerican, Can Am, Sprite and U13 proxies.

4 Lanes, 75-83' length, Pyramid PS @ 10v, MDF, copper tape

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby arroldn » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:18 pm

Those are some fantastic looking tracks wow!!!!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - The Tracks

Postby chappy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:52 pm

Radarek, the current best time is in the mid 7 seconds.
Im sure it will improve though. I would expect somewhere around 6.8 to 7.0 will be a good quick lap on it. Some really good straight sections and some good technical sections with the double apex corners and uphill esses.
It has a nice flow but is not designed for simple point and shoot , the track has to be driven or you pay the price.
Lol.
Its a fun track too, and once the greenery and walls are in place will be remoniscent of the 60s and 70s era.
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