Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

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

Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Audi1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:51 pm

Just opening up a thread so that we can get tomorrow's pics, performance comments and qualy results up for you all to see. Bob Bianchi from Slot Car Corner is coming down tomorrow morning and will be driving the cars during the qualy. Check back for full results towards the end of the day EDT tomorrow.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby arroldn » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Let the fun begin.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Lou E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 pm

Good luck everyone , looking forward to our first race!!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Mitch58 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:58 am

Are we there yet? Huh, Huh, are we there yet?

Oh how that made my Dad crazy.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Radarek » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:00 am

:auto-driving: :auto-checkeredflag: :banana-dance:
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby glasshorsevh » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:08 am

Really looking forward to this one! I have hopes for a decent positioning with the J car. The River Run usually is a good indicator as to how the series will go...

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby FC47 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:10 am

I am too, looking forward to seeing where mine settles in,
Thanks for runnin em for us!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Audi1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:44 pm

The qualy has been run; I have all the results, as well as performance comments on each car and some on-track pics. But, my ISP provider's server is down right mow, so I can't post them. I'll try again later this afternoon/early evening. Sorry for the delay.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Audi1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:28 pm

OK, I'm back..........at least I think I'm back......well, temporarily anyway...... at least until my ISP's server gods decide to take a coffee break again..........

Here are a couple of shots of the field in the paddock; a nice group of cars:

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Team Ford on the track ready for the defense:

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Here are the Ford "classics":

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And here are the GT-40 variants:

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Team Porsche looking to upset the current champs:

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The classic Porsches:

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And the 917 variants:

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The track was cleaned, vac'd and tack cloth cleaned before the start of the qualy runs. Bob ran each car for 10 laps to get used to it (practice run), then another 10 laps for fastest lap. The tires on each car were swiped on a sticky pad once before the start of the practice session and once before the start of the fastest lap qualy run. The cars were run in numerical order; starting with #1 and finishing with #819.

When the smoke cleared, these were your results for the Round #1 qualy:

1. #70 5.666 smokeio Fast, smooth, predictable handling, very well balanced, easy to push hard (R)
2. #21 5.795 drw21 Fast, smooth, super-sticky tires, easy to push hard (R)
3. #211 5.946 orakeiracer Fast, chatters a little on corners, can be pushed (R)
4. #111 5.968 brumosRSR Smooth, handles well, likes the turns, can be pushed )R)
5. #27 5.978 radarek Very smooth, fast, handles well, easy driver (U)
6. #133 5.993 orakeiracer Smooth, fast, balanced, easy to push (R)
7. #15 6.095 midagekid1 Smooth, not as fast as some of the others, but handles the turns like a wizard (U)
8. #505 6.096 ckouba Smooth, planted, easy to drive (R)
9. #54 6.170 yebo Smooth, fast, a little loose, predictable handling (R)
10. #23(g) 6.186 kidvoltage Smooth, fast, stable, loose at the limit (R)
11. #33 6.245 brumosRSR Smooth, handles well, predictable driver, stays in the slot (R)
12. #819 6.253 ckouba Some rear body rubbing, predictable, can be pushed (R)
13. #28 6.350 alexis in Greece Some gear noise, handles well, predictable driver (R)
14. #136 6.358 LouE Smooth, planted, predictable driver (U)
15. #22 6.370 oscarracing Smooth, fast, planted, easy driver
16. #9 6.432 arroldn Predictable handling, feels solid, can be pushed
17. #2 6.501 crockettNZ Nice car, smooth, easy driver (R)
18. #47 6.519 FC47 AW motor, a little loose, stable but can deslot (U)
19. #14 6.548 audi1 Smooth, quiet, loose, tails out in corners, can deslot (U)
20. #113 6.556 mrollingthunder AW motor, braids reversed , a little loose, some tire chatter (R)
21 #4 6.573 aloha Smooth, a little loose, balanced, stays in the slot (R)
22. #63 6.583 slottingsince1963 Smooth, a little loose, good speed, easy driver
23. #29 6.591 glasshorsevh Smooth, some tire chatter, can deslot
24. #10 6.700 cygracer Smooth, a little loose, predictable handling, stays in the slot (U)
25. #276 6.713 austin Some chatter, a little loose, can be pushed
26. #13 6.741 beastlee Smooth, a little loose at the limit, pretty car (U)
27 #3 6.752 audi1 Smooth, loose, can deslot without warning (U)
28. #5 6.776 aloha Smooth, tail happy, but stays in the slot (R)
29. #7 6.908 f1fan Good speed, loose at the limit, tails out, stays in the slot (U)
30. #60 6.996 charley A little loose, good speed, tire chatter hops rear end
31. #6 6.999 arroldn Predictable handling, some rear wheel well rubbing, feels solid
32. #25 7.055 docdoom A little loose, handle well, predictable driver
33. #23(r) 7.122 Tripod set-up, loose in corners, balanced
34. #32 7.262 cobratroy Heavy car, a little loose, stays in the slot, beautiful looking car
35. #20 7.287 BARC-1 Some tire chatter, smooth, can deslot
36. #74 7.289 clivearmstrong Smooth, planted, can be pushed, needs more motor, another beautiful looking car
37. #19 7.840 BARC-1 Narrow car, some tire chatter, runs well, only Porsche 718 in the field
38. #30 7.880 glasshorsevh Very loose, can deslot, tends to tip in corners
39. #1 8.511 studioRS A little loose, could use more weight

So, your qualy podium is:

#70
#21
#211

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Race on Sunday - results by early evening - I hope. The cars will be run in reverse qualifying order.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Radarek » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:30 pm

Congratulations to podiumites. Very quick cars. Group 5 times with limited motors. Very nice. Smokeio out of reach I think.
Thanks Allan and Bob for your time. Great work guys :banana-dance:
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby BARC 1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:49 pm

Thanks Allan. That is a lot of cars to qualify. Early results indicate BARC needs to keep building and testing. Oh darn :D
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby Smokeio » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Wow... Rubber tires and all? There’s some special stuff under the hood. Glad it’s working well here. Hope it continues throughout the series. Thanks Allan and Bob!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby OrakeiRacer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:27 pm

Thanks Allan and Bob for qualifying the cars - that's alot of cars to get thru. I'm super happy and pleasantly surprised no. 211 qualified 3rd considering the quality of the front runners and the rest of the field. For a 3 day wonder from concept to putting it in the post, I must have fluked something! Didn't have enough time to dial out the chatter, maybe next yr. However as we all know- qualifying is one thing, racing is another! Good luck to everyone on Sunday. Have a blast Allan!
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby docdoom » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:05 pm

I think you missed a car....???? were is mitch58 car in that line up???? did we have a repeat in car numbers ?looks like mitch and kidvoltage have the same # car 23 the kid should of been 26 per the sign up sheet? did we drop the ball at team naste?
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - Round #1 - The River Run

Postby mrollingthunder » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Wow! Great Photos and reports! One of these days I'm going to remember to reverse the wiring in my track or at least remember to revers wire the guide!
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