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Old 05-02-2012, 12:58 PM
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Default CanAm 2012 - Round 6 - Québec, QC

The cars are now here, in my office, ready to go home!

Qualification will take place tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7:15PM (Eastern Summer Time). They will be run in random order. The yellow lane of Circuit du Grand Rocher will be used for qualifying. Each car will run for 10 laps after a two-lap warmup. Tires will be cleaned before each run with two swipes on the back of a sticky label.

Georges will be the driver for the qualification session. He's been our club champion for the last few years, he's also a part of the fabulous «Slot Car Corner Racing Machine» so your cars are in good hands!

Benoit will also be there to take pictures of your little toy cars and I'll be the one handling the data (lap times, comments, etc.).

The race will take place this Saturday, starting at 1:15PM. Cars will be grouped according to their qualification performance (groups of 4). Cars of different classes could be run together, depending on their qualification lap times. We're aiming to have enough people there to do live marshalling. If it's not the case, there will be track calls when a car deslots.

Each car will be driven for 3 minutes on each lane, with the drivers staying in the same lane all race long. Total number of laps will be recorded up to the tenth of a lap.

Let's go racing, CanAm style!!

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:01 PM
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Default Turn-by-turn lap of Circuit du Grand Rocher

Time for a turn-by-turn lap of Circuit du Grand Rocher:



After the start line and the longest straight on the track, cars are headed into Turn 1.

Turn 1 has a "break" in it and if you brake too late, you will lose the rear easily. It's important to get the braking zone just right to just put the car in the right line for the next short straight (with a full-speed curve in it). The outside lane can have an advantage here because the "break" is less pronounced.

Turn 2 looks easier on the picture than it really is. Inside lanes are tight and you have to slow down a lot to get through. Outside lane has it easier but doesn't have a lot of sliding room and can hit the tire barrier easily. With some cars, it's not a problem; with some, it can spell trouble.

Turn 3 is a high-speed corner where the outside lanes can gain a lot of time on the inside lanes. The blue lane (outside) can almost take it at full speed, by being careful to not hit the barrier at the exit.

Sector 4 looks easy but it's not. There are some kinks in the slots. First, a slight left and then a large-radius right/left, with just a little kink to destabilize unstable (!) cars. Cars that are well balanced can go through there without moving too much. Unstable cars will probably deslot (often from the front) if they don't slow down.

Turn 5 is a decreasing-radius corner. Inside lanes, especially the red one, must get their braking just right to not lose a lot of time in there, just before going under the bridge. Very easy to lose the rear end in red and yellow lanes.

Sector 6, coming out of the dark, is really fun to drive. If the car has a stable rear end, the driving sensation is great. If not, watch out for Turn 7, where your car will still be trying to get back in line.

Turn 7 is a slightly-increasing-radius corner. Fairly easy to drive in the outside lanes, we're seeing a lot of offs in the inside lanes.

Coming out of Turn 7, we're going into Sector 8. On the exit of Turn 7, the cars have to negotiate a slight left turn, a very short straight and then a sligth right turn (impossible to go through there at full throttle, even if it looks that way).

Between Sector 8 and Turn 9, you can get some speed out of the car over the bridge and then brake a little to negociate Turns 9 and 10. They can't be taken at full speed but depending on the cars, it can be pretty close to it. The two turns are connected by a very very short straight but they can be seen as one big sweeping turn.

And then, it's pretty easy to overshoot the exit of Turn 10, lose the rear end and go into the pits (it happens all the time!) from the inside lanes or go into the barrier for the outside lanes.

That's it for a lap of Circuit du Grand Rocher...
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:08 PM
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C'est bon à entendre! Grande d'être de retour au Québec, le paysage est magnifique cette période de l'année.
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Default Qualification Order - Round 6

The qualification order was randomly chosen by Excel and here's how it will be run. timkoul will have the honor of opening and closing the qualification session.

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Really nice track Christian, I'm sure you and your crew will have a fantastic time with the little critters.

Jack
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Very track, I bet it's a blast to drive!

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The qualification order was randomly chosen by Excel and here's how it will be run. timkoul will have the honor of opening and closing the qualification session.
Well!! I am extremely happy to lead such an excellent field of cars, even though it's an outcome of a random choice!!!
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Great bunch of guys, too. I met them at the 24 hour race at Cloverleaf...

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Very track, I bet it's a blast to drive!
It is...
And it's quite challenging for someone who doesn't race there regularly...

And your cars are indeed in good hands with Georges doing the driving duties... You see, he drives like my grandma...
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All cars got their official Round 6 pictures taken tonight (uploading now to my Flickr account) and got a 2-3 lap shakedown to make sure they were all running OK after this long trip across the border. I have to say, after this short shakedown, this is by far the best group of proxy cars ever assembled in the CPR/CanAm since its beginning (my track has been a host each and every year so I can compare).

Can't wait to see them run in the race against each other! Great job guys!!

Christian, your host for Round 6 in beautiful Québec, QC
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Here are the car pictures on the track, ready for qualifying tomorrow night!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgingra...7629588242222/
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Awesome! Thanks for the stellar photos!
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Very good. You have to admire those wheels on the #4 Ferrari - guess where I got 'em?
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Very good. You have to admire those wheels on the #4 Ferrari - guess where I got 'em?
CBD wheels are everywhere on those cars... It must mean something!!
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Very good. You have to admire those wheels on the #4 Ferrari - guess where I got 'em?
He didn't take your "not so subtle hint", shame on you Sir Wetster

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