Practice will start *10 am
* for any last minute tuning / test laps; we’ll also draw teams then before getting down to business
The class will be the LeMans Classics era of any NSR or Slot.it classic (see list below). Between us all - we should be able to field team cars quite easily.
NSR Ford 3L P68
NSR Ford GT40 MkI or MkII or MkIV
NSR Porsche 917k
Slot.it Ferrari 312PB
Slot.it Alfa Romeo T33/3
Slot.it Chaparral 2E (I know, it never ran at LeMans, but will be allowed since it’s of the same era)
Slot.it Ford GT40 MkI or MkII
FYI - Links to the respective brands and their released models of the above cars: NSR and Slot.it
Tuning is up to you, with the following restrictions:
- any NSR or Slot.it chassis, gears, guides, suspension, wheels/hubs etc parts stock or otherwise are permitted (except motor and tires - see specifics below)
- no tire treatments or silicone tires
; stock NSR, Slot.it (C1) or urethane tires permitted
- no lowering of car body onto chassis
- add weight at your discretion; minimum weight is *60g
* but no max weight (all cars will be weighed prior to race
- tires must be inside the fenders (i.e., not visible from overhead); if "knock-offs" stick out that's OK
- NSR 20k or Slot.it Orange bell motors 21.5k are the only acceptable motors (these are stock to the above listed models)
Each heat will be 30 mins. (paused after 15 min. to switch drivers); after each heat we will rotate lanes; overall, teams will drive each lane twice. Total distance driven will take it.
So far, our driver line-up is a who’s who of the COSCC:
Mr .Carp (Paul) as local woody aficionado has shown he’s ready for prime time. Weapon of choice? Rumor has it that it will be a Ford GT40
…but which brand is the question? Yes, our spys tell us Mr. Carp has a Slot.it on the way…
I’ve got Kimchi all over my pants (Kim) returns as a changed man; will the kinder, gentler Kimmy show he’s still got the race pace? Weapon of choice? The word on the street is that there may be a white NSR Ford Mk.IV
up on the hoist right now; but some spy shots from Edmonton indicate Kimchi recently negotiated the release of a silver NSR Martini Porsche 917k
. One thing is for sure, he’ll be driving the wheels off of whatever he drives.
DerChristian (Chris), notorious European jewel thief returns to the scene of many a crime to show he hasn’t gone soft after an extended stay in the Motherland. While under the watchful eye of immigrations officials, he’s been seen spotted with a NSR Gulf Porsche 917k #21
. While no rain is in sight, it remains to be seen if his track skills will be worthy of Pedro’s car!
Kenny aka I need a Nickname (Ken), the man who drives with no hands is back to claim his rightful spot on top of the podium after many close calls. Armed with what some observers say is a sense of purpose, officials have it on good authority that there may be a yellow NSR Ford GT40 #8
in the offing for Team No Hands.
Bobbin’ for Apples (Bob), successfully recovered from last year’s back surgery says he’s ready to bend all the way over and do whatever it takes this time. Always a bridesmaid, he narrowly missing out on the last 3hrs of Mugello by some 40m’s. Without wheels, Mr. Apples claims he’ll drive any car in whatever position, under his “don’t ask don’t tell” policy.
G-$ (George), a relative newcomer from out east has shown some flashes of brilliance while multitasking on his Blackberry. It remains to be seen if this prowess translates to race pace. Rumor has it that he’s looking for new sponsorship after the Greek government default.
Giddyup (Tom) as track host, the local spaghetti slinger’s intimate knowledge of Mugello may finally yield a top podium step. Weapon of choice? The ultra-sleek and sexy NSR Ford 3L P68 #33
adorned in British Racing Green trim.
One open seat remains…who knows, maybe the Canadian Stig will make an appearance?