a Happy New Year
to all Slot Car Racers and their Families!
From John, Sue and all the Group at FPR
Next Tuesday Race Night at FPR
Tuesday 22th of January 2019
Tracks open at 5.30pm for practice
All 1/32 Scale Classes:
Australian Super Touring
Open LMP & GT
Racing Starts 6.30pm
Points are awarded towards
Round 1 of the 2019 FPR Driver's Championship
Loan cars and controllers available.
Please advise if you are attending
The next seniors day at FPR :
Thursday -14th February 2019
1pm to 5pm
Come & have some fun racing
loan cars & controllers available
Have an afternoon tea or coffee & a chat.
Try out any slot car you have.
Race Has been Run
Alan was 1st Division A in 1/32 Cartrix GP , Modern F1 & Classic GP
Bert was 1st Division B in 1/32 Classic GP & Modern F1
Bear was 1st in Division B 1/32 Cartrix GP
Steve was 1st in Division C 1/32 Cartrix GP & Classic GP
Bob was 1st in Division C 1/32 Modern F1
1/24 F1 was not run this time .
Hi , we recently have been using the new BRM E25M tyre at FPR.
It has produced excellent traction.
Notes! On MJK Fridays we have a class for just Scale Auto GT - MJK tyres only & up to 25K & 350g torque motor. we do not run all the classes shown in the bi-monthly MJK Night some rotate from one MJK night to the next. Check the 2016 proposed calendar (separate page) to see the class allocations for Tuesdays & Fridays - also on the calendar are meetings at SSCR, Cove & W.A.R, Raceways .
Just a few notes about using & preparing the BRM tyres.
They are a soft compound - Shore 22 so do need gluing to the rim . To do this I only recommend the Locktite brand of super glue. It is available in liquid or gel.
I usually seat the tyre well on the rim fist after checking the rim is running true by spinning very slowly . After I seat the tyres on the rim by filching the bead around the rim I glue the tyres.
Usually I glue the inside tyre bead first in each rim. I lift the bead with one hand an put a liberal drop on the rim bead and then let the tyre bead down on to the drop on the rim.
This has to be done slowly and carefully so that no glue gets on fingers and that ther is no “splash “ of glue when the bead is released.
This is done in four places around the inside bead of each tyre but give a check for trueness after each wheel is done & before the glue is fully set so a correction may be possible but is usually not
Once the glue is set on the inside ( about 5 minutes depending on room temperature) do the same procedure to the outside tyre bead.
Once the glue has set I recommend tyres be trued on a true truer. I do this for people without charge if they do not have a truer.
Some have developed methods of truing without having a dedicated tyre truer but I have not needed to do that so you could seek other’s advise if you wish to try it.
The E22 BRM tyres are best suited to a smooth surface track. They will perform on a Ferrodore type rough surface about equivalent to MJK urethane tyres.
They like the smooth surface and actually condition the track surface with some running of cars with BRM tyres. This conditioning on the smooth track also upgrades the MJK tyre traction so they
run the BRM conditioning on their surface and perform better as well.
To run in and get the BRM tyre to the best condition it takes a bout 300 laps on the smooth surface track . This is combined with water dampened 600 grade wet & dry sanding on a flat pad.
The sanding is done about every 20 laps until good grip is obtained
We then usually wet sand the tyres before each heat of a race for there on.
The glue of the bead may have to be redone periodically and should be checked before each race meeting by attempting to lift the tyre beads
Hope you enjoy racing at FPR