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    We have a 2.4 hour endurance race coming up on Saturday, February 2nd. If anyone is interested in attending, let me know...

    The Rolex 2.4 Hours of Danville
    Capitol Insurance Companies Raceway at Boopiejones Motorsport Park sponsored by Ritz Crackers

    The Rolex 2.4 Hours of Danville is a 1/32 scale slot car endurance race intended for late 60’s sport and prototype cars. For eligible car list and rules regarding car modifications, see page two.

    HEATS:
    - Boopiejones Motorsport Park is a three lane routed wood track. Lane colors are red, white and blue.

    - Each car will be run for a total of 2.4 hours (144 minutes), and all cars will have equal time on all lanes.

    - Each car will be operated by a team of two drivers. Teams will be determined as follows:
    - each driver runs a two minute qualifier. fastest lap determines qualifying position.
    - qualifiers will be split into two equal groups - the fastest half and the slowest half
    - each "fast" qualifier will be paired with a "slow" qualifier at random.
    - Each driver will run the car for 24 minute heats in each lane, as follows:

    - Driver A – Red Lane – 24 minutes
    - Driver B – White Lane – 24 minutes
    - Driver A – Blue Lane – 24 minutes
    - Driver B – Red Lane – 24 minutes
    - Driver A – White Lane – 24 minutes
    - Driver B – Blue Lane – 24 minutes

    - There will be a maximum of two minutes between heats. In order to count partially completed laps, cars will not be moved back to the starting line at the end of each heat. They will retain their position and be shifted directly over to the next lane.

    REPAIRS:

    - All repairs, maintenance or adjustments must be made under green flag conditions, or during the two minute breaks between heats.

    - If there are more than three cars competing, there will be times when teams are sitting out of heats. Repairs, maintenance or adjustments may be performed during those sit outs.


    1965-1969 Sports & Prototype Class

    Based on cars that ran at LeMans and other World Manufacturer Championship races between 1965 and 1969

    All bodies must be marketed and sold as 1:32 scale, and must be made of injected molded plastic or resin but may be modified to fit prototype. Chassis must be plastic and/or resin. Body and chassis need not be from same manufacturer. For example, a slot.it chassis can be mounted underneath a Scalextric Chaparral 2F body. No metal or scratch built chassis are allowed.

    The following modifications are allowed:

    - weight may be added; traction magnets must be removed
    - metal, plastic, tape or glue may be used to strengthen chassis or dampen pod movement
    - chassis may be sanded to allow body and pod float
    - if using different brands of body and chassis, the chassis width and wheelbase may be modified to allow everything to fit properly under the body
    - any brand wheels may be used. wheels must have prototypical inserts
    - tires must be rubber or urethane only. Silicone and foam/sponge rubber tires are not allowed.
    - any motor with a published rating of 21,500 RPM or less at 12v is allowed. so a stock orange endbell slot it or nsr orange wrapper motor is legal, but pretty much anything hotter than that is illegal
    - race will be run at 10 volts
    - there will be no track calls, unless absolutely necessary. the most surehanded marshal will handle the left side of the track, and use grabbers to reslot cars that are out of reach.

    - motor may be in any orientation - sidewinder, inline or anglewinder
    - any gear ratio may be used. spacers may be used to set gear mesh
    - any axles are allowed
    - wheels, tires and guide must not extend beyond the bodywork when viewed from above

    Eligible Prototype Cars:

    Ford GT Mk. I (X) (427)
    Ford GT 40
    Ford GT Mk II
    Ford Mk IIB
    Ford Mk IV
    Mirage M1
    Ford ‘J’ Car
    Mirage M2
    Ford P68 /9
    Gulf Ford GT40

    Porsche 906
    Porsche 907
    Porsche 908 Coupe/Spyder
    Porsche 908/2
    Porsche 910
    Porsche 917 (’69)

    Lola T-70 Mk III Coupe
    Lola T-70 -Aston

    Ferrari P-3
    Ferrari P-4
    Ferrrari 412P
    Ferrari 250LM
    Ferrari 365 P-2/3
    Ferrari 312-P

    Chapparal 2D
    Alfa Romeo T-33/2
    Chapparal 2F
    Alfa Romeo T-33/3
    Alpine-Renault 210
    Alpine- Renault 220
    Howmet Turbine
    Matra 630/640

    Most of the eligible cars are available from Slot it, Scalectrix, Fly, NSR, MRRC, etc. Resin bodied cars available from LeMans Miniatures, RACER, Top Slot and other manufacturers.
    Last edited by boopiejones; 01-25-2013, 09:40 PM. Reason: we have our very own logo!!!

  • #2
    Will you have pics of the race & cars?

    I was wondering if you were planning to have pics of the cars and race? Sounds like an interesting and fun race - Good Luck!
    Rick

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    • #3
      Mike,

      Wish I lived a little bit closer! Sounds like a GREAT event!



      David

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kaneohekane View Post
        I was wondering if you were planning to have pics of the cars and race? Sounds like an interesting and fun race - Good Luck!
        Rick
        Definitely some pictures and hopefully some video too.

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        • #5
          I hope to be there though any pre-race preperation will be limited. Not that it would make any difference.

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          • #6
            final test session is scheduled for this coming sunday at 8:00 am!

            Also, check post #1 above... we're legit now because we have our very own logo!

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            • #7
              I'm interested if I'm in town. Right now it's about 50/50 if I'll be in town or out on business. When you are paired up, can you choose either drivers car to run?

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              • #8
                i couldn't find your Address, i.e. directions..? RVSP? thnx

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jrrc View Post
                  I'm interested if I'm in town. Right now it's about 50/50 if I'll be in town or out on business. When you are paired up, can you choose either drivers car to run?
                  That's the plan. Everyone qualifies and gets paired up into teams, then the team decides what car to race. I hope you can make it!

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                  • #10
                    please note some slight changes to the rules in post #1. to summarize:

                    - motors must be 21,500 rpm or less. so a stock orange endbell slot it or nsr orange wrapper motor is legal, but pretty much anything hotter than that is illegal

                    - race will be run at 10 volts

                    - there will be no track calls, unless absolutely necessary. the most surehanded marshal will handle the left side of the track, and use grabbers to reslot cars that are out of reach.


                    this is all aimed at reducing the crashing to keep the race flowing.

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                    • #11
                      Rolex 2.4 Hrs of Danville

                      I am looking to either attend or at least come see this. Where is it located and what time? I live in Danville.
                      Thanks, Glen

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                      • #12
                        glen - i just sent you an email. for some reason your account doesn't seem to have a private message option...

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                        • #13
                          decisions, decisions...

                          i have a major problem... four great running cars!!! what will be my weapon of choice?

                          slot it gt40 can produce the fastest lap times, but is probably the most difficult of the bunch to keep on the track
                          the nsr p68 is smooth and easy to drive. second fastest of the bunch.
                          the fly 906 is super smooth and easily produces good lap times. a bit slower than the p69, but not by much. problem is that it is too easy to drive. sticks so well that it can take some corners flat out. i'll probably fall asleep if i have to drive it for 2.4 hours!
                          the chappy (scaley body with slot it chassis) is my favorite to watch running around the track, but it is narrower and taller than the others so it has a tendency to tip.

                          hmmm....







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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NamVet View Post
                            i couldn't find your Address, i.e. directions..? RVSP? thnx
                            Thom,

                            What are you doing on this side of the Pacific?



                            David

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                            • #15
                              I have an easier choice. One car Chaparral with stock chassis and maybe not much else. If we run teams then will probably run my partner's car. Not sure if I want to spend a lot of effort making this one run a little better. There's no way it could keep up with a low slung coupe.

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