Hobart Miniature Car Club

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Can-Am 1966-74

Round 4 - Mornington Park (8/12/20)


In round 4 of the Can-Am series, phil once again brought along a different car for the round. This time it was a classic from the era of the heavy brass chassis…and promised to provide quite a contrast to the very latest designs of lightweight plastic & podded chassis as used by the drivers in the Thunderslot & Slot-it teams. It was no surprise to see that the years of slot car development & technical engineering progress has had absolutely no effect on sheer speed on a circuit such as this whatsoever! Phils car looked like it cornered on rails & there was not a semblance of a de-slot as he racked up a huge win by 5 laps with 136 total.  In a very distant 2nd (131) was the Thunderslot Lola of my own, which not very long ago (about 2 rounds) looked like the car to beat for the series….how things change  in very short order. Dave Bantoft continued the strong resurgence of the older models with a great 3rd on 127 laps. Rob Golley experienced one of the issues with the modern lightweight cars, and that is their lack of durability when hit by anything remotely heavier than them…ie anything with a brass chassis!  His night came unstick owing to a shunt in his first heat & the front of his car running with a very stiff front axel setup for the rest of the evening & a slight angle to the front nose shape.  He ended up 4th on 122. JB & Chris Priest both recorded 120 laps with JB grabbing 5th from Chris in 6th. Rhys was alone on 119 laps in 7th & Adrian Gray in 8th on 116.  Dave Gray & Thomas males rounded out the top 10 in this class for the night with Dave managing 108 laps & Thomas on 92.


Top 3

1st - Phil, 2nd - Mal, 3rd - Dave

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