The 2007 Race Season is here!
Saturday, February 17 sees the Perth HO Slot Car group convene at the home of Yours Truly for our first official points meet of the year.
This time we'll see a couple of changes, plus running the long anticipated Restricted Open class.
Classes to race (some details are yet to be confirmed) :
This season should see some awesome racing across the classes, driving standards and car prep skills have advanced dramatically.
Track opens at about 10:30am on the day, first Tjet bracket starts at 1pm. Sausage sizzle provided, bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Spectators and new Racers are most welcome, please contact either myself ( firstname.lastname@example.org SUBJECT: Slot Cars) or post on our well used forum (http://neophytte.mine.nu/forum/?fid=05) and introduce yourself.
It's been a hectic year of close racing, but the end is finally here!!
Our last race meet for the year is at Drew and Clair's place, on the recently reworked monster track, about 90 feet lap length!!
Competition is keen, with several practice sessions had by a few of us. Will someone break the 6 second barrier with a SG+ ?
T-jet racing will be interesting, as with such a long track only a handful of laps can be squeezed into 2 minute brackets. Maybe we'll run 3 minutes.
I'm sure at the end of the day the all Polymer Wizzard (and possibly BSRT) cars will come out for some lightning quick laps, as a precursor to next year's RO class.
This is your last chance to come and check out some frenetic racing, on what is probably the biggest track in WA (one of the biggest in Oz).
Bring it on....
Welcome to the Way Out West HO Slot Car website. Situated about 15mins from Fremantle, Way Out West Raceway is my home 4 lane Tomy AFX racetrack.
I began seriously racing HO slot cars in mid 2002, when a bike riding fall left me with a blown out knee. While unable to walk for almost 3 months, I decided to drag out my old Lightning Larry Perkins AFX set to keep me occupied. I purchased some 2nd hand track sections to add to the layout, and it just grew from there....
As the track grew along with my interest, I began looking on the Net for other HO tracks and racers. To my delight I found there is a large range of aftermarket cars, parts and tracks to make these tiny 1/64 cars go at RIDICULOUS speeds (in the US, some drag cars are reported to have hit 108MPH!!). As with any form of racing, your top speed limit is partially governed by the size of your wallet. However, the most beneficial modifications are also the cheapest...
I have also turned my attention to creating all manner of vehicles to race at W.O.W. Raceway, from regular cars, trucks, even monster trucks! (see More Pics page )
WA might have a small population, but it seems a large proportion of us have an interest in one form of motorsport or another. If you are looking for something cheap, and more importantly, LOADS of FUN, then contact me for further info .
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