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Mille Miglia Round 4 – A Scattered Field

North to… where was that again? The fourth round of the Mille Miglia race saw additional racers missing.  The route of the Mille Miglia changed over the years, so one can only assume that the navigators must have been using different versions of the map for this leg of the journey, with some racing off…

2012 El Piloto Series #1 – Round 4 Results

Round 4 of the El Piloto race was held on Saturday, April 28.  The El Piloto race features equally prepared 1/24 scale Renault Megane cars from BRM. This series is modeled after the IROC series in that individual are not allowed to tune the cars to their taste, and the drivers rotate through each lane,…

Mille Miglia Round 2: Heading down the coast…

The second round of the Mille Miglia series, run on April 21, 2012, welcomed two new participants to the field; Marty’s bright yellow Ferrari 250 GT and Russell’s very unique resin body Ferrari 166 MM/53 Abarth Spyder. Just like the first round, there were plenty of thrills and spills as the racers adjusted to the…

Mille Miglia Opening Race

Thrills, spills, and race repairs were the order of the day for the opening race of the Austin Slot Car Club’s Mille Miglia Series. In true early post-WWII road rally racing fashion, the cars were not only a challenge to drive effectively but they were also a challenge to keep running for some drivers!  …

2011 Slot.it Challenge Championship Results

First, some statistics:  Over the course of 2011 the seven drivers competing in the first annual series ran 24 races composed of 149 heats.  They logged 12.25 hours of track time in temperatures ranging from the upper 30’s in February to just shy of 100 degrees in July and August, completing a combined total of…

Final Results – 4th Quarter Slot.it Challenge

The club kicked off our last race day of the year with the Slot.it Challenge.  We welcomed two new club members to the race, Kevin F. and Brett L., who both made respectable showings for their first race in a club series.  We’re all looking forward to competing with them in 2012! The race to…

GT Series – Final Results

The 2011 Unlimited GT Series came to a close on Saturday, 17 December.  Six drivers competed in this last race, including one of the club’s newest members, Kevin F, who proved to be a very smooth driver, placing 4th in the field on one of his first outings. Way to go Kevin! Two of the…

Round 3 of the 3rd Quarter Slot.it Challenge Results

More heat was the order of the day for the mid-point race of the Slot.it challenge. The heat wasn’t only in the air, however; it was also on the track. Russell and Marty dominated the day, turning consistently smooth laps. Notable aspects of the race included the fact that first and second place were only…