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1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:41 am
by THancock
Hi,

I've just seen the winter racing classes. I was hoping to do some 1/12th scale this winter and I know a few of the Eastbourne guys are as well. Do you think you will be able to run a heat of them if there are enough of us?

- Tim.

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:57 am
by Luke Burley
Hi There,

I know there are quite a few of us who will support 12th in the winter if there is a class to run.

Regards,

Luke

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:28 pm
by senna3
THancock wrote:Hi,

I've just seen the winter racing classes. I was hoping to do some 1/12th scale this winter and I know a few of the Eastbourne guys are as well. Do you think you will be able to run a heat of them if there are enough of us?

- Tim.


No racing for you. Sail boats for you only now down the park.

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:27 pm
by Dan Hamblin
We did discuss this at the last committee meeting. The difficulty is that we only run the meeting until 1pm, that is the club ethos to race on a Sunday morning in a relaxed atmosphere, which limits the number of classes that we can run. We anticipate that Mini and Touring Cars will have healthy numbers this Winter, the former due its growing popularity and the latter because we have set our dates to avoid other championsips. So that leaves space for one other class.

WGT has been more popularly supported during the summer, that and the more consistent numbers that raced in this class last Winter were the reasons it was chosen over 1/12th (eight drivers completing the WGT championship and only 4 for 1/12th). We also know that a lot of the WGT and 1/12th drivers do not want to participate in mixed races as the risk of damage from accidents is higher. All these were reasons why WGT was chosen as the final class.

Regards,

Dan

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:04 pm
by hectickurt
That seems a bit harsh when only 6 Touring cars completed the winter champ last year. The 12th scale numbers last year made a significant impact on the number of drivers at most meetings and shouldnt be written off in such an out of hand manner in my view.

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:22 pm
by Brian Mills
Robin - what numbers do you think you could count on to turn up regularly?

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:18 pm
by hectickurt
Hi Brian,
I reckon between 5 and 8 wouldnt be an unreasonable figure

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:25 pm
by dis96
Without double checking the dates i would imagine the following:-

Lee Steeter
Robin Streeter
Paul Rodemark
Me (if paul drives... lol)
David Piper
Luke (if no national clash)
Scott (when he can make it)
Tim Hancock
I think there is one other...

Personally I would be looking at last winters series to base this years winter series, but with an eye on any new members that might attend the winter series. Although I guess thats all less significant considering the same venue used winter and summer.

But, looking at winter series points, 12th was more profitable than wgt even though more wgt completed the champ?? :)

Just my 2p

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:01 pm
by rallybloke
I'm definitely doing as many rounds as possible, so that means Darren will have a ride and I know Ollie Payne is planning on a full season.

I really enjoyed the class last year and was looking forward to a full winter series. 12th is traditionally a winter class and I think you may be surprised at the numbers after last years positive start.

Re: 1/12th racing this winter

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:40 pm
by Amraam67
I would definitely be interested in 12th for the winter at WK. As has already been said this is a great class for the winter and looks like it will be well supported.