The first week of the new practice token system went quite smoothly last night and seemed to be well received. It certainly made for a better quality of practice which is what we were aiming for. Dave is learning how to use the race software so we can book directly into the laptop reducing the time it takes to get going. Last night we were quite quiet but we were ready to race as soon as practice had finished so we’re off to a good start. Next week may be more of a challenge…
Out and about:
Good luck to all our guys heading out to one of the Nationals this weekend 🙂
Due to a few technical issues, last night has become non-championship so week 7 will be re-run next week.
It’s all about the practice:
Starting next week we will be trying a new system for practice. It may take a few weeks to iron out the creases but hopefully we will all benefit in the long run. In brief, everyone will get an alloted practice session when they book in. The number of cars in each session will be limited to 8 and the length of the session will be determined on the night depending on how busy we are. So…
Step 1 – Book in and receive a token for your practice session. No token, no practice!
Step 2 – Be patient and wait for your session to start. While you’re waiting, you could volunteer to marshal session 1… There will be a distinct gap between each session during which time NO CARS ARE TO CIRCULATE!Startwhen you’re told to start and Stopwhen you’re told to stop.
We’ve got 20 MRT transponders available which we will be selling for £40 each. Priority will be given to those that put their name down on the list at the last meeting followed by those still using club handouts on a weekly basis.
Please spread the word. Sorry for the short notice but we only found out this week. The driveway up to the hall is being resurfaced 😃
Another busy week with the number of entries topping the 50 mark. We had a quick drivers briefing highlighting a few issues around safety, practice and the efficiency of the whole evening.
No young children to be on the track during practice.
We’re looking at ways to control practice better.
A reminder of the 7.5 turn motor limit and the 8.4 volt battery charge limit. Random motor inspection and battery voltage checks are coming… 🙀
You must book in before you go out to practice.
We’re looking at incentives to encourage people who forget to book in to not forget to book-in in future. A popular one seems to be to make them run in the bottom heat…
In order to get the track ready quicker, we’re going to have track layout sketch available each week. This will allow people to help build the track to Kyle’s design.
Personal Transponders For Sale…
As part of our efficiency drive (reducing the amount of time it takes to get the meeting going), we’re putting an order in with MRT to get personal transponders to sell at cost. We’ve got 11 people on the list so far but there will be a few extras if anyone else would like one. Price to be confirmed once I hear back from Terry @ MRT.
Out and about…
Round 2 of Barham’s Summer Series is a week on Sunday. Gary has stepped down from running the club and the whole kit and caboodle has now been taken over by Les and Bob. We wish them both good luck in their new venture and would encourage you all to take a trip over there to give them your support 🙂