Wednesday, 25 July 2007

KVSR League Round 1

Well, it's been a while since I lasted posted here. Nothing much seems to be happening here but there's plenty happening in my slot life...haha.

The KVSR (Klang Valley Slot Racers) just had their 1st round of the KVSR Fun League last Sunday at Hartamas Shopping Centre. Although only 7 racers took part in the event, we had a pretty exciting session and managed to draw in a small crowd of spectators. We have about 4 rounds of racing in the league climaxing to the finals at the end of the year. Every race leading up to that final will have different themes. For this 1st round, all racers are required to race saloon & touring cars. I had very little to think of in terms of car choice as I had only 1 car to race...my trusty Mercedes C36 AMG....which incidentally was a Deutche touring car...

The race had a revised format and we had to go through a 1 lap qualifying session to determine who would go into the A & B finals. The A finals race is for the 4 top qualifiers while the bottom 4 (in this case 3) qualifiers will duke it out in the B finals. Yup, those familiar with the F1 Qualifying system will be familiar with this....The timing & number of laps will be counted digitally on a computer so we can all keep track of our times without fiddling with stop watches & such.
Here's how my race went:

Qualifying: I totally messed up my qualifying lap...enough said. I had problems right at the start as the control was dodgy (it worked brilliantly during the practise laps before that...) and my car didn't budge an inch. Luckily, I was handed a new control (thanks Marco...) and I was on my out lap in no time. Just when I thought things were going well, my car flew off the track on the 2nd hairpin....on my FLYING LAP.... I eventually got the car going again, crossing the start/finish line at slightly over 10 secs. I ended last in qualifying as the other racers had a relatively major-accident free qualifying. The fastest time posted on the track was just over 5 secs...

The Race: After a dodgy qualifying, I naturally wasn't all that confident for the B finals. The race is 50 laps long although the 'crash & burn' rule didn't apply. When the lights went out, my car sped in front the other 2 racers. I thankfully had a trouble free race & managed to lead from start to finish. In all, I did 52 laps to finish 1st. The Merc was solid throuhgout the race and the only thought I had after that was what if my car hadn't flew off the track during qualifying...but I guess I won't have the satisfaction of winning as the racers in the A finals were really good...a cut above the rest...

Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me that day so I don't have any pics to post up yet. Round 2 of the league will be tentatively on 19ht August...and that round's theme would be LMP (Le Mans Project). Which means I'll have to get a new LMP class car by then. I'm currently looking at Carrera models at Mid Valley as they are more affordable (only RM 169). Therefore, I have a new dillema in my hands...I'm now deciding between an Audi R8R and a Panoz LMP. These are older models (circa 2002) from the brand and I can't find any reviews on the net about them. So if anyone out there has more info on these models or if you own any one of them...would like to hear your feedback on these beauties...

Here are pics of them:

Audi R8R





Panoz LMP







2 comments:

Anonymous said...

N years mo update ga? ng free meh?

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