Sadly is nearly a year since I last documented the racing and the politically incorrect Marlboro Park Raceway! Here we relive past slot car glory while righting the worlds wrongs – in theory at least.
We start the “season” with a very creative Rally style event.
Standard “production sports” cars circa 1977 with “Johnson” motors. Rolly has extensively and scientifically tested all of the available models in a double blind indelible test of performance. From this he developed the following handicaps.
|Car||Fastest Lap Time||Projected laps. (6 mins)||Start heat at seconds elapsed.||Projected laps with time handicap||Start race at|
|Mini||8.891||40.5||17.5||38.5||5 mins 43s|
|Datsun||8.867||40.6||18.4||38.5||5 mins 42s|
|Escort||8.485||42.4||33.1||38.5||5 mins 27s|
|Porsche||8.422||42.7||35.5||38.5||5 mins 25s|
|BMW||8.313||43.3||39.7||38.5||5 mins 20s|
Barry 1st Place with the fantastic Ford Escort MK1 RS1600 Mexico
Rolly 2nd Place in the tortoise like but well driven Triumph (but not triumphant) TR7
Gary J 3rd place in the favored BMW 3.0 CSL
Also a noteworthy 4th for Gary E in the Datsun 260Z!
Tragically, the Ford “team” was not able to deliver the 1 & 2 victory in memory of the 1977 Moffat/Bond victory at Bathurst. This probably for the best, saving our host from a tragic aneurysm!