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BSCRA Clubs in Area 10 hold many different slot car racing events...

1/32 and 1/24 Club Racing

1/32 Area Championship

1/32 Open Meetings

1/24 Open Meetings

Southern 32 Series

Falcon Pro Series

Every year, BSCRA Areas will organise an area championship for the 1/32 BSCRA classes of slot car (Novice Falcon Production, Saloon, Formula One and Sports). This will usually consist of race meetings on the second Sunday of the month at each club in the area. Depending on how many clubs wish to hold a round of the area championship, the rounds can often start in November or December and go through to March or April of the following year.

The Area 10 Championship is a prestigious and hard fought series of events. It has often been won by drivers who have then gone on to achieve success at the National Championships. The results of the area championship act as a way to determine which racers will qualify for the National Championships each year. A Novice Championship runs alongside the Overall Championship so there is something for everyone. The top Novices from the area championship also get an entry into the National Novice Production Championship.

A typical Area Round will be run as follows:

08:00  Track open for free practice

10:00  End of practice

10:15  Saloon qualification
Qualifying is run over 1 minute on a specified lane and the race controller will record the fastest single lap of each driver in the 1 minute. The fastest driver will get first choice of lane in the A-Final, followed by the next fastest driver and so on.

10:45  Saloon finals lane choice
The fastest driver from the heats gets to chose their starting lane for the A-Final . The second fastest driver has next choice and so on. Depending on the number of lanes on the track, the fifth, seventh or ninth fastest driver gets to chose their starting lane for the B-Final.

11:00  Saloon finals
Depending on the number of drivers in attendance and the number of lanes on the track, these will be 4 x 3 minute, 6 x 3 minute, 6 x 2 minute,8 x 3 minute or 8 x 2 minute segmented races. Your lap scores on each lane are added together to give an overall total. You can still win or lose overall from any final. The qualification just helps to put you in a race with drivers of a similar ability.

12:45  Formula One qualification
Qualifying is run over 1 minute on a specified lane and the race controller will record the fastest single lap of each driver in the 1 minute. The fastest driver will get first choice of lane in the A-Final, followed by the next fastest driver and so on.

12:15  Formula One finals lane choice
The fastest driver from the heats gets to chose their starting lane for the A-Final . The second fastest driver has next choice and so on. Depending on the number of lanes on the track, the fifth, seventh or ninth fastest driver gets to chose their starting lane for the B-Final.

12:30  Formula One finals
Depending on the number of drivers in attendance and the number of lanes on the track, these will be 4 x 3 minute, 6 x 3 minute, 6 x 2 minute,8 x 3 minute or 8 x 2 minute segmented races. Your lap scores on each lane are added together to give an overall total. You can still win or lose overall from any final. The qualification just helps to put you in a race with drivers of a similar ability.

14:15  32ES (1/32 Eurosports) qualification
Qualifying is run over 1 minute on a specified lane and the race controller will record the fastest single lap of each driver in the 1 minute. The fastest driver will get first choice of lane in the A-Final, followed by the next fastest driver and so on.

14:45  32ES finals lane choice
The fastest driver from the heats gets to chose their starting lane for the A-Final . The second fastest driver has next choice and so on. Depending on the number of lanes on the track, the fifth, seventh or ninth fastest driver gets to chose their starting lane for the B-Final.

15:00  32ES finals
Depending on the number of drivers in attendance and the number of lanes on the track, these will be 4 x 3 minute, 6 x 3 minute, 6 x 2 minute,8 x 3 minute or 8 x 2 minute segmented races. Your lap scores on each lane are added together to give an overall total. You can still win or lose overall from any final. The qualification just helps to put you in a race with drivers of a similar ability.

16:45  Racing Over
1/32 Area Championship and National Qualification Rounds
This is a very similar series of races to the 1/32 BOC, except this series is for 1/24 scale cars. It is open to all BSCRA members and you can even race on your home track! Due to the different format of racing, these events are held over two days, but the 1/24 Production race is held on the Saturday, with qualifying for 1/24 Open Group 12 also on the Saturday evening. You can just turn up on the Sunday and qualify for 1/24 Open Group 12 in the morning, but you have to know the track well and be fully prepared!. The fastest BSCRA class is the last to run on the Sunday and it is 1/24 Eurosport. These cars have very minimal rules and are extremely fast! The winner of this championship is the person to have scored the most points over a certain number of counting rounds, for example, the best 3 out of 4 rounds. RSSC, with its 6 lane track, hosts a regular round of this series.

Visit the BSCRA website to find out more.
1/24 Open Meetings (1/24 British Open Championship or 1/24 BOC)
This series was designed to give people a chance to race basic Production cars and Saloon cars, at other clubs, in a friendly, yet mildly competitive atmosphere. The events are held on Sundays and there is usually one meeting per month throughout the year at most Slot Car Clubs south of Birmingham. There is an individual event for 1/32 Production cars with either the introductory Falcon motor or a Super Wasp motor with more performance. There is also a team event for pairs of drivers using a BSCRA 1/32 Group 12 powered Saloon car with a LeMans style body shell. The atmosphere is friendly and it is a good chance to get your first experience at racing away from your home club.

Visit the BSCRA Southern 32 website to find out more.
Southern 32 Series
Each club holds its own series of races on designated evenings throughout the week (See the calendar on the Home page for details of individual club events). RSCC meet three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, Ipswich Slot Car Clup meet on Wednesday evenings. These evening sessions are usually dedicated to all sorts of slot car racing and often count towards club championships throughout the year. All racers are welcome as this is the time to learn how to Slot Car race!
1/32 and 1/24 Club Racing
1/32 Open Meetings (1/32 British Open Championship or 1/32 BOC)
The BSCRA organise a series of meetings, open to all members, for the 1/32 scale national classes of Saloon, Formula One and Sports. Meetings are usually a two day occasion, at weekends, throughout the year. Saturdays are dedicated to practice sessions and race day is on the Sunday. If you think you know the track well enough, you could just turn up for the race on the Sunday morning! The only limiting factor in this series, is that you cannot race at your home round, but the average points scores over the season of races is adjusted to compensate for this. The winner of this championship is the person with the highest average points score at the end of the series.

Visit the BSCRA website to find out more.
This series was born out of a specific type of motor. These ‘Falcon’ motors are cheap to buy (£10 - Jan 2014) and need no maintenance. When they wear out, just solder in a new one. Clubs and other series of races use these motors as sub-classes, but this series allows racers of all abilities to use the Falcon motor. There is a 1/32 Sports Car class which allows any chassis with a sports car body. There is also a 1/32 Formula One class. Again, any BSCRA legal Formula One chassis with a Falcon motor. The final class is for 1/24 Production chassis with a Sports Car body and a Falcon motor.

You can read more about the Falcon Pro series here.
Falcon Pro Series