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BSCRA Clubs in Area 6 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 6 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.

Click the links below to find out the results and more information from the Area Championships...

2006     2007     2008     2009     2010    2011    2012    2013

A typical Area Round will be run as follows:

08:00    Track open for free practice

10:00    End of practice

10:15    Saloon heats start
You get 2 separate 3 minute heats on a 4 lane track and 3 separate 3 minute heats on a 6 lane track. Your best single heat lap score will determine which 4 x 3 minute or 6 x 2 minute segmented final you will qualify for.

11:30   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. The fifth fastest driver gets to chose their starting lane for the B-Final.

11:35   Saloon finals start
These will be 4 x 3 minute or 6 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.

13:00   Formula One heats start
You get 2 separate 3 minute heats on a 4 lane track and 3 separate 3 minute heats on a 6 lane track. Your best single heat lap score will determine the order that you can pick your lane for one of the single lane, 5 minute semi finals. The overall places from 13th downwards are decided from the results of the heats.

14:05   Formula One Semi Final lane choice
The fastest driver in the heats has first choice of lane in any of the semi finals. The second fastest driver from the heats has next choice and so on, until all lanes in the semi finals have been filled. On a 4 lane track there will be 3 semi finals. On a 6 lane track there will be 2 semi finals.

14:15   Formula One Semi Finals start
These are a single lane 5 minute race. You must achieve as many laps as possible during the race. The drivers with the most laps will get to compete in a single lane final over 75 laps. On a 4 lane track, the overall places from 5th down to 12th are decided from the results of the semi finals. On a 6 lane track, the overall places from 7th down to 12th are decided from the results of the semi finals.

14:40   Formula One Final lane choice
The fastest driver from the Semi Finals gets first choice of lane, followed by the second fastest, and so on. On a 4 lane track, only the top 4 drivers get to race in the final. On a 6 lane track, 6 drivers get to race in the final.

14:45   Formula One Final starts
This is normally a 75 lap race. On a 4 lane track, the final will decide the top 4 places overall. On a 6 lane track, the final will decide the top 6 places overall.

15:00   32ES (1/32 Eurosports) Qualifying starts
The qualifying order is normally based on the aggregated, reversed finishing order from the two classes. This means that the most successful driver so far will qualify last. Each driver will get a short “warm up”, normally 30 seconds or 4 laps to allow for controller set up. Qualifying is run over 1 minute on any lane of the driver’s choosing 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.)

15:40   32ES 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. The fifth fastest driver gets to chose their starting lane for the B-Final.

15:45   32ES Finals start
On a 4 lane track, each final is normally a 4 x 3 minute segmented race. On a 6 lane track, each final is normally a 4 x 2 minute segmented race. 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.

17:30   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. WSC, 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. All the Area 6 tracks host a round of this series every year and you can just race at your home round if you want.

Click on the links below to read about recent Southern 32 meetings in Area 6

LSCC 2009     WSC 2009

Or 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). LSCC meet on a Monday evening, RSC meet on a Tuesday evening for BSCRA racing and Thursday evening for Scalextric type racing. NLSME meet on Thursday evenings. These evening sessions are usually dedicated to racing BSCRA classes of slot car 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! Both LSCC and NLSME hold rounds of the 1/32 BOC series on a regular basis. 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