28 Mar Fmm Slot Car Championship
The 2018 FMM Slot Car Championship got underway in March under a new format. There are two categories, Touring Cars and Sports Cars, with modern and historic classes within both. The challenging two-lane track was designed by experienced slot car organiser Jon Lederle. Competitors race against each other over two time controlled heats, one in each lane, and the aggregate laps determine the finishing positions. Points are awarded to every competitor based on their finishing position, and a bonus point is awarded for the fastest lap in each category.
With some new competitors taking part, and established members having bought some new cars, the season got off to an excellent start with some very close and competitive duels taking place. In the Touring Car category, Joe Inus’ Fiat Abarth TC1000 was the surprise package, taking overall victory over Pieter Venter’s rapid Jaguar XK-R and Mike Monk’s newly-acquired Zakspeed Ford Capri. Thys Roux set the fastest lap with his Maserati MC Trofeo. In the Sports Car category, which basically covers Le Mans and DTM cars, there were no less three Audi RS5 DTM’s and Jon Lederle’s car won overall but only after an intense battle with Donny Tarentaal’s version, which recorded the fastest lap of the night. Andre Loedolff’s Porsche 956 finished third.
Meetings are held at 19h00 on the first Wednesday of each month and signs are that this year will be a close-fought championship in both categories.