Nick Sismey

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:43

Round 23 - Zhuhai - 1Oct13

Lee Pateman kept his Championship hopes alive with his sixth win of the 2013 season, leaving Jamie Sismey who was second on the night with eight wins, Nick Sismey who was absent from Zhuhai on seven and Lee on his six. The Adult Team Championship is even closer with two teams on the same score and a third just two laps further back. Two other teams can also still take the title with just three meetings left in 2013.

Adam Hall took a maximum points haul at Zhuhai with his 50 points almost enough to guarantee second place in the Championship. He is also second in both the Team Championship and the DHORC Challenge!

Reuben Litherland took back to back wins in the Cadet Championship

On a night that saw 17 Adults and five Juniors Jamie Sismey was also in charge of photography, some off the wall photos the result!

The first digital photo of Zhuhai as I have missed all three races in 2009, 2011 and 2013

Lee Pateman improved on his F1 Fastest Lap record by a mere 0.01 seconds

Roy Masters drove himself all the way to Derby from Leighton Buzzard!

Lee Pateman and Cliff Roythorne racing……….their shoes!!

The full results can be found in Issue 451 of the Club Magazine on this web site

The Twilight Zone hits the Refreshment Room as all fall under the same sleep spell!

You can only ask the question “Why?” but don’t expect an answer!

Peter Barber was thrilled with his ‘E’ Final win

Lee drove home a happy camper after his win!

Only the Junior Champ (as well as the King of Speed) has been settled, there are still five other Championships to be decided with only three races to go


Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:38

British GT Drivers Race on DHORC Track 6Oct13

We had a great day on Sunday 6Oct13 with over 300 competitors including the British GT Championship drivers racing on our track

Jordan Tague, son of former triple DHORC Adult Champion John Tague won the Adult event, John Munro, all the way from north of Inverness won the Juniors

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:16

DHORC Track in British GT Programme 4Oct13

The British GT Championship organisers blew us away when we took a look inside the weekend programme……

….by including a half page article on our track

Thank you British GT

We had a wonderful Superstars weekend at Donington.

We again had several 10-lane races

But still had time to watch some of the Superstars races

Marshals at Turn were kept busy

Charles Rainford won the Junior event, and Martin Dawson the Adult event over the two days.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:34

Magazine 452


Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:26

Magazine 451


Sunday, 29 September 2013 15:08

Round 22 - Rio - 17Sep13

Thanks to help from Katie Alcock, Paul Levers, Jamie Lymer and Phil Rees the oval was up and running soon after 5pm, time for us all to take the must do Fish and Chip run

No new records were set during the evening

Qualifying consisted of ten 3- minute races with the Lexan Bodied BSRT902 G3 cars running on odd lanes the Tyco 440X2 F1 cars on even.

The Juniors were up first and…

….more often rather than not there were very few of them left at the end of race with Crash and Burn rules. Their average number of laps during the evening was 14.

John Hall and Ken Payne were kept busy on Turn 1

All of the Championships are so close with just four races remaining!

Then the Adults were unleashed, they did much better averaging 27 Laps with the top four in the ‘A’ Final recording 41.1, 40.9, 39.4 and 38.0 respectively.

Although there were still several crashes, Cliff Roythorne managing this one down the main straight right at the end of one Qualifying race! It meant a delay to the next race as he had to fit new pick-ups.

Phil ensured all started on the right lane each race. The yellow Lotus was re-slotted

Maisie and Reuben Litherland had a great evening with Reuben in third, Maisie 4th both PBs

The start of the Junior ‘A’ when all seven cars were on the track!

Ten lanes meant ten power packs

The Tomy Timers and Excel ensured everything was kept on track, so to speak!

The calm before the ‘A’ Final storm, which saw Jamie Lymer lead for 2-minutes from lane eight before Nick on Lane 10 managed to squeeze past during the last minute to win by just 0.2 Laps!

Sunday, 29 September 2013 15:03

DHORC at CHORC - 12Sep13

Ryan Blake, Jamie Sismey and Nick Sismey attended the 12th Round of the CHORC Championship on Thursday night. Andy Abbott took his second win in as many meetings

Doug Passell and Steve Guard in discussion over Race Control

Slot Car track or Modern Art?

Ready to start another race

Spaghetti Junction

Steve, Ryan, Andy and Dean Garbett ready for the ‘A’ Final….

….as were their cars

Thanks for fab evening Doug et al

Sunday, 29 September 2013 14:54

Round 21 - Jerez - 10Sep13

Round 21 of the DHORC Championship was the first Club Night with the new start time for the Juniors of 1845 as opposed to the original 1930 start time. It worked a treat with the Refreshment Room cleared away well before 2230 hours.

Twenty-one racers took to the Spanish grid, Phil Rees missing only his eighth Cub Night since July’92 as he was climbing Snowdon! Nick Sismey took Pole and his sixth win of the year with Jamie Lymer knocking on the door of his first career victory. Championship leader Jamie Sismey won through from the ‘B’ Final to take third ahead of current Champion Lee Pateman. With Phil being absent only Jamie S, Lee and Nick can now win the 2013 Championship

Adam Hall is well on his way to taking second in the Junior Championship with his fourth win of the year.

Cadet winner Matt Bradley also took second overall in the Juniors, his first win also can’t be far away.

Matt Bradley won the Cadets and was second in the Juniors, with sister Isabel and school friend Jack Gratton (right)

Jerez is a very technical track, but also rewarding if mastered

The results were as follows:

A grid full of colours and designs all painted by Phil

Mums and dads marshalling

Just three can now win the Adults, the Juniors has been secured by Jacob

Nick and Andy Fearn take the lead in the Team Championship thanks to Nick’s win

It is still very close in the DHORC Challenge with some big points available over the last five races

Sunday, 29 September 2013 14:11

Round 20 - Indy 500 - 27Aug13

Our 20th Club Night of the year saw 27 Competitors take on the 10-Lane Indianapolis Oval which meant 10 x 3 Minute races in each Final with the intriguing Crash and Burn rules. One slip up and you are toast in that 3 Minute race.

After 27 minutes of racing in the Adult ‘A’ Final Phil Rees led Nick Sismey by 1.7 Laps which Nick took back in the first minute of the tenth race running on the fastest outside lane. However just as he started to extend his lead he put it in the barriers at Turn 3 leaving Phil to take a thoroughly deserved win on the night that we all celebrated his 50th Birthday!

Prior to that Lee Pateman and Nick incredibly set the same Qualifying time down to 100th of a second. Qualifying consists of the fastest lap from four lanes added together. Nick took the tie breaker with the fastest individual lap.

Jacob Pateman became DHORC’s youngest ever Junior Champion at the age of 10 years, 11 months and 24 days after winning his ninth race of the year. His winning margin, 0.4 laps ahead of Ashley Chattle, was the closest in the Indy 500’s history.

Zach Roythorne travelled all the way from Bristol to win the Cadet race as well as take third overall

Ten lanes meant ten cars, on a track of 73 feet and therefore Marshalling is virtually impossible therefore it is Crash and Burn Finals

Katie Alcock presents 50th Birthday boy Phil Rees with his cake from DHORC

Thumbs up from our new Junior Champion Jacob Pateman

Maisie Litherland became DHORC’s 100th Junior Member on Tuesday night and promptly won her and the Indy 500’s first ever Junior ‘B’ Final

Race stats galore: -

It was a busy night in the Refreshment Room as Phil lined up another race

Jane Brooks and Neil Chattle managed Race Control during the ‘A’ Final. Neil was also in charge of the bike horn that was used to manage the….


Reaction times certainly differed…..

…but there were drivers of all ages, here is the combined Junior and Adult ‘B’ Final

Katie Alcock, Jamie Lymer and John (Razor) Lamb are/were all Members of the 1/32nd North Staffordshire Scalextric Racing Club as well as DHORC. Katie took a career best 4th on Tuesday, Jamie 3rd and Razor won the Adult ‘B’ Final which he believes is the first Slot Car Race he has ever won!

There were no changes to any of the Championships except for Jacob closing out the Juniors

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