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Hawthorne Park has hosted several slotcar events over the last few years, and the Aintree 200 is one that uniquely belongs to our club. This is our 5th annual tribute to Aintree Motor Racing circuit with the "Aintree 200". Open to just two classes of cars for 2017, GT & Sportscars from 1955 to 1962 and F1 from 1961 to 1965 (as defined by the CSCRA*) the aim is to recreate the competition and atmosphere of racing at Aintree during the late '50s early '60s in a relaxed, social setting.
Held over two days, this year saw us open our doors to the "Open Frame motor & Steering" slotcars that some raced in their youth. Saturday was given over to practice and 4 classes of F1 cars. Sunday was raceday for the 'classic' cars using more modern running gear.
The number of entrants this year was higher than in previous meetings but the quality of the cars was no less (as you'll see in the photo gallery).
All the classes gave us some great close racing and was very competitive but the results were decided in good spirit.
A thoroughly entertaining day, enjoyed by all present. We look forward once again to next year's nostalgia filled weekend eagerly.
Note: * = Classic Slot Car Racing Association
AINTREE 200 GALLERY
Aintree 200 Results
Hawthorne Park Slot Car Club presents - The Aintree 200 2017
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