SCC Canada Proxy Race - 2015
The first ever SCC Canada Proxy Race is now over. This first edition of an All-Canadian proxy race was a success, thanks to all participants and hosts, who were involved all the way to the end as the cars crossed Canada from Québec to British Columbia in the last few months.
For more information, complete results, stories and everything else about the race, please visit the Forum created for this race.
This race involved Canadian products, on Canadian tracks, for Canadian participants. The slot car community is alive and well in our great country and this race confirmed this in a great way. The results were closer than for any other proxy I've encountered in the past and the 24 cars battled it out to the end, especially in the middle of the pack as the total distances were so close to each other. See the complete results here.
As you can see, Chris Struwig (BC) won the race after a slower start in the central part of the country. But he finished strong to bring the first ever SCC Canada Proxy title to beautiful British Columbia. Congrats to Chris for a very well-built car.
Québec racer, Benoit Harvey, was able to finish in second place after a strong start and Leon Luke, from Alberta completes the podium with a fast and beautiful car. BC racers then sweeped the next three positions as they were out in force for this proxy, with a third of all participants. John C. Bassett was the best racer from Ontario, in 7th place.
Every Top 6 participant will receive a FREE MR Slotcar McLaren F1 GTR car from the «Contender» series, a very generous donation by Ernie at MR Slotcar. It's always important to know that Christian Mayer, from Québec, also received a great gift from MR Slotcar as a Mazda 787B that ran in Le Mans was given to him for the best original livery, as voted by the participants. Other prizes from SCC Canada will soon be awarded to other racers.
The 2016 race has already been confirmed, with rules and more details to follow in September. This race will again be using Canadian products, as MR Slotcar cars, Paul Gage tires and CB Design wheels will be used for tuning and building the cars.
The vision I had for this race became a reality because of the enthusiasm of everyone involved. I wanted to make the Canadian slot racers create a community for sharing the passion of slot car racing north of the border. I think this race was able to achieve just that and this is just the beginning. Looking forward to 2016!