Johnny Andersen from Team MiniCar NiløseRingen in Dianalund, Denmark, has shared his plans for the nation’s approach to digital slot car racing in 2019.
NiløseRingen, pictured, is a privately owned SSD/Oxigen track owned by Diana and Henrik. And it’s the home of TMC.
The belief of having One Sport-One Standard will be the basis of the decision for Danish clubs to organise events in compliance with DiSCA standards, where standards exist. If broader standards are needed for popular Danish categories such as Muscle Cars, existing examples will be followed.
Signing up for the yet-to-be announced 6hrs Surfers Paradise GT3 event next year, the top racers in the country became inspired to try to take the sport in Denmark a little further than it is today.
There will be proactive mixing with analog clubs, and the first cooperation is with Holbæk Rille Racere, who’s members race digital at NiløseRingen once per month. Andersen’s club TMC will help to build a SSD/Oxigen track next to their 30m 4 lane Analog track.
In the beginning of 2019 TMC will also begin meeting monthly with Korsør Scalextric Race Klub. The plan is to construct a 35-40m SSD/Oxigen 2/4 lane track.
Finally, the existing partnership of with Sorø Slot Car Club, 40m 2 lane SSD track, sees weekly racing taking place and will continue to take place.
Johnny and his fellow racers are ambitious for the sport and for the mixing of Analogue and Digital racing. At present he estimates 16+ serious racers in the aforementioned cooperations and the Danish network, with interest from “Analogs Interested in Digital” growing.