Dear Members,

    On behalf of the RCCAOI we would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their participation in this year’s various National events held across the country during the 2018 season.

With a special thanks going out to those members from each club who have worked at organizing the running of these race days. With the 2018 season at an end it is fast approaching that time for the Annual General Meeting.

Please read the following with regards to this year AGM.

Date & Venue

The RCCAOI Annual general meeting is open for any member to attend.

The Agm will take place on Saturday October 27th at 2pm in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown

**  AGM Agenda  **

  • Statements of the Committee:

                  Chairman Statement
                  Secretary Statement
                  Treasurer's Report: Financial Report

  • Trophy Presentation:

                1/8th Rallycross + Ebuggy
                1/5th Largescale
                1/10th Buggy 2wd + 4wd

  • Proposals

                 Vote On New Committee
                  Rule changes and proposals

  • Any Other Business


  • Close of Meeting

Committee Positions

As in previous years all positions on the Committee are open for members to be proposed for. The following are the positions available:

Vice Chairman
1/10th Electric Buggy Rep
1/8th Rally cross / E-buggy Rep
On-Road IC Rep
Touring Car Rep
Large scale Rep

If there is anyone in advance of the AGM interested in taking on a position on the committee please contact the secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details and which of the position you are interested in being proposed for.
Proposals will also be accepted on the day of the AGM. As in previous years each Section must have a representative elected for the class to run in 2018.

Rule Changes

Any proposals for changes to the rule book should be in by no later than October 19th. Rule proposal form attached with email.
The form should be returned via email to the RCCAOI Secretary at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
All proposals will be posted on the RCCAOI website for members to see prior to the AGM.
Rule Proposal Form 

European and Worlds Places

The RCCAOI is taking names for those interested in Worlds or European Events in 2019. Application for European and Worlds events for 2019 should be done at or before the RCCAOI AGM on the 27th.
Please fill out the Application Form which is attached to this email and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please note that only applications paid for by the day of AGM will be sent to EFRA for the first round of places.
Any question with regards to prices for these events contact the treasurer with your enquiry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Information regarding these events are published on

FYI:  Payment of fees does not guarantee a place for any event, in the case an application is not successful a full refund will be issued to the driver.

Any Other Business:

If there is anyone who wishes to contact the RCCAOI about AOB or topics for the AGM, please feel free to contact the Secretary using the details provided below.
Carel Meinie
RCCAOI Secretary
Email :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks again for your continuing support,

RCCAOI Committee      




RCCAOI Final Round 4 Race Report



2018 has been an amazing year again for 1/8th scale off road racing in Ireland, and the final round, Rnd 4 earlier this month at Navan Nitro Nuts was no exception to this. The track was in excellent condition, and the work put in by the members in the preceding fortnight had really paid off.  Also, the timing loop had been moved to the far right corner of the track, minimizing the possibility of accidental activations this year.

The Saturday practice got off to a great start at 12 noon sharp, with several drivers on the rostrum waiting for the stroke of 12 to get started. The astro track was very dry and the grip was very high, so everyone was trying different tyres and tweaking their set up to lay off some of the grip. The atmosphere was really warm and friendly which is only what you would expect from the Navan lads.

Sunday threatened to spice things up with some wet weather in the air, not a popular prospect after the high grip work that was done the day before, but there was only one very light shower all day which did not effect the grip to any real degree.

There were two main contenders in the Nitro class Championship going into round 4, Alan Scroggie with 298 points, and Bradley Baird with 295 points, both former National Champions, followed by Paul Myles and Barkley Abernathy with 293 and 291 respectively, so it was going to be a nail biter of a final in any case.

Heats got underway on time Sunday, and there were no real surprises in the way the points were mounting up round after round. After qualifying, Bradley took TQ, and pole position in the A final, Alan was number two, with Paul in the third slot and Barkley in the fourth. Bradley also too TQ in the E buggy class, so he was racing for a double.


The first lap of the A final was a bit of a melee, with Bradley in front around the first corner, but at the back by the end of the first lap, however true to form on this occasion, he fought back lap by lap, and was in front before his first fuel stop, Alan and Bradley had a close race all through the final, but Bradley held the lead for most of the race, crossing the line in 1st position, In the E Buggy class, Bradley also took 1st, with Colin Whelan in 2nd and young Adam Stewart in 3rd place.


Results Nitro Class




1st Bradley Baird                   JQ

2nd Alan Scroggie                  Hot Bodies

3rd Andrew McLean              Agama



Results E Buggy Class



1st Bradley Baird                   JQ

2nd Colin Whelan                   Tekno

3rd Adam Stewart                  TLR



Well done to all the competitors who took part this year, but a special mention has to go to Bradley Baird, taking his 10th Rccaoi, National Championship, Congratulations J


The prize giving will be at the Rccaoi AGM, in the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown Dublin, on Saturday the 27th of October, at 2pm.



Greg Cunningham,

1/8 Scale Off Road Rep


1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 4, Sun 2nd Sept, Dublin Model Car Club (DMCC)


The final round of the championships was back at the indoor Naul venue, hosted by the DMCC



2wd Modified

With the 2wd championship still up for grabs, Dylan showed his early intention as the only driver to go 18laps in round 1.  Denzell took 2nd in the round with 17 laps and everyone else on 16laps.  The top 2stayed the same in round 2 with Dylan taking the overall TQ.  The pace improved in round 3 with Will and Colin getting into the 17 lap pace.


2wd Clubman

Gary took the win from Ken and looked to continue his dominance of the clubman class.  Gary went on to win rounds 2 and 3 from Ken and Chris.


4wd Modified

Dylan set the early pace on 18 laps to take the round from Colin and Andrew.  Round 2 and 3 saw the same finishing order. 


4wd Clubman

Gary, running 4wd for the first time this season, took the win from Ray and Emmett.  Emmett improved in rounds 2 and 3 into second but Gary held on to win all the rounds.



2wd Modified.

Adam was the biggest improver in leg 1 finishing 4th.  Will fought hard to come back from an early mistake for 3rd.  Dylan took advantage of TQ and held on for the win from Denzell.

Leg2 saw the top 3 stay the same which meant Dylan would finish 1st on the day and 1st in the championship.

Will improved in the final leg to take second place from Denzell with Dylan taking the 3rd win from 3 finals

Final results were Dylan – 1st, Denzell - 2nd, Will - 3rd.


2wd Clubman

Gary won leg1 with a comfortable cushion.  The race was for second place with Ken pipping Chris by just under 1s.

Gary cruised for another win in leg 2 and the overall for the day.  It was business as usual for Gary in Leg 3 as he took the win in the final leg

Final results were Gary – 1st, Ken – 2nd, Chris – 3rd.


4wd Clubman

There were no changes in leg1 from the qualifying order with Gary winning from Emmett and Ray.  After everyone made early mistakes, the race settled by lap 4 and Gary took the overall.  Leg 3 was the same result with no drama.

Final results were Gary – 1st, Emmett – 2nd, Ray – 3rd.


4wd Modified.

Dylan maintained his qualifying pace and went 18 laps in leg1 to finish 1st.  Colin finished 2nd and Andrew 3rd.

The results in legs 2 and 3 were the same as all 3 held their qualifying positions. 

Final results were Dylan – 1st, Colin – 2nd and Andrew -  3rd.


Well done to all the winners on day and to Ray Carlin and Dylan McBurney for securing the 4wd Clubman and 2wd Modified National Titles


Final Championship Standings after Round 4:


2wd Modified


4wd Modified









Dylan McBurney




William White



William White




Dylan McBurney



Denzell McBurney




Colin Whelan




2wd Clubman


4wd Clubman









Gary Hunter




Ray Carlin



Ken Gordon




Gary Hunter



Chris Lowe



Alan Thompson




Finally, thank-you to all those who turned to up to race and to Lee and the DMCC team for running a great event.


2wd Modified Winners


1st Dylan McBurney (centre), 2nd Denzell McBurney(left), 3rd William White (right)

4WD Modified

1st Dylan McBurney, 2nd Colin Whelan, 3rd Andrew Rennick

2WD Clubman

1st Gary Hunter (centre), 2nd Ken Gordon  (left), 3rd Chris Lowe (right)


4WD Clubman

1st Gary Hunter (centre), 2nd Emmett Farrell (left), 3rd Ray Carlin (right)