1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 1, May 13th, Banbridge and District Model Car Club (BADMCC)

 

Round 1 of the RCCAOI 1/10 Off Road National Championships took place at BADMCC on May 13th

 

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As usual Barkley and his team have worked hard over the winter and produced another outstanding track.  With the weather looking reasonable, it was sure to be a great days racing.

 

Qualifying

2wd Modified

In the first heat William and Bradley set the pace with William taking the upper hand from Brad by 0.3s.  Only 4s slower in heat 2 was Colin showing that he was on the pace and looking for a good result.  Adam Keegan also put in a good run taking 4th overall in the round.

Round 2 was also fast with William breaking into 13 laps to take the round and secure TQ.  Bradley and Colin went 2nd and 3rd again proving their speed.  Dylan improved from Round 1 and took 4th overall in Round 2.. 

Changing conditions in Rd 3 meant it was crucial to get a good run to improve in qualifying.  William went fastest again, this time only 1s ahead of Colin.  Dylan improved to 3rd with Adam taking another 4th overall.  Top 3 going into the finals would be:  Will, Bradley and Colin.

 

2wd Clubman

Round 1 saw Gary Hunter put down the marker of 11 laps.  Graham chased hard and took second with Ken Gordon in 3rd.

Gary improved in Rd2 and moved into 12 laps.  Marcin showed his pace in this round by edging ahead of Graham to take 2nd.

Gary also took Rd 3 from Graham with Ken in 3rd.

 

4wd Modified

Top spot in the round went to Brad after a good battle with Will – the lead changed several times during the race. 

Lee took 3rd overall.

Round 2 saw the William/Bradley battle continue.  These two were definitely mastering the track and the conditions.  Bradley took the win and TQ overall.  Dylan improved to third despite a very late breakdown.

Rd 3 saw more of the same.  6 lead changes between Brad and Will saw Brad take the final heat of the day.  Andrew and Dylan also traded places during the last run of the day with Dylan just taking the 3rd spot from Andrew.

 

Finals

2wd Modified.

Last year’s champion, Dylan had a lot to do from 4th on the Grid.  The heats suggested that it was all between Will, Bradley and Colin. 

 

Will made a good start in Final 1 and took the lead immediately.  Brad and Colin had bad first laps and let a charging Adam into 2nd from 5th on the grid! Adam made an error on lap 2 and Dylan moved into third to chase Will.  It just wasn’t working for Brad and he couldn’t make the recovery back up through the field.  Colin was charging back up gaining positions every couple of laps.  Will crashed on lap 8 and then had to drop out of the race on lap 9 handing the win to Dylan with Colin getting all the way back to 2nd

 

Final 2 saw the top 3 make terrible starts again and all 3 dropped back down the field.  Once again Adam made the best start and took the lead on lap 1 from Dylan and Alan.  Another error by Adam let Dylan into the lead who could only hold the lead for 3 laps before an error let Will back into the lead.  Bradley had recovered and moved into 2nd behind Will and the battle for the lead was on.  A mistake on Lap 11 let Bradley into the lead and he would hold on for the win with William in 2nd.  Colin also came back well and took 3rd overall.  Dylan moved into the lead again on lap 5.  Dylan held onto the lead as others made more mistakes and eventually William took 2nd from Bradley.

 

The final leg was a real decider with 5 drivers capable of taking the win – no pressure!  This time Brad and Dylan made the best starts and moved into 1-2.  A mistake by Brad let Dylan into the lead.  Then a mistake by Dylan let Colin into lead and now Brad and Will were right behind so the race was definitely on.  Dylan re-took the lead on Lap 5 and kept his cool to take the final leg and the overall.  More errors and position swapping by the others resulted in Will taking 2nd from Brad.

Final results were Dylan – 1st, Bradley – 2nd and William 3rd.

 

2wd Clubman

Leg 1 saw Gary continue his qualifying pace and take the win.  Marcin improved from 3rd on the grid to take 2nd from Ken with Graham retiring the X-Ray on Lap 4.

Gary won Leg 2 and secured the overall with a dominant display.  Ken held off Marcin for 2nd and Graham having another DNF.

Leg 3 saw Gary retire and Graham came back with a win from Marcin and Ken.

Final results were Gary – 1st, Marcin – 2nd and Graham 3rd.

 

4wd Modified.

An early mistake by Will in the Leg 1 saw Dylan move into 2nd behind Bradley.  Bradley wasn’t messing around in 4wd and took a mistake free run to secure the win.  Will recovered to have a good race with Dylan, with Dylan taking 2nd by just over 1s.

Leg 2 saw Bradley take the same approach – led from start to finish to win the final and take the overall win.  Will chased hard but had to settle for 2nd.  Andrew moved into 3rd as Dylan retired on lap 11.

Bradley sat out the last final so 2nd and the 3rd overall was undecided.  William decided that there would no waiting around and drove off into the lead to win the final leg.  Mistakes by everyone else meant several changes with Andrew securing 2nd place from Dylan.

Final results were Bradley – 1st, William – 2nd and Dylan 3rd.

 

4wd Clubman

Graham managed to take the win from himself in all 3 legs.  Well done Graham.

A great start to the 2017season with some close racing!  Let’s hope the rest of the championship is as close!!

Well done to all the winners 

 

Finally, thank-you to all those who turned to up to race and also to BADMCC and Barkley for running a great event.

See you at Round 2 in Navan on June 18th

 

2wd Modified Winners

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

 

2WD Clubman

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1st Gary Hunter (centre), 2nd Marcin Debowski (right), 3rd Graham Parkes (left)

 

4WD Modified

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1st Bradley Baird (Centre), 2nd William White (left), 3rd Dylan McBurney (right)

 

 

Rccaoi Rallycross Round One Race Report

The RCCAOI Championship for 2017 got off to a great start with round one at Badmcc, Aghalee last Sunday.  A lot of work has been done on the track again this year, with a new, raised turn section in the center of the track, a longer, newly constructed pit lane, and covered pit benches and seats for every driver there. Attendance was a record levels with 47 drivers registered to race.      

 

The weather for the weekend was ideal, wind did cause some problems over the big jump on Saturday, but Sunday was calm and hot. Dust was at a minimum and grip was very high, both attributed to the amount of molasses / sugar applied to the track in the week running up to the event. The heat did cause some problems with plastics softening, giving buggies even more grip, and causing parts to break under the strain. I saw more than the usual amount of wishbones, wing mounts and servos head for the bin.

 

 

The heat for the final was intense, shorts and bottled water a must for marshals, some drivers using almost bald, small tread tires due to the level of grip on the now well swept track. Bradley Baird took T.Q. from the heats, so was in pole position for the start. He led the race around the first corner and held it for the entire race, lapping back markers by the third lap.  Some drivers had engine issues with flameouts, no doubt due to the heat, but over all everyone had high praise for the event and the facilities. Detailed results are available on at www.rccaoi.com

1/8th Ebuggy Podium:

 

1/8th Nitro Podium:

The next round, Rnd 2, is at the Crccc track in Cork on the 24th / 25th of June, details at www.crccc.ie

Greg Cunningham
1.8th Rallycross Rep

 

 

 

1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 1, May 13th, Banbridge and District Model Car Club (BADMCC)

Hi All,

We just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 1 of the 1/10th Off Road Electric Nationals.
Gates open from 8.30am
Booking in will be open from approx. 9 until 10 (will be announced over PA)
Track open from 9 to 10 for open practice.
Drivers briefing approx. 10.15
First race 10:30 sharp.
There will be a 30 min lunch break after Qualifying
Finals will start approx. 2pm

Qualifying will be 3 rounds, Round by Round, with best 2 rounds to count.
Finals will be 3 legs, with best 2 to count.
Timing system is Mylaps RC4.
There`s plenty of pitting and room for tents if you prefer, but bring your own power.
Please see www.badmcc.com for location details.
Race fee is €10 for first class, €5 for second.

Control Tyre is Proline Holeshots. You will not be allowed race without these on ALL DRIVEN AXLES

 

Rules can be found here:
http://rccaoi.com/index.php/rules

You must be a member of the RCCAOI and an associated club to race. Please join before the race day.
http://rccaoi.com/index.php/join

If you have any questions regarding anything, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can’t answer questions on Facebook, as there are too many groups to monitor!

 

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