Irish National Round 4
MCMCC - 12/13th August 2017
I just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 4 of the 1/8th Scale Off Road National Championship at Maiden City Model Car Club.
Saturday, gates open at 11am, open practice from 12 noon to 5pm.
Sunday, gates open at 7.00am, with open practice from 8.00am to 9.30am.
Booking in closes 9.30am sharp, with the first race off the line at 10am.
Race Fees per Class: Saturday £8, Sunday £12.
You must be booked in and paid before using the track.
Track is only open to national competitors who are RCCAOI registered.
Parking is limited at the track; we therefore advise that you drop off your gear and park across the road at the Ness Inn.
Directions can be found on the club website:
www.maidencitymodelcarclub.co.uk or in Clubs menu under MCMCC
Accommodation can be found on the club website.
If you need any other info feel free to give one of us a shout.
1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships
Round 3, August 6th, Dublin Model Car Club (DMCC)
We just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 3 of the 1/10th Off Road Electric Nationals at the Dublin Model Car Club.
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 indoors and power is provided. There is also tables and chairs provided. No tents to be set up in parking area.
Please see www.dublinmodelracing.com for location details.
Race fee is €10 for first class, €5 for second.
Control Tyre Schumacher Mini Spike/Mini Darts or Ballistic Buggy Minispike. You will not be allowed race without these on ALL DRIVEN AXLES
Rules can be found here: http://rccaoi.com/index.php/rules
Note@: LiPo Sacks are Mandatory
Drivers must be a member of the RCCAOI and an affiliated club to race. Please join before the race day.4 http://rccaoi.com/index.php/join
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1/8th Scale Off Road National Championships
Round 3, July 15th & 16th, Monaghan Radio Control Raceway
Once again the weather was with us for Round 3 at MRCCC, Co Monaghan and it was about time we had a a clear day there, after two attempts to host a National were abandoned last year due to bad weather.
The practice day had a steep learning curve for most drivers, with the soft dirt surface changing with every lap, there was no consensus on tyres with every driver preferring his own choice. Tyre wear was at a minimum and grip was also scarce, but the smiles on the rostrum made it clear that everyone was enjoying the track. The welcome was also second to none with Fiona’s fresh homemade scones with jam, and hot tea and coffee available trackside all weekend.
By the time the finals got under way Sunday, minor repairs were required between races, but the organising crew had plenty of help, and it only had a minor effect on the schedule.
Out of qualifying, Bradley Baird took TQ in both classes for TLR, Winning the Nitro class with two laps ahead of the second place driver. There was an epic battle for second place, with Andrew Mc Clean (Agama) and last years National Champion Alan Scroggie (Kyosho), only seconds away from each other for the entire race, swapping places several times, but at the final bell, it was Andrew who took 2nd, just ahead of Alan.
In E Buggy, Bradley made it a double with 1st place, only a lap ahead of William White (Tekno) in 2nd and Barkley Abernathy (Agama) only two seconds behind William, so it too was a very close race.
Nitro Podium Ebuggy Podium
2nd Andrew McClean 1st Bradley Baird 3rd Alan Scroggie 3rd Barkley Abernethy 1st Bradley Baird 2nd William White
Overall, the comments I received from the drivers, was that there was a great athmosphere at the facility, first class hospitality, it was a welcome addition to the National calandar, and everyone was looking forward to racing there again soon. The next round is Rnd 4 at Maiden City Model Car Club on the 12th / 13th of August.
1/8th Scale Rep