1/8th Scale Off Road National Championships 2018

Dear Racers,

                       Next weekend marks the beginning of the Rccaoi 1/8th Scale National Championships. The series is being run this year over four rounds, in four different locations. The best three to count for the Championship.

All rounds will have open practice on the Saturday, which is a great opportunity to fine tune your set up, test your equipment, and spend some time socialising with your fellow enthusiasts, without watching the clock for your next heat. The schedule for each weekend is …

  • Saturday, gates open at 10:30am, 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, Saturday €8, Sunday €12. You must be booked in and paid before using the track.
  • Rccaoi membership is mandatory.
  • Rccaoi membership can ONLY be booked and paid online at http://www.rccaoi.com/index.php/join

it is NOT possible to register or pay at any track or at any round.

Round 1, next weekend is being held at Badmcc one of the best 1/8th scale off road tracks in Europe. A mixed surface facility, featuring dirt, brick paving, timber berms, crazy paving, rubber tiling, astro turf, and a few sugared corners to keep the drivers on their toes. The facilities are also second to none with covered pitting areas, multiple compressed air lines, a well elevated 40-foot rostrum, and overnight camping available on request.

Contact … https://www.facebook.com/groups/128109320545123/

“Badmcc, the best 1/8th scale off road track in the UK” … Graham Allsop



Greg Cunningham     

8th Scale Rep

Attention to all drivers taking part in the 2018 Irish Nationals Championships
Regarding the use of radio communication between driver and mechanics,
The Committee have agreed to allow the use of said
devices for 2018 season once they work under the below rules.

Radio communication is allowed between Driver and Mechanic.
Radio Communication Rules:

a: Only designated public service bands with a maximum power output of 500 mW are allowed.
b: Radio communication can only be used by the driver their pit crew, only while their driver is on the drivers’ rostrum for the duration of the race.
c: A single ear piece or one sided head set type that is not audible to others and does not reduce the ability to hear the referees’ calls must be used.
d: All equipment must comply with the local & country radio communications rules.
e: Not allowed, any 2.4 GHz radio equipment.
f: Radio equipment cannot be used at any other time within or around the complex.
g: Race management has the right to test, decline or withdraw the use of any and all equipment without question.

Note: Rules, b, c & f, do not apply to race management

Badmcc have released details for a special charity race event, taking place on April 7th & 8th at the Dub Shed event. 
This event is in memory of K.Baird a family man and long time supporter of RC in Ireland. Proceeds taken from the 
event will go to help support the work at "The Friends of Belfast City Hospital cancer unit".
The guys would apprentice any support you can give, more details to follow including entry forms via the Badmcc Club.