This weekend sees the RCCAOI National Championship come to Monaghan for the re-run of round 2. 
The weekends timetable is ... 
Saturday 17th, open practice from 12 noon to 5pm.
Following practice there will be a Large BBQ provided so you can cook your own food. 
Sunday 18th, gates will open 7.00am, with open practice from 8.00am to 9.30am. 
Booking in closes 9.30am with the first race off the line at 10am. 
Everyone competing will need to be a member of the Rccaoi, so if you haven’t done so already you can use head to www.rccaoi.com to join up to avoid disappointment. 
There is no mains power, or running water at the track. There will be an air compressor. There is plenty of room for gazebos and pit tables. Camping available on request.
Directions to the venue available through thefollowing link:
http://rccaoi.com/index.php/club/mrcr

 

1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 4, August 21st, Dublin Model Car Club (DMCC)

The final round of the RCCAOI 1/10 Off Road National Championships took place at the Naul on August 21st  .

With countback considerations Dylan was looking safe for the overall win in 2wd Modified; however 2-4th was wide open.  4wd Modified and 2wd Clubman were open for 1st-3rd so there was plenty of racing guaranteed in this last round of the championship. 

 

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The new jumps were still in place but this time the track was running anti-clockwise so the challenges and the flow was very different.  It made the track very interesting as it was possible to clear the big jump but could it be done every lap? 

 

Qualifying

Unfortunately William was ill and couldn’t attend but he still had a chance for top finishes depending on the results.

2WD Modified

Following a breakdown from Dylan, Alan Thompson went fastest in Round 1 proving his speed and that he was chasing a strong finish to the season.  Denzell went 2nd in the first round with Andrew Rennick turning in a great race to take 3rd.  Bradley was showing some fast laps and just needed some consistency to move up the leader board.

Dylan made amends in Round 2 by taking 1st and the overall fastest time.  Less than 2 seconds covered 2-4th with Denzell just taking 2nd from Brad and Adam. 

Round 3 saw Dylan improve further to take the overall TQ and Alan improving to secure 2nd overall with Denzell rounding out the top 3.

2wd Clubman

All year, Jacek, Tony and Ivan had been battling for this championship.
With the others suffering errors, Jacek won round 1 and took the upper hand.
Both Ivan and Tony improved in Rd2 but it wasn’t enough to stop the Schumacher of Jacek as he improved his time and took the overall TQ in Round 2.
With Jacek winning Round 3, Ivan kept his form to finish 2nd and take 2nd overall with Tony not far behind in 3rd.

4wd Modified

Dylan was the only driver with 18laps in Rd 1 showing that he was hunting the win in 4wd.  Alan and Jacek set some quick times to take 2nd and 3rd.  Brad and Denzell had a poor start to the day in 4wd and would certainly need to improve to have a chance of a good championship finish.

Bradley did just that and with an 18 lapper in Rd 2 took the overall fastest time and the win in the round. Denzell took 2nd, just missing out on the 18 laps with Alan showing great form taking 3rd.

The last round was a great race between Dylan and Bradley with Brad winning the round and taking overall TQ.  One mistake cost Dylan dearly but 2nd overall meant the race was still alive for the title.  Denzell took 3rd overall to keep the pressure on the two ahead!

All calm in the pits before the finals!!

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Finals

 

2wd Modified

Dylan made a great start to the finals and led from start to finish in Leg 1.  Alan had an unlucky start to the finals and his race was over by lap 3.  This left Denzell to finish 2nd and a great tussle between Adam and Bradley saw Adam take 3rd by just 0.5s.

Leg 2 saw Dylan do the same thing, this time finishing with 18laps.  Alan had a great drive to come back from an early mistake to take 2nd.  Brad and Denzell were racing for 3rd with both having early mistakes also.  In the end Brad took 3rd place on the last lap of the race.  With Dylan securing the win, the final leg would see 4 drivers race for the 2-5th.

Dylan checked out in Leg 3 with another 18 lap race to take the title in style by winning all 3 finals.  The remainder of the action was in the last 3 laps with errors from Denzell and Brad causing them issues.  Alan was charging hard recovering from an early mistake.  Brad took 2nd from Alan with Alan finishing second overall based on countback times.  A great result from Alan – Well Done!!

 

2wd Clubman

With Tony having some issues, leg 1 would be between Jacek and Ivan.  Jacek held his qualifying form to win leg 1 from Ivan with Ken Gordon n 3rd.

Ivan improved in Leg 2 and pushed Jacek all the way to the finish.  However with both drivers having clean runs in a great race, Jacek was able to hold for the win.  That secured the overall position and the championship for Jacek!

The champion was able to do the same in leg3, with Ivan 2nd and Tony 3rd.

 

4wd Modified

The race in Leg 1 was between Brad and Dylan.  Dylan made a pass on Lap 6 only to lose the position with an error on lap 10.  Brad held his line all the way to the finish to take a great win from Dylan.  Jacek finished very strongly to capture 3rd.

The pressure was building in Leg 2 and small errors early in the race allowed Dylan to take the lead from Brad. Dylan held the lead to take the win and the title would go to the final leg.  A broken car for Denzell meant he would struggle for points and Alan capitalized on his bad luck to take 3rd in the leg.

So the race for the title would come down to the last final of the championship – no pressure then!

Unfortunately an early mistake from Bradley would allow Dylan past and he never looked back.  Dylan took the win and that would mean he would be the 2016 Double Champion.  Bradley, in true champion’s fashion, didn’t give up and raced himself back into 2nd ahead of Alan Thompson in 3rd.


Again there was some great racing at the last round of the championship and Well done to Dylan and Jacek on the wins at the last round.

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

See you all next year!!

 

2wd Modified Winners

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

4WD Modified

 

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

2WD Clubman

 

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1st Jacek Zadrozny (Centre), 2nd Ivan Thompson (left), 3rd Ken Gordon (right)

 

Final Championship Standings after Round 4:

 

2wd Modified

 

4wd Modified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Dylan McBurney

300

 

1

Dylan McBurney

298

2

Bradley Baird

297

 

2

Bradley Baird

298

3

William White

294

 

3

William White

296

 

2wd Clubman

 

4wd Clubman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Jacek Zadozny

298

 

1

Tony Dorney

299

2

Ivan Thompson

298

 

2

Graham Parkes

100

3

Tony Dorney

297

 

 

 

 

 

Well Done to all the 2016 Irish Champions!!

 

Notice to all National Rally cross racers.

 

 Due to the unusually high number of drivers being disqualified at the last two rounds in Badmcc and Navan due to overall track width at scrutineering (nine in total) a representative of the RCCAOI contacted EFRA the European Federation of Radio operated Automobiles to compare how track width is measured / examined in the rest of Europe. It was confirmed that the EFRA method was different from the method currently in use here, resulting in buggies passing at international events but possibliy failing here during examination.

As per section 19 a meeting was called on Sunday with a representative of each of the National host clubs and the 1/8th scale rep to discuss this finding. It was proposed (under section 19 of the 1/8th I.C. off road rules), that the EFRA method should be adopted here for future events.

 

 

The proposal was agreed and passed by a unanimous decision and the EFRA method will be used for the final round in MRCR Monaghan and at all future events. The wording of the width measurement rule, 15.1.6, will be amended to reflect the change at the next AGM.


Greg Cunningham,

1.8th   Rallycross Rep.

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