1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 4, September 3rd, Dublin Model Car Club (DMCC)

Hi All,

We just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 4 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

You must be a member of the RCCAOI and an affiliated club to race. Please join before the race day, though we will take forms on the day. But remember we are racing too, and can do without the extra headacheJ!

Remember, if you want to race 2WD and 4WD 1/10th this is now considered 2 classes, so you must sign up for both.

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!

1/8th Scale Off Road National Championships

Round 4, August 12th & 13th, Maiden City Radio Control Car Club

The 1/8th scale off road Championship took a trip North to Derry last weekend for round 4 of the series. This was the Derry clubs first time to host the National series and the drivers were treated to a well prepare track and venue for the weekend. The layout was a change from the larger open track giving drivers a  taste of a tight technical track which lead to close racing in both nitro and ebuggy. The weather was ideal and the atmosphere among the racers was high. Drivers where improving quickly with each round of practice and qualifying as they fine-tuned setups and confirmed the best tire choice for the conditions. Race control manned by David and Gary kept watch over the track and the drivers making sure the event was running on time.  

Ebuggy:

By the finals on Sunday, the track had developed a little more character and a racing line had developed on track.

In Ebuggy Bradley Baird (TLR) took T.Q. out qualifying Barkley Abernethy (Agama) in the E Buggy Class. Bradley however didn’t have it all his own way in the Final; an early mistake dropped him behind Barkley and he had to work to recover the lead pressurizing Barkley for a few laps before a slight wobble from Barkley left enough of a gap for him to charge through to regain top spot which he maintained till the checker flag. Rounding of the podium in third place was a delighted Martin Jacques (Kyosho) who took his first National Podium place all while celebrating his 21st again this weekend? Congratulations Martin.

Nitro:

In the lower Nitro finals we had a number of great performances, current junior championship leader James Gilliland (Tekno) took top spot in the C Final with a dominating driver to win by 2 laps at the flag, with newcomer to the championship Jason McCauley (Kyosho) taking a strong second place and a bump up into the B Final after starting from sixth on the grid.

In the B Final Paul Kane (Agama) checked out early from the chasing pack and dominated the race, leading from start to finish. Behind it was a dash for the final bump up spot with 4 different drivers holding the spot at different times throughout the race. Conor O’Donovan (Kyosho) was second early in the race only to have an early finished after hitting something solid and damaging an arm dropped him out of the running. Young Gilliland was next up jumping from 7th to second only to have his race dashed with a technical issue ending his race early. Sean Darcy(Kyosho) and Paul Gilliland ( JQ) took up the fight, despite Paul briefly taking 2nd it was Sean who won out in the end taking the final spot with promotion into the A Final

In The A Final  Bradley Baird took pole position in the Nitro class (TLR) and came in first position in the A Nitro final but again it was a narrower margin than we are used to seeing from him at the Nationals.  Andrew Mc Clean (Agama) who has been in great form this season started fourth made up places throughout the race jumping up to second. He maintained a level head under extreme pressure from a charging Alan Scroogie (Kyosho) taking second place after 45mins by just a second in a dash for the line.

 

Nitro Podium

 

E-Buggy Podium

 

Well done to all the drivers who took part over the weekend.

On a Final note, a huge shout out to David Carr, Gary McDevitt and all the team at the Maiden City Club for all their hard work at getting the venue ready and for running a great event this weekend.

Next up is the Final Round of the Championship, Round 5 will be in Navan on the 9th & 10th of September.

 

Regards

Colin Whelan

1/8th Scale Rep (stand-in)

1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 3, August 6th, Dublin Model Car Club (DMCC)

Round 3 of the RCCAOI 1/10 Off Road National Championships took place at DMCC on August 6th

Luckily we were racing indoors as the weather wasn’t exactly perfect!!  DMCC had recently re-worked the layout and put on a demanding track for the day.  The jumps required some timing to get right and there was definitely a fast line around some of the more open sections. 

 

Qualifying

2wd Modified

Dylan clearly displayed his intentions in the first heat of the day with an 18 310, with a fast lap of 16.750s.  Based on the timing during practice this was very quick for 2wd!  Heat 2 saw Colin break into the 18’s only 7s behind Dylan.  Alan took 3rd in the round.  Round 2 saw Dylan’s pace continue but some errors saw him fall short of 18 so TQ for Rd2 was open.  Only Denzell managed a clean run to break into the 18 laps to take the overall for Rd2.  Dylan went quickest in Rd3 to take overall TQ.  Adam also improved in Heat 1, putting in some very quick laps – just needing more consistency to be chasing the top spot.  Heat 2 saw Alan move into the 18 lap category and take 3rd overall in the grid with Denzell maintaining his 2nd spot

2wd Clubman

 

Some close racing was expected her with Ivan and Gary in the same heat.  Round 1 didn’t disappoint with Ivan edging out Gary by 0.8s.  Round 2 was more of the same with several lead changes before Ivan eventually took the win and overall TQ.  Round 3 was another good race with Ivan finding a rhythm and moving into 16 laps to stamp his authority in the heats!

4wd Modified

As in 2wd, Dylan went extremely fast in heat 1, with an 18 305 and an average lap of 16.9s.  Denzell was 2nd but almost a lap down so the rest of the field had a bit of work to do!  Round 2 saw both William and Denzell improve to within 5s of Dylan so it was getting closer.  Dylan did enough to take the overall TQ.  Round 3 saw Will improve further and took an 18 lapper and secured 3rd overall in qualifying.  Dylan won the final round with another 18 305, confirming has fast pace! 

 

4wd Clubman

With some of the usual suspects on holidays Ivan was the sole competitor and took TQ!

 

Finals

2wd Modified.

Dylan led from the start tone to take leg1.  Alan got past Denzell on Lap 3 and chased Dylan hard only finishing 3s back.  Denzell rounded out the top 3. 

An even faster race for Dylan in leg 2 meant he secured the win.  Denzell held off the charging Alan for the entire race to take 2nd by 0.2s.  William improved the most and moved into 4th in Leg 2.

Leg3 was a slower race but Dylan still took the win.  However the race was for 2nd place between Denzell, Alan and Colin.   Denzell was holding off Alan but then on Lap15 Alan made a super pass on the tight track to take second place.  All 3 tightened up on the last two laps with Alan, unluckily, making an error on the last lap and allowing Denzell and Colin through to take 2nd and 3rd.

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

2wd Clubman

Ivan converted his pole position in Leg 1 and charged to the win.  Gary had a breakdown late in the race but still managed to get second with Ken just pipping Chris by a few seconds.

Gary broke down early in Leg 2 and Ivan cruised in for an easy win in Leg 2 to take the overall win.  Chris and Ken had another great race with Chris taking 2nd place.

Leg 3 was much tighter and Gary pushed Ivan all the way.  Iven managed the pressure well and held on to win the 3rd leg.  An even closer race for third this time saw Ken beat Chris by just 0.8s

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

4wd Modified.

Leg 1 saw everyone finishing according to grid order with Dylan taking the win by 4s from Denzell with Will in 3rd.

Leg 2 was another very quick race with Dylan securing the overall win by beating Denzell by 5s. 

The final leg was much scrappier.  A mistake on the first lap dropped Denzell from 2nd to 4th.  Mistakes on Lap 2 and 3 allowed Denzell to get past Andrew and Will.  Mistakes by Dylan allowed Denzell to get past later in the race to take the win with Dylan 2nd and Will in 3rd.

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

 

4wd Clubman

Final results were Ivan – 1st, As usual the Naul produced some great racing with the track demanding concentration to make fast times and accuracy for passing manoeuvres. 

Well done to all the winners 

Current Championship Standings after Round 2:

 

2wd Modified

 

4wd Modified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Dylan McBurney

296

 

1

William White

297

2

William White

294

 

2

Dylan McBurney

296

3

Alan Thompson

292

 

3

Andrew Rennick

290

 

2wd Clubman

 

4wd Clubman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Gary Hunter

296

 

1

Ivan Thompson

199

2

Ken Gordon

289

 

2

Graham Parkes

198

3

Ivan Thompson

200

 

Tony Dorney

100

 

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

The final Round of the Championship is at the DMCC on Sunday September 3rd.  No championship is decided so there is everything to race for!  Don’t miss it, see you there!!

 

2wd Modified Winners

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

 

2WD Clubman

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

 

4WD Modified

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

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