The weekend of August 4th and 5th saw the running of the Irish national saloon championships at craigavon model car club, this event was ran in conjunction with their club double header event 

Saturday morning practice went well for all drivers on a warm grippy track , Q1 saw Anthony Fitzpatrick setting the pace and again posting the fastest time in Q2 , jason noonan found some pace for Q3 and took the tq position fir the   Finals with Anthony in second and Clifford mcgaughey third on the grid 
The 30 minute main a final proved to be a battle from start to finish with only 4 seconds to spare between 1st and 2nd when the buzzer went 
Podiums went to 
1 jason noonan 
2 Clifford mcgaughey 
3 Anthony Fitzpatrick 
Sunday and round two saw another warm and dry days racing , with practice over the battle for tq resumed with 3 rounds of qualifying , Anthony took q1 , jason q2 and Clifford took q3 , on fastest qualifying time over the three rounds jason noonan took pole for the final 
The 30 minute final again had some great battles on the track , after a clean start by all drivers and tyres all up to working temperatures Anthony edged past jason for the lead but a mistake by Anthony minutes later handed the lead back to jason , who managed to hold on till the end despite pressure from the chasing pack 
1 jason noonan 
2 Clifford mcgaughey 
3 Anthony Fitzpatrick 
This concluded the Irish national saloon championships for 2018 with scores from both rounds bein tallied the following are the overall results for the event 
1 jason noonan 
2 Clifford mcgaughey 
3 Anthony Fitzpatrick 
4 Irvine Martin 
5 John Campbell 
6 tom Patterson 
7 Robert dorman 
We would like to thank Cmcc for hosting this event at their superb track and look forward to racing there again in 2019 

RCCAOI Final Round 4 info pack
Next weekend the 8th and 9th of September, marks the final round of the RCCAOI National Championship. All eyes in the 1/8th scale off road community will be focused on the astro turf track of Navan Nitro Nuts, Navan Co Meath.

The Nitro final is going to be an exciting one for sure with Alan Scroggie at the top of the leader board with 298 points, Bradley Baird currently in second place with 295, and Paul Myles in third with 293.  Barkley Abernethy is not out of the running for a podium finish with 291. All before the count back, so nothing is decided until the final bell Sunday, it is still wide open.
The E Buggy class has Adam Stewart in the lead with 296 points, Conor O’Donovan in second with 291, and Bradley Baird uncharacteristically behind with 200 points. Again, no one has run away with this one either so the betting is wide open here also.
With the long-range weather forecast showing 22’ with sunny spells, the turnout is surely to be high, however, accommodation in the area is reported to be scarce due to a big wedding in the area that weekend, so if you have not booked already you need to get on it.
Schedule for the weekend:
Saturday gates open from 10am, open practice from 12 noon to 5pm.
Sunday, gates open at 7:30, open practice from 8am to 9:30.
First heat starts at 10am.
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Greg Cunningham
1/8th scale rep.


1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 4, Sun 2nd Sept, 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 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:

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 considered 2 classes, so you must sign up for both.

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!