On behalf of the RCCAOI we would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their participation in this year’s various National events held across the country during the 2018 season.
With a special thanks going out to those members from each club who have worked at organizing the running of these race days. With the 2018 season at an end it is fast approaching that time for the Annual General Meeting.
Please read the following with regards to this year AGM.
Date & Venue
The RCCAOI Annual general meeting is open for any member to attend.
The Agm will take place on Saturday October 27th at 2pm in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown
** AGM Agenda **
Treasurer's Report: Financial Report
1/8th Rallycross + Ebuggy
1/10th Buggy 2wd + 4wd
Vote On New Committee
Rule changes and proposals
As in previous years all positions on the Committee are open for members to be proposed for. The following are the positions available:
1/10th Electric Buggy Rep
1/8th Rally cross / E-buggy Rep
On-Road IC Rep
Touring Car Rep
Large scale Rep
Proposals will also be accepted on the day of the AGM. As in previous years each Section must have a representative elected for the class to run in 2018.
Any proposals for changes to the rule book should be in by no later than October 19th. Rule proposal form attached with email.
All proposals will be posted on the RCCAOI website www.rccaoi.com for members to see prior to the AGM.
Rule Proposal Form
European and Worlds Places
The RCCAOI is taking names for those interested in Worlds or European Events in 2019. Application for European and Worlds events for 2019 should be done at or before the RCCAOI AGM on the 27th.
Please note that only applications paid for by the day of AGM will be sent to EFRA for the first round of places.
Information regarding these events are published on www.efra.ws
FYI: Payment of fees does not guarantee a place for any event, in the case an application is not successful a full refund will be issued to the driver.
Any Other Business:
If there is anyone who wishes to contact the RCCAOI about AOB or topics for the AGM, please feel free to contact the Secretary using the details provided below.
Thanks again for your continuing support,
RCCAOI Final Round 4 Race Report
2018 has been an amazing year again for 1/8th scale off road racing in Ireland, and the final round, Rnd 4 earlier this month at Navan Nitro Nuts was no exception to this. The track was in excellent condition, and the work put in by the members in the preceding fortnight had really paid off. Also, the timing loop had been moved to the far right corner of the track, minimizing the possibility of accidental activations this year.
The Saturday practice got off to a great start at 12 noon sharp, with several drivers on the rostrum waiting for the stroke of 12 to get started. The astro track was very dry and the grip was very high, so everyone was trying different tyres and tweaking their set up to lay off some of the grip. The atmosphere was really warm and friendly which is only what you would expect from the Navan lads.
Sunday threatened to spice things up with some wet weather in the air, not a popular prospect after the high grip work that was done the day before, but there was only one very light shower all day which did not effect the grip to any real degree.
There were two main contenders in the Nitro class Championship going into round 4, Alan Scroggie with 298 points, and Bradley Baird with 295 points, both former National Champions, followed by Paul Myles and Barkley Abernathy with 293 and 291 respectively, so it was going to be a nail biter of a final in any case.
Heats got underway on time Sunday, and there were no real surprises in the way the points were mounting up round after round. After qualifying, Bradley took TQ, and pole position in the A final, Alan was number two, with Paul in the third slot and Barkley in the fourth. Bradley also too TQ in the E buggy class, so he was racing for a double.
The first lap of the A final was a bit of a melee, with Bradley in front around the first corner, but at the back by the end of the first lap, however true to form on this occasion, he fought back lap by lap, and was in front before his first fuel stop, Alan and Bradley had a close race all through the final, but Bradley held the lead for most of the race, crossing the line in 1st position, In the E Buggy class, Bradley also took 1st, with Colin Whelan in 2nd and young Adam Stewart in 3rd place.
Results Nitro Class
1st Bradley Baird JQ
2nd Alan Scroggie Hot Bodies
3rd Andrew McLean Agama
Results E Buggy Class
1st Bradley Baird JQ
2nd Colin Whelan Tekno
3rd Adam Stewart TLR
Well done to all the competitors who took part this year, but a special mention has to go to Bradley Baird, taking his 10th Rccaoi, National Championship, Congratulations J
The prize giving will be at the Rccaoi AGM, in the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown Dublin, on Saturday the 27th of October, at 2pm.
1/8 Scale Off Road Rep