1/8th Scale Off Road National Championships

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Round 5 Sept 09th & 10th, Navan Nitro Radio Control Car Club

Hi All,

I just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 5 of the 1/8th Scale Off-Road National Championship at Navan Nitro Radio Control Car Club.

·         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.

.         All driver need to Register at Race control before going on track

·         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.





Greg Cunningham      



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:


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.


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.  


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.


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.



Colin Whelan

1/8th Scale Rep (stand-in)