The next few weeks will see a busy time for are National Racers as multiple classes are back in action.
The first of which is next weekend where we see the 1/10th Electric Buggies head indoors for the first of two National Events to take place at the DMCC indoor venue at the Naul. The action doesn't stop there and on Sunday 01 June we see the Touring Car racers head outdoors for the first time as they take to the tarmac at St Annes for round 2 of their National Series.
Round 2 1/10th Electric Buggy Hosted by the Dmcc at the Naul on 31st May :
190mm Irish Touring Car Series at St Annes, June 01th.
June also sees the first of are National Drivers heading of to take part in European Events. June 6th-8th see Bradley Baird jet of to Madrid, Spain for the Efra 1/8th Buggy I.C European B Championship, hosted at the CARTT Madrid Club at the Fuencarral Track. Find out more at www.efra.ws .
Efra 1.8th Buggy Euro B Championship. Madrid June 6-8th
Following these events Badmcc take on the Hosting of there annual Paddy Piston event over the Weekend of th 14th - 15th of June. Their biggest event of the year sees a number of International Drivers take part to see sho can take home this years Piston Cup Trophy.
Paddy Piston Race June 14th & 15th June. Hosted by Badmcc.
We are back on the National road then for June 22th with the 1/8th Rallycross championship moving to Ballymena and the Eos Centre the home of NIMCC Club.
We finish of the Month with a return to the indoors with round 3 of the 1/10th National series back at the Naul on June 29th.
Further details on each of these National events will be posted are they are make available.
1/8th Rallycross Round 2 hosted by Nimcc
1/10th Electric National Round 3 Hosted by the DMCC.
Best of Luck to all those competing in events through out June for all at the Rccaoi.
Round 2 of the RCCAOI 1/10th Electric off road is on at the DMCC on Saturday 31st May.
Doors will be open at 8:30am with the track open for practice from 9:00 till 10am.
The first heat will kick off at 10:30am.
We will also stop for a 30 minute lunch break.
There is plenty of indoor pitting and tables are provided. Power is also provided.
Race fee is €10 for the first class plus 5 for a second.
Control tyres for the day is Schumacher mini spikes or Ballistic Buggy mini spikes on all driven axles.
The timing system is Mylaps RC4 and there will be handouts available.
Please see www.dublinmodelracing.com for directions
There is a Cafe which does take away food in the Seamus Ennis Center in Naul village and a shop just opposite.(Naul village is less than 1 minute drive)
See you there!!!
2014 RCCAOI 1/10th Electric Off-Road Irish National Championships Report
Round 1, Navan Nitro Nuts:
The first round of the RCCAOI Nationals was held at the Navan Nitro Nuts track in Navan, Co.Meath. The track is outdoor astro and normally used for 1/8th, however the club went to great lengths to adapt it for 1/10th. The members of NNN put on a great welcome for the 1/10th racers that normally wouldn’t frequent the club.
As per usual with Ireland, the day started off damp and continued this way throughout the day, with intermittent light showers keeping the track either slippy or extra slippy! The grip levels changed dramatically through each run, never mind through each round! Though all of this lead to both fun and some very open racing.
The event was one of the best attended National rounds in the last few years with a total of 32 cars racing.
The NNN track during one of the few breaks in the cloud
2WD Clubman (10.5T Limit) was largely dominated by Kevin White with his Schumacher SV2, with a full house of 3 wins in qualifying, followed by Graham Parkes, Dave Bolger and Enda O`Donnell.
The 2WD Modified Qualifying rounds were very interesting to watch with the top 5 drivers swapping finishing positions in the 3 rounds. Mark Penny came out top in the end though he was having some difficulty adapting to the ever changing conditions.
4WD Modified was even more spread out with three different drivers taking a round, Mark Penny, William White and Alan Thompson. However mark took pole position with a 1st and a 2nd followed by William White and Derek McCloskey.
4WD Clubman was poorly attended as it’s a beginner class, the only contender was Graham Parkes with his DEX410.
Graham takes the double jump followed by Ashley
Things didn’t change for the finals with the weather going from sun to rain every few minutes. Being a nitro track the mixture of oil and water made things very interesting.
In 2WD Modified Mark Penny dominated the day with his Centro winning the first two legs and sitting out the third. The fight for the remaining rostrum places brought some exciting racing with a 2nd and a 3rd each for Derek McCloskey and William White. However Derek took 2nd due to a better time. The final leg was very interesting with one of the younger drivers, Dylan McBurney, winning it. Dylan is a guy to watch for the next few rounds and is a newly sponsored Schumacher driver.
1st Mark Penny, 2nd Derek McCloskey, 3rd William White
The 2WD Clubman finals were probably the most fun of the day, with a lot of laughing on the rostrum. Though Kevin White took all three legs and won the day. Though Graham Parkes did his best to stop him with a few collisions, the slippy astro was blamed, though we can`t be sure!
1st Kevin White, 2nd Graham Parkes (not pictured), 3rd Dave Bolger
4WD Modified was dominated by Bradley Baird winning the first two legs. Going into the final leg the remaining rostrum positions could have been taken by four drivers, made more interesting with Bradley sitting it out. Derek McCloskey with the Schumacher took overall second with a win and third went to William White with his Team C car. 2WD winner Mark Penny wasn’t having much luck with his B44 and managed to break lots of his car in the final leg.
1st Bradley Baird, 2nd Derek McCloskey, 3rd William White
The RCCAOI would like to thank the Navan Nitro Nuts for putting on a great days racing, but we would specially like to thank all the drivers for turning out even though the weather wasn’t the best!
It`s looking like it`s going to be an exciting series, with Round 2 at the Dublin Model Car Clubs indoor astro track in The Naul, Co. Dublin.