1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships

Round 3, Sunday, August 19th, Navan Nitro Nuts (NNN)

 

Hi All,

We just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 3 of the 1/10th Off Road Electric Nationals.

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.

Pitting space will be first come first served.

Please see www.nnn.ie for location details.

Race fee is €10 for first class, €5 for second.

Control Tyre Schumacher Mini Spike 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

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!

The schedule for next weekends Round 2 Championship event.

  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  Rccaoi membership can ONLY be booked and paid online at http://www.rccaoi.com/index.php/join

it is NOT possible to register or pay at any track or at any round.

Round 3, next weekend is being held at Badmcc one of the best 1/8th scale off road tracks in Europe. A mixed surface facility, featuring dirt, brick paving, timber berms, crazy paving, rubber tiling, astro turf, and a few sugared corners to keep the drivers on their toes. The facilities are also second to none with covered pitting areas, multiple compressed air lines, a well elevated 40-foot rostrum, and overnight camping available on request.

 

Round 2 Race Report

 

The second round of the Rccaoi championship was held last weekend at the Cork Radio Control Car Club track in Ballinhassig, Cork. The practice day was well attended this year with many drivers arriving early to get their set up right, in the knowledge that the surface was not the same as it had been on previous occasions. The weather was dry and sunny for the practice day, and the track was dusty, having not seen a drop of rain for four weeks, and despite having been meticulously swept over two previous days that week, by volunteers from the host club. 

There was a change in the weather for race day, overnight showers had increased the grip level, however the weather changed from hour to hour, from rain to dry and back to rain again, making the going very hard to predict or plan for. I saw several competitors having tyres come unglued on the challenging surface.

Out of the heats, Alan Scroggie (Hot Bodies) took TQ in the Nitro class and Adam Stewart TQ’d the E Buggy class. The Nitro A final was an exciting race to watch with the top four positions switching around on the first tank of fuel. Bradley Baird who started 2nd on the grid, found himself with the back markers by the end of the first lap, by his first fuel stop he was up to first place, and held this position until the final minutes when a collapsed rear diff bearing knocked him out of the running. Alan was 2 laps ahead of his nearest challenger, so he romped home to take first place, Paul Myles (Kyosho) was in second place, with Gary Baird (Agama) taking third, with less than 6 seconds separating 2nd and 3rd positions.

 

In the E buggy final, young Adam Stewart dominated from the first corner to the last, with his TLR machine taking 1st place, Conor O'Donovan in the Kyosho took 2nd and John Duggan took 3rd place with his Agama.

The weekend went off without a hitch and the overall response from the attendees was it was an enjoyable track to drive and offered something new to the Championship, all had a great time.

Round 3 returns to Badmcc in Aghalee on the 11th and 12th of August, and with the change to the top spots in the Championship after this round, round 3 will be even more interesting.

Greg Cunningham

1/8th Scale Off Road Rep

 

 

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