Anzac Day – Lest we forget

Australia remembers today, the fallen and the survivors of wars we have been involved in, may we well remember them and at the same time resolve to do what we can to make sure there are no more.

For me, on this day I remember my Dad, a veteran of Tobruk and New Guinea and Jens Dad (Pop) Middle  east and New Guinea and her Mum, Joan ( Signal Woman) – all survived those terrible times and went on to live very successful and productive lives. Gone now but not forgotten.

Enjoy your Anzac Day

Schumacher update

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will be aware of the activities and progress of the Onroad Schumacher drivers, having good results in all the EP classes at local clubs (at least the ones that I frequent) but I rarely get around to giving you info on the progress of the Schuie drivers at the Gold Coast Offroad track.

Darren Lord – Schumacher driver in 4wd Stock and 2wd Stock – Darren is battling for the lead in both classes and is often winning both classes, currently his Schumacher K1 Aero is the quickest 4wd Stock car round the current layout – TQ and second last night. His current choice for 2wd is a Schumacher SV2 which is currently the class car in 2wd stock, TQ and first last night.

Also campaigning in 2wd stock and going well is Zane Thorpe in a good looking KR – 4th last night, a good result for Zane.

Zane

 

In 2wd mod we have Andrew Fowler with a Schumacher KR. Andrew is going from strength to strength with his KR 2Q and 3rd last night, great consistency and a pleasure to watch.

There are other Schuies drivers that pop up from time to time but these are the ones racing every week and doing well.

The track at GCRC will be changed (there will be tears as the best ever layout gets bulldozed) from 30th April in preparation for the Qld Titles being run there in late June. If you don’t have a buggy yet it’s not too late give me a call and we can set you up – have a great deal on K1 Aero if you want a 4wd  or KF 2wd at a very special price this week. Naturally KR and SV2 also available. Or you have a buggy but no stock motor then that’s no problem we have some of the best 17.5 motors in stock – Thunder Power and ORCA, pick up the phone.

 

Great races

It’s been my priveledge this week to witness a couple of really great races. Sometimes races pan out to be boring or with predictable results, but not theses two.

The 3rd final of the Stock Touring Cars at Tamworth was one of them – Started out as a race in 3 with Tim, Tyler and Mark going hard at it and ended with 2 Tim and Mark taking a legendary battle right to the line, great spectacle.

The next was the 10 minute final of Stock 4wd last night at the Gold Coast Offroad, such a great race it’s a shame there had to be a winner, but that’s the nature of racing of course. Marty and Darren battled it out from flag to flag, sometimes one would lead and sometimes the other. There were a few little mistakes and a few times back markers played a part while being lapped but overall it was just a great race, Darrens catch up laps after one of the incidents were just amazing to watch, including a 19.7s lap .

That’s made my week.

Not much racing for me this week

This week I will be racing Offroad at the Gold Coast on Wednesday night and that will be it.

I think there will be racing at Bayside on Saturday night but I will be enjoying the long weekend camping at Coolum.

If you need any tyres or anything else for Saturday night we’ll have to meet somewhere before I go on Thursday morning.

If you are travelling over the long weekend take care.

 

 

Tamworth -10th Anniversary

Here we are back in Tamworth for the tenth anniversary of the NSW/ Qld  Interstate. Challenge.

This year as usual it is also the Tamworth Cup and also the NSW 1/12th scale series.

Practice is now over, the cars have been out, crashed, broken, repaired and tuned and made ready, they are now in bed for tomorrow, we race.

Well actually, tomorrow we qualify and  Sunday we race.

There is a record field assembled here to do battle over several different classes

Touring cars in 3 classes – 21.5, 13.5 and open, the quick 21.5 are in the 15 sec lap time, the 13.5′s in the 14′s (may be 13′s) and the open cars are in the 12,s

Then there are the little 1/12ths  in 2 classes – mod and eurostock, not sure what times these little rockets will get down to but it will be quick.

The final class will be F1 – likely to be one of the slower classes maybe in the 16′s or 15′s as the guys try to manage the 2wd rubber shod f1 replicas. Likely to be popular with the spectators.

The track is a picture, well prepared and ready for the action, some traction aid has been sprayed which has all the Brisbane guys scratching their heads as they try to figure the tyre additive question, will be interesting that’s for sure – for me I’m going with simply cleaning my F1 tyres and for FX11 on the TC (Sorex).

I’ll try to update this post as we go through the weekend so check back

SATURDAY

Sorry guys ran out of time and energy – check our facebook page (Action R/C) if you haven’t already – will try to get to a summary later.

 

 

 

Easter week

And so we come to Tamworth week.

The Tamworth Cup shares equal billing as the Qld / Interstate Challenge meet and this year as a round of the NSW 1/12 th series.

We are in our tenth year of the Interstate Challenge and Qld need a win. Got nothing on over Easter, come on down to Tamworth and enjoy some racing – not too late to enter.

practice Friday, racing Saturday and Sunday – drive home Monday.

prior to heading off we have our usual Wednesday night at Logan, featuring F1 and TC.

NOTE – no racing at Logan over Easter

Schumacher SV2 does GCRC

With the invasion of mid motor buggies at GCRC lately Darren Lord our Schumacher/ActionRC driver decided to jump on the band wagon and run a Schumacher mid motor buggy, the SV2. Darren’s SV2 made it debut last night at the GCRC clubbie. Just to keep Darren company we decided to run our SV2 as well and Scott had a rare free night and was able to come along and drive it. Both were running in the popular “stock” class (17.5 blinky).

What ensued was an interesting night of racing, sadly there was a mixed race of 2wd stock and mod so one needs to go through the results carefully to see the stock results clearly, In qualifying Darren showed the way from Dave Ruddell with Scott in third blowing away the rust and Ben (always looks good on the track) in fourth.

The final was the most interesting, two of the fastest mod cars took the lead  followed by the three fast stock guys, all three Scott, Dave and Darren took turns at leading the stock race and at one stage when Scott was leading it looked as though he might even catch the mods. In the end traffic played a role in the results and Dave managed to get his B5 to the line ahead Scott and Darren’s SV2′s. For a first hit out on GCRC the SV2′s showed a lot of promise and with a bit of development and adjustment will be in the winning mix every week.

It’s fair to say we need to look at Darrens car closely as it was just a tad noisy, ok it was very noisy, not an issue inherant with the model as our car was very quiet but something we need to look at.

Roll on 2 weeks for the next showing. It’s good to see all  the other Schumacher guys going so well in the KR (especially Andrew Fowler 3rd in mod last night ) and the Aero as well, great bunch of guys.

 

 

 

Yep, it’s Wednesday

We are racing today at the Gold Coast – EP Offroad, should be good, indoor so rain if you like.

Terry Norman time you came to pick up your K1 Aero.

Saturday I’ll be at Boondall for awhile in the morning and Bayside for the Onroad racing in the evening.

BACK IN STOCK

Sorex premounts in 28, 32 and 36 still $40

Ride F1 premounts 104 style wheel Rear $25 front $22

Coming

Protoform LTCR in regular and lightweight

Much More Rush premounts.

 

2014 Interclub #1: Random Thoughts from Scott

So the first of 3 (probably) rounds of the south-east Queensland  interclub series for 10th on-road classes is in the books following this weekend’s event at Logan.  While we’re already published a quick  recap of the days events elsewhere, here’s some extended  thoughts from Scott….to which we invite you to add your own in the comments section:

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Low grip conversion Schumacher KF

 

U4586 – Low Grip Conversion – KF

Low Grip Conversion – KF
Wanting to use you Cougar KF all year round now becomes possible with this low grip conversion set.

The Schumacher Cougar KF has become the car to beat on high grip carpet and astroturf racing this winter. Now the KF is even more versatile with the Low Grip Conversion Set.
This moves the motor and centre cluster back by 21mm. The more rearward weight distribution gives the KF more rear traction, and is well suited to wet astroturf, or high grip dirt tracks. In the rearward motor position the car must be used with a shorty lipo. The new chassis can accept either motor position so the car can be converted back to the forward motor position for extra steering when the grip comes up.
U4586
Please note that the body requires a small modification to clear the spur gear or a modified body is available, part U5126.

Coming to ActionRC soon. price TBA

 

To Tamworth or not to Tamworth that is the question.

Now that the Interclub has been run and won all eyes now focus on Tamwoth. It’s something of a special Tamworth this year with it being the 10th Anniversary of the annual Qld vs NSW stouch.

This year, for the first time the National classes can be run (21.5 blinky, 13.5 blinky and Mod – as well as F1 and 1/12th ) so it really packs some attraction to make the trip.

There are a few diehard Qlders putting their hands up and for some it’s more about the trip than it is about the racing, but that’s ok too. For me it’s nearly time I got off the fence and made a decision – to go or not to go. I really want to camp at the track cause there seems to be a lot of fun there after racing finishes, but that’s a tough decision too, tow the caravan or rough it in a tent or the back of the Pajero – might crawl in there tomorrow and see how it feels…….. thinking about it overnight, if I go I’ll race 21.5, 13.5 and F1 or maybe not 3 classes …………. thinking about it overnight.

 

 

Team Schumacher Queensland

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