Onroad racing moves to the Meakin Park track of the LCRCC tonight for what is sure to be a great fun filled night of TC racing. There will almost certainly be F1 racing as well and maybe even some 1/12th.
Not sure how to get to the Logan track – follow this link
Gates open around 3, track prep finished by 4.30, open practice for 2 hours, then racing.
Hot food and cold drinks as usual.
Protoform lightweight bodies – LTC-R and Mazda Speed 6.
No regular weight yet.
Sorex premounts -36′s back.
Schumacher Aero and KF back in stock
Plenty of Schumacher Onroad and offroad parts
Very limited Rush premounts
In the air
Mi5 and more Sorex 36 and some Mi5 shock rebuild kits
The new Ride Premounts for F1.
Midweek Onroad racing at Logan, gates open around 5, racing from 6.30, 2 heats, 1 final, 5 bucks. Be there.
Brisbane Mod TC racer Peter Dooley has just returned from a week at the famed TITC race – one of the world’s biggest and best EP touring car races. Peter has been kind enough to share his story (and his photos) with us. Here’s a look at TITC from the inside….
As most of you know I’m just a club racer and had no illusions of making it into any of the higher finals for this event. To this end this report is a look at the TITC event from my prospective, a Club Racer attending a major international event alongside the superstars of our sport.
With an invitation and encouragement from follower racer Justin Vergunst, I made the commitment to attend the Thailand International Touring Car event held at Huge RC in Bangkok (run and owned by ex-World Champion Surikarn).
I’ve competed in one major international event before (the HPI Challenge in Bangkok) but this one was going to be much bigger. I’ve been keen to attend a major meeting for many years but with the type of work I do many, many times it hasn’t been possible. Thankfully on this occasion, my work schedule and the event dates lined up perfectly.
Our travelling group consisted of Simon Nicholson, Justin Vergunst, Ben Sterling, Lionel Sanders, and myself. With the help from the personal and Hobbywing connections this group can muster, we were able to secure one of the VIP air conditioned Pit Room alongside the track. This was truly brilliant, we could lay out our pit area and not have to pack up at the end of each day as the room was locked. Get Better!!!!
We planned not to leave ourselves short on time and arranged to arrive a week before the event. I finished my current contract on Thursday the 13th Feb and flew out for Bangkok on the Friday the 14th Feb, perfect!!!
Read on for the story of the week…. Continue reading
Had to have a few days R&R this week to recover emotionally and physically from the third placing on Wed night with the K1.
For those who couldn’t make it to Hervey Bay there is some racing on in Brissy this week as well.
Saturday evening Bayside Onroad and Sunday 1/8th Offroad at Logan.
I suspect that most of the racing will be the Clipsal V8 event in Adelaide – plenty of couch racing Sat and Sunday.
I’ll be back in time for Wednesdays action at Logan – get your F1 ready.
The 20 second lap time barrier for 4wd stock has been broken at last. Darren nailed a 19.7 second lap in his Schumacher K1 Aero last night at GCRC in the final just before stripping a spur and a resultant DNF. It wasn’t to be Darrens night however in spite of having the fastest cars in both 2wd stock (Schumacher KF) and 4wd (Schumacher K1) he was unable to put it together for the finals with a 3rd in 2wd. Good to see Andrew Fowler going from strength to strength in his Schumacher KR in the 2wd Mod section.
In 4wd it was left to Heavy to defend the brand coming in 3rd behind a very fast Marty and just handing 2nd to Tak Woo in the dying stages of the 10 minute final.
Another great racing night at GCRC, thanks everyone.
This week that means it’s buggy racing at the Gold Coast Indoor track – rain or shine racing will be on. Track opens for practice at 4 racing from about 6.30 3 qualifiers and a 10 minute final all EP10 buggy classes.
I’ll be there from 3 this week but if you don’t want to race the track is open from 10.
2014 The year of the Buggy.
So having been talking about it for months, I (Scott) finally got to try the new 13.5 blinky stock TC class at Logan last night. Click through for a mixture of personal race report, and my initial thoughts on the class (oh, and a quick look at the world of 12th racing as well!). Continue reading
I have, to give away, a fridge only (no freezer), it’s a ripper would make a great drinks fridge in your garage or for a RC club if they had anywhere to keep it on power.
Big one, Westinghouse 416 litres, works like a charm.
For those of you who have been here, no it’s not the fridge from my garage, another one.
You want it, you come and pick it up – Forest Lake – call me.
This Saturday 22nd is the regular Onroad race meet at the Meakin Park venue of LRCCC.
But this week it’s a bit more, this week we are being visited by the 1/12th scale drivers for round 2 of their fledgling series of events.
The program will be a bit different to the usual but with much of the 1/12th activity before the regular classes get under way and then some more heats and finals woven into the regular nights racing it should all be very interesting.
Gates will open Around 2:00pm
Practice from 3:00pm
1/12th heats 1 & 2 start around 4:30 (open practice between 1/12th heats)
1/12th heat 3 & Club Racing from 6:00pm
1/12th finals around 8:00 pm
Come on down and have a race, or have a look – whatever, should be good.
There’s a small club in Hobart that have built up their Offroad track over the last couple of years and this weekend sees their biggest test.
The Tasmanian State Titles. Top drivers have converged from all over Australia to do battle on the track, only finished this week. There’s around 100 entries and I think 80 buggies and 20 trucks, something like that, with the 2wd and 4wd Mod classes being the biggest but also reasonable numbers in both the stock classes. As we have said a few times now – 2014 Year of the Buggy.
We at ActionRC do have a connection with the Tasmanians and we are excited that this little club has got themselves to this position, and we are pleased to have been able to make a small contribution to the sponsorship of the event. We hope everything goes well for them.
Over the weekend we are hoping to have a few updates on who is going quickest in each class so check back here when you have the time.
Today what’s on.
Well Wayne Sutton announced last night that he is retiring from work at Bunnings – don’t think that means no work Wayne, the job of retirement is a tough one, and like every other part of your career it has to be, and deserves to be, done well. Anyway welcome, and enjoy.
Warning to all RC’ers – Wayne is likely to be at every race meet that you run from now on – you might want to run stronger body shells.
My wife is due home tonight after a week or so away – you know what that means, some house work to be done, some washing etc and there is one small problem. In the bathroom there are two toothbrushes, both different colours, I have no idea which one is mine, well I think maybe the blue one is mine but not sure – question – do I ask, and admit that I have been using the blue one all week, or do I just watch when she goes to clean her teeth and see which one she uses. It’s a big problem.
Now there is also some RC business for today. Two buggies from yesterday to be stripped and cleaned, a F1 which is broken after an altercation with a marshalls foot has to be repaired. And then the big issue – thinning out the herd.
We have a very good near new KR buggy already on our second hand page (that leaves us with a KF and a KR and a K1 – enough buggies) and we have to put some more up for sale. I have already flagged that the Eurostock equipped Schumacher Supastox will be up for grabs as well – just got to get round to listing the stuff that goes with that little treasure.
What else – well I’ll spend some time in the workshop this morning agonising over whatelse has to go – VTA has to be on the list I suppose.
What it’s after 8 and I haven’t been walking yet or had breakfast and I need to get the washing on – catch you later boys.
Did I happen to mention that I also hate Thursdays. Did my back in last night lifting my pit bag into the car at Logan so decided this morning that it had to have a lighten up, get some heavy stuff out and split the whole shooting match into two bags, one with emergency stuff that can stay in the car and the one (lighter) that can come out at both onroad and offroad meets. Good theory except that the lighter one that comes out also has to have the power supply and chargers and batteries and all the heavy stuff in it – quite a puzzle, while I was puzzling over this I knocked something which dominoed something else and a whole shelf came tumbling down stuff everywhere – I’m going for a coffee.
I have a young customer, son of a regular racer in years gone by, whao wants a truck to beat around the local park and race his young brother. He wants to buy the SC10 that I have for sale but needs a bodyshell.
I had a RTR one but gave it away a few weeks ago thinking I would never need it but now I do need one.
Anyone got a spare one they don’t want that I can have or buy very cheap, especially someone not too far from Forest Lake or who can get to Logan on Sat night would be great, C’mon guys go search your garage and find me one to get a newbie into the hobby.
Let me know email
Find myself with plenty of time this week so it’s definitely ActionRC Workshop time.
Cars to be used this week will all need some attention and a wet Tuesday is definitely ideal for a day in the workshop.
Wednesday will be GCRC from 10am till 3.30 – cars needed
- Schumacher K1 Aero
- Schumacher KF
- Possibly an old SCT with stick radio fitted.
Wednesday night Logan onroad (if the rain stops) – cars needed
- Schumacher CXL EP10TC
- Schumacher Supastox 1/12th
- WRC F1
Saturday night Logan Onroad, cars needed will depend on how many classes I think I can race. There is 1/12th at Logan this week and I’m pretty keen to have a go at that but also need to race F1 and TC.
Whichever way it shapes looks like a big day in the workshop today.