Charity Meeting in aid of the Kingston Stoke Rehabilitation Centre at Canterbury Hospital on the 1st of October 2017
Alan gave a quick drivers briefing on the upcoming Charity meeting on the 1st of October 2017. As most (if not all) of you know our good friend and long-term supporter of the club Les Kerry suffered from a stroke in February. As a club, we wanted to hold a fund-raising event for the rehabilitation unit where Les has received much of his care and treatment so that’s exactly what we’re going to do 🙂
Doors will open at 7am on the 1st of October 2017 for track setup. Practice will start once the track has been built (probably around 8:30) and will use the club’s token based practice system. Race classes will be 2WD, 4WD and SCT. We hope the event will prove popular which may necessitate we restrict drivers to a single class however we will take a view on the day. Bring everything you’re hoping to run and we’ll sort it out one way or the other. The intention is to run a full race program starting at 9:30 with 4 qualifiers and 3 finals for all however this may need to be reduced if time becomes an issue. The club tyre rule will be lifted for the event so non-club regulars can use whatever tyres they have available. The 7.5 motor limit still applies however so if you do have to run a faster motor… slow it down!
The club will be covering 100% of the cost of the event so every penny spent / donated during the day will go to the Kingston ward.
Hot and Cold drinks plus snacks will be available all day along with Bacon Rolls in the morning and Hotdogs for lunch. It would be helpful if you guys could let us know at the next meeting if you would like any of the hot food so we make sure we have enough available.
Adults will be £10 for your first class and a donation of your choice for the second class (if we allow you to run one…)
Junior fees will be a donation of your choice.
Several people have asked if there will be a raffle? If it will raise a few extra quid, then yes there will so just like at the Christmas team meeting, if you would like to donate anything to the raffle, please do 🙂
Hi guys and girls, we’ve finalised the dates for the FORCC winter series 17/18 to be held at Boughton Village Hall. This year, unlike others, we only have 4 meetings in the series with best 3 from 4 to count. These will be:
December 17th 2017
January 21st 2018
February 18th 2018
March 18th 2018
We only have 4 dates as we were unable to access the hall in November and we will be holding a separate meeting in October.
Many of you will know that a great friend and supporter of the club, Les Kerry, suffered a stroke earlier in the year. We have spoken to Les’ family as a club, and have decided upon a fundraising meeting, with proceeds going towards the Kingston Rehabilitation Centre at Canterbury Hospital, where patients, including Les, receive treatment to aid their recovery.
This fundraising meeting will be held on Sunday 1st October 2017 at Boughton Village Hall. Final details of the meeting are still being decided, but will be confirmed later towards the date.
Please feel free, regular or not, to attend this one off meeting and aid in the raising of funds for such a great cause.
There is a wedding in the hall on that day. Truck week will be postponed to the following week (13/9/17).
A ton of regulars missing but still 34 drivers for the evening 🙂 The championships have been updated including the missing SCT results from last week. I’m sure there are more Juniors than are currently in the champoinships so if you’re a Junior and not in the Junior championship, tell Dave when you book in and he’ll update your driver details. It was also good to see so many people pitching in at the end to clear away.
Out and about…
It’s the final 4WD Regional at Eastbourne this weekend, Stotfold National next weekend and the final 2WD Regional at Plough the weekend after that.
The Perfect Setup?
I found some annotated setup helper sheets which I thought some of you may find useful. These are not setups for Faversham but rather a nice little summary of how changing different aspects of your car might affect its handling. They are based on Xray cars but the principles would be universal. They came from http://www.petitrc.com/index.php?/setupguide.html/ and there are some other interesting guides on there too.
Juniors & Vets
So last weekend saw the first of the BRCA End of Season events – The Juniors and Veterans. It’s a 2 day event with 2WD on Saturday and 4WD on Sunday and run to the same format as the National Series (2 practices, 4 qualifiers, 3 leg A finals and 1 leg for everyone else). It’s open to Under 13’s, Under 16’s, Over 40’s and Over 50’s. A small contingent from the SouthEast Region went including Nathan, Matthew, Alfie, Stuart, Phil, Mark and George from Faversham and Shareef from EPR.
All our boys represented their region well. Matthew made the U13 A final on both days and even TQ’d round 1 in 4WD.
Young Alfie did a fantastic job at his first National event under the guidance of George and got quicker and quicker as the weekend progressed.
I think it would be fair to say though that the crowning glory was Mr. Nathan Ralls winning the V40 4WD title with his Xray XB4.
Well done everyone and roll on next year 🙂
I’ll leave to your imagination as to what the upstanding pillars of the community were all staring at here instead of the camera…
No website updates for a couple of weeks but life goes on and I’m sure you’ll all cope. It’s a 2WD Regional at Barham this Sunday (23/7), Truck week the week after next (2/8) followed by Barham Summer Series the following Sunday (6/8).
The new FORCC Championship should be starting next week.
Super busy last night with 55 entries in total . Non-championship for the buggies but it was week 7 of 12 for the trucks. My humble modest nature prevents me from saying who won that… 😉
Who dun it?
It was inevitable it was going to happen at some point but someone made off with one of the practice tokens last night. Obviously it wasn’t deliberate but it’s just a PITA when we have to waste time trying to find it. Please put your token in the box BEFORE you start your practice… Thank You 🙂
Out and about…
This weekend is the Boughton National. Goodluck to everyone heading up for that. Next weekend is the 4WD Regional at Plough followed the week after by the 2WD Regional at Barham.