Results from today added and the Winter Series Championships have been updated.
A fantastic day today and once again there were some great battles throughout the field with some of the Juniors had an exceptional day 🙂 Well done everyone and roll on Round 5 where I may live to regret buying a certain Junior some new tyres…
New 2WD, 4WD & SCT championships have been created. Buggies are the usual 12 from 15. The SCT will run all year and be best 9 from 12 based on running the first wednesday of each month. I’ve also started the Wednesday Night Heroes for both 2 & 4WD and like last year, we’ll keep it a surprise until the winner is announced 🙂
Winter Series Round 4
Round 4 is this Sunday. Doors open at 7 for those helping out. 8 for everyone else.
Just shy of 50 drivers when we thought we might only get 20 due to the date. Thank you all for coming along and supporting the series today 🙂
On the whole the driving standards today were very good with only a couple of questionable finals. On that note, if something happens during a race and you feel aggrieved, it is very difficult for us to deal with it if we hear about it 2nd or 3rd hand and taking matters into your own hands is never the answer 😐
No meeting on New Years Eve but we are back the week after on January the 7th
Don’t forget to get your BRCA memberships renewed (£17) before then (www.brca.org) and we’ll be renewing club memberships in January (£10 Senior/£8 Junior). FORCC Club memberships gets you into the Wednesday night championships and discounted Wednesday night race fees.
Something a little bit different last night including a crossover.
Another legendary driver’s briefing 😉
Al reiterated what I put on the website last week including a beautiful demonstration of what backing off 5% looks like by taking one step back. As funny as it was, you guys did seem to take notice and the driving standard looked much better this week with the exception of Les who just wanted to watch the world burn, or at least his Durango anyway…
Joking aside, this was caused by the a CVD pin coming loose in the central drive train and it cutting into the top of the cell. A very visual reminder that model car racing can be dangerous and that safety has to come first. Well done to Andy for extracting it from the Hall so quickly 🙂
“Lipo for sale…”
Winter Series Round 2
Round 2 is this Sunday. 7am start for the track builders, 8am for everyone else please.
Good little track last night. I really enjoyed it even if I couldn’t string more than 2 consecutive laps together without crashing… 🙄
Driving Standards & Etiquete…
We are seeing a steady decline in some quaters in both driving standards and etiquete which is a real shame. We always knew it would take a bit of time for you guys to get to grips with the Astro surface but now it’s time for everybody to step up and improve the quality of the racing. Here’s a few things that will help improve the racing for everyone 🙂
If you find yourself on the wrong side of the rope and it is not practical for you to hop back over, WAIT! Any lap where you’ve jumped the rope should not be one of your fastest laps. You’ve missed out some of the track and you should not gain any advantage from it. If you were just ahead of someone when you crossed the rope, rejoin after they’ve gone past. If you were 1m behind someone when you crossed, rejoin 2m behind them. It’s a simple self regulating penalty that we are all capable of applying.
Causing an accident
Caused an accident? WAIT! Again, it’s not rocket science. If you take someone out, wait for them to rejoin the track before continuing. If they need marshalling, wait for them to be marshalled.
The speed of your car!
Quite a few cars on the track that are overpowered for the drivers ability (particularly in the mid to lower heats). They have way too much boost and turbo on the speedo. These cars are dangerous and tend to cause more accidents simply because they are difficult to control. Back off the boost and you and everyone around you will probably have a better race 🙂 . If you need help with changing your settings, just ask.