There is a proposal on the table to introduce a ‘Rear Axle Only’ control tyre for the club championships from January. It is not proposed that we introduce a control tyre for the front Axle and this would apply to both 2WD and 4WD. The tyre is the Yellow Schumacher Block (U6786)
So to clarify, this would be a championship control tyre only so you can still turn up and race with whatever tyres you like but if you want to enter the club championships, you’ll need to put the blocks on the rear. A lot of people are moving to the blocks anyway so we don’t think this will have a huge impact by the time we get to January.
We are not proposing to introduce a control tyre for the forthcoming winter series.
It is with great sadness that we have received the news that Ron Barrett, the founder member of the FORCC, passed away on the 26th of September 2014 after a long battle with cancer. His Son Trevor told us that his father was very proud of the club and what it has achieved. Our thoughts are with Trevor and his family during this difficult time.
Yes, we know they are not working well but if we all work together it will reduce the frustration until then new ones can be made. When you’re marshalling, just monitor the markers ‘in your area’ and try to push them back into the correct positions when they move during the race. Once a race has finished, please take a moment to correct the track before you leave your marshalling point. It only takes a moment but the next heat of racers will show you their appreciation in ways you can only dream of…
My new phone made a little montage video from the pics and videos I took.
Winter Series Classes & Championships
The dates have already been posted but here is an update on the proposed classes and championships:
2WD, 4WD & 2WD Short Course only. No Stadium or 4WD Short Course allowed.
You may enter a maxium of 2 classes.
A class will only be run if there is enough entries to make a heat. We will starting canvasing you chaps from next week as to what you might be running.
Best 4 from 6 to count. You must score points in at least 4 rounds (per class entered) in order to qualify for any trophies or prizes being awarded.
There will be overall 2WD, 4WD & SCT championships which everyone will be entered into.
Due to the changing demographic at the club (we’re all getting older 🙁 ), under 13 and under 16 no longer really work so we are changing it to Under 16 and Under 21. There will be sub championships for those age groups.
£4 for under 16s, £6 for everyone else. We are not planning to pre-book the series.
People are definitely starting to find their feet with the new surface. A lot of different tyres were being tried with varying degrees of success. It looks like there are a couple of good candidates for people looking for a longer life tyre 🙂
Another historic milestone was passed last night too… More 2WD then 4WD ! In the infamous words of Mr. Bob Dylan,
” The Times They Are A-Changin’ “
Thank you once again to those that stayed to help pack up the Astro. We will start rotating the heat listings so it’s not always the same people left at the end of the night.
The mad rush over to 2WD this week messed up some of the ranking and heats this which is why it took a while to get going. Next week is Truck Week and the start of the new championships. We will be aiming to be racing by 7:30 so we can still finish at a reasonable time. We will also need a few people to step up and build the track next week as Alan and Dave are both away.