Well, another year has flown by which means another FORCC Christmas meeting has come and sadly gone 🙁 We hope you all enjoyed yourselves last night. Thanks to Nes and the girls for laying on another excellent buffet, thanks to eveybody that donated to the raffle and thanks to everyone that bought a little festive spirit with them for the evening 🙂 Before we get to the photos, I’ll just quickly bring up the elephant in the room, BRCA membership renewal. It’s £20 for racers or £10 for non-racers. Head over to the BRCA website, log in and renew your membership. It only takes a minute and is a mandatory requirement for racing at the FORCC and any of the other clubs in the Region. Dave will not let you race in January without presenting your 2019 membership card or proof of payment if you have not received it yet.
With less than 2 weeks to go to the start of the Winter Series, it is with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of the FORCC Winter Series for the 2018-2019 season. As most of you know, we have to book our dates nearly a year in advance and it has not worked in our favour this year. The 6 week championship became a 5 week championship when the January MKGP dates were announced as many of us (including myself and Kyle) have entered into it. 5 weeks was ok but then we found out this week that we had lost the February date too due to a mix up by the hall so we were down to 4 rounds with a 2 month gap in the middle. At this point, we had to question the viability of a best 3 out of 4 championship stretched over a 6 month period. We have not taken the decision to cancel lightly and hope you will all understand. We know that some of you will be disappointed but we also know that many of you are already planning on going to one or more of the Barham, EPR, 1066 and Essex Winter Championships. Watch this space though as we are looking at the possibility of a one off winter event and we are also going to start giving out prizes for the Wednesday night championships too so there is plenty to look forward too over the Winter season 🙂
There will be one more round of non-championship next week before we get back to the new and improved championships the following week 🙂
Unfortunately the Leg 1 video failed to record but Legs 2 and 3 were ok
Winter Series Results Updated
So once again we say fairwell to the FORCC Winter Series. Seems like only yesterday I was writing the same thing about last years Winter Series. I guess time flies when you’re having fun 🙂 Thank you to all 182 of you that have entered in up to 3 classes accross the 4 rounds. We really appreciate your support. We had a few visitors from other clubs today. We hope you guys enjoyed youselves and were made to feel welcome. Thanks also to Nes and the team for keeping us all fed and watered so well.
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.
It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride but after 6 months, the FORCC Winter Series for 2016-2017 has run its course and drawn to a close. As my son would say, “Hashtag Sad Face”. There were 45 entries today making a total of 243 entries for the championship this year. Not bad for a little middle aged club!
Thank you all for supporting the Winter Series this year. Thanks also to Schumacher Racing for supporting us this year.
Yet more thanks to the early birds and night owls that help set up and pack away. You guys know this stuff doesn’t happen by magic and these guys make all the difference!
Yet even more thanks goes to Nes and her team of helpers for all the tea, coffee, hotdogs, bacon rolls, Jacket Spuds and Chilli that have been served up over the past 6 months.
The last thank you goes to Andy Von Ashman for bringing his gopro along so we could capture some of the action on video 😀. It recorded the first 2 legs of the finals before the battery gave out. I’ve uploaded Leg 1 for now and Leg 2 will follow later.
UPDATE: Leg 2 videos now available 🙂
Round 6 of 6
With first place wrapped up in all 3 championships going into the final round, it was all about who would be best of the rest.
4 Wheel Drive
4WD had the most contenders with 4 drivers in with a shot at 2nd overall and after qualifying they were sat line astern in 2nd to 5th behind the pole man and championship leader George. George scampered off into the distance in all 3 legs to win overall but that coveted 2nd spot would not prove so easy to come by. Leg 1 was quite messy and by the roll of the dice Mark would get 2nd followed by myself in 3rd. In Leg 2 it was Dave that regrouped after a disappointing first leg and had second place in the bag until about a minute from the end when he lost the nut off a rear ball stud and would limp home in 4th. That left myself and Mark to pick up the pieces but this time I came out on top. In Leg 3, there would be no denying Dave this time with every nut on his car fully tightened he held 2nd place from start to finish followed by myself in 3rd.
2 Wheel Drive
In the 2WD A final, leg 1 was taken by poll man and championship leader Kyle, followed by Neil in 2nd and Spangly in 3rd. In Leg 2, Neil got the upper hand but a mistake 3 laps from the end opened the door for Kyle to go through and take the win followed by Neil in 2nd and Sam in 3rd place. Kyle, Neil and Sam would go onto replicate their positions in Leg 3.
Short Course Trucks
In Short Course, it was Poll man and championship leader Spangly that had everything to lose. He had been untouchable all day, but would he be able to make it a clean sweep? In Leg 1 traffic would play its part and try as they might, Verner and Dave just couldn’t stay with Spangly. Leg 2 was much the same but this time It was Dave in 2nd and Verner 3rd. Going into leg 3, 1st place overall was wrapped up, but with a 2nd and 3rd each, Dave and Verner had everything to play for. This time it was Spangly that had issues which left him in last place after lap 1 and a mountain to climb. Dave took the early lead with Verner hot on his heels. Verner made it to the front by lap 5 and by lap 9 Spangly had made his way from last to first. A mistake on lap 13 would see Spangly relegated to 3rd and would soon be a lap down. With Spangly now out of contention, it was left to Dave and Verner to fight it out. Dave drove the wheels off his truck but couldn’t catch a break with the traffic and while he would get within spitting distance of Verner, he just wasn’t quick enough on the day and finished just a couple of seconds behind at the fall of the flag.
Never known for being afraid of his own voice, Alan took center stage for the closing ceremony. His attempt to auction off the kids didn’t raise as much as he’d hoped for.
With the formalities out of thw way it was time to give out a few prizes 🙂
4 Wheel Drive
2 Wheel Drive
(For those that entered a class but didn’t complete 4 rounds in it)
2 Wheel Drive Champion – Kyle Moon
4 Wheel Drive Champion – George Tollman
Short Course Truck Champion – Spangly Von Douche
Congratulations everyone and with the Winter Series now over it will be back to business as usual on Wednesday which will be a great relief since I think it has taken longer to put this post together than it actually took to run the meeting… 😉
Thanks to everyone that supported the club’s Winter Series today. There were 38 entries accross the 3 classes which was a pretty good turnout considering there were other events on and at least 1 person was ill (or at least he said he was…). Obviously the biggest thank you for the day goes to Ness for producing some excellent jacket spuds and bacon rolls. They were awesome 🙂
Thank you to everyone that came along today. We hope you all enjoyed it. As always the help setting up and packing up is very much appreciated 🐳. Kyle created a challenging little track (which may have resulted in him being removed from 1 or 2 peoples christmas lists) but once we got the hang of it, it proved to be a rewarding drive 😀. 39 Drivers spread accross the 3 classes made for a great days racing 😉.
Thank you to everyone that came along to support the first round of this years FORCC Winter Series. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves 🙂 This years winter series is being very kindly supported by Schumacher Racing.
There were 38 entries accross the 3 classes and some hard fought victories throughout the finals. There’s plenty of time to get involved if you missed it today as there are still 5 of the 6 rounds remaining 😀