Round three was changed from Monaghan RC Raceway to Badmcc, due the unfortunate closure of the Monaghan track. A planning issue had put paid to the development there, so Badmcc stepped in to host the event instead. The Saturday practice went very well for those who chose to get a head start on their setup. The sugar was laid down just before the track opened, keeping down the dust and improving the grip even further. The weather was perfect so there was a lot of rubber burned before 5pm.
Overnight showers meant that the track was damp and slippery for the open practice on Sunday morning, so after a track inspection at 9:30am, it was decided to shorten the track down to the all-weather sections, as it was too slippery and dangerous for marshals on the dirt sections.
The heats got off to a good start, and by the end of the first round the Sun had come out, the track had dried off, and the grip was extremely high on the mostly brick and astro surface. The cars and wheels were tested to the maximum with some tires coming unglued and breakages were high. Still the driving standard was also high and there were no surprises when the finals were posted.
Bradley Baird was TQ on both classes, so took pole position in both finals. The weekend went off without a hitch, except for a computer glitch in the heats meant that one heat had to be abandoned and re started, but the ever vigilant Richard Quigley had it under control in no time. The feedback among the drivers was that the club had once again knocked it put of the park in hosting this round.
1st Bradley Baird, JQ
2nd Adam Stewart, TLR
3rd John Dungan, Agama
1st Bradley Baird, JQ
2nd, Alan Scroggie, HB
3rd Barkley Abernethy, Agama
1/8 Scale Rep.
1/10th Electric Off Road National Championships
Round 3, Sunday, August 19th, Navan Nitro Nuts (NNN)
We just want to give drivers some information in advance of Round 3 of the 1/10th Off Road Electric Nationals.
Gates open from 8.30am
Booking in will be open from approx. 9 until 10 (will be announced over PA)
Track open from 9 to 10 for open practice.
Drivers briefing approx. 10.15
First race 10:30 sharp.
There will be a 30 min lunch break after Qualifying
Finals will start approx. 2pm
Qualifying will be 3 rounds, Round by Round, with best 2 rounds to count.
Finals will be 3 legs, with best 2 to count.
Timing system is Mylaps RC4.
Pitting space will be first come first served.
Please see www.nnn.ie for location details.
Race fee is €10 for first class, €5 for second.
Control Tyre Schumacher Mini Spike or Ballistic Buggy Minispike. You will not be allowed race without these on ALL DRIVEN AXLES
Rules can be found here:
You must be a member of the RCCAOI and an affiliated club to race. Please join before the race day, though we will take forms on the day. But remember we are racing too, and can do without the extra headacheJ!
Remember, if you want to race 2WD and 4WD 1/10th this is now considered 2 classes, so you must sign up for both.
We can’t answer questions on Facebook, as there are too many groups to monitor!
The schedule for next weekends Round 2 Championship event.
it is NOT possible to register or pay at any track or at any round.
Round 3, next weekend is being held at Badmcc one of the best 1/8th scale off road tracks in Europe. A mixed surface facility, featuring dirt, brick paving, timber berms, crazy paving, rubber tiling, astro turf, and a few sugared corners to keep the drivers on their toes. The facilities are also second to none with covered pitting areas, multiple compressed air lines, a well elevated 40-foot rostrum, and overnight camping available on request.