Racing Results: 02/12/2022

Ok, a belated, but better late than never, Race Report for racing on the 2nd of December 2022. Numbers were a little down this week, but competition was no less fierce. In fact in Outlaw it was a two way tie (before tiebreak) between First and Second, as well as 3rd and 4th!

2wd Buggy – Stock A

  1. Damien Betts
  2. Derek Beresford
  3. Jade Chandler (TQ)
  4. Rodney Houghton
  5. Linc Brown\

2wd Buggy – Stock B

  1. Lucas Chandler
  2. Brenton Beechy
  3. Peter Haworth
  4. Ian Scott

Outlaw

  1. Clint Brown (TQ) – 4wd Buggy
  2. Karl Mould – 2wd Buggy
  3. Richard Green – Stadium Truck
  4. Rodney Houghton – Short Course Truck
  5. Derek Beresford – Stadium Truck
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Club Racing 2 December 2022

yes racing is back this Friday the 2nd of December, as usual doors will open at 6 for racing staring at 7. We will continue running our normal 1 qualifier and 3 races for the meeting configuration.

Of course canteen will be running and all of our usual classes will be running including 2WD Stock Buggy, 4WD Stock Buggy and Outlaw / Novice. So charge up your batteries, let us know you are coming on facebook at the link below

https://www.facebook.com/events/5166989036740883/?ref=newsfeed

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December 2022 Racing Dates

At this stage (pending Rural Youth approval) , December racing will be Friday the 2nd of December, and Sunday the 19th of December.

8th Big Bangers were one of the highlights of a great night’s racing. Here Dave Holloway gets the early jump with Paddy Hume ranging up on the outside – Circa 2010 at our track at Rutherglen

The 2nd of December will be a standard race meet, it will be what I am calling a “Reunion Race”. We invite you to come along, and race not only the normal classes, but a Vintage / Other class where you can bring your Short Course, Rally Car, Stadium Truck, Monster Truck etc (1:10 or smaller) . We will also have the BBQ on if you want to bring some meat to BBQ during the lunch Break. So make sure you invite any past members to either come out and see what the club is doing, or to bring an old car out of retirement for a run.

The race format will be the usual 1 Qualifier and 3 Finals that we are racing at the moment. Times for racing starts etc will be posted closer to the date, but lets get the ball rolling for this big End of Year / Reunion race to celebrate the end of our 9th year of racing at Quercus Park, and the end of our 12th year racing as Launceston R/C

Greenie launches the Blitz! – Rutherglen Circa 2010

As a bit of a throwback, have a look at the photos and results from our very first race meet here We’re away: First race meeting run and won! from February 2010, there may be some names you recognise in the results, and barely a buggy to be seen. Also check out our results from our first race at Quercus Park at Race results from 21 March 2013

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Racing Results: 18/11/2022

Friday saw one of our better turn outs for racing since Agfest, and with it there was some fierce competition between drivers. However in the end there can only be one! ahem, I mean one winner.

It was also excellent to see a couple of returning members that haven’t races in a while like Damien Betts and Lucas Chandler, hopefully we will see you at more meets in the future. It was also excellent to see many of our new and young drivers out on the track having a crack.

2wd Buggy – Stock: A Main

  1. Calvin James
  2. Nick O’Toole
  3. Damien Betts
  4. Linc Brown
  5. Kohan Mould
  6. Derek Beresford
  7. Jade Chandler
  8. Andrew Mackenzie (TQ)

2wd Buggy – Stock: B Main

  1. Dennis Berwick
  2. Ian Scott
  3. Brenton Beechy
  4. Darrin Burston
  5. Josh Hayes
  6. Peter Haworth

2wd Buggy – Stock

  1. Calvin James (TQ)
  2. Clint Brown
  3. Richard Green (Stadium Truck)
  4. Kohan Mould
  5. Lucas Chandler
  6. Karl Mould
  7. Matt Little

For those that are new, or those that may need a refresher, i’ll re post some details from our Race Rules page in regards to racing and marshaling

Racing Etiquette

Drivers are expected to follow some simple guidelines for racing etiquette. Race directors may issue a warning to drivers  during a race including a stop & go penalty (there will be a designated stop/go penalty box marked on the race track). A second warning within a race may result in a one-lap penalty being applied. Repeated offences may result in exclusion from the event.

  • No abusive language toward marshalls or other drivers will be tolerated
  • No corner-cutting or short-cutting the track. If you accidentally short-cut, wait either for a marshal to return you to the correct part of the track, or wait long enough to ensure that no advantage is gained. This applies even if you accidentally short-cut due to a crash that is not your fault.
  • No ‘hacking’ other drivers. Intentionally or recklessly crashing into other cars is called hacking. It’s your responsibility to ensure you leave the drivers around you enough space – including not charging into corners and using other cars as brakes!
  • If you have caused another car to crash, wait for the other car to be marshaled before proceeding.
  • When being lapped by faster drivers, it’s polite to leave a little space to ensure they can get by within minimal delay. You don’t need to pull of the track, or stop – just leave a little room and talk on the driver’s stand. For example you might say  “Go inside on the next corner John” and just leave enough room for the driver lapping you to do so
  • If you feel aggrieved about an incident on the track, please take it up with the race director

Marshalling

Marshalling is part of racing. We can’t race without marshalls. The task of marshalls is to upright overturned cars, return crashed cars to the race track, and seperate cars that have become locked together. Guidelines for marshalls (all of us) are:

  • You are obliged to marshall the race immediately after your own. If you fail to marshall your race result may be cancelled. Repeated failure may result in exclusion from the event
  • Please don’t eat, drink, film or text while marshalling!
  • If you are running multiple classes, and the sequence of classes is such that you are in back-to-back races, it is your responsibility to organise a substitute marshall
  • If you cannot marshall due to physical limitations, please advise race control
  • There are designated marshalling points (marked by witches hats), and orange high-vis vests. Please wear the vest at your point to ensure that race director and drivers can clearly see and identify you as a marshall
  • Your first responsibility as marshall is your own safety. Don’t enter the track unless you are certain there are no oncoming vehicles that threaten your safety. This is particularly true if you are marshalling areas near jumps, and on the main straight.
  • If multiple vehicles crash, generally try to fix them in the order they crash
  • If a driver has the throttle opened, don’t pick up the car. Standing over it, hands in the air, indicates you are waiting for the driver to release the throttle or apply brakes
  • Marshalls are not in place to repair broken cars. If a car breaks, remove it from the track and pass it around the outside (through other marshalls) back to the pit area for repairs.
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Club Racing + AGM: 18 November 2022

This Friday RC racing will hit the track once more with our regular classes of 2wd stock buggy, 4wd stock buggy and outlaw / novice. However before racing begins we will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM). We need as many financial members in possible in attendance. We will elect office bearers for the coming year as well as talk to the members about a range of issues, and of course members can raise issues themselves.

The schedule for the evening will look like this:

  • 6:00 pm – Gates Open
  • 7:00pm – AGM Starts
  • 7:30pm Approximate AGM Finish, and racing begins!!!

I’m also testing an entry form in this page, so please fill it out so we can be more organised for the start of racing on Friday. So fill it out, and lets see if this works any better than the form we tried last race meet.

So get your batteries charged and lets get racing!!

Entries as at Friday the 18th/22/2022 at 3:00pm

  • Richard Green: Outlaw
  • Derek Beresford: 2wd Stock, Outlaw, Novice
  • Dennis Berwick: 2wd Stock
  • Kohen Mould: 2wd Stock, 4wd Stock
  • Ian Scott: 2wd Stock
  • Derek : 2wd Stock, Outlaw, Novice (Derek Beresford??)
  • Ian Scott: Novice (different entry to the above one??)
  • Brenton Beechey: 2wd stock
  • Lucas Chandler: 2wd Stock
  • Jade Chandler: 2wd Stock
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Racing Results: 04/11/2022

Racing was back on and we are trying to get numbers to increase to get more competitive racing happening. I apologise for the delay, but I will try and get results up faster in the future, so without further delay!

Driver NameA1 ResultA2 ResultA3 ResultFinal Result
Brenton Beechy1 111
Dennis Berwick3222
Jack Parrish2333
Scott Poke4444
Driver NameA1 resultA2 ResultA3 resultFinal Result
Nick Otool3111
Andrew Mackenzie (TQ)2422
Jade Chandler1263
Andrew Barrett4354
Derick Beresford5535
Ian Scott6646

If any names are misspelled , please find me during the night and I will correct them in the system at the next race meet. Congratulations to Nick and Brenton for taking your category wins last week!

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Club Racing – 4 November 2022 + AGM Notification

Yes racing is back this Friday with doors opening at 6, and racing starting at 7. The usual 2wd Buggy, 4wd Buggy and Outlaw / Novice classes will be on offer for racing.

We are trying something new this week by taking racing nominations online through google docs which can be found here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesHxKJOFhZt4lkAwY6RhOM0wfZqa3JrM8WNuWa14gOdzW_sQ/viewform?usp=sf_link . This helps us know who is coming, and how many classes we will have for later in the week.

The event is also set up on facebook as well so if you are on there click on attending as well to show others how many people are racing!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1201752153756254

Other dates to keep in mind are the next 2 race meetings which will be the 18th of November and the 2nd of December.

AGM Notification – 18 November 2022

The race meeting on the 18th is also important because this will be our annual AGM which will begin at 7pm before racing, and will likely only last 30 minutes before we begin racing. However it is important that as many of our financial members attend this meeting in order to have a Quorum. It is also an opportunity to either pass on your ideas to the committee or become a member of the committee to help run the club if you are interested in helping.

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RC Racing 21/10/22

Yes it’s the announcement you have been waiting for, RC Racing at Launceston R/C is back this Friday. Doors open from 6, racing starts from 7!!

Remember you must marshal the race after your own, and here are some friendly reminders on how to marshal a race!

So come along, bring a mate, and have a blast at racing this week.

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Working Bee – Track Setup Friday 30 Sept 2022

Lets get this track set up for some RACING!!!!!

It’s time for all hands on deck to get the track finished for racing. After only 2 committee members were the only ones to show up at the last track working bee we need more hands on deck to get things finished and back into RACING!

Doors will open at 6:30pm and we need helpers to set up the pit area, Race Control, PA system as well as the track obstacles and rolling out and vaccuming carpet. If the track is set at a decent time, we will have a short practice session for people to get a feel for the new layout which was put in place last week by Richard and Ian.

Another bonus for those helping out will be that the BBQ will be running with snags for those that are helping out, so mark it in your calendar RIGHT NOW so we can get the track set up!

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Track setup working bee Monday 19th Sept – Yes tomorrow!

The heavy lifting has been done at the track so now it is time to get to and make the track. Tomorrow night from 7pm we will be at the shed to set up the track so any and all hands will be needed to get the track set up and racing started again!

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