There are three options for all you Launceston R/C addicts this coming weekend.
First (and dare we say most important) there will be a working bee at the track from 9am Saturday morning with Paddy to layout the new track. There might be a few power-tool related jobs, plus some muscle moving the track around (including shuffling the driver’s stand back a few feet. If you can make it to help, have the skills and/or the tools please meet Paddy on site from 9. It’s not a practice session, but we “might” need to run a couple of cars around the track to check jump placements etc.
Sunday you have two options, both involving some travel.
NWRCCC at Latrobe are running GP and EP (gas powered & electric powered) off-road on their dirt track. It’s a new layout this week after some revisions. Last time out there were just enough for a Short Course Truck class, so if you don’t run 8th off-road bring your 10th SC truck or buggy down for a race. Be on site by about 8.30/8.45 or so. More info here.
Or if you fancy a trip south, the Southern Tasmania Model Car Club guys are running touring cars and short course trucks on-road at their bitumen track at Goodwood. I think be on-site by about 9.15-9.30. Check the details here.
It’s pretty exciting times for R/C in Tasmania at the moment. Our own development continues (and check out Racing Lines magazine out this week with story and photos from the Launceston Cup), the NWRCCC guys have a great off-road track going, the Goodwood off-road club are deeply embedded in putting down their new 10th offroad track, STMCC (EP on-road) are building a new driver’s stand and have plans for a new track layout, and after several months of down-time the GP (nitro) on-road club at Kingston are having their race track relaid this week. It’s all go. Tassie R/C rocks!