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!
Unfortunately I’m not very handy when it comes to power tools/construction but will certainly be there on Saturday to do whatever I can to help.
I’ll also be heading down to Latrobe on Sunday. I was at the Latrobe track last fortnight and ran the SC truck and it was a blast. The track is fantastic and getting the truck around an off road track is a whole new experience. The guys have made some changes to make the track more friendly to 10th scale. I highly recommend checking it out and having a run.
Once I finally get my tourer running I am also looking forward to giving it a run in Hobart.
sunday sounds good, i hope the rain stays away!
Weather is meant to be rain on Saturday but ok on Sunday at this stage. The track has good drainage and dries well but I always check the NWRCCC forum before I leave. You need to create a login to view all the topics. Under the topic NWRCCC News there is usually a topic for the race meet and the guys usually post an update if the meet is cancelled.
Im working all weekend but im still heading down to Latrobe to test out the 10th Scale Track for the Slash & If my pinions get here in time i might take the Buggy Down! L8r
well guys i would love to come down and help on saturday but as i have to go to the in-laws that aint gonna happen sorry.
Im starting to shift house But i will come in the morning to help out.(come on guys you want a bigger and better track pull fingers out and turn up)
Golf duties calling me this saturday 🙂
may get out there later in the afternoon