The Scottsdale Show R/C demonstration was a heap of fun on Friday night and Saturday, with some good racing, and lots of spectators. We’ll have results from the racing side of the event over the next few days.
For now though, a warm welcome to spectators who caught up with the exciting sport of R/C racing at the Show, and those who saw the story in today’s Launceston Examiner (nice photo Greenie!).
For first time visitors to the site after the Show demo, Launceston R/C is one of five active R/C motorsport clubs in Tasmania.
We race indoors at Rutherglen Resort on the second and fourth Thursday night of each month, with a range of classes for electric on-road and off-road vehicles. You’ll find a lot more information around this website about our club and it’s activities (including lots of results and race reports from our regular events). Please come and visit us at Rutherglen and see what it’s all about. Next club race meeting is Thursday 24th November, with racing underway by 7pm.
The North West R/C Car Club race on a purpose built outdoor off-road track (kind of like a slightly scaled down BMX track) in the grounds of Latrobe Speedway. They’re racing the first and third Sunday each month. The next club event at NWRCCC is Sunday 20th November
The Southern Tasmania Model Car Club race electric touring cars & minis at their Goodwood track in Hobart. They race fortnightly, with a race meeting today, and the next on Sunday 27th November.
The Goodwood Off-Road Model Car Club are also based at Goodwood, Hobart – but racing electric powered offroad buggies and trucks. They’re racing fortnightly, with next event on Sunday 20th November.
The fifth active club is the Hobart R/C Car Club, racing 8th, 10th and 5th scale fuel powered. HRCCC race every three weeks, next scheduled to race on Sunday 27th at their Kingston circuit.
R/C racing is an exciting family sport, with all the elements of full-sized motorsport in a scaled down environment. The speed thrills, technical challenges and competitive atmosphere are all present, with each of the five clubs striving to maintain a family friendly atmosphere. Newcomers are welcome, with plenty of assistance on hand.
A great way to start out at Launceston R/C is with racing what we know as Short Course Trucks. With brand/model names like HPI Blitz, Team Associated SC10, and Traxxas Slash, these are tough, affordable and easy to use vehicles that are ideally suited to novice and experienced racer alike. SC Trucks are our biggest regular class. Your local hobby store can provide you with additional information on getting started. In Launceston we’re delighted to have the support of Tiger Models, and the guys there can help you figure out what you need to get going.
To find out more information, here’s a few links to key articles around this website – or simply go exploring. We hope you’ll come and visit at Rutherglen Resort (in the sports stadium behind the tavern) on one of our regular club nights.
- About Us
- The Classes we race (we also have a regular “Novice” class for new racers with any 10th scale off-road vehicle)
- Getting Started – a few of our articles about getting into the sport – more to follow
Thanks for stopping by – we hope to meet you in person soon.