Racing This Week: 9th Feb

Launceston R/C goes racing again this Thursday 9th Feb for the first round of the Autumn 2012 Championship Series.  The series continues until June with points being accrued by club members along the way.

Non-members are of course still welcome to race with us during the championship series.


Classes as usual will include 2wd Short course Trucks, Tenth Buggy, 8th Buggy, Touring Cars and our novice offroad class.

With several of last season’s front running novice drivers moving into the open classes, the Novice field is looking wide open.

Sam Wells finished the 2011 season off strongly and will start as the man to beat in SC Truck, chased hard by Scott Guyatt, Andrew Green, Rocket, Andrew Mackenzie, Mark Rayner a newly truck-equipped Justin Strickland and plenty more. It’s sure to be a big field with great racing right through the field.

Jarrod Painting has been quick lately in tenth buggy and it will be very interesting to see the battle between he, Paddy Hume and Damien Betts.

Rocket has been seriously pressured by Andrew Mackenzie at the sharp end of the touring car field lately, and with both drivers joining a heap of others in tuning up for the 2012 Tasmanian Championships (now just four weeks away) they’ll be going at it again. An emerging Mini field includes a good fight between Graham Viney and Matthew Chandler.

The big 8th scale buggies are definitely spectacular, battling to deal with all that power on a track that isn’t ideally suited to them. Expect Steve Madziara to continue his dominance in this class, with Ben Wilson and Johhny Silczak in hot pursuit.


Lots to look forward to this week, and in the weeks to come.  Remember it’s also Tasmanian Championship time and we wish the best of racing luck to all our club members and regulars who are running in this week’s Tasmanian 8th Offroad Championships.  We’ll post some results, or keep an eye on Scott’s website at for daily updates Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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1 Response to Racing This Week: 9th Feb

  1. James says:

    I’ll be there just in the B4.1 Buggy & im leaving the Vorza at Shearwater at my room ready for the big weekend at Latrobe! Good Luck guysand girls for competing for State Titles plus im there too for a go! L8r James

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