Personal Transponders Available Now
Lap counting at Launceston R/C is by the use of small electronic transponders fitted to your car. These devices are called “Personal Transponders” and link to our computer system.
We’ve just received a new shipment of transponders which are now available to club members and visitors at our cost price of $100 each.
New racers and occasional visitors are welcome to hire a personal transponder (PT) for a cost of $5 per race night, subject to availability.
If you’d like a transponder, please see Greenie at a race night, or leave a message here in the comments and we’ll hold one for you. If you’d prefer to source your own (either new or second hand), the suitable transponders are:
- AMBrc Personal Transponder
- MyLaps RC4 Personal Transponder (the model we sell)
- MRT PTX
As far as Launceston R/C is concerned, the track is only available for use at organised club events. For 2012 this includes our regular 2nd and 4th Thursday night club races, organised practice nights on any 5th Thursday nights, and for the special Launceston Cup event.
Outside these events, the track is closed. Please assist us to maintain good relations with our landlords by not seeking access to the track outside those events.
Tasmanian Championship Results
Club members had a successful foray to the Tasmanian 8th Off Road Championship event over the weekend.
In 8th Electric (EP) buggy, Andrew Mackenzie finished second behind Queenslander Dean Ross, with NWRCCC’s Sion Reid 3rd. Steve Madziara finished fourth, Alanna Hodgetts 5th, Aaron Peck 7th and James Atkinson 8th.
In 8th Nitro (GP) Truck, regular Matt Hodgetts took the win over Victorian Ron Maya, with Scott Guyatt 3rd. Graham Viney was unfortunately unable to start the final after earlier damage.
In 8th GP Buggy South Australian Glenn Breugem was the winner over NWRCCC’s Tim Parsons, with Scott Guyatt again third. Justin Strickland finished fourth, Steve Madziara an excellent 6th, Alex John 7th after missing practice and some qualifying. Mark Rayner qualified for the final but was unable to take the start line. Graham Viney finished 16th overall, Shaun Whatley 19th.