Yes, that’s right, the countdown is on to the 2014 Chilli FM Launceston Cup! There is little over a month to go until the big event, and already we have 80 entries for this years event. Yes, we are looking well on track to beat our previous record of 101 entries for the premiere indoor RC race in Tasmania, an unofficial Indoor State Championship if you like.
So what is happening at this year’s event? well let me give you the rundown!
With entries closing on the week before the event we already have 20 Short Course Truck and 19 2wd Buggy Stock entries in what are proving to be the hot classes, however not to be left out, there are 14 entries in 4wd Buggy Modified, 9 in 2wd Buggy Modified, 8 in Stadium Truck and 8 in open Short Course Truck. Unfortunately 4wd Buggy Stock, Junior and Novice all have two or less entries each and may not make the cut to be run at this year’s event, so if you are entering those classes, please do so ASAP so that they are run
While sponsor support for the raffle has been a bit slower than previous years, that does not mean that there are no good prizes on offer. In fact it is somewhat the reverse as Launceston RC have purchased a Team Associated B5M buggy for the first prize, and a 17.5T motor for second price. Third and Fourth prizes are a choice of a set of Short Course or Buggy tyres from Schumacher specialists Action R/C in Queensland. Tickets are $2 each, or three for $5
Yes, there will be food, as well as the legendary Launceston RC canteen with chips, cold drinks and sweets, we have the amazing crew from Burger Junkie selling burgers for lunch each day, and the guys and gals from Bump “n”Grind serving up coffee from 8am each day and even coming out for the practice night. They will also be serving hot pies and sausage rolls.
There will be plenty of parking, but be aware that the zones near the entrance will be for drop off only, with parking as per the map on the event page. In fact this is where the food and Coffee will be. There will be a portaloo on site much closer than the regular toilet blocks at the corners of the site as well, and we ask for your assistance in keeping this as clean as possible for the duration of the event. There is NO DRINKING WATER available from the taps on site, so you either need to bring your own water, purchase some from our canteen, or drink Coffee 🙂
Class Rules and Marshaling
The rules for this event are our normal ones with AARCMCC regulations applicable in a number of areas. We want the event to be heavy on fun with minimal scrutineering, but we will have people checking a number of details before and after races. If you have concerns about a vehicle or are unsure about a rule or regulation, come and see the Race Director or one of the members of the Committee. Remember that you do have to marshal after your race, any car repairs can wait until after that. If you are not able to, you need to find somebody to do it for you. Entry is up the ram, and down the stairs on the drivers stand as well with cars being placed on the tables before you head out to marshal.
There will be a Concours (or concours d’elegance to give it’s full name) on Saturday and Sunday with a trophy for the winner each day, so clean up your car and put your best body shell forward.
A big thankyou to our sponsors once again, and keep an ear on Chilli FM over the coming week for the advertisements for our little event, and remember, keep those entries rolling in, and get your family and mates to come out and have a look at the best in the state fighting it out on the track for top honors