2017 Launceston R/C Cup

Launceston R/C is proud to present the Seventh annual  Launceston R/C Cup to be held on the 26th and 27th of August embracing our ability to race regardless of the temperature and weather outside! So throw on your warmest clothes (or your most tropical ones to ward off the cold) and let’s get racing!

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This two day race meeting will bring together the best drivers from around Tasmania and Interstate for two days of intense indoor, electric R/C car racing with a range of classes providing an option for just about every EP R/C Off Road racer.

For a non club member, have no fear, as these events are open to all drivers!! We clubs just like to make a points series out of anything!!!! So if you are a racer from way back, just starting out, even a visiting racer, we’d be more than stoked to see you there!

Sponsors:

We are on the hunt for sponsors, so if you know of any businesses that may be interested please let Richard Green know at greeny@richardgreenphotography.com.au.

Sponsorship’s are available at a price and level to suit any business, and prizes for the raffle will also be accepted as a sponsorship.

Sponsors

 

metro

Timetable:

  • Friday – 12:00 midday to 9:00 pm, Practice Session
  • Saturday -7:30 am open, 8:00 controlled practice, 8.45 drivers briefing, 9.10am racing starts. 30 minute Lunch at Approx 1 pm. Finish approx 3:40pm with Trophies for class winners.
  • Sunday – 7:30 am open, 8:00 controlled practice, 8.45 driver’s briefing, 9.10am racing starts. 30 minute Lunch at Approx 1 pm. Finish approx 4:40 pm with Trophies for class winners.

Where: Uniquely Tasmanian Pavilion, Quercus Rural Youth Park. Go here for details.

RC Tech Thread: http://www.rctech.net/forum/australian-events/983074-2017-launceston-r-c-cup.html#post14883481

Entries: Entries can be found by following this link, please record the entry ID that is displayed once you have completed your form as this is needed as a reference when you pay your fees.  http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/69I40ra5e1zvgY2K5ca19q

Format: 5 * 5 minute qualifiers, with single best race result to count. Triple 5 minute A finals, with best two counting, points for positions, qualifying as tie-breaker. Minimum two B/C/Lower finals (three if time permits).

Classes Saturday: 2wd Buggy Stock, 2wd Buggy Modified, Stadium Truck, Novice. Full details including rules for each class below. Any class may be removed if numbers do not reach at least 4 vehicles.

Classes Sunday:  2wd Short Course Truck, 4wd 10th Buggy Stock, 4wd 10th Buggy Modified, Junior. Full details including rules for each class below. Any class may be removed if numbers do not reach at least 4 vehicles.

**** PLEASE NOTE!! ****

Minimum of 5 drivers per class is a MUST in order for the class to be run

Cost: $30 for 1 class,  $50 for 2 classes, $60 for three classes and $70 for four classes.  Maximum of two classes per entrant, per day. Payments must be made via direct deposit using your entry ID as a reference. Junior Entries only $10.

Account name: Launceston R C
BSB: 067600
ACC: 1076 5818

Concours: Prize for best-presented car on Saturday and Sunday.  The trophy will be presented after the drivers briefing.

Transponders: This race meeting will be scored using personal transponders. It is your responsibility to supply your own personal transponder (AMB personal transponder and  MyLaps RC4 are suitable). We have a very limited number of transponders available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at $10 for the day (conditions apply).  To book a rental transponder please email lrc@mackz.me

Rules: Rules for each class are outlined below. Race format and general event guidelines are as per Launceston R/C race rules. We anticipate this is a weekend that will be heavy on fun, and light on scrutineering and heavy-handed rule enforcement. Your cooperation will help make sure this is the case.

Track: For those who haven’t visited Launceston R/C before, the track surface has been evolving over the years to where the majority of the surface is carpet or artificial turf with man made jumps, humps and other artificial obstacles.

*** Time permitting, there will be a fresh track layout for this event to limit the advantage of local drivers. ***

Site Layout: Inside the Uniquely Pavillion will be the same as normal with race control, the canteen and drivers stand in the normal locations.  It is anticipated that we will have a number of other groups and clubs displaying on the Sunday. This will be a Drop Off Only Zone for both days of the cup, with parking to the west of the pavillion as per the map below.  There will be NO PARKING on the southern side of the pavillion.

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Food & Drink: The Launceston RC Committee will source providers for hot food  for the Saturday and Sunday of this event.

Launceston RC will be running a canteen as per normal race nights with Drinks, Chips and Lollies. If you can help man this stall, please let Jade know.

Due to unexpected circumstances, Coffee Buzz will not be able to attend this year, however we now have Running on Empty bringing out their food van.  They will have coffee over the whole weekend starting Friday night, and on Saturday and Sunday they will have a range of food from salad rolls, to fish and chips, nuggets, hamburgers and more.  Even thickshakes for those that are too hot … well maybe too hot!

Under no circumstance are alcoholic drinks to be brought on-site.

Practice:

  • A practice session will open on Friday the 25th of August at 2:00pm.  The track will close at 9:00pm precisely.
  • Launceston R/C races each 2nd and 4th Friday night, and visitors are always welcome. Doors open by 6pm, with racing starting at 7.
  • Controlled practice 8:00 – 8:45 AM Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th of August.
  • The track is closed at all other times, unless announced here at launcestonrc.com

On Site Facilities: There are toilets on site, however Launceston R/C will have a portaloo closer to the Uniquely Tasmanian Pavilion for this event.  On site water is not potable so you should not drink it.  Drinking Water will be available for purchase at the Canteen. There will be plenty of parking available, so please park sensibly, please keep your speed down as there will be a range of people of various ages attending the event.  As mentioned above, there will be food on site for the event.

Class Rules:

1. Launceston Toyota 2wd Stock 10th Buggy

  • For 2wd 1/10th buggies only
  • Hard-cased 2s LiPo/6-cell NiMh batteries only.
  • Brushless motors to minimum of 17.5 turns
  • Zero timing ESC in zero/blinky mode
  • Open tyres
  • PLEASE NOTE MOTOR/ESC limitations strictly apply in this class
  • Other construction/size/weight rules per AARCMCC

2. Launceston Toyota 2wd Mod 10th Buggy

  • For 2wd 1/10th buggies only
  • Hard-cased 2s LiPo/6-cell NiMh batteries only.
  • Open motor/ESC
  • Open tyres
  • PLEASE NOTE MOTOR/ESC limitations strictly apply in this class
  • Other construction/size/weight rules per AARCMCC

3. 10th Stadium Truck

  • For any 1/10th 2wd stadium trucks.
  • Open Brushless Motors & Approved ESCs
  • Up to 2s Hard-cased LiPo/6-cell NiMh batteries only.
  • Open tyres.
  • Other construction/size/weight rules per AARCMCC

5. Rebecca Green & Associates 2wd Short Course Trucks

  • 2wd Short Course Trucks
  • Normal Launceston R/C SC Class
  • 10.5 Brushless Motors & Approved ESCs
  • Full fendered truck bodies
  • Hard-cased 2s LiPo/6-cell NiMh maximum
  • Full rules for the class are on the Launceston R/C website here
  • PLEASE NOTE TYRE, MOTOR and ESC limitations strictly apply in this class.

6. 10th Buggy 4wd Stock

  • For any 1/10th 4wd buggies
  • Brushless motors to minimum of 17.5 turns
  • Up to 2s Hard-cased LiPo/6-cell NiMh batteries only.
  • Open tyres.
  • Other construction/size/weight rules per AARCMCC

7. 10th Buggy 4wd Open

  • For any 1/10th 4wd buggies(2wd or 4wd).
  • Open motor/ESC
  • Up to 2s Hard-cased LiPo/6-cell NiMh batteries only.
  • Open tyres.
  • Other construction/size/weight rules per AARCMCC

8. Metro Hobbies Junior 10th Offroad

  • This is an open 10th scale off-road class for drivers 13 years of age and younger
  • It is intended to provide an enjoyable class for younger children to race
  • The class is open to 2wd Short Course Trucks (following the normal rules for that class), Stadium Truck and 10th Off-road buggies to minimum 17.5 turn brushless motors or RTR brushed.
  • No turbo/dynamic timing to be used on ESCs
  • 8th buggies/truggies are not permitted in this class.
  • Winners of this class from the previous 2 years will not be permitted to enter and are asked to race in the appropriate class for their vehicle(s).

ENTRY LIST –

2wd Stock Buggy (3 places still available)

  1. Richard Green (LRC)
  2. Andrew Eberhardt (LRC)
  3. Allister Whelan (Sydney RC Car Club)
  4. Alex Cort (LRC)
  5. Adrian Grey (STMCC)
  6. Danny Tatnell (LRC)
  7. James Atkinson (LRC)
  8. Daniel Aherene (LRC)
  9. Daniel Lokos (NWRCCC)
  10. Yannie Rettas (LRC)
  11. Ian Scott (LRC)
  12. Aaron Burgess (LRC)
  13. Justin Harwood (LRC)
  14. Matthew Chandler (LRC)
  15. Derek Beresford
  16. Kohen Mould (NWRCCC)
  17. Clint Brown (LRC)
  18. Mark Cullen (LRC)

2wd Modified Buggy

  1. Daniel Lokos (NWRCCC)
  2. Nathaniel White (Sydney RC Car Club)
  3. Andrew Mackenzie (LRC)
  4. Damien Betts (LRC)
  5. Sam Betts (LRC)
  6. Jade Chandler (LRC)
  7. Zoltan Lokos (NWRCCC)
  8. Brady Anthes (LRC)
  9. Leo Lorenzen (LRC)
  10. Brian Stewart (Knox)
  11. Callum Mitchell (LRC)
  12. Calvin  James (LRC)

2wd Stadium Truck

  1. Richard Green (LRC)
  2. James Atkinson (LRC)
  3. Leo Lorenzen (LRC)
  4. Brian Stewart (Knox)
  5. Brady Anthes (LRC)
  6. Calvin James (LRC)
  7. Andrew Mackenzie (LRC)

Short Course – 2wd Stock (One place still available)

  1. Richard Green (LRC)
  2. Allister Whelan (Sydney RC Car Club)
  3. Jade Chandler (LRC)
  4. Alex Cort (LRC)
  5. James Atkinson (LRC)
  6. Aaron Burgess (LRC)
  7. Brian Stewart (Knox)
  8. Derek Beresford
  9. Calvin James (LRC)
  10. Callum Mitchell (LRC)

10th 4wd Stock Buggy

  1. Danny Tatnell (LRC)
  2. Zoltan Lokos (NWRCCC)
  3. Matthew Chandler (LRC)
  4. Clint Brown (LRC)

10th 4wd Modified Buggy 

  1. Daniel Lokos (NWRCCC)
  2. Nathaniel White (Ryde)
  3. Damien Betts (LRC)
  4. Zoltan Lokos (NWRCCC)
  5. Brady Anthes (LRC)
  6. Leo Lorenzen (LRC)
  7. Brian Stewart (Knox)
  8. Callum Mitchell (LRC)
  9. Calvin James (LRC)
  10. Andrew Mackenzie (LRC)
  11. Andrew Green (LRC)

 Novice

  1. Zackary Scott
  2. Joseph Neeson
  3. Kohen Mould (NWRCCC)
  4. Linc Brown (LRC)
  5. Wes Burgess (LRC)
  6. Aaron Burgess (LRC)

Junior Off-Road

  1. Callum Green (LRC)
  2. Lucas Chandler (LRC)
  3. Wesley Burgess (LRC)
  4. Kohen Mould (NWRCCC)
  5. Callum Betts (LRC)
  6. Linc Brown (LRC)
  7. Zackary Scott
5/7/2017 – 15
18/7/2017 – 21
23/7/2017 – 24
8/8/2017 – 51
9/8/2017- 54
16/08/2017 – 70
17/08/2017 – 75