Racing 24 July 2020 – Back from COVID-19

You read it right, we have just received confirmation that we are back in the saddle and able to race again from our Landlord, so racing is on!!

So check your batteries, get them charged and dust off your cars. Doors open at 5pm, racing starts at 7pm.

Before coming please make sure you read the post about the covid-19 safety measures that are being taken at the club. If you didn’t see it you can read about it on this post. As well as the measures taken by the club, we encourage you to NOT come racing if you have come in contact with anybody who has been exhibiting symptoms of the virus. We also recommend you bring your own cleaner to clean off your table and your own hand sanatiser.

The club will be providing sanatiser at 3 key points, at the canteen, at the entry to the drivers stand and at the venue entry where there will also be a logbook for non members and visitors to leave your details for tracing purposes should it be needed.

The committee has done a significant clean of the venue over the weekend which included moving the tables further apart. Please leave the tables at the separation they are set at, and follow suit if you are putting down more tables. Power cords will need to be laid out again.

The committee also beg your patience with the race schedule as we are limited to the number of drivers on the stand, so unless some drivers want to be standing off the drivers stand, we will have to see how the schedule fits.

Greenie launches the Blitz! (yes an old photo, but why not!)
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Covid19 Measures at Launceston R/C

With the resumption of racing drawing ever nearer, the committee of Launceston R/C would like inform members what racing will look like under the current government restrictions.

  • Anybody exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend racing at Launceston R/C.
  • Should you have attended racing and subsequently are diagnosed with Covid-19 you must inform a member of the Launceston R/C Committee.
  • Numbers are restricted to 1 person per 2 square meters, meaning our shed can hold the maximum of 250 persons (the shed is 1200 square meters).
  • Whilst attending a race meet, you must try and keep 1.5 meters from other members.
  • Attendees not racing will need to add their details to a logbook so that contact tracing can occur should there be an outbreak.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available (or you can bring your own). We ask that hands are sanitised on arrival at the venue, as well as before racing or marshaling.
  • The drivers stand will be cleaned down between races, and numbers on the stand will be limited to 5 per race because of social distancing.
  • Pit tables will be spread further apart to allow for social distancing

Attached is our Covid-19 plan for those who are interested.  If anybody has any questions, or can spot improvements that could be made in our plan, please contact a member of the committee.


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VRC results, Covid19 Cup

We  mightn’t be racing in real life, but we  are getting some virtual racing in on VRC Pro, the free to use  Virtual RC  simulator.  You can of course purchase  content  as well, but club members have been holding Short Course  Truck races on a  number of tracks.  The  first 2  round, Covid 19 cup resulted in interstate entrant Jarrod Ment followed by Isaav Davis and Chris Cameilleri.

Event results can be found  on VRC Pro here

We  encourage you to  come and have ago, the  events run over a number of days and are  in essence time trials against the clock to see  who can post the best time.

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COVID-19 Update: All Racing Cancelled

It is with a great sadness that the committee of Launceston R/C announce that not only is racing suspended for the next 6 months, but the cancellation of our State titles that were slated to take place in July.

In light of the announcement of limitation of places of assembly, such as indoor sporting clubs, we have no choice but to suspend racing until the situation changes.

Rest assured that as soon as we are able racing will recommence, and I am sure many members will be online in our facebook group discussing what they are up to at home in this time, sharing new builds, modifications or other RC shenanigans to hold out until the next race.   Perhaps even head to another club for a race if they are still holding events at STMCC or NWRCCC.

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Hello every body due to the On road State Titles in Hobart the this Friday Club meeting will be cancelled.

Sorry for any inconvenience the next race meeting will be on Friday 27th March

And if you are heading to Hobart best of luck

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Motorama Display – Longford

For those coming to help at the Motorama Display at Longford over the weekend, we will be at the site from 9am on Saturday and Sunday.  Our location is inside the corner of Archer and Latour Street.  Parking in the area will be busy so be patient, and it appears Archer Street between Latour and Wellington Street (Longford main road) will be closed during the day.

Longford-MapOn Saturday the event runs from 9am to 6pm, on Sunday from 9am to 4pm.  We don’t expect to be operating our display until 6pm on the Saturday, crowd interest pending.

If you want to go into the paid areas of the show, it is $10 for adults, kids under 16 free.

Lonford Info

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2020 Tasmanian Championships – Update No.1

Major news hitting the press today is the exciting addition of not only a new Sponsor for the 2020 Championships, but a new Naming Rights Sponsor.

Launceston R/C is excited to announce that Paneltec is the naming rights sponsor for the 2020 Paneltec RCRA Tasmanian EP Off-Road Championship.

A huge thanks go to Clint Brown who secured the Paneltec sponsorship, which is a massive boost to the event’s funding.

Our First entry has also been received for the event, so make sure you get your entries in ASAP as well as your tyre order. Visit the 2020 Paneltec RCRA Tasmanian EP Off-Road Championships Page for details on sponsors, entrants and the latest updates.

We have also updated the rules section of the event page clarifying the use of LiHV batteries.  These batteries are allowed, but must only be charged to normal LiPO voltages (4.2v per cell, not exceeding 8.4v per battery pack).

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2020 RCRA Tasmanian EP Off-Road Championships

Entries for the 2020 Tasmanian Championships are now live!!!


Details for the event can be found at 2020 RCRA Tasmanian EP Off-Road Championships . Entries and Tyre orders cam be made on forms available on that page.

In other good news the Committee has secured Two major sponsors for the event.  We welcome Campbelltown Hobbies to the event as a new sponsor, and re welcome Launceston Toyota back as a returning sponsor.  Launceston R/C would like to thank these sponsors, an urge members to support the businesses that are supporting us!



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Ok people sorry for the late post

Racing is on Friday as stated above doors open 5pm racing 7pm

Other big news is we are holding a state title again so stayed tune for more information on that some thing will be posted up very soon.

Talking of State Titles


If you haven’t entered yet do it now

If you still have entry fees to pay now is the time to do so (helps club to be organised)

Last but not least we are still looking for people to come out to Longford Motorama so check out the LRC Face Book page and post a comment if you can attend

see every one Friday night

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