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.
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.
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.
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.
On 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.
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).
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!