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Modeltune
30-12-2009, 09:03 AM
Copied from www.modeltune.com (http://www.modeltune.com) - everyone welcome - see you saturday.

MODELTUNE GP 2010 (Electric RC and Scalextric)
http://www.modeltune.com/images/stories/mgp09winners.jpg

Directions - Drop Inn Youth Club - come off the motorway at the M12 and head for Portadown. Keep straight until the first set of lights where you stay right for Cragavon Shopping Centre (Rushmere). At the next lights go right again, and keep straight past Lidl (through another set of lights). After a couple of hundred yards, go left through the large gates (if you come to a 90 degree left turn, you have just gone past!) - you have arrived.

Start Time - we intend to have the track ready to go at 11am, so first heat at 12pm - aim to be finished for around 6pm

Classes - anything electric, most popular class is 10th scale off road electric, then touring/rally cars though anything will be catered for (including indoor planes and helis). There will also be a large Scalextric track to have a go on - but you must bring your own cars - if there is enough interest we will have some races.

Surface - Astroturf - minispikes seem to work best. Jumps are included for offroad cars. Click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFkuHbV8I7M&feature=related) to link to a video of the track.

Rules/Format - the Drop Inn Racing club try to avoid these!!! Any motor or batteries are allowed - 10.5's are the most popular though. Heats are 5 minutes and everyone will get at least one final, plan if for two after 4 rounds of qualifying. Please remember this is for fun - no moaning, whinging, fighting, shouting at marshals etc.

Good luck taking the crown from reigning champion Jim Lee.
Anything else you need to know, just ask, or ring the shop on 02838330555 - see you there.

mole2k
30-12-2009, 01:14 PM
I've ended up being stuck working this saturday so cant go :(

There is a few from CVMCC heading up though more than just the usual few who race there on a wed night too so you should get a good turnout from us.

For anybody who hasnt been before here's a few shots of the venue from the 2009 Modeltune GP as well as a few regular club meets.
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jimlee
30-12-2009, 09:14 PM
Good luck taking the crown from reigning champion Jim Lee.


Hopefully the prestigious "Trophy" should be returning to Dungannon...well Co Tyrone at least.....:)

eda
31-12-2009, 03:00 PM
So how many other local oOplites are there apart from Jim & Stephen? Everybody looking forward to Saturday??

mole2k
31-12-2009, 08:38 PM
Colin posts on here from time to time I dont know of any others who post but a few lurk from time to time.

colmo
01-01-2010, 04:07 PM
Colin posts on here from time to time I dont know of any others who post but a few lurk from time to time.

Barring catastrophe, I should be along tomorrow. Don't know of anyone else going, though.

discountbedsbelfast
01-01-2010, 06:04 PM
ill be there hopefully the b4 is going ok:thumbsup::thumbsup:

eda
01-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Another B4 :thumbsup: No excuses now!

What are you racing Colmo? Will my T4 have company?

ill be there hopefully the b4 is going ok:thumbsup::thumbsup:

colmo
02-01-2010, 12:22 AM
What are you racing Colmo? Will my T4 have company?

You should get a custom shell calling it the Mousetrap!

I'll have the E-Firestorm and the BJ4 to choose from.

eda
02-01-2010, 08:57 AM
You should get a custom shell calling it the Mousetrap!



Well the shell is bright yellow, so maybe that's what attracted the mouse in the first place!

colmo
02-01-2010, 09:06 AM
Barring catastrophe, I should be along tomorrow. Don't know of anyone else going, though.

Catastrophe! I'm ill, and can't make it :(

mole2k
02-01-2010, 12:52 PM
Who's going to give me blow by blow accounts of the days events then!

colmo
02-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Who's going to give me blow by blow accounts of the days events then!

Persuade Warren to get a smart-phone...

mole2k
02-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Warrens in the shop today so he's not there either.

eda
02-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Who's going to give me blow by blow accounts of the days events then!

Blow by blow account on it's way - here's a starter for ten....

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eda
02-01-2010, 10:36 PM
Rennicks Modeltune Grand Prix 2010 Race Report

Drop Inn Racing at Craigavon hosted the annual Rennicks Modeltune 2010 Grand Prix on Saturday 2nd January. A challenging fast track was laid out on the sports hall Astroturf floor, and with four rounds of Qualifying followed by 2 Leg Finals the action was fast and furious.

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The early pace was set by Drop Inn Racing regular Mark Penney, Aaron Vance from Clogher Valley Model Car Club and defending champion Jim Lee. John Matthews meanwhile was successfully debuting his HPI Short Course truck, and was up in 4th place after Q1. Roger Skelly was very much on the pace from the start too, with Sam Scott, Chris Turner & Craig Boyd putting in good lap times as well. Further down the field Cameron Scott, Michael Cairns, Pierce O’Connor & Mark Reid were all improving with each round of qualifying. The new B4FT of Neil Irwin was suffering a few teething problems in Q1& Q2, but things were to improve later!
So half way through qualifying (time to hit McDonalds!) the grid for the A Final was looking like this:
1: Mark Penney 21 laps 2: Aaron Vance 20 laps 3: Jim Lee 19 laps 4: Roger Skelly 18 laps 5: John Matthews 17 laps

Best improver in the second half of qualifying had to be Neil Irwin, climbing from 15th to 2nd! Not bad for first time out in a brand new car. Aaron Vance was able to keep in touch and qualified 3rd, just behind Neil in 2nd and Mark Penney out on his own in pole position. Late comer Andrew Rennick got his Losi up to 4th, with the last automatic A Final place claimed by Jim Lee who was not prepared to give up his 2009 title without a big fight!
B Final places went to Roger Skelly, Ed Acheson in his J82 bruggy, John Matthews, Sam Scott and Chris Turner.
With a bump up system in operation, Cameron Scott, Craig Boyd, Michael Cairns, Pierce O’Connor and Mark Reid all had a chance to bump up out of the C Final.

Finals got underway around 4pm, with Cameron Scott winning the C Final Leg 1 and Leg 2 in his beautiful Kyosho Lazer – very nice shell supplied by Santa just a few days ago! Strong performances too from Pierce O’Connor & Mark Reid, both still smiling and cars still going at the end of the days racing!
Roger Skelly cleaned up in both legs of the B Final, a contender for racer of the day on his first trip to the Craigavon astroturf. Sam Scott was unlucky with his car and did not start, even a quick front diff change not enough to get him going again. Chris Turner & Cameron Scott traded places just behind Ed Acheson’s J82 which was showing potential at last!

A Final racing was again of the highest standard, with all 6 drivers to be highly commended for both their skill and their sportsmanship. Leg 1 went to Mark Penney who was practically untouchable all day, with Aaron Vance fighting his way up to a great 2nd place. Andrew Rennick also impressed with his best finish of the day in 3rd, with Neil Irwin, Jim Lee and Roger Skelly taking the final placings. Leg 2 saw Mark clean up yet again, with Neil Irwin finding his form again and getting 2nd. Aaron Vance was hot on his tail in 3rd, Andrew Rennick dropped 1 place to 4th with Jim & Roger repeating their Leg 1 placings in 5th & 6th.

So after the green dust settled, the final placings in the Modeltune Grand Prix 2010 were as follows:

C Final Winner: Cameron Scott

B Final Winner: Roger Skelly

A Final:
1st Mark Penney
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2nd Aaron Vance
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3rd Neil Irwin
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4th Andrew Rennick
5th Jim Lee

A big thanks to all who took part and made the day a great success, and especially to event sponsor Andrew Rennick from Modeltune, Portadown! The vouchers for the top 3 were no doubt well appreciated, and let’s hope Mark has a good big mantelpiece to keep that impressive trophy on!

mole2k
03-01-2010, 01:59 AM
I wish I could of gotten up to this :(

jimlee
03-01-2010, 10:46 AM
I wish I could of gotten up to this :(

Aaron did the Clogher Valley Model Car Club proud though
You would have gone well too....:p
Unfortunately the 10.5 motors are no match to the 2 Wheel drive missiles....:(
Excellent days craic and a big thanks to Andrew of Modeltune, Portadown for keeping this an annual event and a great start to RC Racing in 2010.

colmo
03-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Congrats on an excellent day's racing, that was a high-quality A-final! Young Aaron is quite a prodigy, so no surprises he went so well on a surface he's unused to.

Congrats to Mark aka noreargrip not only for winning but being a top bloke - he's been very generous with his time and experience (and spares) to this newb!

Well done to Andy for sponsoring a successful event, and to Ed for making sure all the details are taken care of.

Maybe I'll make it next year...

mole2k
03-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Sounds like it was a good event! I look forward to getting up to drop inn for some more club meets!

Freakypen
03-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Cheers to everyone for letting me race on the 23rd-it was great fun-:thumbsup:and nice to catch up on some old faces!! The track was brill fun-just a pity I returned to England a day early-the gp track looked super!!

Well done Mark on the GP win.

eda
04-01-2010, 11:32 AM
You are welcome back to race anytime, bring some of the team with you later in the year and we'll get a bigger event organised! Mark has some competition over here but not enough - hope it wasn't him that persuaded you to leave a day early and miss the GP? :woot:

Cheers to everyone for letting me race on the 23rd-it was great fun-:thumbsup:and nice to catch up on some old faces!! The track was brill fun-just a pity I returned to England a day early-the gp track looked super!!

Well done Mark on the GP win.

mole2k
04-01-2010, 02:39 PM
It would be great to get a bigger event going and get a few guys over. You cold hold one when you get the track done out the front :P

Freakypen
05-01-2010, 08:50 PM
You are welcome back to race anytime, bring some of the team with you later in the year and we'll get a bigger event organised! Mark has some competition over here but not enough - hope it wasn't him that persuaded you to leave a day early and miss the GP? :woot:
Funny you should say that...he filled my case with monopoly money, dropped me at the airport and said "don't come back"haha!!:lol:

noreargrip
09-01-2010, 12:20 PM
Aaron did the Clogher Valley Model Car Club proud though
You would have gone well too....:p
Unfortunately the 10.5 motors are no match to the 2 Wheel drive missiles....:(
Excellent days craic and a big thanks to Andrew of Modeltune, Portadown for keeping this an annual event and a great start to RC Racing in 2010.
dont worry people have a 10.5 motor on the way.blew my last one up a few weeks ago.

noreargrip
09-01-2010, 12:24 PM
shame you guys couldnt make it.was great.thanks for the comments guys.much appreciated.glad to be of service anytime.special thanks to my parts supplier andy,for the event and supporting me through my rc career.also ed who mostly runs this tight ship that we have.without their passion for this hobby there wouldnt be this great little club.cheers and yes ive been drinking.lol

mole2k
09-01-2010, 12:39 PM
I've been trying to talk warren into getting a B4 then i'll get one myself and we can have lots of 2wd fun.

Legacy555
09-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Unofficially I've heard that this event is running again on Monday 3rd January 2011

I'm planning on going, anybody else?

mole2k
09-11-2010, 03:21 PM
I'll hope to be there although it really does depend on work and if I can skive that day off.

Legacy555
18-11-2010, 10:14 AM
I got in touch with Andrew Rennick and asked him to keep me informed about this event. He will advise me of the details as soon as everything has been confirmed with the Drop Inn club.