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Frecklychimp
03-05-2011, 11:13 PM
I am pleased (and relieved) to announce that A1 Racing club (near Grantham, Lincolnshire) now has the brand new 1/10th track finished.

To open the summer race season there will be an open meeting on this Sunday (8th May)

1/10th Offroad electric 2WD and 4WD buggys, 2WD and 4WD SCT classes.

slightly different format for the first one, gates open at 8:30am, open practice from 9am till 12pm, booking in closes at 12:15pm and there will be 3/4 rounds of heats and finals in afternoon starting at 12:30pm.

number of rounds depends on driver numbers with this being the first use of the track.

5 per head all day,

perfect opportunity to get some practice in for the Mid East 2WD Regional on 12th June or the SCT National (25th Sep) or Short Course Carnage 2011 (14th Aug)

Club details available on ME-OR website or www.A1RacingClub.com (http://www.a1racingclub.com/)

any questions please PM or post here,

Weather is predicted to be a scorcher so help us make the most of it and get the track bedded in :woot:

Apologies for announcement being short notice and the track build taking longer than anticipated but there has been some serious work put in and a few dramas along the way on our site to be able to offer this level of facility.

weekly outdoor club meetings kick of next Tuesday, you are all welcome to join us, details available on websites mentioned.

Mark :thumbsup:

/tobys
04-05-2011, 06:16 AM
Any pics?

Can't make this sunday - planning any other Sunday meets before the regional?

Frecklychimp
04-05-2011, 09:30 PM
Hi matey,

we will be releasing some dates asap for sunday meetings, although squeezing them in between us out running regionals and SCT nationals is tricky until we get heads together.

We will be open every tuesday evening if you want to give the track a blast.

Here are a few teaser pics, first is a before shot with a rough plan guide layout and the others were taken a week ago when Astro was being cut in... track markings will be laid this saturday ready for sundays meeting :thumbsup:

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa407/frecklychimp/track2.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa407/frecklychimp/006.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa407/frecklychimp/004.jpg

Integrating a 1/10th track into a 1/8th track so both classes can be run with a few markers switched out and keeping everything BRCA legal spec has been interesting and hopefully we have pulled it off to give hours of fun for both classes

hopefully see you soon matey :thumbsup:

dbizzle5
04-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Looks great mate! Good job! Looking forward to coming.:thumbsup:

wes j.
04-05-2011, 09:52 PM
Looking good Mark. Can't make Sunday gutted :cry: but hopefully be there Tuesday :thumbsup:.

Frecklychimp
04-05-2011, 10:03 PM
Looks great mate! Good job! Looking forward to coming.:thumbsup:

Cheers buddy, your comments definitely appreciated, would have been over to try your new track out but you will understand how much graft goes in to buildng these things and you have visited our site so know what was there already... on reflection it would have been easier to bulldoze the lot and start again... got a 1/8th track to do the same with too :cry:

Are you running a club meeting or practice on Sat before regional? got a 22 on day of release and its still sat without tyres and paint!

Look forward to it Wes, it was only light duties this tuesday night, suprisingly had around 30 helpers though, hence meeting this weekend, big thanks or the help with Astro pulling last week :thumbsup:

Aran
04-05-2011, 11:37 PM
what classes will you be running on a tuesday night?

thanks :)

Nick
05-05-2011, 07:22 AM
Looks good! :thumbsup: what time do you start on a racing on club nights?

Frecklychimp
05-05-2011, 07:29 AM
We open gates at around 5pm, racing usually starts at 6:45pm,

although for the next few weeks we may have to start a bit earlier with daylight hours.

On tuesday nights we will be running 1/10th electric 2wd & 4wd buggys, 2wd & 4wd SCT's and 1/8th nitro buggys/truggys.

we would love to see 1/8th electric buggy class building up so encourage them to try our track.

:thumbsup:

spyro
06-05-2011, 08:32 PM
Just to let everybody to know, we will have a hot food van at the track for Sunday

Look forward to see you all Sunday

Cheers

Chris

spyro
08-05-2011, 09:04 AM
Just a quick note to let everyone know that despite some heavy rain last night, track and site conditions are perfect. :lol:
See you all soon.

Mb3195
08-05-2011, 03:49 PM
how many 2wd and 4wd 10th scale do you normally get? just got back into racing after 6 years out, back doing touing cars but did buggies for 15 years before that so may be tempted as you're only half hour away!

reg
08-05-2011, 04:17 PM
track look realy good,did you get any vids or pics from today

Dave Dodd
08-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Looks good m8 :thumbsup:

will try and get over to have a look..

did you get chance to run your 22 ?

dbizzle5
08-05-2011, 07:56 PM
Went for a play today and the track was great! Really enjoyed it. Well worth a visit and really looking forward to the regional. Job well done!:thumbsup:

Frecklychimp
08-05-2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the comments Dan much appreciated, you are very welcome and glad you enjoyed the track, the feedback was really appreciated too mate.

well worth the effort put in as today was a very short notice shakedown meeting, will definitely be over early friday to get some laps on the 2WD before its used in anger. :thumbsup:

You are also more than welcome Dave, was nice chatting to you yesterday and i hope to see you at a meeting soon, will definitely be over to play on the grass track asap, will make a nice change after the astro laying dramas on our track.

Unfortunately just didn't get time to get the 22 or any of the other 2WD's in bits on my bench running for today, but it will be sorted tomorrow... although was keeping everyone entertained with the worst SCT 'driving' ever seen... one of my trucks went faster on 3 tyres than 4 (yep, really that bad!) :blush:

For everyone that has shown interest, tuesday evening meetings will be starting this week and we'll be kicking off racing around 6:30pm, with practice available from 5pm, you are all very welcome :woot:

Frecklychimp
08-05-2011, 09:47 PM
how many 2wd and 4wd 10th scale do you normally get? just got back into racing after 6 years out, back doing touing cars but did buggies for 15 years before that so may be tempted as you're only half hour away!

Hi matey,

We have only been running 1/10th classes since middle of September last year.

we were averaging 35-40 1/10th drivers with a fairly even split across 2WD and 4WD buggies, these meetings were not advertised or pushed at all as there was a last minute site track building change at our venue by the owners employing a less than interested 'manager' and the facility was smaller than first promised to us which meant we wouldn't have coped with large turn outs but managed to squeeze everyoneinto a small pitting area and get 4 rounds of racing in a night.

We are hoping for similar numbers at the new outdoor track although welcome as many drivers as possible for some competitive racing.

You are welcome to come and try us out, if you don't have a buggy atm then i have a spare Madrat that you could have a go with if you wanted to put your electrics in etc to test out the track. (obviously on a you pay for any broken parts basis)

We offer a 24/7/365 track access perk to club members at 30 per year Jan to December, so you don't just have to wait for our meetings to get use of the facilities i you wanted to get your buggy driving up to speed after driving the 'tin' tops :thumbsup:

Mb3195
08-05-2011, 10:12 PM
sounds good mate, last buggies i owned were a b2 and predator, not sure if i'll remember how to take the jumps!!

will try and get over tuesday for a visit, at the moto arena on wednesday and holiday next week so may be a little difficult without the mrs moaning:thumbdown:

if i cant make it, will defo pop over in a couple of weeks though

mark

/tobys
08-05-2011, 10:18 PM
Any pics?

Whats your race fee for a tues night?

Frecklychimp
08-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Race fees for club nights or 2011 outdoors season are:

1/10th electric: 4 for members, 5 for non members

1/8th nitro: 5 for members, 6 for non members

there are some pics, will let you know when they are available, didn't get chance to get any personally.

Hope to see you soon :thumbsup:

Frecklychimp
19-05-2011, 08:45 AM
Just a reminder that we are running Sunday meetings this week (22/5/2011) and next week (29/5/11)

Same format as above meeting.

Hot food available.

See you all there :thumbsup:

Mark.

Nick
20-05-2011, 05:30 PM
Hi are gates still opening at 8.30 and is it open practice till 12?

Frecklychimp
21-05-2011, 12:18 AM
Yes to both matey, hopefully the weather will be good, although not a problem with grip in wet and good drainage.

Hope to see you sunday

/tobys
21-05-2011, 04:16 PM
what times the food on from?

Frecklychimp
21-05-2011, 04:47 PM
Been promised a food van for 9.30am but it is a new caterer due to being let down by previous vendor.

Nick
26-05-2011, 11:46 AM
Hi what time do you start on a week night?

Robbiejuk
26-05-2011, 12:19 PM
booking in closes at 6:45pm with racing starting soon afterwards. I think the gates open at 5:00pm

Frecklychimp
26-05-2011, 10:03 PM
Spot on, thanks Rob.

if you want to turn up a bit earlier then i will be at the track working all day on Tuesday but i keep the gates locked, if i know you are coming down for an early play then i will open up.

just a reminder that there is an open meeting on again this Sunday (29th May)

same format with open practice in morning from 8:30am but will be starting racing a little earlier at around 11:30am by request of a fair few drivers last weekend.

Mark. :thumbsup: