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h0m3sy
22-03-2012, 09:25 PM
The NIMCC have announced their dates for the Summer series. The electric buggy class will run alongside their 8th scale nitro cars. The track for those that don't know is an all astro affair with a good mix of jumps thrown in. A lot of work has been done over the winter to get the track in great shape for this up-coming series. It is situated just behind the Ecos Centre in Ballymena, litteraly 2mins off the motorway. Please see below for the list of dates.....

12th May round1
9th June (RCCAOI)
16/17TH June (BRCA)
30th Jun round2
21st Jul round3
4th Aug round4
25th Aug round5
8th Sept round6


Please come along and enjoy some great racing at this fantastic track. The RCCAOI are holding a National round at the track on the 9th June this year as well as the second BRCA Regional on the 17th June, so this series will be an excellent oppertunity to get some practice in before hand. I was thinking we could maybe make it your best 4 from the 6 rounds. We can discuss things more with the guys from the NIMCC.:thumbsup:

colmo
23-03-2012, 12:27 AM
Don't forget they're also hosting the 2nd BRCA regional.

h0m3sy
23-03-2012, 11:26 AM
Now updated Colin, thanks.:blush:

noreargrip
23-03-2012, 03:04 PM
shit....unfortunately they are all Saturdays and I work 99.9% of them..

Rayzerp
23-03-2012, 03:12 PM
Hey Mark, what happened to "all I think about is cars and set ups...nothing else matters"...whats this work business about!!! ha ha ha:lol:

lotus791
23-03-2012, 08:53 PM
shit....unfortunately they are all Saturdays and I work 99.9% of them..



never worry mate , we have done something for 10th at badmcc with 9 jumps a 23 m straight and even a seperate rostrum !!! arround 17-20sec laptime And its on sundays :wub:drool:

h0m3sy
23-03-2012, 11:16 PM
never worry mate , we have done something for 10th at badmcc with 9 jumps a 23 m straight and even a seperate rostrum !!! arround 17-20sec laptime And its on sundays :wub:drool:

Sounds good, post the dates up on here, gather a bit of interest.:thumbsup:

scoyle
24-03-2012, 09:08 AM
All the dates have been added to the calendar at rcracingni so you can see the mad amount of racing that is going on over the summer in NI!!

Legacy555
26-03-2012, 11:39 AM
Really looking forward to this!!!

noreargrip
27-03-2012, 02:54 PM
hey rayzerp...unfortunately my Saturdays overtime rates pay for my rc adventures lol...I'll get over at some stage to get a rough setup before the national..

noreargrip
27-03-2012, 02:59 PM
never worry mate , we have done something for 10th at badmcc with 9 jumps a 23 m straight and even a seperate rostrum !!! arround 17-20sec laptime And its on sundays :wub:drool:

I've heard great reports on this from Mr.Rennick...sounds great...can't wait...have to get a rear motor buggy again for that...another excuse to order a new b4.1 worlds car...mmmmm yummy
my 44.1 will be unbelievable I'll bet...

ian h
04-04-2012, 10:42 AM
Who's planning on doing the first round on the 28th of April? I'm going but would prefer a few more. Would be great if at least 6 or 8 of us southerners could make the trip up and support the series. The facility is well worth the drive and even better if we get some car pooling going on!

Mugenextreme
04-04-2012, 01:33 PM
I might head up, Nothing else on that weekend for me.

ian h
04-04-2012, 01:50 PM
I might head up, Nothing else on that weekend for me.

Good stuff! Any more? I know Will, Derek and Mick B will be in Austria that weekend.

Legacy555
04-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Good stuff! Any more? I know Will, Derek and Mick B will be in Austria that weekend.

OOOHHH YYEAAAHHH!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Click
04-04-2012, 03:04 PM
Well, since I'm not going to Austria:thumbdown: I might try & make it to Ballymena :D

I'll know closer to the date if I'm available on Sat 28th.


Kevin

blade
04-04-2012, 08:31 PM
pencil me in i will know if am working in a few days

The Doktor
04-04-2012, 08:36 PM
I hope to get there.
Is there clubman? or is it all modified?

Rayzerp
04-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Thinking about heading up too......have the same question about clubman/modified.
What about tyre choice....same as Naul as it is astro?

ian h
04-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Thinking about heading up too......have the same question about clubman/modified.
What about tyre choice....same as Naul as it is astro?

I'm sure we will be able to run whatever classes we have numbers for. As for tyres schuey yellow when dry BB greens when damp and good luck if it's really wet!
Also track is big so mod doesn't feel as quick as indoors.

snige
04-04-2012, 10:02 PM
Do ya have to become a member of the club to race

ian h
04-04-2012, 10:08 PM
I think you can race up there 3 times before you have to join the BRCA for insurance purposes. That costs 16.

h0m3sy
05-04-2012, 06:46 AM
Do ya have to become a member of the club to race

As Ian rightly said, you can race 3 times before you have to become a member of the BRCA, this is for insurance purposes. I'm not sure if your RCCAOI membership would cover you or not? I think the last time we all raced at Ballymena it cost 10 each. Please see the link below for BRCA membership details....

http://www.brca.org/?q=sections/subsections/pages/membership-process-2012/13540

:thumbsup:

Legacy555
05-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Hi All,

Maybe the powers that be will correct me, but according to the BRCA handbook, "overseas" drivers are covered by the insurance as long as they are members of thier national association.

And, by "Overseas" I believe that they mean anyone from outside the BRCA's juristdiction.

So competitors from ROI would be covered to race. I don't think that they are limited to 3 events. However, just be aware that if you plan on scoring points at the BRCA regionals, you will have to be a BRCA member.

I think its only fair also that if you go to race in the series at NIMCC, that you at least join the club.

Will

h0m3sy
05-04-2012, 04:25 PM
I recently spoke with Alan Scroggie of the NIMCC(Ballymena) about membership and fees etc.. This is what he had to say....

"From the AGM we decided to raise fees to keep inline with aghalee for non members to 15 although the membership not including brca is 17 for adults and 7 for juniors (30 and 20 including brca).

Race fees for members is 10 per class and members get championship points with non-members only getting points for the first 3 races they attend until joining."

Members from the south who are a member of the RCCAOI need not apply for BRCA membership. It would however be worth joining the Ballymena club if you plan on competing in this series. There is more track work planned for this month before the opening round. I'm not expecting anyone from the South to travel up to help but perhaps some of the drivers from up here in the North could lend a hand. I will post the dates for track work on here when I get them.

Rayzerp
23-04-2012, 09:54 AM
Is this the track behind the Ecos centre?

Legacy555
23-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Is this the track behind the Ecos centre?

Yes, thats it

Rayzerp
23-04-2012, 10:12 AM
Yes, thats it

Thanks Will :thumbsup:

colmo
23-04-2012, 10:27 AM
A photo album of the Ballymena track in use last year:


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-i-aCJgheUes/Tn4-OafQs8I/AAAAAAAAEGg/cdYmFjNYZ94/s640/DSC06054.jpg (https://picasaweb.google.com/109249657211261643752/Ballymena24thSeptember2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink)

Rayzerp
24-04-2012, 11:57 AM
From Northern Ireland section, change to the plans for this Saturday in ballymena:

"Due to some issues with last weeks workparty we have to finish off some of the work this weekend and so the first round of the summer series has been changed to a work party in the morning with open practice or racing in the afternoon depending on numbers and what people want to do...."

h0m3sy
01-05-2012, 08:03 AM
The track work is complete for now guys, the back straight is now bowling green flat. Last week was due to be round one but is now put back due to the great work done by the guys of the NIMCC. A new updated race calender will be publisheed soon.

Legacy555
01-05-2012, 08:27 AM
Good man David, keep us posted. Really looking forward to the RCCAOI round in Ballymena :thumbsup:

h0m3sy
05-05-2012, 03:40 PM
The first round of the summer sereis at Ballymena is now confirmed as next Saturday the 12th May. Hope to see a few drivers make the trip up from the south.


****PLEASE SEE POST #1 FOR THE NEW DATES*********

dmcracing
10-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Ok who all is travelling up on Saturday?Maybe we can share lifts?So far going is:
Derek McCloskey
Mick Bolger
??

h0m3sy
13-05-2012, 06:10 PM
Big thanks to Derek McCloskey, Mick Bolger and Mark Penney for making the effort to attend the meeting yesterday. I think we all agree it was a very worthwhile excersie, we were blessed with some nice weather too with only one small shower all day. Hope to see a few more make the trip for the National round on the 9th of June. :thumbsup:

dmcracing
13-05-2012, 07:23 PM
No proplem Dave,a well worth exercise,and valuable setup for the national.:thumbsup: