View Full Version : Mid South 4wd Regional - round 1 - Herts Nitro (Electric) Model Club - April 29th

23-04-2012, 06:02 PM
BRCA Mid South 4wd Regional - round 1
HNMC - Ware - Sunday 29th April


The venue for this round is the newly founded Herts nitro (electric) model car club, located here:
Westmill Farm, A602,Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0ES

google map here: http://www.hertsnitromodelclub.co.uk/index.php?ID=5

I cant say just how easy this place is to find, the westmill farm entrance is really big and obvious (its a pretty big complex). the entrance is probably no more than 500 - 600 meters away from the round about once you leave the A10. once you turn in, you will immediately look to the right and see both tracks. you can turn right into the field and park and pit on the side of the track closest to the gate you entered through. The gate behind the rostrum leading to the nitro track will be closed due to changes in the fencing there. you can still pit behind the rostrum and between the nitro and electric though.

The Track is open 24x7 (light permitting :eh?:) but the gates are always open so you can turn up as early you like. Timed practise will start from approx 7.45 - 8.00 and will continue till Approx 9.45am, so loads of time for practise.

We will follow the fairly standard layout for the day, so it will be 4 qualifiers followed by a short break and 1 final for all and 3 finals for the lucky a-finalists

We also have one more club night before the event on Tuesday 24th, which you can arrive any time from 4pm onwards and racing will start 7.30ish (2-3 rounds and 1 final :thumbsup:)

Cost and Booking In
The cost to race for those who are pre-booked is 10. Limited booking in on the day may be available at the cost of 15. The open classes (2wd buggies, Trucks/SC's and Micros - if enough interest) are all 5 to race pre-booked - 10 on the day. All booking in is on the DMS Results website here - www.dmsresults.co.uk (http://www.dmsresults.co.uk/)

Facilities and Track
The track is 99% astro and carpet for jumps :) Minipins and mini spikes are usable around the track.

Theres LOADS of pitting space (literally a whole field :woot:) but there is a small section under cover about 10 meters away from the track between the electric and nitro tracks. Tables are there, but no chairs.

I would suggest bringing tables and chairs just in case.

You will need to bring a generator or 12 volt supply for power. Please place generators with consideration for others :)

the burger van behind race control should be open (TBC) on the sunday. Snacks can also be purchased in the complex on site and there is a McDonalds less than 5 minutes away at the hertford turn off on the A10 (and BP station)

Camping: all camping, whether it is a tent, motor home or caravan will cost 10 and you can arrive anytime after 10am on the saturday. there is a shower block (brand new!) there and lots of facilities etc :)

the herts nitro model shop will be open on the day from 8am till 2pm with a selection of tyres and spares. If you need anything i would suggest calling on 01920 466995

Mini spikes and mini pins have been found to work around the track. In the wet new mini pins, ballistic and schuie spikes all seem to work well.

As per BRCA rules, all LIPO batteries being charged MUST be inside a recognised LIPO sack (or similiar), anyone found not using one will be asked to leave (you have been warned)...

PT's must be used (we only have a small handful of transponders which we'd rather not use)

Trophies will be awarded for overall TQ, 1st 2nd and 3rd for the A final and first place in all 4wd finals (BRCA regional class) - there are no trophies for the open classes. If you need to leave straight after the final and you've won, please pop over to race control and we'll get your trophy for you then

Limited spaces still available to pre-book for those who not yet entered.........

Booking In - www.dmsresults.co.uk (http://www.dmsresults.co.uk/)
Club Website - http://www.hertsnitromodelclub.co.uk (http://www.hertsnitromodelclub.co.uk/)

Any questions can be posted here, or feel free to PM if you need to :)

Hope to see lots of you there!

The Chef
25-04-2012, 10:39 PM
Can I book Oscar minter in for open class please junior 2wd PT 6805085

Many thanks. Looking forward to it.

26-04-2012, 09:12 AM
Yep no problem :)

26-04-2012, 09:13 AM
Hi are there still places for the 4wd ? its looks like there is on DMS ie it goes to 100 places but also it has reserves ?

26-04-2012, 10:25 AM
Yep we still have plenty of room!

the reserves are only on there because they need to pre pay to have their places confirmed (because of missing previous events)

You can either book in on DMS (preferred) or drop me a PM with your details

Darren Boyle
26-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Yep we still have plenty of room!

the reserves are only on there because they need to pre pay to have their places confirmed (because of missing previous events)

You can either book in on DMS (preferred) or drop me a PM with your details

To follow up on what Ian has said as well, if anyone wishes to "withdraw" from the meeting (or any other for that matter), then PLEASE use the link on your confirmation email (preffered) or for those who did not read it properly :eh?: and deleted it, then please contact the club direct (by email) to notify them you are pulling out and NOT us at DMS, since we do not run the meetings, we simply provide the booking in system for the clubs to use. It is the clubs who need to know who is in and who is out etc, not us at the shop sadly....

See you all sunday, Ian - get the sunshine booked mate ;)

27-04-2012, 05:37 PM
Hi all,

Just to let you know we've had a few queries about our plans for Sunday with the bad weather forecast. Because we've found the track drains so well up til now, we're still confident the track will still be in a good condition to race with no standing water.

If anyone does decide not to come, please drop me a PM or email.

See you all Sunday


27-04-2012, 07:20 PM
What's the latest we can let you know? Could be a last minute decision for me as a long way to go!

27-04-2012, 07:28 PM
i probably wont be able to get online Sunday morning, so tomorrow night really is the latest.

28-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Hi all,

We've spent the day at the track changing it ready for tomorrow and its looking pretty damn good i think! We didn't have to sweep any standing water off the track and you go by the BBCs weather, we may even see some dry sunny stuff tomorrow! (here's hoping anyway :))

anyway, some pics for you:

Adam F
28-04-2012, 05:18 PM
Looks great! Fingers crossed we get some dry time!

28-04-2012, 06:31 PM
That looks awesome and weather forecast is looking better. Can't believe I've agreed to spend tomorrow decorating:bored::bored:

Have fun everyone.

The Chef
28-04-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm hoping that there is enough people for an open class. Could some please confirm as I will have a very disappointed little boy if not.

28-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Hi chef,

we still have 3 other people booked in, if we dont get anymore people then they will probably be mixed into the to the 4wd for qualifying and then have their own final

i have a feeling we'll get some more 2wd turn up on the day so we'll see what happens tomorrow



The Chef
28-04-2012, 11:18 PM
Cool, as long as he gets to race he won't mind being mixed in with a low heat. Thank you.

29-04-2012, 01:33 PM
Great days racing today, ok the weather was naff but the track was excellent & a credit to all the hard work the herts team put in :thumbsup:
Congrats to Kev Lee for the win


29-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Top 10?

29-04-2012, 02:04 PM
I dont have the exact top 10, we'll post it shortly, but from memory it was:

1 Kev Lee
2 Elliott Boots
3 Karl Jackson
4 Chris Smith
5 Shaun Howe

and pics of the winners


29-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Ok thank you.

Look forward to results later ;)

29-04-2012, 02:19 PM
And now i've had time to get all my stuff in and sorted :)

thanks to everyone that attended today, i hope no one went hope with any major electrical damage. I think on the whole it was ok to run but things did get a bit too wet in round 4 so fair play to Keith on calling it there. Typically by 2.30 the sun shine is out :)

Big BIG thanks to everyone at the HNMC club for the help we had today, especially so to Marc Jones and Karl Jackson and all the other guys, you know who you are :)

thanks for the pics gainsy, ill pop them up on Facebook too if thats ok.

thanks again all :)

29-04-2012, 02:32 PM
Hi there sorry to contact you here but my link to cancelling my sons entry does not work and it says that the adminstrator needs to verify his entry as he is listed as r1 ,please could you tell me what to do as I do not want him penalised for future events. His name is Ollie Currie. Cheers

29-04-2012, 02:43 PM
thanks for the pics gainsy, ill pop them up on Facebook too if thats ok.

Feel free mate :D

29-04-2012, 02:49 PM
Good fun track was getting quicker in heat 4 until my on/off switch started plaing up shame as it was looking to be m best run of the day, but enjoed it and was a nice flowing layout.
Thanks to Rob Elmes for supplying the marque:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

29-04-2012, 04:12 PM
and for those after results:

(results currently offline while we remove two people were not doing the regional class)

Its not quite normal, but i think it could be because we didnt do finals.


29-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Its fine:confused: , if u click on heat index u get all the heat results too :thumbsup:

29-04-2012, 04:24 PM
i'll show you a full one next time Karlos ;)

29-04-2012, 05:13 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for today. 1st 4wd regional i have ever attended and really enjoyed it. Shame about the weather, but the track was still nice to drive

29-04-2012, 05:55 PM
Despite the rain I had a great day. Loved the track and Rob's new gazebo, well that was the icing on the cake. Going to have to revisit Herts on a dry day, well done all the Herts crew, shocking weather but what a great track, well done fellas.

29-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Great day shame about the weather well done to herts crew for a great track !:thumbsup:

29-04-2012, 08:10 PM
This was my first 'serious' 1:10th electric event and can say it was a great days racing until the rain came!

Thanks to the Herts track team for all the hard work!

A real pity about the rain - finals could have been fun because i was getting faster round by round BUT atleast there is Stotfold next week:thumbsup:

Thanks again to all involved and see you at the next one!

29-04-2012, 08:17 PM
Shame i missed it, but pulled out due to the weather and issues with my 4wd, looked like an awsome track.
looking forward to the 2wd there!!!