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Old 17-12-2013
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Default About us...

Just as a quick introduction while we get things set up properly...

Mendip RC Raceway is one of the countries oldest RC car racing venues:
  • Astroturf 1/10th scale Offroad track - Annual hosts to BRCA regional events, and this year for the first time, hosting a round of the oOple open series
  • Tarmac Onroad track - Annual hosts of pretty much all outdoor onroad BRCA national classes from 1/10th up to 1/5th scale
  • Fortnightly club days for offroad and electric onroad classes
  • Covered pits
  • Cafe serving hot and cold food during all race events
  • Members access to both tracks anytime between race events for practice

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Facebook page ***HERE***

Fortnightly club days...

Booking in and free practice from 9am
Racing from around 10am
4 rounds of 5 min round by round qualifying and 6 min finals for all classes
Race fee's as of 1st Jan...£7 for members, £10 for non members

Club membership

Adult full membership for 2014 £33
Junior (under 16) membership for 2014 Free*

Junior members must be accompanied by an adult, if the adult is non racing then there is an associate membership of £20 for 2014

All members get:
  • Discounted racing at all club meetings
  • Membership card and site key for practice any time between race events
  • Plus other benefits
  • See the website for full details!
We hope to see you trackside soon
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1/10th drives: Yokomo BMax2MR & BMax4
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Racing in South West: http://www.mendiprcraceway.co.uk/
Racing in Wales: www.caldicotrcracers.co.uk
Kept running by: Yokomo via MB Models & www.tracksidespares.co.uk
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Default Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April 8th IC On Road National.

This weekend sees the BRCA 8th Onroad Nitro National come to Mendip Rc Raceway. Practice on Saturday and full blown racing with its nitro noise and smells all day Sunday. The cafe will be open so pop along and watch some first class racing.

Please note both tracks will be closed to practice as its a National meeting.
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I dont use facebook but is there a 2014/15 events calendar so i can come down and see you guys and possibly join the club
many thanks
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Old 08-09-2014
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Hi, yes there is...on our website...race calender on the main menu
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Racing in South West: http://www.mendiprcraceway.co.uk/
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Hi, yes there is...on our website...race calender on the main menu
Thanks Andy
just out of interest what 1/10 buggies are predominantly raced please as am looking to invest in one

Many thanks

Darren
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Old 10-09-2014
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At the moment its mostly 2wd buggies and a heat of short course trucks. A few of us run a 4wd now and again, but its the exception rather than the rule. The club don't turn anybody away if you want to run 4wd, but its much better to pick the popular class to race.

In terms of manufacturer, there is quite a healthy spread at mendip. Yokomo, and durango are fairly popular, but you will usually see a shumacher, associated or beardy welshman with a losi.
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What Dr Fly said!

I love my Yokomo round our track...and there are a few others running them too, so plenty of advice available.

Durango's 2wd has been/is popular too, and the Schumacher KF is the new toy that people are playing with right now too as it follows the new trend for a forward mounted mid motor layout for high grip tracks.

Car choice is very personal though...best bet...come along and see what's going on, and take a look at all the cars in real life before you commit cash to it.

We race all year round, so I tend to think an all round car is your best bet if your going to be regular at Mendip. No idea how well the high grip KF will cope with our lower grip winter racing!

One thing is for certain though, unless your a Lee Martin or Neil Cragg with your thumbs...it probably doesn't make that much difference in reality..so get something you like
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Racing in South West: http://www.mendiprcraceway.co.uk/
Racing in Wales: www.caldicotrcracers.co.uk
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Thanks for the replies
I'll pop down for sure and I am tempted by the durango to be honest
As i have no experience I dont want to be the new guy with the great car and no idea how to use it
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