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I'm assuming Wales is still a region, but there doesn't seem to be a lot going on, the WRCA website doesn't have any details for 2008 and the forum is down.
I wouldn't mind racing close to home this year, does anyone have any info?
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right, the forum is closed, and they are looking at revamping the website (even if I have to do it myself).

Now, here is the bad bit, there will only be two regional meetings, one in the east of wales and one Swansea way, it will be a mixed meeting (nitro and electric).

CPBRA are looking at doing a few things this year though Pete, one being a car show at Chepstow.
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I'm assuming Wales is still a region, but there doesn't seem to be a lot going on, the WRCA website doesn't have any details for 2008 and the forum is down.
I wouldn't mind racing close to home this year, does anyone have any info?
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a few welsh people end up doing the Mid West Regionals..
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It's a shame there is not such a big following of 1/10th offroad in wales anymore. I live in sunny beautiful south west wales and i used to race welsh regionals many years ago @ Caldicot, Abergavenny, Tivyside, Saundersfoot, Neath, Oakdale and others which all had a great turnout. I started back last year and there wasn't much going on so i did the Mid West, just like the old days but cost alot more in traveling. V Good racing and a friendly atmosphere. I know Caldicot still has 1/10th as do Cobra.
Why don't all the clubs merge and have at least one big welsh meet to try and drum up some interest?(i'd be there in a flash)
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welsh regionals many years ago @ Caldicot, Abergavenny, Tivyside, Saundersfoot, Neath, Oakdale
bloody hell Griff , Abergavenny !!!! thats going back some .. i think i did a RRCI there ??
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I used to do all the Welsh regionals, where you have to book in prior to the event to ensure a place, Teifisde, Saundersfoot, Swansea, Neath, Cardiff, Oakdale, Caldicot, Newport and Abergavenny.

I think a few drivers grew up, found women etc, and then touring cars killed the rest off.

The two regionals are suppose to now be 'super meetings' big and busy to try and attract club drivers to race.
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[quote=DCM;90808]I think a few drivers grew up, found women etc, and then touring cars killed the rest off.quote]
Well thats what happened to me Steve !!!! Yeah right

It is a massive shame, years ago you used to struggle to get an entry with 100+ entrants at meetings, I saw the steady decline in numbers over the years, I will certainly aim to support the clubs this year
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That's disappointing, I was looking forward to making my comeback in Wales this year (I'm old enough to have raced at all those loactions too).
Looks like I'll be travelling to the midlands then
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Where are the two welsh "super meetings"? We'll(us welshies) have to try and drum up some interest and get some Named drivers to come!!
Sounds like a challenge
Peetbee, Kidderminster has a meeting on this sunday if you fancy a look?
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Griff been informed that wrexham is starting again so hopefully the rest of wales will start to catch up and more clubs going again.
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Plans are not confirmed yet but the dates are pencilled in and the potential venues being explored as we speak, should know more by next weekend.

Although I dislike cutting the rounds to 2, I think it is the best way of getting good entries and these 2 meetings will be the BRCA regional qualifying meetings.

I hope very much that we can get good support for these meets.
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I do too, and I understand the logic behind it, but the people got to be incentified to attend their 'away' meeting, and at the moment, at £10 an entry, I am not, I would need to know that

a) big track
b) decent fixtures on the track
c) good venue
d) good condition of the racing surface

Not to fussed on the Nitro and eletric sharing the same track though, as if the ground is soggy, they will rip it to shreads.
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Not to fussed on the Nitro and eletric sharing the same track though, as if the ground is soggy, they will rip it to shreads.[/quote]

Me either, i did the BCL last year and some of those were rough! Would there be enough following for just electric in wales at the mo?
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Peetbee, Kidderminster has a meeting on this sunday if you fancy a look?
Cheers Griff, can't make it this weekend, but hoping to make either kiddie or coventry next month.

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Plans are not confirmed yet but the dates are pencilled in and the potential venues being explored as we speak, should know more by next weekend.
I hope very much that we can get good support for these meets.
I'll do my best! Can you let us know when the dates are, or am I being too impatient?
Hmm, I guess that with only 2 rounds there's not much scope to make up for a bad result!
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the potential venues being explored as we speak, should know more by next weekend.

Caldicot Castle here we come!!
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ive never seen caldicot castle, even though i go racing up that way most weeks

is it a biggen?
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I got this sneaking feeling it will be Talywain and Swansea DMCC
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I'm sure that alot will travel nationwide to get practice at Talywain!
Normal castle years ago Dan
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Caldicot Castle was ace, I would love to go back there.

I will be supporting this year for sure
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ill be there for sure, scores to settle with the "knight" family
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