22 Year History of Worksop Radio Car Club.
Worksop Radio Car Club is now in its second life, the club was originally formed in 1987 by John, Linda, Philip and Susan Allcroft at the same site as the current indoor track but in a cold, drafty concrete floored building which used to stand where the large car park is now but has since been demolished.
The club had an outdoor venue too next to a cemetry at Shireoaks near Worksop but after a couple of seasons they were offered the permanent site at Blyth (which is now Robin Hood Raceway), and so they moved there.
Racing continued at Worksop indoors upto 1998 and outdoors at Blyth until 2003. There were many BRCA National rounds, North East and Mid East Regionals, end of season finals and junior finals at Blyth and the venue was always popular. In the old days Worksop indoor's equivalent of the Schumacher Indoor Masters was the (unofficial) UK Indoor Championships, which saw superb turnouts although not quite as large as the regular 180 entries the club receives now.
Due to other ventures and new businesses, the time Allcrofts had to run WRCC became more and more limited and finally they decided to cease racing in 2003. At this time the club had many volunteers including Stuart Moore, Lindsay Skelding, Olly Vaux and more but without the Allcrofts timing the meetings and driving them forward it was decided to wind things up. This seemed to coincide with a decline in interest in 1/10th off-road and the growth of rallycross.
No racing took place at Blyth or Worksop between the end of 2003 and 2006 when a new local model shop took on the Blyth track to use for rallycross and Leon, Muzzy and James decided to resurrect Worksop Indoors once more. York Off-Road Car Club have since taken charge of Blyth in 2008 as their permanent outdoor track and thanks to total redevelopment succeeded in securing a BRCA National in August 2009.
The first meeting of the new incarnation at Worksop indoors in 2006 saw just under 120 drivers so the club knew they were onto something and 1/10th off road seemed to be on the up again. 2 years later, a BRCA indoor finals, and two very successful indoor championships completed - easily the biggest in the UK and things seem to be going from strength to strength, so the club made the decision due to popular demand to hold an end of season finale with a Reedy style format - The Players!