Round 7 of the Truck Championship is on Saturday. 3rd May. Let’s have a good turnout for this round. There will also be heats for 2wd and 4wd, so bring your classic RC10’s etc. Doors open 1745 and racing starts 1845.
The Yorcc Spring Cup 2014 took place on Sunday March the 30th at the Club’s outdoor venue – the excellent Robin Hood Raceway near Blyth. This astro track is one of the best in the UK and has spawned RHR Dirt, a clay circuit that sits next door.
The Spring Cup is a combination of day-long outdoor Club meeting and standalone competition. It’s a great way to welcome in the (hopefully) warmer weather and the start of outdoor racing. It’s also a brilliant way for 1/10th off road racers to come together and enjoy some driving on this well designed and lovingly maintained outdoor track.
Talking of which, for 2014 RHR has not only been resurfaced with new Astro turf but has had a change in layout. Take, for example, the approach to the main straight. Whereas this has been a tight, right handed hairpin it’s now a long, sweeping banked curved that’s taken at much greater speed (hence the small number of cars launching themselves off the top of it).
The event was well supported – with 107 drivers registering by the start of play on Sunday morning.
Although many of these were racers who’d entered two classes (there were 2wd, 4wd and Trucks taking part) it still shows how popular the event is.
What was good to see was not only the number of non-members taking part (RHR always draws a crowd) but the pack of Saturday night Yorcc regulars who’d made the trip down the A1 – more than in previous years. Standing on the rostrum felt like a weekend club night at times, with familiar faces to the left and right.
The new surface threw up a challenge (in a good way). Most of those who race indoors at Huntington spend their time struggling with the lack of grip on the polished floor. At RHR the fresh Astro leaned to the other end of the scale, with grip roll being the order of the day, sometimes in the most unlikely of places (the infield more than the end of the main straight). And with a fair amount of sand being removed after initial practice, the amount of grip went up even more.
But that just meant drivers had to come up with ways to calm things down, with tyre choice being key and a fair amount of spike-trimming taking place. It also evened things out between 2wd and 4wd classes. If you want a full run down, head to the results page but the overall winners of their respective A Finals were Kevin Lee in 2wd buggy, Ben Jemison in 4wd buggy and Bob Childe in Truck.
But the results only tell half the story. The Easter Cup is more of an event than the results table alone can testify. It appeals to racers at all levels – from the serious pros in the “big top” who spent the entire day fettling and rebuilding their machines to those who were content to mix racing with firing up the camping stove for a bit of bacon and egg action.
The weather on the day was pretty faultless, although the sun didn’t quite manage to burn off the cloud that hung over the track. But the Spring Cup 2014 was certainly a good way to welcome in another season off outdoor off-road action. See you in 2015?
Racing is back on a Huntington School on Saturday 11th January 2014.
It’s a 2WD Modified / 540 / 17.5T Points night but other classes with also be running.
Note regarding membership:
2014 BRCA membership needs to be done before you next race. As of 2nd Jan. 30% of YORCC members had yet to renew (including some F1’s). No membership, no racing, no excuses.
Be aware those renewing your membership: follow instructions on the BRCA website exactly, or you may end up with a ludicrous 10 digit membership number. 25% of renewals are being given NEW numbers.!!
Saturday 26th October is our AGM at 1900 followed by racing. All classes will race. So please, let’s have a good turnout. We need your feedback on how the club is run and this is your opportunity to have your say. There are some proposals for change but they need your vote.
Doors open at 17.45 – AGM at 19.00
It’s truck time again! The 2013/14 Truck Championship gets underway on Saturday the 19th. We only ran a few rounds of this last season – from March until the end of the racing year in July. But for the 2013/14 season we’re looking at a full number of rounds (nine, if my memory serves me correctly).
If you’ve got a Short Course lurking at home, bring it along. The only recommendation is to fit Schumacher truck tyres for the hall at Huntington. 2wd and 4wd mix it together.
All other classes will also run on the night.
With the AGM approaching, there is a committee meeting on Wednesday the 16th of October at the Four Alls pub on the A64 at 8pm. We will discuss matters to be raised.
If club members wish to raise anything at the AGM, either mention it to a committee member or flag it on the night under Any Other Business.
EBOR 24hr race – 26/27 Oct 2013
The above date is penciled in for the Ebor 24hr Race, but… it will NOT be happening without a team of dedicated track builders and track dismantlers.
The team would need to work from 9pm on Fri 25th Oct to build a track that will require zero maintenance, build the alloy scaffold rostrum and set-up race control (with Mike’s assistance) and then take it all down again on Sunday 27th Oct at 2pm.
On the list so far is the legend Steve (the verminator) Pierce.
This just in from Jason, club racer and proprietor of Moss Models (the club shop):
Hi all Yorcc members
I have loads of cracking deals for the first night back at York – take advantage while you can.
Speed Passion Pro and v3 combo deal @£115
Pro speedo @ £80
Motors @ £40
Tyres @ £13.50 a set
Plus much more. See you all Saturday night!
There will be no racing at Huntington on Saturday the 14th of September as the club is hosting a one-off event for the BRCA at RHR. This is the end of season final for F3, F4 and F5 drivers. It is open to Yorcc members and, as it’s limited to those F classes, why not come down – you’re not going to be up against F1 and F2 class drivers!
More details can be found here
This Saturday – June 15th – is a Club Night. Trucks will be racing (along with all other classes) so bring your Short Course along for some crashing and banging. Sorry, exciting truck action.