Category Archives: Events

Feature Event: 2015 AARCMCC South Australian IC 1/8 Off-Road State Title Championships

What: 2015 AARCMCC South Australian IC 1/8 Off-Road State Title Championships
When: 17-19 April, 2015
Club: Southern Districts Model Car Club Inc (SDMCC)
Where: Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale, SA 5162, Australia
Classes:1:8th I.C. OFF ROAD Buggy Pro and Sportsman Class
1:8th I.C. OFF ROAD Truggy Pro and Sportsman Class
1:8th E.P. OFF ROAD Buggy – a minimum of 10 entries is required for this class to run.
RC Tech Thread:

Buggy and truggy are 15 car, 45min finals.
Sportsman finals are 20mins each for Buggy and Truggy classes.
EP Buggy are 3x10min finals

The event will run under the 2015 AARCMCC event format.

This is a sanctioned event and is part of the National Series, (round 2 which will be counted towards the overall champion)

This event is strictly limited to 120 entries in total (Sportsman entries not included), please note the drivers acceptance will based when you have paid rather then nominated.

$60 for first class, $40 for extra classes.

Payments to:
Credit Union SA
BSB No: 805-007
Acct Name: Southern Districts Model Car Club
Acct No: 00198060
Please include your name in the reference.

Accommodation located near the track.

Woodcroft caravan park – 5 minutes from track
(08) 8325 1233
1 Bains Rd., Morphett Vale SA 5162

St Francis Winery – 10 minutes from track
(08) 8322 2246
14 Bridge St, Old Reynella SA 5161

Sturt River Caravan Park – 15 minutes from track
(08) 8296 1113
Brookside Rd, Darlington SA 5047

Marion Holiday Park – 15 minutes from track
(08) 8276 6695
323 Sturt Rd, Bedford Park SA 5042

Feature Event: AARCMCC Western Australian Titles

What: 1:10 Off Road AARCMCC Western Australian Titles 2015
When: 17-19 April, 2015
Club: West Coast Model RC (WCMR)
Where: Templestowe Reserve, Templestowe VIC 3106, Australia
Classes: 2WD SCT, 2WD Stadium Truck, 2WD Buggy Stock, 2WD Junior Stock Buggy, 2WD Buggy Modified, 4WD SCT, 4WD Buggy Stock, 4WD Buggy Modified
Entries: Here
RC Tech Thread:
West Coast Model RC is proud to announce we will be hosting the 2015 AARCMCC WA EP10 off-Road State Titles, presented by Ace RC Models!

The event will be held over 3 days April 17-19 on our BRAND NEW, NATURAL CLAY surface and layout!

Proudly Sponsored by:

Trophies will be provided for the following:
2WD & 4WD Concourse
2WD Top Junior
4WD Top Junior
Top Marshal
TQ for each class
Trophies for 1st place – 10th place for each class

The following classes will be offered over the weekend:
-2WD Stadium Truck
-2WD Buggy Stock
-2WD Junior Stock Buggy (to be run in conjunction with 2WD if numbers are low – same car specs etc)
-2WD Buggy Modified
-4WD Buggy Stock
-4WD Buggy Modified

Entries cost $35 for the first class, $25 for each subsequent class after that

Control tires:
This is a control tire event, for all classes, the control tires are listed below:

2WD & 4WD Buggy Rear
AKA Rebar Rear Soft – 13108S
Insert – AKA Red Closed Cell Insert (Rear) – 33012
Price: $17 per pair ($11 for tires or $6 for inserts)

4WD Buggy Front
AKA Rebar 4WD Front Soft – 13308S
Insert – AKA Red Closed Cell Insert (4WD Front) – 33013
Price: $17 per pair ($11 for tires of $6 for inserts)

2WD SCT Rear
AKA Gridiron SC Soft – 13003SR
Inserts – Supplied Inserts with tires
Price: $22 per pair

2WD Buggy Front: Open
Stadium Truck Front & Rear: Open
2WD SCT Front: Open

Event Schedule:

Friday April 17 – Practice
Gates open 7am Gates close 6pm
Control tires available from the track from 8am
Timing will be running throughout the day, printouts of lap times will be available form race control.

Saturday April 18 – 2WD
Gates open 6am
Scrutineering Opens 7am – 8.30am Drivers Briefing & Concourse at 8.45am Qualifying Rounds 9am – 1pm approx Lunch Break 1pm-1.30pm
Finals start 1.30pm
Trophy Presentations approx. 5pm

Sunday April 19 – 4WD
Gates open 6am
Scrutineering Opens 7am – 8.30am Drivers Briefing & Concourse at 8.45am Qualifying Rounds 9am – 1pm approx Lunch Break 1pm-1.30pm
Finals start 1.30pm
Trophy Presentations approx. 5pm

Feature Event: 2015 AARCMCC Australia 10th EP Off Road Tasmanian Titles

What: 2015 AARCMCC Australia 10th EP Off Road Tasmanian Titles
When: 20 – 22 February, 2015
Where:  Goodwood Model Park, Howard Road, Goodwood, Hobart, Tasmania
Classes: All AARCMCC EP Off Road classes including the new Junior class.
RC Tech Thread:

Goodwood Off-Road Model Car Club Inc. is proud to announce the third running of the AARCMCC sanctioned state titles for 10th EP off road in Tasmania.
Dates at this stage are TBC, we are awaiting confirmation from AARCMCC.

If you haven’t seen Tasmania before, it would be a great time to bring the family over and have a look around after the event.
If you bring your car on the boat it is a 3 hour drive south to Hobart. You can also fly direct to Hobart for as little as $170 return from Melbourne,
with a 20-25 minute drive from the airport to the track. You can find more details on the entry form and we’ll provide more info as it comes to hand.

Entries Close: 11th February

We will be running the newly sanctioned 2wd Stock Novice class!

Friday 21 Feb: Controlled Practice until 4pm
Saturday 22 Feb: Novice, 2WD Stock, 2WD Mod, Stadium Truck Mod
Sunday 23 Feb: 4WD Stock, 4WD Mod, Short Course Truck

Control Tyres:

Buggies – AKA Rebars Soft for all driven wheels (2WD, 4WD)
Short Course Truck – AKA Gridiron Soft for rear, front open.
Stadium Truck – Open
AKA tyres come with red closed cell inserts.

Location: 137 Howard Road, Goodwood, Tasmania 7010

Entry form and titles webpage will be available soon.

Feature Event: 1:8 GP Off Road Tasmanian State Titles

What: NWRCCC Tasmanian Titles
When: 6-8 February, 2015
Where:  Speedway Rd, Latrobe TAS 7307, Australia
Classes: 1:8th I.C. OFF ROAD Buggy Pro & Sportsman, 1:8th I.C. OFF ROAD Truggy Pro & Sportsman, 1:8th E.P. OFF ROAD Class
RC Tech Thread:

First class: $ 60, Additional classes $ 40

All entries must be paid by the Jan 31st, no later.
NOTE…A $20.00 LATER ENTRY FEE will apply.

Entry Form: HERE

EFT Payment to:
Bank / Credit Union: B&E Ltd
BSB: 632 001
Account Name: North West Remote Control Car Club
Account Number: 100 120 169


1:8th I.C. OFF ROAD Buggy Pro & Sportsman
1:8th I.C. OFF ROAD Truggy Pro & Sportsman
1:8th E.P. OFF ROAD Class

Race Format During Event :

‘A’ finals will be 15 cars and 45 minutes duration.
‘B’ finals will be 15 cars and 30 minutes.
All lower finals, will be 15 cars and 20 minutes.
All practice and qualifiers will be 7 minutes duration.

This event is strictly limited to 120 drivers in total, please note the drivers acceptance will based when you have paid rather then nominated.

How do I get there???
You can fly into Devonport – 10mins away from the track.
Small Airport so the flights are usually more expensive, Qantas only.

You can fly into Launceston – 50mins from the track.
Jetstar Virgin fly in here so usually cheaper.

If you are from VIC – Spirit of Tasmania – Boat
Apparently fee’s are now a bit cheaper than usual.
Cheapest to share a cabin and car – Cabins can hold up to 4 people.

Where do I stay?

Some Options within 15mins:…park-devonport

CLUB EVENT PAGE – Current Entries will be listed here::::

Feature Event: 24 Hours of Adrenalin

What: 24 Hours of Adrenalin
When: 30 January 2015
Club: Adrenalin Arena
Where:  Adrenalin Arena, 9 Swift Way, Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia
Classes: RC SuperCars as per Radio Car Association of Australia
Event Website:

Race Duration / Format

One 24 hour endurance event.

Team with the most laps after 24 hours wins.

Vehicle and Class

One car per Team.

Class – RC SuperCars

as per Radio Car Association of Australia


Start time – 8pm Friday 30 January 2015

Finish time – 8pm Saturday 31 January 2015

Entry Fee – $80 per team



Pre Entry Open – Email Us

Registration Opens Soon

Pre Entries

Wacky Racers


Team Munster

Team Storm

Team Bob the Builder

Morton Racing

Team Untitled

The A Team

Team Hearns

Feature Event: 2015 Victorian F1 Series Round 1

What: 2015 Victorian F1 Series Round 1
When: 25 January 2015
Where:  Graham Myers Reserve, Bittern VIC 3918, Australia
RC Tech Thread:

We are holding a 3 round F1 series from January to March 2015.

Each round will be held at a different club track with no dropped rounds (ie; points from all 3 rounds are added together to determine results).

F1 Rules

F1 National Rules with the following additional restrictions:

o Ride R1 control tyres. One set for all 3 rounds purchased as part of entry fee.
o Control motor. Motor purchased as part of entry fee.


Cars will be scrutineered at each round.


• 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the series
• Concourse

Trophies will be presented at the final round.


• Round 1 is at MPRCCC (Mornington Peninsula) on Sunday 25 Jan – 10am
• Round 2 is at SERCCC (Dandenong) on Saturday 21 Feb – Track open from 2pm, racing starts 3pm
• Round 3 is at Geelong RC Car Club on Sunday 8 Mar – 10am

Control Tyres

One set of control tyres will be marked and provided to each entrant. If a tyre / wheel becomes unusable during the competition then another pair may be substituted, at the organisers discretion, but a points penalty will be incurred. The new pair must be provided by the entrant and they must be new in packet (un-opened) with the correct part number and must be marked by the organiser before being used in the event.

Control Tyres for F104 and other cars with a 14mm hex (all cars except FGX and HPI F10) – $54 for one set front and rear:

Ride R1 Front wheels/tyres – pre-glued – Ride part number 26022
Ride R1 Front wheels/tyres – pre-glued – Ride part number 26023

Control Tyres for 3Racing FGX / HPI F10 (12mm hex) – $44 for one set front and rear:

Ride R1 Front wheels/tyres – pre-glued – Ride part number 26024
Ride R1 Front wheels/tyres – pre-glued – Ride part number 26025

Control Motor

Control motors will be marked and may not be opened.

Motors provided at cost.

The control motor is: Thunder Power 21.5 TPM-540A215 and will be available at the discounted price of $82.50

The benefit of this motor is that it is a recognised brand with proven reliability and is expected to be a competitive motor in normal F1 competition after the series. It will be supplied by Metro Hobbies who have confirmed supply will be available.

Entry Fee

Entry fee $30 (to cover trophy costs)
+ control motor cost $82.50

= $112.50

If you are ordering control tyres then add $54 for an F104 (total $166.50) or $44 for an FGX (total $156.50).

You may order extra tyres and motors if you wish by paying the appropriate amount. We regret that we are not able to hold additional tyres and motors in stock “just in case” but you may buy extras if you wish. Only one motor and one set of tyres may be used without incurring a penalty (refer to the Tyres section above for how this works). We will have one additional motor on hand so that if a motor fails “out of the box” it will be replaced at no charge.

If you are providing your own tyres they must be new in packet (un-opened) control tyres with the part numbers specified above.

You may not supply your own Thunder Power motor. This is to ensure that all motors are marked and cannot be tampered with in any way.

Entry fee must be pre-paid to allow us to pre-order the motors and tyres.

In addition entrants will pay the normal club race fee from each host track.

Entries are Being Taken:

Email your entry to:

Paypal to

Because of Christmas if you are buying tyres from us as part of your entry then you must enter and pay by this Sunday 14 December at 11pm. We need to order the tyres on Monday 15 Dec to ensure they are here in time.

You may enter and pay after this Sunday but you will need to provide your own tyres. They must be new in packet (un-opened) control tyres with the part numbers specified above.

GRMCC Kickes off their Summer Series

Summer Super Series Round 1

Things certainly heated up at GRCMCC with the first round of the Summer Super Series held at the track over the weekend. With weather forecast to get up into the mid 40’s the day kicked off early and the small amount of cloud cover helped delay the inevitable heat.  In an event that would see short course, nitro buggy, truggy and e-buggy run all in the same heat, things were bound to get interesting. In this handicapped series, racers were grouped, based on their previous average times run at GRCMCC. With that in mind, there was some carnage expected in the lower heats, however the results were quite surprising, with the majority of the racing smooth, and clean.

 Through qualifying, it was Benny Black who surprised everyone. Four solid runs and consistently beating his own average lap times by 4-5 seconds locked away the maximum 60 points for the round early. Benny (normally a B main driver) also went on to take a podium spot in the A main. Let’s see if he can keep this momentum going through the rest of the series.

In outright qualifying it was Tyson Walsh who took TQ honours, putting in some solid runs to get himself on the pole position. Rob Thomas and Allan Kent rounded out the top 3. The heat seemed to be taking its toll with quite a few drivers seeing DNF’s through the day.

 By the time the mains had come around the heat had set in and the battle was sure to be on. It was the battle of the new comers  Mat Robins out in front on pole for the C main and Ashley Pike starting from second. But the man to watch was seasoned veteran Dylan Johnson after sorting out battery connection issues early on in the day put in a stellar performance to charge the lead after starting from 3rd. Mark Earl who qualified from the back of the pack after issues in qualifying, started the main late and had a lot of time to make up to chase down the front runners. By the 6th lap he had caught up and taken the lead, however shortly thereafter transponder issues meant his car was no longer being picked up and it was Dylan Johnson who took out the win, recording a time 3 seconds per lap quicker than his average. Enough to secure him 3rd in the points for the finals. Just a shame these were the only points he could muster for the day due to issues during qualifying as he would certainly be one to watch out for in this series. Mat Robbins took 2nd place representing the Esperance crew with Ashley Pike rounding out the top 3.

 In the B Main it was Jesse Walters starting from pole. Jesse would hold the lead for the first lap however, it didn’t take Esperance driver Matt Wohling and local Ben McConachie long to get around him. They went back and forth for the lead early on, but by about lap 6, Matt had started to put a comfortable lead over the field. Devastation for Tyrone Dark after failure put him out after just 5 laps. Out in front, Matt continued to gap the field, putting his closest competitor a lap down. But it was the battle for second that had the attention of the crowd. Ben McConachie fought to hold second for the majority of the race with Eddy Ennor nipping at his heels. Jesse also came through with some quick laps to catch up and get involved in the rivalry. A horror 44 second lap from Ben with just over a minute to go handed Eddy the second spot. Only momentarily however as the battle would continue back and forth until the centre double on the final lap. A mistake from Eddy had the crowd gasping and it was all over. Ben McConachie takes the second, with Jesse Walters rounding out the podium.

 The A main was exciting and interesting to say the least. With temps now fully into the 40’s the heat was taking its toll. And the timing system was the first to go. Starting from pole, it was Tyson Walsh who took the early lead, however an overheating laptop soon put a stop to that and the race had to be restarted. Engine troubles however for the TWR man meant his car was still on the starter box when the siren sounded. It was Rob Thomas who took the early lead , but after a few bobble early on, left the door open for Allan Kent. Tyson Walsh eventually got his car on the track, over a lap down and stated mounting his charge. By now Allan Kent had put in a comfortable lead over Rob Thomas, only to realise his name wasn’t being called over the PA. A transponder failure or timing system problem meant it was now Rob’s race loose. However in the dying seconds, with less than 30 seconds to go, his decision not to refuel at the starting grid would come back to haunt him, running out of fuel with less than a few corners to go. This however would be enough to secure 2nd place. In what would seem like good Karma after having to give up his lead in the first race it was Tyson Walsh who came from the back worked his way to third, and eventually took the win. In this survival of the fittest race, it was also devastation for Paul Bowles, who was running towards the front of the pack when he experienced failure, and Daniel Kent with engine problems. Tyson Walsh and Benny Black the only two cars to still be recording lap times as the final siren went off.

 Congratulations to Tyson Walsh on the win, setting a new fastest lap time for 2015 in the final of 28.869, Rob Thomas in second and our current SSS leader Benny Black with third place outright.

 Thanks to all who came for an enjoyable day and well deserved beers and banter afterwards. Look forward to seeing you all at the remaining rounds.


Feature Event: 2015 AARCMCC Victorian IC On-Road Championships

What: 2015 AARCMCC Victorian IC On-Road Championships
When: 24-16 January 2015
Where:  Hardy St, Lilydale, Victoria – Melway’s Ref: 38 E5
Classes: 1/10th Pro Tourer, 1/10th Pull Start & 1/8th Can Am
RC Tech Thread:
Online Entries:
MRCCR is proud to announce the
“2015 AARCMCC Victorian IC On-Road Championships”
from the 24th till the 25th of January. (Australia Day Long Weekend)Event Details:

Track Location: Hardy St, Lilydale, Victoria – Melway’s Ref: 38 E5ENTRY FEE

$80 NO CROSS ENTERING between classes will be allowed,
(Drivers can only nominate to enter once per class)
$35 per additional class.

MRCCR has now included 1/10th Pull Start
*All classes need to have a minimum of 8 entries to allow the class to run as this is a Sanctioned Event.

Class: 1/10th Pro Tourer, 1/10th Pull Start & 1/8th Can Am

Online Entry via e-laps (Updated 4th January 2015)

Direct Depoit Payment to:
MRCCR Inc BSB: 123 617 Acc: 22059326.

*We will be running the updated IFMAR qualifying format. 4 out your 6 qualifying will count
towards your overall qualifying position. TQ position will get a direct spot into the A-mains.
All other competitors will need to run the lower finals to progress into all A-main.
(Top 4 system will not be used)

This event will also be run over two days. We will not start qualifying earlier then
Saturday 24th of January even if we get a large number of entries. Qualifying will be
reduce from 10 minutes to 5 minutes for the extra heats.

Track will be open for practice from Thursday to Friday.

RC Race Dates Australia

We have talked about the fantastic Crowd Sourced Events Calendar for RC events on the RC tech thread, and the baton has been passed for 2015 to a new person running the thread, but as the commercials say, but wait, there’s more!

Along with the 2015 edition of the thread, there is also a new website to match the calendar.  This can be found at and the 2015 edition of the crowd sourced calendar where you can add your events for inclusion on the canelndar can be found at

I have not yet updated our page to those links, but I will do as soon as I have time in coming days.  So if you love those big events, and who doesn’t, RC Race Dates Australia is the place to to to find them!