2017 Victorian Off Road Titles Racer Report

2017 Victorian State Titles

The 2017 1/10 Offroad Victorian State Titles were held at the red clay track of the bordertown Wodonga RC Club.  Big winners were TLR/Motiv Leigh Cheeseman (2wd 17.5, 4wd 17,5 and Truck 17.5), AE/JC/Reedy Ray Munday (2wd Mod), AE/Reedy Cameron Zammit (4wd Mod) and ORCA Simon Healy (Truck mod). 
The original date in August was washed out so the re-run was held in combination with the Coleman Cup, an event that has been running for over 20 years in memory of a young racer who tragically died at a young age.  This event celebrates sportsmanship and competition, and the prestigious ‘Coleman Cup’ for services to the sport was awarded to Bazz Densely who not only prepared buggies for his 2 kids to race but also helped with track prep and even cooking the bbq through the weekend.  It’s because of racers like him that the sport of RC is so much fun!
Racers were treated to a fantastic blue groove surface on the bumpy but flowing classic outdoor track, with sunny weather for practice and 4wd day but rain on 2wd day which kept everyone on their toes chasing the perfect setup.  The event ran with the Holeshot V2 as the control tyre for all classes.  The small but enthusiastic club members had worked tirelessly in the leadup of the event and during the weekend to give all racers something to remember.

17.5:

TLR / Motiv racer Leigh Cheeseman was on a mission all weekend, taking TQ in each of the 17,5 classes and converting in the finals to win all 3.  It wasn’t as easy as it looked though, as he was pushed extremely hard by Ben Howard (2nd 2wd 17,5 ) and Jason Milbourne (2nd 4wd 17,5 and2nd Truck 17,5T) with Simon ‘sticks’ McHugh rounding out the podium in both of the buggy classes and Hope Densley taking a popular 3rd in Truck 17.5 with her T5M!

4wd Mod:

Munday took TQ from Zammit and Andrew Selvaggi, but in the finals ‘CamZam’ proved too strong taking out A1 and A3 to defend his title from 2016.  Cam was pushed hard by AE racer Selvaggi, the result only decided in the last couple of laps of A3, with Simon Healy and Lachlan Munday 3rd and 4th.

2wd Mod:

Munday also took TQ in 2wd with his B6D from Healy (Kyosho) and Selvaggi 3rd.  In A1 it started raining making conditions slippery but Munday took the win from a hard charging Healy with Andrew holding his podium place.  Unfortunately the rain came down harder after A1 so the event was called based on the results of this single final.

Truck Mod:

Cam Zammit took TQ in this class but had some poor luck in the finals.  Simon Healy made the most of this to take the win, Matt Kellett (AE) in 2nd and Andrew ‘Ace’ Adamic (Xray) in 3rd.

Junior 17.5 (Under 16 2wd):

This is a very popular class in Victoria, with a full field of racers looking to make their mark on the sport.  Brian Lawrence took TQ from Nathan Facciol and Shane Lawrence.  In the finals Brian took the win from brother Shane, Nathan 3rd.  Look out for these names in the future!

21.5T 2wd

Paul Slifka took TQ in this class but couldn’t convert in the finals, Nathan Krone taking his B6 to the front of the pack for the win.

21.5T 4wd:

This was another battle between Paul Slifka and Nathan Krone with many entertaining races.  The result was a reversal of 2wd, Slifka taking the win with his Schumacher from Krones Yokomo.
Thanks to the club for putting on the event!

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2017 King RC Aarcmcc Australian Large Scale Offroad Titles Results

Geelong RC Offroaders have let us know the winners from the recent 2017 King RC AARCMCC Australian Large Scale Offroad Titles.  Here is who took home the silverware:

The 2017 King RC Aarcmcc Australian Large Scale Offroad Titles has been a great success and we would would like to thank our Sponsors and Drivers participating in the event. We could not wish for a better run event.

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FEMCA Day 2 Wrap Up: Stringer and Pain Strike first

Well a big day is finished here at MORBC for the second day of the 2017 FEMCA 1/8 IC Off Road Championships! The day started with the opening ceremony, 3D Helicopter demonstrations and concourse judging.  The WA Model Aircraft Sports Centre (WAMASC) were happy to put on 2 3D Helicopter demonstrations over the track, and an RC jet flyover to add to the opening ceremony, showcasing another world of RC excitement and skill from their club, as the 2 clubs operate side by side in the Whiteman Park area.

Myself (Chris Mitchell) Opening the event this morning with Trevor Reid (FEMCA President) and Andrew Silva (MORBC President)
one of the Heli ace pilots from WAMASC demonstrating his abilities over the track

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FEMCA 2017 is here!

Tomorrow morning marks the start of the 2017 Kart World FEMCA 1/8 I.C. Off Road Buggy Championships here in Perth! As Model Off Road Buggy Club (MORBC) in Whiteman Park, Western Australia plays host to the event for the second time in the last two year…all in the buildup to hosting the 2018 IFMAR 1/8 I.C. Off Road World Championships next year!

The club have been tirelessly working over recent weeks and months despite the very wet winter that Perth has experienced. Last week the track build was completed by the master himself; Craig Laughton. Ropes have been laid and the track painted…were getting ready to hit the track Wednesday morning!

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