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2014 Electric on-road North Island champs

Entries close today (30th October) for the 2014 Electric on-road North Island champs.

This event is to be held on the 7-9 November at the North Harbour RC Car Club (NHRCCC) outdoor venue

It'll be the last time a major event will be held at the current NHRCCC outdoor track.

If you haven't entered make sure you register on their website today!

Event Website: http://nhrccc.pccnz.com/2014-north-islands/
Forum thread: http://www.rcracer.co.nz/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15705

2014 NZRCA AGM Minutes



The 2014 NZRCA AGM is done and dusted, have a look at the minutes from the meeting, download the PDF here

Discuss in the Forum here

Hot Shotz Mini Series - Stream Online

The 1989 New Zealand four part mini series is based around RC Cars and even features some kind of story. For quite a few years it hasn't been shown on TV, but now you can finally stream it online.

Click the image to go to nzonscreen.com where you can stream it.



Talk about it here

Hobby Spy

Check out this recently released website, great for finding the best prices in New Zealand.



A quote from the creator of HobbySpy.co.nz:
HobbySpy.co.nz allows you to browse 20 of New Zealand’s top online hobby stores from one location. Get the latest prices of your favourite store and find what you are looking for at the lowest price. Help support New Zealand hobby stores by purchasing locally.

2014 Waikato Carpet Champs

2014 Waikato Carpet Champs

The Hamilton Radio Control Car Club is hosting an indoor carpet championship over two rounds of competiton.

From the event website:


The 2014 Waikato Carpet Champs takes the Hamilton Radio Control Car Club back to its old stomping ground of the late 1980's. The Waikato Table Tennis Centre and its painted concrete floor are remembered amongst many for teaching the arts of throttle control and the Scandinavia flick. But time changes everything and when we jump forward 34 years to 2014, you’ll see that the painted concrete is gone and, of course, so have the brushed motors and nicad battery packs. All replaced with carpet, brushless technology and lipo batteries.

The 2014 Waikato Carpet Champs sees some big changes for the Hamilton Radio Control Car Club with the introduction of a carpeted indoor venue featuring both onroad and offroad cars, racing over two, two day weekends.

Come and join the fun and experience something never seen in the Waikato before by entering the 2014 Waikato Carpet Champs. We can almost guarantee you'll love it!


The event details as follows:
EVENT DATES:
21st and 22nd June 2014 (Round 1) - Entries Close Friday 13th June 2014
16th and 17th August 2014 (Round 2) - Entries Close Friday 8th August 2014 (Entries for this round will open after June round is completed)

Entry Fees
First Class = $40.00
Second and Third Class = $20.00
Additional Classes = $10.00 each

Classes available for entry:
Juniors
2WD Buggy
4WD Buggy
2WD Trucks
M-Chassis
Stock/21.5 Touring
Super Stock
Modified
Formula 1
Pro 12
Pro 10

More information can be found on the Event website, discussion of this event on the event thread in the forum

Exciting 2014 Indoor Off-road Championship event news

2014 Indoor Off-road Championship

We have some very exciting hot off the press news regarding an upcoming 2014 New Zealand Indoor Offroad Championship.

North Harbour Radio Controlled Car Club has teamed up with the CRC Speedshow to hold a headlining RC Race meeting. Heaps of spectators are expected (30,000+), this is a great opportunity to get some racing in, and to show case the sport

Date:
To be held on 19-20 July 2014

Location:
The entire Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland has been booked for it, hosting a 16m x 30m track featuring a Wall Ride, Crossover, Step up, Massive Tabletop and more. Since it is indoors it is an all weather event (great opportunity to scratch that mid-winter racing itch)

Classes to be raced:
-2WD Buggy Open
-2WD Short Course Open
-4WD Buggy Open
-4WD Short Course Open
-Mini Eight
-Mod Truck Open
-Stars of Tomorrow (Junior)

2014 Indoor Off-road Championship Layout


More details to follow soon!

2014 NZ EP Off-road nationals recap

The EP Off-road nationals are done and dusted for another year, with a great turn out of racers and lots of fun had by all. Below is a post-event information blurb.

Amber Kendall has put together this compilation of footage:



Visit her Facebook page for some great photos and subscribe to her Youtube channel for future videos

Discuss this event on the Forum

Placings of the event can be found below. For full results including race times download the Presentation Report or the Meeting Report

1/8 EP Buggy A
Pos Name ID#
1st Mark Bidlake (TQ)
2nd Andrew Webber
3rd Shane OConnor
4th Brett Waudby
5th Angus McLeod
6th Scott Brownhill
7th Shane Gollop
8th Kerry Martin
9th Steve Oyston
10th Matt Whitmarsh
*result dropped

4wd Mod Buggy A
Pos Name ID#
1st Andrew Webber (TQ)
2nd Mark Bidlake
3rd Ian Rickerby
4th Shane OConnor
5th Gavin Davidson
6th Brett Waudby
7th Perry Field
8th Nigel Bish
9th Scott Brownhill
10th Robert Minifie
*result dropped

1/8 EP Truggy A
Pos Name ID#
1st Shane OConnor (TQ)
2nd Scott Brownhill
3rd Pj Jones
4th Matt Hands
5th Nick Moore
6th Dave Workman
7th Chris O'Connor
8th Ross Leonard
9th Paul Millett
10th Ben Le Prou
*result dropped

4WD Short Course A
Pos Name ID#
1st Shane OConnor (TQ)
2nd Matt Whitmarsh
3rd Pj Jones
4th Angus McLeod
5th Nick Moore
6th Gavin Davidson
7th Matt Hands
8th Ross Leonard
9th Pieter Botha
10th Paul Fey
*result dropped

2wd Mod Buggy A
Pos Name ID#
1st Mark Bidlake (TQ)
2nd Andrew Webber
3rd Shane Gollop
4th Perry Field
5th Shane OConnor
6th Angus McLeod
7th Duane Barber
8th Matt Whitmarsh
9th Kevin Gray
10th Ian Rickerby
*result dropped

2wd Mod Truck
Pos Name ID#
1st Robert Minifie (TQ)
2nd Nick Moore
3rd Anton Hubers
4th Wiremu Paipa
5th Paul Fey
6th Ben Le Prou
7th Frazer Tong
8th Jordan Grant
9th Andrew Jujnovich
10th Nick Ward
*result dropped

2WD Short Course A
Pos Name ID#
1st Shane OConnor (TQ)
2nd Angus McLeod
3rd Pieter Botha
4th Anton Hubers
5th Kerry Martin
6th Duane Barber
7th Alan Simpson
8th Stuart Crawford
9th Robert Minifie
10th Jacob Black
*result dropped

1/8 EP Buggy B
Pos Name ID#
1st Pj Jones
2nd Matt Hands
3rd Nigel Bish
4th Robert Minifie
5th Pieter Botha
6th Wiremu Paipa
7th Chris Black
8th Chris O'Connor
9th Paul Millett
10th Russell Mahony
*result dropped

4wd Stock Buggy A
Pos Name ID#
1st Scott Kendall (TQ)
2nd Shane Gollop
3rd Robert Minifie
4th Steve Oyston
5th Matt Hands
6th Sonny Pearce
7th Jeff Shaw
8th Chris Black
9th Ryan Thompson
10th Dewald Botha
*result dropped

2wd Mod Buggy B
Pos Name ID#
1st Brett Waudby
2nd Steve Oyston
3rd Kerry Martin
4th Nigel Bish
5th Alan Simpson
6th Martin Irawan
7th Sonny Pearce
8th Jacob Black
9th David Norden
10th Jordan Grant
*result dropped

2WD Short Course B
Pos Name ID#
1st Kelly Churchill
2nd Russell Mahony
3rd Dewald Botha
4th Nick Ward
5th Dave Workman
6th Drew Barber
7th Peter Chang
8th Dan Watson
9th Nathan Short
10th Ashley Jensen
11th Caleb MacKay
*result dropped

2WD Short Course DNQ
Pos Name ID#
1st Ben Le Prou
2nd Andrew Jujnovich
*result dropped

2wd Stock Buggy
Pos Name ID#
1st Gavin Davidson (TQ)
2nd Dewald Botha
3rd Richard Price
4th Jason Errington
5th Jeff Shaw
6th James Dale
7th Dean Wishnoski
8th Alex Whitmarsh
9th Dan Watson
*result dropped

4wd Mod Buggy B
Pos Name ID#
1st Steve Oyston
2nd Sonny Pearce
3rd Kerry Martin
4th Martin Irawan
5th Wiremu Paipa
6th Ross Leonard
7th Paul Millett
8th Duane Barber
9th Jason Errington
10th Scott Kendall
*result dropped

4WD Short Course B
Pos Name ID#
1st Steve Joblin
2nd Chris O'Connor
3rd Frazer Tong
4th Chris Black
5th Andrew Jujnovich
6th Ben Le Prou
7th Nick Ward
8th Caleb MacKay
*result dropped

1/8 EP Buggy C
Pos Name ID#
1st Jack Harris
2nd Kelly Churchill
3rd Frazer Tong
4th Steve Joblin
5th Brian Short
6th Dean Wishnoski
7th Richard Price
8th Amber Kendall
9th Murray MacDonald
10th Mike Sutton
DNS Andrew Jujnovich
*result dropped

1/8 EP Buggy DNQ
Pos Name ID#
1st Ross Leonard
2nd Merv MacDonald
*result dropped

4wd Stock Buggy B
Pos Name ID#
1st Richard Price
2nd Alex Whitmarsh
3rd James Dale
4th Frazer Tong
5th Merv MacDonald
6th Murray MacDonald
*result dropped

4wd Stock Buggy DNQ
Pos Name ID#
1st Dan Watson
*result dropped

1/8 EP Truggy B
Pos Name ID#
1st Jack Harris
2nd Ryan Thompson
3rd Murray MacDonald
4th Merv MacDonald
*result dropped

2wd Mod Buggy C
Pos Name ID#
1st Richard Price
2nd Paul Fey
3rd Kelly Churchill
4th Frazer Tong
5th Peter Chang
6th Russell Mahony
7th Graham Wildgoose
8th Dean Wishnoski
*result dropped

2wd Mod Buggy DNQ
Pos Name ID#
1st Shay Wildgoose
*result dropped

4wd Mod Buggy C
Pos Name ID#
1st Peter Thompson
2nd David Norden
3rd Richard Price
4th Chris O'Connor
5th Jacob Black
6th Brian Short
7th Jordan Grant
8th Shay Wildgoose
9th Ashley Jensen
10th Graham Wildgoose
11th Pj Jones
*result dropped

2014 IC on-road Nationals Video

Forum user DanceWithMedusa has put together this video from 2014 IC on-road nationals just recently held in Christchurch.



Subscribe to the youtube account here.

Talk about the event in the forums

IC Off-road North Islands

A quick reminder that the IC Off-road North Islands registrations close today (24th Feb 2014), but they are accepting late entries for the next few days.

Go to the website by clicking on their banner below:
2014 IC Off-road North Islands

Counties Radio Control Car Club video

Club member of Counties Radio Control Car Club (and forum user gccarter10) put together a 'first club day' video. Check it out:



Subscribe to their youtube account here.

Talk about the video in the forums here

If you have any videos you want to share, please email us: matt@rcracer.co.nz

Cheers, Matt

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