NEXT RACE MEETING: Points Meeting 2nd March
Hi all, we had an excellent turnout for the first points meeting of the year with 17 buggies registered and 8 truggies. This allowed us to run our standard pit fuelling which was warmly welcomed by all. It will be great to see these numbers continue to grow to make 2014 a great season. For those who haven't the club yet it's not too late to join to gain points for the rest of the season.It was also great to see some young racers battling with the adults and will be exciting to see how they improve throughout the year.
In buggy Craig Underwood started the heats very well, winning the first 2 heats gaining him the TQ spot for the A final. Chris Banham found his usual fast pace in the third heat to take the win for race 3. In the final Chris got off to a great start and never looked back, leading the whole 30 minutes from start to finish. Jonathon Coluccio raced into second and also held that position for most of the race. Early problems from Craig gave him a tough task to get back to the front, and in the end his efforts were good enough for third place. In the B final Glen Maria raced a great race until unfortunately he broke his car with only a minute to go, gifting the win to Gerard O'Loan. Glenn did enough for second and young gun Quinn Johnson did well to get third place.
In truggy Grant Moon won the first heat, but Basil Weyers found his pace in the second and third heats, winning them and taking out the TQ for the final. Moonie was still very consistent during the heats, finishing the second and third heats in second behind Basil. In the final it was all about Basil, he got off to a great start and led from start to finish. Grant Jenkins found his usual fast pace in the final racing to second. The battle for third, fourth and fifth was very tight all race between Terry Lister, Craig Dawson and Matt Franklin with Terry finding some consistency in the later stages of the race to gain third place.
3rd-Craig Underwood (TQ)
1st-Basil Weyers (TQ)
Hi everyone, well we have just finished our 2 meetings for January, the annual ARCCC Enduro and the first EP Outlaw Shootout.
We had six teams for our enduro and the weather really turned it on with a scorching hot day. We ran a speedway style pole shuffle to determine start positions and the Mugen Mafia took it out, getting the #1 start grid. They ran neck and neck with Team Bullitt for an hour and a half until some technical problems in race control called a halt to proceedings. A well deserved 15 min break was had before everyone decided to start a new 2 hour race. At the time of the problems the Mugen Mafia only had a 5 second lead over Team Bullitt.
The second stint started off with Mugen Mafia and Team Bullitt battling it out again, making clear ground between them and the rest of the pack while Team Tauranga and Team Underdogs were having a battle of their own for 3rd and 4th. Mugen Mafia held the lead until around 42 mins when Team Bullitt took the lead an held it right up until they suffered mechanical issues with less than 10 mins to go. Mugen Mafia pounced and stretched out to a 2 lap lead until the finish.
An enjoyable day was had by all and ARCCC thanks all racers that turned up, especially the 2 teams from Tauranga and Bay of Plenty for making the effort. They gained some valuable track time for future meetings.
Results as follows:
1st: Mugen Mafia
2nd: Team Bullitt
3rd: Team Tauranga
4th: Bop Bashers
5th: Team Mitre
6th: Team Underdogs
(Please note, the results are split into 2 races due to the technical issues).
We had inadequate numbers to run this as a big meeting, so we opted to run a casual practice on Saturday and a standard raceday on Sunday.
13x 1/8th Buggies , 5x Truggies, and 4x 4wd Short Course Trucks registered and its pretty safe to say we had a good day. Racing was fairly relaxed and casual, and we are very keen to run this format whenever we have gaps in our schedule.
Happy New Year everyone. This January we have a busy scedule with the annual ARCCC enduro on Sunday 19th Jan and the inaugural ARCCC EP Outlaw Shootout on the 25th and 26th of Jan. Details for these events are as below:
Please Pre-Register HERE
Please Pre-Register HERE
Well, what a great meeting to wrap up the points season. We had a full field in each class creating a good challenge for all the cars on track while still maintaining a nice, relaxed atmosphere.
The 2 top spots in each class were still to be decided with 5 points seperating 1st and 2nd in buggy and only 3 points in truggy.
In buggy Chris Banham needed to TQ and beat Jono Thompson by 2 places to steal the championship. He drove very well in qualifying, winning 2 out of the 3 races earning him the TQ. In the final Chris took the lead early and stayed out in front to take the win. Jono however put in a solid performance to earn second place, earning him enough points to win the 2013 championship by 1 point over Chris B. Basil Weyers continued his solid form and earnt himself a third place for the day, rounding off his most improved season.
In truggy Roger Van Dorsten needed to beat Jeremy MacMahon by 2 places in the final to take the top spot in points but it wasn't to be. Jeremy won all 3 qualifiers, earning the 1 point for TQ, then in the final Roger had a series of problems forcing him to retire early. Jeremy had a couple of issues too but once he did more laps than Roger the series was in the bag. Jono Coluccio took advantage of Jeremys early issues and took a comfortable lead, resulting in a 1 lap win by the end of the race. Jeremy battled back from his issues to 2nd place and Grant Moon put in a consistent performance to earn 3rd place.
1st-Chris Banham (TQ)
2nd-Roger Van Dorsten
Congratulations to all the points competitors, and thanks from ARCCC for your support.