Off Road Track - Racing Information

 

The Adur RC Club off road track is situated 5 miles north of our Shoreham road circuit, on the outskirts of Steyning village on the A283.

The track is a full astroturf surface to handle UK weather conditions, and features challenging corners and jumps including our infamous double.

We welcome drivers of all abilities, and the track is suited to both 1/10th scale and 1/8th scale buggies, electric and IC Nitro.

It features pits and parking right next to the track on a grass surface allowing you to set up a gazebo or shelter easily for your pit area and secure it to the ground with pegs.

There is no power on site at the track, so you will need to bring a suitable battery power supply or generator and a long extension lead so that the generator can be placed away from the pit area as a courtesy to others.

Classes Raced

The following classes are currently raced at the club on a regular basis, with varying numbers. Depending on numbers on any particular day, classes may be merged (8th buggy and truggy, 10th 2wd and 4wd buggies etc).
If you want to race with something outside of the following categories we will do our best to accommodate you by putting you into the closest match, providing it is a 10th or 1/8th electric or nitro vehicle.

1/8th Buggy (Electric and Nitro)

 

Image from member on our Facebook Page


Overview: The most popular class at the club, with electric powered cars being the most popular, although we welcome nitro’s too!

Rules: Electric cars should be powered by 4s lipos or lower, and packs must be hardcased. Motors in the 1800 to 2200 area are most popular, although there is no limit.

Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher mini pins in Yellow compound for the dry (these may require trimming for LESS grip!) and Schumacher Spirals in Silver for the wet.

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 1 x 15 minute final for e-buggies, and the final is 20 minutes, with a B final when needed lasting 15 minutes. The qualifiers determine your final grid position.

 



1/10th 2WD Buggy

 

Image from member S Hargrave

 

Overview: 2 Wheel Drive (2WD) Buggy is the most popular 1/10th class at Adur, and the second overall. It is also the cheapest class to get you started in if you are new, although not necessarily the easiest, particularly in the wet!


Rules: 2s hardcased lipo’s. No motor limit with 7.5T being a popular choice, although 10.5T to 8.5T maybe a better option of you are inexperienced.


Tyres: Tyres of choice for the rear are Schumacher mini pins / Mini Darts in Yellow compound for the dry, and Schumacher Mini Spikes / Mini Darts in Silver or Ballistic Buggy Spikes in Green for the wet.

For the front the Schumacher Stagger rib / Cut Stagger / Cut Stagger Low Profile in Yellow for the dry and Silver for the wet work well, depending on car.


Format: Usual format is 4 x 6 minute qualifiers and 1 x 7 minute final, with everyone lined up in their grid positon from the qualifiers.



1/10th 4WD Buggy

 

4WD Team Associated B74


Overview: 4 wheel drive (4WD) Buggy is less popular currently, but no less welcome. A very fast class with huge grip, making it easier to drive in the wet. Dearer to get set up in compared to 2wd, and the higher speeds can mean more breakages when crashed!


Rules: 2s hardcased lipo’s. No motor limit with 6.5T being a popular choice, but again 10.5T to 7.5T maybe a better option of you are new, as this will be easier to handle.


Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher mini pins / Mini Darts in Yellow compound for the dry, and Schumacher Mini Spikes / Mini Darts in Silver or Ballistic Buggy Spikes in Green for the wet.


Format: Usual format is 4 x 6 minute qualifiers and 1 x 7 minute final, with everyone lined up in their grid positon from the qualifiers.

 


 

New to the sport and need advice?

Are you totally new to RC Racing or are introducing a child to the Sport?

Don’t think you are ready to race?

Not to worry, we know it can be a daunting prospect! If this is you, and you would like to come down to the track on race days and get a feel for driving on the track at your own pace, then drop us a line via our Facebook Page, make yourself known, and we can then arrange for you to have access to the track between rounds, at lunch time and at the end of the days racing!

We can also offer advice on equipment, set up, maintenance and technique if required.

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