Road Circuit - Racing Information


We race on a dedicated road circuit built for 1/12, 1/10 and 1/8th scale cars.

Here is a handy map of our road circuit (Opens as a PDF)


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 but only if speeds are similar.


10th Touring Car (Electric)

radio control touring car racing at Adur Model Car Club Shoreham
Image from member Scott Hargrave

 

Overview:  Always a popular class and run to BRCA rules with club rules in place for our new "Fixed Timing" class. There are 2 classes for Touring cars using non boosted electronic speed controllers (ESC's) which must blink in accordance with BRCA regulations. The faster class is for 13.5T Blinky motors and speed controllers and a slightly lower powered class for 17.5T Blinky motors and speed controllers. The 17.5T Blinky class is the most popular and competitive. For 2022 there is a then a new "Fixed Timing" class which allows people to enter the world of 1/10th touring car racing at a slightly lower price point and on a more even playing field whilst learning more about rc road circuit racing.

17.5T Blinky - a 17.5 turn motor with an ESC that has a "blinky" stock mode
13.5T Blnky - a 13.5 turn motor  with an ESC that has a "blinky" stock mode
Fixed Timing - a 17.5T fixed-timing 540 brushless with an ESC up to 120 Amps that has a "blinky" stock mode
Frontie - a front wheel drive touring car following BRCA Frontie rules
 

Rules: Touring cars are powered by Hardcased 2s lipos only and motors must be the appropriate 17.5 or 13.5 type. Additional rules can be found in our rules section for the road circuit which can be found here...
 

Tyres: Slick tyres of choice are BRCA touring car control tyres along with those from Ride & Sweep. For damp conditions many drivers op for the BRCA control wet (treaded tyre) 
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 5 minute finals. 



Tamiya Touring Cars

Image courtesy of rc-empire

Overview:  With their easy to follow instructions and wide availability, Tamiya  RC kits allow us to provide a wide range of racing classes for driver's of any experience level.

For kids who want to try RC racing for the first time to experienced Tamiya road car racers. ADUR RC club provides a range of racing opportunities, 

We now offer 3 Tamiya classes for racing - our kids only Tamiya Rookie Class, the Tamiya Stock Class and the Tamiya Open class.

Tamiya Rookie Class
Our introductory class for kids who are racing for the first time. Rookie class follows the Tamiya Stock Class rules, but only races with the Torque Tuned Motor which comes with most TT-02 kits. After a Rookie has demonstrated their driving ability to the circuit rep team they will then be allowed to enter any of the other circuit classes.

Tamiya Stock Class
An ideal entry class for any racer, young or old. Using the popular Tamiya TT car. The TT02, the latest model offers a fun build thanks to clear instructions, and being popular at our track there are plenty of members around to ask for advice. Do not underestimate the fun you can have with a Tamiya TT car!

Tamiya Open Class
For those who have some racing experience or that have cut their teeth in our Stock class and want to make the most of their Tamiya we have our open class. 

Rules: We have a dedicated page for Tamiya, please visit our Rules and Regulations Page  (opens in a new window) 
 

Tyres: 4WD tyres are similar to the touring car classes indeed most drivers run the discarded and used tyres from touring car drivers. Mini 2wd most use the Tamiya 60D size tyres or equivalent

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 5 minute finals.

 


 

8th Circuit (Electric and Nitro) incorporating GT 220 and 10th IC

1/8 Scale Road Touring Cars IC Nitro Powered
Photo courtesy of Infinity Racing

 

Overview: Probably the fastest and quickest cars raced at the circuit, known as the F1 of RC Racing. 0-60 in less than a seconds with top speeds in excess of 70 mph these cars are not for the faint hearted.  Powered by 3.5cc Nitro engines or 4s li-po batteries these cars run to specific BRCA rules. GT220 cars are smaller and powered by 2.5cc engine again running to the BRCA rules. Lap times under 15 seconds are not uncommon in this class.


Rules: Electric cars must be powered by 4s lipos and packs must be hardcased only, as per BRCA rules. IC engines are 2.5cc for GT 220 & 10th IC and 3.5 cc only for 8th IC all running 16% nitromethane fuel. 
 

Tyres: Tyres for 8th cars are foam and normally 32 Front and 35 rear, Ennetti, Matrix and Contact are the tyres of choice. GT220 and 10th IC run similar but smaller foam tyres but normally slightly harder compounds.
 

Format: Usual qualifying format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 5 minute finals.

 


 

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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