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Old 04-05-2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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Default DRCCC - The NEW Home of RC Racing in PE, South Africa

That's right guys, we have started a new club in PE on some really old tennis courts. It's been a long 5 months of searching, organising, planning, work parties, meetings, etc, etc.

Below is a pic of how the venue looked when we got it, I will post pics of what it looks like now another time. We are still not finished completely, a topping still needs to be put down and remarked and painted, and we still need stairs for the driverstand. But we at least have a venue where we can race and have some fun for now. It's marked out, they put the piping down yesterday, and we have a container with a stainless steel railing. The end vision is still a way off, but once the funds come in next year we can carry on and get it done 100%.



Track Layout - Approx 240m long and 4m wide with the pace corners being a bit wider. Lots of cut out options to vary the layout for different classes.



It's an awesome surface just as it is, all cracked up. But with a bit of sugar water it gets even better. The guys are doing 18 - 20sec mod times, 22 - 25sec superstock and 28 - 30sec TT01 times. You can ride rubber or foam, both work well, the rubber makes the ass a bit loose, foams give you plenty steering, so the choice is yours depending on how you set the car up.















And here's Ray doing the "sugar" thing. You can also see the pipes on the corners before we replaced them.



Here are some pics from our first race day (mini national). ENJOY!!

Packed to capacity.


Some early practice runs





Team Thinus's Pit Area


Oom Danie checking things out.


The better halves checking out the action


Team BRCCC Pit Area


Team Christo & Co Pit Area


Drivers Briefing



Christo getting serious


The Racers & their Rides


Some Fancy Shells






First heat under starters orders


Coming up to finish their first lap


The concentration


There was plenty of action to be seen for the spectators


Oom Danie doing his thing for the hungry mouths, thanks oom Danie.


Another TT class under starters orders


And they're off


George taking a bit of a tumble


Not once, but twice, and in the same spot


Bradley's Porshe taking a wide line


Edward hard at work


The Official Club Logo and our LHS Logo



Well, what a day it was. We had an excellent turnout of racers and loads of spectators. Lets hope it goes from strength to strength.


If you're in the friendly city on your travels, all are welcome.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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its time for an update Sam the man.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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Nice track! Do you have updated pics? Maybe even a race report of the visiting TRCCC guys?
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:57 AM   #4
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Yoh, it's been a while, definately time for an update, so sit back and enjoy!!

Since those pics we did a resurface using what they call a tennis court paint topping/slurry. Here are some progress pics.








Here you can see the HUGE difference it made to the surface.


Here we experimented with some conveyor belting, but it didn't work so we went back to using irrigation piping.


Yours truly doing some painting of the curbs.


Action pic on first race day after resurface.


I then transferred out of town and left it up to the guys to finish the facility off and boy did they have a surprise in store on my return for the Coastal Cup Challenge. Simply superb!!!!

Early morning shot on the day of the Coastal Cup.


Some closer pics.



Some pics and the results from the other guys of the rest of the week end.

Here is the team that represented Tokai RC Car Club in PE.



From the left:

Neville, Greg, Scoobs, Glitch, Kayden our biggest little supporter (Bretts son), Ty, Dion, Brett

We all did very well considering our car park racing background. The track was fantastic, super fast and flowing. To all those that could not make it, dont worry because we will arrange another event I am sure.

Check the results and look at the times, it was a very competitive day.

Coastal Cup 2010:
Race Results for B Final: Round:3 Diaz Clubstock
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 1 TYRON MOORE 16 6m12.840 22.780 23.302
2 2 ROBERT VD BERG 16 6m16.920 22.460 23.557
3 4 DANIEL 16 6m18.260 22.160 23.641
4 5 GREG HOBBS 15 6m10.230 22.920 24.682
5 6 DION SAMPSON 14 6m04.200 23.800 26.014
6 3 Abu 11 5m07.610 24.730 27.965
7 7 DEON HERMAN 0 NO TIME 0.000
8 8 BRADLEY SAMPSON 0 NO TIME 0.000

Race Results for A Final: Round:3 Diaz Clubstock
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 5 NEVILLE MENEZES 16 6m13.850 22.650 23.366
2 3 JOHAN STRYDOM 16 6m15.600 22.240 23.475
3 6 NICOLE 16 6m19.960 22.580 23.747
4 2 GRAHAM ARBUCKLE 16 6m23.240 22.610 23.953
5 7 Johan Botha 15 5m55.830 22.280 23.722
6 1 THINUS 15 6m01.440 22.290 24.096
7 4 COLIN S 15 6m05.940 22.890 24.396
8 8 MICHAEL DESMOND 14 6m14.490 23.430 26.749

Race Results for A Final: Round:3 Diaz Superstock 17.5
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 1 ASHLEY VAN AS 16 5m08.750 18.610 19.297
2 2 RAYMOND L 16 5m10.110 18.800 19.382
3 3 CHRISTO H 16 5m14.910 18.780 19.682
4 4 BRAD G 15 5m01.290 19.350 20.086
5 6 NEVILLE MENEZES 13 5m02.560 21.410 23.274
6 5 VINCE COOMBS 13 5m14.020 20.250 24.155
7 8 DION SAMPSON 12 4m49.880 22.970 24.157
8 7 Brett C 12 5m06.810 22.710 25.568

Race Results for B Final: Round:3 Diaz Tamiya TT01
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 1 NEVILLE MENEZES 11 5m15.520 27.830 28.684
2 2 TYRON MOORE 11 5m22.840 28.190 29.349
3 4 DEON HERMAN 11 5m26.770 28.250 29.706
4 3 NICO VAN DEN BERG 10 4m57.450 28.690 29.745
5 5 RICARDO 10 5m12.130 28.970 31.213
6 6 Derick snr 0 NO TIME 0.000
7 7 BRADLEY SAMPSON 0 NO TIME 0.000

Race Results for A Final: Round:3 Diaz Tamiya TT01
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 1 Derick JNR 12 5m13.330 25.380 26.111
2 3 COLIN SANDERSON 12 5m22.730 26.140 26.894
3 7 MICHAEL DESMOND 11 5m00.700 26.560 27.336
4 4 JOHAN STRYDOM 11 5m03.550 26.560 27.595
5 5 JOHAN BOTHA 11 5m10.090 26.960 28.190
6 8 GREG HOBBS 11 5m17.780 27.690 28.889
7 6 HANNES DE VOS 11 5m18.680 26.300 28.971
8 2 Abu 10 5m03.300 25.360 30.330

Race Results for B Final: Round:3 Diaz 19 turn 13.5
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 2 DEON HERMAN 14 5m19.850 21.820 22.846
2 3 NEVILLE MENEZES 11 4m59.910 22.790 27.265
3 1 GREG HOBBS 7 2m37.160 21.040 22.451
4 4 Abu 1 0m23.100 0.000 23.100
5 5 Tyron Moore 0 NO TIME 0.000

Race Results for A Final: Round:3 Diaz 19 turn 13.5
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 2 Antonio C 17 5m09.410 17.570 18.201
2 3 RAYMOND L 16 5m05.140 18.510 19.071
3 1 ASHLEY VAN AS 16 5m09.140 18.140 19.321
4 4 ROBERT 15 5m12.330 19.060 20.822
5 6 JOHAN KNOESEN 11 5m11.220 18.950 28.293
6 5 CHRISTO H 8 2m48.010 19.570 21.001

Race Results for B Final: Round:3 Diaz Mini
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 1 NEVILLE MENEZES 12 5m24.290 25.710 27.024
2 5 DION SAMPSON 11 5m15.090 26.820 28.645
3 3 DEON HERMAN 11 5m24.950 27.560 29.541
4 2 ROBERT VD BERG 2 2m02.500 89.480 61.250
5 4 VINCE COOMBS 0 NO TIME 0.000
6 6 BRADLEY SAMPSON 0 NO TIME 0.000

Race Results for A Final: Round:3 Diaz Mini
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 2 Raymond L 13 5m17.720 23.720 24.440
2 1 Tyron Moore 13 5m27.100 23.960 25.162
3 3 THINUS STROEBEL 12 5m19.830 24.930 26.653
4 5 Johan Botha 12 5m22.370 25.400 26.864
5 4 GRAHAM ARBUCKLE 11 4m55.450 25.090 26.859
6 6 GREG HOBBS 11 5m00.310 25.440 27.301

Race Results for A Final: Round:3 DIAZ 4WD MINI
Position Car # Name Laps Time Fastest
Lap Average
Lap
1 2 DEON HERMAN 12 5m12.990 24.750 26.083
2 3 TYRON MOORE 11 5m01.840 23.910 27.440
3 5 GRAHAM ARBUCKLE 11 5m09.310 25.370 28.119
4 4 NEVILLE MENEZES 11 5m11.600 26.220 28.327
5 6 THINUS STROEBEL 9 4m57.050 29.960 33.006
6 1 GREG HOBBS 3 1m23.270 26.470 27.757



























Saturday practice and Saturday nite prep around the dinningromm table.
Saturdays practice pit area.




Saturday nite's workshop on Bretts' moms' dinningroom table.


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