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News, Reviews and Results - 20th March 2019 - Welcome to the LRCCC website.

You can renew your BRCA membership now here, you must do this before racing in 2019.

Please note, your LRCCC membership is due by 1st April, please pay it ASAP.
Other clubs in the area are:-
East Coast Nitro at Theddlethorpe for 1/8th IC and electric buggies and truggies on a Sunday from 10.00am.

At the recent committee meeting we discussed the Vulcan RC Summer Carpet Series sponsored by Vulcan RC and made the decision that the classes would be:-
Touring car - 13.5 Blinky, Touring car - 17.5 Boosted, GT12 & Tamiya Truck

Note, after a show of hands vote at the last of the Winter Carpet Series we have decided to keep the 17.5 Club Class as boosted in the Vulcan RC Summer Carpet Series, and not Blinky as originally proposed.
Check here for more info

Report on Round 6 of the Winter Series on 17/3/19 by Chris Lovely on Redrc.net
Click here for full report and photos.

Report on Round 5 of the Winter Series on 17/2/19 by Chris Lovely

So thats it, round 5 is in the books. Another high capacity meeting, with 85 entrants being the best ever for the club. 85 drivers for a club that one and a half years ago struggled to get 20 or 25, its amazing and something pure amazing for a small club like ours. Before I get going into this race report I want to thank those who gave up there time last night, in 45 mins or so the volunteers got the carpet laid, the trailor moved round, track mostly assembled. Then the hardcore few returned this morning to sort the track at half six, so thank you, if you did either of these, and a bigger thank you if you did both. Another big thanks goes to those behind the scene. You hear and see me, see me on here, and hear me at the meetings, but the committee behind this club is a amazing and helps push to makes these meetings the best we possibly can. So please thank them, they know who they are.

So now to the track action

17.5
With champion elect Jason Lovely, winning the championship and stepping up to blinky 13.5, and current out going champion Andy Babb not at the meeting who would step up. Stewart Mcleod would be the guy, too many times the bridesmaid, he would set a hot pace with his Xray. Steve Tindall would be hot on heels, and Sleafords own Brett Gardner buidling on a successful first meeting. Callum Chapman would show some great pace with his Yokomo, and running two classes wouldn't deter Peter Covell from setting fast times. Kevin Bishop would have a new motor but his old relic car, but showing great consistency. Harvey put in a superb perofmance and also another young man showing form was Warren Frith. A big thank you has to go to the guys from Sleaford who attended our race meeting, its great they can come race with us after the sad closure of their venue, so thank you Ross Smythe, Matt Dutfield and Bob Cook.

13.5
Ricky Lee would set off where he left off from his previous outing, showing amazing performance with his Surpass powered Awesomatix. I would keep him honest, but never be close enough to challenge. Andrew Green and Nathan Winyard would leave it till the last round of qualifying to settled the fight for 3rd. Mikey Mansell would find the form in his Capricorn powered by Smc motors, Jason Lovely would showed the form that gave him the boosted championship. Garry Plant would again show pace with his Awesomatix and make the A final. Joseph Cocking was unlucky not to make the top final with his Yokomo, and Kyle Lee again showed fine form. Joe Hawnt and Shane Dye had speed in their Capricorns along with debutant Kieran , a thank you goes to Kieran for not only supporting our series but racing in it too.

Trucks
13 entrants in the super close truck class. With no champion elect Mitch, it was a case of who would step up. After previous finals it could be anyone. Jason Lovely was the man to set the early pace, newbie to the class James Beckett and his pepper pig force India would make it in second. Steve Tindall would be a close 3rd, and Tom Hardy 4th not showing the fast form as of late. Chris Chapman would remain under the radar, with now official club member Phill Campbell and our very own Ed Turrell rounding out the top final. Dave Fiddling and Harvey Greenfield were super close to that final a final spot. Stu H Harrison would wear the biggest and enjoyable smile, from our chairman Rick Hellewell ( I believe hes sand bagging), Woz would have not much luck with his truck, and Adam Jessop still getting to grips with his new truck.

GT12
7 drivers was great to see in the GT12 class, a class we would love to see thrive, so please get behind it. Lewis Williamson would make a debut appearance at the club and would set the standard for the rest to follow, another debutante Chris Whiteside would have a Stella four rounds, Shane would have the bragging rights over brother Steve. Chris sleaford would slot himself between the pair. Paul would have a quieter day, and Ross would have a different day then with his touring car.

So four rounds of qualifying in the books, finals were sorted, numbers were lined up, and it was time for the main events.

17.5 club class D final
Stephen Roberts would take the victory in the D final, which had many new faces in it. I would like to thank Stephen for jumping in and helping the club, straight from the off, showing the spirit we love at the club mucking in with helping put out the track, showing up last night and early this morn. Young Charlie jessop would driver a fine race and bring home second in the final, a long day for Matt Dutfield, but would be happy with 3rd, Bryan Jessop wouldn't have the final we wanted, and Pete Collins would sadly have to leave early, but as always we appreciated the efforts he puts into the club.

C final
Another Sleaford RC Raceways victory, as Ross Smythe would take home the spoils. Tory Ward tried to sand bag, and not have his picture without his hat, but sadly his talent came through and that picture had to be taken, after a great drive t0 2nd. the final podium fight was close and Dave Greenfield, would take it from the ever improving Connor Mccan, a fan favourite of Daniel Newton would take home the victory in the Jessop battle, Stu Stu H Harrison would get his budget mi1 round in great fashion, and Bob Cook would sadly lose his transponder mid race but continue to fight on.

B final
Car two on the grid, but Scott West would show he has the A final pace, and take B final, Trevor Welbourn would bring home in 2nd, Mr steady, Michael Burks, would have another solid race. Alan Smith would have one of his best reuslts ahead of Mick Lammiman, Steve Dye would had an off day, Stephe Hart who's day was smoking in many ways and Mike Mansell dusting off the sticks but not having the luck in the final.

A final
RC Discos very own Stewart Mcleod would set the pace all day and this final was no exception taking the victory. Steve would show his pace and keep Stu honest, in second setting the fastest lap along the way, and the young Callum Chapman ever improving in 3rd. Our own Mr BRCA Peter Covell had a strong run to 4th, Kev Bishop an all round nice guy and top fella, showing some great pace with his old SST, in front of Harvey Greenfield who had a great debut in this final, Brett Gardner had no luck when it came to the final, and sadly Warren wouldn't get past the first corner, but was his best performance in the TC class, and I think a hats off goes to him

D final 13.5
Peter Covell would have a harder day in the 13.5 class, but would make it for it with the win, Mr Vulcan rc Nathan Dearn would come home 2nd, and a thank you to Nathan for taking on the job of Lee Ward, but we hope to see them both soon, Scott Johnston would have a rocky day but bring it home 3rd, from Andy Talbot, Chris Harrison and sadly Ed wouldn't make the start.

C final 13.5
Some super close racing in this one, and at one point, it looked like a final nobody wanted to win. For a while Phil Campbell look like he had it in the sack, but sadly not, as Matthew Fox would end his first day at Louth with the win, Nigel Fox wanted the 1-2, Phil jumped between them. Matt Carter would have a mixed day showing pace in his Destiny car, Daniel Robbo Robinson has pace in his car, but a tight track and fast pace would see him sturggle.Tom Penn did it the right way, leave your car at the track, and pick it a month later and still do well. Paul Crawford had a mixed final but the best his car has looked, and great to have him back.

B final 13.5
Some quality in this final, and drivers who deserve to be in the top final. The first few laps were super tight and Jesus Joe and Kyle Lee were pushing themselves down the straight not giving an inch. Our very own Jesus would take the win, Kyle in second and 3rd would go the way of Joe H. Kieran Adamson would end his day with a sold final from Kev Lanes Aerials Lane who showed pace, Shane Dye again has potential in the Capricorn and Daniel Burks who showed the pace all day.

A final
Call this the Ricky Lee show, only minor mistakes of his own would ever see him under threat from the rest as he would take the fastest lap and race victory showing the speed in his Aweomatix. I would come home in second, and Andrew Green would see off the chasing pack to make another podium finish. Mikey Mansell again showed the pace in the Capricorn car to take 4th, Jason Lovely wouldn't disgrace himself in this final just pipping Garry Plant. Jason Lovely, Garry has asked if you could go faster? Nathan was unable to show the heroics from the previous round and a moved motor would stop his charge.

Truck B final
Sadly the results have missed me somewhere. Dave Fiddling would take home the victory from Harvey, and Mike Mansell

Truck A final
If this was anything like the previous meeting this would be super close and so it was. These guys have everyone watching and at times were pushing each other round. All the same speed, but some struggling with grip rolling and others just rolling. Steve Tindall would keep it on all four, even having one of the slower trucks he would take home the victory. Jason Lovely was faster but had a hard to drive truck and would bring home second Tom Hardy would be out of the running early doors, leaving the motley crew to battle. The biggest cheer of the day would come when Ed Turrell from the back of the grid would bring home 3rd, thats a squiggle victory. Phil Campbell was close but no cigar, and James Beckett would show his banzi apporach, from Tom Hardy and Chris Chapman

GT12
Last but not least was the GT12 boys. running the smaller cars, and all blinky these boys would enjoy the extra minute of racing to keep them on their toes. Lewis Williamson would put the pedal to pump in the extra two laps from Shane Dye who would again take home the bragging rights, Chris Whiteside would enjoy his first meet with 3rd. Chris Sleaford, Steve Dye, Ross Smythe and Paul Vincent would round out this 6 minute session.

So that wraps up my report, I would like to thank all ours sponsors but I've written for long enough. Thank you again for coming and enjoying the meeting, and pre booking for our nest meeting in March will open tomorrow night around 6pm so keep your eyes pealed.

Report on Round 4 of the Winter Series on 12/2/19 by Scott West

Evening everyone. Thatís round 4 of our Winter championship done. Good numbers again tonight, few more trucks in the truck heat, and great to see a few new faces having a go. A thank you to Dave fiddling for helping out with them. Three rounds tonight, Chris juggling both touring car and truck as well, and able to take TQ in both classes. Truck class always good to watch and Chris not always having it his own way with Harvey Greenfield, Simon Babb, Ed Turrell and Adam Jessop pushing him throughout. Four heats of touring cars with the first heat going to Stephen Roberts showing some strong racing now he is getting up and running which is great to see, with Pete Collins and Bryan Jessop not far behind, the 2nd heat, after a difficult start giving Scott Johnston a top spot at the end, with young Charlie Jessop and Jerry Boothe following along in 2nd and third. The 3rd heat was the top heat, Chris already taking the top spot with Paul Chapman in 2nd and myself in third after some very close racing with Simon Babb and Mick Lammiman, and the final heat, a little bit out of sync with Alan Smith having to change cars in the final round but again Danny Suki, Dave Greenfield and John Peall pushing each other throughout the whole evening.
Just a reminder we are carpet racing on Sunday, Chris Lovely will of course give you more information during the week and booking in is still open on Facebook so get your names down, some very strong numbers booked in already so should be a great day, Iím sure we all look forward to seeing what track Jason Lovely has install from the crayola box on track design. Thatís it for tonight and see you all at the weekend

Report on Round 4 of the LRCCC Schumacher Carpet Series on 13/1/19 by Chris Lovely (with a little bit of editing by yours truly!)

So the Christmas and new year wait is over. New cars, trucks, bodyshells, batteries and motors all ready and set. First of all the thanks wants to go those who were able to help set the track for Sundayís meeting. Without these guys you wouldnít have the track you do today or the race meeting. A thanks to the committee who have the drive to put these meetings into effect and allow us to have these meetings, the careful planning and setup. And to the sponsors, Muz Schumacher, Greg Hill, Gareth Hollis Daniel Austin, Richard Thorpe, Kieran Adamson, Jamie Booth and Remo Casadei 74 entrants for the meeting would be a record for the club, split between 13.5 blinky, 17.5 open, gt12 and trucks.

Track action

17.5
The biggest class of the day, Jason Lovely would take the reigns at the top of the time sheets hotly followed by Stewart Mcleod and Steve Tindall The biggest class would produce some do the closest times, meaning the race for the a final would be super close. The A final would be made up of Jason Lovely, Stewart McLeod, Steve Tindall, Callum Chapman, Andrew Babb and Scott West making a return to the A final after starting out in the B group, and Brett Gardner from the Sleaford club showing solid pace.

13.5
Last meeting was super close not only to make the final but to make up the podium places. Chris Lovely would take spot for the rest to follow, and with a strong class of 19 drivers it was super close. With times being super tight the A final would be made up by Chris Lovely, Andrew Green, Ricky Lee, Kyle Lee, Joseph Jesus Cocking, our main man Daniel Burks and Nathan Winyard having an out of sorts practice. A good mix of chassis with Xray, Awesomatix and Yokomo.

Trucks
Considering this was a class that was a stop gap for the buggies, it has truely taken off. 19 entries from a class that months ago didnít excist. Following on from the finals last time, Mitch Fiddling would lead the pack by a lap from Jason Lovely, Tom Hardy and Steve Tindall. Tom showed great pace early on, putting the frighteners into the remainder pack. With a class growing so fast, it was tight to make the main final. A class that can only get bigger, as things are super simple and racing super close. The A main would consist of Mitch, Jason, Tom, Steve, James Beckett making another one off appearance and doing a banging job and Phil Campbell, not bad considering it wasnít finished a few days ago!! Plenty of new faces in this class and itís so tight and was brilliant to watch.

Gt12
A bigger class than normal with 8 drivers which is nice to see as GT12 is a great class that only improves the driving. Mixed abilities but this wouldnít stop or dampened the on track action, with Russell Woodhouse leading away, the chasing group followed by Gary Williamson in hot pursuit , Paul Vincent, Chris Sleaford, Steve Dye RC Dave Fiddling, Sean Cohen and Jerry Boothe

With four rounds of qualifying in the book, the finals were rounded up.

D final 17.5
Connor McCann would come out on top in this final full of the young guns. Scott Vickers would better his 4th places which he seemed to gain all day. Pete Collins would get third after breaking an Xray somehow and a new driver and one we hope to see more of in Liam Jackson

C final 17.5
Harvey Greenfield would take home more sweets bringing home the victory from Trevor Welbourn, and the returning Mark Knowles, good effort on his return Big Daniel Newton continues to improve ahead of Alan Smith, Tory Ward and Jerry Boothe

B final 17.5
The very nearly final. With so many drivers this was going to be the final with drivers who deserved to be in the A final. Drivers who over the months have shown capabilities of getting into the top final Steve Dye RC showed the pace that should have got him into the A final, winning from Michael Burks whoís steady style gets him in these sweeties positions and Simon Babb having a better day with the T4, Mick Lammiman would have another solid day ahead of Stephe Hart, Mike Mansell and Dave Greenfield out scoring Harvey Greenfield here

A final 17.5
Jason Lovely wouldnít have the easiest finals with close starts and Collins with back markers. Stewart Mcleod would have to settle to be bridesmaid ahead of Steve Tindall, Callum Chapman would have another solid effort ahead of Andrew Babb with Scott West making them strides and Brett Gardner making his trip worth while!! Jason would wrap up this championship ship and will move onto 13.5

C final 13.5
Nigel Fox would trump the C final with Nathan Dearn pushing hard. Phil Campbell would bring it home 3rd, Agraís of Andy Talbot again thank you for putting in the miles and our very own Ed Turrell

B Final 13.5
The very nearly final. With so many drivers this was going to be the final with drivers who deserved to be in the A final. Drivers who over the months have shown capabilities of being into the top final The Rc racing Europe guys went for it Graham Robert Scott, with Joe Hawnt showing he had the pace for the main. Mikey Mansell would have an out of sorts day but come home second, Kevin Kev Lanes Aerials Lane finding his feet in 3rd, a solid 4th on his debut at Louth for Daniel Robbo Robinson ahead of Scott Johnston whoís moving on well since his switch of class, in front of the returning Tom Penn (ps we have your car) and Matt Carter whoís destiny has the pace to be higher

A final 13.5
The final no one wanted to win A mixed start saw myself and Andrew Green break from the field. Ricky Lee had a steady start whilst Joseph Cocking, Daniel Burks, Kyle Lee and Nathan Winyard fought it out A moving motor and spur gear would end my hopes, and Andrew looked to have control. Ricky powered back and his brother followed suit. It seemed no one wanted to be on the podium as they all had chances. Ricky Lee would come out winner from Andrew Green, and Nathan Winyard coming through from 7th. Joseph Cocking and Daniel Burks has chances but failed to capitalise.

Truck C final
Stu H Stu H Harrison would have a busy first week at the club wood floor and carpet racing. A great new addition to the club taking the win, Harvey Greenfield would keep him honest. And a nice 3rd for the returning Warren Frith. Our chairman Rick Hellewell making strides after his Xmas purchase in 4th with Sean Cohen 5th

Truck B final
Chris Chapman would be the nearly man to win the B final in convincing style. Ed Turrell having a stella day with his truck looking solid going round, coming out on top of John Yarnall who we havenít seen in this final this final this series and in front of the Babb boys of Andrew Babb and Simon Babb, Bryony Freeman having a good day solidly placing in the B, with Richard Howells suffering wheel issues

Truck A final
One of the best races I have ever seen and one of the biggest crowds too. It started super close with Tom Hardy applying all the pressure on Mitch with Toms butt cheeks going Mitch held his nerve. Jason attacked Tom, and they fought for most of the race. James would close in from nowhere. Crashes, collisions and pure fun, saw Jason into second and James to third, Tom falling to pieces in fourth. Phil Campbell plays the pantomime villain showing the pace was there just being a lap down. Mike Mansell showed mega pace to be in this final one of the few remaining Tamiya original shells out there.

Gt12 A final
6 mins for the GT12 drivers meant an extra minute of concentration and on track action. Russell Woodhouse would take a comfortable win from Gary Williamson and Paul Vincent The full results are on the Results page

A big thank you goes to all you, the drivers. For putting in the miles, the early alarm clocks. Without you this isnít at all possible. So thank you for making it what it is today, we move into the final two rounds with most championships still up for grabs. The next round is on February 17th, and online booking will go live tomorrow night.

Report on Round 3 of the LRCCC Schumacher Carpet Series on 9/12/18 by Chris Lovely

So there we go. For the last time this year the carpet is rolled up and put away. Firstly I want to thank you all the drives for coming to our meetings, the early alarms, the miles of driving so thank you. The commitee I want to thank you also. Yes itís my face you always see online, posting and pestering but itís a massive effort. They each play there part, from making posters, buying sweets, setting up the computer and getting the trailor here. So to the track action. 70 drivers turned up, while the temperatures are cold outside.

17.5 Jason Lovely would have to wait til late on to set the pace after breakages would halt early progress with his new xray T4-18. Stewart Mcleod would settle for second after a few body shell changes, and settling with the new Zoo racing preopard. Birthday boy Andrew Babb would bring up 3rd and weíd all like to wish him a happy birthday. Returnee Steve Tindall would have another good performance ahead of James Beckett again making the a Milan with young Callum Chapman. Steve Dye RC would make the a final with Asssociated tc7.2, thank you for making the trip. Oliver Toothill would return and just miss out

13.5 Ricky Lee would debut at the club and set about the tq. Nathan Winyard and myself would mix it but miss out on tq rounds. Andrew Green would show an improvement to form with 4th. Joseph Cocking our very own Jesus shows improved form with the new Yokomo bd9, ahead of Garry Plant. Shane Dye would miss out with his new a Capricorn ahead of Daniel Burks whoís just missing out the consistency as the speed is there.

Trucks Tom Hardy the actor would set the early pace, Mitch Fiddling would play it cool and miss out round one. Jason would be up there again, with Steve Tindall, Richard Howells and John Yarnall all mixing it up

GT12 The Russell Woodhouse show, as he would be a lap up on Lee Ward, Paul Vincent, Chris Sleaford and Sean Cohen During the break before the finals we would have a raffle kindly donated to the club by Lee Ward RC and his Vulcan RC brand. Alan Smith was the lucky winner of the Bittydesign pit mat.

Final time

Truck B final The Babb boys were out in force in this final for the bragging rights. Birthday boy Andy would come out on top. Harvey Greenfield would bring home the bacon in second. Dave Fiddling would come home in 3rd ahead of Simon, Oli and not in last on the time sheets Rick Hellewell who is like to thank massively. He broke down early doors but sat out the day and did the computer work, and books the venue and runs the club to a high standard and we canít thank him enough.

Club class E final A final with a lot of new drivers, something great to see. James Handley would return to racing, and do a Stella job winning the final. Alfie Larder would have a good day first time on carpet in front of Bryan Jessop and Charlie Jessop, the older getting one over the youth, ahead of Tory Ward having an unlucky day.

Club class C final A big battle would ensue in this final. Bragging rights between the Peall brothers but who would top it?? Neither as Jerry Boothe would hold onto to his first place from pole, Brian Peall would storm through from 4th to beat John Peall and take them bragging rights. Scott Vickers would have a good day and Adam Jessop first time on carpet beating his family and doing a mega job. Our resident fisherman Pete Collins rounding this one out.

Club class B final Harvey Greenfield would storm through a final with a mixed up order. Mr Steady Michael Burks would crave through the field like your Xmas turkey, Scott West would unleash the bhp with a to the line battle with Stephen Hart. Dave Greenfield would bring home 4th, and our new pilot mr Ryanair Simon Babb ?????? and the very unlucky Oliver Toothill

13.5 Blinky C final Nigel Fox would bring this one home from Nathan Dearn, great driving from them both and thank you for putting in the miles to race with us. Andy Talbot would seem surprised but brought home 3rd and the Terryís choc. He would bring home 3rd just ahead of Scott Johnston whoís ever improving since switching class ahead of Trevor Sorrell mixing it in two classes and our major cool guy Ed Turrell

13.5 Blinky B final The final in which was very close. Shane Dye would break early doors to allow Dan Burks to take the win, keeping it pinned to the end. Phil Campbell continuing to improve in the class to edge out the seasoned pro that is Peter Covell. We want to thank Pete for taking pics today and we canít wait to see the pics. Kev Lanes Aerials Lane would bring home 4th again thank you for making the trip ahead of Lee Ward making strides

13.5 Blinky A final Ricky Lee would get into cruise control. The battle for the podium was the big one. Nathan and Andrew Green would fight for the majority of the race, as I would fight back from an early body tuck. Andrew would get the better of Nathan before Nathan would get airborne. With Ricky taking the win from Andrew and myself, Nathan 4th from Jesus Cocking and Garry Plant having a great day to make the main

17.5 A final Jason would take an early command and keep a steady lead. Stewart would break from the rest of the field and secure a solid second. The battle for 3rd looked liked James Beckett would take time the goods but his batteries had other ideas falling out. The young Callum Chapman would bring home 3rd, with birthday boy Andy Babb suffering an early breakage putting him out.

GT12 Russ Woodhouse would take a lead he would never look back from, Lee Ward would suffer issues during the road. Paul Vincent would bring home second and Chris Sleaford would bring home 3rd after swapping cars throughout the day

Lastly I want to thank you all Hope everyone has got home safe. If we donít see you for the final club meeting on Tuesday I want to thank you all, and wish you all a happy Christmas and a happy new year Hopefully we shall see you all again on the 13th for round 4, which booking in will go live form Monday eve.

Report on the the club night on 4/12/18 by Scott West

Evening everyone. Chris Lovely gets a break tonight as I was back. Another club night done and dusted. Always nice to have a good relaxed atmosphere as we near the end of this years racing. Still good to see a few more faces tonight. Encouraging going into next year. 3 rounds and a final tonight. TQ going to Chris Lovely edging out Mitch Fiddling in second and Jason Lovely third. Also good to see 3 trucks tonight driven by Simon Babb, Andrew Babb and Richard Howells. Hopefully will become more common on wood floor going into next year as well as carpet.
Finals time. Starting with D final, and top spot going to Bryan Jessop, with Charlie Jessop in 2nd, newcomer Jack Eastwell in 3rd and with an unfortunate retirement Adam Jessop in 4th. Then onto the C final, with Andy Babb's truck taking 1st, Alan Smith in 2nd, followed by John Peall 3rd, Pete Collins 4th and Simons truck suffering a breakdown rounding out the final. Moving on to the B final, a close contest with Mick Lammiman taking top spot , Michael Burks just behind in 2nd, Ricks truck just behind again in 3rd, Oliver Toothill taking 4th and Brian Peall rounding out the end of the B and taking the family bragging rights tonight. Then ending with the A and Chris taking honours tonight, Mitch taking 2nd with Jason 3rd, and myself out of position in 4th due to electrical issue for Steve Tindall which should have had him at least in front of me and battling further up.

A couple of reminders, I know will be mentioned before the end of the week, anyone who still wants to book in for round 3 of our winter series then get yourselves down. Track set up on Saturday will be at 6pm. Anyone who is able to help would be much appreciated, and normal start on Sunday from 7.30am onwards for early doors. Aiming to get racing just after 9, so we can have a good and full days racing.

Also, as Simon mentioned in a previous post, he has set up the link on the club website for BRCA membership renewal for 2019. Please remember that if you do not have membership in place for when we return in January you will be unable to race. Any questions please speak to one of us on the committee. Any questions about the weekend carpet meeting then again please just ask. Have a good week and see you all at the weekend.

Scott

Notes on the Annual General Meeting on 12th November 2018 by Scott West

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend tonightís AGM, itís much appreciated. For the ones who were unable to attend, here is a breakdown on what was gone through and decided so you can see what is happening going forward
ē Committee - not massive of changes to the committee, as most have agreed to stay on so for you to see, Rick Hellewell will carry on as club chairman and Chris Lovely continues as vice chairman, Jason Lovely takes on the secretary role, Brian Peall will run as Treasurer, Simon Babb continues on as webmaster and Ed Turrell joins myself as committee members into next year
ē Finances - the club continues to run at a profit and accounts still good. Expenditure on new carpet, laptops amongst other areas have been bought and costings on hall use etc all included but we are in a good position going into next year.
ē Tuesday meetings - after discussion, Tuesdays will continue to run under the same format of running on wood floor. Changes are, after each round, there will be a 10 minute break to allow drivers to have time to fix cars, change set ups, grab a drink and snack etc so not so pressured between rounds, especially if only 4 heats per round as makes it a bit of a stretch. Mitch Fiddling also raises about how the rounds are formed on weeknights, so aiming to go now with 3 rounds and 1 final to give a change to just doing qualifiers.
ē Sunday meetings - no major changes to the Sundayís as already working well with current formats on our ever improving winter series and having. A small summer series. We are fully booked in for all Tuesdays and 1 Sunday every month all through 2019 so all sorted there. The club will continue to push at the objective of going back to friday nights, but right now this still isnít a possibility, hence the need to book for Tuesdays. Time will tell but hoping for fridays in the future.
ē Car classes - again, no major changes. Sundayís will still run with both touring cars of 17.5 open and 13.5 blinky, Tamika trucks and gt12. On Tuesdays, the first Tuesday after every carpet meeting will be classed as more of a set up and testing evening, but will also look to include a heat for both Tamiya trucks and minis. Would this be of interest to anyone? Let us know. Any feedback to tonight is greatly appreciated. Drop a message to anyone on the committee. Also on weeknights, a look at the option of changing the 17.5 class from boosted to blinky. Something again we are going to look at over the coming weeks. Everything else stays the same with tyre choices, lipo use, etc etc.
ē Race calendar for 2019 - the Sundayís will stay the same. Ending the winter series in march, then running a small summer carpet series through April to August, September being a carpet warm up day to them Start the 2019 winter series in October. On weeknight, we look to run 3 championships. First one in January to March, 5 out of 7 rounds to qualify, then another 2 championships running 7 out of 10 to qualify. With the rest of year making up of club and test nights. With Tuesdays having lower numbers, we continue to run with a more relaxed approach to racing In the week, and then a big focus on our carpet meetings where we do get a lot more racers. It just local but from further afield which is great to see. Look out over the coming weeks on our website as Simon builds up the calendar for next year.
ē Transponders - this was a big topic this evening, especially after the glitch on Sunday. We do appreciate everyoneís patience with this on the day. Now, our own club transponders have seen better days so the idea has come up that we are going to aim to purchase a numbers or personal transponders that we are going to make available for racers to use if they donít own their own, especially on Sundayís more so than weeknights. Going forward, these maybe made available to purchase so that in time everyone will have their own. Again, any questions feel free to speak to committee members. By doing this, will avoid big expense of changing systems or drivers needing to replace their own pts to suit.
ē Rostrum - on Tuesday this week, as well as looking to fix the issue with the start loop, the rostrum will also be checked and parts replaced if needed. Also discussed was getting up and down off the rostrum, so another thing we aim to do is to organise some small steps with a rail so if more of a struggle then again hopefully this will help.
Couple of other small points, it has been decided that this year, we will not run a team race as we donít feel we will get the numbers to make it work , so will run a club night before we break up at the end of the year. There will also be no Christmas party or prize giving as again,. The numbers are limited and championship completion has been lower due to hall change, night change etc. Of course like last year, there will be championship prizes for the winter series and a raffle. Chris has worked hard with our sponsors to get a great variety or prizes, and as last year, Jason will open the raffle in February. One thing was mentioned tonight about doing an informal Christmas night out. If anyone is interested in this, or idea to where to go, then again speak to us.
So that pretty much covers it. Hopefully I have got the majority of info across to you. If I have missed anything then please comment down so everyone can see. But we are in a good place and will continue to get better into next year.

Race report for the LRCC Schumacher Carpet Series race on 21/10/18 by Chris Lovely

So thatís it. Weíre done and dusted for the first one of the Schumacher Carpet series. What did you think?? Months of preparation, new bodyshells, motors, batteries all orders and ready and it was show time. A big thank you goes to those who set there alarm clocks early, and put in the miles to come race with us today I was happy to get round and talk and meet you all. Today we hit 60 drivers, yes some were double entries but they were entries and itís a record for the club. Remember guys in three weeks we are back again!!!! A big thank you goes to the sponsors of the class. Muz Schumacher of Schumacher racing, Greg Hill of Xray uk Rcdisco, Lee Ward RC of Vulcan rc, Remo Casadei of Moody fools, Daniel Austin of Rprc Distribution, Gareth Hollis of 6k racing, Nathan Winyard of nw raxing, Jamie Booth of smd, Francisco Martini of Monaco Rc and the guys of Rc bearings. So where do I start A big thank you goes to those who gave up there saturday night the ten or so guys, you know who you are.
Club class
No worlds champion to start the series with no Andrew Babb, gives his rivals the chance to leap frog him. Jason Lovely started where he left off last year. Stewart Mcleod has shown the pace at the warm up meets and showed good pace today. Steve Tindall made a return to racing with an older car cut new radio gear and took 2nd place on the Times. Kevin Bishop rocked around the older car of the Schumacher 99 and showed great pace with extinct car. Callum Chapman showed freat pace on this class field to make the a main again, and Scott West with new machinery rounded out the top final. Paul Crawford showed great pace but was the unlucky b final pole sitter. Mick Lammiman and Michael Burks showed life intbe older dogs get and Mike Mansell getting back into the groove of touring racing. Scott Johnston showed the practice at sleaford is working and making great strides.
13.5
No worlds champion of James Hart, so a clean slate for all the drivers. Chris Lovely looked to take tq in all rounds but running into traffic... literally stopped these chances ?? Nathan Winyard would show the pace of the new 19 Xray and take top spot. Andrew Green would back up his pre event pace, and our very own Jesus Joseph Cocking would be 4th. Mikey Mansell and Lisa Louise Keen great to see them return with the Capricorn and new serpent cars showing some great pace. Daniel Burks mr balls out, rounded out the top spots. Peter Covell was the unlucky man to fall out with Ryan Godbehere improving fast with his Xray. The actor Tom Hardy has an off day, with Nathan Dearn showing great speed and Phil Campbell learning the ropes of 13.5.
Gt12
No Matt Cook or Jordan Leavis to start the series allowed the rest to jump in. Russell Woodhouse took top spot by the slimmest of margins from Lee Ward , Paul Vincent cemented 3rd with Jerry Boothe learning the ropes of gt12 4th ahead of Sean Cohen
Trucks
Battle was on for Jason lovely who has had the quickest truck all year but Mitch Fiddling chipped at it all day. A worthy trip for John Yarnall pipping our webmaster Simon Babb Mike Mansell the final man to squeeze into the A, with Tom Berry getting very close. Harvey Greenfield would see of Woz, from Sean Cohen and our chairman Rick Hellewell sand bagging.
Finals
Trevor Sorrell would come out on top in the d final for 17.5, and a very surprised Daniel Newton who is improving all the time. Nigel Parker was super impressed to take home some sweets, after finding a pair of glasses to do the job ?? Pete Collins would actually finish, with young Connor McCann still learning but improving ever more. Simon babb would round out a bad day with a non finish
C final
Trevor Welbourn took time some sweets and near two bags of he played his cards right from Steve Smart and Dave Greenfield. Itís great to see these guys making the move from the wood floor and enjoying the carpet racing. Dave Greenfield getting it over Harvey one to talk about on the way home. Jerry Booth And Alan Smith running into issues in tbere final
B finals
Mick Lammiman would come up from 2nd and have a nice drive in front of one of the old gits Micheal Burks, Paul Crawford would drop to third, and Scott Johnston having a supreme performance. Mike mansell And Warren Frith founding thhis one out Carl Frith
Trucks
Harvey Greenfield would avenge the defeat to dad in the touring car heat by taking the overall in the B final, Tom Berry would take home some sweets for his efforts and maybe a GT12 run next time out. Sean Cohen has another decent run to a podium
A final
Jason And Mitch put on a show with some close racing for the opening laps. Worksops 2wd series winner showing the pace to gap Jason and make the clean pass (see video) John Yarnall would have a worthy trip and see his pace good for 3rd. Mike Mansell would make 4th and Simon Babb will be looking for less grip next time out!
13.5
Two solid finals and some really good drivers in these heats making great racing. Peter Covell would take the win from Phil Campbell and Ryan Godbehere. And it was good racing with some guys learning the ropes in this class.
A final
A pile up at the first corner (see video on Facebook) would see Nathan Winyard steam ahead into a commanding lead he would never let up. I was lucky to come back through the field in 2nd. Gareth Coates will be happy to see his big raxing car of Andrew Green in 3rd. Solid drives form Dan Burks and Jesus would see great reuslts, Lisa Keen improving the serpent on a lower grip track Iíve not got the rest of the results due to being super slow to get them pictures so I do apologise (full results on here - see the Results Tab above)) So sorry to anyone I didnít mention
Gt12
Russ Woodhouse would take the victory with a very nice lead and good start to his championship. Remains in grid order lee ward would come home 2nd and Paul Vincent 3rd. Jerry would get the better of Sean to take the bragging rights home to mablethorpe
Iíve watched some good racing in all classes and in all finals today. Letís keep it up guys and thanks for for being part of today and this series. Pics will go up ASAP Pre booking will go up tommorow for round 2 November 12th!!!
Until then peace out.
Chris

Latest Updates following a committee meeting on 20/8/18

Good news, we have the Meridian Hall booked for every 2nd Sunday each month from April next year so we can have a carpet race meeting once every month. We have also booked every Tuesday evening from 6-10pm throughout 2019, the calendar has been updated to show this for the first 3 months of 2019.

Now the really good news
, to help members we are extending this years membership through to the end of March 2019, so you will not have to pay out for both BRCA and LRCCC membership at the same time at the beginning of the year. Renewal date will be 1st April each year going forward. LRCCC membership next year will be unchanged at £20 for adults and £10 for juniors. Race fees for the full day carpet meetings are £8.00 for LRCCC members with an additional £2.00 for a second car, for non-members it will be £10 with an additional £5.00 for a second car.

We are investigating getting LRCCC branded polo shirts and hoodies made for members to buy, see Scott West if interested, the plan is to get a few samples made for you to see before ordering. Tyres for the next Carpet series are confirmed as the same as last year, Sorex 28R although if people did buy the Rush tyres we will let them use them in the first meeting if they want to, to wear them out. Sorry if this has caused confusion, but we are finding the Rush tyres are wearing out very quickly on our carpet compared with the Sorex tyres.
The truck racing was discussed and once the Carpet series starts we will be carefully checking the trucks to ensure they are standard and comply with the rules so the September test meeting is your last chance to get the trucks set up and fully compliant before the series starts. If your truck does not comply with the rules it will still be allowed to race but won't collect any championship points in the series for that round. This is to ensure this class remains a cheap fun series to race in, if people want to buy all the upgrade options and modify their cars the saloon car classes cater for this very well.

Latest News

STOP PRESS - we have extended your membership this year through till the end of March 2019, this is to help spread the costs through the year so that you don't have to pay both the BRCA and LRCCC membership at the start of the year when you are recovering from Christmas. Going forward membership renewal will be on 1st April each year. Any new members joining at the start of 2019 will have membership valid to the end of March 2020

We had a poll on Facebook and the majority of our members voted to move to Tuesday. Sunday attendance had been dropping to around 20 drivers with a low of only 8 last Sunday. We cannot afford to hire the full hall with these low numbers so moving to half a hall on a Tuesday will reduce our costs and permit many of our existing member who struggle to get there on Sunday to come back and race on a weekday evening. Half the Meridian hall is almost as big as the Cordeaux hall we used to race in, the only area that will be tight is pit space so we request that people do not bring large pit tables and are prepared to share the Meridian tables. Other than that nothing will change, still the same floor and facilities, you may want to gear down the car to suit the slightly small track, but that should be all the changes needed. The full day Sunday Carpet meetings are unchanged so will be in the full hall with plenty of pit space..

Note that we have changed the Meridian Series back to your best 5 out of 8 results now that we are not racing on a Sunday and no longer clash with the August Bank Holiday and Cadwell Park.

Other News

The Volksworld Series is now complete with Chris Lovely the winner, closely followed by Andrew Green, these two have been the front runners all series, only being beaten in the last round when Mitch Fiddling made an appearance.
The Meridian Series is now complete, there were 3 or 4 rounds of qualifying heats and then 1 or 2 finals each week for the 8 rounds of this series.
The next carpet meeting is fast approaching, please book in via our Facebook page if possible to help us get an idea of the numbers and speed up the booking in process. Not many GT12 cars booked in to date, contact Chris Lovely if you are coming but having trouble booking in via the Facebook page. Remember we will have a class for the Tamiya Trucks, the more the merrier!

The first carpet test day was a great success so we have had several more, the last carpet set up day before the Schumacher Carpet Series starts was on 9th September - book in now via Facebook. There has been a good turn out with 8 of the new Tamiya trucks and the promise of more to come. Jason Lovely seemed to have his set up better than the rest of the trucks and romped home for a decisive win. There was much checking out of his truck to see what his setup was, but other than having his dampers on upside down and inserts in the tyres it looked absolutely box standard. The racing in the other classes was close and looking at the results you can see just how close it was. We still need to master the rolling up of the carpet at the end of the day as this seems to take forever to get it right and its not for the lack of people trying. Thanks for those that stayed to help, it seems we just need a team of carpet fitters to come racing with us!

New class for 2018/19 carpet series
We have added a class for Tamiya TT01E trucks, the aim for this class is low cost and close racing with all trucks to the same specification. The only modifications permitted are for reliability, so ball bearings are permitted throughout the truck, an alloy prop shaft is permitted. To enable the use of the standard LiPo batteries that everyone has, the fitting of a Hobbywing 1060 speed controller is permitted. We want these trucks to look like the real ones and hence the kit wheels and tyres are complusory, additive is permitted to improve grip. These kits are available online for less than £130, bearing kits are around £10 and the Hobbywing ESC is less than £20. Alloy hop-ups such as wishbones, driveshafts, dampers etc are expressly prohibited. A non-Tamiya bodyshell is permitted, but not recommended as the quality of the ones we have seen leaves a lot to be desired. You are allowed to build the car to the best possible standard using shims, oil, grease etc. The kit dampers can have grease or thick diff oil applied to give some damping effect and can be fitted upside down, but must retain all the kit parts. The alternative damper mounting hole on the shock tower can be used if desired. Basically you can tweak and adjust the kit parts to get the best performance from them but cannot go and buy all the expensive hop-up parts available and bolt them on the truck as this defeats the object of the class.
Additive on the tyres seemed to be beneficial and super glue on the tyre sidewalls can help depending on your driving style. Mounting the dampers upside down with a couple of drops of very thick diff oil or grease in them seems to be beneficial, helping to prevent the worst of the bouncing when cornering hard. Overall it has been good close racing with the odd bit of contact till the trucks got spread out a bit on the track. As the day progressed grip roll became more common and several drivers discovered that you can self right your truck with a quick blast of throttle on full lock! At the second test meeting we had a couple of trucks with non-standard parts such as oil filled dampers and faster motors, these were much faster and will not be permitted once we get to the Winter Series races.

The BRCA provide our insurance cover in case of any accidents. They will only cover new drivers for 3 weeks after that you must either join the BRCA or not race. Existing BRCA members must renew their membership before they can race in 2017. The LRCCC committee have to enforce this rule to maintain our BRCA membership and insurance cover. Any driver turning up to race after this 3 week period will not be permitted to drive at the club until they have joined the BRCA. If you have not joined through LRCCC, please make sure you have your BRCA membership card with you as proof of membership.

Tyre additive
The additives permitted are as detailed on the BRCA 1/12th scale website, these are not oil based and hence should not damage the carpet. You will be allowed to add it on the day but will be required to demonstrate that your tyres are "dry" with no excess on them before you race. It is recommended that you have an old towel or similar to dry the tyres before each race. See the Carpet Rules page for more details on the permitted additives.

For the new website I'd like some nice new photos of your latest cars or recent LRCCC events. E-mail them to me - the address is on the home page. I'll get them loaded over the next few weeks. Thanks to those who have sent me photos, I'm working on updating the relevant pages, more pictures always welcome.