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News, Reviews and Results - 10th August 2020.

Racing is currently cancelled due to Coronavirus. Its due to restart on 13th September

The latest news and updates will be provided regularly on the LRCCC Facebook Group page.
Note that the carpet race meetings for 2020 are now all at the Louth Tennis Centre, LN11 0WD on our new carpet.

When racing restarts in the Tennis Centre, the classes will be for 13.5 Blinky saloon, 17.5 saloon - boosted or blinky, and Tamiya Trucks if sufficient enter.

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.

Report on Round 5 of the Vulcan RC Carpet Series on 11/8/19 by Chris Lovely

So a month of waiting for round 5 the finale of the Vulcan RC summer has been and gone.
Firstly I would like to thank the club and the committee for a great race series. We was never going to see the numbers as we did with the winter series, but numbers have been solid. I haven’t attend all the rounds but feedback has been brilliant.
A thank you goes to the Saturday night crew who again pulled out another great performance and another great track for us to race on. And one more thank you goes to the Lee Ward RC and his Vulcan Rc brand, it was great to have him on board and with us for the series. So onto the racing. A solid number of drivers with a fun filled racing day. A few championships still to be won.

17.5
The battle for the championship on this one was wide open. Joseph Cocking has been on solid form with his yokomo bd9, and Stewart Mcleod off the back of some fine racing in his IC racing were favourite for the top honours. Winter series 1 champion Andrew Babb did the same thing he’s always done and that was be in the right place at the right time and has hovered in the shadows. Joe was the leader today but only by a small margin of three seconds, Stewart Mcleod running the new Zerotribe Xray looked an improvement but odd mistakes costing. Andrew Babb would only just cover off Peter Covell. Harvey Greenfield and Chris Chapman would round our the top of the sheets.

13.5 blinky
Again another championship wide open. Many have missed races, and some have been and gone. Nathan Winyard with his Xray needed the full package for victory, Lisa Louise Keen has been chipping away with the serpent , and Daniel Burks has found his form this summer after a mixed winter. All of these guys were in with a chance of winning. This was the Nathan show who has masses of pace today. I was second but not on the same pace. Third was Dan Burks showing his decent form. Andrew Green made the return but had to settle for fourth. Jay Kay made another fine return and his car looked mega to make the back of the A final.

Gt12
A championship sown up early on for Chris Whiteside, but the fight for 2nd is the big one between Ross Smythe and Paul Vincent. A different weekend with the MTC cars added in this one. Chris Whiteside continues his current reign, Chris Sleaford was close behind and Paul Vincent following. Lee Ward was the first of the MTC but v close to the back of the gt12. A lap clear of Micheal Michael Burks and Simon Babb running the 2WD Tamiya M-07 cars..

Trucks
Dan Burks looks to have sown this one up early doors and has focused on the touring car, the remaining top 3 spots are close and seem near nailed down for Rick and Harvey. Steve Tindall was clear with the proto truck. Dan Burks was a near lap back with the kit trucks, Callum Chapman made a strong debut, and Ed Turrell. Warren Frirth again another A final and a Stella effort Credit to you Carl Frith, along with Richard Howells and Kevin Sands making up a strong A final.

F1
Three guys are guaranteed the honours. But six points separate three guys, with Mick, Michael and Trevor. So a bad qualifying and finals could turn this one. Trevor Sorell would take tq after Dave had others driving his f1 for qualifying aka his Stig. Michael Burks would be second on the grid and Dave would take the remaining spot.

With four rounds of finals it was time to check the finals listing and get set and ready for the double header finals

17.5 C final:
A full heat of finishers in this one. Connor Mccan the star of the show, a round of apostles jusitifed for the little lad. Adam Jessop would come home in second with Rob Robert Kenyon in 3rd. Ian Taylor was 4th for Team “Gooch ????” and Pete Collins and our very own Charles Leclerc in Charlie.

B final:
Before the race Matthew Reed told me he was going all out, and so he did. Great to see him enjoying and with this attitude to race. His Xray has been brilliant and got his love of racing going again. Dave Greenfield would have to settle for 2nd in this one, Alan Smith would have a good recovery. Stephen Roberts would continue his massive improvement ahead over Trevor Welbourn. A solid B final appearance for Stuart Stu H Harrison, running the old cars but getting the max out of them.

A final:
The fight for the championship and the main challengers would at the front. The Yokomo of Jesus would get out in, Stuart’s Zerotribe Xray looked much better suited to the clubs carpet and these two seemed inseparable. The odd mistake would give hand the victory to Joe, with Stu coming up short. Andrew Babb would have a race to forget with early corner scuffled and a roll on the straight. Peter Covell would step up and take the third place with Chris Chapman coming from the back. Another A final place for Harvey who seems to be costing his dad some money ( sorry Dave). The championship would be won by Joe on this one, super close racing PS, he is accepting sponsors... all welcome

13.5 B final:
Some regular a finalists in this one this time with the additional competition. The young gun Callum Chapman would win the B final. Not the day for Lisa and the Serpent with a second in this final. Lee Ward would get the best of the Xpress in the final to bring it home 3rd, Trevor would not get talking and make it to the race ?? and a broken car in the free practice would mean no Nathan Dearn .

A final:
Call this the Nathan Winyard show, has the pace all day and never was under threat to romp home to a win. I was second but never had the answer for him. Back for this meeting Andrew Green would just hold off Jay Kay, who’s car looked mega. Changing shells for the Montech 2 seen the best for him and it showed mixing it high up. Dan Burks again would have the pace but would get in the mix and round out this final. This win would give Nathan the summer championship.

Gt12 and Mtc:
Chris Whiteside would continue his strong finishes at Louth to take this one, Paul Vincent would come home 2nd and Chris Sleaford 3rd. The mtc and m chassis we were mixed in and the MTC of Lee Ward looked to be getting there steadily. And by the end of the day one he pace, 17.5 and slicks not a bad effort. Michael Burks would be the best of the M spec cars ahead of Simon Babb. More work on these cars but they will get there.

Truck B final:
Harvey Greenfield would just nip this one on the last lap from Andy Babb, super close racing. Simon would finish his day with trucks strong to round out the podium and a solid effort for team Babb. Then comes the team “Gooch racing team” sadly each a lap apart form each other but Adam Jessop winning this one, Stu Harrison the best of the Goochy guys from Ian and Stephen.

Truck A final:
A conclusive win for Steve Tindall with his prototype truck. Dan Burks would be the closest guy to bring home 2nd and with it the championship for the green machine. The race for third otherwise known as the freight train or in f1 terms the trulli train. Not a bad effort for Callum’s first run with trucks to come home 3rd ahead of the the previous winner Ed Turrell (he will get you all next time... just taking it easy this one) Richard Howells was always in the mix ahead of Warren who had another Stella afternoon. Carl Frith a credit to you, great to see him enjoy it. Burghs Kevin Sands would have a great first meeting on carpet with his truck to round out the a final.

F1:
3 became 2 as they fell by the wayside. Trevor Sorell would get out the front and not look back, an early breakage for Micheal Burks would see Dave take 2nd place. Sadly a lonely race for the three drivers.

With the racing done it was great to see so many stop for the trophies. Was a great atmosphere and laughs and banter in the pits just what the club is about. Despite his health I want to thank our chairman Rick Hellewell, he’s the guy running the show and even without racing. Can’t thank him enough. With it all wrapped up we can crown five champions. Five deserved winners showing speed and consistency over the rounds. Hopefully this will put them in good stead for the up coming winter season. I’ll leave this to Scott West to talk about our winners. And that said it’s time to wrap up the summer time racing. We hope you have enjoyed it all, and will return to race with us again. Details of our up coming winter season events will be live tomorrow pm so keep your eyes peeled. We hope to see you there!!!!

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