Good bye and thank you from the UK

It took two years to plan, 8 weeks of hard work to prepare the venue and it was all over in 6 days.

On behalf of the BRCA Large Scale Off Road Section can I thank all those who travelled to the Nene to participate in the 2017 Large Scale Off Road European Championship.

The Nene crew provided a first class venue despite the inclement weather they encountered 48 hours ahead of the start, it may have been a bit damper than we wanted, we had some high’s, we had some lows, we had wet times and we had dry times but most of all 6 days of racing commenced on schedule and except for a couple of days the days finished as scheduled.

Achieving this would not have been possible without the work of the Nene club, especially Darren Smith, Paul Green, Louise, Ryan and Brian Hinson, Kieran Cox. I would also like to thank Ian Southey, Paul Keatley, Steve Jones, John Hall and others for their work onsite between Friday and Sunday night and Ewa Jones and Val Hall our very own BRCA Joker girls and John Alder who worked with Brian ensuring all vehicles were legal. Thanks guys. Finally a big thank you to Dallas, Kevin, Sue and Chris for their support during the week and finally Paul Driver for bringing the team cream cakes 🙂

All the results from the meeting are online via the results menu’s above within the 2017 area, and available via myrcm.ch. Pictures and videos are also available via the gallery too.

Congratulations go to all who entered for some close and exciting racing throughout the week and to Mathew Perry for winning the 2017 European Short Course title, with just 1 second separating 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The 2 wheel drive title was won by Ken Walckiers with the new Elcon and the UK’s Karl Norris was in second place
Our final class raced was the 4 WD buggy class which saw Stu Wood of the KCR team take third spot in the dying stages and saw Dario retain his LSOR 4WD title and back to back titles on the Nene track as Dario won 2 wheel drive in 2012 when we last hosted the event. Who knows who will win when the UK next hosts the LSOR Euros !

I wish you all a great second half of your race seasons and watch out for the BRCA LSOR team as it heads to Fehring for the 2018 LSOR euros, the team gets stronger each season. Austria anybody?

Darren Worth
BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

2017 LSOR Euros is just weeks away

Firstly sorry for the silence from the Uk but over the last month the team at Nene Valley Raceway Off Road Model Car club have been working extremely hard getting things ready for those who are attending the meeting and for ensuring that those who are watching the event online are able to get some good coverage thanks to the EFRA media partner.

I can confirm that the Nene has tried to get everyone in who has asked to camp and as such the site is unable to take any further requests. when you arrive you will be guided by a Stewart to your designated area and to get all those in who have asked pitches may be tighter than normal.

Kay and her catering team are getting ready for the week ahead and under the 2017 menu above @ wwww.lsoreuros.uk you will find a copy of the drivers pack and also a summary information sheet.

We are planning an opening buffet on the Wednesday evening with a slight Italian influence since one of our neighbouring counties, Bedfordshire, is famous for its brick industry which was supported by the 100’s of Italian who moved to Bedford. This buffet will be by ticket and free to drivers and the event officials. A nominal charge will be applied to non drivers and officials. Tickets at ÂŁ2 a head can be purchased from the event office.

We hope you all have a safe journey to the UK and I’ve only turned my back for 24 hours and this popped up today 🙂

2017 BRCA LSOR National and Warm Up Event News

We are only hours away from the start of the 2017 BRCA LSOR championship, & the 2017 EFRA Euros warm up event and it looks like the Easter meeting will be a great meeting at the Nene Valley Raceway facility.

Currently there are 77 drivers pre registered for this meeting and if this is the case by the end of practice on Saturday then we will be set for a full on race meeting on Sunday with a drivers briefing at 8am, racing commencing at 8:30 with an anticipated presentation time of 7pm.

For those interested in seeing how the weekend is going then pop over to RCM or our BRCA LSOR site here and click on the results menu for either the live results for the latest race underway on Sunday or the Rnd 1 class reports which will be updated as we progress throughout the meeting.

If you are on the move then pop across to our timing partner myrcm @ www.myrcm.ch and get the link for the latest app or stream for rnd 1 here

Technology permitting the latest live laps should occur below:-


Darren Worth

2017 BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

Latest EC Sponsors

The organisers of the 2017 European championship are pleased to announce the following supporters of this summers event :-

The organisers wish to acknowledge their generosity in supporting our event, thank you.

If you are reading this and wish to be involved or know an organisation which may want to get involved with the 2017 Large Scale Off Road European Championship then either review\forward our sponsorship page available here or contact our sponsorship team via email at sponsorship@lsoreuros.uk 

We look forward to welcoming and announcing additional supporters of the 2017 LSOR European Championship as we progress towards the main event.

Darren Worth

Latest driver numbers

On behalf of the UK organisers I have the pleasure in confirming that as of this evening the 2017 LSOR European Championship has 134 drivers allocated with the UK team accounting for 50 of these.

The 2017 LSOR United Kingdoms European team comprises :-

Number2WD4WDSC
1Dave AshtonJack KeatleyPete Barns
2Andy KnightCraig OrmanJez Cauldwell
3Mark HigginsMark SuggittMatt Perry
4Mark CoveGuy PageJim Whitehead
5Paul GrestyStu WoodIan Southey
6Karl NorrisChris SutcliffeSteve Jones
7Oliver WhittlestonMike HumphreysTommy Chung
8Terry JacksonRik AshmanAndy Spence
9Mark BrownAyaz AslamJohn Hall
10Phil ChesterLeon SatchelRob Harpham
11Martin FitzpatrickLee Chapman
12Les DarbyJames Clark
13Dave ParishJamie Boobyer
14Roger SmithMatt Stokes
15Gary BarnsMark Pearson
16John DarbyMatt Buxton
17Adam EllisMark Newham
18Sohail "sid" IqbalPaul Lyczba
19Kevin EvansSimon Gaskell
20Kevin Lander
21Heidi Shilcock

 The 134 drivers are split across the countries as shown below :-

24. – 29.07.2017 EC LS OR – Nene Valley, Great Britain        
    4WD 2WD SC Total
Australia   1 1   2
Austria OFMAV – OFMAV Oesterreichischer Funk Modell Auto Verband 1     1
Belgium FBA – F.B.A. Federation Belge d´Automobiles 2     2
Croatia HAMS – HAMS Hrvatski Automodelarski Savez 1     1
Czech Republic RCACR – RC Autoclub of Czech Republic    2   2
Denmark DASU – DASU Dansk Automobil Sports Union 2 7   9
Estonia EAK – Eesti Automudelispordi Klubi 2     2
Finland AKK – AKK-Motorsport Ry 12     12
France FFVRC – F.F.V.R.C. FĂ©dĂ©ration Française de Voitures Radio CommandĂ©es 5 5  3 10
Germany DMC – DMC Deutscher Minicar Club e.v. 7 1 5 13
Great Britain BRCA – British Radio Car Association BRCA 19 10 21 50
Netherlands NOMAC – NOMAC Nederlandse Organisatie Model Auto Clubs 5 6 13
Spain AECAR – AECAR Asociacion Española de coches a radiocontrol 2 5   7
Switzerland SRCCA – SRCCA Swiss R/C Cars Association 4 3   7
           
    63 40 31 131

We look forward to welcoming you all to the 2017 European championship in July.

Darren Worth

BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

2017 Warm Up Meeting Details

The warm up event for the 2017 LSOR Euros will be held over the Easter weekend, 15th / 16th April at the Nene Valley Raceway Off Road Model Car Club when they host the opening round of the 2017 BRCA LSOR national championship.

The venue will be open from Friday for those wishing to camp for the weekend, the Nene will not be charging for camping at this meeting. Hot food and drinks will be available from mid morning Saturday throughout the weekend until the event is over on Sunday evening thanks to the Nene’s in house catering team.

Practice will commence at 10am on the Saturday and will go on until early evening. Late afternoon the trophies for the 2016 BRCA LSOR series will be presented.

A normal BRCA round will be run on the Sunday with qualification and finals. (Only BRCA licenced drivers will score points in the BRCA series).

The Nene will be open for further testing on Easter Monday after the national for those who wish to test further.

The standard BRCA meeting fees will apply with race entry costing ÂŁ20 per adult driver (reduced fee for second car) which covers the Sunday.

 Saturday practice will be ÂŁ5 and those who wish to practice on the Monday then an additional ÂŁ5 per vehicle will be required.

To enter the meeting please click on this link which will take you to the BRCA website to register your entry into the meeting. Can all those wishing to enter the 1st national of the BRCA season PLEASE  register on the BRCA website.

We look forward to seeing you at the Nene this Easter.

Please note that whilst additional features have already been added more changes will be done after this warm up meeting along with the race surface being replaced before the Euros in July.

Darren Worth

BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

 

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Nene Valley Raceway Off Road Model Car Club

Nene Valley Raceway Off Road Model Car Club.
Airfield Rd, Podington, Wellingborough NN29 7XA

Venue for the 2017 Large Scale Off Road EFRA European Championship
From 24th to 29th July 2017

Airfield Road, Podington Civil Parish, England, United Kingdom

Drivers wanted

on behalf of the UK organisers can we ask that all those countries participating in the 2017 European championship to keep the EFRA largescale section updated with your driver numbers so we can ensure the right planning is in place for the event.

The UK are pleased to announce an increase in our team size and welcome the additional drivers to our 2017 team. Our team members are :-

Number2WD4WDSC
1Dave AshtonJack KeatleyPete Barns
2Andy KnightCraig OrmanJez Cauldwell
3Mark HigginsMark SuggittMatt Perry
4Mark CoveGuy PageJim Whitehead
5Paul GrestyStu WoodIan Southey
6Karl NorrisChris SutcliffeSteve Jones
7Oliver WhittlestonMike HumphreysTommy Chung
8Terry JacksonRik AshmanAndy Spence
9Mark BrownAyaz AslamJohn Hall
10Phil ChesterLeon SatchelRob Harpham
11Martin FitzpatrickLee Chapman
12Les DarbyJames Clark
13Dave ParishJamie Boobyer
14Roger SmithMatt Stokes
15Gary BarnsMark Pearson
16John DarbyMatt Buxton
17Adam EllisMark Newham
18Sohail "sid" IqbalPaul Lyczba
19Kevin EvansSimon Gaskell
20Kevin Lander
21Heidi Shilcock

This now makes the UK team 50 drivers and the meeting according to the EFRA numbers now has 128 drivers.
The 128 drivers entered are as shown below :-

24. – 29.07.2017 EC LS OR – Nene Valley, Great Britain        
    4WD 2WD SC Total
Australia   1 1   2
Austria OFMAV – OFMAV Oesterreichischer Funk Modell Auto Verband 1     1
Belgium FBA – F.B.A. Federation Belge d´Automobiles 2     2
Croatia HAMS – HAMS Hrvatski Automodelarski Savez 1     1
Czech Republic RCACR – RC Autoclub of Czech Republic    2   2
Denmark DASU – DASU Dansk Automobil Sports Union 2 7   9
Estonia EAK – Eesti Automudelispordi Klubi 2     2
Finland AKK – AKK-Motorsport Ry 12     12
France FFVRC – F.F.V.R.C. FĂ©dĂ©ration Française de Voitures Radio CommandĂ©es 5 5   10
Germany DMC – DMC Deutscher Minicar Club e.v. 7 1 5 13
Great Britain BRCA – British Radio Car Association BRCA 19 10 21 50
Netherlands NOMAC – NOMAC Nederlandse Organisatie Model Auto Clubs 5 6 13
Spain AECAR – AECAR Asociacion Española de coches a radiocontrol 2 2   4
Switzerland SRCCA – SRCCA Swiss R/C Cars Association 4 3   7
           
    63 37 28 128

From the table you can see that we have now got the required 3 counties minimum to comply with the EFRA rules to award a European title to our short course entrant, we still have places in this class too along with the others has the maximum meeting attendance is limited to 150 drivers across the three classes.

Also if any non European drivers are reading this and want a crack at being crowned the 2017 European champion in any of the classes then you can apply as you may participate in the LSOR Euros until such time that a suitable world championship is run.

Darren Worth

BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

Sponsorship & Retail Opportunities at the 2017 Euros

The organisers of the 2017 European championship are pleased to announce the availability of their retail and sponsorship pack and have the pleasure in confirming that the following are supporters of the 2017 Euros this summer :-

The organisers wish to acknowledge their generosity in supporting our event, thank you.

If you are reading this and wish to be involved or know an organisation which may want to get involved with the 2017 Large Scale Off Road European Championship then either review\forward our sponsorship page available here or contact our sponsorship team via email at sponsorship@lsoreuros.uk 

We look forward to welcoming and announcing additional supporters of the 2017 LSOR European Championship as we progress towards the main event.

Darren Worth

Food glorious food

We have pleasure in announcing that the onsite catering at our Euros will be provide by Carnival Pizza.

Kay and her team at Carnival Pizza many be familiar to some of you as they provide the catering at the annual international rally cross event, NEO, held here in the UK,

Further details and an example menu will be online soon but Kay anticipates being on site from Sunday afternoon, 23rd until we finish on Saturday evening to provide meals and drinks from 7am until 10 or 11 each evening.

Kays typical event menu include :-   

  • Breakfast boxes  ( include .. bacon , egg , sausage, black pudding , beans fried bread , hash browns ) with a hot drink
  • and Breakfast sandwiches
  • 9 inch pizza  choice of toppings (meal deal with chips)
  • 12 inch pizza  choice of toppings
  • chips
  • Chilli nachos
  • Hot dogs
  • Baguettes
  • Salad Boxes
  • Hot drinks … tea , coffee , hot chocolate , cans , water
  • Chocolate Bars etc.

Further details will be posted as we get nearer to the event under the 2017 menu option above @ www.lsoreuros.uk

If anyone attending has any dietary needs then please contact the organisers via admin@lsoreuros.uk

 I look forward to welcoming Kay and her team to the 2017 LSOR European Championship at the Nene Valley Raceway

Darren Worth

BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

2017 LSOR EC Latest Entrance Numbers

Firstly the organisers of the 2017 LSOR Euros wish all those reading this a very happy new year and hope you have an enjoyable race season in 2017.

We have just received the latest attendance numbers for this summers event.

We have 112 drivers entered as shown below :-

24. – 29.07.2017 EC LS OR – Nene Valley, Great Britain        
    4WD 2WD SC Total
Australia   1 1   2
Austria OFMAV – OFMAV Oesterreichischer Funk Modell Auto Verband 1     1
Belgium FBA – F.B.A. Federation Belge d´Automobiles 2     2
Croatia HAMS – HAMS Hrvatski Automodelarski Savez 1     1
Denmark DASU – DASU Dansk Automobil Sports Union 2 7   9
Estonia EAK – Eesti Automudelispordi Klubi 2     2
Finland AKK – AKK-Motorsport Ry 12     12
France FFVRC – F.F.V.R.C. FĂ©dĂ©ration Française de Voitures Radio CommandĂ©es 5 5   10
Germany DMC – DMC Deutscher Minicar Club e.v. 7 1 5 13
Great Britain BRCA – British Radio Car Association BRCA 17 9 16 42
Netherlands NOMAC – NOMAC Nederlandse Organisatie Model Auto Clubs 4 3   7
Spain AECAR – AECAR Asociacion Española de coches a radiocontrol 2 2   4
Switzerland SRCCA – SRCCA Swiss R/C Cars Association 4 3   7
           
    60 31 21 112

This still leaves us 4 drivers and 1 country short of the required 25 drivers, 3 counties minimum to comply with the EFRA rules to award a European title to our short course entrant, so once again if any country has not supplied there short course requirements to EFRA then please do so. Likewise non European drivers may participate in the LSOR Euros until such time that a suitable world championship is run

The organisers look forward to seeing the 112 drivers later this year and the 42 man UK team comprises :-

2WD :- Dave Ashton, Andy Knight, Mark Higgins, Mark Cove, Paul Gresty, Karl Norris, Oliver Whittleston, Terry Jackson, Mark Brown

4WD :- Jack Keatley, Craig Orman, Mark Suggitt, Guy Page, Stu Wood, Chris Sutcliffe, Luke Gower, Rik Ashman, Ayaz Aslam, Leon Satchel, Martin Fitzpatrick, Les Darby, Dave Parish, Jim Davis, Roger Smith, Gary Barns, John Darby

SC :- Pete Barns, Adam Ellis, Jez Cauldwell, Matt Perry, Jim Whitehead, Ian Southey, Steve Jones, Tommy Chung, Andy Spence, John Hall, Rob Harpham, Lee Chapman, James Clark, Jamie Boobyer, Matt Stokes, Mark Pearson

 

Happy New Year to you all,

Darren Worth

BRCA LSOR Section Chairman

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