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Endurance December 2010

Post  ototw on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:39 am

The 12th of December DRCCC will have a endurance race aswell as pricegiving.
I did some r/c google and see what some of the endurance races have to do,I know they refer to nitro,but see it as more than just racing laps,suggestions????
Here we are folks, The singlemost exciting R/c race concept this year!! On the 17th October 2010, the race will start at 10am and when it starts you have to fit the engine, run it in, tune it and race it as hard as you can over 6 hours at the fantastic Stoke Nitro track in Stoke on Trent, Staffs. In true Le Mans style the winner will be the team with the largest amount of laps after the 6 hours is over.

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Endurance December 2010

Post  ototw on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:48 am

Some more quotes from R/C sites:
Ideal for teambuilding or for simply unforgettable events. Teams of drivers compete as they would in a full scale endurance racing. Making pit stops to refuel there car (change batteries) and change drivers at intervals determined by the team. Teamwork and team management are paramount, as competitors manage there own pit stop strategy, driver line-up and all the dramas and strategic thinking that is associated with endurance racing. The event starts with a team briefing and pit-stop training before a period of timed practice, allowing all drivers to refine their skill, and compete for grid positions.

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Endurance December 2010

Post  ototw on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:55 am

Some interesting reading,when they refer to nitro cars and the spares related,just convert it to electric,,,,,
7:30 gates open
7:45 booking in opens, teams will be required to show BRCA cards at this time and to submit a chassis for marking and to confirm that the PT details we hold are correct.
8:45 booking in closes
9:00 Drivers breifing
9:50 Airhorn will sound signalling that the teams can collect the engines and fuel from the designated place, and commence fitting of the engines. ENGINES MUST NOT BE STARTED any engine started before 10am will incurr the team a charitable donation penalty
10:00 Airhorn will sound again signalling the start of the race, engines can be started and you are free to race as you wish
16:00 end of race
16:15 Prize presentation and Photos and Raffle draw. And event summary speech.

Rules for the event –

The teams must submit there car for non permanent identification upon booking in, this chassis can then NOT be substituted. In the event of a breakage, the chassis must be fixed. If the chassis plate has to be replaced then only the parts that need to be replaced CAN be replaced. A substitute car CANNOT be used under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

The engines will be supplied by the organiser and CANNOT be substituted. These will be marked for easy identification. Fuel will be supplied by the organisers. You will be supplied with 2 gallons of quality race fuel. You MUST use the fuel supplied. Any other fuel IS NOT permitted. The use of other fuels will result in DISQUALIFICATION

Exhaust and glow plugs remain the teams choice and must be supplied by the team

There are NO restrictions on car make or model although they MUST be 1/8th scale rally cross buggies. Modifications are allowed but a buggy shell must be fitted.

There are NO restrictions on tyres or wheels but they must be BUGGY wheels and tyres. Those for truggy use will not be permitted.

SWEARING on the rostrum, at the marshalls, organiser etc will not be tolerated. Punishable by means of charitable fine

The Team will be responsible for their marshall being at the relevant position at all times. If the marshall point is un manned the relevant car must be brought to the pits and will not be allowed to continue until that teams marshall is back in position. Marshalling shall be untertaken on a rota basis and you will marshall for approx ½ of the actual time you are on track

Extra fuel WILL be available for use if it is needed although we do not expect the need for extra fuel.

Spare engines WILL be made available in the unlikely event of a failure. There will also be spares made available if you choose to repair the engine. There will be a minimal fee donated directly to the charity for this service.

Any unsportsman like behaviour either on the track or in the paddock area will not be tolerated and will be punishable via stop and go penalties and charitable fines.

Driving standards will be monitored and anyone deliberately causing a collision or blocking a faster driver will be penalised by means of a stop go penalty

Anybody found in contravention of the rules will be subject to charitable fine and/or disqualification from the race”


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Endurance race

Post  ototw on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:04 am

I found this comment on a r/c forum:
I have done a buggy (electric 1/10) 24hrs endurance race many moons ago, 5 man team and i was the only lucky basterd to have 4hrs shut eye.

There was 10 teams and we came 4th being the highest place privateer, we pooled our resources also it was a one car only for the whole team. By the time the race was over both man and machine was half dead .

I've also done a 4hrs team race as well, 10x4 man teams and this time each driver could race their own car.

Tactics and teamplay come into play into this format of racing.

It was a marvelous and memorable time in my RC days.

It would be awesome if there are any upcoming events like those. It trully is an amazing experience.

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Re: Endurance December 2010

Post  Bossman on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:46 am

sounds good to have a endurance we can have the shells and batries one side you could run to fetch it fit it and then get racing we still have a 3 man team as per norm maybe run reverse oval track and have two classes a controlled class and a open class each member must ride ten min for those who have a 2 man team ride ten min swop and then change back for the last ten also u will be disqaulified if youre team does not have a marshell out wht do u guys think

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Endurance December 2010

Post  ototw on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:49 am

Good idea,lets see what the other guys have to say,thanks for particpating regarding the planning of our last event,

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Re: Endurance December 2010

Post  Guest on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:51 am

ek is daar. my internet is stadig so gaan nou rus.

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Re: Endurance December 2010

Post  Bit of both on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:29 am

Sounds like great fun. We just need to make a few decisions regarding things like the size of the teams, motor size, how many and size of batterries, what determines the winner = most laps? etc. The committee will have to make this info available before raceday so that teams can get together or plan for it.

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Re: Endurance December 2010

Post  Guest on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:40 am

ya, I agree with bit of both. Need to plan a team and a car for such an event.

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congrats

Post  Guest on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:30 am

Hey well done to the 3 little pigs on their victory in both the endurance races. Until next time. Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil

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Re: Endurance December 2010

Post  the DJ on Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:31 am

I still dont see any results posted?????

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