We race radio controlled racing cars and fly helicopters.
The club have recently lost the use of the venue we had been using for the past 3 years. The market for industrial units has changed over the past few months and we have been unable to find a suitable venue at affordable terms. We have found a very nice Community venue in Grangefield, Stockton. They have a 5-a-side sized sports hall with lots of storage, pitting and catering facilities. Ideal for us as a club. There is even the possibility of out-door racing later. We had our first club meeting on Saturday 2nd January 2016. It now turns out that the venue is available from about 4.00pm so we have more time to set things up. The feeling is that we will run off-road and saloons together (not in the same heat). So come along and have fun.
The Centre is at the end of a narrow lane. The entrance to the lane is easily missed. Coming from the ring road roundabout, it is on the right, just after the hatched centre line. Oulston Road is on the left.
The signage is visible from this direction, but not when coming from out of town.
The latest class we are running is for 1/14th scale electric buggies.
A number of the club members have got them and we now run 2 heats . The buggies are ideal for this size track, quick and agile and happy with the sort of jumps and obstacles we have.
The news for 1/10th buggies is good as well. Although the indoor track is a bit small for them, we have obtained the go–ahead to run outdoor meetings on site in a dis-used area.
When the weather improves we will set about making a (hopefully) National sized track.
More news as soon as I get it.
Disused area. Well big enough for a full sized off road track. With addition of Astroturf and removable features it should make a superb track.
Un-used hard surface area. Maybe other classes possible?
We are holding regional off-road events here instead of in Preston Park. We realise that lots of people look forward to the meeting in the park, but the facilities at Grangefield are so good that we could not pass on holding meetings there. There is lots of space for camping and caravans as well as toilets and catering under our own control. On the weekend, 2 day meetings, we intend to run the micro buggies on the Saturday night as an added bonus.