The Radio Control 1:8 scale Off-Road National Championship comes back to Navan Nitro Nuts track here in Navan’s MDL grounds next Saturday & Sunday (18th & 19th June 2011). Saturday is a practice day while Sunday will see the best drivers in the 32 counties fight it out for podium positions. With some of the all time favorites having to emigrate to far of lands since last years Nationals then we would hope to be seeing some new faces on the podium at each round. We have also seen a serious shift away from Truggy to Buggy leaving a very small (3 at the 1st round) entry of truggy drivers. However nobody forced last years top truggy drivers to transfer over so it leaves the remaining truggy drivers (currently all from Navan) to fight it out among themselves and we are enjoying it!.
Entries in the 1st round were well down (almost by 50%) on last year and we are seeing the obvious impact of the ecomonic downturn even at our sport. With a lot of our members now out of work and race days are not for free (unfortunately) it’s not surprising but we are still encouraging lads to work together to share the costs and make the trip. Navan had the 2nd highest entry at the 1st round in Banbridge with 7 drivers, 3 other members pitting and unfortunately a few who couldn’t make it at the last minute@@ so let’s support next Sunday even better and up these numbers.
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National Championship Dates
Nationals Round 3: Navan June 19th
Nationals Round 4: NIMCC July 24th
Nationals Round 5: BADMCC August 21st
Nationals Round 6 Navan September 11th
Nationals spare date: September 25th