Astro Cup 2016

Details and entry form for the update and coming Astro Cup the Battle of the Buggies are now live on the NNN site. Go to the Astro Cup menu for more information. 

The Rules Clarified !

Enda O’Donnell to NAVAN NITRO NUTS

2 hrs ·

Hello drivers – firstly I’m looking forward to another great days racing in Navan tomorrow.

I also just wanted to outline a few rules and regulations that have been quoted back to me 100 times over past few rounds and also to highlight a few basic essentials that we all must adhere to when racing in Navan or in any Championship (that I’m aware of).

We are moving into the 2nd half of our championship so points will become more critical and competition will heat up.

However for the fairness of new drivers who have not raced in previous Championships and my not have been 100% clear on some rules then let’s set the record straight here now and allow everyone to enjoy the racing tomorrow – I will includes these again at a formal briefing tomorrow but in case anyone has to modify their setups or radios etc. before tomorrow at least you’ll have some pre-warning.

1. PLEASE LET THE FASTER DRIVERS THROUGH (perhaps obvious to most of us but when this is announced at the beginning of every race day we are asking that people that are being lapped must make way for the faster drivers coming through).

2. NON CONTACT SPORT (to a certain extent as there are times when making contact with another buggy is outside your control – we understand this). However not slowing down coming into a corner and crashing into the buggy in front is NOT ACCEPTABLE and I’ve had complaints regarding many drivers doing this (new and old timers, nitro and electric).

3. NO REVERSE on buggies – mostly aimed at electric drivers but there are some fancy nitros out there that can be enabled with reverse. PLEASE DISABLE REVERSE as it gives an unfair advantage if/when there is a collision or someone crashes into a corner. This has been announced at all events so from tomorrow it will mean buggy removed from the race for 1st offence and disqualification for 2nd offence.

4. NO ARTIFICIAL DRIVER AIDS and in particular NO GYROS as these give a huge advantage to drivers on an off-road circuit so if you have them DISABLE THEM – this goes for NITRO and ELECTRIC drivers as I’m aware any system can be fitted with a Gyro but more critically some Spektrum radios not HAVE THEM BUILT IN. So simply NO GYROS and I’d hate to think these have been used as we’ve not had any reason to suspect them but a few people have asked so now you know.

We run an open friendly club and that’s how are race days are considered so let’s play by the rules and drive with the necessary consideration for others that you would expect them to have for you!!!! smile emoticon

We’ll have a race official monitoring each heat and more critically the finals and we will be doing spot checks on equipment and radio but we seriously hope this is not necessary (as I don’t really have time :-)).


Winter Championship Membership Deals

Winter Champs kick off in Navan next Sunday week 8th Nov – check all dates here.

Don’t forget special rates if you want to pay in advance.


Due to a request from a number of people we’ve put together some Special Winter Payment Deals on advance payments for Winter Championship race fees, Winter Membership & Reserved Pitting Space (spaces limited so book early). Send payment through PayPal to or pay on Nov 8th at First Round.

Deal 1. €120 = Winter Champs up front €65 (10 rounds normally €100), plus €25 membership (6 months special) plus indoor pitting (with power/light) €30 (normally €5 per round) but indoor pitting areas limited to first 8 to pay and full amount must to paid in advance.

Deal 2. €110 = Winter Champs up front €65 (10 rounds normally €100), plus €25 membership (6 months special) plus outdoor pitting (plug your own power lead in – lights provided) €20 (this just reserves a pitting space and saves you bringing gazebo etc.) – outdoor pitting areas also limited to first 8 to pay and full amount must to paid in advance.

Deal 3. €90 = Winter Champs up front €65 and winter M’Ship €25 – for those who don’t require pitting.

Deal 4. €65 = Winters Champs up front for current club members & book pits on the day when available. Indoor pits €5 and outdoor €3 (includes power/light).

Or members can simply Pay As You Race but membership must be paid on Nov 8th & €10 per day race fee – pits if available at rates in Deal 4.

ONE FINAL DEAL – for family members as we appreciate that we can have 2 or more from the same family so we are offering a further 10% off the Deal price per additional person. Also for a group of 3 or more paying on-line we’ll also offer 10% off so pull your finances and get all the money stuff out of the way and concentrate on your racing.

Non-members/visitors who want to race are very welcome (but don’t get points or free entries to Winter raffle) – race fee €15 and can only race in lowest finals with no bump ups.

2015-16 Winter Championship Dates Revised (Jan16)

Here we go again – Navan Nitro Nuts will host another Winter of great racing which is currently scheduled to finish on the second day of our Annual Astro Masters (and if not why not).  Looking forward to the usual faces and hoping to see a lot of new faces this Winter as we plough right thought the winter months.

Don’t forget our annual Christmas GP at the ZONE Karting track here in Navan which sees some mental driving of a different kind.

Winters 2015-16 & Astro Masters 2016 - Rev1

Club Round 5 Cancelled

Dear members, please note that Club Round 5 , July 5th is Cancelled. Sorry about the late notice but with the track still under construction we have taken the decision to cancel this round. We will take a look at re running the round later in the year. I would ask if you know of anyone who might be heading down but is not on facebook could you pass this message on.

Summer Round 2 on Sunday 3rd May 2015

After a fantastic 1st round to our Summer Championship with over 20 drivers turning up then we are hoping to keep up the momentum tomorrow Sunday 3rd of May with Round 2.cropped-cropped-27.jpg

All levels of driver welcome and we have beginners every week of the Summers so get your buggies out of cobwebs and enjoy a days racing.cropped-06.jpg

Hope to see you all there from 9.30am when gates open.

Cheers, Enda Summer Championship Dates

The Navan Nitro Nuts Committee are happy to announce the Summer Championship dates for 2015. Following on from a successful Winter Championship and Astro Master this Championship is hotting up to be one of the most successful of all. SO get your Buggies ready and lets get Racing.

Summer Dates 2015

We plan to run 8 rounds with a spare date end of September and 5 from 8 to count because it’s summer and most people take holidays plus we’ve had a very busy Winters and Astro Masters.  We’d like to encourage all members to travel away to at least one event at another track (details to be finalised).  For the extra effort of going away to another track then we’ll give extra points (details also to be finalised).

Some other dates below to keep in mind as the PPR up in Banbridge is not to be missed and the national rounds take us north and south to all the national approved tracks.

1-8 Nats - Special Events & NNN events


Time Table for Astro Masters 2015

Outline of the time table for this weekends Astro Master Event.


Astro Masters timetable

Friday nite Practice 2 rds (Cancelled as no requests for this practice)
Reminder track work on Friday from 9am to 9pm…… please support – I’ll be calling you all…. J

Gates open 8.30am
Briefing 9am
Practice round = approx. 1.5hrs
2x practice heats starts 9.15am => 9.15 to 12.15
3x qualifying heats – start 12.45pm (1.5 hrs+ per round) => 12.45 to 6pm

Complementary BBQ @ 6pm for all racers trackside
(Note: we’ll review times during the day and save time if we can)
Gates open 8.30am
2x qualifying starts 9.00 – 2 * 1.5hrs+ 9am to 12.30pm
Lunch break 12.30 to 1pm
Finals start 1pm – 4.45pm
Presentation – 5pm to 5.30pm


In heat format you Marshall after you run (e.g. Heat 7 to marshall 1:10 4WD)

(Note: Heat 8 on draft format is a holding heat for maybes so it may become Heat may move up/down one position L)
In finals , nitro marshals nitro finals which may mean same as heats.
Any questions
Mobile 087 2290179 / +353 87 2290179

Heat Listings for Astro Masters

Heats 1 to 4 Heat 5 to 8

Round 9 of Winter Championship @ Navan this Sunday 22nd Feb

Don’t forget Round 9 of Winter Championship @ Navan this Sunday 22nd Feb and with only one remaining round after this then the competition is really heating up.  With Barkley and Greg back from racing in France last week and Bradley back from the USA then we’d hope to see even more experience shared with us all in Navan this Sunday.  Good luck to Colin and the lads who are heading over to the UK to compete in the touring cars – bring back the gold.

Check out the Results to see who will be fighting it out for podium positions and come along on the day even if it’s just to watch and have a cup of tea..

We will be taking entries for the Astro Masters which is open to anyone and everyone who wants to race 1:10 OR 1:8 electric buggies and nitro 1:8 buggies over a fun filled 2 days of racing on 21st and 22nd March at Navan Nitro Nuts.

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