The Astro Master 2015 @ NNN

Astro Masters 2015 @ NNNHello and welcome to what we hope will be a good weekend’s racing and a bit of fun on and off the track!

A reminder of how our track runs (CLICK HERE for New clubhouse video) or (CLICK HERE for Old clubhouse video) – but I think the layout will be a little different!! for this event – thanks for fantastic videos Greg.

Astro Masters timetable

(We will be running – format depends on numbers but at minimum Open Practice Saturday morning with Heats pm and more Heats & Finals Sunday – BBQ Saturday eve.)

Limited Camping On-Site with facilities so let me know so I can plan pitches!!

Friday night (Optional for anyone staying around Friday night – just contract us to arrange)
We’ll be @ track 7pm – 9pm
(MDL open from 8.30am with access to track & trackside (club house will only open at 6.30pm))


Thanks for all the interest and due to popular demand (lots of lads working on Saturday) then you can race Sunday only but we need to know that in advance for marshall planning on Saturday?  

– Sunday only fee will be slightly reduced to €20 (and a cup of tea) or £15 

A lot of work being done on and around the track over last few weeks so thanks to all the lads (and lassies) who have put in the hours.  Expect some surprises as our new track designer is unleashed (even the Boss is taking a back seat on this one!)

OK here is what we are looking at;


Important Note –

– This is planned as a fun weekend for all levels of driver from beginner to pro

– Handout PTs available for new drivers who want to to see their results!

– Tyres are the drivers choice to keep it all simple

– Rules and final decisions by NNN Race director on the day


Race Durations

– 1:10 electric heats 5 & finals 7 minutes

– 1:8 electric & nitro heats 7 minutes

– 1:8 electric final 15 minutes

– 1:8 nitro finals A 49mins, B 20mins, C+ 15mins



– Gates open 8.30am

– Briefing 9am

– Practice starts 9.30am to 11.30am

– 3 x qualifying heats

  (final timetable & number rounds depends on numbers –  will post mid week)

– Fun race/finals

– Finish by 6pm

– Free BBQ for all racers trackside (yep Carel is back with his kettle BBQ!)



– Gates open 8.30am

– 1 x practice heat starts 9am

– 2 x qualifying heats starts 10.00am

– Lunch break when heats finish!

– Vintage 1:10 race – 10minute duration (numbers dependent)

– Finals start by 1pm (all going well!)

– Presentation and away home by 6pm



– For Heats – marshall after you run

– For Finals – nitro marshals nitro final after your run

– Electric buggies same format if possible (finalise closer to event depending on   entries per class)


Entry Forms & Any questions

– Payment by cash on the day or via

– PayPal (Send Money) to

– Email with questions and/or completed entry forms


– Limited Camping On-Site with facilities so let me know so I can plan pitches!!

 THE ASTRO MASTERS 2015 – it’s the event to bring 1:10 & 1:8 together for a 2 day driving experience with a bit of fun on & off the track.

Download entry forms from Face Book Page –


Great Days Racing for Round 8 in NNN – Sunday 25th Jan 2015

Great days racing again in Navan today with a full house (27 drivers) and pitting at a premium as Gordon Stewart sure packed a lot onto that wee table. Thanks to all those who made the trip and hope all (especially Bradley) made it home safe and recover after “a hard day at the races”.

Enda O'Donnell's photo.

Weather held up and all systems were go until the last 2 minutes when we had to a minor system glitch that caught us all off guard! I know Greg Cunningham would have loved it to be rerun and had I not realised he’d crashed out after 5 minutes I might have given in to his pressure (ya chancer ya….:-) )

Well done to the new lad, young JJ McCartan (see his new buggy in action below) who had a great days racing with his new JQ 1:8 ebuggy and managed to leave with a complete buggy having suffered only a few broken parts all days (the joys of racing).

We’d like to wish Bradley Baird a fast recovery after a run in with some superglue ended his day and landed him in Navan Hospital where he was treated very well (from what I hear and wouldn’t expect any less) and returned to us repaired (but just too late for the finals – sorry Bradley!). I think the “Save Navan Hospital” campaign ( has gained a few more supporters today.

Next race day is 8th Feb – that’s Round 8 so get yourselves organised and let’s top today’s drivers figures. We will be missing a few lads who are travelling down to France to race Barkley Abernethy, Greg Cunningham and maybe a few more and Bradley heading to the USofA. Good luck to all the lads as they represent the hobby/sport and the country abroad.

Results will be posted in the next day or so – well done to Barkley who took the nitro win today and Colin Whelan who took the electric win.

JJ McCartan in the air


Winter Championship Round 6 in NNN on Sun 11th Jan 2015

Round 6 Winters @ NNN Panaview New NNN Jason He's some boy.. IMAG3264 IMAG3489 The 3 boyos IMAG3500 IMAG3485 Northern enforcers IMAG3496

Happy New Year from all @ Navan Nitro Nuts

2014 NNN Club AGM – 14th Dec 2014 in MDL Meeting room 4.30 to 6pm

2014 NNN AGM to be held after Round 4 on the 14th December.

I’m asking all members to make an effort to attend as some serious decisions to be made.

Please bring your ideas and suggestions for the club in 2015 and a willingness to get involved to make your ideas work. Winter Championship Rd3

Reminder that this Sunday 30th NNN is hosting round 3 of the Winter Championship.

Gates open at 9am with practice till 10.30. Racing gets under way at 11am.

Chip van will be on site for lunch for those who need some grub :o. Cya all Sunday.

Practice Nights @ Navan Nitro Nuts Continue…

OK all practice this Thursday evening 23rd Oct in NNN for anyone who is interested – gates open from 7.30pm and finish up under flood lights.
€5 for members – €7.50 for non-members and don’t forget great discounts on offer for anyone doing the Winter Championships and paying up front.

Winter Champion Special Rates –


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 2nd 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 2nd & €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. 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.


Dates for Navan Winter series

Drivers the dates have been set for this years Winter Championship at Navan. This is a 10 round Championship with 7 rounds to count. Also posted is the date of the next Irish Astro Masters which takes place 2 weeks after the completion of the Winter Championship on March 21th and 22nd.


National Championship Returns to Navan Nitro Nuts track on 6th & 7th September for the 5th & Final Round of 2014 Season

A quick reminder that 5th and Final Round of the 1:8 Off-Road All-Ireland National Championships takes part in Navan on Sunday 7th September with practice on Saturday 6th.


Open practice (weather permitting) Saturday 12-5pm and BBQ 5pm (juicy burgers and bangers & a beer – might stretch to a bun and a bit of salad too) – I know that some of you like to bring speciality meats so feel free as long as I get one of those chicken kebabs Jeff 🙂

Sunday gates open 8am with booking in & practice 8.15-9.30am sharp … First heat off the line 10am. Chipper on Sunday for lunch… (and left overs from BBQ… 🙁  )

WHERE ARE WE – if you haven’t visited us before we are –

Located in the MDL (Meath & District League) grounds on the Trim road approx 2km from Navan.

GPS – 53.622798,-6.686972

Accomodation – check web site or click in this link –

Also please note that the TRACK IS CLOSED FROM FRIDAY night 29th for maintenance and as per National Rules.

check out Colin Whelan’s fantastic report on the Round 4 on the RCCAOI web site –

4th Round 1:8 Off-Road Report


Round 6 (Final) Round of the Summer Championships this Sunday 24th Aug

6th & Final Round of the NNN Summer Championships this Sunday Aug 24th so please support.  Best of luck to those figthing it out for top positions – keep it clean!!




Hello all – just a reminder that the Navan Nitro Nuts Summer Championship has kicked off and with 2 rounds left to run you can still join in and enjoy the track.  We’ve had a great turnout, considering it’s a Summer Championship, and even with the poor weather on some of the race days it didn’t really impact us.  It’s great to see new faces and well done to all the new lads (Stephen & JJ) who had their first days racing and broke very few parts!! 🙂

Here are the dates for the remainder of the year and don’t forget dates have also been set for the mid-week practice nights.  The practice nights may suit people who work weekends or who would like to learn more about their buggies or trucks in a more relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of racing rules.

Open Practice dates are FROM 7pm – 9:30pm – 

May 14th, 28th
June 11th, 25th
July 2nd, 9th, 6th, 23rd, 30th
Aug 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (last one unless we have a request for additional nights)!!

New members welcome at any time during the year and lot’s of help and advice if you have a radio controlled car sittng at home but would like to try it out on the only track in the country that stays open 12 months of the year.

If you don’t think you are ready for racing then join us for the Next Practice Night.

So get the batteries charged and engines tuned and up to Navan.