Sep 20

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.

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Aug 27

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.

A Few UPDATES –

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 –http://murray135.com/nnn/nnnforum/?page_id=605

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

 

Jul 18

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!!

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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.

 

Jun 30

Astro Masters 9th & 10th Aug 2014 (Let’s Make It Happen)

Hello, welcome and a major THANK YOU to the drivers who travelled to Navan to make the first Astro Masters such a huge success.  We had a lot of events to compete with but we pushed ahead and put on 2 full days of seriously competative racing for all levels and based on people’s feedback I think everyone enjoyed themselves.  We were blessed with the good weather and thankfully we didnt listen to the weather forecast.

Astro Masters Heat 1IMAG2760IMAG2762IMAG2765IMAG2776IMAG2777The plan had been – “a good weekend’s racing and a bit of fun on and off the track!” – I think we managed that.

Thanks to all the people who spent long hours on the track getting it ready – from weeding to painting to new layout.  On the weekend the food, drink and BBQ ended a great days racing on Saturday and 3 qualifying rounds and Sunday started with wheel barrows (literally!) of standing water being removed before the track dried out and remaining 2 rounds and finals brought us through to a presentation a few bottles of bubbly.

Cheers to all and see you all next year.  Full results will be posted over next few days and photos as soon as I receive them.

Thanks, Enda

 

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Hello 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 & finals 5 minutes

– 1:8 electric & nitro heats 7 minutes

– 1:8 electric final 15 minutes

– 1:8 nitro finals A 30mins, B 20mins, C+ 15mins

 

Saturday

– 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!)

 

Sunday

– 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

 

Marshalling

– 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 nnnmembership@eircom.net

– Email eod2003@eircom.net 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 2014 – 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 (Astro Masters Entry Form 2014)

May 21

Summer Championship @ NNN open to all levels and classes (upto 1:7 scale)

Round 4 Of the Summer Championships this Sunday June 29th – see you there from 9am…

 

Hello all – just a reminder that the Navan Nitro Nuts Summer Championship has kicked off and we had a great turnout last Sunday even with the poor weather conditions.  It was 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.

Next Practice night is Wed 28th and next Summer Championship round is Sun 6th June so get the batteries charged and engines tuned and up to Navan.

 

May 08

NNN Open Practice Dates (subject to change so be sure to check our Facebook page)

Panaview New NNNMORE PRACTICE EVENINGS?  YOU WANT MOOOORE PRACTICE EVENINGS!! WELL OK THEN….

This Thursday 11th Sept – 7.30 to 9.30pm and we’ll take it from there.

Come on up and try out the new layout (with Mickey’s Mound & Davey’s Dips to make it even more technical!! 🙂 ) New track was given it’s blessing at the Natioanal Championships last Sunday 7th Sept so your turn now..

EVENING-OPEN-PRACTICE::-
DATES CONFIRMED::-
STARTING NEXT WEEK::-
May 14th
28th
June 11th
25th
July 2nd
9th
16th
23rd
30th
Aug 6th
13th
20th
27th (last one)!! – changed to Thursday 28th so you didn’t miss it yet……but hurry.

May 07

Practice evening starts soon

Hi guys,,, evening practice will take place next Wednesday(14th may) @ Navan with timing system on!! This event will be every 2 weeks (until mid june & then every week after that) only on a Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:30pm!! A small fee of €5pp would be appreciated which includes tea/coffee snacks & of course LAP-TIMES!! Feel free to those who want to get out there & practice during the week EVERYONE WELCOME,,, NITRO, ELECTRIC, 1/8th, 1/10th!!! I will be posting reminders b4 every event & all the dates will be up 2morrow!!! Hope to see u next wed!!

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May 07

RCCAOI 1/10th Electric buggy report

2014 RCCAOI 1/10th Electric Off-Road Irish National Championships Report

Round 1, Navan Nitro Nuts:
The first round of the RCCAOI Nationals was held at the Navan Nitro Nuts track in Navan, Co.Meath. The track is outdoor astro and normally used for 1/8th, however the club went to great lengths to adapt it for 1/10th. The members of NNN put on a great welcome for the 1/10th racers that normally wouldn’t frequent the club. 
As per usual with Ireland, the day started off damp and continued this way throughout the day, with intermittent light showers keeping the track either slippy or extra slippy!  The grip levels changed dramatically through each run, never mind through each round! Though all of this lead to both fun and some very open racing.
The event was one of the best attended National rounds in the last few years with a total of 32 cars racing.

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The NNN track during one of the few breaks in the cloud

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May 07

RCCAOI 1/10th Electric buggy report

2014 RCCAOI 1/10th Electric Off-Road Irish National Championships Report

Round 1, Navan Nitro Nuts:
The first round of the RCCAOI Nationals was held at the Navan Nitro Nuts track in Navan, Co.Meath. The track is outdoor astro and normally used for 1/8th, however the club went to great lengths to adapt it for 1/10th. The members of NNN put on a great welcome for the 1/10th racers that normally wouldn’t frequent the club. 
As per usual with Ireland, the day started off damp and continued this way throughout the day, with intermittent light showers keeping the track either slippy or extra slippy!  The grip levels changed dramatically through each run, never mind through each round! Though all of this lead to both fun and some very open racing.
The event was one of the best attended National rounds in the last few years with a total of 32 cars racing.

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The NNN track during one of the few breaks in the cloud

2WD Clubman (10.5T Limit) was largely dominated by Kevin White with his Schumacher SV2, with a full house of 3 wins in qualifying, followed by Graham Parkes, Dave Bolger and Enda O`Donnell.
The 2WD Modified Qualifying rounds were very interesting to watch with the top 5 drivers swapping finishing positions in the 3 rounds.  Mark Penny came out top in the end though he was having some difficulty adapting to the ever changing conditions.
4WD Modified was even more spread out with three different drivers taking a round, Mark Penny, William White and Alan Thompson.

However mark took pole position with a 1st and a 2nd followed by William White and Derek McCloskey.
4WD Clubman was poorly attended as it’s a beginner class, the only contender was Graham Parkes with his DEX410.

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Graham takes the double jump followed by Ashley

Things didn’t change for the finals with the weather going from sun to rain every few minutes. Being a nitro track the mixture of oil and water made things very interesting.
In 2WD Modified Mark Penny dominated the day with his Centro winning the first two legs and sitting out the third. The fight for the remaining rostrum places brought some exciting racing with a 2nd and a 3rd each for Derek McCloskey and William White. However Derek took 2nd due to a better time. The final leg was very interesting with one of the younger drivers, Dylan McBurney, winning it. Dylan is a guy to watch for the next few rounds and is a newly sponsored Schumacher driver.

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2WD Modified
1st Mark Penny, 2nd Derek McCloskey, 3rd William White

The 2WD Clubman finals were probably the most fun of the day, with a lot of laughing on the rostrum. Though Kevin White took all three legs and won the day. Though Graham Parkes did his best to stop him with a few collisions, the slippy astro was blamed, though we can`t be sure!

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2WD Clubman
1st Kevin White, 2nd Graham Parkes (not pictured), 3rd Dave Bolger
4WD Modified was dominated by Bradley Baird winning the first two legs. Going into the final leg the remaining rostrum positions could have been taken by four drivers, made more interesting with Bradley sitting it out. Derek McCloskey with the Schumacher took overall second with a win and third went to William White with his Team C car. 2WD winner Mark Penny wasn’t having much luck with his B44 and managed to break lots of his car in the final leg.

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4WD Modified
1st Bradley Baird, 2nd Derek McCloskey, 3rd William White

The RCCAOI would like to thank the Navan Nitro Nuts for putting on a great days racing, but we would specially like to thank all the drivers for turning out even though the weather wasn’t the best!
It`s looking like it`s going to be an exciting series, with Round 2 at the Dublin Model Car Clubs indoor astro track in The Naul, Co. Dublin. 

Apr 30

Midweek Practice Information

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1). NNN midweek open practice,
2). All classes welcome,
3). Nitro & electric,
4). Timing system on,
5). 7:00pm – 10:00pm,

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