Round 3 Winter Championship Canceled

 

Round 3 was canceled due to poor forecast and road conditions. Some brave souls managed to get to the track anyway and had some fun in the snow. Next championship race is on 12th December.

Round 1 Winter Championship

31st October: This years winter Championship got off to a flying start with a great turn out from all corners of the country. Thanks to all who attended and made it a great days racing.

Buggy:

1st Chris McCauley

2nd Andrew White

3rd Derek McCloskey

 

Truggy:

1st Frank McGoey

2nd Roger Skelly

3rd Robbie O Brien

For full race results check out the events calendar page or click here

Next race on 14th November.

Bradley enjoys first Buggy win at Irish Nationals finale

 

The sixth & final round of the Irish 1:8 Off Road National Championships took place at the all astro turf surface Navan Nitro Nuts over the weekend where outgoing Truggy Champion Bradley Baird ended his debut season in Buggy with his first National race victory in the class. Having TQ’d the event the teenager suffered a flame out on the start line leaving him last but a superb recovery saw the Associated driver battle his way back up through the field. Setting the fastest lap of the race he finally took the lead when the Xray of Barkley Abernethy suffered an engine cut during the penultimate round of fuel stops to win by 2/3rd of a lap. Also driving an Xray, Alan Scroggie completed the podium bringing to a close another successful season of 1:8 Buggy racing in Ireland which saw Losi driver Michael Todd successfully defend his title.

 

In the Truggy class the title was still to be decided at the season finale between Neil Irwin and Arron Vance. 15-year-old Vance held the advantage in qualifying as he secured TQ honours with his Losi from the Xray of Irwin. In the half hour final, Vance’s chance at the title ended on lap 11 when he was forced to retire leaving Irwin to take the win and the 2010 title. The big battle of the race was the three way battle for second between Oisin O’Briain, Rodger Skelly and Steven McClements. In the end O’Briain took the place from Skelly with the trio all finishing on the same lap.

1:8 Buggy Result
1.(1) Bradley Baird – Associated/RB – 54 laps
2.(7) Barkley Abernethy – Xray/OS Speed – 53
3.(2) Alan Scroggie – Xray/Novarossi – 52
4.(5) Gary Baird – Kyosho/RB – 52
5.(3) Christopher McCauley – Xray/Novarossi – 51
6.(10)Cathal Taffe – Xray/Alpha – 51
7.(9) Vytas – Losi/RB – 50
8.(8) Nick Brooker – Xray/OS Speed – 50
9.(4) Derek McCloskey – Serpent/Mega – 49
10.(6)Andrew White – Hobao/RB – 43

1:8 Truggy Result
1.(2) Neil Irwin – Xray/Novarossi – 37 laps
2.(3) Oisin O’Briain – Losi/Mega – 34
3.(4) Roger Skelly – Losi/RB – 34
4.(5) Steven McClements – Mugen/Novarossi – 34
5.(6) Martin O’Docherty – Hobao/OS – 30
6.(1) Arron Vance – Losi/Novarossi – 11
7.(7) Frank McGoey – CEN/RB – 7
8.(8) Enda O’Donnell – Losi/RB – 2