Everyone is invited to join the BRCCC (Boronia Radio Control Car Club) young, old, male, female, we have a code of ethics that is in place to allow all to enjoy the atmosphere. This section contains information about racing at BRCCC and becoming a member. Further information can be found in our FAQ or under the Getting Started sections.
The club races every Wednesday night from 6.30pm until 10.30pm throughout the year with a 2-3 week break for Christmas. There are also up to 4 special events held during the year.
All competitors must register on the night of racing to be entered into their class. Registration must be completed by 6.45pm. Late entries should phone ahead as soon is is practical.
C. RADIO FREQUENCIES
All racers must provide at least three sets of transmitter/receiver crystals to avoid frequency clashes with others. Alternatively the provision of Spektrum equipment or a synthesized frequency capability is also acceptable. A full list of available frequencies can be found here.
D. DRIVERS BRIEFING
There will be a drivers briefing each night at approximately 6.45pm outside the clubrooms. All drivers should be present at this meeting.
At the BRCCC we run different classes of races for different types of cars and setups. This ensures that all competitors of a certain class are restricted in the setups and components they can use, therefore ensuring even competition within the class. The one thing they all have in common is that they are electric powered, 1/10th scale onroad vehicles.
The best place to start racing in our club would be in the 540 Novice class, this is because the cars are cheaper to purchase cheaper to repair and generally cost less to run but still have a chance of a trophy at the end of a season. All young members get a trophy at the end of the year as an encouragement award. To get into the 540 Novice class you will need a plastic tub chassis class car, however there are exceptions. See the section on Getting Started for further information.
A full list of restrictions for each class can be found in the current Rules, Regulations and Code of Conduct .
540 Novice Class
The best place to start, good competition with minimum cost. The cars are 4WD touring cars, with a plastic tub type chassis. Basic modifications like bearings and an electronic speed controller. Gear Ratio's are fixed for each model and chassis type.
This is for the more exerienced drivers, once again with good competition. The cars are open to any chassis or model, but are limited to the standard 540 silver can motor. Unlimited gear ratio's and any other hop-up options are allowed.
Tamiya Mini Class
These cars are Tamiya Front Wheel Drive M03 & M05 chassis. They are smaller that the other cars but are quite quick. You can do any Tamiya modification, with a maximum of 20t pinion gear and the class runs either the Tamiya sports tuned (black can) 540 motor or the 13T/3000KV Hobbywing Brushless system.
Tamiya Formula One
Probably the hardest cars to drive due to this chassis being only 2WD. We run the Tamiya F103 & F104 Chassis with unlimited hop-ups allowed. Definately not a beginners class due to the difficult handling.
Any brand of car, any modifications with the exception of a controlled motor. This must be a ROAR approved 21.5 turn brushless motor.
As per 21.5t class above but with a ROAR approved 13.5 turn brushless motor.
The top of the tree for on-road electric racing. Any brand of car, any modifications and no motor limits means super fast racing.
F. RACE FORMATS
Depending on the number of entrants in each class there will be a variety of race formats used. The more people that come to a race meet the more cars we need to fit into each class. Where the number of entrants in one class is quite large we may split the class over a number of races such as 540 A, B and C. The total number of races we have will determine the race format of the evening which enables us to finish as close to 10.30pm as possible. A full list of race formats can be found below:
|Number of Classes/Races||Drivers Briefing||Race Start||Race Format||Finish Time|
|4||6:45pm||7:00pm||4 x 5 min races||8:44pm|
|5||6:45pm||7:00pm||4 x 5 min races||9:10pm|
|6||6:45pm||7:00pm||4 x 5 min races||9:36pm|
|7||6:45pm||7:00pm||4 x 5 min races||10:02pm|
|8||6:45pm||7:00pm||4 x 5 min races||10:28pm|
|9||6:45pm||7:00pm||4 x 4 min races||10:18pm|
|10||6:45pm||7:00pm||3 x 5 min races||10:15pm|
|11||6:45pm||7:00pm||3 x 4 min races||10:01pm|
|12||6:45pm||7:00pm||3 x 4 min races||10:18pm|
G. POINTS SYSTEM
- All points are allocated per class per race and based on outright finishing position.
- 1st place gains the maximum 50 points.
- Points are accumulated for each driver’s best 3 rounds with their worst round(s) dropped.
- A season usually has 22 rounds, with the best 12 rounds determining the class champion.
- All points earned in Season 1 and Season 2 count towards the club champion trophy.
H. RACING SEASONS
The club runs two seasons throughout the year with trophies awarded at the end of each season. Points awarded to individuals in each season are also combinined for a total overall score for the year with the highest score awarded the club champion trophy. There are numerous other special events held throughout the year which are either open to all club members or through invitation only. Please note that costs for special events may differ from normal club racing costs.
To join BRCCC simply print and fill out the Membership Form and bring it to the track on a Wednesday Night. Our Treasurer will provide you with a reciept and membership card once your membership has been processed. You will be reminded each year when the Membership Fee is due to renew you membership.
Club membership and racing costs are currently as follows:
|- Joining Fee||$10.00|
|- Membership Fee||$15.00|
|- Joining Fee||$25.00|
|- Membership Fee||$30.00|
|Racing Fess (per week)
|- BRCCC Member||$5.00|
|- VORTEC Member||$7.00|
- Joining fees apply to new and lapsed members only (not renewals)
- Non-members are not eligible for trophies at the end of a season and cannot set track records
- Members will always have precedence over non-members when forming and finalising classes each week.