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2017 EP Off-Road WC

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Aug in NZRCA News | 0 comments

Here is your 2017 EP Off-Road World Champs Team

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IFMAR Dates 2017

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Jan in NZRCA News | 0 comments

IFMAR Dates 2017 Dear All Below are the dates for the 2017 IFMAR events, IC 8th Group C France 8 ~ 17 September EP 10th Buggy China Xiamen 11 ~ 18 November (See NOTE below) IC Large Scale Touring Argentina Buenos Aries 25 Nov ~ 2 Dec / 8th GT 4 ~ 8 Dec See http://www.ifmar.org/ for stage reports and updates. Xiamen 1/10th EP Buggy will be run by the same proven team as the 2016 ISTC in Beijing with Max Lim in charge, so we know they will do a brilliant job with the support of CMAC and the local government. NOTE: We are expecting high interest for this event so please help by having your entry numbers prepared early. FEMCA starts with 42 places in each category 2wd & 4wd. Each country is guaranteed 2 entries to start, extras are allocated only if and when they become available. April 1st will be the initial cut-off date, when all nil returns and un-applied for spaces from FEMCA countries will be re allocated within the FEMCA members. Then the process is we must wait for the other blocs to advise IFMAR of their request and IFMAR release places to blocs with drivers on standby, but those figures may not be available until August. We will try for an early indication from the other blocs if it is at all possible, so please be prepared. We are waiting to confirm dates for some FEMCA events, the only confirmed date at this time is the 8th Buggy Perth Australia. Entries are expected to be high and will be directly with the organizer. http://morbc.webs.com/ FEMCA IC Buggy Australia Perth 4~8th October http://morbc.webs.com/ FEMCA IC 8th Group C & 10th Touring TBA FEMCA EP ISTC + Support Classes TBA We hope you all have a great year and enjoy your racing. Kind Regards Trevor J Reid FEMCA...

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NZRCA November ’16 Bulletin

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Nov in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Click below to view the NZRCA Executive November ’16 Bulletin nzrca-executive-meeting-bulletin

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NZRCA 21.5T Spec Motor Tender Invitation

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Nov in NZRCA News | 0 comments

Hi there, As you may already be aware, at the 2016 NZRCA AGM held on Saturday 1st October, our member clubs voted in favour of a 1 make 1 model 21.5T motor for the Stock Touring and F1 classes.  The NZRCA Executive were charged with the responsibility of selecting which motor would be implemented as the Spec motor.   This email has been sent out tonight to as many NZ suppliers as I could think of, however, if you know of anyone who might like to submit a motor for tender, please feel free to pass on the attached form to them.  This form will also be uploaded on the NZRCA website shortly.    Tenders close at 3pm on 16th November and must be submitted on the attached form.   Once tenders are closed, the NZRCA Exec will be meeting to go through the tenders received with the intention of short listing and then finally selecting the chosen spec motor.   If you have any questions in regards to the tender process, or the attached form, please do not hesitate to contact either myself, Glen Nilsen (gcnilsen@hotmail.com) or Murray Macdonald (murray.macdonald@xtra.co.nz)    Kind regards Scott Kendall NZRCA Secretary...

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2016 NZRCA AGM

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Oct in NZRCA News | 2 comments

2016 NZRCA AGM NEWS!!! Here is a link to the 2016 NZRCA AGM Minutes – Reports. 2016 NZRCA AGM Minutes – Reports These can also be found under the About NZRCA Menu.

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2016 IC Off-Road Worlds Team Announced

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Feb in NZRCA News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2016 IC Off-Road Worlds Team Announced The NZRCA Executive wish to Announce the official New Zealand team that will be representing our country at the 2016 IFMAR IC Off-Road Worlds Champs in LAS VEGAS! Congratulations to Shane O’CONNOR, Shane MANGU, Gavin DAWSON and Jayden...

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2015 1/8th IC IFMAR World Champs – Americana, Brazil

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Jan in NZRCA News | 0 comments

2015 1/8th IC IFMAR World Champs – Americana, Brazil   In November Luke and I set off to Americana, Brazil to attend our first IFMAR World Championships. Growing up RC has been a huge part of our lives, and attending a World Champs was seen as the pinnacle. Dad (Selwyn) had attended his only Worlds 26 years ago in Heemstede so it was awesome that we could take him along as mechanic to relive this experience. The track was flat, high speed and very smooth which is totally different to what we are used to running at our local tracks. Square concrete curbs outlined the whole track, while a steel fence surrounded the perimeter of the circuit. This rewarded consistent driving while also seriously punishing any minor errors. Practice We had received our cars only hours before boarding our flight to Brazil, so were very keen to get to the track and iron out any issues. Thankfully we didn’t have any major issues in practice and it didn’t take long before we were up to speed and doing consistent lap times. Having the first two days with only international competitors allowed us enough time to establish a base setup and start learning the track. The next three days were controlled seeding based on your best three consecutive laps. By the end of day five we had very few issues and were feeling very confident heading into qualifying. Practice Results 27th Luke Duthie 0:52.239 50th Jayden Duthie 0:54.805 Qualifying Qualifying was done using the best 3 rounds out of 6 by points. Due to the track being so unforgiving our aim was to go for consistency and accumulate points early in qualifying. The first day of qualifying was definitely the hardest day for both of us as we struggled with technical failures and driver fatigue. By the end of the day we had both only registered 1 result each and collated a large collection of broken parts. This put extra pressure on day two of qualifying as we each had register 2 decent runs or face the chance of having to bump up through the lower finals. Thankfully we were able to put the issues of the previous day behind us and have a great day, each registering 3 good runs each. 25th Luke Duthie 42nd Jayden Duthie Finals 1/8th B Final (Jayden) After just meeting the cut off for the 1/8th finals I had little to loose and went out to enjoy the experience. I started off grid 7 in the 20min final and made a perfect start, avoiding all the early carnage and was in 4th within the first minute. At the first round of pit stops I was sitting in a comfortable 5th matching the pace of the drivers ahead of me. At that point it became apparent that pit strategy was going to play a part as a variety of 4min and 5min strategies were being used. I was able to apply a 5min pit stop strategy while the leaders couldn’t get the tank time so had to resort to a 4min strategy. Some slick pit stops and cautious driving meant I was able to run a perfect race. I finished 5th, not quite enough to bump up to the next round of finals however very satisfied...

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2016 IFMAR 8th Scale Nitro Off-Road World Champs

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Nov in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Applications are now open for the 2016 IFMAR 8th Scale Nitro Off-Road World Champs. Please download the application form and follow the instructions. Any questions can be directed to the NZRCA Secretary Scott Kendall scott@randommail.co.nz Click here to download  

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Footage from the 2015 NZRCA EP On-Road NI Champs

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Nov in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Footage from the 2015 NZRCA EP On-Road NI Champs

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Footage from the 2015 NZRCA 1/8 IC Off-Road Nationals

Posted by on 8:24 +00:00Nov in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Footage from the 2015 NZRCA 1/8 IC Off-Road Nationals...

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