The cars are ready to rumble for two days of racing at Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club this weekend, 20 and 21 June.
Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club president Peter Kyson said racers had set the pace with outstanding performances on practice days, leading up to the return of racing for the club.
The one-fifth scale speed way event will include late mods, speed car, sprint and AMCA race classes.
“It will be the second race of the year for us and we have 30 cars nominated,” Peter said.
“We will have cars ripping around the track at 80kms per hour and there’s nine heats to get through.”
Peter said the growing trend of racing radio controls had seen a spike in members, and they were all keen to get back on to the track for a little friendly competition.
“It’s two-days of non-stop action with competitors coming from Brisbane, Maryborough, Howard and Rockhampton to compete,” he said.
“We normally have race meets every month, but because of COVID-19 we had to put a stop to them, and this is the first one back, so it’s a bit of a pick-me-up for the club as well.”
Peter said the Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club race week was open to the community and COVID-19 protocols would be in place.
He said racing radio-controlled cars was a family-friendly hobby and it was open to anyone and any ability.
“We have young and old, male and female, my other half Courtney Marriot races and she loves it, and we cater for racers with disabilities too,” Peter said.
“We are always looking for members, and the racing this weekend will allow people to find out more about the club.”
Gates will open at the University Drive race facility at 8am with racing starting at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday. To find out more information click here.
- Earlier report: State Radio Control Speedway Titles held in Bundaberg