2018 1/12 Scale Nationals Round 3 – Welkom

Caroli and Laubscher win 1/12th in South Africa

The third round of the 2018 South-African ORE 1/12th national championship series was held at the Welkom RC Arena on Saturday 02 June 2018. All drivers arrived Friday for some practise and setup runs. Continue reading 2018 1/12 Scale Nationals Round 3 – Welkom

IFMAR Worlds Warm-Up and SARDA 2018 Round 2 – Welkom RC Arena

Coelho, Hagberg and Kotze wins in South Africa

The second round of the 2018 South-African ORE national championship was hosted at the Welkom RC Arena over weekend 28 and 29 April 2018. This event coincided with the IFMAR 2018 Worlds Warm-up event on the brand new indoor asphalt facility purposely build for the 2018 IFMAR ISTC and 1/12 world championship. Some of the top drivers in the world made their way to South Africa with more than 15 world championships between them to get to know the track characteristics.

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2018 1/12 Scale Nationals Round 1 – Welkom

The first round of the 2018 South-African ORE 1/12th national championship series was held at the Welkom RC Arena on Saturday 17 March 2018. All drivers arrived Friday for some practise and setup runs.

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2018 Gas Nationals Round 1 – BRCCC

Thursday started with rain to everyone’s disappointment. It was thought that it might be a good idea to rather give them the 2nd Nationals of the year as that may be more out of the rainy season at the coastal areas. After the rain subsided and the track had dried, we were able to start testing our settings and tyres after 1pm. The track is in a good condition in general with a few bumps here and there, but that made no difference to the good traction on the track. Continue reading 2018 Gas Nationals Round 1 – BRCCC

2018 ORE Nationals Round 1 – Trap

The first round of the 2018 South-African ORE national championship was hosted by TRAP RC Venue in Pretoria over weekend 17 and 18 February 2017. There is great excitement within the South African RC family with the 2018 IFMAR Worlds being hosted in Welkom later in the year. There were two practice and a pre-nationals events hosted before the nationals and all the top drivers were practising hard to fine tune the setups in hot weather conditions with the track reaching temperatures of up to 67 degrees and a very fast layout.

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SARDA 2017 1/12 Scale Electric National Championship

Antonio Caroli wins the 2017 1/12th Modified Title

The 2017 season of the South African On-Road Electric National Championship for the 1/12th class is complete and Team Xray SA managed to crown 2 x SA National Champions and 2 x vice champions.

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2017 1/12 Scale Nationals Round 5 – Welkom

Caroli and Laubscher wins in South Africa

The final round of the 2017 South-African ORE 1/12th national championship series was held at the Welkom RC Arena over weekend 18-19 November 2017. With the new track build for the IFMAR 2018 worlds on track, this was the last official event to be hosted at the current indoor facility. To make the weekend more special, the 1/12th Nationals was combined with a Nandos Challenge in the style of a Reedy Format racing for Touring Modified and Pro-stock class. Continue reading 2017 1/12 Scale Nationals Round 5 – Welkom

Hollander & Hill win at SARDA EP Off-road Nats finale

The last round of the 2017 SARDA National Series was held at Ultra Raceway in Pretoria, South Africa. It was a two day event with three heats of qualifying being held on the Saturday and three heats of mains being held on the Sunday. The track is an outdoor carpet surface with extremely high traction and this lead to some exciting high-speed racing for the weekend in all the various classes. Continue reading Hollander & Hill win at SARDA EP Off-road Nats finale

SARDA 2017 On-Road Electric National Championship

Hein Kotze wins the 2017 Touring Mod Title

The 2017 season of the South African On-Road Electric National Championship is complete and Team Xray SA managed to crown 3 x SA National Champions and 3 x vice champions.

(f.l.t.r) Hein Kotze (Touring Modified), Jonathan Wilken (Pro-stock 13.5T), Pedro de Gouveia (F1) Continue reading SARDA 2017 On-Road Electric National Championship

2017 ORE Nationals Round 5 – KMR

The last round of the 2017 South-African ORE national championship was held at Krugersdorp Model Racers at the Key West Track over weekend 28 and 29 October 2017. Controlled practise was held on Thursday and Friday with great spring weather and good track conditions ensuring a fast pace for all drivers. On Friday night a cold front moved in over Gauteng and the temperature dropped to 13 deg C which had the drivers changing setups and rethinking strategies for the qualification rounds. The track however held its great characteristics and the pace remained fast throughout the weekend. Continue reading 2017 ORE Nationals Round 5 – KMR