In a previous post I wrote about a 1/10 off road club in Surrey, SHRCC, the baby of the venerable Neil 'Dudders' Dudman.
I'm new to 1/10 buggies and am told that running on grass is considered 'old skool' these days as, for various reasons, most clubs opt for a more maintenance friendly astro surface.
Nevertheless it appears to have been a great idea. Neil has been running a number of successful events including the Fastrax GP, a summer 'Shootout' series and regular club events on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
I've been turning up for some of these events with my new Cat SX2 to see what 'old skool' buggy racing is all about.
The Fastrax GP is probably the biggest event held thus far at SHRCC. The meeting was sponsored by CML and all entrants recieved a set of control tyres for the bargain entry fee of £12.
A good turnout for the Fastrax GP
Kevin Hunt was victorious in 2wd whilst Darren Boyle took 4wd honours.
Full results HERE
The racing is taking its toll on the surface however and after a couple of months of regular, rain starved, use it is looking slightly the worse for wear. It is gradually becoming more and more challenging with ruts and holes developing. As a circuit driver I am not a great fan of this but there are plenty that are and for whom the fun remains undimished.
A motley crew of regulars (LtoR) Michael Jelinek, Paul 'lead finger' Berkinshaw and Rob Elmes.
The weather is the other enemy of outdoor racing, water and electronics don't mix.
At round 6 of the shootout the heavens opened and I made what I thought was the sane decision not to run.
It seems the SHRCC boys are not easily discourgaed and most decided to carry on in true British spirit.
Yours truly .. sheltering from the rain.
Rob is hardcore and persevered through mud and rain to victory in 4wd with his new Cat SX3.
Well done matey.
But I'm glad I don't have to clean your car.