December 11 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A village hall in west Suffolk was transformed into a miniature race track as model car enthusiasts battled it out in the final round of a regional championship.
West Suffolk Model Car Club has run regular weekly race meetings at Risby village hall, near Bury St Edmunds, for more than 20 years.
Members race a variety of different classes of radio controlled cars, including the popular GT12 class, which is aimed specifically at indoor racing.
The tenth-scale cars are accurate scale models of classic racing marques such as Ginetta, Lotus, Aston Martin and Ferrari.
All cars are battery powered and there are strict rules covering chassis construction, kit prices and motor powers.
Although this class is ideal for beginners or novice drivers, in experienced hands, the cars can reach indoor speeds of up to 35mph.
On Sunday, the club hosted the final round of the East Anglian Regional Championship, which is backed by the British Radio Control Association – the sport’s governing body.
The top ten “drivers” in the championship qualify for next year’s National Championship.