The Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club

Electric and Nitro On-Road and Off-Road - Located in Bundaberg

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The Coral Coast Radio Control Car Club

Postby Astro Racing » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:08 pm

This is more an information thread than a discussion thread for those who may browse our club threads, and supply some information and pictures (as they become available). It should assist those who are new to the Wide Bay area (especially Bundaberg) and are looking to race R/C cars.

The current club began back in late 1997, with our local hobby shop operator Norm BAKER getting a few interseted R/C enthusiasts together. Racing was more a fun event held fortnightly on a Sunday morning at the Bundaberg Karting Club track. The racing was basically spilt into 1/10th scale Electric and 1/10th scale Nitro. The track was very basic and consisted of a narrow track made on the widest part of the karting track. There were about 10 core enthusiasts with a few others who dropped in from time to time.

In 1999 the karting track was expanded and the R/C racing was conducted on the new section. A cross over in the newly designed karting track allowed the r/c racing to be conducted on a basic square track. With stoned filled fire hose the track was shaped slightly. The 2 classes remained, but the numbers were increased slightly. To obtain funds, racers were charged a small fee for racing. Members were also required to become associated members with the Bundaberg Karting Club.

This arrangement continued into 2000. The 1/10th Mini class was commenced.

In February 2001, through arrangements with the Bundaberg City Council and the Bundaberg Netball Association, R/C racing was commenced at the Bundaberg netball grounds, Bourbong St., Bundaberg. This gave the club a better scope to set up a track to enhance the R/C racing and provide a better storage area. The track changed from race meeting to race meeting, and there was an increase in racers attending. The same year membership fees were imposed to cover insurance and track costs. Classes Run were still Mini, Electric and Nitro, however new members raced seperate from the established drivers..

In 2002 the club saw a number of changes. One track layout was designed and remained the same throughout the year. It was constructed of stone filled fire hose and 90mm Water Pipe halves. The track was about 200 metres in length. The club took its curent name, affiliated with ORRCA Qld (Lowering insurance liability costs), and became incorporated. Night racing was trialled and proved a huge success. Numbers increased.
Classes raced were now Mini, Stock Electric, Modified Electric and Nitro

In 2003 minor changes to the track took place, increasing the length to about 220 metres and included some painted wooden corners. Negotiations began with the Bundaberg City Council to obatin land for a permanent 'Off Road' and 'On Road' facility. Land was granted by the council, and is located at the Bundaberg Airport, near the Bundabeg BMX Facility. Classes raced were Mini, Stock and Stock Pro Electric, Nitro Tourer and Open.

In mid 2004 a portable stand was aquired and gave drivers a better driving position. The first Winter Enduro Race meeting was held. The CCRCCC succesfully applied for and recieved a grant to build a fence around the airport land. Clasess raced were Mini, Ladies, Stock and Stock Pro, Nitro Tourer and Nitro Open.

In 2005, with asistance from 'IMPACT' and work for the dole program the fence at the airport ground was constructed. Later in the year the club organised the purchase of personal transponders for its members. Classes raced were Mini, Ladies, 540 Electric, Stock Electric, Nitro Tourer and Nitro Open.

To this present date the CCRCCC has purchased a decoder and has 8 personal transponder for those members who could not afford to purchase their own and for new members. A small 'Off Road' track was constructed and is still being developed.

2006 the 'On Road' track length was increased and modified slightly. 540 Electric Pro was included. The club's membership was around 25 and with some members living in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Childers, Gin Gin and Rosedale areas.
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