Summer Racing 2024

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Blake

IROCC Summer 2024 Race Season Information:

Welcome to IROCC's Summer 2024 Race Season.  All detail and schedule information is below.

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Track Location:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=48.445031%2C-123.467274&spn=0.062628%2C0.169086&msa=0&mid=1WNIgsyyH8ywhHuUkQ3vuqmurVmI

(Closest known street address)
1845 Island Hwy, Colwood, BC V9B 1J3
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/1845+Old+Island+Hwy,+Victoria,+BC+V9B+1J3/@48.4434889,-123.4700633,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x548f0cd77aeec82f:0x343ec655abacbe8b!8m2!3d48.4434889!4d-123.4678746


Classes:
TC Stock 21.5, Open rubber tire 32-36, 1320g (IROCC will have tires available for club members)
TC Novice, Open rubber tire
TC Nitro .12, Open foam tire, 1650g

TC Scale Spec USGT 21.5, USGT spec tires and bodies, 1350g
Formula 1 21.5, Open Formula 1 rubber tire, 1020g

TC Scale Spec USGT and Formula 1 Classes:
Depending on turnouts, TC Scale Spec USGT and Formula 1 may run a reduced number of qualifiers at club races.  Please note that we encourage all club members to participate in our flagship club class which is TC Stock 21.5 as this class has the deepest field with lots of good racing at all levels from novice to club pro.


Race Fees:
Members:
1st Class: $20  (Kids $10 flat rate)
2nd Class: $5

Non-Members:
1st Class: $25
2nd Class: $10

Summer Club Membership: Adults $30, Kids $10, Family $40

IROCC is a non-profit club.  Everyone pays and everything goes back into the club (liability insurance, truck, track materials, generators, computers, PA, etc...)  If you would like to inquire about our finances please speak with us.


Race Day Program:
  9:30AM Track setup
10:15AM Practice
11:00AM Q1
12:00PM Q2
  1:00PM Lunch
  1:30PM Q3
  2:30PM Mains
  3:30PM Track teardown


Schedule:

June
June 9         Club Race - Season Opener
June 16       Club Race
June 23       Club Race

July  7         Club Race
July 14        Club Race

Remaining Summer 2024 schedule TBA.


Blake

Blake

Awesome Summer Opener!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for our first summer club race on Sunday.  The weather finally cooperated and we had a great day of racing.

Huge shoutout to Brian B and Neil J for doing the bulk of the track cleanup!  These guys showed up early and removed most of the debris for us.  It paid off with a super nice clean racing surface with impressive traction after Craig R put down the sugar water.

As usual TC Stock 21.5 was quite competitive at all levels, with Craig R taking the overall win.  Adam B, Avery B, Dan L, and Tom Y also had the pace throughout the day and treated us to some thrilling racing.  The Q1 run between Adam and Tom was awesome to watch, with multiple position changes over the last few laps.  It was 100% clean racing and you could hear the spectators reacting to strong driving.

Brodie B went next level and ran some really clean runs qualifying himself in the middle of the C-Main.  Great work Brodie!

Dale S made his IROCC debut with an entry level Yokomo car.  He did super well for his first onroad race!  New racers may want to visit his pit to take a look at a very inexpensive way to get started in onroad racing.


Next Race is this Sunday, June 16
Although we don't normally race on Father's Day, we are going to race this Father's Day June 16, 2024.  We're going to attempt to take advantage of the Park and Ride availability while we can.  We'll be running a full race program with three qualifiers, and mains.


Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1Y2Zl6DeRSkbhI8h5kXTfoRKfML2iMixX


More Posts This Week
Stay tuned for further administrative posts this week.  I don't mean to spam everyone but I want to recap the main points from Sunday's drivers meeting for those that could not attend.


Blake

Blake

Race Calendar and Fee Structure, Summer 2024

The Summer 2024 race calendar will unfortunately be very dynamic.  Currently we have these dates for June:

June 16       Club Race
June 23       Club Race
June 30       No racing, Canada Day long weekend

We hope to secure some dates in July as we get closer to the end of June.  Please stay tuned.


Race fees and membership fees are increasing marginally to help position IROCC in a financially sustainable place amid a lot of increasing club costs.  Note that all kids/students pricing remains unchanged from last year.

Race Fees, Park and Ride:
1st Class: $20  (Kids/Students $10 flat rate)
2nd Class: $5

Summer Club Membership: Adults $30, Kids $10, Family $40

Race Fees, John Stubbs School:
1st Class: $25  (Kids/Students $10 flat rate)
2nd Class: $5

IROCC is a non-commercial club.  Everyone pays and everything goes back into the club (liability insurance, truck, track materials, generators, computers, PA, etc...)  If you would like to inquire about our finances please speak with us.


Blake

Blake

Club racing this Sunday June 16, 2024

We are club racing this Sunday June 16th.  Yes this is Father's Day but the majority of drivers voted to race.  We'll be running a full race program with three qualifiers, and mains.

Track setup will begin at 9:30am.  All racers are expected to help with track setup.

Currently the weather forecast is a little iffy.  It would be great if someone in the area could post an update on Sunday morning.


Blake

Blake

Club racing this Sunday June 23, 2024

We are club racing this Sunday June 23rd.  If you paid for racing last Sunday, it will be carried forward.  We'll be running a full race program with three qualifiers, and mains.

Track setup will begin at 9:30am.  All racers are expected to help with track setup.

Note that we will NOT be racing the following Sunday June 30th (Canada Day long weekend).

See you there!
Blake

Blake

#5
Fun Club Day!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing Sunday.  The weather was a little windy but it was sunny/dry and we had a fun day of racing.

The TC Stock A-Main was the race of the day with a really close race between the top four cars.  Everyone stayed clean and Craig R would take the win after Dalyn S made a small mistake near the end of the race.

Shoutout to Gord W for qualifying into the B-Main!  His TC was looking good all day and he put in one of his best TC performances!

Thanks to Jes M for joining us for the race day.  This was Jes' first outdoor onroad event and he did super well running both TC and Formula 1.

Corey H, Joe F, and Neil J all showed strong pace throughout the day as well.  Great to see!  In the absence of Rob F, Corey took TQ in USGT but Gerry B got things together in the main and secured the win.

We had nine Formula 1 cars entered although a few of them had technical difficulties.  Manufacturers prioritized speed over reliability this year it appears.  Jay J owned qualifying and it wasn't particularly close.  Unfortunately he broke a kingpin in the main which let perennial favorite Adam B cruise to an easy victory for team Ferrari.

Dalyn S took the win in Nitro in his first summer race of the season.  Also, watching him wheel Craig R's 1/8 Scale after teardown was awesome.  Someone needs to lend him a car for RRR.

It was great to see Sam L out there in the Nitro class!  Big thanks to Carter H for helping him with his engine tuning.


Next Race is Sunday, July 7
We are NOT racing on the Canada Day long weekend.  Our next race is Sunday July 7th.


Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1Y2Zl6DeRSkbhI8h5kXTfoRKfML2iMixX


Blake

Blake

#6
Club racing this Sunday July 7, 2024

We are club racing this Sunday July 7th at the Park and Ride.  We'll be running a full race program with three qualifiers, and mains.  The forecast is hot so be sure to bring sunscreen and water.

Track setup will begin at 9:30am.  All racers are expected to help with track setup.

We are expecting a couple friends from RRR to join us.  If someone could bring a spare folding chair, and also donate some tent space, that would be awesome.


See you there!
Blake

Blake

Epic Club Day!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing Sunday.  The weather was hot, the grip was high, and we saw some very close racing throughout the day.  Big thank you to John T, Edmond L, and Ross D for making the trip over from the Lower Mainland!  And to Doug Smith who made his first IROCC race in eight years after relocating to Northern BC.  It was great to see Doug again and he will have his nitro car the next time he comes down.

The TC Stock division was really stacked with not much differentiation between the A and the B groups.  It's actually getting tricky to pre-sort them.

Gerry B turned in a master class performance in the A-Main.  Starting from 2nd he setup and executed a great pass on TQ Edmond L and he never looked back.  He was one of the top two cars all day long and he capped it off with the W!

Big thank you to John T for spending a LOT of time helping other racers with their nitro cars.  This is much appreciated, and also no surprise for a professional like JT.  He barely had time to eat his BBQ platter.

The Nitro main saw a side-by-side pit shootout between Tom Y and Edmond L which actually impacted the result of the race.  Tom held court with one of his quickest efforts.

Scale Spec saw the return of both Daryl J and Rob F after lengthy vacations.  These two had some good runs, but ultimately it would be Daryl who ran the cleanest and would take the TQ and win ahead of Gerry and Rob.

Adam B kept his stranglehold on the Formula 1 class, but Gorden W had his car working quite well and secured an impressive 2nd place.

A lot happened so don't feel bad if you didn't get a shoutout.  Writers wanted.

Pics stolen from JT.


Next Race is Sunday, July 14
We are racing again this Sunday July 14th.  There is a possibility we may see some of our RRR friends returning for more fun.


Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1Y2Zl6DeRSkbhI8h5kXTfoRKfML2iMixX


Blake

Blake

Club racing this Sunday July 14, 2024

We are club racing this Sunday July 14th at the Park and Ride.  We'll be running a full race program with three qualifiers, and mains.  The forecast is for 23C so hopefully a bit more comfortable than last Sunday.

Track setup will begin at 9:30am.  All racers are expected to help with track setup.


See you there!
Blake

Blake

Fun Club Day!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing Sunday.  The weather was nice and we had a fun day of racing.  Big thanks to Ross D for making another trip over from Chilliwack to join us for racing.  That is an early start to the day!

The TC Stock class was once again very competitive with some of our usual top dogs searching for answers.  Coming off a win last week, Gerry B set TQ this week but would make a couple small errors in the main, allowing Nick F, Avery B, and Dalyn S to have a shot at the top spot.  Nick made a mistake and Avery took over the lead and would run clean to the end with Dayln just 0.4s back at the line.

Huge shoutout to Sue L for setting a personal best run in the qualifiers!  She was running well all day and managed to best her previous total by a lap.

We had lots of cars in USGT Scale Spec, including some new entries to the class, Brian A and Jay J.  Qualifying was a bit tough in this one with nine cars of varying speeds.  Veteran racers need to anticipate what can happen in these conditions and new racers will do their best to allow faster cars through.  This class was quite competitive with 5-6 cars all at a pace that could have TQed and/or won.  Brian, Corey H, Daryl J, Jay J, Phil C, and Rob F all ran with pace to win, but Jay would get it done in the main with a nice clean run.

Congrats to Dalyn for taking home the win in the Nitro main, and to Carter H for delivering a super quick stop to keep Dalyn out front.  Solid effort.

In Formula 1, although everyone is getting faster each week, no one has solved Adam B's speed and consistency.  Adam uses a couple of drops of Pacer After Run oil on his commutator for those extra tenths.


Next Race is Sunday, July 21
We are going to take advantage of the weather and the parking lot and go for three in a row.  Our next race is this Sunday July 21st.


Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1Y2Zl6DeRSkbhI8h5kXTfoRKfML2iMixX


Blake

Blake

Club racing this Sunday July 21, 2024

We are club racing this Sunday July 21st at the Park and Ride.  We'll be running a full race program with three qualifiers, and mains.

Track setup will begin at 9:30am.  All racers are expected to help with track setup.

*** 1) We are looking for donations for our club cars: old ESCs, old servos, old batteries, old Spektrum receivers.  If you have any of this stuff collecting dust, please bring it to the track and give it to Rob F.

*** 2) If anyone needs their FIRST set of TC tires from the club, please buy it this Sunday or let us know to hold it for you.  After that, we will be opening up the tires to people looking for additional sets.


See you Sunday!
Blake