IROCC Speed Weekend 2022 Summer Onroad Asphalt Trophy Race - Victoria, July 9-10

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IROCC Speed Weekend 2022 Summer Onroad Asphalt Trophy Race - Victoria, July 9-10 2022

The Island Radio Operated Car Club (IROCC) in Victoria BC is pleased to announce its Speed Weekend 2022 asphalt trophy race this summer.  This year's event will feature a two-day format with four rounds of IFMAR qualifying and triple mains for everyone, with bump-ups, in all electric classes.  The 10th Scale Touring Nitro class will run single mains with bump-ups.

Race date: July 9-10, 2022


Touring Stock
-21.5 motor, blinky ESC, 1320g

Scale Spec USGT
-21.5 motor, blinky ESC, 1350g (FWD no min weight), USGT spec tires and bodies

Touring Modified
-Open motor, open ESC, 1320g

Touring Nitro
-.12 engine, foam tires, 1650g

Formula 1
-21.5 motor, blinky ESC, 1020g, dependent on entry count

Touring Stock/Mod Rubber Tires:
Bring your own tires.  Two set maximum for the event, and tires must be 32, 34, or 36 compound only.  Note that IROCC is using the Contact A34 (JR-34RY) tire as a pseudo club tire for its weekly club race program.

Colwood (10 minutes west of Victoria)

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

Entry Fees:
1st class $40
2nd class $10
3rd class $10

Out of town racers (outside of Greater Victoria) get their 2nd (and 3rd) classes for free.

Saturday, July 9th
8:00AM - 11:30AM: Open practice and registration
11:30AM - 11:45AM: Drivers meeting
12:00PM - 6:00PM: Qualifying rounds (3 rounds with a resort after rounds 2 and 3)
6:00PM - 9:00PM: Open practice

Sunday, July 10th
8:00AM - 8:30AM: Open practice
8:30AM - 10:30AM: Last chance qualifier
10:30AM - 3:30PM: Mains

Other Details:
AMBrc Lap Timing system (RC4 Decoder)
Washroom onsite
Many fast food establishments within a two minute walk
No power onsite



Speed Weekend Sponsors Announcement

IROCC would like to thank the following three hobby shops for coming on as sponsors for this year's summer Speed Weekend!  All three shops will be contributing door prizes for lucky racers!  These shops are all local businesses so please consider them when making your purchasing decisions.  They all offer online ordering for convenience as well.  In alphabetical order:

-Afro RC, Langford (
-Canada Hobbies, Sooke (
-Gripworks RC, Mission (

Huge thanks to Afro, Dan/Allen, and Alex!!!



Speed Weekend Track Setup Friday

We're just a few days away from Speed Weekend 2022!

We'll be building the track on Friday around 6:00PM, depending on when the parking lot clears out.  Please come out to help.

See ya there,


Speed Weekend 2022 Recap Part 1
IROCC's Speed Weekend 2022 is in the books and it was an amazing event!  This was the first year the city permitted the event since 2019 so it was extra special to be back on track.  Huge thank you to all the racers that attended.  The support we received from the RRR club was nothing short of exceptional, and it really made the race.  I saw a lot of impressive racing at all levels, and even more important, a lot of smiling faces.  I'll highlight a few moments in Part 2.

Our event sponsors stepped up in a big way to make the race even better.  Afro RC came to the table with some very generous door prizes for lucky heat winners.  Canada Hobbies donated many door prizes, and a Tamiya kit to raffle.  Gripworks RC contributed a bunch of door prizes, as did RCMaker.  Thank you so much to these organizations for your generosity!

Big thanks to John Tsang for recording video of all the mains.

Q1 - Q3

LCQ and Mains



Speed Weekend 2022 Recap Part 2
A few shout-outs and notable moments I witnessed at IROCC's Speed Weekend 2022 race:

-TC Stock was the deepest class as usual and provided some very tight qualifying and racing.  Congrats to Edmond Lee who emerged on top in this one with some flawless driving!  I want to highlight two local drivers who finished on the podium even with the odds against them.  Nick K took 3rd with a borrowed car, and without running asphalt for at least a year.  And Tom Y managed an impressive 2nd with used tires from 2019, and a single battery that he shared with his son Paul in the same class.  Great job from all three of these guys!

-The TC Nitro main was Craig R's pretty much from start to finish.  He has had the fastest nitro car at IROCC for the entire summer and he ran a perfect main, finishing with a comfortable two lap lead on the field.  Very well executed.  It was also great to see Rob F find a podium spot with an older chassis!

-In USGT Scale Spec it was Rob F who would not be denied the win.  This is a new class for him this year and he has been the man to beat at IROCC.  Rob's vision is not exactly 20-20 and to be frank, it's impressive that he's even able make it around the track, much less win races.

-The TC Stock C1 main showcased one of the best last corner passes and photo finishes we've ever seen at IROCC.  Dan P and Rob M gave us a memorable moment that you can watch below if you like.  Perhaps even better than the pass itself was the reaction from Rob on the drivers stand afterward.  He had every right to be disappointed on missing the bump to the B-Mains, but instead he high fived and congratulated Dan on the feat.  Classy to say the least, thanks Rob!

-Huge shout-out to Brian Ashmore for being the club's fixer, in a good way, all weekend.  Whenever something needed to be done, he was on it, no questions asked.

-I want to recognize Blair S again for his work recruiting sponsors and bringing us the cool event trophies.  This is thankless work and we are very appreciative of his help.

-Finally, I'd be remiss if I did not say that our friend JH was missed at this race.  I missed his trackside BBQ and his glamping tent setup which has been a staple of summer Speed Weekends past.  But even more I missed his larger than life personality and his passion for this race.



Check out this super cool Speed Weekend video created by Al Jurisic of Canada Hobbies.  Worth watching to the end for some cool pit action.

Thanks Al!