IROCC Speed Weekend 2023 Summer Onroad Asphalt Trophy Race, Victoria July 15-16

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IROCC Speed Weekend 2023 Summer Onroad Asphalt Trophy Race, Victoria BC, July 15-16

The Island Radio Operated Car Club (IROCC) in Victoria BC is pleased to announce its Speed Weekend 2023 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 15-16, 2023


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, Rubber tires, 190mm max width

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 Sweep 32 (2932917P) 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 15th
  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 16th
  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 Track Setup Friday

We're just a few days away from Speed Weekend 2023!

We'll be building the track on Friday around 6:30PM, depending on when the parking lot clears out.  Please come out to help.

See ya there,


Speed Weekend 2023 Recap
IROCC's Speed Weekend 2023 is in the books and it was a great event once again!  Massive thank you to all the racers that attended.  The support we received from the RRR club was phenomenal and really makes this race.  The long distance awards go to Jason Mardon and Luke Pittman, both coming from the BC interior which was awesome to see.

Shout Outs
-Big thank you to Tom Younger and Gorden Wood for calling a lot of the races and keeping the schedule moving all weekend.  We also leaned heavily on Brian Ashmore to organize the raffles and door prizes.  Finally, thank you to all the club members that came out on Friday to build the track!

Canada Hobbies
Our event sponsor, Canada Hobbies, stepped up in a big way to provide door prizes and two separate raffle prizes as well!  Thank you so much to Allen Jurisic, Dan Pudwell, and Sam Lowden for supporting our event!

JT and Luke
John Tsang and Luke Pittman were the winners of the two Canada Hobbies raffle prizes.  Both these guys decided to pay it forward by donating their prizes to randomized lucky recipients.  Thanks very much guys!  I also wanted to acknowledge the hours of time Luke spent helping many other racers on the Saturday night practice session and throughout the weekend.  A lot of racers will have picked up new knowledge because of this.

Racing Notables
Once again we saw some great racing in all classes, and most of them came down to the A3 main to determine the winner.  Congrats to Tiny Welch for prevailing in the deep TC Stock class.  This one went to A3 with a few possible winners, but Tiny got it done.

It was awesome to see Avery Baird's Nitro TC debut go so well.  He bumped out of the B-Main after a very close 20 minute battle with Dan Lester.

Jesse Galang bumped Rob F off the top spot in USGT this year but it came down to A3 to finalize.

There were lots of great races so check the videos and results below.

Huge thank you to JT for recording video of all the mains:

Q1 - Q3, Q4 TC Stock

Remaining Q4 and Mains
*** Triple Main tally is on the 2nd page of each main printout



Check out this awesome video of the Speed Weekend 2023 Nitro main created by Allen Jurisic of Canada Hobbies.  It really gives a good view into how a nitro main plays out, from the start, to the racing, to the pit stops.

Thanks Al!