Here at TORCH we are enthusiastic about 1/10th Electric scale off-road racing. Primarily this has been 2wd and 4wd classes but as we exit lockdown we would like to be introduce truck and vintage classes as well as an open heat which is open to run what you have.
As with all classes we really need a minimum number of 5 entries so that a heat can be marshalled properly.
The club has also invested (in fact we did this back in Nov 2019 when we moved to Swanmore but the pandemic has put a spanner in the works!) in some Serpent 2wd buggies that will be available for hire by people that are interested but have never tried model car racing before so that they can experience our exciting hobby.
To do this we are having a maintenance day this weekend to make sure that the site is safe for when the school returns on the 8th March but also to evaluate the status of the track and its features and assess what will need to be done in order to restart racing in April. We will prepare for a larger maintenance day towards then end of March.
All the details of these events are in the events section of the website.
As Lockdown 2.0 has now ended and we are in the tough tier system we are pleased to be able to restart our racing @ TORCH. This Sunday 6th December is now R2 of the Astroturf Challenge which will be dropped down to 7 races in total so 4 out of 7 will count towards the championship. We will also be running our usual Morning meetings every Sunday.
We still need to continue to make sure that we are COVID secure and compliant so booking in @ https://torchracing.co.uk/events/ and prepay entries via PayPal gift is essential. We have screens in place on the rostrum so can have 8 car heats to help with marshalling as well as the one-way systems in place. Please adhere to the tier systems, check in using the BRCA and NHS Track and Trace systems as soon as you get trackside, make sure that you socially distance on-site, wear a face mask throughout the day (visitors as well) and supply the rest of your own PPE in the form of gloves and high visibility vest whilst marshalling.
Really looking forward to seeing you all soon safely trackside!
Subject to announcements regarding tiers on 2nd December and from BRCA via MSA,
The TORCH Committee have updated the calendar all the way through to March 2021 and have updated the booking in system (which is open) on the website to get back to racing. The next event, Winter Astroturf Challenge R2, will be on Sunday 6th December.
We are operating the booking in the same way as before this Lockdown 2.0 and that will be to prepay entries using PayPal (Friends & Family please!). Numbers are restricted to 32 max to enable social distancing in the pit area.
We now have clear screens on the rostrum which allows 8 drivers per heat so should improve marshalling on the track. and as before we will have a one way system in place as well as face masks must be worn at all times.
Heats will be available on the day via wifi via the address http://live.torchracing.co.uk/publish/ and live results via http://live.torchracing.co.uk/ .
We are seeing what we can do regards the Festive Fun meeting on December 27th and we hope that we can announce details of this soon.
We have left our calendar up but as you all know we are in Lockdown 2.0 at the moment until December 2nd. We will then look to see what the Government announce and then look to what the BRCA say before announcing what we do next. Stay safe and looking forward to seeing you all track side soon!
Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic we will be unable to bring you our normal indoor series so we have been doing a lot of hard work on our outdoor track and it now drains really well so this Winter we are doing an Astroturf Challenge, see the flyer below for more details:-
All dates are now available in our events calendar, click here to view and you can use the online booking in system again but all entries must be pre-paid within 24 hours via PayPal to email@example.com.
We need to get the following jobs done before he school goes back to make sure that the area is nice and tidy so are scheduling in a maintenance day for Saturday 5th September. If as many can help out then we can complete the work quickly.
Use use remaining hardcore in pit area.
Strim down grass and add as much astro either side of path
Run power and datatype rostrum
Run power to toilets
Dig trench for water pipe.
Fix wifi router in rostrum roof in water proof box.