TORCH Track move update

So far we have some of the astroturf rolled up and have removed 3/4 of the inside fencing. Here is what needs to happen next:-

  • Remove nails from astroturf in front of rostrum and raised corned
  • Roll remaining astroturf (requires 3 people or more)
  • Dismantle raised corner
  • Remove last 1/4 of inner fence and then remove outer fence by ditch.
  • Place decking onto palettes ready for transporting 
  • Saw off all fence posts at the base
  • Remove rostrum roof (requires 3 people or more)
  • Remove stairs from rostrum (requires 3 people or more)

At the new home we need to do the following before the 24th August if possible:-

  • Dig footing holes and fill with concrete for rostrum (requires 3 people or more)
  • Dig trenches for electric, track drainage and waste for toilets
  • Put type 1 mot hardcore over area of track and roller to level to 40/50mm deep

If you can help then let us know you are coming to our track maintenance events via Facebook or you can help us financially via our TORCH Club Move Just Giving page.

TORCH Track move

After the August 11th 2019 the outdoor track will be dismantled in preparation to be moved to our new home. The club after this date will no longer have any income until we start the TORCH Winter Indoor Series 2019 – 2020.

This will take a lot of hard work as well as money to move the track.

The following needs to be done at the current track:-

  • Remove nails from astroturf
  • Remove screws from jumps
  • Remove all piping and jumps
  • Remove any cabling (speakers, loop, electric)
  • Unscrew all wood from fence
  • Saw fence posts from base
  • Place all piping, jumps and fencing on pallets
  • Tidy inside container, race control and toilets
  • Roll astroturf from container end towards toilets
  • Take down rostrum (may require cutting)
  • Transport container, race control, toilets, astroturf, fence, jumps, pipe

The above work needs to be carried out prior to the 24th August which will be when the track will be transported to its new home.

At the new home of the track the following has to be done prior to the 24th August:-

  • Indicate fence line with spray paint
  • Kill off any grass with weed killer (sprayer supplied)
  • Put type 1 mot hardcore down inside fence line and roller to 40mm depth
  • Dig trenches for cabling to and from race control (speakers, loop, electric)
  • Dig trench for waste for toilets

Then when the track has been transported and delivered to the new home the following will need to be done:-

  • Cover hardcore in fleece prior to laying astroturf
  • Laying astroturf (many people are required to do this as it is very heavy)
  • Install fence posts and fence
  • Get preferred contractor (by school) to connect electric to container, race control and toilets.
  • Dig mounting holes for rostrum
  • Concrete in rostrum footings
  • Rebuild rostrum (welding required)

There is much to do and you can help either by donating funds via our Just Giving page TORCH Club Move or by giving your time and helping with the jobs listed. Contacts us via our Facebook page and let us know if you can help.

TORCH Winter Indoor Series 2019-2020

The winter is coming as well as the TORCH Winter Indoor Series 2019-2020 the dates for this are as follows:-

3rd Nov 19 Winter 1
17th Nov 19 Winter 2
15th Dec 19 Winter 3
29th Dec 19 Festive Fun
19th Jan 20 Winter 4
9th Feb 20 Winter 5
1st Mar 20 Winter 6

We will be adding these events to Facebook as well as our events calendar for and will be opening booking in beginning of September.

TORCH Classic @ 40

This weekend on Sunday August 11th 2019 will see us host the last event at our current location at Poplars Farm.

This event is primarily for cars produced prior to the year 2000 but we have also opened up entries so that we will also have modern cars racing as well.

This event is also a celebration of TORCH becoming 40 this year and there will be a celebration cake and we encourage people to bring BBQ’s and or food to cook on a BBQ to make this very social.

After the event we ask that everyone helps start dismantling the track by bringing a claw hammer along to pull up the nails in the astroturf or a screwdriver to start dismantling the fence in preparation for the move to our new home at Swanmore Leisure.

You can book in via the website @ Hope to see you there.

TORCH Classic August 11th

On August 11th TORCH will be hosting the TORCH Classic race meeting. This is a celebration of vintage RC cars pre 2000 as well as our 40th birthday of TORCH for which there will be a cake.

So that there will be plenty of time for the vintage models to be prepared this meeting will be open to some heats of modern cars as well.

We hope that this will be a pleasant meeting and encourage people to bring a picnic and or BBQ or food that can be cooked on a BBQ to make it nice and social.

Unfortunately this will also be the last ever meeting on our outdoor track prior to it being moved. We ask for everyones help to bring a screw driver and claw hammer so all nails and fencing can be removed after the meeting has finished.

TORCH Summer Series R4 28th July

This Sunday we are holding R4 of the TORCH Summer series on our outdoor track. Gates open 8am with open practice, booking in open till 9am then racing starts. This will be the last round of the summer series as we have to move the track to its new location.

No practice on Sunday 7th July

There will be no practice on Sunday 7th July as well as there being the BRCA Mid South Regional at Stotfold, many of the other people who would open and run the track are away this weekend. Next practice evening is Wednesday 10th July from 6pm and there should be a Sunday half day race on Sunday 14th July.