The best RC racers from across the globe were there over the weekend to decide the Reedy International Race of Champions 2016. This event is the biggest 1/12 event of the 2016 calendar with 94 entrants from over a dozen countries. Support races were provided by the Porsche Carrera Cup, for 911 bodied GT12’s and F1’s, so there was plenty of varied action for all the RC racing community.
We were more interested in the ‘Have a Go’ track though and were delighted to have the chance to build and race our very own cars.
When we arrived we were presented with a bag of car parts, a few tools and a set of instructions. It took a while to get our heads round it but eventually we had built 3 cars. We had to take our cars to the scrutineer to be tested before we got the go-ahead to race them. Soon we were all lined up on the track and the designated driver for each team took the controller and waited for the lights to change ( just like in the F1 Grand Prix!). The Spanners were easily the winners leaving the Smarties miles behind and the Blue Flash team retired at the side of the track!
In the re-run, a handicap was imposed which saw the driver being blindfolded and guided by a team mate. It made no difference and the Spanners won again.
We really enjoyed our racing and would like to thank everybody who made it possible, especially the team from Active Learning Support who assisted us throughout.