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CLASSES RACED

The following classes are currently raced at the club on a regular basis, with varying numbers. Depending on numbers on any particular day, classes may be merged (8th buggy and truggy, 10th 2wd and 4wd buggies etc).
If you want to race with something outside of the following categories we will do our best to accommodate you by putting you into the closest match, providing it is a 10th or 1/8th electric or nitro vehicle.

 

1/8th Buggy (Electric and Nitro)
Overview:
The most popular class at the club, with electric powered cars being the most popular, although we welcome nitro’s too! 

 

Rules: Electric cars should be powered by 4s lipos or lower, and packs must be hardcased. Motors in the 1800 to 2200 area are most popular, although there is no limit. 
 

Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher mini pins in Yellow compound for the dry (these may require trimming!) and Schumacher Spirals in Silver for the wet. 
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 10 minute finals.

 

 

1/8th Truggy (Electric and nitro)
Overview:  As with buggies, electric truggy’s are the most popular choice, and numbers have seen an increase in the last year.  
 

Rules: Electric cars should be powered by 4s lipos or lower, and packs must be hardcased. Motors in the 1800 to 2200 area are most popular, although there is no limit. 
 

Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher Spikes / Fastrax Twisters / Answer RC Astronauts. 
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 10 minute finals.

 

 

1/10th 2wd Buggy
Overview:
 2wd buggy is the most popular 1/10th class at Adur, and the second overall. It is also the cheapest class to get you started in if you are new, although not necessarily the easiest, particularly in the wet!  

 

Rules: 2s hardcased lipo’s. No motor limit with 7.5T being a popular choice, although 10.5T to 8.5T maybe a better option of you are inexperienced.
 

Tyres: Tyres of choice for the rear are Schumacher mini pins / Mini Darts in Yellow compound for the dry, and Schumacher Mini Spikes / Mini Darts in Silver or Ballistic Buggy Spikes in Green for the wet. For the front the Schumacher Stagger rib / Cut Stagger / Cut Stagger Low Profile in Yellow for the dry and Silver for the wet work well, depending on car.
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 7 minute finals.
 

 

1/10th 4wd Buggy
Overview:  4wd buggy is less popular currently, but no less welcome. A very fast class with huge grip, making it easier to drive in the wet. Dearer to get set up in compared to 2wd, and the higher speeds can mean more breakages when crashed!   
 

Rules: 2s hardcased lipo’s. No motor limit with 6.5T being a popular choice, but again 10.5T to 7.5T maybe a better option of you are new, as this will be easier to handle.
 

Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher mini pins / Mini Darts in Yellow compound for the dry, and Schumacher Mini Spikes / Mini Darts in Silver or Ballistic Buggy Spikes in Green for the wet.
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 7 minute finals.

 

 

1/10th Short Course – 2wd
Overview:  2wd Short Course has been very popular at Adur over the years, and is the most popular starter class, due to closed wheel body’s allowing much “closer” racing, and longer wheelbase and more weight over all making them much easier to control compared to buggies. Can also be relatively inexpensive to get started in. If you have never raced before, have limited experience with RC’s in general or are introducing a child to the sport, this would be our recommended class.
 

Rules: 2s hardcased lipo’s. No motor limit with 7.5T being a popular choice, although 10.5T to 8.5T maybe a better option of you are inexperienced.
 

Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher mini pins / Mini Spikes in Yellow compound for the dry, and Schumacher Mini Spikes / Spirals in Silver for the wet. 
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 7 minute finals.

 

 

1/10th Short Course – 4wd
Overview:
 Popularity in this class has fallen in recent years, probably due to costs being not far off of 8th buggy. These trucks use 8th scale ESC’s, specific to class motors, and require decent battery packs to supply the required power, which can be expensive.  Run times are also the lowest of the classes, so more frequent charging is required.

 

Rules: 2s hardcased lipo’s. Popular motors are 4000KV to 4600KV 4 pole.
 

Tyres: Tyres of choice are Schumacher mini pins / Mini Spikes in Yellow compound for the dry, and Schumacher Mini Spikes / Spirals in Silver for the wet. 
 

Format: Usual format is 4 x 5 minute qualifiers and 2 x 7 minute finals.

 

 

Are you totally new to RC Racing or are introducing a child to the Sport?
Don’t think you are ready to race? Not to worry, we know it can be a daunting prospect! If this is you, and you would like to come down to the track on race days and get a feel for driving on the track at your own pace, then drop us a line on our Facebook Page, make yourself known, and we can then arrange for you to have access to the track between rounds, at lunch time and at the end of the days racing! We can also offer advice on equipment, set up, maintenance and technique if required.