Saturday, 28 November 2009
Older Boys, Smaller Toys!
On the outskirts of town, and not well known about, is a small race track for remote controlled cars.
Although small (by its very nature), the course is well equipped, with a control tower for the operators, a pit lane, repair benches and an office for the race officials. There is even a camping area, for the National Races, with toilets, bbq area etc!
The guys take their sport very seriously. If the 'spotters' didn't see a car which had overturned, there was almost a riot, until it was turned back! The spotters had a very hard job - jumping into the middle of the track, without landing on another car, but at the same time, hoping not to get smacked on the legs by another car.
These things were petrol driven, about 3.5 bhp, and were doing about 60 mph. Not bad, considering the size of the track.
The 'Final' was about 40 minutes, and we noticed that the operators were getting tired, as there were a lot more crashes nearer to the end.