4 Hours of Swifts - Race Report
Zen Racing managed to secure both class wins in the 4 Hours of Swifts Raceway endurance event. Adam Catchpole showed the other teams why he is the current National champion as he commanded the very professional Zen Racing team of Kieran Manners and Kellyann Bligh to overall victory. The Team had to fight off strong challenges from GT10 National champion Darren Newton's team PWS and Regional Champion Craig Mawson team Mawspec Stars.
The GT12-PRO class was also won by a Zen chassis as Team LECC managed to steal the victory from team Black Thunder in the dying 5 minutes of the race. The LECC team were lead by Bob Harley and included David Tomlinson, Chelle Snowden, Lee Speight, Alex Thruston.
4 Hours of Swifts - Preview
With just one week to go until our first ever endurance event we wanted to give you a preview into the teams that have entered and the challenge they are going to face next Sunday. The race will take place on our National spec track for 4 hours of non-stop racing. We class this as a sprint endurance with the principles being the same as a long endurance race where teams try to balance reliability with pace. However, with the shorter race length it means the racers will be running flat out from start to finish. They'll be no excuses of "I was too tired" or "I was looking after the car" at this event. The track itself will include a large pit lane so teams can change batteries or retrieve their car safely.
Swifts Demo Car
Swifts Raceway are one of very few clubs that offer this taste into the RC racing world. If you are interested in starting the hobby then this is the place to begin. We have two great facilities for you to test your skills at. The demo car is a Mardave Caterham chassis. It looks very similar to a GT12 chassis and handles like one too. There are very little setup changes needed to get this chassis to run well so it's ideal for beginners.
Getting Started in RC Racing
By James Wright
RC racing is a ‘remote-controlled’ vehicle, where one would operate the control of that vehicle via a radio. Cars are the most common vehicle to have in RC and come in many different orientations, anything from a car that represents a le-mans style aero high-down force racing vehicle capable of speeds exceeding 60mph, all the way to a dessert-buggy cab with locked independent front and rear differentials, which will crawl over the toughest uninhabitable terrain at sub 5mph.