On the Easter weekend, April 16th & 17th 2022, the Kidderminster Model Car Club will host round 1 of the British Radio Car Association’s 1/10th Offroad National Championships. The prestigious series which has attracted maximum entries for many years will visit six venues across England between April and September.
Kidderminster has been included in the series many times and under the stewardship of Tony Meredith and his team you can be sure the venue will be presented in peak condition later this week.
“It’s great to see our National series retuning after a 2 year break and what better place for round 1 then the prestigiously prepped Kiddeminster Model Car Club”– Martin Owen, BRCA Section Chairman
The Kidderminster track is known for its technicality and variable surfaces as it meanders in close proximity to laurel hedges. If the weather has been cool or wet on the leadup to an event, the hedges can keep some parts of the track in shade and moisture takes a long time to dry off. Carry too much speed at any apex and you’re in trouble! Concrete curbing and paved sections add the sensory attack on competitors.
The track surface is undulating, but there is no “big-air” section apart from a central table top. Instead, the primary challenge is to deal with the varying surfaces and keep the car on the ground.
2022 BRCA 1/10th Offroad National Championships
Round 1 – Kidderminster – 16/17 April 2020
The event is full in both 2wd & 4wd classes – testiment to the quality of the organisation over the last decade or so. Generally speaking, 1/10th Offroad is undergoing a slow recovery across Europe after damage done by the pandemic when there was no events to participate in, so it is fantastic to see National racing in the UK at full health.
Entries for Round 1 at Kidderminster include many of the familiar names we are used to seeing at the top of the field. 2019 Double National Champion Neil Cragg, Lee Martin, Jamie & Tommy Hall, Ben Smith, Luke & Josh Holdsworth, Elliott Boots and Paul Crompton are all entered just to name a few. New and returning additions to the field whom we have not seen before or seen for a while are EOS front runner and 1/12th scale European Champion Michal Orlowski from Poland and A-Final regaular Kev Lee. A notible driver with no entry in for this year is Tom Yardy.
What’s RacewayOne doing this weekend?
We will be at both days of the event in Kidderminster to bring you all the news and results. There is a set of links on the bottom of this page which will direct you towards the various media and results. We hope to have a short report on each qualifying round on this site as the finals. A-Final videos will be posted as soon as possible after the finals are run – you can check those out on the Youtube channel (please like and subscribe).
An of course, out “bread & butter” offering is the photo gallery which you will find links to at the bottom of every report – hopefully we get a nice picture of your car!
Have a great weekend!