12th Racing with the UMCC

November 21, 2010 by admin under: 12th Scale 


Welcome to the 1/12th scale section.

1/12th racing is probably one of the oldest race classes and started off way back in the 1970′s.

We introduced the 1/12th championship in 2008. The club races on specialist racing carpet. Racing consists of, Free Practice, 3 Qualifying rounds to establish grid positions and 2 final rounds.

Races last for 8 minutes and lap times are comparable to touring cars, so you get more track time and more overtaking opportunities as the cars are slightly smaller.

The cars are of a simple design, making maintenance relatively easy, and feature the use of the latest materials such as carbon fiber, light alloys and titanium. This makes them very lightweight which gives them their incredible speed and acceleration, making them probably the fastest of any of the electric classes of racing. At the UMCC we run to Clubmans Modified class rules so they are powered by either 4-sub’c cells or a single LiPo cell with an electronic speed controller and either a brushed electric motor of 12 turns or above or a brushless electric motor of 6.5 turns or above providing the drive to the rear wheels.

Major manufacturers such as associayed, trinity, Yokomo, CRC, Xray and Corrally to name but a few, all market 1;12th scale cars and there is fierce competition at the top level between major teams.

The cars use foam tires and this gives them amazing levels of grip in the corners, making them real fun to drive. There are a large number of clubs throughout the UK and Ireland that run 1:12th scale, and to be racing indoors in the warm and dry, on a cold winter’s day, has to be a major attraction.
What ever your ability, if you want to improve you’re driving, this is the class for you. It’s fast, furious, costs less than touring cars and leaves you grinning from ear to ear.

Brand new competitive cars start at under £100.00 for a Phantom FTX. Good quality second hand cars can be had on eBay for as little as £60.00 and usually come with a pile of spares.

For further details about racing 1/12th scale contact:

email: jim.heal@talktalk.net or leecutler92@msn.com

A full copy of the rules for 1/12th scale racing can be downloaded from: www.brca.org

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