Why is Club Racing so awesome and so important to the hobby ?

46RC always had a goal to put Club racing at the forefront of what it set out to do during its residency at Critters Raceway from July’17 thru March’18.

But what is Club Racing ?  What happens at a Club racing ‘scene’ and how do we make it successful ?

A track at its heart supports its locals and in turn, they support the track and its race program. Racers come each week to beat their peers.

Racers come during the week to practice and work on their car setups, so the next club race they are prepared to battle and either beat the racer who beat them last week, or reset track records for a moment of fame (and/or with their names on the Score board at the track).

Racers compete at the Club Event, to get on that all important Podium and are rewarded with cool Podium stickers and pictures of them on Social Media to show family and friends.

This close knit group of racers get faster and faster each week and the appeal should provoke outsiders to come in and try to take on the locals. Some will win, others won’t and hopefully will be drawn to the ‘club scene’ and become regulars.

There should be many positive outcomes from Club Racing, such as:

  • Prospective racers whether being new to the hobby or considering coming to join the fun, see club racers standing on the podium with their cars and are drawn to be part of something – which is the goal of club racing, to have this inclusive and shared interest.

 

  • Ideally those prospective racers will talk to local hobby shops, make purchases and can also talk to racers at club races for help with making those purchases, additionally influenced by the products they see winning each week at Club Races.

 

  • Lastly, and more importantly, Club Racers have fun and build great memories. They laugh at each other, blow huge leads, crash spectacularly on a TQ run, Loose wheels, Forget their transponders, Come from the back to win…They leave on a Friday night (or whenever) and get ready to do it all over again next week !

Five minutes of RC fame ? Chance to help RC Community ?

So a couple of weeks ago I announced the 46RC Regional Vehicle Setup Database (RVSDB), and people seem to really like the idea.

I’m definitely not trying to replicate the stunning job of Petit RC, but rather extend the concept for our region, in the North East US.

Remember, setup is only part of the challenge of being competitive in RC. Whether your new to the hobby or class, you need 3 major things : Setup, the right tires and driving skills !

Don’t hold back on your setup just because you think it gives you the competitive edge. The recipient of ‘your setup’ still has to be able drive the car ! By donating your setups to the community your helping give everyone a jump start !

Welcome to our new Blog!

For those who don’t specifically know the history of 46RC, it was originally formed in the summer of 2017 by a small group of local NJ racers to manage and operate an RC track.

They brainstormed ideas from their backgrounds and experiences and came up with goals for the 46RC brand as they ran that facility.

The agreement with that track ended in March 2018 but we kept the brand alive and now look to the future and to think on how we can be a positive force to the RC industry.

We slightly altered the wording of those ‘goals’ but they remain true to what 46RC stands for and are summarized below:

– Focus on Club Racing
– Promote a competitively fun atmosphere
– Be a positive force in the industry
– Collaborate with all tracks
– Assist, Consult and help tracks deliver a Quality, Consistent and Efficient Race Program

On May 23rd of 2018, we launched this blog. We thought it might be a good addition to the Facebook Page –  A place to dig in, and publish more static content thats easier to find, and of course, thats RC related.