Welcome to the banger class of racing within the 1/12th Oval section.

 

About me
My name is Richard, I’ve been racing 12th oval section for about 12 years. I started off as something to do with my two sons, a few years into it I joined the committee at my local club and have now been chairman for the last few years. I’m very much looking forward to getting the BRCA oval nationals back up and running in 2022 and meeting friends old and new for some days of fun and friendly racing..
To find more details of the nationals and booking information please visit the BRCA website in the 1/12th oval section.
Richard Harris

1/12th  Oval

Based on full scale oval racing the section is a great place to get into RC car racing, great starter classes where contact is allowed and going home with scratches and bashed bodywork is just part of the racing. Progression up to the faster classes is easy and only a few upgrades to the car it’s cheap fun racing for all. We race indoors on a carpet track oval in shape and these cars run clockwise. The tracks vary in size from club to club but its generally 4-6 metres wide 8-12 metres long With clubs up and down the country you won't be far away from a 12th oval club, with racers as young as 5 years old we pride ourselves on being open to all and once you get the bug it's not long before you have two cars to race. The races will normally be 5 minutes long and its 3 heats and then a final the club will have a timing system but they are not all the same so check with your local club what type they run as you will need a transponder for your car. Some clubs run a hire car so you can try before you commit to buying a car, again make contact with you local club as they will be a wealth of information in getting you started and helping you sort out any issues you may come across.
This coming year we are running a national series with rounds across the country, this is not something that has happened for a few years now and it's going to be great to get these up and running again, while most clubs run for an evening or a weekend morning there are also lots of one day events held at clubs and it's worth looking out for these as a day away with friends is what this is all about.

 1300 Stock Cars
This class is a great place to start racing 12th oval. The cars have grid bumpers front and rear so damage is kept to a minimum the chassis and running gear is the
almost the same as the other cars in this section, simple to build from a kit even for a novice and even if a breakage occurs they are cheap and easy to fix, they are run
widely across the country and have a great following of drivers both beginners and experienced racers. They run a four cell battery with a brushed motor ( although brushless is being tried by one club ) grid bumpers front and rear and an abs body shell. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are a beginners only class, the racing is hard and fast and with normally full grids contact is almost guaranteed, this is a contact racing class so pushing and shoving is normal.

2lt Saloons
This is a class up from 1300 stock cars the same chassis can be used but an upgrade to the battery and motor is required. This class is harder and faster than 1300s the cars are heavier at 1100 grams minimum and running either a six cell battery and brushed motor or a brushless motor 10.5 turn or 13.5 turn and a 1s LiPo battery they are faster as well.
This class is hard and fast racing again a contact class so pushing your competitors out of the way is always an option !!!! Affectionately known as sledgehammers by
some this should give you an idea of what to expect.

 Hotrods
This is seen as the premier class of the section the fastest cars but unlike the others it is non contact so normally this class is for those with some experience and able
to face cleanly but crashes still happen. Running the same wheelbase as the 1300s and 2lt cars the same chassis can be used but the bumpers are removed and a Lexan
body shell is used. Running a 13.5 1s brushless system but with a minimum weight of 950 grams they are lighter and faster than the other classes the brightly decorated bodywork also makes this class stand out.


Mini Stocks
As in real life minis are slightly smaller than the other classes they run a different chassis with a shorter wheelbase, not as common as the 1300s and 2lt saloons but still run by a few clubs across the country. They share many of the same components as the other classes but don't have any suspension on the wheels but it's done with the flex of the chassis. They can run with either a four cell brushed set up or a 17.5 turn 1s brushless system, they too are a contact racing class and pushing and shoving into the corners is common.

 


About me
My name is Richard, I’ve been racing 12th oval section for about 12 years. I started off as something to do with my two sons, a few years into it I joined the committee at my local club and have now been chairman for the last few years. I’m very much looking forward to getting the BRCA oval nationals back up and running in 2022 and meeting friends old and new for some days of fun and friendly racing..
To find more details of the nationals and booking information please visit the BRCA website in the 1/12th oval section.
Richard Harris