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MaxTrax Spring Series

posted 4 Mar 2017, 01:19 by Brighton BURN

There are three race nights planned on the Rock County Raceway, making up a short spring series. The dates are:
Wed 22 March
Wed 29 March
Wed 26 April
Let us know if you want to come along.

Winter is coming...

posted 26 Sep 2016, 10:14 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 27 Sep 2016, 01:11 ]

We have squeezed in two more dates on the Rock County Raceway before temperatures in the basement go sub-zero.

The dates are Wednesday 12 October and Wednesday 16 November. Let us know if you're interested in joining us.

We've been talking about creating two T-jet classes at BURN and plan to use one of the autumn races to debut some more realistic 'skinny-tired' T-jets using the excellent Vincent Wheels. The other class will remain using the wider 'Tuff Ones' rear wheels & tires. More details to follow for any rules changes for 2017.

BURN affiliates to HO-UK

posted 4 Jul 2016, 03:29 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 27 Sep 2016, 01:12 ]

BURN has affiliated to HO-UK, the umbrella group for HO slot cars hobbyists here in the UK.

"HO-UK is a loose affiliation of like-minded club, independent and home racers, collectors and modellers. Each of us remains autonomous but we come together under one banner to support each other in a friendly environment and to promote and enjoy the sport and hobby of HO slot car racing and collecting. A weekend of working together in the HO Zone at the 2014 UK Slot Car Festival started the ball rolling and HO-UK was founded in March 2015."

The founding association members were: Anglian Vintage HO Racing Association, Chesterfield HO Racing Club, Derby HO Racing Club, South Cambridgeshire HO Racing Club, SQUIRM and Worthing HO Racing.

The HO-UK website is www.ho-uk.org.uk

Shed's Heaven

posted 23 Jun 2016, 02:58 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 23 Jun 2016, 02:59 ]

Plans are afoot for the new BURN venue - The Shed. There's a thread up on Slot Forum to discuss those plans and garner advice and ideas from the experts...


It's all getting rather exciting!

Rock County Raceway summer 2016 dates

posted 12 May 2016, 09:58 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 12 May 2016, 10:00 ]

There's four dates, two in June and two in August:
  • 15 June
  • 22 June
  • 24 August
  • 31 August
We'll be racing T-jets and Magnatractions with the chance of a bit of rig racing too. More details soon.

Big news for 2016-17

posted 28 Apr 2016, 07:16 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 12 May 2016, 09:59 ]

The Rock County Raceway will be 're-paved' this summer with a new 5 x 2 foot MaxTrax oval replacing the original Tyco layout. A number of events are being planned over the second half of 2016.

On the other side of Brighton, The Garage in Woodingdean will be re-incarnated in a different form in The Shed in Bevendean. A regular schedule of racing will follow through 2017.

Festive Fun 2013

posted 14 Nov 2013, 06:58 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 14 Nov 2013, 06:59 ]

We're looking at some dates for racing over the Christmas period, with at least one race at The Garage in Woodingdean and one on the Rock County Raceway oval in central Brighton.

More details to follow soon.

Two autumn dates

posted 20 Sep 2012, 06:33 by Brighton BURN

We have two dates planned for some garage racing in Woodingdean, east Brighton this autumn.
The first is Friday 19th October, followed up with a second date on Friday 16th November.
Classes and format are to be decided, depending on who's coming.
Email us for more details.

Successful shakedown events

posted 7 Jan 2012, 13:49 by Brighton BURN   [ updated 7 Jan 2012, 13:50 ]

We held a couple of 'shakedown' races in late October and early December at the Rock County and West Hill Raceways. The tracks were great and now need some finishing touches to get them 100% race-ready. 2012 will see more BURN events. Watch this space...

August races

posted 11 Jun 2011, 12:17 by Brighton BURN

August racing - the first BURN races are being scheduled for August. One race will be weekend race on the 4-lane road course and the other an evening on the oval. Keep an eye on this site for dates and times or email us at UndergroundRacingNetwork@gmail.com.

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