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Default The Lakeland Classic Weekend

Dates: 2nd & 3rd June 2018
Venue: South Lakes Model Car Club, Canal Head Track, Kendal, UK, LA9 7BY

Picture the scene … the mists clear over the nearby Lakeland fells, the sun rises on a warm and crystal-clear day, the smell of fresh-cut grass fills your senses. You place your classic vintage buggy on the start line and take to the rostrum. Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” is playing in your head as the start tones sound. You are transported back to the time and place where your passion for RC car racing began. Now you just need to harness that passion, return to the moment, and win the race …

South Lakes Model Car Club would like to invite you to our “Lakeland Classic Weekend” – 2 days of RC buggy racing focussed on vintage cars. If you like your wheels spoked, your motors brushed and your wings to have big side pods, this event is for you!

The race meeting will be at our Canal Head Circuit in central Kendal. This is classic grass-surface track with all the dust, dirt, and bumps you’d expect of this “old school” and characterful surface. It’s the kind of surface many of our vintage buggies were designed for and is just great fun to drive on. We’ll throw in a few ramps and jumps to make it a good challenge.

While the emphasis of the weekend will be vintage racing, modern buggies are also welcome and will be raced in separate classes.

The meeting will be made up of the following:

2WD Vintage class
Modern 2WD class
3 heats and finals.

Endurance teams race
2 hour race

Trophy presentations

4WD Vintage class
Modern 4WD class
3 heats and finals

Trophy presentations

The atmosphere at the event is expected to be relaxed and informal. We want people to come and enjoy their racing and not to have too much to worry about! Music from the ‘80s and ‘90s will be played in the pit area during the event to help set the tone.

Kendal is situated on the doorstep of the picturesque Lake District. So why not think of making a bit of a holiday out of your visit and spending a few days walking, cycling and site seeing in one of the country’s most popular tourist areas?

Further information

Entry fees

(Note that all proceeds of the event will be donated to our chosen charity, “The North West Air Ambulance Charity”.)

Saturday 2WD classes: £5 for the first buggy, £2 for the second.
Sunday 4WD classes: £5 for the first buggy, £2 for the second.
Endurance race: £8 per entry (i.e. per team), payable by the team captain.

All fees should be paid via PayPal using our email address of southlakesmcc@gmail.com. If you make payment as a gift, we don’t have to pay fees, so more of your money can go to charity.

If you wish to enter, please email us at southlakesmcc@gmail.com and we will send you an entry booking form.

Finals and trophies

There will be finals for all entries. Qualification for finals will be determined by the fastest time from each of your 3 heats. The top 8 cars in each class will form the “A” final, the next 8 the “B” final and so on.

All vintage finals will have trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

1st, 2nd & 3rd places in A, B and C finals in the modern classes will also be awarded trophies.

Each member of the winning endurance race team will receive a trophy.

Class eligibility

Vintage classes and endurance race.

Any buggy first released up to 31st December 1998 will be eligible. Re-releases of eligible buggies are allowed.

All classes

1/10th scale buggies only.

All buggies must comply with the current edition of the BRCA rules regarding minimum weight and track width, and any other rules which are intended to keep racers and marshals safe.

Modern buggies

Modern buggies must conform with the current BRCA rules.

LiPo safety

All LiPos must be balance charged only. Charging must always take place in a LiPo-safe bag.

Motors & speed controls

There are no restrictions for this meeting. Let’s see how fast you can go!

BRCA membership

All entrants must hold a current BRCA license. No exceptions will be made.


All drivers will be required to marshal the subsequent heat/final.


Practice will take place in heat order. Each heat will have 5 minutes practice time at the start of the day. The track will also be open during lunch breaks for testing and tweaks. Please take short turns during these practice sessions to allow your fellow drivers track time. A maximum of 12 drivers will be allowed on the rostrum at any one time.

Booking in

Please book in as soon as you arrive at the track on both days. The sooner everyone is booked in, the sooner we can get started.

Endurance race rules

The endurance race will last up to 2 hours with a maximum of 8 teams participating. The team which completes the most laps in the race wins (split times to be taken into account if necessary). Each team shall consist of between 2 and 5 drivers. Each driver must drive at least once. Each team must have someone marshalling at all times. Battery changes and repairs will take place in a designated pit area only. Although repairs are allowed, each team can use only one car for the entire race. Further details to be sent to race entrants closer to the event.

Site facilities

There will be Portaloos available on site.
Note that there is no drinking-water available on site, so please bring what you need with you.
The site is a short walk to the shops, cafes and pubs of central Kendal.
A 1 hour lunch break will be accommodated into the schedule on both days.


There is a limited amount of camping available at the track from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Camping will be charged at £10 per pitch (maximum of 4 man tent). The following rules apply:-
· The grass must not be damaged in any way.
· Open fires are not permitted.
· All rubbish must be placed in bins provided or taken away with you.
· There must be no noise after 11pm.

If you break the rules we will ask you to leave the event.

Camping will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Please indicate via your booking form that you are interested in camping and we will contact you to confirm your booking. You do not need to pay for camping until we have confirmed your booking.

Please also see the section regarding site facilities above.

Accommodation in Kendal

There are a number of good and affordable B&Bs, hotels and guest houses in the local area. For more information on this, and visiting the area generally, visit https://www.visitcumbria.com/sl/kendal/


The Canal Head Track is situated in central Kendal off Canal Head North, directly behind Kendal Recycling centre and next to Kendal Snowsports Club. The postcode (LA9 7BY) should bring you close to the track if you are using a SatNav device or phone.

Kendal’s one way system will bring you over the River Kent via Miller Bridge. Directly after coming over the bridge, turn left into Bridge Street. At the road junction in front of “Gilkes”, turn left into Little Aynam. Take the next right into Canal Head North. Follow the road for 100 yards or so. As the road bears left, turn right into the continuation of Canal Head North. Drive straight ahead, past the entrance to the Recycling Centre. The track is then on your left. Drive into the ground and park where directed.


We will publish updates about the event on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/sout...smodelcarclub/ so please keep an eye on that.
We will use the contact details on your entry form to make you aware of any changes or additional instructions we may need to provide. Please make sure that southlakesmcc@gmail.com is added to your contacts to prevent our emails going into your “junk” or “spam” folders.

For entry enquiries, please contact Daniel Troughton or James Hodgson.

Club committee:-
Richard Dewhurst
Stuart Jones
Daniel Troughton
Vice Chairman
James Hodgson

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daniel troughton
4wd vintage
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will confirm pt numbers
jack troughton
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