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GCRC Raceway - (closed - track relocated)

Postby wixwacing » Tue 28 Apr, 2015 5:27 pm

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Slotracing at GCRC Raceway
Gold Coast, QLD.



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Slotcar Racing has been enjoying a revival for several years now and the variety of models ready to race has burgeoned to twenty or more main manufacturers and a host of ‘boutique’ makers supplying specialist and unusual models to the market place. These statistics in themselves indicate there is a growing number of both home and club racers, and to fuel their needs there is a steady growth in venues where these models can be raced.



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The hobby is also flourishing both North and South of Brisbane and the hobbyist now enjoys several venues running a variety of models both 1/32nd and 1/24th. The latest addition to this growing list is the Gold Coast Radio Control raceway at Arundel in the North Gold Coast region of South East Queensland, owned and run by proprietors Mariaan & Martin Moolman.



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As its name suggests the raceway is primarily for radio control models and the venue has two impressive tracks for the RC enthusiast to indulge his or her hobby. A huge clay off-road circuit and an equally large drift track both under cover offering all weather enjoyment.



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This is backed up with a very comfortable lounge area where patrons can enjoy a variety of refreshments. In this area is also some race simulators but more importantly there is a comprehensive range of RC models and spares available at the counter.



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But more importantly to us slot racers, Martin and Mariaan have installed a five lane magnabraid slotcar track in the corner of the race area, and are now looking to encourage the growing number of local slotcar racers in the Gold Coast area especially, to come and race at their venue. The track is not too shabby either, being one of the later creations of Jamie Kirkpatrick of iLol , Labrador fame.



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As mentioned, the track is a five lane painted magnabraid track and has a balanced mixture of fast and technical sections. There are no nasty surprises and when I drove on it I was surprised how quickly I got ‘in the slot!’ The magnabraid effect is quite strong and some of the latest models with their RTR magnets perform strongly out of the box. It is suited to hardened racers and beginners alike. If you have been looking for a bit more than home circuit racing then take your cars along to GCRC raceways and give it a go, you won't be disappointed!



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Although mostly a race track, local racer Stephen Phillips is helping the owners to put together an appeaing track complete with landscaping, and also assisting with the important task of letting the wider slotcar public know and enjoy its features. A slow task, but I am sure it will not be too long in the coming.



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The track is currently available for parties and functions by appointment; and, with a small but growing band of regulars, local club racing nights are also happening. There is also a selection of Slot.it and Scalextric cars and spares if you are a local looking for a post free bargain.



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If you would like more information regarding racing or booking functions and parties, please contact GCRC at one of the following details.


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GCRC Raceway
49, Newheath Drive, Arundel 4214
07 5580 0448



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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 6:21 pm

Hi Phil,

On behalf of GCRC Raceway Management and our small group of slot car enthusiasts, I thank you for your efforts to visit and review our track. :grin:

As you have mentioned, we have grand plans to improve the performance and visuals of the track & environs and certainly look forward to seeing some visitors to our venue in the near future. We’d be happy to host any special events individuals, clubs and/or groups may have in mind. 8)

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Sat 25 Jul, 2015 2:31 pm

Friday Night Racing at GCRC Raceway

A high quality field of participants and cars have mustered every Friday night for the Winter Cup. :grin: Round 2, Friday 24 July, results being:

Driver Laps Points Average Lap Time Fastest Lap time Round Points
Guru – Mustang 97 20 11.476 20
Helinut – Cuda 96 19 11.770 10.712 19
Guido – Camaro 95 18 12.586 11.291 18
Shrek – Camaro 93 17 12.961 11.440 17
Scud – Camaro 91 16 12.319 11.329 16
Lofty – Camaro 90 15 13.034
FFF _ Camaro 85 14 13.614 14
Dropshort - Mustang 83 13 14.369 12.308 13


The Next Round is:
• Round 3 – Slot It Sports Cars – 31 July
• Round 4 – Slot it Sports Cars – 7 August
• Round 5 – NASCAR (modern COF) – 14 August
• Round 6 – NASCAR (modern COF) – 21 August
• Round 7 – V8 Supercars – 28 August
• Round 8 – ATCC and Bathurst Legends – 4 September

We start at 6.30 pm for practice and we start racing from 715 pm. After racing is concluded there is an opportunity for test and tune activities. Admission is $15.00 and all are welcome.
GCRC Raceway has category rules that promote standard slot car configurations. Cars are subject to scrutiny. :shock:
Winter Cups results arise from your best four round finishes which are counted towards your total score. There will be “A” grade and “B” grade results per night and in the overall standings.
For more details or to express interest, contact Stephen on mrhdt@bigpond.com.au

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Thu 06 Aug, 2015 5:39 pm

WINTER CUP - Round 3

Another formidable challenge at the GCRC Raceway On Friday 31 July 2015 but this time in classic Slot.it Sports Cars:

1st - Rick “Helinut” – F40 Ferrari
2nd – Steve “Scud” – Ford GT40
3rd – Peter “Guru” - Toyota 88C
4th – Barry “Dropshort” – Nissan R230 GT1
5th – Mark “Lofty” – Ferrari
6th – Tony “Guido” – Riley

Next Race - Friday 7 August - Slot.it Sports Cars

For images of the podium please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/GCRCRaceway/ph ... =1&theater

For information about slot car racing and shopping at GCRC Raceway: http://www.gcrcraceway.com.au/

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Tue 18 Aug, 2015 5:24 pm

Winter Cup - Round 5 - COT NASCAR

A quality field of ten cars turned it on at the GCRC corral for the ultimate shootout for "King" of NASCAR. 8) The results were a Chevrolet whitewash but there's a dark horse from Dearborn
to watch very carefully indeed. :shock:

1st – Tony “Guido” - Chev
2nd – Steve “Scud” – Chev
3rd - Mark “Lofty” - Chev

And its COT NASCAR next Friday night so we'd like to see you there. The next rounds of our Winter Cup are:

o Round 6 – NASCAR (COF) - 21/8/
o Round 7 – V8 Supercars - 28/8/
o Round 8 – ATCC and Bathurst Legends - 4/9/

We start racing at 7.15 pm and there's test and tune after the racing.
If you want to receive our weekly newsletter, please email me at mrhdt@bigpond.com.au and type, "Please Include Me" on the Subject line. :grin:

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 11:36 am

Winter Cup – Round 6

Another great turn-up of fast Stockers resulted in some furiously entertaining NASCAR racing at GCRC Raceway last Friday night. 8)

And while Chevrolet took out the full podium honours last time, the blue oval boys sought and took revenge with a comfortable 1-2 display. Only the Scud efforts prevented a Ford whitewash of the podium by snatching third place. :o

All cars significantly improved their performance from last week and a fastest time of 10.537 around our 50-metre track is blisteringly fast for an SCX stocker. :shock:

Round Six Results – Friday 21 August

Position Driver Laps Average Lap Time Best Lap
1. Ford Helinut - Rick 157 11.283 10.537
2. Ford Guru – Peter 157 11.489 10.651
3. Chev Scud – Steve 146 12.129 11.136
4. Chev Shrek – Scott 145 12.327 11.118
5. Chev Guido – Tony 143 12.335 11.193
6. Chev Lofty – Mark 143 12.359 11.548
7. Toyota Pat 141 12.589 11.277
8. Ford Saffa - Martin 140 12.676 11.456
9. Ford Mad Max – Max 120 14.828 11.829
10. Chev V V – Victor 111 15.701 11.931

The Next Round is:

• Round 7 – V8 Supercars – 28 August
• Round 8 – ATCC and Bathurst Legends – 4 September

If you want to join the fun, please email me on mrhdt@bigpond.com.au
The Autumn Cup is coming so stay tuned……… :grin: 8)

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 2:08 pm

GCRC Raceway – Slot Car Racing
Autumn Cup 2015

• Round 1 - 11 Sept – Slot.it Sports Cars
• Round 2 - 18 Sept – NSR Sports Cars
• Round 3 - 25 Sept - GT Sports Cars - 18000 RPM
• Round 4 - 2 Oct - GT Sports Cars - 18000 RPM
• Round 5 - 9 Oct - V8 Supercars
• Round 6 - 16 Oct - V8 Supercars
• Round 7 - 23 Oct - Historic NASCAR
• Round 8 - 30 Oct - Historic NASCAR


Practice begins from 6.00 pm with racing starting at 7.15 pm sharp. After the racing has concluded there will be time for testing and tuning your cars until the Centre closures.

The cost is $15.00

You’re also invited to explore our well stocked Shop to acquire that new car and/or those critical spare parts that keep you competitive. We stock Sloi.it, Sideways, NSR, Scalextric and Revell Monogram cars. We also have new controllers, tools, lubricants, spare parts and a large assortment of MJK tyres for sale. 8)

Will you be our Next Cup Champion or perhaps the King of your favourite category? :grin:

Interested? Contact Stephen for more information: mrhdt@bigpond.com.au

GCRC Raceway - 49 Newheath Drive, Arundel 4214 - (07) 5580 0448 http://www.gcrcraceway.com.au/
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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 2:28 pm

Winter Cup 2015 – Round 7 Results 28 September 2015

Position Driver Laps Average Lap Fastest Lap
1. FG Falcon HeliNut - Rick 144 12.346 11.487
2. FG Falcon Guido - Tony 143 12.839 -
3. FG Falcon Guro - Peter 141 12.567 11.679
4. FG Falcon Dropshort – Barry 139 12.775 11.632
5. VY Holden Lofty - 138 12.766 11.754
6. FG Falcon Marty 133 13.295 -
7. VY Holden Scud -Steve 130 13.553 12.321
8. FG Falcon Pat 127 13.833 12.302
9. FG Falcon Shrek 124 14.252 12.116
10. BA Falcon Rocket 121 14.801 12.896

The Ford Boys From FPR were unbeatable. :(
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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 2:50 pm

Winter Cup 2015

Round 8 Results - 4 Sept 2015

ATCC & Bathurst Legends

Position Driver Laps Average Lap Fastest Lap
1. Torana L34 Marty 148 11.979 9.262
2. Torana L34 HeliNut – Rick 143 12.414 11.202
3. Torana L34 Pat 139 12.720 11.245
4. GT Falcon Hardtop Guru – Peter 137 12.935 12.166
5. Torana L34 Dropshort – Barry 135 13.184 11.621
6. Torana L34 Lofty 133 13.273 12.149
7. Torana L34 Guido 124 14.020 11.964
8. Torana A9X Crafty 123 12.238 11.638
9. Torana L34 Shrek 119 14.837 11.978

The Torana boys proved that when you hot, your bloody hot. :grin: 8)
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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 3:10 pm

GCRC Raceway Slot Cars

WINTER CUP FINAL STANDINGS :grin:
A GRADE
HELINUT 20,20,20,20 80
GURU 20,20,19,18 77
GUIDO 20,19,18,16 73
SCUD 19,19,18,16 72 :cry:
SHREK 18,17,17,16 68
DROPSHORT 17,17,17,16 67
LOFTY 18,16,16,16 66
SAFFA 20,19,16 55
PAT 18,16 34
VICTOR 19 19

B GRADE
LOFTY 15,15,15,14 59
PAT 14,13,13,12 52
MAX 14,12,12,10 48
VICTOR 13,11,11,11 46
DROPSHORT 15,15,12 42
SCUD 15,14,12 41
SHREK 14,12,12 38
CRAFTY 14,13 27
GURU 13 13
SAFFA 13 13
ROCKET 11 11
SENNA 11 11

I'd like to sincerely thank all participants and indeed the organisers who take a bit of stick during the course of these events. :grin:
Our next competition known as the SPRING CUP will commence on Friday 25 September. 8)
Our Friday night racing will continue and we'll be racing NASCAR (COT) types with GCRC Raceway rules applying. Email me if you need further details.
The racing starts at 7.15 pm with "body off" Scrutineering starting at 7.00 pm.
Visitors are most welcome. :-)

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Thu 17 Sep, 2015 11:41 pm

Are You Tough Enough? :?:


The Spring Cup is Coming..... 8)

• Round 1 - 25 Sept - Slot.it Sports Cars
• Round 2 - 2 Oct - NSR Sports Cars
• Round 3 - 9 Oct - V8 Supercars
• Round 4 - 16 Oct - V8 Supercars
• Round 5 - 23 Oct - GT Sports Cars - 18000 RPM
• Round 6 - 30 Oct - GT Sports Cars - 18000 RPM
• Round 7 - 6 Nov - Historic NASCAR
• Round 8 - 13 Nov - Historic NASCAR

Practice starts from 6 pm
Open body/chassis scrutineering from 7pm with racing starting from 7.15 pm. :shock:
GCRC Raceway rules apply, please email mrhdt@bigpond.com for details.
Come and peruse our well stocked Slot Car Shop. 8)
Quality refreshments including hot food are available. :o
Cost is $15.00 per entrant.
Come and join the fun on our fast 50-metre board track. :grin:
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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Sat 03 Oct, 2015 8:27 am

Round One of the Spring Cup has been run and won abet with some very fast times being produced. 8)

Round One Result – Friday 25 Sept 2015

Driver Laps Average lap Fastest lap Points

SAFFA – F40 163 10.784 9.474 20
HELINUT – F40 162 10.942 9.181 19
VV – GT40 159 11.160 9.353 18
GURU – Toyota 88C 159 11.145 10.473 17
GUIDO – Nissan 158 11.216 10.046 16
DROPSHORT – Nissan 153 11.560 10.176 15
PAT – Nissan 149 11.991 10.734 14
SCUD – Porsche 145 12.175 10.718 13
LOFTY – McLaren 141 12.614 10.939 12
SHREK – Nissan 134 13.132 10.431 11
MAD MAX – Porsche 11

In the next series there will be a split of cars into two categories one being Group C and the other being Modern Le Mans. Please note new rules for Slot.it cars.

To follow our slot car action via photographs and to be kept informed about GCRC activities check us out on Facebook: hwww.facebook.com/GCRCRaceway

Have a look at our ever growing slot car shop: http://www.gcrcraceway.com.au/category-s/115.htm

If you wish to be included in our weekly slot car Newsletter, please email Steve on mrhdt@bigpond.com.au :-)
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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 3:48 pm

Round Two - Spring Cup

For the first time under our season’s cup series, we have run NSR Sports Cars. Despite some apprehension about very high velocity cars destroying themselves around our 50-metre track, there were very few incidents and the racing was fast and keen. 8)

The NSR class is the only class in which sponge tyres are permitted and the field was a mixture of conventional and sponge. At the end the conventional tyre brigade had the wood on their sponge mounted rivals. :shock:

Friday 2 October
Driver & Car Laps Points Average Lap Time Fastest Lap time A Grade Points B Grade Points Winter Cup Points
Helinut -
Molser 138 20 10.350 9.089 40 40 40
Victor – Mosler 138 20 10.286 9.110 38 38 38
Marty – P68 135 18 10.506 9.794 38 38 38
Guido – Porsche 917 125 17 11.313 9.837 33 33 33
Guru - Mosler 123 16 11.627 10.430 33 33 33
Pat – P68 122 15 11.564 10.858 15 14 29
Dropshort
Aston Martin 113 14 12.595 11.005 29 29
Scud - Corvette 105 15 13.238 11.031 26 26

For the next two Friday nights the category is V8 Supercars. We’d like to see some new faces so please come down to the Coast to join in the fun. :wink:

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 5:51 pm

GCRC Raceway started Rocktober with some all Aussie racing with V8 Supercars. 8)
The pit stop rules caught a few of us out but a good time was had by most. :o


Position Driver Car Number of laps Average Lap Time Best Lap Time
1. Marty FG Falcon 138 12.780 11.099
2. HeliNut FG Falcon 137 12.899 11.244
3. Guru FG Falcon 135 13.125 11.421
4. Guido FG Falcon 132 13.304 10.911
5. Lofty Commodore 131 13.407 11.728
6. Scud FG Falcon 129 13.648 11.664
7. Pat FG Falcon 127 13.964 11.808
8. Dropshort FG Falcon 120 14.632 11.941

See ya all soon.

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Re: GCRC Raceway - Slot Racing at the Gold Coast

Postby MrHDT » Sat 31 Oct, 2015 9:49 pm

Results - Round 4 – Spring Cup
V8 Supercars
Friday 16 October
Position Driver Car Number of laps
Completed Average Lap Time Best Lap Time
1. Guru FG Falcon 109 12.905 11.549
2. HeliNut FG Falcon 107 13.216 11.512
3. Guido FG Falcon 106 13.329 11.794
4. Lofty Commodore 104 13.583 12.245
5. Scud FG Falcon 103 13.213 11.716
6. Pat FG Falcon 103 13.526 12.057
7. Dropshort FG Falcon 89 15.652 12.084
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