NITRO BUGGY BLITZ

Queens­land RC Ti­tles on at Be­naraby this week­end

The Observer - - SPORT - Matt Har­ris matthew.har­ris@glad­sto­neob­server.com.au

MO­TOR­SPORTS: Hun­dreds are ex­pected to de­scend on Be­naraby Race­way for an ac­tion-packed week­end as the 2017 Queens­land RC Ti­tles roll into town.

46-Eighty RC Race­way will host the re­mote con­trol buggy event fea­tur­ing over 100 com­peti­tors, in­clud­ing top Aus­tralian pair Kyle McBride and Aaron Stringer.

Prac­tice be­gins to­day at the Jono Porter Drive fa­cil­ity with qual­i­fy­ing be­gin­ning from 7am to­mor­row and fi­nals on Sun­day.

There will be five dif­fer­ent classes of RC bug­gies on show, in­clud­ing Short Course Mixed (SC Mixed), Elec­tric Pow­ered Truggy (EP Truggy), EP Buggy, Nitro Truggy and Nitro Buggy.

The nitro bug­gys are pow­ered by nitro­meth­ane, while trug­gys are slightly big­ger in size to the buggy.

46-Eighty RC Race­way sec­re­tary Ray Honey­bone says the fun and ad­dic­tive sport will at­tract some world-class com­pe­ti­tion to Be­naraby.

“We’ve got around 106 of Queens­land’s fastest RC rac­ers com­ing and some guys have raced in­ter­na­tion­ally,” Honey­bone said.

“Kyle McBride is world num­ber 10 and a fully spon­sored driver.

“We have Aaron Stringer who is one of the fastest driv­ers that can keep up with Kyle.

“There’s also a lot of fast guys com­ing from the Bris­bane area.”

De­spite hav­ing a small mem­ber base, 46-Eighty RC Race­way have cre­ated a high-class fa­cil­ity at Be­naraby since mov­ing from their pre­vi­ous base on Glen­lyon Rd.

Spec­ta­tor en­try to the event is free and Honey­bone en­cour­aged any­one cu­ri­ous in the sport to at­tend on the week­end.

Sep­a­rate club days also take place on the last Sun­day of each month.

“Our sport caters for any­one aged six to 66 and isn’t gen­der spe­cific – we have fe­males rac­ing this week­end as well,” he said.

“It reaches out to such a broad range of peo­ple and it’s a great sport to be in­volved in.”

PHOTO: PAUL BRAVEN GLA290617RCCAR

RC READY: Ray Honey­bone shows off his Nitro Buggy which will com­pete at the Queens­land RC Ti­tles to be held at Be­naraby Race­way this week­end.

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