General Info

Race Fees

£8.00 for adults and £4.00 for Juniors (under 17, when accompanied by an adult)

If you are running 2 cars, then fees are £12.00 for adults and £6 for Juniors.

First race night is free.

There are no membership joining fees.

Race Format

We aim to have a minimum of 3 x 5 min qualifying rounds and 1 x 5 min Final for all. This can be adjusted on the night to account for the number of attendees.

Track Setting up and Practice

The more people we can have helping set the track up, the quicker it will take and the sooner the track can be available for practice. This way everyone can have the maximum track time available through the evening. Please be aware there may be faster and slower cars on the track during practice.

Booking in

When requested, book in at race control as soon as possible to avoid delays in heat sorting etc. Amendments to the heat listings are not allowed unless authorised by the race director.

DMCRC have a number of club transponders that are available for use, and must be returned at the end of the evening. These are mainly used by our novice class to reduce the initial expense when staring out in the hobby and you may prefer to buy your own PT (personal transponder) when you are ready.

Important info - By booking in, you are accepting the DMCRC rules. DMCRC do not accept liability for injury, damage or theft suffered by drivers or anyone accompanying them. Please remember that Motorsport can be dangerous. DMCRC retain the right to ask anyone to leave.


LiPo/LiFe batteries are a huge technological advance in RC Racing and the world over, they are safe, if used in the correct manner and within the limits of their design. Therefore, DMCRC have to be very strict with battery safety.
ALL LiPo/LiFe batteries must be hard cased.
ALL LiPo/LiFe batteries must be charged within a closed LiPo Safety Charging Bag or Pouch.
ALL LiPo/LiFe batteries must be charged using a suitable and specific LiPo/LiFe charger set to the correct mode/function.
ALL LiPo/LiFe Batteries, Chargers and ANY OTHER pit accessories must be used within the limits of the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Please make yourself aware of the guidelines of the products you are using.
NEVER use any type of battery that shows signs of damage.

Equipment Condition

All equipment, be it a battery, your pit table or your car on the track, your equipment needs to be complete and in a good safe order. Cars with parts missing (broken or missing wheels, bodyshells etc) or any car scraping on the carpet will not be allowed to continue racing and should be pulled off the track. This is to protect the carpet and club equipment and reduce the risk of any damage or injury. Any batteries, chargers, pit equipment showing signs of damage or possibly hazardous will not be allowed in the hall.

Radio Equipment

Anyone not using 2.4ghz radio equipment must have 3 different crystal sets to avoid any frequency clashes.

Tyre Additive

Additive is permitted providing:-

  • It is odourless
  • It is in a SPILLPROOF container fitted with an applicator
  • For guidance on this please speak to the race director or any DMCRC committee member. Products containing Wintergreen are specifically prohibited. Wiping tyres off on the track carpet is not allowed. Please ensure all tyres are dry before putting them on the track.

    Race Manners

    This is not a full contact sport! Drive with due care and consideration for your fellow competitors. When being lapped, move over at the earliest opportunity. When lapping, give the car in front time to move over. When racing for position in finals, defending the position is obviously allowed, so the following car must be careful not to knock the leading car out of the way. Whenever possible do not use reverse if your speed controller is fitted with one. This usually results in a collision with the other cars. Wait for the marshal to rescue your car - it's usually quicker. No shouting at the marshals - it's not their fault. Remember, in the qualifying heats, you are racing the clock not the other cars.


    Any disruptive or unruly behaviour will not be tolerated. When a race is in progress, do not walk on the track. Damage to yourself and/or your car can and will happen if care is not taken. Young children must be kept under parent/guardian’s supervision, no running or shouting. Access to other areas of the school is forbidden.


    Marshalling is not optional. Everyone is required to marshal the following race to their own and must go straight out to marshall once their race is finished. It is not fair to other drivers if they are kept waiting or there is no-one to marshal their car when needed. Substitute marshals are allowed. Marshal positions are numbered, go to the position corresponding to your car number.

    We recommend children under 8 years old do not marshall on their own and should be accompanied or substituted by an adult/guardian.