"Probably the best days racing you will ever have"
The date was confirmed as Sunday 3rd July 2022 with doors opening at 9am and racing starting at 10am with a planned finish no later then 6pm and we almost achieved it!. This was a PRE ENTRY race only as this allowed us to arrange the qualifying and some of the racing before the event so saving time on the day. We managed more the 36 entries for the day, but due to some covid issues and holidays we started with 28 drivers. 100% of the entry fees plus any monies raised on the day went to charity and this amounted (as of 10/7/22) to over £2000. Drivers only needed bring a controller as we provided the cars and all servicing and maintenance throughout the day. There was practice (away drivers only) qualifying, plus heats, semi finals and a final plus 3 consolation races with many and varied prizes for as many places as possible.
Garry has been racing since he was 14 and for many years ran One-O-One with Dave Harvey. He has organised many events and charity functions, has been an International judge for the F1 in Schools events supported by Ross Brawn and F1 teams, and also maintains this website.
Keith is directing the event and has a lifetime of experience in model cars both slot and R/C. Both Garry and Keith raced at Eltham and other clubs in the late 60's early 70's and Keith's enthusiasm for slot racing is undiminished. Keith will be Dave's back up on Race Control.
Mike (now a National Champion!) is the lead man at Coulsdon and runs the club almost single handedly. He is the chief mechanic for our club cars which will be used for the BOAC 500. Mike runs every club night and will be keeping a very close eye on the cars on the day.
Graphics & Social Media
Les has been a member at Coulsdon for the last ten years after starting his slot race with a tinplate Scalex set! Les is our graphics man having trained at the same art college as Ian Barker. Les will also be seen on Race Control on the day.
Dave is well known to many within slot racing and is a past National Champion. Dave has spent many hours with MIke Read working on the best way to run the racing to ensure it runs as smooth as silk on the day.
Tony has been racing for many years and is a past national Constructors Champion. Now well known for building retro and classic cars, Tony will be assisting MIke Read in the maintenance and repair of the cars.
Clerk of the Course
Pete is another club stalwart and will be our Clerk of the Course for the day. His job is to ensure that cars, drivers and marshals are all in the right place at the right time and that everyone knows what they are doing!.
Because we aim to ensure that you all have a full days racing, its important that marshals and cars are all in the right place at the right time, so Mikes job is to make that all happen!
The race date is Sunday 3rd July 2022. If you wish to attend this exciting charity event please phone or email to request a place on the reserve list as the entry is now full.