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The final countdown to the start of the ORCA Tamiya Mini Cup is underway as this Sunday (24th Oct) the first of the seven rounds that make up this indoor winter championship takes place in the Summerhill Community Centre in Summerhill, Co. Meath. With many new drivers having acquired one of these durable 1:10 front wheel drive cars, the new 2010/11 season has all the makings of being well attended and a lot of fun.  The hall will open at 09:15 to allow for the building of the track with the 45-minute free practice scheduled to start at 10:00.  The first of the 6 rounds of qualifying will kick off at 11:00.  The race fee for the day is €10.
For those who have not been to the community centre before you should bring your own pit table & chair, and if you have an extension lead it is recommended you bring it along.  The calendar, race format and basic rules for the championship are listed below for your reference.  The club looks forward to seeing you all Sunday morning for a great day of cheap and fun r/c racing!!

2010/11 Schedule
Racing will run from 10:00 to 16:00
24th October - Round 1
21st November - Round 2
5th December - Round 3
2nd January - Round 4
30th January - Round 5
27th February - Round 6
27th March - Round 7

Race Format
45-minutes Free Practice
Six (5-mins) rounds of Qualifying
Three Leg (8-mins) Finals

Chassis
Tamiya M03 or M05 - Standard or Pro version

Bodyshell
Only Tamiya Rover Mini Cooper

Tyres
Tamiya M Chassis 60D Radial Tires [TA-50683] (standard kit tyre)
Tamiya M-Chassis M-Grip 60D Radial Tires [TA-50684]

Wheels
Tamiya M-Chassis Spoke Wheel

Speedo
Kit supplied TEU-101BK/104BK

Motor
Tamiya 540-J Motor [TA-53689] - Standard Silvercan kit motor
Tamiya RS540 Sport Tuned Motor [TA-53068] - Black Can motor

Batteries
Any 7.2V NiMH Stick Pack (6 Cell). Lipo not permitted

Other points
Only standard gear diff may be used. Use of ball diff not permitted.

Additional information