Kettering Model Car Club started out as an off-road racing club based in Burton Latimer just outside of Kettering. As with most clubs we have evolved over time and nowerdays we mainly race 1/10th scale Touring Cars indoors on a carpet track at the William Knibb Centre in Kettering on Friday evenings between 6.45 and 10.00pm. Despite our move to running mainly touring cars we welcome any electric powered model cars, GT12, LMP12, GT10 etc are all very welcome and depending on numbers will either have their own heat or be mixed in with the touring cars.
Our club members are a very friendly bunch, many of which have been racing with the club for longer than they'd care to remember. This means there is a wealth of experience and advice on tap every week and they are always happy to help out both new and established racers with anything they need be it set-up advice, driver coaching, spare parts or anything else you can think of.
New members are always welcome - Feel free to come along and watch if you want to find out more about our club.
Location Location Location...
We race in the ground floor hall in the old part of the William Knibb Centre in Kettering. Access from the carpark is ramped with no steps to contend with. The carpark is on Alfred Street (NN16 0SW), take the second carpark entrance on the left if approaching from Victoria Street. On entering the carpark head to the far right corner to park up and the entrance to the hall is on the end of the building and marked 'Staff Entrance'. Toilet facilities are on the right as you enter the building. There are a few tables available on a first come first served basis but please bring a towel to protect the surface as the tables belong to the Centre. If you have your own table bring it along anyway just to be safe. There are more than enough chairs for everyone and plug sockets dotted around the hall and corridoor. Racing is on "PermaTrack" carpet laid on woodblock floor covering an area of approximately 18m x 10m, with square section guttering and flexible corner markers used to create the track design. A limited number of AMBrc handout transponders are avaialbe but we encourage the use of personal transponders to time the races and count your laps. We will not be upgrading to the RC4 timing equipment so all pre-RC4 Mylaps/AMB and MRT personal transponders will work with our system.
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Membership + Fee's
Membership of Kettering Model Car Club costs £5 for 2017. All racers are required to hold a valid BRCA license which costs £20 for the year. With the new BRCA website now up and running it is easier for racers to apply for their BRCA license directly rather than through the club as we used to do. The process only takes a few minutes and the fee is payable by PayPal, if you have any issues we can assist you on a club night.
Club memberships are due each January.
You must have BRCA membership to race, as this gives you 3rd party insurance cover, as well as a copy of the BRCA handbook and your license card.
Race fee is £4 for club members, £5 for non-members. Family discount available, speak to race control when booking in.
You can only race 3 times as a non-BRCA member, club membership is optional but pays for itself in 5 weeks of racing. Non-members will not be eligible for championship points or prizes.
We run two, 5 minute qualifying rounds and two 5 minute finals (both finals count towards your overall placing for the night), everyone gets to race in a final! During championships both final results count towards your championship standing.
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