Press Release from RatRace 2013
Turkey will host its first 1/10th Offroad buggy event on 28th/29th September 2013, the event is called The RatRace weekend and will have 1/10th 2WD buggies, 1/10th 4WD buggies on Saturday and then 1/8th Electric buggies on Sunday.
To celebrate the new 1/10th Track built in Istanbul alongside the 1/8th track at Snappy Raceway, Tom How who moved to Istanbul 2 1/2 years ago from the UK decided to start the track project as well as an RC Skool for Turkish School students.
1/10th Offroad is very new to Turkey as mostly they run Onroad 1/10th EP and GP, as well as 1/8th Ofroad EP and GP so it will probably be a slow start but there is a healthy following of the new class and a lot of interest.
The track is a dirt track and with the help of Aytemizhobi with the costs of building it and supplying timing system for race days as well as Raffle prizes and running the whole weekend, also Team-NCRC from Northern Cyprus has been helping with organisation and track funds as well as Raffle prizes for the weekend.
The RatRace weekend has some very healthy sponsors from Turkey and Northern Cyprus:
www.AytemizHobi.com (Serpent Turkey)
www.Team-NCRC.com (Team Xray Northern Cyprus)
There will be a DirtyRats Raffle held on the weekend with prizes:
Some of the prizes will include:
Serpent Spyder SRX2 Buggy Kit Sponsored by Serpent Turkye
LRP S10 Twister Buggy Kit Sponsored by Team-NCRC
Hobby Wing 2.1 90 Amp Esc Sponsored by Team-NCRC
Speed Passion 7.5 Comp V3 Motor Sponsored by Team-NCRC
Also various other prizes will be available too. Proceeds will go towards hopefully covering the track with Astro Turf by next season, the amount needed to raise is around 3,000TL (Roughly )
The first race meeting entry fee has been reduced to 30TL (Roughly ) for all 3 classes total not individual, this is to promote a healthy number of entrants for the first race.
They are looking for sponsors, so if there are any companies out there please contact the organisers at RatRace.
http://www.rcracers.net/ratrace Website for race meetings
http://www.facebook.com/RatraceTR Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/groups/snappy10th/ Track details
Contact Tom How firstname.lastname@example.org