EPR primarily caters for two-wheel and four-wheel-drive 1:10 electric off-road buggies. Our recent events have also seen us cater for short course, stadium trucks in a combined class and most notably a vintage series. Unfortunately, due to noise restrictions imposed we are unable to run nitro-powered cars.
You will need your own personal transponder. The timing system in use at the track is the AMBrc. Make sure your transponder is compatible with this. Usually if its a myLaps transponder they are called the Hybrid transponder. The other brand is MRT, these are cloned transponders and should be the two wire version – MRT Mptx.
We aren’t ones for being stuffy! After all this is a hobby and is supposed to be fun. The main things are
- Listen out for PA announcements
- check your race order
- listen out for your race
- be on the line in good time and don’t forget to marshal
- No disappearing when its your turn or leaving early until all marshalling duties are finished
- It is very important to respect the marshals even if they are slow to pick your car up after you have crashed. They may have to be aware of other cars or tread carefully when the track is damp. Remember, it’s your fault if you crash, no shouting at marshals and keep the language clean.
- The club will not tolerate people abusing marshals, if you need the attention of a marshal call “Marshal” and say where your car is.
- Drivers are to stay on the rostrum until instructed to leave by the Race Director.
- Let faster cars through safely.
- Slower cars need to move off line or go wider into corners.
- Faster cars need to be patient and not drive through slower cars.
- Drivers need to slow down when there is a marshal on the track.
- If you crash in an area where you are causing a hazard i.e. the straight please call it – “car on the straight!”
We are able to run a host of different and layouts and run in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. The track surface is made up of Astroturf, tarmac and concrete with lap times around 23 or 24 seconds on the longest layout.
Below you can see a couple of pictures, from which I hope you can see plenty of options for track layouts, and some layouts are published on Facebook. If you have any suggestions for layouts at the meetings just let us know and we’ll try and accommodate. Also, if you are a newcomer or junior, do let us know if you are finding the tracks too difficult to learn or you’re not having fun. Again we’ll try and accommodate your views.