Victorian Radio Controlled Drag Racing Association
The next club meeting will be on Sunday 15th May 2016 from 9am.
Please come along and help us set up and to support the club.
Where: Knox Park, Bunjil Way, Knoxfield VIC 3180 - Melway ref 73 D6.
VRCDRA is now based in Knox an outer South Eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The VRCDRA was formed after Jason Cavallaro (founder of the VRCDRA) noticed what was happening both abroad and in Queensland with radio controlled drag racing and created a great amount of interest with fellow drag racing enthusiasts in Melbourne. Jason (with help from the QMDRA) organised the first official VRCDRA event in 1996. The VRCDRA was originally located at PPG in Clayton for many years and the club grew with members tripling in the first few months. The club is now situated at our new permanent venue at Knox Park, Bunjil Way Knox. (Melway Ref 73 D6).
Our track at Knox Park is a smooth flat bitumen surface making it a great surface for racing on. The track is 40.234 metres (44 yards, 132 feet) long and each lane has a width of 3.05 metres (3.3 yards, 10 feet). To get optimum performance from both cars and the track, we spray a mixture of water and sugar which helps with traction resulting in world class performances
We race once a month on the 3rd Sunday of each month at Knox Park. Please check out the Race Schedule page for details of our next race meeting.
Our timing system is a brand new PortaTree Eliminator 2000 Plus professional state of the art system which measures times to within an accuracy of 0.001 of a second and speeds within 0.01 of a KPH and reaction times within a 0.001 of a second. The PortaTree system allows us to run either a handicap full tree, handicap pro-tree, as well as heads up full and pro-tree starts.
Cars we Race
All types of cars are welcome at our race days (both electric and gas), from the Tamiya and Kyosho type kit cars right through to the purpose built drag cars built by companies such as RJ Speed, Litz, Lockmann, Walbern, Grand Motorsports, Drag Race Concept (DRC) and Roy Anderson Engineering (RAE). Also welcome are the scratch built drag cars in the suitable brackets. Classes have also been created to suit circuit & off-road racers who wish to give radio controlled drag racing a go.
Last Updated (Thursday, 14 April 2016 00:26)