Remote control cars in revvin' heaven down at the track
JAY Lanzon, 14, hit the dirt track this weekend with his remote control car.
The Gladstone Meteors Radio Controlled Car Club Inc hosts a club meet every third Sunday of the month, and Jay was there at Glenlyon Road bright and early yesterday with his fluorescent pink and orange car.
Racing started at 9am and all the cars were individually timed and run on petrol or electric power.
Jay has been racing for about three and a half years and his car is a LOSI 8E18 scale electric.
He said he enjoyed racing because it offered a chance to socialise with other people and also honed his co-ordination and reactions.
"Also, I get to hang out with my Dad for the day ... we travel away as well," he said.
There are four classes and Jay, who now races in one of the better ones, said he had started off in the younger class.
He encouraged other people to give racing a try.
"It's fun," he said. "I had a few fast races today."
Jay's father Rod Lanzon, who is also club president, said yesterday's club turnout had been smaller than usual because some members were working night shift and others were preparing for next weekend's inter-club meet in Mackay.
Yesterday there were a few practice runs undertaken and nose-to-tail laps.
"I notice a few of the younger fellas' getting better," he said.
Those interested in finding out more about remote control car racing should come down and have a chat to club members at the next meet.