RACING: Bob Beniston and Michael Brady test out the new offroad track that's taking shape behind the stables at the Coffs Harbour Showground. Photo: Gemima Harvey/Coffs Coast Advocate
RACING: Bob Beniston and Michael Brady test out the new offroad track that's taking shape behind the stables at the Coffs Harbour Showground. Photo: Gemima Harvey/Coffs Coast Advocate Gemima Harvey

Radio control racers have a new track at Showground

THERE is good news for offroad, radio controlled car racing enthusiasts, with a new track being built at the showgrounds.

Michael Brady and Bob Beniston, from the Coffs Offroad RC Racing club, were working on the course on Thursday and said they were hoping to have everything in place to start having races by the end of this month.

"We used to race on road, on bitumen, at Toormina but that track was closed down and all the cars had nowhere to go," said Bob.

He said back in the 80s there was an offroad track at the showgrounds, where they had a State of Origin that "people still talk about."

"We've never grown up," said Bob, while looking admiringly at his prized radio controlled car and pointing out the "fully adjustable shock absorbers" and the "anti-roll bars."

Each month, there will be a race date and a track and fun day at the new course.

For more information and updates find the group on Facebook or call Michael on 0407 923 844 or Bob on 0419 482 703.



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