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Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. Members of North Ings Raceway L-R Roger Smith, Paul Parker, Andrew Gilbert. EMN-160919-183036001
Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. Members of North Ings Raceway L-R Roger Smith, Paul Parker, Andrew Gilbert. EMN-160919-183036001

There were thrills and spills as a radio controlled car club based near Sleaford hosted a prestigious national championship event.

Lincolnshire Radio Controlled Car Racing Club welcomed racers from all over the country for a round of the UK Championships at their carefully developed track at North Ings Vintage Tractor and Train Museum in Dorrington.

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183011001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183011001

Competitors spent all weekend practising and racing.

Graham Smith from the Lincolnshire club said: “The racing went well and ran smoothly, thanks to the BRCA, with 51 drivers in attendance amongst the three different classes: two wheel drive, four wheel drive and short course trucks.”

The weather improved to provide a glorious afternoon on race day. Drivers came from as far north as the Lake District and as far south as Cornwall to take on the new challenging track, with some finding it easier than others.

Graham said: “The day as a whole went very well, with everyone pleased at the new track layout. Unfortunately, due to mechanical issues, no one from North Ings Raceway did very well, the best being Roger Smith (his son), who finished third in class.”

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183147001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183147001

Graham, from Spalding, his son Roger and father Derek are all involved in the club.

The highly-technical one-fifth scale cars are about 2ft 6in long and weigh about three stones, reaching speeds up to 60mph.

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183049001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183049001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183106001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183106001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183119001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-183119001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-182958001

Remote Control Car national racing competition at North Ings Farm. EMN-160919-182958001