I have to say that the social media and online coverage of the weekend’s Queensland EP Off Road Championships left everybody in no doubt that no only was it a great event, but that the internet can be used as a fantastic tool to publicise our sport and let everybody know what is happening and when, part of why I started this website really I suppose!
So as there was so much online posted by so many I thought I would warp up some of that coverage into one location!
Let’s start with the excellent race report from Scott Guyatt (who always writes a good report of the goings on’s at any event). You can find his report over at the Action RC website here http://www.actionrc.com.au/?p=9546
Of course the facebook page for the Gold Coast RC Raceway posted a lot of updates and information as the event progressed, so make sure you go and like their page https://www.facebook.com/GCRCRaceway?fref=nf . I would be remiss not to phoso a photo of some of their regular racers and their results from their facebook page.
There is also some fantastic videos of the event, the one below is one of the better ones I have seen so far, but there are a few good ones out there
Team Xtray Australia posted the below photo of Tasmanian Driver Sam Wells on 4wd day on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/xrayaustralia?fref=nf
Of course all the big names were racing at the QLD Titles, but some of the big names were big names from other sports. Casey Stoner and Shane Van Gisbergen were both competing with the latter performing very well in his races. Both posted photos on their facebook pages seen by up to 350,000 likers on their combined pages. Casey was racing in the Buggy Classes and while he didn’t make the A mains, it looks like he had a lot of fun!
Casey Stoner’s pit table, a little different to the pits he is used to i’m sure!
Shane Van Gisbergen on the other hand was very competitive in Short course placing 3rd in 2wd Short Course and 2nd in 4wd Short Course. Kyosho Australia also posted Shane’s results on their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/kyoshoaustralia?ref=ts&fref=ts
A great paint scheme and racing result from Shane Van Gisbergen in his Kyosho SC6 from RC Race Supplies
Team Schumacher Australia with Darren Lord also had some fantastic results at the event, you can read about that here http://www.actionrc.com.au/?p=9540
TLR Australia also had some good results with TLR driver Mitchell Steer on taking out the 2wd SCT title. Star if the future! https://www.facebook.com/TLRAustralia?ref=ts&fref=ts
Believe it or not I am yet to see the official; results of the day, but as soon as I do (anybody want to write up the results for an Aussie RC News exclusive?) I will post them for all to see.