There were thrills and spills at the action packed last race of the 2012 SKW Radio Control season on Saturday which was unfortunately cut short due to a hailstorm. But despite the mud and pelting rain the guys pushed on to finish three qualifying races for all the classes, and a growing field of Buggy and Truggy classes this year bears testimony to the fact that RC racing is on the way up.
Wet conditions made racing quite challenging for these miniature 'dynamo's', but the tense atmosphere in the control tower was the driving force behind these high powered racing 'toys', and the guys pushing the buttons manoeuvred the cars at high speeds around the 300m track.
Competition in the class categories was fierce, and with some of the latest RC technology hot off the international circuits taking part, the dirt track became a hive of activity as the final Championship points were scored for 2012.
"We have experienced a fantastic season and look forward to next year again when we have scheduled 10 races for the 2013 Championships season," said Guido Koch (Chairperson SKW RC Cars Club).
"I would like to encourage more people to join us next year, and for those of you who have a radio control car lying around bring it out and join us adrenalin junkies for some great outdoor activity and entertainment for the whole family.
"A big thank you goes to all those competitors, organisers and supporters who made this year's RC racing such a success, and with what we have built on we are aiming to start with big bang next year.
"Congratulations to all the winners, and it was a tight championship this year."
Monster Truck Senior:
1. Karl-Heinz Eisenberg - 119 Points
2. Michael Bader - 68 Points
3. JÃ¼rgen Koch - 59 Points
Monster Truck Junior:
1. Karl-Heinz Eisenberg - 57 Points
2. Heiko Brettschneider - 56 Points
3. Ralf Klein - 50 Points
1. Bazill van Rhyn - 92 Points
2. Dewaal Theunissen - 70 Points
3. Burgert Terblanche - 46 Points
1. Guido Koch - 91 Points
2. Paul Joubert - 73 Points
3. Pierre Gous - 72 Points