The clubs aim is to promote and encourage the sport of model car racing at its best. The club is open to all ages, our members are friendly and willing to help any new or novice racer. On race days the drivers are competitive but helpful if anyone has a problem.
The Banbridge and District Model Car Club was formed in March 2004 with an original membership of 13. By the end of the 2005 racing season the club had grown to a membership of over 80 drivers, mechanics and marshals.
The club is affiliated to the BRCA (British Radio Car Association) providing each member with full insurance, racing handbook, and newsletter.
As well as the scheduled race calendar, the club also provides demonstration days at various charity events, school/village fairs and shows such as the Kilbroney car show & Hillsborough Oyster Festival.
Club meetings are held every month, watch the facebook page and race dates link for further details.
An annual prize presentation is held at the end of each season.
The race meetings are at a new purpose built permanent track at Down Salvage, Rock Lane, Aghalee BT670AX
To find the track go to the RAC route planner, add your travelling from postcode in and destination postcode which is BT67 0AX.
Please support the sponsors who support the Club.
Membership is open to all ages and abilities. The following classes are supported:
1/8th Rallycross buggy
16 & under 1/8th Rallycross buggy
All engine sizes now available to run in Buggy class
Electric Rallycross Buggy
To show how much we have evolved below pictures are from 2006 when we started at our current location .
The club has under gone many changes over the years to the track and it surface . We now have 2 tracks within a track and multiple layouts . This allows us to run in all types of weather . With mixes of Astro brick paving dirt etc it makes for a challenging but rewarding lap . Below is the 2020 track.
From time to time the club holds some large events from club racing to national rounds and our signature Paddy Piston Race .
RockCrawler Track 2020
In 2020 the club decided to build a rock crawling course beside the main track . This was to attract the experienced rock crawler but also to allow an affordable RTR entry into RC and to help develop the club and encourage new people to the sport .