WEST Coast Model RC Club in Bayswater is looking to host large international scale events in the future, after it launched a new driver’s stand.
The enclosed driver’s stand, made from shipping containers, was funded by the club ($20,000) and the City of Bayswater ($37,000).
The club, which is the biggest in the state, has been at Moojebing Reserve for 30 years.
It has three racing disciplines: off-road, on-road and Big Rigs.
President Jarrod Smith said it was great to be able to bring a “fantastic facility” to remote control car drivers.
“The new drivers stand is safe, comfortable, and has the ability to accommodate more drivers and allows us to have permanent facilities in place,” he said.
“This includes the permanent facilities for our computer equipment, store rooms, scrutineering and race directing.”Mr Smith said throughout 2019, the club would be planning its future plans.
“Our focus is to improve usability for our members within all sections of our and focus on making the venue family friendly,” he said.
“Things like under covered areas, a new club-room or canteen and even grass areas for kids/families are our priorities for the near future.
“Our aim is provide a great place to bring the family down and enjoy some Radio Control racing at all age levels.
“If everyone leaves at the end of the day with a smile, then we have done our job.”
Mayor Dan Bull said remote control car racing brought people of all generations together for some healthy competition.
The club holds regular race days on Wednesday and Friday evenings and some weekends.
For information, visit www.wcmrc.asn.au.