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Radio control car enthusiasts are aiming to expand their programme of racing as part of the Bermuda Nitro Racing Association.

The BNRA hold on-road races at the Southside RC Raceway and its off-road events at a track behind the Southside Police Station.

The off-road season resumes next Sunday while the BNRA will hold its first on-road session of the season the following weekend.

Quincy Aberdeen, the president of the BNRA, illustrated the growing popularity of RC racing.

“It's a worldwide industry, not so much in Bermuda, but we're getting there,” Aberdeen said.

“We do have timed races, which are conducted using a timing system. We're probably one of the first to use that software in Bermuda, we have been using that for over 15 years.”

Aberdeen said the BNRA is looking to expand to a season series.

“Normally, for off-road, we have a race season, which has been going for more than 20 years,” he added. “If the run is fruitful, we're trying to organise a season-long series of races.

“The vehicles used are very similar to regular cars, but just of a smaller scale.”

Jerome Harvey, a BNRA member, is also a long-term RC racer.

“I've been racing for more than 30 years, competitively for at least 15 years,” Harvey said.

“I have a group of friends that come down to the Southside track every other Sunday and we give the on-road cars a test.

“We are trying to get something going in the next few weeks. The format will be similar to the off-road racing season.”

For more details of on-road racing, contact Quincy Aberdeen on 535-2428. More information can be found at www.bnra.org or On-Road Racing on Facebook.

Wheels in motion: Jerome Harvey, a member of the Bermuda Nitro Racing Association, fine tunes his car at Southside RC Raceway yesterday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Small world: Jerome Harvey, a member of the Bermuda Nitro Racing Association, fine tunes his car at Southside RC Raceway on Monday (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published January 08, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated January 07, 2020 at 7:58 pm)

Enthusiasts looking to grow radio control series

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