Bourne Hill Circuit, Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich
Coastal Model Car Racing Club was formed in 1997 to promote the then new class of "scale" radio controlled touring cars. Initially meetings where held on a playground at the Orwell School, Felixstowe, which is where the name Coastal comes from.
We moved to the Indoor Cricket Stadium in Ipswich to enable us to be more central for the majority of our members, this also allowed us to race throughout the year.
During this period the club was able to purchase computer race timing software and timing equipment similar to that used in full scale racing such as Formula One, Indy Cars & the British Touring Car Championship.
In 2002 the club designed and built the first, and still the only, purpose built model car asphalt racing circuit in Suffolk at Bourne Hill in the grounds of the Suffolk Ski Centre. The circuit features multiple layouts, allowing for a variety of different tracks to be used at the meetings. Due to the planning regulations that allowed us to build the circuit, we are only allowed to race electric (battery) powered cars. Nitro cars are not allowed to be used at anytime at the complex.
The CMCRC complex at Bourne Hill incorporates the Scale Touring Car circuit and new in 2006 an Off Road Buggy track.
2013 has seen further developments to the facilities. The off road track has been transformed into an all weather track by the complete area being laid with astro turf.
Both on road and off road racing utilise our computer controlled race timing equipment which automatically counts the laps for each car to 1/100th of a second, real time race positions and laps are available on a monitor in the clubhouse. Printouts giving full qualifying & race details including individual laps are posted on a results board for competitors and spectators to see.