The club originally started at the Beeston site near Sandy in 1991. However, the track was only used for 1/8th Nitro Off road National meetings for many years. Then in summer of 2003, Sandy Nitro Model Club was established as an independent club and affiliated with the BRCA in early 2004. Unfortunately, problems with the local council and the planning application came to a head at the end of 2006 which meant the club had to look for a new site in 2007.
We were very fortunate to find another site at Westmill Farm, Ware, SG12 0ES on the A602 between Stevenage and the A10, the bonus being that this site already had planning permission for a Nitro track
The track opened in the summer of 2007
- The design has carried over the modular format from the old sandy track, allowing track changes to take place quickly for different levels of ability and changing conditions.
- The purchase of our own transponders for timed meetings.
- The addition of a separate Race Control which houses our computerized lap counting equipment and PA system, which is used at every club meeting to control the event, giving automated updates and end of race statistics from the computer system, thus ensuring the day is run professionally and on time, where possible
- A toilet block is on site with separate male and female cubicles , running water and mains power are also available.
- The rostrum is built over a large container to ensure a safe and stable platform giving good visibility of the whole track. Currently there are two sets of stairs in place to provide easy access on and off the rostrum area. The rostrum also contains a kitchen area providing the sale of hot and cold drinks as well as a small selection of snacks at every club meeting
- Securing a maintenance contract with the landowner to maintain the track surface and field grass cutting, as well as regular club member's help ensures the site is presentable for our members and visitors.