About Welkom RC Club
“Headed up by Xray importer Antonio Caroli, the track is situated 280km South West of Johannesburg, and on the mostly highway route it is around a 2 hour 45 minute drive from OR Thambo International airpot. The facility currently houses an indoor asphalt track and outdoor dirt track but adjoining land has acquired for the building of a new outdoor track on which to host the World Championships. The indoor track will then be converted to a carpet track for the 1:12 Worlds. A gold mining city, Welkom is no stranger to international events and visitors as the local full size race circuit of Phakisa hosted MotoGP from 1999 to 2004.” – Red RC
Welkom RC Club is a one-stop RC destination, or as the local RC racers call it – “RC Paradise”. The indoor asphalt track is fast and technical and the traction is always excellent due to the dust-free, enclosed environment. Pit tables and chairs comes standard with a dedicated power socket for each pit spot.
The facilities are locked securely at night so equipment can be left overnight – no need to ever pack away – or leave for that matter!
Also currently under development is the addition of a new outdoor, on-road, asphalt track which will be used to host the modified touring class during the IFMAR 2018 World Championships in South Africa. The new additions will further include an off-road track. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Xray SA is the South African distributor for Xray and the Welkom based facilities hosts a fully stocked, on-site RC shop covering a range of RC disciplines – whether on-road or off-road, electric or gas. The shop is also open for online orders and offers door-to-door delivery.
Welkom is host to a great number of elegant and comfortable guest houses. The following is a select few of the local guest houses. Visit Sleeping-out.co.za to find other guest houses in the area.