Monday, June 04, 2007

Forums Cup-Proxy race announcement

Welcome race fans to the 1st Forums Cup proxy race series.

This series is open to all three makes of 1/32nd scale NASCAR's from Artin, Scalextric, and SCX.

The series will be run on various plastic and wood ovals.

All information will be posted on this website - besides the rules, pictures and details of the entries, host tracks, prizes, and standings will also be available. The forums of Slot Car Illustrated, Home Racing World, Slot Car Place, and Slot Car Addicts will also have postings for all on going information/updates.

Anyone interested in assisting in this series, being a host track, and/or a sponsor - please send Bruce an e-mail at


ENTRY FEE - The entry fee is $15.00. Of that, $5.00 will be for return of the car at the end of the series with the rest going to shipping to the tracks (any money left over will go to prizes). For entries other than USA and Canada, please contact me as to the entry fee. Entry must be postmarked no later than June 30th to avoid penalty. Entry fee may be paid by personal check (may be enclosed with car) or PayPal.

Bruce Kraemer
7914 Gleason Dr #1125
Knoxville TN 37919

BODY - Any Artin, SCX, or Scalextric NASCAR Body allowed - exception: early "black window" Scalextric's not permitted. Body must be stock, repaints allowed (Artin's will be allowed to fill-in grille area to mimic a specific make), must use stock window glass, Lexan-type tray interior allowed. Tires/wheels and guide must not be seen when car is viewed from above. Body must be removable from chassis - mounting type is open.

CHASSIS - Must use chassis that comes with car. Modifications will be allowed for motor placement, but must be one piece and retain stock front/rear bushing uprights (exception: Artin and older Scalextric will be allowed to install either bushings or tubing or stops for the front axle, but must be in stock location and maintain the upright.). No aftermarket motor pods allowed. No magnets allowed. Weight may be added, but can not be applied under the chassis. Reinforcement of the guide area allowed with any material.

MOTOR - Any motor allowed - No restrictions.

RUNNING GEAR - The stock Artin, Scalextric, or SCX tires/wheels must be used, or BWA NASCAR rear wheels with only Scalextric tires and must have appropriate inserts. Tires may be sanded/trued, but any obvious sanding of the rear and/or front tires to lower the car will be disallowed. Option of swapping entire or part of rear axle assembly from one make to another allowed (i.e. Scalextric sidewinder to an Artin, etc.) - this includes: wheels with tires, axle, bushings, and crown or spur gear. Rear axle, gears, and bushings may be replaced. Guide may be replaced. No additives may be used on the tires.

MISC. - All cars must have a minimum of 3 racing numbers - roof and both door panels. Fantasy paint schemes allowed. Entrant's name must be shown on the underside of the chassis. Spare parts are allowed - no spare body or chassis.

INSPECTION/PENALTIES - Any entry not found meeting the rules will be returned or if possible corrected with the entrant's permission. Any car deemed undriveable by any host track will be allowed to be corrected with entrant's permission or receive a DNS (Did Not Start) if not possible to do so and awarded last place points. Any entry that develops a part(s) failure will receive a DNF (Did Not Finish) and awarded points for its placement in the finishing order - entry may be repaired if parts available if permission given or returned to the entrant - cost of mailing back and to the next event will be borne by the entrant.

Any entry received past the official start date will penalized one lap per day for the first race. Any entry received after the first race has been completed will receive a DNS and last place points.

POINTS SYSTEM - Points will be awarded in a similar fashion to NASCAR. Fastest lap at each race will be awarded 5 bonus points. Overall winner will be determined by total points accumulated. In case of a tie, the number of wins and placings will be used to determine overall champion.

HOST TRACK RULES - Each host will determine how the race will be run. Each car must be run equally as to amount of time, lanes run on, and drivers. Amount of time may vary from 12 to 15 minutes - this will allow for a race to be a set number of laps or as a set time race - the host is allowed to run the races in segments.

Finishing Order will be based on - Set Time Race: Number of laps (including sections/length of last partial lap) completed will determine the finishing order. Set Lap Race: Amount of total time to complete the set number of laps will determine finishing order.

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