Thursday, March 13, 2008

SCX National Race Series - This weekend is the race!

I thought I'd bring this back to the top since the race is Saturday in Edison New Jersey.

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The intent of this National Championship is to bring together slot racers in a fair, fun, but competitive environment where racing equal, reliable equipment will provide a champion of the best driving abilities.

The first race in the series will be Saturday March 15th at the Greenberg's Train and Toyshow in the New Jersey Expo Center 97, Sunfield Ave. Edison NJ. Registration at 10am. Practice and tech inspection after that 2 hours with the race starting at noon.

There are two classes of racing:
1. Magnet-Nascars
2. Magnetless-Pro Audi (and Porsche when released)
These will be run in separate races during the series.

Regional races around the country will produce the best local champions to race at a National level race to be held in the fall of 2008.

Classes:
1. Magnet SCX Nascar.

- Must us any SCX Nascar body and chassis; body can be painted and/or decals applied, no other body alterations allowed.
- Cars must have full windows and interior. The wing must be there at the start of the race, racers will not be penalized if the wing breaks off during competition.
- All cars will use the RX-42B, this motor will be issued the day of the race, paid for as part of the entry fee.
- Tires are stock Nascar tires. These tires will be issued the day of the race, paid for as part of the entry fee.
- No gluing of motor and/or is allowed.
- Electronics, noise suppressor on the motor must be intact.
- No liquids can be applied to any part of the car other than oil/grease to motor, gears, bushings, axles.
- No chemical treatment (such as oil soaking) is permitted on tires.
- Stock magnet in stock location must be used. 275 grams total downforce.
- No chassis modifications allowed such as/but not limited to cutting, sanding, drilling, adding stiffening bars, reinforcing of any kind.
- Wheels/tires cannot protrude outside the body more than 1mm.
- SCX Pro Race parts can be used.

2. Magnetless Pro car class.

- The Pro Audi is the car for this class. When the Porsche is released it will be added. The wing must be present at the start of the race.
- All cars will use the Pro Speed motor. Racers will be issued those motors randomly on race day, paid for as part of the entry fee.
- Tires will be handout Pro tires. These tires will be issued the day of the race, paid for as part of the entry fee.
- No gluing of motor and/or is allowed.
- Electronics, noise suppressor on the motor must be intact.
- No liquids can be applied to any part of the car other than oil/grease to motor, gears, bushings, axles.
- No chemical treatment (such as oil soaking) is permitted on tires.
- No magnet.
- Weight may not be added.
- No chassis modifications allowed such as/but not limited to cutting, sanding, drilling, adding stiffening bars, reinforcing of any kind.
- Wheels/tires cannot protrude outside the body more than 1mm.
- SCX Pro Race parts can be used.

Common rules in conducting race:

- The entry fee paid by racers will get them a hand out motor and tires as well as admission to the event.
- All participating race cars will be inspected to insure rule compliance prior to the start of the race. A few test laps (the number to be determined by the race organizer) will be allowed prior to final inspection.
- Issuing motors and tires, along with tech inspection will start at the opening of the event.
- Cars will be impounded after the inspection process and remain impounded until the beginning of the race. Racers will not have access to their cars after the inspection process.
- Drivers cannot touch their cars after tech, unless done while the race clock is running for their race segment.
- If the driver must pit, a race marshall will hand driver the car. Driver must move away from the track to service the car. Race officials reserve the right to observe driver servicing the car. The driver must service the car himself/herself, and may not use a technician. When the car is ready to return to the race, the driver will hand a marshall the car to return it to the race track.
- Race segments (heats) will be at least 5 minutes, subject to adjustment based on number of racers participating.
- Any controller is allowed, provided that controller does not store and electrical charge.
- At start of the race, marshals will be assigned from those not in first racing group. First driver exiting race segment must marshall for the next 4 segments, or find a substitute.
- Lap counter will be deemed final; missed laps/double laps will not be adjusted.
- Racer with the most laps and segments wins. Ties to be broken by a 2 heat, 3 minute race off; drivers alternating between 2 lanes to be chosen by race organizer. If still tied, highest lap/segment total on any one lane wins. If still tied, dual winners declared.
- Race director may choose to adjust format of race depending on number of participants. Race format, with any changes, will be communicated to participants prior to race in a brief (5-10 minute) drivers meeting. Attendance by all participating drivers in the drivers meeting is required.
- Any track interested in hosting a regional event should contact Rich at Great Traditions (267)250-1735. Dates for National event final to be announced.
- Date and place for the National Championship to be announced.

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2 Comments:

At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice!!!! Lots of Audi PROs in a Heads Up! Sounds like Fun!

Greg

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Robert Livingston said...

My money is on No.3.

 

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