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  1. 2018 WRP Rules The WRP was originally developed with a set of rules not to be an "open" class. Ideally it followed the KISS principle and to have the field of cars as even as possible. Compared to the SCX rally cars (now not readily available) the Scalextric cars need more adapting. Hence a control tyre to replace the Scalextric ones and a more reliable guide. Important: If the rules do not allow something, take it as it cannot be done! Currently the Organisers are Teamredracer, Ontheflipside with Scuderia_Turini, Snurfen, Alexis in Greece and two regular track hosts The 2018 Series WRP (World Rally Proxy) is a slotcar proxy event for 4 types of Scalextric Group B rally cars of sidewinder configuration. The entered slot cars will be shipped out to a wide variety of rally inspired slot car tracks likely to be located worldwide, where they will compete against each other. Ideally Events will be scheduled every 2nd week/end (allowing for additional time for international shipping). A detailed schedule will be published once finalised . Race reports will be published in the thread associated with the rally proxy events of auslot.com.au Entrant's cars shall comply with the following rules and the onus is on the entrant to ensure that their car complies with these rules before posting/shipping car. 1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2018 WRP is not an official racing series organised by the manufacturer of Scalextric Slot Cars, but is a private non-profit initiative organised by a committee of slot car enthusiasts. This series will consist of only one class: See the eligible car list and class-specific rules below for more information. Deadlines: Registration/expression of interest: 28th February 2018 Entry fee Due: 16th March 2018 Ship-out date (no later than): 29th March 2018 (Air mail postage date) Receiving date for 1st event: 13th April 2018 First Round starting date: 21st April 2018 (approx) Payment not due until the 16th March 2018, but tyres if requested (when supplied) will be posted out soon after payment has been received 2. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT Important: A full list of eligible cars is listed in section # 7 of these rules. Only 1 car is permissible per entrant. Each entrant must be a member of the above mentioned forum. This is mainly for contact purposes. Entry Fee: To cover the cost of running the series we are dependent on an entry fee for each car. The entry fee is AU$45 per car if tyres are required or $40 if using 2017 supplied tyres (payment through PayPal). Fees used for costs to : Send requesting entrants a set of MJK control tyres (pack of two) Postage between International rally tracks Return of each car to its respective entrant Distribution of trophies/prizes Any remaining entry fee's money will be added to the prize pool. By paying the entry fee your entry is confirmed. Be sure to read all rules before making payment and posting car to be aware of any rule updates. All updates will be dated above the posting of these rules with date of amendment. To register reply to the following: 2018 Entry List Threads to pre-register/express interest by stating the following : Your Forum name Car make (if known at time of registration) Desired car number .... previous winner has choice of the No 1 spot Your country (as to be stated on entry list) Send a PM to Ontheflipside with your postal address for the MJK control tyre to be sent to (Registration through Auslot only to avoid any duplication). Payment info: Payment will be by Paypal: Australian Dollars per car. The PayPal A/C address is the same as 2017. If needed PM a request to Ontheflipside (Not publicised due to security issues). Please use the "personal" option and click "gift" or whatever is similar in your country. Important: Include your forum name in the message field. *IMPORTANT : If not already done so - When you PM for Paypal A/c name please include your postal address where the control tyres are to be sent to 3. SHIPPING Cars post stamped later than 29th March 2018 may not receive any points during the first event and if arrival is after the 1st event any postage to the next round will be at the cost of the entrant. No points will be awarded for the missed round. Cars that arrive late due to postal issues and posted dated prior to29th March 2018 (airmail postage date) will be given every opportunity to run in the 1st round but failing to make that round the car will be forwarded to the next appropriate event and rewarded points as if it had finished last place (overall) in the previous event. Do not ship car in original crystal case nor spare parts. If you do so, do not expect the case and spares to be returned. See rule # 7 (Wheels, tyres and braids etc). Pack the car in a bubble wrap cocoon and send it in a small compact box or where appropriate a shipping sachet. Please enclose with your car your Name and postal address that the car will be returned to. Legible printing please! this helps in returning the car(s) to you as quick as possible, and not waiting for reply's from emails or pm's IMPORTANT! For International postage. You must attach an export declaration sticker (your post office has them) on the package. The declaration should be marked with: Contents: Used toy car Goods type: Gift Goods value: 10 (Euro, Dollar or Pound) Entrants that fail to attach the export declaration or mark it as above risk to be billed an import duty + a handling charge. If you have further questions or need help with the shipping, please contact the organisers. Shipping address: WRP Proxy 2018 c/- PO Box 190 Padstow NSW 2211 Australia Disclaimer: International mail sometimes gets lost. In such event the proxy organisers will try to help recover the package, but the risk remains with the entrant. Always ask for, and keep the tracking number of the package being sent. The proxy organisers will not take on any economical responsibility for lost packages. 4. RALLY FORMAT In short, rallying is a time trial sport where the cars race against the clock while completing defined stages (routes). A rally event consists of several different stages, often on various surfaces (tarmac, dirt, gravel, ice, snow, etc..), and the car that completes all the stages in the least amount of time is the winner of the rally. In this slot car series the track hosts will arrange the events in a similar style as in real rallying. The hosts are free to decide how they want to present their rally event and organise it, as long as they follow these basic guidelines: Each rally round is divided into two or three stages. Each stage is a single race (stint) within the event. A minimum of two stages are to be run and the third stage is at the option of the track host. The times from all stages are added up to make the event time which rank the cars to receive time points, with total time over the stages no less than 8min for fastest cars. Ensure timing system delivers to 1/100 sec accuracy. E.g: Race Co-ordinator http://www.racecoordinator.net/ Each stage (stint) has a set amount of laps (distance). All cars in each stage are driven by the same driver who is suitably experienced on the event track. When possible each stage to be completed on the same day so that track and temperature conditions are similar for each car. Sufficient track marshals available to ensure de-slotted cars are rectified (ideally) within 1 – 3 seconds Round Points In addition to follow the format guidelines, the hosts must follow the service & repair rules (see below), record timing with 1/100 sec accuracy, cooperate with the official (2014 WRP) Scorekeeper, participate actively in the event threads on the forums, supply "car feedback" to the entrants, publish pictures/media from the event, and cooperate with the organisers to get the cars shipped to the next event in time (shipping costs are refunded through PayPal). 5. TECH INSPECTION Before the first event all competing cars will go through a technical inspection to check if they are in compliance with the rules. The technical inspector will decided if a car can be modified to pass the inspection, or disqualified and returned to the owner. The entry fee for disqualified cars will not be refunded, but instead used to cover the return shipping cost. We suggest cars are posted well before the deadline date to allow time for any modifications / replacements if required. If a car passes inspection and for some reason is latter found to be non compliant, a penalty will be issued. 6. SERVICE & REPAIRS A quick service inspection of the cars is done before each event start by the relevant track host. Service = braid adjustment and cleaning, tyre cleaning, axle and gear lubing. Repairs = everything else. Service is allowed between rounds / stage Repairs must be finished prior to the start of the next round / stage Urgent repairs are allowed during a stage (while the stage timer is running). Cars that require an unreasonable amount of repairs during stage time (running timer) will be disqualified and receive a DNF (Did Not Finish). DNF cars are disqualified for the whole round and will not receive any event points. The track host will have to judge when to call for DNF, but a pointer is to consider a DNF when the repair takes more than 2 x the average stage time, or the repair seems unlikely to make the car able to complete the rest of the stages in the event. The entrant is responsible for arranging repairs and supplying the host with required parts in good time before the event start (minimum 3 days in advance). If a car requires repairs to start a round, all effort on the part of the host should be made to ensure that the car gets to the starting line, any costs involved should be made to the owner of the car and compensation (if needed) should be made to host. It is encouraged that the hosts try to maintain a service level before each round i.e. either a full service or a quick check and or repair / cleaning of any part needed, with that in mind there will be designated "Service Parks" in this year's event. 7. General car rules Car requirements: Only Scalextric Group B Rally cars on the eligible car list are permitted No Pro parts, apart from braids, are to be used i.e. no alloy rims, no alloy, brass or allen key gears Only "analogue" cars are permitted No magnets of any kind are permitted for either traction control or weight, any magnets found will be demagnetised and put back in place. The car must be registered and race number obtained at entry. One car per selected racing number. Cars entered with wrong or duplicate numbers will be marked with correct racing number stickers at tech inspection. Chassis: Only original body / chassis configurations are permitted Engine position must remain in the factory position, i.e. No lowering of the motor Rear axles must remain in original position, rear axle can not be raised to lower chassis Edges may be lightly sanded or trimmed Body mounting holes may be slightly opened Balancing weights may be placed inside the chassis. Lead weights must be painted, the digital plate at the front of the chassis as well as the grill under the engine may be removed and a piece of lead put in it's place, It must be level with the bottom of the chassis, the rear magnet position may also be used for lead weight, but the lead must be covered with some sort of sealant, either a resin based substance, a two pack adhesive or something similar plus it must be painted. Chassis must have sufficient ride height to avoid bottoming out on bumpy rally tracks. The magnet holding compartments at the bottom of the chassis, may be removed and filled to keep the chassis flat and even and allow better clearance, motor remains in original position. The car may be disqualified (DNS) if track host judges it to be a hazard to his track. DNS cars receive no stage points from the stage it has been disqualified from. Entrant's name must be written on underside of chassis in paint, silver Sharpie, or engraved Body screw adjustment information on car underside is encouraged. Stoppers inside the body may be trimmed. Gears and axles: Gears and axles must stay original Scalextric plastic spur and pinion .... 11/36. Axles must remain in original position Bushings may be glued Shims/spacers are allowed on the axles Motors: Standard Scalextric Mabuchi 18,000 rpm motor that came with the car must be used. Motor may be fastened in place using screws, glue or tape. Electrical wires may be changed. Guide system: Modification to the guide system is allowed, ie B-Nova Any guide may be used (deep guides my cause deslots on some tracks) We will have the track hosts give us some comments on this Any braid may be used Body & interior: Body must be mounted with body screws and be easily removable. Tape or tacky clay (Blue Tack) may be used to keep loosened body screws in place Due to the larger sizes of the MJK tyres (than the original Scalextric tyres) Light sanding/trimming of the inner wheel arches is allowed, but the body must look original on the outside. Interior must remain original and must include both the originsl driver and a navigator (MG Metro) Trimming mounting posts to adjust ride height is permitted Sanding/rounding off edges on the interior tray is permitted. Antenna and mirrors may be removed Lights and parts in the light system may be disconnected and removed, but outer lenses must remain original, or replaced with something that looks like a lens Electrical connectors between body and chassis may be replaced with wires (require soldering) Re- painting of the body is allowed. Fantasy or obscure rally liveries is encouraged. Wheels/Tyres/Tires: Original plastic wheels only that came with the car. Wheels (tyre and rims rims) may be sanded true. The fitting of brass, alloy or plastic sleeves to the hub boss for strength is allowed. The rims are to remain standard, no "air rim" modification is allowed ie drilling or grooving of rims. A control tyre supplied by MJK will be used for this event, there will be two (2) different types of tyres for the 4 different cars, 1 Type MJK #4257 for the RS200 / MG Metro 6R4 and 1 Type MJK #4221 for the Audi Quattro / Lancia Delta S4, the tyres will be posted out when confirmation of Entry via payment is made, so choose carefully. Only the supplied MJK control tyres are allowed, and as with previous events the tyres will be colour coded for this event, cars without the supplied tyres will be excluded. As the cars are rear wheel drive only, the tyres have been supplied in packs of two. Tyre wall may be rounded off slightly (profiled). Tyre may project beyond body work no more than 1 mm, as viewed from above, at maximum side travel of wheels, ie 1/2 mm each side Clear finish may be applied to front tyre tread area ..... the other three tyre rules still apply. Eligible car list ...... Any of the four makes from that era are acceptable even if not shown above, a few plane ones were produced, these are ok just need to be painted to suite the spirit of the event. The Ferrari 308 GTB, Peugeot 205 T16, Mini Countryman or VW Polo are not eligable for this series If un shore about any of the rules, feel free to pm the organizers Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made by this proxy event organisers to cover all aspects of the rules to ensure it will be a fair and even outcome, it is likely there will be some amendments / clarifications to the above rules prior to the 2018 deadline. The proxy organisers will not take on any economical responsibility for lost packages or damage to the entrants property. the risk remains with the entrant. Once confirmation of entry via payment is made it is up to the entrant to make sure the car arrives on time, and is ready to race, entry fee may be forfeited if entrant cannot meet these requirements.
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