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South Australian Scaleauto 1/24 Scale Endurance Championships

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The 2nd South Australian 8hr Endurance Scaleauto 1/24 scale Championships will be held again this year at Thunderbird Raceway.


Date 2nd of November 2013,

91 Research Rd,Pooraka, Adelaide.


Event will be held on our 6 lane track.


3 to 4 man team. $50 per person.


Hand out motors,NSR 25,000 King Evo and hand out Scaleauto tyres.


Rules will be as 2013 Scaleauto rules.


Concourse,plus trophies for 1st ,2nd and 3rd teams






Final as at 2:00pm AEST on 15 December 2012


March 2013 amendments now included.


1/24th Scale Auto Regulations 2013 (as used in Australia)



(a) The only cars permitted to enter are:

(i) The Scale Auto Porsche 911 GT3 RSR(997). (Not the GT3 Rally or GT3 Cup versions).




(ii) The Scale Auto BMW M3 GT2.




(iii) The Scale Auto Jaguar XKR-RSR GT2.




(iv) The Scale Auto Mercedes Benz SLS GT3.




(v) The Audi R8 LMS GT3.




(vi) The BMW Z4 GT3




(b ) It is the responsibility of the racer to ensure that the purchased Scale Auto cars are accurate, complete and without missing parts. (Including small plastic and photo edged parts.)

(c ) An original example of homologated Scale Auto cars as described by Art.1.1.0 (a) will be at Technical Control as reference for the Technical Director and Scrutineers. In the case of all disputes, the judgement of the Technical Director (or race jury) will be final and binding.

(d) All of the chassis and body parts that come with the Scale Auto cars as described in Art. 1.1.0.(a) must be used. See Rules-Pictures for additional clarification.







If a part is shown in these pictures it must be on the car according to the manufacturer's intended mounting and location. The only exceptions are as follows: Art. 1.1.3. (b ).



(a) It is not permitted to modify the RTR car or white kit in any way other than those parts of free make as described by Art. 1.1.1 (b )

(b ) Parts of free make are restricted to: (i) nuts, bolts, spacers and washers, (ii) the guide and guide nut, (ii) braid, braid clips & lead wires, (iv) axles (v) axle bearings, (vi) ballast lead weights, (vii)3 –dimensional wheel inserts, (viii) M50 spur gear, (ix) M50 pinion gear (check on correct size for the proposed hand out motor).

(c )Scale Auto tuning parts including the carbon H-plates, spring plates, guides holders, different height axle holders, carbon rear wings (excluding the wing supports) etc. are NOT permitted.





(a) The minimum weight for a complete Scale Auto car is 190g.




(b )The minimum weight for the body with the body mounts and fixing screws attached is 55g.




(c) The ground clearance will be measured with the guide out of play so that all four wheels sit flat on the tech block.

(d) The ground clearance at the start of every race is never less than 1.8mm.

(e) The ground clearance during or at the end of any race is never less than 1.40mm (if found to be in breach during the race, it must be rectified under green - if after the end of the race; it will result in the loss of the total laps scored in the best race bracket during the race).

(f) Additional weighting of the body can only be applied to the vertical surfaces of the plastic reinforcing strips within the boundaries as shown in this picture.




(g) The distance from the top of the H plate to the bottom of the chassis plate is never more than 4.0mm.

(h) Additional weighting of the chassis may only be on top of the chassis, NOT visible when viewed from below.


1.1.3. CHASSIS (only non-drop arm version).


(a) The chassis must be assembled with screws and/or nuts and bolts using the original mounting holes.

(b ) The chassis must be assembled in the exact manner and orientation of the production RTR car. In this instance it is noted that some RTR cars are shipped with the guide holder mounted below and other above the T-plate. It is therefore up to the racer to decide which position he prefers for the guide holder on his car.

(c) The chassis plates may be flat sanded to remove burrs, sharp edges and swelling.

(d) The original mounting holes can be re-countersunk to properly seat the screws.

(e) The original MSC/Scale Auto logo on the bottom face of the main chassis plate must remain visible to the Technical Control.




(f) The original chassis plates, parts and metal body holders cannot be repainted or refinished in any way.

(g) The length of the guide blade cannot exceed 27, 0 mm and this guide blade is the only part of the chassis that may enter the track's slot.

(h) No part of the chassis may be visible when viewing the car from above.




(a) The handout motor will be decided by the event organiser, but will be limited to the following:


Scale Auto SC-26 Endurance or the NSR 25000 Evo.




(b ) Soldering may only be used to attached the lead wires to the motor terminals.

(c )Motor coolers or heat dissipating products of any kind are not permitted.

(d) Only M50 pitch pinion and M50 spur gears are permitted.

(e) The ratio is fixed at 12:44 for the SC-26 Endurance motor and 10:44 for the NSR 25000 Evo motor.





(a) Only solid steel 3 mm diameter axle's front and rear are permitted. No independent front axle configurations of any kind are permitted.

(b ) Ball bearings for 3mm axles are permitted.

(c) Front wheels must be either the standard hard rubber wheels with rims as supplied with the RTR cars or a minimum diameter of 26.5mm when using the RTR Scale Auto SC-2715P (26.5mm OD, 8mm wide) racing wheels.




(d) Each front wheel must make minimum 7.5mm of contact with the tech block with the guide out of play. Front tires may be hardened and polished.

(e) Rear wheels are RTR Scale Auto SC-2421P ProComp 3 wheels with 27,5mm OD, 13.0mm wide. At events where handout wheels and tyres are supplied, the hand out wheel and tyre diameters may not be changed and must be used as supplied. At events without hand out wheels and tyres, the rear wheel diameter may be altered, provided this Scale Auto part as quoted, is used. Altering the rear wheel diameter will not void the minimum starting ride height as per rule 1.1.2. (d).




(f) Rear tires may not under any circumstances be treated with any kind of tyre dressing, or compound or traction product.

(g) Removing dirt, dust and loose rubber particles from the tyres may only be performed with a tape roll or Shellite provided by the Race Direction.

(h) All four wheels must be fitted with three-dimensional wheel inserts (with or without brake discs and callipers) correct to the car. (No photo edged or vinyl cut reproductions will be allowed).

(i) The wheels may not protrude outside of the body when viewed from above.

(j) No car can have a front spur greater than 80mm or rear spur greater than 83mm, measured at the widest point of the front and rear axles. (This includes any protruding wheel inserts that may be fitted).





(a) All bodies and interiors must be painted. (Interiors with at least three different colours and bodies with at least a coat of clear paint covering the complete outside of the body shell).

(b ) Fantasy liveries in the spirit of 1:1 motor sport are permitted.

(c )Three number shields typical of 1:1 motor sport are required.

(d) The stock rear wing uprights only may be replaced or reinforced with rubber parts of equal or like shape. The Scale Auto Carbon Rear wing may not be used, but the rubber wing mounts supplied with these wings may be used. (Should a wing go missing or get broken beyond repair a replacement part may be purchased as long as it is the original part as sold by Scale Auto. For example the BMW part number is SC-7612 and the Mercedes is SC-7614 etc).

(e) All the cars are permitted to use the full Scale Auto Lexan window and interior kits. Only the roll cage from the original hard plastic interior must be refitted to the lexan interior.

(f) Mirrors and wipers on some cars are very fragile and cars will be allowed to race without them when it is obvious that the mirror(s) has broken off. Drivers are encouraged to present cars with mirrors and wipers at the start of all races

(h) No modifications of the body are permitted other than those described by Art. 1.1.6(a-e)





(a) Metal body mounting brackets SC-8117 can be used in place of the plastic part as first shipped on the Porsche 911 RSR GT3 cars in early 2010.

(b ) Only Scale Auto lexan interior and window kits may be used where allowed. (The air vent - photo below - that comes with the Audi lexan window and interior kit is not allowed).




(c ) The gas filler caps in the Mercedes that are molded into the lexan windows should be trimmed away so that the original plastic filler caps are used. This principal will also apply whenever a lexan part may be moulded with corresponding external body parts restricting the figment of the lexan window.

(d) When fitting the lexan interior the legs of the roll cage may be shortened to be able to fit it into the space between the lexan interior floor and the roof of the car. Currently this is only the case on the Mercedes SLS.




(e) The BMW Z4 white kits are supplied with four small front winglets, these may be used at the discretion of the builder. The body kit is also supplied with two different rear wing mounts. Either of these may be used. However, if the mounting legs are replaced with a flexible material, the secondary wing between the mounting legs must be retained.








(f) Racers are warned that cars with missing parts will not be allowed to enter. (Even if it was lost during practice or on the way to scrutineering).

(g) During lane changes no work on the cars at all will be allowed - work on the car may only be done under green.





regards shane a



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Sammi and I will put a team together. We are looking forward to it.






Team Funhouse Racing

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Hi all please find attached the poster for the ScaleAuto 1/24 8 hour endurance race to be held at Thunderbird Raceway on the 2nd of November this year.



Ray, Shane and Chris



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As Parnelli Jones the Indy 500 winner once said "If you are not out of control you are not going fast enough!"


2017 Plafit FLM Edurance Champion

Team Thunderbird

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Guest jazzbell

Thanks for posting that Ray.


As posted in first post racing will be on the 6 lane track,But hopefully our new 6 lane track.


Yes at the moment the track is in design stage and I can say it will be bigger and better than we have to offer now.


Can't wait.


Regards shane a


Team thunderbird


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Sounds like it will be another great event... Can't wait.

1x Australian National Champion


PhD/Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering for Slot Car Tyres

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Guest jazzbell

Hi guys not long till the 2nd of November .


Race schedule for the event will be..........


1pm will the hand out of the NSR 25k Evo and the Scale auto rear wheels.


Hand outs will be done under supervision at the build table.1 person from each team can only be at the table.Everyone else the build table is out of bounds.So only 1 person putting the car together.Straight after cars will be scrutineered.


A 10 minute window will be allowed to test the cars.


Drivers breifing. Plus judging of concourse.


2pm sharp will be qualifying for lane position.As soon as qualifying finishes racing will begin.


As usual Chris and Cathy have plenty of food and coffee happening ,also will fire the BBQ up for this one.


See you soon.


Regards shane a


Team thunderbird









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Teams are as to date.........


Team NSR

Shane A(Jazzbell)

Noel B QLD


Daneil Osborne


Team Reefer

Bill J





Team Funhouse



Dennis T



Team thunderbird


Trevor(firstcorner crash)

Chris R

Gary Jones


Kevin M










Sorry to the guy's that wanted to race but we all know 6 lanes,6 teams for this event.


Remember $200 dollars entry per team can be paid before the 2nd of November or it must be paid on the day well before the event starts .


regards shane a


team thunderbird

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Good to see the trash talk is starting early team mate.



As Parnelli Jones the Indy 500 winner once said "If you are not out of control you are not going fast enough!"


2017 Plafit FLM Edurance Champion

Team Thunderbird

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Should be a great weekend....


Here's what our team could be running.




Resized to 83% (was 1006 x 146) - Click image to enlarge

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Remember enduro today.


Pace is very fast this year to lead up.


Don't be late,hand out wheels/tyres and motors 1pm.


Regards shane a


Team thunderbird

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Big thanks to Chris at Thunderbird's for hosting yet another great event. Thanks to Shane for organizing a successful race once again. Great night of racing to hold in honour of Keith.


Driver Brief






1st Place - TEAM NSR






3rd Place - TEAM REEFER



Concourse Winner - Mike S




Another great domination by the Noel & Shane duo... Well done guys.


1x Australian National Champion


PhD/Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering for Slot Car Tyres

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Thanks for the pics Sammi, twas a pleasure to drive with you Mike and Chris.


Does anyone have the lap totals and how it compares with last years?

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Does anyone have the lap totals and how it compares with last years?




This was another great 8hrs of racing with the Scale autos for the 2nd year running with improvement by all teams.


Thanks for the best venue in the country Chris and Cathy.


Day started with the hand out motors and tyres. 1 person only from every team was aloud at the fitting area,Bill our race director handed 1 motor and 1 set of rear tyres to each team and looked over while everything was being fitted.


I had know involvement at all this year with this part of the event. In fact I was told the NSR team was given the last motor and tyres at hand out.


I had family commitments and got to the event start time. I give the drivers breifing ,then qualifying was straight after.


Team NSR was up first,I qualified for us and I TQ with a 5.4 seconds,two tenths quicker than last years TQ. After qualifying I had to leave straight away due to family commitments.


First thing to my good mate Noel coming down from Brisbane and racing in the same team again ,thank you. My other team mates Anthony and Daniel for driving a super race all night and super fast.


Note,Anthony is only 16 years old and has not raced since the 2012 event,and Daniel who would be the best driver this country would ever see if he actually raced(freak). Daniel rolled up an hr before the event for a bit of practice and was straight on the money.


We won with an Audi ,some new tricks on the chassis build by Noel and my body was the the best handling scale auto to be seen.

I TQ on yellow and the last bracket came home on yellow. Car was still lapping at 5.4 seconds.


How's this,ground clearance at the start of event 1.8mm,after 8hrs of racing the ground clearance was still 1.8mm


To all the other teams well done.


Special mention has to go to young Rhys,14 years old who was super fast in team cobra. This kid can drive everyone. This boy stayed on and was matching our lap times.


2013 results.

Team NSR. 4921

Team funhouse 4764

Reefer 4627

Cobra 4580

T bird 4345

FPV 4165


Dennis this is the 2012 results


NSR. 4757

Reefer. 4590

Scalexworld. 4460

T Bird. 4250

RJGJ. 4042

Treagar 3796


Thanks again everyone.


Regards shane a


Team thunderbird





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It really was a great event and very enjoyable. Unfortunately we had the handling but not the speed this time but it was still a good night out. The track had grip from lap one this year so i think that and everyone has learned a trick or two with the car building accounts for the lap increases. What great cars they are to drive. Fast,punchy and with great looking bodies.

4x national champion 6x national runner up. I come second most often but my girlfriends happy.

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Great event which I really enjoyed. I am impressed with the overall improvement in the number of laps completed by the teams. Congratulations to Team NSR with their extremely well set up and driven car.


Thanks to Shane, Bill, Chris and all others involved.






Team Funhouse Racing

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It was definately a great days racing.A big thanks to Chris and Cathy.for such a fantastic place to race. Congrats to all who took part.You are right Shane about Rhys he is a very good racer at a young age.It was a pleasure to have him in the team..

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I'll second that about Rhys being a very very good racer. I drove beside him and he was very fast and when needed allowed for clean passing. With experience will come consistency and I dare say that he will have that sooner rather than later. The driving by every one was excellent this year enabling us to have very very few track calls hence the reason for higher lap totals . Thanks again to Chris and Cathy for the facility and also to Bill for taking on the scrutineering duties and the race directing and lastly to my team mates for always passing on a car that was as fast in the last stint as it was in the first stint. Looking forward to the Hornsby 8 hour 2014 Scale Auto enduro in the new year..



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It sounds like yet another highly successful ScaleAuto event. Well done to Shane & co for organising it, and congratulations to Shane and Noel on their fine win. You don't win races like this unless you are very very good. Love your work!

13 times world wanking champion. Not proud of it.

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