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Armchair Racer - 2017 Class Regulations

 

Hi All

 

Listed below are the car rules/regulations for racing at Armchair racer in 2017.

 

There appears to be quite a lot of info, but it actually just describes the existing classes and rules, plus some additional rules that are intended to make it easier for newcomers to be competitive. Broadly speaking, if you raced it last year you can race it this year - with the exception of Carrera DTMs which have been replaced by the Scalextric GT class.

 

Quick summary:-

 

- Plafit is unchanged, but with an added option to run an alternative chassis (Class B - National/APC Rules)

- Slot.It is unchanged, but with an added option to run a more conservative setup. (Class B - National Rules)

- SCX is unchanged, but the top 7 drivers from 2016 have additional restrictions/handicaps.

- Carrera DTM has been replaced by Scalextric GT, again the 2016 top 7 are handicapped.

- Host classes are essentially unchanged.

 

On behalf of Armchair Racer and the race committee.


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Class 1A – Slot.it Open Class (Non Magnet, Modified)

 

Eligible Cars: Any Current Slot.It Car (Classic, Group C, LMP and DTM)

Motor: Open - Any Slot.it Motor. Any Slot.It Lead Wire Allowed.

Gearing: Open – Any Slot.it Gearing.

Motor Pod: Open – Any Slot.it Inline, Sidewinder or Anglewinder Motor Pod Configuration

Suspension: Open – Slot.it Spring or Magnetic Suspension.

Axles & Bearings: Open – Any Slot.it Axle & Bearings. Front Axle Height Adjustment Allowed.

Spacers: Open – Any Spacer Allowed

Wheels: Front: Open – Any Slot.it Wheel, Rear: Slot.it Sponge Wheels Only. Wheels must be inside the guard.

Tyres: Front: Open – Any Slot.it Tyre, Rear: Slot.it Sponge Tyres Only. Tyre Truing and Gluing Allowed.

Guide/Braid: Open – Any Slot.it Guide, Any Slot.it/Sideways Braid Allowed

Body: Standard Body – Light sanding or trimming allowed to stop body catching. Rear Wing & Windows must be in place at start of race. Rear spats may be removed.

Interior: Slot.it Standard or Lexan Interior.

Chassis: Slot.it Standard or Evo 6 Chassis - May be trimmed to allow body roll.

Screws: Open – Any Slot.It Screws Allowed

Weight: Maximum Car weight including magnet downforce from motor – 105g

Ground Clearance: Day Light must be seen, chassis or body must NOT touch the track.

Magnet: No – Non Magnet Class

  • Any items/issues not mentioned, covered, or arising is NOT permitted.
  • Pre and Post Race Scrutineering conditions apply for all cars within all classes.
  • Any vehicle that does not comply with the above rules or that is deemed to be not within the spirit of these rules will be excluded.


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Class 1B – Slot.it Group C (Non Magnet, Australian National Rules)

 

Car Regulations as per to 2016 Australian Model Car National Rules: Please Refer to:

http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19245-regulations-132-slotit-group-c/

 

Eligible Cars: Any Current Slot.It Group C Car – See list below.

Motor: Original Unmodified Slot.it Group C Motor (Orange/Red Can 23,000 Mabuchi Motor). Any Slot.it Lead Wire Allowed.

Gearing: Original Unmodified Slot.it Group C Gearing – 9 tooth pinion, 27 T Yellow Inline Crown Gear

Motor Config/Pod: Original Unmodified Inline Motor Pod Configuration

Suspension: None – Not Allowed

Axle & Bearings: Original Unmodified Slot.it Axle and Bearings, Front Axle Height Adjustment Allowed.

Spacers: Open – Any Spacers Allowed

Wheels: Front – Original Unmodified, Rear - Slot.it Sponge Wheels Only. Wheels must be inside the guard.

Tyres: Front – Original Unmodified, Rear - Slot.it Sponge Tyres Only. Tyre Truing and Gluing Allowed

Guide/Braid: Any Slot.it Guide, Any Slot.it/Sideways Braid Allowed.

Body: Standard Unmodified Slot.it Group C Body – Light sanding or trimming allowed to stop body catching. Rear Wing & Windows must be in place at start of race. Rear spats may be removed.

Interior: Standard Unmodified Slot.it Interior.

Chassis: Standard Unmodified Slot.it Standard or Evo 6 Chassis - May be trimmed to allow body roll.

Screws: Open – Any Slot.It Screws Allowed

Weight: Allowed - No Maximum Weight Limit

Ground Clearance: Day Light must be seen, chassis or body must NOT touch the track.

Magnet: No – Non Magnet Class

 

Eligible models:

  • Porsche 956/962 KH/LH and IMSA
  • Sauber Mercedes C9
  • Lancia LC2 and LC2/85
  • Jaguar XJR9 and XJR12
  • Nisssan R89C
  • Toyota 88C
  • Mazda 787B

More models may be added to this list in line with Slot.It releases.

  • Any items/issues not mentioned, covered, or arising is not permitted.
  • Pre and Post Race Scrutineering conditions apply for all cars within all classes.
  • Any vehicle that does not comply with the above rules or that is deemed to be not within the spirit of these rules will be excluded.


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Class 2A – Plafit Mini Z (1300/1700 Chassis, Cheetah Motor Class)

 

Eligible Body’s: Any Kyosho 1/27 Scale Mini Z Hard Plastic GT Body’s

Chassis: Plafit Excel #1300 or Super24 #1700 Chassis Allowed (No #1700G or SLP Versions)

Chassis Parts: All Plafit #1300 and #1700 chassis system parts allowed (except #1700G and SLP Versions). No Chassis parts mixing between #1300 & #1700 chassis system parts. Chassis springs, spacers and/or additional screws may be substituted, added or removed. No Chassis modifications other than within its design limits. Chassis blue-printing is allowed. No excessive sanding for weight reduction.

Body Mounts: Plafit Flat or Side Body Mounts Allowed.

Motor: Plafit Cheetah 2 or 4 Motor (Cheetah 80% of a 16D) Any Lead Wire Allowed.

Gearing: Open – Any Plafit, Scaleauto or JK Gears.

Tyres & Rims: Open – Any Plafit or Scaleauto Foam Tyres, Wheels must be inside the guard.

Guide/Braid: Open – Any Plafit, Scaleauto or MRRC Guide. Any Braid Allowed. Guide washers allowed.

Axle: Any Plafit or Scaleauto 3mm Axles. Independent Front End Allowed.

Bearings: Any Plafit 3 x 6mm oilite axle bushings or 3 x 6mm axle ball bearings.

Weight: Minimum Weight Limit 155g. Additional weight may be added as long as it is placed on top of the chassis.

Ground Clearance: Day Light must be seen, chassis or body must NOT touch the track

Magnet: None – Non Magnet

  • Any items/issues not mentioned, covered, or arising is not permitted.
  • Pre and Post Race Scrutineering conditions apply for all cars within all classes.
  • Any vehicle that does not comply with the above rules or that is deemed to be not within the spirit of these rules will be excluded.


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Class 2B – Plafit Mini Z (1700/1900 Chassis, Fox Motor Class – Australian National/APC Rules)

 

Car Regulations as per to 2016 Australian Model Car National/Australian Plafit Championship Rules: Please Refer to:

http://www.auslot.co...afit-mini-z-gt/

 

Eligible Body’s: Any Kyosho 1/27 Scale Mini Z Hard Plastic GT Body’s

Interior: Is required, but won’t be enforced.

Chassis: Plafit Super24 #1700 Chassis (No #1700G or SLP Versions) and Plafit4 #1900 (not #1900S) Allowed.

Chassis Parts: All Plafit #1700 and #1900 chassis system parts allowed (except #1700G and SLP Versions). No Chassis parts mixing between #1700 & #1900 chassis system parts allowed. Chassis springs, spacers and/or additional screws may be substituted, added or removed. No Chassis modifications other than within its design limits. Chassis blue-printing is allowed. No excessive sanding for weight reduction.

Body Mounts: Only Plafit Flat Body Mounts Allowed

Motor: Plafit Fox 4 Motor (Fox 4 - 60% of a 16D) Any Lead Wire Allowed.

Gearing: Open – Any Plafit, Scaleauto or JK Gears. (50 Pitch)

Tyres & Rims: Front: Any Plafit or Scaleauto Foam Tyres. Minimum diameter – 21mm. Rear – Any Plafit or ProComp 3 Scaleauto Foam Tyres. Minimum diameter – 22mm. Wheels must be inside the guard.

Wheel Inserts: Are required, but won’t be enforced.

Guide/Braid: Open – Any Plafit, Scaleauto or MRRC Guide. Any Braid Allowed. Guide Washers Allowed.

Axle: Any Plafit or Scaleauto 3mm Solid Axles.

Bearings: Any Plafit 3 x 6mm oilite axle bushings or 3 x 6mm axle ball bearings.

Weight: Minimum Weight Limit 160g. Additional weight may be added as long as it is placed on top of the chassis.

Ground Clearance: 1.0mm under the entire chassis including gear.

Magnet: None – Non Magnet

  • Any items/issues not mentioned, covered, or arising is not permitted.
  • Pre and Post Race Scrutineering conditions apply for all cars within all classes.
  • Any vehicle that does not comply with the above rules or that is deemed to be not within the spirit of these rules will be excluded.


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Class 3 – SCX Handicap (Box Standard - Magnet/Non Magnet Class)

 

Eligible Cars: Any Current Original Unmodified SCX Car (SCX Pro, Le Mans Prototype, Formula 1 and Indycars not allowed)

Motor: Original Unmodified SCX Motor (RK42 for GT/Touring Cars, All wheel drive motors for Rally/Classis Cars). No extra leads or soldering of motor in.

Gearing: Original Unmodified SCX Gearing.

Motor Configuration/Pod: Original Unmodified Inline Motor Pod Configuration. All wheel drive cars must run in the original configuration as new out of the box.

Axles & Bearings: Original Unmodified SCX Axle and Bearings

Spacers: None – Not Allowed

Wheels: Original Unmodified Front and Rear SCX Wheels

Tyres: Original Unmodified Front and Rear SCX Tyres. Tyre Truing Allowed for non Park-Ferme Drivers (See List Below)

Guide/Braid: Original Unmodified SCX Guide and Braid Only

Body: Original Unmodified SCX Body Allowed. Rear Wing & Windows must be in place at start of race. No Light sanding or trimming of body allowed

Interior: Original Unmodified SCX Interior.

Chassis: Original Unmodified SCX Chassis. No sanding or trimming allowed.

Screws: Original Unmodified SCX Screws Only. All Screws must be used.

Weight: None – Not Allowed

Ground Clearance: Day Light must be seen

Magnet: Yes – standard SCX magnet mounting only – magnet may be raised/lowered. Once a driver places in the top 3 in a SCX round – that driver loses their magnet for the remainder of the season.

Parc ferme: The drivers listed below are subject to parc ferme rules. Their cars must remain at Armchair Racer at all times. Cars will be released for practice 1 hour before racing starts on the evening of the SCX category – no other times. Cars will be returned to parc ferme conditions at the end of the race evening. Cars may be replaced at any time during the season, but once they are replaced they are ineligible for further racing. The replacement car becomes subject to parc ferme rules.

 

The following drivers are subject to parc ferme rules for their cars:

  • John Van Dyk
  • Jason Brooks
  • Fardin Heydari
  • Ian Rice
  • Gregg Treagle
  • John Amundsen
  • Nigel Barker

  • Any items/issues not mentioned, covered, or arising is not permitted.
  • Pre and Post Race Scrutineering conditions apply for all cars within all classes.
  • Any vehicle that does not comply with the above rules or that is deemed to be not within the spirit of these rules will be excluded.


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Class 4 – Scalextric GT3 (Box Standard - Magnet Class)

 

Eligible Cars: Any Current Original Unmodified Scalextric GT3 Car Allowed. No Road Cars or High Resistant Cars Allowed. (Refer to eligible car list below)

Motor: Original Unmodified Scalextric 18,000 Mabuchi Motor

Gearing: Original Unmodified Scalextric Gears. 9/27 Inline, 11/36 Sidewinder.

Motor Configuration/Pod: Original Unmodified Motor Pod Configuration. Inline/Sidewinder.

Axles & Bearings: Original Unmodified Scalextric Axle and Bearings

Spacers: None – Not Allowed

Wheels: Original Unmodified Front and Rear Scalextric Wheels

Tyres: Original Unmodified Front and Rear Scalextric Tyres. Tyre Truing allowed for all Non Park-Freme Drivers Only (See list below). Gluing not Allowed

Guide/Braid: Original Unmodified Scalextric Guide and Braid Only

Body: Original Unmodified Scalextric Body Allowed. Rear Wing & Windows must be in place at start of race. No Light sanding or trimming of body allowed

Interior: Original Unmodified Scalextric Interior.

Chassis: Original Unmodified Scalextric Chassis. No sanding or trimming allowed.

Screws: Original Unmodified Scalextric Screws Only. All Screws must be used.

Weight: Maximum Car weight including magnet downforce – 350g

Ground Clearance: Day Light must be seen

Magnet: Yes – 1 Magnet Only. Allowed to be placed within any of the designated Scalextric magnet holder positions on chassis only. Non Park Ferme Drivers (see list below) may swap out original magnet for stronger one.

Parc ferme: The drivers listed below are subject to parc ferme rules. Their cars must remain at Armchair Racer at all times. Cars will be released for practice 1 hour before racing starts on the evening of the Scalextric category – no other times. Cars will be returned to parc ferme conditions at the end of the race evening. Cars may be replaced at any time during the season, but once they are replaced they are ineligible for further racing. The replacement car becomes subject to parc ferme rules.

 

The following drivers are subject to parc ferme rules for their cars:

  • John Van Dyk
  • Jason Brooks
  • Fardin Heydari
  • Ian Rice
  • Gregg Treagle
  • John Amundsen
  • Nigel Barker

 

Current Eligible Scalextric GT3 Cars:

  • Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3
  • Aston Martin DBR9 GT3
  • Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3
  • Bentley Continental GT3
  • BMW Z4 GT3
  • Chevrolet Corvette C6R GT3
  • Ferrari F430 GT
  • Ford GT (not GT40)
  • Lotus Exige V6 Cup-R
  • Lotus Evora GT4
  • Maserati Trofeo
  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3
  • Porsche 911 GT3

More models may be added to this list in line with Scalextric releases.

  • Any items/issues not mentioned, covered, or arising is not permitted.
  • Pre and Post Race Scrutineering conditions apply for all cars within all classes.
  • Any vehicle that does not comply with the above rules or that is deemed to be not within the spirit of these rules will be excluded.


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