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Official Rules 2020 v.1.04

November 12 2019

 

 

Changes to the previous rules:

-Motors: added H&R HRMJR1 Jack Rabbit Motor - 14,000 RPM

-Tyres:control tyres.Every entrant will receive 1 pair of tyres per car after fee payment (price and postage included in the fee).Should additional tyres be needed they are available at the price of US$ 3 per pair.It is the same (compound-current tyres are marked IPS) tyres that all 2018 entrants received with the return of their cars

 

 

The International Proxy Series is for any GT or Sports road racer (two seats, full fenders, open or closed cockpit,has to have been entered at least once) from 1965 or earlier in 3 classes according to the position (in the slot car) of the motor:

-Rear engined

-Front engined.In order to be eligible for this class cars have to be built according to the relevant rules otherwise they will be automatically classified as rear engined

-Slimline engined

 

 

 

Organization:

The International Proxy Series (IPS) field will be restricted to 32 entrants. The entry fee is US$30 per car and individuals and manufacturers are encouraged to prepare and submit cars. Each entrant may enter up to 2 cars ,second car fee US$ 20. The IPS is organized by Alexis Gaitanis (alexis in greece).Returning entrants have priority in case we reach the max (32) provided they have paid entry fee by january 15 2020 ,after this date it is first come first served.Duplicate numbers are allowed except for #1 which is reserved for the 2018 winner.

 

 

Cars are to be posted to:

Alexis Gaitanis

33 Bakoyanni str

Vrilisia 15235

Greece

and must arrive to the race central before tech ,on March 20 2020.The first round will be held end of March -begining of April 2017,there will be no penalty for late arrivals but they might miss one round.

 

All cars will be photographed and will pass through technical inspection as they arrive until March 20. If a car is found to be out of compliance with rules the car will at the organizer's discretion have adjustments or modifications made in collaboration with the car owner to bring the car in compliance of IPS rules, or the car will be returned to the owner (time permitting) to be brought within compliance of IPS rules. No changes to cars beyond maintenance and necessary repair will be made after passing through technical inspection.

 

 

Finishing order for each round of the proxy race, and the entire series, will be determined by distance covered, based on laps within a set amount of time. A minimum of 3 minutes racing time per car per lane is required at each track. Otherwise, each race will be conducted according to procedures chosen by the individual track host. Each car is to be raced in a fair and equal manner and subject to the same track conditions. Lane and driver rotations to be determined by track host. Track voltage,preferably 12 volts, determined by race host, but should be equal for all cars.

 

There will be three classifications

-Distance:Top finisher of each race will get a score of 100 and subsequent finishers will get a score equal to the percentage of the distance of top finisher covered.Example:if top finisher completes 50 laps and scores 100 and second completes 49 laps he scores 98(49=98% of 100)

-Concours:only cars with custom paint/liveries are eligible,scoring is 18-14-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points

-Scratchbuilt chassis:any allowed material but cars with laser cut chassis are not eligible.Scoring is 18-14-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points accoridng to finishing order in each race

In case ot ties number of wins will be taken into account,then number of seconds and so on

 

 

 

A running inspection of cars is to be made before and after each race. Cars may be cleaned, lubricated and tires sanded. Minor repairs such as braid , wire or screw replacement, gear adjustment or wheel reattachment to take place prior to the car being raced and will not be penalized. If car breaks during a race the track owner or driver may repair that car during its race heat time and return it to the track losing only the time needed for repair. A broken car, if running, may complete its race heats at the track owner's discretion. Major repairs which take longer than race time, such as chassis fix, guide fix, gear or motor replacement will be completed at the track. If the car's owner wishes, the damaged car will be sent home for repair between races at the car owner's expense. Car is to be forwarded to the next event also at the owner's expense.

 

 

 

 

Car Rules

 

 

The following rules are to ensure a competitive field of scale model race cars. International Proxy Series race organizer decisions are final in the interpretation and application of these rules.

 

 

I. Body

 

 

1) No vacuum formed or blow moulded bodies. Bodies must be injection moulded or resin cast, in 1/32 scale (as claimed by manufacturers). This will allow cars that are slightly out of scale to be used as long as they comply with rule 2 below regarding max width.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

2) Bodies may be no wider than 57 mm (2.24") (excluding mirrors, side exhaust , door handles and solid fenders extensions such as Mercedes Gullwing) at the widest part.But they have to look right,i dont expect to see a Ferrari 166 MM 57 mm wide.Cars non compliant will be returned to their owners.

 

 

 

3) Tires must be fully under the fenders. No tire may project beyond body work, as viewed from above, at maximum side travel of wheels. Body modifications such as flares over tires are not permitted unless the actual car raced with them.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

 

4) Bodies must be removable to allow inspection and photography prior to the first race and to allow maintenance and repair during the race series.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

 

5) Driver figure is required, with representation of at least head, shoulders and arms. If vac-formed, must be of reasonable detail and proportion (Champion style is not permitted). Paper drivers are not permitted. Driver must be in period costume i.e. no full face helmet.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of 5% of distance covered in each race .

 

 

6) Interior must include representation of dashboard top, as seen through windshield, and shelf under rear window, as appropriate to actual car. Vacuum formed interior pieces may be used.No mechanical parts to be seen through cockpit .

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of 5% of distance covered in each race .

 

 

7) Clear window material must be present as on the actual car. Windows may be vacuum formed.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of 5% of distance covered in each race .

 

 

8) Required body details are head lights and tail lights, as appropriate. Working lights are not required.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of 5% of distance covered in each race .

 

 

9) Any paint, decals and markings may be used. Racing numbers are required. Both "fantasy liveries" and accurate reproductions of real cars are encouraged.

#1 is reserved for previous years mid engine class winner.If not used then it can be used by front engine class winner.

 

 

10) 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.

 

 

11) The car must be pre-registered and race number obtained prior to tech inspection. Duplicate race numbers will not be permitted.

 

 

 

 

II. Chassis

 

 

1) Chassis must be of inline motor layout, but is otherwise open. RTR-based, modified, or scratch built is permitted. Aftermarket axle blocks are permitted.

Cars non compliant will be returned to their owners or entrants may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.

 

 

2) Carbon fiber is not permitted.

Cars non compliant will be returned to their owners or entrants may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.At any rate cars not compliant will not be permited to race until they comply

 

 

3) Width from outer tire shoulder to outer tire shoulder for front and rear axles may not exceed 55mm (2.16").

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

4) All wheel drive, front wheel drive and multiple motors may be used only if the actual car used them. Otherwise car is to be rear wheel drive.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

5) Underside of car chassis and body must clear track road surface (not rails), on level track, by 1.5 mm minimum prior to the running of the first race. Gears may be lower, but cars may be excluded from racing if gears contact the track or rails, and track owner judges them a hazard to track or rails.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

6) Guide must be entirely under body, and not visible when viewed from above.Guide flag shall be no deeper than .225 below the bottom of front tires.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

Recommendation---

As a general rule the guide should go through Ninco and Scalextric R1 turns.

Problem guides:

-Slot.it wood SICH07 even if depth trimmed,too long does not go through Ninco R1 corners.

-Scaleauto SC-1601-1602-1603

And any other of similar dimensions.

Guidelines

Max depth measured under braids: 5,8 mm

Max length : 22 mm

Max thickness of the blade : 1,9 mm

There will be no penalty and no guide changes ,but if a car cannot go through the corner it will be considered as DNS and will be awarded 0 points for that race.

 

 

7) No traction magnets are permitted.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

8)Front engined cars

8a)No solid front axle.

8b)If a plastic rtr chassis is used original motor position must be retained

8c)If a scratchbuilt chassis is used the distance from the front face of front axle to the rearmost point of the motor (endbell or can,not bushing or shaft) cannot be longer than 32mm=1.26".Front and rear axles must be centered in front wheel wells

Cars non compliant will race as mid engined.

 

 

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III. Tires and Wheels

 

 

1) Rear tires must be the ones supplied by the organiser .Cars non compliant will have their tyres replaced with the correct ones and incur a penalty of :

-15% of distance covered in the first race

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Rear tires must be rubber or urethane,no silicone or foam,maximum width wall to wall 7mm.No chemical treatment of tires (such as oil soaking) is permitted Entrants with cars non compliant may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty , until they comply, of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

 

 

 

 

2) The rear wheels cannot have a smaller diameter than the front wheels. The visible portion of the front and rear wheels must be within 1mm of each other in diameter. Front tires must have an outside diameter within 2mm of the rear tires ie no low profile tires.

Entrants with cars non compliant may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty , until they comply, of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

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3) Front tires can be from any manufacturer provided they are rubber or urethane (no silicone tires allowed) and not exceed 7mm width.Front tires may be from any manufacturer as long as they are not silicone. Minimum width allowed is 4.5 mm but they can be profiled so that a narrower area contacts the track. Clear finish may be applied to front tire tread area.

Entrants with cars non compliant may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty , until they comply, of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

 

 

4) Wheels can be from any manufacturer. Inserts should be applied to wheels, unless wheels are spoked or pierced in at least a semi-realistic manner. Blank aluminium discs, or three-slot discs, must be covered with an insert period compatible.

Entrants with cars non compliant may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty , until they comply, of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Motors

 

 

1) Motors must be stock, as manufactured, but may be run-in prior to this race series. No changes or modifications to motor are permitted aside from removal of capacitors, chokes, or resistors external to the motor.

 

 

2) No capacitors or other electrical devices may be fitted to motor circuit, except for as-manufactured suppressor and lighting devices.

 

 

3) Motors drawing excessive current, which results in slowing other cars on the track, or tripping of overload protectors in track circuit, will be regarded as faulty and disqualified from racing on that track.

 

 

4) Motors are limited to Ninco NC1, NC8, BWA FF-050 slim can (old and new 2013 version), BWA-NC1 (old and new 2013 version), Cartrix TX-1, Pink Kar Power Plus 1, Artin white endbell 13,000 RPM/12v motor,M/T FF-050/SL1 slim can and M/T FC-130/SL1.

and H&R HRMJR1 Jack Rabbit Motor - 14,000 RPM.Cars non compliant will be returned to their owners or entrants may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.At any rate cars not compliant will not be permited to race until they comply

 

 

 

 

This race series is to be conducted in a friendly manner. Any entrants, hosts, race organizers or spouses of said participants found guilty of impeding the delivery of this proxy will be judged by their peers. Any skulduggery, pirating, intimidation or bribery is highly recommended. I have a weakness for beer.

 

 

Have a great proxy.

 

 

Alexis

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Better add 111 to the list Alexis Ferrari 250 LM or Ferrari 250 GTO ( 64) not sure which one yet , also Cobra Coupe number 5 tag name Dixie wife's car both class M

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Tyre test report

2 cars were tested ,both 2018 entries ,Nick's and mine.

We run 5 stints of 200 laps.Nick scored a total of 876 laps.

-Ferrari 365 P2 Carrera body 3dp chassis mabuchi motor .Rear tyres were mounted on PCS(BRM) rims ,total dia 20.4 mm and were sanded down to 20,2 mm.Front tyres were Ninco copies 60 shore A hardness.At the end of the test dia was 19.6 mm

 

-Ferrari 250 GTO MRRC (Nikc's) slimline motor.Rear tyres were mounted on Penelope Pitlane rims total dia 20.7 mm and were not sanded at all.At the end of the test dia was 20.4

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Interesting Alexis the tyres i used were the one's you sent me around 20 shore , and i had to sand them as the edges stood proud to get them round , mine started of at 20mm before sanding and i use the same wheels as you ,

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Alexis, how do I make payment for the entry fee? Can't find it mentioned in the above rules unless I missed it.


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Friday all the tyres that were paid for were dispatched ,all 27 pairs of them,signed for.Estimated delivery UK 4-5 working days,USA and Australia 5-10,Canada a little more.As i am in London babysitting my grand daughters i will not be able to post new tyres before december 22.


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Hi Alexis, received the tires today - thanks!

 

( You should probably mark me as paid... )

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Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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ditto


Cheers Grant

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Back home since yesterday.My thoughts are with the people in NSW,i've been through a similar situation and know how it feels.

My best wishes for happy Christmas and New Year

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I,m having serious problems with the supplied tyres , the set i received back with last years car are much better than the later one which came back after entry fee was paid.

Main problem is the back wall of the tyre most of mine is not there on the rim , have tried supergluing them on with limited success , and the tyre surface is very uneven corrugated and as there is only just over 20mm dia to work with so far cannot get them round.

I presume Alexis that we can use the tyre that you sent back with Ninco on in the series as well as this one , interested to see how others are getting on with them.

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Hi Keith

It cannot remember if your tyres come from the same mould but will check all my moulds ( i have 24) it seems one or more have a problem (i checked randomly tyres but did not encounter this problem).I will post replacement tyres early next week t9o you and everyone else having this problem.

Re trueing do you true your tyres dry?If yes no wonder you end up with 17mm.These tyres being soft need attention in trueing,keep them wet all the time using windowlene


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I’ve heard the control tyre was to stop cheating....

If an entrant had access to these tyres before the field of entrants was concluded is that cheating!!!!

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Hi all end happy new year.

After Kevans comment about tyre wear (i had not taken into account heavy cars) it is clear that we have to change tyres.So we return back to free choice for this year.So the tyre clause in rules changes to:

Rear tires must be rubber or urethane,no silicone or foam,maximum width wall to wall 7mm.No chemical treatment of tires (such as oil soaking) is permitted Entrants with cars non compliant may provide required replacement parts at their own expense time and money wise.

Failure to comply will incur a penalty , until they comply, of :

-5% of distance covered in the first race if the issue can be fixed before the series start or

-5% of distance covered in each race if the issue cannot be fixed

 

Regarding posted tyres i will issue refund of all payments (as Paypal does not allow partial refunds) and you will have to do the payment procedure again.You can keep the tyres.


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Hmm just realised only got 8 weeks to get cars ready and get them to you by 20th March , seems people are slow this year in confirming and paying for their entries Alexis

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