I have now set the Final 2012 rules with the Carbon/Rubber rear wings added.
Scaleauto Racing Rules.
Introduction to Scaleracing with the Scaleauto cars.
These races are for the Scaleauto Porsche 911 GT3, RSR, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes SLS GT3. This year the races are limited to part numbers.
Porsche SC-7001, SC-7002, SC-7003, SC-7006 SC-7007, SC-7011, SC-7012, SC-7014, SC-7016 and SC-7004 and SC-7005 white kits. You may also use the body kits SC-7501 and SC-7502 to convert any SC-700? To a decoration of your choice.
BMW SC-7008, SC-7015, SC-7017 and SC-7009 white kit.
Jaguar SC-7018 and SC-7019 white kit.
Mercedes SC-7021 and SC-7020 white kit.
Other Scaleauto releases will be added once released by www.scaleracing.com, no cars will be allowed if they have not been released into the North American market by www.scaleracing.com.
The racers may only use Scaleauto parts.
A “STOCK” example of SC-7001, SC-7002, SC-7008, SC-7018 and SC-7021 will be available at Technical Inspection as reference for the Race Director. In case of any technical questions the samples will be used to define “STOCK”.
All of the body parts that come with the allowed models as described above must be used. All parts must be fitted on the car and in the correct location.
Scaleracing Philosophy for 1/24th scale Model Car Racing.
Scaleauto and Scaleracing are determined to create a new philosophy for Model Car Racing in 1/24th scale. A form of racing where the Racer not only desires to perform but also understands it is critical to protect his car from damage. To that end, major body parts must remain fitted to the car at all times during racing. Any repairs MUST BE DONE UNDER “GREEN” CONDITIONS. The track will not be turned off, nor the race stopped to allow a crashed car to be repaired no matter who caused the damage. Drivers must not Marshal cars, and all cars will only be allowed to Pit from a pre determined “Pit area.” All work on cars will be done at the Pit Table in full view of the Race Director; any car worked on in any other area will be disqualified from the race.
It is not permitted to modify the RTR car or white kit in any way. (Other than crash proofing as discussed in the Body Rules.)
There are no free parts, all parts must be Scaleauto.
This includes braid
clips & lead wires, axles, bearings, wheel inserts, spur gear, pinion gear. Scaleauto braid
may be soldered into the brass connector to prevent falling out during racing. Axle spacers may be trimmed to allow correct wheel spacing. At no time (including float) may wheels or tires be visible outside the body when viewed from above. The CUP Car will have to run narrower due the lack of body flares, no modification of the body is allowed.
NO Scaleauto tuning parts other than those found on the “STOCK” cars are allowed.
Early cars can upgrade to ball bearing on the axles.
BODY & INTERIOR.
All bodies and interiors must be painted. The minimum weight for the body with the body mounts and fixing screws attached is:
47grams for the RSR.
46grams for the Cup Car body.
68 grams for the BMW body.
65 grams for the Jaguar body.
64 grams for Mercedes body.
Fantasy liveries in the spirit of 1:1 motor sport are acceptable and encouraged.
Three numbers must appear on the car similar to 1:1 motor sport requirements.
The stock rear wing uprights may be reinforced with rubber glue like Shoe Goo. Also a small piece of foam rubber can be glued to the side of the rear wing uprights to help strengthen this connection.
It is now permissible to use the Carbon/Rubber wings released by Scaleauto for all Events.
Caution, at no time can a car run on track without the rear wing. Any car not Pitting under “GREEN” to immediately fix a lost rear wing will not be scored while run without the wing. If the car continues to run after warning lap counting will stop until the wing is fixed.
Wing must be refitted in the correct position on the car. Added July 26th 2012
(No modifications of the body, other than the use of Shoe Goo (or similar products) to prevent crash damage, are permitted.)
You can also use Shoe Goo to strengthen the front and rear of the car. Also the side mounts where the body attaches to the chassis. You may also use Shoe Goo to strengthen the fit and mount of the interior. But you may not use Shoe Goo, or any other product to weight tune the body. Any questions on this will be addressed in technical inspection.
Discussion on Rules and clarification should be at www.slotcarillustrated.com in the Scaleauto section. Example post:
First it is legal to straighten the chassis for Scaleauto Events.
I prefer to check where the chassis plate may be out of square then clamp the chassis and lightly bend against the twist. One thing that would not be legal is hammer marks on the chassis. Also you can not remove the finish but by clamping it is easy to deflect the plate back into flat.
On the uprights, remember we are running on recessed braid. Scaleauto does sell different height uprights but the Tacoma 24 Hour race will be for stock chassis.
You can clean up flashing or burrs on parts but no filing to change the height or shape of parts. Countersinking holes slightly is allowed, re-drilling holes is not.
Each type of car will need to conform to the Standard set up for that car except width of front and rear axle. This means guide length, front wheel position etc must be as supplied by Scaleauto. So you can clean up (blueprint) and straighten parts, but not modify the shape or thickness of them.
All cars will run the same motor, gearing, and stock unglued front tires. They may not be modified from stock they can be lightly worn but not ground down or cambered. Also no hardening of front tires is allowed.
Other than alignment and fastening of all the screws and nuts this race is for stock chassis. I recommend some form of loc-tite on screws, and I would secure nuts with Shoe Goo or Silicone to prevent them shaking loose. Covering over screws on the underside of the chassis will be legal and recommended, as lost screws will be penalized. The Bodies can be Bulletproofed with Shoe Goo, this includes the interior where it is attached to the body, nose and tail detail parts, and the wing. You can also Shoe goo or glue the Body mounts to the body to strengthen that area.
No weight tuning is allowed so anyone emptying a tube of Shoe Goo into a body to tune the car will not be allowed to run that body.
The Rear Wing and all major body parts must be fitted at all times during the race.
The real intent of this race is to have equal performing cars run for 24 Hours, not to tune for the win.
We have found the Scaleauto cars perform very closely here all types, but if in Qualifying at the 24 Hour we find a team with a big advantage we will look at width of the car ( RSR and BMW ) and adjust width to keep the field close to equal.
Hope some of this helps. Only Scaleauto parts are allowed, no Carbon Fiber or tune up parts will be allowed (different H plates or float shims)
This question was posted in regard to the First Annual 24 Hours of Tacoma Sept 30th-Oct 1st 2011. By asking questions in this public Forum others can see the answers as well.
The chassis must be assembled in exactly the same way as the “STOCK” technical samples. This does include position of axle mounts and guide lead length of each model. Porsche Rally versions can either stay with drop guide or convert to the non Rally plate and mirror the fixed guide GT3 car dimensions (not the RSR).
The chassis must be assembled with all the screws and/or nuts and bolts using the original mounting holes. You may use a thread locking material to prevent screws falling out, but all screws must be tight and fitted as designed.
The chassis plates may be checked to remove burrs and sharp edges. A bent plate may be straightened (flattened), but no chassis may be modified or bent to change its original dimensions.
The original mounting holes can be re-countersunk to allow correct seating of the screws.
The original MSC logo on the bottom face of the main chassis plate must be clearly visible and the finish of the main plate and all parts must be as supplied from the Manufacturer.
The original chassis plates, parts and metal body holders can not be repainted or refinished in any way.
Stripped screw holes may be repaired with stud or loc-tite type products. One area where we have seen damage is motor mounts, it is permissible to countersink the underside of the chassis and mount a screw up to repair/replace the stock screw down into the chassis for motor mounts. We then advise using Scaleauto lock nuts on these mounts from above.
Any other repair should be shown to the Race Director and approved or fixed by repairing or replacing parts.
The length of Scaleauto guide blade can not exceed 25.00 mm. Only one guide blade may be used to locate the car in the slot. No other part of the car may protrude into the Slot at any time. The guide depth may be trimmed if required to prevent hitting the bottom of the slot. Only the minimum needed to prevent this will be allowed. (This measurement can vary from Track to Track and will be decided at the Events)
No part of the chassis may be visible when viewing the car from above.
This includes after a crash, if any part of the car is lost to allow the chassis to be visible it must be repaired immediately under “GREEN” track conditions at the Technical table. (no work will be done when track power is off for lane changes or any other reason)
AXLES, BEARINGS & WHEELS.
Scaleauto “STOCK” steel 3 mm diameter axle’s front and rear only. No independent front axle set up, however created are allowed.
You may flat spot the rear axle to help prevent the gear and/or rear wheels slipping on the axle.
Stock unmodified Scaleauto bearings as supplied with the approved cars only. All cars may be upgraded to ball bearings on front and rear axle.
Front wheels and tires must be “STOCK” Scaleauto as supplied on the approved cars only. The minimum outside diameter of the tire at the beginning of the race shall be at least 26.00 mm and minimum width of
Each front tire must make full contact with the tech block with the guide out of play. Front tires may not be hardened and polished and may not be glued to the rim.
Rear wheels are subject to Event. For National Finals handout RTR Scaleauto SC-2121 ProComp, Scaleauto SC-2621 ProComp 2 or Scaleauto SC 2421
ProComp 3 wheels with 27,5mm OD, 13.0mm wide.
Rear tires may not under any circumstances be treated with any kind of tire dressing, compound or product.
They may be cleaned with Scaleauto tire cleaner SC-5300 at the Technical Table only.
Once Rear tires have been handed out the car and all tires are under Race Control, tires must be fitted at the Technical table then handed in to Race Control. Anyone removing their car from race control after fitting their motor or tires will be disqualified.
Removing dirt, dust and loose rubber particles from the tires may only be performed with a tape roll provided by the Race Director, or by using the Scaleauto SC-5300 Tire cleaner.
All four wheels must be fitted with the correct Scaleauto wheel inserts.
The wheels and tires must not protrude outside of the body when viewed from above.
No car can have a front wheel and axle width wider than 78.50 mm or rear wheel and axle width wider than 83mm, measured at the widest point of the front and rear axles. This is the RSR Porsche and BMW.
The Porsche Cup Car can not be wider than 73.50 mm front and 78 mm at the rear.
No matter what the widths of the axles are wheels and tires must remain inside the bodywork at all times.
The goal is to create equal performing cars, tire wise to prevent costs rising due to tire wars.
MOTOR, GEAR AND PINION.
The handout motor will be the sealed Scaleauto SC 00** can motor with a ** tooth pinion. Motors may not be broken in or lubricated before the race; all work on motors will be done under “GREEN” while the race is running.
Motors will be dyno’d and lubed before the Event.
Soldering may only be used to attach the lead wires to the motor terminals.
No heat sinks or any other attachment may be used.
Only the stock Scaleauto pinions and Spur gears are allowed **:44 ratio. They may not be modified in any way from “STOCK” (ratio determined by motor spec’d)
Once a Team has been given a hand out motor the car will not leave the Technical table, it remains under Race Control till the end of the Event.
All work must be then done at the Technical and Pit Table.
Motors can be spec’d by Event organizers, Scaleauto motors only are allowed. At National Finals hand out motors may be used. Another way to spec the cars is to Dyno cars prior to the race; this is decided by Event organizers and should be announced before the Event.
The goal is to create equal performing cars, motor and gear ratio wise to prevent costs rising due to motor wars.
CAR WEIGHT, DIMENSIONS & CLEARANCE.
The minimum weight for a complete Scaleauto car:
Porsche 911 GT3 car is 185 grams.
BMW M3 GTR GT2 car is 209 grams.
Jaguar XKR RSR GT2 TBA.
Mercedes SLS GT3 TBA.
The minimum weight for the complete chassis with sponge tires fitted (rear only) will be no less than 141 grams.
The ground clearance will be measured under the entire RTR car with all four wheels sitting flat on the tech block.
The ground clearance at the beginning of the race can not be less than 2.00 mm at the rear and 1.80mm at the front of the car. The car can not be held up at the front by the braid when checking this measurement.
The ground clearance during and at the end of the race must never be less than 1.mm.
NOTICE REGARDING PRODUCTION TO HELP RACERS.
Scaleauto motors supplied with the early RTR kits are the sealed Scaleauto SC 0012. The motor’s were not painted however they are the yellow can 25,000rpm motor.
Do not mistake the motor in the RTR cars for the SC 0011 silver can motor if you are ordering extra motors for practice purposes. Later production features the SC-0025 motor. Only the Scaleauto SC-0025 is now allowed in National Competitions with the fixed gear ratio of 12:44.
Regional events may allow the earlier cars to run with the SC-0012 motor 10:44 ratio. This is at the discretion of the Race Director at that Event.
Once technical inspection is complete and all cars are in “Parke Ferme” this will become the PIT TABLE.
Racers are allowed to bring to the table tools they may need during the Event.
The Raceway will supply power to the table for Soldering Irons and other power tools and there will be a Tire Cleaning Roller supplied. All lubricants must be at the Pit Table and in clear view of the Race Director.
At no time after Technical Inspection will any of the Entered Cars be allowed to leave the Track or Technical / Pit area, this is cause for immediate disqualification from the race.
All work on cars including adjusting Braid
or oiling car will be done only under “GREEN” and only at the PIT TABLE.
Racers will stop at the Pit Box on the track and a Corner Worker will bring the car to the PIT TABLE. After work the Corner Worker will replace the car on the track.
At all times it is the responsibility of each TEAM to supply a Corner Worker, if any TEAM is found to not be supplying a Corner Worker they will be.
First time is a warning.
Second warning docked 5 laps.
After that they will loose 25 laps per offence.
The SPIRIT of these Rules are to run a fair and competitive Event where all feel they have a chance to succeed. This is a test of the RACER’s more than the car, and while Set Up is important race craft and tactics are a big part of this Event.
This Event is also to show the value of the Scaleauto Brand, anyone found using non Scaleauto approved parts before the Event will be required to fit the correct parts.
Upon post race Technical Inspection any car found with non “STOCK “parts will be excluded from the results.
Regional and National Sprint and Endurance races will be run under these rules. For lighting kits only the DS-0125 is legal, you can add extra marking lights to ID your car.
The 2nd Annual 24 Hours of Tacoma will be held Date TBA.
The 6th Annual Scaleracing Finals will be held in **** in TBA.
The National Final in **** will feature a Scaleauto Endurance Event for two man teams.
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These are the Scaleauto National Rules for 1/24th Scale Race Event for 2011.
Any questions please either contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or post in this thread.
Scaleauto 1/24th scale National Rules 2011.
See you at the Races.
2nd Annual National Final Chicago October 20th - 23rd 2011.
Regional Event at Hotslots132 August 19th-20th.
Scaleauto 24 hours of Tacoma Sept 30th - Oct 1st.
Race Wear Regional Oct 6th - 9th.
Anyone is welcome to hold a Regional using the Scaleauto National Rules.
All Regionals must be posted and promoted here on SCI including Schedule and Results.