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2012 NORTH AMERICA NATIONAL RULES
10/11/2011 - Official rules approved
02/10/12 - Rescheduled event to avoid Mother's day conflict
DATE/TIME: (all times Eastern)
National Event: Sunday, May 6, 2012
The North America Final race will be held at Great Traditions. Track opens 8am for practice. Tech inspection will start at 10am with racing starting at about noon.
Regional Events: Click on the "Other 2011/12 Sanctioned Regionals" menu option on top of this page.
Any shops, clubs or slot car organizations interested in holding a regional event contact Robert Holt by phone (908-397-7886) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the following Scalextric Vintage Trans-am cars allowed 69-73 Camaro/69-71 Mustang all sidewinders. As they are introduced, newly released cars will be reviewed and added to the above list if eligible. See below for examples of the eligible cars:
Any modifications not specifically addressed in the series rules are not legal and will not be permitted. Any variations to these rules must be approved in advance by GTSLOTS.
Bodies may not be modified, lightened, or cut in any way - including wheel wells, body posts, interiors, etc. EXCEPTIONS: Sharp edges and burrs may be trimmed or sanded slightly only to permit clearance for the proper seating of the body onto the chassis. Cars must start each race with any and all front and rear spoilers/wings, bumpers, and air scoops in place as provided with the car. Mirrors and headlight covers may be missing, but should be replaced when possible. Bodies can be custom painted; however, they must have numbers on the hood and both sides. Bodies must be attached by any and all screws locations provided by the factory, any manufacturers screws may be used, and shims are permitted to adjust chassis/body tweak and height. All cars must use complete and unmodified interior w/driver figure. Interior must attach with any and all screws as designed by the factory. If body screws are run loose, tape must be placed over the holes in bottom of chassis. Windows must remain transparent.
NO TRACTION MAGNETS. Slight sanding of the edges of the chassis, including sharp edges and burrs is permitted only to allow for the necessary clearance for the proper seating of the body on to the chassis. Modifications to front or rear axle mounts is prohibited. Axle shims are allowed to reduce side play in the axle assemblies. Stock or Slot.It axle bushings may be glued in place.
WHEELS AND TIRES:
Stock Scalextric or Slot.It wheels and tires are allowed on the front of the car, and any Slot.It 15.8/16.5/17.3mm by 8.2mm aluminum or magnesium wheels will be permitted front and rear. (Note: 14.3/14.4 mm wheels are not permitted.) Slot.It axles/spur gears/bushings will also be allowed. Bushings may be glued into chassis no lowering. No chemicals may be used on the tires. Wheels and tires should fit within wheel wells when possible, but may not exceed past the body at the wheel wells by more than .055 (1.4mm) at any wheel. Slot.It S1/S2 silicon tires will be hand out at the North America final event. Regional race organizers should utilize the appropriate rear tires for the hosting track that fits the Scalextric or Slot.It wheels used. Slot.It wheels do not need to utilize inserts. Stock Scalextric front tires may be sanded.
A 12t 6.5mm Slot.It sidewinder pinion gear will be supplied on the handout motors, which is not to be adjusted. Driver my use any available Slot.It 19mm sidewinder spur gear. Driver may apply grease to the gears.
Scalextric stock or Slot.It guides may be used. Any screw type or long shaft Slot.It guide may be used with a minimum amount of removal of sharp edges and burrs to allow for proper operation. If a Slot.It guide is substituted for the stock Scalextric guide then the following is permitted otherwise no other modifications to the chassis are allowed in the guide area:
Old style guide (w/spring return):
Shims will be permitted to locate the guide at the proper depth in the track slot along with additional shims to center the guide shaft in the guide support to allow for proper operation. The guide spring, spring retainer, and associated screws may be removed.
New style guide (w/removable braid plate):
Shims will be permitted to locate the guide at the proper depth in the track slot along with additional shims to center the guide shaft in the guide support to allow for proper operation.
Any manufactures braid, lead wires, and eyelets may be used from guide to the motor.
Only the provided handout (Slot.It orange endbell short can rated 21.5k @12volts) motor is legal for all events and will be supplied by GTSLOTS to the race host prior to the race date. Motors will be pre-tested (a report form will be supplied), will be supplied with the shafts pre-trimmed to properly fit in all cars, pre-lubricated with pinions (Slot.It 12 tooth 6.5mm) already installed (and properly adjusted), and must be used as supplied. Any noise reduction devices installed on the motors must remain as supplied and pinions are not to be moved on the motor shafts. No additional cutting of motor shafts is allowed. Racers/Tech Inspectors will be responsible for the soldering of the lead wires to the motor tabs without overheating the tabs and causing damage to the motor. Motors must be returned and received by GTSLOTS no later than the Wednesday of the week following the conclusion of the race event along with the completed motor status and race results report forms. No chemicals (example: Voo Doo drops, etc.) shall be added to the motor. (NOTE: Based on the motor mounting system built in to the chassis, no additional materials are required to hold the motor in place.)
Weight may be added to the inside of the chassis if desired. NO weight may be attached to the underside of the chassis.
Suggested 12 volts (Note: track power will be set at 12 volts for the N. America finals and the GTSLOTS regional races)
RACE PROCEDURES: (as to be used at the N. America finals and GTSLOTS regional events):
- All participating race cars will be inspected to ensure rule compliance. A few test laps (the number to be determined by the race organizer) will be allowed prior to the final inspection.
- It is the responsibility of each participant to make sure that the front spoiler, chassis, and spur gear of their car has sufficient clearance to the track and pickup rail surface so as not to rub under race conditions and will be inspected for such clearance.
- Cars will be impounded after the inspection process and drivers cannot touch their cars unless done under green flag race conditions under the observation of a race official.
- Any controller is permitted, provided that the controller does not store an electrical charge.
- The race director for the event (the race organizer holding the event) will have the final determination if any questions or conflicts arise.
- For any clarification of the race procedures being used at the National Championship please contact:
Robert Holt by phone (908-397-7886) or e-mail (email@example.com)
Bob Kuss by phone (610-996-0595) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)