RACER SIDEWAYS GROUP 5
2013 NORTH AMERICA NATIONAL RULES
05/22/13 – Official Release
09/16/13 - Date for N. America Finals announced
10/4/13 - Added BMW M1 to list of eligible cars
National Event: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Regional Events: Click on the "2012/2013 Sanctioned Remote Events" 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 (email@example.com)
All drivers that qualify and plan on attending the “National Event” should take note that the following rules will be utilized and enforced. Modifications to these rules for “Regional Events” such as the use of different tires or other specific parts or rules are permitted with notification given by the race director for the event.
Only Racer Sideways Gp. 5 brand cars are allowed. Part no. SW0014, SW0016, SW0017, SW0018, SW0019, SWLE01, SW023, similar white body kits, and as new cars are introduced they will become eligible. Kits must be complete with all the parts that come in the kit, excepting those changes allowed below. See picture below for eligible car examples:
ENTRY FEE: $20, includes refreshments and cost of handout tires
Any Racer Sideways Gp. 5 or Slot.it part can be used with any exceptions noted below, see "CHASSIS" and "MOTOR" sections for examples. If the rules stated on this page do not indicate a part or tuning method IS allowed, it is NOT allowed. Any variations to these rules must be approved in advance by GTSLOTS. All rules are subject to change.
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 to permit clearance for the proper seating of the body onto the chassis and to allow for body float. All cars must start each race with all parts intact except for mirrors, wipers, antennas, and small metal detail parts. All cars must start with both the rear and/or front spoiler/wing in place as applicable. Bodies can be custom painted, but all cars must have numbers as is prototypical and look like race cars. Bodies must be attached by any and all screws locations provided by the factory, using Racer or Slot.it screws (w/washer under screw head as supplied with some cars is allowed) only, and shims are permitted on the rear body post to adjust body/spur gear/tire clearance. If body screws are run loose, tape must be placed over holes in bottom of chassis. All cars must use the complete and unmodified interior w/driver figure, only Racer Sideways interiors (original or lexan) FOR THE SPECIFIC MODEL CAR BEING RACED is allowed. NO Slot.it interiors are allowed. All windows must remain transparent as is prototypical.
Racer Sideways Gp. 5 chassis only, w/Racer or Slot.it anglewinder type motor pods only (NO inline or sidewinder pods). NO TRACTION MAGNETS. Any of the Racer rear axle height adjustment parts and/or the pod front 2-point mount adapter may be used (single mount point tab must remain in place). The chassis filler pieces may be removed to fit a Slot.it pod. Slot.it magnetic and spring suspensions are allowed, with any Slot.it magnet or spring intended for their suspension. Spacers between motor pod and chassis screw locations to adjust chassis tweak are allowed. Sanding edges of motor pods, Racer rear axle height adjustment parts, and chassis for fit and float is legal. NO other modifications to axle mounts front or rear are permitted. Front axle ride height adjusting set screws (upper and lower) may be adjusted as required. Axle shims and/or stoppers are allowed.
Only Racer Sideways or Slot.it axles and bushings are allowed. Racer Sideways or Slot.it (plastic, aluminum, or magnesium) (standard or short hub) wheels must be used. Front wheels – 15.8mm x 8.2mm only. Rear wheels – 17.3mm x 8.2mm or 17.3mm x 10mm only. The correct and appropriate inserts for the Racer Sideways GP. 5 cars being raced must be used, therefore if using Slot.it wheels, you must fit the complete (ring and/or wheel spoke assembly) Racer Sideways Gp. 5 inserts into them. Wheel insert assemblies may be painted. All cars must start each race with all wheel rings and inserts in place (if appropriate for the car model being raced). All rear tires to be supplied by race host (Regional) or GTSLOTS (Regional and National) on race day.
Approved tires are:
Super Tires #1402RC, #1403RC, #1407C, or #1408RC. Slot.it Zero grips or stock Racer tires can be used on the front. Rear tires may extend past body by no more than .5mm (.020”). No chemicals may be used on the tires. Tires are subject to change at the Nationals and due to availability some tire sizes may not be available. Regional hosts can determine tires to be used for their regional race.
ONLY an 11t 6.5mm or 6.75mm Slot.It sidewinder pinion gear is to be used on the motor. Driver may use any available Slot.It 16mm metal (GA16xx-e) or plastic (GA16xx-pl) anglewinder spur gear as required to fit the anglewinder pod used. Driver may apply grease to the gears.
Any Racer or Slot.it guide blade is allowed. Any manufacture braid and wire can be used and must be attached to the guide/braid through the use of Slot.it eyelets or the Slot.it M2 grub screw method and may not be glued or soldered.
Regional Events (2 options available):
Option 1 - Handout motors provided by GTSLOTS (Slot.it yellow Flat-6 20K motor – rated 20.5k rpm @12volts) to the race host prior to the race date. Motors will be pre-tested (a report form will be supplied including motor test data), will be supplied with the shafts pre-trimmed to properly fit in all cars, pre-lubricated with pinions (Slot.It 11 tooth 6.5mm or 6.75mm) 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 proper 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 in good working condition 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 motors. For the sole purpose to hold the motor in place, motors may ONLY be attached in place in the motor pod either using Slot.it motor screws w/washers through the appropriate screw holes provided in the motor (Slot.it) pod and into the pre-threaded holes in the “can” end of the motor, using the Racer pod clamping system, and/or using a single piece of tape supplied by the race host. Holes may be cut out of the tape to allow for cooling over the motor vent holes.
Option 2 - Motors to be provided by the race host or racers themselves using Slot.it 11 tooth 6.5mm or 6.75mm pinions only. The motors of the top 5 finishers must be tested at the conclusion on the event to confirm legality with the results provided to GTSLOTS along with the event race results. (NOTE: Contact GTSLOT technical contacts shown below for additional information on the testing of motors.)
Only the provided handout (Slot.it yellow Flat-6 20K motor – rated 20.5k rpm @12volts) motor is legal for the National event and will be supplied by GTSLOTS. Motors will be pre-tested, will be supplied with the shafts pre-trimmed to properly fit in all cars, pre-lubricated with pinions (Slot.It 11 tooth 6.5mm or 6.75mm) 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 to GTSLOTS at the end of the event. No chemicals (example: Voo Doo drops, etc.) shall be added to the motors. For the sole purpose to hold the motor in place, motors may ONLY be attached in place in the motor pod either using Slot.it motor screws w/washers through the appropriate screw holes provided in the motor (Slot.it) pod and into the pre-threaded holes in the “can” end of the motor, using the Racer pod clamping system, and/or using a single piece of tape supplied by GTSLOTS. Holes may be cut out of the tape to allow for cooling over the motor vent holes.
Weight may be added to the inside of the chassis. NO weight may be attached to the underside of the chassis.
May be added, if used must be Slot.it brand only.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bob Kuss by phone (610-996-0595) or e-mail (email@example.com)