RACER RESIN 2014
NORTH AMERICA NATIONAL RULES
04/20/14 Official Release
06/26/14 N. America Finals race date confirmed
National Event: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Regional Events: Click on the "Recent/Curent 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Any Racer Resin brand car, kit or RTR, is allowed. Kits must be complete with all the parts that come in the kit, excepting those changes allowed below. As they are introduced, newly released cars will be reviewed and added to the approved list if eligible. See eligible car examples below:
ENTRY FEE: TBA, includes refreshments and cost of handout tires
Any Racer or Slot.it part can be used with any exceptions noted below, see "CHASSIS" and "MOTOR" sections for examples. Any modifications not specifically addressed in the series rules are not legal and will not be permitted. 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, and the thinning of the resin in the areas required for tire clearance. 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 the rear wing and/or spoiler(s) in place, if it comes on the original model. 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 only, and shims are permitted to adjust chassis/body tweak and height. If body screws are run loose, tape must be placed over the screw holes in the bottom of chassis. All cars must use the complete and unmodified interior w/driver figure, only Racer interiors (lexan or resin) FOR THE SPECIFIC MODEL CAR BEING RACED is allowed. NO Slot.it interiors are allowed. All windows must remain transparent.
Racer chassis only, w/Slot.it “can” or “endbell” type “standard” or any “offset” sidewinder motor pods only (NO inline or anglewinder pods). NO TRACTION MAGNETS. 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 to adjust chassis tweak are allowed. Sanding edges of motor pods and chassis for float is legal. NO modifications to axle mounts front or rear are permitted. Front axle ride height adjusting blocks must be in place if included in original model. Axle shims and/or stoppers are allowed.
Only Racer or Slot.it axles and bushings are allowed. Racer or Slot.it (aluminum or magnesium) (standard or short hub) wheels must be used. Slot.it F1 wheels are not allowed. The correct inserts for the Racer car must be used, therefore if using Slot.it wheels, you must fit the complete (ring and wheel spoke assembly) Racer inserts into them. Wheel insert assemblies may be painted. All rear tires to be supplied by race host (Regional) or GTSLOTS (Regional and National) on race day unless otherwise noted.
Approved rear tires are: Slot.it (S1/S2 silicone) PT03, PT06, PT18, PT1152S2, PT1167S2. Indy Grip (or equivalent Maxxtrac) #2201, #2086, #3003, #4008 (M14/M33), #4009 (M33/M54). Slot.it Zero grips or stock Racer tires can be used on the front. Rear tires may extend past body by no more than .040” (1mm). 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 a 12t 6.5mm Slot.It sidewinder pinion gear is to be used on the motor. Driver may use any available Slot.It 18mm or 19mm sidewinder spur gear as required to fit the sidewinder pod used. Driver may apply grease to the gears.
Any Slot.it or Racer 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 orange endbell short can – rated 21.5k @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 12 tooth 6.5mm) already installed (and properly adjusted), and must be used as supplied. Both “endbell” and “can” drive motor configurations can be supplied, however approximate quantities required must be requested in advance. 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 pod and into the pre-threaded holes in the “can” end of the motor 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 provided by the race host or racers themselves using Slot.it 12 tooth 6.5mm 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 orange endbell short can – rated 21.5k @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 12 tooth 6.5mm) already
installed (and properly adjusted), and must be used as supplied. Both “endbell” and “can” drive motor configurations will be available. 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 pod and into the pre-threaded holes in the “can” end of the motor 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 North America 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)