Conduct | Series Rules


With the goal of providing racing that allows for different interests and/or abilities we have developed a series rules that are divided into three basic classes; Stock, Modified and Builders (Open) with common rules unless otherwise specified within a particular series. (Please refer to our yahoo group for additional details.)

For the most part a racer should be able to purchase a stock ready to run car and be competitive in most series after some minimal preparation.

There are usually loaners available at each race. So what are you waiting for?


Baseline Rules that apply to all classes/series.

  • No Magnets
  • Traction magnets must be removed, but weight can be added within (not underneath chassis) the body/chassis enclosure.
  • Chassis may be sanded to allow for body float
  • Only one guide per car
  • Hard bodies only. no vac formed bodies.
  • The car must carry at least 3 numbers
  • Front and rear window glass required
  • Prototypical wheels required (molded plastic, inserts or machined aluminum wheels)
  • Rubber or urethane tires only, unless the rules call for a spec tire. no foam, sponge, silicone or jel claw tires
  • Wheels and tires may not be visible when viewed from above (exception for open wheel classes)
  • Hard interior required. no vac forms. must cover all of the car's inner workings - gears, motor, etc. at a minimum must include 3 dimensional driver figure with head, shoulders, arms and steering wheel. driver must sit in a correct position as if he was actually driving the car (no "lowrider" drivers that can't "see" out the front windshield)
  • The "s" in NCSRA stands for "scale." if you are unsure if a modification is legal you are encouraged to ask questions or to err on the side of caution and keep the vehicle as close to a scale representation of the real car as possible.

STOCK
Ready-to-run cars in relatively stock form. Car must run the stock body with the stock chassis and interior that came with the body. Guide may be changed but must retain stock location. Stock or aftermarket tires allowed. possible spec tire requirement depending on class. Cars that come stock with set screw gears and wheels (such as slot it group c) will allow gear ratio and wheel changes. Anything not addressed in these rules must remain stock (motors may not be relocated, body and chassis may not be lightened, etc).

MODIFIED
Bodies may be resin or hard plastic and may come from any source - model kit, slot car, pull-back (clockwork) toy, etc. - as long as they maintain all requirements of the baseline rules. Chassis must be plastic or resin and commercially available (you cannot build a chassis. brass or other metal chassis are not allowed, even if they are commercially available). Changes to gears, wheels and tires allowed. Motor type and configuration may be changed. Guide may be changed but must retain stock position. Motor list will be provided, including a limited number of readily available stock or near-stock choices based on the class being run.

BUILDERS
Please note that the baseline rules still apply to this class - cars must be scale depictions of a real car. no silicone or Jel Claw tires. no vac formed bodies, only one guide per car, etc. Other than that, pretty much anything goes: any type of chassis allowed (brass, plastic, wood, circuit board, etc). body may be from a slot car, plastic model kit, static resin kit, etc and may be lightened. gearing and motor choices are open.
Open Wheel Classes
1/32 Model Car Racing
1928 - Present

1921 - 1927 Grand Prix
1928 - 1933 Formula Libre
1934 - 1937 GP (750 Kilograms)
1938 - 1939 GP (3-litre supercharged or 4.5-litre)
1950 - 1951 F1 (1.5-litre supercharged or 4.5-litre)
1952 - 1953 Formula 2
1954 - 1960 F1 (2.5-litre)
1961 - 1965 Half–tonne Era (1.5 Litre)
1966 - 1968 3-litre Era
1969 - 1978 Cosworth Era
1979 - 1982 Ground Effects Era
1983 - 1988 Turbo Era
1989 - 1997 Post Turbo Era
1998 - 2013 Narrow Track Era
2014 - 1.6 Litre Turbocharged V6 Era
Other Formula include: Indy Roadsters, Indy 60’s, Indy 80’s, Formula II, etc.


Sports & Prototype Classes
1953 - 2012
1953 – 1961 World Sports Car Championship
1960 – 1965 World Grand Touring Championship
1959 – 1967 US Road Racing Championship
1960 – 1967 Experimental Prototypes (Le Mans)
World Endurance Championship
1966 – 1971 SCCA Trans Am
1966 - 1973 Canadian-American Challenge Cup
1968 - 1971 World Manufacturer’s Championship
1972 - 1975 World Championship of Makes
1976 - 1981 Group 4-5, IMSA GT, Trans-Am II
1982 - 1993 World Sports Car Champ - Group C, IMSA GTP
1994 - 2000 World Sports Cars
1995 - 1999 FIA GT
2000 - present FIA LMP (Le Mans Prototypes), Modern GT
   

 

 


1961-65 F1 1.5-Litre
  • Body - Wood, plastic (RTRs OK), fiberglass or resin. No vac-formed bodies.
  • Chassis - Any material can be used but the chassis should not extend beyond the side countours of the body except to reproduce suspension and brake parts.
    • Minimum ground clearance: 1.5mm
  • Wheels - Any manufacturer
  • Tires - DART Hobbies RM0201, RM0202 Only (Tires can be glued and sanded)
    • Front wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 19mm
    • Rear wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 20mm
    • Track dimensions must be 1/32 scale within + or 2mm but must not exceed a maximum overall width of 54mm
  • Axles/Bushings - Any manufacturer
  • Gears - Any manufacturer, any ratio
  • Motors - Any form factor with maximum of 19K @ 12 volts.
  • Guide - Any manufacturer
   

 

 


Prototype Sports Racing Cars from 1960 -1965


The Tourist Trophy was a British institution in Sports Car racing. An end of season event, the TT, as it was called, was held at a number of circuits in its’ history including Dundrod in Northern Ireland, Oulton Park, outside London and of course, at Goodwood, where it runs today in Historic Form as the part of the "Goodwood Revival'

This year, Black Point Raceway is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of both the Ferrari 250/275LM – the last LeMans winner from Ferrari –and all of the other great ‘wire-wheeled’ prototypes of the early 60’s. The list of eligible cars (body styles) may be found at the NCSRA Yahoo page and will be posted to SCI.

Car Regulations - We are trying to keep this event close to stock for those who wish to buy RTR cars, as well as keeping it competitive for resin-cast cars which are the only models available of certain cars.


  • Plastic or Resin chassis – may be reinforced with brass or aluminum but must not show from underneath. Weight may be added inside the car. MRRC, Sebring, Monogram, Slot Classics and Fly chassis are typical. No modern (i.e. Slot.it, NSR, etc.) chassis swaps will be allowed –this includes HSR. All entries must pass Tech Inspection.
  • Motors must be Max 19,000RPM as published. Any configuration is allowed and they may be glued in. Track will run at 10V for this event
  • Gearing is open –both pinion and axle
  • Wheels and Axles may be changed. Proper (correct) wheel inserts as per the prototype are mandatory.
  • Guide shoe may also be changed out and/or altered
  • Bodies may be adjusted for ‘float’ and/or tire or motor clearance as long as tires remain within the body when viewed from above.
  • All cars must be presented in prototypical schemes – no ‘silver surfers'
  • Bodies may be injection plastic, fiberglass or resin –no vac forms, please
  • Maximum width from outside tire surface to opposite is 57mm
  • Maximum tire width is 10mm – Please check your tires before mounting!!
  • No magnets or magnetic effect motors are allowed
  • If stock model has full interior, it must be maintained –although it may be altered for motor or tire clearance. At minimum, partial interiors must be created, even in closed coupes.
  • Before making any changes that may not be within the spirit of the rules you’ve been reading… (we’re all big boys here…) please contact Steve Cleere (Alcopa@tmisf.com) and get an approval. Otherwise, assume you can’t do it!

Format:
The Tourist Trophy Classic will run as a ‘double-elimination’ tourney. All entrants will qualify their cars and the qualification times will ‘seed’ them into a grid.

Winners will advance in heats, losers will compete in compensation heats with a chance to return to the ‘winners’ bracket.

All drivers will be asked to Marshal when needed and not otherwise engaged.

Any mechanical issues to any entries will be dealt with under Green Flag conditions. Cars may be serviced between heats but no change of major components will be allowed.

This is a Gentlemen’s Event – and we expect all participants to act accordingly. Some of the cars entered will be of considerable value and you are expected to treat everyone’s entry as if it were your own.


Details:
The Tourist Trophy is an “Invitational” event and is open to NCSRA Members and Guests. At this time, there are no plans to offer any proxy entries.

  • The entry Fee is $10.00 per driver. This covers the cost of lunch, snacks and drinks. Please, no alcohol consumption until after the Checkered Flag!
  • Registration for Cars is now open. No duplicate machines are allowed, however, we will have Avery Labels to facilitate changing numbers, which should take care of it. Each driver may register 2 cars and a spare.
  • Black Point Raceway will open at 10:00am for Open Practice
  • Technical Inspection will Open at 11:00
  • Qualifying will begin at 12:00 and the first heat should be off by 2:00pm.

   

 

 

This class is based on cars that ran at Le Mans and other World Championship races between 1970 and 1975.

This series is run under MODIFIED class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 

Sebring 2 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance 2014
Black Point Raceway
Saturday, March 15, 2014


Celebrating Sportscar Endurance Racing from the 1990’s


The Sebring 12 Hours is the oldest Sportcar Endurance Contest held in North America. It was part of the 1950’s World Sportscar Championship, along with races like LeMans and the Targo Florio. Winners have included the most famous cars like Ferrari, Porsche and Audi –and drivers like Fangio, Moss, Stuck and Haywood.

This year, Black Point Raceway is celebrating the cars and stars of GT Endurance Racing from the 1990’s – a time of re-grouping after the implosion of the 3.5 Litre Group C Era.

Sebring, in the 90’s was controlled by the International Motorsport Association (IMSA) and they hosted the FIA GT Championship in 1997 with a 3 Hour race. The Mercedes AMG Team was triumphant but pushed hard by the BMW Motorsports McLaren’s.

Car Regulations:

FIA GT1 (See eligibility list) cars will run to NCSRA ‘Modified’ rule specs with the following changes/additions:

A. Only in-line motor configurations will be allowed.
B. All wheels/tires must be to prototypical scale – no Euro-thin rubber – even if car came ‘stock’ with it. Current ‘stock’ tires from Slot.it are OK
C. All cars must appear in prototypical paint schemes and liveries appropriate to the period – no ‘silver surfers’.

Before making any changes that may not be within the spirit of the NCSRA rules… (we’re all big boys here…) please contact Steve Cleere (Alcopa@tmisf.com) and get an approval. Otherwise, assume you can’t do it!

Format:

The 2014 Sebring 12 Hours will run as a ‘Distance Over Time’ event, limited to 4 teams of drivers. Teams will be made up of 3 drivers depending upon the number of entries. Less than 12 drivers will reduce the number of teams.

The race will run for 2 Hours –with lane and driver changes each 10 minutes of the race. Each Driver will be required to spend an equal amount of time (40 minutes) at the wheel – in the allotted 10 minute ‘heats’ -- however, each team may determine the rotation of its’ drivers.

All Drivers must submit entries by February 15th. At that time, race organizer will draw up a list of teams based on the total number of entrants and the driver’s individual finishes in the NCSRA 2013 Late 60’s Prototype Series. Higher finishing drivers will first be paired with the lowest (in general) and then middle drivers will be assigned. You may protest your assignment but you may not ‘trade’ a ride. Decision of the race organizer is final.

One car will be accepted to race from each team. It must be pre-registered and no identical numbered cars will be allowed. You may register several cars and practice each prior to the race, but only one car from each team will be allowed thru tech. Cars and car #’s will be registered on a 1st come, 1st listed basis.

All drivers are expected to Marshal when needed and not otherwise engaged.

Any mechanical issues to any entries during the race will be dealt with under Green Flag conditions. Cars may not be serviced between heats!

Issues related to controller problems will also be dealt with under green flag conditions. Issues relating to track electrical or scoring problems will see the Clock Stopped and Restarted after the problem is resolved.

This is a Gentlemen’s Event – and we expect all participants to act accordingly. Some of the cars entered will be of considerable value and you are expected to treat everyone’s entry as if it were your own.

Details:

The 2014 Sebring 12 Hours is an “Invitational” event and is open to NCSRA Members and Guests. You must submit an ‘Entry’ and that entry must be confirmed in order for you to be able to participate.

The entry Fee is $10.00 per driver. This covers the cost of Trophies, lunch, snacks and drinks. Please, no alcohol consumption until after the Checkered Flag!

List of all eligible prototype cars are listed on the NCSRA website, the Yahoo NCSRA Files Section and on the SCI ‘Sebring’ thread under Clubs/Events

Registration for cars is now open.

Please send information to:
Alcopa@tmisf.com

Black Point Raceway will open at 12:00pm for Open Practice
Technical Inspection will Open at 1:00 The Race will begin at 2:00pm

Thanks and Good Luck!!
   

 

 

Group 5 was an FIA motor racing classification which was applied to four distinct categories during the years 1966 to 1982. This series covers the years from 1976 to 1982 when Group 5 was for Special Production Cars, a liberal silhouette formula based on homologated production vehicles.

This series is run under BUILDERS class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 

This class is based on cars that ran at Le Mans and other World Sportscar Championship races between 1965 and 1969

This series is run under MODIFIED class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 

Fly Car Model Fly Car Model was founded by former Spanish racing driver Rafael Barrios in 1996 and is generally credited with raising the level slot car detail in the late 1990s. This series focuses on their classic line of slot cars.

This series is run under STOCK class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:


  • Body - Sports & Prototypes 1968-1972 (Some exceptions will be allowed on a case by case basis such as the Fly Classic Porsche 908s from 1973)
  • Chassis - Stock Fly, GB or SRC sidewinder)
  • Motor - Stock fly "black stripe"
   

 

 

GT1 were "production based" sportscars (Coupes) that ran at Le Mans and other venues from 1995 - 1999.

This series is run under MODIFIED class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 

Group C was the Sports Prototype class introduced in 1982 and ran until 1993. Thr cars were regulated to a minimum weight of 800 kg and a maximum fuel capacity of 100 litres. With competitors restricted to five refueling stops within a 1000 kilometer race distance.

This series is run under STOCK class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:


  • Body - Stock Slot.it bodies only
  • Chassis - Slot.it with inline pod
  • Wheels - Any manufacturer
  • Axles/Bushings - Any manufacturer
  • Gears - Any manufacturer, any ratio
  • Motor - Slot it "orange endbell" only
   

 

 

Billed as the Trans American Sedan Championship, the Series held its first race March 25, 1966, at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Future Formula One World Champion Jochen Rindt took the overall victory and Bob Tullius won the Over 2-Liter class.

This series is run under STOCK class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 

The FIA GT3 European Championship was launched in 2006 as a way to expand manufacturer involvement in motorsports as well as to help amateur drivers across Europe. It attempts to combine multiple one-make series into a larger event with a race within a race, teams competing not only to beat others in their own manufacturer's cup but also to win the overall race.


This series is run under MODIFIED class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 


Click here for the: Resinfest Guide

1938-1957 Sports Cars (Eligible Cars)
  • Bodies of Resin, Wood, Fiberglass or commercial plastic model kit.
  • Chassis – inline but of any material (Drive can be front, rear or all wheel)
  • Motor – FF, FK-130 and FC-130, FK-180 (21.5K) or Pitmann DC-196 & similar (28K)
  • Tires – 7.25mm Tires (Rubber or Urethane only)
  • Guides – Within the confines of the body when seen from above
  • No Magnets – Weights allowed within the confines of the running gear
  • Ground Clearance – 1.5mm
  • Track – All four wheels/tires must not be visible when viewing the car from above.
  • Width - Maximum Body Width - 54mm
  • Power – 11vdc (Power Supply)


Open-Wheel Monopostos (1934 - 59) (Eligible Cars)
  • Bodies of Resin, Wood, Fiberglass and commercial plastic model kit (2013 Only). We will provide a list of accepted cars – Bodywork must be within the inside face of all four wheels.
  • Chassis – inline but of any material (Drive can be front, rear or all wheel)
  • Motor – FF, FK-130 and FC-130 (21.5K) or Pitmann DC-196 & similar (28K)
  • Tires – Scale Tires

      1934-1951 Grand Prix and Indy Cars
    • Front wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 21.5mm, minimum width 5mm
    • Rear wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 24mm, maximum width 7mm

    • 1934-1951 Voiturettes
    • Front wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 19mm, minimum width 5mm
    • Rear wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 21.5mm, maximum width 7mm

    • 1952-1960 Grand Prix and Indy Cars
    • Front wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 19mm, minimum width 5mm
    • Rear wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 21.5mm, maximum width 7.5mm
  • (Rubber or Urethane only) We will provide guidance
  • Guides – Within the confines of the body when seen from above
  • No Magnets – Weights allowed within the confines of the running gear
  • Ground Clearance – 2.0mm
  • Track – Based upon prototype
  • Power – 11vdc (Power Supply)
   
 

Lotus' experimentation in 1976 with wing-profiled sidepods sealed to the ground by sliding lexan skirts led to what became know as the Ground Effects Era of Formula 1. The cars in this series center around the years 1977 - 1982.

This series is run under STOCK class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:


  • Body - Open Wheel, stock (Plastic or Resin allowed if stock unavailable)
  • Chassis - Scalextric & Fly

   

 

 

Can-Am started out as a race series for Group 7 sports racers with two races in Canada (Can) and four races in the United States of America (Am). Essentially a Formula Libre for sports cars; the regulations were minimal and permitted unlimited engine sizes (and allowed turbocharging and supercharging) and virtually unrestricted aerodynamics.

This series is run under BUILDERS class rules with the following additions and or exceptions:
   

 

 


Turkey Trophy Classic 2013
Black Point Raceway
Saturday, November 30, 2013


Honoring the fire-breathing Turbo monsters of Group 5


Sports car racing was dying a slow death in the Early 70’s. Gone were the wonderful titans of Porsche 917’s and Ferrari 512’s – replaced by quicker, smaller 3 Litre racers – Ferrari’s, Matras and Alfas – but as the factories tired of the expense, it was clear that something needed to change.

The FIA had decided that an updated “GT” class needed to be created and so created two classes, Group 4 and Group 5. The Gp. 4 cars would be close to stock, large production run cars like Porsche 911,s Capris and Escorts. Group 5 became known as the “silhouette” class –because it allowed a lot of changes to the chassis, motor and suspension, as long as the ‘body’ retained the outline of the production car. Porsche already had RSR’s which could race right out of the showroom and the Turbo which was faster than any production car at the time.

What the FIA could not foresee was that Porsche, BMW and Ford would ride roughshod thru the rulebook and build monster turbo racecars beneath totally tricked-out bodywork –and that’s really what Group 5 is all about. The culmination was 1979 when a Group 5 car won LeMans outright, beating the prototypes of Porsche factory and Alpine-Renault!!

Car Regulations - We are trying to keep this event close to stock for those who wish to buy RTR cars, but recognizing that most will need some work to really run.


  • Plastic or Resin chassis – may be reinforced with brass or aluminum but must not show from underneath. Weight may be added inside the car. Monogram, Carrera, Fly chassis are typical. No modern (i.e. Slot.it, NSR, etc.) chassis swaps will be allowed –this includes HSR. All entries must pass Tech Inspection. For this event only, we will not allow any of the new Sideways/Racer Group 5 cars. Older Racer Resin-body cars are allowed but with motor restrictions as per #2
  • Motors must be Max 20,000RPM as published. Any configuration is allowed and they may be glued in. Track will run at 11V for this event
  • Gearing is open –both pinion and axle
  • Wheels and Axles may be changed. Proper wheel inserts, as per the prototype are mandatory.
  • Guide shoe may also be changed out and/or altered
  • Bodies may be adjusted for ‘float’ and/or tire or motor clearance as long as tires remain within the body when viewed from above.
  • All cars must be presented in prototypical schemes – no ‘silver surfers’ ;->
  • Bodies may be injection plastic, fiberglass or resin –no vac forms, please
  • Maximum track width from outside tire surface to opposite is 65mm
  • Maximum tire width is 12mm – Please check your tires before mounting!!
  • No magnets or magnetic effect motors are allowed
  • If stock model has full interior, it must be maintained –although it may be altered for motor or tire clearance. At minimum, partial interiors must be created, even in closed coupes.
  • Motor position may be altered.

Before making any changes that may not be within the spirit of the rules you’ve been reading… (we’re all big boys here…) please contact Steve Cleere (Alcopa@tmisf.com) and get an approval. Otherwise, assume you can’t do it!


Format:
The Turkey Trophy Classic will run as a ‘double-elimination’ tourney. All entrants will qualify their cars and the qualification times will ‘seed’ them into a grid.

Winners will advance in heats; losers will compete in compensation heats with a chance to return to the ‘winners’ bracket.

All drivers will be expected to Marshal when needed and not otherwise engaged.

Any mechanical issues to any entries will be dealt with under Green Flag conditions. Cars may be serviced between heats but no change of major components will be allowed.

This is a Gentlemen’s Event – and we expect all participants to act accordingly. Some of the cars entered will be of considerable value and you are expected to treat everyone’s entry as if it were your own.

Details:
The Turkey Trophy is an “Invitational” event and is open to NCSRA Members and Guests. At this time, there are no plans to offer any proxy entries.

The entry Fee is $10.00 per driver. This covers the cost of lunch, snacks and drinks. Please, no alcohol consumption until after the Checkered Flag!

Registration for Cars is now open. No duplicate machines are allowed, however, we will have Avery Labels to facilitate changing numbers, which should take care of it. Each driver may register 2 cars and a spare.

Guest Cars- “Loaner’ cars will be made available by the organizer. If you wish to place a car in the loaner pool, please let me know prior to the race. All drivers who request ‘loaner’ cars will draw numbers from a hat and be assigned a car for the event.

Black Point Raceway will open at 11:00am for Open Practice Technical Inspection will Open at 11:00am – all cars must be presented for inspection prior to qualifying. Qualifying will begin at 12:30 and the first heat should be off by 1:15pm.


Thanks and Good Luck!!

Moments ...

in Slot Car History

In 1939 Bentram "Fred" Francis 1939 started a tool-making company, which ran twenty-four hours a day throughout the war years. Two years after the armistice he turned to a gentler cliental following a childhood ambition to become a toy-maker, and founded Minimodels Ltd which, among other toys, produced Scalex and Startex clockwork cars.

At a London toy fair Francis saw a display featuring battery-powered cars running around a track, but without user control. As a true toy man he new straight away what was missing, real 'play value'. After 6 months of investigation and seeing the giddy reactions of his marketing people as they tried to control the now electric-powered Scalex cars - renamed Scalextric convinced Francis that he was onto a winner.