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    Grid and Entry, Hosting and Penalty Rules for 2013 Slot.it Shootout


    1. Entry
    1.1 The Grid will be comprised of 24 cars based on the percentage of entries received in each class of Group C and Group C Evo. e.g. If a total of 20 Group C and 10 Group C Evo cars are received for pre-qualifying then the fastest 16 Group C and fastest 8 Group C Evo cars will run in the 2012 Slot.it Shootout.
    1.1.2 Initial Entry is limited to 1 per person in either Group C or Group C Evo. Should the field not fill then a Second entry (in the class not already entered) will be allowed. Second entries cannot bump another entrant’s Initial entry from the field.
    1.2 Entry Fee is $75 per entry.
    1.3 All cars will have to pass tech inspection before pre-qualifying.
    1.4 Entrants whose cars make the grid will be entitled to receive the Slot.it Shootout 2012 Commemorative car. All entries not making the grid will be entitled to a Slot.it Group C white kit and $10 of store credit or a current standard Slot.it car of the entrant’s choice with the return of their car.
    1.5 Entries must be at 132slotcar.us by April 26, 2013.
    2. Hosting
    These are the guidelines and expectations of how the Shootout will be run, these are not open to debate on the forum. Should you host a round it is expected that you agree to abide by these rules and regulations. Failure to do so could jeopardize the results and the credibility of the Shootout.
    The Slot.it Shootout is based on the premise of this being an endurance race with the winner having covered the greatest distance.

    2.1 Absolute transparency is critical to the success of this series.
    2.2.1 Before the “warm-up” each car will be inspected, braids checked/set and make sure everything is correct. No host is to disassemble any car at any time without notifying race control of a problem and receiving the go-ahead from race control and the car owner. A PM to the entrant is not an approved form of communication. The host must contact race control on issues arising and entrants are expected to respond to race control within 24hrs. Race control will post the results of all issues, repairs and penalties.
    2.2.2 PM’ing any contestant first could bring the shootout into disrepute.
    2.2.3 It is the final decision of the car owner if they want a repair done and when deciding such they also agree to any subsequent penalty. This will all be posted in the forum by race control.
    2.2.4 No lubing of any kind is permitted or required once the cars leave tech. (No oil, braid juice, comm. drops, lotions, potions or notions thereof.)
    2.3.1 “Warm-up”: Each host will drive the cars in no particular order for 1 minute or less. This is not to set the grid but to get a feel for the cars on his track and pass that information on to the other drivers. If the host knows that car A can only do 7 sec. laps and a driver is complaining they are only doing 7 sec. laps, the host can tell the driver that that is the best to expect and to try and cover as many laps as possible, not go for outright speed. If there are any issues that may need addressing, these need to be reported to race control.
    2.4 Controllers: While there is no way to police this rule it is up to each host to be specific on the rules. If any adjustable controller is used it is forbidden to adjust the controller during the race. Choke or voltage limiters are not allowed. The organizers understand that not everyone agrees with this rule, so we ask that all hosts and drivers abide by it or don’t host. This rule is not to be debated in your, or anyone else’s race report. It is what it is, accept it or walk away.
    2.5 Each car must be raced for a total of 12 minutes at each round - this excludes the warm-up.
    2.6 Track calls are not necessary as long as all cars are treated the same. Drivers are supposed to get the best out of the car, not drive it like they stole it. It is about distance not outright speed.

    2.7 Track voltage must be set at the voltage disclosed before the series starts - minimum 12v. (One set wall wart per lane minimum is acceptable)
    2.8 Each lane is to have an allocated driver who will run each car in that lane for the same amount of time.

    2.9 Tire cleaning can be the host’s usual method (tape, wet sponge, tongue) as long as no additives /oils /creams /glues, etc. are applied to the tires, tongue or track.

    2.10 BEFORE shipping cars, please clarify with Alan Smith on how the cars should be shipped as he has a FedEx number.

    3. Penalties
    This is an endurance race and as such there will be consequences for any failure, whether minor or major. In that respect, all penalties will be based on the average lap length of all host tracks. If there are ten tracks with a combined total length of 1350ft, the average lap length will be calculated by dividing that total by the number of rounds (1350/10). The penalty will be based on x-laps multiplied by 135 ft. This is irrespective of whether the penalty is incurred on a 60ft track or a 200ft track.
    3.1 Failure to pass tech inspection:
    (a) If the car can be made legal - 5 lap penalty.
    (b) Car cannot be made legal - any modification that cannot be rectified or would require a new body and the entrant still wants to proceed once the car has been made legal - 25 lap penalty.
    3.2.1 Repairs at a track excluding chassis/ motor replacement - 5 laps.
    3.2.2 Repairs at a track that requires motor or chassis replacement - 10 laps.
    3.2.3 If the car fails in the heat, you lose whatever time is left in the heat. At the end of the heat the car can be repaired but will be assessed a 5 (averaged) lap penalty.

    Please remember this is an Endurance Race the idea is to get as many laps as possible with each car, not set the Track Record. Crashes cost each car a considerable loss of distance and increase potential damage. Encourage every driver to drive them hard but within the limit each car offers.
    Most important –HAVE FUN!!

    Thank you to Maurizio Ferrari and all at www.Slot.it for their support of the Slot.it ShootOut 2013.
    Last edited by slotbutton; 04-15-2013, 03:15 PM. Reason: Up"dated"
    Alan Smith
    SCI Owner.
    www.scaleracing.com
    www.slotcarillustrated.com
    www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
    www.132slotcar.us

    1-253-255-1807

  • #2
    Just a clarification:
    Entries are limited to 1 car per person (if there are 24 or more entries), but previous year's entrants have the right to reserve their numbers only, grid positions will be determined by pre-qualifying, is that correct?

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    • #3
      Pre Qualifying, pre entry etc.

      While the Grid is open to 24 cars after Qualifying, and previous entrants get to reserve their driver numbers no one is guaranteed a spot on the Grid other than by qualifying.

      Last year we had 22 individual entrants if I remember right and several double entries. This year with the Grid open to pre qualifying again anyone could be bumped. So we could see 24 completely new Entrants in the 2012 ShootOut

      So make sure you build your best car, qualifying is at 132SlotCar Raceway on the 80 foot Windsor Track. Power is 13.4 volts 50 amp by a regulated Laboratory Quality Power Supply.

      Qualifying with be done with three drivers.
      One minute heats for each driver.
      On three different lanes.

      The fastest time from each driver will be added together then divided by 3, an average time will create your Qualifying time for the ShootOut.

      We are looking forward to seeing some exciting cars again this year.

      There will also be a Concours winner but it has to come from the Qualified Cars no Shelf Queens here!!
      Alan Smith
      SCI Owner.
      www.scaleracing.com
      www.slotcarillustrated.com
      www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
      www.132slotcar.us

      1-253-255-1807

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      • #4
        Hi All,

        Quite happy to host a round again this year..... have read and understood the hosting requirements....

        Cheers, Tony.

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        • #5
          You can include Road Augusta Slot Speedway again if you please.

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          • #6
            Route 66 can host again. Plus you get free roundy-round testing at no extra charge!

            Cheers!
            Paul

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            • #7
              I would be happy to host a round again.

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              • #8
                Though I've PM'ed Alan, I'm publicly requesting a chance to host a round.

                It won't be on our little 30' track, but rather on our new 80' 4 lane track which we will have at our store soon.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nhdungeonracer View Post
                  Though I've PM'ed Alan, I'm publicly requesting a chance to host a round.

                  It won't be on our little 30' track, but rather on our new 80' 4 lane track which we will have at our store soon.
                  Wood, I assume?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by redlynr View Post
                    Wood, I assume?
                    Do you watch the Big Bang Theory?

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                    • #11
                      We are looking at Hosts, returning first then........

                      We will first contact previous Hosts, then look at the schedule to see what we need to keep a good traffic route for the cars to keep moving them around financially viable. Also we try to mix up the tracks, as long as they will comply with our Hosting rules including minimum voltage etc.

                      As soon as we know where we are with last years Hosts we will then look, if needed, at new Tracks.

                      More News soon, we will contact you if we need Tracks.

                      See you at the Slot.it ShootOut 2012.

                      Alan Smith
                      SCI Owner.
                      www.scaleracing.com
                      www.slotcarillustrated.com
                      www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
                      www.132slotcar.us

                      1-253-255-1807

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                      • #12
                        No threat of a Canada Post strike this year and I've confirmed with Mini Grid that their Maxport II track is good to go, so I can again offer to host a race there. Also, may be a possibility of following the Toronto round up with a race in Niagara Falls, NY. That would make it easier to get the cars stateside again.
                        Last edited by JohnnySlots; 01-22-2012, 12:48 PM.

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                        • #13
                          It takes planning before we consider adding on tracks.

                          We will contact Tracks and potential New Hosts as we sort out the schedule.

                          Contact Darren, Kerry or myself if your interested, we will post the plan as soon as we get it sorted out.

                          Returning tracks who agree to the Hosting rules first then New Tracks if needed.

                          See you at the www.Slot.it Shootout 2012.

                          Group C.

                          Group C EVO.

                          Alan Smith
                          SCI Owner.
                          www.scaleracing.com
                          www.slotcarillustrated.com
                          www.facebook.com/scaleracingcenter
                          www.132slotcar.us

                          1-253-255-1807

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                          • #14
                            2.4 Controllers: While there is no way to police this rule it is up to each host to be specific on the rules. If any adjustable controller is used it is forbidden to adjust the controller during the race. Choke or voltage limiters are not allowed. The organizers understand that not everyone agrees with this rule, so we ask that all hosts and drivers abide by it or donít host. This rule is not to be debated in your, or anyone elseís race report. It is what it is, accept it or walk away.
                            Is it OK to adjust brake & sensitivity?

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                            • #15
                              Is it OK to adjust brake & sensitivity?
                              If any adjustable controller is used it is forbidden to adjust the controller during the race.
                              NO it is not. Set and forget.

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