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  • The Chicago 24 Rules

    The Chicago Twenty-Four


    Sponsored by JayGee Racing and M.A. Braatz, a distributor of MonaVie

    Join 40 or more top racers from around the world as they descend on Chicago March 6th and 7th 2010 to set a new 24-hr world distance record for 1/32nd scale plastic chassis slot cars.

    A Record Breaking History
    The Chicago 24 has a history of establishing new world records. When last run in 2005, this event set a new 24-hr distance record for 1/24th scale cars of 488.5 miles which still stands today.

    For 2010, The Chicago 24 has its sights set on establishing a new world record for 1/32 scale home-set type cars, the most popular type of slot car racing in the world today. Extrapolated race results from the enduros run over iHobby weekend shows that the existing record record is well within reach.

    The existing record was set on 6/7 June 2009 in Brno, Czech Republic on a 116 feet 6 inch (35.50m) eight lane circuit at the SCR Bruno club. The SCR Bruno team covered 223.7 miles, beating 6 other teams. The SCR Bruno drivers were Lukas Prchal, Jaroslav Svanda, Lumbomir Pazdera and Jiri Elias. The car was a Slot it McLaren F1 GTR.

    A World Class Venue
    The race will take place on the Midwest Monster, Mid-America's 148.5 ft long 1/24th scale commercial flat track. This track has hosted many national championship races in 1/24th and 1/32nd scale already...and will be perfectly prepped for this record setting event.

    World Class Sponsors
    Jeff Goldberg of JayGee Racing is the race organizer. He organized the 2005 record setting run, so you know this event will be fun, fast and will run smoothly. He's joined by M.A. Braatz, a distributor for MonaVie...so you know there will be plenty of MonaVie's new EMV energy drink on hand to help race contestants remain focused and alert during the 24-hr event.

    The event is also about haviing FUN...so look for concours to include awards for "Best Team Uniforms" , pre-race social events, etc.

    Event Description
    A 24-hr endurance race for hardbody 1/32nd scale plastic chassis slot cars.

    Location
    Mid-America Raceway
    Chicago, Illinois
    (Note that Mid-America raceway is in the process of moving to a new location in the Chicago area. The new address will be posted when it becomes available.)

    Raceway contact info:
    Roger Schmitt
    630-484-8574
    [email protected]

    Date
    March 6-7, 2010

    Entry Fee
    $250.00 USD submitted with race entry. Refundable with cancellation notice specified below. Entry fee includes open practice on Friday, one set of handout rear wheels/tires and handout motor. Entry fees are payable to Mid-America Raceway.

    Eight teams, first come - first served with respect to entry fees. 3 alternate teams will be permitted. Alternates must also submit $250 entry fee but it will be refunded if first eight teams show up. Earliest postmarks in case of mailed entries are tie breakers.

    Cancellation notice:
    Full refund if cancellation notice received by February 5th. $125 refund if cancellation notice received by February 19th. No refund is cancellation notice received after midnight CST, February 19th. Cancellation notice must be emailed to Jeff Goldberg, [email protected]. You should also follow up with a phone call to Jeff at 408-315-8910 to ensure your email isn’t diverted to his spam-folder.

    Alternate team selection:
    In case of cancellation by one of first eight teams, the first alternate will be contacted immediately. If the first alternate can't attend, their entry fee will be refunded and the next alternate will be contacted. This process will continue until all slots are filled.

    Schedule

    Friday, March 5
    11am - 6pm Open Practice (included in entry fee)
    7pm - Drivers dinner/social event at local restaurant/pub

    Saturday, March 6
    9am - tech inspection
    10am - driver's meeting, concours, photo shoots
    11am - race start

    Sunday, March 7
    Race awards, photo shoot, Slotto


    Race Format

    Team size - 5 to 7

    1 driver, 1 pit man, 1 computer monitor (when designated), 1 team captain

    Format - 24 1-hr heats. Sticker and lane change only between heats. 1 minute lane changes between heats. All work performed under green flag. Driver changes between heats only.

    Driving time per driver -
    5 driver team, 4 heats min, 5 heats max
    6 driver team, 3 heats min, 5 heats max
    7 driver team, 3 heats min, 4 heats max

    Drivers name will be recorded on chart kept at race director's stand.

    Pitting - pit lane to be designated section of track. Tires can be cleaned with Mongo pad or tape under green in the pit lane area. Car's must be driven to pit lane for repairs and placed back in pit lane by pit crew member after repairs are completed. If another competitor's car is touched by pit crew when removing/placing their car on track, a 10 lap penalty will be assessed.

    Track calls - track calls will occur for:
    1) problem with track, braid or power
    2) unreachable car under bridge or infield
    3) riders
    3) car off in front of driver's panel

    Missed laps -
    Laps will not be added/subtracted if car crosses lap counter in another car's lane. A lockout will be used to minimize extra laps due to riders.

    Concours - Open to any non-production painted body.

    1. Best paint
    2. Most realistic appearing
    3. Best team uniform

    Race Officials

    Technical Inspection –
    - each team will provide a judge
    - Teams 1-4 will provide 1 judge each to inspect Teams 5-8's cars (vice versa)

    The participants will come to the tech table with the car already prepared -
    - body off ready for weighing. body must be clean and free of tire dust, etc.
    - motor is out of the car
    - rear wheels are out of the car

    Judges are to inspect chassis and body compliance before motor/wheel and tires are installed in the car.

    Race Direction –
    - each team will provide a team member at the designated time to monitor the computer to handle track calls
    - appointed impartial race director(s) will handle procedural/technical disputes during the race

    Technical Specifications

    Brand - Any plastic 1/32nd scale slot car manufacturer with a stock chassis/pod or adaptor that will accept the spec motor.

    Car Types - LMP/GT1

    Slot.it - Nissan 390 GT1 LT, Ferrari F40, Nissan 390, Audi R8C, Mclaren GT-R
    SCX – Audi R8 Pro
    ScaleAuto – Toyota GT1, Radical
    NSR - Mosler
    Fly/FlySlot Racing Ferrari F40.
    Fly/FlySlot Porsche GT1-98 EVO3
    Spirit Racing Dallara Judd LMP
    Spirit Courage C65 LMP
    Sloter Zytek LMP
    Ninco: Mosler, Modena, Ford GT, Acura LMP2, Lexus, Ascari A10, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Murcelago, Porsche 997, Porsche 911
    Avant Slot: Peugeot 908 - Standard and Racing version, Audi R10 TDI - Standard and Racing version, Pescarolo Sport LMP - Standard and Racing version, Porsche RS Spyder LMP2

    Other LMP/GT1 cars may be entered with prior approval from the race organizers. Submissions should be emailed to Jeff Goldberg, [email protected]

    It is the desire of the race organizer that all entries in the race be unique…no identical cars with the same liveries. A picture (or description) of each teams car/livery should be emailed to [email protected] when you submit your entry or as soon as possible thereafter. In case of duplication, the later picture submission will be asked to change their livery.

    Wheels and tires - Handout rear wheels/tires, glued and trued by Slot Car Corner for 3/32" axle.

    Rear wheels: CB Design 17X11mm (# CBDLMPR)
    Rear tires: Super Tires 1100-BC (silicone)

    Any scale wheel/tire combo allowed on front. Nail polish can be applied to front wheels.

    Front wheels (min. diameter with tire mounted): .650"
    Front wheels (min. width with tire mounted): .320"

    Front and rear tires may not extend past width of body.

    Motor – Handout Slot.it SICM8 Boxer II motor, closed can. Motors will be dyno tested / matched. Motors may be glued or taped to chassis/pod.

    Chassis - Only OEM chassis, chassis parts and motor pods can be used. OEM upgrades for those components may also be used. Motor pods must be plastic. Must be able to accept the spec motor without modification. Flashing may be sanded off chassis and motor pod to allow free movement of motor pod. Flashing may be removed from body mounting screw holes to allow free movement of body. Lead weights may be added to top side of chassis for weight balancing. Body/pod screws must be covered with tape. Spacers may be added between body and chassis to provide clearance for spec tires. No other chassis modifications permitted.


    Bodies and interiors - Injection molded and sold by plastic slot car manufacturer. Minimum weight 16 grams. Heavier bodies MAY NOT be sanded or lightened in any way to meet minimum weight. Lexan and light weight interiors are only allowed if offered as part of stock body as sold by plastic car manufacturer, or as an OEM upgrade for the body. Drivers/interiors must be 3-D and painted with at least 4 colors. Broken off wings must be repaired/replaced under green.

    Any bronze, oilite or nylon bushings that fit unmodified axle carriers - no ball bearings (even if a car comes stock with them...).

    Guide flags - Any guide flag produced by a 1/32 scale plastic car manufacturer may be used on any car, provided that the car's chassis is not modified to accept the flag and that the flag's shaft isn't modified to fit the chassis.

    Gears - unrestricted. Any pitch, any slot car manufacturer. May mix and match brands. Gears must be stock - no filing, milling, or drilling.

    Axles - 3/32" solid axles ONLY. No drilled or lightened axles.

    Motor - Slot.it SICM8 Boxer II motor, closed can. Handout motor to be included in entry fee. Motors will be dyno tested / matched. Motors may be glued or taped to chassis/pod.
    Last edited by JayGee; 02-15-2010, 05:28 PM. Reason: Specified that motor pods must be plastic

  • #2
    Rules Clarifications

    Question #1

    Lexan and light weight interiors are only allowed if offered as part of stock body as sold by plastic car manufacturer.
    This could be interpreted two (2) ways:

    1. If the "stock" car comes with a lightweight interior, it is ok to use (minimum body weight, 4 colors, etc. still apply). For example, the ScaleAuto Toyota and SCX Audi R8 Pro. Cars that do not come "stock" cannot replace the "stock" interior with a lightweight version - even if offered by the manufacturer. For example, any of the Slot.it cars.

    2. Same as above except Slot.it's can replace the stock interior with the Slot.it aftermarket lightweight interior (again, minimum body weight, 4 colors, etc. still apply).

    We're assuming interpretation #2 is the intent but want to be sure.


    Question #2

    Motor pods - general question. If one manufacturer's motor pod will fit another's chassis with no modifications, can it be used? For example, if someone has a broken ScaleAuto motor pod (which to the best of my knowledge, replacements are not available...) and wants to use a Slot.it pod (again, with no modifications), is the allowable? This would also help mitigate potential problems with spares (i.e. if the "stock" pod is broken during the event and a "stock" replacement is not available, another manufacturer's "stock" pod could be substituted).

    Question #3

    Wood Slot.it guide is allowed.
    Can we open this rule up a bit to allow any Slot.it guide?

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    • #3
      Well.....

      More importantly, how many teams will be required to run the race? Will it only run with a full field of 8?

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      • #4
        Is there anything we can do to get teams to sign up? There was A LOT of interest for this race and I don't understand there are only 3 teams officially in at this moment. Our plane tickets are already reserved and can't be reimbursed. :-)

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        • #5
          There was A LOT of interest for this race and I don't understand there are only 3 teams officially in at this moment.
          So true....
          Look at the thread that started this.
          http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...ad.php?t=33382
          It's 14 pages long, with many people having input.
          Now that it's officially going to happen, where'd everybody go???

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          • #6
            The figures below are only estimates based on traveling from Philly to Chicago on Southwest, with 5 people on the team.

            $234.00 round trip airfair
            $30.00 for 1/5 of a minivan for 3 days
            $120.00 for 1/5 of 3 hotel rooms for 3 days
            $50.00 for 1/5 of the entry fee
            ______
            $434.00 per entrant to play with toy cars for 24 hours

            That of course doesn't include meals, the team car(s), spare parts, etc.

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            • #7
              And your point is????

              Anytime you travel anywhere, for any reason (not just to play with toy cars), you're going to incur traveling costs. I know people who travel to visit in-laws, and pay more than your figure. So tell me, which one is more "fun". Toy cars or In-laws?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kji View Post
                The figures below are only estimates based on traveling from Philly to Chicago on Southwest, with 5 people on the team.

                $234.00 round trip airfair
                $30.00 for 1/5 of a minivan for 3 days
                $120.00 for 1/5 of 3 hotel rooms for 3 days
                $50.00 for 1/5 of the entry fee
                ______
                $434.00 per entrant to play with toy cars for 24 hours

                That of course doesn't include meals, the team car(s), spare parts, etc.
                You have 5 people, drive there.

                800 mile trip with a car that gets 14mpg (worst case) and gas that costs $2.75 will cost $157 in gas each way.

                $314 round trip in gas with 5 people will be 62dollars to get there per person. That takes away your minivan rental also.

                So now you're at

                $62
                $120
                $50
                _______

                $232 Total w/o food.


                Team Slingshot from Atlanta will be driving with 6 people on the team. It is a 750mile drive for us - comparable to driving from Philly. If we were all to fly, the combined flight totals would be over $1000. If we drive, it'll cost a third of that if even.
                Last edited by Mark; 12-04-2009, 06:42 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nhdungeonracer View Post
                  So true....
                  Look at the thread that started this.
                  http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...ad.php?t=33382
                  It's 14 pages long, with many people having input.
                  Now that it's officially going to happen, where'd everybody go???
                  Dickie, one thing you guys are used to is having a group of guys in a club who do this sort of thing pretty regularly. Forming the team is a simple matter. There are lots of guys who are probably interested, but may not have 4 or 5 other guys to go with, and aren't in a position to make an early commitment.

                  There was a lot of early interest, from 25 guys who posted -- a few of whom are on different continents, one is the race organizer, one is the track host, etc. 3 teams sounds about right, so far.

                  This is an event that really is geared toward begger clubs that race together, and three of the most active clubs seem to have entered.

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                  • #10
                    I pretty sure the Great Lakes Club is talking about it. Houston would be a great fit for a team. Tacoma would be another team that should race. How bout the Philly guys, they have a strong group of racers. Some of our slot brothers from Canada could cross the border to Chicago very easily.
                    I'm optimistic we will have a full field. It's still early yet.

                    SS

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                    • #11
                      Some of our slot brothers from Canada could cross the border to Chicago very easily.
                      Quebec is still part of Canada So the East is taken care of! Would like to say the West will be there too but it's early days yet!!

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                      • #12
                        Hope you guys field a team Darren. I really think this race will turn out to be a social event where guys can put faces with names that they have talked to on SCI. Chicago is so centrally located and Mid America is such a fantastic track, it's the perfect place to have a event like this.
                        I made the trip up by car from Atlanta to the warm up race and it was about a 12 hour drive. Well worth the trip.

                        George

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SouthernSlotter View Post
                          I pretty sure the Great Lakes Club is talking about it. Houston would be a great fit for a team. Tacoma would be another team that should race. How bout the Philly guys, they have a strong group of racers. Some of our slot brothers from Canada could cross the border to Chicago very easily.
                          I'm optimistic we will have a full field. It's still early yet.

                          SS
                          Yep, I agree. There are some strong clubs that could field a team. And the good thing about Chicago is it's usually possible to get inexpensive flights from far away.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kji View Post
                            The figures below are only estimates based on traveling from Philly to Chicago on Southwest, with 5 people on the team.

                            $234.00 round trip airfair
                            $30.00 for 1/5 of a minivan for 3 days
                            $120.00 for 1/5 of 3 hotel rooms for 3 days
                            $50.00 for 1/5 of the entry fee
                            ______
                            $434.00 per entrant to play with toy cars for 24 hours

                            That of course doesn't include meals, the team car(s), spare parts, etc.
                            Assuming we could even scrape together 5 people from the left coast, which is highly unlikely, it would be rather more expensive:

                            From Victoria Airport (YYJ)
                            $550.00 round trip airfare
                            $40.00 for 1/5 of a minivan for 4 days
                            $160.00 for 1/5 of 3 hotel rooms for 4 nights
                            $50.00 for 1/5 of the entry fee
                            ______
                            $800.00 per entrant to play with toy cars for 5ish hours each + meals, the team car(s), spare parts, etc.

                            or From SeaTac (SEA)
                            $100.00 for 1/2 ferry plus an extra day each end in case of travel difficulties
                            $235.00 round trip airfare
                            $40.00 for 1/5 of a minivan for 4 days
                            $160.00 for 1/5 of 3 hotel rooms for 4 nights
                            $50.00 for 1/5 of the entry fee
                            ______
                            $585.00 per entrant to play with toy cars for 5ish hours each + meals, the team car(s), spare parts, etc.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SouthernSlotter View Post
                              I pretty sure the Great Lakes Club is talking about it. Houston would be a great fit for a team. Tacoma would be another team that should race. How bout the Philly guys, they have a strong group of racers. Some of our slot brothers from Canada could cross the border to Chicago very easily.
                              I'm optimistic we will have a full field. It's still early yet.
                              I sure hope we'll have a full field come race time. I've sent an email to Dave Kennedy (located in PA) this afternoon and he told me he wants to organize a team to go to the race but still hasn't got around to it yet.

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