I am honored to announce the 1st Annual ALABAMA ScaleAuto MAYHEM race to be held at Chelsea Motorsports Park in Chelsea, Alabama on July 14, 2012.
The featured event will be a 6 hour endurance race for the 1:24 ScaleAuto GT cars. Support races will include a 1:32 NSR Porsche 997 Cup race, a 1:32 GT race and an IROC race featuring the Scalextric "GT Endurance START Prototypes." Other races will be run time permitting.
Chelsea Motorsports Park will be open for practice from 12:00pm - 10:00pm CDT on Friday, July 13, 2012. The track will open at 7:00am CDT on Saturday, July 14. Racing will begin at 11:00am. The 1:24 ScaleAuto race will feature teams of 2 drivers per car and the race will cover a full 6 hours. Depending on the number of cars entered, each team may not run a full 6 hours themselves. In other words, the length of time for each heat will be determined by the number of entries so that the entire race will only last 6 hours itself. All other races will be "every driver for his/her self."
While this event is part of the Alabama/Georgia/North Carolina Mayhem series, everyone is invited to participate. Please PM me here on SCI if you are interested in more details. Rules for the car classes will be posted shortly.
The entry fee for this event will be $65 for each racer. Each racer will receive a set of 1:24 ScaleAuto ProComp 1 tires for their ScaleAuto GT cars. Prizes for the winners will be awarded. In addition, I am currently working on additional entry prizes for each racer.
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2) BODIES - Wings, wing struts, wing end-plates, grills, dive planes and front/rear splitters must be in their proper places for qualifying and racing.
2.1a) Should any of the above pieces come of the car during the race, the pieces must be repaired under green flag conditions.
2.1.1) Mirrors and windshield wipers may be removed from the bodies prior to or during the race.
2.1.2) The correct wings, wing struts, wing end-plates, grills and air splitters must be used for the specific body style.
2.1.3) The body, wings, wing end-plates, grills and air splitters may be strengthened with any type of glue so long as the amount of glue used is not excessive.
2.2) The body and body pieces may not be altered in any way in order to reduce the weight of the car.
3) CAR INTERIORS - Must be the original interior for the body style or the direct ScaleAuto replacement interior for the body style. All interior pieces must be present in their correct position before the race begins.
3.1) Should an interior piece become dislodged during the race, it may remain dislodged for the remainder of the race. The piece(s) in question must remain within the interior of the car for the remainder of the race.
3.1.1) Should the entire interior become dislodged during the race, the interior must be repaired in its' correct position during green flag conditions.
3.2) The interior may be secured to the body with any type of glue so long as the amount of glued used is not excessive.
3.3) The interior may not be altered in any way so as to reduce the weight of the interior and the car.
4) CHASSIS - The chassis must be the "box stock" ScaleAuto chassis for the correct body style or a direct replacement chassis with all appropriate parts as found on the "box stock" chassis.
4.1) All chassis plates may be straightened or flattened.
4.1.1) The chassis plates may be adjusted in order to provide guide blade and wheel/tire clearance from the body.
4.2) All stock chassis screws (or their direct factory replacements) must be present in their correct positions in order to secure all chassis and body parts for qualifying and racing.
4.2.1) Chassis screws may be secured in their proper positions with "LocTite"
4.2.1a) It is recommended, although not a requirement, to use packing tape on the bottom of the chassis to prevent screws from coming loose and falling onto the raciing surface and slots.
5) MOTORS - The standard ScaleAuto 21K "Sprinter" long can motor (part SC-0025) must be used. All other motors will be considered illegal.
5.1) The motor may not be tampered with in any form or fashion outside of adjusting the pinion on the shaft of the motor and soldering the lead wires to the motor terminals.
5.1.1) The original wrapper must be present on the motor.
5.2) No additional internal or external magnets may be applied to the motor.
5.3) Adjusting the timing of the motor or the number of copper wire "winds" within the motor is prohibitted.
5.4) The angle of the motor and the motor mounts in relation to the rear axle may be adjusted to suit the individual driver(s).
6) GEARS and PINIONS - The pinion/spur gear ratio will be 12:44.
6.1) The 12T ScaleAuto brass pinion (part SC-1195) will be required. The use of any other pinions is prohibitted.
6.2) The 44T ScaleAuto spur gear (part SC-1056B) will be required. The use of any other spur gears is prohibitted.
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I have a very exciting announcement to make concerning the Alabama Summer Mayhem races!!! Alan Smith from Scaleracing, Inc. will be present for the races !!! Alan will be bringing several 1:24 ScaleAuto cars, 1:32 ScaleAuto GT cars as well as a healthy supply of ScaleAuto parts for the participants. Alan and I are working on gifts for all of those who enter the races as well as prizes for the race winners.
I am using Alan's National 1:24 ScaleAuto rules and regulations as a guideline for the endurance race. The only difference I can see is in the regulations regarding the straightening/flattening of the chassis plates. It is permissible to straighten the chassis plates by any means for the Alabama Mayhem 1:24 ScaleAuto Endurance race.
The 1:32 GT and 1:32 NSR Porsche 997 GT3 RSR Cup races will be run under the rules and regulations as previously set forth by the NC/AL/GA slot car clubs. I will kindly ask SouthernSlotter to post the Porsche Cup rules here. I will post the GT rules as soon as I finish the 1:24 ScaleAuto rules.
Motor must be the Baby King part # NSR 3024. Motor may be screwed to the pod using the holes provided. Slot.it part # SICH 41 is a good choice for motor screws. No gluing the motor in the pod.
Tip: Be careful removing the stock motor from the pod. These pods are hard and brittle. They will crack if too much pressure is applied to them.
Gearing is the stock crown gear (Red 31) and the stock pinion (13). Optional pinion is the 12. I would recommend the 13/31. Some of the very first models came with a 14T pinion. They have since changed to a 13T. So check your pinion count!
Stock front and rear tires and wheels. Some of the rally versions comes with 19x10 rear tires. For those cars, part # 5230 Supergrips can be used, which is the stock tire on the RSR.
Rear tires can be glued to the rim and both front and rear can be trued round. Tires must not be trued to the point of making the diameter of the tire significantly smaller than stock.
Spacers can be used to widen the front and rear track, just as long as the tires and/or wheels do not extend outside of the cars fenders.
Wheel inserts must be in place.
Stock interior must be used, no vacuum formed interiors.
Either the stock black or hard white chassis can be used. We have found no difference in the two. We had a couple of chassis warped and guys replaced them with white ones.
Stock pods must be used. Some are red, some are violet. Both are the same hardness.
Stock Guide pick up must be used.
Cars must meet a minimum stock weight (TBD), but weight can be added anywhere to the chassis. Tip: In my testing only four small strips of golf lead tape works well on the bottom of the pod in a V pattern, running from the motor to the front end of the pod. I have two cars, one has a total weight of 88g, the other 89g.
CARGOFAST tape can be used on the bottom of the pod to act as a noise suppressor and suspension. No other suspension can be used.
Free choice of wire, braids, screws and lube. I recommend replacing the body and pod screws with a longer sleeved screw like part # NSR 4836 or Slot.it part # SICH 51. These screws allow a better float of the body and pod, and are longer so they won't work loose during a race.
If it wasn't mentioned in the rules, you can't do it.
Any questions, shoot me a PM.
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Reason: Add guide.
"So called racers from Georgia"????? Gimme a break Slaughter :0
Seriously though, thanks to George and Alan for posting the rules. My animal patients have been in need of my attention more so than usual this past week, and as a veterinarian, THEY always come first.
The IROC race I previously mentioned is now a "BUYROC" race!! What's a "BUYROC" race? Here is how it works:
1) Alan is bringing a 1:24 BRM Porsche for each racer attending this event.
2) Alan will prepare all of the 962's equally.
3) Racers will draw numbers for the Porsche 962 they will run in the race.
4) Racers will be given 15 minutes to make any adjustments they deem necessary to the car (short of adding magnets, weights and extra pieces.)
5) Once the 15 minutes is up, the cars are inspected in tech then the "RACE IS ON...."
6) After the race, each racer will have the opportunity to purchase the car they ran for a discounted price!! That is where the "BUYROC" comes in.
Alan came up with this idea as well as the nickname. I think it is a really cool idea, especially for other slot car shops to consider. Personally speaking, I am terrible at setting up a BRM car. I know Alan can set up a "box stock" BRM so that it runs like a bullet and corners on rails. It's a great chance for some one like myself to purchase a car that is already set up to run well.