Following up on the success of the Alabama Grand-Am Snowball Derby in January 2012 and the recent Alabama ScaleAuto Summer Mayhem races, it is my pleasure to announce that I will be continuing these races next year:
2013 Alabama Winter SlotCar Mayhem: January 11-12, 2013.
2013 Alabama Summer SlotCar Mayhem: July 12-13, 2013.
Classes will include 1:24 BRM, 1:24 ScaleAuto GT, 1:32 NSR Porsche Cup, 1:32 GT and 1:32 LMP. Although these dates are in the far future, I wanted to let everyone have the opportunity to plan ahead if they want to attend either or both of these events. I will post the class regulations soon. The 1:24 BRM cars and 1:24 ScaleAuto GT cars will run under the Scaleracing national rules for 2013. The NSR Porsche Cup will run under rules established for the North Carolina/Georgia/Alabama "Mayhem" series as written by George "SouthernSlotter." 1:32 LMP rules as well as 1:32 GT rules will be complete very soon.
I hope y'all will want to come experience some "good ol' fashioned Southern Hospitality." To say we had a terrific time racin' and socializin' this year would be an understatement.
As always, practice will be held on Friday and races on Saturday for these events. For anyone participating, there will be planned excursions to the Barber Motorsports Park and Vintage Motorcycle/Racing Museum on the Sundays following these events. Feel free to contact me for further info.
Last edited by slotbutton; 07-22-2012 at 07:45 PM.
Reason: Lawrence needed some help with the time space continum.........
It was bad timing for me Jay. I was originally scheduled for surgery in August but they had a cancellation and I figured I'd rather be cooped up in the house during summer than fall. Wish I could have been there. I'm sure you guys had a blast!
I just figured I would go ahead and set dates for next year so that others, like Blake, could plan ahead to attend the races. And special thanks to Darren for help with the warp drive. We do have a different aspect of time here in 'Bama. It's called "gettin' 'round to it" .
Just a friendly reminder that the Tr-State Mayhem series will begin next year with the 2nd Annual Alabama Snowball Derby (held at Chelsea Motorsports Park in Chelsea, Alabama.) Classes that will be running include 1:24 ScaleAuto GT, 1:32 GT, 1:32 NSR Porsche Cup as well as the addition of the 1:32 LMP class.
Tri-State Mayhem LMP Rules:
1) All 1:32 models of cars classified as LMP1 or LMP2 cars are eligible to enter. There are 3 cars that are eligible that are not typical LMP cars. These 3 cars are the Nissan R390 (long or short tail), the Porsche GT1 98 and the Toyota TS020 "GT-One". The Bentley Speed 8 EXP is also considered to be legal for this class. If you are unsure whether or not a certain car is legal, please contact me.
2) NO additional MAGNETS (other than the motor magnets as built into the powerplants by the manufacturer) are allowed.
3) Motors: All motors are allowed.
3.1) All brands of motor lead wires are allowed.
3.2) Only 1 motor is allowed in the car.
4) CHassis: Any chassis as well as any chassis modifications are allowed.
5) Bodies: The body must be intact from an exterior view although internal modifications are allowed. The body must have a driver's cockpit as well as the driver's helmet mounted in the correct position for the body style. Rear wings must be present on the body in their correct positions. Detail parts such as rear view mirrors, dive planes, etc... may be removed from the body.
5.1) Wings that become dislodged during a race must be fixed in their correct positions under green flag conditions.
6) Motor Pods: Any style motor pod is allowed.
7) Wheels/Rims: Any size wheels/rims may be used on the cars
8) Tires: Any brand of tire is allowed except for silicone based tires.
8.1) Tires AND wheels/rims must not protrude outward beyond the sides of the cars' body.
8.2) The car must have 2 rear wheels and tires as well as 2 front wheels and tires present in their correct positions for the car to be deemed legal.
9) Axles: All axles will be allowed.
10) Axle Bearings/Bushings: All styles of axle bearings/bushings are allowed.
11) Guide Blades/Braids: All styles of guide blade and electrical braids are legal.
12) Ballast: The cars may be weighted in any fashion so long as the weight does not affect the track surface or the track braids. The cars will have a maximum weight limit of 90 grams excluding the inherent magnetic downforce as produced by the motors.
In other words, this is an unlimited class (except for the lack of traction magnets). The body of the car must have the appearance of the 1:1 car and tires/wheels cannot protrude out from under the wheel wells. Other than the rules mentioned above, "if you can dream of it, build it."
Last edited by rolltidevet; 10-25-2012 at 07:19 AM.
I know the questions and comments many of you will have concerning a basically unlimited LMP class. The biggest concern will be cost. Each racer can spend as much or as little as they want developing their cars. I am currently prepping the NSR "Red Sonja" Audi R18 for this class and have yet to add or change out any parts that did not come stock on the car. It is already a great handling beast. The Slot.It Lola B 09/60 is also a great car that may require little (if any) extra money to be spent on development.
The second concern would be "loopholes" in the rules. Well, outside of the no-magnet rule and the 90 gram weight limit, the rules are wide open. The exterior of the body must be untouched (except for removal of small detail pieces), the wheels, tires and rims must fit under the body and the car must have a cockpit with at least a driver's helmet in the correct positions.
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Last edited by rolltidevet; 11-15-2012 at 06:23 AM.