Here are the rules for the Scaleracing Manufacturers Challenge which has been updated for the latest Avant Slot Cars.
Manufacturer’s Challenge 2012
Arrow Saleen SR7 Avant Slot – Audi R10, Porsche RS Spyder, Peugeot 908, Pescarolo, Lotus Elise GT1 Scaleauto – Toyota GT-ONE, Radical SR9 Slot.it – Nissan R390 GT1 Race Car, McLaren F1 GTR, Ferrari F40, Audi R8C/ R8C Reloaded, Lola B09-60
*Cars entered must be the race car model – no street car models allowed IE: Slot.it Nissan R390 Street Car.
a) No modifications allowed to chassis and body unless otherwise specified. b) Only the models listed above are allowed. c) Drivers are responsible for supplying their own motor. d) Any motor can be used on all cars, but motor must be from the same manufacturer of the car and it must be of the same type (longcan, shortcan, etc) as factory – Slot.it motors for Slot.it cars / Avant Slot motors for Avant Slot cars / Scaleauto Motors for Scaleauto cars. A manufacturer’s motor cannot be used on another manufacturer’s car. e) Spec Rear wheels/tires will be hand-out by the race organizer:
· Spec Tire: (20.5 mm x 11 mm Pro comp sponge wheel/tire) f) Upgrade parts including but not limited to unless otherwise noted: pods, wheels, gears, guides, axles, chassis, interiors, motor, etc. are allowed but must be from the same manufacturer as the model being used – Slot.it parts for Slot.it cars / Avant Slot parts for Avant Slot cars / Scaleauto parts for Scaleauto cars. g) Exception to above rule any of the approved Manufacturers gears are allowed in any car. h) Free choice parts are only: braids, lead wires, guide eyelets, all screws, and adhesives. i) No magnets are allowed. j) Tape can be used under the chassis and motor pod.
Body a) No modifications to the body are allowed. b) Body may be shimmed to allow rear tire clearance; no bodies shall be modified to aid tire clearance. c) Any replacement parts used for the body must follow ruling in General Section F. d) Body must be presentable with all major parts intact – bodies with missing quarter panels will not be allowed. e) Bodies may be re-enforced with Shoe Goo, or similar, to prevent crash damage. f) Antennas, mirrors, wipers, tow hooks, and other small, protruding parts from the body are not required. g) Wing must always be in place during green flag conditions. If wing removes itself from the car, the wing must be re-placed on the car under green flag immediately. The race will not stop for a wing incident. If the driver fails to re-place the wing in a reasonable amount of time (decided by race organizer) a 10lap penalty will be placed and laps will not count onwards until the wing is re-placed. h) If white body kit is used, exterior of body must be painted with at least one coat of paint and must have at least three numbers. If replacement interiors are used they must be painted in at least two colors.( scaleracing ) i) Light kits are permitted, but are not mandatory. Removal of body material for light installation should be kept to a minimum. IE – a hole that allows the LED to be shown is acceptable, but a complete cutting off/removal of a head light bucket is not acceptable. “Too much” will be dictated by the scrutineer.
Chassis a) No modifications to chassis allowed unless otherwise noted. b) Chassis must be of type intended for body. c) All replacement, update, and/or upgrade chassis designed for the specific model are allowed. Refer to General Section F for clarification. d) Flashing on chassis may be removed to allow better floating of the body. Chassis may be straightened. Chassis inserts may be glued in. e) Ballast is allowed. Ballast must be above the chassis pan / inside the car. Exposed Ballast is not allowed: IE under the chassis. Ballast may be glued or taped. If ballast finds its way off the car, a 5 lap penalty will be in place if ballast causes an issue with a competitor’s car. The same goes for lost screws. f) Wheel/tire must not protrude outside of the body when viewed from above, no exceptions. This includes axle, chassis or pod float.
Motor Pod - Motor a) Flashing may be removed from motor pod to allow better float. Excessive removal of material is not permitted. b) Motor may be glued in place. Motor may be screwed in place only if holes are provided by the manufacturer on the pod. Some form of thread locker is allowed on motor screws. c) The factory motor configuration on the car must be used. IE: if the car came with an inline, long can pod, then the car must run as an inline with a long can motor – any pod from that manufacturer may be used as long as the car retains an inline, long can motor configuration.
Gears/Wheels/Axles a) Gears, wheels, and axles must be from same manufacturer as the car being used. Refer to General Section F for clarification. b) Except to above rule any approved Manufacturers gears allowed. c) Modifications to the crown/spur gear/pinion, wheels, and axles are not allowed. d) Gear ratio is free choice. a) Front tire must be from the same manufacturer as the car being used. Refer to General Section F for clarification. e) Front tire must not be smaller than 17mm in diameter. f) Front tire may be glued and trued. Nail polish on the front tires are allowed. g) Wheel inserts are not mandatory.
All work on cars must be done at the Pit Table once hand out tires are fitted and car is inspected.
No tire treatment is allowed other than the Scaleauto SC-5300 tire cleaner which will be supplied at the Pit table.
No other chemicals allowed, all lubricants must be at the Pit table prior to the start of the race.
Sprint race rules will allow for work during lane changes, at the pit table only. The race will not be held up for racers not ready to start the next heat.
Race length and lane change time will be announced at the event and is subject to entry numbers. This may be adjusted at any time by the race director to allow completion of the races and to stay on schedule. All racers must marshal when ask to. If races are run Round Robin no work on cars is allowed during Sit Out.
This is a Tuning Classis within the rules mentioned, so have fun. See you at the Races.
The rules on the pods for the slot it car are a bit confusing. In one part fo the rules it indicates only inline pods and then I read this...
a) Standard, Angle-winder, and EVO chassis replacements are permitted. If Angle-winder or EVO chassis is used, the removal of pod cut-outs is allowed. (You may not glue them in.) Replacement chassis must be assembled according to Slot.it’s specifications.
Best to discuss all Rules in the News/Race thread.
May be best to keep all discussion in one place but happy to reply here. This looks to be a Slot.it Group C rules right?
Slot.it has made in line only chassis as well as chassis that are capable of being in line or angle-winder both are allowed in the in line configuration only in Group C. Either standard or 1/2 off set pods are allowed as the latest cars come that way ( 1/2 off set )
Now in the Manufacturers Challenge any chassis is allowed, from the said Manufacturer, But cars have to run in the configuration they were released in. So a Radical for example cannot be angle-winder this may change next year.
Slot.it can run a McLaren angle winder or in-line as they have been sold both ways RAW Cars are angle winder other releases till the Lola were in-line.