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Racing Rules by Class

Class: General Rules

1. Heat races will be 3 minutes in length. Keeping with a standard heat length will allow racers to keep statistics of their cars performance, as well as their own driving performance (if they choose to do so). Races will be run at 10 volts, with the exception of Class 5 Over 50 which will be run at 9 volts.

2. Classes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 will be raced on a rotating bassis.  Classes 3 and 6 will be raced each night (subject to change - dependent upon attendance). Classes 3 and 6 will be rotated as to which class is run first on each race date.

3. First time/New racers may race cars equipped with one traction magnet. Upon winning a race, the racer will be required to remove traction magnets from their car or cars for future races. This rule does not apply to the Class 3 - BRM 1/24.

4. In the event a racer wins more than one race with the same car (thus establishing a pattern of dominance in any class) a vote may be taken of the racers in attendance to determine if the racer will be assessed a handicap (of 1 lap or more) for future races when racing that particular winning car. The handicap only applies to the winning car/driver combination. The racer can de-tune the car with a substantial motor downgrade, or switch to another car to avoid the handicap.

5. To be credited with an official win the racer's car must fully comply with all rules listed for the class. Racers may choose to run motors rated at a higher rated RPM than accepted by the rules but, the car will not be elligible for an official win, and the driver's name will not be added to the official Winners List.

6. Racers may race multiple entries in any race however, to be elligible for an official win, racers must complete the entire race with the original entry they start the race with. If a racer switches cars due to mechanical failure, or to improve performance anytime during the race, they are not elligible for an official win.

7.  Non compliant winning entries will be posted as a N/C in the results.

8. Rules are subject to change and/or modifications. However no rule changes will be implemented at the start of a race. All rule changes or modifications will be implemented at the end of the current race date, and updated on the NASTE website within 48 hours. Rules must be in print to be enforced (if it ain't written down in the rules, it ain't official!).

Class Sponsor: NASTE

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Class: Class 1 - Classic Sports Car

This class is open to classic and vintage sports cars, RTR and scratchbuilt are acceptable.

Examples of cars that are legal for this class are: Revell King Cobra and Porsche 904, Ninco Classics (i.e. Porsche 356, Jaguar XK120, Corvette, Jaguar "D" Type),  old Revell 1/32 slot cars (i.e. Ferrari GTO & '65 Corvette), Carrera "D" Jag & '67 Corvette, Monogram Ferrari 275P, MRRC King Cobra & Porsche 904. This short list is not inclusive of all the possible cars, there are other brands that would fit this class with slight narrowing of the rear tires.

Motors are limited to those developing no more than 18,000 RPM - refer to the Slot Car Motor List link on this site. 

This class is comprised of two divisions (10/21/2015).

Division I
Eligible car's rear tire contact patch must be 7mm or less. The tire width set is that of Revell Classic cars, specifically the King Cobra and Porsche 904. Tires slightly wider than 7mm can be narrowed to meet the rule. Chassis construction must be rigid with no separate articulating pieces such as hinged side pans, motor pods, or suspension type front axle mounts.

Division II
Eligible cars' rear tire contact patch must be 8mm or less. Chassis construction may be multipiece/articulating. 

Races will be run at 10 volts.

Thunderslot brand cars are NOT eligible for either Division in this class (2/4/2018).
 


Class Sponsor: Bill Bostic

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Class: Class 2 - GT

Any enclosed cockpit (car must be of roofed - coupe or sedan design), and full fendered car is legal for this class. 

Motors are limited to those developing no more than 21,500 RPM (this is based on the Slot.It orange endbell motors being the upper limit of performance - refer to the NASTE Motor List for Oregon Rally Championship) Motor List

*NSR & Racer brand exclusions removed 7/3/17

* Thunderslot brand cars are NOT eligible for this class (2/4/2018).


Class Sponsor: Bill Bostic

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Class: Class 3 - BRM 1/24 Group C

The intent is to remain consistent with the BRM Challenge rules, with only minor exceptions to make the class more user-friendly.

NASTE BRM rules summarized:
Box stock. Buy a car, assemble it, true the tires, race it. This is to be a driver's class, not a builder's class. Put together all the parts in the box and run the car.

Notable deviations to Challenge rules:
Weight kit not mandatory & no minimum weight.
All components must be present on the car at the start of the race and remain on car for its duration. Exceptions to this are: guide O-ring, wiper, mirrors, canards. Everything else must be present to win (wings, wheel inserts, full interior, driver figure....everything else!).

Gearing is flexible:
Pinions: 9 or 10 tooth.
Crown gears: any brand, any ratio; 32 - 36 tooth count recommended (Parma).

Of the required hardware, everything else needs to be stock.

Random Notes -

Gearing: 
The BRM cars come with 9 and 10 tooth pinions and 34 and 36 tooth crowns. The pinions are fine but the crowns can be problematic for set up and will flex and potentially chip or strip in a bad crash. We have had good experiences with Parma gears for 1/8" axles as they are more robust and offer a wider variety of ratios. Despite being slightly oversized for the 3mm axles, their 1/8" axle gears work fine and are recommended replacements for the BRM ones.

Race setup/Tuning:
There are only a couple things in the spirit of the rules to legally prep and tune the car. Per Challenge rules, the guide may be shimmed but front wheels need to be touching the track and roll with the car; BRM shims are needed to be Challenge legal, any material is OK for NASTE events.
True ALL tires, including the fronts.
Per the Challenge rules (sect. 6.2 of the SCI post) the fronts can be trued to an angle to give them a conical profile (23mm min. OD).
Per Challenge rules , BRM axle collars are legal and will help with gear setup and longevity (but Parma gears are a better investment). Any stoppers may be used for NASTE events.
Per Challenge rules, weight can only be added with the BRM brass kits in their intended locations. Multiple kits may be stacked to achieve desired overall weight or distribution. For NASTE events, any ballast material on any interior surface is acceptable. All weights must be secured to the interior of the body and chassis (not visible externally).


Class Sponsor: Chris Kouba

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Class: Class 4 - Trans Am

This class is open to any vintage Trans Am style car, based on the American "pony cars" manufactured during the years 1966 through 1972.

Chassis

  • Stock manufactured chassis only (See traction magnet rule listed above as General Rule 3).
  • OK to enlarge body mount screw holes to allow body float.
  • OK to may trim off up to 1/16" around chassis perimeter for body float. 
  • OK to cut off body bumpers and valance from chassis and glue onto body in stock position.
  • Weight may be added but must be positioned on the inside of the car.
  • Guide Flag - OK to use Nova adapter for stock chassis flag mount replacement or repair.

Body

  • Stock body, same manufacture as chassis only.
  • OK to remove stock spoilers.
  • No flaring of body fender wells or enlarging of wheel opening.
  • Tires cannot protrude past body, meaning wheelbase width cannot exceed body width.  
   
Interior
  • Stock interior, same manufacturer as body only.
  • OK to sand bottom of interior for body float, floor boards must remain in stock location, no chopping or sectioning.

Running Gear

  • Any gears, axles, and axle bushings.
  • Any wheels may be used.
  • Any tires may be used, but must not exceed 8mm in tread width/contact patch, and must remain true to scale for Trans Am cars. 
  • Must use Scalextric Standard "Black Stripe" 18k motors ONLY (10/25/2015).


Class Sponsor: Glenn Heath

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Class: Class 5 - F1
To be continued..
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Class Sponsor: Monte Saager, Gary Gossett & Bill Bostic

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Class: Class 6 - Over 50

Cars eligible for the Over 50 Class will be cars with a mass produced chassis that was available in a kit or RTR (ready to run i.e. Cox, Strombecker, Revell, etc.). That also includes the chassis only kits, such as those manufactured by Dynamic. 

No modifications will be allowed to the chassis (as in the addition of weight pans or handling pans). 

Legal motors will be the 36D cans, as well as the motors that were used before the 36Ds became the standard (i.e. Kemtron, Pitman, Atlas, Tyco, etc.). 

I know what you're thinking; there is a lot of disparity between those listed motors and chassis types. True. So what I see is a possibility of a number of divisions within the class as this class of racing progresses. The cars will be raced all together, but finish positions will be scored according to division. The cars motor type, chassis type, and body type (either clear plastic type or injection molded model type) will be factors determining divisions within the class. I will be recording and keeping track of each cars lap times as well as number of laps completed during the races. At some point we may have enough data to combine some of the class divisions based on similar performance. Phew! 

Oh yeah, the MAIN RULE; ALL cars must use Paul Gage urethane rear tires! Paul makes very nice replacement tires for the old 1/24 cars. MINIMUM rear tire diameter shall be 1 1/8 inch!


Class Sponsor: Bill Bostic

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Class: Class 7 - USRRC / Can Am

Basic rules for both 1/32 classes:

Cars to replicate an actual race car (body) in the classes listed below. May use body from 60's (eldon, revell, strombecker etc) to present. Color of car and number used is optional.

No "Vanquish" brand RTR slot cars allowed.

Thunderslot brand cars are NOT eligible for this class (2/4/2018).

Tires: Rubber or urethane tire replacements

1/32 RTR (plastic) slot cars; Racer/Slot-it Fly and other brands (except noted above), resin RTR slot cars and resin unbuilt kits

"USRRC": 
Cars raced 1963 - 1968 to use up to 21k max RPM motors, car style to be chosen from "USRRC series 1963-1968" list.

"Can-Am":
Cars raced 1966 - 1974 to use up to 23k max RPM motors, car styles that competed 1966 to 1974

Chassis:
Plastic (RTR), resin, brass, chassis for resin scratch built and RTR modified/scratch built slot cars, Set screw wheels, gears, axle blanks, motor pods etc.

Allowed; Weight may be added but must be positioned on the inside of the car.

Body:
RTR slot car hard plastic and resin "body kits". No lowering of lower body sills around perimeter of body, no reshaping of body, (wheel/tire) fender openings as viewed from outside of body. Tires must be located inside of body/fender opening shape, ie tires cannot be seen from top view of slot car under any chassis/wheel "side sloop" condition. Bodies may be lowered at body to chassis mounting points

Interior:
Interior and drivers should remain as purchased where possible, but may be modified, cut down or in the case of a body swap or scratch building, to fit the new configuration of the car. Where this is not possible (interior supplied is not suitable or usable) a 3D interior and driver must be constructed.

Vacuum formed interiors will be allowed, if included with body kit (proof must be supplied)

The two motor classes (USRRC and Can Am) will be run together and scored by max motor specification, ie drivers will specify "21k" (USRRC) or "23k" (CAN-AM) for scoring.

Note: rules will be subject to revisions to keep competition close.

Class Sponsor: Gary Goose Gossett & Greg Greenman Petrolati

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Class: Class 8 - Le Mans Classics

The official rules for the Le Mans Classics Category:

Technical Specifications

Except for the following allowances, car should be box stock. Specifically this means-
Stock motor, body and chassis (wheel wells may not be altered)

The allowances

Traction magnet must be removed
Any rubber/urethane tires may be used
Tires may be glued and trued on the wheels
Guide and braid are free to replace/modify
Guide may be shimmed to appropriate depth for track
Grinding to fit (lead, brass, etc...) weight in is acceptable. Grinding to remove weight is not.
Front stub axles may be replaced with a single, solid axle holding the stock front wheels
Use of metal gears is allowed provided they are the stock ratio (pitch may be different)
Use of metal wheels and a replacement axle & bushing is allowed. Wheels and tires may be of similar size/aspect ratio to the stock hardware (from any vendor), or use the Slot.It replacement kits (http://www.132slotcar.us/store/index.ph … =24_94_100).
If wheels are replaced, the wheel itself must be appropriately detailed or period-correct inserts must be installed.
It is permitted to glue bearings into the chassis
It is permitted to glue the motor into the chassis
It is permitted to apply glue inside bearings to eliminate slop of oversize bearings
Chassis may be filed along its perimeter for float, but do not remove more than 1/16" of material.
Valances and other bodywork may be separated from the chassis and attached to the body provided it maintains the original profiles, features, proportions, and contours of the model.
BNOVA and similar guide repair components are acceptable for repairing existing cars but not as a tuning option
If it's not mentioned, you can't do it

Divisions
The category will be broken into two divisions- front vs rear motored and scored as such (inline counts as REAR motored; front motor has a driveshaft between the motor output and the pinion)

Eligibility
Any Le Mans competitors modeled by Fly Scalextric, Monogram, Revell, or Ninco which ran in the 1971 event or prior are eligible for competition. All entries need to use the Fly/Scaley black stripe motor regardless of chassis manufacturer.

Class Sponsor: Chris Kouba

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Class: Class 9 - GT3

Scalerxtric GT3 cars only.
Must have lights. We are going to be racing with the lights off at times.
Car must have raced in the GT class during or after the 2013 season.
No after market axles - must run the stock or replacement Scalextric axle
Car must be box stock. Specifically this means:

Stock motor.
Stock body and chassis (wheel wells may not be altered).
Stock wheels and axles

The following modifications are allowed:

Traction magnet must be removed.
Any rubber/urethane tires may be used.
Tires may be glued and trued on the wheels.
Guide and braid are free to replace/modify.
Guide may be shimmed to appropriate depth for track.
Grinding to fit (lead, brass, etc...) weight is acceptable. Grinding to remove weight is not.
It is permitted to glue bearings into the chassis.
It is permitted to glue the motor into the chassis.
It is permitted to apply glue inside bearings to eliminate slop of oversize bearings.
Chassis may be filed along its perimeter for float, but do not remove more than 1/16" of material.
Valances and other bodywork may not be separated from the chassis.
Stock spur gear may be replaced with a Slot.it spur with the same number of teeth. Only the gear can be changed. Must use 
stock bushings, axle, and wheels. Same gear ratio must be used. (2/4/2018)

If it's not mentioned, you can't do it

List of Scalextric cars that ran in the GT class that are currently eligible.
Other cars may be added to the list as approved by class sponsor.

Aston Martin DBRS9
Lamborghini Gallardo GT3
Corvette GT3
Ferrari F430 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 - Get the new inline set, the older side winders cars don't work well at all.
Audi R8 LMS
BMW Z4 GT3
Mercedes-AMG SLS - AMG GT3 Scalextric has the new chassis with in line motor coming out mid summer. The older one is front motor set up
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
Chevrolet Camaro GT3 - Don't wast your money getting one, they suck big time. 
Bentley Continental GT3
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 - Don't believe Scalextric makes one of these yet.
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe Series - Another front motor car. 
Ford GT GT3
Maserati Trofeo - Technically not GT3 but allowed.

Class Sponsor: Dan 'Doc' Fritz

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Class: Class 10 - BRM Classics

This class is comprised of BRM's vintage sports prototype offerings, currently the Ferrari 512 and Porsche 917. Other models will be added as BRM releases them


The intent of these rules is to remain consistent with the BRM Classic Challenge rules with only minor exceptions to make the class more user-friendly

NASTE BRM Classics rules summarized:

Box stock. Buy a car, assemble it, true the tires, race it. This is to be a driver's class, not a builder's class. Put together all the parts in the box and run the car.

Notable deviations to Challenge rules:

Motor choice is open, but constrained to either the red, purple, or black variants from BRM.
NASTE races will be run on the stock rubber tires.
No traction magnets. Yes there is a pocket for one but it's to remain empty.
No minimum weight (but remember, all stock components are mandatory).
All components must be present on the car at the start of the race and remain on car for its duration. Exceptions to this are: guide O-ring, wiper, mirrors, canards. Everything else must be present to win (wings, wheel inserts, full interior, driver figure....everything else!).
Gearing is flexible- any BRM gears are eligible to be used in their designed manner.
Of the required hardware, everything else needs to be stock

There are things which will enhance the competitiveness of the stock chassis- ensure it's square, set the gear mesh and rear axle side play appropriately, set up the ride height and guide pressure to one's liking, etc... Do not cut, trim, sand, alter, modify, or in any way change the shape or intended function of any of the parts

Again, to summarize:

Buy a car
Pick your motor
Pick your gearing
Set up chassis
True tires
Race!

Any conflicts between the national series and our NASTE version of the rules will be resolved at the discretion of the class organizer.


Class Sponsor: Chris Kouba

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Class: Class 11 - BRM GT

This class is comprised of BRM's GT offerings, currently the Porsche 911 GT1 or the McLaren F1. Other models will be added as BRM releases them.

The intent of these rules is to remain consistent with the BRM Challenge rules with only minor exceptions to make the class more user-friendly

NASTE BRM GT rules summarized:

Box stock. Buy a car, assemble it, true the tires, race it. This is to be a driver's class, not a builder's class. Put together all the parts in the box and run the car.

Notable deviations to Challenge rules:

Motor choice is open, but constrained to either the red, purple, or black variants from BRM.
NASTE races will be run on the stock rubber tires.
No traction magnets. Yes there is a pocket for one but it's to remain empty.
No minimum weight (but remember, all stock components are mandatory).
All components must be present on the car at the start of the race and remain on car for its duration. Exceptions to this are: guide O-ring, wiper, mirrors, canards. Everything else must be present to win (wings, wheel inserts, full interior, driver figure....everything else!).
Gearing is flexible- any BRM gears are eligible to be used in their designed manner.
Of the required hardware, everything else needs to be stock

There are things which will enhance the competitiveness of the stock chassis- ensure it's square, set the gear mesh and rear axle side play appropriately, set up the ride height and guide pressure to one's liking, etc... Do not cut, trim, sand, alter, modify, or in any way change the shape or intended function of any of the parts

Again, to summarize:

Buy a car
Pick your motor
Pick your gearing
Set up chassis
True tires
Race!

Any conflicts between the national series and our NASTE version of the rules will be resolved at the discretion of the class organizer

Class Sponsor: Chris Kouba

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Class: Class 12 - Carrera DTM

Stock with the following allowances:

1. Rear Tires - BOSA (!) - glued/trued ok
2. Traction magnets removed
3. Braid can be changed/restrung
4. Digital models can remove the light boards and digital chip 
5. Weight can be added but you may not need to.


Class Sponsor: Monte Saager

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Class: Class 13 - BRM Trans Am

This class is comprised of BRM's Trans Am offerings, currently the Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro. Other models will be added as BRM releases them.

The intent of these rules is to remain consistent with the BRM Challenge rules with only minor exceptions to make the class more user-friendly

NASTE BRM Trans Am rules summarized:

Box stock. Buy a car, assemble it, true the tires, race it. This is to be a driver's class, not a builder's class. Put together all the parts in the box and run the car

Notable deviations to Challenge rules:

Motor choice is open, but constrained to either the red, purple, or black variants from BRM.
NASTE races will be run on the stock rubber tires.
No traction magnets.
No minimum weight (but remember, all stock components are mandatory).
All components must be present on the car at the start of the race and remain on car for its duration. Exceptions to this are: guide O-ring, wiper, mirrors, canards. Everything else must be present to win (wings, wheel inserts, full interior, driver figure....everything else!).
Gearing is flexible- any BRM gears are eligible to be used in their designed manner.
Of the required hardware, everything else needs to be stock

There are things which will enhance the competitiveness of the stock chassis- ensure it's square, set the gear mesh and rear axle side play appropriately, set up the ride height and guide pressure to one's liking, etc... Do not cut, trim, sand, alter, modify, or in any way change the shape or intended function of any of the parts

Again, to summarize:

Buy a car
Pick your motor
Pick your gearing
Set up chassis
True tires
Race!

Any issues will be resolved at the discretion of the class organizer. If something isn't explicitly permitted as outlined above, it is prohibited.

Class Sponsor: Chris Kouba

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