some more info:
the HO oval track stated for Big Lou's is now going to be a five lane American Orange HO layout, with a bank and a donut!
here are the rules for the HO racing at BPR and Big Lou's.
these are similar to what have been running in the SCHOR racing, this class has been well developed and the Tomy G+, Tomy SRT, Tyco 440 X2 are the front running cars, but that doesn't mean the other cars don't run well.
since we will be running stockcar bodies the Lifelike (Lifelike didn't have a good open wheel body) will now be competitive.
Maximum allowable length of the entire car is 3.00 inches. Maximum allowable width is 1.3125 inches. Maximum allowable lateral front axle movement is .03125 inches.
Body should be a scale replica of an actual 1:1 racing or street car. The body must be painted. Except through legal openings, the body must cover the chassis when viewed from the sides and above. Any car without a body or an interfering body will not be allowed to continue to run until fixed.
The approved chassis for the Hardbody class are: Tomy Mega Gs (short and long), Tyco 440-X2, Tomy Super G+, Tomy SRT, Auto World Super III, and Life-Like M and T. Bodies must be a product of the HO Slot car brands listed above. Either Indy/F1, NASCAR, or GTP bodies will be utilized depending upon chosen race format.
Hard Bodies cannot be lowered. They must be mounted in original position Hard bodies cannot be lightened. They must be of original factory weight
Indy/F1 bodies must start the race with wings.
Traction magnets must remain in stock position.
Any double flanged rear rims, slip-on silicone rear tires. Any front tires.
Any rear pinion, crown gears, rear axle. Fixed gear ratio - 7/22 or 7/23.
Rear axle pins.
Any guide pin.
Electrical components must be stock or stock replacement and stock appearing. Unless stock, no - double pickup springs, plated components, silver or gold components. Minimum armature pole resistance is 5.8 ohms (at room temperature). Armature maybe worked up - balance, comm cut and tied.
TOMY MEGA G 1.5 or 1.7 - Upgraded Neo Traction magnets (level 48,50,52)
TOMY SRT - Upgraded Neo Traction magnets (level 48,50,52)
TOMY SUPER G+ - Gray Tomy or Level 10 traction magnets
TYCO 440-X2 - BSRT #271 or Wizzard MHP 11B Polymer Traction magnets
LIFE LIKE T CAR - Silicone-Sponge rear tires are allowed
LIFE LIKE M CAR - Silicone-Sponge rear tires are allowed
AUTO WORLD SUPER III - Silicone-Sponge rear tires are allowed