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#1 Wizard Of Iz

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:35 PM

There's still a little tidying up to do on the Guidelines. Mostly procedural stuff.  
 
But here's a snapshot of each class.  More specifics will be in the final Guidelines.
 
JK Indy Cars - Based on the Ready-To-Run car
JK Hawk 7 motor
JK 251172 RTR Chassis
Spec Gear ratio - 64-pitch gears - 10:37
JK 6113 body (.010 thick) - Max Rear wing height is 1 9/16" (40mm)  
Minimum weight of 101 grams
 
4" NASCAR
JK Hawk Retro motor
Stamped steel chassis - may use aluminum pans
Black rear tires - No speed rubber or bulldogs
Front tires minimum .500" diameter (two-piece - no wing thingies)
1/8" or 3/32" rear axle. 48-pitch or 64-pitch gears. Any ratio
JK or Parma NASCAR body. (List of bodies currently in production is being confirmed with the mfgs.) Minimum thickness is .007. Minimum 1/8" front and rear bumper. Molded plastic interior
 
JK LMP
JK Hawk Retro motor
Stamped steel JK chassis - may use aluminum pans
JK plastic-hub rear tires - No speed rubber
Front tires minimum .500 diameter (two-piece - no wing thingies)
1/8" or 3/32" rear axle. 48-pitch or 64-pitch gears. Any ratio
JK LMP body. Minimum thickness is .007. Minimum 1/16" front bumper and 1/4" material across the back. Molded plastic interior.
 
GTP
JK Hawk 7 motor
Stamped steel chassis - may use aluminum pans
Black rear tires - No speed rubber or bulldogs
Front tires minimum .500" diameter (two-piece - no wing thingies)
1/8" or 3/32" rear axle. 48-pitch or 64-pitch gears. Any ratio
JK, Parma, or Red Fox GTP body. (List of bodies in production is being confirmed.) Minimum thickness is .007. Molded plastic, Mylar, or paper interior
 
Enduro GTP
Hand-out motor TBD
JK Cheetah 21 chassis - may open the back of the motor mount to allow for better gear mesh
Black rear tires - No speed rubber or bulldogs
Front tires minimum .500" diameter (two-piece - no wing thingies)
1/8" or 3/32" rear axle. 48-pitch or 64-pitch gears. Any ratio
JK, Parma, or Red Fox GTP body. (List of bodies in production is being confirmed.)  Minimum thickness is .007. Molded plastic, Mylar, or paper interior
Minimum weight of 101 grams
 
GRRR Can-Am and Formula 1 - Spring/Summer
Will follow GRRR/IRRA® rules that are in place at the time of the race


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 10:04 AM

I'd like to see mention in the rules regarding lane marking.
 
The IRRA® rule is: 
 
"All drivers are required to utilize Lane Change Cards to mark the stopping position of their cars at the end of each heat. Drivers who fail to use Lane Change Cards as required will have their cars moved to start the next heat from a position immediately past the lap counter’s dead strip."
 
At my local track races, My Series races, etc., some racers don't mark where their car stopped.
 
Not only that, but I see racers mark where their car stopped, but when they put their car back on the track, they give it a push (as if making sure it is in the slot), and it ends up a foot or more further down the track than where it stopped.
 
As we all have seen, final race positions are sometimes determined by a matter of inches.
 
I feel that if you're going to err, put your car back on the track short of where it was, not past where it was. 
 
Then if you beat someone by a couple of feet, you've done it fair and square.


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#3 Mike Henry

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:01 PM

Next you'll be complaining that someone gets more coast out of their cars on track calls if you actually watch most guys who put their cars in the slot and push them usually end up exactly or pretty close to where they should be if they do it to much the more modern track programs should throw their first lap out as long as the break out time is set correct for the class
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:26 AM

Mike: Dale has a good point and I have been guilty of not using lane change cards. Most of the time I service my car right where it came to a stop. However, if I need to go to the pits to fix something, I dont use the lane card because I dont carry one. I agree with Dale on this matter. However, the lane change card is in the rules from the USRA reference. We should be using lane change cards.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:52 AM

I'm guilty also and I have 3 in my pit box. I too also only service my car. At track. Hurts too much to walk to pits. Lol...
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:39 AM

As you know, you and Grant have fostered a user friendly GRRR series. We got to have some trust and understanding among us old guys. :)


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 01:59 PM

Have the My Series rules for 2016 been finalized?  FWIW I really like the outline of the rule set above.  Very simple and straightforward and the use of just two affordable sealed motors is great, and in my opinion will increase attendance.  I'm looking forward to running in the many of the My Series races this coming year.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 04:50 PM

Have the My Series rules for 2016 been finalized?  FWIW I really like the outline of the rule set above.  Very simple and straightforward and the use of just two affordable sealed motors is great, and in my opinion will increase attendance.  I'm looking forward to running in the many of the My Series races this coming year.

 

 

I didn't mean to ignore you.   Just didn't see the post until now.

 

I think Bill, Greg, Marcus, and Ed have all said their piece.

 

Send me your email if you'd like a pdf version.


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