Q: Drilled hub rear tires are not allowed. I understand the intent of this is probably to eliminate the more expensive, higher performance tires. However, there are tires that have holes or slots primarily for realism, e.g. Pro-Track. Are these also disallowed?
A: Any type of drilled hub is not being allowed in effort to control the costs, as they are typically more expensive.
Note; drilled hubs are now allowed.
Q: Is narrowing of rear tires allowed?
Q: Will there be a disparity in performance between the 4002B and the other motors?
A: Based on results obtained at the Chicago race, no motor proved to be more better in performance than any other of the four motors allowed.
Q: Gluing the track by individual racers is prohibited. What about glue on the tires?
A: Glue placed on the tires would be a form of gluing the track and therefore is not allowed.
Q: Lane selection for each main is by random draw. With no qualifying, does this also apply to how racers are placed in each main?
A: Yes, typically the names will be at random or in the sequence in which a racer techs in.
Q: Will there be an incentive to move from the GT Flexi class to the scratchbuilt classes? If so, what?
A: As noted, the class is to develop basic car set-up, driving, and soldering skills. It is anticipated that with the introduction of chassis kits and the exposure to Retro Racing that these racers will get the bug like many have already.
Q: What is the procedure for submitting bodies (or other items) for consideration as approved parts?
A: The chair of the committee should be contacted regarding the item in question and will communicate to the submitter where the item is to be sent.
Q: Also WHY can't you rebuild your own Euro motor? Why do you have to use the refurbishing program?
A: All motors must be sealed, either with the original seal or that of the refurbishing program. Individual motor work is not being allowed.
Q: And why are you allowing Flexi front ends like the East Coast series? Are you just using the tongue portion or can you the whole front end including the wing tips?
A: Only the tongue portion is allowed within the limits set and only up to January 1, 2009. After that they will not be allowed.
Q: ... isn't this just another spin-off of D3, although I do like the body list.
A. Our aim was to be as inclusive as possible for all regions and the rules represent the consensus of what the larger retro racing community wanted. Again, as stated, these rules were developed after a careful review of all of the regional D3 and Retro rules and are for national competition. Should a region wish to adopt them, that's fine but they do not have to change their current rules.
(Posted for the IRRA® BoD by Joe Neumeister)