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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:56 AM

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Electron Raceway will host a True Scale NASCAR Series in conjunction with its regular Triathlon Events. The Series will begin in late spring or early summer (dates and number of races TBD). A few details are listed below.

  • The Series is ostensibly for True Scale 1/25 scale NASCAR (race director may allow new racers to participate with OSCAR or Econo NASCARs)
  • Cars may be technically inspected at random prior to each event.
  • True Scale rules for Sports Cars will apply (obviously only 1/25 scale NASCAR bodies will be allowed).  See the link   http://slotblog.net/...s-final-121816/   The exceptions are as follows
  •          Rear wheel minimum diameter will be set at .95 inches
  •          Rear wheel wells may be cut for clearance.
  •          Rear wheels may extend beyond the body work
  •          Front wheels may not extend beyond the bodywork
  •          Rear Track - 3.25 inches max
  • Each race will be one time through with three minute heats. Ample time will be provided between heats for detailed scoring and allow drivers to prepare their rides for the subsequent heats
  • Overall finishing order will be determined by the number of points accumulated by each driver. Points will be awarded in each race as follows. 20, 15, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 etc. for first through eighth respectively.
  • Drivers will qualify (one minute - any lane OK) for seeded positions in the initial race only. Seeding for subsequent races will be determined by finishing order in the prior event
  • Trophies will be awarded to top five overall Series drivers
  • Trophy for Concours d’Elegance will be determined by secret ballot and awarded prior to the initial race.

​Editors Note: 1/25 scale NASCAR bodies are readily available and inexpensive. Bob has a good supply to choose from. In addition, the 1/25 scale bodies should fit almost any True Scale chassis set up for sports car or Trans-Am service.

 

The aforementioned rules may be updated to address problems with body fit and possibly other detail. Stay tuned.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 08:09 PM

Below is Ron's True Scale NASCAR. This is a 1/25 scale kit. The body has the exact same wheelbase as Ron's True Scale Trans-Am ride (also shown below). So, for all of you that run True Scale Trans-Am, only a body swap and rear track adjustment are required. Bob Hanna has a very wide selection of 1/25 NASCAR bodies in stock. I have three unbuilt kits myself. The kits are very reasonably priced 

 

Ron's Trans-Am chassis is a Scaleauto kit modified to accept 1/8 inch axles front and rear. Ron reports that the narrowest track possible on the Scaleauto chassis is 3.15 inches. I believe this is also the case with the Scholer. Note that the rear wheels extend just a bit outside the bodywork. I think this looks fine. Ron also indicates that his chassis is equipped with .95 inch ProTrack tires and that they almost touch the fenderwell. This could be a problem as the body floats through the turns. We will either allow for smaller tires or allow rear wheel wells to be cut a bit. Rules will be a bit fluid until we find optimum solutions.
 

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