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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 - Years 1980-Current (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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Posted 22 April 2020 - 06:38 PM

While sheltering in place, I have been working on some slot car projects. For our upcoming True Scale NASCAR series, I built the models shown below. Not sure which will work the best. My guess is the Olds models
 

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 03:57 AM

Hey Rich, are those Ron's Cricket vinyl transfers?  They don't look like your typical waterslide kit decals.  Do you think 4 cars are enough?  :laugh2:

 

I have just one.... blue Lumina.


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:48 AM

Hey Rich, are those Ron's Cricket vinyl transfers?  They don't look like your typical waterslide kit decals.  Do you think 4 cars are enough?  :laugh2:

 

I have just one.... blue Lumina.

 

Yes, Ron made the decals. I did the designs and affixed them. As you may recall, I have three Trans-Am chassis an two Sports Car chassis, so I am actually one short! The story about this passel of cars is sort of interesting.  About 20 years ago, a slot shop in Mesa, Az. was selling out several 1/25 scale cars. I really didn't have a use for them but I wanted the Sunoco decals sets so at $5 I bought two of them. Several years ago, I wanted some Quaker State decals, and Bob had a 1/25 scale Ford for a very reasonable price so I purchased it. The Monte Carlo is the only new model I purchased. With much time on my hands, it was time to build them all. 

 

When this Corona thing subsides, I will be ready to crush your Lumina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, or at least weigh it down with 4 cars


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 08:47 AM

 

...or at least weight it down with 4 cars

 

...  :D  ...

 

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 09:29 AM

I know we are all passing the time until we can go back to a more normal life. I have been thinking about the True Scale NASCAR series and our newer racers. I will, as usual create trophies for the first several places, but I came up with and additional idea. I plan to create a "Rookie of the Year" trophy. This will be targeted at our newer races that would not normally be in the running for a "podium" trophy. I have not yet decided about Rookie of the Year eligibility, points (awarded for each race in the series) or whether running an A and B main might be the answer. Suggestions welcome. Any below is an image of the prototype trophy.

 

 

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 01:30 PM

I like your prototype trophy design, Rich. And there's something about it that seems vaguely familiar.........

 

 

The hardbody club I raced at also awarded a "Rookie of the Year" trophy. Eligibility was open to anyone who had never raced on the club track before, to keep things simple. You could only be a "rookie" in your first season of racing, no matter how many, or how few, races you entered.

Rookies received points based on finishing position in the race, same as anyone else. No special concessions were made for rookies that were outside of the normal rules. At the end of the season, points were tallied, and the rookie with the most points was awarded the "Rookie of the Year"

trophy. It was also possible that a rookie could also be the "Club Champion" trophy winner, adding to the incentive to do well.


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Posted 09 May 2020 - 02:54 PM

I like your prototype trophy design, Rich. And there's something about it that seems vaguely familiar.........

 

 

The hardbody club I raced at also awarded a "Rookie of the Year" trophy. Eligibility was open to anyone who had never raced on the club track before, to keep things simple. You could only be a "rookie" in your first season of racing, no matter how many, or how few, races you entered.

Rookies received points based on finishing position in the race, same as anyone else. No special concessions were made for rookies that were outside of the normal rules. At the end of the season, points were tallied, and the rookie with the most points was awarded the "Rookie of the Year"

trophy. It was also possible that a rookie could also be the "Club Champion" trophy winner, adding to the incentive to do well.

 

Jo,

Thanks for input. I custom embroider all of the trophies given out at Electron Raceway. In series recaps, I usually show the trophies. Maybe you remember one of them.  Here is and example

http://slotblog.net/...on-series-2019/

 

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