Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SCHOR 2017 RULES...


SCHOR 2017
HO SLOT CAR RACING - OFFICIAL RULES

In order to keep things from falling into chaos and to maintain some semblance of organization and fairness, you pretty much need some rules.  In the case of auto racing, and I mean ANY auto racing - from real cars all the way down to HO scale slot cars - you DEFINITELY need some rules!   Here are the current SCHOR 2016 rules.  Our General rules are pretty comparable to what you'll see in most of the national and regional HO clubs and organizations across the country, and our Super Stock and NEO classes are also very similar.  But just like other places, here in SO CAL we do have a few things that we like to do our own way (like Hardbodies and our "So-Cal" Modifieds).   So check 'em out...

Hot Rod slides through the Tech Block

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GENERAL RULES

1. Maximum allowable length of the entire car is 3.00 inches. Maximum allowable width is 1.3125 inches. Minimum allowable wheelbase is 1.375 inches. Maximum allowable lateral front axle movement is .03125 inches.

2. Body should be a scale replica of an actual 1:1 racing or street car. Body can be of the vacuum -formed variety. Vacuum-formed body must have clear front wheel openings (if front wheel wells are not cut out). 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.

BEST LOOKING RACE CAR...

"Best Looking Race Car" 

Although many newer SCHOR racers may not be aware of it, SCHOR has a long tradition of presenting attractive and realistic looking HO Slot cars.  Many well known long-time SCHOR members including Jim "Concours" Williams, Dave Rothwell (of Rothwell Bodies), Pete Santini (Santini Paint), and others have showcase their formidable painting and detailing skills while racing in SCHOR.  




In honor of that long tradition - and in appreciation of the very nice work and effort that many current SCHOR racers are putting into their slot cars we are introducing the "BEST LOOKING RACE CAR" or "BLRC" classification.  BLRC is not a Concours class!  It is a Race Car Class and it only applies to cars that are ENTERED and RACED in a given SCHOR event.  

BLRC is also a NEW POINTS CATEGORY.  There will be One (1) Racing Point awarded to the best looking HO slot car that is entered into each racing class of the day.  That means you can get 1 point for Am Hardbody, 1 point for Am Super Stock, 1 point for NEO, etc.   


Slot cars will be judged right before each race by 3 SCHOR racers.  






"A Clean Car is a Fast Car": The Best Looking Race car that wins each class will have that one winning point/s added to the overall total points accumulated for that days racing class.  Also BLRC points will be tracked throughout the year and the top 3 racer/s with the most BLRC points for each class will receive awards and the end of the SCHOR racing season.

2017 AMATEUR HARDBODY Rules...


A CLASS for New Racers  (Newbies and Oldies)



Amateur Hard-Body Modified is a the newest HO racing class in SCHOR. The purpose of this class is to allow racers who are new or returning to HO slot racing to be involved in organized SCHOR racing without having to spend a lot of money, or having to compete with more experienced HO slot racers. The intention is to create an easy and fun low-tech racing class, that permits a wide variety of hard-body HO cars to be raced together, with an emphasis on creating parity through rule (magnets and tires) adjustments.

This event is usually the first race of the days program, and the races are 2 or 3 minute heats w/1.5 minutes for pit time.

The only approved chassis for the Amateur Hardbody class are: Tomy Mega G and Tomy Mega G+ (short and long), Tyco 440-X2, Tomy Super G+, Tomy SRT, Auto World Super III, and Life-Like/Rokar M and T, brand cars, and the box-stock Hardbody Wizzard Storm car.   All other brands are not allowed in this class! 

ANY STYLE BODY (Indy/F1, NASCAR, GTP, LMP, etc.) hard plastic or resin bodies can be utilized in this Amateur Hardbody class.  

In addition to the General Rules, the following requirements must also be met.
  • Hard Bodies can only be lowered utilizing a body clip (like the Viper "lower" body clip or some other brand). 
  • They must be mounted in original chassis position  
  • Hard bodies can not be lightened.  
  • Mega G Traction Magnets must remain in stock position 
  • Front and Rear Wings are optional and not required for this class

The following upgrades are allowed, but are not required:
  • Double-Flanged Rear Rims,
  • Slip-on silicone rear tires,
  • O-ring, sanded, or smaller (thinner) front tires (no Independent rotating fronts).
  • Any rear pinion and/or crown gears.
  • Rear axle pins. 

PARITY:
The modifications and restrictions below are based on the brand of car you are racing.

  • TOMY MEGA G+ : Upgraded Neo Traction mags (level 48,50,52 Chrome or Gold)
  • TOMY MEGA G 1.5 or 1.7 : Upgraded Neo Traction mag (level 48,50,52 Chrome or Gold)
  • TOMY SRT : Upgraded Neo Traction magnets (level 48,50,52) or Polymer magnet bar
  • TOMY SUPER G+ : Gray Tomy or Level 10 traction magnets.
  • TYCO 440-X2: BSRT #271, Wizzard MHP 11B, HCS Pro-8 or Pro 10 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 
  • WIZZARD STORM HARDBODY - Slip-on rear tires





Additional minor modifications/adjustments will be subject to review of the Race Director.



2017 PRO-HARDBODY Rules...




"Pro Hardbody" is SCHOR's hardbody  racing class for experience slot racers.  The intention is to create an easy and fun low-tech racing class, that permits a wide variety of new and existing hard-body HO cars to be raced together, with an emphasis on creating parity through rule (magnets and tires) adjustments.

The approved chassis for the Pro-Hardbody class are: Tomy Mega G and Tomy Mega G+ (short and long), Tyco 440-X2, Tomy Super G+, Tomy SRT, Auto World Super III, and Life-Like M and T, brand cars.

Bodies must be any HO Hard Plastic or Resin-molded body that is commercially available and Made to Fit the HO Slot car brands listed above.

Body styles allowed for the 2017 Pro-hardbody class are restricted to mostly: GTP, LMP, & Group C & GT-LeMans style hardbodies.   Rear wings are optional and can be REMOVED on most cars (except GT) in this class (see tech for details).



No open wheel Indy/F1 style bodies will be allowed! 
  

In addition to the General Rules, the following requirements must also be met.

  • Hard Bodies can only be lowered utilizing a body clip (like the Viper "lower" body clip or some other brand). 
  • They must be mounted in original position  
  • Hard bodies can not be lightened.  
  • Hard body wheel wells may be minimally trimmed to improve wheel clearance (see tech director for questions) must remain in stock position 

The following upgrades are allowed, but are not required:

  • Double-Flanged Rear Rims,
  • Slip-on silicone rear tires,
  • O-ring, sanded, or smaller (thinner) front tires (no Independent rotating fronts).
  • Any rear pinion and/or crown gears.
  • Rear axle pins. 

PARITY:
The modifications and restrictions below are based on the brand of car you are racing.

  • TOMY MEGA G+ : Upgraded Neo Traction mags (level 48,50,52 Chrome or Gold)
  • TOMY MEGA G 1.5 or 1.7 : Upgraded Neo Traction mag (level 48,50,52 Chrome or Gold)
  • TOMY SRT : Upgraded Neo Traction magnets (level 48,50,52) or Polymer magnet bar
  • TOMY SUPER G+ : Gray Tomy or Level 10 traction magnets.
  • TYCO 440-X2: BSRT #271, Wizzard MHP 11B, HCS Pro-8 or Pro 10 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



Additional minor modifications/adjustments will be subject to review of the Race Director.



Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 PRO & AM SUPER STOCK CLASS Rules...

SUPER STOCK

The SCHOR Pro and Amateur Super Stock HO racing class is open to racers as long as the entered car is in compliance with the following rules:


Must meet all SCHOR General Rules except for the following:

 1. Armature and electrical system may be stock, stock replacement, or commercially available “Hot Stock” (balanced and trued). The single pole resistance for any armature can not be less than 5.8 ohms measured pole to pole at room temperature.

2. Vacuum formed bodies per General Rules #2 are allowed.

3. Drilling for body mounting tubes is allowed.

4. Traction magnets may have reversed polarity. Non-conductive shims may be used to restrict the    movement of the motor magnets, top only.

5. Motor and Traction magnets may be shimmed on top with non - conductive material.

6. Rear armature bearing may be glued in place.

7. Chassis may be pinned for front pickup shoe hanger reinforcement.

8. Rear axle may be pinned for retention.

9. All magnets must be ceramic or level 4 ceramic-grade bonded magnets from BSRT, VIPER, Wizzard or Slottech.

10. Any rear wheels and tires, and any pinion or crown gear may be used.



  The following chassis are approved Chassis for this class:
  • Slottech Thunder Cat & Slottech Panther
  • Tyco 440 X2 & BSRT T2
  • BSRT G3-R
  • Wizzard Storm & Wizzard Patriot
  • DeCosmo T+ Chassis and/or Bulkheads
  • Viper V1