All members must behave in a reasonable manner during and between races at Mussel Bay. The race director may at any time ask anyone breaking this rule to leave the premises.
GENERAL RACING RULES
1. All cars must be 1/32 scale. No metal chassis and/or ‘blob’ bodies (vacuum moulded bodies) will be permitted.
2. New cars/spares parts which may radically change the direction of a class or championship MUST be given to and passed for use by the Club's Committee 2 weeks prior to being used.
3. At the start of each race all cars must have original screens, aerofoil (front and rear) and the driver body/helmet fitted.
4. Any rubber type tyres, including Ortmanns, are permitted in the modified/open classes. Box standard classes are restricted to the manufacturer's original fitted tyres. NO silicon or sponge tyres will be allowed in any of the classes raced.
5. Braids are free choice in all classes.
6. Tyre treatments such as Goop and other similar chemicals or WD40 will not be permitted. The only treatments allowed will be lighter fluid and/or tape for cleaning and light oil (such as 3in1) for softening the tyres. Tyres must be dry when placed on the track for racing.
7. No motor modifications (i.e. ‘hot’ armature rewinds, motor shaft balancing, shimming of magnets, adjustment of commuter timing etc) are allowed.
8. When the car is placed on a flat, slotted surface all four tyres must touch the surface and all four wheels rotate when the car is pushed forward.
9. Fixing screws used to secure the body to the chassis may be loosened, so long as they are adequately taped to avoid them falling out under race conditions.
10. Magnets that are exposed on the outside of a chassis must be covered with tape to eliminate any chance of the magnet shorting out the track.
11. The NSR range of cars are not eligible to race at Mussel Bay as at present we do not have classes suitable for them to participate in.
12. If it doesn't say you can do it then assume you can't. If in doubt ask the race director.
All drivers must marshal. Consistent failure to do so will result in disqualification from the meeting.
Marshals must not eat, drink or use mobile phones while marshalling and must concentrate on returning cars to lanes as quickly as possible.
Cars may be inspected by the race director at any time and drivers will be required to produce their car for checks upon request. Any car found to be in breach of the club rules may be disqualified and any points scored using the car may be deleted from the results. This also applies to drivers who refuse to allow their car to be inspected.
1. Each driver will have at least four qualifying heats, one race in each of the four lanes. More heats may be run if time allows. Heats and finals will usually be 15 laps but may be increased or decreased according to numbers present and time available.
Points will be awarded in qualifying heats as follows: - 1st = 4 pts, 2nd = 3 pts, 3rd = 2 pts and 4th
= 1 pt. These points will be added up over each of the 4 lanes and the total will decide which
final a driver is to race in. When drivers' qualifying points are equal their fastest laps will be used
to separate them. Lane choice for the finals will be chosen by drivers based on their qualifying order
In the heats. When all finals are completed championship points will be scored as follows:-
The meeting scores will then be accumulated over the duration of each class championship and trophies will be presented to the top 3 drivers in each class based on the points that have been won. The lowest score for each driver will be dropped from the championships to allow for holidays etc. Other end of season awards may include most improved driver and spirit of the club award.