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Car guy. Slot newbie.
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Anything Jagermeister
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Grassroots & Indycar
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Trans Am Under 2.5L PROXY RULES V1_2022/23 Proxy Racing
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Trans Am Under 2.5L PROXY RULES V1_2022/23

Below are the Rules & Regulations for the 2022 Trans Am Under 2.5L Proxy
Race Director Contact: Matt Scaife aka Loan Shark via email to tmatthewscaife at gmail dot com
The race director reserves the right to make changes to any of the below at any time if deemed necessary.
Registration:
  • Registration is now open: effective Feb 1st at 12:01am PST.

  • The Registration Fee is $35 US per entrant and is due on or before April 15th.

  • Any excess funds from the proxy will be donated at the conclusion of the series.

  • Only one entry per person.

  • We will accept 26 cars in this proxy.

  • A “Shootout” round zero will be put in place if entries are over 26. “The Shootout”: at the start of the series is used to determine which cars move on. Run order will be determined by random draw. It will be a 3-minute qualifying heat of all accepted entries. The 26 cars with the fastest median times will continue. All others will be returned.

  • Choice of racing number will be on a first come – first served basis limited to the following:
Car numbers will be held for:
  • prior TA Under 2.0L entrants from 2020 until midnight, February 21st, 2022.

  • #1 is reserved for the 2020 series champion RobNC - or remains unused.

  • After this time all unclaimed numbers will be available.
  • Up to a total of 36 entries will be accepted. Applications in excess of 36 will be added to a waitlist.

  • The Registration List will be kept current up to the payment due date. The 36 accepted entrants are required to submit payment of the Registration fee as described.

  • Please ensure you include your forum name & car number with the PayPal or E-Transfer payments to tmatthewscaife at gmail dot com. Send Paypal payments as “friend” without fee to the director. Any Paypal or entry fee costs are the responsibility of the entrant.

  • Please include a return shipping label that can be attached to your box with your complete name & address (including country) with your package. Package your car safely & securely, but please be considerate of weight and package size, this will be appreciated and help reduce the return mailing cost. Combined shipping with other entrants would be appreciated.

  • Also as a reminder, any non RTR bodies entered must include all detailed 1:1 & actual 1:32 dimensions, printed on paper and shipped with the cars.

  • After the accounting is done at the end of the racing season, the balance of the funds will be donated to a charitable organization to be determined at that time.
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Shipping / Arrival:
  • The car due date is July 1st at my mail box or hand delivered up until noon on July 1st, 2022.
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Matt Scaife
108 – 11505 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Lake Country, British Columbia,
Canada, V4V 2L5.
  • The entrant is responsible to have their car delivered to the above address on or before the due date.

  • Entrants need to provide proof that the following shipping deadlines were met if their car doesn’t arrive by July 1st.

  1. Non North American entries on or before June 16th

  2. Canadian and US entries on or before June 19th

  3. All entries that do not meet the ship by deadline and/or are unable to provide proof that the shipping deadline was met, will receive a four (4) point penalty for each business day that the car is late – up to a maximum of 40 points. Entries may be mailed after those deadlines in 1 & 2 as long as they arrive on or before the deadline of July 1st.
  • Technical inspection and the reveal video will occur within 10 days of due date whether all entries have arrived on time or not.
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The Race Director reserves the right to decline any entries at his discretion.
Decisions of the Race Director are final.
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure their entry is legal to race in this series and also meets the rules as laid out. Entered cars that do not meet these rules will be disqualified.

Cars eligible to race in the series:
  • Cars that raced with an engine under 2.5 L. in the Trans Am series from 1966 to 1976.

  • See the attached list of the only cars eligible to race. No additions to the list will be allowed.

  • Vehicles for the eligibility list were taken from www.RacingSportsCars.com/transam and are the only ones eligible.

  • DO NOT post photos asking if this body or that body is legal. THAT IS YOUR JOB!
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What cars can race?

Former 2020 Trans Am Under 2L entries:
  • Any entrants from the 2020 Trans Am Under 2L series may enter their 2020 entries from that series.
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RTR Slot Cars:
  • Any eligible RTR 1/32 scale slot car bodies must be on the “Eligible” list. The listed cars do not need to prove eligibility or size.

  • This list will be updated if new cars are released or are found to be available and eligible as a slot car. Please contact the race director if other RTR slot cars are available that are not currently listed. Be prepared to prove eligibility.
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Non RTR Bodies:
  • This is a slot car proxy. However to increase participation, specific allowances will be made for plastic models, 3D printed, resin bodies. They must be an excellent detailed representation of the original.

  • Entrants may create bodies based on any cars from the Trans Am series listed below as eligible. They must conform to all rules for Non RTR Bodies:

  • Any non RTR bodies, plastic model, resin, 3D or other body entered must provide in advance all detailed 1:1 dimensions, with a photo of the original car and the appropriate 1:32 scale dimensions. Online links will be required, plus all dimensions printed on paper and shipped and included with the cars as they will be measured.

  • The burden of proof will be on the entrants to prove their car is legal and will pass the technical inspection.

  • Since some of these bodies will be created from original dimensions, they must look correct and authentic to the original.

  • All Non RTR Bodies must be within 1.0mm of height, width and length. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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Cars not conforming to the rules will be disqualified and sent home with no recourse to re-enter. You are responsible to build a car that meets all the rules and will last through the length of the series.


What the cars must look like: (appearance)
  • Cars that raced with wings and/or spoilers must have them fitted to the body resembling the actual car at the start of the series. Wings can be reinforced, but it must be done in such a way as to not distract from the scale appearance.

  • All bodies must contain an interior tray comprising a three-dimensional driver with head, shoulders, arms and a steering wheel. Vac formed windshields and interiors are permitted. Drivers MUST be detailed, no mono-color interior trays permitted. Interior must be such that one cannot see the drive train (motor, gears, axles- etc.) when looking through the windows. Cars must have a clear windshield and a rear window (if fitted to the 1:1 car).

  • The car body must fully enclose the chassis, guide with braid and wheels and tires when viewed from above. The exterior of the body cannot widened and/or modified with larger wheel arches and/or openings, unless extensive proof is conveyed of being raced as modified.

  • The exterior of the body shell must appear original and unmodified from the manufacturer’s design when placed on the circuit and viewed from the top and sides.

  • Unpainted or white body kits are illegal. Fully painted and decaled cars will be required. They will need to simulate any livery or race team, actual or fictional, with a minimum 2 sponsor decals or alternately be racing stipes or secondary colored body parts... think 2 tone paint. No single colored cars will be allowed.

  • Wheels must match and be the same color with matching inserts.

  • All cars must carry at least 3 numbers. The numbers must be of a size that represents the way they would have appeared on the 1:1 car of that period and are easy and clear to read. Handwritten numbers are not allowed. Duplicate race numbers will not be permitted.

  • Although appreciated, mirrors, wipers, accessory light are not required.

  • Make sure the car retains its scale appearance.

  • Entrant’s forum name must be written on the underside of the chassis in paint, Sharpie, printed label or engraved. Suggestion: Body screw adjustment information should also be provided on the underside of the chassis.
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Technical:
  • Tires – All tires must be black and only RUBBER tires are allowed on the powered wheels. Untreated rubber tires of your choice will be allowed. Cleaning of tires with lighter fluid is allowed prior to delivery. Cars with oiled or wet tires that leave residue will not be allowed to race. If tires appear to be “wet” then the car will be tested for any residue or wetness. A positive test and it will be disqualified. Tires must not be profiled down to narrow contact patches and should have a normal tire profile appearance. Front tires may be glued, trued and slightly profiled. “O-ring” style skinny tires are not allowed. Tires can not visible when viewed from above.

  • Wheels - The maximum wheel size allowed are 15x8 wheels (think Slot.it 15.8x8.2). Maximum measurements are 8.4mm width with a maximum inside wheel lip measurement of 14mm. All 4 wheels must be the same color, with matching inserts. No plain wheels, or those with just holes. The car should look like a scale race car from the period & series.

  • Motors - Any commercially available un-modified motor can be used, however motors drawing excessive current, which results in slowing other cars on the track, or tripping of overload protectors in track circuit, may be disqualified from racing on that track. Motors must be compatible with home-style power supplies. There is no size, or configuration limits (sw, aw or inline).

  • Chassis - Any chassis – stock, custom, kit (e.g. HRS) in any material is allowed. You can buy it or build it. All chassis MUST be mounted like a RTR car - meaning screws through the chassis to body mounting points. Chassis with side mounts such as the HRS/HSR-2 can be used as long as pins do NOT go through the body.

  • Gears - Any stock or aftermarket axles, bearings, gears and ratios of your choice may be used.

  • Guide - Only one guide may be used. Guide must be no more than 6.4mm deep at it’s deepest point from the base, excluding the braid. Cars with guides that drag in a slot can be excluded from the series or race. No weighted guides.

  • Weight - there are no weight limits. All weights must be placed inside (covered by the body) and no weight placed under the chassis or motor pod.

  • Traction magnets - not allowed.

  • Clearance - All cars must exceed minimum 1 mm clearance under all parts of the car during tech inspection, except tires, guide & braid. NO exceptions.

  • Cars will be excluded from racing if gears contact the track or rails, or the track owner judges them a hazard to the track or rails. This is at the discretion of the track owner. Builders must ensure clearance to prevent damage to track surface. If a car is deemed to cause damage it will be removed and prevented from racing at that track. During events no part of the car may contact the track other than the guide, braid and tires. NO exceptions. If a situation comes up during an event the host will contact me and it will dealt with by me as needed.

  • If a car raced as a AWD (1:1) then the slot car can race as either 2WD or 4WD.

  • Entrant’s name must be written on the underside of the chassis in paint, Sharpie, printed sticker or engraved. Suggestion: Body screw adjustment information should be provided on the underside of the chassis.
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Cars failing any of these rules are subject to disqualification and will be sent home.

Host Qualifying & Race Format:
  • The series will take place on wood routed (non magnetic), rubber centric tracks located across Canada and the USA. All tracks MUST be rubbered in prior to the event.

  • All tracks must allow for partial laps to be counted with tracks divided into tenths at least.

  • The Series will include up to 10 races with the entrant’s combined finishes, less one, counting towards the championship. In the event of a tie during a race, the fastest race lap will be used to break the tie.

  • In the event of a tie for 1st place at the end of the series, all 10 rounds will be used to break the tie followed by best qualifying result.

  • Once the proxy series is started, tires can not be fluid or mechanically cleaned by any means, except lint roller, tape or sticky pads. During on track competition cleaning the tires must be done prior to placing a car on the track and must be cleaned the same way in between heats. All 4 tires must be cleaned when requested as indicated on those individual cars.

  • Each car is to be run in a fair and equal manner and subject to the same track conditions all in one consecutive series of heats until finished. The event must focus on getting the most laps out of each car and not racing between drivers.

  • Drivers must remain in one lane for the full duration of the round and not swapped out for any reason to ensure consistent driving for all cars.

  • The series tracks will run at a voltage of between 10v – 11.5v. The voltage used within these limits is at the discretion of the track host.

  • Under certain and extraordinary circumstances and at the discretion of the organizer, changes to the tracks used (including type) and/or the number of venues will be allowed. As much advance notice will be given to all entrants.

  • Race hosts must get approval from the Race Director and mention all repairs or work on the cars on the forum as part of their race coverage.
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Qualifying:
  • Must be done prior to racing.

  • All cars must be qualified by the same driver in the middle lane only in one sitting to maintain consistency.

  • Running order of the cars must be from the reverse order of the current series standings (or Round 0 standings for Round 1).
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Race Day:
  • Race day run order will be from the slowest qualifier to the fastest qualifier in pairs. No slow qualifiers can be mixed with the fast qualifiers in any heat. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • Cars raced on only 2 lanes that are separated by at least one lane is mandatory.

  • The amount of time run in each lane must be the same. A minimum of 4 minutes racing time per car per lane is required at each track with a maximum of 5 mins per heat. Maximum run time per car to be no more than 10 total minutes during the race.

  • Prior to heat start the drivers are encouraged to complete 2 familiarization laps with each car before the start of each new car.
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Post Race:
  • Reporting on the event is key to a successful proxy and we ask that host's please consider a live or recorded video feed. If impossible we would appreciate photographs and comments.

  • Either way please provide feedback on the cars.

  • Your interaction on the forum plays a large part in the success of each round.

  • Hosts need to provide the race director with the following:

  1. Provide pictures during your host round of the full field of cars on your track

  2. Pictures of the top three winners on your track (the start/finish line is a great idea)

  3. A results sheet of qualifying and race results sent to the director within 24 hours of each event ending.
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Scoring:
  • Scoring will be on a high points system, with the winner getting a point number equal to the number of cars in the field and each position below that getting one less than the car above it.

  • The winner of each round will be determined based on total laps covered. Points will be awarded based on the number of cars in the proxy at the start of the proxy series. For example, in this 26 car field, the winner gets 26 points, second place gets 25, etc. down to 1 point.

  • Since qualification is a fun and important part of each round, there will be ONE point given to the Top Qualifier (TQ) at each Round. Not including Round zero if needed.
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Penalty points may be applied at the Race Director's discretion to entrants that require additional adjustments or modifications to meet any rules and/or make the car ready to race. If a car needs to be returned to the owner prior to the series start, it will be deducted from the entrant fee prior to refund. If the car is removed and returned to the series for any reason the return home shipping cost will be paid by the entrant. There will be no delay in the series, and penalty points will be incurred - this excludes shipping damage, assuming the car was shipped in a reasonable and protected way.
Inspection and Repairs:
  • If a car(s) is significantly damaged as a result of shipping and handling, all efforts will be made to repair the car to its original state – where possible the race event may be delayed to facilitate the onsite repair.

  • A running inspection of cars is to be made before and after each qualifying session & race. Cars may be dry wiped clean and the braids may be adjusted, as needed. Cars can not be opened to facilitate repairs.

  • During qualifying minor repairs such as tightening a loose screw and adjusting braids are allowed when identified during qualifying which can be tightened without body removal. Cars can not be opened to facilitate repairs. Minor repairs include a loose gear or wheels. If not repairable within a couple of mins the entry will be set aside for the balance of the day. Such race day repairs are not allowed.

  • If a car is damaged as a result of racing, the entrant will have the option to have the car returned at his cost, or have the track host repair the car after the day’s event, without recourse to continue on that track. Such items include gluing loose body parts, replacing broken guide, suspension repair, etc. A minimum 3 lap penalty will be assessed if any post race repairs are needed.

  • Wear items can not be replaced during the series. Such items include tires, braids, broken wiring, motors, loose chassis weights. Cars should to be built to survive up to a 10 race proxy.

  • Cars that are returned to the owner during the event, can only have the needed repair work done, and must be returned to the series without additional tuning or “refreshing”.

  • Consideration and fairness will be employed, especially when a car is damaged during the series due to no-fault of the entrant.

  • Cars that do not meet these rules and/or could impede the performance of other cars during the series could have a penalty applied or be disqualified at the discretion of the organizer. Cars that are deemed to be unsafe and/or could impede the performance of other cars will not be allowed to race and will be returned.
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Eligible Bodies as RTR slot cars (what I’ve found or trusted):
  • Below is a list of Proxy eligible cars that are available as a Ready to Race (RTR) 1/32 slot car that at minimum started a race in Trans Am with engines under 2.5 Litres from 1966 up until 1976 (or have a comparable body style). This is just what I’ve trusted from others or have found on my own.

  • The slot car manufacturers listed in brackets are (in theory) known manufacturers of those bodies.

  • This is not be a fully inclusive list as much of it was copied from a previous list and not all cars were confirmed.

  • If you find more RTR slot cars contact the race director with proof of manufacture details.

  • Entrants may create bodies based on any cars from the Trans Am series listed below as eligible. They must conform to all rules for Non Ready To RTR Bodies:
  • Eligible years 1966 - 1976
    -1966/76 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, GTAj, GTAm, 2000 GTAm, GTV, Alfetta 1.6L [Fly, AutoArt, Spirit, Teamslot (tentative: send dimensions)]
    -1966/70 Austin/BMC Mini / Morris 850/Cooper/Cooper S [Scalextric]
    -1968/71 BMW 2002 TI [Spirit]
    -1970/72 Datsun 240Z [Scalextric 260Z)
    -1971/72 Datsun 510 [body: RMS Resins, Munter (John Warren)]
    -1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT, 206 [The Area71]
    -1967 Ford Anglia 105E [body: Ocar, George Turner]
    -1973 Ford Capri RS2600 [SRC]
    -1971 Ford Escort 1600RS [Scalextric]
    -1966/68 Ford Cortina Lotus [Scalextric, Revell/Monogram]
    -1971/74 Ford/Mercury Escort RS, Twin Cam/Capri, Escort MK1 [Scalextric]
    -1966 Fiat Abarth 1000 [Scalextric]
    -1966 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe [SCX]
    -1967/68 Lancia Fulvia HF [AutoArt, SCX]
    -1966/76 Austin Mini Cooper and Cooper S [Scalextric]
    -1966, 1967 & 1970 NSU 1000/1300/Prinz/TTS [Revell/Monogram]
    -1967/1969 Porsche 911 -[The Area71 & MRRC]
    -1966 SAAB 96 & 93 [Hobby Clasic]
    -1966/70 Renault Dauphine [Scalextric]
    -1968 Renault R8 Gordini [SCX]
    -1966 Simca 1000 [Revell]
    -1966/67 Sunbeam (Hillman) Imp [body:George Turner]
    -1973/74 Toyota Celica [SlotRallyGB]
    -1971 Triumph Vitesse [body: Greenman62]
    -1970 Volvo PV 544 [IXO?]
    -1966/70 Volvo 122 [IXO?]
    -1965/67 VW Beetle [Pink-Kar, Scalextric]
    -1972 VW Super Beetle [Scalextric]

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Eligible bodies not found as slot cars:
  • Any non RTR bodies, plastic model, resin, 3D or other body entered must provide in advance all detailed 1:1 dimensions, with a photo of the original car and the appropriate 1:32 scale dimensions. Online links will be required, plus all dimensions printed on paper and shipped and included with the cars as they will be measured.

  • The burden of proof will be on the entrants to prove their car is legal and will pass the technical inspection.

  • Since some of these bodies will be created from original dimensions, they must look correct and authentic to the original.

  • All bodies must be within 1.0mm of height, width and length. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • The Following List of Vehicles are eligible, but a Google search provided no slot car examples in 1/32. Contact me if you find any on this list as RTR slot cars.
    -1966/76 Alfa Giulia [Teamslot tentative: send dimensions]
    -1973 BMW 1600
    -1966/67 BMW 1800, TI

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-1966 BMW TISA
-1972/74 Chevrolet Vega
-1971/72 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe & Coupe

-1971/72 Ford Pinto
-1966 Hino Contessa
-1966 Honda 600
-1971/73 Mazda RX2
-1966/72 Opel Kadett Rallye
-1973/76 Opel Manta
-1976 Renault 17 Gordini,
-1966 Renault 1093
-1972 Renault R12
-1966 SAAB 850
-1968/72 Toyota Corolla, 1600
-1975 Triumph TR6
-1976 VW Scirocco
-1971 Volvo 142

  • Prohibited cars:
    - SRC Porsche 914
    - Fly, Slotwings & Sideways 911
    - Silverline Porsche 911 and Datsun 240Z

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Decisions by the Race Director are final. It is the responsibility of the builder to ensure their car is eligible to race in this series and also meets the rules as laid out. Cars that do not meet these rules will be disqualified.
Source List:
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The race director reserves the right to make changes to any of the above at any time if deemed necessary.
Any changes will be posted as an addendum to include all of the above with the changes highlighted.