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HO Drag Proxy Winter Series 2020-1 Preview
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The Rock County Eighth Mile Winter Series starts in November and runs through to March next year. Jadlam Toys & Models are kindly sponsoring the series. All the pre-race build-up and race coverage takes place here on SlotRacer Online. Reports, results and photographs from each event will be collected together in the South Coast HO Dragster fanzine - previous editions can be found in the SlotRacer Online Library here: slotracer.online/library/south-coast-ho-dragster

There are five socially-distant mail-in proxy HO drag races that make up the series:
  • November 17-18: Street Stock, Super Stock 6.0, NHRA 4-Gear + NHRA Top Fuel match racing. Report here.
  • December 8-9:  Street Stock, Nostalgia T-Jet, Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car +Nostalgia Micro Scalextric 2019 match racing. Report here.
  • January 12-13:  Street Stock, Super Stock 6.0, NHRA 4-Gear + NHRA TopFuel match racing.
  • February 9-10:  Street Stock, Nostalgia T-Jet, Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car +Nostalgia Micro Scalextric 2019 match racing.
  • March 9-10-11:  Winter Series Finale. All classes + extra match racing.
The five events will be divided into two themes - NHRA and Nostalgia - each running at two events and rounding off the series with a three-day finale featuring both themes and all the classes. Micro Scalextric Street Stock will remain the centrepiece of all five events.

NHRA-themed events: The NHRA-themed events includes an evolution of our Micro Scalextric Super Stock class. Cars are now fitted with a 6-ohm Tomy can motor. We’ll call this ‘Micro Scalextric SuperStock 6.0’. The 4-Gear NHRA Funny Cars, Pro Stockers and Pro Mods get their own elimination racing format. The Top Fuelers will continue in a match race format - with a ladder competition at the series finale in March.

Nostalgia-themed events: Nostalgia events keep the popular Micro Scalextric Street Stock race - the Nostalgia theme breaks out with the support classes. We define ‘Nostalgia’ as pre-1979 style body shells. The T-Jet class is tweaked to bring it in line with the Nitro Slots Pancake Stock rules. The 4-Gear ‘Legends’ Funny Cars now get their own elimination competition. And there’s a new Nostalgia Micro Scalextric class that will start as a match racing format, with a ladder format showdown in March.

Winter Series Regulations: You’ll find the regulations for the Winter Series explained fully in the posts below. The T-Jet and 4-Gear classes now run to the NTRA Pancake Stock rule set. The Micro Scalextric Street and Super Stock have stayed almost the same - apart for the motor replacement in Super Stock. We ask that the Nostalgia ‘Micro Scalextric 2019’ cars are run as stock - although the chassis tabs can be removed and the wheels may be replaced - wheelie bars are permitted and strict pre-1979 style bodies please!

Practicalities & postage:
  • One car per class per entrant please. Family members are very welcome to participate!
  • Message me here and I will send you the address to post your cars.
  • Postage and return postage are the only expense - there are no additional race fees. Return postage is paid by PayPal.
  • Please keep sending boxes that can be posted in a parcel box - a maximum size of 44cm x 35cm x 16cm - so no-one need go in a Post Office.
  • You may send cars to stay for more than one event - or for the entire series - it is up to you. Please note: the November & December dates are pretty close together.
  • If you prefer a service other than standard second class delivery, just ask.
These socially-distant events are designed so that everyone can participate with no risk - even those who are shielding. The thirty-one people who took part in the Summer Series enjoyed themselves, so why not give it a go this time!
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Micro Scalextric Street Stock Winter Series Regulations

  • Chassis: Micro Scalextric 1995-2018 version with braids. May be ‘narrow’ or ‘wide’ versions, depending on body fitted. No cutting, drilling or any other modification to chassis. Components cannot be glued.
  • Motor: Unmodified standard Micro Scalextric motor with ‘flywheel’ between commutator and armature stacks. Minimum 10 ohm armature (no low-ohm 'My First Scalextric' battery set cars). Original resistors and capacitor between pick-ups and motor may be removed.
  • Traction magnets: Two original Micro Scalextric magnets in original position, flush with bottom of chassis. Orientation may be changed (magnets can be flipped).
  • Braid plate: Any 1995-2018 Micro Scalextric braid plate with plastic guide flag or metal pin.
  • Braids: Any braids – steel, copper or plated. Must not be soldered to chassis components.
  • Axles, wheels & gears: Standard Micro Scalextric front axle and wheels. Standard Micro Scalextric rear axle, wheels and Micro Scalextric 7T pinion + Micro Scalextric 25T crown gear.
  • Tyres: Any single compound tyre. Maximum diameter on wheel is 0.476” or 12.09mm.
  • Body: Any Micro Scalextric closed wheel saloon or GT body – street-style or tuners liveries please. Re-paints most welcome. No cutting or sanding of wheel arches or of any other external surface.
  • Maximum width: 35mm or 1.378”.
  • Weight: Minimum weight of entire car 23g. Ballast may be added to body only.
  • Wheelie bars: not permitted.
This is what the motor needs to look like...

   
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Micro Scalextric Super Stock 6.0 Winter Series Regulations

  • Chassis: Micro Scalextric 1995-2018 version with braids. Two holes may be drilled to attach wheelie bar to rear of chassis. No other modification to chassis. Components may be glued.
  • Motor: Unmodified standard Tomy AFX can motor. Minimum 6 ohm armature. Available as part AFX8807 at Slot Cars Direct.
  • Traction magnets: Two original Micro Scalextric magnets in original position. Magnets may be raised or lowered and orientation may be changed (magnets can be flipped).
  • Braid plate: Any 1995-2018 Micro Scalextric braid plate with either plastic guide flag or metal pin.
  • Braids: Any braids – steel, copper or plated. May be soldered to chassis components. Braid contacts may be replaced.
  • Axles, wheels & gears: Any axles, wheels and gears. Any gear ratio is permitted.
  • Tyres: Any single compound tyre. Maximum diameter on wheel is 0.500” or 12.70mm.
  • Body: Any Micro Scalextric closed wheel saloon or GT body – drag racing or tuners livery. Re-paints and body modifications – wings, hood scoops etc - are most welcome.
  • Maximum width: 35mm or 1.378”.
  • Weight: Minimum weight of entire car 21g. Ballast may be added to body only.
  • Wheelie bars: permitted.
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Regulations for all 'Pancake' classes - Nostalgia T-Jet, Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car, NHRA Top Fuel and NHRA 4-Gear

Based on the NTRA Pancake Stock rules, below. Click to enlarge.

   

Minimum weight - T-Jet: 21g / 4-Gear: 25g

Maximum Tyre Diameters - T-Jet: 0.490”  /  4-Gear: 0.560”  /  Top Fuelers: unrestricted

Bodies - must be injection moulded or cast resin. No lexan bodies permitted. For each class...
  • Nostalgia T-Jet - pre-1979 Stock, Super-Stock, Pro Stock, Gasser, Funny Car and Hot-Rod bodies in traditional T-jet scale (approx 1:72)
  • Nostalgia 4-Gear Funny Car - pre-1979 Funny Car bodies only
  • NHRA Top Fuel - Auto World Top Fuel bodies only
  • NHRA 4-Gear - any Funny Car, Pro Stock or Pro Mod body that runs at modern day NHRA or FIA European Drag Racing Championship events
   
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Nostalgia "Micro Scalextric 2019" Winter Series Regulations

  • Chassis: New Micro Scalextric 2019 version with FN20 slim can motor. Two holes may be drilled to attach wheelie bar to rear of chassis. Side tabs may be removed to allow body fitment. No other modification to chassis. Components cannot be glued.
  • Motor: Unmodified original "Micro Scalextric 2019" FN20 slim can motor. Original resistors and capacitor between pick-ups and motor must not be removed. Plastic heat plate may be retained or removed.
  • Traction magnets: Two original "Micro Scalextric 2019" magnets in original position, flush with bottom of chassis. Orientation may be changed (magnets can be flipped).
  • Braid plate: "Micro Scalextric 2019" braid plate with fixed braids. Fixing screw must be present, but can be replaced with your own choice.
  • Braids: Original braids fitted to braid plate only.
  • Axles and gears: Standard "Micro Scalextric 2019" front and rear axles. Original "Micro Scalextric 2019" 7T pinion + "Micro Scalextric 2019" 25T crown gear.
  • Wheels: Any front and rear wheels may be used.
  • Tyres: Any single compound tyre. Maximum diameter on wheel is 0.500” or 12.70mm.
  • Body: Any injection moulded or cast resin body. No lexan bodies. Body must be in the 'Nostalgia' theme of pre-1979 cars, including modern Pro Mod versions of pre-1979 models. Fixing can be by any means, including screw post, double-sided sticky pads, DIY mounting clips etc.
  • Maximum width: 35mm or 1.378”.
  • Weight: Minimum weight of entire car 23g. Ballast may be added to body only.
  • Wheelie bars: permitted.
   

Any questions or problems, just ask.
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Looking forward to another terrific series for the winter. I am looking forward to seeing how the new classes pan out. It should be a lot of fun Wrench.
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(14th-Oct-20, 09:39 AM)woodcote Wrote:  Nostalgia "Micro Scalextric 2019" Winter Series Regulations

  • Chassis: New Micro Scalextric 2019 version with FN20 slim can motor. Two holes may be drilled to attach wheelie bar to rear of chassis. Side tabs may be removed to allow body fitment. No other modification to chassis. Components cannot be glued.
  • Motor: Unmodified original "Micro Scalextric 2019" FN20 slim can motor. Original resistors and capacitor between pick-ups and motor must not be removed. Plastic heat plate may be retained or removed.
  • Traction magnets: Two original "Micro Scalextric 2019" magnets in original position, flush with bottom of chassis. Orientation may be changed (magnets can be flipped).
  • Braid plate: "Micro Scalextric 2019" braid plate with fixed braids. Fixing screw must be present, but can be replaced with your own choice.
  • Braids: Original braids fitted to braid plate only.
  • Axles and gears: Standard "Micro Scalextric 2019" front and rear axles. Original "Micro Scalextric 2019" 7T pinion + "Micro Scalextric 2019" 25T crown gear.
  • Wheels: Any front and rear wheels may be used.
  • Tyres: Any single compound tyre. Maximum diameter on wheel is 0.500” or 12.70mm.
  • Body: Any injection moulded or cast resin body. No lexan bodies. Body must be in the 'Nostalgia' theme of pre-1979 cars, including modern Pro Mod versions of pre-1979 models. Fixing can be by any means, including screw post, double-sided sticky pads, DIY mounting clips etc.
  • Maximum width: 35mm or 1.378”.
  • Weight: Minimum weight of entire car 23g. Ballast may be added to body only.
  • Wheelie bars: permitted.


Any questions or problems, just ask.

Andy,  Would you recommend some sources that carry the 2019 Micro Scalextric cars?  Thank you, Bill
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In the UK, they are common. Jadlam Toys & Models sell the individual cars and all the sets.

In terms of US retailers, Hornby USA sell individual cars For $14.99 each - which works out the same as we pay in the UK: https://www.scalextric.com/us-en/shop/by.../cars.html

American retailers that sell Scalextric should also sell them, but be aware many will also sell the old-style Micro sets. I found this new 2019/2020 set for $35 at LEB Hobbies - two cars plus the track we use (although I bump it up to 12 volts):  https://www.lebhobbies.com/g1151t-micro-...Path=4_608
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Good information Andy.  Thank you. 

Are there any distinguishing features to spot the 2019 cars verses other Micro Scalextrics?  The biggest one I’m aware of is the N20 motor.  Vendors don’t seem to be very generous with photos, so it’s hard to tell.  They do mention being battery powered.

Most of those shown have cartoon and super hero bodies.  Guessing that has a lot to do with allowing changes to the bodies and wheels.

The cars in the James Bond set are sharp looking.  Are they 2019 cars?
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I put this list together for the Scalextric website forum. It is as definitive a list as possible for the new-generation Micro Scalextric products...

2019 sets
G1150 - My First Scalextric
G1140 - My First Scalextric Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck vs Bugs Bunny)
G1143 - Micro Scalextric Justice League (Superman vs Batman)
G1142 - Micro Scalextric Wacky Races (Mean Machine vs Turbo Terrific)
G1149 - Micro Scalextric Law Enforcer
Aldi exclusive - Micro Scalextric City Collision
Lidl exclusive - Micro Scalextric Rocket Raiders
Lidl exclusive - Micro Scalextric Arctic Assault

2019 & 2020 individual cars
G2164 - Looney Tunes Road Runner car
G2165 - Looney Tunes Wile E. Coyote car
G2166 - Wacky Races Penelope Pitstop car
G2167 - Justice League Superman car
G2168 - Justice League Wonder Woman car
G2169 - Justic League The Flash car
 
2020 sets
G1141 - My First Scalextric Looney Tunes Battery Powered Set (Daffy Duck vs Bugs Bunny)
G1151 - Micro Scalextric Justice League Batman vs Superman (Battery powered) - US exclusive
G1154 - My First Scalextric (Battery powered)
G1155 - Micro Scalextric Batman vs Joker (Battery powered)
G1160 - Micro Scalextric Ryan's Police Chase (Battery powered)
G1161 - Micro Scalextric James Bond - No Time To Die (Battery powered)
 
There are also four Micro Scalextric accessory packs in the 2020 Scalextric catalogue:
 
G8043 - Micro Scalextric Mains Powered Track Piece (UK only)
G8045 - Micro Scalextric Track Extension Pack - Straights & Curves
G8046 - Micro Scalextric Track Extension Pack - Stunt Loop
G8047 - Micro Scalextric Spare Guide Pack (8 guides and braids, plus one screw)

There have been various Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 sets over the years. Only the G1161 'No Time To Die' set has the new-generation track and cars.

I believe that all the sets available in the USA are battery powered. This makes no difference to the cars - both battery and mains-powered sets run at 9-volts.
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