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World Championship Slot Car Proxy 2021
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Hello, I thought it would be a good idea to join this Forum and post the results round by round of the World Championship Slot Car Proxy which has just started.  We are hoping to be able to bring attention and grow this inaugural World Championship Proxy.  At the moment the cars are in Chilliwack, British Columbia where the cars have been received by race director Chris Struwig "F1Fan".   Presently F1Fan is preparing to run a Round 0 which is basically a short exhibition of each cars performance on F1Fan's track that will be displayed on video.  Round 0 will not count towards points but Rounds 1 thru 10 will count for points towards the championship. 

The World Championship Slot Car Proxy is open to builders who have placed 5th or better overall in a national proxy series that had more than 15 entries and 5 races in the series.

All comments and banter is most welcome by the way!

Thanks!
Rob

Here are the rules: 

Body - only Slot.It Porsche 962 or 956 cars


Rubber tyres only

Rear wheels (rims) must be minimum 15.8* and maximum 16.5* (please see additional comment below) with Porsche period correct inserts - tyre wheel width is open, but wheels must not extend beyond the body (when looking from above the wheels/tyres must not be visible beyond the edge of the body.

*Slot.it used two sizes on their models, the 15.8 and more recently the 16.2, but these measurements are across the rib, to make it easier to police and to ensure you are using the right size insert, I am going to ID the rim, the 15.8 = 12.5mm ID and the 16.2 wheel = 13mm ID. To make it easier to measure and to allow for some tolerance, any wheel between 12mm and 13.2mm ID will be acceptable, fitted with Porsche 956/962 inserts. Just to be clear, you can mix or match the inserts as you like (BBS etc) as long as the car has Porsche 962/956 style inserts and are the appropriate size - looking from the side. Width does not matter, but the tyres cannot protrude beyond the body

To make the intention of this rule clear - the proxy car you enter needs to appear as per a 962/956 race car when viewed from the side and the car needs to have Porsche 956/962 inserts fitted and have the stance and of the original car.

Minimum OD for rear wheel+tyre is 19mm and minimum width is 9mm, front rim minimum is 15mm and 16mm maximum, minimum front wheel+tyre OD is 17 and minimum width is 7mm. Wheels must have Porsche period correct inserts

Guide –open but needs to fit tracks with slots 6.5mm deep (no weight in guide) cannot be visible when car is viewed from above - only one guide is allowed

Braid and wire – open

Chassis and pod are open - maximum weight of car cannot exceed 95g (custom chassis allowed) (see also the full interior rule) - no ground clearance specified


White kit bodies and interiors must be painted in a racing livery, real or fantasy with sponsor and number decals - there will be a concours event with 2 points available for the winner of a custom painted livery that is suitable for the period. judgement will focus on 1) livery design and 2) execution

Numbers must be decals and visible on 3 sides of the car. 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. Easy and clear to read. No handwritten numbers allowed

The car must be pre-registered prior to tech inspection. Duplicate race numbers will not be permitted. Car owners please apply for a number, first come first served. [Returning entrants will have first pick at re-using their number, and number #1 is reserved for the current series champion] There will be no number 0 or numbers starting with 0.

Your slot car forum name must appear on the bottom of the chassis

Exterior of the body must be stock, with wings and vents (mirrors and wipers are recommended, but not mandatory). The rear diffuser can be removed and does not need to be on the car.

Suspension allowed

Weight limit is 95g maximum, there is no minimum. All weight must be placed inside (covered by the body) and there can be no weight placed on the bottom of the chassis No weight or ballast can be attached underneath the chassis or outside the car (guide, chassis, body etc). All weight must be above the chassis line, but not outside the body.

Interior stock as per the model sold – no lightweight, all windows and driver as per original model - (white kits - interior must be complete and painted in a realistic manner - more than one colour)

Inside of the body and cockpit interior can be sanded and/or shaved - but the interior and car must look complete and detailed as per the original when viewed from the outside or through the window.

Mounting the body - All methods will be allowed, but body, pins etc. must be firmly secured. If securing the body from the outside, then it must be done in such a way as to minimize visual impact to the car. (small pin-heads etc) Pins cannot slide out and interfere with other cars. Body, wheels etc must maintain the original stance, arch/wheel clearance. Wheels must be centered in wheel arches, cars must appear "normal" from the outside - as per the original model. No slammed cars or low-riders!

The car body must fully enclose the chassis, guide with braid and wheels/tyres when viewed from above. The exterior of the body cannot be widened and/or modified with larger wheel arches and/or openings. When looking at the car-body from the top and/or side it must appear the same as the original model.

Cars should represent the actual race car, they cannot appear slammed or have wheels and tyres that appear to be out of scale. Cars can be lowered, but must maintain a “natural” stance.

Tires – Only BLACK RUBBER tyres are allowed on the powered rear wheels with a minimum OD of 19mm at the start of the series. Minimum front tire diameter will be 17mm; minimum width of 7mm. No maximum rear tyre width. All tyres must be black.

Cars with oiled and wet tyres that leave residue on a track will not be allowed to race. Cars will be inspected at scrutineering to ensure they conform to this rule. If tyres appear to be “wet” then the car will be placed on a paper towel and any residue or wetness will be inspected. The onus is on the builder to ensure that tyres do not leave any marks or oil on a track.

Maximum motor RPM as per manufacturer - 23k (any configuration or type)

Underside of car chassis: Any reinforcement on the underside of the chassis and body must clear the track road surface. Cars can be excluded from racing if gears contact the track or rails, and 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 and prevent damage to the track surface. If a car is deemed to cause damage it will be removed and prevented from racing at that track

Chassis: Any chassis - OEM (original equipment), custom made or kit (e.g. HRS) in any material is allowed. You can buy it or build it.

No traction magnets are permitted.

Cars must be powered by the same wheels and quantity as the 1:1 car that the model is based on.

Entrant’s forum 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.

Racing & Operations:

The series will take place on tracks located across the USA and Canada. Changes to venue(s) or tracks is at the discretion of the Race Director, but all changes will be posted in the forum

The Series will include 10 races with an entrant’s top 9 finishes counting towards the championship.


The series will run on wood tracks where available and always at a voltage of between 10v – 12v - lowest being 10v, highest being 12v. The voltage setting is at the discretion of the track host.

The car due date in British Columbia, Canada will be March 26th. You are responsible to have your car delivered to the provided address on or before this due date. Consideration and allowance for border custom clearance and mailing delays is the responsibility of the entrant. Allowance will be given to entrants that can provide proof that the following shipping deadlines were met: 12 business days for overseas entries, 10 business days for Canadian and US entries. All entries that do not meet the deadline and/or are unable to provide proof that the shipping deadline was met, will receive a two (2) point penalty for each business day that the car is late – up to a maximum of 6 points.

5 penalty points can be applied at the Race Director's discretion to entrants that require additional adjustments or modifications to meet these 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 at the owner's cost, there will be no delay in the series, and 5 penalty points will be incurred

If a car is damaged during a race, or has a mechanical issue, the owner will have the option to have the car returned at his cost, or have the track host repair the car. The impact (if any) to the results from that race will be the only penalty. Shipping expenses must be paid for by the owner, and the series will. The onus is on the entrant to arrange and organize shipping and ensure the car is shipped in a timely manner.

The series will continue at the scheduled pace. Any car(s) 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.

If a car(s) is significantly damaged during shipping, all effort will be made to repair the car(s) to its original state – where possible the race event will be delayed to facilitate the repairs

There is no allowance made for a car to be tuned, or have parts replaced for improved performance during a series.

Cars that do not meet these rules and/or could impede the performance of other cars during the series will have a 5 point penalty applied. Multiple infractions will incur multiple penalty points up to a maximum of 15 points. 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 and/or made compatible.

Decisions by the Race Director are final, the onus is on the builder to ensure his/her car meets the rules and are compatible to the track and fellow entrants.
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The unboxing and first look at the cars was yesterday on video.  Many interesting configurations underneath the Slot.it Porsche 956 / 962 bodies.

I will be posting the final entrant list soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRT9CRG_53I
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Sounds good. Please keep us updated. Thumbup

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#4

Just enjoyed watching the unboxing.

The 'tapeology' of pods raised to a new level!

I love puttering with gears
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Hello Slotracer Forum members!

A big thanks to Rob (CGYRacer) for going the extra mile and reposting the information here, as we try and expand our World Championship Proxy (and other series) reach beyond the traditional HRW user group.

Apologies for all the "mmmm"s and stumbling's in my video that was recorded live, I will stick to my day job, doubt radio is in my near future.  Sun

Chris
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Hello CGYRacer and F1Fan,

What is the format of the racing is it multiple cars on track driven by multiple drivers or individual cars running with one consistent driver?

Leo

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(31st-Mar-21, 04:29 PM)Scuderia_Turini Wrote:  Hello CGYRacer and F1Fan,

What is the format of the racing is it multiple cars on track driven by multiple drivers or individual cars running with one consistent driver?

Leo

Hi Leo

Due to Covid restrictions we have had some changes in the format, but under normal situations we require each host to run the event with at least two cars racing against each other. Some host's run 3 or 4 cars together, depending on the track. The aim for each host and each driver is to maximise the potential of each car, less about racing against the other driver. All cars should be driven an equal amount of time by the drivers taking part and all cars must race an equal amount of time/laps in the lanes that are being used. Again the aim is to treat all cars the same and focus on getting the best out of the car at each event. The driver stays in the lane and the cars rotate through the lanes being used.  The laps (plus partial laps) are noted for each car in the lane that they raced, and the car that did the most laps (distance) when all the heats are completed, wins that particular event. The total race time for each car during an event (one track) is usually between 9 - 12 minutes, tracks run on avg at 10v - 11v. 

We race on 10 tracks during the season and with our series, your 9 best events count, you can drop your worst result. 

Chris
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Ooops!
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Hello Chris,
That sounds like a decent arrangement in the current state of the world. 
#STAYSAFE

Leo

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I am aiming to stream Round 0 (a shakedown round counting for bragging rights only) tomorrow starting between 10.30 - 11am PDT time - I believe that's 5.30pm GMT, but check for confirmation. 

Rob or I will post a link, but here is a link to my channel, just in case! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCka0Kev...sCofGQk4og

Chris
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