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Thread: What is the one and only source for slot car racing rules. NASCAR, GT, LMP, BOX STOCK 12, OPEN

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    What is the one and only source for slot car racing rules. NASCAR, GT, LMP, BOX STOCK 12, OPEN

    Please list sites that have rules for the major slot car races, ie;NASCAR, LMP, GT, Box Stock 12, Open, $100 Doallar car. The owners are always so vague when you go to the track and you are new guy/girl. This is for all the newbies out there.

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    There really isn't one site as rules and classes vary across the country. The 2 major sets of rules for non wing are ISRA USA and USRA . Both links are on this site. Wing cars are pretty much USRA. Local track owners usually have their own classes / rules to suit their clientele. Hook up with some of the locals, usually you will get the information you need. What part of the country are you in and what type of racing are you interested in ?
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    Unfortunately, most raceways tend to have their own "house rules", or run slight variations of existing rules, often making it difficult to know the exact rules, let alone to travel between different tracks without rebuilding or buying new cars.

    So there is no "one and only" source of slot car racing rules.... so the best source is your track owner, for your local racing rules.

    From the classes you mentioned above - I would guess (and hope) that your home raceway is probably running USRA rules - with the addition of the "$100 Wing Car" or class, which has become popular recently at a number of local raceways (some race a similar class called "Group F").

    Many local raceways use USRA national rules - some have a few local variations or exceptions, and many have a favorite local or regional class or two added to their weekly or monthly racing program as well.

    That being said - here is a list of links to several 1/24 scale commercial raceway / major racing organizations sets of rules:

    USRA
    http://www.usraslots.com
    Rules: http://www.usraslots.com/pdf/2011USR...okFinalpdf.pdf

    ESROC (European Slot Racing Organization Committee)
    http://www.esroc.net
    Rules: http://www.esroc.net/pdf/rulebook_2011b.pdf

    USSCA
    http://www.ussca.us/
    Rules: http://www.ussca.us/rules.htm

    AMSRA
    http://amsraslotcarracing.weebly.com
    Rules: http://amsraslotcarracing.weebly.com/rules.html

    ISRA (International)
    http://www.isra-slot.com/
    Rules: http://www.isra-slot.com/rulebook.pdf

    ISRA USA
    http://www.theisrausa.com/
    Rules: http://www.theisrausa.com/rules.htm
    ISRA USA - Garden State Rules:
    http://theisrausa.com/documents/2011...20Rulebook.pdf

    NorCal SCRA
    http://www.norcalscra.com/home.html
    Rules: http://www.norcalscra.com/2010_2011/rules.html

    NorCal USRA (2006?)
    http://www.slick7.com/USRAindex.htm
    Rules: http://www.slick7.com/RULES.htm (2006)

    PNW AMCA (PSCR) Scale Racing Rules:
    http://pacificslotcarraceways.com/Scale-Rules.php

    IRRA (Retro)
    http://irraslotracing.com
    Rules: http://irraslotracing.com/rules.html

    D-3 - (SoCal Retro)
    http://www.socald3.com (coming soon?)
    http://www.tsrfcars.com/race-reports/usra-d3-home.html (current D3 web site)
    Rules: http://www.tsrfcars.com/race-reports...gulations.html

    JK Spec Cup Rules
    http://www.jkproducts.com/PDF/JKSpecCupRulebook.pdf

    WISCRS Rules
    http://www.glueside.com/wiscrs/Rules%20Booklet.pdf

    MOCPA (European Model Car Racing) Rules
    http://www.imca-slotracing.com/rulebook0608.html

    My Series (Florida)
    http://www.myseries.org/
    Rules: http://www.myseries.org/Florida-Slot...10-revised.pdf

    Group F Wing Car Rules (PSCR):
    http://www.pacificslotcarraceways.co...-Car-Rules.php

    SoCal $100 Wing Car Rules:
    http://slotblog.net/topic/20091-soca...r-class-rules/

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    Texas TSRA Rules (All classes including Group F):
    http://excoboard.com/TexasSlotCars/130436/1770980



    I am still looking for any other (raceway or org) published $100 Wing Car or Group F class rules.... please post here if anyone else has a link...




    Also need any other links to major racing org rules that I missed...

    UPDATE: Links added from posts below!

    PK @ OWH

    P.S. In case you are either feeling nostalgic or searching for historical "roots"... here's a link to my copy of the 1970 NCC Series Rules - the predecessor of the original USRA Rules (4 pages - follow links on pages):
    1970 NCC Rules:
    http://www.oldweirdherald.com/NCC_Rules/NCC_Rules1.html
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    Good information as usual, Paul. Thanks.
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    European Slot Racing Organisation Committee, ESROC, is organising body of annual Wing Car European Championship race
    http://www.esroc.net/pdf/rulebook_2011b.pdf
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    PK Our Group "F" Rules are listed here: http://www.pacificslotcarraceways.co...-Car-Rules.php in the spirit of AMCA simple is better.
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    Thanks Zipper & Jim!

    I was looking for both of those links, but didn't find them.

    I'll add them to the the list in my post above - which I will probably copy to a permanent reference post somewhere easy to find.

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    Paul,great post.I wish all tracks would run rules from one of the numerous sites you posted.It would make the sport more appealing to nubi's.I have a box of X-racers from all the tracks I used to race at.Other than myobsolete Int.-15,none of these cars could be raced at two or more tracks.It wasn't a matter of simple modifications either.I have been to two tracks recently and neither one had a printed set of rules I could take home.Wouldlove to see a site that shows an example of each car in the rules.Would make choosing a car to build easier.Right now I'm building a retro Can-Am.It is being built to house rules.I think it will be raced on the King,so it will be a light chassis.I was told a 100 gram min.I will search the listed sites for a similar car class then look for a site with winning cars so I can get some ideas. SLOT-ON. Sam.

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    Sam, look on the IRRA website for retro rules. They got them for a number of different classes.
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    Unfortunately a lot of "local" slot racing rules- both technical and procedural, are much like the English "Common Law". Being both unwritten and subject to on-the-spot Judgements (usually by the raceway owner) that may be based on nothing more than how much the person in question spent last week at the counter.

    Of course there's the whole "don't rock the boat" and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude when someone tries to codify (write down) the rules and apply them fairly to all. It may work for a while, but eventually someone's feelers will get hurted and then the rules will be back to as described above.

    It's such a shame that we drifted away from the NCC-style rules of the early 1970's which seemed at least to me to be well thought out and written.
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    Another link added to my list up above.

    Thanks to Shontel for providing this link:

    Texas TSRA Rules (All classes including Group F):
    http://excoboard.com/TexasSlotCars/130436/1770980

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    I made a new "Rules" forum, and copied my list to a new thread and made it sticky.

    Please post links to any slot car racing organizations rules that I have not listed yet, and I will add them to the list in my sticky thread above.

    This should help make it easier for racers to find all the various rules for different types of racing and different racing regions and organizations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M G Brown View Post
    Unfortunately a lot of "local" slot racing rules- both technical and procedural, are much like the English "Common Law". Being both unwritten and subject to on-the-spot Judgements (usually by the raceway owner) that may be based on nothing more than how much the person in question spent last week at the counter.

    Of course there's the whole "don't rock the boat" and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude when someone tries to codify (write down) the rules and apply them fairly to all. It may work for a while, but eventually someone's feelers will get hurted and then the rules will be back to as described above.

    It's such a shame that we drifted away from the NCC-style rules of the early 1970's which seemed at least to me to be well thought out and written.
    Well said !

    I also think that sometimes we all get stuck in "the good ole days" mentality. Unfortunately, for this hobby to grow or even stay alive, it has to grow and change too. I really like the PNW AMCA rules, simple and room for froward progress, except maybe for the GTP bodies part

    Anyway you look at it though, the first step is to get involved. Get out there racing and become part of the future of this hobby !
    Alan Ingram

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    Sorry for taking so long to reply back and say thank you. Especially to OWH for not redirecting me to another thread to find the answer. I'm sure this topic has been posted before. Getting back into racing is just as fun now as it was when I was a kid. In the early nineties I would beg my parents for money, work for my local track putting fliers under car wiper blades, searching the couch cushions, and saving up just to have track time and enough money to race and buy the things I actually needed to make my cars run. Now I'm able to buy what I want and need and enjoy the hobby even more.
    Thanks

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    OCog, I'm in the same situation you are in. Getting back into slot racing (last time was, oh, 45 years ago? YIKES!) after finding a local track. I noticed the monthly racing calendar had a Novice class, so I asked the owner to recommend a legal Novice class chassis, motor, and body. The answer I got was "oh, just about anything". I talked to one of the racers who was kind enough to steer me to a Champion TurboFlex RTR with 16D and a Bentley body. Later, I found out that the regional series "novice" class requires a JK Cheetah 21 chassis. Guess who has 2 different cars now?

    Things certainly have progressed somewhat from the Monogram chassis I used to race!

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