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RULES OF PRCCC

rules

Race Officials and Duties
Genera Car Specifications
Radio Specifications
Classes
Formula One
TTStock
TT Classic
Truck Stock
Open Stock
Super Stock Touring 21.5 Clubman
Supr Stock Touring 2.5 Master
Pro Stock 13.5
Modified Touring
Modified 17.5Touring
Pan Class

Rules and Procedures

January 2024 for 1/10th

Scale Electric Model Racing Cars

                   Any document with similar title released by PRCCC will be super ceded by this the Twenty Second (23) Edition.

Index

 

  1. Race officials and duties

  2. General Car Specifications (All classes)

  3. Radio Specifications

  4. Classes

  5. Formula One

  6. TT Stock

  7. Tamiya M-Chassis

  8. Truck Stock

  9. Open Stock

  10. Super Stock Touring 21.5 T Clubman

  11. Super Stock Touring 21.5 T Masters

  12. Pro Stock Touring 13.5 T Clubman (SARDA)

  13. Modified Touring

  14. Modified 17.5T

  15. Pan Class

  16. Front Wheel Drive

  17. Race Duration

  18. Qualifying and Mains system

  19. Determining starting grid positions

  20. Race starting procedure

  21. Jump Starts

  22. Participation in SARDA Sanctioned events

  23. Results and Points system

  24. Penalties

  25. Etiquette and behavioural requirements

  26. Misconduct

  27. Sponsorships

  28. Black Flag Policy

  29. Protest system

  30. Re-runs

  31. Time loss rules

  32. Prizes and Awards

  33. Membership Registration

  34. Event entry procedure

  35. Scrutineering procedure

  36. Transmitter Pound

  37. Marshalling Procedure

  38. Drivers Briefing

  39. Pit Areas

  40. Concourse d’ Elegance

  41. General Rule

  42. Transponders

  1. Race Officials and Duties

 

Clerk of the Course

The Clerk of the Course will accept complete responsibility for the application of the rules. He will decide upon the penalties incurred for racing infringements. He/she will also be the chairperson for the Protest committee. He/she will hold the highest capacity over the event, and the decision of the Protest committee is final and binding. The duty can be done in shifts with 2 or more people. The Clerk of the Course may not have a direct interest of specific competitors in the event or the part of the event that he is responsible for so as to limit the unfair advantage.

 

Race Director and Commentator

The Race Director shall be responsible for the start, timing and finish of each race. He/she will be responsible for the operation of the computer and timing equipment. During racing, he/she will provide accurate commentary, including time updates and positions. The Race director is the only person that can abort a race whilst starting or during a race. He will also be responsible for applying penalties that are issued by the referee or Clerk of the Course.

 

Chief Marshal and Grid Marshal

The chief marshal must ensure that all marshals have reported to him, and that adequate substitutes are in place when required. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring that the grid is correctly lined up and that it is not interfered with.

 

Chief Scrutineer

The Chief Scrutineer will be solely responsible for the upholding of the Scrutineering Procedure. He/she may assign people to assist at the job, but he/she must remain responsible for the event’s scrutineering.

 

Protest committee

The Protest committee will consist of minimum the Chairman, Vice Chairman, a Committee Member and a Technical Advisor nominated by the Committee. 

 

Concourse Judges

These officials will judge all cars entered for Concourse prior to the start of the event. There must be at least 2 judges who will combine their results to determine the winner for each class. The judge may not be an entrant in the Concourse competition.

 

Referees

At least one referee will be used for each race at a PRCCC event. It is the referee’s responsibility to ensure that he/she will be available at all times during the race. The Referee will monitor the race at hand and ensure that rules and etiquette are adhered to. The referee has the right to issue penalties to drivers, as he/she deems necessary and according to the rules. The referee will be chosen by the race director or appointed agent from the list of marshals.

 

 

 

2. General Car Specifications

 

Appearance

The essence of the sport of radio control car racing is competition between realistic models of racing cars.

 

Bumpers

No additional bumpers may be added to the exterior of the body. A foam bumper as a protector are allowed on the inside front of the body, as supplied with the car. 

 

Wheels and tyres

No non-standard wheel nut or axial shall protrude beyond the outer edge of the wheel rim. No more than 1.5mm of the wheel rim shall be exposed (i.e., not covered with rubber) on the outer edge of the wheel rim. All tyres shall be black in colour except for any tyre wall detail. NO PUMPING OF TYRES ARE ALLOWED AND ONLY STOCK INSERTS ARE ALLOWED. TEAM POWER TYRES MUST CARRY THE SIGNATURE OF MARIUS MATTHEE, THE TREASURER OF THE CLUB. Touring Modified will be allowed to run any rubber tyre of the driver’s choice.

 

Chassis

Only four-wheel drive cars are allowed for the touring classes. Scratch built or modified commercial chassis are allowed provided that they comply with the rules within the specified class. Differentials, ball bearings and thrust bearings are allowed as specified in the different classes.  Except in the case of Formula One, no part of the chassis may protrude beyond the body shell, with the exception of an aerial and body post mountings. All drive wheels must be driven by a flexible joint, such as a “Dog Bone” or universal type drive shaft. No aerodynamically shaped parts are to be fitted to the underside of the car, such as Diffusers, Splitters, Tunnels, etc. Front Wheel drive vehicles will only be allowed to have the front driven wheels active and no four-wheel drive chassis with rear drive disconnected will be allowed.

 

Bodies

All bodies must be painted, no unpainted bodies will be allowed. All bodies must be scale replicas of an original full-size car. The body may be painted to the competitor’s own design. Windows on all bodies must be clear and unpainted, unless it is a kit body which were factory sprayed. A light tinting may be used but must remain see-through. The chassis or cockpit must remain visible through the windows. Windows may not be cut out. All cars must carry at least one (1) number during racing. The number must be black numerals on a white background. The number must be 25mm high. The number must be placed on the front windscreen, left hand side of the car so as to be visible to spectators and officials. No other numbers may be visible other than the correct number for that race. No cut outs that allow any part of the chassis to be visible when the car is viewed from above are allowed. The only exceptions are those that can be proved to be of scale, e.g., Formula one. All wheel arches must be cut out, unless it is proved by photograph of the full size original. No part of the body may be widened to allow for a wider wheelbase. No bodies may be cut above the lower door line or, in the case of Touring and saloon bodies, above the lower rear bumper line.

 

Motors

 

Brushless Motors:

Motors must be colour coded. All motors must have the original manufacturer’s logo or name on it.      Modified motors will read 13.5. Pro Stock Club 21.5 T will be Hobby wing Quick Run Red tag 3650 sensored and ESC 10BL 60 sensored Red. NO TAMPERING OF MOTORS ALLOWED. 13.5 Modified Blinky will run with sensor wire/cable but must be in blinky mode with ESC. Pan will run a 13.5 T motor with a sensor wire/cable and ESC must be in blinky mode. The ESC and motors with blinky mode are available on the internet or SARDA.ALL MOTORS MUST BE WIRED ACCORDINGLY. A/A, B/B, C/C. The A from the ESC will be connected to the A from the motor, etc. A tool will be built to test the 21.5 T motors.

 

Sealed Motors:

The sealed motors determined by PRCCC for their specific class will be a Torque Tuned / Johnson (without fan) two slot silver / chrome motor. The motor may not be opened or have the tabs tampered with. Motors may not be modified or the timing advanced to increase its performance. Any competitor who do not adhere to the aforementioned will be disqualified for the whole event. NO extra magnets or earth magnets.

 

Race Damage

Damage or distortion will be taken into consideration when post-race scrutineering is carried out. This will NOT apply to the weight of the car however. There will be no tolerance on the weight of a car before or after a race.

Lithium Polymer Batteries (LiPoly) ;

Any batteries are allowed. Li Poly battery packs must have a hard, protective case that surrounds the cells. All Li Poly cells MUST be charged in the Lipo bag supplied by hobby shops. Markings on the case are required stating the rated voltage and capacity of the battery. The Value Added Manufacturers name and logo shall be easily readable on the case. Only 2 cell Li Po packs are allowed. ONLY ONE CELL batteries are allowed in 1:12 GT Pan Class. Open AMP charging is allowed and end voltages will be 1 Cell - 4.22, 2 Cell – 8.44. Chargers only allowed in Lipo Mode. One cell batteries are only allowed in the 1:12 Pan Class. ONLY hard case Lipo batteries are allowed. Battery rules as per ROAR. E.g. Maximum temperature for a charged lipo battery will be ambient temperature +- 5 degrees.

 

 

3. Radio Specifications

Standard equipment intended for radio control car racing should be used. If the equipment presents problems to other competitors, then it should be changed. The control of the vehicle is limited to one channel for steering and one channel for speed and brakes (two channels). The radio equipment should have interchangeable frequency crystals. If there is a frequency clash, the member with the higher number of points and/or the higher qualifier takes preference in maintaining his/her frequency. If a resolution is not possible one of the two alternate frequencies used by either competitor will be used. 2.4 G transmitters are allowed.

 

 

4. Classes

The following are the classes that will be run at a PRCCC, providing that there is a minimum entry of four cars within the class:

Formula One                      (21.5 Turn Hobbywing Brushless – Red/ Black) Spec

TT Stock                              (New Torque Tuned / Silver 540 Johnson)

M Chassis                           (New Torque Tuned / Silver 540 Johnson)

Truck Stock                         (New Torque Tuned / Silver 540 Johnson)

Open Stock                        (New Torque Tuned / 540 Johnson)

21.5 Pro Stock Club           ( 21.5 Turn Hobbywing Brushless –  Red/Black) Spec

21.5 Pro Stock Masters      ( 21.5 Turn Hobbywing Brushless –  Red/Black) Spec

Modified Blinky                  (13.5 Turn Brushless - Blinky)

Modified Touring               (Any Brushless)

Modified 17.5                     (17.5 Turn Brushless)

Pan Stock                            (Any 13.5 Turn, Brushless) Blinky ESC

FWD                                    (21.5 Turn Hobbywing Brushless –  Red/Black) Spec

5. Formula One (1.10)

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Any Formula One rear wheel drive LIFE AXLE cars may be used.
     

  • Batteries: 2 cell Li Po packs are allowed. Only brand name batteries are allowed.
     

  • Motor/ESC:   Refer to paragraph 2.6. Only Hobbywing 60 Amp JUST STOCK ESC are allowed or 21.5 T Just Stock G 2.1  or older Just Stock Quic Run( G1/G2)
     

  • Dimensions:             Maximum width           230mm (With full body and wing)                                 

                                         Maximum length         500mm (With full body and wing)

                                         Maximum wheel base 280mm
 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race with transponder is 1050 grams.
     

  • Wheels and tyres: Any F1 tires sold by Speed Models are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.3 Tyres may only be changed after every third event. This will be controlled by the nominated Class Captain.
     

  • Bodies: Only formula One, Indy style and Formula 3000 bodies are accepted. A "drivers head" must be fitted. The wheels may not be covered by the body.
     

  • Wings: F 1 standard wings may be used.

6. TT Stock(1:10)
 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Only Tamiya four wheel drive TT 01, TT 01R, and TT 02, TT 02R, TT 02S chassis are allowed
     

  • Batteries: Restricted to 2 cell Li Po batteries. Only brand name batteries are allowed. Custom made packs will not be allowed. Batteries are limited to 3900mah and 40c.
     

  • Motor: Only Torque Tuned / Johnson 540 (new silver without internal motor fan) two slot motors are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.6.
     

  • Dimensions:  Minimum Width        175mm

                              Maximum Width        200mm                                                                                                       

                              Wheel Base              270mm                                    

                              Minimum Height       175mm                                    

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams.
     

  • Wheels and tyres: Tyres restricted to standard kit, Team Powers (34R) are allowed and MUST be signed by Marius at Speed Models. Refer to paragraph 2.3
     

  • Bodies: Standard kit or any Touring car body may be used. No proto type, or handmade bodies are allowed.
     

  • Wings:  Only the standard scale wings supplied with the body may be used. The standard wing must be fitted into the standard position intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.
     

  • General Specifications: An external fan/s may be used.
     

  • TT Class limited Gear Ratio will be 55T/25T for TT01 and 64T/29T for TT02.  

7. TAMIYA m-chassis (1:10)
 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Only Tamiya 2WD chassis are allowed (FWD or RWD). CHassis limited to M03, M04, M05, M06
     

  • Batteries: Restricted to 2 cell Li Po batteries. Only brand name batteries are allowed. Batteries are limited to 4000mah and 60c.
     

  • Motor: Only Johnson 540 (new silver without internal motor fan) two slot, Tamiya Torque-Tune and RS 540-SH (Kit Motor) are allowed.
     

  • ESC: ESC will be limited to Tamiya or Hobbywing 1060
     

  • Dimensions:    Minimum Width        175mm

                                 Maximum Width        200mm                                                                                                       

                                 Wheel Base                270mm                                    

                                 Minimum Height       175mm                                    

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1250 grams.
     

  • Wheels and tyres:Tyres: Restricted to Tamiya M- 60d Radial. ( Tamiya Super Radial and Slicks are NOT allowed). Only Tamiya M- Chassis 42mm wheels are allowed. Foam Inserts: Any insert are allowed. ( No double inserts or “pumping” of tyres allowed).
    Fully installed tyres may not exceed 60mm diameter.
     

  • Bodies: Any M-Chassis car body allowed. Scale (replica) bodies only. ( TRUCK AND PICKUP BODIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED). Body wheelbase must be the same as chassis wheelbase ( 210mm, 225mm, 239mm).

  • Wings:  Only the standard scale wings supplied with the body may be used. The standard wing must be fitted into the standard position intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.
     

  • General Specifications: Standard plastic / aluminium oil filled shocks. Any springs allowed. Standard diffs and dog bones. Bearings allowed. Alloy centre shaft. Alloy steering. Alloy motor mount. Turn buckles. Plastic / Alu camber links allowed. Plastic adjustable / Alu toe in hubs allowed. Any external fan/s may be used. Note: No sway bars

      TT Class limited Gear Ratio will be 55T/25T for TT01 and 64T/29T for TT02.  

 

 

8. Truck Stock (1:10)
 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Only standard Tamiya four-wheel drive TT 01 or TT 02 chassis are allowed. Hence excluding TT02S / TT02R / TT02SR etc.

 

  • Batteries: Restricted to 2 cell Li Po batteries. Only brand name batteries are allowed.

       Custom made packs will not be allowed. Batteries are limited to 3900mah.

 

  • Motor and ESC: Only Johnson 540 (new silver without internal motor fan) two slot motors are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.6. (must buy motor at Speed Models and will be hand out on race day). Any esc

 

  • Dimensions:   Minimum Width         175mm

                               Maximum Width         200mm                                                                                                         

                               Wheel Base                 270mm                                     

                               Minimum Height         175mm                                     

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1500 grams.
     

  • Wheels and tyres: Tyres restricted to standard kit, Team Powers (34R) are allowed and MUST be signed by Marius at Speed Models. Refer to paragraph 2.3
     

  • Bodies: Tamiya body, Montech body, Bitty design body. No prototype, or handmade bodies are allowed.
     

  • Wings:  No wings are allowed.
     

  • General Specifications: Standard plastic / aluminium oil filled shocks. Any springs allowed. Standard diffs and dog bones. Bearings allowed. Alloy centre shaft. Alloy steering. Alloy motor mount. Turn buckles. Camber links allowed. Toe in hubs allowed at rear. Rear bumper and fifth wheel a must. Any external fan/s may be used.

 

       TT Truck Class limited Gear Ratio will be 55T/25T for TT01 and 64T/29T for TT02.  

 

9. Open Stock (1:10)

  • Chassis Manufacture: Any make of four wheel or front wheel drive touring car is allowed.

  • Batteries:   Any 2 cell Li Po and NiMH batteries are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.

  • Motor: Only Torque Tuned / Johnson 540 Chrome / new silver (without internal motor fan) two (2) slot motors are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.          Dimensions:       Minimum Width       175mm                                                  

                                   Maximum Width      200mm

                                   Wheel Base              270mm                         

                                   Minimum Height     175mm                                                 

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams.

  • Wheels and tyres: Any 1.10 scale rims and tyres may be used. Refer to paragraph 2.3

  • Bodies: Only 2 and 4 door touring car bodies may be used. No sports, prototype or handmade bodies are allowed.

  • Wings: Only the standard scale wings supplied with the body may be used. The standard wing must be fitted into the standard position intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.

  • General Specifications: Any Hop-up is allowed. No restrictions on pinions, bearings, diffs, or any speed tuned parts. An external fan/s may be used.

10. Super Stock Touring 21.5 T Clubman (1:10)

 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Any make of four wheel drive touring car chassis are allowed.
     

  • Batteries: Any 2 cell Li Po batteries are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.
     

  • Motor: Only Hobby wing Quic Run and Just Stock 21.5 T G 2.1 Brushless motors and ESC (Red/ Black) are allowed. Refer to                  paragraph 2.6  
     

  • Dimensions:  Minimum Width       175mm

                               Maximum Width       190mm

                               Wheel Base               270mm                                                     

                               Minimum Height      175mm                                                    

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams.

 

  • Wheels and tyres: Only Team Power tires are allowed and MUST be signed by Marius at Speed models. Refer to paragraph 2.3

 

  • Bodies: Any four door Touring car body (190mm) may be used. No prototype and handmade bodies are allowed.

 

  • Wings: Only the standard scale wing supplied may be used. The standard wing must be fitted into the standard position intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.

 

  • General Specifications: Any Hop-up is allowed. No restrictions on pinions, bearings, diffs, or any speed tuned parts. ESC will be limited to Hobby wing Quick run 10 BL 60 Sensored with 21.5 T motor (Combo). NO tampering or twisting of any parts of the motor. Tyres may only be changed after every second event. This will be controlled by the nominated Class Captain.

  •  Automatic class promotions: Drivers who for two years in a row, finish the season in the top 3 positions in the club class, will automatically be moved up to Masters in year 3. They will not be allowed to move back to Clubman.

11. Super Stock Touring 21.5 T Masters (1:10)

 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Any make of four wheel drive touring car chassis are allowed.

 

  • Batteries: Any 2 cell Li Po batteries are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.

 

  • Motor: Only Hobby wing Quic Run and Just Stock 21.5 T G 2.1 Brushless motors and Hobby Wing Quick Run ESC are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.6  

 

  • Dimensions:   Minimum Width       175mm

                               Maximum Width      190mm

                               Wheel Base             270mm                                                     

                               Minimum Height      175mm                                                   

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams.

 

  • Wheels and tyres: Only Team Power 34 R tires are allowed and MUST be signed by Marius at Speed models. Refer to paragraph 2.3

 

  • Bodies: Any four door Touring car body (190mm) may be used. No prototype and handmade bodies are allowed.

 

  • Wings: Only the standard scale wing supplied may be used. The standard wing must be fitted into the standard position intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.

 

  • General Specifications: Any Hop-up is allowed. No restrictions on pinions, bearings, diffs, or any speed tuned parts. ESC will be limited to Hobby wing Quick run 10 BL 60 Sensored with 21.5 T motor. NO tampering or twisting of any parts of the motor.
     

  • Class Captain: Approve applications for drivers to join 21.5T Masters Class. Control tyres, may only be changed after every second event.

 

 

12. Pro Stock 13.5 T Touring Clubman (SARDA) (1:10)

 

  • Chassis Manufacture: Any four wheel drive chassis is allowed.

 

  • Batteries: Any 2 cell Lipo  batteries are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.

             

  • Motor:    Only Hobbywing XERun Just Stock 13.5 T G 2.1 motors are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.6.

 

  • ESC:    Only Hobbywing XERun Just Stock  60A Sensored ESC are allowed.

  

  • Dimensions:         Minimum Width       175mm

                                      Maximum Width      190mm                                                                

                                      Wheel Base               270mm

                                      Minimum Height      175mm                                                                                                  

                         

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams. 

 

  • Wheels and tyres: Team Power 34 R / SU / 36 R Sweep (EXX-36R3PGX) tyres are allowed and MUST be signed by Marius. New tyres are allowed for every race day. Refer to paragraph 2.3

 

  • Bodies: Only four door touring car (190mm) bodies may be used. No prototype or handmade bodies are allowed.

 

  • Wings: Only the standard scale wing supplied may be used. The standard wing must be fitted in the standard position intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.

 

  • General Specifications: Any Hop-up is allowed. No restrictions on pinions, bearings, diffs, or any speed tuned parts. HOBBY WING JUST STOCK 60 Amp ZERO TIMING ESC MUST BE USED.SARDA Specifications and Rules Apply.

 

 

13. Modified Touring (1:10)

 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Any four wheel drive touring car chassis may be used.

 

  • Batteries:  Any 2 cell Li Po batteries are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.      

 

  • Motor: Any brushless motors are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.6.

  • Dimensions:                Minimum Width       175mm                           

                                            Maximum Width       200mm              

                                            Wheel Base               270mm

                                            Minimum Height      175mm

 

  • Limit Weight: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams.

  • Wheels and tyres: Any 1/10 scale rubber tyres and rims may be used

  • Bodies: Any four-door touring car (190 mm) body may be used. No prototype or handmade bodies may be used.

 

 

14. Modified 17.5 Touring (1:10)

 

  • Chassis Manufacturer: Any four wheel drive touring car chassis may be used.

 

  • Batteries: Any 2 cell Li Po batteries are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.      

 

  • Motor:  Any 17.5 brushless motors are allowed.

 

  • Dimensions:                Minimum Width       175mm                           

                                            Maximum Width       200mm              

                                            Wheel Base             270mm

                                            Minimum Height      175mm

 

  • Limit Weight: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1320 grams.

  • Wheels and tyres: Any 1/10 scale rubber tyres and rims may be used

  • Bodies: Any four-door touring car (190 mm) body may be used. No prototype or handmade bodies may be used.

 

 

15. GT Pan Class Blinky 13.5 T (1:12)

 

  • Chassis Manufacturer:  Any 1:12 scale 2 rear wheel drive live axle chassis are allowed.

 

  • Batteries: Batteries limited 1 cell Li Po

 

  • Motor: 13.5 T Hobbywing Spec motor

 

  • ESC : Any ESC set in zero timing (Blinky Mode) as per ROAR/IFMAR list

 

  • Dimensions:               Minimum Width        AS PER SARDA 

                                            Maximum Width       AS PER SARDA                                                                                                                      

                                            Wheel Base               AS PER SARDA

                                            Minimum Height      AS PER SARDA

 

  • Weight Limit:   No weight limit

 

  • Wheels and tyres: Any 1.12 scale rims and tyres may be used. Tyre size is maximum 62mm, but the      body may not be cut. Refer to paragraph 2.3

 

  • Bodies:  Only 1:12 scale pan car bodies are allowed

 

  • Wings:  Wings are allowed. Wings must not exceed the width and length of the body.

 

  • General Specifications:  Bearings and turnbuckles are allowed. Ball diffs, and any other hop up parts may be used. Any gearing is allowed. ESC Blinky (As per IFMAR/ROAR/SARDA

 

 

 

  16. Front Wheel Drive Class (1:10)

 

  • Chassis Manufacturer:  Any FWD chassis are allowed.

 

  • Batteries:  Any 2 cell Li Po and are allowed. Refer to paragraph 2.8.

 

  • Motor:   Motors are restricted to Hobbywing 21.5 T Just Stock G 2.1/G2/G1 with Hobbywing QuicRun 10BL60A ESC     

                                                                                                              

  • Dimensions:   Minimum Width       172mm 

                                           Maximum Width      190mm                                                                                                                     

                                           Wheel Base             239mm

                                           Minimum Height      145mm (excluding aerial)

 

  • Weight Limit: Minimum weight limit, ready to race, with transponder is 1280 grams.

 

  • Wheels and tyres: Only Team Power (34R) rubber tyres signed by Marius may be used. Tyre size is maximum 64mm, but the body may not be cut. Refer to paragraph 2.3 Tyres may only be changed after every second event, controlled by the class captain.

 

  • Bodies: ONLY front wheel drive hatchback (190mm) bodies allowed. (as per nationals’ rules)

 

  • Wings:  Only the standard scale wing may be used. The standard wing must be fitted into the position   intended for the car. No height or extension modifications are allowed. The maximum width of the wing will be determined by the manufacturer and may never exceed the maximum width of the body. Wings may only be of one element.

 

  • General Specifications:  Bearings and turnbuckles are allowed. Ball diffs, universal CV-joints and any hop up parts limited to the FWD may be used. Open gearing. NO TAMPERING OF MOTOR ALLOWED. Tyres may only be changed after every second event. Weight reduced to 1280 grams

 

 

17. Race Duration

 

All races shall be of 5 (five) minutes duration and 1:12 GT PAN will run 6 minutes, short circuit.   

 

 

18. Qualifying and Mains System

 

All classes will have two qualifying rounds and two main heat for an event. All mains will preferably have ten (10) cars, but the Race Director will decide on the amount of cars for an A-, B-, or C- Main. Four (4) cars in a final will be considered as an official race and eligible for trophies or certificates and points. Should a main not be run as result of rain or any unforeseen reason, then the grid position as per the qualifying rounds will apply as the final result and points will be awarded accordingly.

Your best Qualifying and best Mains position will count towards points.

 

19. Determining starting grid position

 

Grid position for the first heat of all classes will be determined by random computer draw for a starting position. The grid position for the second round of races will be determined according the finish position of the first heat. Final grid positions will be determined by the best qualifying round of the individual and as determined by the computer system. PERSONAL NUMBERS will be allocated to racers as per their preference.

 

 

 

20. Race Starting Procedure

 

The Race Director will start each race at the time. This person is the only person who is able to abort a race after 30 seconds prior to the race. Each race will be started in the following way:

 

Mains starts will have all cars line up on the grid according to their car numbers. At 30 seconds, the starter will clear the grid, after which no cars may be attended to, or added to the grid. Latecomers must start from the pits after the last car has passed. After the clear grid signal, the starter will say “Drivers Stand By”. After this, a count of 10 to 5 will be called or signalled by computer. After this there will be a 3 to 7 second random delay and then a start signal for all to start.

It is the driver’s responsibility to do a transponder check before the 30-second hands-off signal commences. If a transponder is not functioning within operating parameters due to the location the transponder is mounted in the car, no additional time will be granted to rectify the problem.

 

21. Jump Starts

 

A jump-start will be defined as :    

 

  • A person who jumps out of his grid position but does not cross the 1meter line ahead of his position, they will be allowed to start and have a 10 second time penalty added to their last lap time.

  • A person who jumps and crosses the 1-meter line, will have a 1-lap penalty incurred for that race.

  •  A person who edges or moves after the HANDS OFF (30 second) call, but comes to rest before the start, will wait where he/she is, and incur the respective penalty. Should the car be interfered with under the same circumstances, the race director will abort the start and the offending car will be placed at the back of the grid without a penalty.

 

 

 22. Participation in SARDA Sanctioned events (Nationals)

 

In order to participate in a SARDA Sanctioned event, you belong to a club that is affiliated to SARDA On Road Electric’s.

 

 

 

 23. Results and Points System

 

Points are awarded for both Qualifying heats and Mains, they are awarded as follows:

    

Qualifying:    Position            1                   100 Points

                                                2                      98       

                                                3                      96

                                                4                      94

                                                5                      92

                                                6                      90

                                                7                      88

                                                8                      86

                                                9                      84 

                                               10                     82 and so on.

           

 Mains:           Position           1                     100 Points

                                                2                      99

                                                3                      98

                                                4                      97

                                                5                      96

                                                6                      95

                                                7                      94

                                                8                      93

                                                9                      92

                                               10                     91 and so on. 

 

 

24. Penalties

 

The following penalties will be applied. Other penalties can be applied at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course. Any person has the right to appeal against any penalty passed upon them, providing that he/she has the necessary proof or information to uphold their case.

 

Failure to marshal without arranging acceptable substitute.

 A One lap penalty will be issued against your fastest qualifying heat should the infringement occur      during the Qualifying. This penalty will be announced upon posting of the said races results. The penalty will be applied after all heats have taken place. During the mains, the offender will have a lap removed from the main race involved.

 

Failure to comply with Behavioral and etiquette requirements.

The Clerk of the Course will first verbally warn the competitor. Should the problem persist, he will then take action. This could lead to disqualification from a race and/or disqualification from the said event. If a person is disqualified from the event, he/she will NOT get a refund. The referee also has the authority issue penalties related to behavioral standards during a race.

      

Vehicle infringements.

Should a car be found to be outside the specifications laid out in this rulebook at a prerace check, the   driver will be allowed to correct the problem before the start. The Race Director will not wait or hold the clock for this purpose. Should the car be found to be outside the specifications laid out in this rulebook at a post-race check, the car will then be disqualified and the result will be removed. Apart from weight, race damage will be taken into consideration during a post-race check. Should the car be disqualified, it would only be for that race. The driver will be allowed to correct the problem for the next race, with the exception of any illegal device such as modified motors in stock classes, or out of spec batteries. These infringements could lead to harsher penalties from the Clerk of the Course. (3 race ban for a 1st infringement or a lifetime ban for continuous infringements.) 3D printing is only allowed if there are no official, allowable manufacturer parts at Speed Models. All 2nd Hand vehicles can be taken to Speed Models to check and verify that there has
been no tampering with the motor etc.

 

Transmitter Violation.

A transmitter violation is when a competitor has his/her transmitter on in the pit area without the permission of   the Clerk of the Course, or is not competing in a specific heat or final at the time. Should this be the case, the Clerk of the Course has the right to disqualify the competitor from the whole event.

 

 

 

25. Etiquette and Behavioural Requirements

 

It is expected of all people who are involved in the event, regardless of capacity or competition level, to uphold a good standard of behaviour at all times. Any bad behaviour will be dealt with severely at all times. No verbal abuse or harassment may be directed at any official or marshal. Shouting, swearing and flaring tempers are all part of bad behaviour. Severe swearing, physical abuse, property damage to fellow competitors, Club or spectator will result in the member being immediately requested to leave the event and could then lose their status as a Club member and in turn forfeit all funds paid to the Club. The Clerk of the Course further has the right to warn and/or ban any competitor, family member or spectator from an event if the etiquette and behavioural requirements of the Club is not adhered to. Continuous misbehaviour may lead to a complete ban from all events associated with PRCCC

 

 

26. Misconduct

 

            Members shall be guilty of misconduct if he/she

 

  • Disregards of willfully fails to carry out a lawful order given to him by a

       Committee Member;

  • Assaults, attempts or threaten to assault any other member or visitor;

  • Endangers the safety of fellow members or visitors;

  • Promotes or incited unrest amongst the Club Members;

  • Intimidated fellow members;

  • While at the property of the Club, conducts himself in an improper way or disgraceful manner or at any time behaves in such a manner that the image of the club is harmed;

  • Is in unauthorised possession, removes or attempts to remove from the Club property belonging to the Club, fellow members or visitors;

  • Wilfully or negligently damages property of the Club, and

  • Possesses a dangerous weapon at the Club without prior authorisation.

  • No member will incite club members to race at another club or offer money to do so.

  • No other club will be bad mouthed by any competing and paid up member.

  • No member to post any negative comments on social media or any other forum that will bring harm to the club. This is a serious offense and will lead to a serious ban of up to lifetime.                     

 

The Committee, whose decision is final and binding, will decide on the punishment if a member is found guilty of misconduct.

 

 

 27. Sponsorships

 

Any money handed to a Club Member for sponsorships of any Club events, activities, operational requirements or special projects must be handed over to the Chairman or Treasurer within three (3) days after receiving such monies. No member of the Club may withhold such a fund at their own discretion. Failure to hand over sponsored monies will result in immediate ban from the Club.

           

 

 28. Black Flag Policy

 

A black flag will be given to a driver whose driving, vehicle operation, or performance constitutes a hazard to the other vehicles in the race. This includes:

  • Insufficient skills to compete in the class, unsportsmanlike driving, intentional hitting of other vehicles, intentional short coursing, intentional corner cutting, intentional blocking when being overtaken, illegal or improper vehicle numbers and other such acts.

  • When a driver is given the Black Flag, it means that the driver must pull his/her vehicle off the track immediately. The driver will remain on the drivers stand until that heat or race is over.              

  • A black flag ruling may be used at any time for unsportsmanlike conduct or abusive language to other drivers or race officials.

  • A driver who receives three warnings in an event from a referee or race official will be black-flagged.

  • Any vehicle that loses its body, or that cannot be controlled properly due to radio problems, race damage, or missing parts will be black-flagged.

 

 

29. Protest System

 

The following Protest system will be used by PRCCC at all sanctioned events:

 

  • A Protest Committee will be announced at the Drivers briefing prior to the start of the event. This will consist of people as laid out in Rule 1.5

  • The protest fee will be R200 (two Hundred Rand) for standard protests. Should someone protest the legality of a motor, then the cost of replacement of such will be added to the protest fee.  Should a motor need replacing after a strip down, then it shall be replaced with the exact type and model of motor.

  • A Protest form must be completed by he/she who wishes to lodge a protest, and handed in to the Clerk of the Course within 15 minutes of a result being posted. The time of a result is written on the result sheet itself. If the protest is against something other than a result (e.g. Someone’s behaviour is being protested) then the person is required to lodge the protest as promptly as possible.

  • All evidence and witness reports must be available at the hearing. No evidence or witnesses will be accepted after a decision has been made.

  • Decisions of the Committee will be by majority vote.

  • The result of a protest will be announced and, if upheld, the fees returned to the protester. Should the protest result in a result adjustment, a new time of posting will be announced.

  • Should it be required that a motor be stripped, it must be done at the earliest possible time so that, should it be legal, the owner has time to make arrangements for the rest of the meeting.

 

 

30. Re-runs

 

Under no circumstances shall a race be re-run unless the following has   occurred.

  • There has been a computer or AMB Failure.

  • There has been an error by the Race Director that reflects the outcome of the race. (e.g. Starting a race with a blocked grid)

  • The race was interrupted by rain or any other hazard that the Clerk of the Course deems unfit to race in.

 

 Should a re-run be necessary, the Race Director will decide a convenient time to hold the re-run and announce it swiftly.

 

 

 31. Time loss rules

 

Event running time can be lost due to unforeseen or uncontrollable events, the most common would be rain or timing equipment failure.

 

Rain

The Race Director will decide as to when conditions are unfit to continue, any race stopped in this way will be declared null and void. The cars will be released to the competitor to prepare for the restart. Once the event has been stopped due to rain, the protest committee will meet from time to time to monitor the track. Once they feel it is fit to continue, a restart time will be announced. The event will continue from where it was interrupted. Should the stoppage interrupt a race, the protest committee will decide whether the event can restart with that race, or, if the stoppage was too short, it should start with the next race. Should this be the case, the Race Director will treat the lost race as a re-run and fit it in accordingly.

Computer failure

Should the event be delayed by computer failure, then the Clerk of the Course will announce a 5-minute restart after the fault of reason for stoppage has been cleared.

 

Time loss

Should the event have to cut short due to time loss, then the following will apply:

 

1. Any completed rounds will count.

2. One round can be declared as a result.

3. If the time loss causes the event to have to be shortened, then the following will be the method applied to reduce the event:

 

  • No Qualifying heats will take place under artificial light.

  • No Mains will be run under artificial light unless the protest committee approves such a situation.

  • No racing whatsoever will continue after 18H30 on race day.

  • The Clerk of the Course will decide if the light is fit enough or not.

  • At least 2 rounds must be completed to be able to run any mains.

  • If less than one complete round has been achieved, all classes included, the event is cancelled without replacement, and no result is declared. (Zero points is awarded)

  • If one round is complete, and certain classes of additional rounds are completed, then these completed classes will count towards a final result.

  • All races in the mains will have to be completed to stand as a full final.

 

 

32. Prizes and Awards

 

Trophies can be awarded at all events in the following way:

 

  • At least 3 Trophies/Medallion/Certificate for the top 3 finishers in a championship. Each Trophy/Medallion/Certificate must have information including event, name, class and position of mains or achievement.

  • The Committee will determine the standard of trophies to be awarded.

  • The Committee will be responsible for purchase and arrangement of Trophies. The Committee may award additional trophies and prizes should it so desire. Cash prizes are allowed to be awarded at an event.

 

 

33.  Membership registration

 

Each person who wishes to partake in any event, must be a registered member of PRCCC. The cost for the year 2024 will be R950.00 for an ordinary member, R700.00 for a student and R1200.00 for a family. This payment is for membership for a year, irrespective if a member only joins for six months. The membership form must be obtained from the Club Committee and completed and returned to them with the payment.

Temporary membership may be obtained by a person whom wishes to race in a PRCCC event. Such a fee will be R130.00 per class payable on the race day. This type of benefit is for people who wish to race certain events and do not want to join on a fulltime basis. In the event of a visitor winning a final race, and a Club Member came second, the Club member will qualify and get the points as if he/she did win the race.

Membership fees will be paid to either the Treasurer or the Chairman of the Club. All membership must be paid in full at the third point’s event for the latest. If not, the said member will forfeit all points made up in the first three events.

 

 

34. Event Entry Procedure

 

The Committee will appoint a member as an “Entry Agent” responsible for entries on the day of the race. Entries will open at 08H00 on the morning of the said event. Members will pay R100 for the 1st class, thereafter R50 per extra car entered. Non-members will pay R130 per class entered.

 

 

 

 

35. Scrutineering Procedure

 

Prerace Scrutineering:

All devices for scrutineering, eg. Scale, measuring devices to check dimensions will be made available during prerace briefing. Experience will be on hand to assist people who wish to check the legality of their cars. The Chief Scrutineer may choose to randomly check any car and should the cars be out of specification, competitors will have the chance to correct the car before the race, but there will be no extra time given. All motors must be taken to the chief scrutineer to check the legality of the motors.

 

Post-race Checking:

All cars must be switched off; body and transponder removed and handed to the post-race scrutineer. Any car that is not handed in for scrutineering will be disqualified from that race. Cars may only be removed from the post-race scrutineer once the race AFTER the race you competed in has finished. The scrutineer may grant permission to remove the cars beforehand.

 

36. Transmitter pound.      

 

There will be no official transmitter pound. It is expected of all drivers to respect their fellow racers and switch off their radios when in the pits or when any race is taking place.

Please ensure that all transmitters are switched off as soon as your race has completed. If a competitor or spectator is found to be intentionally or wilfully interfering with other racers signals he will be penalised accordingly and can be banned from further participation.

 

37. Marshalling Procedure

 

The Marshalling System to be used for all PRCCC events will follow the following procedure:

 

  • A driver will fill the role of a marshal after each race he/she competes in.

  • Once completing his/her race and placing their car on the scrutineer’s bench, the driver will then report to the chief marshal to be allocated a marshalling point unless he has been assigned as race referee in which case he has to take up position on the drivers stand.

  • The marshal may only return to collect his/her car from the Scrutineer once the "all clear" signal has been given on the race they have marshalled.

  • A driver must marshal any race that follows a race they have been assigned to, regardless of whether  they actually took part in that race or not.

  • A driver may only assign a fellow competitor or pit crew  to marshal in his/her place, but it remains the competitor’s responsibility to insure that his/her replacement follows the proper procedure. Any penalties incurred will be the competitor’s penalty and not the replacement's. No children are allowed to marshal as a replacement.

  • The marshal, or replacement, must have registered with the chief marshal at the one-minute signal prior to the start of the race, which is issued by race control.

  • A marshal shall only remove a car, which is stranded due to failure, and place it in a safe location, in order to clear the track for other traffic.  He/she may not attempt to rectify the problem on the car, or return the car to the pits.

  • If any driver fail to do his/her marshalling duties after a race which he/she has completed, said driver will be disqualified from that race and all points and positions obtained will become null en void. 

  • When you finish 1st in a race, you need to marshal with the next races drivers, up on the drivers stand

 

 

38. Drivers Briefing

 

Drivers briefing will be held prior to the start of the meeting, the first race will commence after the completion of the drivers briefing. All competitors should attend this briefing, as important matters pertaining to the event are discussed at this briefing. Briefing will be held 09H00 and racing will commence at 10H00. No late entries will be allowed after the drivers briefing.

 

39. Pit Areas

 

The allocation of Pit areas will be on a first come, first served basis. A member who wish to build a covered pit area must do so in writing to the Committee. A decision to the request will be held at the next Committee meeting after which the said member will be notified if the request has been approved or not. If a member starts to construct any covered pit area without the approval of the Committee, said covered area will be taken down and the member will not be allowed to build again. A member cannot request to build a covered pit area on a stand which traditionally has been used by another member. All members are encouraged to form groups when deciding to build a covered pit area.  All built up pit areas and coverings belong to the Club and no member has a right to disassemble it if and when he decides to do so or when he/she resigns as a member of the Club. Should a current owner of a particular pit area not be present for at least three (3) consecutive races, other members may make use of the pit area and not be removed for that day’s racing should the current owner arrive late for the day’s proceedings. Ownership will remain, however, with the current owner, provided that the member is a fully paid up member. Pit areas is for rent at an amount of R 300.00 per season. All pit areas will have to be standardised as per the committee ruling. No slum pit areas will be allowed. The committee has the right to disassemble as per their discretion, if it does not conform to their standards

40. Concourse , Elegance

Only bodies sprayed by the contestant may be entered.

 

Judging and scoring of entrants

Judging will take place during and after drivers briefing. Each judge will the individually score the car he/she selected as well as the cars the other judges selected. At the end of the judging, the scores are totalled and a winner announced.

 

The categories for judging will be as follows:

  • Overall impression.

  • Cockpit detail.

  • Tyre and wheel detail.

  • Artistic impression of body (use of paint verses stickers etc.)

  • Overall state of car (Clean, scratched etc.)

 

Each category will be rated on a scoring system. The judges will combine their scores once judging is complete and the entrant with the highest score wins that class.

Racing of Entered Cars

All cars entered for Concourse must be raced in at least the first heat, exactly as entered. If the competitor is unable to compete in the first heat, he must inform the Clerk of the Course that he/she will compete in a later heat with the car.

41.  General Rule

 

Any new products such as batteries, bodies and motor launched, and a member/s want to use the new item, need to write a letter to the committee for investigation. This request must be posted on our website. Thereafter a 30 day waiting period is needed before any new products may be used. The committee will make a decision in the interest of the club and their decision will be final and binding.

 

 

42. Transponders

 

The Club will not take any responsibility for personal transponders

Rental of a club transponder will be R 100.00 per race day

Rented transponder will be the sole responsibility of the member/ client

Fronti
Race Duration
Qualifying and Main System
Determinig starting grid position
Race Startng Procedure
Jump Starts
Partiipation in SARDA Sanctioned Events
Results and Points System
Penalties
Etiquee and behavioural Requirements
Misconduct
Sponsorships
Black Flag Policy
Protest System
Re-runs
Time Loss Rules
Prizes an Awards
Memberhip Registation
Event Entry Procedure
Scrutinering Procedure
Transmitter Pound
Marshalling Procedure
Driver Briefing
Pit Areas
Concoursed, Elegance
General Rule
Transponders
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