GENERAL RULES: The following are the rules by which we keep Trackside Raceway a fun, safe and family friendly atmosphere!!
All Drivers (Racers and Open Practice Participants) must sign in before you are allowed on the track.
All LiPo batteries MUST be charged in an approved LiPo sack.
1:8 scale vehicles are not allowed on the off road track.
A “pit towel” must be used while working on your cars in the pits.
Foul language and bad behavior will not be accepted, please remember that this is a family atmosphere! Please be respectful of your fellow racer.
Be mindful of your surroundings… despite their small size, RC Cars can be dangerous! Parents: please keep an eye on your children; we don’t want to see anyone injured!
Trackside Raceway is a non-smoking facility. This includes E-Cigarettes.
No drugs or alcohol are allowed on the premises.
No more than 12 drivers are allowed on the drivers’ stand at one time
No carrying of firearms or weapons.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse admittance to anyone that is disruptive to the operation of the races or store.
Please clean up your pit space when you are done for the day
RACING RULES: Trackside Raceway utilizes ROAR guidelines (www.roarracing.org ) for Off-Road classes and DODC rules ( www.dirtoval.com) for our race program. All acceptable motors, batteries and speed controls can be found via those sanctioning bodies. If you have a question or concern, please bring it to the attention of Trackside staff members or the race director.
Legal battery (LiPo) voltage is 8.40 volts; any battery measuring over 8.44 is illegal. If found above, the racer will be allowed to run the battery down to an acceptable voltage. Maximum allowable charge rate is 10A. Only hard-cased LiPo batteries are allowed.
All racers are expected to turn marshall following their race. Penalties will be issued for any driver not marshalling. Marshalls are expected to watch their designated area. Marshalls are not allowed to work on a vehicle.
All vehicles must be placed on the tech table immediately following their race.
The use of reverse during a race is prohibited. The above rules are designed to create a fair and consistent basis for racing.
All drivers/cars may be subject to random tech inspection immediately preceding or following a race; this is at the discretion of the race director.
Racers found to be outside of the rules will be penalized.
Repeated infractions can lead to partial or complete barring from races; this is at the discretion of the race director
TIPS AND TRICKS: You have chosen to enter the world of R/C Racing… now what do you do with your new car and equipment? The following suggestions can help you gain years of fun out of your R/C vehicle and its’ componentry.
Clean your vehicle! By cleaning your car or truck, you will remove dirt and grime from contact surfaces, preventing premature wear…. And you may just find a broken part!
Check all fasteners; if they are loose and should be tight – use the correct tool to tighten it. If it is tight and should be free or loose, check to ensure that the fastener isn’t too tight and that the part is in good condition!
When charging your batteries, take the time to read the manufacturer guidelines for charge rate. Follow this recommendation. Deviating from that can shorten the life of the battery.
Your Radio, Speed Control and Motor are sensitive electronic components. Try to treat them accordingly. Ensure your equipment is free of dust and debris, stays in a dry environment (unless otherwise specified) and store in a climate controlled atmosphere.
Your Speed Control and Motor are sensitive to heat… Most motors should be kept below 160-180 degrees F. Some speed controls and motors are equipped with temperature shutdowns, do not disable this feature – it is meant to protect your expensive equipment!
Ask questions. Our staff and your fellow racers are great sources of information and are happy to help!!
Pay attention to polarity (+/-). Most electrical components will fail when connected backwards!
Any ROAR legal sensored 17.5 brushless motor, Blinky Speedo Any Modified body, stock chassis,trans,shocks,battery location, Mid motor is allowed, No more than 2oz of weight on the left side and must stay within the chassis foot print.
Rear Toe: Game Changer arms are legal. Left rear toe is open adjustment. Right rear toe is limited to 0 deg of max toe out.
Tires: Proline Street Fighter 1167-01 Duratrax Bandito dtxc 3797 c2 compound DuratraX Bandito dtxc 3798 c3 compound soft Dynamite Robber dyn 5121 NO intentional altering of tires
Trackside-Spec Fixed Timing 17.5 brushless motor (available in Hobby Shop), Blinky Speedo
JConcepts Gold buggy Barcodes front/rear,CW Street Tracks or CW Sticker Tires.
DODC body and wing rules, 6×6 wing, small front wing,
3 Gear Tranny Only
Battery location: Right side of battery must be on centerline of car. Must run a conventional brick style battery.
Transmission: Molded 3 gear transmission case only. (No machined cases or Direct Drives). Motor plate must be mounted on the right side of transmission.
Arms: Arms must be non-adjustable molded plastic, composite and or machined plastic. Arms must be the same length from side to side. No offsetting of arms is allowed.
Hub Carriers: Only non-adjustable rear hub carriers are allowed and they must be zero degree hubs.
Rear Toe: Rear toe is only to be adjustable via toe blocks. Toe is limited from 0-3 degrees in. Toe out or split of any kind is not permitted.
Front Suspension Mounts: No Off Set Bulkheads or Off setting of suspension mounts. They must be equal distance apart from centerline of the chassis.Bulkheads and Suspension mounts may be as narrow or as wide as you want but car must maintain a max width of 9.5”.
Driveline: Steel Outdrives, Steel CVD kits only. No lightweight parts and no cut gears.
Chassis requirements: Chassis can be made from Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber. The max width of the chassis at any point is 5”. From center line no wider than 2.5” left or right of center line. Pockets/cutouts in the chassis to put machined weights ect in chassis is not allowed. Weights maybe be bolted to top side of chassis. No Tungsten, brass or Magnesium alloys allowed anywhere in chassis design or use of the chassis.**A Cad file is available for designers that will index where the body posts should be to line up with the spec body’s**
Min Weight: 59oz (Any additional weight must added to top of chassis)
Electronic locations: Motor must be mounted in standard location. ESC and receiver must be mounted to the right side of the battery. Servo may be mounted anywhere on the front half of the chassis.
Body: Spec Bodies: Sippel Speed Shop’s Part #FT-MWM AFX Fab Part #F-01 From the bottom of the chassis, front of deck 3”min-3.5 max, rear deck 3.5”min-4”max. Deck must measure the same on both sides of car. Tilting the deck is not allowed. Body must be centered on chassis, may not be cantered in anyway. From center of rear axle to rear quarter panel 5”min-5.5”max.
Rear Spoiler: maximum chord from body deck including any wickerbills .75” An under body support may be used to brace each rear quarter panel, but must hold it in a vertical position, cannot be flared out.
Front bumper: Must use bumpers supplied with body kits.
Motor and ESC is up to track or series. They may choose to spec these or use ROAR approved equipment. Using at least a 13.5 motor is highly advised. This class is intended to promote good racing and not be wide open racing.