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.
Tire warmers are not allowed!
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!
No sponsored drivers of any sort are allowed in this class
1/10 Scale 2WD Buggy
2S Lipo Battery Pack, 8.44V max
21.T Hobbywing Justock G2.1 FTM Brushless Motor
Motor must be purchased from Trackside, sealed and stickered
Zero Timing on Speed Control (Blinky)
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
Must use stock Traxxas Slash 2wd chassis and components, unmodified, unless otherwise specified. No modifying, replacing, or removing any components unless otherwise specified.
All suspension components must be installed in the proper position and orientation on the car from the factory (EXAMPLE: Left caster block on the left; right block on the right, suspension arms right side up, etc.). Any color Traxxas Slash aluminum steering bell cranks (#3743), caster blocks (#3632), steering blocks (#3636), camber links, and rear axle carriers (#3652) are allowed
RPM rear carriers (#80382), front steering blocks (#80372), caster blocks (#80712), and front (#80952, #80953, #80955) & rear (#81002, #81003, #81005) bumpers will be allowed. The "hoop" and "ears" on the front bumper may be cut off, however, the main area of the bumper must remain intact (unless you are running a body manufactures front body mount/bumper.
Transmitter/Receiver and servo may be replaced. (Servo saver will also not be a tech item) Traxxas Aluminum Steering Bellcranks (3743A and 3743X)
Locking or modifying the differential in any way will not be allowed. The differential must have normal diff action when rotating one rear tire against the normal compression (resistance) of the motor. No ball diffs.
NO SWAY BARS
No additional weight may be added. The ESC, transponder, and receiver can be mounted anywhere in the main chassis plate area only. Minimum Ride Height: .750" (including body).
Motor, ESC, & Battery: Must use the stock XL-5 ESC(unaltered) & unaltered Titan 12t 550 brushed motor. Tuning, tweaking, or modifying the motor in any way will not be allowed. The stock (bullet) connectors from the motor to the ESC must also be used. Soldering the connectors together is not allowed.
No cooling fans on the motor or esc.
Battery: open battery, Max charge of 8.44v and hard case only
Battery must be mounted in the stock center tray location, but can be moved forward or back as long as it stays within the stock boundaries of the battery tray. Any plug may be used for the battery to ESC connection. However, direct soldering to the battery will not be allowed.
Tires, Wheels, & Inserts: Bandito, Robbers and Upshot tires are the only tires allowed(C2,C3, and SCM’s) Any 2.2/3.0 short course wheel will be allowed Altering the inside of the tire in any way will not be allowed. However, gluing or taping the outside of the tire to help prevent traction rolling will be allowed. Tires cannot be ground down to slicks.. One foam insert per tire only.-Bandito tires are allowed(C2,C3, and SCM’s)
Shocks & Springs: Any Slash tuning spring by Traxxas will be allowed. Springs may not be cut or altered from factory in any way. Aluminum shock caps (any color) are allowed. The shock oil or shock travel/length will not be mandated. 2-stage pistons or any modification to the shock piston to tune the compression and rebound separately will not be allowed.
If it doesn’t state that you can use or do it to the car it’s NOT ALLOWED!-Traxxas LCG chassis kit is legal.
RPM Transmission case is NOT allowed-Approved part list: RPM-80712, 80832, 80852, 81002, 81003, 81005, 80902, 80905, 80372, 80382, 80244, 80249, 80599, 73752, 80592, 80595, 80594-All Brands of Aluminum shock caps that fit on the stock shocks STRC- ST3640S, ST3640BK.-All parts that Traxxas make for the 2wd electric slash are allowed.