General Rules

Only drivers that are due up to race should be on the driver’s stand.

Drivers are to sign in before sign-ups close. Late arrival entries must be made prior to the start of any Main event.

No yelling at the Turn Marshall’s!!!  (They didn’t wreck, you did!!!) 

 

Trailers are welcome but generators are recommended for A/C units. There will be a $5.00 hook-up fee per day for A/C units without a generator.

 

RADIOS

 

All radio controllers that are not in immediate competition shall be turned off and not used while competition is underway.  All participants must have at least one backup, (alternate) frequency and list it on the entry form when entering the races. An exception will only be made for a first time racer at this track. The first racer to sign up will have preference over that frequency.  All participants must use their assigned frequencies. An official must authorize any frequency changes.

 

 

RACE STARTS & LENGTH

 

It will be the option of the Race Director to start a race with a rolling start or a standing start. The Race Director shall make periodic announcements as to the amount of time until the race starts. At the 15-second call, no further re-fueling of vehicles will be allowed, all pit crew members are to leave the track area and the vehicles are to take their starting positions. All races shall be run for 5 minutes plus the lap you are on. There shall be a maximum of 3 minutes between each race. All competitors shall be ready to compete when they or their class is called. Anyone missing his or her call will be considered as defeated in that race. 

If the race day is cut short due to weather conditions, the last completed lap will count as the final round. Points and pay-outs will be awarded based on the final laps completed.

 SPORTSMANSHIP

 

A car must finish the race under it’s own power, it cannot be pushed across the finish line. Unsportsmanlike driving (i.e., intentional hitting of other cars, short coursing and corner diving, blocking when being overtaken by faster cars and not racing for position) is not allowed. Anyone doing so will be disqualified at the judgment of the Race Director. A penalty may be assessed at the discretion of the Race Director for corner cutting. If the offender stops within the area of the infraction and allows the car that was immediately behind the offender, when the corner was cut, to pass before the offender returns to racing, no penalty may be assessed at the discretion of the Race Director. Excessive unsportsmanlike conduct or abusive language will cause disqualification from that day’s event at the Race Director’s discretion.

 

 

TRANSPONDERS

 

It shall be the racers’ responsibility to make sure that they have a personal transponder for lap counting, before each of their races, and that the transponder stays with that vehicle during that days racing event. Any laps run without a transponder will not be counted into the computer. All transponders should be mounted in a protected area. 

 

 

DRIVING RULES

 

No car will be driven at any time in reverse of the track traffic. The use of reverse in a race is not allowed. Any vehicle found in a situation that it cannot proceed forward under it’s own power, shall wait on a Turn Marshal. It shall be the Race Director’s decision on how to handle such violations with at least a one-lap penalty to be imposed.

 

 

TURN MARSHALS

 

It is the driver’s responsibility to Turn Marshal for the race immediately following their race. The driver may however, find a qualified substitute to take his or her place by notifying the Race Director of such. Failure to do so will result in the loss of two (2) laps in the main event.  Turn Marshals are responsible for returning vehicles to the racetrack if they are able to continue, or remove them from the racetrack if they can no longer continue. Turn Marshals are not required to repair vehicles on the track.   If your vehicle cuts off or breaks during the Main event, the Turn Marshal is required to place them in the infield and the racer is considered done.

 

 

CLASSES & POINTS

 

Classes with less than 3 entries shall be combined with another class or classes and shall be raced together in the same race. It shall be the official’s decision as to which classes will be combined. On points dates, points will only be awarded to the racers as per their place of finish in the classes that are run that have a minimum of 3 entries.  Any driver in a Novice class that wins 3 races will be moved up a class the following points season.

 

 

POINTS SYSTEM FOR 2005

 

Final Heat Standings for Main Events:                             A-Main Event Results   

        1st.= 7 PTS.                       _____________________FINAL RESULTS_____

        2nd = 6 PTS.                                                                 1st  =40 PTS.      

       3rd  = 5 PTS.                                                                2nd  = 35 PTS.

        4th  = 4 PTS.                                                                3rd  = 30 PTS.

        5th  = 3 PTS.                                                                4th  = 25 PTS.

        6th  = 2 PTS.                                                                5th  = 20 PTS.

        7th  = 1 PT.                                                                  6th  = 15 PTS.

                                                                                           7th  =  10 PTS.

                                   and 5 bonus points for the fastest lap in the main

 

THROTTLE RETURN SPRING

 

All vehicles should have a throttle return spring on the carburetor arm (not on the linkage). 

 

 

CLUTCH & BRAKES

 

All vehicles should have a clutch and a braking system capable of slowing the vehicle to a complete stop while the engine is running.

 

 

MUFFLERS

 

Mufflers or exhaust systems must be mounted in such a manner that the discharge is parallel to the ground or lower. Mufflers must be intact and operational while the vehicle is running.

 

 

FINAL DECISIONS

 

The officials for unexpected or extraordinary conditions may make special rules. Decisions of the officials on interpretation of the rules, regulations, procedures or scoring of the positions shall be considered final.

 

 

VEHICLE TECH INSPECTION AND PROTEST PROCEDURES

Vehicles can be tech inspected any given week. We will not tech vehicles every week. These guidelines should be followed every week to avoid disqualification.

If you feel that someone is outside of these guidelines, you should request a protest. A protest fee of $20.00 will be collected from you before their vehicle is inspected. If the racer is found “legal”, they will receive the $20.00 protest fee. If the racer is found  “illegal”, the racer’s results will be disqualified and Thunder Alley receives the protest fee.

You may only protest a racer that is in your class and/or your main event. The protest must be filed within 15 minutes of completion of the main.

 

 

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.09 NITRO PAN CARS

There will be 2 divisions
Stock- must run a 17 clutch 60 spur weight 48 ozs. wet
Pro- any gear 44 ozs. wet

This aplies to all classes:
No engine mods what so ever, any gold or blue carb adapter, Aftermarket heads allowed are the KSG or Bandit RC Products heads.
You can drill an old head to fit on the original .09 chorme plate.
20% fuel only
There is a $60 motor buyout rule, minus the head and clutch works.
Protest:
A $15 protest fee must be presented in writing to the director and what needs to be tech. If found legal the protestee keeps the $15. If illegal they will be DQ\’ed and $15 given back to the protester.

Any directdrive pan car. No independant front suspension.

 

 

1/10-SCALE GAS SPECIFICATIONS

 

STADIUM TRUCK CLASS

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Tire Size

Only stock 2.2” size truck tires and wheels will be allowed on the front and rear of all trucks.

 

 

Fuel Tank 75 cc Max.

Engine Size 18 cc Max. Displacement

 

 

Truck body only with open wheels.

Side dams cannot be higher than the cab or longer than the truck bed

A maximum rear spoiler of 2½” tall from the body will be allowed

 

 

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1/10-SCALE GAS SPECIFICATIONS

 

SPRINT CAR CLASS

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Maximum 2.2” size truck tires and wheels will be allowed.

 

Wheelbase 9 inches (Min.) – 11.50 inches (Max.)

Maximum Width 13 inches

Maximum Overall Length 22 inches

Fuel Tank 75 cc Max.

Engine Size 18 cc Max. Displacement

 

 

Rear Wing 7 inches x 8 inches max

Wing Side Dam 4.75 inches x 8 inches max

Front Wing (Optional)

 3 inches x 4 inches max with side dam of 1 inch max

 

 

 Cars must have separate structural roll cages, nerf bars and rear bumpers. No lexan only bodies. The rear wing must be mounted over the driver compartment. 

 

 

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1/10-SCALE GAS SPECIFICATIONS

 

LATE MODEL and MODIFIEDS and EDM’S

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 2.43 inch wheel dia. (Max)

 2.00 inch wide (Max)

 

 

Tire Size 2.0 inches wide (Max)

3.60 inch dia. Max. – No Min dia.

 

Wheelbase 9 inches (Min.) – 11.50 inches (Max.)

Maximum Overall Length 22 inches

Engine Size 18 cc Max. Displacement

Max Rear Spoiler 2.50 inches

 

Bodies must be molded after actual closed wheel wedge-type cars racing on dirt ovals. Windshield and rear of body may be cut out.

 

 

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Small-Block Nitro Monster Truck

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 Must be originally designed and built as a monster truck by the manufacturer and have, at a minimum, “Maxx-size” or original-equipment wheels and tires, and have an engine displacement of  0.21 cubic inches or less. 1/10 Scale Vehicles typically in this class are the Traxxas T-Maxx, Traxxas Sport Maxx, Traxxas Revo, CEN Fun Factor, Megatech Tempest Gladiator, and others.

 

 

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Big-Block Nitro Monster Truck

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 Same as Small-Block Monster Truck but with engine size of .21 cubic inches or larger. 1/8 Scale Vehicles typically in this class are the HPI Savage, Kyosho Mad Force, Team Losi LST, Team Associated Monster GT, OFNA Titan, GS Storm Unlimited Truck, Ofna Dominator, Blazer SST and others. Monster trucks that are based on 1/8-scale buggies (“truggies”) are permitted to run in the Big-Block Monster Truck class.

 

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1/10- SCALE ELECTRIC SPECIFICATIONS

 

STOCK ELECTRIC STADIUM TRUCK

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Any stock 27 turn 24 degree “Roar” approved motor.

Any 6 cell battery pack.

Must be 2-wheel drive.

Any truck body with open wheels.

Side dams cannot be higher than the cab or longer than the truck bed.

A maximum rear spoiler of 2½” tall from the body will be allowed.

 

 

Tire Size

Only stock 2.2” size truck tires and wheels will be allowed on the front and rear of all trucks.

 

 

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MODIFIED ELECTRIC OUTLAW

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Any modified or brushless motor.  (mods & brushless may be split into 2 classes at any time)

Any 6 cell battery pack.

Any body style.

 

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 POINTS PAY OUT FOR 2005

point seasons will run for 12 weeks

1ST PLACE GETS $100.00 CASH & CERTIFICATE OR AWARD

2ND PLACE GETS $50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE OR AWARD

3RD PLACE GETS A CERTIFICATE OR AWARD

THE CLASS IN WHOLE MUST RUN ATLEAST 10 WEEKS

TO COUNT AS A POINTS CLASS.

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