1st draft 2020 TSRA rules

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1st draft 2020 TSRA rules

Postby CARSHouston » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:27 pm

Here is the first draft of the 2020 rules, less schedule. As always post or email if you see errors or typos.
When the changes are voted on, I will post a PDF for download

I will post the highlights below

Texas Slot Racers Association

President: P.A. Watson
Vice President:
Tech Director:
Asst. Tech Director:
Previous editions of the TSRA rules are hereby superseded by the following 2020 TSRA rules
2020 Series Rules
Section 1
Administration & Procedures

1. Year End Meeting
The TSRA will hold a policy meeting at the final race of the year. The meeting will be held after the C12 race.
The order of business will be:
A. Trophy presentation for at least the top 3 Series points finishers in Grp F, OMB, Hillbilly Box and C12. Trophy presentation for Opens will be held after their race.
B. Discussion and adoption of the 2021 year rule changes
C. Election of the 2021 Officers. The yearly racing schedule should be finalized by the newly elected officers and TSRA member tracks 1 month prior to the first race of the new season.

The 2020 Season is
Race Date Location

2020 TSRA Raceway locations
Slot Car Raceway, LLC 11803 Westheimer #720, Houston, TX, 77077
Coolman’s Raceway 1607 Jackson, South Houston, TX. 77587.

2. Race Flyer
Race flyers should be available at least four weeks before the scheduled race date. Race flyers should include date of the event, raceway address and phone number, opening time and schedule. Every effort should be made by the Raceway Owner to inform the racers of any special conditions that may affect the racer preparations or their car’s setup; i.e. track power/voltage, surface condition, braid type/recess, traction magnet race, switching tracks during the event (Hillclimb or King at P.A.’s or any other combination elsewhere)

3. Smoking/Fire Codes
TSRA Raceways may prohibit smoking in their raceways or may be located in areas where smoking is prohibited by law. Those wishing to smoke should take care when smoking outside the facility as to not allow smoke to enter the raceway.

4. Alcoholic Beverages
No alcoholic beverages may be consumed within the raceway or within close proximity. Consumption of these beverages on or near the raceway premises may result in legal ramifications against the slot car business owner. The business owner retains the right to eject individuals disrespecting this rule.


5. Driver Classifications
Drivers who race on a regular basis in any Opens class will be classified as “Expert” drivers and will not be eligible for series points, merchandise awards and trophies in Grp. F.
Drivers who are factory sponsored and/or receive their parts at a substantial discount or has won a National race in any Pro class or Open race will be designated as a “Pro”. This does not apply to raceway owners or their employees, as they will be evaluated on their building and driving abilities on an individual basis and a decision made accordingly by the elected officials of the TSRA.
A “Pro” racer may earn series points, qualifying points and trophies in only C12 and Opens.
A “Pro” racer can only earn Prize Money and Merchandise in Opens.

6. Membership Fee
The TSRA is a self-funded association, as such there is a yearly $5.00 membership fee. Anyone wishing to join may, all racing participants are required to be members.
The $5.00 membership fee plus $2.50 from each entry fee will go towards funding the year end Awards Fund, which is to be divided equally between all classes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the point standings.

7. Awards Fund
A fee of $2.50 is included in each entry fee for all classes. From this fee, $1.50 will be used for the year end Awards Fund. At the end of the season, based on participation, awards will be given to at least the first three finishers in the point standing for each class.
The remainder of this fee may be used for administrative supplies.
If any money is left over, additional awards may be presented or the balance can be carried over to the next year’s awards fund.

8. Entry Fees
Entry fees shall be the same for all races in the TSRA series
Grp. F $15.00
OMB $17.50
Hillbilly Box $17.50
C12 $22.50
Opens $37.50

At all TSRA races, track time will be charged at $10.00 per racer, per day. If you show up with a pit box and/or soldering iron, take up a pit space or otherwise consume electricity, you will be charged for track time for that day, even if you don’t race. Please support our raceways.

9. Registration and Tech Sheets
A standard TSRA tech sheet will be given to each racer during registration for each race they enter. Each racer must completely fill out a Tech Sheet for each race they enter during a TSRA event. Tech Sheets will remain the property of the TSRA and the TSRA is specifically allowed to release the Tech Sheet information to any individual, publication or manufacturer they deem reasonable. The Tech Director should number the Tech sheets as they are turned in.

10. Technical inspection
All cars will be inspected by the Race Director and/or the Tech Director and impounded prior to qualifying. The chassis, motor and body shall be marked with unique and identifiable markings to ensure they are not switched after Tech Inspection. In all classes with a motor limit, the extra motors must be inspected and marked at the same time as the entered car. Markings should be made with paint or nail polish on items required by Tech. Engraving should not be used as a means of marking.

11. Series Points
Points will awarded and accumulated by TSRA members as follows.
Finishing position Points
1st place 12
2nd place 10
3rd place 8
4th place 7
5th place 6
6th place 5
7th place 4
8th place 3
9th place 2
10th place thru last place finish 1

Race and Qualifying points not awarded in a Main race, due to “Pro” racers entered in a lower class, the points will move down to the next eligible finisher and will be awarded to the highest finishers in the Semis if necessary.

12. Bonus point
The top qualifier in each race will receive 1 bonus point

13. Year End point Standings
The year end point standings will be determined from your 5 best finishes. Raceways with only one race on the schedule cannot be used as your drop race, unless you compete in all 6 races.

14. Tie Breaking System
If after the final race of the season a tie exists for any of the top 8 finishers in a class, the following tie breaker system will be used:
1st If the racers in question are in attendance at the last race.
2nd Number of races won throughout the season.
3rd Number of TQ’s throughout the season
4th Total laps acquired during the complete season.

15. Disqualifications

The TSRA membership and Its elected officials will not accept negligence of the rules as a defense of a formal disqualification.
A. Technical Disqualification
In the event a Racer is disqualified due to a technical violation, the Racer will be relegated to last place in the entire field and forfeit all entry fees and any points received. In the event of a technical disqualification the remaining racers will be realigned and receive the appropriate points.
B. Non-Technical Disqualification
In the event a Racer is disqualified for non-technical reasons, they will forfeit all points and awards.

16. Race Prizes
Solicitation and distribution of race prizes from manufacturers and distributors is the responsibility of the individual Track Owners. The amount of merchandise received for the race prizes will determine how many positions in the finishing order will receive merchandise as race prizes.
From the entry fee, 50% of the total fees collect for each class, minus the TSRA Awards Fund fee, will be awarded in the form of a merchandise certificate. The merchandise certificate is only redeemable at the issuing Raceway. Certificates and race prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of each classes races. Opens will receive cash pay-out.

Certificate Calculation
Grp. F $5.00 x number of entries
OMB $7.50 x number of entries
Hillbilly Box $7.50 x number of entries
C12 $10.00 x number of entries
Opens Cash Pay-out 80% of the total entry fees received.

Prize Distribution Table
Entries 4 or less 5 to 6 7 to 11 12 to 15 16 to19 20 to 23 24 or more
Finishing Position
1st 100% 70% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
2nd 30% 30% 25% 22% 20% 15%
3rd 20% 15% 12% 11% 10%
4th 10% 9% 8% 7%
5th 7% 6% 6%
6th 5% 5%
7th 4%
8th 3%

17. Event Format
All series races shall be conducted in a one day format on a Saturday, unless Grp. F is included on the schedule. When Grp. F is included, it will be raced on Friday night.
Once Tech opens for any class, only that class can be on the track for practice.
The time frame should be as follows:
Friday Grp. F
6:00 PM Tech opens
6:30 PM Tech closes
6:45 Qualifying begins
Race begins immediately after qualifying.

Saturday
8:00 AM Track opens
9:00 AM Tech opens for OMB
9:30 AM Tech closes for OMB
9:35 AM Concourse judging with the cars on the track
9:40 AM Qualifying begins for OMB

Hillbilly Box Tech opens 15 minutes after the OMB main and closes 30 minutes after it opens.

C12 Tech opens 15 minutes after the Hillbilly Box main and closes 30 minutes after it opens.

Opens Tech opens 15 minutes after the C12 main and closes 30 minutes after it opens.

Any racer missing the cut off time for entering a class, may enter that class anytime until the final qualifier has finished. Late entries cannot qualify and will be seeded last choice in the field.


18. Concourse All Classes
Concourse will be judged prior to qualifying for each class as follow:
1. Concourse will be judged with all cars placed on the track.
2. The Race Director will appoint judges and who will pick the top 3 cars from the field.

19. Qualifying
High-powered Qualifying for lane choice is allowed at the Raceway’s discretion.
1. All classes qualify for lane choice.
2. Qualifying order shall be random order, such as computer generated or drawing numbers
3. All spray glue classes will have one 60 second run to establish their single fastest lap, no optional bye runs.
4. At their option, the first qualifier of each glue class shall have 1 extra minute to break in the lane.
5. C12 and Opens will have two 30 second runs to establish their single fastest lap. Racers will have a 5 minute break between runs to work on their cars. Cars must pass Tech before their second run.
6. A reasonable amount of time will be given (not more than 30 seconds) for controller hook-up and run attempt. The Race Director may begin the countdown after 30 seconds regardless. Track computers should be set allowing 30 seconds intervals between qualifying attempts.
7. No shows, a racer who fails to show or waives the right to qualify will be moved to the lowest level for qualifying time. If more than one racer is a “No Show”, they are moved to the lowest level of qualifying times based on their Tech sheet number.

20. Warm-up Time
Each class will have pre-race warm-up time equal to their heat length.

21. Length of Heats
Grp. F and OMB
Mains only 3 minute heats 3 minute lane change
Hillbilly Box
Mains only 3 minute heats, 4 minute lane change

C12
Consi 4 – 2 minute heats 3 minute lane change
Semi 8 – 2 minute heats 3 minute lane change
Main 8 – 3 minute heats 4 minute lane change

Opens
Consi 4 – 3 minute heats 3 minute lane change
Semi 8 – 3 minute heats 3 minute lane change
Main 8 – 4 minute heats 5 minute lane change

In all classes with 12 or fewer entries, the race will be run in “sit out” fashion. Group F, OMBox and HB with 13 or greater racers will run an ALL MAIN format. Qualifying will pair evens and odds to determine Main seeding. The total laps run in all the Mains will determine the final standings for each class.

22. Finishing Position and Total Lap Tie Breaker
At the conclusion of each race all cars must remain on the track until the Race Director states they may be removed. Any racer tied for a position that moves or removes their car before the Race Director allows will automatically lose a tie for position.
When there are more than 8 racers or when there are multiple Mains, as each racer finishes their race, the racers must
1. Remove their lane sticker from their car
2. Sign or initial the lane sticker
3. Place the lane sticker on the side of the track where their car finished
4. Identify to the Race Director the location (track segment) of the lane sticker.
Be sure the lane sticker is securely attached to the side of the track as it will be used as a track position reference in case of a tie in lap totals. It is the responsibility of the racer to properly designate their finishing position as described above. In the event of a tie and a racer failed to mark their finishing position, the tie will be awarded to the racer with a lane sticker marking their finishing position. In the event of a tie where the racers involved failed to mark their finishing positions, the tie will be resolved by order of Tech Sheet numbers.

23. Sit Outs
If a race is run with “sit outs”, the racers are to turn marshal during their sit-out heat(s). Sit-out racers are not allowed to work on their car during the sit-out heat(s), except during the lane change segment entering their heat. Cars must remain in Tech at all other times. Violations will not be tolerated and are subject to a warning on the first offense, a 5 lap penalty on second offense and disqualification on the third offense.
Cars are to be brought to the impound area immediately after white lane is finished. Cars may only be picked up from impound before the Red lane is run. All impounded cars are subject to Tech inspection.

24, In Race Technical inspection
A technical inspection can be conducted during the Main of any class. This is at the discretion of the Race Director, Tech Director or a TSRA official.

25. Lane Change
During each lane change it’s the driver’s responsibility to know where their car has stopped and needs to be returned to. The TSRA requires the use of Lane Change Cards and for them to be placed in the lane to be run in the next heat, in the position that the car last stopped in. Racers or their delegates are responsible for removing the lane change card before the track power is turned on. If the racer’s car is off the track when the power is turned on and the heat begins, the car should be return to the track at the driver’s panel.

26. Race Intermissions
All Consi and Semi races, if run, shall start immediately after lane choice. In Grp. F, OMB and Hillbilly Box the Main(s) will start immediately after lane choice.
There will be a 15 minute intermission between all races.
A lunch break may be taken at the shop owner’s discretion.

27. Track Calls
Race Directors are allowed to turn off the track power if:
1. Prevent a “rider” from hitting the Deadman wall or to keep it from going through the lap counter in the wrong lane.
2. Track braid is up.
3. Power failure (one lane or all lanes). Failure determination is made first on a car via a nearby power supply, then by controller.
4. Possible debris in slot.
5. Possible lap counter or track equipment failure.
6. A car(s) that is off the track surface and the marshal is unable or not attempting to marshal the car.
7. Poor, inconsistent, or absent turn marshalling.
During a Track Call, if your car either caused the track call or de-slotted due to the track call and no marshal is in that area of the track to retrieve the car, racers are ONLY allowed to flatten their braid. NO OTHER WORK IS ALLOWED! If a car is being repaired during a heat, the car should be returned to the track at the control panel. The power will be turned on immediately after the racer returns to the control panel. During a track call, you are not allowed to lay your controller on the track. Controllers may be laid on the control panel or hooked on the side of the track in a manner as to not impede the progress of the race. A 5 lap penalty will be assessed to any racer placing their controller on the track while marshalling their own car.


28. Black Flag
The Race Director is obligated to black flag any car, which is dragging, interfering with other cars or continuously de-slotting due to mechanical problems (Not Driver Error). Upon being black flagged, the racer must bring the car in for repairs immediately. If the problem is not corrected, the black flag rule may be enforced again as required.

29. Lap Counter
The lap counter will be considered correct unless it can be proven otherwise. The lap counter should be corrected if necessary for conditions such as “riders” or cars coasting through on a track call.
Laps should not be added or subtracted unless the Race Director is certain the counter is incorrect.
For majors errors in counting steps should be taken to preserve as much of the race as possible, while being fair to all. If a major errors occur in the counting process that cannot be corrected the Race Director may:
1. Assign responsible Stewards to count laps or verify the counter.
2. Add or subtract mutually agreed laps as established by the Race Officials and Racers.
3. Restart the heat.
4. Restart the race from the latest possible point.

30. Marshalling
Substitute Marshals must be acceptable to the Race Director and Racers. Good racing is not possible without good marshals. Every Racer is expected to do their part both before and after racing if necessary. You must Marshal at least 1 race the day you race to receive your points. Marshals should make every effort to be at their turns at the beginning of each heat. The Race Director is responsible for insuring that turn marshals are doing an adequate job, enforcing compliances and finding replacement marshals if necessary. During lane changes marshals should take notice of cars stopped in their corners and pay close attention to cars stopped near the lap counter. Cars that stop in or behind the lap counter may be moved forward or backward depending on whether their lap was or wasn’t counted.
Marshalling for “glue” classes
1. During a track call, marshals or bystanders, at the Racers request may move the car backwards on the track to allow a “running start” at the turn.
2. The Racer may move their car backward if no marshal is available.
3. There shall be no working on the car during this time other than flatting the braid. The race should be restarted when all the cars are on the track and the racers are ready.

31. Glue
All TSRA classes will run as “spray glue”, with the exception of Opens. Glue may not be applied to the track surface until after the C12 race is completed.
In all TSRA classes:
Tires may be glued by use of a glue board, tech block, or rubbed on the tires with your fingers. After a lane change the cars must be put back on the track at the position of the lane change card. The car must be put back on the track without rolling the tires thus creating a “glue zone”. Violations will not be tolerated and are subject to a warning on the first offense, a 5 lap penalty on the second offense and disqualification on the third offense.
Opens is the only “GLUE’ class in the TSRA. Racers are permitted to apply glue directly to the track in only the glue zones. Racers may use a sponge or roller to move the glue past the glue zone and into the corner.

32. Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of a racer, pit crew or turn marshal, etc. will be subject to immediate disqualification at the discretion of the Race Director. Verbal abuse or profanity will not be tolerated. The Race Director should first warn the offending individual(s) that their behavior is unacceptable. Further violations will result in a 5 lap penalty for the first infraction and disqualification for the second. Repeat offenders of any of the unsportsmanlike conduct guidelines or any of the TSRA rules regarding procedures or technical rules may be prohibited from entering or attending future TSRA events.


Section2
TSRA General Technical Rules

Upon registration for each TSRA event, all Racers agree to comply with these rules and acknowledge such by signing a TSRA entry form. All Racers are responsible for the legality of their equipment. Racers can only enter one car per class and there can only one Racer per car per race (no substitute Racers). ANY RULE THAT IS IN QUESTION OR BEING INTERPRETED IMPROPERLY WILL BE CLARIFIED BY THE TSRA OFFICERS AND ANY DECISION MADE WILL BE FINAL.
USRA division 2 rules are not to be used as a guide in deciding legality of the TSRA rules, unless noted under a specific class’s rules.

1. Scale
All cars raced in the Grp. F will be built to approximately 1/24 of the size of an actual race car. Wheelbase cannot be less than 4.100 inches as measured from the center of the guide pivot to the centerline of the rear axle or if protested, any measurement greater than 4.053 as measured from the rear of the guide hole in the chassis to the rear side of the rear axle will be legal.

2. Width
All cars may not be wider than 3.25 inches at any point along the length of the car. Body mounting pins may extend beyond this width. Glass head or T type pins cannot be used as body pins.

3. Clearance
The minimum clearance for any car raced in the TSRA will be .062. The chassis, motor, body, gear and traction magnets must clear this measurement. The guide, braid, front and rear tires are exempt from this rule. No parts may drag the track at any time.

4. Wheels
All cars must have front and rear wheels/tires (2 each).
1. No minimum rear tire diameter, car must clear tech tool (as in Rule #3 Clearance above) at all times.
2. Rear wheels/tires have a maximum width of .810 inches.
3. Front tires have a minimum diameter of .500 inches.
4. Front wheels/tires must rotate on their axles.
5. Front wheels/tires must be mounted so as to contact the track as the car is rocked to the side, before grounding on the chassis or body.
6. Speed rubber is allowed for qualifying only.

5. Guide Flags
1. Only one guide or pickup device per car

6. Gear Specifications
Any plastic spur gears are allowed. NO metal spur gears may be run in any TSRA class.

7. Bodies
Designs should resemble full size race cars. Manufacturers are urged to maintain scale proportions. Variations are allowed to conform to state-of-the-art practices.
1. Paint – All bodies must be fully painted and opaque when sitting on the tech block. On air control bodies, the side of the body may remain clear. Exhaust pipes, body lines, injector stacks, mirrors and logos/decals are optional.
2. Numbers – All cars must display 3 numbers of a minimum ¼ inch height. Please refrain from using markers.
3. Interior – At all times during the races, all cars must contain a suitably painted 1/24th scale driver, with helmet, shoulders, arms and steering wheel, mounted in the original cockpit position. Driver stickers are acceptable, no paper drivers are permitted.
4. Windshield – Each body must have a clear cockpit area, not to exceed in size the original molded windshield.
5. Fender Wells – Front wheels must be visible from the side of the car.
6. Body Openings – Except for the cockpit opening, the chassis must be completely covered by the body and air control when viewed from above.

8. Air Control Devices
1. As measured from the tech block, no part of the air control devices may exceed 2.5 inches in height.
2. Side air dams may be a maximum of 2.5 inches high aft of the rear wheel centerline, but must taper to 2.0 inches high at a point 3.75 inches forward of the rear axle centerline.
3. All air control devices must have the front edges taped and all exposed corners rounded in a manner suitable to avoid injury to race participants and spectators.
4. No air control device may be opaque. Decals may be affixed to any air control device, but they cannot be opaque.
5. A diaplane may be attached to the front of the body, it may extend no more than ½ inch.

9, Parts Replacement
Any component may be replaced during competition except, the chassis, the motor or teched extra motors and the body. Any racer found to have switched a prohibited component will be immediately disqualified.

10. Commercially Available
Major components that are restricted by price or specifications, such as motor parts, motors, chassis and bodies for Grp. F, OMB, HB and C12 classes must be readily and commercially available to all participants at least 30 days in advance of an event so that all participants are able to compete on an equitable level.
Commercially available means that the product must be readily available through retailers and at least one of the commercial distributors, listed below, at least 60 days prior to any TSRA event in which they may be used.
ERI http://sales.eriracing.com/
Eagle https://www.eagledist.com/
Crawley https://www.crawleydistributinginc.com/Default.asp
REH http://www.rehdistributing.com/

A product will be considered to be no longer commercially available after production has ceased. Products in this status that have been approved for competition in the TSRA will continue to be legal for a period of time no longer than 2 years after production has ceased.
All products which are considered to be “restricted products” must be commercially available and must meet retail price specifications and be sold at standard industry discounts through approved dealers.
Any product that is restricted in retail price by the TSRA may be adjusted in retail price according to the annual cost of living up to a maximum 5%.

11. Introduction of New Products
In restricted classes, new products introduced during the prescribed race season may be allowed in the TSRA as submitted, only if the TSRA has approved them and they meet all elements of the “commercially available” rules.

12. Armature Regulations for Restricted Classes
Any armature that has been purposely altered or tampered with to make the stack appear longer, as an attempt to comply with the length rules, shall be declared illegal at the Tech Director discretion. Stack length minimums shall be required on all 3 poles of the armature (using calipers with the faces across each end of the pole) and only the actual lamination material shall be used to determine this figure. This is meant to specifically exclude, as an example, such practices as the insertion of spacer type materials between the laminations, abnormally thick applications of coatings or any methods of artificial compliance with the rule.

13. Armature Protest, Restricted Classes Only
Any competitor may protest another competitor’s armature. The competitor must officially inform at Race Director, Tech Director or TSRA Officer, at which time the race will be stopped. The protestor may “Buy A Look” by posting a $2.00 fee to the Race Director, Tech Director or TSRA Officer. The “Buy A Look” fee is transferable. The protestor is then entitled to look at the suspected armature in the car. The “Buy A Look” fee go to the protested party, if not applied to a “Formal Protest”
If not satisfied the protestor may file a “Formal Protest” which requires posting a fee equal to the manufacturer’s current suggested retail price of the respective armature. At this time, the armature must be non-destructively and indelibly marked, such as unique engraving of the armature stack. Extreme care must be taken to avoid damage to the armature balance and delicate components such as motor bearings, brushes, etc. An impartial race steward must then be charged with the responsibility of observing and verifying the authenticity of the armature for post-race inspection. The race will then be restarted and the protested armature will be allowed to finish the race. If the protested armature is removed from the car before the end of the race, it is the Steward duty to impound the motor until it can be inspected. Thorough disassembly and inspection should be conducted immediately after the race has completed and must be conducted in a manner assuring accurate technical verification. This can be accomplished by first properly measuring the dimensions of the armature against the classes’ technical specifications. Secondly, the epoxy can be destroyed using extreme heat such as a common torch. Then the armature should be dissected using a Dremel and carefully measure the wire and counting the turns.
The fees will be held by a TSRA official or designated Steward until the resolution of the protest and then promptly surrendered to the appropriate party. Likewise, any winnings, awards/prizes and/or points will be held pending the outcome of the protest.

14. Voluntary Disqualification or Withdrawal
A racer may elect a voluntary disqualification prior to the destruction of a protested armature. The protest fee and any posted money are returned to the party formally placing the protest. Any racer who elects disqualification, forfeits the entry fee, TSRA fees, race points and race prizes and /or awards for that event.

15. Class Rules/Specifications Protest
Protests may be filed for suspected illegal chassis, body, axles, etc. with a $2.00 protest fee. Due to the ability to determine legally without destruction of the protest item(s), the Tech Director will make an immediate determination. If the protest item(s) is found to be legal, the protest fee goes into the General Fund. If the protested item(s) is found to be illegal, the fee is refunded to the protestor and the racer with the illegal item(s) will be disqualified, forfeiting the entry fee, TSRA fees, race points and race prizes and /or awards for that event. Tire measurements are exempt from any type of racer protest.


16. Grp. F
Grp F is open to any racer not racing Grp 7/Opens type classes.
Motors
1. Only the Hawk 7 and ProSlot 4002Fk are allowed.
On the ProSlot 4002FK
1. Springs and brushes may be changed. Springs must be of three-‐coil type
2. Can bushing may be solder or glued in place and end bell bushing may be glued in place.
3, Brush hoods may be deburred and aligned.
4. Motors must remained sealed

Chassis
1. May use any commercially available Grp. 12 chassis that is at least 4.100 inches or longer as listed in Appendix A and retails for 69.95 or less
2. Chassis may not be modified except the pans may be removed.
3. May add a lead wire retainer
Bodies
Any TSRA-‐approved body, as listed in Appendix A may be used.
Must comply with sections 7 & 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.
Tires
May use any tire with a non-waffled hub that retails for $16.00 or less.
Gears & Axle
1. Any gear ratio or pitch may be used. Drilled gears are permitted.
2. May use any solid axle (3/32 inch minimum diameter) retailing for no more than $ 9.99
F. Bearings
Bushings only, no ball, roller, or other frictionless bearings are allowed.
G. Weight
No minimum weight for Grp. F

17. OMB

Motor
Can only use One motor for qualifying and race.

Motor
Setup
1. Must use a commercially available C can and end bell as listed in Appendix A and meeting the specifications in Appendix B
2. Must retail for a price, equal to or less than $135.95
3, May only use plastic end bells
4. Components may be interchanged between different manufactures.
5. Motors may be blueprinted including gluing, shimming and honing.
6. May install a bearing in the can and the end bell, can be glued or soldered in place.
7. May alter the bushing/bearing holes in the can and end bell for alignment purposes.
8. Must use commercially available magnets meeting the specifications in Appendix B
9. Timing may be adjusted.
10. Shunt wires allowed
11. May use any brush spring and spring tension may be adjusted.


Armature
1. Must be commercially available as listed in Appendix A
2. Must meet armature specifications in Appendix B
3. Must retail for a price, equal to or less than $49.95
4. Must be tagged with at least the number “12”. If the motor throws the tag during the race that is OK, as long as the tag was inspected during Tech.

Chassis
1. May use any commercially available Grp. 12 chassis as listed in Appendix A that retails for 69.95 or less.
2. May use any length chassis
3. May reposition front wheel mounts and body mounts.
4. May add a lead wire retainer.
5. May cut off the weight pans (these are the pans on the inside front of the chassis designed to hold or have weight soldered to).
6. May re-solder chassis on pre- assembled chassis, as long as it remains identical to the approved chassis.

Body
Any TSRA-‐approved body, as listed in Appendix A may be used.
Must comply with sections 7 & 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.

Axle, Tires and Gears
1. May use any tire with a non-waffled hub that retails for $16.00 or less.
2. May use any solid axle (3/32 inch minimum diameter) retailing for no more than $ 9.99.
3. May be flatted
4. Axle bearings allowed.
5. Any pitch plastic spur gear is allowed, no restriction on gear ratio.

Weight
No minimum weight in OMB

OMB Qualifying
Qualifying is one sixty (60) second round on standard race power of 14.3 volts. After qualifying times expires, the cars will be impounded until the race warm-up begins.


18. Hillbilly Box

Motors
May use a qualifying motor or a race motor for qualifying, but can only use 2 motors for the race. The motors must be inspected, marked and impounded at the same time the car is inspected for the race.

Motors
Setup
1. Must use a commercially available C can and end bell.
2. Components may be interchanged between different manufactures.
3. Motors may be blueprinted including gluing, shimming and honing.
4. May use an Aluminium end bell.
5. May install a bearing in the can and the end bell, can be glued or soldered in place.
6. May alter the bushing/bearing holes in the can and end bell for alignment purposes.
7. Must use commercially available magnets meeting the specifications in Appendix B
8. Timing may be adjusted.
9. Shunt wires allowed
10. May use any brush spring and spring tension may be adjusted.


Armature
1. Must be commercially available
2. Must meet armature specifications in Appendix B
3. Must retail for a price, equal to or less than $59.95
4. Must be tagged with at least the number “12”. If the motor throws the tag during the race that is OK, as long as the tag was inspected during Tech.

Chassis
1. May use any Grp. 12 chassis as listed in Appendix A
2. May use any length chassis
3. May reposition front wheel mounts and body mounts.
4. May add a lead wire retainer.
5. May cut off the weight pans (these are the pans on the inside front of the chassis designed to hold or have weight soldered to).
6. May re-solder chassis on pre- assembled chassis, as long as it remains identical to the approved chassis.

Body
Any TSRA-‐approved body, as listed in Appendix A may be used.
Must comply with sections 7 & 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.

Axle, Tires and Gears
1. May use any tire with a non-waffled hub that retails for $16.00 or less
2. Hillbilly Box may use any tire for qualifying.
3. May use any solid axle (3/32 inch minimum diameter) retailing for no more than $ 9.99.
4. May be flatted
5. Axle bearings allowed.
6. Any pitch plastic spur gear is allowed, no restriction on gear ratio.

Weight
No minimum weight in Hillbilly Box.

19. C12

Motor
Setup
The only restriction on the setup is the maximum number of magnets allowed is six (6) total.

Armature
1. Must be commercially available as listed in Appendix A
2. Must meet armature specifications in Appendix B
3. Must retail for a price, equal to or less than $59.95
4. Must be tagged with at least the number “12”

Chassis
No restrictions, except must comply with Sections 1 thru 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.

Body
May use any wing car style body
Must comply with sections 7 & 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.

Axle, Tires and Gears
1. No restriction, except must comply with the Wheels section in the TSRA General Technical Rules.
2. May use any axle, 3/32 inch minimum diameter.
3. Axle bearings are allowed.
4. Any pitch plastic spur gear is allowed.


20. Opens

Motor
No restrictions on motors, but can only use 4 motors for qualifying and race. The spare motors must be inspected, marked and impounded at the same time the car is inspected for the race.
1. May change springs and/or brushes at any time during the race.
2. May change motors during qualifying and may change motors during the race and switch back as long as only four motors are used.

Chassis
No restrictions, except must comply with Sections 1 thru 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.

Body
May use any wing car style body, must comply with sections 7 & 8 of the TSRA General Technical Rules.

Axle, Tires and Gears
1. No restriction, except must comply with the Wheels section in the TSRA General Technical Rules.
2. May use any axle, 3/32 inch minimum diameter.
3. Any pitch plastic spur gear is allowed.



Appendix A
C-Can Motors & Setups
Cahoza 230 / 230S
231 / 231S
232 / 232S
Camen K100
K101
K102
K050 Motor
K oford M504A Super Feather M504B (12) Spec 12 Motor
M527A Ultra Feather GP-12 Motor
M508 Setup
M547A Ultra Setup
M604, M605, M606, M607 & M630 magnets
Mid-America Products Diamond Head C can setups + magnets*** LEGAL ONLY FOR 2019 WING NATS
Parma 455
ProSlot PS723-VIP GP 12 Motor
PS723-SRS GP 12 Motor
PS728 (12) Spec 12 Motor
PS750VIP GP 12 Setup
PS750SRS GP 12 Setup
Red Fox 1001 Ultra Lite Plated Can
1153 Ultra Lite Plated Can (New Hardware)
1154 G2
1155 G2 Thin Can
1160 Ultrafast Plated
1170 Silver Bullet Thin
New Endbell for all Red Fox Motors
Red Fox GP 12 Magnets flat tipped

Armatures - All Classes
Camen GP-12
Intl-15
C12 27
Koford M468-15 Legal thru 2019
M467-12-B&C (C-12)
M467-15 (Intl 15)
M468 Box (GP 12) M467-27A
M468-H12
ProSlot 206 (Intl 15) 207 (C-12)
211 (27)
701 Series (GP 12)
702 (Spec 15)
GP-12/Grp F Chassis
Camen 750 not Grp. F or OMB legal
Factory Racing HO61 not Grp. F or OMB legal
Koford M500A
M503
M511ASuperspeedwayBeuf
M512A Short Superspeedway Beuf
M513A Short Beuf Express
M530A
M530C
M530E Ultra Beuf Express
M530I Group F
M530L 4.355 long Grp 12 w/o pans. Kit
M530N 4.405 long Grp 12 w/o pans. Kit.
M530 P 4.12 Assembled
M530 O 4.12 Kit
M530R-4.070-omb/HB not Grp. F legal
M530T-3.995-omb/HB not Grp. F legal
Mid-America Raceway MAR-200
MAR-201
MAR-205 not Grp. F legal
MAR-207
ProSlot PS-317-12 Perimeter 4.330” long
PS-318-08 Tripod
PS-319 Spec 12
Red Fox 07-W not Grp. F or OMB legal
07-P not Grp. F or OMB legal
RFL not Grp. F or OMB legal
OMB narrow chassis not Grp. F or OMB legal

Bodies for Wing Car Classes

B52 7100 Z-28
7100-2 Z-28 without rib
7100-3 Z-28 dimple with rib
7100-4 Z-28 dimple without rib
7101 Secco
7102 Elroy
7103 Outrider
7104 Endor
7105 SkyWalker
7106 Ormond
7107 Excalibur
7108 Quest
7109 Falcon
7109-2 Falcon with rib
7110 Vanquish with rib
7110-2 Vanquish without rib
7111 Hype
7112 Red Five
Camen GTO II with rib
GTO II without rib
GTO III
Supro
Supro with rib
Supro Long with rib
Supro dimple
Supro dimple with rib
Supro dimple with rib long
Carrera
Venom
Lotus
Stirling 5220
Stirling with rib 5225
Wallman
Dusti 1025
Dusti 1025 with rib
Zinon 5325
Zinon with rib
Mustang
Sutra 5280
Sutra 2
5300.005 Veloxa
Hi-Speed Products 001 Hurricane
001R Hurricane with rib
005R AL1
009 Hypercane
009R Hypercane with rib
010 Burin
010R Burin with rib
5290 Mustang with rib
5000 Vyper
5005 Vyper with rib
Koford M214G Porsche
M214H Mercedes
M214I Peugeot
M214J Ferrari
M214J Tesla
M214J Tesla with rib
M214 M55 Aero
M214L5 Peugeot
M214N-5 Narrow Teck
Outisight 028 Tiga
029 Royale
029R Royale, with rib
029AW Royale SE
030 Vette
030R Vette, with rib
041 Infinity
041R Infinity, with rib
052 Viper
052R Viper, with rib
053 Cobra
053R C-2,withrib
054 Avenger
054R Avenger, with rib
055 Probe, with rib
056 Banshee
057 Viper, short
057 Viper, short, with rib
058 Reaper
100 Asp
101 Serpent
101N Serpent without rib
102 Royale 2K2
103 Vette 2K2
106 V3
107 V5 Viper
108 Charger
108R Charger with rib
109 ZR1
109R ZR1 with rib
110 Saleen
110R Saleen with rib
111R Fugya
112R Fugu
Parma 70503 Phantom
ProProducts Pro 104 Supra with rib
Pro 104N Supra without rib
Pro 105 Daytona
Pro 106 Venom
Pro 107 Skype
Pro 108 Royale-7
Pro 110 Volt
Pro 117 Fierro
Pro 1407 TWP Hurricane
Pro 1408 TWP Hurricane-Z
Red Fox 001 Shadow
001A Shadow with rib
002 Tyfon
003 G--‐2 Scorp
004 Renault
Foxtail
Foxtail with rib
Foxtail 2015 ver
Foxstock
Foxstock with rib
Fat Fox
Pantera-Dimples & rib
Pantera-Dimples& long rib
Pantera-Narrow& rib
Foxtock-Dimples&long rib
Fox-with rib
Fat Fox- long rib
Shadow-Dimples& long rib
Tri Teck-Long rib+ribs
3 rib shadow
Wide tri tech
Narrow ZY-Tech
Wide ZY-Tech
Sting Ray
Shadow Dimpled CSC
Vyper 5000
Vyper 5005
Vyper 5015X

Appendix B
C-Can Motor Specifications
General
1. Motor setups must be commercially available, as defined in General Rules, Section 10, and must be specifically approved for the GP--‐12 class on an “as--‐ submitted” basis. Approved motors are listed in the Approved Components for GP--‐12 listing. Can and endbell must be mass--‐produced, full--‐dimensioned can type (full top, bottom, and two sides, without cheater tabs or other artificial attempts to meet dimensional specifications) without modification. No aluminum endbells allowed. Inside can dimensions are defined as not less than:
a. Length --‐ .925 inches (23.50 mm)
b. Width --‐ .835 inches (21.21 mm)
c. Height --‐ .560 inches (14.22 mm)
2. Aftermarket components that are not identical replacements of original parts as approved are not allowed. This means endbells, hardware, cans, etc., must be original for that brand and type of motor, with the following exceptions:
. Approved single--‐piece magnets may be interchanged. Any magnet approved for use in any manufacturer’s motor may be used in any other manufacturer’s setups.
a. Manufacturers selling super magnets, or other components above the cost of original equipment replacement parts, are not allowed. A super magnet at higher cost and identical in appearance may not be detectable in a car, hence manufacturers selling identical--‐looking components at higher cost will lose approval for their motor (this would not rule out “matched” pairs of approved magnets).
3. Anodized spring cups are allowed.

Magnets
1. Magnet dimensions plus or minus 10% are as follows:
a. Length --‐ .500 inches (12.70 mm)
b. Width --‐ .150 inches (3.81 mm)
c. Height --‐ .550 inches (13.97 mm)
2. Magnets must be commercially--‐available through major distributors.
3. No quad magnets allowed. Magnets must be single--‐piece ceramic only.
4. Magnets may not contain “rare earth” materials (defined as elements with atomic weights 58 through 71).
Can Modifications
Anything not listed here is not permitted or allowed.

1. Use of can and end ball bearing is allowed in OM Box and Hillbilly Box.
2. Can bushing may be soldered in place but may not be reversed or moved from original position. Diameter of bushing locator hole may be altered to allow the stock size bushing to be centered.
3. Outside diameter of bushing (excluding flange) may not be altered.
4. See table for adhesive rules. Need not retain magnet clips.
5. Magnet zapping is permitted.
a. Only single, one--‐piece magnets. No quad or multiple--‐piece magnets allowed.
b. Motor brushes and springs may be replaced and spring tension may be adjusted. See table for spring rules.
6. A 1/4” long x 1/8” wide x 1/8” deep notch may be cut in the can and magnet for axle clearance.
Prohibited Modifications
Cut-¬¬outs or machine work on can or endbell.
See C-¬¬Can Motor Specs table for shunt wire rules.
Adding endbell heat sinks.
Drilling holes in can or endbell.
Armatures and magnets may be intermixed between approved manufacturers. See table for mixing of other parts.
Definition of can shall not include surface treatment. If a manufacturer introduces a plated can they need not go through the submission process again. Plated can must sell for the same price as unplated version.










Armature Technical Specifications
Armature Type Classes Minimum Diameter Maximum Diameter Minimum Stack Length Wire Size (Minus Insulation) Min # series-wou Tag
Group 12 GP-12
GT-12 .513”
(13.03mm) GP-12 .518” (13.16mm)
GT-12 .540” (13.72mm)
.350” (8.89m) AWG #29
Gauge (0.0112-0.0114”)
50 At Least ‘12’ or ‘15’
C12 C12/15 .350” (8.89mm) AWG #29
Gauge (0.0112-0.0114”) 50 ‘12’ or ‘15’
TSRA Armature Specifications
1. Armatures must be commercially available as defined in General Rules, Section 10, and must be specifically approved for the class they are being used in, unless class rules specify otherwise.
2. Armatures must meet any price limits as defined in the TSRA class rules..
3. No split--‐stack/lamination arms allowed.
4. Only round copper wire can be used. Litz wire may not be used.
5. Armatures may be balanced.
6. Armatures may have factory commutator tie--‐wrap.
7. Armatures may be reconditioned which includes cleaning, dyeing, commutator re--‐truing, and re--‐balancing.
8. See Armature Stack Length in the General Technical Rules for clarification.
9. Armatures must be tagged according to the Armature Technical Specifications table indicating they were produced by a TSRA approved manufacturer in compliance with these rules.
Last edited by CARSHouston on Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: 1st draft 2020 TSRA rules

Postby CARSHouston » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:42 pm

Below are the changes to the TSRA rules as posted above.
Added Grp. F where missing from any sections of Section 1
Section 1, #5
Added an Expert Driver classification
Section 2
Changed #1 to list only Grp. F as needing to meet 4.100 rule.
Reworded #10 Commercially Available rules also changed 60 days time period to 30 days time period.
Added #16 Grp. F back into the rules.
Changed wording of tire rule for Grp. F, OMB and HB
#17 OMB added component prices and removed chassis length
#18 HB removed price and length on chassis rule, added price on arm.
#19 C12 added price on arm
Added Appendix A & B
If you have questions I can go into more details for each rule change just ask.
Thanks
George Marsanick

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Re: 1st draft 2020 TSRA rules

Postby CARSHouston » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:36 pm

Changed the price for OMB setups


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