Indoor Classes

We have some General Indoor Rules that apply to all racers.

Then we have a set of basic rules for each of our classes.

For our current club championship (10 weeks 16th Jan – 19th March 2024) the classes we are running are:

We also have rules for these additional classes which we run at other times:

General Rules (all classes)

Lipo Handling

Lipo (lithium polymer) batteries must never be charged at a rate exceeding the maximum instructed by their supplier / manufacturer, and in any case never exceed the club maximum charge rate of 10 amps. Anyone found to be charging at a higher rate will be asked to leave the venue.

Charging of lipo batteries must be carried out in a lipo sack or vault using the correct type of charger.

Tyre Additive

Only tyre additive from the BRCA approved list may be used.

Ride Height

Minimum ride height is  3mm for GT12 and 5mm for all other classes.

GT12 chassis must be sanded and smoothed at the edges to avoid cutting the carpet. Bodyshells for all classes must be rounded off at the wheelarches

1:10 Touring Car Rules

Motor/ESC: 17.5T Blinky
Battery: 2S Lipo
Tyres: Open (rubber)
Min Weight: 1320g

1:10 Front Wheel Drive (Frontie)

Motor/ESC: 17.5T Blinky
Battery: 2S Lipo
Tyres: Treaded tyres, either ride or sweep pre mounted
Body: From the approved list with the supplied wing, no TC bodies
Other: Any commercially available car. Converted 4WD TC permitted but  ALL rear running gear to be removed and motor to be in front 50% of the car.

 

Mini Touring Car (MTC) Rules

We race to UK MTC rules. Rubber tyres preferred but drivers who run on foams are also welcome.

The latest rules are published on the UK MTC Facebook Group (Facebook login required)

Current version at time of writing (version 1.04 / July 2019) also available here (pdf)

GT12 Rules

This class is not currently active. If you would like to run it please get in touch

Motor/ESC: 13.5T Blinky
Battery: 1S Lipo
Tyres: Open

Tamiya Truck Rules

This class is not currently active. If you would like to run it please get in touch

Kit: Tamiya Racing Truck TT-01E
Motor: Kit standard (Tamiya Torque-Tuned)
ESC: Tamiya Kit ESC (tble-02s) or Hobbywing 1060
Battery: 2S Lipo or 6 cell NiMH
Tyres: Kit tyres only
Wheels: Tamiya Truck or M-Chassis Wheels
Chassis: Kit tub chassis
Body Shell: Kit shell or other truck-style shell of similar profile, weight and size (e.g. Montec)
Gearing: Any Tamiya-available gear ratio, i.e. Any compatible Tamiya spur and pinion, or third party items of identical size and pitch.
Permitted Hopups: Ball races. Oil-filled shocks. Aluminium parts which do not provide a speed/handling advantage or alter the geometry.

No other changes from the kit standard parts are permitted.

Tamiya  M-Chassis Rules

The philosophy: Fair and fun racing. Level playing field. Modest budget. Same motor(s) and gearing for everyone. Chassis and components limited to what you would find in the box of a genuine Tamyia M-Chassis kit (including the ‘R’ variants), plus a small number of specifically permitted upgrades (see below). Don’t look for loop-holes!  Build you car to the spirit of these rules and have fun trying to race your car to the front of the field. 

Kit: Tamiya M-01, M-03, M-05, M-06, M-07, M-08 (including “Pro” and “R” variants) Tip – M-07 is most popular with our drivers
Motor: Tamiya Torque Tuned or 27T silvercan (Mabuchi RS540SH or Johnson 540J)
ESC: Tamiya Kit ESC (tble-02s) or Hobbywing 1060
Battery: 2S Lipo or 6 cell NiMH
Tyres*:
Rush Mini Tyres 30R Pre Glued / Volante Pre-glued Mini Slick 30R
Tip – Cheaper than Tamiya wheels + tyres without the need to assemble and glue yourself.
Tip – Volante’s 5-spoke wheels are preferred as more robust than their multi-spoke version 

OR
Any Tamiya-manufactured 60D size tyre with Any Tamiya insert
Chassis: Kit standard chassis
Body Shell: Any body designed for M-scale cars (M-Chassis or MTC) of the correct wheelbase and that covers the chassis and wheels without modification of the chassis or body (e.g. no cut outs). General track rules about ground clearance and removing sharp edges that could damage the carpet continue to apply.
Wings: Permitted but must be the wing supplied by the manufacturer for the body being used, or a replacement of the same size and profile.
Gearing: Any 20T .6 pitch pinion (or 21T forM-06). Kit standard gear set, or Tamiya reinforced gear set of identical ratio
Differential: Tamiya kit standard gear diff, or alternative sealed oil filled gear diff.
Permitted Hopups: Ball races. Oil-filled shocks. Servo saver. Foam bumper. Universal joint/double carden drive shafts. Aluminium parts which do not provide a speed/handling advantage or alter the geometry.

No other changes from the kit standard parts are permitted.