Nationals 2016

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1    Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the 2016 AARCMCC Yokomo EP On Road National Championship.

 
This event is proudly hosted by Templestowe Flat Track Racers (TFTR), sanctioned by the Australian Association of Radio Control Model Car Clubs (AARCMCC) and supported by our Major Sponsor, Yokomo RC Model Cars.

The National Championship is the premier event on the AARCMCC EP On Road Calendar and we expect to see the best drivers across the country competing over 4 days of exciting racing.

We look forward to welcoming you to the TFTR track and trust that you will enjoy yourself.

Warmest Regards,

Hani Abbas,
TFTR President


2    Event Date & Location

  • The event will be formally run 3-6 November 2016.


2.1    Location

  • Templestowe Flat Track Racers (TFTR)
  • Templestowe Reserve
  • Porter Street
  • Templestowe VIC 3106



3    Classes
3.1    Sanctioned

  • Touring Car Modified (Open)
  • 1/12th Scale Modified (Open)
  • Touring Car Stock (13.5)
  • Touring Car Sportsman (21.5)

3.2    Demonstration

  • Touring Car Junior (21.5) (Demo)
  • F1 (Demo)


4    Class Entry Fees

  • First Class:             $59
  • Second Class         $49
  • Tyres pre-glued     $37.50

4.1    Pre-Purchase Tyre Limits

  • Modified (open)    4 sets
  • Stock (13.5)            3 sets
  • Sportsman (21.5)  3 sets
  • Junior (21.5)          1 set
  • $37.50 each set

Note: Tyres may be pre-purchased with entry and will be available at the track for purchase at designated times during the event (minimum 1 timeslot per day)

5    Meeting Format

  1. Please be aware the meeting format is subject to entry numbers.  
  2. The Race format is 5 Qualifiers (All Classes Rounds 1-5) on Saturday and Finals (3 Rounds A, 2 Rounds B-Z minimum) on Sunday.
  3. To achieve a minimum of 5 Qualifiers and 3 Finals for all classes there needs to be a maximum of 13 races per Round with a 2 min gap between races.
  4. Should entries exceed 13 races per Round we reserve the right to adjust the format based on entry numbers.
  5. Once 13 races per Round are achieved we also reserve the right to refuse further entries to a class. No entries will be refused prior to 14 October.
  6. Sanctioned Touring Cars and 1/12th Scale to have a maximum of 10 cars per race.
  7. Less than 8 entrants in any sanctioned class will not attract AARCMCC points, less than 5 entrants and the class may not be run.
  8. Changes to the above format will be communicated after entry numbers are finalised and confirmed at the first drivers briefing
  9. All competitors in Championship Classes must be members of AARCMCC affiliated clubs.

 


5.1    Qualifying

  1. Event plan is for a minimum of 5 qualifiers for all classes, with preference to sanctioned classes first.  Time Pending, Qualifier 5 may be run Sunday morning.
  2. If rain or similar unforeseen delay occurs, a minimum of 4 qualifiers will be run and in worst case will constitute an event.
  3. Qualifiers per class with points awarded to the overall finishing position in each qualifier (time/distance) on a basis of 100 for 1st, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd and so on.
  4. Qualifying will be based on dropping worst two round.
  5. Staggered start with a 6 minutes run time for all classes with exception of Touring Cars Modified (5 minutes) and 1/12th Scale Modified (8 minutes)
  6. Starting position for Qualifiers 2 – 5 will be determined by your finishing position in the previous qualifier
  7. A re-grade on completion of the third Qualifier will occur.


5.2    Finals

  1. Grid Start.
  2. Grid Position determined by qualifying.
  3. All finals (A, B, C, etc.) to have 3 final races per class time permitting.  
  4. “A” finals for sanctioned classes will run 3 Finals as priority
  5. Worst result dropped for all classes, ie:
  6. 3 final legs, 2 count, 1 discarded
  7. 2 final legs, 1 counts, 1 discarded


6    Trophies

  • TQ, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class will receive a trophy,
  • All other competitors to receive certificate of placing.
  • Concourse trophy (body and chassis) for each sanctioned body type plus trophy for best painted body shell in demo.
  • All classes will be judged for Concourse together, prior to first qualifier.  To be eligible for concourse, body must be used at some stage during the event.
  • President's trophy for good Sportsmanship.


Concourse is proudly sponsored by Andrews Scale Models www.andrewsscalemodels.com.au

7    Transponders

  • TFTR has the latest MyLaps RC4 decoder
  • “Pure” RC4 transponders are supported as are all MyLaps and AMBrc transponders.
  • MRT mPTX  personal transponders are supported.
  • Club transponders will NOT be available.


8    Seating

  • Undercover tables / benches available with first preference to our international, interstate and country guests.
  • Local competitors, if you have shade and/or tables it would be greatly appreciated if you brought your own

 
9    Catering

  • BBQ, Hot Foods, Cold drinks and barista coffee will be available.


10    Technical Regulations

10.1    Touring Cars Modified (open), Stock (13.5) and Sportsman (21.5)

  • AARCMCC rules will apply as stated on the AARCMCC website aarcmcc.org - please familiarise yourself with these rules.
  • Please be ready to present your car to scrutineering on Friday.  
  • All cars will be subject to typical weight and measure checks.
  • Bodies will be checked and marked.  Maximum two bodies per competitor at initial scrutineering.  If you want to run a 3rd or more body, these must be checked before use.
  • 13.5 and 21.5 Motors must either be able to have stators measured in situ or otherwise you will be asked to remove your motor for checking.
  • No Cross Entry between Sanctioned Touring Car Classes is allowed.

10.2    1/12th Modified (1/12)

  • Open class, no control tyres, no limits on tyre sets.
  • AARCMCC rules will apply as stated on the AARCMCC website aarcmcc.org - please familiarise yourself with these rules.

10.3    Touring Car Junior 21.5 - (13 years and under)

  • Rules for this event can be found here TFTR 21.5 Junior – noting below.
  • Motor - Turnigy TrackStar 21.5T 1855KV sensored brushless motor. P/N:9192000034  ONLY.
  • ESC - Any ESC that has a “Blinky” mode ie; a flashing light.
  • Gear - Gearing is fixed to the minimum of 4.5 final drive ratio (FDR)

10.4    F1

  • F1 is bound by the rules set out www.rcformula1.com.au, noting the following
  • Any 21.5T motor and blinky ESC2S hard case LIPO in line with AARCMCC Touring Car Rules.
  • Tyres are open, No limit on number of sets.


10.5    Stock Motors

  • To speed up the process of car scrutineering, all stock classes 13.5, 21.5 will need to present up to 2 motors to the scrutineering tent. Motors will then be checked and tagged.
  • The tag must not be removed under any circumstances during the course of the event, it is the drivers responsibility to make sure their motors have been through scrutineering.
  • This process must be done prior to the 1st round of qualifying. Should a motor become damaged or unusable, a new one can be presented to the scrutineer and have it tagged.
  • Failure to comply will result in disqualification of that round.

 

 10.6    Tyres

  1. Controlled Tyres will be used for Junior, 21.5, 13.5, Mod and are the only tyres that may be used once provided to the driver.  Tyres will be available for purchase at entry as well as additional sets (up to maximum allowances) at designated times during the weekend.
    1. Junior 21.5 a maximum of one (1) set of tyres permitted
    2. 13.5, 21.5 a maximum of three (3) sets of tyres permitted
    3. Open class, a maximum of Four(4) sets of tyres permitted
    4. Tyres are “Rush Premium Grip Type 36X” (RU-0364) for this event, tyres for practice in advance of event tyres being made  available can be purchased from;

 

 

  1. There are to be no modifications made to the tyre assembly (i.e: air holes in the rims must not be made bigger).
  2. Re-gluing and tyre balancing is allowed.
  3. Tyres will be marked by race organisers and checked regularly, tyres are allocated to you and your class
  4. Tyres may be interchanged within the sets purchased by a driver for that class without penalty.
  5. If tyres are damaged the tyre assembly may not be used.
  6. It is the drivers' responsibility to ensure that all identifying marks on the tyre assembly are not damaged.
  7. You may not use another entrant’s tyre(s).
  8. Tyres must be collected prior to racing and must be returned before you leave the track for the day on Saturday.
  9.  Drivers failing to return tyres on Saturday will be disqualified.
  10. Tyres are property of the entrant at the conclusion of the event.

 

  • Controlled Tyres will be used for Junior, 21.5, 13.5, Mod and are the only tyres that may be used once provided to the driver.  Tyres will be available for purchase at entry as well as additional sets (up to maximum allowances) at designated times during the weekend.
  • Junior 21.5 a maximum of one (1) set of tyres permitted
  • 13.5, 21.5 a maximum of three (3) sets of tyres permitted
  • Open class, a maximum of Four(4) sets of tyres permitted

 


11    General

  • Electrical Equipment Safety– in the interests of safety the event organisers recommend that:
  • 240V electrical equipment be tested for safety prior to the event (eg: power supplies, soldering irons, power boards).
  • We reserve the right to refuse the use of any equipment considered unsafe.
  • Compressors – the club air compressor is available for use by all entrants.
  • Personal air compressors may not be used to reduce noise and potential power spikes.


12    Proposed Event Schedule

Track Opening and Event Timing

  • Open practice any day (240V power available) 24 x 7 in lead up to event.
  • Practice Lap Timing system operational and all entrants transponders will be recognized and announced.

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November

  • Track will be closed

Thursday 3rd November

  • Practice day, track will be cleaned and prepped in the morning, practice is after completion.

 

Friday 4th November

  • 8:30am - Open practice.
  • 9:30am - Controlled practice commences, 10 min track time for each class pending on number drivers (technical inspection to occur immediately after)
  • 6:00pm - Controlled practice concludes. Open practice remains available until dark.

 

Saturday 5th November

  • 8:00am - Tyres available for collection.
  • 8:15am - Controlled practice – 5 min track time for each heat (technical inspection to occur immediately after)
  • 9:15am - Drivers meeting and Concourse.
  • 9:30am - Qualifying Round 1, Qualifying rounds 2-5 are run on Saturday, time permitting.
  • Track closed

 

Sunday 6th November

  • 8:30am - Tyres available for collection (technical inspection).
  • 9:15am – Drivers meeting.
  • 9:30am - Beginning of Finals Round 1 or Round 5 Qualifying if not run already
  • 6:00pm - Finishing time (pending on number of entrants)
  • 6:15pm - Award presentation ceremony.

 

The above schedule is indicative and subject to change at any time by the Race Director to account for unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather.

 

13    Accommodation


14    Behaviour

 I agree to abide by Templestowe Flat Track Racing Club Inc (TFTR) rules and regulation the AARCMCC and regulations and indemnify TFTR, AARCMCC and appointed officials and sponsors against any loss or damage arising from my participation in this event.