2024 Nationals

 

    Schedule

    Thursday 21 November 2024

    • Track open for practice from 9:00am till 5:00pm
    • Practice is available for all entered drivers
    • Practice will be controlled and cycle through by class

    Friday 22 November 2024

    • Track open for practice from 9:00am till 5:00pm
    • Practice is available for all entered drivers
    • Practice will be controlled and cycle through by class

    Saturday 23 November 2024

    • 8:30am drivers briefing
    • 9:00am start
    • Seeding - 1 round (fastest 3 consecutive laps)
    • Qualifying – 4 rounds for all classes

    Sunday 24 November 2024

    • 8:30am drivers briefing
    • 9:00am start
    • Qualifying - 1 round for all classes
    • Finals - 3 mains for all classes

     

    Depending on the weather forecast, the club reserves the right to amend the schedule. Any changes will be clearly communicated to racers.

     

    Track Layout

    To be confirmed by 1 November 2024.

     

    Event Coverage

    Event timing will be available via the TFTR LiveTime site.

    The event will also be live streamed straight to the TFTR YouTube channel.

    RC Race Media will be providing the event coverage.

     

    Classes

    Classes include:

    • ISTC 21.5T 
    • ISTC 13.5T 
    • ISTC Modified 
    • ISTC Junior 
    • 12th Scale Stock 13.5T 
    • 12th Scale Open 

    No cross entry between Touring Car classes permitted.

    A class must have a minimum of 5 entries to run.

    This is an RCRA sanctioned event and class rules apply. 

     

    Race Fees

      $80 first class.

      $40 subsequent classes.

      $45 per set of control tires for touring car classes.

       

      Entries Open

      9am on Monday 5 August 2024.

         

        Entries Close

        5pm on Friday 25 October 2024.

           

          Control Tyres

          Control tyres for all touring car classes will be Solaris 36J White Spoked (part number S-T36JGM4W).

          Control tyres are available from the following suppliers:

           

          All Junior entries will receive 1 free set of race tyres.

          Practice tyres can be purchased directly from the suppliers above. KWR Engineering offer pickup from the event (use code TFTR at checkout to cancel shipping). 

          Tyres for 12th scale class are open.

           

          Tyre Limits For Touring Car Classes

          ISTC Modified - 4 sets
          ISTC 13.5T - 3 sets
          ISTC 21.5T - 2 sets
          ISTC Junior - 1 set
           

          Tyre Rules

          • Controlled tyres will be used for 21.5T, 13.5T, Modified and Junior Touring Car classes.
          • Tyres will be available for purchase at entry as well as additional sets (up to maximum allowances) at designated times during the weekend.
          • There are to be no modifications made to the tyre assembly (i.e. air holes in the rims must not be made bigger).
          • Re-gluing and tyre balancing is allowed.
          • Tyres will be marked by the race organisers and checked regularly, tyres are allocated to you and your class.
          • Tyres may be interchanged within the sets purchased by a driver for that class without penalty.
          • It is the drivers’ responsibility to ensure that all identifying marks on the tyre assembly are not damaged.
          • You may not use another entrant’s tyre(s).
          • Tyres must be collected prior to racing and must be returned before you leave the track on Saturday. Drivers failing to return tyres on Saturday will be disqualified.
          • Tyres are the property of the entrant at the conclusion of the event.

           

          Tyre Additive

          This is a Controlled Additive and tyre cleaner event. Both cleaner and additive will be provided at no cost during Saturday and Sunday.

          • RC Maker Dominate cleaner.
          • RC Maker ATS additive.

           

          You can purchase the cleaner and additive directly from RC Maker before the event if you would like to practice with it (www.rcmaker.com.au)

           

          Electrical Safety And Air Compressors 

          In the interests of safety, the event organisers recommend that 240V electrical equipment be tested for safety prior to the event (i.e power supplies, soldering irons, power boards).
          We reserve the right to refuse the use of any equipment considered unsafe.
          The club air compressor will be available for use by all entrants.Personal air compressors may not be used to reduce noise and potential power spikes.

           

          Trophies

          1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each sanctioned (and non-sanctioned if applicable) class will receive a trophy.
          4th to 10th in each sanctioned class will receive a plaque.
          Concourse trophy for best painted body shell.
          All classes will be judged for Concourse together prior to the first qualifier. To be eligible for concourse, the body must be used at some stage during the event.

           

          Transponders

          MyLaps and AMBrc transponders are supported.
          MRT mPTX personal transponders are supported.
          Club transponders can be made available if required.

           

          Seating

          The club will provide a large marquee which all drivers must pit in.

          No individual tents or marquees will be allowed on site.

           

          Catering

          To be confirmed.

           

          Event Rules

          Technical regulations:
          • All cars will be subject to typical weight and measure checks.
          • All bodies will be checked and marked.
          • The multimeter to be used for battery voltage testing will be available for checking battery voltages during Friday practice. It is the racers responsibility to ensure that their batteries are not overcharged.
          • No cross entry allowed between sanctioned Touring Car classes.
          • No cross entry allowed between 12th Scale classes.

          13.5T and 21.5T motors:

          • Any approved (ROAR, BRCA, RCRA, EFRA) 13.5T or 21.5T motor can be used.
          • To speed up the process of car scrutineering, all 13.5T and 21.5T motors will need to be presented to scrutineering for checking and tagging prior to the start of qualifying.
          • The tag must not be removed under any circumstances during the course of the event, it is the driver’s responsibility to make sure their motors have been through scrutineering.
          • 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.

          Junior:

          • The RCRA junior rules will be used which includes use of the specified ESC and motor combinations allowed.

          Specific class rules can be found here:

          • RCRA rules can be found here.
          • TCR class rules can be found here (with the exception of a controlled front tyre).

           

          Code Of Conduct

          This meet will be run in accordance with the TFTR Code of Conduct which is available on our website here.
          The aim is for all drivers to have fun and we will have a zero tolerance approach to any poor sportsmanship, bad language, or general breaches of the code.

           

          Accommodation

          The closest accommodation to the track is as follows:

          Crystal Brook Tourist Park
          182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road, Doncaster East
          3.8km away - Website

          Quest Doncaster
          845-855 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
          5.4km away - Website

          Beau Monde International
          934-938 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East
          7km away - Website

          Mercure Doncaster
          6 Tower St, Doncaster
          4.6km away - Website