BMW M3 Cup Class Rules

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BMW M3 Cup Class Rules

Post  driver 101 on Tue 18 Jan - 15:10

This class is designed around the ability to drive against another competitor with similar, if not the same, equipment. The class will be based on fun, competitive racing. This will be a year long club championship.
Class rules:
1 – Only Tamiya standard plastic (bathtub) TTO1 chassis allowed. These may have hop ups / upgrades, you may also shave out drives, lighten drive train. You may run bearings of choice. No cutting or drilling of chassis allowed.
2 – Only Johnson 2 slot (silver can) motors allowed, not Mabuchi. These have to have their original wiring / leads. Deans connecters may be used. You may not be allowed to solder direct to ESC. All motors are marked with driver’s name and car number. Motors may be cleaned and maintained by drivers. Motors are not allowed to be tampered with and must remain sealed. Only one motor is allowed for the entire season.
3 – Only ATS Pre Mounted Radial tires on Bright Green or White supplied rims allowed. The wheels are marked with the driver’s number. Tires must last the entire season.
4 – Only Tamiya BMW M3 GT bodies allowed. The bodies may be sprayed in any color. The committee will provide all entrants with the following stickers that must be applied in the described positions:
The bodies must carry the number on side of front doors.
The name of driver must be on the rear window.
The clubs window strip must be on the top of the front windscreen.
5 - Bodies will be judged at the first event and concourse points will be awarded to the entire field. The awarding of points will be allocated as per qualifying points. Concourse will then only be done again at the last race of the season and will be awarded for the best kept shell; again the awarding of points will be allocated as per qualifying points.
6 – The gearing will be limited to 25 pinion and 55 spur. (No pinion larger than 25 / No spur smaller than 55 allowed)
7 – ESC will be restricted to only Tamiya TEU 101 BK or TEU 104 BK
8– Nimb / Ni-cad 7.2v 6 cell or Lipo 7.4v 2 cell allowed. Batteries mah rating is unrestricted. No home made packs allowed.
9 – Bumpers may only be of foam. Bumpers may not protrude the body shell.
10 – Championship points will be awarded as per any championship.
11 – All cars are to be handed in on registration for compulsory scrutineering. This will done by the committee. A driver may be asked to remove their motor for checking. The cars must remain in parc ferme conditions until all cars have been checked.
12 – Bad driving or misconduct will result in a point’s reduction or disqualification from the event.
13 – The race format may change from race to race. This will be left as a surprise.
14 – Medals will be awarded at each event for top 3 finishers in each Final. Concourse winners will receive medal or prize.
15 - The following penalties will apply to any driver who has to replace the following:
150 points for a motor
25 points per wheel ( tyre or rim)
200 points for a body
16 - Minimum weight limit of 1400g
17 - Metal fin heat-sinks are allowed but clip on cooling fans or self-made cooling pipes etc are not allowed.
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