Matthew Holland

Round 5 – Rockingham Oval F1 – 23Feb13 Round 5 of the DHORC 2013 season marked the start of our busiest period of the year with four races in two days. The 8-Lane 124 foot Rockingham Oval again provided some excellent racing with 35 competitors taking to the track for the F1 race. Qualifying consisted of 5 laps on Lane 5 with the total time taken giving you your grid position. The Finals are three minutes of Crash and Burn with the Turn 4 squeeze track catching out the unwary! Lee Pateman took home his third straight 2013 win in the Adults while Peter Martin won his very first Junior race and so making the front cover of the magazine. Tony Stacey not only won the Adult Non Member race, he also set overall Pole position beating all of the Members! Matt Bradley took top honours in the Cadets, the first Cadet to beat Luke Brooks! The formidable Rockingham Oval

No new records were set

The Race Control computer was kept busy

F1 and Enclosed Wheel Cars qualified together

My Grandson was the youngest competitor on the oval at 2, with dad Matt Holland

More Qualifying cars

The white board kept all aware of when and with whom they were qualifying

Porsche V McLaren

The Junior B Finalists….

…and their cars

The Junior A Finalists…..

…and their cars

Peter took his very first Junior victory

The results tables

John (Razor) Lamb our latest new Member

Adult NM Final….

Adult A Finalists….

…and their cars

Geoff Peach presented Ben Roythorne (left) and Jacob Pateman with their 2012 Junior Team trophies

He also presented Neil Chattle with the coveted 2012 Wooden Spoon trophy!

More info can be found in Issue 433 of the Club Magazine at www.dhorc.co.uk

Cheers Nick

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:54

Round 4 – Thruxton – 5Feb13

Our busiest night of the year, with 29 racers (including 27 Members), saw back to back victories for Lee Pateman (Adults), first Junior win of the year for Jacob Pateman and fourth Cadet win out of four for Luke Brooks

It was great to see just so many folk filling the Refreshment Room

Some races required Club Cars on all four lanes

Clockwise from top left, Ben Brooks, Jack Gratton, Rob Crossland and Peter Barber

Paul Mellor came down on his birthday to capture some of the action

Clockwise from top left, Kate Alcock, Jamie Lymer, Dave Edwards and Liam Smith

The results were as follows

 

 

Matt Blood and Dan Buckley (inset) were back taking the Adult Membership for the year to 20

Following the Junior Finals we held prize giving

Lee Pateman (left) took home the overall 2012 Championship, a record equalling fifth, the Indy 500 trophy and the Bob Chadwick Cup, presented by Club Secretary Geoff Peach who clearly didn’t know his own strength!

James Mellor was awarded the Junior overall Championship, the DHORC Challenge, the King of Speed and both the Daytona and Indy 500 trophies!

Phil Rees took the Adult DHORC Challenge and King of Speed

Shloke Anand was presented with the Daytona 500 silverware.

Geoff Peach was the recipient of the inaugural HO Masters trophy for the over 60’s

The Team Championship trophies will be presented during the Rockingham weekend when the Roythorne’s return Parc Ferme was very busy in the tight confines of the Thruxton paddock with the power packs towering over proceedings

Shloke looks on as I take another blurred start photo!

Josh Lister and Adam Hall certainly enjoy their racing

The top placings in all of the Championships remain the same

 

 

All gathered together for a photo to wish Alan Bullock a speedy recovery. I card was signed by all. The latest magazine will soon be available at www.dhorc.co.uk

 

 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:47

Round 3 – Cadwell Park – 29Jan13

 Reigning Adult Champion Lee Pateman took his first win of 2013 at Cadwell Park breaking the all time win record at DHORC with his 84th victory. Martin Chadwick had maintained the most win record for 12 years prior to this. Josh Lister won his second Junior race of the year while Luke Brooks made it three out of three Cadet wins on a night that saw the same number of Junior Members racing on the night as Adult Members for only the fourth time in DHORC’s history. There have never been more Junior Members racing on a night than seniors.

With Paul Mellor again on photo duty as Nick Sismey was still in Hong Kong, there were some more superb action shots

Josh contemplating his second win

Jacob Pateman took third while dad Lee won

The stats for all 22 racers were as follows: -

It was wonderful to see Roy Masters back at DHORC after his long convalescence

A surprise return was Andy Fearn who took our Adult 2013 Membership to 18

Adam Hall, Jack Gratton and Isabel Bradley during Qualifying

Rob Heaton from CHORC made his second visit along with fellow CHORC Member Dean Wragg

The two current Championship tables follow:-

Phil Rees again did a superb job running the whole night

Paul Levers ran most of the races from Race Control

Peter Martin has yet to miss a race since he joined

Josh receives his congratulations from James Mellor

As always the full report can be found in the latest magazine on www.dhorc.co.uk

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:10

Budda International Circuit

Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:09

Autopolis

Saturday, 16 March 2013 11:53

FullRegs

 

DHORC Rules And Regulations
January 2013

  1.0   Membership / Non Member Fee

  2.0    Awards

  3.0    Points System

  4.0    Race Night – Order of Play

  5.0    Car Regulations

  6.0    Hand Controllers

  7.0    Tyre Cleaning

  8.0    Lubricants

  9.0    Personnel

10.0    Meetings

 

Committee……………………….………..2012

commitee

  

1.0   Membership / Non Member Fee

1.1   DHORC Membership

1.1.1   Membership if racer joins before or during Round 17

£20.00 payable at Round 1, or £3 per meeting from Round 1 onwards until £20 achieved if points are to be awarded.  Junior Member (under 16) pays £10.

            1.1.2   Membership if racer joins after Round 17

£1.00 for each remaining Rounds if points are to be awarded, payable at a rate of £3 per meeting until necessary amount achieved if points are to be awarded.

            1.1.3   Non Member

£3.00 per race.

1.2        Rolls-Royce leisure association Membership

1.2.1  Adult Member
 

                        1.2.1.1 Rolls-Royce Employee

                        Payable from salary at source

                        1.2.1.2 Non Rolls-Royce Employee

£26 payable to DHORC within one month of joining the slot car club. Note: DHORC will cover the difference between £27 and the actual Rolls-Royce leisure association Membership of £37

1.2.2  Junior Member (Under 18)

                        1.2.2.1 Sibling of Rolls-Royce Employee

                        Covered by 1.2.1.1 payment

                        1.2.2.2 Sibling of Non Rolls-Royce Employee

£12 payable to either DHORC or Rolls-Royce leisure association within one month of joining the slot car club.

1.2.3  Family Membership (Two Adults and Two Children)

                        1.2.3.1 Including a Rolls-Royce Employee

                        Covered by 1.2.1.1 payment

                        1.2.3.2 Not including Rolls-Royce Employee

£58 payable to either DHORC or Rolls-Royce leisure association within one month of joining the slot car club.

2.0  Awards

2.1      Overall Championship (See Appendix 1)

            2.1.1   Adult Individual

  • Champion A cup for a year and £100
  • Runner Up £50.
  • Third £25.

 

           2.1.2   Junior Individual (Under the age of 16)

  •  Champion A cup for a year and £70                          
  • Runner Up £35
  • Third £15.

 

2.2      Team Championship (See Appendix 2)

            2.2.1   Adult Team

A cup for a year to each person in winning team. 

            2.2.2   Junior Team

A cup for a year to each person in winning team.

2.3      DHORC Challenge (See Appendix 3)

A cup for the racer that accumulates the most Final Points (See 3.3) during the season.

2.4      King of Speed (See Appendix 4)

2.4.1 Adult

A cup for the racer who accumulates the most points from all of the oval tracks run during the season

            2.4.2 Junior

A cup for the racer who accumulates the most points from all of the oval tracks run during the season

2.5      Bob Chadwick Memorial

A cup for a year to the overall Adult winner of the last Round in October.

2.6      Completion of 16 Meetings in a Season

Every fully paid up Member who competes in 16 meetings or more will receive a £5 gift voucher to be used for spares or as part of the following year’s membership.

2.7     Career Completion of 500 Three Minute Races

            A Polo Neck T shirt with an individual achievement number embroided on.

2.8      Overall Le Mans Club Night Winner

            A cup to the Adult racer that wins the combined Member / Non Member Final

2.9      HO Masters (Over the age of 60)

            A trophy for winner of the championship

2.10    Cadets Cup (Under the age of 10)

            A trophy for winner of the championship 

3.0  Points System

3.1      Overall Championship (Adult and Junior)

            3.1.1   Individual Meetings

3.1.1.1 Final Positions :-

  1st      45 points                   18th     16 points

  2nd     38    “                          19th     15     “

  3rd      34    “                          20th     14     “

  4th      31    “                          21st     13     “

  5th      29    “                          22nd     12    “

  6th      28    “                          23rd     11     “

  7th      27    “                          24th     10     “

  8th      26    “                          25th       9     “

  9th      25    “                          26th       8     “

10th      24    “                          27th       7     “

11th      23    “                          28th       6     “

12th      22    “                          29th       5     “

13th      21    “                          30th           4     “

14th         20    “                          31st       3     “

15th      19    “                          32nd       2     “

16th         18    “                          33rd       1     “

17th         17    “

 

3.1.1.2 Fastest Laps / Race Laps (Appendix 5) and Pole Position

Fastest Laps (Open Wheel):         1 point (Qualifying Only)

Fastest Laps (Enclosed Wheel): 1 point (Qualifying Only)

Race Laps (Open Wheel):            1 point (Qualifying Only)

Race Laps (Enclosed Wheel):      1 point (Qualifying Only)

Pole Position                                    1 point

 

            3.1.2   Indy 500 (Open Wheel Cars), Daytona 500 (Enclosed Wheel Cars) and Rockingham (Individual Race For Both Car Types)

 

3.1.2.1 Final Positions :-

As 3.1.1.1

3.1.2.2 Fastest Laps

Overall                        1 point (Qualifying and Final)

3.1.2.3 Race Laps in Finals

Overall                        1 point

            3.1.3   Individual Championship

                        The 16 best scores count, out of 26       

3.2      Team Championship

            3.2.1   Made up from the Highest and Lowest Ranking and then the second Highest and second Lowest Ranking driver.

Combined total of each team members 5 best scores throughout the season.

3.3      DHORC Challenge

Total of all points scored in the Finals throughout the championship.

3.3.1 All rounds (Except 8 Lane Le Mans and Rockingham plus 10 Lane Ovals )

Positions in Individual Finals:

1st        2.0 points                  3rd       1.0 points

2nd       1.5    “                         4th        0.5.    “

3.3.2 Le Mans and Rockingham (As eight lanes used)

Positions in Individual Finals: 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0, 1.5, 1.0 and 0.5 points.

1st        4.0 points                  5th        2.0 points

2nd       3.5    “                         6th        1.5    “

3rd        3.0    “                         7th        1.0    “

4th        2.5    “                         8th        0.5    “

3.3.3 Ten Lane Ovals

Positions in Individual Finals: 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0, 1.5, 1.0 and 0.5 points.

1st        5.0 points                  6th        2.5 points

2nd       4.5    “                         7th        2.0    “

3rd        4.0    “                         8th        1.5    “

4th        3.5    “                         9th        1.0    “

5th        3.0    “                      10th        0.5    "

 

4.0  Race Night – Order of Play

4.1      Times and Sessions

Setting Up the Track

Will begin at approximately 4:30 PM, all are welcome to help.

Free Practice (Pits Open)

Will begin as soon as the track has been completed

Track Closed (Pits Open, 7:15 PM Pits Closed )

Free Practice will be halted at 7:00 PM whereupon those drivers names called by Race Control must bring their cars to Scrutineering by 7:15 PM when the pits will be closed.  This is to allow everyone to visit the Welfare for food and drink before evening commences.

Official Qualifying (Pits Closed)

Racing will begin at 7:30 PM

This allows members to stock up with food and drink from the Welfare. 

Racing Sessions (Except the Indy 500, Daytona 500 and Rockingham Oval)

The evening will be broken up into three one-hour sessions.

There will be three one-hour sessions of racing with a 15 minute break between the first and second hour and a ten minute break between the second and third hour.

During these hour sessions a “PITS CLOSED” sign will be displayed in the room indicating no work is allowed on cars and all members are required to remain in the track area except for the need for comfort breaks.  Whilst the “PITS CLOSED” sign is displayed the use of electronic devices (mobile phones, Ipods etc) should be kept to a bare minimum to ensure the racers are not distracted and the marshals carry out their duties fairly (See 4.2)

A “PITS OPEN” sign will then be displayed during the 15 and 10 minute breaks where everyone will be able to work on their cars and visit the Welfare facilities if required.

A Club Nights order of Play will be as follows : -

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM              Setting up track

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM              Car preparation, testing     Pits Open / Track Open

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM              Cars to Scrutineering         Pits Open / Track Closed

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM              Break                                     Pits Closed / Track Closed

 

Race Session 1 (Qualifying)

 

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM* Races 1 to 16                       Pits Closed / Track Open

8:30 PM – 8:45 PM              Break                                     Pits Open / Track Closed

 

Race Session 2 (Qualifying)

 

8:45 PM – 9:45 PM* Races 16 to 32                    Pits Closed / Track Open

9:45 PM – 9.55 PM              Break                                     Pits Open / Track Closed

 

Race Session 3 (Finals)

 

9:55 PM - 11:00 PM*           Finals                                     Pits Closed / Track Open

 

(*Or when session finishes)

 

Racing Sessions Indy 500 (Open Wheel) and Daytona 500 (Enclosed Wheel)

 

On Indy 500 and Daytona 500 Club Nights the order of Play will be as follows : -

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM              Setting up track

6:00 PM – 6:30PM              Car preparation, testing     Pits Open / Track Open

 

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM             Qualifying                              Pits Closed* / Track Open

9:00 PM – 9:15 PM             Finals                                    Pits Closed / Track Open

 

*Except for racers who are in a qualifying run where they can work on their cars during the actual one minute qualifying runs.

Racing Sessions Rockingham

 

Oval    Sat  F1&GC  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM               Infield  Sun   F1 / GC  09:00 AM    - 1230PM

4.2      General Race Rules (These apply to both Qualifying and Finals)

 

The kitchen / car preparation area must be vacated before ANY  Race Session begins.

The use of electronic devices (mobile phones, Ipods etc) should be kept to a bare minimum during a race session to ensure the racers are not distracted and the marshals carry out their duties fairly.

After 7.15, when the pits are closed, all cars must be presented to the Scrutineer at Race Control as soon as a Member arrives for the meeting.

Once a car has been presented for scrutineering it cannot be removed for further work until one of the official ‘Breaks’ (See 4.1).

It is the individual racers responsibility to ensure that his/her car is complete and working.

Each race will be started using the Tomy Electronic Timer where the sender units under the track must be lined up before racing can commence.

If over 50% of cars crash at the first corner the race will be re-started (At Race Controller’s discretion).

Cars must run with bodies, even after a crash.  If a body does come off and the chassis continues round the circuit, the laps recorded without a body will be deducted from the total laps recorded.

Fully prepared club cars are only available to new members for their first five meetings and non-members.  Thereafter members will only be provided with a club car fitted with full size tyres and qualify with non members.

No one is allowed to borrow a car that another person has driven during the evening except between parents and their children.

Any car body faults arising during F1 qualifying will result in a person’s car being given a club body shell for the remaining qualifying period.  Repairs to their own body shell will only be allowed during a pits open period prior to the Finals.

If any other item falls off, i.e. tyre or front axle etc following a crash, the car will be allowed to finish the race in that condition. This will be rectified before the next race by a Scrutineer at Race Control at the time.

Spare hand controllers will be made available should one break.  The relevant racer should swap the hand controller in such a circumstance.  The race will not be stopped.

It is the responsibility of the individual racer to notify Race Control if a hand controller is not available before the start of the race.

If the timing equipment or track malfunctions sufficiently to hinder a racer he/she may request a re-run. The final decision on this is with Race Control. Only if it was not the individual racers car that caused the problem will a re-run be awarded.  No racer can stop a race.

If any debris is found in the slot which slows a car appreciably that driver can request a re-run.

It is the responsibility of any individual racer or marshall to notify Race Control if they notice a track fault.  Under no circumstances should they attempt to fix the fault once the race meeting has started at 7.30PM.  The final decision regarding the repair of track faults, and any potential re-runs rests with Race Control. Normally the track will not be touched until the end of qualifying.

If a member’s car is not supplied to scrutineering before the allotted time a Club Car fitted with full size tyres will be substituted.

To speed up the time lost between qualifying races it is the responsibility of Race Control to retrieve cars from the previous race and record the tenth scores.  The drivers should just move to their next position on the drivers’ platform.

Scrutineering will place the cars on the track at least 30” behind the start line to allow racers to drive their cars onto the grid before each race is started.

The first three cars in the Adult ‘A’ Final will be scrutineered immediately after the meeting before points are awarded

4.3      Marshals

Non-Members should not marshal (this rule can be relaxed if the Non-Member is experienced and the four current racers are consulted).

Before any race can start there must be marshals at every marshalling post.  If a racer notices a marshalling post unmanned he/she has the right to delay the start.

Marshals must have someone to replace him or her before they vacate a marshalling post.

Marshals are requested to remain diligent, and pay attention to their marshalling post/task throughout the 3 minutes of the race.  The use of electronic devices (mobile phones, Ipods etc) should be kept to a bare minimum during a race session to ensure the marshals carry out their duties fairly.

All racers are to call the marshal’s real name and lane colour in order to gain their attention.

Penalties will be introduced if any driver over abuses a marshal during a race (At Race Controller’s discretion).

There will be no ‘Additions’ (laps/parts of laps) for genuine marshal blunders providing they are not deliberate (see Below), just remember it happens to everyone.  The more you shout at someone the greater the pressure therefore more chance of a fumble !!! .

If a racer believes he or she has suffered from ‘vindictive’ marshalling or a fault with the track they should discuss the issue quietly with Race Control. The necessary refund of parts of a lap will be awarded if agreed.

4.4      Protests

Anyone wishing to protest about someone running an illegal car must advise Race Control with a second person to back him/her up. The Scrutineers then have the right to check the suspect car. If found to be illegal the car must be returned to a legal state immediately. Any qualifying rounds completed up to that point in the meeting will be deducted.

If the illegality was found after the meeting the points accrued during the meeting will be taken away and two other maximum scores deducted.

4.5      Practice

Official practice will begin as soon as the track is built until  7:00 PM or where specified during other meetings

Drivers will be allowed 5 minute sessions up to 6:45 PM thereafter 3 minute sessions at the discretion of a Race Controller

4.6      Qualifying

Each racer will run four 3 minute qualifying races, one on each coloured lane.

At the end of each 3 minute race the power will be switched off and the total number of laps taken from the Tomy Timers together with the tenth marker the car has reached will be recorded  (The whole car must be on or over the start of the tenth marker piece of track). The fastest lap will also be recorded.

Each racer will run all four (or eight at Le Mans & Rockingham Infield and ten at Rio) qualifying races in succession, using Open Wheel cars on Green/Blue or even numbered lanes and Enclosed Wheel on Yellow/Red or odd numbered lanes in 2013.

Drivers will move in ascending laned order on numbered circuits or in the following direction for coloured laned circuits:-

Yellow to Green

Green to Red

Red to Blue

Blue to Yellow

Coloured or numbered stickers will be fixed to each car prior to the start of each race corresponding to the lane colour/number to be run.

All four (or eight at Le Mans & Rockingham Infield, ten at Rio) qualifying races will be added together to produce the Qualifying total number of laps. This total is used to determine the order of racing for the finals (First to Last in descending order of distance covered).

If there is a tie then the racer with the most individual race laps with the car type designated for the Finals gets the verdict.

The second tiebreaker will be the most individual race laps by the other car type.

The third tiebreaker will be the fastest individual lap by the car type designated for the finals.

The fourth tiebreaker will be the fastest individual lap by the other car type.

Club cars can only be used for qualifying if a members existing car breaks during qualifying and cannot be repaired and they do not have a back up car immediately available without any preparation work.

If a member arrives during a qualifying session and they are asked to enter cars for that session those cars can only be oiled and the tyres cleaned before they are handed into scrutineering.

If a member is not in the room when their qualifying races begin they will not be allowed to re-run the races missed.

Late arrivals, after 8:30 pm will be fitted into what ever gaps there are in qualifying races so long as qualifying is still under way.  They will be allowed a minimum of one qualifying race with the opposite car to be used to that in the Final (this is so points can be awarded for both car types) should no gaps be available. There will be no exceptions to this rule even if a racer advises the committee prior to a meeting that they will be late.

4.7          Qualifying – Indy 500 (Open Wheel) and Daytona 500 (Enclosed Wheel)

Qualifying runs exactly the same as a normal club night except for: -

Rather than the total number of laps counting towards the Final positions it is the combined total of the fastest laps from each of the four lanes.  Pole position is rewarded to the driver with the quickest overall time.

Each driver only gets 6 laps during each one  minute session on each lane

 

4.8          Qualifying – Rio de Janeiro Ten Lane Oval

Qualifying is exactly the same as a normal club night except that it is over ten lanes with no marshalling allowed.

4.9          Qualifying – Rockingham Eight Lane Oval

Qualifying consists of the total time for five laps on one lane from a standing start utilising the Tomy Timers, GC on Lane 4, F1 on Lane 5.

4.10    Finals (Except Indy, Daytona 500 and Rockingham Oval)

Finals will alternate from meeting to meeting between Enclosed wheel cars and Open wheel cars starting with Open wheel cars for Round 1 in 2012.

Note:  Rio de Janeiro and Indy 500 will be Open Wheel, Le Mans and Daytona 500 will be Enclosed Wheel Finals.

The top racer in each Final will choose which lane he/she would like to race on.  The top three in each Final must choose their lane between during the third minute of the previous Final.  Failure to do so will mean that Scrutineering will choose their lane for them.

Choice of lane for Finals will move down the order of merit in each Final with the winner of the previous Final taking up the vacant lane.

Final winners will be allowed to oil their cars and clean the car’s tyres between Finals.  If that driver wants to use a back up car, should his / her Final car break, that designated back up car should have been handed in to Scrutineering prior to the Finals commencing.  Otherwise club cars will be used.

If a club car is required for a Final by a member (who as competed in more than 5 meetings) it will be fitted with Standard size tyres unless due to own car breakage during previous Final

If a member is not in the room when the Finals begin they will not be able to take part.  Their place will not be taken up by the next person on the grid; their grid slot will remain empty.

4.11    Finals - Indy 500 (Open Wheel) and Daytona 500 (Enclosed Wheel)

Each Final will consist of ten three minute races where each driver competes on each lane, with the driver with highest total score of laps moving up to the next Final. No marshalling will be allowed during these Finals.

4.12 Finals – Rio de Janeiro Ten Lane Oval and Rockingham Eight Lane Oval

As 4.10 except with ten/eight lanes and no marshalling allowed.

5.0  Car Regulations

If in doubt about the legality of a modification, or how to carry out a particular modification, please ask the scrutineers, who will be glad to advise.

5.1      Open Wheel

            5.1.1   Eligible Cars

            Tyco Mk 1

            Tyco Mk 2

            Tyco Mk 3

            Tomy Turbo Standard

 

            5.1.2   Body

tyco-mk1tyco-mk2

    Tyco Mk 1                                                 Tyco MK 2

 

5.1.2.1                  Tyco Mk 1 bodies, including the rear spoiler, must be retained as original.

 

                        5.1.2.2            No holes in, or lightning of, the body.

 

                        5.1.2.3            Tyco Mk 1 front wings may be removed, repaired or reinforced, as long as these modifications do not allow any part of the body to touch the track, but must retain original external dimensions if fitted.

 

                        5.1.2.4            Tyco Mk 2 / 3 bodies, including the front and rear wings, and suspension struts, must be retained as original.

                       

                        5.1.2.5            Tyco Mk 2 front wings may be reinforced as long as these modifications do not allow any part of the body to touch the track

                        5.1.2.6            Tyco Mk 2 rear wing mounting may be modified i.e. using rubber, but it must be as close to the original position as reasonably possible.

mk2-rearmk2-mount            

 

Original Mk 2 Rear Wing Mount              Broken Mount

 

mk2-wing-mount                mk2-tyre           

Repaired Rear Wing Mount using……..section of rear tyre

 

                        5.1.2.7            No polycarbonate bodies.

                        5.1.2.8            No home made bodies.

                        5.1.2.9            Tomy and Tyco bodies cannot be fitted to each other’s chassis.

                        5.1.2.10         Nothing to protrude outside the limits of the existing body, i.e. no extra wings etc.

                        5.1.2.11         Inert material may be used as ballast inside the body.

                        5.1.2.12         Bodies may be painted and decals added to the driver’s own specification.

            5.1.3   Chassis

                        5.1.3.1            Both Tyco 440 x 2 single seater and pan chassis are eligible, together with standard Tomy.

                        5.1.3.2            The Tyco chassis must meet the following criteria, which reads across to other chassis types:

            tyco-magnum

            537/531         Guide pin - as standard, no modification.
 

539/540         Pickup shoe - can be reshaped but no material may be removed or

                                                               added (sanding is allowed to clean pickup’s).

pickup1pickup2

Standard Pick-Up                           Modified Pick-Up

 

541        Pickup shoe spring - can be reshaped or doubled up but no material may be removed or added.  541b Wizzard part numbers. WS14/A3P14/E57/E59 double pickup springs may also be used.

542     Commutator brushes - as standard, no modification.

542     Commutator brush springs - can be stretched or doubled but no material may be removed or added.

544     Rear hubs and tyres -

Hubs as standard (plastic/lexan discs can be added on the outside      of the hubs in order to retain tyres)

Hubs can be either Tyco or Tomy.  Flanged plastic hubs are permitted.

Tyres must be any of the following:

Standard tyres supplied with car.

Sponge tyres.

Silicone tyres (eg. Super Tires, Ortmann Tyres).

Tyre diameter can be reduced to improve road holding.

 

rear-tyres

Ground Tyco 440X2 rear tyres

 

Tyres may be of any colour as long as they are black.

 

545     Front axle, hubs and tyres -

 

Axle can be either Tyco or Tomy.

Axle as standard.

Hubs as standard.

Hubs can be either Tyco or Tomy.

Tyres can be either standard Tyco or Tomy.

Tyres must remain at their original width.

Tyres may only be profiled to the equivalent diameter as the standard inside rim of the wheel.

 

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Minimum front tyre diameter

 

Tyres may be of any colour as long as they are black.

Most of the tyre across the width must touch the track.

546     Rear gear and axle - as standard, no modification. BSRT 902 axles can be used

548     Pinion and crown gear - as standard (Tyco - 7T / 25T), (Tomy Turbo - 7T/22T) no modification. These cannot be swapped between chassis type.

552     440-X2 chassis -    May be modified by removing material and enlarging existing holes and drilling or cutting new ones.  The position of axle holes must not be altered, however fitting brass tubing (3/32” od, 1/32” id or similar) acting as bushes (plain bearings) for the front axle is permitted   This tube may extend the full width of the chassis, or not, as required..  Guide pin hole must remain in the original position.  The rear of the chassis can be cut away.

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            Removal of Lower……………………..….Upper………………….……Entire rear chassis

 

 

554     440-X2 bulkheads - as 552. Bulkheads fitted with brass/bronze bushes (plain bearings) are legal.  These may be commercially produced parts (eg. BSRT HT090 or Wizzard CH01) or standard bulkheads fitted with home made metal bushes.

555     440-X2 'Pan' chassis - as 552.

556     Commutator brush holders - as standard, no modification.

557      Armature – as standard, or the standard arm can be de-wound and/or re-timed or an epoxied, balanced and trued item can be used.  If required the armature/motor shaft may be ground lengthwise (shortened) slightly to improve pinion to crown wheel clearance (recommended for Wizzard Patriot/Storm Armatures).  Armature end float can be reduced as long as the original thrust washers are retained. No fitting of suppressers

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Permitted armatures are :

·      Tyco/Mattel #TYC6571 440 & 440X2 Wide Gap Armature

·      Tyco/Mattel #TYC6571 440 & 440X2 Narrow Gap Armature

·      BSRT #138 440-X2 "Hot Stock©" Armature

·      Wizzard #WS01 Stock Storm Vortex Armature

·      Wizzard #A3P01 Stock P3/P2 Armature

·      Wizzard #SP04T Hot Stock Tyco/Mattel Armature

·      Wizzard #SP04P Hot Stock Patriot Armature

·      Wizzard #SP04PA Hot Stock Storm Vortex Armature (advanced timing)

·      Wizzard #SP04PAL Stock Storm Vortex Armature NO epoxy (advanced timing)

 

558     Motor magnets - as standard, no modification.

561     Traction magnets - as standard (ceramic only), no modification.

                        5.1.3.3                        No additional magnetic material.

                        5.1.3.4                        Maximum tracking width is 34 mm and the chassis should be positioned as centrally located as possible.

 

2          Enclosed Wheel

5.2.1   Eligible Cars

                        Tyco 440x2 (Including Pan Chassis)

                        Tomy Turbo

                        Tomy Super G Plus

                        BSRT G3

            5.2.2   Body

                        5.2.2.1            Plastic

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Original Plastic Body

Any H:O scale plastic bodies.

The body mountings may be altered to lower the body shell.

Bodies may be shortened to length with wheel arches enlarged to a maximum of 2mm either side of the front and rear wheel arches, and must cover the chassis in plan view.

The front of the car may not be shortened/removed.

The rear wing may be removed, or moved, but if fitted must be behind the rear axle.

The windows and pillars may not be cut down to lower the roofline.

If the body shell has been repainted the appearance of the windows must be retained by painting them black or other suitable colour.

Windows must be fitted where fitted on the original body.

Windows must be plastic i.e. not paper or tape etc.

No additional holes may be made in the body.

5.2.2.2                  Lexan

 

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Lexan Body

 

Wheel arches must be reasonable representation, utilising the wheel arch mouldings where possible.

If original moulding does not have wheel arches, car can run without wheel arches.

Body must replicate original car profile and plan as much as possible.

No holes allowed except where functioning mounting pins are used. All holes must start the race with a pin in it.

All windows must be represented by either paint of a different colour to rest of car or by leaving area clear.

Method of body mountings is unrestricted. 

Long wheel base chassis cannot be fitted in a short wheel base body and vice versa.

            5.2.3   Chassis

                        5.2.3.1            Eligible chassis are: -

                                                Tyco 440x2 (Including Pan Chassis)

                                                Tomy Standard

                                                Tomy Super G Plus

                                                BSRT #960 - G3 "Flexible" Chassis

                                                BSRT #901/#902 - G3 chassis

                       5.2.3.2            The Tomy SGP chassis must meet the following criteria, which reads across to other chassis types:

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Guide pin - as standard, no modification.

Pickup shoe springs - may be stretched but cannot be doubled up.

Pickup shoe – standard shoe may be reshaped but no material may be removed (with the exception of sanding the contact area) or added; Alternatively a BSRT G3 "Ski-Shoe" #249B may be used.

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Standard Pick-Up                           Modified Pick-Up

 

Busses - May be reshaped but no material may be removed or added.

Brush housing/motor brace - no modification to plastic.  External copper part of

                                                       brush housing may be reshaped but no material may be

                                                       removed or added.

Timing adjustment bracket - as standard, no modification.

Armature - the Standard arm can be De-wound or a BSRT #148 Super G+ "Hot Stock©" Armature balanced and trued item can be used.

Bushing and pinion - as standard, no modification.

Chassis - as standard, no modification.

Ground effect magnet - as standard, no modification.  Old Tomy grey/2-dot magnets, and current Tomy stock black magnets may be fitted in Tomy or G3 chassis.   BSRT “ceramic” magnets may also be fitted to G3 chassis.  Magnets can be glued into chassis.  Plasticard spacer supplied with BSRT G3 chassis must be fitted and trimmed to clear rear wheels (it is recommended to glue this in place) when fitting stock Tomy traction magnets into a G3 chassis.

Magnet retainer clip - as standard, no modification.

Motor magnets - as standard, no modification.

Crown and pinion gears - as standard, no modification.

Front axle, hubs and tyres - axle as standard.

Axle can be either Tomy or Tyco.

Hubs as standard.

Hubs can be either Tomy or Tyco.

Tyres can be either standard Tomy or Tyco.  Aftermarket tyres are also permitted (eg. BSRT G3 fronts, or Ortmann Tyres)

Tyres must remain at their original width.

Tyres may be profiled.

Tyres may be of any colour as long as they are black.

Most of the tyre across the width must touch the track.

Rear axle, hubs and tyres - axle as standard.

Axle must be as standard to the chassis.

Hubs, either Tomy or Tyco standard (plastic/lexan discs can be added on the outside of the hubs in order to retain tyres) or Tomy SGP (pneumatic).  Flanged plastic hubs are permitted.

Tyres can be either Tomy SGP, standard Tomy, Tyco or sponges / silicones.

Tyre diameter can be reduced to improve road holding.

Tyres may be of any colour as long as they are black.

                  5.2.3.2                  Wheels and tyres must fit within the body extremities. (At Scrutineers discretion)

                  5.2.3.3                  The maximum tracking width is 34 mm. and the chassis should be positioned as centrally located as possible

6.0  Hand Controllers

Competitors may provide their own hand controllers.  They must however only have a single resistor, with an ohm rating of the competitor’s choice, and have a mono jack plug fitted.  They must not carry any means of enhancing power supply to the circuit.

Hand controllers will be checked by the Scrutineers on a random basis for legality.  Those found illegal will lose that round’s points.

7.0  Tyre Cleaning

The only permitted method of cleaning tyres will be the use of masking tape.

8.0  Lubricants

Lubrication of car parts must be via a syringe or placed on via a needle etc.  The spraying of lubricants directly from a can is not permitted.  

                 Any excess oil must be removed before the car is placed on the track.

9.0  Scrutineering

9.1      Personnel Issues

Race Officials in 2013, Ryan Blake, Alan Bullock, Paul Levers, Lee Pateman, Phil Rees & Cliff Roythorne

If you have any concerns bring it to any one of these six immediately.

No Smoking is allowed in the Refreshment Room, Nightingale Hall or Sports Hall

Any member caught fighting will be immediately asked to leave the Club.

Any protests of the way the club is run should be put in writing whereupon they will either be discussed immediately after the completion of the next club night, during an extraordinary meeting, or at the AGM.

            9.2      Modifications

If you have a new modification you must disclose it fully to the Scrutineers to have it sanctioned before the car is used.  If in doubt about the legality of a modification, please ask scrutineering.  The scrutineers decision is final.

If the mod is cleared, same will be covered in the next edition of the club magazine.

Failure to advise the Scrutineers of a modification which is then noticed by them and found to be illegal will result in three maximum points scores being deducted from the championship up to that meeting.

10.0       Meetings

The Annual General Meeting must be held within two weeks of the last race of the season except in extraordinary situations.

Any extraordinary Committee meetings will be called within a month of any request upon the agreement of a minimum of five members of the committee.  Anyone can attend the meeting but there has to be a minimum of five committee members in attendance.

 Prize Giving will take place during Round 1 of the following season.

 

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Appendix 1

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Appendix 2

 

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Appendix 3

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Appendix 4

 

 

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About me

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DHORC Team Champions

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DHORC Champions

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About

 

History and Key Facts

  • Founded in July 1992

  • DHORC: Derby HO Racing Club (“HO” Is The Scale = 1/64th)

  • Section of Rolls-Royce leisure association but open to all!

  • World famous international Le Mans 24 Hour race each November.

  • Smaller scale version of Scalextric, once set up works all night!

  • Four-lane, eight-lane and ten-lane circuits

  • Computerised timing

  • Statistics for every meeting and every member since July 1992

  • 26 race meetings each year

  • 24 circuit designs, up to 394 feet in length

  • Three ten-lane ovals and an eight-lane purpose built Rockingham oval

  • Two car categories  – Tyco open wheel (F1)  – Tomy enclosed wheel (GC)

 

The Club Nights and Magazine Coverage

  • Racing starts at 19:30

  • Four  3-minute  qualifying races & at least one final for each member

  • Championship points for all members

  • Magazine produced for every single meeting

  • Tracks & Facts booklet covering every track and all 

  • statistics produced each year

  • Rules & regulations booklet covering all the DHORC rules produced each year

  • Great family atmosphere, a help-all culture

 

 

Membership Fees, Car Costs and Prizes
  • Membership prices are currently adult £20 and junior (under 16) £10

  • Only £30 Total expenditure for two cars

  • All cars and spares can be bought at club

  • Adult and junior (under 16) championships – Best 16 of 24 meet’s

  • Championship prizes adult / junior   

  1. £100 - £70

  2. £50 - £35

  3. £25 - £15

 

 

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