Qualifying heats on Saturday, Consi , LCQ & Main on Sunday,
number of qualifying heats will depend on amount of entries.
entries will need to sign up for heats Saturday by 10am & Sunday by 10am at JMW table for heat placement
format for heats and main will be determined by amount of entries & will be announced
entries that will only attend event Sunday need to sign up early Sunday for LCQ's (last chance qualifier)
National Class Derby Racing Format:
Qualifying Heats 3 minutes unlimited assists
after assist time , shot clock timings start , runs til Last car standing
Main 5 minutes unlimited assists
after assist time , 30 second shot clock timings start , runs til Last car standing
30 second Shot clock
if your car becomes stuck or turned over after assist time has expired
official will start shot clock, you have 30 seconds to get car moving
or be up-righted by another car,,,
at 30 seconds official will call car out, must set remote down
If any questions please contact Ed Brewster or JMW Motorsports Inc. on Facebook , or at 804-387-0774
Officials reserve the option of amending these parameters (cut off times, number of heats, qualifiers from each) based on pace, number of total entries and/or other factors. There will be positively no arguing, fighting or belly aching. The doors have been open to us on a grand scale, and there will be zero tolerance of poor sportsmanship. Represent the hobby with respect and professionalism. Sportsmanship is paramount.
2020 JMW Motorsports Inc. National class & National Truck class Rules
-------- BUILD RULES ------
IF IT DOESN'T SAY YOU CAN, DON'T DO IT
Sportsmanship is paramount.
Aluminium bodies only
Minimum 23 inches long (Slash), 21 inches long (Rustler), maximum 26-inches long
12-inches wide, max
Height minimum of 5.25 inches at fender (+/- .25 inches), and minimum 6.5 inches at roof. Measured from the ground
Weight: 7 pounds with battery, max.
No all-wheel drive.
slash LCG chassis acceptable
Stock plastic parts or RPM: nylon only!
"No aluminum upgrades" besides LCG (low center of gravity) extesion plates on
non-Slash (Rustler) chassis and axles (axles may be aluminium or metal)
no rear chassis bumper
1 front chassis bumper
any motor & esc , any servo
any tire wheel combo
Any shock is permitted, aluminum, plastic or otherwise. There needs to be a shock and spring in place.
Maximum battery 2s 7800 MAH lipo
Battery must fit in OEM tray (6.25 in long, 1 in tall, 1.75 in wide). No double battery setups.
no full wedge bodies front or rear
no body bracing or kickers
No weight added to body or chassis
Body should be made of soffit material (.019 - .024), bending easily with fingers and looks like a car.
Maximum four layers at the corners of the core support / tail light panel
fenders, hood & trunk 3/4 in. fold back Maximum
front core support min. 2.5" tall maintained from side to side
rear core ( tail light) support min. 2.25" tall maintained from side to side
Body lines to replicate that of a real car
Small bead rolls to reflect Wagon roof lines are permissable
pinch line 3 / side of car , must maintain 2.85mm pinch gap (2 pennies), no more than 1/8" deep
no pinch lines on roof, hood, or trunk lid
9-wire rear car only ( 16 - 20 gauge craft wire 3 strand braded)
3/4" spacing between rivets (edge of rivet to edge of rivet)
Mount cage up to 3 layers 3/4 in. folded flat or 3/4 in. folded angle
closed cage (angle side rails, angle cross members)
Angle side rails will not go forward of the front body mount, nor backward of the rear body mount.
Open Cage formats allow for side cage bars to be within 1 1/2-inches of the ends of the body (angle side rails flat cross members)
cage gussets 3/4" wide x 3 1/2" long attached 1 rivet or screw on each end
windows must be cut out
Five attachment points: 4 body mounts and the skid plate (2.5 x 3 inches generally)
No full-width solid-form bumpers; front bumper will be one SCT RC bumper.
Roof Sign single layer 1-3/4 in. tall , 2 in. long
no a-frame or teepeed roof signs
if no roof sign must have drivers number visible on roof
number must be doors of car
window and bumper straps may be 2 layer 1/2 in. wide
2 straps for bumper - 2 straps for front and rear window
2 rivets or screws / strap
Bumpers maximum 1 front , 1 rear, 3 layers
square or round tubelar bumpers 1/2 in. thick 3/4 in. tall
bumpers must be open on ends
fasteners not to exceed 4 layers mounting bumper
A bumper is measured from the core support to the peak of the bumper, and should not be more than 1 1/4-inch deep.
Halo Bar maximum 3 layer flat 3/4 in. wide,, or 2 peice square tubular
construction 1/2 in. thick 3/4 in. wide
fastners not to exceed 5 layers
9-wiring : make from 20 gauge crafting wire three strands twisted or braided....................
3 twisted or braided strands allowable rear of body only
no 9-wiring front of body
Wagon may be fully decked from the rear body mount bar to the rear tailgate.
Wagons can not be sedagoned.
Inside of body not to be painted
Cars questioned for training mode settings will not run.
A body must remain connected by at least two OEM mounts. If a body is totally removed from the chassis or being held by only one, the car is disqualified. If a body is attached by only two mounts, judges have the discretion to remove the car (the added weight dragging around can cause excess heat, and a fire hazard).
----- REPAIR ---------
Bodies can be patched in up to four spots, with a patches measuring no larger than four-square inches (1x3, 2x2), doubled and attached to the body in four spots.
The body cannot be patched until metal is ripping.
Patches can be manipulated to match body lines.
------- EVENT AND PROCESS GUIDELINES --------
The intention is to put on the best show. One and Dones / heats may not be known until day-of. Consolations will likely be run at events with heats.
Drivers are subject to inspection, and may not run if tech is failed and they do not make fixes. Cars MAY be equipped with flags following inspection, or marked and impounded
Chassis shots Illegal!!!
one warming for chassis shot , second offense automatic DQ
30-SECOND HIT CLOCK
Every event will operate with a start-to-finish 30-second hit clock. This will be interpreted and enforced as initiated or aggressive contact every 30 seconds on another active car. Cars can be counted out due to roll overs or mechanical failures before rescue time ends. A driver declaring themselves out due to a battery or mechanical failure will be scored as out immediately, and not given a 30-second clock. This may result in a car that has time left on a shot clock finishing ahead of an individual declaring their car is out. In short, wait for an official to count you out."
Tech inspection on pre-run cars:
Cars will be allowed to roll and bend and be fixed. The rule reading: "Core supports/Tailgate/Taillight areas will be vertical at 90-degrees, or close to it as possible, when cars take to the track, regardless of number of runs" is void, and will no longer result in bodies being ripped apart during tech inspection before second, third and fourth run attempts.
Heats will have a rescue cutoff of a set time frame, features of a shorter duration.
Once an event on track has elapsed a certain time frame - heats ~3 -5 minutes, the feature ~5-10 - the rescue rule will be waived and the remaining entries subject to one-and-done perils. The difference being that, if a driver is to be freed, flipped back over, or free themselves before the 30-second hit clock expires, they are free to remain in the derby.
Cars will be released from a stuck position only during the allotted unlimited rescue time. It is to their discretion, and a driver may attempt to wave an official off if needed. No driver is ever REQUIRED to use a rescue.
Cars should be put back in the ring with a door against the wall.
It is immediately a fair-access car, and can be struck once moved. Opposing drivers should be cognizant of the officials, and try to avoid driving in the region where the car being saved is located, so as to avoid a red-flag.
Competition note: Give the rescued car a chance to pull away and move from the rescue.
If you are in danger of being put out of the ring, call for the rescue.
If freed on their own or with help from another driver, it does not count. After rescues are off, you have 30-seconds to free yourself or be freed by another. Once the clock expires, you are out.
HOLDING / PINNING
Holding will be defined as using a bumper to pin another car in place.
It is not tolerated in heads-up events.
In team events, a standing 10-count will be put on cars interpreted as holding. This could result in disqualification."
Blocking is determined as preventing access to a car by using your car doors.
Blocking is allowed in heads up and team events, with the intent of keeping other drivers from getting to a particular car.
Roll overs will not draw an automatic stoppage.
Efforts will be made by officials to administer rescues without stopping the heat, especially if the cars are near the wall.
Eliminated cars will not be taken from the track. Efforts will be made to unhook the battery for the driver, and the car will remain. This adds a driver's element, making competitors navigate the course, and adds another element of strategy in pinning another driver in.
There are only a few instances where a car is automatically out. The first is the body connection clause. A fire or hazardous situation will result in an immediate elimination and the car may be removed for safety. Finally, if a car goes over the wall and out of the park, it is disqualified. A car must have one tire still on the arena wall to use a rescue and stay in the derby. Drivers can call for a rescue in the act of being pushed out, but must have a wheel inside before calling for the help. These are usually bang-bang and will require attention of the judges.
Drivers announcing they are out will be scored out at that point. Any cars with time remaining on their active shot clocks will be scored ahead. Be a strategist: DON'T BREAK OFF YOUR STICK.
If you are calling for a rescue, you cannot be counted out until the rescue is given. Due to traffic, officials may not get to your car immediately. If you call for help, and were in danger of being counted out, the clock will stop on you until the car is put back on its wheels. This could become a judgement call. Be sure you are heard. Make yourself heard.
OFFICIALS CALL Officials reserve the option - of amending these parameters (cut off times, number of heats, qualifiers from each) based on pace, number of total entries and/or other factors. There will be positively no arguing, fighting or belly aching. The doors have been open to us on a grand scale, and there will be zero tolerance of poor sportsmanship. Represent the hobby with respect and professionalism.
Officials call is final
JMW ---OUTLAW RULES----
Aluminium bodies only
Minimum 23 inches long (Slash), 21 inches long (Rustler), maximum 26-inches long
12-inches wide, maximum
Maximum 10 lbs with battery
Maximum 7800 MAH battery
Maximum 5 attachment points to chassis
Body should be made of aluminium soffit material, and must still look like a road vehicle car/truck/suv.
pre-form aluminium angle acceptable for
mount cage & bumpers
****body all aluminum construction***
A body must remain connected by at least two OEM mounts. If a body is totally removed from the chassis or being held by only one, the car is disqualified. If a body is attached by only two mounts, judges have the discretion to remove the car (the added weight dragging around can cause excess heat, and a fire hazard)
Milk Truck Class Rules::
Any 2wd SCT
chassis follow national class rules,
Any wheel tire.
milk truck 8.5 Lb. maximum
all aluminum construction
Aluminum coil stock .019 - .024
22" long , 9" tall ,10" wide
26" long, 12" tall, 12" wide
fasteners spaced 3/4" edge to edge
fasteners not to exceed 3 layers metal
cab windows , & 1 - 2 rear windows cut out
Mount caage and bumpers
1 bumper on front & 1 bumper on rear
3/4" x 1/20" - 1/16" pre-form aluminum angle
mount cage side rail can run full length of body
one body rib allowed