Welcome to the web site for the UK 2005 proxy races .This years events will be for Can am cars , and will be held as usual on the Pendle , Preston and Bolton tracks with an additional event at North London . The Pendle Club will host the first race to be run on the week end of the Pendle Slot Racing week end which will also include a support race for scratch built minis . The week end will culminate with the Walkden Fisher Pin car races and will hopfully atract many of slot racings top names
Details of eligibility ,suitable cars , etc race times and dates will be published shortly .
We hope this years event will be as sucessfull as the previous ones and look forward to recieving your entrys
1 The body must be an accurate 1/32nd scale representation of any car that raced in the Can-Am series from 1966 to 1974, although any colour scheme may be used. Earlier cars that ran in the USSRC series before the Cam Am series commenced may also be eligible. Bodies must be either injection-moulded 'hard' plastic or resin or fibreglass. Please check with the organisers if you wish to use a body made from other materials; however vacuum-formed bodies will be allowed this year but must be made from styrene and at least 30 thou thick.These bodies must be scale appearance. Appendages such as on the real car (e.g. spoilers and diaplanes) may be Lexan or other lightweight material.
2 Body must be mounted securely but can float. If using pins the pins must have heads and not protrude more than 1.2mm outside the body.
3 All cars must carry 3 numbers on the car, one on each side and one on the front.
4 All bodies must contain interior tray of plastic or styrene a minimum 10 thou thick comprising a three dimensional driver with head, shoulders, arms and a steering wheel. (Vac formed windshields and interiors are permitted )
5 The body must fully enclose the chassis, running gear, guide and braid when viewed from above. Maximum width is 2.5", however body width may exceed 2.5" if substantiated by credible evidence.
6 Maximum width measured from the outside edges of the wheels must not exceed 2.5", regardless of the dimensions of the real car.
7 Minimum ground clearance is 1.6mm (1/16").
This means every thing except the guide braids and tyres.
We must be able to pass a 1.6mm (1/16 ) wire under the chassis with the body fitted.
8 Chassis may be of any design, inline, sidewinder, anglewinder or front mounted inline, and made from any material but no laser or EDM-cut components, other than guide tongue and axle pillow-blocks, may be used. The chassis MUST BE SOMETHING THAT CAN BE BUILT IN THE HOME WORKSHOP. Only one guide flag may be used. Ball bearings are NOT permitted. Conversions of productions chassis will be allowed. The guide pivot shall be no more than 100 mm in front of the rear axle
9 In the spirit of the real Can-Am, any motor can be used however cobalt magnets are not permitted. HMCC suggest narrow tyres will limit the power that can be put to the ground and the cars must be easy to drive for all drivers. Last year the Fox cars were right on the limit for power! The motor must be the same type for each track. No changing to a hotter motor for the faster tracks. The motor may be replaced at any time with another of same spec
10 Wheels and tyres must be of scale appearance in diameter, conforming to the real car. Wheel width must be a reasonable representation of the width of tyres fitted to the cars but in any case cannot exceed 14.28 mm (.5625) measured between rim beads. Wheels must contain hub inserts. Minimum diameter inside hub 9.5mm and fitted with a suitable wheel insert.
Shadow will be exempted but wheels must be scale size!
11 Tires - Minimum front tire diameter will be 18mm (.700) Minimum width of 7mm. Minimum rear tire diameter will be 19mm. Maximum tread width of 14mm. All tires must be black. Piranas and other "fish" type sponge tyres work well on our tracks.
Shadow will be exempted but wheels must be scale size!
12 Gears - Any pitch gears may be used.
All cars will be tech inspected upon arrival. All cars will be tested before qualifying and the race ( We will try to tune the cars for the track as much as we can without altering the chassis in anyway. If problems are found I will contact the owner and we will try to work out the problem.
To give an incentive to contestants wishing to enter narrower cars with narrower tires, the "Marconi" handicap system will be used:-
- From the maximum width at the tires contact patch of 63.5mm (2.5") representing 100% of the allowable width, 1 point will be added to the score of any car UNDER this width, for every percentage point under the maximum allowable. Each percentage point represents 1.27mm(.050".) There will be no sub-fraction of this basic number.
- From the maximum allowable tire width of 14mm (.55" )t the contact patch, representing 100% of allowable width, the same rule will apply, I.E. 1 point will be added for every .25mm (.010")UNDER the maximum width. There will be no sub-fraction under this basic number.
NOTE 1: All full-size racing tires have curved sidewalls representing up to 20% of the total tire width seen from top. Any car entered with straight sidewall tires exceeding the 14mm (.55" )width limit will be subject to a deduction of 10% of its overall scoring.
NOTE 2: Any car found to exceed the maximum allowable width at the contact patch of tires of 63.5(2.5") will be deducted DOUBLE the number of points as per the formula described above. This rule applies to all classes in respect to their published limitations.
This may sound complicated but it means that if your car is 56mm wide you would gain 6 points.
If this car had 10mm wide tyres is would gain a further 16 points.
This may seem to be a big bonus but I have appied this system to the TTPR3 results and compared them to the ALMS race and the bonus may still not be enought.
The points will be added after all the rounds to determine the overall winner.