2017 Club Rules
Although the Ground Pounder Club is ROAR sanctioned, and all racers must be ROAR members to race, we do have Club Rules that we enforce at our events.
Driver Etiquette: It is expected at our club races that drivers conduct themselves on and off the track with respect for other people’s equipment. Drivers should not intentionally make contact with another driver’s car. If it is done accidentally, the position should be forfeited back to the other driver. We expect our drivers to race cleanly and fairly. Ruff driving will not be tolerated.
Exhibition Classes: If people have an idea for an exhibition class they would like to run this season for one race day they should bring the topic up to the board and then it will be discussed and voted upon at a general meeting. If approved, the club will work the exhibition class in to the race schedule for an upcoming race day.
Four to make a class clarification: There has been a slight misinterpretation of this rule the last few years, so we thought it best to clarify at the beginning of the race season. “Four to make a class” refers only to the established classes already approved by the club for our normal race days (this goes along with the exhibition class notes.) If there are approved upon classes on race day that have less than 4 cars sign up the board members will make the determination of how to handle the class (allow them to run or cut the race from that day.)
Race day entries: The board has decided to allow up to three entries per participant on a race day as long as corner marshal responsibilities are being handled. It is up to the club member to arrange for this coverage.
Heat and Main Race lengths for each class will be determined by the Race Director the day of each race unless specified below.
Speed is not the issue in any Novice Class. Learning to drive a car or truck competitively on the race track, during a race, is what you should be after. Learning to have good control over your vehicle is a must in racing and a Novice Class is the most forgiving place to learn it. If you have any problems or questions, don't hesitate to ask other racers or the Race Director.
Battery Plugs must be used. Races will be on the road course track, with jumps and other obstacles. (length is up to the Race Director. Sportsman and Expert Racers.) Please Note: The Stock Slash and Bomber are buy-out classes. As a way of keeping everyone honest and having fun, there’s a $250 buy-out option. $250 cash gets you anyone's Slash minus body, TX & Rx, and battery. 5 minute heats and mains.
Euro Truck: Euro truck must be box stock. Only upgrades are bearing kits. Must use supplied motor and esc in kit. No upgrades except the bearings
Winged Sprint Cars 17.5 – ROAR approved 17.5 turn brushless motors. ROAR approved blinky mode speed controls. ROAR approved 2S hard case LiPo Batteries. Maximum 6” x 6” Top Wings. Maximum 8 square inch front wings. Foam tires only. Minimum weight is 55 ounces race ready. Top wing minimum height at leading edge: 5.000” from bottom of chassis. 4 wheel independent suspension (no solid axles.)
Bomber Rules: You may change the transmitter and receiver. Either the Parma #1238 or #1240 bodies may be run. Body to be trimmed to lower cut line. No trimming of the fender well area. Extra trimming allowed in the rear bumper area to fit Slash rear bumper (up to lower trunk line). Front may be trim to the lower grill line. Rear body mount to be run in the top holes of the rear shock tower. Front uses stock or any front post in Traxxas #1914R. Body should be mounted as flat as possible, no rake front to back, or lean left to right. Only the 90 spur and 19 or 23 tooth pinion may be run. You may service the diff with your choice of fluids. You may use a 7-cell or a 7.4v LiPo battery. Battery Plugs must be used. Front Shocks changes allowed: Oil, pre-load clips, must use internal droop limiters (6.5mm), maybe be mounted in either lower arm location. Rear Shock changes allowed: Oil, pre-load clips, must use internal droop limiters (6.5mm + factory shim). Must be mounted in the furthest hole out holes on the lower arms. Shock Clarifications: Internal droop limiters must be added to shock shaft, below the piston. 6.5mm front and rear. Hard plastic limiters only (Associated #6466 suggested). Shocks may be teched for overall length. Original parts, or factory replacement parts, must be used. No parts added, or omitted, other than what rules allow. Races will be on the oval track. (Sportsman and Expert Racers.) Please Note: The Stock Slash and Bomber are buy-out classes. As a way of keeping everyone honest and having fun, there’s a $250 buy-out option. $250 cash gets you anyone's Slash minus body, TX & Rx, and battery. 5 minute heats and mains.
Rally Class: This class is for the 1/10 Traxxas Rally Car. It’s a Spec-style class, aimed at keeping costs down, making it more of a drivers class. The Rally car must be kept box stock, aside from these changes: Aftermarket bodies ok, but no body cut outs. Only allowed to slightly trim wheel wells. Only rally car based bodies allows. No truck, SUV, CUV, or Van bodies are permitted. You may change the battery connector, transmitter, and receiver. You may use either of the two pinion gears that come in the box. You may change shock oil and the shock mounting locations (in the stock holes only). You may service the diffs with your choice of fluids. You may use a 7-cell or a 7.4v LiPo battery. Races will be on the road course track, with jumps and other obstacles. (Sportsman and Expert Racers.) Please note: This is a buy-out class. As a way of keeping everyone honest and having fun, there’s a $400 buy-out option. $400 gets you anyone's Rally car minus body, TX & Rx, and battery. NOTE: A 4wd Slash truck can be converted to run in this class but all of the correct Rally chassis parts and body must be used. Exception to the stock rule – can use: Traxxas Slash 4×4, Telluride, Nitro Slash & Stampede 4×4 Rear Bearing Carriers SKU: 80732
Spec Rally (for warm-up race only)
13.5 Oval Cup: Same basic rules as 17.5 Oval Truck. Only Roar approved 10.5 brushless motors and single cell Lipo batteries can be used. Chassis may be wide or narrow. Open Foam tires. No ESC restrictions. Ramping allowed. Bodies: Open Nascar Bodies allowed (Weight - 36 oz./1020 grams) *No receiver packs allowed for all oval classes.
5 minute heats and mains.