VSCC Championship CLASSES – Main Monthly Feature Races

Super Class:
What modifications can I make to my ‘Super Class’ car?

The spirit of this class is
to allow any car eligible to the race class to race with any tune-up components and with light-weight bodies if desired.  This includes both ‘tuned’ cars as provided as standard by the manufacturer or cars tuned/uprated after purchase.

Manufacturers included in the Super class but excluded from the Standard class are:

Avant Slot
Fly Racer/Racing
Gom
HSRR
MB Slot
MRRC Toyota GT1
MSC
Ninco Pro race
NSR
Power Slot
ProSlot
Scaleauto
SCX (Pro cars)
Slot.It
Spirit – Racing
SRT

and includes any other tuned or kit conversion car.

Standard Class:
What modifications can I make to my car?

The spirit of this class is
to allow all main range cars from the main slot car manufacturers to race in a near to standard tune with standard low cost components.

It is allowable to change the following:
Front tyres,
Rear tyres,
Braid,
Motor,
Pinion (inline or sidewinder)
Guide.

Main-stream manufacturers include:
AutoArt,
Carrera,
Cartrix,
Fly,
GB Track,
MRRC (except Toyota GT1),
Ninco,
Pink-Kar,
ProSlot (added 2014)
Proteus,
Revell,
Scalextric,
SCX (except ‘Pro’ cars),
Sloter,
Spirit (except ‘Racing’),
Teamslot,
Takara,
Vanquish.

Cars from the above manufacturers which are built as ‘PRO’ specification cars are excluded from this class.
Examples: Ninco Pro Race, FLY Racer, etc.

This class excludes the manufacturers NOT listed above.

A Super class car can have:

  • metal gears

  • metal hubs

  • high performance motors of same or other manufacturer make.

  • ball-race bearings

  • Scalextric PCR chassis

    BUT THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS STILL APPLY:
    A Super class car must NOT have:

  • Added weight

  • High down-force magnets.

  • Firmly glued on tyres to the wheel hub

  • Wet tyres when brought to the grid to race

  • Tyres or hubs protruding outside of the car body work as viewed from above. A 1mm allowance may be made for cars whose hubs, it protruding outside of the bodywork, can not physically be moved inward. Fitting wider hubs than standard is not excused. Every effort should be made by the car owner to ensure that the car is rebuilt so that the wheel hubs and tyres remain inside the bodywork.

  • Removed body work or chassis parts.  However, broken wings (not missing wings), mirrors, aerials, etc are acceptable.  The complete absence of a wing that would normally be fitted is not desirable and the car owner should make every effort to fit a replacement wing. 

  • Removed material from the bodywork or chassis. This refers to the removal of material from the main body or chassis.

  • Sponge tyres.

  • Brass/Metal chassis

It is permissible to use guide blades from other manufacturers.



A Standard class car must NOT have:

  • any components specified as allowable in the Super class

  • motors with any magnetic down force effect

  • high performance motors

  • magnets

  • metal gears

  • metal wheel hubs

  • ball-race bearings

  • ballast weights

  • light-weight bodies

  • firmly glued on tyres to the wheel hub

  • wet tyres when brought to the grid to race

  • sponge tyres.

  • tyres or hubs protruding outside of the car body work as viewed from above. A 1mm allowance may be made for cars whose hubs, it protruding outside of the bodywork, can not physically be moved inward. Fitting wider hubs than standard is not excused. Every effort should be made by the car owner to ensure that the car is rebuilt so that the wheel hubs and tyres remain inside the bodywork.

  • removed body work or chassis parts.  However, broken wings (not missing wings), mirrors, aerials, etc are acceptable.  The complete absence of a wing that would normally be fitted is not desirable and the car owner should make every effort to fit a replacement wing. 

  • removed material from the bodywork or chassis. This refers to the removal of material from the main body or chassis.

  • the driver tub, or driver pan, removed. The tub/pan must be fitted if the car was designed and fitted with one. This component can be made of hard plastic or a Lexan material but not paper material.

  • generic ‘one piece fits all’ Lexan or similar light-weight material, driver pans/tubs.

  • interiors fitted from other make/marque of car. It is allowed to move across slot-car manufacturers if the transfer doesn’t require cutting-out or adding-in of material from the car body or driver pan.

It is permissible to use guide blades from other manufacturers.

 

F1:
Definition: A slot car modelled on a real world F1/A1GP/Indy/IRL cars can run in F1 class and no where else.
Eligibility: Typically F1 style open wheeled cars
Exceptions to the main rules applicable to this class:
None

Sports Prototypes: (Standard & Super)

Definition: A slot car modelled on a real world Sports Prototype car can run in Sports Prototype class and no where else.

Eligibility: any car that is, what we commonly call, a sports prototype car – more commonly known as Le Mans or LMP prototypes and US equivalents such as ALMS.
It does not include cars which could be used as normal family saloon cars.
It does not include cars built as Sports cars.

This means:
a/ cars in the Sports Prototype class can’t race in other classes.
b/ a real rally or circuit-racing car, raced in any class in the real world, can’t compete in Sports Prototype slot class.

Great reference site:
http://www.racingsportscars.com/

Exceptions to the main rules applicable to this class:
None

Modern:
Acura,
Ascari,
Audi R10/R18,
Cadillac Northstar,
Courage,
Dallara,
Mercedes CLK GT1,
MG Lola,
Mosler,
Nissan R390,
Peugeot 908,
Porsche 911 GT1/2/3,
Porsche Spyder LMP2,
Reynard,
Toyota GT1,
Zytec.

Classic:
Jaguar XJR
Mercedes C9/88
Lancia LC2
Porsche 911 GT1/2/3
Porsche 956
Porsche 962

Ford GT40,
Ferrari 330,
Chaparral

(List not exhaustive. If in any doubt ask the committee.)

Sports Prototypes: (Slot.It Group C Prototype cars)

Definition: A slot car modelled on a real world Sports Prototype car can run in Sports Prototype AND Slot.It Group C class and no where else.

Eligibility: any car that is, what we commonly call, a sports prototype car – more commonly known as Le Mans or LMP prototypes and US equivalents such as ALMS.
It does not include cars which could be used as normal family saloon cars.
It does not include cars built as Sports cars.

Exceptions to the main rules applicable to this class: Slot.It silicon tyres only.

Jaguar XJR
Mercedes C9/88
Lancia LC2
Mazda 787
Porsche 956
Porsche 962
Toyota 88C

(List not exhaustive. If in any doubt ask the committee.)

Sports: (Standard & Super)

Definition: A slot car modelled on a real world Sports car can run in Sports class and no where else.

Eligibility: any car that is, what we commonly call, a sports car.
It does not include cars which could be used as normal family saloon cars.
It does not include cars built as prototypes. (commonly known as Le Mans or LMP prototypes)

This means:
a/ cars in the Sports class can’t race in other classes.
b/ a real rally or circuit-racing car, raced in any class in the real world, can’t compete in Sports slot class.

Great reference site:
http://www.racingsportscars.com/

Exceptions to the main rules applicable to this class:
Super Class: Spirit Peugeot silhouette coupe is allowed in the Sports Super class.

Modern:
Aston Martin DBR9
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin Vantage GT3,
Audi R8,
BMW Z4,
Ferrari F50,
Ferrari 355/360/430,
Ford GT,
Honda NSX,
Jaguar XKR
Lamborghini,
Maserati MCR,
McLaren F1 GTR,
Mercedes SLR,
Nissan 350 Z,
Porsche 911 family
– 993/997/991,
Toyota Supra,
TVR Speed 12,
TVR Tuscan 400R.
(List not exhaustive. If in any doubt ask the committee.)

Classic:
Jaguar XJ220
Ferrari F40
Ferrari GTO
Lamborghini Diablo
Ford GT40,
Ferrari 330,
Chaparral
Toyota Celica (pre 1980)
(List not exhaustive. If in any doubt ask the committee.)

Rally WRC: (Standard & Super)

Definition: A slot car modelled on a real world WRC rally car can run in Rally WRC class and nowhere else. This class has a specific list of WRC cars rallied since year 2000. It is not a class for ALL rally cars – only WRC cars (including S2000 class cars).

Eligibility: any car that is derived from normal family saloon cars. Cars based on Sports and GT (e.g. Porsche, Ferrari, etc) cars are not eligible for this class even if they ran in the real world as rally cars.

Information : http://www.rallycars.com/
Cars/wrc_history2000.html
(In your web browser, change the year number to look at alternative years)

This means:
a/ cars in the Rally class can’t race in other classes.
b/ This class is for (real world) WRC rally cars from year 2000 to now, rallied in off-road specification.
c/ Means that the slot car must not use tyres wider than 10 mm.
d/ Slot rally cars not conforming to this specification can run in the Circuit class.

Exceptions to the main rules applicable to this class:

Modern:
Citroen C2 and C4 WRC,
Citroën Xsara T4 WRC
Ford Escort WRC,
Ford Focus WRC
Hyundai Accent WRC
Mitsubishi Lancer WRC
Peugeot 206 WRC,
Peugeot 207 WRC,
Peugeot 307 WRC
Seat Cordoba WRC
Skoda Fabia WRC,
Skoda Octavia WRC
Subaru Impreza WRC
Suzuki Swift Super WRC
Toyota Corolla WRC

Classic:
Ford Escort
Ford Sierra
Ford Fiesta
Ford RS200
MG 6R4
MG Maestro
Peugeot 205
Renault 5
Mini Cooper
Toyota

BMW 2002
Fiat 124 Spyder
Ford Escort MK1
Ford Escort MKII
Ford/Lotus Cortina
Mini Cooper
(List not exhaustive. If in any doubt ask the committee.)

Circuit Cars: (Standard & Super)

Definition: A slot car modelled on a real world saloon car car can run in the Circuit Cars class but they must essentially be a real world car derived from family car based vehicle.

Eligibility: any car that is derived from normal family saloon cars.

This means:
a/ cars in the Circuit class can’t race in other classes.
b/ a real sports car, raced in any class in the real world, can’t compete in Circuit slot class.
c/ a real rally car, raced in any class in the real world, can compete in Circuit slot class unless listed in the Rally class.

Exceptions to the main rules applicable to this class:
SUPER class: It is allowable to remove the driver tub support legs which rest on the rear axle bearings.

Modern:

Alfa Romeo,
Audi A5,
BMW 320i/318si
BMW Series 1
Ford Mondeo
Honda Civic
MG
Mercedes CLK
Peugeot 207S
Peugeot 406
Renault Clio,
Renault Megane,
Renault Laguna,
Seat Leon,
Vauxhall/Opel Astra
Vauxhall/Opel Vectra
VW Beetle
VW Passat

Classic:
BMW M3 E30
Ford Capri
Ford Escort
Ford Sierra
Ford RS500
Ford Fiesta
Mercedes
MG
Peugeot
Renault
Vauxhall/Opel
BMW 2002
Fiat 124 Spyder
Ford Escort MK1
Ford Escort MKII
Ford/Lotus Cortina
Ford Torino
Mini Cooper
VW Beetle

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