Ok Guys rather than wait for Doug's return we are going to post the rules package for the event.
Feel free to discuss but this is the final rules and we will not be amending them.
We will also post a copy at SIR so that you can get any questions answered there also.
2006 – 24 heures du SIR
7 October 2006
11:00am 7 October
11:00am 8 October
This race will be recognized by Guiness for a World record attempt so we will have a few rules the might seem funny but are for their benefit.
“RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL CAR - 24 HOUR DISTANCE
This record is for driving a radio controlled model car over the greatest distance in a 24 hour period.
1. Any electric powered model car may be used, but it must be 1/10 scale only.
2. 24 hours means a continuous 24 hour period. Participants may take as many breaks as they require, but the clock does not stop for any reason.
3. The same car must be used throughout the record attempt. If it breaks down it must be repaired. No substitution is allowed and no time may be deducted for repairs.
4. The maximum team size (i.e. drivers and support crew) is 8 people.”
1. Any 1/10 scale 4 wheeled electric car. Drive configuration is up to the team, 2wd, 4wd, FWD or RWD all are allowed.
2. Chassis entered at the start of the event must be used for the entire event. Teams may make repairs to the car for arms, axles etc. If the main chassis is broken during the race but all parts must be re-used form the original chassis. You may not have a spare car waiting, built and ready to race that is swapped in place of the broken chassis. Race officials will determine what constitutes a broken chassis. Their decision is final. Chassis will be presented 1 hr to the start of the race to be marked by Race administration. This mark must be present on the finishing chassis 24hours later. If this marking is not present the team will be considered disqualified.
1. Any mfg electric motor may be used must be 540 based.
2. Wire size, diameter, wind and pole count is all open to the team’s discretion.
3. Brushless motors are allowed.
1. Any mfg battery may be used during the event.
2. Any capacity may be used
3. Li-Po batteries are allowed
4. Cells need not be branded with hobby wrap.
5. Quick change battery systems are allowed.
1. Car must be 1/10 scale
2. Length height and width will not be scrutinized
3. Car must have a covered “drivers compartment” only. No open cockpit or “Can Am” bodies
Doug Papka will be the head race official and will also designate 2-3 other race officials before the start of the race. Those names will be posted and at least 2 will be onsite at all times during the race.
Teams will be assigned a pit space for their team. They will be expected to use that space for major repairs to the car along with battery charging. IF possible SIR will provide a 30” pit space at the front of the track for battery changes only.
The car must be pulled off of the track and into the 30” pit space for any changes.
Again if repairs need to be made the car must be taken to you teams assigned full pit space. Any car taken from the track for repair or battery change must return as close as possible from the point it left the racing surface. The car may not complete a lap to facilitate this.
1. Entry Fee is team based.
2. A team captain will be nominated and will pay the team’s entry fee.
3. Entry fee for the event will be $240.
4. Entry fee must be paid 3 weeks before the start of the event. If not paid then entry will be considered Null and will be offered to next team awaiting entry to the event.
5. Entry is limited to 10 teams for this event.
Note to all entrants.
This event is meant to be a fun event intended to promote the RC racing hobby. Media will be onsite to cover the event, along with representatives from many RC Mfg’s. Entrants conduct is expected to be cordial with each other at all times. If a dispute arises, Race Admin will be the final ruling on any disagreement. We will be racing along time and a long distance please plan your team strategy accordingly. There will be no onsite accommodations for sleeping other than the floor space around your immediate pit space. There are volunteer plans for onsite food and beverages that will be on a donation basis. There will not be a planned meal that is provided so please plan accordingly.
We would like to encourage open thinking and innovation in this race. We have left the rules vague in places to allow this thinking.
If your team has any questions regarding legality please forward those questions to Doug in email form only so that he may give you written approval or denial. These submissions will be kept in confidence and not spread amongst the others entries for reasons of competitive advantage.