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Old 10-09-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation United Sportscar R/C Racing Championship 11-9-14 "The Track" @ Harbor Hobbies

Three Classes. One Goal.

The United Sportscar R/C Racing Championship is the first R/C racing event of its kind that will pit three different classes of cars all against each other at the same time!

The event will take place November 9, 2014 at
The Track at Harbor Hobbies
1225 Sheridan Rd.
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096

The premise is simple. The event will begin like an ordinary R/C race. Each class will compete in two rounds of qualifying and one main. After all three classes have completed they're respected mains, the top four drivers from each classes A & B Mains that have shown they have the patience and skill to continue, will compete in one of two finale races called the "Harbor Grand Prix". The "A" Main Grand Prix will be 12 minutes long, the "B" Main will be 10 minutes. Racers will be competing for awards in they're individual class, as well as a single overall winner for the Grand Prix.

This event will introduce a fun twist on a popular touring car class. Prototypes! This class utilizes the same rules used in traditional Stock 17.5 Touring Car classes, the only change being the use of McAllister Daytona Prototype bodies instead of the typical touring car bodies!

The three classes competing were picked not only because they mimic the look and feel of real multi-class endurance series like IMSA or Le Mans, but they're typical lap times are fairly similar on the carpet track! This should make for close, competitive racing across the board!

Race Format:
2 Qualifiers - 6 Min. Each
1 Main - 8 Min.
"Harbor Grand Prix B Main" - 10 Min.
"Harbor Grand Prix A Main" - 12 Min.

The competing classes are:

1.) USGT
-Chassis Specification:
Any 1/10 4wd with 4 wheel independent suspension.
-Weight Specification:
1450g weight
-Body Specifications:
Any 190mm or 200mm "GT or Street" body. Body can be any body that is NOT on the ROAR T2 body list. 1/12, 1/8, & truck bodies are not allowed
Any "SCALE" molded wings can be used. Lexan wings 10mm maximum height / side dam height
Scale type race liveries encouraged
-Tire & Wheel Specifications:
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Gravity RC USGT Pre Glued Tires (Spoke Wheel)
-Ride Height Specification:
Minimum ride height is 5mm.
-Motor Specifications:
ROAR approved 21.5, No tuning rotors, must use OEM rotor 12.3-12.5mm
-Approved ESCs:
“Blinky” ESC ROAR approved spec software
-Battery Specifications:
ROAR approved hard case batteries

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2.) Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans
-Chassis Specification:
Speed Passion LM-1 Chassis Only.
-Weight Specification:
1200g weight
-Body Specifications:
Only LMP, Group C, GTP, GT1, Can Am bodies are allowed. Scale type race liveries encouraged. If the body comes with molded in kick up at rear, must be cut out to resemble separate wing as on full scale car. If body come with separate wing, must be mounted in same location as full scale car. No oval or TC style wings allowed.
-Tire & Wheel Specifications:
Stock Speed Passion LM Wheel and tires.
Front: SP000990
Rear: SP000991
-Ride Height Specification:
Minimum ride height is 3mm.
-Motor Specifications:
ROAR approved 21.5, No tuning rotors, must use OEM rotor 12.3-12.5mm
-Approved ESCs:
“Blinky” ESC ROAR approved spec software
-Battery Specifications:
ROAR approved hard case batteries (Regular or Shorty)

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3.) McAllister Prototypes
-Chassis Specification:
Any 1/10 4wd with 4 wheel independent suspension.
-Weight Specification:
1380g weight minimum
-Body Specifications:
McAllister Daytona Prototype Bodies Only.
#297 - Riley Daytona Prototype
#289 - Corvette Daytona Prototype
#255 - MX-P Daytona Prototype
#212 - Wildcat 3 Body
If the body comes with molded in kick up at rear, must be cut out to resemble separate wing as on full scale car. If body come with separate wing, must be mounted in same location as full scale car. No oval or TC style wings allowed.
-Tire & Wheel Specifications:
Gravity RC G-Spec Type C On-road Pre-mount Tires
Grinding of tire tread is NOT permitted. Sanding of mold seam to remove seam is allowed
-Ride Height Specification:
Minimum ride height is 5mm.
-Motor Specifications:
ROAR approved 17.5, No tuning rotors, must use OEM rotor
-Approved ESCs:
“Blinky” ESC ROAR approved spec software
-Battery Specifications:
ROAR approved hard case batteries

The event will also feature fun activities for spectators,
raffles, prizes, and a concourse for the best paint jobs!
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Hey everyone! Just a reminder, our event is officially opened for registration on rcsignup.com!

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/displayEvent.cfm?ID=4063

You may sign up and pay directly on the site or select mail in registration to pay at the track.
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Hey everyone! Just a reminder, our event is officially opened for registration on rcsignup.com!

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/displayEvent.cfm?ID=4063

You may sign up and pay directly on the site or select mail in registration to pay at the track.
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Sweet Jesus I wish we did that around here!☺
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17.5 Prototype's, fantastic....This is the making of a great class, brilliant!
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17.5 Prototype's, fantastic....This is the making of a great class, brilliant!
Back in the 80s prototypes (GTP) cars were the bodies most used, then came GT bodies, so this is more of a 'comeback' than 'the making of a new class'.

I agree, it'll be nice to see prototypes running road courses again....as they should. Here they run the oval course only....what a waste.

This event sounds like the BOMB, wish I lived closer....this is one I'd go to if I were within 800 miles. Don't forget to post lots of videos!!
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Hey everyone! Thanks for all your input! We really appreciate it! I'm glad to see everyone so receptive of this event!

We will be sure to post plenty of pics and videos on our official facebook page! Make sure to like us and follow along!

http://www.facebook.com/unitedsportscarrc

I spoke with Gary McAllister from McAllister Racing the other day about our event. During our conversation, the idea of creating an official sanctioning body or guidelines for the 17.5 Prototypes was brought up. We will use the USCRC event as a test for not only for the Prototypes, but for the multi-class mains as well. If everything proves successful, then we will consider creating official guidelines for racing clubs and tracks to utilize around the world, similar to has been done with Trans-Am racing!
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So, how did that turn out like? Any race report/results?
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Any pictures or video of the event? Would love to see some of those prototypes!
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Any pictures or video of the event? Would love to see some of those prototypes!
They have a Facebook page that had links to some pics.
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There's the results of the main two finals, but I'm curious to hear more details about it, both to compare the lap times of the top drivers in each classes (to compare the classes), and also more subjective reports (how that felt having different classes together on the track)...
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The Grand Prix race (w/all 3 classes running) was a blast. It was really a race within a race. You had the overall winner and then there was the different classes racing for "Best in Class"

The top 3 finishers were Prototype, Prototype and USGT.

As the race progressed, all you could worry about was your car and the traffic around you. The differing speeds did not seem to be an issue. After running the 12 minutes, it was hard to determine what car was in what place. You were racing the car closest to you, and letting the faster car pass.

I would like to run this format more often. We ran 3 qualifiers and a main, than the top 4 in each class were seeded into the Gran Prix Finals. I ended up running 2 classes and got in almost 70 minutes of racing.
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The top 3 finishers were Prototype, Prototype and USGT.
Prototype, is that "McAllister Prototype", or "Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans Prototype"?

I'm really curious to know how the 21.5T LM-1 did compared to the 17.5T touring cars...

Also, if anyone running a 17.5T McAllister Prototypes could compare how the bodies felt on the cars compared to "normal" touring car bodies (like Mazda Speed 6, etc)? Did the better aero make it faster? More stable? More aggressive?

Thanks for the info! That looks like it was a lot of fun!
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Prototype, is that "McAllister Prototype", or "Speed Passion LM-1 Le Mans Prototype"?

I'm really curious to know how the 21.5T LM-1 did compared to the 17.5T touring cars...

Also, if anyone running a 17.5T McAllister Prototypes could compare how the bodies felt on the cars compared to "normal" touring car bodies (like Mazda Speed 6, etc)? Did the better aero make it faster? More stable? More aggressive?

Thanks for the info! That looks like it was a lot of fun!
Prototype was McAllister
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That would be totally awesome to have that as a sanctioning body. I think that having a few sprint events as well.
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