Originally Posted by DRRC
so I will have to wait for a short chassis spec class to join in
cant buy a $500 long chassis rtr remove all electronics and get the reds motor
I will have to spend $1000 to get into the class having no long chassis car
You don't have to buy anything you just continue to race with the exact same gear and class you have been racing "OPEN"
Maybe this will clear things up a bit:
The IGT8F "SPEC" Class is that..... A "SPECIFIC" CLASS OF GT8, WITH ITS OWN VERY "SPECIFIC" SET OF RULES.
It's very similar to the races Tamiya, HPI, and VTA have.
If you don't want or can't follow the "SPEC" rules, you simple run in the "OPEN" Class. We are adding a class not dividing or splitting what is already established.
To Address the other half, we currently have the exact same rule book for both the IGT8F "OPEN" and "PRO$" Class because these are the rules currently most followed and agree with. (I know it currently says "SPORTSMAN" as well, this is addressed below)
"PRO$" is for Professional; as in makes money from racing. These events with a "PRO$" Class will only be held once to twice a year and announced a year in advance. To have "Pre Qualifier" events to obtain a invitation to run the "PRO$" Class at those BIG EVENT.
Now the "Pre Qualifiers" work in conjuction with the current and past major attended GT8 Class races. Again not taking anything away from what has already been established, but to only PROMOTE those events even more by adding the benefit of getting an Invitation to the IGT8F "PRO$" Class. These races can follow IGT8F RULES or countinue using their existing rules, it's Track and Directors choice.
Now "OPEN" is and always will be "OPEN", as in open to all and any choices. Except for the very short list of Not allowed.
Ok "SPORTSMAN" is a class I can't judge or even rule on. I am not the guy or organization to determine what fits in the class. I put this on our class rules as labeled below ??? TBA??? Simply because it was brought to my attention that my current format (OPEN & SPEC) was to exclusive.... So once I get the Rules from the supporting and Sponsoring party or parties they will be posted.
Last I want everyone to understand I created this as a racer for more races not as business. Everything you see time, money and effort, has all come from me alone. I just want to unite and build this class and On Road Racing.
Also when I ask for support from tracks, shops, Race Directors manufacturers, etc. to be affiliated with IGT8F its simply to UNITE us all on the same common goal or interest. To support the racers and customers, that already support YOU. Weather you decide to be affiliated or not be affiliated or offer support or not. That is your choice, BUT I PERSONALLY WILL ALWAYS AND COUNTINUE TO SUPPORT ANYONE THAT SUPPORT, GT8 RACING
..... and Yes even Jeff Vargas