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Old 08-27-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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NORA 2015-16 Road Course
*doors open at 9am racing starts at 11am

October
9-11 track set up
11th Road course layout day
17th first race
21st wed practice.
31st costume race

November
3rd weds practice
15th
18th weds practice
28th

December
2nd wed practice (5pm-9pm)
12th
16th wed practice (5pm-9pm)

January
30th

February
3 wed practice (5pm-9pm)
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17 wed practice (5pm-9pm)
26th-28th ROAR Regionals

March
2nd & 9th wed practice (5pm-9pm)
13th 6 Hour Enduro (doors open at 7am Enduro starts at 9am)

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NORA 2015-16 ROAD COURSE CLASS RULES

Novice: Any 1/10th or 1/12th scale electric chassis. Tamiya 540 silver can or Novak SS Pro 25.5t (PN: 3625V), Ballistic 25.5t (PN: 3425V), and Ballistic Boss VTA Edition (PN: 3626V) brushless motors recommended. ROAR-approved Sportsman ESC recommended for brushless motors. Maximum 6-cell NiMH or NiCd batteries or maximum 7.4v 2S lithium technology batteries. Lithium technology batteries must be in hard case.

Scale Spec/VTA: 1/10th scale electric chassis. 5mm minimum ride height. Tamiya 540 silver can motor or Novak SS Pro 25.5t (PN: 3425V), Ballistic 25.5t (PN: 3625V), and Ballistic Boss VTA Edition (PN: 3626V) brushless motors. 12.3mm rotors only. No restriction on endbell timing. ROAR-approved Non-Timing ESC for brushless motors. HPI D Compound or Gravity RC USGT pre-mount tires. Realistic, scale bodies must be run on all chassis. VTA bodies may run included rear-deck spoilers. GT bodies may run included wings, or option wing sets that emphasize scale appearance. Maximum 6-cell NiMH or NiCd batteries or maximum 7.4v 2S lithium technology batteries. Lithium technology batteries must be in hard case. 4wd: 1450g minimum weight. FWD: No minimum weight. M-Chassis: No minimum weight. Open tire on Mini rims. The spirit of Scale Spec is reasonable cost, scale-appearance, even, competitive racing. Scale livery is encouraged. Drivers are encouraged to operate both within the letter and spirit of the rules.

Stock Touring: 1/10th scale 4wd touring chassis. 1380g minimum weight. 5mm minimum ride height. ROAR-approved 17.5t brushless motors*. ROAR-approved Non-Timing ESC. Team Powers 30 pre-mount spec tire. ROAR-approved touring car bodies. Maximum 6-cell NiMH or NiCd batteries or maximum 7.4v 2S lithium technology batteries. Batteries must be on ROAR-approved list. Spec premount tires Team Powers 30, Sweep QTS 32, Jaco Blue or Gravity C.

World GT: 1/10th scale pan car chassis. 930g minimum weight. 4mm minimum ride height. ROAR-approved 13.5t brushless motors*. ROAR-approved Non-Timing ESC. Lilac spec tires. ROAR-approved GT bodies. Maximum 3.7v 1s lithium technology batteries. Batteries must be on ROAR-approved list.

Stock 1/12: 1/12th scale pan car chassis. 730g minimum weight. 3mm minimum ride height. ROAR-approved 17.5t brushless motors*. ROAR-approved Non-Timing ESC. Purple stripe spec tires. GTP and LMP style bodies only. Maximum 3.7v 1s lithium technology batteries. Batteries must be on ROAR-approved list.

F1: Any 1/10th scale rear wheel drive electric chassis. 190mm maximum width. 4mm minimum ride height. Tamiya 540 silver can or 21.5t brushless motor. ROAR-approved Non-Timing ESC for brushless motors. F1 scale rubber tire. Front and rear wings to scale and correct with body. Maximum 6-cell NiMH or NiCd batteries or maximum 7.4v 2s lithium technology batteries. Lithium technology batteries must be in hard case.

LiPo battery voltage: 1s maximum voltage: 4.200v. 2s maximum voltage: 8.400v. Cars that fail prerace tech will be disqualified for that round. This is a zero tolerance policy. The club’s voltmeter will be the reference of last resort.
Traction compounds: SXT 3.0 in original bottle. Tires may be cleaned with the allowed traction compounds, Simple Green, motor spray, or water.
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Welcome everyone to the NORA 2015/16 Road Course thread. This is season is shaping up to be a great one. As you can see above the we have added a $5 Wednesday practice night for road course.
We have adopted the Northwest Rules package that Seattle RC Racers were so kind to develop for us. NORA's only tweak to them is we have multiple tire options for touring car classes so please read through the rules carefully.
Also as many of you are aware the HPI-d compound tire is not the only tire allowed in scale spec any longer. The Gravity USGT premount tire is now approved for scale spec which will be a huge price savings per set of tires and no more gluing!!
Tires for both touring car and scale spec will be available track-side for purchase (prices to be determined).
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Thanks Dick. Shaping up to be a great carpet season this year!

Looks like January 2nd and March 9th line up with the CC and H30. Those intended?
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Thanks Dick. Shaping up to be a great carpet season this year!

Looks like January 2nd and March 9th line up with the CC and H30. Those intended?
Thanks for the heads up i thought I missed the CC. I am going to leave march 9th up for those that want to practice for the Enduro that weekend.
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Getting closer! Really looking forward to NORA this year!!!
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Fantastic! Enthusiastically looking forward to the schedule start.

Who can I talked to about F-1? Please PM me with email/Cel

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Fantastic! Enthusiastically looking forward to the schedule start.

Who can I talked to about F-1? Please PM me with email/Cel

See you soon,
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F1 is on the regular race schedule this season and the class will run the same race day and schedule as all other classes. Unfortunately the F1 series didn't have enough participation last season to warrant a seperate series. So please come race F1 at NORA! See you all soon.
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F1... Unfortunately the F1 series didn't have enough participation last season to warrant a seperate series...
Oh boy! what a downer and we have not even started

Last winter we had a shortage of F-1 cars because the class was not run at Magnuson and people where not contemplating the class anywhere else, until John opened the doors to put it up at NORA.

This winter we help propelled the class back at Magnuson with a letter I sent to their directive including 16 names of drivers who ran F=1 at Galaxy / TCS all summer and wanted to have a venue to go to for winter. So we have 16 drivers for the winter season.

I was talking to the guys of doing maybe two or three F-1 format races over the winter at NORA. Using the same format we tested last year so the regular club program is not disturbed. We can do three 15 minute races in the morning between open practice time + a 3 minute Q. The club makes more money, and most people stay also for the club race (I was considering running sedan scale spec as my second class)

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Oh boy! what a downer and we have not even started

Last winter we had a shortage of F-1 cars because the class was not run at Magnuson and people where not contemplating the class anywhere else, until John opened the doors to put it up at NORA.

This winter we help propelled the class back at Magnuson with a letter I sent to their directive including 16 names of drivers who ran F=1 at Galaxy / TCS all summer and wanted to have a venue to go to for winter. So we have 16 drivers for the winter season.

I was talking to the guys of doing maybe two or three F-1 format races over the winter at NORA. Using the same format we tested last year so the regular club program is not disturbed. We can do three 15 minute races in the morning between open practice time + a 3 minute Q. The club makes more money, and most people stay also for the club race (I was considering running sedan scale spec as my second class)

Just a thought,

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Three 15 min F1 races ,if the is the case..count me out..I rather have the 45 minutes practices than corner marshaling
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Three 15 min F1 races ,if the is the case..count me out..I rather have the 45 minutes practices than corner marshaling
Its lots of fun + 2 pit stops. Once you've done it a 6 minute race seems just to short. BTW Gas dudes run for hours or more.
Ova Are you still selling your F-1? Hope not.

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Its lots of fun + 2 pit stops. Once you've done it a 6 minute race seems just to short. BTW Gas dudes run for hours or more.
Ova Are you still selling your F-1? Hope not.

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Sorry but part of our structure is having 2+ hours of open practice for for everyone. Last year we adjusted our schedule for the f1 series and it didn't pan out for us. But we did add it to the regular race format schedule for this season. So please com out and enjoy 2 heats and 1 main like all the other classes.
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