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2023 Hills Off Road Vintage Enduro

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Hi Everyone!! The Hills Off road committee is proud to announce the Vintage Enduros for 2023 will be run on Sunday the 12th of March!

We’ve made a couple of little changes for the 2023 enduro event from the 2022.

We’ve left the torque tuned motor option to run the same way it was run last year, summary below, just note that we’ve added a provision where a team is not able to spend all their allocated salary cap on their buggy line up, they may request approval to run a Torque tuned motor in a buggy that doesn’t fit the normal provisions to balance up the speed. Also the base points for all teams have gone up by 2 points, so 3 car teams start with 11 points plus bonuses and 4 car teams start with 14 points plus bonuses.

Qualifying change – Main enduro. This year we want there to be a big incentive to put in a hot qualifying lap, so the grid will be determined based on the fastest lap in the 10 minute quali session (no reverse grid). Your qualifying position will also give you choice of drivers stand position

Classic 4wd buggy date change. We are intending on extending the cutoff date for Classic 4wd to end of 1999 so this will allow for the inclusion of both variants of the Losi XX4, Yokomo MX4 and MR4BC and all Schumacher Cat 2000 variants. If there are any other 4wds that you think fit into that cutoff, please let us know.

Provisions for torque tuned motors. In 2023 we have left the torque tuned motor option as it seemed to work well in 2021 and 2022

- Each team will be allowed to nominate 1 x 4wd over 2 points to run the torque tuned motor with no points added to the value of the car

- Any 4wd valued at 2 points or under may run the torque tuned motor and the car will still be valued at 2 points (no limit)

- Any 2wd valued at 2 points or under and truck valued at 2.5 points or under may run the torque tuned motor, the car will have 1 point added to its total so a shotgun truck running the motor will now be worth 3 points (no limit)

- Trucks worth 3 points or above and 2wds worth 2.5 points or above must use the 540 Johnson Festival control motor available from Campbeltown Hobbies or RC hobbyland part no. JOH-683

- Teams who are not able to use all their points allocated to the team for their buggy selections will be able to request to run a Torque tuned motor in a different buggy to even up the balance (eg if a team is given 16 points, but only has the buggies to use up 15 points, they may request to use a TT motor in one of their buggies that can’t normally run it) it will be at the discretion of the race director if this allowed and which buggy it may be run in and it will be noted in the entry list published as they get updated

With regards to the points values for particular buggies, the allocation takes into account the speed of the car, consideration is also given to rarity of the buggy, available gearing options, fragility and run time.

The Entry-level-duro is back again this year. We'll keep the race at 90 minutes so we can make sure we run the event on time in case people have planes to catch etc. There’s no requirement for you to run a Blitzer in your team, its open to any plastic eligible buggy or hotshot / Thundershot buggy / Low-point trucks (the main benefit of running a Blitzer/Monster racer in the race is that it can use the sport tuned motor). Teams can run any combination buggies/trucks from those groupings and can be in a team of 2-4 drivers. If you do it with 2 drivers, you still need to ensure you have a marshal out at all times, so I recommend having your batteries near the pit stop table, also the pit stop time is 90 seconds for the Entry-level-duro so you should have time to swap over and not lose time (in the interests of safety so we don’t have people running up and down the stairs, 2 driver teams will be allowed to leave their mashalling position during the pit stop). The rules for the race are attached to this post. The entry-level-duro will run the full track as it did last year.

With regards to the points system for the main enduro, I know it can look a bit complex when you’re first looking at it, the simple aim is to even up the field by allowing a team with more once a year racers, to drive better cars overall compared to a team of pros. I’m happy to help guide you through it. How it works is the team captain will get in touch, let us know the drivers and potential car line up and we’ll confirm the amount of bonus points the team has and what cars fit in the line up.

Fast Facts

2 hour Entry-level-duro 2, 3 or 4 drivers

Allowed chassis: Any Blitzer based truck, Tamiya king cab/Hilux monster racer / any plastic eligible buggy / any Hotshot / Thundershot eligible buggy / Low point trucks (2 points or less)

Standard track to be used

730am: Open practise (1 driver per team at a time / Main race or Entry level buggies may be used)

815am: Track closed Blitzer enduro drivers meeting / qualifying positions drawn randomly

830pm: 90 Minute Blitzer/Plastic enduro starts, (ending 10am)

Batteries: 6000mah 2s lipo max (hard case) Max charge voltage 8.4v

90 second minimum pit stop time every time there’s a battery change

5 hour – Vintage Enduro (3 or 4 Driver / multi car enduro)

Motor: Johnson 540 motor for all cars, part no. JOH-683 or torque tuned if allowed

10am: Open practise (1 driver per team at a time) (once Blitzer race has ended)

11am: Track closed Drivers meeting

11:15am qualifying session (10 minutes) 1 driver per team

1130am: 5 hour enduro race starts, ending 430pm

Batteries: 6000mah 2s lipo max (hard case) Max charge voltage 8.4v

1 minute minimum pit stop time every time the car comes to the pits to change a battery

Entry Fee : $20 per driver covers you for both enduros. Or $5 per driver if just running the Entry-level-duro

To enter, please send me a pm with your team name, names of drivers, car for each driver and transponder number.

Entries will be on a first in, best dressed basis. We can have a maximum of 13 teams!

Hopefully that’s everything, all the best in organising your team, if you are looking for a driver or a driver looking for a team - please post in here or let me know.


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Edit: We've reverted the entry level race back to 90 minutes so we can ensure the event runs to schedule. We've updated the rules for qualifying, any car can qualify and any car can start the race, the don't need to be the same car

Last edited by NOFX; 02-09-2023 at 05:33 PM. Reason: updated race time for Entry level duro and quali rules
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Hey dudes!

Ok so we have 12 teams locked in for the enduro! Which is fantastic! The most we’ve had in the past has been 9, so the track is going to be pretty congested and there will be significantly varying skill levels and car speeds depending on who is on the track at any time from each team.

We’ve had a quick think about how we can mitigate some potential dramas late in the race should there be a battle for the lead, remembering of course that we will be reminding all drivers that everyone needs to be mindful of the varying skill levels and make allowances and the cars being lapped will also need to do their best to accommodate the fast cars.


We think it best if we ask teams to have their experienced driver/s on the track in the last 30 minutes or more of the race. This is a gentleman’s agreement, nothing will be enforced but when considering the enjoyment of the race for the younger drivers, they’re probably better off in the more relaxed earlier stints of the race where possible. To assist this, we’re removing the parc ferme rule with the qualifying car needing to start the race to make it easier for teams to organise the driver order so any car can qualify for the team and any car can start the race.

Driver’s stand position selection – qualifying will take on an additional importance because drivers stand position will be chosen based on qualifying order. This means there will always be a spot on the stand when the next driver for the team comes up onto the stand, we’ll mark the spot on the drivers stand at the same time the team chooses its marshalling position.

The Entry-level-duro will run for 90 minutes again this year, we want to make sure we can keep to the time line and give people enough practise time in the morning. During practise sessions, only 1 driver from each team may be up on the stand to make it fair for everyone

Please start getting in touch with car selections and transponder numbers. Also please get in touch regarding if you’ll have an team in the entry level-duro also at the moment I have the Dukes, Johnny and the shakers, Cliff lett us use his name, Takis, Team hyper, Marky Mark and the RC bunch and The Mexicants confirmed for the race which is 7 teams but we’d like to see more. I know Jason Hewitt was thinking about running a Novafox, that’s a perfect choice for this race. Remember in this race, you can share cars, have multiple cars and it’s a good chance to get some race miles under the belt before the main race, I’ve attached the list of eligible buggies, please get in touch if you need any help working out if your buggy can be run in the race

Cheers guys, this is going to be massive and we can’t wait
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