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2011-2012 Midwest Grand Slam (carpet on road series)

Old 08-23-2011, 01:34 PM
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Default 2011-2012 Midwest Grand Slam (carpet on road series)

The Gate, Rapid Competition Raceway, The Big Rug, and MSI are the proud hosts of the 2011-2012 Midwest Grand Slam.

These four tracks are some of the pillars in the Midwest’s carpet on road scene. They are home to some of the region’s best drivers and large events. Our goal is to bring them all together to increase attendance and exposure for each track, while enriching the Midwest carpet on road community.

Now, in our 4th season, we have implemented changes in the series to help reduce the time and expense required to attend. All, but the Halloween Classic, will be a two-day format with the track closed on Fridays. The Classic, due to continually increasing entries, will remain the same three-day event with open practice on Friday.

We hope these changes will give the series the balance between sometimes lackluster local racing and expensive National events by enticing more travelling talent into participating. We understand that many racers will be attending some of the premier National events, so the series schedule is set so it should not interfere with any of those existing races.

The 2011-2012 Midwest Grand Slam series schedule is:

October 28th-30th, 2011: The Gate, Cleveland, OH
December 10th & 11th, 2011: Rapid Competition, Grand Rapids, MI
January 14th & 15th, 2012: The Big Rug, Indianapolis, IN
February 18th & 19th, 2012: MSI, Detroit, MI

There is a strong field of talent in this part of the country, and the Midwest Grand Slam provides regional venues for us to compete with each other in the classes that define carpet on road. In the past, these events have been hard fought with epic battles from the A on down. The Halloween Classic’s A-mains are usually a who’s-who of National talent. Even with this in mind, the Midwest Grand Slam is still a great place for newer drivers to learn. Classes range from modified to VTA, so differing speed categories are available for all to enjoy.

Classes Offered:
T/C Rubber Sedan: (control tires TBA)
17.5 Blinky, 13.5 Open*, Mod
1/12th: 17.5 Blinky, 13.5 Open*, Mod
World GT: 13.5 Open esc
VTA
*these classes will be run if sufficient pre-entries are received.

Schedule for the Halloween Classic only:

Friday: Open/Controlled and Late arrival practice 1pm-10pm
Saturday: Open and Controlled practice, and 3 qualifiers
Sunday: Open practice, 1 qualifier, and Mains

The schedule for all other events will be: (subject to change).
Saturday: Open and Controlled practice, and 3 qualifiers starting around 1:30
Sunday: Open practice, 1 qualifier starting around 8:30am and Mains should start around noon

All race information will be on our website www.midwestgrandslam.com shortly. This thread and another on Hobbytalk will also be updated with all rules, information, gossip and results. See you there.


- Ken Miller
- John Peoples
- Sean Bushnell

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All Classes Will Use ROAR Approved Brushless, Motors, Batteries, Bodies And Rules.

Section 1 - General Rules
1.1: Rules apply to classes within the Midwest Grand Slam and are intended to provide guidelines for fair competition. In the event a rule is not covered in this package the Midwest Grand Slam will have the right to adjust or amend rules at any time.

1.2: Rules may be revised on an as needed bases

1.3: No Person attending a Midwest Grand Slam event will have any claim for damages, expenses, lawsuits, or otherwise against a promoter, track operator, Midwest Grand Slam, it’s officials, agents, or employees, resulting from any damage to any car, personal injury, on monetary loss of any kind whatsoever. All attendants waive any claim they any have against a promoter, track operator, or the Midwest Grand Slam, when they participate in any event being run under these rules.

1.4: It is the drivers responsibility to be in compliance with all Midwest Grand Slam rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in penalties or race disqualification.

1.5: The intention for the Midwest Grand Slam is to promote racing in a fun, family oriented atmosphere. Unsportsmanlike behavior WILL NOT be tolerated. Midwest Grand Slam staff and track management reserves the right to levy penalties or may disqualify a driver for any of the following replacements.
• Excessive foul language
• Drinking of alcoholic beverages or use of illegal substances
• Verbal or physical abuse of a race official or fellow competitor
• Rough driving or intentional hacking of a competitor
• Intentionally circumventing the rules
• Actions detrimental to the Midwest Grand Slam or participating tracks
• Not following the commands of a race official

1.6: Race director reserves the right to “black flag” any driver who’s car is operating in a reckless or uncontrolled manor, or that may constitute a hazard to other drivers in the race.

1.7: Race directors decision is final regarding penalty or scoring disputes.

1.8: For your safety drivers are required to ware closed towed shoes at all times while in the racing area.

1.9: Safety of our racers is of utmost concern. In the event of hazardous winter weather conditions a race event may be shortened and or cancelled. Shortened event will be considered complete after 2 rounds of qualifying. Cancelled race may be made up at the next available time.

1.10: Drivers are required to turn marshal the race immediately following their own. Failure to do so will result in the loss of laps off their best qualifying time. If for some reason not able to turn martial it is the drivers responsibility to find another entered driver as a replacement. The replacement martial most notify the race director. The original driver is responsible for the actions of the substitute martial.

1.11: Turn marshals are not allowed to repair race cars.

1.12: Marshaled cars should be returned to the point they left the racing surface.

1.13: Due to the current nature and instability within the ROAR Rules any major equipment legal at the beginning of the series will remain so throughout the entire season.

1.14: The Series awards will be based on best 3 out of 4 events and must compete in at least 3 events to be eligible.


Class Rules:

1. STOCK 1/12 Blinky
Motor: ROAR Approved 17.5 Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 1S (3.7V) LiPo Only
ESC: Any ROAR approved Blinky mode ESC as of Oct 29, 2011
Tires: Foam
Body: ROAR Approved GTP/Can-Am
Minimum Weight: 730 grams
Maximum Width: 172mm
Minimum Ride Height: 3mm
Race Length: 8 minutes

2. * 1/12 13.5 *
Motor: ROAR Approved 13.5 Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 1S (3.7V) LiPo Only
ESC: Open
Tires: Foam
Body: ROAR Approved GTP/Can-Am
Minimum Weight: 730 grams
Maximum Width: 172mm
Minimum Ride Height: 3mm
Race Length: 8 minutes

3. OPEN 1/12
Motor: ROAR Approved Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 1S (3.7V) LiPo Only
ESC: Open
Tires: Foam
Body: ROAR Approved GTP/Can-Am
Minimum Weight: 730 grams
Maximum Width: 172mm
Minimum Ride Height: 3mm
Race Length: 8 minutes

4. STOCK RUBBER SEDAN
Motor: ROAR Approved 17.5 Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 2S (7.4V) LiPo Only
ESC: Any ROAR approved Blinky mode ESC as of Oct 29, 2011
Tires: Jaco Blue, Sweep Racing RealBlue QTS32, or Solaris Medium (Medium Insert)
Body: ROAR Approved Sedan
Minimum Weight: 1380 grams
Maximum Width: 190mm
Minimum Ride Height: 5mm
Body Height: 130 with 20mm blocks
Race Length: 6 minutes

5. * 13.5 RUBBER SEDAN *
Motor: ROAR Approved 13.5 Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 2S (7.4V) LiPo Only
ESC: Open
Tires: Jaco Blue, Sweep Racing RealBlue QTS32, or Solaris Medium (Medium Insert)
Body: ROAR Approved Sedan
Minimum Weight: 1380 grams
Maximum Width: 190mm
Minimum Ride Height: 5mm
Body Height: 130 with 20mm blocks
Race Length: 6 minutes

6. OPEN RUBBER SEDAN
Motor: ROAR Approved Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 2S (7.4V) LiPo Only
ESC: Open
Tires: Jaco Blue, Sweep Racing RealBlue QTS32, or Solaris Medium (Medium Insert)
Body: ROAR Approved Sedan
Minimum Weight: 1380 grams
Maximum Width: 190mm
Minimum Ride Height: 4mm
Body Height: 130 with 20mm blocks
Race Length: 6 minutes

7. WORLD GT
Motor: ROAR Approved 13.5 Brushless
Battery: ROAR Approved 1S (3.7V) LiPo Only
ESC: Open
Tires: BSR Team Purple Spec, Jaco Lilac Spec, or CRC 2300/2302 Spec Tires only
Body: Protoform Corvette (1499), Protoform Sophia (1502), Parma DB9 (10225), or McAllister Ferrari (257)
Minimum Weight: 930 grams
Maximum Width: 200mm
Minimum Ride Height: 4mm
Roof Height: 104mm ready-to-run
Race Length: 6 minutes


8. VINTAGE TRANS-AM
Will be governed according to the September 1, 2010 Rule Set at www.usvintagetransam.com, with the exception of the following:

Driver Figure NOT required
ROAR Spec ESC may be used


** Due to the past low turnout in certain classes the 13.5 classes will be dependent on sufficient pre-entries, this is out of respect for the following classes that deserve sufficient turn-marshalling with out the race director constantly hollowing for Volunteers

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!exciting!
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Rules are posted, this should be a great season and as in the past Cash pay-out to TQ and the top 3 in each class and prizes for the winners of the lower mains for each event and Awards at the Finale Race for those competing in at least 3 events.
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I will be at the Halloween race!
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Here it is guys, the Flyer for the first leg of the Midwest Grandslam Series.

Note there is an 80 DRIVER limit. That is physical racers not entries, this is the number of pitspaces available, last year got real tight at the end to fitt everyone in, DO NOT wait till the last minute, register early to ensure a spot

http://norcarracing.com/index.php?p=1_12_Entry-Forms
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Originally Posted by miller tyme
... last year got real tight at the end to fitt everyone in...
Freudian much, or just buddies with H-Rob?

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What a great turnout for the Halloween Clasic, the first leg of the Midwest GrandSlam. 179 entries provided some fierce competition. Now it's time to plan for the 2nd leg. Dec 10th and 11th at Rapid Competition Raceway in Grandrapids Mi.
Note A slight change in the schedule from past events, NO FRIDAY PRACTICE, so there is no need for the extra day off work or night in a hotel. Pits will be open for setup for a few hours Friday Eve.

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Vintage Trans AM
Bob Hartman
Scott Hartman
Joe Klebau
Alex Kubilus
James Blaze
Willie Thomas
Julie Thomas
Nick Max
Denney Barlage

TC Rubber 17.5 Blinky
Bob Hartman
Scott Hartman
Chris Geotz
Mike Wise
Joe Klebau
Alex Kubilus
Willie Thomas
Julie Thomas
Bill DeRuiter
Dave Johnson
Brad Johnson
Bill Sydor
Mike Jones
Dave Muller
Mike Slaughter
Mike Murray
Tim McIntyre

TC 13.5
Andrew Hardman
Martin Crsip
Bill Sydor
Mike Jones

TC Mod
Keven Herbert
Andrew Hardman
Martin Crisp
Artur Curyllo

WGT
Dwight Smith
Chuck Mackin
Joe Trandell
Joe Klebau
Ray Daroch
John Peoples

1/12 17.5 Blinky
Michael Robertson
Sean Bushnell
Brad Mergy
Joe Klebau
Mike Wise
Mark Sweeney
John Warner
Marty Miller
Mark Ament
Will Jossens
Bill DeRuiter
Denney Barlage
Mark Sweeney
Dave Johnson
Mike Slaughter
Chuck Lonergan
Mike Murray
Jody Flipse

1/12 13.5
Ken Miller
Dwight Smith
Steve Dunn
Andew Knapp
Joe Trandell
Marty Miller
Mark Ament
Michael Robertson
Terry Rott
Ted Rogers

1/12 Mod
Ken Miller
David Arnold
Andrew Knapp
Steve Dunn
Paul Ciccarello
Keven Herbert
Joe Trandell
Ray Daroch
Terry Rott
Artur Curyllo

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List is growing fast, don't get left out, send those entries in now
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ken had a blast last weekend in gr thanks to the track for running a great program and a sweet layout hope the wisconsin cupel got home safely
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Wow, it's really quiet in here for the next race only being 10 days away. I'm really looking forward to it!
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Originally Posted by -showtime-
Wow, it's really quiet in here for the next race only being 10 days away. I'm really looking forward to it!
We're hibernating, Greg. It's good to hear that you're going to make the trip. Indy is a first class facility, which makes one question why they allow Miller to race there? What classes are you going to race?

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Originally Posted by Hustler
why they allow Miller to race there?

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Must be the mustache

I'll run blinky sedan and 13.5 1/12
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