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Old 07-31-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default Offroad and Dirt Oval (DC District of Columbia, Maryland, Virgina)

Attention Offroad and Dirt Oval racers in the DMV. This will be the official unofficial info thread for Tina's Trains and hobbies (www.tinastrainsandhobbies.com).

I won't be monitoring this thread so if you have any questions please PM me. I will get to you as quickly as I can.

TT&H is located at:
8275 Old Leonardtown Road Hughesville, Maryland 20637 (back side of Bargain Barn).

They currently race (alternating Offroad and Oval) every weekend.

The remaining 2015 schedule is as follows:

Offroad : (Saturdays)
August - 29
September - 12, 26
October - 10, 24
November TBD

Oval: (Sundays)
August - 23
September - 6, 20
October - 4, 18
November - 1
Remainder of November TBD

Schedule subject to change. If your not a regular please contact the shop (301-481-6261) to make sure their racing.


Offroad Classes: 1/10th 2WD & 4WD modified buggy.

Oval Classes: Street Stock, Open 1/10th Sprint, MDM/Slash and MDM/Slash novice.

Please express your interest in other classes. If 3 or more show for a class they will run that class.

If going to the track for the first time please visit the hobby shop prior to running on the track and read and follow all posted rules.

=============== MDM/SLASH Rules ================


There is no gearing rule. However, the Traxxas spur gears (#4683, #4686, & #4690) must be used. NOTE: The 76tooth spur has been removed from the list due to required dremel work on the vehicle to make it work.

Must use stock Traxxas Slash 2wd chassis and components, unmodified, unless otherwise specified. No modifying, replacing, or removing any components unless otherwise specified.

All suspension components must be installed in the proper position and orientation on the car from the factory

(EXAMPLE: Left caster block on the left; right block on the right, front shocks on front, rear shocks on rear, suspension arms right side up, etc)

Locking or modifying the differential in any way will not be allowed. The differential must have normal diff action, and cannot turn the motor over when rotating one rear tire against the normal compression (resistance) of the motor. No ball diff’s.


Any additional weight must be added within the main chassis plate area. Adding weight to nerf bars, bumpers, headers, suspension arms, or any component not within the main chassis area will not be allowed.

The ESC, transponder, and receiver can be mounted anywhere in the main chassis plate area only.

Minimum Ride Height: .750" (including body)
Minimum Weight: 94OZ (5LBS 14OZ)

Suspension: Only stock white Traxxas Springs may be used, and may not be cut or altered from factory in any way.

The hard anodized teflon coated shocks and aluminum shock caps (any color) are allowed.

Different weight shock oil may be used as well as internal shock limiters to adjust ride height and droop. NO limiting upward travel.

2-stage pistons or any modification to the shock to tune the compression and rebound separately will not be allowed.

BODIES: As of right now here is a list of the bodies allowed !

BARTS : SC10 Modified

CUSTOMWORKS : Tornado Midwest Mod #9211

BODIES BY ED ( BBE ) : Slash 2015 Modified

SIPPEL SPEED SHOP : Slash Modifield

SALVAS MUDBOSS : Modified Body

Legal Tuning Parts: Any color Traxxas Slash aluminum steering bell cranks (#3743), caster blocks (#3632), steering blocks (#3636), camber links, and rear axle carriers (#3652) are allowed.

RPM rear carriers (#80382), front steering blocks (#80372), caster blocks (#80712), front (#80952, #80953, #80955) & rear (#81002, #81003, #81005) bumpers, and suspension arms rear(#80592, #80594, #80595) & front(#80242, #80244, #80245) will be allowed.

The "hoop" and "ears" on the front bumper may be cut off, however, the main area of the bumper must remain intact.

Transmitter/Receiver and servo may be replaced. (Servo saver will also not be a tech item)

The hard anodized teflon coated shocks and aluminum shock caps (any color) are allowed.

Different weight shock oil may be used as well as internal shock limiters to adjust ride height and droop.

2-stage pistons or any modification to the shock to tune the compression and rebound separately will not be allowed.

Steering: servo may be replaced. (Servo saver will also not be a tech item)


ESC: You will have 3 options of ESC's. Must use the stock XL-5 ESC , SPEED PASSION Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC part number: 12280 OR SPEED PASSION Reventon Stock Club Race part number: SP000048

MOTOR : You will have 2 Motor options. Unaltered Titan 12t 550 brushed motor OR SPEED PASSION Competition Version 3.0 17.5R. No Tuning, tweaking, or modifying the motor in any way will not be allowed. The outer metal sleeve is considered part of the motor and must be installed as is from the factory. The stock (bullet) connectors on the motor must also be used. Soldering the connectors together is not allowed.

Battery: Can run any hard case 2-cell Li-Po or brand 7-cell Ni-MH stick pack battery.

Battery must be mounted in the stock center tray location, but can be moved forward or back as long as it stays within the stock boundaries of the battery tray.

Changing the battery plug on the ESC to fit your battery is allowed. However, direct soldering the battery wires is not.

Tires: Any 2.2/3.0 short course wheel that fits the Traxxas 12mm hex will be allowed. Each wheel must have two vent holes no larger than .350”. Additional lightening of the wheel will not be allowed. Must use same offset wheel on each side.

Stock Traxxas Slash tires and compounds only. Choice of: Slash Spec, Kumho Venture, and BF Goodrich treads.

Grinding, cutting, or altering the inside of the tire in any way will not be allowed. No extra grooving, splicing, or siping of the outside tread of the tire. Gluing or taping the outside of the tire to help prevent traction rolling will be allowed.

Tires cannot be ground down to slicks. Tires must have a minimum tread depth of .065" for all three tread styles.

Must use the stock foam insert provided with tire. Altering the insert will not be permitted. One foam insert per tire only.


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Old 08-06-2015, 08:16 AM   #2
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Subscribed. I will be running street stock soon and have a couple buddies wanting to run the same class.

I look forward to helping out.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:30 AM   #3
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The Schedule for the Oval is not correct on their Website , We will be running Oval this Sunday coming up 9/13 and every other week after.
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