Point Series Race class changes for the 2017 season will include separate 1/8th E-Buggy and 1/8th E-Truggy classes as well as 1/10th 2WD Open to replace the 2WD Short Course Truck class.
A basic ruleset for the new classes has been published here: http://www.skoffroad.ca/classes/.
The 1/8 electric powered buggy and truggy vehicles will have the same requirements as last year and will simply be raced separately. Members who own both will now be able to race in 2 classes instead of picking their favourite chassis.
The 2WD Open class will be a mix of any 1/10th buggy, stadium truck, monster truck, short course truck, and short course buggy chassis with a common 2 cell lipo battery voltage limit. Each vehicle should run its intended body style and tire/wheel sizes. This class will remain a lower cost and beginner friendly opportunity to get into R/C racing. RTR vehicles like the Traxxas Slash, Rustler, or Bandit or any similar RTR from Team Associated, Losi and many others are perfectly suited for this revised class. More performance oriented options from Team Associated, Yokomo, XRAY, HB Racing, TLR, Serpent, Kyosho are perfectly acceptable as well.
As always, SORRCC will never turn away any driver with a 1/10th or 1/8th scale vehicle. We’ve even had a few mini scale and scale/trail trucks turn laps in the past. If you bring a car to a point series race that doesn’t quite fit one of our classes, you’ll simply drive it with the cars that best fit the size and speed. Your race results will just not count towards any year end awards.
Feel free to contact the club if you have any questions or concerns about these changes or our racing program.