Other Information from the SORRCC Rulebook
Acceptable radio frequencies are 27 and 75MHz and of course 2.4GHz spectrum based systems are highly encouraged.
If another racer already has your allotted frequency and he/she was registered first – you must arrange alternate radio frequencies. If no other frequency is available priority goes to the driver whom is higher in the points standing.
No mulcher, badland or MX type tires allowed on any vehicle; they excessively chew up the track surface.
Popular patterns are: Proline – Blockage, Bowtie, Crimefighters, Calibers, AKA – Cityblock, IBeams, Enduro, Crossbrace, Jconcepts – Crowbars, Crossbows, Duratrax – Xcons, HB – Khaos, Block, Megabites etc….
No use of stools or boxes to increase your height. This is only acceptable for kids who can’t see over the railing.
Foul language or yelling at marshals and other drivers will not be tolerated on the driver’s stand. Membership privileges can be lost for poor sportsmanship.
Maximum of 2 pitmen per vehicle. We’ll often have one pitman for several vehicles.
Radios must remain off until race director calls for following race warm up to begin.
Do not start vehicles directly on the Pit Lane. Pull vehicles off onto the work area.
Warm up driving must begin from the Pit Lane.
The club has a few tables that may be used on a first come first serve basis. Most racers bring their own tables and chairs. Tents no larger than 10ft x 10ft may be setup.
No running of vehicles in the pit area. If you need to start your vehicle please carry the
vehicle to the track and only during open practice times. Do not start your vehicle unless you
are warming up for your race or you have been given permission by the race director.
Garbage belongs in the provided bins – do not litter in pit area. Please dump fuel, grease, oils into the garbage containers provided.
All racers are expected to turn marshal. No exceptions. Any racer not willing to abide by this rule will face a time penalty in his/her next race. Second warning is a 2 minute race penalty. Third warning – the driver and vehicle will be disqualified from the remaining races that day.
As the race lists are produced you are expected to race your heat and then park your vehicle to marshal the following race. For the first race the drivers who race last are to marshal. Racing will not begin until all marshals are accounted for.
For your safety – wear full toed shoes at the track, gloves and some form of eye protection are highly recommended. Flying debris, spinning tires and hot engine/exhaust parts can cause injury. It is recommended to marshal vehicles by the wing or front/rear bumper. If you grab a nitro vehicle by the sides you may risk stalling the engine due to a blocked exhaust pipe. Never grab the vehicle’s tires – this could cause a serious injury!
When marshaling keep your head up and watch for oncoming vehicles – it would be a shame for the race leaders to become tangled due to poor marshaling or more importantly, for you to be injured by a flying vehicle!
If two vehicles are flipped proceed to marshal the vehicle that was overturned first. DO NOT flip a vehicle if the driver is applying throttle to the wheels. Stand with your arms extended out at your sides until the driver applies the brakes. Wait as long as necessary or move onto the next vehicle. If any driver has a problem with this, the race director will pass judgement.
Any abuse (verbal or physical) towards a marshal will be dealt with severely and will not be tolerated. Report all poor behavior to the race director so it is addressed immediately.
All racers are expected to abide by general good behaviour rules. We are an all age’s club and please act accordingly. Membership privileges can be lost for poor sportsmanship.
Garbage MUST be placed in the provided bins. We are expected to also pick garbage from around the fencing OUTSIDE of out track area. Better yet, take your garbage home at the end of the day. Public presentation is extremely important.
Dispute resolution is to be at the discretion of the race director. Any further dispute may be discussed by the SORRCC Board of Directors. Fees may apply to dispute resolution.
Pop-up tents are encouraged but must be set-up in the designated pit area.
Do not drive R/C vehicles in the parking lot or anywhere else near the landlord’s property.
When driving through the parking lot, keep to the outside edge. Do not drive onto the property if it is wet. We do not want to cause our landlord any unnecessary parking lot maintenance costs.
SORRCC is a “members club” – we make decisions based on what the majority of members want, so come to meetings or privately talk to the executive about your ideas or concerns.
SORRCC is a volunteer driven club. We won’t thrive without active involvement from every member. So please attend meetings and track maintenance nights if you are available to, assist with club fundraising efforts over the winter months and bring your vehicle out to our public displays. Please talk to your friends, family and co-workers about the club. Invite them to a practice night or race day – you are the key to the club’s growth and success!