Other Information

Point System

Points for each race (3 per race day) are awarded as follows:

  • 1st Place – 50 points
  • 2nd Place – 48 points
  • 3rd Place – 47 points
  • 4th Place – 46 points
  • 5th Place – 45 points
  • and so on…..
Note: The vehicle must cross the start/finish line at least once under its own power to earn
points for that race.
*NEW rule 2022/2023 season* Points will be calculated in each club race which now includes all trophy races during the season.

At the completion of the season we will be dropping the one worst score for each racer. (Points acquired at a trophy race do not drop.)

*NEW 2022/2023 season* Any racer choosing to give up the race day to be the Race Director for the day will be awarded an automatic 50 points for each of the classes for that day. (only can be done once by each racer.

Award hardware will be handed out to the top 3 drivers in each class at the end of the season. An Awards Night will be organized shortly after the last race of the season; typically combined with our annual spring Steak Night Fundraiser.

Radio Frequencies

Acceptable radio frequencies are 27 and 75MHz and of course 2.4GHz spectrum based systems are highly encouraged.

With AM and FM systems, always check your frequency with other AM and FM radio owners when you arrive at the track BEFORE you turn your radio on. It is your responsibility to insure safe vehicle operations.
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.
Driver's Stand
Do not lean forward over the railing while racing. This obstructs the view for other drivers.
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.

Pit Area

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 and leave them at the track for the duration of the season.

Do not assume your neighbor enjoys you working on his or her table unless you were invited. Please respect your fellow racer’s pit area.
No running of vehicles in the pit area.
110 VAC power is available, bring your own power cord/bar.
Garbage belongs in the provided bins – do not litter in pit area. Please put grease, oils, etc… into the garbage containers provided.

Turn Marshalling

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.

During open practice drivers are allowed to run at their own discretion.
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 car parts can cause injury. It is recommended to marshal vehicles by the wing or front/rear bumper. 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.

General Rules / Expectations

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.

Every racer should spend a few minutes doing some track maintenance or cleanup before starting any vehicles. If we each spend 10 minutes every time we run, the track will be in great shape for the whole season.
Garbage MUST be placed in the provided bins. 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.
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!

Most importantly – have fun and enjoy the R/C hobby!