Point Series Race Class Changes

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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.

This club was formed by a group of friends who predominately owned nitro powered monster trucks. As the racing program got underway, nitro powered truggy and buggy became the machines to own. A 2WD Stock Traxxas Slash class brought 1/10th scale and electric powered cars to the track beginning in 2009. The 4WD Short Course class was added shortly thereafter as new models hit store shelves. Over the past 3 – 4 years, many club members have transitioned from burning nitro fuel to pushing electrons in their 1/8th scale vehicles. The 4WD Short Course Trucks have also begun to overtake their 2WD counterparts in popularity. Expanding / changing the electric classes will provide new members with more opportunities to race an R/C they already own or to run both 1/8th electric vehicle types. To be clear, the nitro buggy and nitro truggy classes are not going anywhere.
A basic ruleset for the new classes has been published here: https://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.