2016 Rally Series

Group B

Series Manager: Marty; Ass. Manager: David.
This series will be raced in the forth quarter of 2016 (Q4).

Group B was a set of regulations introduced by the FIA in 1982 for the highest level of competition rally cars. These Group B regulations fostered some of the quickest, most powerful and most sophisticated rally cars ever built and is commonly referred to as the golden era of rallying.

These new Group B regulations had few restrictions on technology and design. Weight was kept as low as possible, high-tech materials were permitted and there were no restrictions on turbo and/or super charger boost. The result were power outputs greater than 600hp by the end of the series in 1986. The series also appealed to the manufactures with publicity from high level competition while only needing to produce a small number of cars to be included in the series.

Group B was initially very successful, with numerous manufacturers joining the premier rally championship series and spectator numbers growing to levels never seen before. But the combination of poor crowd control with overpowered cars that were increasing difficult to handle proved too much. The results were a series of fatal crashes for both drivers and spectators. Manufactures lost interest and Group B was canceled at the end of 1986.

The short-lived Group B era has acquired legendary status among rally fans.

We will relive these glory days of Group B by racing the most famous cars from that era. This Scalextric based series will run on two different tracks – the clubs current track and a newly created rally specific track. This series promises to challenge everyone as this new track will be new to everyone.

Final Rule-set 

Fees

Entrance fee per race is $5 for ASCC members and $10 for non-members.

Models Allowed

Rules

Chassis

  • Must use the Scalextric chassis for the model being raced.
  • Chassis can be lightly sanded to allow for float, not to reduce weight. Chassis post “cup” may be removed.
  • Adjustable front axle mounts are allowed.
  • All ballast must be inside the car and not visible.
  • Digital chip plug may be removed.
  • Any guide flag is allowed – guide must not protrude past body when viewed from above. The use of B-Nova guide adapters is allowed.
  • Stock drive configuration. All cars are sidewinder except the Peugeot 205 which is in-line.
  • Motor and rear bushing locking posts may be removed.
  • No magnets are allowed.

Body

  • Must have stock Scalextric interior, no modifications are allowed.
  • The glass must be stock, clear and in place.
  • Cutting the body posts to lower the body is not allowed.
  • Interior (under the seat) screw posts may be removed.
  • All cars must have stock interior lights installed. Lights must be working at all times.

Motors

  • Any motors up to 25K RPM @12 volts.

Gearing

  • Open.
  • Gears many not contact the track surface.

Wheels and Tires

  • Tires may not project beyond the body when the car is at rest on a level track, as viewed from directly above.
  • Reasonable scale appearing inserts are required in all wheels, unless the wheels have scale appearance and detail. Blank disc wheels, and wheels pierced with simple holes, must be covered with inserts.
  • Front Wheels and Tires
    • Minimum front wheel size is nominal 15.8mm diameter over center-rib.
    • Minimum front tire width is 8mm
    • Minimum front tire diameter is 18mm.  Slot.It Low Profile Zero Grips (SIPT-015) tires, and others of that size are prohibited, due to non-scale appearance.
    • Clear finish may be applied to tire tread area.
  • Rear Wheels and Tires
    • Minimum rear wheel size is nominal 15.8mm diameter over center-rib.
    • Minimum rear tire width is 8mm
    • Minimum rear tire diameter is 18mm.
    • Maximum rear tire width is 10mm
    • No chemical treatment (such as oil soaking) is permitted.
    • Tires may be of any rubber/urethane compound. Silicon tires are expressly forbidden.

Maximum Weight

  • Maximum weight is 120 grams

General

If it is not mentioned it is not legal.
These rules were written to create a fair event and not for racers to look for loopholes.