Series Manager: Mark L.
Period: Q3-2020, July-Sept
Our 2020 rally-car series is a tribute to the 1970-73 running of the classic Italian road race that weaves through villages and towns in the mountains of Sicily near the island’s capital of Palermo. Founded in 1906, it was the oldest sports car racing event until ended in 1973. By the mid-1920s, the Targa Florio had become one of Europe’s most important races, as neither the 24 Hours of Le Mans nor the Mille Miglia had been established yet. Grand Prix races were still isolated events, not a series like today’s F1. The Targa was a rally that took place on closed-off Sicilian public roads with hay bales and wood guardrails as the only safety features for spectators. The mountain roads were extremely twisty and average lap speeds never reached over 80mph even up to the final years of the race’s history, even with the very long straight at the northernmost of the track.
Trivia: Porsche named the hardtop convertible 911 after the Targa as a tribute to the brand winning many times.
Date: 3Q – July-Sept – see ASCC Google calendar for exact dates (1st and 3rd Sat. each month)
Fees: Members $5 Visitors $10
NSR Porsche 808/3
Sloter – Lola T280/T290PB
Fly/GB-Track – Chevron B19/B21
Slot.IT – Alfa-33T
Slot.IT/Policar – Ferrari 312
Nonno Slot – Abarth 2000
- OEM shell, cockpit, glass mandatory. Non-OEM Lexan parts prohibited.
- Body must start every race with all major parts intact (incl. windows & wings). Damaged antennas, mirrors, wipers, tow hooks, and other small parts do not have to be repaired
- Duplicate liveries must be made unique with different race numbers, decals, or wing colors. Fantasy liveries encouraged – but white kits must be painted and numbered.
- Body screws: OEM Steel or Slot.IT brass smooth-shank allowed; Optionally taped.
- Light Kits permitted.
- Slight trimming of body in wheel wells allowed for tire clearance. “Excessive” trimming determined by Scrutineer.
- Wings must be in place at heat start. A single 5-second penalty will be added for each round (race) where a wing is lost. Wings can be taped onto body for repair. Wing lost in lap 40 has NO penalty.
- Commercial small-can motors (FC-130 S-Can) under 25k RPM are allowed.
- Wrapper required at first tech inspection. Can tattoo must be visible if wrapper has ripped or unglued. Motor modifications (rewinds, armature swapping, magnet zapping or substitutions) prohibited.
- M2 grub-screw and gluing allowed to secure motor.
- Sidewinder orientation mandatory. Any hardness pod allowed.
- Pod cannot hang below the chassis.
- “Excessive” trimming determined by Scrutineer.
- NSR and Nonno Slot: must use OEM Style SW; All others Slot.IT SW
- Modifications to chassis prohibited – unless otherwise specified below. Any hardness chassis allowed.
- For NSR sidewinder triangle pod – rear cross-brace must be removed. Minor trimming of chassis allowed to fit body and allow float. “Excessive” trimming determined by Scrutineer.
- Traction magnets prohibited (JIC we race this series on the road track in the future). Ballast allowed, must be above chassis pan ~ inside the car.
- Sloter Lola: Olifer-3D; Fly Chevron: CG Slots-3D; All others OEM chassis mandatory.
- Guide blade length must be =< 17mm to clear tight turns.
- Guide spacers, pick-up braids and motor-lead wires are open choice.
- NSR and Nonno Slot: must use any model OEM brand guide; All others are open choice.
- Gear ratio is open choice. NSR and Nonno Slot: must use NSR; All others are open choice.
- Front: NSR 16×8; Ferrari 14×8; Alfa 15×10; Lola 14×8; Chevron 15×8; Nonno 16×8
- Rear: NSR & Nonno 16×8 OEM type; All others 15×8 ~ 16×8 open choice.
- Inserts mandatory; style and brand open choice.
- Axle and Bushing brand must be OEM.
- Independent front axles prohibited. Stop-Collars, spacers/washers are open choice. Axle bushings can be glued. Axle height adjustment grub screws are open choice.
- Front: NSR & Nonno OEM; All others Open Choice – Width 8mm Min, 10mm Max
- Rear: NSR & Nonno any NSR Max 20×11; All others Max 20×11 Open Choice
- Tires may be glued; trued; profiled/camphered. Traction compounds prohibited.
- Tires cannot be visible beyond wheel-wells/fenders when viewed from above.
- Voltage: Adjustable per racer, round, and heat.
- 40 lap heats. Direction, lights on/off, and other conditions announced by series manager on forum.
- If it is not mentioned – contact Series Manager for legality (BEFORE the first race). Cars may be presented to SM any time before first race for a test inspection.