In 2016 The Digital Slot Car Association ran two events using pop-up digital slot car racing circuits at popular UK club venues. The events were well received, and in response to the enthusiasm for our GT3 formula we are pleased to announce three dates for the forthcoming season.
As well as return visits the excellent facilities at South Manchester Slot Racing and Rockingham Slot Car Club, the series will visit the North Staffs Slot Racing Club in Stoke-on-Trent where the excitement around digital slot car racing is also present! The North Staffs date is a little over 6 weeks away, so please get your entry in as early as possible to avoid missing out.
Venues and Dates
Rounds 1 & 2
North Staffs – 5th March 2017
Rounds 3 & 4
South Manchester Slot Racing – 30th July 2017
Rounds 5 & 6
Rockingham Slot Car Club – 11th November 2017
All circuits will be four lanes.
Practice – 90 mins
RACE 1 – 60 mins
RACE 2 – 60 mins
Drivers will swap between 25 and 35 minutes elapsed time. Driver change pitstops have a minimum duration of one minute. Races will be scored independently, with a reverse grid feature for Race 2.
Eligible Cars & Regulations
GT3 cars from an approved body list by NSR, Scaleauto, Scalextric, Carrera, Black Arrow, TA71S
Any plastic chassis from a homologated chassis list, including 3D printed chassis for eligible bodies. Soft chassis not allowed.
Scaleauto 18,000rpm Baby Sprinter motor, max pinion 14z
Scale auto 2018 Procomp-3 20.5x9mm wheel & tyre
Minimum weight 19.0g body / 85.0g overall
Maximum track width 62.0mm
Minimum ground clearance 0.5mm ahead of the guide, 1.8mm beneath the motor
An oXigen digital chip must be fitted
The formula is designed for using original manufacturer’s cars and upgrades with a sharp level performance and drivability. The full list of eligible cars, technical regulations and sporting regulations are attached to this post.
Last year the organisation supplied two pairs of SC-2018 wheels & foam tyres to all entrants.
THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO HAND-OUT PARTS.
Due to the positive reception and adoption of foam tyres for racing and testing, we feel there is enough awareness and product availability through retail channels that teams may easily supply their own wheels and tyres. In order to regulate usage, the original red sidewall marking must be fully visible on the tyre and the car must comply with ground clearance requirements.
The change will also make it easier to prepare and fit wheel inserts, also required by the regulations. It will also make it possible to re-use tyres that have low wear, and practice on old tyres.
Finally, the race fees will reduce by £10.00 as the organisation no longer have the overhead cost associated with supply.
Fees & Registration
Each round will accept a maximum entry of 12 teams.
Registration is via online form accessible here: LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/J35C0lV73Wc8BvcZ2
The form may be submitted multiple times. The entry fee for each round is £30.00 per team, which must be payed IN FULL to secure a place. Payments may be made via PayPal, cheque or bank transfer. Cancellations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Full T’s&C’s are given on the entry form.
Formula information: GT3 Euroseries