NECC Rules 2016-2017
Changes from last year’s rules are highlighted in RED
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE RACEWAY
The Month before Race Day
The Raceway will provide a flyer for racers that will include at least a list of classes and which track each will race on
On Race Day
The tracks will be cleaned and fully prepped for racing
The raceway will provide a race announcer who will run the lap counter and make race commentary.
The raceway will be responsible for collecting all entry fees and signing up racers.
By agreeing to participate in this series the raceway agrees to use all of the NECC rules and running procedures, regardless of local norms or “house rules”
The NECC will be responsible for providing plaques for the top 5 finishers in IROC and plaques for the top 3 finishers in the remaining classes
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE SERIES
The series/race director or his appointed replacement will be in attendance at each race. Due to his involvement in the series, the director can only compete on a limited basis. The series/race director will allow certain new parts, 30 days after approval. New parts must be available from more than one slot car distributor before approval will be granted. Once approval is granted, the part will be announced as legal at next race and effective for racing at the following race.
The Race Director will
Determine heat assignments to be random or by qualifying
Keep the program moving as intended
Work together with the raceway provided announcer to insure that all NECC procedures and policies are followed
Resolve any disputes and rules interpretations
Perform tech for all classes.
Perform tear down of any protested motors as needed.
The Tech Director will
Perform tech for all classes
Perform post-race inspection
FEES AND DISBURSEMENTS
The entry fee for the IROC class will be $10
The entry fee for Senior Group 10 will be $19; all other classes will be $15
The series will provide a payoff chart giving the payoff distribution for each race.
In Senior Group 10 class, the series will bring the handout motors to be used
The cost of the first motor is included in the entry fee, but any subsequent motors are sold to the racers by the raceway at full retail price of $13.00
The payouts are based on the number of racers and we try to reward more racers than to reward the winner more
There are 4 raceways participating in the series:
Auburn Raceway ~ Auburn, ME
413 Raceway ~ Agawam, MA
Rapid Raceways ~ Plainville, CT
RACE DAY PROCEDURES
In order to provide continuity to the series racers, all events will run under this format:
- Senior Group 10
- NECC Modifies (Reality Mods)
- FCR Spec Stock
Any changes to this order must be made known by a race flyer one month in advance of the race
The raceway will open no later than 7:00 AM if possible.
If the race director feels it is necessary, there will be a drivers’ meeting at 7:45 AM to explain what will be taking place that day. All racers must attend the meeting
No refunds unless arrangements are made ahead of time
All races will be a single round robin main for 15 or less entries, with randomly assigned starting positions. 16 entries and up will be divided into multiple main events near even entries. The highest lap total and sections wins. All ties of laps and sections will result in a “Tie” with payout and points being split evenly between those drivers
The heat assignments will be determined randomly or by qualifying by the fastest lap. Racers will have 60 seconds on the BLUE lane to get the fastest lap time possible, if qualifying is used.
The IROC group 10 class will be 2 minutes on and 2 minutes off or less as race director sees fit.
All other classes will be 3 minutes on and 2 minutes off
Please sign up early for all classes to make the day run smoother
When registration opens, hand out motors will be made available
Registration for IROC will close at 8:15 AM and racing will commence at 8:30 AM
Registration for the SR. Group 10 class will close at 10:00 AM.
Tech for each class will close 20 minutes after completion of the prior class as announced by the race director. Cars not in tech by this time will not be allowed to run in the race
Track calls in this series are for track repairs, riders, or a car off of the racing surface. Any track call made by a driver for no viable reason will result in the driver’s car being placed right after the lap counter. During track repairs the cars must be left on the track untouched. All power coming on situations will be preceded with an appropriate warning to the drivers and marshals such as “3, 2, 1, go”, “ready, set, go” or “power coming on ...now”, etc
The lap counter will be adjusted for missed laps if verified by the race director and at least two corner marshals
Drivers that start the race as sit out drivers must have their cars impounded before the race starts
Racers must use the same chassis and body for the entire race, all other components may be changed. In a handout motor race, the motor cannot be changed after the race starts
Lane change markers must be used any time a car is removed from the track during a lane change. The penalty for the first offense is the car will be placed right after the lap counter. A second offense will result in a 5-lap penalty and a third offense will result in disqualification. Lane change markers can be no smaller than a credit card
Once a car has been through tech it is considered impounded. The racer may not work on the car until the intermission just before returning to track. Any racer working on a car once impounded will be “DQ’d”, and no refund will be given.
If you are in the race, and are not a sit out, you will be able to work on your car.
If you are a “sit out” driver, your car must be impounded and you must corner marshal if your race is a round robin.
A marshal’s number one priority is putting de-slotted cars back in their correct slot.
You may not use any electronic devices (i.e.: cell phones, iPods, etc.) while you are a marshal
You must corner marshal when called upon, even if you feel it is not “your turn”.
Failure to marshal when called shall result in a 5-lap penalty for each heat and possible disqualification from future series races
A mutually agreeable substitute marshal may take your place, but you must notify the race director
Corner marshals may not leave their positions to work on someone else’s car unless they get a substitute before they leave. Failure to do so will result in a 5-lap penalty for the person whose car you are working on
Marshals should only make minor, immediate repairs to cars while at their positions (fix braid, un-crumple body, etc.). If the work on the car is serious enough to impair a marshal’s ability to do his or her job, the car must be given to the driver or his/her pit crew
Volunteering to marshal when you are not required does not excuse you from marshaling when you are required.
Top 3 cars and motors in all divisions are subject to tear down. Sealed motors are not excluded.
After the end of the post-race inspection, the awards ceremony will take place.
Racers will make themselves available for photos
Practice 30 min before race will only be open to the class that will be racing on that particular track
The IROC Class is open to all racers although it is intended for the less experienced drivers OR with no series racing experience.
The Senior Group 10, NECC Mods, FCR, and Outlaw classes are open to any competitor
Additional glue may not be added to the tires during the race. Tires must be dry when the car is placed on the track. Tires may be cleaned between heats but all fluids must be wiped off before returning the car to the track
POINTS, AWARDS & WHO GETS THEM
Points will be awarded to all participants in all classes, as follows:
1st - 25 Points
5th - 21 points
9th - 17 points
13th - 13 points
2nd - 24 points
6th - 20 points
10th - 16 points
14th - 12 points
3rd- 23 points
7th - 19 points
11th - 15 points
15th - 11 points
4th - 22 points
8th - 18 points
12th - 14 points
16th - 10 points
All racers who enter will be awarded a minimum of 10 points
** Racers must appear for awards and pictures to receive their winnings**
Points will be awarded at all 7 races
At the end of the season, the racers with the most points will receive NECC Bucks
The overall points pay-out is meant to reward the top 8 drivers in each class as long as those racers supported the race series by racing in most of the races in that class
Only the best 6 finishes of each racer in each class will count towards their total (in other words there is only 1 drop.). In the case of a “DQ”, zero (0) points will be awarded and cannot be used as a drop.
Ties in points will be broken by the number of races entered in the class if that does back the tie it is a tie and any point money will be split evenly between the tied drivers.
Profanity on the part of the racers or turn marshals will not be tolerated
The race director will issue a warning to the competitor of their unacceptable behavior
Any second infraction will result in a five-lap penalty
Further infractions will result in disqualification, possible ejection from the raceway
Repeat offenders may be directed to leave the event and may be barred from future NECC events.
Please remember we are racing toy race cars. Let’s all have fun with it
Protestor will put up 2 times suggested retail price of the arm. If the motor is found legal the person who owns the motor will get the protest fee. If found illegal, the person who owns the arm is disqualified and the money is given back to the one who protested. All illegal items that are found may be confiscated, destroyed or both
These rules will stay in effect until the last scheduled race in May of 2017. The only changes that will be made to these rules will be for clarification purposes only.
Anything not covered in these rules is considered illegal, in other words,
“If it’s not in here you can’t do it.”
THE SERIES/RACE DIRECTOR
This position is not always an easy one. Racers are always going to push the limits of the rules. When the Director says the car does not pass, then it does not pass! Fix it or submit another car. All decisions of the race director are final.
General rules apply to all classes unless more restrictive rules are described herein for a specific class within that class’s rules
Any controller can be used, but additional voltage is prohibited
Controllers can be inspected
The .025 cheetah chassis is no longer available or allowed.
Spec chassis must remain in its original form (Cheetah 7 mounting pans may be reversed.) No other modifications or cutting are allowed. Unless otherwise described
Plating may be removed from the chassis. (.030 Cheetah 7 chassis must remain .030)
Replacement aluminum or steel pans sold by the original manufacturer may be used
Rear uprights may be braced through the use of a “U” shaped brace, brass tube or Slick 7 style chassis brace. May not double as a motor brace; 3 bends max
Body mounting pin tubes may be added in the original body mounting clip holes on the chassis
Each class has its own list of legal chassis and modifications
All front wheels must be round and roll from the bottom of the chassis
Spacers and/or tape may be used to limit the movement of the chassis sections
Lead weight may be glued onto the chassis in all classes
Steel guide tongue reinforcements may be used, but the original guide tongue may not be modified or moved
Bite bars must be round and solid steel
Each class has its own list of legal motors and modifications
Kelly/Proslot/Atom hand wound arms are legal
No multiple piece magnets are allowed
All magnets must be ceramic and mass produced for D can slot car racing
Shunts and insulation are not allowed
A 1” Maximum motor brace may be used in all classes
All motors will be D-cans or Hawk 7’s.
All arms must be tagged and available at NECC raceways
All chassis and gears must have a minimum of 1/16” track clearance at the rear of the chassis at the start of all races
Maximum width of the car is 3.25” at all points, at all times including wheels/tires
The car must fall from the tech gauge under its own weight
If a racer changes tires, the car may be re-tech’d before returning to the track
If a racer changed tires while the power is on, it may be checked at the end of the heat
All axles must be solid steel and pass through the chassis uprights.
All classes will run 1/8” rear axles. NECC Mods and FCR will run 1/8” front axles, all other classes minimum .047 diameter front axle
Axles may not extend beyond the wheel edge; Front axle may extend slightly beyond the wheel edge to provide sufficient space for a retaining collar
Guide and lead wires
Lead wire retainers are allowed in all classes
Any leads wires may be used
Any braid, guide nut, guide flag and guide clips may be used.
Only one guide flag per car
No ball bearings are allowed.
Oilites may be soldered or glued in place.
Any oilite bushings are allowed and they may be modified be the racer (with the exception of FCR)
All bodies must be painted opaque with only windows and front wheel wells left clear
Must not be able to see the chassis through the body
The underside of the body may be reinforced with tape, Lexan and/or Mylar.
Drivers are not allowed to modify the body design in any way
Tape may be added to the outside of the bodies to hold the mounting clips in place
“Ninja Stars” or other body mounting hole reinforcement are allowed.
Reinforcements may be attached or strengthened with staples or tape.
Cars and controllers can be tech’ed at any time during the race
The original body and chassis that was tech’d must be used at all times
All other components may be replaced, but must still meet the requirements of the class
The race director may black flag any car that is dragging on the track or impeding other cars
The racing surface cannot be glued, cleaned or prepped by the racer
No liquids are to be placed on the track by the racers, such as glue or braid juice
The IROC class will be the first class run during the day
This race is non-payout and is for racers who are new to the series or those who just want to race.
The race director will determine if a racer is eligible to run in the IROC class.
Racers must have their own slot car to race
The cars will be provided by the series for this division. Cars will be assigned lanes and will remain in those lanes for the entirety of the race
The race director will move the cars between heats. Racers will not be allowed to touch the cars anytime during the race or use some other method.
If there is a mechanical issue with a car during the race a “red flag” will be called and repairs to the affected car will be made
Cars will remain untouched during a “red flag” period
Any controller may be used
Senior Group 10
Any mass-produced stamped steel flexi chassis allowed except the open motor box styles (JK Cheetah 11, Proslot/Kelly Speed FX)
May use lightweight replacement pan, Motor may be soldered to chassis, and front axle may be soldered to chassis
Motor bracket may be enlarged to allow better gear mesh.
Rear uprights may be braced
Motors will be numbered and handed out the day of the race(Hawk 7)
Motors run must be motor given out that day with assigned number
Motors may be broken in
These are only Stock car bodies allowed
- Parma 1035
- JK 70528
- JK 70529
Need to keep cut line
All cars must have a 3-Dimensional driver
Roof height must be 1 9/16” or higher
3 numbers are required, painted or stickers 3/8” tall or taller
Front wheel wells must be left clear of cut to horizontal centerline of front axle
Front splitter must be retained; minimum rear bumper is 1/8”
All cars must run 8/28 gears.
Only 48 pitch plastic/polymer spur gears may be used
May solder pinion on motor
Angle or straight cut gears are allowed
Any diameter rear tire may be used
Minimum rear axle diameter is 1/8” and must be solid steel
Minimum front tire diameter is .500” and must be at least 45 degree angle to chassis
Minimum front axle diameter is 0.047” and must be solid steel
Front axle may be bent but must pass through both uprights
Lightweight front and rear wheels are allowed
Body: Approved asphalt type modified body. Current or newer style bodies 2005 -up. Bodies made by Reality Raceway, NY Modifieds, & Jer's bodies. No modifications.
All cars should have a Drivers Head and Air Cleaner and Hood bubble. Also the intent is that the cars remain as close to spec. cars as possible with minor modifications.
All bodies must have windshields and rear panels and must remain during the whole race.
No air holes front or rear.
Rear panels on all mods required.
Max. spoiler ht. is 5/16 " from interior deck panel. No Vanes.
Chassis: PARMA # 577 only. Chassis must be cut to pattern. Pattern can be supplied. MUST BE APPROVED...NO PAINT or Tape on CHASSIS BOTTOM that interferes with chassis gauge Wheelbase 4". + - 1/8".
Axle oilite holes may be slotted. Oilites maybe soldered/glued. Oilites may be filed. Centered or Offset. No Ball Bearings.
All cars must have rear bumpers made from minimum 1/8” channel, square, or rectangular brass only. Rear bumper Minimum ht. 5/16 "
All cars must have side bars, full rear side-bars as spec car sold, front bumper as spec car sold. 1/16 " dia. Max/ SOLID brass or piano wire. May be reinforced with piano wire. Max. width of bars is 3-1/4 ".
All Side bars to be like the spec car. Offset like the real car.
All bars must be approved.
Motor brace allowed.
No drilling or lighten of chassis. No other chassis modifications/alterations.
Weight may be added. All weight must be stationary. Minimum weight 140 grams.
Must have solid steel axles front and rear. Minimum axle dia. 1/8 “
Front wheels may spin independently.
Tires: Pro-Trac Daytona Stockers ONLY. Nail Polished allowed.
FULL tire contact patch required. ( less taper )
Front Tires.. Maximum wide is .800. Minimum width .500.
Rear Tires.. Maximum wide is .800. Minimum width .700.
Minimum Dia. Is .825 measured inside & outside.
Maximum Dia. Is .880.
Chassis Clearance is .047min. Checked at Track Chassis height station.
Maximum wheel width both front and rear is 3.25”.
Rear wheel spacing anywhere between centered (road courses) to .160” on the left and .320” on the right (Oval).
Front wheel spacing anywhere between centered (road courses) to no spacer on the left (Oval).
All 4 tires must touch chassis gauge.
Motors will be the JK Hawk 7 ONLY. Heat sink may be added. No Modifications.
GEAR RULE 9 tooth (maximum) 48 pitch pinion 27 or 28 tooth Crown gear
OUTLAW GROUP 10
Any mass-produced stamped steel flexi chassis allowed, except the open motor box styles (JK Cheetah 11, Proslot/Kelly Speed FX)
Lightweight replacement pans may be used
Motor may be soldered to chassis; Front axle may be soldered to chassis
Motor bracket may be enlarged to allow for a better gear mesh
Rear uprights may be braced
Any 16D setup made for Parma, Proslot, Kamen or Kelly. D-Cans only.
Only tagged, balanced 16D arms from Parma, Viper, Mura, RJR, ProSlot or
B.O.W. are allowed. Additionally tagged FCR arms are allowed.
Minimum dimensions of stack length of 0.600” and minimum diameter of 0.513” and 70 turns of 30 gauge wire.
Any horizontal end bell hardware may be used.
Any motor brushes.
Any motor springs may be used.
Only 16D magnets may be used and can be glued into position, shimmed and honed.
Oilite may be soldered or glued into the can.
New holes may be drilled into the can to attach the end bell and screws holding the end bell on can be added or replaced.
The can and/or magnets cannot be modified to provide axle clearance, but the can oilite can be notched so as to provide gear and/or chassis clearance.
Bodies must be fully painted and all window areas left clear.
Only the following outlaw bodies may be used in this class
Any gear ratio is allowed.
Only 48 Pitch plastic/polymer spur gears may be used.
May solder pinion on motor.
Any diameter rear tire may be used.
Minimum rear axle diameter is 1/8” and must be solid steel.
Minimum front tire diameter is .500” and must be at least 45 degree angle to
Minimum front axle diameter is 0.047” and must be solid steel.
Front axle may be bent but must pass through both uprights.
Lightweight front and rear wheels are allowed.
The Parma FCR 4.5in. WB chassis is the only chassis allowed in this division
Must have 1/16” clearance in rear to gear
Must have 1/32” clearance in front to chassis, measured where the chassis widens behind the front axle, sitting on tires on the tech block. (Guide not touching). Gauge must slide under without lifting tires from the tech block
Any guide flag may be used
Motor may be soldered in
Front and rear bushings may be soldered in
Lead wire retainer may be used
Any lead wire may be used, guide clips are permitted
Guide tongue, Motor bracket, and up to 6” of straight wire maybe used to reenforce front and rear axle uprights.
JK Hawk 7 Un-opened...
Must use 1/8” axle. Stock oilites only. No bearings
No bushing modifications for forward of rear axle adjustments are allowed.
Leveling adjustments can be made only
3 ¼” Max width front and rear. This must be equally spaced on both sides
Racers may add spacers to the rear axle to achieve the desired width up to a maximum of 3 ¼”. The car must fall from the tech gauge under its own weight. The original brass spacers that come with the RTR kits must be retained (un-modified)
The front wheels must be locked to the axle. The axle must rotate. No “freewheeling”
Must use 8 tooth straight pinion.
28 tooth crown gear only.
Must use Parma #699k front tires
Front tires may be treated with nail polish, super glue or other additives as per racer preference. Outside screen print must remain
Minimum tire diameter; Front .790” and Rear .840”
Minimum tire width. Front .400” and rear .810”
Parma #1055B or C Thickness only. This is the 4.5” C.O.T. Body. Minimum roof height is 1 7/8”. Roof may not be “bubbled” to pass tech
Front bumper must be cut on the cut line
1/8” minimum rear bumper height
Rear spoiler may not be higher than 1 ¾”
No added spoilers
Must have a visible number on both doors and the roof.
Must have full 3-D interior such as Parma #807 or champion #361-C. No drooping of interior
Information will be available at www.thenecc.com.