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Rules

Membership

Membership with ARCR inc gains you the ability to race at big events as an RCRA affliliated member, with limited insurance coverage, the chance to be on our leader board and voting rights at our AGM in January of each year.

Annual Membership is $60 per year.


NOTE : Our club requires you to provide physical membership form (as we are an incorporated club), and it must witnessed & signed by a current ARCR member. Please feel free to print and fill in the top part of the form and bring it along to a race meet and we can witness it for you. Or you can get a membership form on the day and fill it out.

Direct deposit in ARCR’s bank account is preferred:
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Conduct

As an RCRA affliated club we try to abide by their rules as much as possible. Take a good look at their code of conduct below. Obviously we're not racing for 'sheep stations' so we can be more relaxed, but the idea is the same. Have fun but not at the cost of other's. We race under (for the most part) RCRA EP Offroad rules linked below. These rules are a good starting place for you to work out what is required. The club also has our own guidelines which are to be adheared to by all members. Please make sure to read these files well.

Timing

Our track is fitted with the MYLAPS RC4 timing system. This means you can run most genuine MyLaps transponder, but any clone (eg MRT PTX) will not work. The best transponder to get is one of the RC4 types, either a RC4Pure or a RC4Hybrid (especially if you want to run on tracks with older systems).

Racing uses a combined result system. Normally we run 2 qualifiers and 3 finals. when daylight savings is active we run 3 qualifiers and 3 finals. Finals positions are calculated best 1 of 2 Qualifiers or 2 of 3 Qualifiers, depending on how many qualifiers are run. In finals the best 2 results count for your final result.

Tie Breaks are assigned as follows
In Qualifying - Fastest Qualifier
In Finals - RCRA Tie Break

Marshalling

In order for racing to go smoothly, marshals are required to be around the track to flip over or grab a broken vehicle. Each driver who races must then marshal for the following race. Marshals must be able bodied, meaning being able to run, bend down and jump. If this is not possible, a substitute marshall must be used. (the driver must provide the substitute or contact race control for assistance) Allowances will be made for back to back drivers, but race control must be made aware of this.

The marshals for the first race shall be from the last class run in the round.
The marshals for the Juniors/Novice race are to be supplied by the racers. Junior and Novice marshals are usually parents or volunteers. Novice drivers do not marshal finals, and if they are going to marshal a qualifier, they must be supervised by their parents.


After a race has finished all drives must place their car on the provided table inside the track and then proceed to marshal. Do not leave the track unless track maintenance is being done. Failure to have a car on the table or be at a marshalling point before the 30 seconds warning is called will result in the loss of the best race of the current segment (Qualifiers or Finals).

Reverse

As with all racing clubs, reverse is to be disabled on all main classes, the only class that it will not apply to is Novice. If you are caught with it on, you will be told to turn it off, if you get caught again then you will have infringements applied. If you don't know how to turn it off, let one of our officials or fellow racers know and we'll find a way. The ARCR timing laptop has most brands of ESC programmers and a few program cards.

Novice

The Novice class is for kids and drivers who can't make 8 or so laps in the 5 minutes or are unsure of their skill. It is an unrestricted class but as the drivers are inexperienced, we expect the parents of the drivers to make sure their cars are appropriately powered for the driver.

Having an inexperianced driver running a 4WD Short Course at full tilt is quite dangerous for everyone involved.

This is also the only class in which reverse is allowed. These drivers are learning and are likely to get into tight spots. Marshalls for this race should be the parents of the children or other appropriate personnel.

From 2016 onwards we will be running two classes in one here. The normal 'run anything' for beginners as well as an under 16 'Junior stock' 2wd buggy class. The Junior Stock class will run the same rules as the 2WD Stock buggy class.

2021 Season

Points are awarded descending from 30 with the following points scheme(s)

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Place Points Place PointsPlace Points
1st30 11th17 21st7
2nd27 12th16 22nd6
3rd25 13th15 23rd5
4th24 14th14 24th4
5th23 15th13 25th3
6th22 16th12 26th2
7th21 17th11 27th1
8th20 18th10 28th1
9th19 19th9 29th1
10th18 20th8 30th1

All place getters after 30th get 1 point each, If a driver DNS they are given 0 points.

In order to be eligible for points, you need to be a paid member of ARCR at the time of the race.

Each 'Season' will be 10 completed race meets. Your worst 2 rounds from the season will be 'dropped' (removed) and all the other rounds combined score, will give your final result for that season. Trophies are presented to the top three place getters in each class, as soon as possible after the completion of the season.
Once 10 rounds have been completed, a new season will begin.

You can check your championship position here.

© ARCR 2021

Classes

ARCR host racing for 1:10 RC off-road cars of which there are 4 main types.
Of these types there are 2 sub groups Modified & Stock.

Modified

The Modified or Mod class is the premier class world wide, and is the only class run at the world championship. you can run any car that fits within the rules laid out by the governing bodies around the world. A copy of Australia's governing bodies rules can be found with the link below.

The Modified or Mod class has 3 basic differences from the stock class.

  • Motors are unrestricted turns 540 size. Approval lists below
  • ESC's are open and with no restrictions, including timing or turbo settings.
  • Batteries are open but must be 2S hard case.
    Approval lists below. ** read rules on charging for events **
  • Unless stated otherwise tires are open (your choice)
    Some events may have control tires.

Stock

The Stock class is a restricted class, and is for those who don't want the outright speed of Mod, You can run any car that fits within the rules laid out by the governing bodies around the world. A copy of Australia's governing bodies rules can be found with the link in the Mod section above.

The Stock class has 3 basic differences from the Mod class.

  • Motors have restricted turns & 540 size. Approval lists below
    (turns depend on class as shown below).
  • ESC's are restricted, These must be in zero timing or blinky mode. The lists of approved ESC's can be found below.
  • Batteries are open but must be approved 2S hard case.
    Approval lists below ** read rules on charging for events **
  • Unless stated otherwise tires are open (your choice)
    Some events may have control tires.

Just for club racing at ARCR you do not need to use approved Motors, Batteries & ESC's. These items must still fit within the rules, battery must be 2S, motor must be x turns (class dependant) and ESC's must have blinky mode where required. Events will still require approved items, and if you are going to purchase these we strongly suggest you purchase approve gear. This will help you be prepared going forward.

Motors list

Battery list

ESC list

2WD Buggy

We run two groups in this class both Mod and Stock.

Modified cars can run pretty much any 540 can motor of any wind. Common winds vary from 10.5T down to 4.5T, and there are No restriction on electronic speed controller settings other than the standard RCRA rules.

This Stock class is limited to 17.5T motors and requires a 'Blinky' setting (no timing) on your electronic speed controller. Stock racing usually needs a different Spur gear and larger pinions to get to the right final drive ratio usually between 6 and 7.

This is also the cars used for Junior Stock.

4WD Buggy

We run two groups in this class both Mod and Stock.

Modified cars can run pretty much any 540 can motor of any wind. Common winds vary from 10.5T down to 4.5T, and there are No restriction on electronic speed controller settings other than the standard RCRA rules.

This Stock class is limited to 13.5T motors and requires a 'Blinky' setting (ie no timing) on your electronic speed controller. Stock racing usually needs a different Spur gear and larger pinions to get to the right final drive ratio.

Stadium Truck (ST)

We run 2WD Mod Stadium Trucks in this class only.

Modified cars can run pretty much any 540 can motor of any wind. Common winds vary from 10.5T down to 4.5T, and there are No restriction on electronic speed controller settings other than the standard RCRA rules.

Short Course Truck (SCT)

We run 2WD Stock Short Course Trucks in this class only.

This Stock class is limited to 10.5T motors and requires a 'Blinky' setting (ie no timing) on your electronic speed controller.

Novice

We run this class for inexperienced drivers to race any 1:10 (or smaller) off-road car they have.

These cars can be from any of the above classes but can also include 4WD SCT and 4WD ST.

It is an unrestricted class but as the drivers are inexperienced, we expect the cars are appropriately powered for the driver. If we see a car that we deem overpowered then we will help to reduce the power. If this is not complied with we may ask the driver to leave for the safety of others.

© ARCR 2021