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Class Rules

Racers at AMain.com’s off-road tracks are separated for competition by both car type and skill level, and the following is a synopsis of the rules for each of the different classes that are offered. If you wish to race a class that is not listed here, please let us know and we can consider adding it to our program.

Please note that, due to attendance or special events, we may not offer all classes on the same race days. Check the Race Calendar to find what classes are racing on each race day.

Rookie

The Rookie class is for entry-level drivers that are new to RC racing. The rules for this division are:

1/10th (INDOOR):

  • Chassis: Any 2wd 1/10th electric off-road competition vehicle or 1/10th RTR vehicle with RTR electronics. We strongly discourage the use of 4wd vehicles in this division.
  • Motor: 27T brushed motors, or 17.5T to 21.5T brushless motors or the original RTR power system for your specific vehicle
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any tires are allowed.
  • Bodies: Any body style is allowed.
  • Minimum Weight: None.

1/8th (outdoor):

  • Chassis: Any nitro or electric 1/8th off-road vehicle or 4wd Short Course Trucks are allowed
  • Nitro Motor:
    • RTR pull-start or roto-start engine
    • Buggy, .21 open competition motor max.
    • Truggy, .28 open competition motor max.
  • Electric Motor:
    • Any 1/8th electric motor
    • Any 4wd SCT electric motor
  • Batteries: 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries for 4wd SCT, 3-cell and 4-cell batteries for eBuggy and eTruggy
  • Tires: Any tires are allowed.
  • Bodies: Any body style is allowed.
  • Minimum Weight: None

Stock Buggy

The Stock Buggy division is for  intermediate and advanced racers who wish to run 2wd buggies with stock/spec motors, and is often the largest divisions at the track. The rules for this division are:

Stock Stadium Truck

The Stock Stadium Truck division is for intermediate to advanced racers who wish to run 2wd stadium trucks with stock/spec motors and is one of our largest and most competitive divisions at the track. The rules for this division are:

Stock Short Course Truck

The Stock Short Course Truck division is a great class for both intermediate and advanced racers alike looking to race 2wd short course trucks with stock/spec motors which offer very realistic looking vehicles. If you are relatively new to off-road racing, you may want to consider this division. The rules for this division are:

Pro Stock Buggy

The Pro Stock Buggy division is for  advanced/expert racers who wish to run 2wd buggies with stock/spec motors. This division is the most competitive divisions at the track. The rules for this class are:

Open 2wd Buggy

The Modified Buggy division is for advanced/expert racers who wish to run modified motors, and is one of the fastest and most demanding divisions at the track. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 13.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: 1500 grams.
  • See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules

Open 4WD Buggy

The Modified 4WD Buggy division is for advanced/expert racers who wish to run 4-wheel drive buggies with modified motors for the most challenging and fastest divisions of racing at the track. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any 1/10th off-road 4-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 10.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 4WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: 1613 grams.
  • See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules

Open Stadium Truck

The Modified Stadium Truck division is for advanced/expert racers who wish to be able to run 2wd stadium trucks with modified motors.  The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 1/10 2-wheel drive stadium truck chassis (no short course truck chassis).
  • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 13.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD truck body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: 1700 grams.
  • See ROAR rules, page 50, section 8.7.2, for all chassis rules

Open 4WD Short Course Truck

The Open 4WD Short Course Truck class is for intermediate and advanced racers, with realistic looking trucks that are easy to drive. You must run 4WD trucks in this class. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 4-wheel drive Short Course Truck style chassis.
  • Motor: Any 540 or 550 based brushless motor can be used; 550-size or 4-pole motors are commonly used.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for short course trucks is allowed in this class. 1/8 Buggy tires are NOT allowed!
  • Bodies: Any short course truck style body.
  • Minimum Weight: 2505 grams.
  • See ROAR rules, page 69, section 8.10.13, for all chassis rules

Open 2wd Short Course Truck

The Pro 2 Short Course Truck division class is a great class for advanced/expert racers wishing to compete with 2wd short course trucks and modified motors, and offers very realistic looking vehicles.  The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive Short Course Truck style chassis.
  • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 10.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for short course trucks is allowed in this class. 1/8 Buggy tires are NOT allowed!
  • Bodies: Any short course truck style body.
  • Minimum Weight: 2098 grams.
  • See ROAR rules, page 68, section 8.7.12, for all chassis rules

Pro 4wd Short Course Truck

The Pro 4 Short Course Truck division is for advanced/expert racers, with realistic looking trucks and all the horsepower to match. You must run 4WD trucks in this class. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 4-wheel drive Short Course Truck style chassis.
  • Motor: Any 540 or 550 based brushless motor can be used; 550-size or 4-pole motors are commonly used.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for short course trucks is allowed in this class. 1/8 Buggy tires are NOT allowed!
  • Bodies: Any short course truck style body.
  • Minimum Weight: 2505 grams
  • See ROAR rules, page 69, section 8.10.13, for all chassis rules

eBuggy Lite

eBuggy Lite class is an indoor class for advanced/expert racers only, as the size and weight of the cars makes them potentially very dangerous. Drivers who do not exhibit proper control of their vehicles may not be allowed to race or practice in this division until his or her skills improve when used at Outback Raceway. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any 1/8th off-road 4-wheel drive buggy style chassis or converted 4wd SCT chassis
  • Motor: Any 540 or 550 based brushless motor.
    • Max length = 73 mm
    • Max Diameter = 36 mm
    • See motor battery combinations below for motor battery combination limits.
    • No full sized 1/8th scale electric motors allowed
  • Batteries: Hard case Li-Poly batteries
    • 2-cell hard case Li-Poly battery
    • 3-cell hard case Li-Poly battery
    • 4-cell hard case Li-Poly battery. Hard case can not be larger than a 2-cell hard case
      • Length = 139 mm
      • Width = 47 mm
      • Height = 25.1 mm
  • Battery/Motor Combinations:
    • 2-cell (2S/7.4v) with 4800kv motor limit (or 35,500 +/- 500rpm)
    • 3-cell (3s/11.1v) with 2700kv motor limit (or 30,000 +/- 500rpm)
    • 4-cell (4s/14.8v) with 2000kv motor limit (or 30,000 +/- 500rpm)
    • The goal is to put a cap on the overall rpm the motors can make with the battery
      chosen. Note that the higher voltage lower kv setup is NOT an advantage and is the recommended power system for this division.
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 1/8th 4WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Maximum Weight: 3200 grams. (The intent for 2013/2014 is to get this class developed and not enforce max weight. Max weight will be enforced with the start of the 2014/15 indoor season and 2015 outdoor season).

1/8th Nitro Buggy

The 1/8th Nitro Buggy division is for advanced/expert racers, with nitro engines and 4wd chassis. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 4-wheel drive nitro buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: .21 open competition engines max., or stock RTR pull start/roto start engines.
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for 1/8 buggy racing.
  • Bodies: Any 1/8 nitro buggy body.
  • Minimum Weight: 3200 grams.
  • See ROAR rules, page 76, section 9.3.10, for all chassis rules

 

1/8th Nitro Truggy (Truck)

The 1/8th Nitro Truggy division is for intermediate and advanced racers, wishing to race 4wd nitro powered trucks. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 4-wheel drive nitro truggy (truck) style chassis.
  • Motor: .28 open competition engines max, or stock RTR pull start/roto start engines..
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for 1/8 truggy (truck) racing.
  • Bodies: Any 1/8 nitro truggy (truck) body.
  • Minimum Weight: 4000 grams.
  • Maximum Weight: 13 lbs 6 oz.
  • See ROAR rules, page 77, section 9.3.11, for all chassis rules

 

1/8th Electric Buggy

The 1/8th Electric Buggy division is for advanced/expert racers, with electric motors and 1/8th 4wd buggy chassis. Drivers who do not exhibit proper control of their vehicles may not be allowed to race or practice in this division until his or her skills improve when used at Outback Raceway. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any 1/8th electric buggy specific chassis, nitro to electric converted chassis or eBuggy Lite chassis
  • Motor: any 1/8th electric brushless motor.
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for 1/8 buggy racing.
  • Bodies: Any 1/8 nitro or electric buggy body.
  • Minimum Weight: 3200 grams.
  • Legal eBuggy Lites vehicles will be legal in this division of racing.

1/8th Electric Truggy (Truck)

The 1/8th Electric Truggy division is for advanced/expert racers, with electric motors and 1/8th 4wd truck chassis. The rules for this class are:

  • Chassis: Any 1/8th electric truggy specific chassis or nitro to electric converted chassis.
  • Motor: any 1/8th electric brushless motor.
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for 1/8 truggy racing.
  • Bodies: Any 1/8 nitro or electric truggy body.
  • Minimum Weight: 4000 grams.
  • Maximum Weight: 13 lbs 6 oz.