Rules & Regs

SWEEP UK Rug Racers Series 2012-13 – Rules

Charity
This year, and following the Rug Racer tradition, the proceeds from the raffle will all go to charity. This year the charity chosen is the Great Ormond Street Hospital. So, please dig deep for those raffle tickets and lets see if we can beat last year’s total of just over £600 !

Sponsorship
Once again SWEEP Racing UK have partnered with Rug Racers to bring you the best in indoor touring car racing. There will be raffle prizes supplied by www.SweepRacingUK.com & www.RCRacingUK.com for you to win at every round. Adding to this we are happy to also have Mardave on board. Mardave will be supplying prizes ni the Mardave Championship, new to this years series.

Trackside Shop
Colin Bliss Models

Raffle prizes
SWEEP will be kindly donating around £100 of raffle prizes per round.

Opening time & finishing time
Doors will open at 07.30am and racing will finish at no later than 17.30am.

Track
The track size will be 34 metres x 16 metres and is Prima GT with plastic trunk markers. The layouts will be fast and challenging for Touring cars and Mardave alike.

Race Day Format
Practice will be in heat format, with 4 or 5 minutes runtime depending on total entries.
Racing will consist of 4 rounds of 5 minute qualifying with 2 rounds of 5 minute finals for all.

Classes
This year the series will run classes for 13.5t ‘Open’ (aka Turbo), 17.5t ‘Stock’ (aka Blinky) touring cars & for Mardave ‘V12’ chassis based cars to BRCA ‘gt12’ rules.

Championships
As ever the series will run a number of championships during the series. The classes this year are –

• 13.5t ‘Open’ (aka Turbo) Overall Champion
• 13.5t ‘Open’ (aka Turbo) F1, F2, F3 & F4 Champion
• 17.5t ‘Stock’ (aka Blinky) Overall Champion
• Mardave Overall Champion
• Junior 13.5t & Junior 17.5t Champion (Under 13)
• Club Champions (to qualify please ensure your club is entered into your Central Booking Profile)

Championship Prizes
• 13.5t ‘Open’ Overall Junior Champion – Hybrid Pro AC/DC Balance Charger worth £249 each and one years subscription to Racer Magazine
• 17.5t ‘Open’ Overall Junior Champion – Hybrid Pro AC/DC Balance Charger worth £249 each and one years subscription to Racer Magazine
• Mardave Overall Champion – ‘V12VRX CEC BRCA Carbon Circuit Edition’ kit (only requires electrics to complete)
• Mardave Overall Junior Champion – ‘V12VRX CEC BRCA Carbon Circuit Edition’ kit (only requires electrics to complete)

1/10th Touring Car Rules (13.5t & 17.5t)
• Only 1/10th 4wd based RC Touring cars allowed
• Minimum weight of 1350g
• Minimum ride height of 5mm (inclusive of body shell)
• Only EXP-QTS Sweep EXP preglued ‘National’ Control Tyre allowed
• Only water based additive allowed (e.g. LRP, Carpet Jack etc)
• Only BRCA approved motors allowed
• Only commercially available LiPo allowed (and must be charged within a LiPo charging sack at ALL times) – NO NiCad charging of LiPo’s
• Any commercially available 190mm bodyshell

Mardave ‘gt12’ class rules
• Only cars using the Mardave ‘V12’ based chassis – Mardave V12VRX, CE and CEC chassis’s only
• Run to BRCA gt12 rules
• Only water based additive allowed (e.g. LRP, Carpet Jack etc)

Booking in
The cost to book in will be £11 via Central Booking for all entries per meeting, but for 13 year olds and under will only pay £8 per meeting, the £3 will be refunded on the race day when booking in with our very competent race director Andy Oldman. If you book in on the day it will cost £13.00

Championship Points
The points system will be the same as last year using the WLRC points system. http://www.wlrc.co.uk/champ/scoring.htm

Most of all though have fun racing !

We look forward to seeing you at the track for the series.