Race Day

Thunder Road RC Raceway 2017 Trophy Race Series


Join us for some awesome racing and a chance at the trophy on the first Saturday of every month, now through April. Each one of these races will be to introduce a completely new layout! Doors will open at 8:45 with the track opening for practice at 9, so make sure you're here early to get your spot! The actual trophy classes for the first one this Saturday will be:
-2wd stock buggy
-2wd mod buggy
-Open short course (will get split into stock and mod depending on turnout) 
-Spec Slash 
-Sportsman/novice

We will still run additional classes as long as there are at least 4 entries, but we won't have trophies for them 😊 The driver's meeting will be at 11 with racing to follow shortly after. We are closed now through Thursday, January 4th in order to build the best possible track, but Friday we will debut the layout for practice from 2-9. Trash buggy will still be this Wednesday though, so those interested in a sneak peek of the new layout that will be the time! We hope to see everyone there!

Just for Fun Wednesday Night Racing
(Formerly "Trash Buggy" Night)


Trash Buggy Class 
  • Shock tuning (oil weight, pre-loaded systems
  • Shock springs
  • Stock electronics
  • Most Helion brand aluminum allowed)
  • Stock gearing
  • Any tires
  • Any 2S lipo batteries

Spec Rustler Class
  • Stock electronics
  • Any gearing
  • Most RPM and Traxxas Rustler body (NASCAR scheme preferred)
  • Any stadium truck tires
  • Any 2S lipo batteries
  • No weight rules, lead can be added anywhere. 
  • Will tech cars if necessary.
          Thunder Road RC Raceway Race Rules

          Our race classes are 1/10 scale or smaller; 1/8 scale will NOT be allowed on the track. 

          Traction Compounds
          •  STX 3.0
          •  STX 3.0 Max

          Chassis protectors are not yet mandatory but are recommended, please make certain that no screws or points are protruding from the bottom of your vehicle.

          LiPos shall always be charged in a LiPo charge bag.
          We limit to 2s LiPo. Racing batteries cannot be charged above 8.44v total.

          If your car breaks while on the track, please pull over so a marshal can take it off the track.

          We will be running a beginner class, Sportsman, for those who do not have race experience. Recommended vehicles are any 1/10 RTR or ROAR approved 2WD vehicle. 4WD is allowed but not recommended.

          For a list of ROAR legal motors visit: http://www.roarracing.com/approvals/print_brushlessmotors.php 

          The Sportsman class is for entry-level drivers that are new to RC racing. The rules for this class are:
          • Chassis: Any 2WD 1/10th electric off-road competition vehicle or 1/10th RTR vehicle with RTR electronics. We discourage the use of 4WD vehicles in this division.
          • Motor: Any brushed or brushless motor
          • Batteries: 6- or 7-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case LiPo batteries
          • Tires: Any tires are allowed.
          • Bodies: Any body style is allowed.
          • Minimum Weight: None.

          The 2wd Stock Buggy is a fast class that is very competitive. The rules for this class are:
          • Chassis: Any 1/10th off-road 2WD buggy style chassis.
          • Motor: ROAR Approved stock 17.5 spec brushless motor.
          • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ROAR approved non-timing ESCs, (ex: blinky ESCs) only
          • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case LiPo batteries
          • Tires: Any rubber wheel and tire intended for the class is allowed. Those who want to run foam tires will be in a separate class.
          • Bodies: Any 2WD buggy body intended for the class.
          • Minimum Weight: 1499 grams.
          See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules

          Open 4WD is a very fast class for intermediate and advanced drivers. The rules for this class are:
          • Chassis: Any 1/10th off-road 4WD buggy style chassis.
          • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 10.5T motors and lower.
          • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): any ROAR approved ESC’s
          • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case LiPo batteries
          • Tires: Any wheel and tires intended for the class is allowed. Those who want to run foam tires will be in a separate class.
          • 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

          Stock 2WD Short Course is a fun class with realistic trucks and easier handling. The rules for this class are:
          • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive short course truck style chassis.
          • Motor: Any ROAR aproved 17.5 brushless motor
          • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ROAR approved non-timing ESC’s, (ex: blinky ESCs) for Stock 17.5 Class
          • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case LiPo batteries
          • Tires: Any tire/wheel designed specifically for short course trucks is allowed in this class. However, those who want to run foam tires will be in a separate 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

          Spec Slash is a great inexpensive class for those looking to get into racing. The rules for this class are:
          • Chassis must be a Brushed Traxxas Slash 2WD
          • All parts must be stock, but plastic durability upgrades (ex: RPM) are allowed for the following parts:
            • front spindle
            • front caster block
            • front a-arms
            • rear bearing carrier
          • The radio may be replaced
          • The servo may be replaced
          • MUST be stock motor and ESC
          • 7-cell NiMH or 2-cell LiPo
          • Must be Traxxas brand tires for the Slash
          • The front springs may be replaced with the front springs from the 4wd Slash
          • The shocks may be tuned, but must be the stock shocks.
          • Taping the outer edge of the front tires is allowed  
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