GENERAL RULES: The following are the rules by which we keep Trackside Raceway a fun, safe and family friendly atmosphere!! All Drivers (Racers and Open Practice Participants) must sign in before you are allowed on the track.
All LiPo batteries MUST be charged in an approved LiPo sack.
1:8 scale vehicles are not allowed on the off road track.
A “pit towel” must be used while working on your cars in the pits.
Tire warmers are not allowed!
Foul language and bad behavior will not be accepted, please remember that this is a family atmosphere! Please be respectful of your fellow racer.
Be mindful of your surroundings… despite their small size, RC Cars can be dangerous! Parents: please keep an eye on your children; we don’t want to see anyone injured!
Trackside Raceway is a non-smoking facility. This includes E-Cigarettes.
No drugs or alcohol are allowed on the premises.
No more than 12 drivers are allowed on the drivers’ stand at one time
No carrying of firearms or weapons.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse admittance to anyone that is disruptive to the operation of the races or store.
Please clean up your pit space when you are done for the day
RACING RULES: Trackside Raceway utilizes ROAR guidelines (www.roarracing.org ) for Off-Road classes and DODC rules ( www.dirtoval.com) for our race program. All acceptable motors, batteries and speed controls can be found via those sanctioning bodies. If you have a question or concern, please bring it to the attention of Trackside staff members or the race director.
Legal battery (LiPo) voltage is 8.40 volts; any battery measuring over 8.44 is illegal. If found above, the racer will be allowed to run the battery down to an acceptable voltage. Maximum allowable charge rate is 10A. Only hard-cased LiPo batteries are allowed.
All racers are expected to turn marshall following their race. Penalties will be issued for any driver not marshalling. Marshalls are expected to watch their designated area. Marshalls are not allowed to work on a vehicle.
All vehicles must be placed on the tech table immediately following their race. The use of reverse during a race is prohibited. The above rules are designed to create a fair and consistent basis for racing.
All drivers/cars may be subject to random tech inspection immediately preceding or following a race; this is at the discretion of the race director.
Racers found to be outside of the rules will be penalized. Repeated infractions can lead to partial or complete barring from races; this is at the discretion of the race director
TIPS AND TRICKS: You have chosen to enter the world of R/C Racing… now what do you do with your new car and equipment? The following suggestions can help you gain years of fun out of your R/C vehicle and its’ componentry.
Clean your vehicle! By cleaning your car or truck, you will remove dirt and grime from contact surfaces, preventing premature wear…. And you may just find a broken part!
Check all fasteners; if they are loose and should be tight – use the correct tool to tighten it. If it is tight and should be free or loose, check to ensure that the fastener isn’t too tight and that the part is in good condition!
When charging your batteries, take the time to read the manufacturer guidelines for charge rate. Follow this recommendation. Deviating from that can shorten the life of the battery.
Your Radio, Speed Control and Motor are sensitive electronic components. Try to treat them accordingly. Ensure your equipment is free of dust and debris, stays in a dry environment (unless otherwise specified) and store in a climate controlled atmosphere.
Your Speed Control and Motor are sensitive to heat… Most motors should be kept below 160-180 degrees F. Some speed controls and motors are equipped with temperature shutdowns, do not disable this feature – it is meant to protect your expensive equipment!
Ask questions. Our staff and your fellow racers are great sources of information and are happy to help!!
Pay attention to polarity (+/-). Most electrical components will fail when connected backwards!