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Mini-4WD Official Suprastock Race Rules

and Regulations 2016


FOR USE WITH: Suprastock and Superstock Race

I. ALLOWED CAR SPECIFICATIONS:

All Cars and Stock Parts must come from original Tamiya kits or similar products that are exact
replicas as found in Tamiya Kits. Other specifications include:

a. Car Models

All cars and its subsequent car parts are open to any available model of Tamiya including the
Older Versions, Type, Dash, Racing, Super, Fully Cowled, Aero, Mighty, Limited Edition and
Premium series. The competition allows use of the body cover of the Mechanical, MS Pro, MA,
and AR series with modifications or cutting to be made.

b. Machine Measuring System

All machines will be subject to the same measuring system as shown below.

Overall Car Height: Under 70mm


Maximum Car Width: Under 105mm
Overall Car Length: Under 165mm
Minimum Ground Clearance: At least 1mm

Minimum Car Weight (including batteries and motor): At least 90g


Front and Rear Tires: Diameter: 22-35mm, Width: 8-26mm (Note that tires must be attached.)
Rollers: Maximum of 6 installations total (plastic double rollers count as 1 installation).
Mass Dampers: Mass dampers are not allowed in super stock races

c. Rollers

Minimum of 4; Maximum of 6. Any plastic rollers found in any existing Tamiya kits or hop up
parts are allowed. Plastic rollers may include 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm plastic rollers with o-
rings or frictionless, 16mm plastic rollers with o-rings or frictionless, 17mm plastic rollers from
3-point attachments, 12-13 mm plastic double rollers (PDR), 19 mm plastic bowl rollers, rubber
rimmed rollers, lightweight setup rollers, and 20mm plastic rollers from sliding damper sets. If
item has an exact replica found as a separate hop up part then it may be allowed if it is of the
exact design and material subject to the final decision of organizer and considered under house
rules. All rollers must be rotating and not fixed. Refer to table below

All plastic rollers must use roller screws and not bushings or bearings and must not in anyway
affect the normal rotation.

If there is a 3rd pair of rollers they can only be installed on cowls that have provisions for it or at
rear stays subject it has an available screw hole. Drilling of new screw holes is not allowed. MA
and AR chassis cars are automatically allowed double set of rollers at the rear end.

d. Wheel Bearings

Allowed is Tamiya stock plastic only either with or without eyelets.

e. Metal Parts

The only metal parts that are allowed in Suprastock race and must be stock in nature and
unmodified are the following - the pinion shaft, the wheel shaft, the propeller shaft, terminals,
eyelets, nuts and screws. Maximum allowed height of screws are 20 mm coming from Dragon
kits. All other metal parts are prohibited from being used including bushings.

f. Motor

For Suprastock and Superstock Race, allowed for use is any type of unopened and untampered
motor subject to the following categories

Tuned Series
Up to Torque-Tuned, Hyper-Mini, Atomic Tuned, Atomic J-Cup Special, Rev-Tuned, Torque 2,
Atomic 2 and Rev 2

Dash Series
Up to Light Dash, Hyper Dash 1, Hyper Dash 2, Hyper Dash 2 J-Cup Special, Mach Dash,
Power Dash, Sprint Dash, Zen-Tuned, Turbo Dash, Jet Dash, Ultra Dash and Plasma Dash.
Double Shaft motors are allowed Stock Motor Pro, Torque Tuned Po, Atomic Tuned Pro, Light
Dash Pro, Hyper Dash Pro, Hyper J-Cup Pro and Mach Dash Pro.

Motors must use 8 teeth pinion gears of white, violet or carbon.

g. Drive format

4 -wheel drive only, with 8 teeth stock propeller shaft present and working when registering.

h. Gears

No mixing of gears. Gear ratios must follow the specifications found on boxes of Tamiya
M4WD kits – 11.2:1 for type 3 (yellow/dark green), 6.4:1 for type 3 (grey/dark green), 5:1
(blue/light green), 5:1 for type 3 (purple/light green), 4.2:1 (red/brown), 4:1 (black/brown), 3.5:1
(light blue/yellow). For dual shaft motors, specific gear ratios to be used are 4:1 (blue with
orange) and 3.5:1 (green with pink) A specific gear ratio is not restricted to a particular chassis
model only but must fit the gear section of that chassis without resorting to modifications in
order to be used. Refer to table below:

For crown gears, any combination of orange, pink or black carbon crown gears are allowed.
Allowed also are combination of blue, orange, pink or black carbon gears for dash, type 3 or
similar chassis. For dual shaft motors, the gears for the wheels should be of the same color like
pink to pink and orange to orange.

i. Battery
Only Alkaline, NiCD & NiMH batteries (AA SIZE) will be allowed for the races.

j. Wheels and Tires

Strictly 22.0 mm minimum wheel diameter and 8.0 mm tire width. Any type of stock tire
material is allowed as long as it meets the specification and comes from Tamiya kits or a similar
replica. For wheels, any combination of small, medium or large diameter wheels of narrow or
wide profile is allowed. No wheel or tire modifications are allowed except for alignment and
taping using double sided tape found in certain kits. Only stock wheel shafts must be used and
may not be grinded.

k. Screws

Only roller screws and screws are allowed. Maximum 20mm screws to be used without bushing
or spacers and in conjunction with double plastic rollers only (DPR).

l. Stays

Only one set of stay is allowed for chassis with provisions on it. Stays may not be modified or
altered in anyway.

II. ALLOWED CAR MODIFICATIONS:

a. Chassis and Cover

Cover may be modified to fit another chassis. Body cover may be stickered and painted.
Additional modifications and attachments to the cowl may be allowed as long the attachment is
unmodified and does not exceed the cowl’s area.

The following chassis are allowed: Type 2, Type 3, Type 4, Type 5, Zero, Super 1, Super 2, FM,
Super FM, Super TZ, Super TZX, X, XX, VS, AR, MA and MS/MS-L are allowed as long as
they can be found in an existing kit or are exact replicas found in existing kits.

Any modification or cutting on chassis is not allowed.

Alterations to the angle of chassis' front bumper and wings by heating, bending or by any other
method is prohibited and calls for automatic disqualification.

Modifications on other chassis not specified for improvements on performance like cutting or
trimming down of protruding parts are also not allowed.

b. Gears

Propeller shaft gears must be stock and 8 teeth only.


c. Motor

Only untampered/un-opened Tamiya type 130 motors of any type are allowed.

d. FRP’s, Plates, Stays and Side Extensions

Parts like frp's, dampers and metal bearings from starter and advanced user kits like Evo series,
Progress series, Stratovectors, Blackstalkers, AR Starter Kit, MA Starter Kit, Progress Kits and
similar kits are not allowed. However, if there are any plastic rollers found on these kits then
they are allowed to be used.

e. Other Parts

Other parts like bumpers, attachments, skids, spoilers, extensions, etc may be used for other
purposes besides their intended use if they do not violate any of the above rules as stated above.
Remember, suprastock or superstock rules do not necessarily observe the “Follow the Manual”
rule.

III. FOR COMPETITIONS AT OFFICIAL RACE COURSES

The start of the race will be indicated by a signal from the race official or a starting signal
system. Racers will switch on their cars, hold them, and drop/release them vertically/diagonally
into their assigned lane at the start signal. Throwing or pushing the car forward is prohibited.

A racer will immediately retire from a race if their car leaves the track, flips over, jumps into
another lane, or if any part of their car detaches during the race and hits another car.
If race officials determine that a racer's car is blocking the progress of faster machines, the racer
will be required to retire.

A car's race is completed when it reaches the finish line.

Qualifying and Final positions are determined by either the race finishing order or Time Attack
time.

IV. CAR INSPECTION

As of 2016, all racers may have their car inspected by race officials before the race. If any part of
the car is determined to be against race regulations, the racer must make the necessary changes in
order to participate in the race.

From the time the car passes the car inspection to when the race begins, the car's settings must
not be changed and no modifications can be made.

In addition to the pre-race car inspection, other car inspections may occur at any time during the
race day at the race official's discretion. If the car is found to be in violation of the race
regulations at any of these inspections, the racer's race results up to that point will be disqualified
and the racer must make necessary changes in order to participate in subsequent races.

Fixed Set Up – Once a car is impounded, racer may not in any way alter the current set up of his
car in whatever form except for changing of O-rings or repair. Racer may not oil his unit, replace
lost parts, change the position of his rollers or burn any part of his car for down thrusting or
repair purposes.

V. DISQUALIFICATIONS

If any of the following situations occur, race officials will, at their discretion, have absolute
authority to disqualify any racer. Please take care to remember the common manners for a Mini
4WD race to avoid any problems.

1. A racer's car is determined to have modifications that will cause physical harm to other racers,
other cars, or the race track.
2. A racer's car is determined to have modifications that are designed to deliberately obstruct
other cars.
3. A racer deliberately puts grease or other substances onto the track to affect track surface
conditions.
4. A racer is determined to have modified their car after it had passed the car inspection.
5. A racer is determined to deliberately touch the track or cars to impede other racers' race
progress.
6. A racer does not follow the instructions of race officials or otherwise impedes the operations
of the race track.
7. A racer has a false start, or is determined to have thrown or pushed their cars forward at the
start of a race.
8. A racer is determined to act against the spirit of fair play or cause distress for other
participants.

VI. RACE OPERATIONS

Participants may raise objections to the race officials. However, these objections must be made
before the next race begins.

Race officials reserve the right to announce the use of special regulations at any time during the
race.

VII. TRACK RACE RULES

1. REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION

The registration fee will be P 35 (or any amount to be determined by the race organizer) per car
entry or re-entry.
As of 2016, an initial external inspection may be done on the race cars entered/reentered. This
will include roller compliance, screws and chassis modification.

Upon registration, racers' units must be properly identified with stickers or decals for pairing and
identification. Units with no proper identification marks as to its owner will be given appropriate
sticker labels in order to write their names and to install such stickers on their units before being
allowed to register.

2. CALLING FOR STANDBY

a. Racer’s name and/or number will be called for stand by using random draw for each heat.
b. Only the racer will be allowed in the stand by area. Team official timers and leaders are not
allowed in the racers area.
c. Marshal’s Call to Pair – Pairing Marshal is given all authority by organizer to pair racers
according to his prior knowledge and judgment call subject to the rules of MTP with special
consideration for same team conditions if it is a team based competition or class/chassis based if
it is a class/chassis-themed competition. Racers are not allowed to change cars already put on
standby if it was already paired and readied by the Pacer Marshal.
d. Racers are allowed to tighten loose screws and nuts during stand by.
e. Racers are not allowed to remove the cowling of their race cars, to manipulate their batteries
by removing them, to oil their motors or any part of their race car.
f. Racers are not allowed to release their cars on the race track as a form of practicing once the
race has begun. As with any other violations listed in this rules, the racer’s car will be subject to
automatic disqualification with no remorse.

3. START OF RACE

a. Racers are called at the starting grid for each race of that heat.
b. Racers will draw a number on which lane they will start.

4. WINNING CAR

a. Car that finishes the required number of laps first wins the race
b. All four wheels of the winning car should cross the finish line to be declared as winner.
c. Dead heat rule applies during the race and subject to the declaration of the starting marshal.

5. DNF (Did Not Finish)

a. A car is declared DNF if for any reason it did not complete the laps required.
b. Once a car stops on any part of the tracks, a five count shall be given by the track marshal
before a DNF is announced. Car will immediately be removed off the tracks.
c. Any car reversing in any part of the tracks is immediately declared as DNF and will
immediately be removed off the race tracks. In a banked portion of the tracks, once a car back
tracks, reverses or slows down, it is automatically considered DNF and is immediately removed
off the tracks.
d. Slow but moving cars will be considered DNF if the lane it occupies will block the faster cars.
e. Racers conduct will strictly be implemented specially in the track area. Improper conduct is
not tolerated and can cause disqualification of the racer.

6. RE-RACE

a. For any contact or hit by a car, there is a re-race for the two remaining cars. The car that
caused the hit is automatically declared DNF.
b. During re-race if all cars DNF no winner shall be declared.
c. Racers are allowed to calibrate brakes and tighten screws on a re-race.
d. Cars needing fixing will be called on for pit stop.

7. CAR HIT

a. Hitting car will automatically be out of the race then a re-race of the 2 remaining cars will
follow and is considered as final re-race. If there are only 2 cars in the heat and the other car hit
the other, the car that was hit will be declared winner.
b. Hit car is allowed pit stop if the car is damaged.

8. CHANGE LANE

a. In case of change lane, car is automatically considered as DNF.


b. Car will automatically be pulled out by the marshal and is already out of the race. If all cars
changed lane, a re-race will be called.

9. MARSHALS FAULT

a. In case the flagger pulled a car by mistake:


- the remaining cars will continue the race.
- Pulled out car will continue from where it was pulled out. If it completes the required number
of laps then it will automatically qualify to the next heat, together w/ the winner of remaining
cars in that race. However, if there are only 2 cars in the race, a re-race will be called.
- Pulled out car is not allowed checking and calibration.

10. PIT STOP

Pit Stop now will only be allowed based on the following conditions:
a. For external damage of the unit only that is repairable under extreme race conditions in which
case maximum time allowed for pit stop is only 300 seconds.
b. For damage either internal or external if it was caused by car-to-car or out-of-track collisions
that were witnessed by the marshals and other racers again subject to the rules above.
c. For cases that are not cited above but subject to the approval of the Head Marshal with due
prudence.
d. The opening or removal of cowl is not allowed. If the car cannot continue to race due to
broken internal part/s, it will be declared DNF.
e. All racing cars pit stopped must be repaired in front of a marshal or person designated by the
organizer.
f. Racers are allowed to repair external broken parts but not replace them.
g. Every pit stop called is given maximum 5 mins to repair broken parts. Beyond the limit, the
car will be declared DNF.

12. TRACK CONDITION

a. Racers are encouraged to check track condition before racing.


b. Any complains and/or concerns re: tracks condition must be addressed to the track marshals
before the start of the race. Latecomers automatically waive their right to complain once they see
the tracks since their chance to air their complains and/or concerns may have been attended to
should they have addressed it earlier before the race began.
c. Track designs for Super Stock Races are observed a minimum two straight allowance for any
slope or table top section. Speedtech tracks may be used for Super Stock.

13. RACE PROTEST

a. Protesting racer must address their complain to the Organizers immediately before the next
race starts.
b. Protests will not be entertained anymore if the next race started.
c. Protests regarding race rules will be addressed to the organizers.
d. Protests regarding marshals’ fault and conduct will be addressed to the organizers.

14. NUMBER OF LAPS

a. 3 laps for the first heat until the quarter-finals.


b. 6 laps in the semi-finals.
c. 9 laps in the finals
In case of re-race during the finals, the number of laps will be reduced to 6 laps if the race
stopped during the 4th-6th laps and 3 laps if the race stopped during the 7th-9th laps.

15. PARTS FALLING OFF DURING THE RACE

a. If any other parts of the car like cowls, rollers, wings, and locks fall on the tracks, the car will
be allowed to continue. However, if any of this fallen part hits or is hit by the other racing cars,
the car will be disqualified and a re-race of the remaining cars will be called.

VIII. DISQUALIFICATION RULES:

Cars that may be a potential hazard to the track or other cars.

Add-on scrap-built materials that are deemed not of any mini4WD brand not detected upon
initial inspection.

Any brakes.

Removal of 4WD shaft (2WD is not allowed)


Cars with dimensions beyond the maximum dimension allowed of a car including all parts

Removal of any parts except o-ring without calling for a pit stop.

No Trespassing on Track Area – At any round, racers are advised to observe discipline and avoid
trespassing within the area of the race track especially if there is a race in progress. Marshals will
blow a whistle and wave a red flag to the trespassing racer if he is found guilty of such violation.

A second whistle will automatically penalized the racer’s team or have his unit disqualified from
the race.

IX. MISCELLANEOUS RULES:

Only one race format will be used. Racers are not allowed to assist in designing the race track to
be used.

Racers are not allowed to influence the decision-making of the marshals during the races. Pairing
and race resolutions will be discussed by the marshals themselves with or without consulting the
racers involved.

All races will start at exactly 12:00 nn and re-entry will close at exactly 8:00 pm. If the number
of entries is insufficient to meet the expected quota then marshals are authorized to run the 2nd
and 3rd heat in order to make the race progress and finish on time.

X. MARSHAL CALLS AND TERMINOLOGIES:

Illegal Modification - Modifying the car, adding lubricants and replacement of batteries after
impounding. May lead to disqualification of racer.
Faulty Start - Improper start-up of car before the "go" signal. Car is automatically declared as
DNF.
False Start - Two consecutive false starts or releasing the car before the “go” signal. Car declared
as DNF.
Change Lane - Car leaping into another lane. Car is automatically declared as DNF.
Turn Over - Car turning over and stopping inside or outside the race tracks. Car is automatically
declared as DNF.
Disrupt - Body cover of the race car or any part falling off to disrupt the normal run of other
car/s. Car is automatically declared as DNF.
Lapdown - Lapdown is creating obstruction to another car by a "track’s length" due to slow
speed of the obstructing car. Car is automatically declared as DNF.
Hit - Car leaping into another lane and hitting other car/s creating a slowdown or disruption. Car
is automatically declared as DNF.
Reverse - car changing direction and going back to its opposite direction. Dangerous as it may
potentially hit another car running in the same lane. Car is automatically declared as DNF.
No Win – All cars DNF.
Delaying - Attitude of a racer whether with or without his intention which is delaying the game
upon sufficient warning by the race marshal. Car is automatically disqualified.
Misconduct - Displaying non-sportsmanship behavior and grave misconduct during a race. May
lead to disqualification of racer or even banning from the race venue.

XI. HEAD MARSHAL’S RULE

The Head Marshal shall be declared before the start of any race.
The Head Marshal's decision shall be considered final and irrevocable.