LSCC Hardbody Regulations

Version 1.21/280721

The philosophy behind our hardbody racing is that it should be fun and competitive and should allow drivers to
‘blow the dust off’ and run as many of their slot car collection as possible.

The rules are not overly restrictive/complicated, as we wish to:
- encourage new drivers to join the hardbody racing
- maintain realistic lap times between the classes
- encourage and allow experimentation and innovation

Classes and eligible models are defined as follows:

 

Saloon

 

Any saloon, to include Rally cars*, BTCC and German DTM touring cars.

*Rally cars allowed as long as based on a genuine 4 seater mass-produced road going car. e.g. Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza. Exceptions are TR7/Lancia Stratus / Lancia 037

 

Mini (Sub Class of Saloon)

 

Mini Cooper/BMW (modern style) Mini

GT

 

(GT Cars can be raced in Sports class)

Any car* designated as a ‘GT’ car or Group 5 car that is based on a mass-produced road going car.

 

*LMGTP cars (pre 2000) are not eligible (but can be raced in the Sports class) e.g. Porsche 911 GT1 (1998 Evo 3) (Previous 911 GT1s are allowed), Toyota GT1, Nissan 390.

*LMGT cars (2000 onward) are eligible for this class.

 

*Specific model exclusion: NSR Mosler (due to performance differential being too great). This car can be raced in the Sports class.

 

Sports

 

Any LMP car (GT class can be run in this class)

 

F1

 

Any ‘box stock’ F1 or Indy car, subject to a restriction of the manufacturers MRP being less than £50 (This restriction rules out the NSR F1 cars)

 

 

Motor Limits:

Motors must be standard (hard body) manufacturers motors and not modified in any way. No BSCRA type motors allowed.

Saloon

 

25,000 RPM

 

Mini (Sub Class of Saloon)

 

25,000 RPM

 

GT

 

23,500 RPM

 

Sports

 

Unlimited

 

F1

 

Box Stock

 

 

Chassis:

All chassis must be plastic including the guide tab. No metal chassis, so Revoslot models with metal chassis are not eligible.

 

Interiors:

All models must have an interior and a driver. Driver to be detailed ‘3d’ driver.

 

Tyres/Hubs:

All tyres must be rubber tyres fitted to both front and rear wheels. Sponge/BSCRA tyres not allowed. No pure silicon tyres allowed e.g. Ortmann tyres.

Saloon

 

Any tyre / wheel combination, including alloy hubs.

Mini (Sub Class of Saloon)

 

Any tyre / wheel combination, including alloy hubs.

GT

 

Any tyre / wheel combination, including alloy hubs.

Sports

 

Any tyre / wheel combination, including alloy hubs.

F1

 

‘Box Stock’ wheels and tyres that came with the model (direct replacement tyres allowed). Tyres are only allowed to be trued and glued. Plastic wheels cannot be exchanged for alloy hubs.

 

 

Track Width:

Track width Is measured from outside of tyres rather than from centre to centre.

 

Saloon

 

Rear track 64mm.

Front track within front wheel arches with maximum of 64mm (restricted to the whichever is the smaller width)

 

Mini (Sub Class of Saloon)

 

Rear track 64mm.

 

Front track within front wheel arches with maximum of 64mm (restricted to the whichever is the smaller width)

 

GT

 

 

Rear Track maximum of 66mm (or as appropriately governed by restrictions in model specifications/design)

 

Front track within front wheel arches with maximum of 64mm (restricted to the whichever is the smaller width)

 

Sports

 

Rear Track maximum of 66mm (or as appropriately governed by restrictions in model specifications/design)

 

Front track within front wheel arches with maximum of 64mm (restricted to the whichever is the smaller width)

 

F1

 

Rear and front track as governed by ‘box stock’ model rear track width.

 

 

Miscellaneous – applies to all classes:

 

Ballast

 

Ballast may be added where required.

 

Race Numbers

 

Cars must display a minimum of two race numbers.