Racing Regulations

"The wise man regulates his conduct by theories of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms." J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964)British geneticist, biometrician, physiologist, and popularizer of science.

The PPS race format is unique- no lane rotations- no pre-race qualification runs. All entrants race in 50 lap elimination heat races with the object at the end of the evening of getting the 4 quickest racers competing in a 50 lap Main Event.

The second 4 race in the Semi-main and the 3rd grouping race in the Hooligan. If there are more than 12 racers, they will race in the Tooligans," etc, till all racers are sorted out, from the evening's overall winner to the last. No one is banished from a final race or finishes on the trailer.

For each 50 lap elimination heat race and final events, each racer blind draws his lane. The track's lanes are of equal distance, so there's no need to rotate lane by lane from one side of the track to the other during any 50 lap race.

Over time members' driving skills more or less equalize and by racing fairly similar performing cars no one dominates. Consequently at any race night, 51-52 races a year, anyone can win "Top Dog." Makes for very exciting and fun race nights.

a popular chassis used by many PPS racers designed and built by Bob Hanna of Roseburg OR.

Another popular chassis used by many PPS members is Doug Haynes's designed "Thunderchassis".

To provide continuity, construction ease, low cost control, and effective tech management, chassis development is limited to scratch built brass 90 degree in-line motor-gear mounting, utilizing stock, unaltered Parma 16D or Pro-Slot 2002 stock motors.

Chassis must at all times maintain a minimum of .055" track clearance. All tires shall be black,be no less than 3/4" diameter, and all must touch and roll.

Tires /rims shall not protrude more than 1/16" outside the plane of the wheel openings at any time when viewed from above. The plane of a wheel opening is located at the narrowest point on the fender when viewed from directly above.Guide flags shall not protrude beyond the plane of the nose when viewed from directly above.

No body mods, channeling, chopping, or body widening, or adding fender valences are allowed, and the body shall be stock thickness. Body configuration and roofline must be production stock. Front and rear windows supplied with the kit must be installed, though side windows may not be.

Entire heads of driver figures (injected or resin mold) must appear higher than the lower window frame, A Cockpit or cabin tray concealing the entire chassis is required, and for open cockpit cars where the prototype carried one, a roll bar must be installed.

All cars should bear race numbers and other markings reflecting prototype appearances.

Each division or class has other specific rules particularly applicable to the class.

For instance "Monza" rules for open wheel cars, all tires must be black and no less that 1 1/16 in overall diameter. Maximum rear tire width is , minimum f ont tire width is1/4". Maximum front wheel track is 2 7/8", rear track, 3".

For "Clubmans" cars, rear wheel track must not exceed 2 13/16ths ".

For other sports car Divisions, rear wheel track of 3 \1/4 inches are allowed. NASCAR stock cars run with Parma Super 16-D motors to compensate for their additional weight of 9 to 10 ounces, about 1 to 2 ounces more than sports or GTO cars.

For all classes or divisions, body eligibility is determined by Doug Haynes.

A winning or competitive car is a reflection of the builder' s chassis engineering or designing ingenuity. Good car handling, not necessarily absolute speed, is the most important characteristic of a winning car since motor power is tightly controlled and equalized. Because body size, shape, weight distribution, affect individual car handling, many members build dedicated chassis for each of their cars. One eager member comes to the club every week with 98 different cars fully ready to race.

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