RCX Championship Format

Qualifying & Bump-Up Finals

Classes:

  • Nitro Buggy
  • Nitro Truggy
  • Electric Buggy
  • Electric Truggy
  • Short Course Truck (2WD) & Juniors U15

RCX Race Event Schedule:

Saturday Practice

Track opens @ 08:00am – 12:00pm (Track closed for hour lunch break) re-opens from 13:00 – 16:00

DEDICATED TIME SLOT ON THE HOUR FOR SCT drivers present. – NO 1/8 scale cars on track if there is SCT practicing – (15 mins on every hour)

In the event there is no SCT on track , 1/8 Drivers may continue to practice.

Please respect that all class drivers should be afforded the same opportunity for practice and track time.

Sunday Race Day

2022 NATIONAL RCX CHAMPIONSHIP – RACE FORMAT:

Qualifying:

  • A minimum of TWO and Maximum of THREE 6 minute qualifying rounds (TOP 3 CONSECUTIVE LAPS), Drivers will be squadded by previous rounds results to group similar paced drivers together.
  • The results – Best SINGLE run of TWO or Best TWO of THREE rounds of this qualifying round will determine your START position for the Mains Race.  

Lower mains are entry dependant and could be split accordingly.

Classes with less than 12 entries will race together.

Bump – UP Finals:

  • Nitro Buggy – A Main Finals 45min, lower nitro buggy mains 20min.

Top two finishers of the lower mains bump up into the next main.

  • Nitro Truggy – A Main Finals 30Min, lower mains 20min.

Top two finishers of the lower mains bump up into the next main.

  • Electric Buggy & Truggy – Double 8min Mains, both race RESULTS will be combined to determine the FINAL Results.
  • BEST COMBINED RESULT: – The finish is best combined laps/time result of both main races, regardless of the finishing position.
  • SCT Junior & SCT 2WD – Double 8 Min Mains. Both Race RESULTS will be combined to determine the FINAL Results.
  • BEST COMBINED RESULT: – The finish is best combined laps/time result of both main races, regardless of the finishing position.

(Entry dependant, we could adjust race times to accommodate the schedule for the day.)

SPEC Tyres

Nitro Buggy and Electric Buggy (A Main – Top 12 in both classes)

Nitro Buggy drivers that finish in the bump up positions will need to ensure they have spec tyres for the A Main race.

The SPEC tyres will be available at all participating tracks, Spec Tyres will be available in at least two compounds, season dependant it is the driver’s choice to purchase the compound he wishes to race with.

Drivers can pre order their rim colour choice, White, Yellow or Coral (Red). (All special orders must be confirmed at least 4 weeks prior to the event date.)

The Spec tyres are only sold in sets of 4, and are factory pre-glued, they are not available un-mounted.

Spec Tyres can be run in any other classes however it’s not compulsory.

Event Scoring and Championship Points

 Live Time Scoring for all events

Qualifying Results: – Top 3 Consecutive, Best ONE of TWO or best TWO of THREE.

Top Qualifier in class: 1 Point towards final championship results.

Double Finals Results / Tie Breakers: – BEST COMBINED RESULT – Combined Time result of BOTH Races regardless of finishing position.  Tie Breaker is best single finishing position, if still a tie, – the best laps/time from highest finishing position.

Attendance Bonus points: 1 point after attending 5 events towards final championship results.

Class Points:

1st = 100, 2nd = 98, 3rd = 96, 4th = 95, 5th = 94, and descends in single points.

Championship Points

  • National RCX Championship points – 8 Rounds, 4 rounds to count.

Drivers must attend a minimum of two “away” races to be eligible for the National Championship.

  • Zwartkops RCX Championship Points – 5 rounds – 4 to count (one throw away)

Event Awards

All Class Awards – 1st -5th Position.

Special Awards at events:

  • Junior driver of the day
  • Driver of the Day
  • Super Junior Award – (Junior driver Under 15 years old highest finishing position in 1/8 class the mains)
  • Pit Crew Award

Year End Series Awards:

National RCX Championship – 1st – 5 th Awards in each Class

Zwartkops RCX Championship 1st – 5th Awards in each Class

Combination of classes

In the event that there are not sufficient entries in any class it is the event directors call to combine the two classes in the same heat or race, if the classes are combined in a race the class results and championship points will NOT be affected.

CANCELLATION – Weather Rule

Once a race has started the race schedule and it cannot be completed for any reason then driver and championship points will be awarded based on the current standings in the race if more than 60% has been completed, if 60% is not completed the final results will be the last completed race in the event, be that Super Pole or Qualifying race.

At least one qualifying race has been completed for points to be awarded for the event.

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