Build restrictions and guidelines

iswingping Saturday, 5/16/2015

Hello everyone,

I have been looking for, but cannot seem to find any build restrictions/ guidelines for tournement builds.  I understand there may be set weight classes for Lightweight, middleweight, etc., and race specific categories such as Truck or Musclecar.  I am looking to see if there has been anything set as to, "must use a manufacturers casting, wheels, and chassis/ base plate".  Please let me know if something like this has been posted and I did not see it or if these items are at each racemaster's or host's discretion.

Thanks and happy racing,



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72_Chevy_C10 5/16/15
Event coordinator

In a mod class, you can run whatever chassis you want. If you asking whether you can build a custom.chassis, I don't see why not.  

Personally, I have thought about building frames, but, as long as the wheels are running straight, I don't think it would make much difference. My chassis of choice is the Chrysler 300  abs plastic's light and easy to work with and has a fairly common wheelbase.

But, don't let me keep from building whatever kind of chassis you want :)

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CrzyTrkrDude 5/16/15

Something I have noticed, you can always ask the person how created the post if your idea will fly with their stated rules or restrictions in their race. 

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redlinederby 5/16/15
Site manager

Hi Josh, welcome to the site...

The rules for mail-in mod tournaments are decided by the host/organizer. Around here, if the rules don't say you can't do it, it's allowed. But if you're really unsure or worried, you can ask the organizer about your mod. Otherwise, if you do something that seems unfair or whatever, we'll discuss it at that time and figure out what to do - might even influence future races and rules.

But until that happens, you can do what you want unless it says otherwise. If you want to send in a block of lead with wheels on it, go ahead, as long as the rules don't say your mod has to use a retail chassis or parts. There's a lot of assumptions around here because we've just done it "that way" for so long...go ahead and challenge those ideas, it'll only make things better.

...can't wait to see your entry. I think you have us all very curious now :)

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