Re: NASTE Odd Thursday Night Racing

I just discovered the rules listed under the "Rules" tab on the NASTE Home Page and the rules as listed here in the Forum did not match up. I just completed the update of the rules on the Home Page tab so all rules listed in both areas match.

Re: NASTE Odd Thursday Night Racing

After Inslot's Checkered Flag Raceway is set up and ready for racing here in Vancouver, I will be enforcing a rule requiring the body screws on 1/32 production cars to be secured into the chassis. This is easily done by placing a piece of electrical tape over the mounting screw holes on the bottom side of the chassis. We have all experienced someone losing a body screw on the track. They get into the guide slot where they are difficult to remove and can cause damage to cars. The other common scenario is for them to get picked up by a car's motor magnets which can also cause damage to the car. My question to the rest of the group is; is this a rule we should adopt as official under NASTE's General Rules?

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sounds good to me. I do that to all my scalextic cars since they are the worst at loosing those dang things. never had a problem with any other make so far. but a rule is a rule.

The secondnidator

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Good with me, one less part to have to dodge.

"Big Smooth"

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wb0s wrote:

After Inslot's Checkered Flag Raceway is set up and ready for racing here in Vancouver, I will be enforcing a rule requiring the body screws on 1/32 production cars to be secured into the chassis. This is easily done by placing a piece of electrical tape over the mounting screw holes on the bottom side of the chassis. We have all experienced someone losing a body screw on the track. They get into the guide slot where they are difficult to remove and can cause damage to cars. The other common scenario is for them to get picked up by a car's motor magnets which can also cause damage to the car. My question to the rest of the group is; is this a rule we should adopt as official under NASTE's General Rules?

I'm bringing this up one more time, and also in the Odd Thursday Night Racing forum topic, because I think this would be a good rule to adopt, and because I WILL be enforcing this rule when I have Inslot's Checkered Flag track up and running.

If there are no objections I will add this rule to the official rules listed here.

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The official NASTE Odd Thursday Night racing rules are now listed in only one spot. The rules are now found only from the Race Rules link on the Home Page. I added a link at the beginning of this forum topic to also direct readers to the official list.

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NEW RULE added to Official Rules under General Rules:

7. All screws that pass through the bottom of a car's chassis will have their heads taped over. This is to prevent them from falling out onto the track surface should they become loose. This includes the heads of body mounting screws, as well as chassis motor pod mounting screws, or any other screws accessible or visible from the underside of the chassis.

Electrical tape works very well for this application. I will see that there is tape on hand at Al's Rippin' Ridin' Raceway for those that do not have any. Same will be true for InSlot's Checkered Flag when it is up and running.

This rule will be enforced at future races on InSlot's Checkered Flag.

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Good place to hide illegal lead, under all that tape. LOL

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How much tape does it take to cover a screw?

"Big Smooth"

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kidvolt wrote:

How much tape does it take to cover a screw?

It would depend on the participants

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.

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........AND how big the screws are!

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How much weight do you need Monte?

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To be precise I need as little as possible but as much as necessary.

wink

"Big Smooth"

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Just use very thin self-stick lead painted black. :^)

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Thanks Al and Donna for another great evening of racing.

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I have revised the rules for Classic Sports Car Divisions I and II per my notes from last night's meeting. Please review the revised rules and let me know if there are any errors. Thanks!  ======Bill

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The secondnidator