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Steel City Nationals

Road Course:
When: April 21st
Where: Steel City Hobbies – Pittsburgh, PA.
What: On-Road carpet racing
Cost: $35 for 1st, $15 for 2nd+
Cost Pre-Entry: $25 for 1st, $15 for 2nd+ - ends April 20th!

Oval:
When: April 28th and 29th
Where: Steel City Hobbies – Pittsburgh, PA.
What: Oval carpet racing
Cost: $35 for 1st, $15 for 2nd+
Cost Pre-Entry: $25 for 1st, $15 for 2nd+ - ends April 20th!

This is the 1st combo Nationals SCH has held as we are forming a season-ending big race for everyone to look forward to every year.
Road Course was moved up a week to avoid conflict with the Gate.

Time particulars:
On-Road
Friday, April 20th - Open On-Road practice all day till close
Saturday, April 21st - 8:00 AM - Doors open & Practice
10:00 AM - Drivers meeting & racing begins

Friday, April 27th – Open Oval practice until 10 PM
Saturday, April 28th – 8:00 AM – Oval open practice
Saturday, April 28th – 11:50 Drivers Meeting
Saturday, April 28th – NOON – Lets go racing! (On-Road 1st)
- 4 qualifiers with resorting after every round
Sunday, April 29th – 8:00 AM - Open practice
Sunday, April 29th – 10:00 AM - Triple A-Mains

Classes:

Road Course
Stock Sedan
Stock 12th Scale
Others TBD upon entries

Oval
Stadium Truck* – (no pan car chassis – real truck only - stock) – 4 Minute
Mini-T & 18 T* in same class – no brushless – 4 Minute
4-Cell 1600 Battery – 4 Minute
NASTRUCK Brushless 4300 - No Upgrades – 4 Minute
4300 Pro Stock Brushless (BRL Rules) – 4 Minute
4-Cell Stock – any battery – 4 Minute
4-Cell 19-Turn ARCOR approved motor – 4 Minute
4-Cell Indy Car* – 4 Minute
6-Cell Stock Truck* – (Touring sedan with truck body) – 4 Minute
Busch Class - 3800 Battery or less, Rear of car stays in, any tire. – 4 Minute
1/12 Oval* – 4 Minute
* - These classes will run only with a minimum of 5 entries

Rules:
On-Road: ROAR rules are used as a guideline
Oval: ARCOR rules are used as a guideline. BRL used for Brushless guidelines as well.
SCH reserves the right to changes

Must have 5 cars to make a class.
Must have nominal number of Pre-Entries for Awards
We can create additional classes if notified early.
Awards are based on Pre-Entries
Door Prizes and 50/50 Raffles

Keep posted on the SCH site for updated info: www.steelcityhobbies.com.
 

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what is 4 cell 1600 battery ?? is that legands ??

and you should do a mod mini truck, that could be a big class.

and you need to add teh 13.5 class we are starting here in a few weeks.
 

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gtb esc for brush or brushless 25.00 more than ss brush only.
someone want to spend my money better think about what the costs are first.
why would i need 2 esc ss and a gtb when one will do it all and save 150.00
i know the hobby shops love the sales but where you going to find the people to pay these prices.??????
 

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We are using BRL as a reference for Brushless per our spec listed above. Specificly I (or someone) will get you an answer. As far as the ARCOR Brushless Nats - we have to abide to all their rules for thier race. This is a SCH race where we use references such as ARCOR and BRL. Hope that helps for now.

Conman said:
What about an S/K class?
AND the BIGGEST question........ are GTB's legal for brushless spec? Arcor rules say no, track rules so no unless your already running one, but have to have SS for next race season?
 

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Absolutly no li-po batteries. Specifics such as these will be listed on the SCH website: www.steelcityhobbies.com - in the near future. General rules are referenced from BRL (Brushless) and ARCOR.

As far as 13.5 Brushless - IF there are enough entries to any specific class, we will review and run it. This is stated in the instructions already. :)

We are planning on picking up a few motor jigs for the brushed motors to check for motors that are not to spec.

BIGKAHUNA said:
how about a 13.5 brushless with li-po batteries nastruck.
 

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Brushless Can Not Be Modified.
Li-pos Are The Best You Can Do.
Just Imagine Charging 2 Batteries At Home. Just To Be Safe One Would Work For The Complete Race. Why Not Li-po. Sure Would Make Racing Alot Simpler
 

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BIGKAHUNA said:
Brushless Can Not Be Modified.
Li-pos Are The Best You Can Do.
Just Imagine Charging 2 Batteries At Home. Just To Be Safe One Would Work For The Complete Race. Why Not Li-po. Sure Would Make Racing Alot Simpler
dude we don't do lipos in racing,at steelcity :wave:
 

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it does sound great, and ill be enjoying it when it happens, but its probably gonna be a while for it to happen here. they do run helicopters there with em in it, so i dont fully understand why its a big deal, but again, we car racers tend to push the level of everything we get so..............have you ran the 13.5 and a 7.4 yet ?? its gotta be ballistick !! if you have what was the runline of the track ? we are 155 i was just told.
 

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Come On. We Need Li-po Fellow Racers.
Li-pos Are Cheaper Also If You Put All The Equipment Needed For Ni-mh
Chargers 2 Of Them 150.00 Ea 300.00 Total Plus Discharger 40.00 To 150.00
4 Battery Packs Good Ones 50.00 Plus 200.00 Total....
Good For 50 To 100 Charges. Times 10 = 2000.00 To Equal Li-po
Li-pos 1000 Times Charged 85.00
Now You Know Why They Do Not Want Li-po Batteries.
Orion Batteries Are Incased In Plastic. You Have To Know How To Read And You Will Have No Problem When Charging Li-pos.
The Batteries With No Plastic Case Can Get Damaged And Be A Problem.
Voice Your Opinion Fellow Racers. Do You Love To Spend Money?????
 
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