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INTRODUCTION

This rulebook contains the rules and regulations that make up the OFSOC. The rulebook is designed to provide the necessary information you need to prepare your 1/5 scale vehicle and yourself for competition, plus an overview of the rules that apply to the racing program, along with a summary of penalties for rule violations. The intent of the specific rule will override the competitor's interpretation of the rule.

Please note that while every effort has been made to write these rules in a clear and unambiguous fashion, it is impossible to anticipate every possible circumstance and it will be the Race Director's right to make the final interpretation of the rule.

 

RULES FOR THE OFSOC SEASON

1. Flags

Checkered Flag - Indicates the end of a race or practice session, proceed to the designated track exit.

Red Flag - indicates that the race has been stopped, reduce speed and proceed safely to the staging area or as directed by the race official.

Black Flag - Indicates a problem with the driver's vehicle or a disqualification. The black-flagged driver must carefully reduce speed and proceed around course to the mechanic's area. Black flagged riders are not allowed to return to the course unless approved by the Race Director.

Yellow Flag - waving yellow flag indicates serious hazard on or near the track, passing is allowed but proceed with caution.

White Flag - indicates the final lap of a race.

Blue Flag - Solid blue flag indicates you are about to be overtaken by faster drivers.

-          When conditions allow, move out of the fast line.

-          hold your line "don't drive erratically" and do not impede the faster driver's progress.

Drivers disregarding this flag may be black flagged by the race director.

 

2. Drivers Meeting

a. all drivers in an event must attend the meeting

b. the race director may call roll or check attendance.

 

3. Technical Inspection

Technical inspection of vehicles will be held prior to practice by chief technical inspector.

a.       Vehicles will be inspected for safety.

b.       Only vehicles having passed tech inspection will be allowed on track.

c.        Vehicles must be class legal and meet all equipment requirements.

 

3b. Technical Requirements Engines

- The maximum size allowed will be a 38mm piston displacement.

- All other engine modifications will be allowed.

Suspension

- Any upgraded suspension is allowed:  aftermarket shocks, external reservoir bottles are allowed.

- Axle extenders will be permitted in all classes.

Chassis

- Chassis modifications are allowed (strengthening, lightening, and aftermarket chassis')

- Axle extenders will be permitted for all classes.

Wheel Size

- Aftermarket tires are allowed.

- Tire sizes for Baja 5B's must remain stock size to compete in 2-wheel drive buggy class.

Bodies

- Body modifications will be allowed such as extra vents, extra scoops, to increase air flow.

- Vehicles must have all body panels (including all four fenders for the 5ive-T)

 

4. On-Track Regulations

a. No drivers may drive in such a manner as to endanger the marshals or officials.

b. No one except the drivers officially entered may drive or practice on the race course the day of the event.

c. Unofficial practice on the day of the race is prohibited.

d. Unless directed to do so by the Race Director or his designee, no one will be permitted to drive a vehicle in the wrong direction on the track.

e. Except in the designated mechanic's area, no adjustments, refueling or repairing of a vehicle may be made by pit crews.  Drivers must remove their vehicles to the designated mechanics area and off the track before receiving attention from crews.

f. A driver may make repairs during a race without assistance of crew in a

suitable area off the track.

g. A driver leaving the course may continue the race by properly re-entering the track at the closest point to where the driver left the course without gaining an advantage. It will be the duty of the Race Director or his assignee to determine as to whether the driver gained an advantage.

h. In programs that require qualifying races, a driver must attempt to start a qualifier in order to be eligible for the main event.

i. Intentionally stopping on the race track during practice is prohibited. Every time a driver is found guilty of this rule, the driver will have his or her fastest lap of that session removed from the official results. A stoppage on the race track resulting from a mechanical issue or fall down will not be considered intentional. The Race Director or his designee will make the determination as to whether the stop was intentional.

 

5. Qualifying

a. All qualifying sessions will be timed.

b. Qualifying sessions will also be used to determine the order for gate picks in the heat race. The fastest driver will be the first gate pick in the heat race; the second fastest driver will be the second pick and so on until all qualifying drivers are placed in a heat race.

 

6. Staging Procedure

a. Jumping or fouling the start may result in a penalty of one lap drivers will be called form the staging area to line up on the starting grid

b. Each driver may have only one crew member attend the vehicle to the starting gate.

c. The drivers must quickly make it to their place on the grid.

d. Once a driver has taken his or her position at the gate he or she may not change it.

e. Grooming may be done behind the starting row provided no shovels tools or other implements, foreign or natural are used

f. Vehicles must be centered in the starting area; drivers may not start at an angle

g. When the last driver is in the gate and the track is cleared, the sound of a horn will start the race.

 

7.Restarts

If the race is stopped with fewer than 3 laps completed by the race leader, whether it be a qualifier or a moto:

a.       A red flag will be displayed to the drivers the race will be considered null and void.

b.       The drivers will return to the starting area and a restart will take place as soon as possible. The drivers will keep their initial starting order.

c.        Your first moto finish will determine your second moto gate pick.

 

8. Final Results

Final results are based off of a point system using on your first and second moto results.


9. Official Race Results

a. No official announcements will be made until all scoring materials are reviewing and approved by the Timing and Scoring Manager.

b. Provisional results may then be posted and will become official if a driver does not protest against the results within 30 minutes of them being posted. If rechecks are required within the 30 minute time limit, a new posting time limit of 30 min will begin if any changes are made.

c. In the case of a protest, drivers are entitled to review their score with the Timing and Scoring Manager.

 

10. Championship Points

a. When the results of the race events are declared official, OFSOC points will be awarded down to the drivers for their overall finishes.

b. The OFSOC championship will be based on the total of series points accumulated from each overall race event.

c. In the event of a tie for the championship, the winner will be decided based on the number of main events wins.

d. If a tie still remains, the best finish in the last race will determine the champion.

 

11. Point System

Finish

Points

Finish

Points

1st

100

11th

90

2nd

99

12th

89

3rd

98

 And so on down the ranks


 +1 point for TQ as well in each class

4th

97

5th

96

6th

95

7th

94

8th

93

9th

92

10th

91

 

12. Pit/Paddock Regulations

a. Driving of vehicles other than on the racetrack or designated warm-up lane is discouraged.

b. Operation of a vehicle in the paddock must be at a slow, acceptable speed.

c. Pets are not allowed in the mechanics area or other restricted areas. Pets in the paddock must be on a leash or properly contained

d. Before leaving the race facility it is the responsibility of drivers or teams to clean up after themselves.

 

13. Inclement Weather /Unacceptable Track Conditions

In the event of rain or other unfavourable conditions it may be necessary for the race director to alter the event schedule, including, but not limited to:

a.       Adjusting the length of races, practices, and qualifying sessions and delaying or stopping the program completely.

b.       Should there be rain the day of the race and the race is cancelled, the make-up race will take place at the end of the season.  Following race 10.

c.        If an event is stopped due to weather or other conditions, drivers will be paid for purse-paying classes, based on their first moto results.

d.     Should a delay occur, the race director will make the decision whether to resume the scheduled events if the condition(s) improve sufficiently.

 

14. Vehicle Usage

a. Drivers must use the same vehicle for parade or siting laps as the used for races.

ANY ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST RACE OFFICIALS, DRIVERS OR CREW MEMBERS, OR SPECTATORS OR VANDALISM OF PROPERTY OF SAID PERSONS OR THE TRACK AND GROUNDS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AT ALL 'OFSOC' EVENTS.   VIOLATORS WILL FORFEIT ANY FEES PAID AND BE ASKED TO VACATE THE FACILITY AND MAY NOT RETURN UNTIL APPROVED TO DO SO BY THE RACE OFFICIAL HANDLING THE MATTER.


15. Frank Brown Rule

In the event that a marshal gets hit by a vehicle on the track and is injured to the point where they can no longer race, they will be rewarded with points based on their  qualifying position.  If they have not had a chance to qualify, double points will be issued to that person based off of their finishing position the next time they are able to race.


16. Drift Assist or AVS Receivers

There will be no Drift Assist or AVS receiver systems allowed to help control the vehicle.  The only way to control your vehicle is with your driving skills, not with enhanced electronic systems.  We will be keeping our eyes open for this.  When systems like this come stock in the models we are running, the rules will change.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Through the establishment and enforcement of various rules and procedures, the OFSOC strives to regulate the sport of professional 1/5 scale RC Racing in the fairest possible manner.  By participating in an OFSOC meet, each participant agrees to abide by the OFSOC Championship rules and procedures. In addition, drivers agree to be responsible for the actions of their crew members. As part of entering a meet, a driver assures that his/her crew members will conduct themselves in a professional manner, respecting at all times the rights of others.  Participation in these meets is a privilege, not a right, and all participants understand that violation of OFSOC rules and procedures can lead to point deductions, lap deductions, finishing position deductions, time penalties (which must result in the loss of at least one finishing position), and disqualification.