Official Banana Raceway Rules

Effective 3/1/2017 - v1.02

In an effort to simplify the rules structure, whenever possible On-Road and Oval rules will be the same with specific call outs.

Log of changes:

1/1/2017 - Drafted rules

2/8/2017 - Corrected Lipo voltage

3/4/2017 - Changed 1/12 scale to Spec tire

3/9/2017 - Changed WGT-R to 13.5 from 17.5

Official Banana Classes:

Sedan Based - NasClass, VTA, USGT, Stock (17.5) Sedan, Mod Sedan

Pan Car Based - F1, 1/12 Stock (17.5), 1/12 Mod, WGT-R

Other - Tamiya Mini, Bomber

For all classes, if it’s not detailed in the rules, disputes will be handled by the Hobby Shop or Race Director and are final.  For new classes, 3 racers makes a class!

For all classes (and the Banana in general) SXT 3.0 is the only approved tire sauce allowed.

NasClass is regulated by Banana House Rules.  Please see http://www.usvintagetransam.com/ for specific details on VTA and USGT.  For Stock and Mod Sedan see http://www.roarracing.com/rules.php for specific up to date details.

Sedan Quick Reference Rules:

Class NasClass* VTA USGT Stock Sedan Mod Sedan
Min Weight 1450g 1380G 1350g 1350g
Min Ride Height 5mm 5mm 5mm 5mm 5mm
Motor Turn Trackstar 21.5 Gen 1 ROAR Spec 25.5 ROAR 21.5 ROAR 17.5 Sub 17.5t
Rotor Options 12.3mm Stock 12.3mm Stock 12.3mm Options Only 12.3mm  and 12.5mm Options Only Open
Motor Timing Fixed Open Open Open Open
ESC Trackstar 60/80amp or Hobbywing JustStock ROAR Approved ROAR Approved ROAR Approved ROAR Approved
ESC Timing Blinky (No timing) Blinky (No timing) Blinky (No timing) Blinky (No timing) Open
Tires RIDE Spec Combo (Black Spoke) Treaded VTA Wheels and Tires (See Details) RIDE Spec Combo (Black Spoke) Treaded Ride Spec Combo (White Spoke) Slick Ride Spec Combo (White Spoke) Slick
Bodies NasTruck or NasCar VTA Approved Non-Sedan or Prototype Approved 190mm Sedan Approved 190mm Sedan
Wing No more than 25mm tall Body Provided decklid only (Not wing) Scale wing (Max 10mm Top to Bottom) Approved Wings (40x20mm endplate, 40mm chord) Approved Wings (40x20mm endplate, 40mm chord)
Battery Flightmax/Zippy Red 2S 4000mah Lipo
(8.40v max)
2s Hardcase Lipo (8.40v max)
(6000mah Max)
2s Hardcase Lipo(8.40v max) 2s Hardcase Lipo(8.40v max) 2s Hardcase Lipo(8.40v max)
Gearing 5.3125 FDR
(85/32 48P)
Open Open Open Open
Misc 3Racing XI Sport Chassis Driver Figure not required

Pan Car Quick Reference

Class F1 1/12 Stock 1/12 Mod WGT-R
Min Weight 1050g 730g 730g 1025g
Min Ride Height 3mm 3mm 3mm 4mm
Motor Turn ROAR 25.5 ROAR 17.5 Sub 17.5t 13.5
Rotor Options 12.3mm Options Only 12.3mm  and 12.5mm Options Only Open 12.3mm  and 12.5mm Options Only
Motor Timing Open Open Open Open
ESC ROAR Approved ROAR Approved ROAR Approved ROAR Approved
ESC Timing Blinky (No timing) Blinky (No timing) Open Blinky (No timing)
Tires Rubber Tire only Spec Foam Tire

Purple Stripe

Open Foam Tire Rubber
Bodies F1 Style only ROAR Approved ROAR Approved Non-Lola Style
Wing Scale appearing/Realistic N/A N/A Must use supplied with body
Battery 2s Hardcase Lipo (4.20v per cell max) 1s Hardcase Lipo (4.20v max) 1s Hardcase Lipo (4.20v max) 1s Hardcase Lipo (4.20v max)
Gearing Open Open Open Open
Misc 2wd chassis only, 200mm max width

Other class Quick Reference

Class Minis Bomber
Min Weight 1220g (M05/FF Chassis)

1300g (M06/RR Chassis)

TBD
Min Ride Height 5mm 5mm
Motor Turn Marked Silver Can from Hobby Shop Titan 12t 550
Rotor Options N/A N/A
Motor Timing Fixed Fixed
ESC ROAR Approved or Brushed ESC Open
ESC Timing Blinky (No timing) Open
Tires Any Mini Rubber Tire
(60mm max diameter)
Traxxas or Slick 2.2 allowed
Bodies Any Mini,
no Lola/Prototype style
Stock Traxxas Body or Bomber style
Wing Only those supplied with body
(No sedan style)
Optional
Battery 2s Hardcase Lipo (8.40v max) 2s Hardcase Lipo (8.40v max)
Gearing Must retain stock gearbox, no modifications, no high speed gears.. Open, must use gearbox cover
Misc 2wd Tamiya Chassis only Must use a factory or factory option chassis
(no 3rd party or homemade chassis)

Race Program:

3 Qualifiers, 1 Main

On Road races are 6 minutes long (1/12th scale is 8 mins).

Oval races are 4 minutes long.

Starting Procedures (Qualifiers):

- VTA is a Le Mans (45* angle) style, standing, heads up start.

- On Road utilizes an IFMAR (each driver on their own clock) start.

- Oval Qualifiers are a hot track (rolling) start.

Starting Procedures (Mains):

VTA is a Le Mans (45* angle) style, standing, heads up start.

On Road, lined up in qualifying order, uses a heads up start.

Oval, lined up in qualifying order, uses a rolling start.  Racing starts after 1 parade lap at the start/finish line on the tone.