Stonehaven and District Radio Car Club (SDRCC) have adopted Spec Class racing. This class is designed to be affordable for newcomers, while also being competitive in the hope that we attract some former racers back to race at the superb Stonehaven circuit. The Spec class will still use touring car chassis’ and bodyshells like the super touring class currently race, but with a few restrictions to ensure it is affordable for newcomers.
In order to achieve this, Spec class uses a restricted motor and a control tyre as these are the main areas of expense for the current supertouring class. The Spec motor is a 13.5t brushless motor but this coupled with a final drive ratio down to 4.0 provides a good top speed.
Sorex 32R Tyres 13.5t Brushless Motor Restriction
The control tyre provides good levels of grip plus tyre warmers and tyre additive are allowed. Bodyshells should be representative of 4-door saloon or “Touring Cars” however we will let most shells run on a club day.
Below is the quick guide build rules you can also find some build guidelines within the equipment guide page.
Quick guide rules for this class are:
Chassis: Any 1/10th 4-wheel drive touring car chassis.
Motor: Minimum 13.5t brushless motor.
Final drive ratio: Minimum of 4.0
Batteries: 2-cell hard case 7.4V Li-Poly batteries.
Tyres: Schumacher Sorex 32
Any body shell may be used. The body shell rules are relaxed but BRCA approved touring car body is preferred. Must be 190mm.
Minimum Weight: 1350grams.
Further information can be found in the Spec Class Rules.
BRCA Membership and Club Membership
Club membership for the year is senior £25 & junior £15, membership application form available here. This is to help pay for the lease on the track and track maintenance. When you join SDRCC, you can also purchase a key to be able to use the track for practice anytime you like.
In addition to SDRCC membership, after 3 race meetings we require you to join the British Radio Car Association (BRCA). Membership is currently £17 per year. Membership runs for 12months. The main reason for BRCA membership is for both personal and public liability insurance, so should you be injured or your car injure someone, you are covered by the BRCA insurance. The BRCA also set the main rules on racing RC Cars.
This class is for the experienced racer due to no limits on motor sizes which creates very fast racing with speeds over 60mph on our straight. Its recommended racers have at least a season of Spec Class racing before moving into this class. Further information on Open Modified will be added soon but to get an idea of speed involved please watch the Youtube link below.