FALCON PRO RULES 2012


The Falcon Pro Race Series is open to drivers of all levels. The 1/32 Sports class will be split into 2 different sub classes - Falcon & Falcon Pro. Racers may enter either Sub Class, but only one sub class per race.
General;-
1) ALL CLASSES ARE FOR SEALED / UNOPENED Falcon 7 , JK Hawk 7 and Slick7 S7-588 Mini Motors Only. No other manufacturer motor allowed.
2) All bodies should be painted in prototypical or scale colour schemes, with a minimum of 2 race numbers - NO TWO TONE FADES OR CARRIER BAGS!
3) In all classes, the body must cover the guide flag.
Classes;-

Falcon Pro Formula One;-  Free Choice of chassis. Free choice of formula one bodies. Bodies must be commercially available, mass manufactured and cover the entire chassis with the exception of front wheel stub axles. Dimensional criteria as per BSCRA F1 class (except chassis dimensions in regard to the Devil and JK F1 chassis where the chassis dictates front axle detail.)

Falcon Sports 1/32
Any Body from the BSCRA 1/32 Sports car body list with the exception of the following bodies ;-

BSP Audi R8 (both versions ) and R10
BPA Mercedes CLK LM (051), Courage C60 ( 057 and 057/2) and Lola Judd (068)
Outisight Mercedes CLR mk1 and mk2 version


Chassis;- As per BSCRA 1/32 Novice Production rules (at November 22nd 2008) and also the JK Spring Steel Falcon chassis (1503/32 or 1503/42), built to BSL specifications (i.e. unmodified) and the JK Hypersport, 3 piece (unmodified).
Overall car width and body height to conform to BSCRA production rules.
Falcon Pro Sports 1/32
As above but free chassis choice.


Pro Falcon 1/24th Sports
Bodies - Any Le-Mans Car, open or closed cockpit raced from 1996 to the current day, manufactured by JK Products or Betta. No “Ultimate” bodies.
Maximum Wing height 38mm. Bodies should be cut to the cut line where available and have a minimum or 1mm vertical edge at the front of the body.
Chassis;- Any U.S.R.A. Approved, unmodified pressed steel production chassis (2 or 3 piece) from the following manufacturers - Parma, Champion, Slot Works, JK Products, Mossetti, Proslot.

Pin tubes must be in the original locations and may be floating or solid.  Pin tubes must be Straight and be located at 90 degrees to the centerline of the chassis. They may not be located or bent to minimise or modify chassis movement in any way. . No pin tube or attachment is allowed to any other part of  the chassis to either brace the pans or centre  section or  modify pan Movement

Front wheels;- Minimum 12.7mm diameter. 0.8mm wide. Wheels must be vertical, they may be entirely made of rubber or must have the outer portion of the tyre made from rubber.

Front Wheels / axle / stub axles must be located in the original axle holes.  There is no requirement for the front wheels to be mounted on a one piece front axle, wheels may be mounted on pins if desired, but must locate through the original axle holes. Wheels must be located on the outer face of the front wheel pillar blocks/mountings within 6mm of outer edge of chassis.

A small amount of material may be removed from the inside of the motor bracket to correctly locate motor but the outer profile of the motor bracket (if intrinsic in the design) must remain unaltered.

Motor & or rear pillar block bracing is allowed. However all must be located BEHIND the centre line of the motor shaft and strictly within the confines of the chassis.
The Minimum rear axle height (when measured from the underside of the chassis to the top surface of the rear axle) is 8.5mm.
Soldering or gluing of additional fittings of any kind may not be attached in any way to the standard chassis to facilitate Lead wire attachment. However a piece of lexan or tape across the opening in the centre section to prevent lead wires dropping is acceptable providing it does not modify chassis movement.
Lead may be attached to the top of the chassis to adjust balance and weight distribution but in no way must this adjust or be seen to modify chassis movement.

The scrutineers decision on all above matters is final.

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IIn line with the BSCRA Council decision at the 2010 Loughborough Nationals and now the specific BSCRA rule change to ban “treated production chassis in 1/24th scale production racing”

And in the interests of FAIR and LOW COST racing The following applies to 1/24th scale Production chassis run in Pro Falcon 1/24.

Any post manufacture treatment of the chassis pans or centre sections by the application and addition of Chemicals, elements or gasses, by or in combination with soaking, heat or electrical current is expressly forbidden. Any chassis found to bear the marks of such treatment on any surfaces of said components shall be disqualified from racing.

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2012 will see a venue swap for the 1st and last round of the Championship with North London being the 1st Round and Pinewood being the venue for the Final in November.

The dates for 2012 were allocated by the BSCRA Development officer and unfortunately he found it impossible to schedule dates 2 months apart, so we have a slightly more “patchy” series of dates for 2012, but none the less it makes for a great series.

 

The dates and  venues for the Championship are now  fixed as per ;-

29th January  - North London

1st April           - Raceway 81

27th May         -  Pontefract -

29th July         -  Dudley

16th September  -  Blackpool

4th November -  Pinewood

 

Rule changes for 2012 include the following;-

 

Qualifying;-  Instead of the usual, previous system of start positions being formatted from the previous round, All rounds will have Start Qualifying decided by 1 minute all laps to count in the first race of the day (1/32 Sports). Start positions for F1 will be decided by the finish order in 1/32 Sports and Start positions in 1/24th Sports will be as per the finish order in 1/32 F1. It is believed by many racers in the series that this will give a more improved grid in the heats for all classes.

 

Motor choice;-  The Motor choice for 2012 will be opened up to the market choice in sealed type motors and will consist of Falcon 7, JK Hawk 7 and Slick 7 S7-588 Mini motors. These 3 motors race all around the same performance with slightly different torque and rev characteristics and can all achieve the same performance, albeit with slightly different gear ratio combinations. Testing with the Jk Hawk 7 motor suggests that it has slightly higher revs but less torque, so “knocking off a tooth” on the pinion gives the same performance as a Falcon 7

 

Body Choice in 1/32 Sports will be opened to the BSCRA sports body list, albeit with a number of deletions

 

Final Counting points ;-  In each class, racers will take their best 3 counting scores from the first 5 rounds and assuming they complete 3 rounds of the series will count double points for the final.

 

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2012 CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE

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Rule Update

 

Many may be aware that there are now 2 new FK motors available which are the same specification as the Falcon 7 but with improved brush gear, Namely  the “Evil 9” from Trinity and the “Demon” from Hershman. Both these motors are legal to run in the series.

 

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