2018 Outlaw Retro Monster Truck Rules & Class Information


SicNme Products 2018 Outlaw Retro Monster Truck Rules & Class Information

This class is in the spirit of the golden days of “Stage 2″ monster trucking as seen on the TNT or USHRA racing circuit of the late 80’s. This is the period where the lumbering early monsters (i.e. Stage 1) gave way to lighter, more powerful trucks with racing as the main purpose. The basis for the vehicles were modified stock pickups or heavy duty boxed frames. Some crazy designs also sprang up (tank trucks or other such oddities). Suspensions were still relatively stiff and as such it made for wild, unpredictable events. The idea is to recreate this era with R/C.

These rules were decided and voted on by the competition committee and are good for the 2018 Calendar Year.

Body: Classically styled bodies only (generally 1990 and earlier). Does not have to be replica but must be period appropriate. Allowed 1 body/name change per season.  However, a designated concrete/black top body can be run to avoid damaging particular ones, in which case this will not count towards the season name change limit.

General/Axles: All vehicles must have a minimum of 2 solid axles. Motor on Axle (Clodbuster) gearboxes are legal. Shaft driven trucks are legal. Tank trucks are legal. Due to the wide array of potential vehicles, if there is any question of legality, please ask if it “fits the spirit of the class”.

Tires: Chevron tread, fully cleated (no cut tires) Clodbuster sized or bigger. JConcepts Firestorm tires and RC4WD B&H are legal. Destroyers, Rumbles, Renegades, Bajas prohibited. Dual Tractors legal. Treads legal on tank trucks. No shaved tires are allowed. Certain exceptions may be in made in attempt to recreate a certain vehicle at discretion of event director.

Wheels: Any scale appearing monster truck wheel is legal as long as it does not put truck over max width.

Chassis: Any chassis fitting in the spirit of the class (i.e. no tube frames) are legal. May be any material except Carbon Fiber. sicNme Products, Crawford Performance Engineering, and Grund Chassis all sell very nice pieces.

Wheelbase: No limit.

Width: 15.4″ max width on Clods. This is half inch over stock 14.9″. JConcepts Tribute Wheels must be run with 11mm or 17mm adapter.

Motors: One brushed 27t, closed end-bell, non adjustable motor allowed per drive axle. Holmes Hobbies Sport, Tamiya Silver Can, Axial Racing, & HPI are all legal 27T motors. May run higher turn but must be non-adjustable.  No hand-wound motors are allowed.

Battery: Limited to one 7.4V 2S lipo with 100C advertised discharge limit (7.6V are not allowed).

Steering: May be 2 or 4WS (or more than than if 6×6 or above)

Shocks: No maximum number or length.  May be oil filled or friction.

Suspension: No 4-link setups or 4-link triangulation of any kind, with the exception of a stock Tamiya Juggernaut with leaf springs.  Sway bars, sway brackets or sway braces (of any kind) are illegal.

Gearing for Clodbusters: Stock 13t pinion using stock motor mount.

Gearing for Shaft Trucks or Tanks: Must be similar in speed to Clodbuster with stock 27T, closed can motors.  Due to the wide variety of possible build combinations, the Competition Director will make the final call. Every effort will be made to accommodate a specific vehicle within reason.

Minimum Vehicle Weight: Vehicle must be weighed in competition trim w/ battery and meet 9 lbs minimum.

Summer Racing FINALS – Outlaw Retro

1: Texas Toy - 38
2: Monster Orange #1 - 32
3: BIGFOOT #4 - 28
4: Orangefoot - 27
5: Godzilla - 25
6: Monster Orange #2 - 25
7: Honey Bee - 21
8: Excaliber - 18
9: Intimidator - 18
10: Back In Black - 14

Summer Racing FINALS – Sport Modified

1: Orange Fury - 36
2: BIGFOOT Cruiser - 29
3: Smokey - 27
4: High Voltage - 25
5: Xbox BIGFOOT - 24
6: Left Overs - 23
7: Mr. X - 21
8: Rotten Apple - 19
9: King Kong III - 18
10: Kodiak - 17

Summer Racing FINALS – Pro Modified

1: Havoc - 28
2: Excaliber - 28
3: Fool's Gold - 28
4: Chaos - 22
5: Speed 2.0 - 21
6: Saigon Shaker - 20
7: Grave Digger - 19
8: Budweiser King - 19
9: Ragin' Orange - 18
10: Max D - 18

Summer Freestyle FINALS – Pro/Sport Modified

Pro Mod:
1: Chaos - 117
2: Grave Digger - 108
3: Excaliber - 102
4: Speed 2.0 - 96
Sport Mod:
1: BIGFOOT Cruiser: 129
2: Kodiak - 86
3: High Voltage - 84
4: Smokey - 70