Vinyl Images Invitational Series

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Vinyl Images Invitational Winter Series
Presented By JB Scale Graphics

Rules & Class Information
Event Rules & Format

Tentative dates are Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 20 and Feb. 3.
All events will be held at Vinyl Images in Fenton, MO.

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5 CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED:

Outlaw Retro
Sport Mod
Pro Mod
Mega Truck
Slash UTV


2018/2019 Rules & Class Information

Pro Modified (Pro Mod) Monster Truck Rules & Class Information

This class is in the spirit of modern monster truck racing, much like what you’d see at any stadium, arena, or fairground around the country. It is designed for scale appearing monsters.  A maximum of 2 trucks are allowed.

General/Axles: All vehicles must have a minimum of 2 solid axles. Motor on Axle (MOA/Clodbuster) gearboxes are legal. Shaft driven trucks are legal.

Tires: Any Clodbuster/USA-1 size tire is legal. Any traction compound and/or any cleaning chemicals are not allowed to be used on tires during an event.  These substances will not be allowed on venue grounds.  Water is the only solution allowed for cleaning tires.  Unless a wheel or tire is damaged during competition, you must use the same set a tires throughout that entire event.

Wheels: Any scale appearing Clodbuster sized monster truck wheel is legal.

Chassis: Any scale appearing chassis is legal (tube or plates).

Wheelbase: No limit.

Width: No limit.

Motors: Two motor maximum, no limit.

Battery: Single 2S or 3S lipo or 7 cell NIMH.

Steering: May be 2 or 4WS

Shocks: Any allowed.

Suspension: 4 link allowed with any type of configuration.

Body: Any body legal.  Allowed one body change per season, but name must stay the same.  Allowed to use one body for racing and a different body for freestyle.  For points to count, the body for racing must keep the same name for the entire season.  For points to count, the body for freestyle must keep the same name for the entire season.


 

Sport Modified (Sport Mod) Monster Truck Rules & Class Information

This class is in the spirit of the first generation of Stage 3 monster trucks that participated in the Penda Series era.  This is intended to be a more budget friendly version of the pro modified class, wherein the trucks are also easier to control due to lower speeds.  A maximum of 2 trucks are allowed.

General/Axles: All vehicles must have a minimum of 2 solid axles. Motor on Axle (Clodbuster) gearboxes are legal. Shaft driven trucks are legal.

Tires: Any Clod or USA-1 sized tire is legal, and cutting is allowed. Any traction compound and/or any cleaning chemicals are not allowed to be used on tires during an event.  These substances will not be allowed on venue grounds.  Water is the only solution allowed for cleaning tires.  Unless a wheel or tire is damaged during competition, you must use the same set a tires throughout that entire event.

Wheels: Any scale appearing Clodbuster sized monster truck wheel is legal.

Chassis: Any scale appearing chassis is legal (tube or plates).

Wheelbase: No limit.

Width: 16.5″

Motors: 17 turn brushed motors are the maximum allowed (NO brushless and NO hand-wound motors), with a two motor maximum.

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

Steering: May be 2 or 4WS

Shocks: Any allowed.

Suspension: 4 link allowed with any type of configuration.

Body:  Any body legal.  Allowed one body change per season, but name must stay the same.  Allowed to use one body for racing and a different body for freestyle.  For points to count, the body for racing must keep the same name for the entire season.  For points to count, the body for freestyle must keep the same name for the entire season.


 

Outlaw Retro Clodbuster 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.  A maximum of 2 trucks are allowed.

Body: Classically styled bodies only (generally 1996 and earlier). Does not have to be replica but must be period appropriate.

General/Axles:  Clod Buster (MOA) only, with rare exceptions that will need to be approved by the event director before event day.  This could mean inspection of gearing and/or speed tests.

Tires: Chevron tread, fully cleated (no cut or cut-style tires) Clodbuster sized or bigger, or JConcepts Ranger tires or comparable size/design. JConcepts Firestorm, Gold Years & Rangers are all legal. Destroyers, Devastators, Rumbles, Renegades, RC4WD B&H and Bajas are all prohibited. Dual Tractors are legal. Certain exceptions may be in made in attempt to recreate a certain vehicle at discretion of event director. Any traction compound and/or any cleaning chemicals are not allowed to be used on tires during an event.  These substances will not be allowed on venue grounds.  Water is the only solution allowed for cleaning tires.  Unless a wheel or tire is damaged during competition, you must use the same set a tires throughout that entire event.

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.

Wheelbase: No limit.

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

Motors: 27t brushed Axial #AX24004 motors only. Must have labels intact. One motor per axle.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO AXIAL.

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:  This a Tamiya Clodbuster (MOA) only class.  Clodbuster based suspensions ONLY.  No 4-link setups or 4-link triangulation of any kind. Sway bars, sway brackets or sway braces (of any kind) are illegal.  See “General/Axles” above.

Gearing: All stock gearing with stock 13t pinion using stock motor mount. May be aftermarket pinion but must be 13t. Competitors must agree to allow pinion inspection at any time during the event. If a larger size is found during competition, the vehicle will be disqualified.

Minimum Vehicle Weight: Vehicle must be weighed in competition trim w/ battery and meet 9 lbs minimum. Vehicles will be put on a scale and must make weight before being allowed to qualify.


 

Mega Truck Rules & Class Information

This class is in the spirit of the modern rice & cane tired mega trucks.  A maximum of 2 trucks are allowed.

General/Axles: All vehicles must have a minimum of 2 solid axles. Motor on Axle (MOA/Clodbuster) gearboxes are legal. Shaft driven trucks are legal.

Tires: Any narrow tread style tire is allowed (i.e. J Concepts King Fling 2.6″ Mega Truck Tire or some narrow Axial tires or as approved by event director before event day).  Wheely King, Axial BKT and other similar sized tires are NOT allowed.  No monster truck tires allowed. Any traction compound and/or any cleaning chemicals are not allowed to be used on tires during an event.  These substances will not be allowed on venue grounds.  Water is the only solution allowed for cleaning tires.  Unless a wheel or tire is damaged during competition, you must use the same set a tires throughout that entire event.

Wheels: Any scale appearing wheel is legal.

Chassis: Any scale appearing chassis is legal (tube or plates).

Wheelbase: No limit.

Width: No limit.

Motors: Two motor maximum, no limit on speed.

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

Steering: May be 2 or 4WS

Shocks: Any allowed.

Suspension: 4 link allowed with any type of configuration.

Body: Any body legal.


Truck Tire “Conversion”

Any truck from one of the above classes that is competing will be allowed one TIRE “conversion” between classes, as long as it abides by the rules for whichever class it will be competing in and so long as you have no more than 2 trucks in any given class.  So, for example, if you only have one Pro Mod and one Mega Truck, you can change the tires on the Mega Truck to a full-size monster truck tire and compete in Pro Mod with that truck.  That is your one allowed conversion.

One conversion = one tire swap.  A motor and/or ESC sway is not allowed.


UTV Rules & Class Information

This class is to give the appearance of an UTV, similar to has run at some monster truck events.  A maximum of 1 truck is allowed.

General/Axles:  Stock Traxxas Slash only.

Tires: Short course tires only.  No foam tires or race slicks allowed.  No monster or mega truck tires allowed. Any traction compound and/or any cleaning chemicals are not allowed to be used on tires during an event.  These substances will not be allowed on venue grounds.  Water is the only solution allowed for cleaning tires.  Unless a wheel or tire is damaged during competition, you must use the same set a tires throughout that entire event.

Wheels: Short course wheels only.

Chassis: Stock Traxxas Slash only.  2WD or 4WD allowed.

Wheelbase: Stock Traxxas Slash only.

Width: Stock Traxxas Slash only.

Motors: Maximum 3800 kv motor.

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

Steering: Stock Traxxas Slash only.

Shocks: Any allowed.

Suspension: Stock Traxxas Slash only.

Body: JConcepts T2 UTV only:  CLICK HERE TO GO TO JCONCEPTS.


 

Event Rules & Format

Tracks will be very similar to what you’d find on most monster truck tours, complete with crush cars* and freestyles obstacles. Drivers will qualify* and run a full elimination program. Judged freestyle will then take place after that. The track may be switched up in between racing sessions.


Qualifying* – Where applicable, drivers will be allowed to make a specified number of practice passes at an event (time allowing). They will then be forced to make a qualifying pass to receive a time which “seeds” them in a bracket and determines elimination pairings. Drivers can make two qualifying passes (one in each lane) and take the best one. Driver’s that get DNF’s or DQ’s will be moved to the bottom of the bracket. If a driver breaks during practice he will receive a DQ qualifying time and be seeded at the bottom of the bracket for eliminations. If multiple DQ’s are recorded then those drivers may have to race (no points awarded for a qualifying race) to finish bracket seeding.

Elimination – After qualifying (if applicable) is complete, drivers will race in heads up elimination bracket racing until a winner is determined. Highest qualifier gets lane choice. If a winning driver cannot make the next round due to breakage then the previous “loser” will be brought back to take their spot. If both trucks DNF the race will be rerun until there is a winner. If a driver cannot restart the race after a dual DQ it will be awarded to the truck that is still running.

Did Not Finish (DNF) – A driver will receive a DNF for needing to marshal their vehicle. Vehicle touching is prohibited. You must drive smart as well as fast. You will also receive a DNF for leaving your lane and hitting another vehicle.  Other DNFs may apply if the majority agrees.

Freestyle – Trucks will have open freestyle on the track, one at a time. Freestyle will be done by three judges, each giving a score based on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best.

Sport Mod Freestyle –  1 truck per driver will be allowed, with no “loaning” of trucks between drivers.  Freestyle sessions will be 60 seconds in duration.  Zero rollovers are allowed per freestyle run.  If a truck rolls, that will end their run.  No props are allowed in freestyle and vehicles must stay inside boundaries of freestyle course during their run.

Pro Mod Freestyle – 2 trucks per driver will be allowed, with no “loaning” of trucks between drivers.  Freestyle sessions will be 90 seconds in duration.  One rollover is allowed per freestyle run.  If truck rolls a second time, that will end their run.  No props are allowed in freestyle and vehicles must stay inside boundaries of freestyle course during their run.

Points

Points are gathered per event per format (i.e. racing is separate from freestyle).

Racing

1 point awarded for each elimination round win or bye run.  Points begin being tallied once the field is narrowed to 16 trucks.  The overall racing winner for an event in each class will receive 1 additional point.

In the event of a tie for an event overall win, the following will be the tie-breakers, with the winner being the overall event champ and receiving the 1 additional point:

1) If 2 trucks tie, we will have a race-off
2) If 3 trucks tie, we will have a double-elimination bracket
3) If 4 trucks tie, we will have a single elimination bracket

Sport Mod Freestyle

33 total points are available for the freestyle contest.  Three judges will score between 1 and 10, with 10 being the highest (possible 30).  The freestyle winner will receive 3 additional points.

In the event of a tie in freestyle, there will be a 30 second “sudden death” freestyle-off to determine the overall winner, with the same judging rules as above.  If one of the trucks cannot compete because of breakage or any other reason, then the other truck becomes the overall winner and will receive the 3 additional points.

Pro Mod Freestyle

33 total points are available for the freestyle contest.  Three judges will score between 1 and 10, with 10 being the highest (possible 30).  The freestyle winner will receive 3 additional points.

In the event of a tie in freestyle, there will be a 30 second “sudden death” freestyle-off to determine the overall winner, with the same judging rules as above except there is NO 1 roll limit.  This means that if you roll once, your freestyle run is over. If one of the trucks cannot compete because of breakage or any other reason, then the other truck becomes the overall winner and will receive the 3 additional points.

Season Points

Season points are tallied up from each event of that season with the season champion having the highest total.  Season points are tallied with a given chassis.  If chassis is changed during season, points will not transfer.  In the event of a tie for any given podium position, the tie-breakers are as follows:

1) Total season points
2) Overall event wins
3) Racing bracket wins
4) Race-off (if possible).

Penalties

+2 seconds added to run time for hitting a turning pole (where applicable) or failing to put two front tires on a ramp, or 2 rear tires if riding a wheelie.

+4 seconds will be added if missing ramp completely.

Leaving your lane and striking another vehicle in their respective lane will result in immediate disqualification from that round.

Leaving your lane and causing another driver to adjust course, in any fashion, in their respective lane, will result in immediate disqualification from the round.

Failure to follow course in intended direction will result in disqualification from the round.

Event Format

A standard event format will consist of the following, but can vary:

Pro Mod Monster Truck: 2 qualifying sessions*, 2 racing brackets, 1 freestyle contest.

Sport Mod Monster Truck: 2 qualifying sessions*, 2 racing brackets, 1 freestyle contest.

Outlaw Retro Monster Truck: 2 qualifying sessions*, 2 racing brackets.

Mega Truck: 1 racing bracket, 1 tug-of-war competition.

UTV*: 1-2 racing sessions.

* Where applicable

2018/19 Winter – Retro Racing Standings

OUTLAW RETRO RACING
1: BIGFOOT #4 - 9
2: Thumper - 8
3: Monster Orange IV - 8
4: Monster Orange - 6
5: Grave Digger - 4

2018/19 Winter – Sport Modified Standings

Racing
1: Wild Flower - 9
2: Smokey - 7
3: Kaiju - 6
4: BIGFOOT Cruiser - 6
5: High Voltage - 5
FREESTYLE
1: BIGFOOT Racer - 48
2: Smokey - 41
3: Orange Fury - 39
4: Excessive Force - 36
5: Flag BIGFOOT - 34

2018 – Pro Modified Standings

RACING
1: Avenger - 8
2: Sonuva Digger - 8
3: Imposter Time - 7
4: Cluster Truck - 5
5: 3 Tied - 4
FREESTYLE
1: BIGFOOT SD - 49
2: Rockstar - 49
3: BIGFOOT Racer - 48
4: Grave Digger - 47
5: Cluster Truck - 42

2018/19 Winter – Mega Truck/UTV Standings

MEGA TRUCK
1: Halfasster - 8
2: Megafoot - 8
3: King Sling - 7
4: Blu Crush - 6
5: Thumper - 6
UTV
1: #7 - 13
2: Orange - 11
3: JB Scale Graphics - 10
4: Green Skull - 8
5: Inferno T2 - 4