VTA Specs 1/10/2013 - 6/6/2013

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VTA Specs 1/10/2013 - 6/6/2013

Postby awd » Mon May 02, 2011 12:21 am

Mike's VTA Rules

Body Specifications

Late '60s to early '70s American pony car Vintage Trans-Am bodies only.

Bolink part numbers:
BL2262 '68 Chevrolet Camaro
Also known as RJ Speed Part # BOL2262

BL2263 '65 Ford Mustang
Also known as RJ Speed Part # BOL2263

HPI part numbers:
17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28
17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
For the HPI Mustangs which are not provided with a spoiler:
A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable. All other bodies must use the spoiler included with that specific body set. Built in spoilers may not be enhanced. 17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok)

Parma part numbers:
10143 - 1969 Z28 Camaro
10141 - 1970 Boss Mustang
10113 - 1970 'Cuda

Pegasus Hobbies part numbers:
PGH4001 - 1970 Camaro SS
PGH4002 - 1970 'Cuda
PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang

Protoform part numbers:
#1526 - J71

McAllister Racing part numbers:
#286- 1969 Mustang body

Body provided deck lid spoilers allowed (not wings). No additional skirts or raised/extended wings or air control surfaces allowed. Body must be trimmed at body trim lines. Full rear bumper required. It is highly preferred that bodies are detailed in race type livery in period-correct paint schemes. Fluorescent colors, wild graphics, chromes and non-period correct paint schemes are frowned upon. All cars must have a number on the hood, both doors and trunk lid. Wheel covers of any type are NOT allowed.
All cars must include a driver figure consisting of at least a head and shoulders.

Driver Figure part numbers (ANY suitable 1/10 driver figure is legal-these are readily available examples)


6180 Driver, unpainted, 1:10

#423 Stock Interior and Driver

Tire & Wheel Specifications:

The only tires allowed are HPI tire part #4793 front and #4797 rear, using stock tire inserts provided
with tire and any HPI Vintage wheels designed to fit these tires. All other tires and/or part numbers are
illegal. Five or Eight spoke wheels available in various colors. 0mm offset front wheels and 6mm offset
rear wheels are intended for 26mm width fronts and 31mm width rear tires. 8-spoke Vintage wheels
from #3805 through #3814, 5-spoke Vintage wheels from #3815 through #3822 and Vintage stock car
wheels from #3854 through #3860, Vintage Wheel CC Type #33472 and #33473, Vintage Wheel DTP
Type #33474 and #33475 are all legal wheels.

Grinding of tire tread is NOT permitted. Sanding of mold seam to remove seam is allowed. HPI
Vintage Slicks and HPI Vintage Performance Tires are not allowed. The only tire traction compound allowed is black can Paragon. No other altering, changing or softening of the tire is allowed. No "double-stuffing" of foam inserts allowed—only single stock vintage tire inserts are allowed.

Chassis Specification:

Four Wheel Drive touring car chassis only. Any era or brand 4wd chassis is allowed with a maximum width with wheels on is 200 mm.

Motor Specifications:

Any make 25.5 brushless with 2C LiPo. Only physical motor timing advance is allowed, however Ballistic motors must not be advanced beyond the last timing mark on the sticker. 12.3 mm rotor diameter only (no "tuning" rotors or option parts are allowed). Using ceramic bearings in the motor makes you a dork.

Approved ESCs:

Club Brushless ESC (#1852)
EDGE 2S Brushless ESC (#1850, 1851)
Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC (#1718)
GTB 2 Racing w/X-Drive (#1749)
GTB 2 Racing w/X-Drive- Low Profile (#1748)
GTB 2 Sportsman Racing Brushless ESC (#1708, 1709)
GTB series part numbers:1710, 1711
Havoc series part numbers:1732, 1733, 1735
Slyder part number: 1712
XBR (DISCONTINUED) part number:1720

A.i. Brushless Reverse part numbers: LRP80100, LRP80150

Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC part number: 12280
Reventon Stock Club Race part number:SP000048

JUSTOCK Club ESC (same esc, but differing part numbers)-
Falcon Sekido Part #?????
Hobbywing Justock Black: 81020001 (Black)
Hobbywing Justock blue 81020000 (Blue)

CRC Part #
7014 - Hobbywing XERUN Juststock Club No timing ESC - Sensored

Ride Height Specification:
Minimum ride height is 5mm.

Weight Specification:
Minimum 1450g in race-ready trim

Race Specification:
- 6 minute qualifiers
- 8 minute mains
- Heads-up starts. All heats and mains should start with random sorts for each heat. Non random sorts should shuffle starting order for each heat.

Optional Main Variations:
- 12-20 car A-mains, depending on car counts.
- Invert qualifying order based on random hat pull (top 6-10 cars).
- "LeMans" type starts where all cars are lined up on an angle to the racing line in order.
- Run track in reverse rotation for mains.
- Rolling starts

MOST IMPORTANTLY: If it's not in the rules, and does not encompass the spirit of slower, controlled
racing with realistic looking cars, consider it illegal. This is called the "Spirit of VTA" Rule. The class
is based on slower, equal playing field competition with less traction, minimal aerodynamic aids and
mostly older carpet racing technology. The final objective is close, fair, wheel-to-wheel racing for all.
All decisions of the race promoter or track owner are final.


If you have recently purchased a RTR HPI Sprint from Mikes and are new to VTA we welcome you to race with us! You are welcome to use the car straight out of the box! Once you have finished in the top 3 during a qualifier or a main event where 4 or more people finished racing at Mike's, we expect that you will then bring your car into accordance with the rules above. The RTR HPI Sprint will require a new lipo, motor, and ESC as listed above to be compliant.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact Mike Darnell in the shop or myself via PM.
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Re: VTA Specs 1/10/2013 - 6/6/2013

Postby awd » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:52 pm

Our current rule set will remain in effect until June 6th 2013. At that point we will begin supporting USVTA rules 100%. Feel free to begin transitioning to the USVTA rule set between now and then.

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