At Coastal RC, the track surface is CRC black carpet, so there's no shortage of traction. There's a distinct lack of dirt, but the jumps won't leave any doubt what Off Road racing is all about on the 88 x 52FT surface that sees a regular rotation of layout and jump features.
Buggies are quick, light, and fast reacting, with narrow tires, minimal bodies, and the signature wing finish the iconic open wheel look. Available in 2WD and 4WD varieties, racing in separate classes, buggies are an off-road staple class and a crowd pleaser.
Stadium trucks are the slightly wider, larger tired cousin to Buggies. Still open wheel, but no wing, and a larger coverage body. Stadium trucks are a little easier to drive, but that doesn't make the racing less exciting.
Short Course Trucks look like the full size thing. Full coverage bodies that cover the wheels and tires allow for real "fender rubbing" contact racing, while "under the lid" you have the tunability of a stadium truck.
The Traxxas truck that kicked off the Short Course class. This class is about getting started racing with minimal starting cost against others with identical equipment.
What is Stock? Short answer: a motor type/wind has been identified for the class.
Modified: you can run as fast of a motor as you want.
In many cases, there could be a stock and modified class for each chassis type.
Rules can be a bummer, but racing on a "level field" is hopefully enough reward to get through this bit.
Efforts are being made through the class listings to help represent popular classes based on turnout. Classes are not completely ranked, however, those listed in the "Weekly" category have a much firmer chance of being run regularly.
See results and turnouts from previous events here: https://coastalrcoffroad.liverc.com/events/
4.1.1. Chassis per ROAR 8.7.1
18.104.22.168. Minimum Weight 1474g
22.214.171.124. Body must resemble off-road buggy
4.1.2. ROAR approved 17.5 motor
4.1.3. ROAR non-timing or “blinky” ESC
4.1.4. ROAR legal 2s LiPo battery (hard case)
126.96.36.199. Maximum Voltage 8.40 V
4.1.5. Tires and wheels - Rubber Tires, type and compound open, dimensions per ROAR 8.7.1
188.8.131.52. This class is intended for people new to racing, to learn procedures and build the skills necessary to move into an established class
184.108.40.206. Any suitable off-road chassis, 1/10 scale or smaller
4.6.3. Motor - Open
4.6.4. ESC - Open
4.6.5. Battery – 7 cell NiMh or ROAR 2s LiPo Maximum
220.127.116.11. Maximum LiPo voltage 8.40 V 4.6.6. Tires – Rubber tires, open
4.4.1. Chassis per ROAR 8.7.2
18.104.22.168. Minimum Weight 1701g
22.214.171.124. Body must resemble off-road truck
4.4.2. Motor – Open, Sesnsored or Sensorless
4.4.3. ESC - Open
4.4.4. ROAR legal 2s LiPo Battery (hard case)
126.96.36.199. Maximum Voltage 8.40 V
4.4.5. Tires and wheels – Rubber tires, type and compound open, dimensions per ROAR 8.7.2
4 entries or more will run as a class, for those listed.
For classes not listed, a basic rule set shall be provided to Coastal RC for review.
4.3.1. Chassis per ROAR 8.7.1
188.8.131.52. Minimum Weight 1588g
184.108.40.206. Body must resemble off-road buggy
4.3.2. Motor – Open, Sensored or Sensorless
4.3.3. ESC - Open
4.3.4. ROAR legal 2s LiPo Battery (hard case)
220.127.116.11. Maximum Voltage 8.40 V
4.3.5. Tires and wheels – Rubber tires, type and compound open, dimensions per ROAR 8.7.1
18.104.22.168. All chassis, suspension, servo components original Traxxas non-VXL RTR models, P/N 5805, 58024, 58034
22.214.171.124.1. Aluminum shock caps may be substituted
126.96.36.199.2. Low Center of Gravity “LCG” chassis tubs prohibited
188.8.131.52.3. No ball differentials
184.108.40.206.3.1. Stock gear differential must “spin free”, no noticably heavy oils
220.127.116.11. Body must be stock Traxxas, or Slash Specific Pro-Line
18.104.22.168. Minimum Weight 4.75lbs (2155g)
4.5.2. Motor must be stock Traxxas 12T 550 motor P/N 3785
22.214.171.124. Must retain stock bullet connectors to ESC
126.96.36.199. Only stock 90T Spur with steel 16T pinion permitted
4.5.3. ESC must be Traxxas XL-5 P/N 3018R
188.8.131.52. Battery connector may be changed
184.108.40.206. Motor bullet connectors must be retained
220.127.116.11. 6 or 7 cell NiMh or ROAR 2s LiPo
18.104.22.168.1. LiPo Maximum Voltage 8.40 V
22.214.171.124.2. Use of LiPo battery will like require ballast to meet minimum weight
126.96.36.199. Stock, as-delivered tires and wheels.
188.8.131.52.1. Replacements may be any Traxxas brand pre-mounted Short Course Tire/wheel combination, no S1 compound
4.2.1. Chassis per ROAR 8.7.1
184.108.40.206. Minimum Weight 1474g
220.127.116.11. Body must resemble off-road buggy
4.2.2. Motor – Open, Sensored or Sensorless
4.2.3. ESC - Open
4.2.4. ROAR legal 2s LiPo Battery (hard case)
18.104.22.168. Maximum Voltage 8.40 V
4.2.5. Tires and wheels – Rubber tires, type and compound open, dimensions per ROAR 8.7.1
5.1.1. Chassis per ROAR 8.7.12
22.214.171.124. Minimum Weight 2098g
126.96.36.199. Body - full tire coverage Short Course
5.1.2. Motor - Open
5.1.3. ESC - Open
5.1.4. ROAR legal 2s LiPo Battery
188.8.131.52. Maximum Voltage 8.40 V
184.108.40.206. Wheels must be short course 2.2/3.0 sized of spoked design
220.127.116.11. Tires – Rubber, style and compound open