Saturday Afternoon Racing

 We have two different tracks.  The HO scale 6 lane track is in place March through August.  The 1/32 scale 4 lane track is in place from just after Labor day until the end of February.  Exact dates may vary slightly. night-racing-at-njh-2016

 

NJ NOSTALGIA HOBBY

401 PARK AVENUE SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076 908-322-2676

SATURDAY HO RACE SCHEDULE

MARCH-APRIL 2020

 

We are now beginning our 30th HO slot car race season.  After 42 years of my working 6-7 days a week I have decided to cut back store hours to 4 days a week eliminating Thursday and Friday late nights as well as Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.  After polling our racers we are moving racing to Saturday afternoons from 1-3 PM.  I will open the track to practice at 1PM and sign up for the race by 2. 

Definition of a stock t-jet chassis: All electricals are copper, rivets are hollow or solid, commutator brushes are graphite. Pick up shoes are factory issued original stepped or American Line ONLY, original Aurora shoe springs only. The original Aurora armature may have only 2 laminations w/painted grey tips, any color wire and must ohm to 16 ohms or greater. The drive pinion must use a 9 tooth gear. Magnets must be unpainted, unpainted with a white stripe, or white and green, or orange and green.  Green AFX non M/T magnets with saw marks are NG. The tires must be ribbed rubber Aurora issue, minimum diameter .370” before the race. Original Aurora single flanged small plastic chrome rims only, short axle only. Stock black guide pin in ¼” long max, including base. In other words if Aurora didn’t make it, it doesn’t belong on your STOCK chassis.* Stock maximum width including tires is 1 1/16”

All chassis width is measured with tires on rims, body must also fit through designated width.

March 7 – BOX STOCK T-JETS – you may use the chassis as described in the opening paragraph at top of page ONLY. Only allowed mods are tuning pick up shoes (tweaking and restricting travel), stock tires may be glued on rims, tires may be treated before hand (Oil of Wintergreen, brake fluid etc) but must be dry at tech and may not be treated after tech. American Line pick up shoes may be used as well as original Aurora.  NO OTHER MODS! Body must be uncut/not lowered Aurora injected plastic.

March14- NEW JERSEY SUPER STOCK T-JETS – Stock chassis as raced on April 5, with  narrow silicones on stock rear hubs FULL long black guide pin allowed/may be glued to chassis, after market commutator brushes allowed/may be scored. .NO OTHER MODS! Body must be uncut/not lowered plastic.

March 21MAGNATRACTION NASCAR IROC Mario (the Chief) Pisano is supplying 6 custom bodied/tuned AFX Magnatraction chassied 1970s Chevelles customized to look like Oldsmobile Cutlasses. As with all IROC races just bring your controller, the entry fee and a dream.

March 28- IROC FERRARI 250 – The Doctor of Speed (EVIL) is supplying 6 hopped up t-jet Ferrari 250 GTOs for this IROC event.   NOTE:  This class will run 6 times this season, with five scores counting toward a class award (small trophy).  This will be in addition to weekly ribbons.

APRIL 4- Life Like NASCARS IROC Life Like was quite prolific in their production of licensed NASCAR bodies.  I will provide 6 licensed Life Like NASCAR body on STOCK Life Like T chassis.  Cars are completely stock except for Super Tire slip on silicones

April 11- AUTO WORLD XTRACTION Any Auto World 3 gear Xtraction car with or without traction magnets may be run.  Car is to have a correct Auto World/JL body and is to be unmodified except for silicones, if desired. Body may not be cut, lowered or modified in any way and chassis must be running only Auto world parts (except for rear slip on silicone tires) 

April 18- NASCAR Thunderjets.  This time its copper chassied T-jets allowed are FULL long black guide pin allowed/may be glued to chassis, after market commutator brushes allowed/may be scored and aftermarket t-jet pick up shoes, with 1940’s through 1960’s NASCAR/stock car bodies decorated, as they would have been then.  This class allows lowering, including cutting the rail on the gear plate.  This race will run with the RRR steel wheels only and any RRR silicones on the rear. This is Enduro style 2-minute heats. Only cars that raced Stock Car (like NASCAR) before but not including 1970. 1 1/16” width

APRIL 25– IROC FERRARI 250 – The Doctor of Speed (EVIL) is supplying 6 hopped up t-jet Ferrari 250 GTOs for this IROC event.   NOTE:  This class will run 6 times this season, with five scores counting toward a class award (small trophy)  This will be in addition to weekly ribbons.