Friday Night Racing

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NJ NOSTALGIA HOBBY

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

FRIDAY RACE SCHEDULE

MARCH-APRIL 2018

IT ALL STARTS HERE!  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 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 2 – race cancelled due to bad weather

 March 9-   IROC O GAUGE HOT PEPPER SEDANS ON THE 1/32 TRACK  O gauge slot cars were made by Aurora for only a short time in the mid 1960’s.  They are pretty much double sized t-jets.  I hope this race will attract HO and 1/32 racers as well.  Four identically prepared Aurora Hot Pepper Sedans will be provided and have been carefully tuned by Mario Pisano, just bring your controller (or use one of ours) and the enrty fee ($10.00)

March16- 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) 

March 24GT DAY NIGHT RACE.  Allowed are stock t-jet flamethrowers (lighted) with complete stock GT bodies (Ford GT, Lola GT, Ferrari GTO. Etc) or stock Aurora or MEV bodies converted to flamethrowers.Allowed are stock sized (not wide) double flanged hubs front and rear, slip on rear silicones and stock rubber fronts, stock AURORA magnets and armature (16-24 ohms)

March 30- FULL BODIED MEGA G’s or MEGA G+’s – Basically NOT F1 cars.  Allowed will be modern LMP like the Peugots and Audis, vintage GT’s like the Ford GT and Cobras, even a police car if you like but ONLY Mega G/G+ bodies.  You may put slip on silicones on the stock rear hubs and NOTHING ELSE. Track will be at 20 volts.

APRIL 6 – 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.  Max wheel width including tires is 1 1/16”, 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.

April 13- NEW JERSEY SUPER STOCK T-JETS – Stock chassis as raced on April 7, 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.

April 20-Life Like NASCARS –Life Like was also quite prolific in their production of licensed NASCAR bodies.  Allowed for this race are any licensed Life Like NASCAR body (no generic bodies, please) on any STOCK Life Like M or T chassis.  Allowed mods are aftermarket pick up shoes and any size or make of rear slip on silicones on stock hubs. 1 5/16” width

APRIL 27– 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

 

BELOW IS A TENTATIVE 2018 RACE SCHEDULE  FOR THE REST OF THE 2018 SEASON

THIS IS NOT THE FINAL SCHEDULE.  IT IS BEING POSTED SO RACERS MAY COMMENT AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS.  IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO RACE DURING THE HO SEASON AND IT IS NOT ON THE SCHEDULE NOW IS THE TIME TO LET ME KNOW.  IF YOU LIKE A PARTICULAR RACE ON THE SCHEDULE, LET ME KNOW AND WE WILL CONTINUE IT.  I HAVE NOTED SEVERAL RACES WE HAD LAST YEAR THAT WERE NOT WELL ATTENDED AND WE SHOULD PROBABLY NOT DO AGAIN.   EITHER WAY, LET ME KNOW.  THANKS  JOE

 TYCO 440X2 INDY RACETired of t-jets?  Here is a chance to step back to yet a different time.  This race will be ONLY Tyco 440X2 Indy cars with stock original COMPLETE bodies (at tech and race beginning, if it breaks during the race, so be it!)  Slip on silicones on the rear original hubs, and ski shoes okay. NO OTHER MODS NOT WELL ATTENDED LAST YEAR

 NJ STOCK T-JET INDYThis race allows the large wheel version of the stock t-jet chassis Allowed are long original Aurora t-jet axles, chrome (only) four dimple chrome wheels front and rear, original style silicones front (Vibe style tires) and only NJN Indy silicones (.500” OD mounted) on the rear.  Maximum width INCLUDING tires is 1 3/16”, the back of the chrome hubs may be sanded to fit into this width. Wizzard, AML, BSRT or clones or Slot Tech pick up shoes allowed, FULL long black guide pin allowed/may be glued to chassis, after market commutator brushes allowed/may be scored. Original Aurora Indianapolis racer bodies ONLY,

 

 

May 4 – Tyco wide pan 440×2 NASCARS-Tyco did a great job producing dozens of official NASCAR liveried bodies for their wide pan 440X2 chassis in the 1980’s and 90’s. These cars are fast, fun and durable.  Allowed are only stock 440X2 wide pan chassis with only the following modifications.  Allowed are slip on rear silicones any make or size and ski or stock shoes with double pick up shoe springs. No other hop up parts of any type allowed. 1 5/16” width THIS RACE WAS NOT WELL ATTENDED LAST YEAR

May 11 – Coca-Cola 600 –This is a 600 lap team race using ECHORR Nostalgia class chassis with full decorated stock car/NASCAR t-jet style bodies from MEV, Johnny Lightning, Auto World, Dash, Aurora or Model Motoring Inc.  These can be from any decade and bodies may NOT be cut (for example, wheel wells or screw posts) or lightened.  The rules are available at :http://www.echorr.com/nostalgia-rules.html. 1 1/8” width

MAY 25 – T-JET HOT RODS AND DUNE BUGGIES with jumps – This race allows only Dash or original Aurora Hot Rods and Aurora dune buggy roadsters and coupes on stock big chrome wheel stock chassis.  Vibrator truck tires (original or the new silicone replacement) are the only allowed front rubber and the large (not sanded or cut) NJN hot rod silicones on the rear (1/2” OD, 5/32 WIDE).  Chassis may have aftermarket scored commutator brushes, aftermarket pick up shoes and a glued guide pin.  Body may be coupe or roadster. Roadsters must have window frame and roll bar, aftermarket or paper clip replacements allowed.  1 3/16” width. Back of chrome rims may be sanded or cut to fit in tech. THIS RACE WAS NOT WELL ATTENDED LAST YEAR

 

June 1 – AFX MAGNATRACTION/XTRACTION STREET CARS. This race allows original Aurora AFX Magnatraction chassis or Auto World Xtraction NO TRACTION MAGNET chassis.  Bodies can be any AFX or Xtraction STREET CAR.  Bodies may not be cut or lowered and must be complete (glass/bumpers etc) THIS RACE WAS NOT WELL ATTENDED LAST YEAR

June 8 –t-jet Willys night – , This race is for Willys Gassers or Atas 36 Fords in fendered form (there have been dozens!), any maker body  Stock Aurora t-jet chassis with Aurora or Auto World Tuff Ones or AFX  rims (only) in proper locations, and silicones. 1 3/16” max width with tires. Body may be lowered but wheel wells may NOT be cut to accommodate lowering

Willys special drag event – I will have an Auto World 13 ½ foot long drag strip set up this night and we will have a single elimination head to head Willys drag event before the road race.  Only the cars teched in for the road race will be in the drag event. . RACE CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ATTENDANCE

June 15 Dash Motor Sports Super Modified hot rods –Allowed only are Dash Motor Sports or original Aurora Super Modified hot rod body COMPLETE (all 8 parts must be used) and a copper chassied original Aurora Thunderjet with Aurora Tuff Ones, JL or MEV rears in the front and 5 spoke AFX rear rims in the rear. Push on axles only. You are allowed long guide pin, glued if you like, slip on silicones, after market commutator brushes/scored okay, axle spacers and after market pick up shoes.  maximum width 1 5/16”

JUNE 22 – Indy Magnet car free for all  –This race allows stock Tyco 440X2, Tomy SRT, Tomy Super G+, Tomy Mega G and Tomy Mega G+ chassied open wheel Indy and F1 bodies and other appropriate preapproved open wheel race bodies.  Chassis must be stock with any slip on silicones (or stock tires) on stock rims.

JUNE 29 1960’s GT car 400 lap  This race is for any 1960’s GT bodied T-jets.  Bodies may be plastic or resin. No Fray Bodies.  Any type of rear tires /rims allowed, body may be cut to accept tires only. 400 lap TEAM or INDIVIDUAL event depending on turnout  1 1/8” width WITH TIRES, long guide pin/may be glued, after market shoes and brushes/may be scored, wheel spacers, No other mods.THIS RACE WAS POORLY ATTENDED LAST YEAR

 

July 6- – Johnny Lightning/Auto World Thunderjet 500 Trans Am –This race allows ONLY JL/AW Thunderjet 500 cars with or without one factory only traction magnet.  NO changes allowed except stock/untouched rear hubs with ANY silicones. Bodies must be a unmodified Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, AMX or other pre approved 1960’s car that ran Trans Am.

July 13 – AFX non magnatraction CAN AM –Allowed are original Aurora non magnatraction AFX chassis which will allow the use of MEAN GREEN armatures in factory stock form, 1 5/16” maximum width and slip on silicones only.  Bodies allowed are Ferrari 612, McLaren XLR, Porsche 917-10, Lola T-260, Porsche 510K, or the Shadow Can Am.

 

JULY 20 – 1970’s AFX Magnatraction TRANS AM- Allowed are original Aurora AFX Magnatraction chassis in stock form with slip on silicones on stock rims only and original AFX 1970’s Camaro, Firebird or Javelin bodies.  Bodies may not be modified and must be complete.  .

JULY 27 – Auto World Racing Rigs Allowed are any Auto World Tractor Trailer Racing rigs (Box body or tankers) with slip on silicones on the stock drive wheels only.  All other wheels and tires must be stock – Stock traction magnet only.  Trailer may be permanently affixed to the tractor.  Trucks which loose their load during the race may continue to race but cannot advance their position.  Or T-jet trucks Tow Trucks/dump trucks/stake back trucks.  To encourage use of Aurora dump and stake back trucks they will receive a handicap of 6 or 8 laps. THIS RACE WAS POORLY ATTENDED LAST YEAR

 

August 3– Closed for vacationTHIS MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE WEEK IN AUGUST I CLOSE FOR VACATION.  

August 10- IROC –Tuff T-jets- we will have 6 specially prepared (Thank you Dr. Evil) t-jets.   Just bring your entry and controller.

AUGUST 17 – OPEN DATE

AUGUST 24 –OPEN DATE

AUGUST 31  – The Mike Pisano Classic an ECHORR slip on tire Super Stock race., this race will be run as an ECHORR Super Stock IROC race This is the fourth year for this race to honor my friend and a great HO racer Mike Pisano.  Winners name will be placed on the memorial plaque.