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FROM:  Pete Varlan, Series Director
TO: Western New York Series Tracks
CC: Western New York Series Racers
RE: ProSlot & Kelly SpeedFX Chassis

CLASS: GT1, GTP, LMP, Group 11/B Prod.

The Kelly and ProSlot SpeedFX chassis are now available.  No decision 
has been taken on their legality for our WNY scale series as yet.  
These chassis will not be approved for use at our second event to be 
held at Fantasy Raceways on Nov. 3.

SpeedFX chassis are extremely light and stamped from mild steel rather 
than stainless steel.  An aluminum pan is also available.  Testing has 
shown that these chassis are very easily bent and unlikely to stand up 
to any serious impact.  For comparison purposes, a SpeedFX center and 
aluminum pan (30.7 grams) weigh 25% less than a Champion Turbo Flex 
with its aluminum pan (41 grams).

A decision will be announced at our Nov. 3 event.

Thank you.

 

FROM:  Pete Varlan, Series Director
TO: Western New York Series Tracks
CC: Western New York Series Racers
RE: Rules Modification

CLASS: Group 11, GT12, Amateur Wing 12

Pro-Slot has begun production and distribution of .540 diameter 
Contender, Super Wasp, and Group 12 armatures.  The USRA has approved 
these armatures as well as any resizing.  This effectively allows the 
use of any of these armatures in any diameter from .513 dia. to .540 dia..

It's my opinion that this serves no purpose useful to our series and, 
in accordance with the WNY series philosophy, the above named classes 
have a maximum armature diameter of .518 effective immediately.  
This was added to the final version of the 2007/2008 rules, but some 
copies were distributed before the change was made.

Motors using ProSlot armatures (such as those from B52) may be shipped 
with .540 dia. armatures in the future, and racers are advised to make 
sure that their armatures are within the .518 dia. limit before racing 
them.  Each racer is responsible for the legality of his/her car... 
not the manufacturer.

The Expert and Pro Wing 12 classes are exempt from this ruling.

Thank you.

 

FROM: Pete Varlan, Series Director
TO: Western New York Series Tracks
CC: Western New York Series Racers
RE: Wing car clearance measurement

CLASS: Pro, Expert, & Amateur 12

7. The following dimensions must be met with the car on the
official tech block, guide in the tech block slot.
a. A minimum of .062 in. clearance must exist between the track
surface and the chassis and gear as measured at the rear axle between
the rear wheels.

THE SPUR GEAR MAY NOT PROJECT BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE CHASSIS.

b. Minimum clearance at all other points shall be the average braid
recess of the venue (as determined by WNY officials) + .010 in..

The above specifications are taken from the Western New York Wing
Series Rules, Part IV: General Wing Car Specifications, Section A,
rule 7.a and 7.b.

The rule is in place to minimize track damage and will be strictly
enforced.

In accordance with 7.b, _THE OFFICIALLY DETERMINED BRAID RECESS AT
PITSTOP RACEWAY IS .015 in.,_ and the minimum clearance for all points
of the chassis is, therefore, .025 in. AS MEASURED ON THE OFFICIAL WNY
TECH BLOCK. BE ADVISED THAT THE MEASUREMENT WILL BE MADE WITH THE
BRAID FLATTENED AND PRESSED AGAINST THE TECH BLOCK TO SIMULATE THE
ACTUAL AERODYNAMIC FORCES ENCOUNTERED WHILE RACING.

NOTE: ANY CAR AUDIBLY DRAGGING ON THE TRACK WILL BE STOPPED FOR
INSPECTION AND MAY BE ORDERED ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED AND RACING WILL
NOT BE DELAYED WHILE THE REQUIRED WORK IS DONE.

Thank you.

 

GTP CLASS

It is permissible to interchange parts among the approved motors.  You 
may put a SpeedFX endbell on a Parma can, a Parma arm in a SpeedFX 
setup, etc.

Thank you for your attention,
Pete Varlan