The rules of the Canberra Slotcar Club ‘CSC’ have been written with the emphasis of having fun, socialising and friendly competition for its members. These rules have been developed over time and have been fine tuned to suit the home club racing scene. As such, the senior members of CSC do not expect that there should be any need/requirement for change or review on a regular basis of these rules and as such, will be reviewed (by the CSC Senior members) but will not be up for annual discussion.
Members are expected to apply a common-sense approach to interpreting and applying these rules, and at all times to act within the spirit of rules designed for friendly, fair and competitive racing. If in doubt as to whether the rules cover a particular issue, ask a senior member.
It is the responsibility of each member to read the rules and comply with them. Clarification of the rules may be sought at any time before race night but not just before the race is due to start. If the rules do not cover a specific aspect do not assume that, if it’s not in the rules you can do it! Please seek clarification.
It is usually best to seek the agreement of the senior members before racing a car which, although it may technically meet the Club specifications, might confer an unfair advantage on the relevant driver. This will sometimes be the case where a manufacturer issues a new model or upgrades the motor or running gear on an existing model.
As new models become available they will be assessed regarding their performance but CSC maintains the rule that the body and chassis must be made of plastic or resin. New release cars will not be eligible to race as they become available until the model's performance has been ascertained by the senior members. Class allocation will be on the basis of performance.
The major objective of the CSC meetings is that all members have a pleasant social meeting with a small mix of competition for its members.
Members and their guests are reminded that we are guests in each other’s homes and accordingly respect should be shown to both the host, their guests and their property. Any members who do not respect the host, their guests or their property will firmly, but not severely, be slapped up the back of the head and then politely asked to leave.
Membership is non-financial so members do not incur an annual membership fee.
While guests are more than welcome at any race meeting, as a common courtesy, the host must be asked prior to the night. Guests must be accompanied by a member when initially introduced to the club and as a courtesy should be properly introduced to the host and CSC members immediately on arrival. Hosts have the right to ask members guests to leave if protocol has not been adhered to or if they feel uncomfortable.
Members are required to pay a $5 fee at each meeting. Guests at race meetings are welcome, however guest may only compete in racing if they pay $5 entry fee. Paying guests may purchase raffle tickets.
Hosting a Race Meeting
The track owner is not required to pay race fees.
All members and guests in attendance at a race meeting must assist with marshalling.
Where a multiple car pile-up does occur, the instigator of the crash will usually be put back on after any innocent parties car has been returned to the track. However as this is not always cut and dry, it is the marshal's sole call on the order in which cars are returned to their respective lanes. As in all things, common sense should always prevail.
Please remember to be polite to marshals at all times. Inevitably, marshals will sometimes be distracted though they always endeavour to put cars back on track as soon as possible. Club meetings are meant to be fun and the competitive side of racing should not be at the expense of good manners or all present having an enjoyable evening. Rude or aggressive behaviour spoils it for everyone and is unacceptable.