T.O.U.R. Rules Pack for 2015/16 Season 1
Introduction
The objective of our organization, Team Of United Racers (TOUR), is focused on one
goal; to coordinate rules for carpet oval 1/10th & 1/12th scale pan car racing. This
rules and guidance package addresses the carpet oval season from October 1st 2015
through May 1st 2016.
TOUR’s objectives in coordinating carpet oval pan car racing are:
1. To standardize and limit the number of classes featured in oval racing in
an attempt to concentrate the classes and increase class counts.
2. To create and maintain a Sportsman Class intended to provide a place in
this hobby for the long time sportsman and a point of entry for the new
beginning racer.
3. To favorably impact the cost of pan car racing
It is not the charter of TOUR to force racetracks or events to adopt these rules.
TOUR recognizes that individual racetracks must adopt rules satisfying their local
racers in order to survive financially; just as many tracks adjust ROAR and other
rules to suit their local situation. By defining classes and rules, used for a TOUR
series, we provide guidelines for local tracks while making it clear for the traveling
racer what rules will be used at our events. Our hope is that racers enjoy the
consistency and stability provided by these rules and choose to compete locally
using the same rules, also in effect for our major events, leading to a natural
adoption of these rules across the country.
TOUR
Rules Pack for 2015/16 Season 2
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Committee ................................................................................................................................... 3
Class Guidelines ........................................................................................................................ 3
TOUR Sportsman (21.5) .............................................................................................................................. 4
Super Truck (17.5) ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Stock Spec (13.5) ............................................................................................................................................ 4
Super Stock (13.5) ......................................................................................................................................... 4
Cup (10.5) .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
10.5 Open ........................................................................................................................................................... 5
1/12 Scale Super Stock 13.5 ...................................................................................................................... 5
1/12 Scale Super Stock Trucks 17.5 ....................................................................................................... 5
General Rules ............................................................................................................................. 6
Batteries ................................................................................................................................................. 6
Single Power Source (NEW) ...................................................................................................................... 6
Voltage Limits .................................................................................................................................................. 6
Motors ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
Rotors .................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Heat Sinks .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
Vented Endbells .............................................................................................................................................. 7
10.5 (Open and Cup) Motor rules ............................................................................................................ 8
Heating & Cooling (Batteries and Motors)................................................................................ 8
Tires ......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Current Approved WGT List ...................................................................................................................... 9
Electronic Speed Controls (ESC) ................................................................................................... 9
Weight Minimums .............................................................................................................................. 9
Body Rules .......................................................................................................................................... 10
Sportsman – K&N Series .......................................................................................................................... 10
Super Truck – NASCAR Truck (NASTRUCK) .................................................................................... 10
Stock Spec – NASCAR Nationwide ........................................................................................................ 11
Cup - NASCAR Gen 6 ................................................................................................................................. 11
Super Stock and 10.5 Open – Nationwide or Sprint Cup ............................................................ 12
1/12 Super Stock 13.5 ............................................................................................................................... 12
TOUR
Rules Pack for 2015/16 Season 3
Race Director’s Discretion:................................................................................................. 13
Committee Director: Allan Arrington
Class Guidelines
The class structure provided in these guidelines are the TOUR Championship Series
classes used at major events and local tracks around the country. The table below
provides a quick synopsis of the class structure for 2015/16 followed by a brief
description of the classes.














Short Track Suggestions

Many tracks throughout the country cannot support the speeds of some of
the National classes. In the spirit of consistency between tracks, TOUR
suggests smaller tracks simply reduce the motor size while leaving the
remaining rules intact for each class. For example the 13.5 Stock Spec class is
often too fast for very small tracks. The suggestion is to keep all the other
rules intact and drop the size of the motor from 13.5 to 17.5.

TOUR Sportsman (21.5)
This is an entry-level class for TOUR. It is intended for sportsman and
new racers.
This class will feature a car body (K&N series) pre Gen 2,3 or 6 style body,
open to any 1/10th pan car chassis, World GT spec tires, TOUR Spec 21.5
motor (MUST BE RUN BOX STOCK), and Electronic Speed Controls (ESC)
used in the class must be ROAR approved under the “ROAR Sportsman Class
ESC rule” and must be set to the Sportsman (blinky) profile at all times (i.e.
no timing boost, cheat mode, etc). The only batteries allowed in this class are
the SMC 4000 Mah, 25c pack PN4025s and SMC 25C 4300mAh PN4325
(NEW). Basically if it is not in the rules, you cannot do it!

Super Truck (17.5)
This class features a NAS-Truck style body, World GT spec tires, any 1/10th
pan car chassis, 17.5 ROAR approved motors, and Electronic Speed Controls
(ESC) approved under the “ROAR Sportsman Class ESC rule” set to the
Sportsman profile at all times. The only batteries allowed in this class are
the SMC 4000 mAh, 25C pack; PN 4025S and SMC 25C 4300mAh PN4325
(NEW).

Stock Spec (13.5)
This class features NASCAR Nationwide Cup style bodies, ROAR approved
13.5 motors, any 1/10th pan car chassis, and Electronic Speed Controls (ESC)
approved under the “ROAR Sportsman Class ESC rule” set to the Sportsman
profile at all times. Racers must use World GT Spec Tires with the Purple
ring.

Super Stock (13.5)
This class uses NASCAR Nationwide or Sprint Cup style bodies and ROAR
approved 13.5 motors along with ROAR approved batteries. Any ESC may be
used. Racers have the option of using a rear wing and / or a spoiler. Removal
of material from the back of the body is allowed. Racers may use any foam
tires intended for use on 1/10th scale pan cars.
Cup (10.5)
This class features NASCAR Sprint Cup Gen 6 body, 10.5 motors (see
motor rules for more details), ROAR approved batteries, and Electronic
Speed Controls (ESC) approved under the “ROAR Sportsman Class ESC
rule” set to the Sportsman profile at all times. Racers may use any foam
tires intended for use on 1/10th scale pan cars.

10.5 Open
This is the premier class at most national events, featuring some of the best
drivers across the country. It features NASCAR Nationwide or Sprint Cup
style bodies with the option for a rear wing and allow removal of material
from the back of the body, ROAR approved batteries, and any ESC may be
used. Racers may use any foam tires intended for use on 1/10th scale pan
cars. See 10.5 motor rules.

1/12 Scale Super Stock 13.5
This class features ROAR approved 13.5 motors, open esc and any NASCAR
Nationwide or Sprint Cup style body. It allows the option of a rear wing
and/or spoiler and material may be removed from the back of the body (i.e.
the back may be cut out). Racers may use any foam tires intended for use on

1/12th scale pan cars.

1/12 Scale Super Stock Trucks 17.5
This class is designed as a regional class, if there is a demand for it may
become a national class. The class will feature ROAR approved 17.5 motors,
ESC must be set in Spec (Blinky) mode, any Nascar style 1/12 Truck body,
Rear of body cannot be removed, spoiler only, World G T 1/12 foam tires.
Roof height min is 3.75”.
TOUR

General Rules
Batteries

For classes other than Super Truck and TOUR Sportsman 1-cell LiPo batteries
(nominal voltage; 3.7v) having received ROAR approval and available (as defined by
ROAR) to the public on or before October 1st are to be used. Summer season
approval date is before May 1st.
The only batteries permitted for the Super Truck & TOUR Sportsman class are the
SMC 25C 4000mAh PN4025S and SMC 25C 4300mAh PN4325 (NEW) All SMC labels
must be clearly visible. These packs carry a msrp of $49.95.
Single Power Source (NEW)
In all TOUR classes the 1-cell LiPo main battery is the only power source permitted
for any electronics in the car (i.e. receiver packs are no longer permitted).
Voltage Limits
1s LiPo batteries may be charged to a maximum of 4.22v. Batteries presented to
Tech over the 4.22 max voltage must be drawn down to 4.20v before they will be
permitted to race. This should prevent the problem with voltage creep back up over
the legal limit.
Voltage verification to be done as part of standard pre-tech race procedure
• 4.22V per cell is not only the maximum voltage per cell that LiPo batteries
may be charged to......it is the maximum voltage per cell allowed to be
presented to the motor drive circuitry for the purpose of powering your
car.............period.
• Any attempt to use a secondary source of power (receiver pack battery or
booster) to drive the motor at a higher voltage than 4.22V per cell is
prohibited. No sneak circuits, no gray areas. This is blatant cheating.
• If any violation of this rule is suspected, the race director has the right to
perform an “in-line test” of the car’s operating voltage on the starting grid. A
connector wired in the configuration below will detect all voltage influences
on the motor drive circuitry. All battery mfg labels must be clearly visible.
Any battery presented without label will not be allowed.

Motors
ROAR motor rules apply. Any ROAR legal spec motor with the class appropriate
wind are to be used. Every motor must have a ROAR approval date on or before
October 1st, 2015. Summer season approval date is on or before May 1st, 2016.
Motors used in major TOUR events must have both a ROAR approval meeting the
requirements above and be available to the racing public through normal
distribution channels at least 30 days prior to the date of the event.
NEW: Any motor presented to tech that shows signs of tampering or are below spec
may not be returned. It is totally up to the Race Directors discretion.
Most Mfg. have agreed to replace a stator that is a factory mistake. Tampered
motors will not be replaced.
TOUR reserves the right to modify the list of allowed motors to preserve a sportsmanlike
competitive atmosphere.
Rotors
All motors may only use rotors approved by ROAR for the specific motor may be
used. Max rotor diameter is 12.51 mm. No mod rotors. Exceptions apply to the 10.5
motor classes (see 10.5 (Open and Cup) Motor rules below).
Heat Sinks
No cooling apparatus other than a single standard 30mm fan are strictly prohibited.
Motor heat sink devices directly contacting/attached to the motor must be made of
aluminum only, no other materials are allowed.
Vented Endbells
Vented or upgraded motor end bells produced and sold through regular distribution
channels by the original motor manufacturer and approved by TOUR will be legal in
all TOUR all classes. No Hybrid motors.

10.5 (Open and Cup) Motor rules
Due to some changes over the past few years in the RC industry, Oval has been left
in a unique position on motor approval and rules, regarding 10.5 motors. TOUR has
decided to take a very positive step and implement suggestions that TOUR has
received from many racers and manufacturers over the last few years. Therefore,
for the 2015/2016 season, TOUR legal 10.5 motor rules are simplified to the
following:
1. Motors must not be below our published minimum resistance number of 7.7.
Minimum single pole resistance of 7.7 on a Tour approved Instek meter
adjusted for 75 degrees temperature. Number is based on what represents a
majority of 'off the-shelf' 10.5 motors.
2. Inductance numbers will be used to verify 10.5 winds if needed, motors may
be tore down if needed to verify legality.
3. Rotors are open to any stock or mod brand compatible rotor (no hybrids).
4. There can be no other stack or motor modifications. The "base" (the
teardown) of the motor must be from a commercially available motor.
5. There is no rule on wire size. Only circular (round) pure copper magnet wire
permitted.

Heating & Cooling (Batteries and Motors)
Batteries max temp will be 90 degrees; motors must be within 5 degrees of the
ambient temperature of the track area when the vehicle is presented for tech
inspection. Racers will not be able to race if battery temp is too high or motor is too
low.
INTENT OF RULE: NO HEATING OR COOLING OF MOTORS OR BATTERIES!
Tires
• Any foam tires intended for 1/10th scale pan cars may be used in 1/10th scale
classes other than the Super Truck, 13.5 Stock Spec and Tour Sportsman class.
Any foam tires intended for 1/12th scale pan cars may be used in 1/12th scale
classes.
• World GT Tires are the only tires allowed for use in the Super Truck Class, 13.5
Spec 1/12 Truck, and TOUR Sportsman. World GT Tires must meet the
following specifications:
- Tire and wheel must meet 10th scale specifications
- Tire compound to be Japanese R4 compound, 38 shore
- Tires must have an identifier ring of purple colored foam visible around
the circumference of the tire
- Tires meeting the above criteria will be considered legal for use after
samples are submitted and approved by TOUR.

Current Approved WGT List
 John’s BSR Tires
 T.M. Racing
 CRC
 RC 4 Less
 GQ Racing Products
 Jaco (white rim with purple stripe)
** Tampering with or deviating from the original foam (Japanese R4 compound) in
any way could result in disqualification from an event and suspension from any TOUR
event for up to one year (including the Snowbirds, Ovalmasters, and TOUR Nationals).
Electronic Speed Controls (ESC)
Super Truck, 13.5 Stock Spec, 10.5 Cup, TOUR Sportsman, 1/12 Truck and 1/12
Super Stock competitors must use an ESC approved by ROAR for Spec use and with
a price cap of 250.00 Manufacturers Asking Price. The ESC must be set to the
Sportsman mode (i.e. no timing boost, cheat modes, etc.) at all times when used in
these classes. No wirelessly configurable ESCs are permitted in these Spec classes.
Any speed control may be used in all other classes. ESC’s hardware and software
version used in a TOUR Championship event must be available to the racing public
through normal distribution channels at least 30 days prior to the date of the event.
No modifications to the ESC circuitry are permitted. This includes and is not limited
to jump circuits, extra non-factory wiring configurations that include extra
components such as buck boost circuits and/or capacitors. Normal Factory supplied
components that are available to the general public are allowed in the configuration
suggested by the manufacturer of the ESC.
Factory supplied capacitors, if wrapped in heat shrink, must be identifiable.
Therefore, only clear transparent heat shrink is allowed.
Any questionable ESC is subject to further analysis and may be removed and held
during an event at the race director’s discretion.
ESC’s must be configured so that they cannot be wirelessly updated when presented
for technical inspection and as used in all competition (qualifying and mains). Some
examples include removal from the car of any separate, external wireless modules;
removal of any specific receiver used to enable wireless programming; and / or a
locked software mode in the ESC which prevents wireless updating (locked mode
must be indicated by a specific distinctive blink code or LED color).
Also no driving enhancement radio or gyros may be used.
Weight Minimums
Weight 

• All 1/10th scale classes - 36 oz.
• All 1/12th scale classes – 30 oz.


Body Rules
Bodies may be submitted for approval to TOUR. Once approved and available for
purchase they will be added to the list of approved bodies for the appropriate
classes.
Bodies must be available to the public at least 30 days prior to an event through
normal distribution channels.
Bodies used in competition are required to have the minimum details of numbers,
headlights, and grills. Numbers must be displayed on the doors and roof with
minimum sizes of 1 ¾” and 2.5” tall, respectively. All details may be painted or
stickered and must be scaled appropriately.
Sportsman – K & N Series
• NASCAR Cup style bodies (THD, Charger, Monte Carlo, C-HD, )
• Back of car bodies must be left intact above the mold line. If a body does not
have a bumper or manufactures cut line molded into the back the rear of the
body may not be cut out any higher than 1.75" from the top of the deck lid.
• 1.5" spoiler max (no side dams attached) measured from the deck lid surface.
Material may be added to the manufacturer’s supplied spoiler or a new
spoiler fabricated from Lexan may be used to meet this requirement.
• Holes may be drilled in the body for the purpose of mounting the body or
transponder. Any other holes in the main body surface area for any other
reason are prohibited.
• Minimum height: 4.25”

Approved Bodies:
 Mc Allister Bodies: 224, 225, 226, 238, 161,162,170,175
 Protoform:, 122621, 122821, 122930, 123121,
 Windtunnel: 2210, 2212, 2214, 2222, 2235, 2241, 2242, 2243.

Super Truck – NASCAR Truck (NASTRUCK)
• 2" spoiler max (no side dams attached)
• Tailgate/rear bumper must be left in
• Holes may be drilled in the body for the purpose of mounting the body or
transponder. Any other holes in the main body surface area, for any other
reason are prohibited.
• Minimum roof height: 4 3/8".

Approved Bodies:
• Protoform 1227-21
• McAllister 300/301/302
• RJ speed 1050

Stock Spec – NASCAR Nationwide
Bodies must resemble current NASCAR Nationwide cars and be approved by
TOUR. TOUR will approve bodies at its discretion after submission by
manufacturer.
• Minimum roof height of 4 ¼”
• Minimum height at the center of hood @ the centerline of the front axle – 2 ½
inches
• Rear of body only trimmed as high as the trim line. No air relief holes above
the trim lines in the rear. (i.e. leave rear of body in)
• Body must be centered (front to back) in alignment with the mold lines for
the front wheel wells.
• Holes may be drilled in the body for the purpose of mounting the body, wing,
or transponder. Any other holes in the main body surface area, for any other
reason are prohibited.
• Front of body (ahead of front wheel wells must be trimmed on the
manufacturer’s molded in cut line or to provide a minimum splitter height of
2mm if a cut line is not provided.
• INTENT of the Rules: Cut the body on the body line and don’t rake or
slam the body.
• For all approved bodies a spoiler with a maximum height of 1.5” from the
deck lid may be used. Wings of any type may not be used.

Approved Bodies:
• 1 Protoform Gen 3 (part # 123221, 1237-25, 1233-25
• 2 McAllister part # 277

Cup - NASCAR Gen 6
• Back of car bodies may NOT be cut out.
• 1.5" spoiler max (no side dams attached) measured from the deck lid surface.
Material may be added to the manufacturer’s supplied spoiler or a new
spoiler fabricated from Lexan may be used to meet this requirement.
• Holes may be drilled in the body for the purpose of mounting the body or
transponder. Any other holes in the main body surface area, for any other
reason are prohibited.
• Minimum height: 4.25”
• Front of body, ahead of front wheel wells must be trimmed on the
manufacturer’s molded in cut line or to provide a minimum splitter height of
2mm if a cut line is not provided. Splitter may not be removed and
reattached.

Approved Bodies
• Protoform Gen 6 (regular and lite)
• McAllister Gen 6
Super Stock and 10.5 Open – Nationwide or Sprint Cup
• Back of car bodies may be cut out”
• NASCAR Cup-style bodies (e.g. C-HD, D-HD, and T-HD)
• 1.5" spoiler max (no side dams attached)
• Holes may be drilled in the body for the purpose of mounting the body, wing,
or transponder. Any other holes in the main body surface area, for any other
reason are prohibited.
• All bodies must be available to the general public at least 30 days prior to an
event through normal distribution channels.
• Wings may be used subject to the following dimensions:
- Max width: 8"
- Side-dam max height: 2"
- Side-dam max length: 3.75"
- Chord max: 3"

1/12 Super Stock 13.5
• Nationwide or Sprint Cup style bodies
• Back of car bodies may be “cut out”.
• 1.5" spoiler max (no side dams attached)
• Holes may be drilled in the body for the purpose of mounting the body, wing,
or transponder. Any other holes in the main body surface area, for any other
reason are prohibited.
• All bodies must be available to public
• Wings may be used subject to the following dimensions:
- Max width: 7.0"
- Side-dam max height: 2.0"
- Side-dam max length: 3.75"
- Chord max: 3"

Race Director’s Discretion:
TOUR has done its best to define rules encouraging fair and competitive racing. We
have focused on defining simple, clear, and understandable rules. We realize it is
the nature of every racer to push the limits, but the time and energy required to
write an “air tight” rules package is not available to us. (And we don’t have the
money to pay an attorney to write R/C rules.) Therefore, we ask that each of you
adhere to the rules listed and follow the common sense guideline that we have all
observed for over 20 years. These are the “generally accepted guidelines” that
usually go without saying and simply follow ROAR’s most basic oval guidelines (i.e.
wheelbase, width, tire [type, diameter, & width], single speed, one-piece drive axle
only, etc.…)
However, in the event that there is a question or discrepancy, the Race Director has
the FULL AND EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY to interpret the rules. His or Her decision is
final for the purposes of that event.
The TOUR reserves the right to edit and/or “repair” the rules listed above to account
for oversight, unforeseen circumstances and /or in the interest of promoting fair
competition.

​​Southern Indiana RC Speedway