Tamiya Championship Series 2018 Finals Announcement!

Tamiya Championship Series

Tamiya Championship Series 2018 Finals Announcement
The 2018 TCS Series concludes in Aliso Viejo, California. It is the final farewell to our beloved and historic racing facility. Please read below for important details regarding this years’ FINALS.

Event Location:
Tamiya America Raceway 4 Orion, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Event Race Dates:
August 16-19, 2018

Event Sign-Ups
www.rccarevents.com (Begins June 30)

Event Basic Schedule:
Thursday August 16: Official practice from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday August 17: Official practice from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday August 18: Qualifying from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday August 19: Main events from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Race Classes:
GT-1: (Champion goes to Japan to compete at the Tamiya World Championships)
GT-2: (Champion goes to Japan to compete at the Tamiya World Championships)
M-Chassis: (Champion goes to Japan to compete at the Tamiya World Championships)

F-1: (Championship Class)
GT Spec Novice: (Championship Class)
GT-Pro Spec: (Championship Class)
Euro Truck: (Championship Class)

Eligibility requirements for each class:

GT-1:
• You must have competed in a TCS regional race event in 2018 or 2017 in this class.
• Past TCS Champions that traveled to Japan from 2015 or earlier are eligible to compete in this class.
• Participants in this class may opt to enter a second class. Euro Truck or GT Pro Spec, but not both.

GT-2:
• You must have competed in a TCS regional race event in 2018 or 2017 in this class.
• Participants in this class may opt to enter a second class. Euro Truck or GT Pro Spec, but not both.

M-Chassis:
• You must have competed in a TCS regional race event in 2018 or 2017 in this class.
• Participants in this class may opt to enter a second class. Euro Truck or GT Pro Spec, but not both.

F-1:
• Open to ALL racers. No past regional race qualification needed.
• Participants in this class may opt to enter a second class. Euro Truck or GT Pro Spec, but not both.

GT Spec NOVICE:
• Open to ALL NOVICE racers new to the series or those who are still honing their skills from the current TCS season.
• Participants in this class may only enter Euro Truck as second class.

GT Pro Spec:
• Open to ALL racers. No past regional race qualification needed.
• Participants in this class may opt to enter a second class in any of the above classes, if and only if they meet that class requirement.

Euro Truck:
• Open to ALL racers. No past regional race qualification needed.
• Participants in this class may opt to enter a second class in any of the above classes, if and only if they meet that class requirement.

Rules different from the regular TCS Regional Rules:
GT-1, GT-2 and M-Chassis are required to use the handout Reedy FT (Fixed Timing) motor. Supplied and sold by Tamiya at the event. This is being done in an effort to ensure a fairer playing field.

Reedy FT motors being used:
GT-1: 13.5 Reedy FT Part #294
GT-2: 17.5 Reedy FT Part #293
M-Chassis: 21.5 Reedy FT (NOTE! The current Reedy 21.5 FT motor (Part # 297) on the market not does not fit the M-07 chassis. The ones that will be supplied at the event have been updated to fit the chassis.)

Recommended starting gear ratios with Reedy 13.5 and 17.5 FT motors:
GT-1: 4.1
GT-2: 3.6

Gearing taller than this final drive is at your own risk. We have tested these motors on the Tamiya track layout. Gearing taller than the recommended final drive ratio will result in slower lap times past the 2-minute mark.

Additional Info:
• Spec Reedy FT motors must be purchased at the event. This process begins Thursday (First day of practice at 9:00 am-1:00 pm)
• Motor pick-up resumes at 9:00 am Friday. Closes at 1:00 pm.
• Spec Motor Price: Current REEDY web price is $56.99. Tamiya sale price will match this price.
• Motors have been checked and sealed by Reedy.
• One motor per participant.
• You may practice with any motor or your handout motor.
• GT-1, GT-2, GT Pro Spec must use the event Solaris 36J pre-mount tires. (Must be purchased at the event)
• M-Chassis class must use the event pre-mount tire. NEW SLICK TIRE COMPOUND debuting at the TCS Finals. (Must be purchased at the event)
• F-1, Euro Truck, and GT Novice must use the spec tires outlined in the regular TCS season rules.
• Shaded pit area, power, tables and chairs provided.

RUGSPINGRAPHIX will be at the event taking photos throughout the event weekend. He is a very talented photographer. He will be offering his photos of you, and your cars both on and off the track.

Check out his website for additional info! Don’t miss this last chance to get the best photos of your experience at the last Tamiya race event at Tamiya America Raceway!

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