1. About the Tamiya Championship Series

  1. About
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  3. Rules & Regs
  4. Entry Forms & Schedules
  5. Results
  6. Hall of Fame
  7. Tamiya Raceway
  8. Host Application

    Tamiya America has developed rules and regulations to promote fair competition with the exclusive use of Tamiya branded radio control car, and accessory products. The TCS Series is open to any hobbyist, both new and experienced, as a variety of classes are available to choose from. The class structure has a ladder system in place allowing participants the chance to progress through the series and advance as their skill level improves. Thanks to the regional support of participating hobby retailers, across the USA, TCS events take place throughout the year!

    The TCS regional race events are hosted by participating hobby stores around the United States. Each year, a TCS season calendar consists of 9-10 regional races, culminating in the TCS Finals, which is held every August/September. The TCS Finals is where the best of the best compete, for a Tamiya National trophy, and a grand prize, consisting of a paid travel expense trip to Japan, home of Tamiya Inc., and the Tamiya World Championships! The Hobby stores that are involved with the series have existing racing programs as part of their normal club racing, promotional activities. They are part of the series because they extensively carry Tamiya products on their store shelves, and market Tamiya’s racing cars to promote racing to new hobbyists. The racing facilities, employed by participating hobby stores, include temporary parking lot circuits, permanent indoor/outdoor asphalt circuits, and indoor carpet tracks.

    The Tamiya Championship Series, as in any form of organized racing, has its own rules and structure. The rules, classes, and structure, for TCS are organized in a format that best provides a level playing field, with an emphasis on keeping low costs and high fun! To enter a TCS regional race is FREE! All that’s required is a Tamiya R/C car that falls under the class structure and rules.

    TCS achievement

    The TCS Finals is where the season culminates for many TCS racers, but for the lucky, and talented few, it’s just the beginning. Winning the TCS Championship Finals is the highest achievement in the United States, for amateur R/C racers. The winners, from eligible predetermined classes, get the chance to compete in the Tamiya World Championship, which is held every November in Shizuoka, Japan, the hometown of Tamiya Inc. Eligible TCS United States champions is provided airfare, hotel, and accommodations by Tamiya America, Inc. Once there, they are treated to see all the inner workings of the largest hobby manufacture in the world!

    The Tamiya World Championship takes place at Twin Messe, a large convention Center located just a mile away from Tamiya Inc. headquarters. A temporary “state of the art” carpet track is erected inside the convention center just for the Tamiya World Championship finale. During the World Championships, attendees, and the public, are treated to the Tamiya FAIR, where a vast selection of products that Tamiya manufactures are demonstrated, and showcased. Tamiya also displays full sized race cars, motorcycles, and sports cars that are often the subjects of existing, or upcoming Tamiya models. Product demonstrations, various product activities, and contests take place throughout the weekend. Tamiya’s designers are also on hand to show the public, and Tamiya World Championship attendees, how Tamiya makes the tooling for many of its products. The Tamiya World Championships is not just a world class race event; it’s the mecca of the Tamiya world of hobbies!