Coopdevil· Premium Member
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As is a semi-regular tradition, July will see the US-themed American Trophy meeting at Oaklands Park, Smethwick, West Midlands on Sunday, July 1st 2012.
Racing will be for two classes, NASCAR/Trans Am to 1972 and Sportscars to 1993.
Class 1 (A.M.) - NASCAR/Trans Am to CSCRA Trans-Am Class A ('66-'72) and NASCAR Class B ('63-'90) rules. Note that the '72 cut off date applies to both classes.
- Only cars that competed in either NASCAR or a Trans Am race
- Only cars up to 1972 inclusive
- Only cars with a wheelbase of 106" minimum. This is intended as a "yank tank" class for big cars i.e. no 911, GTAm, Triumph Vitesse etc. (this minimum wheelbase does allow for pony cars such as Mustangs and Camaros.)
- Cars based around Pioneer and Scalextric RTR pony cars may have sidewinder motors if the original chassis is still in use i.e. they are RTR or modified RTR. This is not a "get out" to allow for proper scratch built cars to circumvent the "inline only" rule.
Class 2 (P.M.) - Sebring 12 hours ('50 to '93) and Daytona 24 hours ('64 to '93) Sportscars built to whichever CSCRA Sportscar class (3 to 8) is period correct.
- Only cars that competed in either the Sebring 12h or Daytona 24h upto 1993 inclusive.
- 1.5mm ground clearance rule is required for classes 4-8 this will be observed and you may find that Slot.It and (especially) NSR cars will need guide-spacing to comply. NSR cars in the their standard trim dragging the chassis on the track will not be allowed.
Race fees will be £5 per class, payable upon the day. No need for formal pre-registration, simply let us know in the thread if interested in order to ensure we provide adequate chocolate biscuit-age.
We're trying something a little different here and allowing nearly all periods of sportscars which means that if you have a Slot.It car there's a good chance it fits in. The end date of 1993 includes the whole period of Group C.
If you are unsure of whether a specific full size prototype raced in the endurance events at either Sebring or Daytona I suggest www.racingsportscars.com as a good reference which I will probably be using as the definitive checklist. As ever for these sort of events, if your car is obscure some printed evidence will smooth things considerably.
For club contact details and address why not visit our funky new club board here on SFI?
Oaklands Park MCC
Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre,
West Midlands B67 7DH