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    I figured that this might be a good thread to migrate over here to the new forum.


    This proxy is conducted in the spirit of the glory days of the Can-Am Racing series. As such, the goal is to race cars that appear as scale representations of cars that raced or could have raced in the Can-Am Racing series during the 1966-1974 seasons. Accurate reproductions of real cars are encouraged; however, fantasy liveries are allowed and may utilize any paint and decals as long as they have racing numbers in 3 locations (on doors/sidse, and top, hood, or trunk) and look period correct. If you are unsure of how these cars looked, please spend some time researching them; there are many pictorial descriptions of the Can-Am cars both online and in hard copy.

    In the words of the late Mark Donahue who, among other racing achievements, drove the Sunoco Porsche 917/30 to the Can-Am Championship in 1973: "Racing runs by rules sometimes so restrictive that it's sometimes hard to tell where the book ends and the sport begins. Can-Am racing is a relief from the iron band of the rule book."

    With that in mind, this proxy series does have some minimum Rules. PLEASE READ THEM THOROUGHLY - THERE ARE SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR'S SERIES!

    The Proxy Event:

    Concourse: The first event at The River Run will have a Concourse judging event. This event is an important and fun part of this proxy race because it recognizes the efforts and model-making of each entry and recognizes the raw beauty of these cars in 1/32 scale. Please make every effort to make your car look like it would have back in the day!!!

    The Concourse will be voted upon by the volunteer drivers that will be attending the first race at The River Run. The cars will be judged on paint and appearance, assembly, realism, and their vintage flair.

    Race Format: Finishing order for each round of the proxy race and the entire series will be determined by distance covered. This is based on laps driven within a set amount of time.

    A minimum of 3 minutes racing time per car per lane is required at each track and a total minimum of 9 minutes per car is required.

    Each car is to be raced in a fair and equal manner and subject to the same track conditions. Lane and driver rotations to be determined by track host.

    Winner of each race based on total distance traveled with points awarded base on the number of cars in the race. For example, in a 32 car field, the winner gets 32 points, second place gets 31, etc.

    Tracks: This series will run at different 10 tracks; 5 in the US and 5 in Canada, in keeping with the racing format of the original Can-Am series. All tracks are routed wood.

    Track voltage will be set between 10-12 volts at the host’s discretion and shall be equal for all cars. Check the Can-Am 2018 – Tracks thread to see the most commonly used racing voltages.

    Tires must be cleaned on a sticky pad prior to entering a car into the racing grid and must be cleaned the same way in between heats. Sticky pads will be provided and there will be no substitute way of cleaning tires.

    Registration Fee: The Registration Fee is $25 per entry and entrants are limited to one car for this series. This fee is due by March 1, 2019. Payment by PayPal is preferred to: [email protected]

    Due Date: All entries are due at the first track in the series – The River Run, by May 1, 2019. Shipping address is:

    Allan Jarvis
    46 River Road
    Merrimac, MA 01860

    Racing Start Date: The first race of the series is planned to be run by May 15th and all hosts are asked to stick to a maximum of 3 weeks from the time of receipt of the cars to mailing them on to the next host track. Faster than that is definitely better! With this timing, the entire series should be completed in a little over 6 months.

    Sign-Up and Waiting List: The series is limited to 32 total cars. Position on the Registration List and choice of racing number will be on a first come – first served basis.

    The Proxy Rules:

    Eligible Cars: ANY purpose-built, open cockpit Can-Am car that participated in at least one race in the Can-Am Racing series during the period 1966-1974. FIA cars that also raced in Can-Am events are not eligible; this excludes the Porsche 917k and the Ford GT-40 Mk1. If you have questions about a particular car that you are not clear on, then contact the Proxy Coordinator, Allan Jarvis (Audi1)

    Body: ANY injection molded, resin cast or 3D printed body in 1/32 scale.

    No changes to wheel wells allowed and no body lowering that gives the car a “slammed” look. These cars were low enough!
    Lightweight interiors allowed, but must be 3 dimensional and painted to show drivers head, shoulders, arms, steering wheel and dash, and a roll bar.
    Entrant’s name must be noted on underside of car as well as instructions for body float adjustments, if any.
    Car numbers must be unique; no duplicate numbers.
    Tires must fit fully under the fenders. Tires may NOT project beyond body work when viewed from above.
    Clear window material must be present; whether a windshield or a windscreen and may be vacuum formed.
    Bodies must be removable to allow inspection and photography prior to the first race, if needed, and to allow maintenance and repair during the race series.

    Chassis: ANY chassis that is stock, aftermarket, scratch built, or 3D printed using any material, is eligible.

    Podded or non-podded chassis allowed
    Inline / sidewinder / anglewinder configurations all OK
    Underside of car chassis and body must clear track road surface, on level track, by 1.0mm minimum (clearance).
    Guide must be entirely under body, and NOT visible when viewed from above.
    Traction magnets are NOT permitted.
    Axle bushing and bearings are allowed on front and rear
    All chassis MUST be mounted like an RTR car - meaning screws through the chassis to body mounting points and no pins THROUGH the body, Velcro, etc. However, a chassis with side mounts such as the HRS/HSR-2 can be used - as long as the pins do NOT go through the body.

    Gears: ANY stock or aftermarket gears and ratios of your choice may be used.

    Motor: ANY commercially available FC-130, FK-130, FK-180 (including Flat 6 models) or FF-050 motor

    Motors may not be opened or modified in any way versus the stock commercially available motor; external capacitors may be removed

    Wheels: ANY plastic or aluminium wheels; provided that they do not alter the period look of the car.

    Wheels must have period inserts or look reasonably period for the car - no BBS or blank aluminum insert wheels please.

    Tires: ANY Rubber tires; provided that they do not alter the period look of the car / the maximum track; front and rear, may not exceed 62.0 mm measured outer sidewall-to-outer sidewall.

    No chemicals or oil-based preparation is allowed.
    Tires may be cleaned in any manner prior to shipping them to the first race, but may not be prepared by oil-soaking or other chemical means.
    Nail polish or clear coating of front tires is allowed.
    No 0-ring tires on the front, but front tires may be profiled

    Inspection and Repairs: A running inspection of cars is to be made before and after each race. Cars may be cleaned, lubricated and the braids may be adjusted, as needed. The only tire cleaning allowed is with a sticky pad. Minor adjustments may be made prior to the car being raced without penalty. If a car breaks during a race the track host may repair that car but the car will have a 3 lap penalty assessed against it. If a major repair is required, the track host will contact the car's owner to determine if the damaged car should be sent home for repair between races. This will be done at the car owner's expense. Car is to be forwarded to the next event by the owner and at the owner's expense.

    Hosts: If you would like to host - please contact Audi1 here on the forum. You must be a member of this board in good standing before we can consider you. This is to protect both HRW, the Proxy itself, as well as the car owners.
    A picture and a description of the particulars of your track must be posted to the Can-Am 2019 – Tracks thread
    Rules for Track Hosts will be sent to each host well in advance of their Round.

    Car and Track Visuals: Hosts will need to provide pictures of the following during your Round:

    Pictures of the full field of cars on your track
    Pictures of the top three winners on your track (the start/finish line is a great idea)
    A spreadsheet of the results sent to Audi1 within 24 hours of the actual race so official updates can be made
    Video and/or live streaming is encouraged but not required.

    Registration List

    Racer / Car #

    1. Audi1 / #52 [PAID] In House
    2. BrumosRSR / #33 [PAID] In House
    3. FC47 / #47 [PAID] In House
    4. GT6 / #4 [PAID] In House
    5. BARC 1 / #20 [PAID] In House
    6. arroldn / #21 [PAID] In House
    7. alexis in greece / #22 [PAID]
    8. torquemutant / #9 [PAID] In House
    9. ALS / #63 [PAID]
    10. gascarnut / #76 [PAID] In House
    11. smokeio / #70 [PAID] In House
    12. aloha / #3 [PAID] In House
    13. F1Fan / #7 [PAID] In House
    14. Cgyracer / #10 [PAID] In House
    15. BillyBoy / #99 [PAID] In House
    16. Doubl-B / #5 [PAID] In House
    17. Steeveew / #65 [PAID] In House
    18. bov / #12 [PAID] In House
    19. redlynr / #2 [PAID] In House
    20 Courtney s / #8 [PAID] In House
    21. wanabgts / #18 [PAID] In House
    22. changing.gearz / #25 [PAID]
    23. 53BN1 / #6 [PAID] In House
    24. DRW21 / #35 [PAID] In House
    25. Duke7777 / # 1 [PAID] In House
    26. Rleog / #66 [PAID] In House