Pre-Registration closes February 5th 2018. Be sure to register in advance space is limited.
40th ANNUAL MOTORAMA
FEBRUARY 17th & 18th, 2018
JMW Motorsports Inc. R/C Demo Derby Circuit
sponsored by COW RC
(JMW-COW RC DeMoo Derby)
circuit sanctioned & owned by JMW Motorsports Inc.
Attending host Chapter for Motorama:
Eastern PA RC DeMoo Derby
Pa. state Rep.: Tyler Spittle
Motorama's commitment to offering the ultimate motorsports extravaganza is pleased to welcome Remote Control Demolition Derbys to the show. This two day event will introduce Motorama patrons to the exciting world of demo derby r/c style. This new and exciting event has taken the country by storm and is presented at full scale demo derbies across the country. This inaugural event is brought to you by Ed Brewster and his team from JMW Motorsports and will be an exciting addition to the r/c competition in the Equine Arena.
Everyone, regardless of ability, is invited to participate in the weekend long competition that will take place in a 20’ X 20’ dirt arena located at the east end of the Equine Arena next to the Lower Spine. Prize money will be given for the first 3 places. 1st place: $250, 2nd place $150 and 3rd place $100.
Be sure to register in advance as space is limited. Registration is $40 and includes an indoor pit area, 1 general parking pass and 1 weekend pass. Any family or friends coming with you should purchase advanced tickets on the registration page in order to enter the complex with you before 9am. You are welcome to enjoy all the other Motorama events as part of your admission but does not guarantee seating in any arena.
SAVE MONEY, register in advance. On-site registration will be available at $80.00, if not sold out. ***** We strongly urge everyone to Pre-Register
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 7am on Saturday. Please bring any items necessary for a functional pit area. Tables, chairs and extension cords will NOT be supplied. Electrical Drops will be supplied. Only 2 day ticket holders may enter the complex before 9am.
Important Event Information: After completion of your entry, go back to the registration page for participant information, download and print maps and lodging information before coming to Harrisburg. It could make your Motorama visit less stressful. Please direct all general event questions to the Motorama Events main office at 717-359-7056.
RULES: Please direct all rules questions to: Ed Brewster at 804-387-0774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifying heats on Saturday, Consi , LCQ & Main on Sunday,
number of qualifying heats will depend on amount of entries.
entries will need to sign up for heats Saturday by 10am & Sunday by 10am at JMW table for heat placement
format for heats and main will be determined by amount of entries & will be announced
entries that will only attend event sunday need to sign up early Sunday for LCQ's ( last chance qualifyer)
If any questions please call Ed Brewster at 804-387-0774
Traxxas Slash or Rustler, or similar Short course trucks.
No all-wheel drive.
Tin/Aluminum Bodies only (signage, soffit) Maximum thickness .024
Legal Bodies include: Roark, Feerhle, Tillery, Witt
Stock plastic parts or Rpm nylon only! "No aluminum chassis upgrades" besides LCG (low center of gravity)
26-inches long, max
12-inches wide, max
Weight: ~7 pounds with battery.
Any tires/wheel combo
2 wheel drive (rear) only (4wd discouraged, if run, remove front drive)
Any single 2s battery with a maximum of 7800 MAH. Battery must fit in OEM tray (6.25 in long, 1 in tall, 1.75 in wide). No double battery setups.
Any motors, brushed or brushless.
No reinforcing of the body or the frame
No weight added to frame/body
Four point cages allowed. Positively no crawler cages.
Maximum thicknesses three-layers of tin/tripled. "Braced cars/kicker'ed cars will not run."
Body will be held on in four OEM locations only, and by pinned OEM or screw-on mounts. May mount through body or through cage bars.
A fifth attachment point is allowed in the form of a skid plate (2.5 x 3 inches), and may be secured to the front of the chassis by a single (1) self-tapping screw. It should attach to the body with 2 rivets or screws and should attach to a single-layered core support. It should not loop through the existing Traxxas-style on-board bumper.
A body must remain connected by at least two OEM mounts. If a body is totally removed from the chassis, the car is disqualified. If a body is attached by only one mount, judges have the discretion to remove the car (the added weight dragging around can cause excess heat, and a fire hazard).
Aftermarket steering parts are allowed.
No decking over motors/full decking/shoe boxing. Cockpit area should be open on sedans, and through to back tailgate on wagons. Come prepared to cut these areas out. When you look through a car window, you see to the floor area - when you look through the windows of the RC car, you should see the plastic chassis.
Major build point: no weights added, no bodies wrapping tight around or under bumpers. No bracing / kickers.
Homemade front / rear bumpers outside the body/mounted to the body are acceptable. No welding. No solid-form cars (melting metal, casting a body, press/stamping body form). Four-point/perimeter cages are permitted. Cage stock thickness may be up to three layers of material, and no wider than 3/4-inches. Not required. Rear window bar and bumpers are subject to the same parameters. Window bar and cages are only instances where tinwork may exceed three layers, but should not in any case exceed four layers. No homemade suspension parts, chassis or driveline parts.
Around 20x20,or 16x16 depending on cars.
Heats and Feature - based on entries. More heats may be run.
2 heats of 15, qualifying 7 each
A consolation of whomever else wants to run will qualify six more.
Two officials (drivers not in competition may be asked to assist) will be stationed with clip boards scoring each event on track to collaborate finishes. A third official will also be asked to track rescues. Officials will be asked to operate the stop watches. The officials with watches will help with roll overs and hung entries. The official tracking rescues will alert officials and drivers if they are out of assists, and the shot clock will then begin.
This will be a two-rescue event. You will be released from a stuck position only twice per on-track appearance by officials. It is to their discretion, and a driver may attempt to wave an official off if needed (unless flat on the roof). If freed on their own or with help from another driver, it does not count. The third time, you will have on 30-seconds to free yourself or be freed by another. Once the clock expires, you are out.
If you wave the official off, the clock will begin and you have 30 seconds to be freed. In the event a driver is all the way on their roof, it will count as one automatic rescue and officials should right the car as soon as safe to do so.
Rescue provision: If you become hung on a car who was already on the clock, and that driver calls for an assist, and you are freed as a result, it will not count against your allotted two. If you roll someone, and you are both stuck, only the car being rolled will be counted as using a rescue.
Like a real derby, eliminated cars will not be taken from the track. This adds a driver's element, making competitors navigate the course, and adds another element of strategy in pinning another driver in.
Once an event on track has elapsed a certain time frame - heats ~15 minutes, the feature ~20 - the rescue rule will be waived and the remaining entries subject to one-and-done perils. The difference being that, if a driver is to be freed, flipped back over, or free themselves before the 30-second hit clock expires, and they are free to remain in the derby.
Cars MAY be equipped with flags following inspection.
Officials reserve the option of amending these parameters (cut off times, number of heats, qualifiers from each) based on pace, number of total entries and/or other factors. There will be positively no arguing, fighting or belly aching. The doors have been open to us on a grand scale, and there will be zero tolerance of poor sportsmanship. Represent the hobby with respect and professionalism. Sportsmanship is paramount.