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2019 NCTS

Broc Champlin and Maifield Take Top Honors at Rd 2 of the JConcepts NCTS!!

Carpet and Turf racing is slowly changing the RC game. With a clean facility, almost zero tire prep, just dust off the cars and go race attitude, is proving to be a popular race formula for tracks all over the world. Best of all, quick track changes keep things interesting for all racers making it more exciting each time out to your local track...  READ MORE

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Maifield Doubles Down in Vegas at the Inaugural JConcepts NCTS!

There’s no question that carpet and turf racing is on the rise in the United States and this high-speed, mega traction style of racing is definitely entertaining and intense. Sure, it isn’t dirt and yes it’s not the same, but the fact is… you still get to drive your awesome toy car and competitively race it against others to find out who’s the fastest. Plain and simple, it’s called racing!  READ MORE

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JConcepts NCTS annoucement and FAQ  -  February 18, 2019

The JConcepts NCTS is set to kick-off March 22-24, 2019 at 702 Raceway in Las Vegas, Nevada. In preparation for the opener, the series would like to announce the control tires used at the event and provide additional information relative to the Independent 21.5 buggy class. At the series opening event at 702, the combination of JConcepts Swagger tires and Pin Downs will be used in all classes of competition and available track-side from the hobby shop. 

 

  • 2wd buggy – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • 4wd buggy – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • Stadium truck – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • SCT – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • 4wd truggy – Swaggers | Pin Downs

JConcepts control tire information –

Traditionally, a racer can run open practice with tires of the same brand and compound that they might already have in their possession. However, during seeding, qualifying and main events, the tires must be acquired from the track-side hobby shop and marked according to their rules for the weekend. This method allows racers to maximize their equipment during practice and then ensure they are on a level playing field once competitive action begins. 

 

HobbyWing Independent 21.5 buggy class – 

HobbyWing 21.5 motors can be picked up on loan from representative Ron Schuur on Friday morning. The timing on the motors has been fixed and inspected by Ron and cared for by him and in his possession. During practice, Ron will host a 21.5 drivers meeting to finalize a gearing selection for the racers.  The motor can stay in the racers vehicles throughout the race weekend. Once the race is over, please return the motor to Ron.

 

NCTS available classes / format – 

The NCTS follows the same rules as the popular INS series and maintains the same format for qualifying and main events. There is a 3 minute seeding round on Friday evening to set the heats for qualifying. Saturday morning opens and completes 3 rounds of qualifying with 5 minute based heats. 2wd modified and 4wd modified use a triple A-main format with each race being 5 minutes in length. All other main events will be extended length and those A-mains will be 8 minutes (time providing) in length.

  • 2wd modified 
  • 4wd modified 
  • 17.5 Expert 2wd buggy
  • 13.5 4wd buggy
  • 13.5 Stadium truck 
  • 13.5 SCT
  • 40+ 2wd modified buggy
  • 1/10th 4wd truggy
  • 21.5 Independent buggy

New for 2019 – 

 

In 2018 JConcepts introduced the Independent 17.5 buggy class intended for non-sponsored drivers. The class is limited to 30 entries and utilizes a controlled tire program to make things simple for the racer. For 2019, together with series sponsor, HobbyWing, the Independent class will now feature a 21.5 hand-out motor program. 

After careful research, we’ve determined that Independent drivers enjoy the ease of a vehicle which is easier to drive. Utilizing a 21.5 motor, it now allows the young and veteran racer to produce sharper lap-times and less crashes over a complete qualifier or race. Together with the HobbyWing 21.5 motor and controlled tires, it reduces two of the most intimation factors of competing in a race event. 

The JConcepts | HobbyWing Independent 21.5 buggy class = More fun on track and less worry in the pits.

Format

• 3 Qualifiers – 5 minutes each – Qual Points Scoring 

• 2wd and 4wd Mod will be Triple A-Main format with one bump up from the B-Main 
• 10 drivers go directly to the A-Main, 1 bump will make 11 

• All other A-Mains will have 2 bumps ups with extended Single Mains
• A-Main = 8 min, B-Main = 7 min, C-Main = 6 min, D-Main = 5 min

Rules

Schedule


2019 NCTS Event Dates

 

JConcepts Western Carpet Nationals
702 Raceway – Las Vegas, NV
March 22-24, 2019

 

JConcepts Northwest Carpet Nationals
Northwest Hobbies – Albany, OR
April 12-14, 2019

 

JConcepts Northeast Turf Nationals
RC Madness – Enfield, CT
September 6-8, 2019

 

JConcepts Midwest Carpet Nationals
Thunder Road RC Raceway - Waite Park, MN
(Note new location)
October 25-27, 2019

 

Class Info

Available Classes

  • 2wd modified 
  • 4wd modified 
  • 17.5 Expert 2wd buggy
  • 13.5 4wd buggy
  • 13.5 Stadium truck 
  • 13.5 SCT
  • 40+ 2wd modified buggy
  • 1/10th 4wd truggy
  • 21.5 Independent buggy

     


Independent 21.5 Buggy

HobbyWing 21.5 motors can be picked up on loan from representative Ron Schuur on Friday morning. The timing on the motors has been fixed and inspected by Ron and cared for by him and in his possession. During racing and practice, Ron will be happy to assist with gearing suggestions and care throughout the event.

The motor can stay in the racers vehicles throughout the race weekend.

​Once the race is over, please return the motor to Ron.

 


Control Tires

JConcepts Swaggers and Pin Downs on the front and rear of every class can be purchased through the Hobby Shop.
 

  • 2wd buggy – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • 4wd buggy – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • Stadium truck – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • SCT – Swaggers | Pin Downs
  • 4wd truggy – Swaggers | Pin Downs

 

JConcepts control tire information –

Traditionally, a racer can run open practice with tires of the same brand and compound that they might already have in their possession. However, during seeding, qualifying and main events, the tires must be acquired from the track-side hobby shop and marked according to their rules for the weekend. This method allows racers to maximize their equipment during practice and then ensure they are on a level playing field once competitive action begins.

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History

4 years ago, JConcepts launched the official Turf Nationals race hosted by RC Madness in Enfield, Connecticut, and within a year the event grew to over 300 entries and has arguably become the biggest electric race in the Northeast. In conjunction, last year we introduced 2 new carpet events to accommodate Turf Nationals by adding the Midwest Carpet Nationals at Windy City R/C and the Carpet Nationals at Northwest Hobbies in Albany, Oregon. Both races displayed a special kind of energy and excitement that convinced us that there needed to be a nationwide series dedicated to the die-hard carpet and turf racers.