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JConcepts Monster and Mega Tour

As the popularity of RC Monster Truck and Mega Truck racing and competition continues to boom, JConcepts has added a new event to the 2019 calendar. The Monster and Mega Tour will hold its inaugural event at The Track in Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the weekend of December 7-8, 2019 . The Track, owned by Mimi Wong, is no stranger to hosting large events, most recently hosting the 2017 1/10th ROAR Electric Nationals along with a slew of high-level regional events.

Format and schedule
•    Friday 12/6/19 – setup, track build, early bird qualifying
•    Saturday 12/7/19 – Show and Shine, qualifying, bracket racing eliminations
•    Sunday 12/8/19 – Eliminations continued (if necessary), freestyle

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Registration Info

Registration will go live on October 1, 2019 via RCSignup.com

 

Entry Fees:
$20 First Class
$20 Second Class
$10 Each Additional

 

 

 

 

 

Class Info

Traditional Monster & Mega Racing Classes 

·         Stage 1 Monster Truck

·         Stage 2 Monster Truck

·         Mega Truck

·         Stage 3, 2.2” Modified

·         Stage 3, Sport Modified

·         Stage 3, Pro Modified 

·         Tank

 

Off-Cross Classes

·         Tuff Truck, 2wd (2.2” MT truck tires)

·         UTV, 4wd (2.2” x 3.0” Scorpios tire)

·         Stage 4, JConcepts | Traxxas Slash 4x4 MT

 

Freestyle Classes

·         Stage 3, Sport Modified

·         Stage 3, Pro Modified

·         Stage 4, JConcepts | Traxxas Slash 4x4 MT

Rules

Rules and procedures

 

Monster and Mega Tour classes and vehicle limits 

·         Pro modified - 4 truck limit

·         Sport modified - 2 truck limit

·         Mega truck - 2 truck limit 

·         Stage 2 - 2 truck limit 

·         Stage 1 - 1 truck limit

·         Tank - 1 limit

 

Tire Prep

No tire sauce or additive allowed on tires, equipment or allowed in the building
Cleaning tires allowed with simple green / water only

 

Stage 1 Monster Truck 

4wd solid axle monster truck built to represent older non-four link monster trucks

Chassis / Suspension – Chassis utilizing ladder bar style suspension are permitted. Trucks may use oil filled shocks but must have leaf springs or air bag representation.  Ladder bar suspension only. Kyosho Force 2-link suspension not permitted. Shaft drive-train only, no motor on axle.
Body – Must be 1995 model year or older
Motor – 2 motor limit, 45T Sealed-end-bell, non-rebuild-able motors only (Example, RC4wd 45T)
Battery – Single 2s Lipo
Wheels – Must be 2.6” Clod Buster size or similar size to accurately represent a replica monster truck
Tires – Must be at least 5.25” tall and 4” wide with V-treads or similar size to accurately represent a replica monster truck

 

Stage 2 Monster Truck 

4wd solid axle monster truck built to represent older non-four link monster trucks

Examples – Stock Clod Buster

Chassis / Suspension – Chassis utilizing ladder bar style suspension are permitted. Trucks may use oil filled shocks.
Body – Must be 1995 model year or older
Motor – 2 motor limit, 27T Sealed-end-bell, non-rebuild-able motors only (Example, Axial 27T with green label)
Battery – Single 2s Lipo
Wheels – Must be 2.6” Clod Buster size or similar size to accurately represent a replica monster truck
Tires – Must be at least 5.25” tall and 4” wide with V-treads or similar size to accurately represent a replica monster truck

 

Mega Truck 

4wd solid axle trucks utilizing mega truck style wheels and tires.

Examples – All solid axle trucks, motor on axle (MOA) or shaft – driven with Mega Truck style tires

Motors – 2 motor limit, 550 size max
Battery – Single 2s Lipo 
Wheels – 2.6” minimum diameter wheels
Tires – Must be at least 5.25” tall with a maximum width of 2.25”

 

2.2 Shaft Drive

4wd, shaft driven solid axle monster trucks with 2.2” wheels and tires

Examples – Axial SMT10, HPI Wheely King, Kyosho Mad Crusher

Motor – 1 motor limit, 550 size max mounted to a central transmission
Battery – Single, 2s Lipo 
Wheels – Must be 2.2” on at least the outer bead
Tires – Must be at least 4” tall and 2” wide

 

Stage 3 – Sport Modified

Shafty style Monster Trucks

Examples – Axial SMT10, HPI Wheely King, Kyosho Mad Crusher

Motor – 1 motor limit, 17x1 brushed style motor 
Battery – Single 2s lipo
Wheels – Must be 2.6” Clod Buster size
Tires – Must be at least 5.25” tall and 4” wide

 

Stage 3 – Modified – Clod or Shafty styles allowed

Modified Clod Buster and Shafty style Monster Trucks
Motor – 2 motor limit, one on each axle, 550 size max
Battery – Single 2s lipo
Wheels – Must be 2.6” Clod Buster size
Tires – Must be at least 5.25” tall and 4” wide

 

Tank

Based on Kyosho Blizzard and Tamiya type track / tank vehicles
Must have active tracks and track wheels to replicate a tank
Must have truck, van or car body to replicate a “Monster Tank”
Motor – no limit and can be single or dual motor setup
Battery - Single, 2s Lipo

 

Tuff Truck, 2.2” 

2wd, rear transmission Monster Truck

Examples – Traxxas Stampede

Motor – 1 motor limit, 550 size max mounted to a rear transmission
Battery – Single, 2s Lipo 
Wheels – Must be 2.2” on at least the outer bead or stock Traxxas Stampede tires
Tires – Must be at least 4” tall and 2” wide 
Personal transponder recommended for scoring purposes

 

UTV (Speedster)

4wd, independent suspension, single motor, shaft-drive vehicle

Examples – Traxxas Slash 4x4

Motor – 1 motor limit, 550 size max mounted to a central or rearward transmission
Battery – Single, 2s Lipo 
Wheels – Must be realistic looking street operation wheels which are (SCT style) 3.0” x 2.2” diameters
Tires – Must be at least 4” tall and 2” wide and have a scale looking street operation (UTV) type tread 
Personal transponder recommended for scoring purposes

 

Stage 4 (Independent suspension)

4wd, independent suspension Monster Truck with larger, Clod-size tires
Examples – JConcepts Traxxas Slash 4x4 or Stampede 4x4 conversion kit, home-built conversions
Motor – 1 motor limit, 550 size max
Battery – Single 2s Lipo
Wheels – Must be 2.6” Clod Buster size
Tires – Must be at least 5.25” tall and 4” wide
Personal transponder recommended for scoring purposes

Format

As always, JConcepts likes to kick-off any scale event with a Show and Shine competition. This is the opportunity for drivers to show off their rides and earn prizes for their hard-work before the action even starts. Traditionally, entrants place their vehicles in the parade of trucks and are judged in several categories. A friendly way to start the competition, an easy way to eye up the competition or scope out the latest custom builds. 

The Monster and Mega Tour will feature events centered around the naming formula while competing in all sorts of qualifying trials, side-by-side racing, the building of Off-Cross racing and the wildly popular freestyle. The Track provides enough space for two indoor tracks, one on brushed concrete and the other on dirt. The concrete surface, has a slight texture and provides the placement for the Fred Reep designed track to be used by the Sport Mod, and Pro Mod trucks for racing and all-out freestyle competition. The hard packed dirt track will be the setting for Classic, Retro, and the Mega truck races built in the image of a full-size track of yesteryear. 

A fresh new way to be involved in the Monster and Mega tour is by entering the Off-Cross special events portion of the program. Off-Road racers will recognize the formula of circuit racing, however, using UTV’s, Tuff Trucks and the Stage 4 vehicle, it’s a “Cross-up” of all things the extreme off-road community embraces in 2019. JConcepts is bringing a radical new outlet to side-by-side racing to the off-road track, be ready.

Reserve the date, book the trip and bring a friend along to enjoy racing of another kind. Visit the JConcepts Monster and Mega Tour page for more information. Registration will be performed by the JConcepts crew and will go live on October 1, 2019.

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