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JConcepts NCTS annoucement and FAQ - February 18, 2019

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

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Registration Info

2020 NCTS Event Dates

JConcepts Western Carpet Nationals 
POSTPONED
702 Raceway - Las Vegas, NV

JConcepts Northwest Carpet Nationals
April 17th-19th
Northwest Hobbies -Albany, OR

​JConcepts Northeast Turf Nationals
September 11th - 13th 
RC Madness - Enfield, CT

JConcepts Midwest Carpet Nationals
October 23rd- 25th 
Thunder Road RC - Waite Park, MN

 

2020 Entry Fees

  $50 first class, $35 second class, $25 third class on down
 

Class Info

Available Classes

2020 NCTS2 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
  • 21.5 Independent buggy
  • 2wd Open
  • Tuff Truck

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.

 


2020 Control Tires

Control Tires for each class can only be purchased through the tracks Hobby Shop leading up to and during each event.
 

Las Vegas, Oregon and Minnesota (Carpet)

  • 2wd /4wd – Swagger and Twin Pins
  • Truck classes – Swagger and Pin Downs

Connecticut (Turf)

  • 2wd / 4wd – Swagger and Nessi
  • Truck classes – Swagger and 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.

Rules

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

Results

2019 RESULTS

Final Points Standings

 


Western Carpet Nationals

RESULTS | PHOTOS | RACE REPORT


Northwest Carpet Nationals

RESULTS | PHOTOS | RACE REPORT


Northeast Turf Nationals

RESULTS | PHOTOS | RACE REPORT


Midwest Carpet Nationals

RESULTS | PHOTOS | RACE REPORT

History