2024 Southland Indoor Champs
Friday 27 - Saturday 28 September 2024

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Entries close at 11:59pm 25th September, 2024

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Our COVID-19 Plan

No Covid restrictions.


  • This is the 9th running of the very best onroad/offroad indoor carpet race meeting in NZ.
  • The track is a 32 x 18m carpet track and is the widest and fastest indoor track in New Zealand.
  • Race both Onroad and Offroad cars at a unique double championship event over one weekend.
  • Hours of timed practice available for visiting drivers to test and tune before qualifying.
  • Direct flights from as far as Auckland for as low as $128 one way. (book early)
  • Event timetable designed especially with travelling competitors in mind.
  • Our race venue has a commercial kitchen for all to use.
  • Warm, carpeted, modern pit area with stable pit tables and chairs onsite.
  • Venues drivers stand provides excellent elevation and width for up to 10 drivers.
  • Livetime telemetry for drivers on the stand to see grid positions and instant results.
  • Already an event some of NZs best drivers return to year after year. We look forward to seeing you too.

Event information


Wallacetown Community Centre

Dunlop Street




Free offstreet venue parking available.


Welcome and free entry.


Friday 27 - Saturday 28 September 2024


Friday 27 September 2024

11:00 Site Meeting for Event Managers. Track Setup. Safety Checks.

13:00 Venue open to competitors.

Confirm your registration on arrival. Pay any outstanding entry fees. Pay before you play. Track available for practice after final inspection.

Southland Indoor Offroad Champs begins...

15:00 Timed free practice for all Offroad cars.

17:45 Track Closed and Offroad Drivers Briefing

18:00 Seeding 2WD only. (4min. Top 3 Cons.)

18:15 Offroad Qualifying starts

21:00 Estimated completion of Offroad qualifying


Saturday 28 September 2024

07:00 Venue Open.

07:15 Offroad free practice.

08:15 Track Closed and Offroad Finals Start

10:30 Estimated completion of Offroad Finals.

Onroad Track adjustment. Safety checks.

Southland Indoor Onroad Champs begins...

10:45 Timed free practice for all Onroad cars

12:15 Track Closed

12:15 Concourse for all cars. - Onroad Drivers Briefing

12:30 Seeding TC Stock only. (4min. Top 3 Cons.)

12:45 Onroad Qualifying starts

15:45 Estimated completion of Onroad qualifying

15:50 Onroad Finals Start

18:55 Estimated completion of Onroad Finals.

Track packup.

Prize Giving Presentation for both Championships.

Meeting organisers reserve the right to alter the timetable.

Venue is booked for the stated dates. Depending on entries, we are free to arrange when we come and go from the venue.

Event Information

Please accept this invitation to race at this unique carpet event for 1/10th Electric RC Cars.

A joint Championship for both Onroad and Offroad cars held successively over one weekend.


General Information
The Southland Society of Model Engineers are NZRCA affiliated.

The event will be run under the NZRCA code of conduct current at the time of the event.
Please respect the facilities and other competitors. Any behaviour considered unacceptable by the event organisers may result in the offender being excluded from the event. The safety of everyone is paramount.

Entry Details

Entries close end of Wednesday 25 September 2024.

Junior entries are considered school age individuals.

Classes Offered


Minimum of 3 Cars for a class to run:

4WD Buggy - 8.5 Blinky

2WD Buggy - 10.5 Blinky

Short Course 2WD - 10.5 Blinky


TCR FWD Touring - 17.5 NZRCA Rules

SUPER GT Tamiya TT02 - Club Spec

Stock Touring - NZRCA 21.5 - NZRCA Rules.

Under 17 drivers will be recognised within Stock TC class.

Super Stock Touring - 13.5 Blinky NZRCA Rules

M-Chassis Mini - (Stock - 540 silver can)

Junior Rookie - any 1/10th EP car 

Control Tyres

Offroad classes are open rubber tyres.

HINT: Typical carpet tyres all work on the race surface. Allow for greater wear than other surfaces and expect less steering at the highest speeds

No mini pins allowed in onroad classes.

Rubber radials allowed in M Chassis - Mini. (No foam)

All Touring Car classes to use foam tyres.

HINT: You will be looking for tyres that a commonly supplied to the 1/10th Nitro Touring Cars. Look for shore ratings of 35 to 40 both front and rear. These compounds will provide an excellent starting point.

Contact Information

David Beck


Payment Instructions

Payment details:
 Please make reference to who you are and "SL Champs"


Open practice will be timed.

Practice session between qualifying and finals will not be timed.


for both Offroad & Onroad Champs:

Three 5min. called staggered start heats for each class. Single fastest round determines your finals starting position. 


for both Offroad & Onroad Champs:

Three 5min. finals for each class. IFMAR points system used to calculate the final results.

Race Director

David Beck

Time Keeper

David Beck


Rules follow the NZRCA, which can be found at https://www.nzrca.co.nz/rules

Junior Rookie

Short race program for our youngest racers. One practice run and one 5min final. Any car is permitted. If time permits maybe a third race can be added.

Touring Stock 21.5

Motor shall be the current approved R1 NZRCA control motor. Original "Reds" NZRCA control motor will be allowed at this event.

Super GT (Tamiya TT02)

The class rules are outlined below:


Only Tamiya TT02 Chassis to be used, No Drift or S Version allowed.

Motor - TAM54358 Tamiya Torque Tuned 

Competitors are to supply their own motors. No Modifications are allowed to the plugs on the motor.

Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC)

Kit brushed motor ESC (supplied in kit), Or any QUICRUN Hobbywing 60Amp ESC.

No modifications to Motor plug or switches, Battery plug can be changed to terminal / bullet style connectors.

Gearing, Tamiya 70T spur with a maximum of 25T pinion.

Minimum Weight ready to race is 1350grams.

Minimum Weight of body is 120grams.

Body Shells,

Any commercially available Licensed 1/10 Scale style body shell of the following types can be used.

1/10 GT Type

1/10 Muscle Car, 

1/10 Vintage Tranz-am

1/10 Replica Touring Car

Wings, only wings that come with the body shell set maybe used. Bodies can be 200mm Wide, wheel spacers are allowed to achieve 200mm width. Wedge or modern 190mm TC Shells are not permitted.

Batteries, only 7.4V Lipo or 7.2V NICAD, NiMh, Capacity is open. No shorty packs. Charging rules as per NZRCA

Wheels and Tyres, Rims must be of Spoke design, Tyres are open width of foam (carpet only) or treaded tyres, No Drift Tyres.

Option Parts Permitted:


Oil filled shocks and spring tuning sets.

Aluminium motor mount (Tamiya or other)

Aluminium wheel hex drives 5mm (Tamiya or other)

Aluminium centre drive shaft (Tamiya or other)

Tamiya high torque servo saver.

Front UJ(Single joint only) (Tamiya or other)

Aluminium steering (no adjustable turn buckles) (Tamiya or other)

Any option parts available that are not on the above list are NOT allowed.

M-Chassis Mini (IRCR Club Spec)

Any commercially available two wheel drive M-Chassis is allowed, (FWD or RWD) with wheelbase up to 239mm.

Only 540 Silver Can Brushed Motor allowed. No Sport or Torque Tuned versions.

As per NZRCA rule A19.8 Only 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 tooth pinions to be used. Maximum Final Ratio of 5.776 : 1

ESC and servo choice is open.

Tyres for carpet meetings: Any 60D Treaded Rubber Radial on M-Chassis 42mm dia wheel.

Any option parts for M-Chassis may be used.

Any body parts set moulded for the purpose of fitting an M-Chassis may be used.

Only batteries as per Rule A10 may be used. Modifying the chassis to fit batteries is not permitted. 

Minimum weight limit 1230grams.


It is the competitors responsibility to ensure their car complies with the class rules for this event.

Scruitineering checks are available during free practice at race control. Random checks will be called throughout the meeting.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving Presentation for both Championships follow the conclusion of racing Saturday evening.

Lap Timing

The event will be run using computerised lap counting via LiveTime software and AMBrc4 system.
Decoder uses the latest firmware - older tranponders DO NOT WORK.
Invercargill RC Racers have 10 club transponders that can be assigned if required.
Indicate on your entry if you require a club assigned transponder.(You may need to share)


Every competitor must marshal the race immediately following their own, unless physically disabled or scheduled in back to back races. In these circumstances, the competitor must appoint a substitute marshal and advise the Race Director.


Please indicate on your entry if you will not be running a 2.4Ghz radio.


There is power available for general use during the meeting.
The venue has comprehensive kitchen and ablution areas. WE clean them before we exit.


The club will provide tea and coffee, The venue has a commercial kitchen if you'd like to bring a heat up.

Wallacetown Dairy and Takeaways very close.

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Name Sponsors Paid

2WD Buggy 10.5

4WD Buggy 8.5

Short Course 2WD 10.5

Stock Touring (NZRCA 21.5)

M-Chassis Mini

TCR FWD Touring 17.5

Super Stock Touring 13.5

SUPER GT (Tamiya TT02)

Junior Rookie (2 races Saturday)

Brent Grey

Entries by class

2WD Buggy 10.5 (1)

Brent Grey1

4WD Buggy 8.5 (0)

Short Course 2WD 10.5 (1)

Brent Grey2

Stock Touring (NZRCA 21.5) (1)

Brent Grey3

M-Chassis Mini (0)

TCR FWD Touring 17.5 (1)

Brent Grey4

Super Stock Touring 13.5 (0)

SUPER GT (Tamiya TT02) (0)

Junior Rookie (2 races Saturday) (0)

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