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Off Road Racing Rules

Small Addictions RC Off Road Class Rules

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​​​​Novice:
The Novice class is for entry-level drivers that are new to RC racing. 

The rules for this division are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any 2wd 1/10th electric off-road competition vehicle or 1/10th RTR vehicle with RTR electronics. 
  • We strongly discourage the use of 4wd vehicles in this division.
  • Motor: Any brushed/brushless motor or the original RTR power system for your specific vehicle
  • Batteries: 6-7 cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any rubber tires are allowed.
  • Bodies: Any body style is allowed.
  • Minimum Weight: None.

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17.5 Buggy:
The 17.5 Buggy division is for intermediate/advanced racers who wish to run 2wd buggies with stock/spec motors.

The rules for this division are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any 1/10th off-road 2-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: ROAR Approved stock 17.5 spec brushless motor.
  • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ROAR Approved Non-Timing ESC’s, “Blinky” only
  • Batteries: 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries (8.44v)
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: 1500 grams.

See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules
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Pro-Lite 2wd Buggy:
The Pro-Lite Buggy division is for intermediate racers who wish to run 2wd buggies with stock/spec motors. 

You will not be eligible for advanced racer classes when you run this class. 

The rules for this division are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any 1/10th off-road 2-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: ROAR Approved stock 13.5 spec brushless motor. Stock RTR motors in RTR kits only.
  • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ROAR Approved Non-Timing ESC’s, “Blinky” only. Stock RTR ESC in RTR kits only.
  • Batteries: 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries (8.44v)
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: None

See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules
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Pro 2wd Buggy:
The Pro Buggy division is for advanced/expert racers who wish to run modified motors, 
and is one of the fastest, most demanding divisions at the track. 

The rules for this class areas follows:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally, this class will be 13.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: None

See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules

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13.5 4WD Buggy:
The 4WD Buggy division is for Intermediate/advanced racers who wish to run 4-wheel drive buggies 
with approved 13.5 motors for the most challenging and fastest divisions of racing at the track. 

The rules for this class are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any 1/10th off-road 4-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: ROAR Approved stock 13.5 spec brushless motor
  • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ROAR Approved Non-Timing ESC, "Blinky" only
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 4WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: 1613 grams

See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules
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Over 40 2wd Buggy:
The Over 40 Buggy division is for intermediate/advanced racers who are 40 years or older. 
This is a fun class for the veterans of the hobby. 

The rules for this class are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive buggy style chassis.
  • Motor: Any brushless motor.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD buggy body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: None

See ROAR rules, page 49, section 8.7.1, for all chassis rules
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Pro 2wd Short Course Truck:
The Pro 2 Short Course Truck division class is a great class for advanced racers wishing to 
compete with 2wd short course trucks and modified motors, and offers very realistic looking vehicles.  

The rules for this class are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive Short Course Truck style chassis.
  • Motor:  Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 13.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for short course trucks is allowed in this class.1/8 Buggy tires are NOT allowed!
  • Bodies: Any short course truck style body.
  • Minimum Weight: None

See ROAR rules, page 68, section 8.7.12, for all chassis rules
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Pro-Lite 2wd Short Course Truck:
The Pro-Lite 2wd Short Course Truck division class is for intermediate racers 
who wish to run 2wd SCT with stock/spec motors.

You will not be eligible for advanced racer classes when you run this class. 

The rules for this division are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 2-wheel drive Short Course Truck style chassis.
  • Motor: ROAR Approved stock 13.5 spec brushless motor. Stock RTR motors in RTR kits only.
  • ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ROAR Approved Non-Timing ESC’s, “Blinky” only. Stock RTR ESC in RTR kits only.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any rubber tire/wheel designed specifically for short course trucks is allowed in this class. 1/8 Buggy tires are NOT allowed!
  • Bodies: Any short course truck style body.
  • Minimum Weight: None

See ROAR rules, page 68, section 8.7.12, for all chassis rules

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Stadium Truck:
The Stadium Truck division is for intermediate/advanced racers who wish to be able to run 2wd stadium trucks with modified motors.  

The rules for this class are as follows:

  • Chassis: Any off-road 1/10 2-wheel drive stadium truck chassis (no short course truck chassis).
  • Motor: Any brushless motor. Generally this class will be 13.5T motors and lower.
  • Batteries: 6-cell NiMH batteries, or 2-cell hard case Li-Poly batteries
  • Tires: Any wheel with rubber tires intended for the class is allowed.
  • Bodies: Any 2WD truck body intended for the class.
  • Minimum Weight: None

See ROAR rules, page 50, section 8.7.2, for all chassis rules