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Malley’s House of Rock
Dec 14 2013
$5 entry per class
2.2 “Pro” Class
2.2 “Sportsman” class
1st place in each class will get 70% payout
2nd place in each class will get 30% payout
We will have a 3rd class for scaler’s… this class will not have a fee or a payout. We have not set rather it will be a comp class or a pulling session. If we do pulling, it will be scored and follow set rules.
Next comp is Nov 23.
Malleys house of Rock (Frankfort IL)
2.2 “Pro” class (dont worry, none of us are Pros)
2.2 Sportsman class
We will have a carpet pulling track with sled and an official experienced in Pulling.
The true “Comp” truck scene has (much to our disapointment) died off. I’m proposing that we eliminate 1.9 class from our normal scheduale and replace it with a “Trail” class.
I’m thinking we could adopt the class 2 rules with the exception of the scale points. We would maintain all of the other general comp rules. This would allow someone with a bone stock Honcho to come compete.
Class-2 “Trail” Details:
• Body/cage work must be at least 4.5″ tall (including boat sides) and the inside of the front tires cannot extend outside of the width of the cab at the doors.
• A front bumper is required and must be mounted to the vehicle’s rail chassis and must be wider than the outside of the chassis rails (chassis cross rails do not count as bumpers).
• You must run a full rail chassis, and the chassis (including bumpers) must be 3″ longer than the wheelbase (this includes a chassis with a truggy rear frame).
•Truggies are allowed, but you must replace the ladder frame behind the cab with tube, and the truggy rails must extend past the rear axle pumpkin to be legal. The bed must have a roll bar hoop and integrated shock mounts. It also must be a structural part of the rear of the vehicle. (If your bed does not meet ALL of the preceding criteria, it does not count as a truggy bed).
• Flatbeds that run the full length of the rail chassis are allowed. The bed must be as wide as the cab the entire length of the bed.
• 2 of the 3 following modifications are allowed:
- Dovetailing the rear *a truggy/tube bed that is narrower than the cab counts as a dovetail* (1/2 the width of the widest part of the cab).
- Boat sides (no more than 1.25″ measured vertically from the bottom of the skid).
- Pinching the front (2/3 the width of the widest part of the cab).
• 120mm / 4.75″ max tire size with a 2.2 max rim size including spare.
Please let us know in the forum:
The Final event of the season didn’t disappoint…
The day started out with our warm up class… 1.9. With small tires, short wheelbases and no dig, these trucks are by far the least capable that we drive. They also make a great way to start the day out. With support manufacture support for the class waning we have slowly been having less trucks show up and this event was no different, some drivers that own them, left them at home. Even with less participating, we still put on a show. A few broken gears and some lines that were called impossible but, proved to just be extremely hard is what resulted.
2.2 Pro class is when the real fun starts. We call it pro class but, we are all anything but pro’s and that’s evident in our driving. Course 1 resulted in 1 person finishing the course, that’s right 1 person. After that, courses 2 and 3 were decided to be a little easier. The day wasn’t without breakage, right at the end, our newest driver blew the rear gears on his “new to him” truck.
2.2s was meant to bring back how crawling was 4-5 yrs ago and it does just that. With only 1 motor and no dig, driver skills and truck setups are defiantly key. This also seems to be were all the growth in the sport seems to be. Guys that have always driven 2.2p have started building 2.2s trucks, some using chassis and parts they have had sitting on the shelf since MOA took over pro. Some are trying to innovate and advance the 2.2s class, sometimes it works and sometimes it fails miserably. The 3 courses were defiantly a major test to driver and truck.
With the season coming to an end, we look forward to spring and summer. Sunshine and warm temps will be here soon and so will courses on natural rock. We will crawl on surfaces from rock and earth dams to a rock quarry that dates to the end of the 19th century. This past winter season saw regulars not being able to make comps and brand new drivers, some with truck bought that day, we can only hope that our regulars will be able to attend more regularly and our new drivers have been bitten by the bug and will become regulars.
season standings can be found here:
We would like to thank Malley’s Automotive in Frankfort IL for donating the space to host our 2012/2013 winter points series. With retail space in the Chicagoland area being at a premium, the great folks at Malley’s did a HUGE favor to the club and the sport or RC Rock Crawling. We hope they are able to extend the same great favor to us next fall.
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