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Hello to all my fellow QSAC members I hope this message finds both You and your Families well.
It is time again for one of us to step in and serve our Organization in a Co Chair capacity with Scott Harper's term ending this year.
I also want to congratulate Scott for all his hard work helping to bring our Organization forward.
I would officially like to submit for your consideration my willingness to serve Our Organization in this capacity.
I like most of You have Raced and enjoyed RC Cars for many years. Oval, On Road, Off Road, Dirt Oval and even Giant Scale Warbirds.
I have enjoyed it all along the way but candidly Quarter Scale Racing at one time was just a dream and now it is a dream realized, and I have enjoyed it and all the people I have met completely.
QSAC, like all Organizations is not perfect, but I believe in many ways it has done its best to create Rule's stability and a fair, level playing field for competition. I also believe all of these things are fluid and to its credit QSAC is an Organization willing to find new and better way's to enjoy the Hobby we all Love. I think QSAC should do all it can to support Local Racing and Local Tracks so that they can grow and prosper, in my mind this is the way that we all benefit and prosper.
I have really enjoyed traveling the Country Racing and meeting many new Friends and look forward to more of that in the future.
Thank You for your consideration and I hope to see you soon at a Track enjoying our Hobby.
A friendly reminder, the hot pits, racing surface and the drivers stands are considered participant only areas. All Racers, Pit Personnel and Mecahnics must display a Current QSAC Membership Card at all times and to be able to enter these areas. You must also present your current QSAC card upon registration. No one will be allowed in the hot pits, the racing surface or on the drivers stand without this card. We understand that some memberships will be purchased on the day of the race and provisions have been made to make sure we know who our new members are.
QSAC NCS #1 Live Broadcast
The race will be coming to you LIVE on www.liverc.com. On the right side of the main screen you will see a listing of the tracks that are racing, find QSAC NCS, click on watch now. That will load the LIVE RC interface, find the QSAC race and click on that.
We will update the QSAC Facebook page with the broadcast times and the schedule.
With the first NCS race less than a week away it does not seem like the season will be over soon, but before we know it the season will be done and we will be making plans for the 2017 Season. It is never too early to start planning for the future.
Which brings up the QSAC Co-Chair position. As you all know we have two Co-Chairs with one being replaced each year, leaving one "experienced" Co-Chair in place.
This is my last year as Co-Chair and time to start thinking about who will run as my replacement.
If you are interested in running for the office of Co-Chair, or know someone who would, please contact them and either myself or Joe DePinto.
New QSAC Intake Gaskets
After much research last season and in talking with several racers around the country we started looking into improving the QSAC Intake Block gaskets.
Thanks to the crew at Waterjet Fabricating and QS Components we now have NEW intake gaskets that will perform better that what was previously used. These gaskets are make from fuel and oil resistant gasket material and are the same thickness as the previous gaskets. They are a direct replacement.
As of right now, these gaskets are legal for QSAC competition for the 2016 QSAC NCS Season.
These gaskets are available directly from QS Components, You may order them ONLY BY CALLING, they are not available on the website as of yet.
We know that racers are coming to the NCS race in Florida and may not have time to order them and make the trip. Not to worry, QSAC has our racers covered. We will have sets available for sale at the race.
QS Components is going to sell these gaskets seperately or as a set. They are $5 each and $10 for the set, plus shipping of course.
The only way you will be able to purchase the gaskets at the QSAC NCS Race will be as a complete set.
You may order these gaskets by calling QS Components 1-888-871-1210
Gasket set part number 7017561498
Carb Gasket part number 4017561450
Manifold Gasket part number 4017561441
Everybody thinks we need more exposure in a way that will appeal to not only those of us that know about Quarterscale, but to the sponsors of out series' and to those who do not know what it is we do in Quarterscale Racing.
Well here it is, The Inside Quarterscale Show.
This show is being done by Freddy Miavitz of Freddie's Hobbies and he has done an outstanding job.
This show will bring all of you the latest in Quarterscale News, Races, Results and New Products from around the country and even the globe.
All you have to do is get Freddy the info.
So click on the two shows over to the right, sit back and enjoy.
We are proud to announce that the QSAC Newsletter is once again ready to come to you.
James Adamson has agreed to write the QSAC Newsletter. James has done a great job writing up race reports for Lagoon Park R/C Raceway.
The email list is coming from Dorren and Chad. If you are a QSAC Member this will be coming to the email that is on file with your membership. If you do not receive it, but would like to, drop James a line at email@example.com, this is the same address that the newsletter will come from.
The QSAC Newsletter should be in your inbox this weekend.
If you would like to contribute to the QSAC Newsletter, send in a request.
There is only one major change and that has to do with the allowing of RC4Less Tires to be legal in competition and with the mixing of tire brands.
The page numbers have been shaken up a bit from the 2015 RuleBook, this is due to adding a new manufacturer page, much like the one here in the site and the Tire Rules. They had to be moved to their own page.
All in all, no major changes as far as engines, chassis or how things are done.
That rules change was all the tires run in competiton on the car must be all from the same manufacturer, no mixing of brands. The actual rule change that was submitted reads as follows:
Page 20, column 2:
14. No mixing of Brands/Manufacturers of tires allowed. This is to say that all four tires being ran in competition must be from the same manufacturer.
This suggested Rule Change was APPROVED by the RRC, the votes are as follows:
Chad Quinn -- Yes
Joel Hughes -- No
Bill Scott -- No
Kevin McDougald -- Yes
Mike Sadler -- Yes
Dave Dygon -- Yes
Kevin Verschuure -- Yes
Terry Rae -- Yes
Bob Lydecker -- Yes
Todd Bishop -- Yes
Mark Hogue -- Abstain*
Freddy Miavitz -- No vote*
Fred Murry -- Yes
Bruce Triplett -- Yes
*As per the By-laws a member not voting, abstention vote, shall be considered as relinquishing the vote to the Co-Chairs.
The 2016 Rulebook will be available shortly for download, the allowance of RC4Less tires, the compounds, their locations and the above rules addition are the only changes to the RuleBook as far as rules are concerned.
Thank you to the Impact Parts Committee and the Rules Ratifiction Committee for their work in these matters.
We hope that everyone had a joyous, and festive Holiday Season, and that 2016 finds everyone healthy, and prosperous.
As we begin 2016 we also embark on a new chapter for QSAC, and Quarter Scale in general. Our goals as Co-chairs are to rebuild our hobby, and put the fun back into our hobby/sport.
Both Scott, and myself have been working diligently during the off season to find the root causes of problems related with our membership, and attendance at races both local and national. We have put together a focus group headed by Bob Barker, and have analyze our industry and what we might be able to accomplish as we move forward. One of the subjects we covered was, NCS races might be too far, or too costly for many to attend. Scott, and myself understand this situation, and thus the reason for going to a four race series, and spacing them two months apart. I would like our membership to understand we can not accommodate everyone at the same time, but we haven't forgotten about you. Our members need to understand that the Co-chairs are responsible for every QSAC member, and tracks across our great nation. The upper Midwest right now is the Hot Bed for QSAC members, and tracks, and as such, might not need the same attention as other parts of the country. Some might be a little selfish, and only look at the needs in their area, as opposed to districts needing help to gain enthusiasm which could encourage new racers, and help grow the sport. The main reason for the NCS is to put on a show in areas for exposure of our sport/hobby, put money into their club/track, and to support them anyway we can. The best support our membership can offer the areas that are struggling would be to support the NCS races which in turn will generate more money for them, and encourage them to continue. Some may ask why should I be worried about other areas when I have the best track/club in the country close to my home?? The whole idea behind supporting them is so others can enjoy the same opportunity that you enjoy. Maybe we can support the local tracks/club by having an NCS race with members from different parts of the country who share the same passion and are willing to give back, or pay it forward for others less fortunate?
I would like to pose a question to our members, and ask for your help. If the NCS fails what did we gain? If any series, track, or club fails, what did we gain? I am positive that the majority of our membership understands this, and will do what is needed for success. I encourage everyone to think outside the box, and look at the big picture of what we would all like to see, and help make it happen. Please support the NCS, as you would be supporting more then just QSAC, you will be expanding our family throughout our country.
I reluctantly need to address a problem we have within our membership that needs to be corrected. Unfortunately there are a few that breed contempt and havoc which is hurting us ALL more then these few will ever understand. There are people we meet in our life time that will blame the world for their problems, and this will spill over into everything they do. Our sport/hobby is something most of us enjoy, and hope to have fun at when we get together. Please remember why we all decided to become a part of our hobby/sport, and get involved.
While I'm on the subject of getting involved, we have MANY members volunteering for positions on the various committees, and have gotten the committees more involved with the decision making process. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you for your help and dedication as we work together for the betterment of all. The diversification of the committee members will help QSAC make the correct decision that will best suit all of our concerns.
As most of you know the Special Project Committee headed by Chad, has exceeded our expectations in the very short time they had to get sponsors for the NCS Races, and QSAC in general, which will benefit us all.
Soon we will be making announcements for the 2016 season, and hope with these announcements the membership will be pleased to see all the hard work that has been, and continues to be done for the betterment of our sport/hobby.
All of us here at QSAC hope that all of you and your families had a Very Merry Christmas and continue the Season with a Safe and Happy New Year.
With the New Year, a little early, there are a couple of new things here on the QSAC site.
First is the "Where to buy All this Cool Stuff" button. Now just one click can take you directly to all of those places to get what you need to keep you on the track. There are many more places on the local level, so be sure to check with your local racers for those places. If you know of one that should be listed, please contact the webmaster.
The next one is a simplified way to get to the suggestion form. Just click on the button, fill out the form and mail it in. EASY!
We encourage all of you guys to send in all those great ideas you have about how to make things better.
Look for many new things coming your way in the 2016 year/season.
In the never ending quest to bring you the racers the very best National Series, the best Racing and the best Competition. We have several new things going on this season.
QSAC is going to have the same Race Director at all 4 NCS Races.
The QSAC National Tech Director is going to be in charge of Tech at all 4 NCS Races.
QSAC now has it's own computer and printer for scoring. And thanks to the generosity of RC Scoring Pro, they are providing QSAC with the Scoring Software and are the Official Scoring Software of QSAC.
For the first time in a long time the QSAC NCS Races will be paying the top three in the Sprint Car, Sportsman and the ECM classes.
That is right, paying the top three. This has been a discussion for quite some time and this is what was decided.
The Purse will be as follows:
1st Place $200
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50
That is for each of the three paying classes. A total of $1050 at each race and a Grand Total of $4200 for the season to be given away. The purse money is coming from QSAC. With NO increase in race fees, membership fees, sanctioning fees or changing the percentage for the tracks.
Now it is possible to win back some of your travel expenses when you come to a QSAC NCS race.
We are always looking for ways to improve the QSAC NCS races and this is definately one way to give back to the racers that attend them.
So get them ready racers, the first NCS race will be here before you know it.
A neat addition to the site. The "Where to buy all this Cool Stuff" button has been added. Hopefully this will aid the racers both new and old to find what they are looking for. If you are a manufacturer and would like to be added to this list, please contact the webmaster.
The Special Projects Committee is proud to announce that they have procured a Title Sponsor for the 2016 QSAC NCS Season. One Eyed Willy's Speed Shop, a New Hobby Shop in Granville, Georgia, looking to get more involved with Quarter Scale and what better way than to team up with QSAC.
The flyer for the 2016 QSAC NCS Race Season, more announcements coming soon!
You can get the flyer here.
QSAC Leadership Team Changes
We have been busy over the last couple of days making some changes to the Leadership Team, these are not all of the changes and new faces just the ones that we have in place as of now and we wanted to keep the membership up to date.
First of all, we both would like to thank Todd Holloway for his last two years serving as Co-Chair. Todd you made QSAC better through your tireless efforts and dedication, the entire club is in your debt. Enjoy being "just a racer" for a while, you earned it.
Scott Schramske, long time Rules Committee Chair has decided to relinquish his position so he may persue other things. Scott thank you for all you have done and for participating on the RRC.
Thanks to Randy Brown for filling the role of National Tech Director during the 2015 Season.
In the Central District, Dave Dygon will be moving into the District Director position and Doug Murphy will be the new Central District Northern Region Director.
Bill Scott will be returning as National Tech Director and serving on the RRC.
Noal Templeton is being added to the RRC on the manufacturers side, representing DieTech.
Chad Quinn is taking the Special Projects Committee Chairmanship and will be serving on the RRC.
Kevin McDougald will be taking the Rules Committee Chairmanship and also serving on the RRC.
These are not all of the changes, just the ones that we have finalized thus far.
There is still a need for volunteers to fill some Regional and Area directors positions as well as members on the committees. If you feel you would like to fill any of these positions, please contact either of the Co-Chairs or the Committee Chairs.
Today I start my journey for the next two years as Co-chair, and look forward to working with all of you. I sit here with a million things running through my head, while trying to figure out where to begin.
First I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the hard work, and dedication of the following members for their perseverance, visions, and most importantly for taking on a thankless job.
Mike Sadler, after talking with you on so many different subjects these last few months, I have a new found respect for you as a person, as an ex co-chair, and most importantly your passion for QSAC, and Quarter Scale in general. Your views, ideas, suggestions, help, and willingness to listen are priceless. I would like to publicly thank you for all you have done, all that you are doing, and all that you will continue to do as we move forward. You truly are an asset and I look forward to working with you.
Todd Holloway, What can I say that would even come close to letting the members know what you have done over the last two years? Together you and Mike have started us on a path that has helped us unite, and grow. I've seen you repair broken bridges, bring people together, and have been a part of us getting the Live Race coverage we all now enjoy. I would personally like to thank you for your service, dedication, and your advice during what seemed to be endless battles of what are the best things for QSAC. Enjoy your new found time off, and enjoy your new home buddy, you've earned it.
Scott Harper, I look forward to our time together, and working with you on the many projects we have planned for the 2016 season, and beyond. I know that you and I will be able to carry on, and finish all of the good work you and Todd have done up til this point.
QSAC Members, I would like to thank you all for being a part of the highest level of RC Racing there is! The only difference between Quarter Scale, and full size racing is we don't sit in the cars.. We are one level below Go-Karts, and the intensity of which we feel for our hobby/sport are just as strong as any form of Racing. I would like to request a favor of all of you, and know with your help we will make QSAC better, stronger, and something we can ALL be proud of. I would like US all to use the passion, intensity, and determination we have for our hobby/sport towards a unification of what we ALL enjoy doing. I am asking each, and every one of you to put a positive spin on everything, and anything to do with QSAC, Quarter Scale, and each other. It is not in our best interest to air our disagreements on any public forum whatsoever. We ALL need to understand that the world is watching us, and we will reap what we sow. The more positive light we put on each other, and our hobby/sport will reward us with growth, sponsors, and most importantly interest in what we ALL enjoy doing. If we ALL work together, display good sportsmanship, comradery, and a positive altitude, our support, and growth will be endless. Remember we are all judged by our actions on the track, but very seldom do we think of how we are judged away from the track. The more positive we are towards each other, and our hobby/sport the better it is for all of us.
The rumor mill, We all know how rumors are started and I ask you ALL to contact any member on the management contact list. We need to STOP the tail from wagging the dog, and get the correct information, and truth out on any given subject. We all understand that we may not agree with the way things are done, or why. but and this is a big but, no one, let me repeat that, no one makes any decisions without researching every possibility of the effects of those decisions. Most of you have no idea of what goes on before a choice is made. There are hours, and hours spent on the phone, texts, emails, and of course the public forums to deal with.
I would like to address a few things, and trust me when I say it is in ALL our best interest to understand what our goals are. We the co-chairs want to grow, expand, promote, unify, and restore TRUST between ALL parties, whether a member, manufacturer, or sponsor.
There will be changes, some big, and some not so big. The changes are for all of our benefits, and not for a select few. QSAC is divided into West Coast, Central, and East Coast, we are not divided by North, and South. If your area wasn't chosen for a NCS Race this year, it will be next year, so remember to support the series, as you would like others to support you. We encourage ALL series to be successful, because if they are WE ALL WIN. By not supporting a track, or series, will only hurt ALL of us.
QSAC is not going to turn away any track, or manufacturer from joining us, and encourage them to help us grow. We need everyone to understand that there is a process for which every track, and manufacturer must go through. I can promise you all, any product that will benefit us will be welcomed with open arms, will bring better racing, and will help bring us to the next level. Racing is a constant progression, and we understand that.
In closing, I would like to wish you all a very festive, and safe holiday season, may you enjoy the comfort of family, and friends as 2015 comes to an end.
I hope that the New Year brings everyone good health, happiness, and prosperity.
A proposed rules change was presented to QSAC by RC4Less and the Co-Chairs submitted it to the RRC, it is as follows:
Tire construction proposed rule change:
Page 20 Column 2
6. All classes shall use tire configurations as follows: A molded foam
host mounted on an approved wheel and shall have a rubber outer
band or cap. Spikes are allowed for dirt tracks only.
Removal of the word "molded" from the rule 6, to read as follows:
6. All classes shall use tire configurations as follows: A foam host
mounted on an approved wheel and shall have a rubber outer band or cap.
Spikes are allowed for dirt tracks only. ONLY APPROVED MANUFACTURER RIMS,
HOSTS,CAPS AND BANDS MAY BE USED.
The votes have been received and the results are as follows:
Joel Hughes - Yes
Fred Murray - Yes
Scott Schramske - No
Joe DePinto - No
Mark Hogue - Yes
Terry Rae - No
Fred Miavitz - No
Dave Dygon - No
Bob Lydecker - NO VOTE SUBMITTED
Kevin Verschuure -Yes
Mike Sadler - No
Todd Bishop - No
With a 7-5 vote NOT IN FAVOR of the rules change, the rule stands as written.
It is QSAC's pleasure to announce that in the effort to always strive to move the bar up, that there will be a National Race Director for the 2016 QSAC/NCS Season.
What does this mean for the racers?
It means that there will be more consistency in the way that the races are organized, run, called and officiated.
We are extremely happy to announce that the 2016 QSAC/NCS Race Director will be Joe Brooks.
For those os you who know Joe, his reputation preceeds him. For those of you who have not been to a race called by Joe, you will not be disappointed. He calls a very fair and consistent program and keeps things moving.
We here are QSAC are looking forward to working with Joe in the 2016 season.
Be sure to keep a lookout for even more exciting announcements coming up for the 2016 QSAC/NCS Season.
Joe DePinto QSAC Co-Chair Elect
2016 QSAC NCS Schedule
The Co-Chairs, all three of them along with the competition director have taken in all the bids for the upcoming season and are pleased to announce the 2016 QSAC/NCS Race Season.
Remember this will be a 4 race season, counting your best 3 for the Championship. Also all four races in the 2016 season will follow the same format; Fast Lap Timed Qualifying, 2 heats and then the mains.
These are the Winners of this Seasons QSAC Partners Drawing!
Troy Shossow WCM fuel bottle & G.C.
Jon Edson RC4Less springs
Bill Lydecker RC4Less springs
Gerald Babbitt QSAC membership
Levi Shumacher QSAC membership
Todd Gunder QSAC membership
Wayne Rogers QSAC membership
Randy Baker Tri-State Race Entry
Robert Belonga Tri-State Race Entry
Nick Beaver Tri-State Race Entry
Carl Reese Tri-State Entry
Niels Christensen QS Components Heims
Aidan Gray Mike Clark body
Nick Haslebrock 1st qtr seat
Ron Schoeb 1st Qtr seat
Dave Pirrello 1st Qtr seat
Kevin Verschuure Dietech $25 GC
Todd Cooper Dietech $25 GC
Mike Fahey Holloway graphics
Todd Allen Sniper Slider
Michael Stidham Sniper Slider
Michael McHenry QSAC Engine
Joel Hughes QSAC Engine
Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated to the Partners Drawing, without you none of this would be possible.
2016 NCS Races from 6 to 4 Vote
The Co-Chairs, in working to attempt to improve the number of racers at the NCS races, submitted to the RRC a rules change to change the number of NCS races in the 2016 season from 6 to 4.
Our aim in this was to increase the number of racers attending the NCS races. What our hopes are is that by spacing the races out further and reducing the number of travel dates this will allow more racers to plan to attend the NCS races and allow them to stay at their home tracks to promote Quarterscale racing locally.
The votes have been received an are as follows:
Todd Bishop -- YES
Bob Lydecker -- NO VOTE
Terry Rae -- YES
Mark Hogue -- YES
Joel Hughes -- YES
Joe DePinto -- YES
Dave Dygon -- YES
Fred Murry -- YES
Mike Sadler -- YES
Scott Schramske -- NO VOTE
Kevin Verschuure -- YES
With the above voting complete the 2016 QSAC/NCS season will be a 4 Race Series.
The membership list is current as of 08/18/2015. If you joined at the Speedweeks races you are not on that list but you are a member. Those applications have not been processed as of yet, we apologize for the delay.
By now you should have gotten this in youor email. If you have not please send an email to Doreen at firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours.
Here is a copy of what went out:
Due to only one candidate running for co chair this year we felt there was no rush to get ballots out, and we wanted to have time to plan next season's agenda.
Next season will be a test year for some of our new Ideas, and with the support of the membership, Rules Ratification Committee, and hopefully the success of this testing period, we will start the process of a rules change as we move forward.
First order of business for this test is,See clarification below
We will be going to a one day NCS event, which will be Saturday, with Sunday as a rain out day for Mains ONLY. We still want everyone to have plenty of time to travel home on Sunday, and will hope to have everything completed by 1pm.. Details on this will come at a later date, and be explained in full.
There will only be 4 NCS Races for this test. they will be every other month starting in March, May, July, and September. We don't want to conflict with any other successful Series, and feel if we ALL work together, the Racers will have more opportunities to race instead of having to choose between races a week apart, or on the same weekend. We encourage ALL Tracks, Clubs, and Series Directors to contact our Competition Chairman Mike Sadler before you set up any schedules. By working together, we hope to increase the entries at ALL events.
Points, we would like to award extra points for, single car TQ, pole position, and winning heat race points. we feel this would give more recognition for these achievements.
New Spoiler Colors for the Stock Car Classes;
Limited Sportsman would go to a Yellow Spoiler
Sportsman would go to Red Spoiler
Grand National would go to Black Spoiler
This as simple as it seems, would aid in the other Racers knowing who they are running with during practice, and also let the spectators watching know the different classes.
Would be adding a front foam bumper along with the standard tube bumper.
Foam bumper will be a certain size and shape, as to not give an advantage over the tube bumper.
National Race Director for NCS Races;
We are hoping to have a NRD for ALL NCS Races starting with our test period next season.
In order to achieve this, we would need to compensate this person, as they would not be able to participate in any NCS Races.
In order to offset this expense, we would have to raise the membership fee by $10.00, and maybe increase the entry fee by $5.00.
The goal behind all this is to have consistency at every race, and be run in a more professional manor.
ALL QSAC Management Team Members will be wearing a QSAC labeled Golf Shirt of the same color on Race days so every member will know who they are, and will be able to spot them in case of a question, or concern.
QSAC will be coming in to an NCS awarded Track, as Officials, and will be conducting Pre, and Post Race Tech along with local track personnel.
QSAC is looking into purchasing a new Lap Top, along with a new printer for NCS races.
These are a few of the ideas we will be testing, and hope for every members support.
Should Stock Cars have different color Spoilers?
Should ECM be allowed to have front foam bumpers?
Should points be awarded for TQ, Poll Position, and Heat Race wins?
Do you like NCS one day events on Saturday?
Now that NCS Races are every other month, would you attend more of them?
Do you agree with only 4 NCS Races?
Do you agree with Double points for the Final Show Down NCS Race?
Do you Like the idea of a National Race Director?
Would you agree to a Dues increase to support a National Race Director?
Would you agree to an entry fee increase to support a National Race Director?
What would you like to suggest to help QSAC grow?
We would like to make a clarification on this communication to all of our members. Although it states we are going to a "one day" show, that is not the case as of yet. We would like to make it clear that NONE of this has been decided at this time and are looking for input from all of you. Mainly what we want to convey is that these are the thing we, the Co-Chairs, along with Joe DePinto are kicking around. Again, NOTHING is decided at this time.
We do however, feel that going to a 4 race NCS season is a good move. We will still count 3 of the races for the championship. What this will do is lessens the travel dates and allows the racers to concentrate on supporting their local tracks and helping them grow.
Thank you, Todd Holloway
In the never-ending quest to improve the QSAC/NCS season and the races, the two current Co-Chairs, Todd Holloway & Scott Harper and the incoming Co-Chair, Joe DePinto have been in constant talks with each other and you, the racers, to see what can be done to make it better. We are all working to finalize all the details and we will announce them soon. All of us here at QSAC welcome all the racers input and ideas. Believe it or not, we do listen to each and every one.
In preperation for the upcoming season, we need the tracks interested in hosting a QSAC/NCS event to get those bids in as soon as possible.
Four NCS Races down, Two to go
With four of the Six NCS Races in the books there are lots of good things happening. Racing with new and old friends, new ideas coming forth, communication seems to be at an all time high and the new scoring software from RC Scoring Pro is working like a charm. Yes there were some bugs at the first race in Alabama, but the updates are done and it is all working great for Race 3 and 4.
Speedweek has come and gone, it was a blast and well worth the trip, great tracks, owners and racers.
Both myself (Scott) and Todd got the chance to speak with almost every racer at these two races and hear opinions on different things, we even bounced some new ideas that we are discussing, along with Joe. Look for bigger and brighter things to come in the future.
Keep an eye out in the mail for your ballot, although there is only one candidate this year, Joe DePinto, your votes do need to be cast. Also we will be including some "SURVEY QUESTIONS", these, like always, are NOT A VOTE but just a way for us to get some opinions on things.
On a personal note, I would like to thank a few people that really made the week a success. First of all, to our Title Sponsor Rc4Less and to our Jim Wolfe Live Cam Sponsor, Hoosier Tire. These are in no particular order. Todd Holloway, Tim Smith, Mike Sadler, Steve Bess, Terry Rae, Donnie Nelson, Noal Templeton. You guys really helped out, even in ways you may not know of and for that I thank you.
Post Race Tech at Lakeside Speedway
I have talked with a couple of racers that had the question, "Why was there an engine builder doing engine teardowns?"
As always, there is more to it than just that, so to clear things up, here is the scoop.
First of all, an "engine builder", Donnie Nelson, was NOT "doing" Engine Teardowns alone. Had the entire senario been told to those not in attendance they would have also mentioned the entire Engine Inpection process that was going on.
Both Donnie Nelson and Todd Hollwoay were doing Engine teardown and inspection. Each one looked for things on the engines and checked each other on all the measurements. Knowing both of these men, I have no doubt should they have found anything outside of the specs, I would have been called, the protest committee would have been called and a decision would have been made. Not only were neither I or the protest committee called upon, but each racer was there for the entire process and not one of them said anything to myself or Todd. In the past, QSAC, has utilized persons who are "engine builders" to do engine teardowns. Randy Brown has torn down more engines than probably anyone in QSAC and also Terrance Reniger did teardown at the 2014 QSAC Final Showdown. So what happened, was not something new.
A plug for the two tracks: Thunder Hollow Raceway
What a cool track, the high banks, good bite and plenty of passing room really make for a great race. The fence has even been tested by our own Austin Dillon impersonator, Joe Depinto.
This track offers a unique style of racing, with its long straights, sweeping turns and wide lanes. You havd better not miss the turn entry or you are going to have to work your tail off to gain all that ground back. With the track having been resealed in the recent months, there was some talk and worry about grip, tire wear and what to expect. Well, we can tell you first hand that there is NOTHING to be worried about. The new surface is great, has plenty of grip, as proven by the lap times run this week and has the least amount of tire wear you can imagine. So racers, along with all the other tracks you have on your "bucket list", add Lakeside Speedway to it, you won't be sorry.
QSAC Co-Chair Candidate
With the upcoming QSAC Co-Chair Election approaching, there is only one candidate this year, Joe DePinto. Below is his letter to the membership.
Dear QSAC Members,
I would like to announce my decision to run for the upcoming position of Co-Chair, and to be considered as a candidate for the 2015 Co-Chair Election.
I feel I have the experience needed to help run the QSAC Organization, as I had been on the board before it was handed over to the membership. I helped write the rules we still use today, and I held the following QSAC positions in the past; Board Member, East Coast Director, North East Director, Rules Committee, Tech Committee, and Special Projects Chairman.
I have great respect for all the volunteers of this club, I also look forward to hearing your comments, and chatting with you.
I can promise you all, if elected, I will work hard for you, and will do my best to listen to your questions, and concerns. Please consider me when you cast your vote for Co-chair this year.
Yours Truly, Joe DePinto
With the recent release if the RC4Less Tires and some questions and comments received by both of the Co-Chairs, we felt it prudent to clairfy a few things.
RC4Less Tires are not legal at this time in the QSAC NCS Series.
Check with your local track to see if they are legal for the regular program.
The Rules Ratification Committee has not been presented with these approval of these tires as of this date.
IF you purchase and run these tires now, you are doing so at your own risk, there is no guarantee that these will be approved for the 2016 season.
We both hope that this will clarify and put to bed any rumors or misinformation that are floating around out there. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact either of us.
The race report is online and includes the results. Click here for the Report.
R.I.P. Jim Wolfe
It is with a heavy heart I am sharing the news that James "Yeah, Baby!" Wolfe passed away around 12:10 this afternoon after a tough battle with cancer. Jim was with his two sons and daughter as he passed on into the afterlife.
To those of you that had the pleasure of meeting Jim, you certainly know of the great smile he always carried as well as his great love for quarter scale racing and just about any motorsport, in general.
Jim's son, NIck, shared the news with me this afternoon. Nick stated that Jim wanted nothing formal for a visitation or funeral, so I don't anticipate being able to pass along any further information, unfortunately.
I'd like to extend a personal "thank you" to the powers that be with QSAC for honoring Jim by associating his name with QSAC Live.
I'll miss his smile and jovial nature, as well as his #49 circling around MPR and other tracks.
Race In Peace, Jim! We love you and will miss you dearly.
Due to threatening weather condiditons for Saturday, the entire race was run on Friday. Look for results and points to be updated soon.
Live Cam Sponsor Named
QSAC is pleased to announce that we now have a Sponsor for the Jim Wolfe Live Cam.
We here at QSAC Welcome the Offical 2015 QSAC/RC4Less NCS Season Sponsor of the Jim wolfe Live Cam, Hoosier Tire.
There is no doubt that having a partnership with a company as well known as Hoosier Tire will give QSAC and Quarter Scale Racing more exposure to different markets than we have had before.
We are looking forward to working with Hoosier Tire in promoting our races and Quarter Scale Racing as a whole.
The Live Cam is coming back this year.
With that being said, we have decided to give it a name more than just the Live Cam.
Starting this season and from now on, it will be appropriately named in honor of the person who worked untold hours to see his vision come to life, a man who has always had a smile on his face, QSAC and the Racers in his heart, Mr. Jim Wolfe.
QSAC is very proud to announce this years Title Sponsor of the 2015 QSAC NCS Season.
RC4Less, owned by Bruce Triplett, will be this Season's Title Sponsor.
Many of you are already familiar with the RC4Less line of shock springs and in talking with Bruce, he has many more things on the drawing board for Quarterscale in the works.
We are looking forward to working with Bruce this year and seeing him at the races.
2015 Rulebook Revision
The latest edition of the 2015 QSAC Rulebook is now available for download.
There are no rules changes since the first of the year. There have only been minor clerical corrections done that have been found. A complete list of the corrections can be found on page 29 dated 3/11 and 3/15.
The latest edition of the Rule Book will have the date March 16,2015 in the lower left corner of the pages.
There have been some changes in the QSAC Leadership Team.
Bill Scott resigned as the National Tech Director. We are pleased to welcome back Randy Brown as the National Tech Director. Randy's past service and his integrity are second to none. We welcome him back and are looking forward to working with him again at the NCS races.
JR Parsley has decided to step down as the Central District Director.
It is with great pleasure that Matt Hilber has accepted the appointment of that position. Matt will do a greeat job as being part of the inner workings of QSAC as well as a great resource for the racers.
By now we are sure most if not all of you have heard about them and have numerous questions regarding them.
First of all both of us, Todd Holloway and Scott Harper have nothing but the utmost respect and gratitude for Todd Bishop (BRP Racing Tires) for all of the support he has provided to not only QSAC but to every single racer in Quarterscale, without Todd we would not be racing, plain and simple.
When this issue came up and we knew we were going to have to deal with this we called Todd to talk to him about it. Let's face it, this is a small community and with social media being what it is there are NO SECRETS. Todd of course knew of the new company doing some testing, we not only felt we owed it to him to personally call him to let him know of the situation, we wanted to do this out of respect.
With all that being said here is the short version. The ONLY manufacturers tires that are legal for QSAC NCS competition for the 2015 Season are BRP and WCM. RC4Less tires are NOT LEGAL for 2015 QSAC NCS races.
There are tracks that have made them legal for their local races. QSAC cannot dictate what tracks allow or do not allow except during the QSAC NCS Race at their venue.
Bruce Triplett (RC4Less) is making tires for QuarterScale cars, QSAC does not and cannot dictate what products are made. RC4Less plans on using this year as a test year to develop the tire and will be available by contacting them at www.RC4Less.com. The target availability date for the tires is April 2015.
The obvious question is how are we going to keep this tire from being used at a QSAC event. It is very simple. The RC4Less tire is very different in appearance from the BRP and WCM tire so therefore very easy to discern what tire is on a racecar.
The next question probably on your minds is, when will this tire be legal for QSAC competition? RC4Less has submitted the tires for consideration to be an allowed tire for competition. This will take some time and have to go through the proper channels. Rest assured that we, the Co-Chairs, full well understand the gravity of this situation and we will act in the best interest of those that matter the most, the racers.
The membership list is constantly being updated. This time of year is busy with new members and renewals. If you have sent in your renewal or have joined recently, you should be receiving your membership card soon. The list is current as of 1/25/2015. If you joined and do not see you name, please let Doreen know.
We would like to welcome Kevin Verschuure to the QSAC Leadership Team. Kevin has taken the position of Long Range Planning Committee Chair and will also be filling a position on the QSAC Rules Ratification Committee.
We are looking for racers to fill some vacant slots on the regional positions and also need to replace Bill Scott as National Tech director. Bill stepped down after doing a great job for QSAC. Bill - see you at the races & we thank you for your years of service in doing a very difficult job.
If you are interested in filling one of these positions please contact one of the Co-Chairs.
The New Year is here and all of us at QSAC are ready for the new season as we are sure all of you members are.
It will not be long before we all get to hear those engines singing down the straights, smelling the rubber and fuel and most of all enoying the best brand of oval racing there is, Quarter Scale Racing, QSAC Style.
With the New Year comes new things and the 2015 Rule Book is one of them. It is ready for download all you have to do is click on the tab at the top and you should see it open up. There are NO RULES CHANGES for the 2015 Season. There is one major difference this year and that has to do with race fees. There is now a $10 discount for additional classes. The only other changes are the wording from Novice back to Limited Sportsman, the schedule for the 2015 NCS Season and the Co-Chair name change from Mike Sadler to Scott Harper.
There is also a new tri-fold brochure ready for download. It can be found by clicking the FORMS tab and the file is called 2015 QSAC Brochure. It contains current contact information along with two spaces for local track and club information to be inserted so that when you hand these out they have the local track and club information.
As always, we the Co-Chairs want to hear from you. What would you like to see, what are your ideas?
See you at the races, Todd Holloway
2015 QSAC Rule Book
The finishing touches are being put on the 2015 QSAC Rule Book and should be available soon.
An announcement will be made here once it is ready.
The Ice Breaker is BACK!!
Coming back in 2015 the Ice Breaker Race is back for Quarter Scale. The details and contact information can be found under the Other 2015 Races.
Limited Sportsman 5" Spoiler Vote
The Votes are in.
Allow us to begin with this. There was some very good discussion between the members of the RRC and each and every one of them made good points both for and against this suggested rules change. We can see nothing but good things to come with the implementation of this committee.
Now for the votes:
Freddy Miavitz ------no
Todd Bishop ---------no
Bob Lydecker ------ no
Terry Rae -----------no
Mark Hogue ----------no
Joel Hughes ---------yes
Joe DePinto ---------yes
Brent Gottfried -----abstain (as per by-law this vote goes to the Co-Chairs)
Fred Murry ----------no
Mike Sadler -------- yes
Scott Schramske -----no
Bill Scott ----------no
With the above totals it is overwhelmingly a vote to NOT change the Limited Sportsman spoiler size to a minimum of 5". For the 2015 QSAC/NCS Season the rules for the Limited Sportsman Class, formally Novice, will remain unchanged.
Rule Change Submitted
The first suggested change to the QSAC Rules has been submitted to the Rules Ratification Committee.
This change is for the Limited Sportsman Class to run a 5"(minumum) rear spoiler starting with the 2015 season.
As soon as the time has expired, which is 10 days, the decision will be announced here on the Official QSAC site.
First of all we would like to thank all of the tracks that put in for an NCS event for the QSAC NCS 2015 Race Season. This year we actually had more tracks than races, a sure sign that things are getting better.
Race #1 April 24/25 Lagoon Park R/C Raceway -- Montgomery, Al.
Race #2 May 29/30 DFW Speedway -- Burleson, Tx.
Race #3 and #4 SPEEDWEEK July 13-17, 2015
Race #3 July 13/14(Mon-Tue) -- Thunder Hollow Speedway -- Bassett, Va.
Race #4 July 16/17(Thr-Fri) -- Lakeside Speedway -- Clover, S.C.
Race #5 August 14/15 Machesney Park Speedway, Machesney Park, Il.
Race #6 Sept 18/19 Ingalls Motor Speedway -- Ingalls, In.
Once again we would like to thank all of the tracks that put in for this years QSAC NCS races, it was not an easy task to pick the venues, all of them are great places to race.
Mike Sadler, Todd Holloway & Scott Harper
2015 QSAC NCS Bids
The deadline to submit your track for a 2015 QSAC NCS Race is fast approaching.
The form has been changed up just a bit to allow for it to be used for years to come. Just fill in the two-digit year where it is left blank and mail it in as in years past.
You can get the form here.
My Fellow QSAC Members,
First of all I would like to thank each of you that took time out of your day to vote and express your opinions in the survey questions.
I would also like to thank Joe DePinto for being a class act and for his dedication to QSAC and Quarter Scale racing.
It is an honor for me to follow in the footsteps of our former Co-Chairs. It is these gentlemen that have paved the way for the success of our club and I will continue in that tradition of making decisions that continue to benefit QSAC, it's racers and above all fair competition and a level playing field.
I encourage each and every one of you to get involved with your local club and with QSAC. Without you, the members, QSAC does not exist, you are the life blood of this organization and we need each and every one of you. Talk to your Regional Reps, your District Directors and let them know what is going on, what you would like to see, use that suggestion form in the back of the rule book. We want to hear from you.
If you want to contact me, that is great I want to hear from you. My email and phone number is on the Leadership team page under Special Project Committee Chair, for the time being. Feel free to contact me with your thoughts and concerns.
Over the next couple of months of Mike Sadler's term, I will work together with Mike and Todd to ensure a smooth transition.
Rest assured that in each and every decision I am a part of I will keep the racers and the ultimate goal of a fair and level playing field at the forefront of those decisions.
In the event that Mother Nature decides to interfere with the race schedule a contingency plan has been formed.
First, EVERY EFFORT will be made to run the race in/on the scheduled days.
But, if for some reason the need arises to carry Race #5 into Thursday, we have this option and will take advantage of it.
We feel that planning for this in advance is the best thing for the racers in attendance of QSAC/QSC Speedweek and will allow for the completion of the racing program.
Two QSAC Members have declared their candidacy for the upcoming Co-Chair Election.
Joe Depinto and Scott Harper are the two candidates. Below you can read their letters to the Membership.
Dear QSAC Members,
I would like to announce my decision to run for the upcoming position of Co-Chair, and to be considered as a candidate for the 2014 Co-Chair Election.
I feel I have the experience needed to help run the QSAC Organization, as I had been on the board before it was handed over to the membership. I helped write the rules we still use today, and I held the following QSAC positions in the past; Board Member, East Coast Director, North East Director, Rules Committee, Tech Committee, and Special Projects Chairman.
I have great respect for all the volunteers of this club, I also look forward to hearing your comments, and chatting with you.
I can promise you all, if elected, I will work hard for you, and will do my best to listen to your questions, and concerns. Please consider me when you cast your vote for Co-chair this year.
Yours Truly, Joe DePinto
To All QSAC Members and Quarter Scale Racers,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Scott Harper, I live in Clay Alabama, I am a member of the CCRC in Montgomery, Alabama, the current Special Projects Committee Chairman and the QSAC Web Master.
I am addressing you today to declare my candidacy for the upcoming election of Co-Chair for QSAC.
I am starting my fourth season of racing Quarter Scales. I became a QSAC member 3 years ago and after seeing a need for member involvement contacted the Co-Chairs and expressed my interest and willingness to "put my money and time where my mouth was". I have been involved ever since.
My R/C racing is not limited to Quarter Scale experience. I have been racing R/C cars for close to 30 years now. My racing has taken me all over the country to some of the biggest Oval Races in the country. My involvement with my local clubs has always had two goals in mind. Keep the racing fair and grow interest in our brand of racing.
My Quarter Scale experience, outside of racing has been in form of club Secretary for the CCRC along with two years of being Co-Chair of that same club. I have been involved in every facet of holding races, officiating races and scoring them while holding those positions. Even though I am not an elected official with my club at this time, I am still a very involved member of the CCRC and will continue to be.
Having worked with Todd since the time he won the election and has served as Co-chair there is no doubt that we will have a great working relationship and keep QSAC moving in the direction it is now, FORWARD.
My goal for my term as Co-Chair, should the membership decide to elect me will be this. To leave QSAC better than I found it. I am not saying I have all the answers, but I do know that together we can keep the momentum we have now and continue to grow.
Should you have any questions for me at all, please feel free to contact me via email or by cell. Email email@example.com or 205-612-3812. Please keep in mind I do work during the day, sometime I can talk, sometimes not. Leave me a message or a text and I will get back to you.
The results for the QSAC NCS Race #1 presented by QS components are now available.
The points have also been updated.
QSAC NCS #1 Video
The Mains are now posted for your viewing pleasure.
The Main Events can be found on QSAC's video channel on YouTube, the channel is called QSAC Live Cam a direct link to the channel can be found QSAC LIVE Cam.
It is finally here! The first Race of the 2014 Season. Racers are here in Montgomery, Alabama from all over the country to shake off all that winter snow and share something we all have in common, the trill of competition with good friends.
Be sure to check out all the ACTION by visiting QSAC LIVE.
The approximate broadcast times and Race Schedule are on the left.
QSAC NCS Provisional Classes
Some information from the Leadership Team to all of the 2014 QSAC NCS Host Tracks.
Although it is not mentioned in this years rulebook it has been decided that each host track may include one provisional class to run during the NCS race.
This may only be one class and must conform to the safety requirements that all the other cars must adhere to as well as all of the racers being QSAC members, either yearly or one-event members.
These classes will NOT earn QSAC NCS Championship points. All monies from entries of the provisional class are retained by the host track.
The provisional class may not interfere with the QSAC NCS Race, meaning that should the need arise due to weather, time constraint or some other unforeseen circumstance, the provisional class must give way to the QSAC Classes so that those races can be completed.
QSAC Leadership Team
Predator Sprint Car Give Away
Joel Hughes, the owner and manufacture of Predator Race Cars has agreed to give away a Predator sprint car at the Final Showdown at SPEED WEEK in Algona Iowa this year. As many of you may know the Predator sprint car has won 6 straight national titles in the past 6 years. Here is your chance to own and drive one at little to NO cost. Here is how you can get your name in the drawing for this awesome sprint car.
If you attend an NCS race this year your name will be entered automatically at NO CHARGE. Your name will be entered as many times as you attend an NCS race automatically at NO CHARGE!! Now not to leave anyone else out in this great opportunity to own and drive one of the best sprint cars ever built.
If you don't attend an NCS race this year you may buy a Raffle ticket to get your name in on the drawing for this car. You may buy a MAXIMUM of 1 ticket for this drawing at a cost of 50 dollars.
If you only attend 1 NCS race and would like to purchase more chances at winning this car you may do so. Up to a maximum of 6 total entry's. If you attend an NCS race it costs you NOTHING!! You are automatically entered!! You must be a QSAC member at the time of this drawing to be eligible to win.
In other words for every QSAC NCS Race you attend you get 1 free entry to the drawing. If you attend 3 QSAC NCS races and you wish to have 6 entries in the drawing, just purchase 3 additional tickets at $50 each.
The deadline for mailing in your money for this will be August 1st.
You can purchase tickets in person up to August 29th at Speed Week!!
Mail your checks payable to Mike Sadler
2511 Via Avenida
Carrollton Texas 75006
All proceeds will go to Joel Hughes, if you are lucky enough to win this car at Speed Week and not in attendece at the time of the drawing. QSAC will pay the shipping charges for your world class Predator Sprint Car!!!!
OK quarter Scale racers, it's almost time for the first NCS race of 2014. We can't wait just for some warm weather, not to mention racing. Well 2014 is going to start off with a bang and we think everyone is going to love this.
Starting at LPR in two weeks it will be the debut of what we are calling QSAC LIVE! Live, as in live streaming at our races! That's right, QSAC has purchased a very nice HD video streaming camera along with a brand new web site just for live racing. People that have never seen a 1/4 Scale R/C car or that racer that has not had a chance to make an NCS race will now have that chance.
We think this will be a great way to introduce our brand of racing to people all across the country. This will be set up on Fridays and Saturdays. The mains will remain on the web site until the next live event for the racers that are competing. You can go home and see where you made your day or ended your day. With anything new there will be some bumps in the road, and we will learn as we get more informed about this new and exciting form of advertising and entertainment. So please bear with us as we all learn together and get things perfected. This all started at the end of last year when fellow racer Jim Wolfe came to us with an idea that he wanted to try at MPR. He explained how he thought this would work and how it could promote our sport that we all love. The original idea was Jim was going to have this as a fixed camera at MPR. Jim was going to purchase this out of his own pocket to make it all happen. After several phone calls and brainstorming we came up with an idea to make this a portable camera and something that we could use at all NCS races and even other large QSAC races. QSAC purchased the equipment and web site support and then a way we went. Jim as well as Mike and I have been working with the hosting company and developers. They are getting very close.
The web site will be a separate site from our QSAC.ORG site. Both will have links to one another, as well as links to all of our sponsors, manufactures and suppliers and to other 1/4 scale related companies. If you see that we left someone out or you want to be a part of it, please let us know. What you see the first race probably will not be what you see at the next race. We will continue to try and improve and put things where they need to go. Please be sure to let us know if you see something that we can improve on or something you might want to see.
The web site address will be www.quarterscalercracing.com
We should have the site up and running in the next week or so and LIVE racing at NCS race #1.
Thanks Jim for all of your work and a great idea!
Sincerely your Co-Chairs,
Todd Holloway and Mike Sadler
Eligibility Ending Soon!
Be sure to Join QSAC by midnight on Monday, March 31,2014 so you can be eligible for the Partners Drawing at the Final Showdown. Last year there were tires, bodies and engines given away.
The only way to be entered into this drawing is to be a QSAC Member by April 1st. Your membership must be paid for via PayPal or postmarked before midnight March 31st. Don't miss out!
There has been some questions about the use and allowance of Heli-coils on engines which in turn led to discussion in the Leader Ship Team.
After consulting the rules and looking at what is best for both competition and the racers the follwing is the result of the discussion. This will also be added to the Tech Table Section of the Website.
"Qsac rules" The two most important reasons for their existence is to level the playing field and to keep things affordable.
The new dual band tire is a great new tuning tool. But it can be difficult to distinguish it from a left side tire. Please take extra care and make sure it is signed by a QSAC official.
From 2013 rule book page 19
# 23. Fan housing engine mounting holes may be Heli-coiled for repair
In the interest of cost savings for the 2014 season QSAC will allow the use of heli-coil's in the mounting stud in the PTO adapter ( clutch adapter ) and the cylinder intake manifold 5-mm mounting holes. It must be understood that if not done properly this can cause an air leak which can get you disqualified. One of the test used in tech 2012/2013 was looking for air leaks that rendered the restrictor plate / manifold ineffective. If after testing QSAC determines there are no problems with this practice it will be included in the 2015 rule book.
If any QSAC member has a rule clarification or rule suggestion question please call or E-mail me.
Bill Scott 760-333-6712 firstname.lastname@example.org
QSAC Welcomes the MVQSR
QSAC welcomes the MVQSR to the racing community. MVQSR stands for Miami Valley Quarter Scale Racers. No it is not in Maimi Florida, they are located in Ohio.
This is the work of Ken Leiker, Mike Miller and Fred Murry. They have teamed up with Kil Kare Speedway, a Quarter Midget Track in Xenia, Ohio; to bring even more racing to the Quarter Scale Racers in that area.
This is a QSAC sanctioned track so QSAC memberships are required to race here. They have also been added to our Tracks and Clubs page, be sure to check them out.
Intake Rule Clarification
In the never ending effort to make the racing the best it can be along with the Rules easy to understand and follow. The Leadership Team at QSAC has added some wording to the Intake Port Measurement Rules on page 19 of the 2014 QSAC Rulebook. There has been NO RULE CHANGE this is only some wording to hopefully make the rule easier to understand. Mike Sadler, Todd Holloway - QSAC Co-Chairs
ECM Class Rules
Due to the ECM Class being a new class those "unforseen circumstances" have popped up and we here at QSAC are working to eliminate them as soon as they do. Far better for them to happen during the off-season than at the track. With all that being said, there have been some clarifications on the body panels and the windshield. All these are on page 23 under Body Measurements.
Mike Sadler, Todd Hollway-QSAC Co-Chairs
QSAC Membership List
Dorren has updated the QSAC Membership List as of February 1,2014. Membership cards will be going out soon. If you do not see your name on the list and you have joined, please contact Doreen.
2014 Rule Book
After some savvy QSAC members noticed some typos in the rulebook, corrections were needed.
There are NO RULES CHANGES, the only changes are on pages 7,8 & 14. This is where Super Late Model was still being referred to and not ECM. Those corrections have now been made and the latest version will have January 29, 2014 on the bottom of the pages.
Thanks -- Scott
ECM Spoiler Rule Clarification
In fielding some questions regarding the ECM Spoler Rule a clarification was made.
On page 23, Body Measurements; the spoiler rule now reads: Spoiler 3" Maximum Height (measured from the deck), Width NOT to exceed outside of body.
The Rule Book has been updated along with the rules change page. To be sure you have the latest Rule Book, look at the bottom left-hand corner of the pages and it should now have January 22, 2014 as the revised date.
QSAC On-Line Membership Registration
It is finally here! Just like the title says. You may now become a QSAC Member On-Line and pay for it all in one easy process.
All you have to do is follow the tab button at the top to the link and then complete the form. It will then take you to a the Pay-Pal site where you finish your payment. Be sure to print out and keep your receipt for proof of registration just in case you do not get your Membership Card in time for the next race.
Just one more way your QSAC Leadership Team is working to improve YOUR QSAC.
It is my pleasure to introduce Dave Dygon to the QSAC Team. Dave has accepted the QSAC Central District Director (Northern Region). With Dave's long active role in full scale racing alongside R/C racing and his willingness to travel to NCS events, I believe Dave will be a big asset to our success as a club. Dave's contact info is currently on the QSAC website. Thanks, J.R. Parsley, Central District Director
2014 Track Sanctioning Package
The 2014 QSAC Track Sanctioning Package is now ready for download.
You may find it under the FORMS tab or download it here.
To all QSAC members, there has been a few questions about the BRP new right front tire. Instead of several different people trying to explain it I felt it would be better coming right from the manufacture. Todd Bishop was more than willing to do this for us. Below you will find the reason behind the new Dual Band Compound.
Mike sadler & Todd Holloway
Bishop Racing Dual Compound
I'm sure there will be a lot of questions regarding the new Right front dual compound tire that was approved by QSAC for the 2014 season. Let me explain how the Dual Compound will work and the reasons why this will benefit our racing.
For comparisons, the traction rating will fall between our 96 and 96Z compounds. Just like any tire, it will depend on chassis setup, and track conditions. The difference with the dual compound is the way it reacts to turning into a turn and how it reacts coming off a turn. When you enter a turn, it will have a tendency to not let the car over steer, and coming off a turn you will have more RR bite and less likely to get loose.
Overall, the Dual compound tire will help balance the chassis and help tire wear.
Any further questions you may have, e-mail or give us a call.
Thanks, Todd Bishop
Bishop Racing Products
First of all, the entire QSAC Leadership Team hopes that all of the racers have had a joyus Christmas Holiday and wishes all of you a prosperous and Happy New Year.
As we are sure you are aware the Rulebook has been being tweaked for the 2014 Race season. All of that hard work is finally completed and the Rulebook is ready for you to check out. There have been quite a few tweaks to it for this season and in an effort to continually improve things you will find a list of things that have changed all in one place. Page 29 contains all of the changes that have been made to the rulebook.
We also have some other exciting news for the competitors in the 2014 Race Season.
QSAC is proud to announce our 2014 NCS Title Sponsor. This year it is QS Components. All of us here at QSAC are looking forward to working with the QS Components team in bringing you, the racer, a great 2014 race Season.
Not only are we welcoming a New 2014 NCS Title Sponsor, but we also like to welcome Waterjet Fabricating in becoming the 2014 NCS Race Seasons Pole Award Sponsor.
Along with these two new sponsors of the 2014 NCS Race Season, QSAC is going to provide the Hard Charger Awards at all of the 2014 NCS Series Races this season.
Our new Co-Chair, Todd Holloway has sent in a letter to all of the Quarterscale Racers. You can read it here.
2014 QSAC Membership Dues REDUCED!!
In a never ending effort to look out for it's members, the Leadership Team here at QSAC is proud to announce that the Membership dues for the 2014 Season have been reduced. That is right members, REDUCED!! Thanks to the efforts to look into cutting costs of running YOUR ORGANIZATION while not cutting benefits, the insurance coverage for Sanctioned Events has gone down in cost but not in coverage.
So with that bit of good news the Membership Fees will drop to $30 for a Full Membership; $25 for a Second Family Member; $20 for a Mechanics license and $20 for a One Day Membership.
If you have already purchased your 2014 Membership, contact Doreen and she get get you a refund for the difference.
You may download the 2014 Membership Form Click Here The QSAC Leadership Team
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Here it is racers, the 2014 QSAC NCS Race Schedule.
The 2014 QSAC NCS Race Season promises to be more fun than ever before. This year the Series visits 6 different venues with the promise of close racing, even playing fields and a GREAT time to be had by all.
This year QSAC is trying something a little different. We all know how hard it is to be able to attend all the races. With the ever rising costs of gasoline, food and lodging the QSAC Team is hoping that this year a little of that becomes easier for our racers to be able to afford.
What we have done is combine the last two races into one week and are calling this week "SpeedWeek".
The last two races, race #5 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa will be held on August 26&27, a Tuesday and Wednesday. Then the Final Showdown at Veterans Park Speedway in Algona, Iowa on August 29&30. With the tracks being in very close proximity to one another, travel will be very easily done. Thursday will be a practice/travel day and as per the normal race schedule, the Final Showdown will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 29&30.
In scheduling these events in the same week and the fact that they are very close to each other, we are hoping to encourage more of you to attend these races and at a reduced overall expense to you, the racer. With Monday being a holiday, that also allows for most of you to have an extra day of travel without having to take time off from work.
Thanks to the work of some dedicated QSAC members, we now have our own spot on the web to discuss QSAC business, happenings and anything else that pertains to Quarter Scale Racing and QSAC.
Unlike other forums in the past this will be an extension of the QSAC website. Here announcements will be made and be a place to discuss "Official QSAC business."
This will be a "QSAC Members Only forum." Any QSAC member wishing to participate will be required to register with their First name, Last name and QSAC number. This way everyone will know who they are talking with and keep everything above board.
When you register there is a security question, some of them are silly, some require a bit of thought. This question is there to keep out the AutoBots from gaining access to the site, Please do not discuss these security questions on-line, this will allow the Auto-Bots to gain access to the answers.
To access the New QSAC Discussion Forum goto QSAC Forum.
To All Members, 1/4 scale racers and manufactures,
I have been asked and have accepted DC's vacated position. Some of you may ask why I would subject myself to more criticism and harassment by certain elements of the 1/4 scale community. I have asked myself this question any number of times. It would obviously be easier to race my cars and just help work to make my own club grow. The answer is that I love 1/4 scale racing and all the fun and friends that go with it. I also feel an obligation to see this term to completion. I know and readily admit that I have made mistakes during my past terms. All I can say is that none of us are perfect and I always served to the best of my abilities. All i ask is that you give this a fair chance to work. I will take any and all phone calls, answer emails or questions and complaints at the tracks. These past couple of years there have been many false rumors, unfounded accusations, innuendos, conspiracy theories and out right lies that have given some the idea that there is a "CLIQUE" in the QSAC organization. This is patently untrue, sure we all know each other from the time we spend together at NCS events or phone calls and emails shared on how or what to do about events or rule changes, but we have all worked towards improving racing and the rules for the racer.
The fact is a lot of people lose sight of, is that QSAC is a rules governing body set up to provide a fair and level playing field for a 6 race national series for those racers that attend these events to battle for a national title, it also provides its members with a standardized national set of rules that can be used nationally making it easier for all members to travel from track to track. QSAC also affords the members and sanctioned tracks an extremely affordable insurance. It is not Big Brother telling you how to run your local races or to grow your club. I have always told sanctioned track owners to do what they thought was necessary to grow their clubs as long as it didn't violate safety. It is an organization to try and grow 1/4 scale racing, but not to put money in any ones pockets. I believe in our organization, and feel obligated to defend it when it's attacked. I would just ask that you pick up the phone and call and keep in mind there are 2 sides to every story, get them both and make an informed decision from there.
I have had several long discussions with Todd and look forward to working with him. We have discussed some fresh ideas and new concepts on how to improve 1/4 scale going into the future, one in particular that I believe will make a huge change that will repair some of the perception that is currently out there and I hope to help him achieve these goals. Maybe I can even help him steer clear of some of the pitfalls I stepped into.
Hopefully in about 15 months, upon completion of this term, we the members, can elect someone with the vision and ability to work with Todd and carry QSAC on to greater success.
Dana Chittenden has turned in his resignation as the Co-Chair and will not be completing his term.
As per the QSAC By-Laws and by unanimous decision of the Leadership Team it was decided that Mike Sadler would be appointed to serve out the remainder of Dana's Term.
The decision to appoint Mike was not only for his experience as Co-Chair but for his dedication to the QuarterScale sport and to QSAC.
This will also allow for the continuation of keeping one experienced Co-chair in place while electing a new one and keeping the "chain of experience" intact.
To the membership,
I dearly regret my decision to relinquish my position as co-chair for QSAC. This decision was not easy but it comes down to a balance of work and play. The past 6 months have afforded me another promotion at work and I can no longer effectively be a participating member of the leadership team. Please accept my apologies and may QSAC prosper in the future with a leadership team that has the balance to propel this club into the future. As my schedule allows I hope to see the dear friends I have made as a racer and a leader within the organization.
Todd Holloway has declared his candidacy for QSAC Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 Seasons.
My name is Todd Holloway. I live in Yorktown, In. Being from the Midwest and being born to a 30 plus year race car driver, racing is in my blood. Also in my blood is the will and drive to succeed at anything I try. Not always is that possible, but if I fail it is not because I didn't try or I quit.
I have been racing quarter scale since 1991 and before that 10th Scale. I have been a part of one of the oldest and largest QSAC clubs in the country (IQSR) for 22 years. I was president for about 16 years. To this day the club is still going strong and getting bigger and better every year.
I have decided to run for the QSAC Co-Chair position for 2014-2015. I have been a director for what seems like forever and feel it's time for me to step up and help continue what QSAC and its members have started. I feel like I can bring a lot of us back together and get back to having fun and enjoying what we love to do, the real reason we all started. Please consider me for your next Co-Chair position. Together we can make it fun again.
There are NO RULES CHANGES in this version. There are only two changes. The first is the location for the 2013 Dirt Oval Nationals. The track, BMI, is no longer a dirt track so the location and date will be changed and will be announced as soon as we have a replacement venue for the race.
There is an additional page added to the rulebook that will list the changes that are made to the rulebook as they come about. You will find this on page 29. We feel that the addition of this page will help you, the Members, Racers and Race directors to find changes in the Rule Book
Thanks to the work of the The Co-Chairs, The Special Projects Committee and dedication of Mark Hogue of WCM to Quarterscale Racing and to QSAC, QSAC and WCM are proud to announce a partnership for the 2013 QSAC NCS Series.
"We would like to thank WCM for coming on board as the Title Sponsor for the 2013 NCS Series. This is going to be a great asset to both QSAC & WCM. With WCM showing support for the NCS Series, the Organization and its racers, as well as QSAC, showing that a partnership can be made with manufactures as we work together at growing the sport. The owners of WCM, Mark & Chris Hogue, & Terrence Garrett are just getting started in 1/4 scale, but want very much for the sport to grow, and are putting their money & name where they believe it will have an impact. With their support we are going to try a new approach, helping tracks & clubs to promote themselves and hopefully this will bring about new racers. This in turn helps QSAC as an organization grow and become stronger, forging stronger partnerships with Tracks, Manufactures and the racers" Tony Evans Co-Chair
"I am truly excited and would like to thank WCM for coming on board and sponsoring the national championship series! This is huge for our hobby and is a definite show of strength and "will" to grow! Mark and the guys at WCM continue to show their pride in the organization and their "will" to make our hobby grow! What a class act!! 2013 has started with some excitement but none bigger than this!"
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
-Henry Ford Dana Chittenden CO-Chair
"I am looking forward to working with the Team at WCM in bringing more exposure of Quarter Scale Racing to the masses. With the expertise of Mark Hogue and all the guys that are behind WCM, I can only see things getting even better for Quarter Scale Racers all over the country. With the combination of QSAC and WCM great things are on the horizon." Scott Harper Special Project Committee Chairman
"We at WCM are very proud to support the QSAC National Championship Series. We hope this will help to open a new chapter in Quarter Scale Racing. WCM as the very first builder of Quarter Scale Race Cars, is dedicated to the growth of the sport with a promise to our customers to provide a quality race car, support parts and service. We hope that our fellow manufacturers and parts suppliers will join with us to help move Quarter Scale racing to the next level. Quarter Scale Racing is the best kept secret in all of motorsports, and if we all work together we can change that. We are looking forward to this years races and the renewed interest in our entire sport." Mark Hogue WCM
In a never ending attempt to keep all of the Quarter Scale Racers better informed as to what is going on here in QSAC there have been some additions to the website that we hope will make it easier for you to find the things you need.
There has been a new tab at the top created called "Co-Chair Corner". By clicking on this tab it will take you to a page where you can choose each Co-Chair and see the articles that they have submitted for you, the racers, to read. Here they will inform you of things they have been working on, want to work on, would like your input on or any number of things.
We thought that by doing it this way we will be better to keep the front page for the latest announcements or news.
There is also a section of the website being developed for you to see Tech Questions answered by Bill Scott, the National Tech Director. This will work by you simply emailing Bill your questions and we will publish the questions and answers here on the site.
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