Class 6: Raid

Description:

Ready-to-race 1/32 slot cars representing cars that have competed on the Paris-Dakar and similar cross-country Raid events.

Regulations:

No modifications permitted from OEM specification except free choice of guide provided that no chassis modifications are required for fitment. Traction magnet must be removed and weight may be positioned in the chassis if it is not visible from outside the car. Car may be repainted. Tyre choice free.

Eligible Cars:

Avant Slot: MAN Truck, Mitsubishi Lancer

MSC: Peugeot 205 T16, Peugeot 405 T16, Range Rover

Ninco: BMW X5, Bowler Nemesis, Hummer Mitsubishi Pajero, Mitsubishi Lancer, Pro Truck, Schlesser Buggy, VW Touareg

Power Slot: Hummer

Scaleauto: MINI All-4, Porsche 959

SCX: Citroën 2CV Sahara, Hummer, Mitsubishi Lancer, Renault 4 Dakar, VW

Touareg

SCX TT: Buggy, Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Patrol, Peugeot 405 T16

Driver’s View:

These are all cars – and trucks – intended for running over the rough, rock-strewn Raid tracks that were in fashion a few years ago from the Spanish manufacturers like Ninco and SCX. Racing them on a traditional circuit is an interesting challenge because they’re pretty far out of their comfort zone, being better able to scale boulders and ford rivers. With their knobbly tyres and soft suspension they make quite a different experience to any other class at the club.