RC RACING COMPETITIONS
NORRCA and ROAR are the two famous RC cars racing competitions. Other
than the hobbyist and individuals there are many manufacturers or groups
that take part as professionals in these racing competitions?
National Organization for Racing Radio Control Autos was established
in September 1987 with an aim to give a thrust to the RC racing hobby.
Another aim for the organization was to give much more receivables to
RC clubs, racers, etc. It helps them to promote their existing infrastructure,
facilities and operations. Thus its main aim is to provide a fruitful
guidance for better enhancement of their endeavors in the RC racing
hobby such that they feel that they have an organization that is formed
to suffice their needs.
Norrca is a professionally run organization that does not allow any
alcohol or drugs during any of its event. Further, all drivers must
be member of Norrca to be able to participate in Norrca racing events.
Its membership costs only $25 per annum. There is also an option available
for per event membership.
Various companies are Norrca certified. These certifications not only
stand for product quality or workmanship but also for the total customer
satisfaction that these companies offer. Some of them are Team Losi,
Reedy Modifieds, Trinity Products, World Class Batteries, etc. More
details of the such companies are present on their website.
ROAR or Remotely Operated Auto Racers is the official US/Canada sanctioning,
body for racing RC cars. It is a non-profit organization to promote
the sports of remote control operated racing cars. It is responsible
for maintaining rules such that fair parties are involved in racing
events. All ROAR members are offered membership for Norrca at discount
for the first year. Roar is responsible for organizing race teams that
represent US and Canada at the world championship for all scales of
ROAR also has set of rules designed over last 35 years that act as guidelines
for RC cars and racing events. It does not run races however its members
are eligible to participate in all racing events held for RC cars. Strength
of ROAR lies in its regional presence. It is present as local clubs
all over US and Canada. Weekly competitions, racing orientations, member
interactions etc help drivers to perfect their racing skills. This also
enables them to prepare for higher level championships at region, state
ROAR rules and guidelines are available in the rule book as well as
on the website along with the corrections. Details on the administrative
committee, executive formation, working pattern of the committee, results
of the board meetings, etc are all present on the websites.
Details of the rules, guidance, membership details, voting patterns,
committee formation, etc can be obtained from the respective sites for
these organizations. These also give guidance about driving rules, scoring
patterns, track rules, radio equipment, judging pattern, technical rules,
driver classifications viz. novice, expert, factory, equipment rules,
product legality and all other aspects that are mandatory for racing
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