The two-step axle shaft includes an oversized section (where the wheel rides) to minimize wheel wobble, and a standard diameter section for easy block mounting.
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If you are planning a race and are not required to use a specific kit type, our MV Basic or Wedge Car Kit are just what you need. These attractively priced kits are equipped with:
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All cars must be built from the official [enter name of club or organization] kit.
Each car must be newly built for the race. Cars previously entered in a race cannot be used.
Each club member may enter one car.
The car dimensions are:
The entire car must stage behind the starting pin.
Weight and decorative accessories may be added to the car, but will be included as part of the car for all measurements.
All weight and accessories must be securely fastened to the car, and fixed in place. Wheels are the only allowable moving part on the car.
The car must be powered by gravity alone. Thus, weights and accessories may not actively contribute to the movement of the car.
The wheels and axles supplied with the official kit must be used as follows:
All cars must be brought to the official check-in for inspection [option: by the club member]. Any car arriving after the check-in period will not be allowed to race.
Cars must pass the official inspection using the official scale and measurement devices. If a car fails the inspection, it may be corrected and re-inspected. [optional: The start of the race will not be delayed due to rework on a car that failed inspection.]
After a car passes inspection, it will be impounded. Once impounded the car cannot be modified or lubricated.
ll decisions by the race check-in officials are final and binding.
If a car leaves its lane, and the race officials determine
that a fault in the track or starting mechanism did not cause the
If no car reaches the finish line, the finishing places will be determined by the distance traveled by each car in its own lane.
If a wheel falls off during a race, the car may be repaired by the car owner. The repair must be completed within the longer of (a) five minutes, or (b) the start of the next heat in which the car will run. At the discretion of the race official, additional help may be provided to the owner of the car.
If a car part (other than a wheel) falls off during a race, the part cannot be replaced on the car.
Any appeals or rule questions must be promptly brought to the attention of the race officials.
| Pro Stainless Steel Axles
Steel coated with zinc or nickel: 4094, 4095, 4096, 4097, 4099
Magnetic stainless steel: 4051, 4052
Non-magnetic stainless steel coated with nickel: 4093, 4098