This class is intended to be a fun class for racers of all skill levels. To keep a level playing field, no performance upgrades are allowed to the truck. Only a few optional durability upgrades are allowed to the truck. Ideally, a Ready-To-Run Slash, with a transponder added, can win any Spec Slash race in the hands of the right driver.
Allowable Models: This class is open to any RTR 2wd (Brushed, 12T) Traxxas Slash, as well the Traxxas Slash Unassembled Kit (58014-4).
Cheating: Cheating diminishes the joy of the class. Do not ruin it for other racers by being dishonest. If you are caught cheating, you will be banned from the class, and likely from racing at ROCCK in the future.
Class Race Fee: $15
Kit – referencing original equipment contained in the original box that the vehicle was sold in. In its original factory form. Not aftermarket.
Aftermarket – not original equipment. Not offered as part of the original equipment line of parts, from the manufacturer.
Vehicle Modifications and Parts:
Body: All trucks must use the factory Traxxas body. You may elect to purchase a clear body and supply your own paint scheme. That is permissible as long as it is a Traxxas brand body. Cutting holes in the body for airflow is not allowed. It is permissible to remove torn, or broken pieces of the body, to prevent cuts/physical harm to turn marshals.
Chassis: No modifications may be made to the chassis system. Vehicle must be raced in its stock form. Original Traxxas Replacement parts, as supplied on original model 5805 truck kit, only for damaged/worn parts. No LCG chassis allowed.
Suspension: Both the front & the rear suspension systems must remain in stock form. Original Traxxas parts only. No aftermarket replacement components may be installed. RPM rear hub carriers are allowed for durability improvements. Stock (kit) shock collars may be used to adjust ride height.
Legal Tuning Parts: Original 5805 Traxxas Kit Shock white Springs may be used. Shock Caps may be replaced with Alum Shock Cap #2667 (or any other related color). Shock oil may be changed for maintenance purposes.
Steering: No modifications may be made to the steering system. Original kit parts only. Traxxas metal gear conversion for the stock traxxas servo is allowed. (See page 3 for additional servos allowed).
Bearings: Original Traxxas kit bearings are preferred, but any inexpensive bearings (less than a couple of dollars) may be used as normal wear and tear occurs. Ceramic bearings are not allowed. Keep it cheap, and keep it fun.
Electronics: Original RTR Kit electronics Speed Control (XL-5) & Servo (2075/2075x) only. You may run a receiver that is compatible with your race radio.
Motor: This class is restricted to a stock Traxxas Titan 12T motor. Water break-in is allowed and is not considered a modification.
Battery: This class is limited to any NiCad or NiMh battery made up of 7 “sub C” size cells or 2s Lipo battery pack. No LiHV batteries allowed.
Wheels and Tires: Original Traxxas Slash brand 2.2” wheels and tires. Traxxas’ soft compound version of the kit tire is permitted in any Traxxas branded tread pattern.
Drive line: Only the original Traxxas Drive Train may be used. No aftermarket or replacement drive components may be installed. Traxxas kit differential is required. Any brand pinion is allowed, as long as it is metal. Ball differentials are NOT permitted in the Spec Class. Maximum pinion size is 19t.
Weight: Truck must weigh no less than 4.75 pounds ready to Race.
Additional Rules and Regulations:
Spot checks may occur at any time if other racers believe an individual has a truck that is out of spec, regardless of finishing position.
If a racer wins back to back races, they are required to not race in the next Spec Slash race.
Heats and mains are all heads up racing.
Allowable Durability Upgrades:
- RPM Rear Hub Carriers – 80382/80385
- RPM Caster Blocks – 80712 (all colors)
- Traxxas Aluminum Shock Caps – 3767 (all colors)
- Traxxas Soft Compound Tires – 5873R
- Any Traxxas brand Slash body
- Traxxas Metal Servo Gear Set – TRA2072R
- Traxxas Metal Gear Servo (2075x) – TRA2075X