Florida H.O. Racing Association (F.H.O.R.A.) is the States first H.O. Racing Organization. 2001 was our first official race season. Our many of our corporate & non-corporate sponsors continually help this organization grow by providing products, prize contributions and support in various other ways. As an expression of thanks to these sponsors, we ask that you patronize them by choosing their products or service whenever possible. After all, thats how sponsorships work.
This is a non-profit group, and not a professional circuit of any type. Racing events are done in a manner that supports an equal, fun, fair, and inexpensive enjoyment. During competition, judgment calls may need to be made for outstanding circumstances. Decisions will be made with fun, and fairness in mind. At the same time trying to be unbiased as possible. We expect you to remember that these are toy cars, and good sportsmanship is of the utmost important.
Founding members have tailored the following rules to promote fairness, competitiveness, for the enjoyment of each participant. Members are expected to understand that when a newcomer visits or participates at an event for the first time, all proceedings will halt until the guest is made to feel welcome and comfortable.
~ Everyones first race event entry fees are free.
~ Your race entry fees are free when your guest participates at an event.
~ Everyone is encouraged to make suggestions or ideas that would make our group more fun, realistic, competitive, fairer or less expensive.
~ Everyone is also encouraged to obtain other sponsors to help support & promote F.H.O.R.A.
~ If you like or buy a product and enjoy its benefits. Please pass on the information about it to others.
~ Only cars legal for competition can be run on our tracks.
~ No tobacco or alcohol related sponsorships may appear on cars that run on our tracks.
~ Any single resistor, or electronic type controller may be used in competition.
~ Racing class requirements are published and happily explained at any time. Running an illegal car or not adhering to event rules will result in disqualification from that race.
~ Respect for others at all times.
~ Proper language requested.
~ Never borrow parts or equipment without permission. Feel free to ask for help with parts.
~ Ladies first, when present.
~ Provide equal track time for others during practice.
~ The practice good sportsmanship is required at all times.
~ Never, ever raise your voice or at a turn-marshal.
Hard-line rules: (Things that automatically terminate your membership)
~ Any conduct or behavior which harms, endangers, decreases, the enjoyment value of our group.
~ No beverages permitted at the track.
~ Name badges required when at a public facility or whenever new guest are present.
~ Do not lay your controllers on top of the track. Do not leave your controller at the track.
~ All drivers must take turns serving as turn marshals, unless otherwise authorized by the presiding Race Director.
~ Drivers shall only use the car they submit to technical inspection.
~ Only readily available parts are to be used. If a new part is questioned, Racers must provide the name of manufacturer, part number, costs, and availability of the part.
~ The driver has final responsibility to prove the legality of the car entered. All top three winners of a race event will be torn down and thoroughly inspected. Any question of legality of part or car must be brought to the attention of the Technical Director or Tech Committee prior to the beginning of a race.
I understand that:
~ I have become club member, not a customer as long as my membership is valid.
~ Club members, unlike customers, add value to the club. I will continue to be invited to join Club Events in exchange for the value I bring to the club.
~ I can make donations to the club in any amount I desire and F.H.O.R.A may reward my Donation with a gift of waved entry fees.
~ The membership information will not be distributed to anyone who is not a member.
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