IMM Rocker Cover Racing Regeln - Original

The rules were established by Neil KilBane from Ireland, Gabor Varga from Hungary, David Woodbridge from England and Mike Guido from America.

General rules

  1. This is a fun event. Any person taking it too seriously will be ridiculed and shunned.
  2. Teams are welcome to wear racing suits, fireproof overalls, helmets, goggles etc., but do so at the risk of being laughed at
  3. Sponsorship logos, racing stickers and car names are encouraged but no obscenities please.
  4. Wings for down force, spoilers, air dams and other appendages are all permitted so long as they fit within the maximum dimensions of the racer. They probably won’t do any good but we can all have a good giggle at them.
  5. The judges’ decision is final although bribes are greatly received!

Modified Class Racer

This class is for the all out honor of having the fastest international Mini rocker cover, that isn’t attached to a Mini engine. Creativity for speed and design is welcomed, but rules are rules. The following rules are the requirements that are checked at pre-race inspection. Other than these rules, it’s open to your creativity and abilities.

  1. All ages. Kids to great great grandparents.
  2. Body: Begin with a stock or aftermarket A series Mini rocker cover. Modifying and decorating is open and encouraged as long as it is still recognizable as a Mini rocker cover.
  3. Wheels: 4 wheels are required and all 4 must be in contact with the track during the race unless the racer catches air due to the track conditions. Wheel design and material is open. Maximum wheel diameter is 5 inches.
  4. Wheel bearings: Open. Lubricants are open.
  5. Axles: Open.
  6. Gravity is the only power source. There can not be anything mechanical that would affect the speed.
  7. Maximum dimensions and weight: Length – 14 inches (35.56 cm)  /  Width – 8 inches (20.32 cm)  /  Height – 8 inches (20.32 cm)  /  Weight – 8 pounds (3.628 kg)

Kids Class Racer

This class is designed for kids to learn how to build a racer, be creative, and have fun racing other kids. The rules were created to keep all of the racers closely competitive while allowing the kids to be the builders with minimal adult help. The following rules are the requirements that are checked at pre-race inspection. If the racer looks to have too much adult involvement or does not meet the following rules, it is up to the judges to move the racer to the Modified Class for consideration. Note, the rules are as basic as putting a rocker cover on top of a very small skateboard. The extent of the rules is to keep it that basic and equal.

  1. Age: 12 and under at the time of the race.
  2. Tools: No tools beyond standard hand tools, saws, and drills can be used. No welding or machining.
  3. Body: Begin with a stock type steel A series Mini rocker cover. Modifying and decorating is open and encouraged as long as it is still recognizable as a Mini rocker cover.
  4. Wheels: 4 stock skateboard or roller skate wheels made of urethane or rubber. Maximum diameter 2 ½” (65 mm). Minimum width 1.18” (30 mm). The wheels can not be modified or worn to reduce the width touching the track surface. All 4 wheels must touch the track during the race unless the racer catches air due to the track conditions.
  5. Wheel bearings: Steel ball bearings only. If the bearings are in question, be prepared to remove the dust covers to show them for inspection. Lubricants are open.
  6. Axles: Stock skateboard or roller skate trucks. The only modification allowed would be to do what is needed to lock the truck from moving, if so desired.
  7. Gravity is the only power source. There can not be anything mechanical that would affect the speed.
  8. Maximum dimensions and weight: Length – 14 inches (35.56 cm)  /  Width – 8 inches (20.32 cm)  /  Height – 8 inches (20.32 cm)  /  Weight – 7 pounds (3.175 kg)

The Race

  1. There will be heats of 2 Racers per heat with the best of 3 races deciding the heat winner.
  2. The first Racer to cross the finish line is the winner. If neither Racer makes it to the finish, the one going the furthest distance wins that race.
  3. Any Racer crossing a lane marker shall lose that race
  4. Winning Racers will advance to the next round until all are eliminated except one, which becomes the outright winner.
  5. Any protest must be lodged with the judges who will remind you of General Rule #1.

Show & Shine

Depending on the IMM schedule, there will be a Show and Shine for all of the rocker racers before or after the races. The rockers will be displayed in their respective class for everybody to see. This is your time to shine!

Kids Class – This is for all of the rockers that are racing in the Kids Class.

Modified Class – This is for all of the rockers that are racing in the Modified Class, including any of the Kids Class Racers that were bumped to this class per pre-race inspection.

Open Class – Anything goes as long as it started with an A series rocker cover and is still recognizable as one. That means size, wheels, shape, design, weight is all open, be creative! It will still need to roll on 4 wheels, but speed doesn’t matter. This is also where any rocker that didn’t pass pre-race inspection can compete.

Trophy Categories: Modified Class Racer / Kids Class Racer / Show & Shine Kids Class / Show & Shine Modified Class / Show and Shine Open Class