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HO Racing Rules

Rules are set to make the racing fun and competitive.  Although we do carry out some scrutineering, we ask that racers respect WHO race rules.

Detailed rules can be confusing and intimidating. That’s why we’ve included the easy-reference guides.

Even so, some things might still not be clear. If you have any questions, just ask!

It’s no problem going through plans for a build or checking things over to make sure the car is legal and maybe get some tips to make it go faster.

A good rule of thumb is that if we’ve not said you can do something, you can’t...

We run three classes in our club championship:

F1 Classic Cup runs as a sub-class in F1, WHO Tuners runs as a sub-class in WHO Mod and the Gen6 Cup is a sub-class in Nascar.

Click on the thumbnails opposite for easy-reference guides to our class rules.

The full rules can be found buy clicking the following links:

General rules - updated for 2024

Formula One rules - F1 Classic Cup changed for 2024

WHO Mod rules - No changes for 2024

WHO Tuners rules - New Micro Scalextric chassis added

Nascar rules - No changes for 2024


Championship points are awarded as follows after each event:


There are three class championships and a combined club championship, plus junior categories in each for racers who have not reached their 16th birthday before the first Thursday of January.

A 'Rookie of the Year' competition is for racers who have not raced in more than 3 HO club rounds before the start of the season. The points awarded are: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

The F1 Classic Cup competition is run for racers using an eligible chassis in Formula One rounds. Points are 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1

The WHO Tuners competition is run for racers using an eligible chassis in WHO Mod rounds. Points are 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Plus one point for pole position.

The Gen6 Cup competition is run for racers using an eligible chassis and body in Nascar rounds. Points are 46-42-41-40-39-38-37-36-35-34-33-32. The championship is decided in a one-off winner-takes-all showdown in November, with the four drivers who have won Gen6 races or have most points (tie-breaker: top 4 & 8 places).

WHO Mod rules

WHO Tuners

WHO F1 rules

Nascar  rules

WHO chassis

Click on the thumbnails for easy-reference guides to each class and sub-class that you can print or save.

Do ask questions