National Control Line Racing Association
07/08/2023 to 07/14/2023

For detailed information see the IAC Calendar.

There are several classes of CL Racing, but the idea is the same for all: finish the designated number of laps before the competition.  Those who turn in the fastest preliminary heats advance to longer feature races.  Two or more entries fly at the same time. This is a team event, with each team consisting of a pilot and one or two people serving as a pit crew. Upon the “go” signal, the pit crew starts the engine and releases the aircraft. One or more pit stops for fuel are required in each race.  Many of the aircraft are equipped with shutoffs, so the pilots can land whenever the team decides. Other elaborate equipment is designed to speed up the mandatory pit stops.  Watch for quick landings and fast restarts.  There are many classes of CL Racing, including Mouse Race, Goodyear (Scale), Rat Race, Slow Rat Race, and FAI Team Race, in which participants compete at a world-class level.

Nats News

July 17, 2020: CL Racing

By Tim Stone

Racing wound up Thursday with two events: Clown Race and Super Slow Rat/Fox combo.

July 16, 2020: CL Racing

By Tim Stone

Racing Wednesday were two events Texas origin: Texas Quickie Rat and Dallas Sport Goodyear. These events usually bring out some of the best races because of their time proven rules. Both events use stock engines that are still easily available and cheap, simple models with no exotic parts.

July 15, 2020: CL Racing

By Tim Stone

Racing Tuesday was two of the fastest current events, Slow Rat and AMA Goodyear (Scale Race). Unfortunately, some of the normal entrants to both events are staying home this year for a number of reasons.

July 14, 2020: CL Racing

By Tim Stone

Racing at the 2020 Nats began today with two events on the schedule: F2C (Team Race) and AMA Mouse I Racing.

July 13, 2020: CL Racing

By Tim Stone

As with the rest of the world, the corona virus has affected Control Line racing at the Nats this year.  The National Control Line Racing Association (NCLRA) officers were waiting until June 10, for AMA to give the okay for Outdoor Nats to proceed. By this time, Indoor and Outdoor Free Flight had decided that they were going to cancel anyway. Not so with NCLRA—race is on! Gentlemen start your engines!