2016 Pro Series: February, Build your best

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
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This is the first tournament of the 2016 Redline Derby Pro Series. Entry is open to everyone. The points earned in this tournament go towards each racer's Pro Series total at the end of the year. The racer with the most total points in December will be crowned champion.

This is a standard, double-elimination bracket. Points earned only go towards the Pro Series total, they do not determine the winner of this tournament.

The next Pro Series tournament will be held in April.

Winner & Results


Congratulations Aircooled on his win in the first Pro Series race! His Way 2 Fast model barreled through the competition to take out all his opposition including EconoCarl's "legendary" Unobtanium...twice! Aircooled takes home the Amazon gift card prize, the victory sticker, and earns 60 points towards his Pro Series score.


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Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight: 65g max
  • Car size: Max 3.25" long by 2" high. Width should fit on standard HW orange track.
  • Limit 1 cars per entrant
  • Any brand, any model, any year, any make...build your best!
  • Any wheels, no limits; FTEs allowed
  • Must be drilled rivets, no stock entries
  • Dry lubes only
  • Doesn't have to be a new build, you can enter a previous mod if you want


The racer that wins this bracket will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card (digital), plus the first ever RLD Victory Sticker.

How to enter

Post a reply with your intention to enter, then ship your entry car to the address below before February 21, 2016. Live racing show will be the following Saturday, 2/27.

Redline Derby Racing c/o Brian Vaughn
PO Box 842
Grove City, OH 43123

Please include an RLD Entry ID Card with your entry along with some cash to cover the cost of returning your car if you want it back. Or you can Paypal the return fee to paypal@redlinederby.com

Scoring and Winning

This is a standard, double-elimination bracket. Seeding will be random as will any byes that are needed. The car that wins the bracket is champ. Points do not determine the winner of this tournament.

Pro Series points are +10 for every win in the main bracket. The tournament winner will receive +20 for the victory. There will be no points awarded for Loser's Bracket wins.


Cars will be inspected on arrival and checked for weight and other conditions. Any car that fails inspection will be removed from the tournament and returned to the owner.

Each car is given on do-over if they come off the track during a run. If goes off track a second time, it will forfeit that match.

Host Track

This tournament will be racing on the Redline Derby Racing home track in Ohio, with manual starting gate and sensor finish line. Track is 17' long with a 4' hill from 2.5' high.


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72_Chevy_C10 12/31/15
Event coordinator

Okee-dokee...I'll see what I can cobble together :)

Anything goes is scary.

Might be sending Elenore for this one.

  • Elenore, Steve, Larry, Moe...send your best! — redlinederby
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72_Chevy_C10 1/2/16
Event coordinator

I just found a very "much played with" '57 Chevy...that will, no doubt, find it's way out to Ohio!

  • did you find a 429 super cobra jet to stuff in it ? — fordman
  • Still looking for one of those,Smitty...so, in the mean time, I'll just stuff a small block in there! — 72_Chevy_C10
  • nothing wrong with a 221, 260, 289, 302 or 351s... — fordman
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Dadvball 1/2/16

 I'm in!

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aircooled 1/2/16

Is this a race which is run in one location?  What is the length of the track and how high is the drop?  Any information would be super.

  • The track info is in the first post...16', 4' drop — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Yes, just one track, cars won't travel — redlinederby


Just so happens... Here's a very detailed look at the track I think he'll be using...??

  • Yup, that's it - but the finish line is now a 4-lane BotMaker — redlinederby
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redlinederby 1/21/16
Site manager

Here are the official specs for the RLD home track for this race.

Finished a Custom Fleetside for the race, having 63 grams with FTEs. An original Sweet Sixteen model.


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redlinederby 2/1/16
Site manager

Quick note to all entrants to please include some details about the car(s) you used to build your entry. I'm planning on doing a preview video where I show and talk about each entry, so anything you can include will help make that more entertaining for everyone.

Perhaps I'll use the fastest car I know, the Cadillac V-16. There's a mint in package one that will appear in the mail soon which will first be raced in the Maryland Downhill Racing Events then modified for this race. Lots of details will be provided for the entry soon such as a driver and backstory.

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JDC442 2/2/16

Speaking of Cad 16s, I would love to give this baby another shot at victory.  Haven't had time to build anything new - would I be able to enter in this previous build Brian?

  • I'm pretty sure that Brian said that they could be old builds, JDC — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Yes, old mods qualify, so send 'er in — redlinederby

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