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Due to the post office holdiay on Monday 2/17, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday 2/19. The last pickup will be late afternoon. But even with an extra day, your cars should probably get into the mail this weekend if they're not on their way already.
There will be no pickup on Thursday or Friday. I need those days to tag all the cars and prep for racing. Any cars that arrive after the cutoff will be returned over the following week along with all other entries.
Here are the cars making up Team Redline Derby. Elite crew, if I may say so myself.
RLD Racing / Nissan 180SX
Traction Event / Porsche Panamera
Go Time Racing / Muscle Speeder
League of Speed / BMW M1
Mattman213 / Silver Bullet
Sam Dany / Gov'ner
Worpex Racing / Shadow Jet
Voxxer Racing / Mitsubishi Evo
I don't have photos of the Autobody Specialists team cars yet, hopefully get those Thursday for a quick preview before the Friday race.
Group shot of the Autobody Specialists's team along with the Battle of the Builders Award. Clearly we appear to be in the little leagues.. BUT.. there may be a surprise or two, or three, in that field. Tomorrow evening, David takes on Goliath again!! - Bruno
We'll be using a Google spreadsheet to log the times and track results for this race. It's a time tournament so that's all we're tracking, not who beat who in any given match-up.
Racing is expected to happen after 5pm tonight.
Click here for real-time results
I am hoping to get full video for this race since it should be pretty quick to run, although any video from Friday & Saturday won't get produced and posted until probably Sunday or Monday with all the other recaps.
Check out the final time standings here
You didn't need any tea leaves to know how this one was going to end up. I'm proud to say that Team Redline Derby took home the coveted Red Stallion in the 1st Annual Battle of the Builders. The team from Autobody Specialists put up a good fight, but alas, it was not enough.
Big congrats go to Matt Allen (Mattman213) on having the fastest car out of the whole bunch. His Silver Bullet clocked in an even 2.00 sec run, which was also an all-time track best. So not only did we collectively raise hell, Matt left some extra stank that won't soon be washed away. And I think we can safely say that Matt no longer qualifies as a "rookie" around these parts.
On the other side of the aisle, Bruno's Mad Splash boat - yes, a boat - was the best of the ABS bunch with a 2.02 run and the only Autobody team member to crack the Top 10. The ABS team had 9 cars to RLD's 8 so only the one slowest was excluded from the team average.
Overall, the average time for Team RLD was 2.02 sec, while Team ABS was 2.07 sec. So while we took home the trophy, you can see that everyone had some speedy cars.
As per the race setup, both Matt and Bruno will receive a Redline Derby Axle Alignment Jig for being the fastest of their team. Congrats to everyone for a great race and high fives all around for Team Redline Derby!
I have video for most of the time races but quality might be iffy. We had to keep up the pace so we didn't outstay our welcome on a Friday night. I'll try to put together some sort of highlight reel at least and get it up next week.
Very Cool!!!! Awesome job Matt congrats and a huge thank you to RLD and Autobody specialist for hosting. Also gotta say I was surprised at how close this was...this is what we do and the autobody boys were nipping at our heals...great job everyone.
When I put the Bullet together, wasn't even polished, glued or weighed down and i sent it for a test pass and it screamed. I was shocked and immediately put it into the front of the line to finish up for this race. All that paid off and I'm glad to see it worked just as well out there!!!!
Clearly Team Redline has no mercy in their hearts for the less prepared and skilled, and that's just the way we like it. Congrats to everyone that sent a car to represent Redline, it's a great flock of racers for sure! It was fun to watch and I liked the team vs team format and I'll be the first to say it...
Just wait 'till next year!!!!