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Beetle Bonanza

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Looking forward to getting more Beetles everyday. Thanks to everyone who is participating.  I will do my best to keep everyone updated on how your cars did. Please be patient, I'm a 1 man crew and will be as professional as I can be. 

Most likely going to run races random. No qualifying runs. Brackets will be set up as cars come in. Doesn't get much more random. If you have 2 cars Racing I'm going to try and keep them in separate brackets for first round. After 1st round it's out of my control.  

I'm a grown man so constructive criticism is welcome. Suggestions will be read. At the end of day I'm doing this because I love watching the races, and seeing all those custom cars. None of us are getting paid, so let's keep it fun and enjoy the races.  

Thanks to everyone who is participating.     And thanks for all the track love. Good luck to everyone.  

                             Jason. (Justalilprick)

  • you can do it! — dr_dodge
  • Good luck brother! Don't stress over it! If you are not having fun then make some changes for next time! Personally, I like the random run them as they come... but I can see where others may not. Either way, you are the host and we appreciate your efforts! — Stoopid_Fish_Racing
  • I just mailed mine with some stickers for you today — RLoRacing
  • You got this! — Dutch_Clutch_Racing

Herbie and Lady Bug are about to hit the road. I was going to leave the Lady Bug as it was but it just needed a number and other racing decals. I touched up the 50 year old chipped paint and tuned it up a little but didn't pull the axles off for polishing; Lady Bug was keeping up with Herbie and my other fast cars with just a little graphite and added weight. They each weigh 54 grams and are completely stock except for weight, paint and decals. Good luck to everyone entering the race.

  • Looks great! — Dutch_Clutch_Racing
  • love the lady bug — dr_dodge
  • Thank you. I'm still surprised at how good the condition of the Lady Bug was when I pulled it out of my box of old cars. I felt a little bad about putting decals on it but it rolls so well, It had to represent the classic Lesney Matchbox brand. Herbie is a newer Matchbox casting and is much more accurate to the details but the Lady Bug just looks too cool to ignore. — Billys_Midway_Racing

Opinions needed .. 

I tried to start filming for the Bonanza.  Ran into minor speedbump. Setup a 16 car bracket. Only 5 cars finished out of 16 races. Not very entertaining.    Out of the thousands of races I have filmed these were the worst. Jungle Falls seems to be a Lil to much for some of these Beetles. When I test everyone's car individualy,  they all make it down track fine. 

A.   4 cars 4 races, add checkpoints to track and do points depending on what checkpoint you passed.  

B.  2 cars 2 races alternating lanes.               Win 2 in a row and advance. (Finish the race)                                                                    If both cars win 1 race, winner will be determined by time. Whoever has faster time.                                                                     Checkpoints also in play.

C.  Run everyone solo and fastest time wins. 

Feedback needed, and welcome. Just want to get best race videos possible and be exciting at same time. 

                  Thanks Jason (justalilprick)


  • That's a shame. However, I believe option A will provide entertainment while ensuring that the best cars still progress forward, making for higher quality races in the semi's and finals. Just my humble opinion, of course/ — Hardcore_Poetic
  • mr murphy runnin' loose in the jungle. let no great idea go unchallenged. — dr_dodge

It'll be great which ever way you go... left my preferences on the other post! Good luck mate... we all want you to be successful on this great looking track!

I also replied on the other post on this subject.   Whatever works for you is the way to go.

Jungle Falls Raceway would like to wish everyone luck in the 1st Beetle Bonanza.  

I have decided to race 4 cars at a time, changing positions for 4 races. Also 6 checkpoints along track.                                 A win =3.  2nd= 2   3rd=1.  4th=0.                   Each checkpoint passed 1/2 a point.            Finishing points and checkpoints earned will be added together. If car doesn't finish only checkpoints passed will count toward score. The 2 cars with most points after 4 races moves on. 

Hope everyone enjoys the races, Filming has begun. I will keep all participating informed best I can.    

                 Good luck, Jason (Justalilprick)

JUNGLE FALLS RACEWAY,                BEETLE BONANZA. GROUP 1.          TEAMS 1-16.   Only 2 cars will move on to next round. Scores will be posted after 4 races are completed. 

Scoring.                                                     Win=  3. 2nd= 2.  3rd= 1.  4th=0. Checkpoints.  There are 6 checkpoints along track worth half a point.(.5)  your car must be even with or past posted checkpoints to earn those points. Example. Driver 1 finished race. 3points for win + 3 points for passing all 6 checkpoints.  Driver 2 only made it to checkpoint 4. Driver 2 is awarded 2 points  for making it passed 4 checkpoints.  Top 2 cars in points advance. 

    Good Luck to everyone.                             Enjoy the show. 

Attention Beetle Bonanza  contestants, Drivers 1-16  Round 1 groups 1-4.                 

1. Dutch Clutch, Puff, Hardcore Poetic, Dr. Dodge.                                                              2. DRT3K, E-67Diecast, Miniature Car Racing,  Variat Skunkworks.                          3. Crazy Canuck, 41-14 Racing,  Racing Ricky, Victor Fastlane.                                     4. Dog Squab Racing, Sinestro, Aces High Racing,  Lord Syosset.                                 On YouTube as of Thursday.  Enjoy the show.

Attentin Beetle Bonanza contestants, Round 1 group 2., Drivers 17-32.

1. Fractal Pamda, Dubious Diecast, R-Lo Racing,  Chase Family Racing.                      2. Jester Motorworks,  Iceman Racing,  Feral Patrick, Racing Sungod.                      3. Papa Pugsley, Willie G1, the Belcast Family, Milestone Diecast Racing.                4. Hot Nuts Racing,  Billy's Midway Racing,  MWAI Racing,  Stray Dog. 

Videos posted.

  • I've been sharing this video with my friends and watching it multiple times with a big smile on my face. Lady Bug may have been 3rd in this round but it's better than not racing at all. Hoping my Herbie does better. The other Matchbox Beetles are doing well enough that I might have a chance. :-) — Billys_Midway_Racing

Just want everyone to know I am really enjoying the Racing going on at Jungle Falls.  The Beetle Bonanza is in full swing. 

The videos will hopefully get better as I get more comfortable with editing app. Wish I had more time to dedicate to production but I'm doing my best.  

I have a total.of 68 cars racing in this event. If you haven't seen your car yet please be patient, I'm doing my best to get everyone involved.  I still have 2 more 16 car brackets to get through plus a couple..

Any questions or concerns please reach out to me, and thanks everyone for participating and support. Good luck to remaining drivers. 

                        Thanks, Jason(Justalilprick)

  • looking great so far! — dr_dodge
  • You're doing fine, Jason. I'm just thrilled to see my cars in a race. :-) — Billys_Midway_Racing
  • you are hooked, welcome to the fun! — dr_dodge
  • Doing well and getting better every time. Really appreciate the effort and look forward to more! — FeralPatrick
  • Great job with the points system - looking forward to seeing my bug barf somewhere along your awesome track — AbbyNormal

Beetle Bonanza is still filming. Should be wrapping up tomorrow.  Results will be posted Monday June 3rd at 12pm. 


Beetle Bonanza,  round 1, group 3. Drivers 33-48.    

1. FourSix, Variat Skunkworks,  Umi RI Racing,  John.                                                  2. Milestone Racing,  Renya Racing, Dutch Clutch,  Fat Dad.                                            3. Sneaky Bob, 409 Diecast,  Uncle Elvis, Miniature Car Racing.                                   4. Live Young,  Victor Fastlane, Ra Sungod,  Chase Family Racing.  

Video being posted 6-1 around 3:30pm. 

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