Clutch Mountain Contender Series

Friday, April 1st, 2022
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Overview

The Contender Series is an on-going Driver Based League that is held on WeRaceDiecast's Clutch Mountain. The league is ran similar to how a UFC fighting division is ran. There is a champion, and 15 ranked drivers; all other drivers are unranked. Drivers have the opportunity to move up the rankings by competing in themed races and performing well. Most races are 4 drivers and 4 car events. Occassionally we do other variations, or even larger tournament style events.  

New Drivers can join, but they MUST  be able to design good looking cars with custom paint and decals. The goal of the series is to highlight the best designers of diecast builds. If you can build a fast car thats great, but can you make it look nice? Not just good, but great?

New Drivers will need to win an Entry Race in order to become a League Driver (See Below).

NOTE:  MAKE SURE YOU READ THE WHOLE PAGE. DO NOT SEND IN CARS WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING US. THANK YOU :)


Initial 16 League Drivers:

  1. Derek "Doc" Reipe, Doc's Speed Shop, #51, USA
  2. Oliver James, Transport Diecast Racing, #19, USA
  3. Donavan “Gray Wizard” Kinyon, Golden Owl Tattoos, #77, USA
  4. Biff Kirby, Commotion Diecast, #1, USA
  5. Cody “Ironman” Irons, Irons Diecast Racing, #42, USA
  6. Chad "Daddy G" Giron, G4 Diecast Racing, #4, USA
  7. Robert "Rubber Tow" Manore, Monster Motorsports, #80, USA
  8. John “Mr Darq” Kuhn, Darq-Arts, #13, USA
  9. Bob “Sneaky Bob” Stoner, Vapor Racing, #21, USA
  10. Alex, “Big Al” Sulanke, Big Al’s Customs, #16, USA
  11. Adam “Crazy Canuck” Hutchings, White Nuckle Speed Shop, #53, Canada
  12. Andy "Flyin" McBrian, Madness Motorsports, #24, USA
  13. Ryan “R-Lo” Lopez, R-Lo Racing, #69, USA
  14. James "Kirk" Elliott, Fractal Panda Racing, #8, Scotland
  15. Ken "Boxer" Olsen, Maker’s Box Motors, #6, USA
  16. Willy “Wildman” Maykit, Willy Maykit Diecast, #9, USA

Driver Based

One of the distinguishing features is the series is DRIVER-BASED, not CAR-BASED. Every time a group of drivers is selected to be in a race, they will build a NEW car to compete. Based on how each driver performs will effect whether they move up or down the ranking board. Drivers will be selected based on availabilty, matchups, and current ranking.

Types of Races

Standard races will be 4 Driver/Car events. There will also be 6 and 8 Driver/Car events as well. While things are still in the initial planning phases, we are looking at running an annual Open event that would feature 16 NEW Drivers and give them a chance to join the league. 

Entry Race

In order to get into the league you must win an Entry Race. These will typically be 4 car races and the winner will get added to the league as an Unranked driver. Once in the league, you are in the league permenantly as long as you want to compete.

Theme Styled Races

All races in the Contender Series will be Theme based. Examples are: Vans, Trucks, Convertibles, Modern Ford Cars, Fast and Furious, JDM, American Muscle, Super Cars, etc. 

Schedule

The schedule is a work in progress. It is not meant to be a weekly racing event. If you are a driver, you will not be expected to send in NEW cars every other week/month. There will be some sort of rotation that gives everyone the chance to compete. Some may compete more than others; depends on availability, rivals, good matchups and the current rankings. But if you are interested in joining the league at some point, just be aware that there will be a schedule and missing a race could affect your rankings (again will be a case by case basis).

Scoring System

The scoring system won't be public, but only the top 15 will be publically ranked. All drivers will be ranked behind the scenes, and determining how drivers move up and down the rankings will be decided by performances.


Ranked Drivers

Champion: Bob “Sneaky Bob” Stoner, Vapor Racing, #21, USA

  1. Ken "Boxer" Olsen, Maker’s Box Motors, #6, USA
  2. Adam “Crazy Canuck” Hutchings, White Nuckle Speed Shop, #53, Canada
  3. Chad "Daddy G" Giron, G4 Diecast Racing, #4, USA
  4. Robert "Rubber Tow" Manore, Monster Motorsports, #80, USA
  5. Donavan “Grey Wizard” Kinyon, Golden Owl Tattoos, #77, USA
  6. Biff Kirby, Commotion Diecast, #1, USA
  7. Derek "Doc" Reipe, Doc's Speed Shop, #51, USA
  8. Oliver James, Transport Diecast Racing, #19, USA
  9. James "Kirk" Elliott, Fractal Panda Racing, #8, Scotland
  10. Willy “Wildman” Maykit, Willy Maykit Diecast, #9, USA
  11. Cody “Ironman” Irons, Irons Diecast Racing, #42, USA
  12. John “Mr Darq” Kuhn, Darq-Arts, #13, USA
  13. Ryan “R-Lo” Lopez, R-Lo Racing, #69, USA
  14. Alex, “Big Al” Sulanke, Big Al’s Customs, #16, USA
  15. Andy "Flyin" McBrian, Madness Motorsports, #24, USA

UnRanked Drivers

No Unranked drivers in the series yet. 


Queue (Not in the Series and want to be? Start Here)

If you are interested in being a Contender League Driver you must contact me first; private message us on Facebook/Messenger (Dave WeRaceDiecast Profile or WeRaceDiecast Page). You will be added to a Queue of drivers lined up to compete.

Before contacting me, make sure you have experience with building weighted cars, custom paints, and decals. Take a look at the cars in the series so far so you can get an idea of what we are looking for. Cars must look good and be competitive. If you aren't to that level, don't worry, you can still get added to the list, just practice and get better at the craft.

Queued up drivers will be managed privately and Entry Races will come out slowly. We will reach out to you when you get into an Entry race and feel free to reach out to us at any time. 


Standard Rules

These are the standard rules and are subject to change. Per Event rules may also be posted as well. 

  • Must be modified
  • 50 - 60g weight range
    • Must be in range. My scale does not have decimals, but if it reads '61' its DNQ'd
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Cars MUST look professional and clean (you be the judge, ask if you are unsure).
    • All Cars will be in a YouTube video so we want them to look good for the viewer.
    • Best looking cars will likely get featured in Thumbnails
  • Absolutely no controversial/political/sexual graphics or designs.
    • If you are unsure, just ask.
  • Driver Number must be on each Door and on Roof
    • Number must contrast with the cars paint job.
    • Must be readable from the camera
    • DECALS not required, BUT if you hand paint them they need to be large and clean. 
  • Retail axles and wheels only. FTE/NPA axles allowed.
  • No additional items attached to car.
  • Added weight must be concealed in the car.
  • Dry lube only
  • No hollowed out wheel wells
  • No overly large wheels (Wheels need to look like they belong)

69 Dodge Charger 500 Match - RANKED:

  • Due Date: Feb 1st
  • Race Date: Tentitive Late Febuary / Early March
  • Driver list:
    • #3 Ranked: Chad "Daddy G" Giron, G4 Diecast Racing, #4, USA
    • #4 Ranked: Robert "Rubber Tow" Manore, Monster Motorsports, #80, USA
    • #5 Ranked: Donavan “Grey Wizard” Kinyon, Golden Owl Tattoos, #77, USA
    • #7 Ranked: Derek "Doc" Reipe, Doc's Speed Shop, #51, USA
  • Casting: 69 Dodge Charger 500
  • 4 Car 8 Lap Race
  • Winner of this Race will compete in a Championship Race for the title along with:
    • #1 Ranked: Ken "Boxer" Olsen, Maker’s Box Motors, #6, USA
    • #2 Ranked: Adam “Crazy Canuck” Hutchings, White Nuckle Speed Shop, #53, Canada
    • The Champ: Bob “Sneaky Bob” Stoner, Vapor Racing, #21, USA

67 Chevelle SS 396 - RANKED:

  • Due Date: Feb 1st
  • Race Date: Tentitive Late Febuary / Early March
  • Driver list:
    •  #9 Ranked: James "Kirk" Elliott, Fractal Panda Racing, #8, Scotland
    • #10 Ranked: Willy “Wildman” Maykit, Willy Maykit Diecast, #9, USA
    • #11 Ranked: Cody “Ironman” Irons, Irons Diecast Racing, #42, USA
    • #12 Ranked: John “Mr Darq” Kuhn, Darq-Arts, #13, USA
    • #13 Ranked: Ryan “R-Lo” Lopez, R-Lo Racing, #69, USA
    • #15 Ranked: Andy "Flyin" McBrian, Madness Motorsports, #24, USA
  • Casting: 67 Chevelle SS 396
  • 6 Car 6 Lap Race

McLaren Speedtail 1 - ENTRY RACE:

  • Due Date: Feb 1st
  • Race Date: Tentitive Late Febuary / Early March
  • Driver list:
    • Sam Haul, DRT3K, #11, Oregon, USA
    • Jameson "El Lobo" Tyler, Ca$h Money Boy$, #7, Texas, USA
    • Levi Lonestar, Live Young Die-Cast, #34, Texas, USA
    • Shannon BR, Down Squad Racing, #17, Wisconson, USA
  • Casting: McLaren Speedtail
  • Weight Range: 40-50g
  • Stock or same size wheels only (do not raise the car with larger wheels)
  • Roof number decal not required
  • 4 Car 4 Lap Race

McLaren Speedtail 2 - ENTRY RACE:

  • Due Date: Feb 1st
  • Race Date: Tentitive Late Febuary / Early March
  • Driver list:
    • John "Milkman" Receveur, Jack John and Katie Racing, #84, Indiana, USA
    • Zach Steiner, Haus Steiner Kustoms, #93, Idaho, USA
    • Biscuit Brown, Smoothboy Racing, #59, California, USA
    • Ron Jansen, Cloaked After Dark, #44, Florida, USA
  • Casting: McLaren Speedtail
  • Weight Range: 40-50g
  • Stock or same size wheels only (do not raise the car with larger wheels)
  • Roof number decal not required
  • 4 Car 4 Lap Race

Ford GT-40 - RANKED:

  • Due Date: TBD
  • Race Date: Tentitive April
  • Driver list:
    • Alex, “Big Al” Sulanke, Big Al’s Customs, #16, USA
    • TBD
    • TBD
    • TBD
  • Casting: Ford GT-40
  • 4 Car 4 Lap Race

17 Ford GT - Championship Race:

  • Due Date: TBD
  • Race Date: Tentitive April
  • Driver list:
    • Bob “Sneaky Bob” Stoner, Vapor Racing, #21, USA
    • Ken "Boxer" Olsen, Maker’s Box Motors, #6, USA
    • Adam “Crazy Canuck” Hutchings, White Nuckle Speed Shop, #53, Canada
    • Winner of 69 Dodge Charger Event
  • Casting: 17 Ford GT
  • Stock or same size wheels only (do not raise the car with larger wheels)
  • 4 Car 5 Lap Race

Racing will be on the Clutch Mountain. View track profile and specs

 


Sending and Receiving Cars

When sending in cars, please refer to this page for how we handle shipping cars back and forth:

https://www.redlinederby.com/topic/weracediecast-shipping-instructions-and-address/4559

Cars will be mailed back to the sender after the races have air'ed on YouTube.

** DO NOT SEND IN CARS WITHOUT CONTACTING US FIRST **


Event History

Opening Tournament (Nov 16th - Nov 29th 2021) Completed


Questions

Any questions or concerns? Anything that doesn't make sense private message us so we can get it worked out. This will be a living page and will update as new events are happening. Thanks for any interest! Let's Go Racing!


Discussion

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MrDarq 7/12/21

This is going to be awesome!! ????


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Crazy_Canuck 7/12/21

It has begun...


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ShannonBR 7/12/21

This is going to be very cool. Hopefully Down Squad Racing can work a way into it. 


  • Yes sir, just contact me via facebook and I can get you down in the cue for an Entry Race. Once we get closer to starting the Opening tournament, I'll be scheduling Entry Races. — WeRaceDiecast
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Guingoyo 7/14/21

great track


  • Thank you! Its a lot of fun and can't wait to get it ad more features — WeRaceDiecast

Very cool! Hoping to jump in!


Great track, my only criticism is it seems the same people are always racing and it's difficult to get in. Maybe you have to be on FB to be more involved. I'm not sure.


  • I hear ya, a lot of the channel type community is on Facebook. but its still such a small margin of actual viewers, and then others that are not associated with YouTube at all. This is definitely similar to some other peoples stuff, but its a spin on it that I be been wanting to do for a long time. for FB, I use that for my group. For this, communication through messenger because its quick and easy coms. But ya man, if you ever want to throw down, or want to wait and see how it all turns out. Send me a message anytime. — WeRaceDiecast
  • It’s probably more my problem than yours. I don’t use FB and if something gets too complicated I usually steer away from it but keep doing your thing. You have a good thing going it seems. — BlueLineRacing
  • Thanks BlueLineRacing! Hopefully in video it will all become clear, and if it doesn't please comment with feedback (if you are around lol). Thanks again my friend! — WeRaceDiecast
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MadMike 7/30/21

I'm interested in entering a car


  • Hey there. If you are interested make sure you read through the page, it wouldn't just be 1 car if you win an Entry race and get into the series. But ya contact me on Facebook and I can get your info and get you added to the cue! — WeRaceDiecast

Am I too late to participate in this tourney?


  • You are not. This will be a continuous series. I can add you to the queue for an Entry race. just make sure you read the rules and contact me via Facebook and I can get you added to the queue. — WeRaceDiecast

See you at Clutch Mountain...WNM


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susilo76 8/27/21

We race diecast,sign me up Zelda Diecast Racing ,Driver Andy


  • Contact me via Facebook and I can get you added to the queue. — WeRaceDiecast
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InsaneG 8/27/21

I can't wait for the tournament to start Dave! This would be loads of fun :D


  • Thanks DyNMQ! It should be a blast! The Opening tournament is just the beginning and will set the first champion and rankings. From there, we will see lots of action with these drivers! — WeRaceDiecast
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susilo76 8/28/21

What is your facebook name, we race diecast? 


  • It's in the page. Please go back and read through it again. — WeRaceDiecast

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