Downhill Diecast Drags event information

redlinederby Sunday, 1/19/2020
Site manager

THANK YOU to everyone that came out to the event! It was great seeing everyone enjoy a full day of diecast racing and helping a great charity in Learning 4 Life Farm.

Check out these links for a recap of the day and racing

The Downhill Diecast Drags is happening on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Autobody Specialists shop in Columbus, Ohio. The day includes a morning kids-only race, face painting, real life race cars, food & drink, prize giveaways, and of course, live diecast racing all day long. It's great fun for all ages and open to the public.

The Downhill Diecast Drags is hosted by Autobody Specialists. Redline Derby Racing is the official diecast racing partner for the event.

If you're not planning on attending the event in-person and just want to send in cars to race, get all the details for the mail-in racing here.

Where & when

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Autobody Specialists
1058 W. 5th Ave. (Grandview Heights area)
Columbus, OH 43212
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Doors open at 9am
Racing and activities start at 10:30am
Tournament racing starts at noon

Official event page on Facebook

Admission is FREE. Any and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Learning 4 Life Farm of Ohio, a charity organization that provides transition job training for young adults with autism. We'll be taking donations at the event or you can donate online.

Learn more about Learning 4 Life Farm

Event Schedule

Schedule subject to change. Official Facebook event page.

  • 9am - 10:15am - Track open for testing and tuning
  • 9am - 11:30am - Entry registration and tech inspections
  • 10am - 2pm - Face painting
  • 10:30am - 11:30am - AutoZone Kid's Hot Wheels Challenge (Ages 12 & under)
  • 11:30am - Noon - Happy Half Hour courtesy Hounddog's Pizza (Pizza & Subs)
  • Noon - Qualifying races begin for modified and stock classes tournaments

Tournament racing is expected to continue until around 3pm with all other activities being wrapped up by 5pm.

Parking at the event

Free parking is available. You can access nearby surface lots using the alley road to the north of the event location. Turn onto the alley from Kenny Rd or Gerrard Ave. There are also some residential streets nearby that have on-street parking should the lots be full. Map it.

It is not recommended that you try to park in the small lots on 5th Ave. They are hard to access or are closed to public parking.

There are entrances on both north and south sides of the building. 

Do you want to race?

Before you find or build cars to enter the race, please read through the race restrictions and specifications for the tournaments.

Entry in all race events is FREE.

Register cars at the door. Your car(s) need to registered by 11:30am on Saturday morning. Registration opens at 9am. You may enter 2 modified diecast cars, OR 2 stock diecast cars, OR one of each. You will not enter more than 2 cars. If you want your cars back, you'll need to take them home the day of the event. Any cars left behind will get donated.

Drop off your cars early. You can drop off your entries at the Autobody Specialists shop prior to race day during normal business hours. If you want your cars back, you'll need to take them home the day of the event. Any cars left behind will get donated.

Mail-in your cars. You can mail-in your entries. Redline Derby Racing is handling all mail-in entries for this event. Return shipping is also available. Read mail-in details and instructions.

Practice sessions

The location and track will also be open on a few select dates for open practice sessions. Bring your cars to test & tune and see how they perform on the track. Plus you can meet some of the event crew and talk shop about your favorite hoby.

  • Saturday, February 8, 10a-noon
  • Saturday, February 15, 10a-noon



If you have any more questions regarding the Downhill Diecast Drags event, you can visit the Autobody Specialists Facebook page or call 614-299-5551. If you're a Columbus local, you can always stop by the Autobody Specialist Repair Shop during normal business hours.

But wait, there's more...

Downhill Diecast Drags is part of the Triplemania Weekend, featuring 2 other mail-in races organized by Redline Derby Racing. More racing, more fun! 

Learn about Triplemania Weekend all the races you can enter over the entire weekend.

A look back

Here are some photos from the 2019 Downhill Diecast Drags event. Lots of friends, fun, and racing.


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redlinederby 1/27/20
Site manager

Update: Added practice session dates and parking map. 

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ChiefWopahoo 1/28/20
2020 Rated Rookie

Something different in the works at Autobody Specialists. Robert Scruggs and Brian Hoover have been getting up well before the bakers and crows to work to personalize the trophies for our upcoming Downhill Diecast Drag event. Each award has been prepped, primed, base painted and are now in the process receiving air-brushed details. Yet to be completed are a layer or two of clear coat along with custom-cut acrylic based and these will be ready for our winners to proudly display. You only need to enter to have shot at these beauties! (the trophies the is, Brian and Rob are taken)

  • Looks fantastic...great work — LeagueofSpeed
  • Yeah they look amazing, great craftsmanship and the paint will set em off Im sure. I will hopefully have an entry put together in time for this! — Mattman213
  • Killer hardware, whomever walks away with one of these is a lucky racer — Traction-Event
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ChiefWopahoo 1/30/20
2020 Rated Rookie

'nuther update on a few of the trophy pieces as the air-brushed details start to pop a little. Still lots to do. 

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