Downhill Diecast Drags

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 Add to Google Calendar
redlinederby Sunday, 12/1/2019
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This event is part of the Triplemania Weekend which also includes the Ohio Diecast Challenge, Battle of the Builders, and Downhill Diecast Drags Championship. If you're entering this race, check out the other races too because a single car may qualify for several events. And if you're entering multiple cars in multiple events, just send them all at once.

The Downhill Diecast Drags Championship is an all-day live race event being organized by the Autobody Specialists repair shop in Columbus, Ohio. The event will include a kid's rip-n-roll, free food & drink, real race cars for photo ops, and a local business battle race.

The main event of the day is the D3 Championship races for both modified and stock classes. Both classes will be capped at 128 entries, all of which will race to fill a 64-car championship bracket for each class.

Entry limits

You are limited to entering a total of 2 cars. You can choose to enter 2 modified cars, or 2 stock cars, or 1 car for each class. Or, if you're pressed for time, you can enter just 1 car into the class of your choice. Each class slightly different restrictions, so please take note below.

Stock class: Rules & restrictions

  • See above for entry limits
  • Stock entries only
  • All brands allowed
  • 40g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 1.5in. tall x 1.25in. wide (Drag Track start/finish)
  • FTE cars allowed
  • Dry lube only

Modified class: Rules & restrictions

  • See above for entry limits
  • Modified entries only
  • All brands allowed
  • 60g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 1.5in. tall x 1.25in. wide (Drag Track start/finish)
  • Retail axles/wheels only. FTE cars allowed. No custom axles or wheels.
  • Dry lube only

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received before 2/17/2020. Racing is scheduled for Saturday, 2/22/2020. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Send your entries to:
Redline Derby Racing
c/o Brian Vaughn
PO Box 842
Grove City, OH 43123

Return shipping is FREE if you want your entries back, however, if you do not need your cars returned, please consider having it be donated to the weekend event where it will be made available to kids looking for some free cars to enjoy.

Please print and include a Race ID slip with your entry

If you're entering multiple events related to the Triplemania Weekend, please fill out a entry form for each event. This will help organizers make the proper car gets raced.


Complete list of prizes/trophys is TBD.

Winner from each class will receive a Redline Derby Racing t-shirt.


This is a stock Drag Track system setup running 21-feet, owned and operated by the Autobody Specialists shop team. Both cars will be released at the same time. The timing tree is not being used, nor are times recorded for this race.

Race format and scoring (all classes)

Redline Derby Racing is not organizing nor running these races. The race format is firm right now but is subject to change based on conditions that arise during the event. This is a live race event so things will happen. We'll all do our best to keep things fair and fun.

Each class of 128 cars will go through double-to-win qualifying races to fill a 64-car bracket.

Each vehicle will be staged and released at least twice in succession on parallel dual-lane tracks with each vehicle staying in its designated lane for all qualifying runs. The first vehicle to win 2 races on its respective track will have qualified for the 64-vehicle bracketed final rounds.

The vehicles winning 2 qualifing races will be placed on the bracket grid based on the race number of the race that they won.

The single elimination bracket(s) will continue until the Top 2 are determined. The pair of vehicles not moving into the Top 2 will race again with the winner earning 3rd Place Overall. The Top 2 will then run a double-elimination (best of 3) final to determine 1st/2nd positions. Trophies awarded for the top 3 finishers. 


Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not race.

Cars that fail to run or fit on the track, or that happen to break during racing, will forfeit their matches. Cars that arrive broken will attempt to be minimally repaired before the tournament. Cars that break during the tournament will not be repaired or replaced.

A full day of racing and fun

The Downhill Diecast Drags event is an all-day race event starting at 9am ET on 2/22 when the track opens for prep and testing. The day continues with a kid's rip-n-roll race, free food & drink, photo ops with real race cars, a local community business tournament and the big bracket events.

The day is being hosted at the Autobody Specialist repair shop in Columbus, Ohio located at 1058 West 5th Ave. Map it.

Here is the day's schedule, all subject to change.

  • 9am - 10:15am - Track open for testing and tuning
  • 9am - 11:30am - Entry registration and tech inspections
  • 10am - 2pm - Kid's 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

And the racing will continue until all the cars are done running and champions are crowned.

Redline Derby Racing will be there all day to help run things as needed, as well as chatting with everyone to talk about our hobby.

If you're in Central Ohio (or close to it), I hope you can stop by and hang out for a while to see diecast racing action in person. It's a different beast than our typical mail-in stuff...having an audience and seeing the excitement live makes a big difference.

A few photos from the 2019 Downhill Diecast Drags event



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LeagueofSpeed 12/1/19
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The Legion will be ready 

In 4 2 stock fte's

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MDG_Racing A few hours ago

Stocks and Mods sounds good. Lightweight Stocks at that 40g

Start the search for speed

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