Downhill Diecast Drags

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 View race results
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 Downhill Diecast Drags 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.

Making the trip?

If you're interested in coming to the event in-person, here are the details for visiting.

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
  • Zoom-In casting mods are not allowed
  • 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.

How to enter

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

Please include at least $5.00 if you want your cars returned after the event. 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.

You must print out 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/trophies is TBD.

Winner from each class will receive a Redline Derby Racing t-shirt in addition to any other prizes and trophies. Prizes available to US Residents only.


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 this event. 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.

Get details on the day's events including schedule of activities, hours, admission, and parking.

Redline Derby Racing will be there all day to help support operations 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.



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LeagueofSpeed 12/1/19
Event coordinator

The Legion will be ready 

In 4 2 stock fte's

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MDG_Racing 12/12/19

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

Start the search for speed

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redlinederby 12/28/19
Site manager

Just a quick update that we've decided that Zoom-In casting mods are not allowed. If you care to enter a Zoom-In as a stock entry, that is fine.

Sorry for any inconvenience or if you had already started a Zoom-In mod. Thanks for your understanding.

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Team164Bruno 12/31/19

Getting things together for the Downhill Diecast Drags which is less than two months out. Here's a shot of the pre-paint preparation being completed by my wife Julie. She's busy shaping, sanding and cleaning some the custom trophies that will be awarded to the top 3 in both the stock and modified classes. 

Another quick update on the trophy preparation. Here is the full line-up of the Corvette, GTO, and Mustang "bodies-in-white" which have been fired and are ready to head off to the paint shop for primer and base colors. Following that are graphics and  air-brushed highlights, then a high quality clear  coat to make the paints pop. Each one will sit on an acrylic base. The custom painted Ferrari Red horses are special pieces just for the Friday night Redline Derby events. We're planning something really special with those. 

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LeagueofSpeed 1/6/20
Event coordinator

Sweet work...looking forward to the Racing action 

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Team164Bruno 1/10/20

More work completed on the class trophies. Base colors applied. 



Is Stock = Original car with No Mods like Wheel Sanding or Any type of Changing or altering the Car in anyway. We are to only use Dry Graphite if we want...... 

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Team164Bruno 1/20/20

Choices choices.. just about time to start hard core testing and tuning for the Triplemania weekend in about one month. Thankful for the tips provided by many on this site. 

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