Favorite themes, formats for stock class racing

redlinederby Monday, 2/24/2020
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I'm looking to schedule a few stock-only class races in the coming months and just wanted to get a poll for what types of themes and formats stock racers find most interesting.

We can tend to get a bit narrow with our themes when it comes to modified class, and wondered if that extends to stock-only or not. Like would a Super Car stock race be as interesting to folks as the modified one was? Or a German-only theme? Or trucks only? And so on down the line...

As for race formats, I've done a lot of rip-n-roll for stock class and a few winner-take-all pinks-style tournaments, but understand that might not always be the preferred method. 

Everything has their list of pros and cons, so please sound off if you have an opinion one way or the other. 

Look for a stock class race being scheduled for late April with more to come throughout the year.


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LeagueofSpeed 2/24/20
Event coordinator

Great idea and like the Low Rider Classic at years end...I'm concentrating on Modified Racing that evens the bar IMO.

Stock Classes...I'll have to think on it.

Do an open race. Bc think about it there are fast stocks like the firebird funny car. So lets say yu do a stock firebird funny car stock race. So everybody goes to amazon or ebay and buy one. Then lets say someone has one thats way faster. So they win and everybody is confused. Problem = mass production. Yes MOST will be fast but there will be a dud or 2 or 3 or all but 1.                                 Look @ it this way:

ALL SAME STOCK CAR = GR8ER RISK OF UNPREDICTABILITY OR AS IAN MALCOM SAYS "CHAOS THEORY". WHETHER THAT BE GR8 RACING OR BAD RACING. PLUS LESS VARIETY IS LESS FUN.

DIFFERENT STOCK CAR = LESS RISK OF UNPREDICTABILITY OR AS IAN MALCOM SAYS "CHAOS THEORY". THIS IS BC WE WON'T HAVE AS MANY OF THE SAME CAR REDUCING OR ALMOST COMPLETELY ELIMINATING THE MASS PRODUCTION ISSUE. PLUS MORE VARIETY IS MORE FUN.

I'm just trying to keep the racing fun and fast.


  • I think you can still have themes as long as they're wide, like just German cars which has a lot of castings available but not complete wild west. — redlinederby
  • I just meant same car overall — HotWheelsRacing
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LeagueofSpeed 2/24/20
Event coordinator

Batmobiles....crap load of those....no Rip n Race....Stocks can be tested and graphited

Red Baron Race

Ford GT Class vs Ferrari Fleet


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Mattman213 2/26/20

We did two Family rip-n-races, one for Christmas and one for New Years.  Christmas was all like cars, Shelbys.  There was ONE shelby in the whole group that smoked the rest, SMOKED them, and the rest were really close together.  For New Years I changed it up and just brought a handful of carded cars that weighed roughly the same so noone would have an advantage in that respect.  WAY WAY more fun, complete crap shoot on who would be quick and we had a great time shaking out the duds and slower castings and watching the cars battle it out.

I say all that to say that, while we had fun, Im with LOS and would much rather NOT do RipnRace races and be allowed to at least weed out the pack and be able to lube em up and see what happens.  Then, tho stock, you can at least have some hand in it rather than straight luck!

Themes?  Same ideas that go with Mod racing.  Muscle Cars, Exotics, Fantasy, etc.  If I get around to hosting which I would love to try out here soon, I already have an idea on what the theme will be and it will work stock and modded!

Matt

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Team164Bruno 2/26/20

Last year we ran an after-work summer series of 6 themed events running stock & modified classes. Except for the Rubber Tire theme all these seemed to be popular for the stock classes.  

1) American Muscle 

2) Foreign Sportscar

3) Trucks n Haulers 

4) Rubber Tire (slow as molasses)

5) Fantasy/Cartoon

6) BMW Only (Drag Race+Road Course)

- Bruno

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