Garden Canyon Run Winter Classic

Sunday, December 27th, 2020
Hosted by Alley Cat Race Club
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Hello race fans! Garden Canyon Run is an outdoor non-timed race course, run rally style with checkpoints along the course. The opening straightaway is on BluTrak which transitions onto Crash Racers open track, descends through two 90 degree curves, finally emptying onto a completely open vinyl surface where cars attempt to remain straight enough to pass through the last two gates.

The course rewards a car with an excellent balance of speed and handling.

This is a Run What You Brung tournament. The only restrictions are that your entry be no larger than 3.25" x 1.25" x 1.25", and cars must look like actual cars a 1/64 scale driver might actually race. I realize this is in the eye of the beholder, but we're looking for cars that don't look more fantasy than simply custom. If you are unsure, ask. We will lean toward being lenient and flexible in all aspects of the tournament.

We hope the lack of restrictions will allow creativity in finding the fastest car for this course.

As this is an outdoor course, expect that your entry may get wet, dirty, and/or muddy.

Winner will compete against the winners of the Spring, Summer, and Fall Classics at the end of year Championship.

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • noneg maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 1.25in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 2 entries per household
  • No axle or wheel restrictions
  • Any lube allowed

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Tuesday 12/1/2020. Racing is scheduled for Sunday, 12/27/2020. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.

Include at least $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be kept at Garden Canyon Run for future events.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry


Racing will be on the Garden Canyon Run. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

All entries get two qualifying attempts at Garden Canyon Run, alternating lanes. There are 5 checkpoints on the course. 1 point will be awarded to each car getting both axles across each checkpoint. (In the case of multiple axles, the outer most axles will be counted as the two axles.) The first checkpoint is on the BluTrak after the jump, the second on the crash racers track between turn 1 and 2, the third is at the bottom of the finishing ramp, the fourth and fifth are gates on the open section of vinyl that the cars must remain straight enough to pass through.

The top 16 qualifiers will move on to a single-elimination bracket tournament. Points will be awarded at only the last 3 checkpoints to the first car getting both axles across the lines. After two runs, the most points wins and moves on. Ties will be re-run.


If a car fails to meet the size restriction listed above, the car will still race if it can fit through the start gate.

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 racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.


Bragging rights. Entry in 2021 Year End Championship.


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MikeDoolzinski 10/17/20

So its open weight and any lube. This could get interesting.

  • That's what we're hoping! Since it's an outdoor track in any weather, why not? — AlleyCatRaceClub
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