Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself a little.
I had been a frequent visitor to the original Redline site a few years back. I was a bit disappointed when I went there today and found no forums anymore. Luckily I found this one, and it looks like there are many more members, which is excellent. I was surprised there were actually many more clubs out there doing this than I thought.
My family has had organized "races" for about six years now, but my brothers and I have been doing this since we were quite young. Nowadays, It is usually our Christmas event, and we have expanded to inviting friends and what not to the event. We have six different events, and players compete for overall points trophies and events trophies. We have two types of downhill derby races - a normal drop (we currently use blue track and a video camera at the finish line) and a "stunt track" That we call our ironman competition. Depending on what we are feeling like, this could be hot wheels track with curves and loops or blue track with loops.
Whereas not as much of interest to this forum, We also do four other events that involve distance "racing" where we gravity drop cars on different tracks against each other, the farthest car wins (in certain events, cars must stay on their wheels) - downhill jump distance, outdoor "battle" distance (two cars dropped on a wide track that narrows and leads out onto concrete), oversize car downhill or truck cup (any vehicle that is too large to make a curve in the final event), and what is considered the most important to our group - the downhill distance. This event involves wrapping a track down a flight of stairs, into a curve and spitting out the cars on a wood floor to see which ones go the farthest.
The website hasn't been updated in a while but the website is http://www.cutthroatgames.com/vra.html , I am currently redoing it in between working on my dissertation, so i hope to get more pictures up soon and I will come back and post it once it has more of our speed races up on it.
Anyway, it is good to find more people using their toys for competitive events! I hope to check in here frequently and contribute to the community. Maybe even visit some of the local clubs here in Texas. (I am from PA, and that is where we have our events, so it really is whenever I go home for the holidays)
EDIT: I just went and checked the site and saw the flash menu was down... so really there is just the promo video for our 2009 Christmas Cup... but it does have some pictures if anyone is that bored. Oh, you may notice we go all out on trophies, lol.