Mini Motor Nationals

Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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Gulf City Dragway welcomes the RLD 2018 Mini Motor Nationals, Sunday April 15th. This will be a track test and tune-up inaugural race for Gulf City Dragway. This race will feature Hot Wheels and like branded Mini cars. Typically we overlook these castings because they are smaller, shorter wheelbase and generally not thought to be top speed producers. I am hoping that we can make some speed out of these lightweight leftovers.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight minimum/maximum 40 grams max no minimum.
  • Size restrictions; length and height - trying to keep it small under 2.5 in. long or less. Must fit HW Orange Track
  • Cars per entrant/household, etc... - 2 stock and 2 mod per team
  • 1/64 scale diecast cars. Miniature models of cars for example; Austin Mini, Morris Mini, Fiat 500, Honda Civic, Ford Escort, Pedal Cars, Kool Kombie, possibly Type 2 VW, etc... 
  • FTE's are wheel inserts or bearings allowed...must be stock style axles, axle tubes allowed. Wheels can be sanded and polished
  • Stock cars allowed - yes
  • Must be drilled rivets - on modified cars
  • Dry lubes only

Results and Highlights

Commentary by Redline Derby

The racing action was hot for the modified and stock class brackets. You can check out all the highlights in the videos below.

The modified bracket was whittled down to 41-14 and his Cooper Mini against G-Force running a fat 300C. It was close but 41-14 edged out a victory to be the Mini Motor Nationals modified champion. While G-Force took runner-up honors, League of Speed and Redline Derby battled it out for 3rd and 4th, respectively. 

Over in the stock bracket, LeagueOfSpeed with his skull covered Ford Focus locked horns with CC Rider, who was looking to drive his Mini Cooper to victory. It was another tight match but League of Speed won by a bumper, leaving Florida the Mini Motor National stock champion.

Congratulations to everyone that entered and to our champions. Mopar Mafia was a gracious event host and his Gulf City Dragway will definitely be a racing destination again in the future.



How to enter

Post a reply along with how many cars you're planning to enter.

Where to send your cars

PM for track address

Don't forget to print an ID card with your entry

Entry deadline

Entries must be received by close of business Friday, April 13th.


Traction Event rule applies +/- 3 grams on weight

Winners and Results

TBD. Bragging rights, prestige and the related glory associated.


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The League of Speed will be in the inaugural field at Gulf City Dragway!!!

Is a bug like herby ok? It comes with an engine witch makes up 1/2the wight. Lol.

Can we see u track 

I'm guessing Audacious would fit the bill for Mini Motor Nationals?

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FOTF 2/3/18

Put my down for entry! Assuming I get around to mailing my darn cars out ... apparently I need to aim for doing that, like, weeks or months in advance of races.

I got a kick out of what was written under the "Winners and Results" section of the event....

So basically if it meets size and weight's a legal casting?

...and not something like the Minecraft cube it's all good. 

  • Oh...and the entire Legion of Speed is in on this one — LeagueofSpeed
  • Yeah, looking for small cars mini sub-compacts something different. No not doing Minecraft cubes — Mopar_Mafia
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41-14 3/6/18


Just a quick note to let you know our cars should be in the mail sometime this week. Didn’t get a chance to do any slow mods for the races so we’ll only be racing Stock. By the time I get home from work I won’t have time to build any mods and get them out in time to make the races. But we’re looking forward to seeing you all in lane 2.  See you on the track. 

41-14 Racing, Wild Rose Racing, and Little Bug Racing. 



  • Ok Brian but the race is next month plenty of time 41-14 — Mopar_Mafia

Do sooped up bugs work. Ex. Herbie on steroids

  • You asked this question earlier. I asked you to post a photo for verification — Mopar_Mafia

Sorry forgot 

Speed Testing for the Stock entries begins this afternoon, the Modified fleet will take center stage later part of next week. The Legion of Speed is looking forward to racing in Florida!!!

Mopar...this what I think HWR is talking about.

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