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Formula One is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is the highest class of international racing for single-seater formula racing cars. This sport became the World Drivers' Championship in 1950. In 1981 it became known as the FIA Formula One World Championship. Several races called the Grands Prix are held over all over the world over a season. These races taken together are called a Formula One season. The word ‘Formula” refers to a set of rules that all participating teams have to adhere to. Grand Prix is a French word that translates as grand prize in English. The races are run on tracks that are graded “1” by the FIA. Hence the name Formula One was adopted. In 2021 this sport was adapted for Diecast Car Racing and became known as the Formula $peical, or just F$.
F$ Season 2 - This is an F1 inspired Diecast Racing mail-in event with 7 approved castings that you can choose from. We strive to give this the look and feel of real F1 racing.
This Event Season will not be cheap. The castings we are looking for are very collectible. We are going to give generous tips to the tracks that we run on for their effort and so they can enhance their tracks. Teams will also be chipping in to cover the mailing cost between race events, track usage, and for prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the season. We will be securing sponsors once again to help bring the costs down.
I'm volunteering my time and effort to organize this event, and will be chipping in money as well. I welcome others who would like to help out in any way or by simply providing advice. We need tracks that can handle 6 cars at a time and open wheel cars at that. The tracks also need to have a timing system for qualifying. These ideally would be two lane starting gates with open downhill track. We are also open to considering applications to participate in this Event Season. You must agree to mail-in an appropriate and approved casting for your Team, and contribute the money required to run this event as outlined. Teams/Drivers who competed in the 2021 F$ Season will have first pick at a spot on the 2022 Grid.
THIS YEAR, we are accepting more than 18 entries. Teams/Drivers will do a pre-season qualifying session on Snow Valley East to determine their ranking. The Top 12 cars will automatically advanced to the full F$ Season 2 Event. The rest of the cars will participate in a mini Pre-Season 2 track event to determine the top 6 Teams/Drivers who will advance to the full F$ Season 2 Event for a full grid of 18 cars. So some cars will not qualify for the full F$ Season 2 Event.
Not for the weak of heart, this is for serious 1:64 scale Diecast F1 Racers who are looking to have some serious fun.
We have sponsorship provided by Custom Diecast Metal Signs by Meekin, Florence Turgeon and the MnM Diecast Racing League.
The first pre-season race will be run on our own track, Snow Valley East, to kick off the season and to demonstrate the Grid Formation Tournament rules. We partnered with Shredder Speedway and MnM Diecast Racing last year, and we hope to continue with these venues for this season. We are also looking for 1 to 2 more venues to participate. I can't wait, this is going to be a blast. Start your engines!!!
Rules & restrictions
- Choose from 7 Pre-approved Castings (See below)
- Casting must remain intact: Include Driver, no visible weights, original casting design
- 1 Entry per Person (Team/Driver/Car) - Optional 2nd Car (see rules for details)
- No restrictions on Wheels, Axles or Weights (Black/Gray Wheels, i.e.: NOT clear or orange)
- Car numbers required (Lets make then unique this year)
- Dry lube only
- No weight limit
- Like F1, Rules may evolve over time
Original paint is welcome (although you may need to remove numbers and add our own numbers). Painting and adding decals is also welcome. Cars can be stock weight if you so choose (it is not easy to load these castings with weight).
Optional 2nd Car (Backup Car)
You may send in two cars. They must be the same Casting, Colour & Number. You are allowed to use different Wheels and Weight. The 2nd car, or the Backup car, must be marked with a "B" on the car livery or undercarriage so that they can be distinguished from each other.
The 2nd car can be substituted into the race at anytime as agreed upon by the Team/Driver and Track Host. This would be done if the Backup Car is believe to perform better on the track than the original car (this can be tested by the Track Host). Any substitution would require that car to start at the back of the Grid for the race in which it was substituted. Once substituted, the Backup Car would become the new primary car.
Dates & deadlines
Event will take place in the Summer of 2022. All entries must be received by the host before Saturday, 04/30/2022. Pre-Season Qualification is scheduled to start for Saturday, 05/28/2022. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.
For an extra $5 (discounted price), you can also join the Le Mans GTE PRO/AM Class Race Series. Returning 2021 F$ Teams/Drivers have first choose at participating in this new race series. Check it out here: www.redlinederby.com/topic/le-mans-gte-proam-class-race-series/4851
How to enter
Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry. It is best if you contact the tournament host, Marcus Firegone, on the Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/843628836208348
Entry fee is $10. Payable once your car arrives at the track and passes inspection
Plus $2 for a small plastic storage box or provide your own.
Plus an extra $10 if you want your car sent back to you. Payable at the end of the event.
Can't get the casting you want ... feel free to contact me and I will get Snake to work on it.
Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry
- Grand Prix of Ontario - Snow Valley East (Hosted by: Marcus Firegone)
- Grand Prix of Kentucky - The Ridge (Hosted by: New Channel)
Full F$ Season 2:
- Grand Prix of Ontario - Snow Valley East (7 Laps) (Hosted by: Marcus Firegone)
- Grand Prix of Illinois - Shredder Speedway (Hosted by: Shredder Speedway)
- Grand Prix of Texas - Deep Eddy Raceway (Hosted by: Live Young Die-cast)
- Grand Prix of Kentucky - The Ridge (Hosted by: New Channel)
- Grand Prix of South Dakota - BlackHills Speedway (Hosted by: MnM Diecast Racing)
Custom Diecast Metal Signs by Meekin, MnM Diecast Racing & Florence Turgeon
Race format and scoring
Qualifying & Races are posted on YouTube. Check my YouTube Channel and the host track YouTube Channels for all Qualifying/Race Results and Content. I will have a playlist for the event as well ... www.youtube.com/channel/UCzB-LWbPedFDJcWQBbKopzQ
Grid Formation Tournament Rules:
We will be using our own Grid Formation Tournament rules. There will be a Grid of 18 cars. This Grid will be split into 3 Packs of 6 car each (P1 - P6, P7 -12, P13 - P18). These are referred to as Lead Pack, 2nd Pack, and Last Pack. There is a total of 5 Laps. Each Pack goes down the track once for the 1st Lap. Any cars that DNF are moved to the back of the Last Pack and the cars move up from the 2nd Pack and Last Pack to fill any spots that have opened up by cars that DNF. This way cars move up and down the 3 Packs. The winner is the 1st car across the line from the Lead Pack on the final Lap, Lap 5. See our Season 1 Event to see how this works.
Teams/Drivers are only awarded points at the end of the 5th Lap. Same as F1, 25 points for 1st, 18 points for 2nd, 15 points for 3rd, 12 points for 4th, 10 points for 5th, 8 points for 6th, 6 points for 7th, 4 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th, and 1 point for 10th. No points for 11th to 24th. There is a bonus 2 points for getting Pole Position at the start of the race and 1 point for fastest Lap during the race (as long as you also finish in the top 10).
Each race venue will have a Qualifying Session to determine starting positions for the race and a full 5 Lap race.
Each Team/Driver will get two qualification runs on Snow Valley East to determine their ranking. Teams/Drivers with the top 12 times will advance directly to the Full F$ Season 2. The rest of the field (if greater than 6 Teams/Drivers) will compete in a 2 Track Pre-Season Event to determine who will advance to the Full F$ Season 2 for a total of 18 cars.
Pre-Season Race Event
With the top 12 Teams/Drivers removed, the rest of the field (if greater than 6 Teams/Drivers) will compete in a mini Pre-Season F$ Race Event. Teams/Drivers will compete on 2 tracks including Snow Valley East to determine the top 6 Teams/Drivers. The top 6 Teams/Drivers will join the top 12 Teams/Drivers from the Pre-Season Qualifying Session for full grid of 18 cars. The rest of the cars will be eliminated from the series at this point.
Full F$ Season 2
The Top 18 Teams/Drivers (top 12 from Pre-Season Qualification & top 6 from the Pre-Season Race Event) will compete over 4 to 5 race venues to determine the season winners ... 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car may be subject to disqualification. We will work with the Team/Driver to resolve any such problems.
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 or that break during racing will attempt to be minimally repaired before the racing begins/continues. Teams/Drivers may replace a car during the season by notifying the tournament host and sending in a replacement car.
Prize to be determined. The Tournament Host and Track Venue Hosts are allowed to participate.
Car# Team Name: Driver:
- 0 - Underdogs_Unleashed (U_U) - TBD (arrived)
- 1 - DRT3K - Sam Haul - (arrived)
- 3 - Code 3 Motorsports - Chief (arrived)
- 6 - Minature Car Racing - Bolo Brown (arrived)
- 7 - Snow Valley Racers - Snake (arrived)
- 8 - Eyes Up Racing - Igor Baron (arrived)
- 9 - Gen-X Vintage Racing - Cole Williams (arrived)
- 10 - Meal Ticket Raceway - Meal (expecting car)
- 11 - Down Squad Racing - Gus BR (arrived)
- 12 - S-curdon - Jacob (arrived)
- 13 - Commotion Diecast - Biff Kirby (expecting car)
- 14 - Variat Skunkworks - Mz.T. Apex (arrived)
- 22 - DamFast Racing - MotorBreath (arrived)
- 23 - RoadRage Racing - Miss Emily (arrived)
- 33 - Uncle Elvis Racing - Jimmy Tanto (arrived)
- 42 - Numbskull Racing - Johnnie Walker (expecting car)
- 44 - Cheap Thrills Racing - Triple B (arrived)
- 53 - The EH-Team - Crazy Canuk (arrived)
- 58 - KCLH Racing - Ava Lynn Payne (expecting car)
- 64 - Spirit Of '64 - Scooter Roundwell (arrived)
- 69 - R-Lo Racing - R-Lo (arrived)
- 72 - Man Child Racing - Papa Pugsley (expecting car)
Confirmed: 22 out of 24
- 16 - Group X - George Oliver (no show)
- 18 - MnM Racing League - Jon Samuel (withdrew)
- 27 - WeRaceDiecast - Glenn Harding (withdrew)
- 92 - Pikehill Racing Team - Dominic (no show)