Tournaments and RacingMuscle Truck Turkey Day Race - Next Week!

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When: Thursday, November 23, 2017

With v-8 engines, Solid Transmissions And Heavy Duty rears, Pick up  trucks have  long been a  source of parts for race cars...but, now they they are the racers! Muscle Trucks are a real world trend that is coming to small scale this November! 

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight - 57 grams
  • Size restrictions; 3 inch overall length maximum, must fit on drag track
  • Cars per entrant...2 trucks per entrant 
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model - Muscle Trucks tend to be American built, short bed pick ups...often step sides, but, fleet sides are okay too
  • Wheel limitations, requirements - FTE's are allowed...must use stock style axles (axle tubes allowed) wheel inserts or bearings
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • The Traction Event rule is in place for the weight...I will allow up to 2 grams off due to scale variance...if it's over by 3 grams or more, it gets painted pink, raced, but not counted
  • Muscle Trucks tend to be, of you want to make your old truck look like an old truck, that makes it all the more cool, in my book...not required though.
  • Time permitting, I will run the trucks twice over the holiday weekend


TBD. I'll find some cool stuff and give it to the winner...perhaps make a custom as well

How to enter

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

Are there any entry or shipping fees? Please include shipping to have your vehicles returned 

Where to send your cars

Chris Raab 

9 Sherman Ridge Road 

Sussex, NJ 07461

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

Entry deadline

TBD. All entries must be received by the host before 11/23/2017

Scoring and Winning

1 point will be awarded per win, and an extra point for getting into the finals. If there is a 'win to get in' situation, points won't be awarded for those races


Outline the penalties if a car fails to meet the requirements. Include any details about how a racer can get their entry fixed, adjusted, etc.

Tracks & Dates

 Is this a series or single tournament? 

A good question...if anyone else would like to host these trucks, please let me know and I will get you on the list. I will host the first and last races, if it does turn in a series

Series tracks
  • 11/24/17, NJ- 72_Chevy_C10
  • 11/25/17, NJ- 72_Chevy_C10
  • Date, State - ???
  • Date, State - ???
  • Date, State - ???

Winners and Results

TBD. I will post pics and the winning video in this space

Ha! Whatever happened to that slightly overweight mustang.?
It's still here. ..still pink :)
Slightly overweight my ying yang...lucky the axels didn't bend or snap!!! :)

I'm in...will race two(2) trucks. I will post pics later when I fit them into the racing/modding schedule between now and Thanksgiving....a lot of good racing coming up in November...let's hope it re-launches the RLD community back into the racing groove as we enter the New Year!!!

Awesome...I look forward to seeing them

Yup, I'll play... 

I thought you's good to be racing with you again

Racing at this time of the year brings back nostalgia from when I entered the Redline Revival race some years ago.

One in the oven...

Me likey!

If the Series thing takes off, I could host that first weekend in December. (Dec. 2nd)

Okay, cool...thanks!

Anyone else like to host the trucks? Just let me know!

I'm starting off with these two trucks...I'll see if I can find some seed...I'm kinda rusty at this! 

Rusty... Ha! its like falling off a bike... wait, thats not it.
Falling off, Riding...same difference :)

C10...what say yee on the Jeep Willy...I was hoping to mod it for the race...and Jeep is very American :)

Sure, Jeep qualify

CrzyTrkrDude is an over the road trucker that used to be on here quite a bit, and he still follows along on here. Since he doesn't really have a shop to build customs in his semi...and since he likes Mopars...I'll be building this up for him, so he has a horse in this race...

I can remember drooling over these trucks when I was 11 :) My cousin had the Warlock 4x4 version

Man has good taste
I've always loved those trucks. I almost bought one back in 88. Bad credit, big

I am hoping to make this race. still plenty of time but a lot going on.

Cool...sounds good!
I'm getting 2 trucks ready will post photo soon. 1 is a JL dodge shortbed is that ok?
Yup, sounds good...just as long as it is no longer than 3" overall

1 stepside - 1 fleetside


I was going to mod my Bully Goat FTE...but the FTE package off the BG fit the Willy to a tee. I just snapped it back together for the pic...but will modify in the next couple weeks.

I've got it's team mate narrowed down to to come of MT #2
Cool...I better get working on my trucks!

2nd truck in the works... lots left to do..

Cool F1

Done, hauling a new bullet...


I threw together a 'bracket filler' truck tonight...

I doubt if it will make the cut, but it will look cool trying :)

great patina

Experimenting with this it might end up slow. But, I am working on some cool ideas...ways to dremel-sand your wheels (working the top and back surfaces to get a nice edge)...and then, running negative camber to get the wheels running on that edge. 

Cool stuff...and totally do-able with no 'fancy tools'. I'll keep working on the techniques and then, post a build thread. 

Gotta keep trying new things (and building slow cars!) :)

Well, this one seems fairly speedy, so, I just need to get going on the next one.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else is building :)

It's tough to say 'no' to a neon green Chevy shortbed squarebody. I could run this one in the Flying Colors race, but, I think I'll try to get it ready for this weight required. weighs 57 grams as is :)

Looking good!
C_10 they are headed ot the garden state in the morning

This one is coming along...but, it definitely needs some tweaking

I'll get my two (2) done next week and in the mail.


Just a friendly reminder to get those cars in the mail...we are 2 weeks out from raceday! it's time to get back in the shop and hopefully build some speed!!!

Going to drill the 56 Ford and polish and set the axels...tweak it a bit. The Willy needs it axels polished and set as well...rolls pretty good as is with the Bully Goat FTE package just snapped back together...add some weight to both and send them out...first time just strictly MB for me going into a race.

Jeep is cool and different
I think it's got a chance to be pretty quick...fingers crossed

Got the 56 Ford torn down...tossed the interior as that space will be used for weight...get the axels polished, aligned and set...put her back together and off to the Graphite Bay it goes.

These MB trucks can be pretty speedy in stock form... let along the LOS treatment.
It was decent out of the blister, but not up to the hype for this particular,but in need of modification
I do think I ID'ed it's problem out of the blister...fixable...time will tell the tale
With a full-sized F100 in pieces all over the place, you can understand why I like this :)

Mine will be in the mail today, with a few oddball prize trucks.

Awesome...I'll keep an eye out

I might not get mine off until Friday....may have to build another truck...the Willy pulled to the left stock/out of the blister and still does even after setting the axels and a nice set up time in the axel loses way to much speed hugging the left rail....looks good, but not up to my standards on the speed requirements. I will have two(2) trucks to you on time...fear not. 

Got another MB 56 Ford torn down and a 83 Silverado with a FTE package,I'll be ready. To the shop!!!

I'm shooting to get 2 trucks out Friday. One is a recycled '56 Ford that had to lose some weight and wheelie bars. Hoping it will be competitive this time. Still working on truck 2 but it's looking pretty good as far as getting finished. 

Awesome...glad to be racing with you again!

Speed is an elusive Mistress at times...both MB 56 Fords are sleds....the 83 Silverado after the Graphite Bay is going to be sendable.....contender, that remains to be seen, but worthy of racing I hope. I'm putting together another truck now....salvaged an FTE package for it....and I'm loving every minute of it!!!!

83 Silverado ready to roll 

78 Dodge - Lil White w/ Flames Express Truck

Had to hog out the rear wheel wells a touch...may hit ' em one more time.

If at first you don't succeed..try..try again!!!
I love trying to make speed with a pickup!

I think I make nicer vehicles for my friends than I do for myself! This will be CrzyTrkrDude's rig for this race

HOLY SCHMOKES DUDE!! I LOVE IT!! THANKS MAN!! It's got me missing those days of yesteryear!!

Got my trucks mailed late this afternoon. Supposedly will be there on Monday. 

Awesome, Bill

I've got trucks from Mopar Mafia and Traction Event so far. 

I'll start with a weigh-in video and team pics once the gang is all here and then we'll start some racing. Depending on how the week goes, I'll run at least two races, maybe more!

Good luck to everyone and thanks for racing!!

Sending my two (2) off in the morning...2-3 day priority...looking forward to it.

Wow, now I know how pit crews feel when the car gets wrecked during of Thursday I had two sleds with no snow...but I cobbled together two trucks and got them off to NJ in time...I haven't missed a race at C10's since I joined RLD and I thought my streak was in jeopardy!!!

Glad you enjoy my races...I have a lot of fun putting them on

I've built these two trucks very differently than I have in the past...and I'm pretty happy with them.

If the techniques I used in these builds works out well, I'll do a build thread or maybe even a build video, on them (or, maybe, when I build a Flying Colors car). It's all proven stuff, it's just a bit different than my standard setup.

Stay tuned...some speed secrets, hopefully, coming soon!

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