Muscle Truck Turkey Day Race - Final Race This Week!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
72_Chevy_C10 Sunday, 10/1/2017
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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


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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!!!

Yup, I'll play... 

  • I thought you's good to be racing with you again — 72_Chevy_C10

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

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Diecast64 10/4/17

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

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72_Chevy_C10 10/5/17
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Anyone else like to host the trucks? Just let me know!

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72_Chevy_C10 10/6/17
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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. — Traction-Event
  • Falling off, Riding...same difference :) — 72_Chevy_C10

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

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72_Chevy_C10 10/7/17
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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 — Mopar_Mafia
  • I've always loved those trucks. I almost bought one back in 88. Bad credit, big — CrzyTrkrDude
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Mopar_Mafia 10/15/17

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

  • Cool...sounds good! — 72_Chevy_C10
  • I'm getting 2 trucks ready will post photo soon. 1 is a JL dodge shortbed is that ok? — Mopar_Mafia
  • Yup, sounds good...just as long as it is no longer than 3" overall — 72_Chevy_C10
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Mopar_Mafia 10/21/17

1 stepside - 1 fleetside

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LeagueofSpeed 10/25/17

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.

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