Tournaments and RacingMuscle Truck Turkey Day Race - This Week!

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When: Thursday, November 23, 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)...no 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 beaters...so, 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

Prizes

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

Penalties

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

Traction-Event
Ha! Whatever happened to that slightly overweight mustang.?
72_Chevy_C10
It's still here. ..still pink :)
LeagueofSpeed
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!!!

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome...I look forward to seeing them

Yup, I'll play... 

72_Chevy_C10
I thought you might...it'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...

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72_Chevy_C10
Me likey!

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

72_Chevy_C10
Okay, cool...thanks!

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

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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! 

Traction-Event
Rusty... Ha! its like falling off a bike... wait, thats not it.
72_Chevy_C10
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 :)

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72_Chevy_C10
Sure, Jeep qualify
LeagueofSpeed
Excellent

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...

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

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

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

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

1 stepside - 1 fleetside



72_Chevy_C10
Cool!

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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LeagueofSpeed
I've got it's team mate narrowed down to two...photo to come of MT #2
Mopar_Mafia
nice
72_Chevy_C10
Cool...I better get working on my trucks!

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

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72_Chevy_C10
Cool F1

Done, hauling a new bullet...

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72_Chevy_C10
Sweet!

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

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

Traction-Event
great patina

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Experimenting with this one...so 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!) :)

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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 :)

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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 one...no weight required. ..it weighs 57 grams as is :)

72_Chevy_C10
Looking good!
Mopar_Mafia
C_10 they are headed ot the garden state in the morning

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

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

72_Chevy_C10
Cool!

Just a friendly reminder to get those cars in the mail...we are 2 weeks out from raceday!

OK....now it's time to get back in the shop and hopefully build some speed!!!

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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.

Mopar_Mafia
Jeep is cool and different
LeagueofSpeed
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.

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Mopar_Mafia
Nice
Traction-Event
These MB trucks can be pretty speedy in stock form... let along the LOS treatment.
LeagueofSpeed
It was decent out of the blister, but not up to the hype for this particular model...sled..no,but in need of modification
LeagueofSpeed
I do think I ID'ed it's problem out of the blister...fixable...time will tell the tale
72_Chevy_C10
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.

72_Chevy_C10
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 jig....it 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 awaiting...so,I'll be ready. To the shop!!!

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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. 

72_Chevy_C10
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!!!!

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83 Silverado ready to roll 

78 Dodge - Lil White w/ Flames Express Truck

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

LeagueofSpeed
If at first you don't succeed..try..try again!!!
72_Chevy_C10
I love trying to make speed with a pickup!

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

CrzyTrkrDude
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. 

72_Chevy_C10
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 qualifying...as 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!!!

72_Chevy_C10
Glad you enjoy my races...I have a lot of fun putting them on

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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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The Southern Utah crew go these sent off on Saturday.  Hopefully they will arrive on time.  Post Office said expected delivery was Monday, but I'm thinking it will be at least Tuesday.  Tracking # 9505 5161 7617 7322 0362 51

Was hoping to get them out on Friday but pink paint takes forever to dry when it's like an 1/8 of an inch thick. Haha :)

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72_Chevy_C10
Awwsome...I'll keep an eye out for them!
Finkle
Fun that you've got your kids involved. I think my oldest will be ready to help me paint (if he wants) soon.

My Trucks are marked as delivered!!!

Hail, hail, the gangs all here!

Three boxes in the mail today, plus the Roger Doger I bought on ebay! 

It looks to be a full 16-truck field (I throw one 'bracket filler' truck in to round out the field) I'll see if I can do a weigh in video tonight. Team pics and brackets tomorrow...and maybe, the first round of the first race :)

Traction-Event
Solid, 16 truck bracket... roll em!
LeagueofSpeed
Keep on Trucking!!!

These races will probably nighttime events...I'm doing a full-sized enine swap this week. I'm pulling the reasonable new crate out of my namesake '72 C10 and it is going in the '73 C20 Cheyenne that I picked up this past Spring. The 'patina' on my '72 has finally gotten a little too far gone...and the rear decided to let go as well. So, the '73 is actually a much more solid truck.

Be looking for a weigh-in video later tonight.


LeagueofSpeed
There is always something to do...I feel ya Brother...gutted my Daughters toilet today...new parts etc, and The Lady of Speed wants a wine..
LeagueofSpeed
...rack built she saw on Pintrest...my projects...say hello to the back burner

See the source image

LeagueofSpeed
Let's do this thing...shall we
LeagueofSpeed
.....(in the words of TE) I find the lack of smack talk disturbing
LeagueofSpeed
G-Force...I'm looking at you buddy!!!

https://youtu.be/o1BSPTvFINc

I apologize for the grease under my fingernails! The max weigh...57g plus 3 for variations...is 60 grams. CCRider's two Ford trucks are over the 3" maximum length, but I'm still going to run them...I'm not going to be the guy that kicks out the little girl's pink truck because it's an eight inch over.

I'll do some cool team shots tomorrow morning (provided I've got good light). And I'll post the bracket for the first race by tomorrow  night...and probably run Rd 1!

I'm going to lower the start height on my track and shorten it a little for the first race. If I have time, I might lay orange track over the Drag track and run good ole orange track race next. And the Final will be my normal height, quarter mile track.

And, regarding the smack talk...I'll run any grudge match that you guys want...just post them here!

The trucks look Great! Good luck, Everybody! 

LeagueofSpeed
Time to go Green!!!

Oh crap, I totally didn't even think about the length thing. Sorry guys. Both mine and my daughters were rushed jobs. I was actually working on a '56 Chevy and she had a '78 dodge also. However coming down to the wire we both had issues. I was using axle tubes and after I got it all together I was doing some final alignment adjustments and one of my axels came out of the axel tube. I knew I didn't have time to get it fixed with a new tube. My daughters truck had a sticky wheel so I sent her over to her box of cars to find a truck and when she came over with that one it reminded me I also had one like that already pulled apart in my "junk yard" so I found it, sprayed it green and quickly threw some FTEs on it. It didn't even cross my mind to measure them. 

Don't worry about racing them in the bracket. You can race hers against mine in a grudge match and both Color Country racing and G-force racing are calling out League of Speed for grudge matches. They have some prior history! ;)

G-force says he's coming for you LOS!

LeagueofSpeed
I would expect nothing less!!!

Thanks for all your help C-10. Like the weigh in video. Good luck to all and Happy Thanksgiving.

The trucks looks Great...can't wait to see how they look rolling down the track!

https://youtu.be/RSM3od15dZc

If you look close, I think Smitty is at the diner in the background :)

LeagueofSpeed
I've never "laned up" with Smitty yet...hopefully in the New Year

Grudge match? Anyone want to race for "pinks" ???  

LeagueofSpeed
let me watch ' em run first ;)
72_Chevy_C10
That's funny...look who you have in the first round

The bracket...

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I'll post pics in a minute. Then, I need to wipe down the track and I'll run first round :)

Match-ups...

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The track is all ready...I juse lowered the start gate (didn't shorten it). So, it should favor the good rollers.

First round, coming up in a bit!

Round 1...

https://youtu.be/5xaju3Rsi60

Since it's early, I'll run round 2 tonight as well...but I might leave ya hanging until.tomorrow for the final rounds

Finkle
The Tick!
72_Chevy_C10
Spoon!

Round 2...

https://youtu.be/ujqgcHc4Luw

I even figured out how to add music!  I need to charge my phone...if it doesn't take too long, you my see more action later!

Traction-Event
My team was crushed by Pepto Bismol... Nice job kid!!! Nice job indeed!!!
LeagueofSpeed
That Southern Utah Crew is sneaky fast I tell ya

Round 3...

https://youtu.be/JYocDj7Cd54

LeagueofSpeed
Well....it's me an 9.81 once again....

Oh....we are leaving for Thanksgiving tomorrow and Tobacco Road is still up and open for business...just worked out that way...been racing and testing since American Muscle....so we are open.

LeagueofSpeed
So, I'll take them and run them before Utah if wanted
LeagueofSpeed
...or after
72_Chevy_C10
I just PM Robbie...if he still wants to host next weekend, I will have him send them on to you...and then you can send them back to me
LeagueofSpeed
my window has closed :(...the Lady of Speed is getting ready to decorate for Christmas

Finals...

https://youtu.be/xYS2G16Wlz8

LeagueofSpeed
Congrats 9.81...that's been my 2017...I'm still learning

The engine is going in my C20 tomorrow  (I should change my screen name), so I probably won't be doing much racing...but, start tuned and I'll keep you posted

Thanks for racing everyone! Definitely embarrassed about our illegal trucks. In my book the championship race was the semifinal between C10 and LOS. So congrats LOS. 

After this weekend of racing I would be glad to race them next week. Me and Color Country racing could sub in some "legal" trucks. We still have pink paint left. ;)


LeagueofSpeed
No need Brother...ya beat me straight up :)

I'll run the trucks on Friday on my standard track...and I'll try to be sure noone faces the same opponent in the first round. And the cars will go to CCRIDER to run next weekend in Utah.

I appreciate Robbie switching out the trucks...I do think the longer trucks have a big advantage. 

I guess the trucks will be coming back here after Utah...let me know if you can run them, LoS.

I'll try to get the match-ups posted tomorrow


P.S. The good engine is in the good truck...just need to button things up over the next couple days

Thanks for the early race. Nice to see my Ford win one round. There's some fast rides in this group.  Congrats to 9.81 on the win and to LoS on grabbing the 2nd spot. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

The bracket for Friday...

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I hope you can see that okay...I'll do match-up shots in the morning

It was too cold to go out and finish up my truck this morning, so here is day 2,

Round 1

https://youtu.be/czj-wSFXh9g

Traction-Event
I do like that the Pink Mustang and nail polish are still hanging around... good racin
LeagueofSpeed
nice way to start the day...some racing with coffee
72_Chevy_C10
I was waiting for you to notice that, TE...I'll send it with the next package going your way

Round 2

https://youtu.be/jLt3mUbNQRw

I think it's warm.enough for me to gO out and finish my truck...so, the final rounds will be tonight

Epic round 3...

https://youtu.be/ua_qEkBYWB8

LeagueofSpeed
Great race between the C10 and the Silverado

And finally, the Finals...

https://youtu.be/YtYZauxo2DA

Recovered from a turkey hangover... Good racing here, can't get much closer in some. Congrats to the winner. 


Thanks for taking the time over the holiday to host and race the field.

72_Chevy_C10
No problem...it was fun to run them!

Thanks for running the trucks over the holiday...Congrats to CC Rider for taking the crown both times!!!

Pulled up while we were getting coffee in downtown Wilmington NC 

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Trucks are on their way to Utah...

Tracking #

9505 5162 9797 7331 0689 20

Okay...we are green here, the Lady of Speed ask me if I was going to put the test track back up after Tobacco Road....I said, "yes"....so Tobacco Road can stay up for awhile. So, CC Rider, send me the trucks after running them in Utah....Speed Force says business as usual at League of Speed Productions hence....Legends of Tobacco Road-The Muscle Trucks. 

That's awesome...this turned into a traditional 'series' race! I'm glad that both you guys are able to host!

Thanks so much!

Trucks arrived today. We'll see how tonight goes...but will probably race them tomorrow.

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!

....all good and well whenever you decide to run them.

....G. I'm coming for you little Buddy. :)

Well I just couldn't wait.  I was pretty excited to run these trucks.  Some great builds! Glad I got to see them up close.  I ran them last night after the kids went to bed.  I was up pretty late getting the video done so hopefully no mistakes in the titles and text.  The racing was great! Color Country Racing and I subbed in some shorter trucks so we'd be legal this time.  Her's freshly painted pink with pixie sparkles and mine drove in from the north 40 with racks and a load of rocks after clearing the field.  

I put all the rounds in one video so sorry if it's a bit long.  Just grab some popcorn and enjoy!

https://youtu.be/NUwLOcz5Fw4


LeagueofSpeed
Another fast build CCR!!!
72_Chevy_C10
Good racing! Congrats to the winner!!
72_Chevy_C10
Robbie, send the trucks to LoS....Tobacco Road next!
Traction-Event
Say what now??? Man I was in some very tight races... Great job all around

Tobacco Road awaits the arrival of the Muscle Trucks....

Hot Wheels Matchbox diecast cars

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!

Trucks are on their way to Tobacco Road!

LeagueofSpeed
We are ready on this end!!!
72_Chevy_C10
Cool...I'm looking forward to the Tobacco Road race!

The Trucks are here....run'em and video tomorrow night...stay tuned!!!

LeagueofSpeed
Speed Force has to study for a test tonight
72_Chevy_C10
I'll get the popcorn ready :)

Bracket is set...16 cars...8 odd numbers...8 even numbers...made sure that teams with two  (2) car's were not on the same side of the bracket and could only meet in the finals...4 odd/4 even numbers in each end of the bracket...random draw.

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Tobacco Road at night...a Beautiful sight 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEiaHZArbz8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxIjyr-ziu8

Great close racing! Awesome job LOS. Thanks for racing them.

LeagueofSpeed
Thanks Brother...surprised to say the least

Congrats to the winner, and I'll take my spot in this stacked field... My F1 has been improving since the first race, still missing the top step.

Good racing all! 

Surprised to best CC Rider's truck...the Dodge did test well here vs some fast cars before being shipped out to NJ...if I've learned anything this year it's that cars run different on other tracks...been a fun learning experience this year and glad to finally get in the Winners Circle before the end of my rookie year. I'll get the trucks shipped back up to NJ today.

Great racing! I drew the winner early, so I got  to watch from the stands! I'll run the final race next week!

Great job with the races, Ccrider and League of Speed!

Trucks are on their way back to NJ...supposed Monday arrival.

72_Chevy_C10
Cool...I've been pretty swamped at work, so the race probably won't happen until the weekend

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