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NDeavers80 Thursday, 1/23/2020

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Theme is Full size Vans against the clock. Please lets keep it to noncommercial actual vans, no fantasy castings. The idea is inspired by hot rod drag week. We will get 3 runs in one lane and you will get to keep your best time. Afterwards your Vans will get sent to the next host 3 runs keep your best and so on thru 5 host we will average your times and the best average will be crowned the winner.

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 105g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 2 entries per household
  • Retail axles and wheels only. No premium or custom axles allowed.
  • Dry lube only
  • Van's must be full size...street mini-vans or commercial type vans

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Saturday, 8/29/2020. Racing is scheduled for Saturday, 9/5/2020. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address.

Include $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Please print and include a Race ID slip with your entry



Hosts are going to be 


Don Boomershine 2 tracks

Michael Mathis 2 tracks

Race format and scoring

Only racing against the clock. Winner will be determined by a 5 track average of your best time at each track.


Cars are given a grace of 2g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for tournament prizes. Offending cars will still race. Prize will go to the runner-up in the case of penalty car winning.

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 will attempt to be repaired before the tournament. Cars that break during the tournament will not be repaired or replaced.


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I'm in!!!!!

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redlinederby 1/23/20
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Sweet. Vans...I'm in for at least 1 for sure. 105g?! Wow...alrighty. 

Don't forget to link to the track specs for each host as you get things squared away. 

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Mattman213 1/23/20

Count me in as well.  Man Ive been raiding Luke's hotwheel pile like crazy lately, gonna have to go digging some more.  Love it.


Count me in!

The rebuild(s) are imminent 

...all Metal

  • YES! Just picked up a black one like that and a white one in similarly terrible shape for $.50 at a swap meet. I forgot all about them, one of them might have a new purpose now! — Mattman213
  • Very cool — NDeavers80
  • Is that a Original blue Van with Flames ? — RIVERA_RACING
  • Did it have Original Redlines Wheels on it? — RIVERA_RACING
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MDG_Racing 1/24/20

Oh yeah! Vans, vans and more vans. Growing up in the 70's & 80's custom vans were the cool thing. Shag carpet interior, stereo systems, couches or even beds.

Plethora of releases out on the pegs currently. So no excuses not to load one up and let's roll!

  • Should be fun. I would like to keep it to full size, street legal noncommercial vans. — NDeavers80
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Uncle_Elvis 7/11/20

Are unlicensed "real" vans cool or do they fall under fantasy? Like the Baja Breaker or Super Van? 

  • Or just generic Vans from China, with no manufacturers name? — CutRock_R_Marc_D
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Mayfield41 7/11/20

I'm in. Was going to do one anyway, now I have a purpose to do it. 

Hi Nic,

For my knowledge base, what is defined as a "premium" axle.

Cheers, I will have to check out the timeframes, etc and see what I can maybe line up with other postings, to be efficient. Ty.


I should crack and mod this Aussie Post van .... BuT I don't think I can get them to deliver faster!! Cheers

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RAGTAG_JIM 7/13/20

is this race capped out yet? i would love to join the race if it is not filled yet.....

I'm totally in Beavers!

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