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my cars disapeared right b4 we could send em 2day they won't get there in time even iff we find them.
I gota bump the race date to the 8th due to painting happening at the new house on the 7th. So, the recieve by date will also be bumped... as long as they get here before I start on the 8th, i'm happy. I'll check all the mail-boxes before getting things going.
Teams That Have Arrived (i'll update this list daily so if you're not here check it again the next day):
Narrowed down my winning losers, tuned them up and packed them up to make the trip this evening. No clue how they will do but I'm excited to see the racing either way!!!
Okay, I haven't shown my entries yet, so here we go!
I rebuilt all 3 of them to try and attempt some speed boosts... still debatable if I actually improved anything. The vector at least is sitting at weight, so hopefully that helps. The other two did get some additional weight but are still very under. Might do some more work to the other two yet.
Oh, thats right, you see 3 cars. I should explain that!
Hotwheels Racing only sent one car for this event. A house car will be provided to race for his team as its second member. If the house car wins, all prizes go to Hotwheels racing. Now that sounds great and all.. until you realize my track record for building mods is abysmal so really its just gonna be here to even out the field (sorry).
Here is what we got:
In my tests, while the track was still built, the Vector was the fastest.
That said the Retro-Active is a bullet around the corners. It was the only car in tests that could make passes around turns even if it lost on the straight. I am a little worried my attempts to speed it up have done the opposite though. My own stupid rules also prevented me from repainting it like i've been wanting to for years. It looked amazing prior to its 2012 event, but alas, my paintjob didn't hold up during the event.
The R8 LMS only got returned after I took the track down and hasn't had any runs on the turns. I have a good feeling about it though and in the short downhill track I have set-up it does beat the Retro-active narrowly. I have no idea how it'll handle turns yet, it didn't do that well on the Bootleg.
So thats what we got!
Just finished rebuilding the track! Decided to change it up a little, two full turns instead of the half. I think this will be easier for me to video as well as make reaching a little more fair. Just waiting on some entire so we can get started on Qualifying!
Qualifying has concluded for the 16 cars which are here. Thanks to traction-event, we have a prize of a Dodge RAM 1500 or Dodge Caravan (both still in the blister). Winner gets to choose which one they get! The other will go to the tournament winner.
Since there are 18 cars in the field, the top 14 cars in qualifying will advance directly to the second round. 15-18 will have to race-off to see who makes it in!
Still waiting on entries from Secondhand_Speed (the cars shoulda been here but USPS is failing miserably to drop them off). I'm still hopeful that they come today, but it seems likely that i'll have to delay official racing until Monday night. Hopefully I can get the qualifying video out asap!
The show must go on! I'm going to release qualifying for the first 16 cars in the field. Secondhand's cars will qualify tomorrow, but I wont be videoing the race. I'll have the results of his qualifying runs posted as a text post. Racing should begin tomorrow!
To hold everyone over, QUALIFYING!!!
Results of this will determine match-ups for the tournament. Top 14 cars in qualifying get a bye into round 2.
So during racing is the first to the fiinish or the farthest?
I changed my mind, I did a video.
Got lucky and no one raced their own car in the first match-up! Whew! Unfortunately, all 3 of my cars are on the same side of the bracket (not that any of them will notch a win).
Should be good racing from here on out. Head to head racing tonight! First to the finish line moves on!
The tournament has concluded here in Philadelphia! Thanks everyone for sending your cars and competing! There was a lot of tough races, side-by-side battles and wrecks! I hope my footage came out okay. It's going to take a long time to sort through it all and make the video. Stay tuned!
Thanks again everyone for participating in the tournament! I have had a lot of fun hosting! Hopefully it wont be too long until I can start hosting them again.
All cars are packaged up and ready to be returned home. I will start sending them out this week. Everyone will get a PM from me with the tracking number once its sent out. Track has been torn down and I can finally use my living room again!
Video is nearly complete and should be up... soon... hopefully before you get your cars in the mail!
I loved the instant premiere idea that Brian had for the Redline Rumble so i'm going to do it here as well! Video is 13 minutes long, hopefully a bunch of people can come and watch it live! If a lot of people can't make the time let me know and I can always push it back or forward an hour.