Pony Wars 2...This Weekend!

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
72_Chevy_C10 Sunday, 2/26/2017
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Pony Cars are generally considered 'Muscle Cars', but Pony Cars are actually their own class...long hoods, two door, and a really short trunk are the basic looks...as well as being nimble, 'sporty' cars. Here's a definition of a Pony Car...


I had the initial Pony Wars race 2 years ago and it was a pretty good series. So, I'll be hosting another event this year.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight 40 grams
  • Size restrictions; 3.25" long, orange track wide...no funny cars
  • Cars per entrant; maximum of 3 cars per entrant...all of different makes...you can't have all Camaros or Mustangs...they must be different makes
  • Brand, body style; see above for a description. I would like to keep them to US build cars, but, Nissan Z cars and Toyota Celicas are on the list...as well as a few others
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; FTE wheels are allowed...no wheel inserts...no bearings. Must use Hot Wheels style axles
  • Must be drilled rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements; This is not a reqiirement, but it looks cool...paint your cars "team colors", so your cars are easily identified as 'yours'


TBD. Describe the prize(s) offered. Include an image if available. If there is no prize, delete this section.

How to enter

Post a reply ....plus, pics are always nice

Are there any entry or shipping fees? If you'd like your cars back, please include return shipping.

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

April 8th, 2017

Scoring and Winning

1 point per round win, plus an extra point for making it into the finals. The first race will be a drag race...random draw, single elimination. The 2nd race will be an open track race that will also be a random draw single elimination race, but it will take place on an open track. Winner is the car that wins 2 races in a row, on alternate lanes...no matter how many races it takes to determine a winner.


The Traction Event rule is in place...if your car is 3 grams or more over the 40 gram limit, it will be painted pink, raced, and not counted...so, be sure to keep the cars on weight

Tracks & Dates

Series tracks
  • April 8th, 2017, NJ- 72_Chevy_C10 (drags)
  • April 15th, 2017, NJ - 72_Chevy_C10 (open track)

Winners and Results

TBD. Mention the winner, the final results and include a picture of the winning car if available.


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I'm in for sure, and I will race a Mustang, Camaro and I will find that Javelin in your honor C10!!! Looking forward to it. On a side note...the wife said I needed another hobby!!!!

  • I can't find the Javelin...bummer going with a 69 Firebird instead. — LeagueofSpeed
  • On another side note, I was surprised to see Faquay-Varina as a return address...I used to live in Raleigh...had buddies in F-V — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Small world sometimes for sure. — LeagueofSpeed
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Jdub3000 2/27/17

I 'm gonna try and get some cars ready for this one.  When you say no wheel inserts/hot wheels style axles does that mean I can't cut the axles and put them in aluminum tubing?  Is the Rodger Dodger acceptible, it's supposed to be based off the '73 charger SE.  Also gonna try the 68' Nova and Plymouth Duster Thruster, garage is finally warming up from the winter cold excited to start modding again.

  • Axle tubes are okay...by 'wheel inserts' I am referring to a metal bushing pressed into the wheels — 72_Chevy_C10
  • The Roger Dodger is okay...and the Nova...I'm not sure that a Duster would be considered a Pony Car though — 72_Chevy_C10
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Jdub3000 2/27/17

Broke tap in the rodger dodger today, so I went to the toy store and found Barracuda, Javelin, and Challenger.  The Nova is built just needs a paint job and a little weight, for team colors i'm calling dibs on silver primary and black secondary.

I would consider the 69 Pontiac GTO a Pony Car...objections?

Picture of 1969 Pontiac GTO exterior

How about the Maverick Grabber?

1970 Ford Maverick

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Jdub3000 2/27/17

 Barracuda was a drag body, what about an Olds 442 W-30

  • 4-4-2 is kinda straying over into 'Muscle Car', but the Wiki page says that Cutlesses are okay...so, I guess a 4-4-2 would be okay. — 72_Chevy_C10
  • But, remember, these things will be going around corners too :) — 72_Chevy_C10
  • I'll just use the Javelin then, I'm just trying to use cars that I think other people won't use. — Jdub3000

Upon further consideration....the League of Speed will be racing a 67 Mustang GT, 69 Pontiac Firebird and a 69 Pontiac GTO. The team colors will be Glow Orange with Black roofs.

Actually, the 442 Olds and the GTO pictured at that particular time shared the same chassis, grew up in the car business...just study the pics...bodies slightly different, but you can tell....both GMC products.


  • The Before "Modding" shot — LeagueofSpeed
  • I always forget to do the before shots, i've been working hard and will try and produce a pre-paint shot tonight. — Jdub3000
  • C10 just coached me through how to post pics period today....kid in candy store effect! — LeagueofSpeed
  • good choices as well, — Traction-Event
  • Cool! I'm glad that you've figured out posting pics! — 72_Chevy_C10
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Jdub3000 2/28/17

Javelin, Nova, Challenger

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Jdub3000 3/1/17

Gonna donate this Fat Fendered '40 treasure hunt to the prize pool, sorry about the quality of my photos I don't have any high def cameras.


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