Porsche Summer Mixer

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redlinederby Sunday, 4/23/2017
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It's a return to the Redline Derby Racing home track with the Summer Porsche Mixer. This is an Porsche-only race to kick off the summer race season. This will be a mixed stock/mod race so everyone is encourage to enter. See entry details and restrictions below.


Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight: 50g maximum
  • Size: Max 3.25" long by 2" high. Width should fit on standard HW orange track.
  • Entry limit, 2 cars per household
  • Porsche bodies only. All brands allowed.
  • Wheel limitations: Production/retail wheels and axles only. No custom wheels.
  • Stock cars allowed
  • Dry lubes only

Results

Chalk another solid win up for Voxxer Racing. His super tuned Porsche GT track car got the job done...congratulations! Check out the bracket and watch the highlight video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BSl9vQbufY


The entries

Voxxer Racing


The Hanns


jdub3000


League of Speed


DC Wheels


Prizes

The winner will receive a 3-pack of Porsche Hot Wheels along with any entry cars that are not getting returned.


How to enter

Post a reply with your intention to enter, then ship your entry car so that it arrives before June 11, 2017. Race results will be posted the week after. Exact race day TBD.

Please include an RLD Entry ID Card with your entry along with $3 to cover the cost of returning your car if you want it back. Please denote on your entry if you do not want your car returned and it will go into the prize pot for the winner.

Where to send your cars

Redline Derby Racing c/o Brian Vaughn
PO Box 842
Grove City, OH 43123

Don't forget to print an ID card with your entry

Scoring and Winning

This will be a single-elimination tournament. A car will move on in the bracket only when it wins two races in a row. Cars will alternate lanes between each match-up.

The car that wins the final race will be declared the winner.

Stock and mod cars will race each other depending on how the bracket goes. Seeding will be random.

Penalties/DNF

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for 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.

Track

This tournament will be run on the Redline Derby Racing home track in Ohio. View track specs.

Porche photo from Lamely Group blog


Discussion

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redlinederby 4/23/17
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I'll have to see what time is available but I'm thinking about doing a preview livestream after entries are in. I need to get back on the horse with some video and the whole production. If that sounds interesting to people...we'll see...

  • Glad to see you back on here! — gtaman
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Tracksurgeon 4/24/17

I've got one of these that I might build, but the casting is getting rarer after it got discontinued from Final Run.

http://diecast.spiraln.com/porsche/911/hw_carrera/hw_carrera_1996.jpg

  • graphite it and race it stock — LeagueofSpeed
  • The Model Porsche was a Final Run for a reason...too wide for Orange Track !!!!!!!!!!!!! — VoxxerRacing
  • Final Run was like a weight loss program for the Porsche. — Tracksurgeon
  • Not sure you could use that car. Mine is too heavy, stock. — undercoverbuick
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LeagueofSpeed 4/24/17
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League of Speed is in....2 cars.

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LeagueofSpeed 4/24/17
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Will the stock and mod classes race separately or against one another?

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redlinederby 4/24/17
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Classes will be mixed, so stocks could race mods. Seeding will be random.

The mixed classes might not be liked by all but I felt it was a good way to get more people involved. Plus, I like the idea of modders having that little voice in their head that says, "what if my car is beaten by a stock?" ;)

It's been a long time since I've hosted on my track so I'm treating this one as a way to get myself back into hosting and also as a way to force myself to work on my track. I'm making some minor adjustments that should hopefully make things more even. I'm also trying to figure out better ways to shoot the track action for video. If I plan on starting back with Fantasy League racing, I need to figure out a way to efficiently yet effectively create race videos.

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LeagueofSpeed 4/24/17
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OK, most Porsche weigh around 30g stock....so the mods would have the weight advantage plus axel polish capability....the dry lube would be the only constant between the two classes. What the hell, I'll do one mod and send the fastest stock I can find with the dry lube added.

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redlinederby 4/24/17
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Good call, I didn't think about that gap between stock weight and mod weight. I just looked through the stats of my Porsches and you're right, mostly 40-ish to 50g...few outliers in the old metal/metal models.

I adjusted the weight limit to be 50g, so that should help make things more reasonable. I know weight makes the difference in many cases but I'm a firm believer that even your "scientifically disadvantaged" cars can surprise you. It's all about how cars run on that day, on that track...you just never know.

And maybe with a lower weight, it might encourage some to do their first-time mod and toss in a few nickels or something to add a little weight.

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JackC 4/24/17

What about a Porsche 911 GT1-98?

  • If it's got Porsche in the name, it's fair game — redlinederby
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LeagueofSpeed 4/25/17
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http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170425_160933_zpst5lhigaw.jpg

  • yellow 911 Targa will be stock and the blue Panamera modded — LeagueofSpeed
  • Sweet Targa — redlinederby
  • better put a top on yellow, wind drag is......well a drag! — 2seven
  • the Targa just does fit on HW orange track — LeagueofSpeed
  • ...so does every hot wheel with a roof and open side windows.. — LeagueofSpeed

I think the Kalamazoo guys are going to mail in some cars.  I know my self for sure.  It was a lengthy discussion last night.

Define production/retail wheels?

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redlinederby 5/1/17
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Production/retail wheels and axles are ones that come on the cars that you buy from the store. If you take the parts from a car you bought, you're good. 

We have lots of racers that make their own axles and even wheels...those cases would not be allowed in this tournament. 

Now, you can modify the retail axles/wheels all you want (polish, trim, sanding, etc.) but you have to start there.

Let me know if that helps or if you have any more questions.


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