RLD Summer Pro-Am

Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Hosted by Redline Derby Racing and partners
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Redline Derby Racing is happy to partner with BlueLine Racing, Indiana Diecast Racing, and the Diecast Racing Report to bring you the Redline Derby Racing Summer Pro-Am kicking off this May and running through August.

The RLD Summer Pro-Am is a series that will challenge 16 Pros and 16 Amateurs to a battle of endurance as their cars travel across the country to race on drag strips and open road tracks.

We'll crown one Pro champion and one Amateur champion. We'll also be seeing a championship Pro-Am team, as each amateur will be paired with one pro and their points combined against other teams.


This is a closed series. Openings have already been filled via a selection process. The roster for each division is listed below.


Rules & Restrictions

  • Modified entries only
  • Entry must be a new build. It cannot be a car that has raced before.
  • 80g maximum weight limit. There is no grace for weight!
  • One (1) entry per racer
  • Car dimensions limited to 3.25" x 1.25" x 2"
  • All castings/brands are allowed. For real...but...
  • Entry must have a vehicle body. Questions?
  • Custom chassis allowed. Zoom-In casting is allowed only when used as a chassis.
  • No external weights. They should be hidden from the presentation.
  • Custom axles and tubes allowed. NPA/FTE axles allowed.
  • Retail wheels only.
  • Keep your car PG. No inappropriate or suggestive decals, paint, or messaging.
  • Dry lube allowed. Lube will NOT be added on-site.

If you're not sure about a castings or if what you have planned is legal, please post and ask or send a PM.

Dates & Deadlines

This is a traveling series. Cars will be sent as a group from track to track. Entries only need to worry about one deadline, shipping only once.

All entries must be received before Sunday, May 16, 2021.

This is a hard deadline since this is a series and cars need to be sent to the next track as soon as possible after the first stage.

Be sure to include a Race Entry ID slip with your car

Please include at least $5.00 if you want your entry returned after the series. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Include shipping fee with your entry or you can send via Paypal. Just send any online payments as a "gift" and include a note what the payment is for (helps me stay organized).

If you're an international entry, send no money. We'll figure out an amount and online exchange if you want your car returned after the event.

Where to send your entry

Ship your entry along with any return fee and ID form to:

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

Drop-outs & Late entries

If you find you're unable to get an entry in by the deadline or need to drop-out of the event for any reason, please send an email or PM as soon as you know so a replacement entry can be found.

Track Stages

This series will travel between four different tracks across the United States. Your car will race on two drag strips and two open track courses.

1st Stage / May
Redline Derby Speedway
Redline Derby Racing, Ohio

2nd Stage / June
Box Canyon Loop
Diecast Racing Report, Washington

3rd Stage / July
The Northeast Beast
BlueLine Racing, Connecticut

4th Stage / August
The Tricky Triangle
Indiana Diecast Racing, Indiana

The cars will return to Ohio after the last stage for some exhibition racing including a champ vs champ race.

Race Format

Pros will race pros, and amateurs will race amatuers.

The format will differ per track as needed but details are still being finalized and will be posted in the near future.

Scoring

This will be an accumulative points series.

Scoring values and details are still being finalized and will be posted in the near future.

Divisions

There is a Pro Division and Amateur Division, each has 16 cars. Entries will only race others in their division.

Pro Division

  • G4 Diecast Racing
  • Mattman213
  • The Makers Box
  • Secondhand Speed
  • RLo Racing
  • GhostDriver
  • Big Al
  • Chief Wopahoo
  • DXP Racing
  • Rivera Racing
  • Voxxer Racing
  • MoparMAC
  • Golden Owl
  • Sneaky Bob
  • FOTF
  • Uncle Elvis

Amateur Division

  • SpyDude
  • RoadRunner Raceway Fan
  • UncleJoesSpeedway
  • kickserve
  • Kaiju_Colorado
  • PWC Racing
  • DeeJa
  • Dogtown Racing
  • ItsDiegoByTheWay
  • Big Mac
  • CapperDeluxe
  • pupulesurfer
  • EightOC Racing
  • Commotion Diecast
  • Bigg Samm
  • The Commish

Teams

One amateur will be paired with one pro to form a team. A team's final score is the combined points of each racer in the team. The team with the most points at the end of the series will be crown team champions.

  • Secondhand Speed & Bigg Samm
  • Voxxer Racing & Kickserve
  • FOTF & Capper Deluxe
  • Sneaky Bob & The Commish
  • Mattman213 & SpyDude
  • Chief Wopahoo & Commotion Diecast Racing
  • Big Al & PWC Racing
  • DXP Racing & Dogtown Racing
  • Mopar Mac & Big Mac
  • G4 Diecast Racing & Uncle Joe Speedway
  • The Maker's Box & Pupuelsurfer
  • Rivera Racing & EightOC Racing
  • Uncle Elvis & RoadRunner Raceway
  • Golden Owl & ItsDiegoByTheWay
  • GhostDriver & DeeJa
  • RLo Racing & Kaiju Colorado

If a team member fails to make the entry deadline or must drop out and a replacement cannot be found, the team points will only be of the remaining member.

Penalties/DQ/DNF

There is no weight grace for this event! Cars cannot be more than 80g. If you're worried about it, play it safe and consider maxing your car at 79g.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will race but will not be eligable for points.

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 minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.

Please keep in mind this event is as much about endruance as it is speed. Your cars will be traveling a lot and racing on different styles of track. Design and build your cars to be tough and ready for some clangin' and bangin'.

Prizes

Specific prize details are still being finalized.

Champions will receive some sort of trophy or prize item.


Discussion

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GoldenOwl 2/24/21

This is going to be an awesome series! Looking forward to battling it out with everyone!! Thank you Redline, BlueLine, DRR, and IDR for hosting! 

I am so excited about this! What an incredible opportunity to race and be a part of a team in a unique and fun series format!  Awesome! Thanks to all involved for putting this together!

Looking over that list, I can't wait to see all the cars arriving here for the June races at Psychedelic Speedway's Box Canyon Loop!


  • I will have a car make it down the track this time I promise! lol — pupulesurfer

This is going to be awesome! Big shout out to all involved behind the curtain to make this happen!

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redlinederby 2/24/21
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Just a heads up that there will be a team pairings drawing happening real soon. I'm hoping to live stream it one night soon, but it'll just be random draws to see who your teammate is. 


  • I wonder if I’ll be teamed up with the same guy that smoked me on two different tracks (RLO) — SpyDude
  • Haha Spydude, no hard feelings and I would be honored. (Still feels weird being considered a “pro” ) — RLoRacing
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SpyDude 2/24/21

Question: all castings. Are fantasy vehicle castings/bodies considered legal? Or just something that you would actually see on the street?


  • I saw that too. Say all casting but at the bottom the fine print says message to make sure a casting is legal. Someone must be a lawyer. Lol! — EightOCRacing
  • See below. — redlinederby
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Flip81 2/24/21

Flip's Racing will take a spot if there's one open.


  • I think the event is closed, but there is a waiting list in case anyone does drop out. — SpyDude
  • The rosters are filled but I will put you on the waitlist in case someone has to drop-out — redlinederby
  • Please submit the sign-up form if you haven't already, to be added to the waitlist. — redlinederby
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RLoRacing 2/24/21

Wow I'm a pro? That's news to me lol but I can't wait! 

If we are gonna have team mates can we pick them Sadie Hawkins style?


  • Teams will be random drawing. Look for details soon. — redlinederby
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redlinederby 2/24/21
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In this case, all castings means all castings. Fantasy castings are okay.

But as stated, your entry must have a body. So none of this stuff or just a Zoom-In flying down the track naked. There's gotta be a chassis and a body. You can mix-n-match and use whatever chassis and body you want, but it's gotta have both.

If you have questions or are concerned about your build plan being legal, post or PM me with some details and we'll figure it out. 

I debated whether or not to apply more limits on this but figured since we're racing on various track types, that could change some strategy a bit. Just making a wide, flat car might not be what you want on the open tracks. And it's a Pro-Am so might as well open it up a bit and see what people can build, have some fun.


  • Not sure a zoom in could handle fat track. I've seen gov'ners and caddy 16s have trouble. — EightOCRacing
  • The latest video from 3DBotMaker proves that V-16 Cadillac is a beast on the open track. It was smoking everyone, and I think set a track record. — SpyDude
  • Thank you for clearing up the issue about fantasy cars and chassis and bodies. (Watch; some clown will put a corpse on a chassis and send it in. “But it’s a body!!!” — SpyDude
  • Don't give me ideas. Lol! — EightOCRacing
  • I would like to thank the racing Academy for using my racer as an example of what can be done ... then what not to do. " You like me ..... you really like me " Sally Fields accepting the Oscar — VoxxerRacing
  • Next time affix a zombot body to the embosser chassis and you should be good — EightOCRacing
  • Why is it always that Voxxer gets called out in the “Your car should not look like this disclaimer” ?? — RLoRacing
  • Voxxer should be proud - he actually got a rule named after himself. — SpyDude
  • Watch for it: one of these guys is going to drop that damned duck body on a Zoom In chassis, and it will smoke the entire series. — SpyDude
  • LOL, that one Voxxer build is the epitome of a non-car entry. Yes, it's fast but it's not a vehicle. Plus, in this case, it's also a perfect example of not having a body! — redlinederby
  • @SpyDude - Bonus points to anyone that makes a duck car — redlinederby
  • Damn..... dude threw down the challenge. I may have to send an extra car ..... — SpyDude
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Big_Al 2/24/21

Wow!  Can't believe I made the pro list!  This is going to be great though.  Can't wait to see who I get for my teammate.  It's quite the list of contenders on both sides!  Good luck to all the racers and thanks to all the hosts!

Good Luck everyone. Look forward to seeing you all here in July.



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