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Rockin’ Surf Drags (Thanks Bill for the Name Idea) is a drag race. Entries for this race will be any make and model vehicle that is in a song. For example Deuce Coupe, 409, GTO, etc.
**Edit: I know that some cars will be difficult to find. Are you going to find a '32 Ford Thunderbird, most likely not, but if you have a 85 Thunderbird, it's a Thunderbird. If you are questioning it, please feel free to contact me. I want this to be a fun event for everyone. Get as close to the song as possible, and it will run. **
Concept of this race came from listening to a couple Beach Boys songs with my youngest, and watching her dance to it. I was like, you know what, I can do a simple drag race to start off my channel, and have fun with music at the same time.
So with that, lets make music together on the track.
When entering, please include the following information:
Division: Stock, Amateur, Pro
and if you would like Country, but not needed.
Car that you choose, and Song title and Artist car is included in.
Rules & restrictions
- Stock and modified entries allowed
- 80g maximum weight
- 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
- Limit 1 entries per division (That's now a total of 3 you can enter)
- Stock - Only thing that can be done is a paint job only. No lube, no weight, no axle swapping. Stock is stock, other than paint job (Rip and Run).
- Amateur - 50 gram Maximum weight - no other restrictions
- Pro - 80 gram Maximum weight - no other restrictions.
Dates & deadlines
All entries must be received by the host before Wednesday, 1/19/2022. Racing is scheduled for Saturday, 1/22/2022. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.
Was originally going to have this race on the 7th of January, but with the Holiday season coming up, I wanted to give more time for cars to arrive.
How to enter
Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.
Include at least $6.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be store and become track scenery and running on future track(s). (USPS Small Flat-Rate box is $9.20)
Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry (You can use Redline's linked <---- or type and print it, just as long as it has Division: Stock, Amateur, Pro, Driver Name, Team Name, if you would like Country, but not needed, and Car that you choose, and Song title and Artist car is included in. Plus return address if getting car back.)
2 lane drag strip - length 10 feet - Arduino based custom built timer system (test video will be posted on channel).
Race format and scoring
This will be best 2 out of 3 tournament. First car that gets 2 wins moves on. Cars will alternate lanes between each race.
The car that wins the final race will be declared the winner. Race host has final decision in all races.
Bracket seeding will be random in your division.
Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.
No controversial decals or paint schemes on vehicles. It just saves me from the headache. If you have any controversial things, I will contact you and explain the situation and agree upon a solution so you can at least have your car race.
If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for victory. Offending cars will still race. Finish position and any prize will go to the runner-up in the case of the 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 minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.
When cars arrive, they will be checked in via the KCLH Techs, and info and photos posted on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/groups/585092825908412
Custom Laser Engraved Wooden plague with a picture of your car and your Racer name and team. There will be one plague for each division.
The race will be casted on youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ECMtibEkztPuM6uJcGniA/videos
Note: If you are having issues with funds and can't get a car to the race, please contact me, we can arrange something.
Example of Trophy Plaque: