Rookie Race - Official Thread

Saturday, April 4th, 2015
72_Chevy_C10 Tuesday, 1/27/2015
Event coordinator

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Since we have a bunch of new racers on the site right now, I think it would be cool to put together a Rookie Race. So, if you've been lurking and want to race, here is your chance!

Rules & Restrictions

How to enter

Just speak up on this thread. Put pics of your builds if you'd like to

Where to send your cars

I will offer to host the first race of this series:

Chris Raab

9 Sherman Ridge Road

Sussex, NJ.    07461

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

Entry deadline

April 4th, 2015

Scoring and Winning

The races will be single elimination tournament style races...random draw


Since this is a Rookie Race, the participant will be notified if there are any problems with there cars

Tracks & Dates


Series tracks
  • April 4th, 2015, NJ - 72_Chevy_C10
  • Aprill 11th, 2015, OR - K & O
  • April 18th, 2015, WA - Delta 6
  • April 25th, 2015, Rusty
  • May 2nd,  2015,  ME - Model40fan
  • May 9th, 2015 NJ - 72_Chevy_C10

Winners and Results



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Mayberryman 1/27/15

Chris, thank  you for posting this possible event, count me in.  Perhaps there could be some type of body style limitations.  Other than that this sounds great.

  • I'd like the new racers to determine the 'style' of the cars — 72_Chevy_C10
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72_Chevy_C10 1/27/15
Event coordinator

Okay, new racers, lurkers, here is your chance to get involved with all the fun here on RLD!

Since we have a Rookie crop on here right now, let's have a race! I will organize the race, but not compete! And I'm sure that some of the other experienced hosts on here will help out as well!

I'd like the theme of this race to be determined in this thread by new racers! What would you like to race? Nascar?  Muscle Cars? Hot Rods? Speak up!

I'd like to invite some of the relatively new racers to compete....CCRider, B&G, Cortez, Luke11 (as long as he does all the work himself!). Please help to make this a fun event to welcome new racers to RLD!

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model40fan 1/27/15

the sloppies will also sit back and enjoy the races...  great chance for guys with new tracks to try hosting...


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redlinederby 1/27/15
Site manager

Probably a good note to say there doesn't have to be a theme. Themes are fun and can provide for some great challenegs, but if the racers would rather just send anything under the basic rules of weight, size, etc., thats fine too.

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delta6 1/27/15

Excellent idea. I may be able to host once the ball gets rolling.

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FOTF 1/28/15

Very good idea!  The Amateur League!  (Maybe something to think about having annually.)

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72_Chevy_C10 1/28/15
Event coordinator

Thanks Guys!

Thanks for offering to Host, Dan.

I hope that this event can get some new faces involved!

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Rusty 1/28/15

The races will be single elimination tournament style races...random draw
If this means no timing system required we can host mid way thru the races if needed.


  • Nope, no timing systen required! Thanks for offereing to host...I hope you'll race too! — 72_Chevy_C10
  • go rusty go ! — model40fan
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KandORacing 1/28/15

Let me know if there is a date that I can host. I like the idea of this!

I will enter this event 

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otp1 1/28/15

What does drilled rivets mean car needs to have been taken apart how about run what u bung as long as the weight is good and it has f.t.e anything goes ??

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72_Chevy_C10 1/28/15
Event coordinator

Hi otp1!

The drilled versus unfilled is always an issue around here...a hotly contested one! Most of the races are 'drilled rivet' races...meaning mod races. 

Since you have to take the car apart...I.e. drill the change the wheels, or really, just to do a good paint job, a lot of people drill their rivets all the time to alter their cars. But others, don't like to alter their stock cars. To each their own, as far as I'm concerned.

But, most of the races are drilled rivet, modded races. And it really isn't that hard to drill a I said,  if you are changing the wheels, you have to anyway.

So, basically, we generally keep the mods and tge stocks separated. 

  • Sweet that's what I thought I have drilled a few lately cool thanks — otp1
  • go otp1 go ! — model40fan

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