It can be tough jumping into diecast racing and facing a bunch of grizzled veterans...so this series is a for everyone else. The rookies.
Are you a rookie? That's up to you...but you know if you feel like one or not. If you don't have many races under your belt, or even if you just haven't done a lot of modding before, you should enter. Maybe you're mostly a stock racer...cool (me too)...but now here's your chance to branch out, try something new, and feel like you're on a level playing field.
You can be a racing veteran but not a modding veteran. This is a modified-only race, so people new to modding are asked to enter, even if you have 100 stock races to your credit.
But if you're familiar with the racing scene and are an old hat when it comes to replacing axles, sanding wheels, and adding weight...we ask that you sit this one out. Just relax and watch to see who the next contenders will be.
I also hope to do an entry preview video showing off the mods in all their glory (TBD).
A lot of this is tentative and TBD right now. Things will get better defined as we get closer.
Rules & restrictions
This race will be capped at 12 entries. Please claim spots by leaving a comment.
- Modified entries only
- Must be a new build, meaning the car has never been raced before
- Must be a car YOU have made, not one you've won or had built for you
- Limit 1 entry per racer. No limit per household.
- All brands and builds welcome. If it rolls, it races.
- 57g maximum weight
- 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
- No restrictions on wheels or axles
- Dry lubes only
Dates & deadlines
All entries must be received by the host before Friday, 1/10/2020. Racing is scheduled for Monday, 1/13/2020. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.
How to enter
Send your entries to:
Redline Derby Racing
c/o Brian Vaughn
PO Box 842
Grove City, OH 43123
Include $3.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.
Please print and include a Race ID slip with your entry
Choice of one (1) Redline Derby shirt + Any non-returning entries
All raceing will happen on the Redline Derby Speedway track.
Race format and scoring
This race will be a round robin format and point series taking place over several days/weeks. No bracket. Every car will race every other car throughout the series with each win earning points. The racer with the most points at the end will be the first Rookie Rally Champion.
To keep things time manageable, each match-up per round will be one-and-done, not 2-in-a-row. But the cars will switch lanes per round.
Point values TBD.
Racers will be rewarded through 3rd place. It cases of ties, one-off races will be held.
Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.
If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for prizes. Offending cars will still race. The 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 minimally repaired before the tournament. Cars that break during the tournament will not be repaired or replaced.