Tail of the Dragon - The Awakening

Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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The Tail of the Dragon was inspired by a stretch of road in Deals Gap, NC that goes by the same name. It's an Open Track/Fat Track road course that will have 3 Wide racing to the bottom...it will be a points race that consist of 9 teams of 3 cars for 27 cars total. This Race will be Wide Open and lots of fun!!!

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 57g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 3 cars per team the cut-off is at 9 teams total aka 27 cars
  • Retail axles and FTE axels allowed aka/nickel platted.
  • Dry lube only

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host on or before Friday, 7/27/2018. Racing is scheduled for Saturday, 7/28/2018. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address.

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


Some Prize Cars and a Small Trophy.


Tail of the Dragon....Track Specs.

The track will take up 84" x 112" approx

  • 4 - 180 degree curves
  • 28' of Fat Track (14 pieces at 2')
  • 1 Bottleneck Finish (track piece which funneled Sizzlers through the lap counter)
  • 3D Botmaker Fat Track Start Gate
  • 3 individual track lanes at 8' per lane coming off Start Gate at 4' off the floor and connecting to 2' of Fat Track entering Curve 1.
  • Curve 1 at 26" H
  • Curve 2 at 19.5" H
  • Curve 3 at 13" H
  • Curve 4 at 6.5" H

There will be 6' of Fat Track between the curves after cars leave Curve 1 and 6' and the Finish Section when the cars exit Curve 4.

Race format and scoring

This will be a points race where 3 cars race to the bottom of Tail of the Dragon, if all the cars make it down and through the Bottleneck Finish...1st gets 3pts, 2nd gets 2pts and 3rd gets 1pt...If all 3 cars don't make it down to the Bottom, then the car furthest down the track gets 1.5pts, the next gets 1pt and the car in last gets .5pts, if 2 cars Finish and the 3rd does not, the 3rd car would get .5pts if it's on the track while the 2 cars that Finished would get 3pts and 2pts respectively...if a Car falls off the track it's gets a DNF and 0pts. The cars will have 3 Runs per race with each car starting in each lane aka 1, 2 and 3 before entering the Open Fat Track. The Car with the most points after the 3 runs wins it's Group and moves on to the next stage or Pod Final. If we have a 2 way or 3 way tie after 3 runs, there will be a sudden death run with the winner advancing. Cars will be Grouped into 3 Pods, with there being 9 cars per Pod/3 Cars per Group...Groups 1-3 would make up Pod 1. Pod 1, 2 and 3 Winners will be the 3 Cars that race in the Finals/Championship.

Example of Pod and there will be 3 Pods (# represents the car):

1 vs 10 vs 19
2 vs 11 vs 23 > 10 vs 2 vs 21 > 10 - Pod 1 Winner
3 vs 12 vs 21


Just make weight and you'll be good to go, minor repairs I'll fix, but FUBAR'ed and your out/DQ'ed.


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This will be an Open Class/Racers Choice event...you, the racer get to choose what type of car you want to attack the Dragon with in this inagural race...choose wisely when facing the Dragon.

...and yes, I fully expect you and your boys to be in this race 3D :) 

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NDeavers80 5/19/18

Sounds good I'm in

So does "Retail axles and wheels only. No premium or custom axles allowed" mean no ftes

  • Yes. Premium is anything other than standard mainline axles. — redlinederby
  • Okay...I'll have to edit that, as I consider FTE'S as retail since you could purchase them as retail. — LeagueofSpeed
  • I guess that is poorly worded. I'll have to think how to rephrase that. I was trying to generic-ize it a bit in the case of non-HW with special axles, etc. — redlinederby
  • I was thinking the sewing needles and cut wire would be customized axels — LeagueofSpeed
  • Very much so, agreed. Retail axles come premium and non-premium. Custom is custom. — redlinederby

Ok im in. I have 2 fig rigs can i add lego figs for extra weight? Ill find 1 more fig rig to make my team

  • I don't care...but a team is 3 cars and a 9 team cut-off. — LeagueofSpeed

Do "kreauto wheels" count as custom axles?

  • Well, a wheels not an axel, so the answer would be "no" — LeagueofSpeed

There is a 9 team cut-off for this race and you must have 3 cars to make a team, as of now we are at 5 teams...my family will be racing as a team in this race...The Legion of Speed.

If you can't make the race...please let me know so the spot can open back up.

Teams as of now:

Legion of Speed

DVB Racing 

ND Racing


FOTF Racing

Canada Gang

Mopar Mafia

DC Wheels

MDG Racing

  • Add FOTF to that list ... looking forward to battling the dragon! — FOTF
  • Canada Gang. Lmao. Love it. — 41-14

they come with special axles

  • Woah. What is this? Where'd you find it? You got a link? — redlinederby
  • Yes, those would be illegal...interesting though...nickel platted??? — LeagueofSpeed
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41-14 5/25/18

I’m in if there’s room. We will race as a family . I’ll contact you via pm to let you know what I’ll run. We’ll  race three of our original cars seeing they are already on location and pick after the video is available for viewing. If it’s ok with the Legion...


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Mopar_Mafia 5/25/18

If there is one spot left then I'm in. Let me know, thanks


Can my friend have the last spot he's not sure yet but will know for when he finds out from his parents if he has the funds he doesn't have any cars. I've been trying to teach him how much fun cars can be 

Ill know for sure in to 2 weeks at the latest.

  • I'm going to leave the Spot open for now...if he can get his team in order let me know, — LeagueofSpeed

He got them it's a go. Teams HotWheelsRacing & Legends of Speed  are ready. Not playing on u families name it's just what it says on all 3 boxes and he couldn't come up with a better name.

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