Tournaments and Racing Wagon Wars mail-in... Wagons & woodies

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Nov
2
Where: Starts in Michigan
When: Sunday, November 2, 2014

THE RULES ;

Station wagon and woodies only...  no SUVs, vans, armored cars or box trucks.

This is a drilled rivets series... NOTE ; any scotch taped cars will be returned to the racer!

HOT WHEELS 5 spoke wheels only.

Less than 50 grams.

Dry lubes only.

1.30" tall x 3.5" long x orange track width.

Single elimination.

[3] cars per team.

No shipping $... the sloppies will cover it.

RACE RESULTS will be posted here

Points.... will be posted here... 

  Looking to start the same week the "cops finally get the robbers" 11 / 2...

So we can fit the Johnnies in on their club meeting day [11 / 9]...

SHIP TO ; Cris Taylor

441 Reeves,

 Pinkney, MI. 48169

.

heet # ............ date...........host.............. state .... 

HEET #1.........11 / 2.....TRACTION EVENT.. MI. 

*HEET #2 ........11 / 8........DADVBAL............MA.

*HEET #3....... 11 / 9.......   LJLRC.... ........... RI.

HEET #4.........11 / 16 ......... C10 ............... ..NJ.

HEET #5.......... 11 / 23 ........ C10 .. ............ NJ..    

HEET #6.......  11 / 30...Series finals in Sloppyville... ME.

* races the same weekend...


Traction-Event
Never seen it before, but it's highly detailed....and gonna be a great gasser. Open hood shot?
Dadvball
Never saw one before. My father had a '61 Country Squire when I was a kid. Black with woodgrain.
FOTF
No Scotch tape? What a rip-off! Ha-ha-ha.
KandORacing
So are the bags hanging above the shelves at hardware stores!
FOTF
Oh, brother...ha-ha-ha!

390 cubic inches of FoMoCo iron... gutta git dem brats to the beach !



soooooo ... a Drilled Rivets, 5 spoke only "Wagon War"..


Traction-Event
Wagon war...yup
72_Chevy_C10
wagon war! I'm in!
Stroller
Hmmm? Okay!
Stroller
YUP!!

Let's do it, I've got something in mind......

Could Johnny Lightning wheels be allowed? Trust me, I'm not thinking about running a stocker, they just look like nicer wheels.

model40fan
you would be fine but we have a racer that stretches the rules on rivets
KandORacing
Smitty, this is getting old. If you have a problem with Cameron entering stockers you need to PM him and not complain about it here.
Stroller
I thought the guy that ran the race makes the rules.....Stroller

WAGON WARS!!!  We'll need to define what is a wagon...very specificly....

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4651.jpg

rules moved to the first comment this topic...

72_Chevy_C10
Sounds awesome, Smitty! I'll get cars ready for both!

Did someone say "Wagon Wars"?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140819_130029_zpsqg4ak8yu.j...

Is a hearst a wagon?

model40fan
if hearst is painted on a wagon, yep !
model40fan
oh, wait did you mean "hearse" like dead people haulers ? i say yes
FatMike
Yeah I was talking about a hearse. I have one that was a JL I think.

I'm in!

tinkering in the shop....lots left to do....but I'm really liking the Wagon idea. 34 Ford base...minor clearence issues...mr Dremmel can fix those...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4734.jpg

Hmmmmm..... the sloppies need another wagon ;


Traction-Event
Go Smitty!!!! Mine is to heavy as is sits...I'll wait for official rules and post..

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140825_194018_zpsfjncpsa1.j... Smitty,

I just wanted to check, before I started tinkering...are these both considered Wagons?

Thanks!


Chris


model40fan
the chrome woodie yes, the midnight otto is a two door sedan... thanks for checking...
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Smitty! That's what I thought!

Rules ? ... nows the time ... speak up ... your ideas wanted. 

72_Chevy_C10
The rules you listed earlier sound pretty good...my only comment is the 45 grams is a little light, but, I can make it work.
Traction-Event
Yup, same here...want to make the rules easy for new racers... not intimidating. I can shed weight also, well on the car at least
model40fan
i thought most bases would be plastic and didn't want them to have to add grams... lets go 50 Gs.
72_Chevy_C10
50G sounds good to me...I would have had to lighten the Woody to make 45G

Hmmmmmm..... Chevellagon ? 

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72_Chevy_C10
That Yellow one is already a Chevellagon! But, an older one would be g
72_Chevy_C10
oops! Cool, not g :)

been tinkering..

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4801.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
That's cool, Chris!

Alright, who edited the title? Smitty or Brian? Just curious.

down boy,

    Smitty changed the title when a "what's this car" became a series...

 and you'll have plenty of time to run your own site later...

KandORacing
OK Good.
Stroller
Good Grief!!
KandORacing
Well, I'm getting fed up with it.

So just to confirm, I am allowed to use Johnny Lightning basic wheels & axles, correct?

If so, count me in on this one for 2 wagons.

jeepers creepers, read the rules, HOT WHEELS 5 SPOKE WHEELS ONLY...

google hot wheels "wheel types" , if you don't know the difference

Traction-Event
I love 5 spoke racing!,!

Alright, thanks for the clarification. I asked because originally you said I could use JL wheels, and I was just confirming it. But I guess I won't be entering this series.

Traction-Event
You got the skills, build a racer!!!

Please check the 4th comment this topic...

 I said "you" would be cool... BUT...key word but...

meaning that another racer might not drill the rivets, dab a little glue on the rivets and call it modded...

 how could we tell if he drilled them or not...

I can't say yes to you and ban the other racers rig...


.... the RULE IS ; HOT WHEELS 5 SPOKES ONLY...

I've got something in the works for this...codename: Riviera-saurus. Pics to follow, when it's a little further along :)

KandORacing
I think I know what you have going there... cool idea Chris!
Traction-Event
looking forward to spy shots...
72_Chevy_C10
Probably no spy shots til next week...lots of fitting to do :)

Well, I guess I misunderstood the original response you gave me. Sorry for that. I'll see if I can come up with something using 5 spokes, no guarantees though.

model40fan
go k n o go...
Traction-Event
nothing but time...build it, race it, have fun...thats all there is to it...
72_Chevy_C10
Build one, have fun (peer pressure) :)

Would the "Fast Cash" be classified as a wagon ?http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/majestik9/wagonrace001_zps30b9e0b9.jpg 

model40fan
nope !

wagon to be... the evidence ... the spare parts ; '64 nova wagon, Plymouth duster ;


"dustova", "ustervagen", "novuster", "ovaster" ...

duster grill, duster nose / mill, and the nova wagon body...

needs wheel well hogging ;

the DUSTOVA ...

OK Smitty, you can sign me up for 2 wagons for sure now, I've already got something 1/2 done out in the shot this afternoon, I think you'll like it. Still have yet to figure out what my other entry will be though....

Scratch that, I just noticed I can enter up to 3 cars. I'll take 3 entry slots please!

Also, I can host part of the event here if needed. I'm feeling adventurous enough to start hosting.

model40fan
glad to have you host, stay tuned, pick the best weekend for you once we get a date set...
KandORacing
OK Thanks Smitty!

I looked thru most of my cars and only found one wagon.  I will look some more but it doesn't look promising.....Stroller

Hey Smitty,

I'll host one of these races...whichever one works in the schedule (while the Wagons are here in the Northeast).

Let me know what date will work!


Chris

model40fan
soon as stroller has his dates set we can pencil in the wagon wars heets...

Meanwhile in the workshop two more wagons are taking shape... The Pontiac is gonna be a hard one to get together, and I'm not sure if Jack Hammered qualifies as a wagon... it is based on a real car...but Smitty has the final say!

 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4871.jpg

model40fan
poncho needs 5 spokes and the custom was made with a wagon roof... yup !
Traction-Event
Wheels are just placeholders...for now.

revised race dates on the first post this topic... MI., MA., RI., NJ., ME. I think ?

72_Chevy_C10
Hey Smitty, you can put me down for whatever date works

I can host the first heat Smitty..... I hope I'm not as bad of a host as I imagine I'll be....

model40fan
done !

errrrr... you know you are the cops n' robberz II finals host on the same weekend... 2 races, 2 series... ?

KandORacing
Yeah, I realize that. I'm comfortable with running a double header.
model40fan
rock on !

Making a GTO wagon Gasser..... :}


model40fan
go stro go !

I'll have to post pictures of my cars in the paint shop later tonight if I get the chance....

I did find another wagon and a woody so sign me up for 3.............Stroller

model40fan
roller rocker !

Count on Weber Cabin Racing and Rally Case Racing to circle the wagons.  number of entries TBD

I'll take the 11/13 race date. Thanks for being to the point with the rules. I don't want to have to worry anymore about stuff falling off because it was taped when I'm the one racing them. 

model40fan
maybe 11/ 8 heet ?
Dadvball
That will be ok Smitty. 11/8 it is!
model40fan
DONE...

are Gov'ner's wide white wall wheels considered 5 spoke ? I lent my Tomarts to a buddy so I couldn't check what mattel says... what do you think ?


the Packard is 66 plus grams... not this time


Traction-Event
top pic, straight pipes chassis on the red/white car?
Traction-Event
I would say the white walls would work, just like running a differnet colored spoke wheel...red, gold, etc?
model40fan
ahh... the deceptive salt flats racer's base...
KandORacing
Yes, they are 5 spokes. The only difference is the white stripe painted on, the wheel itself is no different. Race em!

I have two wagons ready, don't count me in yet. I still have to find wheels for #3.

model40fan
go hotra go !
I've been quiet on this one but it looks like all the rules have been hashed out, so count me in Smitty!
model40fan
bellin'am rocks

Do we need to enter 3 or is 1 or 2 OK?

Nightstalker
I can always send in any 3 I have, a couple may be a little suckie though. lol
model40fan
1, 2 or 3 is fine, trying to fluff the brackets...

Do Tri, Tri 5's count? http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/majestik9/tri5wagons001_zps4eae2ff5.jpg

model40fan
count them, hmmm... thats 165

I'm not that happy with it, but I got wheels for number three....so count me in.

model40fan
hotra = in

starting my 3 tomorrow....yikes


circle the wagons ;


Traction-Event
will it be green by chance? looking right and riding high
model40fan
yup
model40fan
raced 4 new '55 gassers, gold, grey, black and blue... blue is fastest !
model40fan
final coat of green went krincle on me... tan it is...

Wagon Wars...gettin' real...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140918_134647_zpshdzarqus.j...

KandORacing
Holy Smokes! That thing has some Project Speeder influences. I love it!
model40fan
oh... no...
72_Chevy_C10
Sitting at 48 grams
FatMike
That's cool enough to make me like Chevys. Nice job!
KandORacing
You didn't like Chevys before? O_O
model40fan
he has scruples
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Guys...I need to get it wrapped up...hopefully, this weekend!
FatMike
My dad was a Ford man and so was my Grandad. My great grandad had a mule but it's name was Ford.
redlinederby
That is a bad ass wagon. In one word: attitude
KandORacing
We have two Ford fans named Mike here now then
model40fan
ford powered, the way god and henry intended it ...

That is just plain scary!  But I like it. Nice job Chris!

72_Chevy_C10
thanks Bill! More pics next week!

Still lots of little things to do...but, here are Thing 1 and Thing 2...


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140921_171522_zpseg759os8.j...

Traction-Event
Somebody found a chassis they like....
72_Chevy_C10
the Way2Fast's were the fastest 5-6spokes I had...so, lets slap some Wagon bodies on them!
model40fan
ditto on way 2 fast... from here it looks like the nova is aasking to be STRETCHED.... hmmmmm

Finally found my 3rd wagon...time to go to work...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4935.jpg

FatMike
Datsun 710 Nice!
72_Chevy_C10
Sweet!
model40fan
hadn't seen that casting... probably get to see it's tail lights.
redlinederby
That's awesome...never seen that body either. Great decals to boot
delta6
Awesome! Just found 2 of those and i havent decided if i want to chop em up yet.
On the bench: i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/danielcollick/IMAG1480_zpslkoc6cyo.jpg
Traction-Event
Soon to be on the track! Looking good D6.
model40fan
errr... that is a delivery not a wagon, i have a couple wagons if you need one, let me know... go 6 go
delta6
is it really just due to the lack of windows?
model40fan
add some ?
delta6
ok.
model40fan
JUST PACKED UP A '57 WAGON BODY FOR DELTA 6 ... SHIPPED OUT TRURSDAY NOON...
delta6
Got it on the bench, thanks Smitty.

Thing 1, Thing 2 and Surf-mad! A little tweaking and tinkering and they are ready to go...


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_085908_zps2jet3f8r.j...

model40fan
now they can bring in some groceries
Traction-Event
Team photo...looking good....so fast they sucked the color off them cars....
72_Chevy_C10
I had the paint halfway stripped off the Chevelle, and I almost left it like that...it looked cool!

first heet host has been changed, see 1st post this topic...

Traction-Event
Smitty, unless you want double duty...I can cover the first race....popcorn?
Traction-Event
Besides there is nothing cooler than getting Hot Wheels in the mail...
model40fan
YOU ARE IN... THANKS TE...

Gangs all here...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4944.jpg

model40fan
nazdy vagonz
FatMike
I love the Ratsun
72_Chevy_C10
Sweet! Mine will be heading your way next week! :)

walking by the death box of hot wheels at wally's, looking up at me was a cute lil' Datsun wagon...it had a SAVE ME  look to it... little did it know... now the DARTSIN... maybe a team Fastalkers rig ;


Traction-Event
Great take on the gasser....well done sir...well done!
72_Chevy_C10
awesome Smitty!
FatMike
Makes me want to go cut my son-inlaw's real Datsun apart.

Count me in on this one too. Have wagons in mind already. 

Landon

the garage gremlins have been thrashing up a storm down in the sloppy shop...  the "Fastalkers" needed a couple more wagon / woodies to enter the wars... 1937 ford woodie gasser called "COOKIN' WITH WOOD" ... and the 1930 ford woodie called "WOOD PILE" ;

"COOKIN' WITH WOOD" ;

"WOOD PILE" ;

WAGON WARS MOCK-UPS...

72_Chevy_C10
Wood pile is looking Good! Nice work, Smitty!

the prizes ; so far !


Traction-Event
Loving the Vista Cruiser..

The Wagons are on their way!

Let the fun begin!

the Fastalkers and the Sloppies WAGON WARS line-ups... Michigan bound !

5 spokes rock...

Traction-Event
I'll be watching the mailbox! I should notice it smokin when these arrive...hot rides Smitty
72_Chevy_C10
That's a whole lot o'wagons! Cool stuff!
model40fan
if 2 cars each is the rule is fine, if an extra car or 2 fill the brackets we'll call 'em BRIAN's
model40fan
i will designate the order for both teams on my entry sheet...

Should I send a couple prizes along with my entries?  Sure looking forward to racing again!

sure... thanks

Wagons from 72 Chevy arrived today. left them in the box, wrapped...too much other cool stuff in the box. I'll look the competition over later once a few more arrive.

Mine shipping today via FEDEX. Should be there by Tuesday.

Ran 1 timed pass each... good thing... 31 Woodie DNF... so the Sloppies will send the other A Woodie black "Wood Tick" and the 1/2 Duster, 1/2 Nova the tan "Dustova"...

Fastalkers cars [both faster than mine] orange datsun "Dartsin" and white '37 woodie "Cookin' with Wood"...


Rally Case wagons arrived today! 

Hey Smitty,

Would you like me to do a double header with these cars when I have them? It was no problem with the Cops and Robbers cars. I can leave the Orange track at 28 ft.


Thanks!


Chris

model40fan
yes sir, i think we all should double up... i will... more racing rocks.
72_Chevy_C10
Okee-dokee...double header it is!

Sad I can't enter this 1978 matchbox beauty. Could've won! 

http://s1290.photobucket.com/component/Download-File?file=%2Falbums%2Fb521%2FMattCat01%2Fimagejpg1_z...

model40fan
welcome aboard matt... see you in lane two...
72_Chevy_C10
Welcome! It just needs some FTE wheels!

No reason not to enter, too heavy? Just a wheel swap away from being a racer.

welcome!

model40fan
too heavy ? drill holes in the base, and hood for plastic carbs.

 Fastalker's and Sloppie's Wagon Warriors went on their way to MI. Monday noon...

Traction-Event
I'll keep an eye on the mailbox... Thanks!

WHOOPS, I just checked the November calendar, I did not schedule a heet for November 23rd... my calendar split the day box.... 23 / 30.... anybody want to step in ?.............

Cars arrived via FedEx today....from  Hotrainiac. That's a first for me. 

A package from Smitty arrived...thanks for the car numbers!!!.  I'll get started on that tonight.

model40fan
stick it to 'em !

I did sticker em up...but the Dartsin for Faststalkers..is dragging his rear on my counter top...looks like the rear axle came loose. I'm happy to repair if you're ok with it Smitty

model40fan
please do... thanks

My car will be there Monday....ready to be slaughtered......or maybe do a little slaughtering.....lol......                                                                                                                

Damn it I sent my car to Smitty instead of TE....Help.


model40fan
i will zap them to MI. if they get here in time otherwise dadvbal...
model40fan
i have pooched a zip code or two in my time.

Stroller has been under the weather lately, couldn't modd cars for the grandson, since we all know the lil' rascal wants to race with grampa, the gremlins down in the sloppy shop thrashed to get a car up and rolling for the tyke.

Sloppies broke the header off the mill on one of the wagon wars wanna be's... scrounged up another Rodzilla, ripped out the mill, modded it and stuffed it in...

The ROMANATOR's "WAGON WARS" entry... "WOOD PILE" ... Maisto 1930 FORD WOODY body with the hood removed and the wheel wells hogged, on a shortened wheelbase WAY 2 FAST base that has a MID MILL  fuel cell and grill, spreu water tank, trimmed RODZILLA mill, 5 spokes...

"Wood Pile" is 53.3 screamin' grams of diecast ;


Stroller
Thank you so much. Roman will be so excited.
Stroller
I guess it's gonna be another kick Granda's butt tournament.
model40fan
it rolls really good... sorry gramps, looks like you will be reading his favorite bedtime stories for quite a while.
On their way! i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr253/danielcollick/IMAG0005_zps6r3jhuaz.jpg
model40fan
black is back... go delta 6 go !
72_Chevy_C10
Cool, looking good! I'm looking forward to this series!

Here's mine.  Just finished them tonight.  Hoping to get them in the mail Monday.  

I had two of the Redline series wagons so the base was snatched from one and put on the Blue with Flames body.  The other I detampoed the sides, primed, painted white, and added decals cause I wasn't happy with how the new white paint came out.  The woody had the roof and front fenders detampoed.  I repainted the roof and swamped in a Bone Shaker motor.  

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1206_zps884b9286.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1207_zps32f1927f.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Looking good, Bill! Can't wait to see this series run!
model40fan
hope they are not as fast as they look !
Dadvball
Of the three my money's on the blue one, but we'll see.
72_Chevy_C10
Not the Ford, Bill? :)

My "Team Hurse" is leaving Georgia today. I call it Hurse because 1 is the white Hurst wagon and 2 is a hearse. Im only sending 2 cars my 3rd car turned out junk. Sorry.

72_Chevy_C10
Glad that you've got some cars in this race, Mike! Don't be sorry...to make fast cars, you have to make a lot of slow ones!
FatMike
I don't mind slow but when it stops 6 inches before the finish line.

My cars should be there on Wednesday. 

watchin the post box!

stroller / romanator cars went out this noon... paid a little extra to get them there by Thursday... we'll see...

9114 9999 4423 8213 4875 00   ...track 'em...

Smitty, how will points be awarded? Post here for all to see, or shoot me a PM. Also for clarification. one race at each host? or two?  Just want to have a clear understanding before all the burnout smoke makes it hard to see...

72_Chevy_C10
I'm taking the race on the 23rd...I guess Smitty hasn't updated the dates. And I think I'm doing one race per weekend...right, Smitty?

point for each win, point for a bye... 1 extra point for winning... thanks TE

double headers if the host wants, they should speak up now... don't want to force anyone to over do it...

72_Chevy_C10
I'll run one race each weekend, Smitty...one my orange track (28 ft) and then on my Drag track (18 ft)
model40fan
i may have to break out the burn-out track...

Cars arrived from DVB, and Fat Mike...I'll number them up later, and look them over.

If I thought I'd have time, I'd run a second race at my house and then the one at LJLRC.  Unfortunately I don't think I will so we'll have to keep it the way it is for Seekonk and Lincoln.

Dadvball
Do we have an idea of how many people/cars are running?
Traction-Event
21 so far, Stroller is on his way...
model40fan
right on, we should all post how many cars we have sent, helps TE get set up...
model40fan
[2] cars for the sloppies and [2] cars for the fastalkers...
model40fan
cars from stroller via ME. enroute...
72_Chevy_C10
3 cars from me...plus the Grudge Match car
FatMike
(2) cars from GA should be there Thursday
Dadvball
3 from me.

Thanks guys, I think we are just waiting on Delta 6' and Stroller. Plenty of time.  Team photos once everyone is here. Race video to follow...

I am planning one race as of now. Plus the grudge match. 

I will be shipping my wagons out tomorrow, (overnighting). I hope they make it on time to race. If not, please send on to next host and I'll just have to take zero's for the first heet. I had a little setback, but I still want to return to the racing circuit, hopefully by next spring be able to do some hosting again.

AMH 412

Landon

Got Strollers, Romanators....so just D6, and AMH 412.... Should put us 28 cars? Pretty good turn out...

model40fan
go TE go !

Team photos...so far.  Great builds EVERYONE!!!

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72_Chevy_C10
Awesome looking cars, Guys! Good luck to everyone!
model40fan
ditto on the cars... some nasties in there !
cliffordshaw
loving the surf hearse!
FatMike
I had to lose my yellow poka dot curtains to get the hearse to make weight but I had to keep the boards.

When I dropped mine today,(overnighted) p.o. said they will be there no later than 3:00 p.m. Saturday. There are 3 wagons for racing and 2 prizes included, (12 Acura NSX Concept) and a (Lotus Evora GT4).

Nice looking and fast looking racers above. No tests of any kind ran on mine, soooo, will be a see what happens.

Loooking forward to racing again guys.

Landon 

model40fan
good luck 412, against everyone but the sloppies...

Postman...rang once...AMH 412 in the house...brackets to follow. Randon draw, with some folks having 3 cars you may race yourself...

 

 

Who's who?

Here are the car numbers so the brackets make sense.

72 Chevy, Nova 25, Woodie 26, Chevelle 27

Rally Case, Lark 28, Jack Hammer'd 29, Ford 30

HO Trainiac, Nomad 59, 8 Crate 60, Nomadder what 61

AMH 412, Jack Hammer'd 97, Nomad 98, T-bird wagon 99

Romanator, Woodpile 55

Stroller, gold 40 Ford 90

Traction Event, Datsun 56, Jack Hammer'd 57, Chevelle 58

Stalker, Datsun 66, 37 woodie 65

Delta 6, 8 Crate 84, Datsun 83

DVB, JL nomad 22, Woodie 23, Flame nomad 24

Fat Mike, Chevelle 17, Hearse 18

Sloppy, Dustova 92, 34 woodie 91.

Racing and filming in a bit....

I used this bracket set up to help seperate the 3 car teams...hopefully this is a fair shake for all.

 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_5010.jpg

 

model40fan
why not ?

Racing is done, here is your Sunday morning show >>>

https://vimeo.com/110696433

RLD racers came through as usual... some very close races, and come from behind wins...fantastic. I love watching the cars drive around the leading cars. Great side by side action. Couple cars surprised me, both in build quality and track performance.

Will the early leaders get comsumed by the pack? Time will tell...race cars will ship off to DVB Monday. Prizes will get forwarded to Smitty, with my hot rod & pick up.

Tried the bag of rice and rags catch at the end of the track...works ok. Cars still bounce around a bit, but zero damage noted.

I wish I had time to run a second race here in MI, but family duties call.

Race on RLD! Race on!!!

Points!!!

1 point for each win

1 point for bye run

1 bonus point for winning overall

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ime42Io3Z_rtuiwX1uOTuoov8mYKUE1Z_W3csmcnRzc/edit?usp=sheets_...

 

 

model40fan
bloody good show ol' bean... love the come from behind, even when they pass me.
model40fan
google want's permision to see 'em ?
Traction-Event
Better? should be anyone with link can view? hmmm
72_Chevy_C10
Great stuff, TE! Thanks for the video and for hosting!
Dadvball
Congrats on the win TE! Awesome job as usual with the racing and the video!
Dadvball
Good job also to 72Chevy for taking 2nd and 3rd!
model40fan
it let me in, thanks TE

Traction event can you post a picture of the winning car seperate.

Da Winner! This round at least...

For the record..more than just a wheel swap...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_5099.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
You didn't show the big target it has on the back gate! :)
model40fan
looks like a way 2 fast mill mounted up front...
Traction-Event
wheel well hoggin up front for med sized wheels, roof came from MBX convertable, cut to fit
72_Chevy_C10
Now I see why it's so fast...it has 2 blowers on it!
redlinederby
Thats bad ass...great work

Let's see how this wagon does on the LJLRC track next Sunday! Thanks for posting a picture! Great looking Wagon!!!

Cars shipped off to DVB, USPS tracking 9114 9999 4423 8171 9440 91

 

Traction-Event
Tracking says they are delivered....

I'm looking forward to the races this weekend. Good luck to everyone!

I got home from work late last night and there was a very good looking box on the kitchen counter. Not a dent, hole, or tear in it. Great shape!  I opened and unwrapped the cars just before heading to work this morning and all wagons are in running order. Awesome packing job by you TE!  So tonight I'll finalize the bracket and late tomorrow afternoon we'll do some racing. The drawing will be random, pulled from a hat, but I will make sure nobody is racing against the same person from last week in the first round. After that it is what it is. 

model40fan
go dadio go !

Let's get this party started!  Racing to begin shortly.

Round 1, Bracket A

#18 Fat Mike vs #90 Stroller

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1214_zps546c4e5a.jpg


#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #23 Dadvball

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1215_zpsf929d1f1.jpg


#59 Hotrainiac vs #30 Rally Case

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1216_zps2aefd752.jpg


#27  72 Chevy C10 vs #28 Rally Case

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1217_zps3a5596ce.jpg


#61 Hotrainiac vs #22 Dadvball

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1218_zps50bd804e.jpg


#84 Delta 6 vs #66 Nightstalker

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1219_zps3d61c33c.jpg


#97AMH 412  and #57 Traction Event have the byes

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1220_zps116c7199.jpg



Round 1, Bracket B

#24Dadvbal vs #56 Traction Event

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1221_zps7c42962a.jpg


#60 Hotrainiac vs #83 Delta 6

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1222_zps6dbb6a6b.jpg


#25  72 Chevy C10 vs #92 Sloppy Jalopy

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1223_zps44a5578a.jpg


#26  72 Chevy C10 vs #58 Traction Event

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1224_zps4c37eb8d.jpg


#17 Fat Mike vs #99 AMH 412

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1225_zps6da9ec9b.jpg


#65 Nightstalker vs #29 Rally Case

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1226_zps1ee706ac.jpg


#98 AMH 412 and #55 Romanator have the byes

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1227_zps882f06df.jpg


Good luck everybody!




Traction-Event
great photos, the difference in stances is striking...Gassers vs jacked up in the rear...25 vs 92 perfect example
Dadvball
I notice that TE. Just about the exact same angle.

Round 1, Bracket A

#18 Fat Mike vs #90 Stroller

#18 takes the first race by 1/4 car length.  #90 roars back to take the second race by 1/4, and then holds on by a nose to win this race.  #90 moves on.


#91 Sloppy vs #23 DVB

#91 cruises to a half car victory.  #23 than rolls through the gate by a nose.  Not to be out done #91 takes the next two races by 1/4 car and then a nose.  #91 goes to the next round.


$59 Hotrainiac vs #30 Rally Case

#30 makes quick work of the #59, rolling to 1-1/2 and 1-1/4 car length wins.  #30 will race again.


#27  72 Chevy C10 vs #28 Rally Case

#27 just gets by, winning by 1/2 and then by 1/4 car lengths.  #27 continues.


#61 Hotrainiac vs #22 Dadvball

#61 inches across the line by a nose to take the first race.  DVB roars back to win the second race by 1/4 length. DVB takes the third race, winning barely by a nose.  #22 DVB makes it to round 2, barely.


#84 Delta 6 vs #66 Nightstalker

#66 makes two quick trips down the track, winning both races by 2 car lengths.  #66 Nightstalker stalks again.



Round 1, Bracket B

#24 Dadvball vs #56 Traction Event

#24 takes the first race by 1/4 length, and wins the second race by 1/3 car length.  #24 moves on.


#60 Hotrainiac vs #83 Delta 6

#83 Delta 6 is in a hurry, winning by 2-1/2 and the 2 car lengths.  #83 Delta 6 rolls into round 2.


#25  72 Chevy C10 vs #92 Sloppy Jalopy

The new guy #72 crosses the line about 1/4 car length to take the first race, and then takes the second race by a little more than a nose.  #72  Chevy C10 squeaks by into the second round.


#17 Fat Mike vs #99 AMH 412

#17 wastes no time, rolling ahead to the finish line by two car lengths in both races.  #17 Fat Mike advances.


#65 Nightstalker vs #29 Rally Case

#65 Nightstalker has it going for him, taking both races by about 2-1/2 car lengths.  #65 Nightstalker gets his second car into the second round.

Sorry guys, no pics until the finals.

Round 2, Bracket A

#97 AMH 412 vs #90 Stroller

#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #30 Rally Case

#57 Traction Event vs #27  72 Chevy C10

#22 DVB vs #66 Nightstalker



Round 2, Bracket B

#98 AMH 412 vs #24 DVB

#83 Delta 6 vs #25  72 Chevy C10

#55 Romanator vs #58 Traction Event

#17 Fat Mike vs #65 Nightstalker




Round 2, Bracket A

#97 AMH 412 vs #90 Stroller

#90 Stroller slingshots past the #97, literally, in both races, by 2-1/4 and 2 car lengths.  #90 gets to play again.


#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #30 Rally Case

#91 Sloppy cleans up nicely, winning by a little more than a nose the first race and by a wheel in the second race.

#91 Sloppy earns a ticket to the second round.


#57 Traction Event vs #27  72 Chevy C10

#57 TE hangs on in a tight race, winning both times by 1/4 car length.  #57 will race again.


#22 DVB vs #66 Nightstalker

A back and forth battle.

#22 DVB wins the first by a nose.  #66 NS returns the favor winning the 2nd race by a nose.  #22 DVB gets to the finish line 1/3 car length ahead for the win.  #66 NS then comes back and wins again by a nose.  #22 likes winning by 1/3 so he does it again.  Not to be out done, the #66 Nightstalker proceeds to win the next two races by 1/4 car lengths.  #66 Nightstalker smiles as he moves to the next round.



Round 2, Bracket B

#98 AMH 412 vs #24 DVB  The battle of the Nomads, one purple and one blue

#24 DVB gets a quick jump out of the gate and rolls to victory in both races by 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 car lengths

#24 DVB secures a spot in the next round.


#83 Delta 6 vs #25  72 Chevy C10

#25  72 Chevy roars to the finish line, winning both races by 1-1/2 car lengths.  #25  72 Chevy advances.


#55 Romanator vs #58 Traction Event

#59 Traction Event crosses the finish line ahead 3/4 length in the first race, and then by 1 car length in the second race.  #59 TE once again rolls into the next round.


#17 Fat Mike vs #65 Nightstalker

#17 Fat Mike takes care of the #65 Nightstalker, running to 1 and then 3/4 car lengths.  #17 Fat Mike happily advances into the next round.

model40fan
go FM go
FatMike
I'm mashing the gas as hard as I can.

Round 3, Bracket A

#90 Stroller vs #91 Sloppy Jalopy

#57 Traction Event vs #66 Nightstalker


Round 3, Bracket B

#24 DVB vs #25  72 Chevy C10

#58 Traction Event vs #17 Fat Mike

Round 3, Bracket A

#90 Stroller vs #91 Sloppy Jalopy

#91 Sloppy rolls past #90 Stroller by 1/2 and then 3/4 car lengths.  #91 Sloppy makes the Final Four

#57 Traction Event vs #66 Nightstalker

#57 TE out runs #66 Nightstalker both races, winning by 1/2 car lengths.  #57 TE also advances.


Round 3, Bracket B

#24 DVB vs #25  72 Chevy C10

#24 DVB takes the first race by 3/4 length.  #25  72 Chevy comes back to win by a full car length.  #24 closes it out by taking the next two races, winning by 1/2 and 3/4 car margins.  #24 DVB has a hall pass to the next round.

#58 Traction Event vs #17 Fat Mike

#58 Traction Event rolls past Fat Mike's #17 by 1/2 and then 1/3 car lengths.  #58 TE locks up a spot in the Final Four.

FatMike
TE you're killing me. Congrats good race.

Round 4, Bracket A

#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #57 Traction Event

#91 Sloppy wins the first by a nose.  #57 TE takes the second race by a wheel.  #91 Sloppy fights back and rolls to the win by a nose.  #57 TE bounces back, taking the next two races by about a half wheel and then a wheel.  Very tight between these guys, but #57 Traction Event heads to the Finals.


Round 4, Bracket B

#24 DVB vs #58 Traction Event

#58 TE makes short work of #24 DVB as he crosses the line 1/4 and 1/2 car lengths ahead to seal the win.  #58 wheels into the Finals to meet his sibling.

The Seekonk, MA, Wagon Wars Finals

The Battle for 3rd & 4th place

#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #24 Dadvball

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1230_zps3a81838f.jpg

#91 Sloppy is itching to get out of town and rolls past #24 DVB by 1 car in the first race and then holds on by a nose to take the #3 spot.  Congrats Sloppy!


The Seekonk, MA Championship

#57 Traction Event vs #58 Traction Event

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1229_zps00c68f9d.jpg

Neck and neck racing here folks!

#57 takes the first race, winning by a half wheel

#58 evens the score, winning the 2nd race by the same 1/2 wheel margin.

#57 loves his older sibling but puts him away by a bumper in the 3rd race, and closes it out by winning the Wagon Wars Title in Seekonk, MA by a full wheel length!

Congrats to #57 Traction Event for the victory, and to #58 TE for also taking the #2 spot!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1235_zpsd6147d07.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Congrats TE!
FatMike
Great job TE. The noise you hear behind you is everybody else.
FatMike
Thanks DVB for the awesome work. You make a great host. I loved reading your play by play.

The Seekonk, MA bracket

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1234_zpsaddfc31d.jpg

Another bang up job dadvbal, double congrats to the Tractions, love the Saturday and Sunday back to backs... oh, and third place isn't too bad either...

oh, boy, weather channel says Michigan is looking at a foot of "powdered sugar" ! 

 sorry TE but maybe there is more to that target on your back than you think...

Traction-Event
We had flurries on Halloween...and possibly more mid week....grrrr.
FatMike
Oh man, you get white stuff and I have to suffer with sunny 71 degrees in GA
Traction-Event
that's my kinda suffering...

1-2 finish...love it!!! We'll see what today holds on the big LJLRC track.

Solid runs, by Smitty and DVB the Nomad is deceptively quick...

honorable mentions go to Fat Mike's Chevelle, and the Stalker Dartsin...fast cars guys!

Great job hosting, posting and race coverage DVB!!!!

Points!!! Check my math....

1 point for each win

1 point for bye run

1 bonus point for winning overall

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ime42Io3Z_rtuiwX1uOTuoov8mYKUE1Z_W3csmcnRzc/edit?usp=sheets_...

cliffordshaw
#30 did get one point this week not reflected on the spreadsheet. Looks like I'll be scrambling for crumbs in this one. TE domination!
Traction-Event
Got ya rally case...thanks for keeping me honest.

Sorry for the delay.  It was a long day of racing.  Not counting our cars I believe Jeremy said we ran over 500 cars today.  No hardware for me today although I did finish 4th in Matchbox Stock.  Already looking forward to next month.

Anyway, I just got in from taking my son to Boston to catch the bus back to school in Maine, so very shortly I will start posting the results.  Stay tuned!

Unfortunately, due to lack of time and the amount of time needed to process them the only pics I took were of the Final Four Wagons.  Jeremy did manage to take some and will be putting them on our Facebook page at some point.

LJLRJ Wagon Wars Tour Stop

Round 1, Bracket A

#23 Dadvball vs #97 AMH 412

#27  72 Chevy C10 vs #66 Nightstalker

#28 Rally Case vs #17 Fat Mike

#58 Traction Event vs #84 Delta 6

#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #24 Dadvball

#98 AMH412 vs #59 Hotrainiac

#60 Hotrainiac and #58 Traction Event had byes.

Round 1, Bracket A

#23 Dadvball vs #97 AMH 412

#23 moves to the next round running a 2.294 to the 2.683 of the #97


#27  72 Chevy C10 vs #66 Nightstalker

#27 crosses the line in 2.276 against #66's 2.309


#28 Rally Case vs #17 Fat Mike

#17 rolls in at 2.295 to the 2.303 of the #28


#58 Traction Event vs #84 Delta 6

#58 runs a quick 2.274 against the 2.344 of the #84


#91 Sloppy Jalopy vs #24 Dadvball

#24 finishes in 2.271 to the time of 2.278 of the #91


#98 AMH412 vs #59 Hotrainiac

#98 gets to the next round running a 2.348 over #59's time of 2.364.

Round 1, Bracket B

#61 Hotrainiac vs #57 Traction Event

#22 Dadvball vs #26  72 Chevy C10

#83 vs Delta 6 vs. #92 Sloppy Jalopy

#25  71 Chevy C10 vs #55 Romanator

#18 Fat Mike vs #56 Traction Event

#90 Stroller vs #99 AMH412

#30 Rally Case and #65 Nightstalker have the byes

Round 1, Bracket B

#61 Hotrainiac vs #57 Traction Event

#57 squeaks by with a 2.283 to the 2.292 of the #61


#22 Dadvball vs #26  72 Chevy C10

#22 runs a 2.275 over the #26's time of 2.332


#83 vs Delta 6 vs. #92 Sloppy Jalopy

#92 finishes with a 2.306 against the 2.341 of the #83


#25  71 Chevy C10 vs #55 Romanator

#25 rolls on the the 2nd round with a 2.297 while #55 runs a 2.317


#18 Fat Mike vs #56 Traction Event

#56 crosses the finish line in 2.284 against the 2.315 of the #18


#90 Stroller vs #99 AMH412

#90 advances, running a 2.306 over #99's time of 2.385

Round 2, Bracket A

#60 Hotrainiac vs #23 Dadvball

#23 takes this race, running a 2.295 over the 2.434 of the #60


#27  72 Chevy C10 vs #17 Fat Mike

#27 continues his quick runs with a 2.272 against the 2.291 of #17


#29 Rally Case vs #58 Traction Event

#58 outruns the #29 with a time of 2.309 over a 2.420


#24 Dadvball vs #98 AMH 412

#23 establishes the fastest time of the day with a 2.265 against the 2.367 of the #98

Round 2, Bracket B

#30 Rally Case vs #57 Traction Event

#57 makes it down the track in 2.273 beating the 2.312 of the #30


#22 Dadvball vs #92 Sloppy Jalopy

#22 rolls a 2.278 over the 2.311 of the #92


#65 Nightstalker vs #25  72 Chevy C10

#25 rolls ahead with a time of 2.302 with the #65 running a 2.360


#56 Traction Event vs #90 Stroller

#56 runs a very quick 2.266 against the 2.308 of the #90




Round 3, Bracket A

#23 Dadvball vs #27  72 Chevy C10

#27 takes this one, running a 2.287 over #23's time of 2.298


#58 Traction Event vs #24 Dadvball

#24 moves on with a 2.268 while the #58 ran a 2.272


Round 3, Bracket B

#57 Traction Event vs #22 Dadvball

#57 sets the record for the fastest Wagon War time of the day, finishing in 2.262 against #22's time of 2.270


#25  72 Chevy C10 vs #56 Traction Event

#25 takes this one, running a 2.269 over the 2.302 of the #56


Final Four

Bracket A

#27  72 Chevy C10 vs #24 Dadvball

#24 moves to the finals, running a 2.272 against the 2.284 of the #27


Bracket B

#57 Traction Event vs #25 72 Chevy C10

#57 also heads to the finals, tripping the timer in 2.287 while the #25 ran a 2.297


LJLRC Wagon Wars Finals

#24 Dadvball vs #57 Traction Event

In the Wagon War to determine the #3 and #4 spots, it's another set of siblings.

#24  72 Chevy's Nova vs 72 Chevy's #27 Impala

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1239_zpsf01841ed.jpg

#27 makes it to the finish line in 2.282 while the #25 crosses in 2.297.  

Congrats to 72 Chevy C10 for taking 3rd and 4th places!  Nice job Chris!

LJLRC Wagon Wars Finals

#57 Traction Event vs #24 Dadvball

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1240_zps1ead0d1a.jpg

The first trip down the track was quick, with both cars running 2.271 to finish in a tie.   WOW!

The second run down the track was better, however both racers again tied, running a 2.269!  Amazing!

At this point the spectators couldn't believe it as these two duked it out.

The third and final race saw the #57 Traction Event cross the finish line in 2.268, besting the time of 2.272 run by Dadvbal's #24.   4/1000ths of a second!

Congrats to the #57 and Traction Event for winning the LJLRC Edition of Wagon Wars!

Congrats TE also for running the Fastest Time of the Day in the Wagon Wars race - 2.262.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1241_zps72340de9.jpg


Jeremy and I thank you all for letting us participate again in these awesome races!


72_Chevy_C10
Close, but no cigar! Congrats DVB and TE. The cars come to Jersey next!
FatMike
Maybe we can find an uphill track to race on because TE knows how to down hill. Congrats TE

The Bracket

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1242_zps5e9b27d1.jpg

model40fan
some fast stuff, congrats to TE for the win and dadvbal for coming as close as one can and for hostingheet #3..
Dadvball
Thanks Smitty!

Great race coverage DVB. Like I’ve said before posting the times really tells you how close the racing is. 5 spokes or not these are fast times, and fast cars… My finals run with DVB…two dead heats…amazing! Then winning by a coat of paint, I told you guys that Nomad was sneaky fast. DVB’s #22 found it’s legs as well with a run into the final 8.  Nice work goes to 72_Chevy as well two cars in the final 4… impressive

 

Also, I have been reminded that I had not been awarding points for 3rd place…my mistake. It is fixed and the extra point has been awarded to those cars

1st race #58 came in 3rd

2nd race #91 came in 3rd

3rd race #27 came in 3rd

Points!!! Check my math....

1 point for each win

1 point for bye run

1 bonus point for winning overall

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ime42Io3Z_rtuiwX1uOTuoov8mYKUE1Z_W3csmcnRzc/edit?usp=drive_web#gid=0

72_Chevy_C10
Looks like a battle shaping up...for 2nd place! :)
Dadvball
Thanks TE!
Dadvball
Yep, tight racing with that group. I found it could go either way on my track and the LJLRC track.

Wagons hit the road  this morning and should be there this Friday. Tracking number is 9114 9999 4431 3069 7475 79. My Fast FWD is in the box too. 

72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Bill! I'll be looking forward to running them this weekend!

Hi Guys,

The cars should be there when I get home...I'll check them out tonight. Here is the bracket for tomorrow...I made sure that no one was facing the same person in the first round as the last race. And I gave the 4 by's to the top 4 from the last race...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141114_135456_zpsgechm1dy.j...


How's the food down at the SUSSEX SPEEDWAY ? ... I drew one of the TEs first round...

72_Chevy_C10
Sorry Smitty...luck of the draw! The grilled chicken is pretty good, but I have to clear the snow off my grill!
model40fan
hmmm... Canadian goose ?

No cars yet, so racing probably won't start til tomorrow afternoon,  at the earliest

The cars have arrived...I'll open them up when I get back home. Breakfast at the diner right now! :)

The cars are unpacked and everyone seems to be okay. I ran each one down the drag track just to make sure everybody is rolling good.

They are all paired up for the first round.I'm going to go cut some firewood and I'll start the action with the Grudge Match cars first and then onto the Wagon Wars!!

I am on the edge of my seat!

model40fan
battle of the beach wagons... go racers go !

The first round is in the books...here's how the bracket is looking...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_152209_zpsjwn8mtep.j...

Some notable races in this round...

Smitty's #91 took out Traction Event's #58 Chevelle...the Chevelle ran out of speed about 20' down.

FatMike's #17 car narrowly got by DadVBall's #23 car

Stalker's #68 barely got Rally Case's #238

Delta 6's #84 car had 'down the stretch' passes for wins in both lanes over AMH-412's #98

Good racing so far...but this is where it starts to get good! 

Stay tuned!

We are down to the Great 8...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_155605_zpsfb7xhdax.j...

Notes from the 2nd round...

DadVBall's #22 car just wiggled it's way by the Romanator's #55

DadVBall's #24 took out C-10's #26 by about a length

Traction Event's #57 looked fast in it's win over FatMike's #17

Smitty's #91 is on a roll, beating Delta 6's #84

And probably the closest race of this round was C-10's #25 barely getting by Traction Event's #56

Boy, my #22 is surprising me. 

Great job Chris!

Okay Guys, I have coffee and the cars are staged and ready...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_162914_zpssw3hfckv.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_162933_zpswbuidcqx.j...

Who's going to make it to the Final 4?

The Final 4 is set...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_165022_zpsfcddymlh.j...

The best race of this round was Smitty's #91 vs C-10's #25....those to were side-by-side all the way down the track!

The other 3 races were all won by at least a car length or more. The cream has come to the top...all 4 of these cars look fast!

Looks like the parking area is pretty full. Lots of spectators at the drags. 

model40fan
half the sloppy crew just headed over for "track steaks"... go sloppies go !

Semi Final #1, Traction Event's #57 vs C-10's #27...two heavy hitters. Both these cars are fast and straight...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1416088342023_zps5e9szh4g.jpg


Semi Final #2...DadVBall's #24 vs Smitty's #91...DVB seems super quick but Smitty's car has been rolling

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1416088296196_zpspgmxfdcu.jpg

I'm going to make you guys wait til tonight for the final...stay tuned!

Time to rock and roll!

model40fan
time to hit the nitrous, woodies aren't fans of flames and don't like close races with 'em !
model40fan
5 way 2 fast mills in the semis...

Okay, I've kept you guys waiting for long enough...time for a Saturday Night shoot-out. The cars are staged and ready...here we go!

It's coming down to the two heavy hitters in this series...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1416096659851_zpsfnpjf4hi.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1416096711273_zps1y3wkfut.jpg

The distances in the pics are about right...TE beat C10 by about a length and DVB took out Smitty by a little less tgan a length....good racing!


Good, close race for 3rd, with Chevy C10 just edging out Smitty...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1416097534028_zpsvlcgdun2.jpg

And now...to the Finals...

Well, these two did not disappoint...with whichever car in the left lane, coming out on top for about 3 rounds...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1416098133423_zpsms5zqx49.jpg

Until Traction Event finally put together a winning run in the right lane as well!

Congrats TE...Congrats DVB! Good racing!

The final bracket for this weekend...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_194037_zpslfwuixm0.j...

I will be serving as 'Points Monkey' as well this weekend...I will get the points posted tomorrow.  

Great racing, Guys! I look forward to running these cars next weekend as well!

model40fan
good stuff c10... congrats TE, DAD and C10 can't wait...
FatMike
Congrats again TE ! Good job C10. I can't wait to see how I and TE do next week. It's fun watching to see who will beat him
72_Chevy_C10
Yeah Mike, it is fun to see how the cars run on the different tracks!

Great job Chris!  Another nail biter for the win. Congrats TE!  Congrats to you Chris and to Smitty for rounding out the top four. 

72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Bill! That '55 of yours is quick...I thought you might win with it today...very close racing!
model40fan
we had to sponge down the woodie after getting "BURNED" by draggin' dadvbal ,

While I update the web browser on my computer (so I can do the points), I know that there is a burning question that you are all wondering about. Sure Traction Event's Wagon is proving very fast, but...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141116_084745_zpsgpy4k4ov.j...

...how will it do against C-10's Javelin! :)

Well,  the first couple of races were really close, with the two cars swapping wins. But, once the AMC got warmed up, the Wagon couldn't quite keep up...very close racing though!

model40fan
consider him "speared"...
Traction-Event
Ha, 5 spoke vs FTE...still scored a win... solid result
72_Chevy_C10
yup, it was good racing until the Javelin got warmed up!

Hi Guys,

I've updated the points, but Redlinederby isn't letting me log in on my computer for some reason (and my phone doesn't like Google docs). So, for now, you can check the points by clicking on one of the links already posted in this thread.

I'll try to figure out a new link after lunch. :)

Dadvbal's gotta get a couple "go-go girls" to distract TE 2 heets in a row if there is going to be any lead change... Without holding him to 1 point in 2 heets, TE is going to make an umbrella outta that target ! ... go DADIO go !

Traction-Event
I like the sounds of the distractions...send in the girls!

Here's a more convenient link to the points...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ime42Io3Z_rtuiwX1uOTuoov8mYKUE1Z_W3csmcnRzc/edit?pli=1#gid=0

Now that I'm on my computer at work, things are working better.

Congrats again to TE, DVB and Smitty!


Yes! good news to return to. DVB's car is pesky...won't go quietly...good racing! Also serious props for rockin the redline 5 spokes...

Smitty took care of my Chevelle in the first round...well done sir.

 

Thanks for covering the points Chris!

72_Chevy_C10
No problem, Chris!
model40fan
DRAGGIN' WAGINZ ROCK !

Hey Guys,

I'll do the brackets later today. That way, I'll have time to do match-up pics before the weekend (and, you'll know who you are facing).

Good Luck to Everybody!

model40fan
free 1st edition WAY 2 FAST to any racer that whips the filthy fast #57...
72_Chevy_C10
There's a bounty on your head, TE!
Traction-Event
Ha finally...I'm wanted...

The bracket for this weekend...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141120_130248_zpspswtecyu.j...


model40fan
i won't see TE'S #58 till the quick to get home quarters
72_Chevy_C10
And, you've got my Nova #25 in your bracket too, Smitty! They were close last weekend!

Match-up pics...with the bye cars looming in the background...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_072659_zpsxcweilv1.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_072753_zpsbf7wkukz.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_072920_zpsoxlkp91c.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_072950_zpsktdkfmm9.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073114_zpsayx7bzgx.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073135_zpst1utxvck.j...


The other side of the bracket...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073302_zpsedb0f97w.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073333_zpsxpevplyx.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073441_zpsechdqfy5.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073513_zps9tpwhowh.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073614_zpsxu21l9x8.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141121_073640_zpsf5srzkns.j...


Traction-Event
great photos!!!!
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks...I shot them this morning..it was cold out there!

I'm looking forward to this weekend's race. As I was pairing the cars up, I thought I'd run the top three cars from the last race down the drag track, just to see how close the times were.

TE's #57, DVB's #24 and C-10's #27...1.89, 1.89, 1.89....going to be a good race

:)

Traction-Event
Looks to be a straight up fight...
Traction-Event
or your timer is broken...lol
72_Chevy_C10
I think the timer is okay...it would be nice if it went down to .001 though!

Okay Guys,

I just whiped  down the track, I have a fire going in the wood stove...I'm going to make some coffee and start some racing!

So I don't use up all th data on my phone's data plan, I am going to just post the results from the first round...and then tonight, there will be video coverage from round 2 on!

Stay tuned!

Round 1 is in the books...here's the bracket...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141122_172311_zpsxc9awm30.j...

Some notes on the first round:

Really close race between #30 Rally Case and #26 C10, with Rally Case taking the win

#25 C10 and #58 Traction Event both ran 1.90's to tie for fast time of the round with #17 FatMike at 1.91

Most of the rest of the races were won with times in the 1.92-1.93 range, so it's a pretty tight field

The lower right section on the bracket is going to be fun to watch...fast cars in that one!

On to round 2!

Here's the bracket for round 2...get ready for some videos

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141122_175810_zpstecjbjt8.j...


Round 2 videos...

Wagon Wars Round 2 TE vs Stalker: http://youtu.be/4Qgm1_XHBKU

Wagon Wars Round 2 TE vs Romanator: http://youtu.be/lnlGrtYZqDw

Wagon Wars Round 2: http://youtu.be/SyiBFmz_Bzc

Wagon Wars Round 2 DVB vs AMH-412: http://youtu.be/CFMHjclyZ8M

Wagon Wars Round 2 FatMike vs Rally Case: http://youtu.be/feRQsLFKvPc

Wagon Wars Round 2 Smitty vs C10: http://youtu.be/HR2n3WOAOfo

Wagon Wars Round 2 TE vs Rally Case: http://youtu.be/d8zOE0hv9m8


Round 3 videos...it's getting good...

Wagon Wars Round 3 TE vs Romanator: http://youtu.be/n63b9GNVxQQ

Wagon Wars Round 3 C10 vs FatMike: http://youtu.be/0kBe4xHUNXw

Wagon Wars Round 3 DVB vs FatMike: http://youtu.be/e6ufRocl87s

Wagon Wars Round 3 Smitty vs TE: http://youtu.be/hv2No4QhjTQ

Notable...C10 ran 1.87...TE, DVB and Smitty ran 1.88...going to be good couple of races...hold on tight!

Can you stand it? Here ya go...the Semi Finals...

Wagon Wars Semi Final DVB vs Smitty: http://youtu.be/mmmCMY7ElVU

Wagon Wars Semi Final C10 vs Traction Event: http://youtu.be/_3FLF7aWLJo

Such good racing. ..TE just squeaks by C10's Chevelle. And Smitty battles his way to the Finals past DadVBall! 

The race for 3rd is next...

The race for 3rd...

Wagon Wars Race for 3rd C10 vs DVB: http://youtu.be/ZUke1bMqk2w

And the Finals...

Wagon Wars Finals Smitty vs Traction Event: http://youtu.be/NjfKw0_A60E

Great racing! Congrats to TE, DVB and Smitty!

And the final bracket...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141122_210054_zpsx8d4x70a.j...


great job C10... big congrats to TE as he has earned it... diggin' the movies... a sloppy second wasn't bad either

Chris, thanks for taking the time to put the work in on all those videos. Great job, running the camera and starting the races is tough as a 1 man show. You pulled it off wonderfully... and we got a sneak peek in the workshop...

Close racing with these cars, great action. A number similar times...fast stuff. The battle to get on the podium is heating up...with one race left...on to The Grand State of Maine...series finals!

Nice work racers, Smitty, C-10, DVB...top 4 again...

Points!!! Check my math....

1 point for each win

1 point for bye run

1 bonus point for winning overall

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ime42Io3Z_rtuiwX1uOTuoov8mYKUE1Z_W3csmcnRzc/edit?pli=1#gid=0

 

model40fan
a couple early losses and there is an ice cubes chance at a sloppy second...

Awesome job on the racing and video Chris!  Congrats to TE on the win!  Not only a dominate car but a great looking one too. Congrats Smitty and C10 on finishing 2nd and 3rd. Congrats to everybody else as well as there were a lot of close races!

Smitty, I hope you have the track plowed after all the snow in Maine recently. I didn't see any snow tires on these cars.  

model40fan
chains...

The Wagons are packed up and will head out tomorrow. It was fun hosting this race...good, close racing...great builds...beautiful cars!

I'm looking forward to the Crew Chief race and the Sedans! 

has this topic become very slow or is it my computer ? ... if it stays like this I will start a new topic for the finals...

videos ?

72_Chevy_C10
the videos are probably slowing it down, Smitty

 can't wait for it... i'll start a W W topic because I want to post pre finals pix, don't trust that the delay won't mess up my posting...

redlinederby
What delay?

Looks like discussion for Wagon Wars will continue on another thread.


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