I 've been tossing this idea around for a while, and I think it will be pretty cool. Lately, I've just been too busy...with work and with various full-scale projects...to run and organize an event a month like I used too. But, I still do like running races...I mean, they really are fun to do! So, here's my plan...
In full scale drag racing history, the March Meet in California and the US Nationals in Indy have always been THE races to win. One at the start of the season, one at the end. And, with 1/64 gravity racing seeming to get more and more popular, I thought it would be cool to host a 'Must Win' event...having classes to make everyone happy.
I'm not 'fornally' writing up this as a race thread...but, this race will be happening. I just want to give you a 'heads up' that it is coming. I'll do the official write after the Pony Wars race. So, here are the classes that will be run at the 1/64 US Nationals...
Rip-n-Race Stock - exactly what it sounds like...open to all cars, except cars that are 'Ringers' (there is a class for them)...So, no Way2Fast, no funny cars, no BWF '69 Camaros, no Cadillac 16's. This is a 'beginner's race...pick cars that you like and send them in, un-opened, to race.
Ringer Stock - 60 gram weight limit, opened Stock cars...This is the race if you think you have a fast Stock car...no drilled rivets. The race will be open to any type of car that is under the weight limit.
FTE Modified - 57 gram limit, must be drilled rivet, must be US production-type car (any era), fte wheels are allowed, the wheels may not have any type of insert and must run stock style axles (nickel coated axles allowed) 3.125" long max (I will come up with a minimum height requirement for this class)
Unlimited Mod - 75 gram limit, must be drilled rivet. Must based off a production 1/64 scale car (I don't want a chunk of lead with bearings on it). No limits on body type, 3.5" max length (no buses), no minimum height...no wheel restrictions! Bearings, inserts, whatever you want
I'd like everyone to spread the word about this one...reach out to past racers and welcome in new racers. I'm planning on offering trophies to the winners.
Please let me know what you think! Thanks Guys!