Ace High

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
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Ok folks time to get you cars ready to battle it out on the mountain.

Thunder Mountain is hosting

Ace High tournament

Ace high is a regular List / ladder style elimination 2 car head to head battle.
Your car will have a chance to move up the roster to challenge for top spot. It will also give you more regular races making the build and postage worth while.

Looking for this series; street cars.
Anything that has a real manufacturer: muscle car, exotic, daily driver, sleeper, rat rod, JDM, hot hatch etc.
How you present your street car is up to you.
No profanity or questionable logos/pics or txt or it will not pass scrutineers.

Cars limited to maximum of 60g 

Stock axle
Dry lube

Interested in participating?

Shake down on rules
We can kick off once we receive 10 or so cars. 12 would be ideal more is also fine.

Host will enter local cars to make up numbers to begin (if need be) and after tournament is officially underway will be treated as any other competitor.

There is no timing system on the mtn yet (unless someone would like to sponsor/donate/steal-please don’t steal) so I can’t seed with lap times ( track timer graciously provided by Marcus Firegone from Snow Valley Racing)
Cars will be assigned a random playing card and that will be used to randomly select matchups in opening round (mini series) to seed the initial ranks.
That seeding series will be minimum 2 lap head to head race with the 1st to win 2 races to advance to next round
*system changed for qualifiers just due to amount of entries...all good just makes for more fun and shows cars true potential. We will revert back to head 2 head once roster is set for the 1st time!

To carry on the tournament theme, the ranking system of top 13 roster will be:
Etc down to 2 and then Joker (if any)


***2 laps fastest time or 2 wins will take the victory *(One race per challenge)*

***Cars will use both lanes with lower ranked car starting lap 1 on outside *(The lower ranked card will always be on the outside starting lane)

Race structure is:
lower ranked car takes on the next card and winner of that race then challenges the next one and so on swapping positions on the overall rank as appropriate.
ie: 2 vs 3 winner of that takes on 4 etc

If you crash & DNF onto roof (no wheels touching track ) you loose automatically

If you both end of roof or DNF
a maximum of 2 restarts will be allowed then it goes to car furthest on track if need be.

You will be deemed a winner if you finish race 1st and slide on roof over finish line.

If you don’t make top13 there will be regular Joker battles to get into top13 roster.

Any new cars that show up will have 1 free joker to try to get onto roster. In the case of 2 jokers in that race the new car will be seeded the higher car.

At tournament end(no set date maybe start of new year???)

Top 4 cars will automatically be entered into next series.

The reminder of cars will be awarded and sent to the winner (the holder of the Ace card after the final race).

Consider your build, watch a few videos, the heaviest car may not be the quickest and the fastest may not be consistent. It’s an unknown quantity, let’s see how it pans out.

Thank you and good luck!
Contact me for postage details

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 60g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 2 entries per household
  • Retail axles and wheels only. FTE/NPA axles allowed. Blackfire tyres allowed 
  • Dry lube only
  • Real Manufacturers

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Tuesday, 11/23/2021. Racing is scheduled for Tuesday, 11/30/2021. 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 for entry. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry


Thunder Mountain Raceway 

*Located in sunny Queensland, Australia 

Race format and scoring

The car that wins the final race will be declared the winner. Race host has final decision in all races.

Bracket seeding will be random.


If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for victory. Offending cars may not race.

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 racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.


At the end of series winner will receive all cars from 5th place down.


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I will put something together to support your first event.

(Just in the blog above under How to Enter you ask if you want your car back to send $5, however under prizes you state the winner will receive all cars from 5th place down. May I suggest you edit to clarify, cheers.)

  • Sorry that end part was generic pre filled in and I thought I had removed . Top 4 will roll over to next competition as prequalified champions (reward for finish positions) the rest of the cars will be awarded as a prise to winner. — Playz
  • Just another clarification: Weight: Here it mentions "Cars limited to ‘x’ weight *weight limit open for discussion*" but further down weight is listed as57 grams max. I have no problem with this weight, but builders would like to know what to shoot for. Cheers. — CutRock_R_Marc_D
  • LOL I might need a publisher — Playz
  • Sorted the default redlinederby form was 57g bit in interest of making stuff easy let’s just set it to 60g and be done. — Playz

I want in :)

Team: Jonnys Speed Shop, Driver:Jon Vista, Location: IL USA

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EnZedRacing 9/28/21

I'm keen to join in.

One question: with customising the cars are we allowed to use Blackfire Tyres? Some builders use them on a few tracks and they help with grip while losing a little speed...


  • For sure…go for it. No problems with that — Playz

Count me in bro, Marcus Firegone for Snow Valley Racers

  • Awesome — Playz
  • Is the weight 57g or is it still undecided? — MarcusFiregone
  • Sorted…max weight set at 60g…sorry for confusion guys — Playz
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Numbskull 9/28/21

Sounds fun, count me in please.

Sounds fun. We're in. Looking forward!

Driver: Lone Star  #34

Team: Live Young Die-cast

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Coopdevil 9/28/21

Yes, me too please. 

Coop, Playworn Racing (UK)

  • Great, thanks — Playz
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Chaos_Canyon 9/28/21

Chaos Canyon is keen to play :)

  • Wow thanks mate! Got some Hollywood coming to town!! — Playz
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Spirit_Of_64 9/28/21

Sounds like a blast!  I'm down!

  • Great, hope you do well! — Playz
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GrumpyCloud 9/28/21

This sounds great!  I'm in.  Just let me know what you decide for weight.

Mark Pan

Grumpy Could Racing

  • Thanks mate, just set weight limit to 60g — Playz
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PrioriTea 9/28/21

I'd love to send something in, the track looks beautiful!

Will DM.

  • Thanks can’t wait to see what you bring! — Playz
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Playz 9/29/21

Weight limit has been set at a maximum of 60g

no idea if this is good, bad or indifferent , I hope everyone is happy enough with that. 

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