Amazoom World Cup

Friday, September 1st, 2023
Hosted by Canadian Driving Club | Marcus Firegone
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The Top Builders/Teams of each Country will compete for the Amazoom World Cup 2023 Title.  So far we are working on Canada, United States, and Australia as FULL Teams and New Zealand, England and France as SINGLE Team entries.  Find out what it takes to be a competing Country for this Tournament and Team requirements.  Teams compete for the Top Driver, Top Team/Country, and Winning Country.

Competing Countries

Apply to be a competing Country.  There are two choices ... FULL Entry and SINGLE Entry. 

FULL Entry:  Competing Countries must be able to put forward two Teams of two Amazoom cars each (a total of 4 cars) and must provide a minimum of one Host Track (maximum 2) that can handle 6 cars at a time and have an electronic lap timer.  A Track Host for this Country must volunteer to be an Ambassador to the event representing their Country.  Ambassadors will help co-ordinate the two Teams that will represent their Country.  If more than two Teams are interested the Ambassador will work out which Teams will represent their Country.  If desired, Ambassadors with the help of Marcus Firegone can Host a special qualifying event in their Country to determin the best two Teams or they can simple just choose what they believe is the best two.  Two Countries can join together if they don't have enough Builders to create two Teams, as long as neither of those Countries is already being represented (i.e.: Canada and the United States will be their own Teams and represent their own Countries).

SINGLE Entry:  A single Builder can enter a single team of two cars to represent their Country if their Country is unable to create a FULL Entry.  This entry will be a single Team of two cars only and will not include a Hosting Track for the tournament.  This entry is elegable for Top Driver and Top Team/Country but will not be eligable for the World Cup trophy (which is awarded to the winning FULL Entry).  SINGLE Entries do not require an Abassador.  SINGLE Entries will be grouped together into a FULL Entry if possible and agreed upon.

Builders/Teams

Idealy, a Team consists of a single Builder entering two Amazoom cars with similar paint jobs, different numbers, different Driver's Names and a single Team Name with Team identification on the cars. 

Exceptions would be two Builders each contributing their own car to make up a Team of two.  These can share a Team Name or each represent their own Team but work together to represent the same Country.  In this case, both Builders must be from the same Country.

Idealy, each Driver would have a unique car number registered and marked on the car (see www.idrleague.com/builder), but as an exception any number can be used as long as the Team's two cars have different numbers.

Teams are encouraged to place their car number on the windshild if possible (as pictured above) but it is not required.  The car number must be displayed somewhere on the car.

For Builders providing two cars, you will need two Drivers.  Why not offer the second seat to another Diecast Racer in your Country.  Have them race for your Team.

During the tournment each Driver and their Team will be identifed with their Countries flag.  Two Teams together will represent a single Country or a collaboration of two Countries as long as those Countries are unique to the tourament (for example Australia & New Zealand).  Also a larger area can be identified as long as they don't include existing competitors (e.g.:  Europe would be ok but not North America as there is already a Canadian and American Team).

Qualifying Event

This is optional for each participating FULL Country Entry.  Canada plans to run a Qualifying Event to determine the two Top Teams to participate.  Cars will run on both of our designated Canadian Tracks which will also work as a test run.  The two selected teams may have their cars sent back to them to do any changes needed before returning them for the Amazoom World Cup event.  Other participating Countries are welcome to do this as well.  I can help to facilitate with their local Ambassador.

Rules & restrictions

  • Modified entries only (1 casting, the Amazoom casting)
  • 40g minimum, 60g maximum weight
  • Must fit on standard Hot Wheels orange track
  • Limit 2 entries per Builder (as a Team)
  • See requirements for Countries/Builders/Teams
  • Windshild must be clear with visible dashboard/seat (factory tinted window ok, just don't paint)
  • No visible weights outside of the car
  • No changes to the casting
  • Dry lube only

1 Casting - Hot Wheels Amazoom

"Amazoom is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Mark Jones that debuted in the 2008 New Models. The origins of this casting arose when the Hot Wheels Marketing group decided to recognize Brazil for the growth of the Hot Wheels brand in that country during 2007. Several design options were presented to Marketing and Design, who eventually decided to create a non-licensed version of the stock cars that are popular on the Brazilian racing circuit. Mark Jones took that concept and created Amazoom. The name of the car came from the Amazon River, which runs through Brazil. Its first deco is based on the Brazilian flag." - Hot Wheels Wiki

Dates & deadlines

Do not start building cars ... this event is still under development.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get more details.

No entry fee.  Castings can be provided upon request for $10 within Canada & the United States and $20 for other countries.  Fee is to help cover cost of shipping.  Not required if you are providing your own castings.  You cover the shipping cost to Canada for the start of the event.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry

Ambassadors

Canada:  Marcus Firegone

United States:  TBD

Australia:  PlaYZ Diecast Racing

FULL Entries

Canada - The EH-Team & U_U, plus TBD

United States - TBD

Australia - TBD

SINGLE Entries

New Zealand - Thom "Spanners" Watson

England - Coopdevil

France - Deedose

Tracks

There will be 1 to 2 Tracks selected for each participating Full Country Entry.

Canada: Snow Valley East & TBD

United States: TBD

Australia: PlaYZ Diecast Racing & TBD

Race format and scoring

We will be using the Grid Formation Tournament Style.  This one large Grid of cars divided into groups of 6.  Six cars are run down the track at a time for a total of 7 laps.  Cars that don't make it the finish line each lap are moved to the back of the Grid for the next lap.  On completion of the 7th lap, Driver's are awarded points based on their finishing positions.

The Starting Grid will be determined by individual qualifying times on the track prior to the race.

50 points for 1st, 36 points for 2nd, 30 points for 3rd, 24 points for 4th, 20 points for 5th, 16 points for 6th, 12 points for 7th, 8 points for 8th, 4 points for 9th, 2 point for 10th and 1 point for each car that finishes the race after 10th place.

Penalties/DNF

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 victory. Offending cars will still race. Finish position and any prize will go to the runner-up in the case of the 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 racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.

Prizes

Top Driver (the Driver who earns the most points) - $50 Gift Card (IF Driver is not the Builder, the Gift Card will be split betten the Builder and Driver - $25 Gift Cards each).  This can go to a FULL Entry Team or SINGLE Entry Team Driver.

Top Individual Team/Country (the two car Team that earns the most points) - $75 Gift Card (goes to Builder who won, or is split $35 Gift Cards each between a two Builder Team).  This can go to a FULL Entry Team or SINGLE Entry Team.

Winning Country (FULL Entry only) – Bragging Rights & Trophy (to be kept by Canadian Driving Club) plus a $25 Gift Card to each of the two Teams.

Top Track & Track Hosts - The Track Host YouTube Channel Video for this Event that receives the most Views times Likes receives a bonus $100 Gift Card in addition to all Track Hosts receiving Track Modification / Upgrade Gifts based on the number of time the cars are run down their Track times a Factor based on the number of Subscribers they have for their YouTube Channel.

Video + Editing = #ofRuns x [Log10(YouTube_Subscribers) - 0.85]^2

Video Only = #ofRuns x [Log10(YouTube_Subscribers) - 0.85]

(Example:  14 Runs, 1K YT Subs = $64.72 Video + Editing, or $30.10 Video Only)

Gift Cards are in $CND for Canadians, and $US for all other Countries.

Marcus Firegone will be covering the cost of mailing cars between Host Tracks.


Discussion

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Numbskull 11/3/22

This sounds tricky.


  • Super tricky ... still working on it ... stay tuned — MarcusFiregone
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Deedose 11/3/22

That sounds awesome !

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RLoRacing 11/4/22

I like the concept but need to see the final plan laid out and all the tracks that will be races on 


  • I'm working on the United States Ambassador ... should have someting next week. I know the two Australian tracks, two Canadian tracks and 1 of the US tracks but not confirmed yet ... will be soon — MarcusFiregone
  • If other Countries join, we may have more tracks — MarcusFiregone
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PuffsRacing 11/4/22

Sounds good 

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Deedose 11/4/22

There's no way France can register as a competing country , does that means that I'm not allowed to participate ?


  • I assume that you are a Builder. Is there a Track in France? and I guess no other Builders that you know of. You could team up with a British Builder that is interested as a combined France/British entry but he does not have a Track. Contact me, Marcus Firegone so we can discuss — MarcusFiregone
  • I've updated the rules to allow for SINGLE Entries as well — MarcusFiregone
  • Thanks ! I suppose these rules are fair . My track isn't able to hold 6 cars at the same time anyways . — Deedose
  • So I will put you down for a Team representing France? — MarcusFiregone
  • Not yet , wait until I get my hand on 2 amazoom cars . — Deedose

Hi Marcus, hopefully you saw my reply on the other thread.  -Mark H. GTR


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Deedose 11/12/22

You can sign me up for France as a single entry !


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Marco_Polo 11/26/22

Hi !! Sign in Polo Racing as a single entry representing Puerto Rico ????????!!!


Hi. If i understud it right, the date to start is not clear for this moment?

if that's right:

You could sign Luxembourg up for a single entry. 

(With a population around 800.000 it's not to easy to find a second one and my track is still under construction.)


  • Welcome aboard Luxembourg — MarcusFiregone
  • Great to hear that! I‘ll be ready for the moment you give out the rules. I already have the castings! I want a least to beat our bigger neighbour. ;) — Schottys_diecast
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Sneaky_Bob 12/4/22

I would like in this Markus. I have a got the casting already. Waiting for the rules.


  • Sounds good ... we need a Team of 2 Builders for the USA — MarcusFiregone
  • I'm pretty sure I can get a second builder. — Sneaky_Bob
  • I am also open to running the series on my track as well depending on the schedule. — Sneaky_Bob
  • Sounds great, will keep you posted — MarcusFiregone

The rules in Luxembourg to get the two citizenships is that you have an ancestor that was born heer before 1900 ;) a lot of people in the states (i know minnesota) are descends from Luxembourg...

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RLoRacing 12/6/22

I have two that I bought just in case (they come with stock black windows, that ok?). I guess I'll put my name in the hat to represent TEAM USA


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