Tournaments and RacingBootleg Run - The Hot Rods

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When: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bootleg Run was inspired by the early days of running Moonshine in the North Carolina foothills during prohibition and beyond. The roots of NASCAR come from these "Bootleggers" and their supped up cars made for out running G-Men and the local police. This is a 2 lane downhill road course and has a switchback called "The Reapers Switchback"...the first turn is known as "The Widow Maker" and the second as "The Soul Taker"...get through this gauntlet and you just might make your run to the bottom.

The inaugural race on Bootleg Run will feature Hot to the make the Run. This race will be a mix of Stock and Modded cars....which should be a fair mix since this is just not a cut and dry downhill gravity race.  

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight - 45 g max
  • Size restrictions- 3.25" L and 2" H (although a long wheel base and tall center of gravity might not be the best thing-racers call) 
  • Cars per entrant- 2 cars per entrant
  • Brand, body style-HW Hot Rods, actual real castings ex. 34 Ford and HW ex. Astro Funk, Tirer Fryer
  • Wheel limitations- NA
  • Stock cars allowed
  • Must be drilled rivets on modified cars
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements-Cars may be Modified or Stock, also can be one Mod and one Stock
  • Prizes

Certificate acclaiming your Championship on Bootleg Run and other goodies 

How to enter

Post a reply along with how many cars you're going to enter.

***If you want your cars returned, send $$$ with them***  

Where to send your cars

 PM me for race address

Don't forget to print an ID card with your entry

Entry deadline

 All entries must be received by the host before 9/2/2017

Scoring and Winning

 Each car will be put into a bracket, 1st round winners will advance to second round, and losing cars will go into 2nd chance bracket....race each other to get into the 2nd round. The 2nd round on will be double elimination through the final...the 1st round and 2nd chance will be single elimination.

A car gets one "do over" if it flies off the track per round a second time will count as a DNF and loss if opposing car finishes the run. 


 Just make weight and size and your good to go.

Tracks & Dates

 Bootleg Run - Labor Day Weekend

Winners and Results

Video will tell the tale of Bootleg Run

League of Speed

Soo Fast will be stock and Fast Cash modified 

The Bootleg Run track is still getting built but you can keep tabs on the progress...just check out the Bootleg Run build journal and photo diary.

LO$, love that blue "55 flip nose panel wagon. Don't suppose you'd part with it?

Just to be clear...your talking about this 56 Ford?

If so, pm your address and just pay it forward when the opportunity presents itself.

Yep thought it was a 55. That is a sweet piece. I'll send a pm.

here are the rods that I'm sending in for the boot leg inaugural race. I have a question, is the surf crate legal for this race? If so it will be my modder and the skull candy will be the stocker. This is the mock up, paint, axle jib chrome still to be done. Thanks

Surf Crate is a legal entry

Looking Good!!!

Welcome aboard...get ready to Run!!!


Lady of Speed

Speed Force Racing

Team Quicksilver

Pony Up Racing has informed me that their two cars will be the same casting but different color schemes like their Mustangs in Legends of Tobacco Road.

I believe I see a theme developing here :)

Just wanted to let you know I'm totally in on this one. I love Hot Rods! Couple of questions. If we're sending in 2 cars does one have to be Stock or can they both be modded. Also, you'd mentioned "actual real castings". Can we build our own Hot Rods? Sometimes when I'm doing a wheel swap I also like to do engine swaps...or pipes... or chop the top...or whatever? Are we ok to do some body modifications?

Yes, they can both be modified and you can do all the swapping you please...glad you're on board for the race.

Also, White Knuckle Ride RT sent me a text about Hi-Roller and Great Gatspeed.....and yes, they are legal castings. Now, I'm not going to run that long of a wheel base myself....and not because I've seen something in testing...just call it a feeling. That being said a long wheel base will most likely win now :)....also, Way 2 Fast is a legal entry as well.

...on a funny note, my youngest has informed them that for video production they will ne WK Ride RT going forward

I'm in. I've got 2 mods just under 40g. I'll get them out this weekend. 


Fantastic!!! Hoping for a big field for this race!!!

Also, Mopar Mafia......that is the 1/4 Mile Coupe, which shares a similar chassis with the Surf Crate...and it's still legal :)

Bro-Law aka Outlaw Racing  is modding a 1/4 Mile Coupe and Surf Crate...say's he's going to chop the pipes down on both to decrease the chance for side rub and wants to chop the fronts as well....also, he's going to put bigger front tires on the 1/4 Mile Coupe since it's front axel is bent. These will be his first mods and say's he's looking forward to seeing how they preform.

LO$ - thank you for clarification. My front axle is a teeny bit wider than stock. Thought might need a little bit more base width
for the wicked curves on the boot leg

Very excited to see this track in's been an idea bouncing around in my head for to long!!!

Got my two lane connectors in from 3D Botmaker today, and they are even better than advertised, in the picture there is no screw hole, whereas my 6 pack has screw hole...problem solved about securely fastening them to sections of Bootleg Run.

Me and the paint crew both got one done, and if time allows we'll both build another one and divide into two teams.

Sounds Good Brother...glad you're on board!!!! Get ready to Run!!!

1/4 Mile Club

WK Ride RT


The track is done and I'm very hyped for this race, just planning out some of the diorama...having fun. I will set the track up on Thursday 8/31 and get it ready for racing....lane integrity, support and the fine tuning. I hope for a large field for this one, as it's going to be a lot of fun. So, get those Hot Rods ready!!!!

....and remember, this is not a straight line gravity drag race....a decent stock car right off the pegs with some graphite has just a good a chance of bringing home the championship as does a modified car.

Pony Up Racing

Had 1/4 Mile Club over for his 53rd birthday dinner last night....and the track was the elephant in the room, so it looks like some more local teams will get involved...some of the kids over were mesmerized by the's a great father/son experience for sure...heck my daughters love to race...or they love beating Dad every now and then. 

We look to be pulling in 4 more local teams from 1/4 Mile Club's birthday party last Saturday night....I hope everyone is getting their Hot Rods ready...I don't care if 100 cars show up...we will Run'em!!!

FOTF Racing's planning to enter at least one!

Great news...glad you're racing with us!!!

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