The Contender Series is an on-going Driver Based League that is held on WeRaceDiecast's Clutch Mountain. The League will have 1 champion and 15 ranked drivers. An initial Tournament will be ran to crown the initial champion as well as the top 15 ranked drivers. The Drivers for this initial tournament have already been selected (See Below). Future Drivers will have the opportunity to enter the league as well via an Entry Race; BUT they will have to win an Entry Race in order to enter the league as an unranked driver.
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Initial 16 League Drivers:
- Derek "Doc" Reipe, Doc's Speed Shop, #51, USA
- Oliver James, Transport Diecast Racing, #19, USA
- Donavan “Gray Wizard” Kinyon, Golden Owl Tattoos, #77, USA
- Biff Kirby, Commotion Diecast, #1, USA
- Cody “Ironman” Irons, Irons Diecast Racing, #42, USA
- Chad "Daddy G" Giron, G4 Diecast Racing, #4, USA
- Robert "Rubber Tow" Manore, Monster Motorsports, #80, USA
- John “Mr Darq” Kuhn, Darq-Arts, #13, USA
- Bob “Sneaky Bob” Stoner, Vapor Racing, #21, USA
- Alex, “Big Al” Sulanke, Big Al’s Customs, #16, USA
- Adam “Crazy Canuck” Hutchings, White Nuckle Speed Shop, #53, Canada
- Andy "Flyin" McBrian, Madness Motorsports, #24, USA
- Ryan “R-Lo” Lopez, R-Lo Racing, #69, USA
- James "Kirk" Elliott, Fractal Panda Racing, #8, Scotland
- Ken "Boxer" Olsen, Maker’s Box Motors, #66, USA
- Willy “Wildman” Maykit, Willy Maykit Diecast, #9, USA
One of the destinguishing features is that the series is DRIVER-BASED, not CAR-BASED. Every time a group of drivers is selected to be in a race, they will have to build a NEW car to compete in a theme styled race. Then, based on how each driver performs in a given race will effect their ranking.
Example: We may run a 4 driver race that involves the top 4 ranked Drivers (4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st overall ranked). Based on each Drivers performances will effect what their ranking is after the race is conducted.
Drivers will be selected based on availabilty, matchups, and current ranking. Time will tell how often races will be ran, but drivers will need to be willing and ready when they are called on to race; if they are unavailable they could potentially lose points as a result; this all depends on the situation.
Types of Races
Standard races will be 4 Driver/Car events. We will also run 6 and 8 Driver/Car events as well. Additionally, the reigning champ will have to defend his title via 1v1 Matchups from time to time.
While things are still in the initial planning phases, we are looking at running an annual Open event that would feature 16 NEW Drivers and give them a chance to join the league.
In order to get into the series you must win an Entry Race. These will typically be 4 car races and winner will get added to the series as an Unranked driver. Once in the series, you will then be able to race your way up the rankings. Once you make it in the series, you are in the series permenently as long as you want to compete, but you must win an Entry race in order to do so.
Theme Styled Races
With the exception of the initial tournament, all races in the Contender Series will be Theme based. The themes will change each race, but one might be Vans, Trucks, Convertibles, Modern Ford Cars, Fast and Furious, JDM, American Muscle, Super Cars, etc.
The point of the themes is to race common cars against each other that feel like they are supposed to race against each other.
The schedule is a work in progress. It is not meant to be a weekly racing event. As we get the series started, events will be setup as we get the cars in, and setup lineups. As the series progresses and the channel grows, things may change. So if you are a driver, you will not be expected to send in NEW cars every other week/month. There will be some sort of rotation that gives everyone the chance to compete. Some may compete more than others; depends on availability, rivals, good matchups and the current rankings. But if you are interested in joining the league at some point, just be aware that there will be a schedule and missing a race could affect your rankings (again will be a case by case basis).
The scoring system won't be public, but only the top 15 will be publically ranked. All drivers will be ranked behind the scenes, and determining how drivers move up and down the rankings will be decided by performances.
Series has yet to start.
Initial Tournament: TBD
No Unranked drivers in the series yet.
Queue (Not in the Series and want to be? Start Here)
If you are interested in being a Clutch Mountain Contender Series Driver you must contact me first; private message us on Facebook/Messenger (Dave WeRaceDiecast, Admin for the WeRaceDiecast Group). You will be added to a Queue of drivers lined up to compete.
The only prerequisite you need to get in the queue is experience modding and painting cars. Cars must look good for the series.
Queued up drivers will be managed privately and Entry Races will come out slowly. We will reach out to you when you get into an Entry race and feel free to reach out to us at any time.
These are the standard rules and are subject to change. Per Event rules may also be posted as well.
- Must be modified
- 60g maximum weight
- 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
- Cars MUST look professional and clean (you be the judge, ask if you are unsure).
- All Cars will be in a YouTube video so we want them to good. Also the best looking cars will likely get featured in Thumbnails
- Absolutely no controversial/political/sexual graphics or designs.
- If you are unsure, just ask.
- Driver Number must be on each Door and on Roof
- Number must contrast with the cars paint job. IF dark colored base paint, use a light colored number
- Must be readable from the camera
- Retail axles and wheels only. FTE/NPA axles allowed.
- No additional items attached to car.
- Added weight must be concealed in the car.
- Dry lube only
Initial Tournament Rules
These are the additional rules for the Initial Opening tournament.
- All standard rules
- Cars only (no trucks, vans or anything)
- Licensed only vehicles
- No convertibles
- Due to us by: August 30th, 2021
The intial tournament will be a 16 car bracket tournament. Groups of 4 and top 2 will move on to next round till the champion is crowned. The rankings will be determined based on earned points. Any tie in points will be decided by us based on how we feel each car performed.
Racing will be on the Clutch Mountain. View track profile and specs
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 run. If this happens, we will reach out and try to work something out; case by case basis.
Sending and Receiving Cars
When sending in cars, please refer to this page for how we handle shipping cars back and forth. Cars will be mailed back to the sender after the races have air'ed on YouTube.
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There are no official prizes currently. The channel is still small and we can't afford anything at this moment. BUT in the future, we want to do something. If the channel takes off and the series does well, we would like to one day to t-shirts for every competitor, shirts for the champion, shirts for big tournament winners, and other things. Only time will tell how well this goes, but we have high hopes for it!
Any questions or concerns? Anything that doesn't make sense. Comment below or private message us so we can get it worked out. This will be a living page and update as new events are happening. Thanks for any interest!