Tournaments and RacingCrew Chief Challenge - Pick-Ups hauling Hot Rods

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Dec
6
Where: Starts in Maine, ends in New Jersey
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014

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Hi Guys!

With the success of the Heavy Haulers race, I'd like to propose a similar series...Pick-Up trucks and Hot Rods teamed up. Both the trucks and the Hot Rods will race (trucks against trucks, Hot Rods against Hot Rods)...and it would be cool if the trucks could pull a car trailer with the Hot Rod on it!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, I think I will schedule this for after the 1st of the year...that should give you plenty of time to come up with cool race teams!

Here are the specs...

Trucks

50 gram limit

Any wheels

Drilled rivets

Fit on orange track

*not mandatory, but I think it would be cool if the truck pulled a trailer to put the Hot Rod on

Hot Rods

35 grams

Any wheels

Drilled rivets

Fit on orange track

The car should be a pre-1940 Hot Rod

Who's in?

DATES:

December 6th - Model40Fan

December14th - Model40fan

December 21st - DadVBall

December 28 - DadVBall

January 3rd, 2015 - 72_Chevy_C10

Send your cars here:

Michael A. Smith

141 Foster Rd.

Auburn, Me. 04210





... I have a very small family, not much xmas stuff goes on here... knowing most of you racers are too busy with family, work and team xmas parties...

 maybe I can run a couple consecutive heets here in auburn / Lewiston to give us some racing during the holiday season... short track ?, long track ?, reverse incline ?

 maybe start the series elsewhere I run the middle and a racer hosts the finals...  just spit balling

Traction-Event
a one stop multiple race is great over the holidays with shipping and everything else.

If you'd like to do that, that might work, Smitty. I'm planning on picking up a Drag Tracks set up, so I'd have two tracks here. I just didn't want to ship the vehicles all over during the holidays.

Let's see if this idea gains any steam...if so, we'll run them after the Wagon Wars ends. If not, we'll give it until after the 1st of the year.

Thanks for the offer, Smitty! 

I'm thinking any one of these guys would look pretty good with some fte's, on a trailer behind a cool C-10 hauler! :)

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140905_191630_zpscwc0wrva.j...

Just sayin'

Traction-Event
The 32' and Altered State....look fantastic
72_Chevy_C10
That's what I'm thinking, TE!
KandORacing
Bonesehaker is my favorite casting, but Altered State is pretty cool too
model40fan
the early sooo fast had an opening deck lid / roof, newer releases don't

Hmmmm, what I'm I up to today??


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140906_090329_zpsegbzqtqx.j...

model40fan
not sure about what your doing today, but last nite you ripped open some HW blisters... cool!
72_Chevy_C10
They're no fun if they are in the blisters! :)

Some Northern NJ Hot Rods, testing and tuning...rumor has it that there might some racing coming up...


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140907_121511_zpsjdiavp25.j...

model40fan
the boys are back in town !
Traction-Event
Roadster you say.....I might have a few
72_Chevy_C10
I thought you might, TE! Hot Rods and Pick-Ups...fun stuff!

That 32 has to be close to the limit...my stockers here are 37g...but I have something different in mind...a casting I have some experience with, but have never raced this version. Took a few hints and ideas from Smitty... Still need to sort out a few details to get it under the weight limit. 

72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, the 32 is over right now...I might have to cast that body in resin to get it under 35
model40fan
please narrow the 3 window before you cast it...it is not correct, too fat
72_Chevy_C10
How much does the '32 need to be narrowed, Smitty? 1/16"?
model40fan
seems like 1/16" is too much.. hacksaw blade width and filing ought to do it
model40fan
wish i knew i mailed a package to you thia PM. ...would have tossed a couple bodies in...
model40fan
i left the cowl alone, split the body from thye roof back, tapering the slot wider towards the rear...
72_Chevy_C10
okay, I'll do a little chopping ...and bring it in a little
72_Chevy_C10
th as nks for the package, Smitty...I'll keep an eye out for it!

A little inspiration...


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/_57_zpsd2cb8rpq.jpg


I have one of these trailers coming, if anyone would like a casting?


Chris

ok, I'm inspired....this 33 Ford started at 38g...and with some hacking and dremmel work this is sitting at 31g...4g to put where I need... as for bumpers...what is life without risk?

 Now to find a suitable pick up...I have a plan for the trailer...

Pay no attention to the wagon in the background .... It's probably slow anyways....

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4876.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
That's the stuff! Looks cool, Chris!

Depending on when the first race would actually kick off determines if I can play with you guys.  From Thanksgiving on it's a madhouse between the grandkids coming, us going away for a family weekend, and my son coming home from school I won't have the time to put anything together.  

Traction-Event
I hear that, that's why I'm trying to get everything built for the rest of the season
72_Chevy_C10
You build 'm and Smitty and I will race 'em. Let's go racin'!

1940 and older or older than 1940?

72_Chevy_C10
I 'm thinking pre-40, Stalker...open wheel, old school hot rods and a pick up truck to get them to the track (and race too!)

Since this idea is picking up a little steam, I'll open it up to a limit of two trucks and two cars (come on, the hot rods are fun to build!) per person. But, you have to have teams, no sending in just two trucks or two cars....either one of each or two of each!

Let's go racin!


Chris

hmmmm. TE is going the '34 ford route... wellllll.... so be it !

'34 ford 3 window coupe body, door window openings squared off at the upper rear, hole drilled through the roof quarter, filed to the shape of the 5 window's quarter windows... on a stock base with the side pipes / supports and rear bumper removed... 2 of the 16 carbs from Krazy 8s, block and headers from Rodzilla, lites and grill from '34 coupe...FTEs... weighs in at a poultry 34.7 grams...

 ooppps, that's before glueing... i snipped the body to base pins off to buy a little weight room for the glue...   had to strip the paint off to make weight... rear window and seat had to go too...

 


72_Chevy_C10
Sweet looking, Smitty! Is it under 35 grams?
model40fan
barely !
Traction-Event
Smitty, you are making me a better builder...had to go back and trim my chassis to match the body...yours is sooo clean

Working on a haul rig....a '67 short bed, stretched into a long bed. I need to get therear down a little :)


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140909_113415_zps1eqpczbq.j...

model40fan
is that a C12 ? ... is a '29 pick up on a way too fast base cool ?
72_Chevy_C10
C10, Smitty. Sure...I'll be waiting for a pic! :)
Traction-Event
i have a 29er in the works as well Smitty...great minds....

pic !... parts pile ;

hot rod Lincoln... well sorta !

tank slotted for front bumper, base shortened, rear axle moved forward.

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome, Smitty!
Traction-Event
Neat idea....

More trimming on the 33 got it to 28g...

And the 29 got an engine swap... sitting at 47g..we should have no issue getting to the track on time.

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4879.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
looking awesome, Chris!
model40fan
oh, yeh !

HAULIN' HOT RODS ;

'34 COUPE's rear bumper, A-OK's fuel cell, WAY 2 FAST's front engine and grill, '32 COUPE's exhaust as distributer, 2 of KRAZY 8's carbs, MAD FAST's headers,  '29 PICK UP body - hood, tailgate and the reveal across the front of the roof removed, upper inner edges of the windshield posts filed to make them parallel...On a bumper added and shortened WAY 2 FAST base...FTEs...now 32.4 grams... GONNA HAFTA TRIM THE INTERIOR WITH LEAD ROOF FLASHING... 

The rebuild ; mocked up ...a reversed 327 on Rat Bomb's headers... Bellin'am body...


Traction-Event
now that rig came from the spare parts bin! Fantastic work!
model40fan
sloppy's crew chief is a junk yard dog !
72_Chevy_C10
Awesome Smitty!
KandORacing
That's got to be one my favorites that you've built, Smitty! It would look fantastic in Belligham Orange!
KandORacing
Cool, you did give it Bellin'ham orange, I love it!

this truck turned out to be a dud...  slowwwwww...ftes barely spin ?

back into the way 2 fast case for another donar... i'll try a new base and ftes...

Traction-Event
Bummer, I've made lots of slow cars...but they did not look that cool.
FatMike
I haven't built a fast car yet...and they don't look that cool either. Oh well I keep trying.

rules state pre-1940, [pre- '40 is 1939 and older] ... pre-war... [pre-war is pre- Dec.7 1941]...

does a 1940 willys coupe qualify ?... I'm cool with yes or no...

I knew I should have said pre-1940 rather than pre-war :) My intention was 'hot rods', meaning 'from the 1930's. I think of a '40 Willies as more of a gasser.

So, let's them pre-1940...and I'll edit the first post

Thanks!

Chris

model40fan
thanks, i'm on it
Dates added to the first post.

Thanks for hosting Smitty and DadVBall!



Chris

the other sloppy truck ;


72_Chevy_C10
Cool!
Traction-Event
Far from sloppy...looking good....how does she roll?

great !... on the coffee table ... Replacement for the 2nd truck and 2nd hot rod ;

hot heap ;


fast fred says hold the phone...

his hot rod ;

his soon to be re-wheeled truck ;


72_Chevy_C10
Consider the phone held! Good looking stuff guys!

Is a truck, yea?  http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/majestik9/trucku001_zpsbb584bc5.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, I suppose you can call it a truck :) Is that what you'll be hauling your Hot Rod with?
Nightstalker
Is a top contender right now.

I towed my race car with a El Camino.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/majestik9/BampHRacing_zpscc4dc715.jpg

Traction-Event
that there is a real deal steel Nova.... Sweet car, but you already knew that.
72_Chevy_C10
Awesome! I love that body style!
model40fan
mom had a brown over tan four door with a 6 banger
Nightstalker
All steel no dipping. Former SS/JA car revamped a bit for Brackets.
FatMike
Nice Nova Stalker. My team does have 1 chevy to go with our 2 Fords. What's the engine? SBC?
model40fan
ford powered... the way god and henry intended it...
Nightstalker
Started out with a 327 that was in it when we bought it, built our own 350 after that.
FatMike
No replacement for displacement.

Here are a couple of contenders for the vehicles that I'm going to run...but, it will be interesting to see what I actually send...


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140914_175352_zpsw2vnygtw.j...

Traction-Event
Cool rides, started some work on the trailer this weekend...
FatMike
Love the 32 Bantam. They make such a cool altered. Nice job.

Sloppy C cab... note the 125 gallon tank of AV-GAS on the flatbed... let's play !


72_Chevy_C10
Haulin' Gas!

Backing the truck up to the dock to load 'em...

sloppy jalopies ;

frisky fred ;

he still has a t bucket in the oven...

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!
Traction-Event
Gangs all here...whos the fastest?
model40fan
sloppies don't test... but fred's bone shaker rolls nice on the coffee table.

I'm in for now..... I hope.....Stroller

model40fan
roll stroller roll !
72_Chevy_C10
Cool, I'm glad this race is picking up steam!

fred's other rod ...


Need a hitch on the pickup, but it's getting closer...


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20140919_151057_zpslzqw41mz.j...

model40fan
C12 haulin' a Model 18

I suggest a rubber band to keep the rods on the trailers, unless you were planning otherwise, to make it easier for the host to remove it when running the hot rods. 

Stroller
no tape though.........lol
72_Chevy_C10
I don't think we'll be racing them hauling the trailers, unless we just do it for fun!
model40fan
i gave up on towbars as every car / truck has a different rear bumper / hitch set up... i would need to label them all [8]

I'm thinking about putting together a trophy for the winner of this race, just to ad a little incentive! 

I'll see what I can come up with!


Chris

I just want to 'stir the pot ' a little for this series...it promises to be a fun one! I was running some cars over the weekend, and I think I have my Hot Rods sorted out. And, I'm getting closer with my trucks, but I'm still not happy with them!

If you've got a casting laying around, throw some wheels on it and let's go racing over the holidays!


Chris

model40fan
4 sloppies and 4 fred/ stawkas finished [no testing here]...can't wait.
model40fan
I think I will call the Fast red and Night Stalker team the"Fastalkers"
72_Chevy_C10
It's going to be a fun event...and I'm looking forward to the Sedan race too!

Now that I finally have my track up and completed I should be able to make this event! Count me in- Enforcement Racing!!!!

72_Chevy_C10
Okee-dokee...sounds good! It should be a fun event!

Count me in on this race also. 

Feels good to be back in the pack.

Landon

72_Chevy_C10
Welcome back...there are some good races coming up...Wagons, Hot Rods and Sedans...oh my!

This is for all the blue oval guys...I'm actually running Fords...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1412946791499_zpsjeznykbr.jpg

They must have Chevys in them!

Traction-Event
Looking good...I think there will be plenty of Fords in this series...I have 2 as well
72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, but my other truck is a Chevy...a C10, of course!
model40fan
ford, the way god and henry intended it !
Granderojo
i see a hemi in the hotrod

dadvbal has a family get together and will swap the dec.7th date with me for the dec. 21st weekend...

 so it looks like DEC. 7th & 14th in ME., DEC. 21st in MA., DEC. 28TH in NJ.......  C10's call

72_Chevy_C10
Sounds Good, Smitty!

Thanks Smitty and Chris!

Chris I can run them on also on the 28th if you want another week.  I can change the track height and length so both races will be different.

72_Chevy_C10
That would be great, Bill! That way, you can ship the cars after Christmas.

Hi Guys,

I just updated the dates for these races...the first and second race will be held at Smitty's.

Smitty, would you like the Sedan race to start at my track on January 2/3? and then they could go to LJLRC?

And, if I had the Crew Chief vehicles and the Sedans  at the same time, I could have a little challenge race between the two...maybe the top 4 of each, making an 8-car race, like the Cops and Robbers?

What do you say, Smitty?

model40fan
do it...

That's what we'll do then...I'll run the last race for the Crew Chief Challenge and the first race of the Sedan Shootout on the weekend of January 3rd. 

And I'll take the top 4 cars from each series and have a Sunday night shootout!

So, start tuning up those hot rods, throw a new set of tires on those sedans and unload those pickup trucks, we're going to do some racing!! :)

the Crew Chief Challenge entries ;

The Sloppies - background... the Fastalkers - forgeound  ;

THE HOT RODS ;


72_Chevy_C10
looking good, Smitty! I want. to get my other truck a little faster and I'll be ready!

THE Sloppies will be hosting the finals for the WAGON WARS, and the 1st heet of the CREW CHIEF CHALLENGE, a week apart... both series cars are here in ME. 

Jumping on the C10 bandwagon ... Do we want some inter-series smackdowns...

The 4 top wags and the 4 top chiefs...and maybe the bottom 4 wags and the bottom 4 chiefs too...?

Maybe run "lane 1 only" time trials to decide the Smackdown bracket winners ? I will post all the ETs...

 comments ?

72_Chevy_C10
Pick-ups and Hot Rods vs Grocery Getters...go for it!

If this Smack-down idea is what the racers want, maybe we should set a lower standard weight limit...

This Smack-down will have 35, 50 and 57 gram racers...way back we took on the 57 gram limit because we didn't all have gram scales,  it was 2 ounces even and other clubs used 57 g's...

After hosting a few series I see that most racers run metal body / plastic base...  my M/P mock-ups are about 34 grams, leaving me to add about 22 grams of weight...

IMO... we should set a 45 gram limit, It could be changed up or down for any series that needs it... a standard gram limit would make inter-series smack-downs fair, less weight also makes the build a little easier and maybe a little better looking, not having to stuff the front seat with ballast... again my opinion only ! 

comments ?

Personally I like building to the rules of each series.  As far as an inter-series smack-down goes, I say let the chips fall where they may. Lightweights vs heavy vs middles…I’m ok with it.  Heavy cars do not always win…this has a lot to do with what track they are run on as well.  Remember Weber cabin’s “Factory wars” set up…I remember a grudge match with 61g BWF Camaros and stock 34g FTE Corvettes… tracks with a long flat will penalize a heavy car without a high take off ramp to get all that weight moving.  Setting a 45g limit put a majority of the metal/metal entries out due to being overweight.

Again just my thoughts

72_Chevy_C10
Agreed...I just think it's fun to run fast cars against fast cars....whatever the weight!

Hey Smitty,

I kinda like the idea of the best cars from one series running against the best from another...whatever the weight. With my Crew Chief Challenge vehicles, my fast Hot Rod and my fast Pickup and just about a dead heat...a 35 gram car and 50 gram truck...neither one has any weight in it!

I think that the heavier classes (75 grams, ie Cops and Robber, Heavy Haulers, etc) are fun, and challenging. But, just because a class has a weight limit, doesn't necessarily mean that the fastest car is going to be right at that limit.

I agree, a lot of cars, only weigh about 25-30 grams, but I think cars seem to run pretty darned fast in the 50-60 gram range.

Just my 2 cents :)

model40fan
well spent... but it is the labor of stuffing that much weight in them i don't care for.
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Smitty! Yeah, things get a little tight in there!
Traction-Event
I hate messing with lead, and Tungsten putty is crazy expensive...moldling clay is a light back up...
model40fan
i agree,

Got a package in the mail today, from some guy in Jersey.... one sweet trailer... ready to race!!!

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_4956.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
looks like somebody is ready to go racin'!
model40fan
looks lika a '34 convertible and a '29 pick-up with a rodzilla mill...serious pair...

Do I know this guy in Jersey?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141016_201853_zpsjxssgtan.j...

:)

If anybody needs a casting, give me a shout!

Traction-Event
What? No FTE's on the trailer... Ha ha.
72_Chevy_C10
not yet!
FatMike
So what does a Chevy guy do when he wants to go fast? Build Fords!
72_Chevy_C10
Yup, with LS Chevys in them! :)

http://s1290.photobucket.com/component/Download-File?file=%2Falbums%2Fb521%2FMattCat01%2Fimagejpg1_z...

My truck and hot rod! Not sure if I can get a trailer though...

Traction-Event
Fangula is one of my favorite castings...
72_Chevy_C10
No worries about the trailer...If you don't have one, we'll use one of mine for pics!

These will be headed North this week...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1413900770874_zpst0ypgt9r.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1413900709481_zpssh7u7gov.jpg

Yup, not a Chevy in the bunch (well, both truck are probably Chevy-powered though!)

model40fan
yup... 250's !
72_Chevy_C10
And, Yeah, that is the same F100 that was in the Matchbox race...I think I found a little more speed in it
model40fan
MMMM. 429 cid...

Updates to the first post...change in the schedule.

Let me know if you need DadVBall's address

Okay, I think the dates are set now...the cars are going to Smitty first, then to DadVBall and then to me for the finals. The dates are in the first post.

I had some Hot Rods and Pick-ups left over, so UDC will have some cars in this race...they aren't very custom, but I wasn't planning on running them...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1414243356635_zpst7hj0bp8.jpg


model40fan
UDC must be watched !.. hope i don't see their tail lites...

My cars will be shipped Friday. I haven't been able to really build any vehicles both are pretty much stock due to the fact I've been doing some finishing touches on my track and have been fighting with my finish line to stay set and not move but it's getting there

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome! Send them to Smitty...mine will be heading that way as well!

Looking at two different trucks, not sure which one will head that way as yet, is between a 96 custom chevy and a 40 ford. the car, well still looking and thinking on several, a few went out quickly being past the 35g limit. looking forward to racing them.

AMH 412

Landon

72_Chevy_C10
Yeah, the 35 grams makes it a little tougher!

My cars are headed to Maine...along with a bunch of other stuff!

Remember, you don't HAVE to have a trailer...just a Pickup and a Hot Rod. I have 2 different types of trailer and I can photograph and make it 'look' like your truck is hauling your hot rod, once the cars get back to me!


Chris


model40fan
sign me up for a photo modd !... thanks C10.

Having a hard time making a trailer is that optional?......Stroller


72_Chevy_C10
Yup, trailers are totally optional
FatMike
I'm thinking of making a tow strap for 1 of my teams.
72_Chevy_C10
Cool...sounds good, Mike!

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to give everybody a heads up to get your Pick-ups and Hot Rods to Smitty...we are less than a month away!

I've been experimenting with a GoPro camera, so I hope to start posting some videos along with the results (hopefully starting with the Wagon race in a couple weeks). I'm looking forward to seeing these vehicles racing down the track!

Thanks in advance for competing!

Chris


model40fan
go C10 go !... caint wait !
redlinederby
Ooo...I've been looking at the GoPro cams for racing, slow-mo feature looks quite nice

So...I should send the trailer in as well?

72_Chevy_C10
My trailers are there if you don't want to send it, you don't have to
FatMike
We race poor here in GA, so I'm making a tow strap for my team.
Stroller
I may have my truck push my hot rod....lol

Another parts bin special...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141112_095657_zpsxqasulun.j...

It isn't done, and I not really sure what I'm doing with it...just tinkering, really...but it's looking kinda cool :)

model40fan
future series... beater trucks ?
72_Chevy_C10
It's neater in a beater! It doesn't have to be trucks...cars

Hey Guys,

I'm just letting you guys know that we are a little over two weeks away from this race...and one of those weeks is Thanksgiving...so, try to get your cars to Smitty as soon as you can!

I can't wait to see these cars and truck going down the track. And, after running the Wagons, I'm pretty sure that the cross-over (Wagons vs Truck and Hot Rods), should be a pretty good race!

Thanks in advance, Guys!


Chris

Traction-Event
I'm back...my package will mail out tomorrow.
Stroller
Just realized that I will be no where near my hot wheels for more than a week due to eye surgery.
Stroller
I will try to get somthing together in the next 2 days...yikes....Stroller
72_Chevy_C10
Hey Stroller, let us know if you don't get both done...I'm sure I (or maybe Smitty) could find something to help you out!

I almost have 1 done, kinda, and I appreciate the offer but I have to do my own homework.....lol.......Stroller

72_Chevy_C10
Okee-dokee! I look forward to seeing the cars! thanks for racin'

Now my eye is so swollen I can barely see out of it.  So I may not have entries this time out sorry.....stroller

Now Clayfeat says she will help me....oh the drama.....lol...Stroller

11 oclock and the truck and the hot rod are ready to ship...

72_Chevy_C10
That's awesome, Stroller! I hope all goes well with your surgery!
Stroller
These cars are Like they used to say about my 61 Nash Rambler it may be slow but it is ugly.
72_Chevy_C10
Awesome...thanks for racing, Stroller!

Oh C10 I do not need theses cars back, unless....lol...lol...lol.....I win...lol.   Fast fred might like them though.

The Romanator's "hot rod", '32 Vicky body, '32 cpe. base, way 2 fast grill n' mill, FTEs  ;

the R stands for Romanator... 34.? ... grams ;


And Romanator's sweet Hot Rod is going to be hauled by this...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141122_111317_zpswxb0ud55.j...

A '67 Chevy C10 that should get it to the track with plenty of time to spare!

model40fan
definately, those blown 351 windsors haul...

Got mine done. Gotta shave 1 gram off three to make the weight limit though. I'll post pics later. Gotta go do leaves now. 

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome Bill...I look forward to seeing them!

Smitty did my package arrive? Intact? 

model40fan
yes, sorry not to get back to you, entries, prizes, gifts, freddies too cool... thanks TE...
Traction-Event
Cool, glad to hear it all got there safe and sound. you guys are welcome!

got some stroller cars Monday..... envelope.. ?... hope they are ok !... will open it when the rest get here and then I will # them...

Hi Guys,

I'm sure that there are some last-minute tune-ups being performed on those hot rods and pick-ups, so let me show you what you will be racing for...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141129_083420_zpssporze9j.j...

Smitty had sent a narrowed (to the correct width) '32 3-window, along with a bunch of other cool stuff. And, I had a little fun channeling it down over a 'Dumpin'A' frame  that he also sent. It has some custom carbs on the '32 engine..a lowered grill shell to line up with the channeled body, a 'bone shaker' interior and a few other little things done.

I'm going to mold up these parts and put together three of them, for the Hot Rod winner, the Truck winner and the overall team winner. I'll post pics when they are done!

Thanks for racing, Guys!

model40fan
gonna be slick, now somebody has got to get those TE cars before i have to race 'em...
Traction-Event
Smitty, my cars are in the pits at your house...feel free to peak under the hoods... :)
model40fan
for the record... A-OK and 29 PICK UP use an almost identical base as DUMPIN'A...

Very cool race prizes guys, team effort on some one off customs!

72_Chevy_C10
Thanks TE! They look pretty cool on the workbench...they should be pretty cool when they are done!

A shot of the 'Prize Car' with some wheels mocked up...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141129_122613_zps0l4egstv.j...


model40fan
what do you think they will weigh in plastic ? ... go C10 go...
72_Chevy_C10
I would think they would be pretty light in red in...I'll let you know in a few weeks!
72_Chevy_C10
But, it will all work on a 'Dumpin' A' metal frame, so that woulld get you a little weight
FatMike
You guys are just Off the Hook. Nice work!

ok boys and girls get those crew chief cars in the mail... please comment here if your's are enroute so I can set the brackets for heet #1... go chiefs go !

Like Smitty said,  if there are any more cars headed his way, post it here.

Here's another pic of the '32...front bumper straightened, per Smitty (allows for bigger front wheels)...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141201_103808_zps2opkameg.j...


Smitty,

 Mine will be going out today, priority mail. There are two other teams being sent along with mine, thee kids up the road wanted in along with my nephew. The team names are B & G Racing, and the other is Cortez Racing.

For some reason I kept thinking all the entrants were 35g or under, soooo, all the trucks are also 35g or under. Well, will see how it works out against the higher weight trucks. Can't possibly do any worse than I did in wagon wars. No matter, I'm just glad to be racing again. :)

Landon


72_Chevy_C10
Awesome! Spread the word! I'm happy to hear there are some new teams...can't wait to see the cars!
model40fan
I'll see if i can stuff a little lead in there for the rascals
model40fan
i think you picked up a win here in ME.

Mailing mine Tuesday. Had a slight problem with the '32 which got fixed tonight. 

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome! I think we are going to have a pretty good turnout for this race!
model40fan
yes sir, with some teams having 2 of each we may have to order extra pizza and hot dogs at the canteen for this one...
72_Chevy_C10
I'm pretty sure that there are some cars coming from Georgia as well!

My 2Teams and Luke11's 1 Team are heading to Smitty's. It took Luke a little longer to finish his than I wanted. This will be his first race with mods, thanks to C-10 for sending a starter kit to help him. I think he did good. He called it team C N Red. We will see.

model40fan
see n' red... cool...

Hey Guys!

I just wanted to thank everybody that put cars together for this race! This is the first custom race that I've put together...and when I first started talking about it, I thought it might just be me, Smitty and TE! So, I am very happy to see that we are going to have well over 20 cars in this race!

Good luck to everybody...I can't wait to see all the vehicles!

LETS RACE

72_Chevy_C10
I should have thrown my 'Beater' F100 in the mail...I didn't think we'd be trying to fill a 32 car bracket!

team shots at the driver's meeting...

fastalkers 1 #62 and #63

fastalkers 2 #64 and #65

sloppies 1 #58 and #59

sloppies 2 #60 and #61

C10 1 #32 and #33

C10 #30 and #31... if I have to be put on the trailer early, I pick one of these...

udc #28 and #29

TE #26 and #27

stroller #24 and #25

rally case #22 and #23

romanator #4 or #R

........... 36 chiefs,  [3] wrecks

dadvbal 1   #17 and #16

dadvbal 2    #15 and #14 

cortez    #18 and #19

FM 1  #35 and #36

c n red #37 and #38

b & g #41 and #39

...... GO POSTMAN GO !


72_Chevy_C10
Good looking stuff! It's going to be fun watching these run!
Traction-Event
how about a close up of Rally Case's pick up? loving the well played with look

Great 'Driver's meeting' pics, Smitty! I like how the next team is in the background!

So many cool Hot Rods and Pick-ups!


P.S. That Altered will sit on the trailer if you back it on :)

model40fan
i'll get a better shot of c10's trailers, they are nnice !

I am so ready for this race. Please Mr. Postman hurry!

model40fan
i hope you are prepared to be put on the trailer.... by Luke !
72_Chevy_C10
I can almost here the Fatmike/Luke trash talking already! :) Good stuff!
FatMike
Luke did his own test runs and wouldn't let me watch. I have no idea how his roll but I am missing a tube of graphite.

got dadvbal and 412's parcels this noon... speaking of FM and Luke  ?

model40fan
with 2 FM teams and lukes cars we have 34 cars...
FatMike
Wow, great turn out of racers. Qualifying to fill a 32 field or is everybody racing?

I'm amazed at the turn-out...thank you, Everybody, for taking the time to get these teams together.  I can't wait to see them rumbling down the track!


Dadvball
That's about what mine will do, rumble down the track lol.
FatMike
Its better to rumble than tumble, like my first test with loose axles.

if we have more than 32, they must win to get in... more info to come...

I've made a few little tweaks to the prize car this week...to get the engine sitting right...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141205_093905_zpsqzzlyadr.j...

And to get interior in it well...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141205_093925_zpswditlxps.j...

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the cars!

model40fan
i may have to start polishing the axles with a prize pack like this !
redlinederby
I think the interior/chassis by itself is pretty stylish
72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Guys! It is getting molded this weekend, so I'll show progress shots along the way!

got a parcel from Georgia ... ouch, I check for vitals ?


72_Chevy_C10
Yikes! I hope they are okay!

With a heavy heart we are gathered here today, to pay our last respects to our fallen friends,

They died how they lived, fast and hard ... may they take up a prominant place in the family hot wheels junkyard  diorama ...

They are survived by a flat black t bucket, a red altered state and a red, one stack, six banger c10...

The living seem to roll ok, but may be emotionally damaged after the crash... the worst I have ever seen, I had to blow deep breaths into a brown paper bag !

... They will not be entered into the win to get in "hat" ... they have already earned their way in !

 my condolences go out to big mike with his loss...

the carnage...

may they rest in peace.

Traction-Event
Hand on heart...vaya con dios...amigos...headed to the drag strip in the sky...
72_Chevy_C10
Oh Man! How do even do that?
redlinederby
My 2-year-old couldn't even do damage like that. Impressive.
FatMike
I drove a truck for the USPS I know stuff happens but Darn!!
FatMike
That tow truck fast. Rest in Parts old friend.

I'm not sure I could do damage like that even if I tried....??? Priority mail comes with $50 insurance...time to make a claim. keep the photos.

I scrounged a replacement truck if big mike will be ok running it ... mike?

33.4 grams as it sits, I can drop a lump o lead in the back if wanted...


FatMike
Hey, its a truck ain't it. What's C-10 think?
72_Chevy_C10
I'm cool with it! So sorry that your package got mangled, FM!
FatMike
I tend to have 2 kinds of luck, bad luck and no luck. Thanks to Smitty I will be racing. I think Luke knew which side of the box to put his
model40fan
looked to me like the big truck absorbed the brunt, saving the lil' rascals...

That's ridiculous!  No way should that have happened. Someone must have been having a bad day. 

Nice job steppin' up for him Smitty!

FatMike
Thanks Smitty

Geez, I have never seen a package damaged that bad, looks as if a crusher got them.  Sorry about that happening to you FM. I have an existing hot wheels diorama of a junkyard, from some playset, still in it's original casting color of gray, you could paint it the colors you wanted, if you would like it let me know and I will mail it you.

Landon

Smitty,

 The two teams that came along with mine, ( I realized today I did not put the info in with the cars ) DUH!

The two teams with mine are B&G Racing, (red C cab Ford, and a black J/L 32 ford coupe).

The other is Cortez Racing, ( an orange dodge 1500, and a black 29 Ford sedan).

The team names should be on the bottoms of the entries, and they also have colored dots on them to help keep them together.  Mine have green dots, don't really remember the other two teams dots. Hope they all made it okay.

Landon, (AMH-412)  (Blake and Gavin of B&G Racing),  (Jacob Cortez of Cortez Racing)

I remember middleweights II getting lost for about a week or so...but those came back in fair shape. Truly a bummer. Thanks all for stepping up and helping out with rental units. 

36 Cars!!! Holy Smokes! And that's with 2 of them being destroyed by Postal Gorillas! 

So, we are going to do 'race to get in' and the points will start after the field of 32 is set (in other words, you don't get a point for winning the race to get into the field). After that, it will be 1 point per win, with an additional point for winning the overall race.

This is going to be run like the cops and robbers...the trucks will race the trucks and the Hot Rods will race the Hot Rods. And we will take the top 4 from each and race them off.

Thank you...Everybody...for getting these cars ready to roll. I am so sorry that Fat Mike's 3 vehicles got ruined...but, Smitty is hooking him up with a sweet COE!

With all that said, I will turn it over to Smitty. He will run the cars when he can this weekend (or Monday, I'm not sure). I can't wait to see how these guys do...and how they will stack up against the Wagons!

Good Luck, Everybody! 

Thanks to everyone for the sympathy and offers to help. Next time my cars are going out in a wooden crate. I was late mailing them waiting on Luke's. I'm glad his made it okay. He would have been very upset. So it could have been worse. 

 Now good luck to everybody and let's race!

Crew Chiefs Challenge... the Rods ;

#28 UDC v #66 FT win to get in

#26 TE takes on the winner

#61 SJ v #22 RC

#63 FT v #20 412



#37 CNR v #41 BnG

#R ROMO v #16 DAD

#24 STLR v #19 CTZ

 #35 FM v #42 C10

#30C10 v #14 DAD win to get in

#58 SJ takes on winner

  X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   the Trucks

#25 STLR v #60 SJ win to get in

#18 CTZ takes on the winner

#17 DAD v #36 FM

#39 BnG v #21 412

#64 FT v #27 TE

#38 CnR v #29 UDC

#15 DAD v #31 C10

#59 SJ v #33 C10

#34 ROMO v #62 FT win to get in

#23 RC takes on the winner


72_Chevy_C10
cool
model40fan
Hope i got it right...
72_Chevy_C10
awesome Smitty! I think my altered state is #3502 not #42. They all look so cool!
72_Chevy_C10
I'm racing you, DVB, in 3 of my races...good luck, Bill!
Dadvball
Thanks Chris! Same to you!
model40fan
next time i will pull the tree back between the cars so the tree doesn't block seeing lane 1.
Traction-Event
Looks like all have passed tech inspection...ready to race!
model40fan
tech inspection and wreck inspection !

Wow, 100 posts and we haven't started racing yet!

I just wanted to welcome some of the new faces...UDC, Cortez Racing, B & G Racing and C N Red! I hope that you all have fun with the race and come back for more racing in the future!


I keep looking at the staging pics...and every one is awesome! The cars and the trucks look great...just the right mix of 'old racer' and new (and old) cool tucks. When I go to any event (race, tractor pull, car show, etc), I always like looking at the haul rigs as much as the machines themselves...and this way, we get to race them too!

I'm going to have to come up with a cool 'backdrop' for these guys, once they make there way down to Jersey.


model40fan
gonna send the trailers with the cars, host remove yours from the box...
model40fan
went back and looked at the pix... TE and I's byes are favorites.. realistic,

The prize car parts ready to be molded...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141206_124110_zpsgseywymz.j...

Then the mold 'box' is built around the parts and silicone rubber is poured over them...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141206_134014_zpsyt9klxre.j...


model40fan
something WE never see... thanks C10-

Kimberly says we're in... High noon at the GRIDIRON SPORTS PUB, first the Crew Chiefs Challenge heet #1 ....  36 cars...  And then we will circle the top 8  "Wagons" and take on the charge of the "Chiefs" quarter finalists...

Oh yeh, a Montreal steak !.... IT WAS GREAT !....

The bar is 29' 6"  The HEET #1 track layout ;

Used all the track I brought with me [10] 20" sections of runout...

72_Chevy_C10
Sweet...can't wait!

The chips are in... The Rods ;

#66 over #28 to get in, 2.432 v 2.527

#26 over #66...2. 435 v 2.448

#22 over #61... 2.468 v 2.542

#20 over #63... 2.630 v 2.644

#37 over #41...2.591 v 3.278

#R over #16...2.449 v 2.500

#19 over #24...2.452 v 2,924

#35 over #42... 2.413 v 2.422

#30 over #14... 2.338 v 2.461 to get in

#30 over #58... 2.446 v 2.743

Round 2

#26 over #22,...2.442 v 2.469

#20 over #37...2.595 v 2.765

#R over #19... 2.453 v 2.455

#35 over #30... 2.426 v 2.437

 Semis

#26 over #20... 2.398 v 2.595

#35 over R ...2.417 v 2.434

Finals

#35 over #25... 2.422 v 2.439

Rod winner  #35 BIG MIKE - T BUCKET 

the trucks bracket ;

#60 over #25 to get in... 2.424 v 2.448

#60 over #18... 2.439 v 2.497

#17 over #36... 2.458 v 2.526

#21 0ver #39... 2.445 v 2.814

#64 over #27... 2.360 v 2.386

#29 over #38... 2.487 v 2.494

#31 over #15... to get in... 2.397 v 2.410

#33 over #59... 2.403 v 2.418

#34 over #62, to get in...2.416 v 2.461

#34 over #23 ...2.431 v 2. 541

Round 2

#60 over #17... 2.434 v 2.468

#64 over #21... 2.371 v 2.401

#31 over #29...2.452 v 2.484

#33 over #34... 2.408 v 2.410 close one

Semis

#64 over #60 ... 2.357 v 2.396

#33 over #31... 2.419 v 2.433

Finals

#64 over #33... 2.371 v 2.423

Truck winner #64 Fastalkers BONE SHAKER...

#30 R  pulls a 2.338 as our fastest pass

#34 truck from the FASTALKERS team ;


model40fan
TOP ROD VS. TOP TRUCK... #64 T OVER #35 R...2.373V 2.423
model40fan
CONGRATS TO FASTALKERS... 1/2 FAST FRED, 1/2 NIGHT STALKER
72_Chevy_C10
FatMike, you took out both my Hot Rods...one in the 1st round!
FatMike
I can't believe it. After everything else maybe my luck had to change.

the wagons circled, the chiefs charged, top 8 vs. top 8 ;

#91 W over #26 R

#25 W over #20 R

#R R over #58 W

#35 R over #24 W

#57 W over #60 T 

#64 T over # 27 W

#31 T over #66 W

#33 T over #17 W

ROUND 2

 #25 R over #91 W

#35 R OVER #R R

#64 T OVER #57 W

#31 T OVER #33 T

Semis

#25 W over #35 R

#64 T OVER #31 T

Finals

#25 W OVER #64 T

#25 W IS THE SHOOTOUT WINNER !

72_Chevy_C10
#25 Wagon...Isn't that my Nova Wagon? :)
model40fan
yup... double sets of #s...sorry
model40fan
got a #66 W and a #66 R
72_Chevy_C10
No problem, Smitty! It's a lot to keep track of!

Congrats FatMike, on your first win!

And Congrats FastStalkers on your win!

This series is already looking like fun!

model40fan
gonna do it again Friday !
FatMike
Thanks guys, y'all showed me how to build them, and helped me get the parts. I'm so excited. Thank you everybody!
72_Chevy_C10
Good job, Mike! How's it feel to have the target on your back? :)
FatMike
The target on my back feels great. I grinned all day.

I was just looking through the times...and I'm impressed how close the trucks and the Hot Rods are! I knew that mine were pretty close, but I'm glad that held up for the field as well!

And, I think it's cool that the wagons were able to hold there own as well!

Good job with racing and the reporting, Smitty!

model40fan
5 spoke wheels held their own...

Smitty,

B&G  and Cortez both said you could add weight to the backs of their trucks if you haven't already to bring them up to weight. It was my fault that they kept them at 35g and under. I was the one told them everything had to be 35g and under. I told them you offered to add weight to them, but forgot to tell you it was ok. I told them both I didn't know yet if it had been added, if you wouldn't mind, let me know so I can tell them. Leave my truck (AMH-412) at its 35g though, I'll take my own mistakes and lumps as they come. Might be interesting to see how it does with all the heavier trucks.

Landon

model40fan
#20 gold gasser was quick and suprised a few...
model40fan
Added 13.3 to each... fishing weight, looks like a keg.

Congrats to Big Mike and Fastalkers on their wins. Great bunch of looking rods and trucks.

I really dig C10's #33 black Ford truck, love it

Great job with everything Smitty !!!

72_Chevy_C10
thanks Landon, it was good to see your white truck running well!

Hey guys, I'm out of town on business, but I'll get the points sheet updated as soon as I get back on Wednesday.

 

Wow, still letting the results settle in, posting the times is great to see who has the fast stuff. Congrats to FM and Fastalkers on the wins!!! great racing guys!

And it sounds like 72 Chevy earned a victory as well...well done...beating up on those 5 spoke cars :)

 

Great work hosting Smitty...and the steak was good too.

 

model40fan
after heet #2, how about i race the 9 to 12 from wagons and 9 to 12 from crew #1. ?...
72_Chevy_C10
Sounds fun to me...run'em!
model40fan
thought since it didn't count, give a new bunch a shot at their peers !

..."Middle of the Pack Flack"...

 The 9th to12th finishing WAGONS vs. the 12th to 9th CHIEFS ;

Wagons ................ .. .. Chiefs ...

# 9 - #22  DAD vs. #12 - #22 RC

#10 - #56 TE vs. #11 - #66 FT

#11 - #30 RC vs. #10 - #31 C10

#12 - #55 Romo vs. #9 - #34 ROMO

i inverted the Chiefs pairings 9th to 12th... top W vs. bottom C...etc.


72_Chevy_C10
go Smitty go!

The "Elves" down at the Sloppy Shop added some weight to the famished trucks... go boys go...


72_Chevy_C10
Some big fuel tanks in those pick-ups!
model40fan
red and orange trucks are loaded with sasparilla...

OK, POINTS

3 tabs at bottom, overall, hot rods, pick ups

1 point for each win

1 point for win to get in

1 bonus point for winning overall

double check my math and such

bonus point for winning 3rd

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZyB3-PZZBEZowPoq2HHPLYWm6wDA9YihLUFIfpTeQDg/edit?usp=drive_w...

72_Chevy_C10
Cool, thanks Chris!

heet #2 pairings ;

hot rods = 35 grams ;

63 FT v 19 CTZ win to get in

58 SJ takes on winner

35 FM V 28 UDC 

61 SJ v 14 DAD II


37 CNR v 16 DAD I

20 412 v 24 STLR

66 FT v 42 RC 

26 TE v 30 C10

41 B&G v R ROMO win to get in


22 RC takes on winner

 trucks = 50 grams

36 FM v 59 SJ 

27 TE  takes on winner

62 FT v 25 SRLR 

60 SJ v 34 ROMO

23 RC  v 18 CTZ

33 C10 II  v 17 DAD I

31 C10 I v 39 B &G

15 DAD II v 29 UDC

21 412 v 38 CNR win to get in

64 FT takes on winner


had to re-glue #29 and #21 trucks... not enough j b quick !

besides the dab from underneath the base, it needed a dab of J B QUICK pressed up onto the body pin, you can see it had nothing to bond to, the body dab spreads out the bonding surface, without it the only contact is the drilled end of the pin...

.... HOPE ITS OK, I FIXED THEM BOTH...

The next stage of the Prize Car. This is what the silicone mold looks like, once the original parts are cut out...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141211_084124_zpsrrzxegg4.j...

I should have some parts to show sometime soon

model40fan
great stuff c10, wondered how you got the bucks out of the rubber mold...

Kimberly said yes..... to Friday noon RLD racing... heet #2 of the Crew Chiefs Challenge... smitty will get down on a knee and propose...  they cook him a montreal steak... gonna be good !

72_Chevy_C10
Can't wait, Smitty!

Race day.... love the anticipation...

72_Chevy_C10
Hmmm, will your '34 get by my '32....hmmm! :)

Heet #2 of the Crew Chiefs Challenge is in the books ;

THE HOT RODS

#19 OVER #63... 1.641 - 1.675... TGI

#19 OVER #58... 1.632 - 1.650

#35 OVER #28... 1.612 - 1.648

#14 OVER #61... 1.609 - 1.629

#16 OVER #37... 1.627 - 1.680

#20 OVER #24 ... 1.693 - 1.781

#42 0VER #66... 1.607 - 1.615

#30 OVER #26 ... 1.603 - 1.619

#R OVER #41 ... 1.622 - 1.810... TGI

#R OVER #22 ... 1.610 - 1.619

ROUND 2

#35 OVER #19... 1.614 - 1.616 ... GOOD STUFF

#14 OVER #16 ... 1.602 - 1.634.... FAST PASS

#42 OVER #20 ... 1.608 - 1.672

#30 OVER #R ... 1.608 - 1.614

SEMIS

#35 OVER # 14 ... 1.606 - 1.616

#30 OVER #42... 1.606 - 1.616

FINALS

#30 DEAD HEET #42... 1.611, #30 OVER #42 ... 1.602 - 1.609 rightous racing...

#42 OVER #14 FOR 3RD 1.608 - 1.613

#30  C10  is the hot rod champ...

HEET #2 THE TRUCKS ;

#59 OVER #36... 1.587 - 1.634... WTGI

#59 OVER #27 ... 1.597 - 1.598... GREAT RACE !

#62 OVER #25...1.611 - 1.625 

#34 DEAD HEET #60...1.597... #34 OVER #60... 1.597 - 1.609

#18 OVER #23 ... 1.622 - 1.627

#33 OVER #17... 1.601 - 1.702

#31 OVER #39... 1.610 - 1.702

#29 DEAD HEET #15...1.600, #29 OVER #15... 1.600 - 1.623...

#21 OVER #38 ... 1.584 - 1.645...WTGI

#64 OVER #21 ... 1.583 - 1.586... QUICK PASS

ROUND 2

#62 OVER #59 ... 1.592 - 1.611

#34 OVER #18 ... 1.599 - 1.614

#33 OVER #31 ... 1.596 - 1.609

#64 OVER #29... 1.583 - 1.623... FAST PASS

SEMIS

#59 OVER #34 ... 1.589 - 1.594

#64 OVER #33... 1.582 - 1.593... FAST PASS

FINALS

#64 OVER #59 ... 1.582 - 1.593... FAST PASS

WINNER HEET #2 THE #64  OF FASTALKERS

MIDDLE OF THE PACK FLACK ;

#22W OVER #22

#56 OVER #66

#31 OVER #30

#34 OVER #55

SEMIS

#56 OVER #22W

#34 OVER #31

FINALS

#34 OVER #56

#34 ROMANATOR IS THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK FLAK WINNER

72_Chevy_C10
Congrats Roman!
Stroller
Glad to see my Grandson do so well. Thanks to my friends...

Great job, Smitty!

Congrats to FastStalkers and to FatMike for another good run! And to the Romanator and DadVBall!

Well I got to watch this one from the grandstands and pit area...good chili dogs...

Faced some fast cars in my first rounds...especially that 1st round hot rod...bucket o bolts...sure was quick judging from the tail lights????

Same goes for Sloppys pick up...that baby had the tune up and was laying down the power...whille  was slipping the clutch...

 

Congrats Winners!!! that #64 looks solid, while the hot rods are still shaking out who's boss.

Smitty, please post a final bracket photo and I'll get to work on the points.  

 

the RODS ;

the trucks ;


model40fan
notice #3 v #4, should i post the times next to the #s on the brackets .. ?
72_Chevy_C10
that's okay, Smitty...no need to post the times in the 3-4 race
model40fan
no sir, i ment add all the times to the bracket sheet...

POINTS

3 tabs at bottom, overall, hot rods, pick ups

1 point for each win

1 point for win to get in

1 bonus point for winning overall

double check my math and such

bonus point for winning 3rd

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZyB3-PZZBEZowPoq2HHPLYWm6wDA9YihLUFIfpTeQDg/edit?usp=drive_w...

72_Chevy_C10
fyi, if you are checking the points on your phone or tablet, the tabs are at the top...Thanks Chris

Hey Smitty,

Did you race off the fastest Rod (#30) against the fastest Truck (#64) yesterday? I mean, the Truck was turner quicker times, so I kinda assume that the truck would have won, but I was curious if you raced them off?

Thanks!


model40fan
i didn't as i saw the results were separate... times do tell !
72_Chevy_C10
That's fine, Smitty!

I'm a little behind here but congrats to Fat Mike & Fastalkers on your wins in Heet #1 last week!  And congrats to C10 & Fastalkers on your victories in Heet #2 on Friday. 

I'm looking forward to racing them here the next two weekends. 

I made a little change to my drag track...so it will be a little different for the Crew Chief Race. I lengthened the drop a little and also added a section of track...the cars are going a little over 2 feet further in the same time...speedy!

The tests this weekend look good! And I can't wait to see how the cars run on DVB's track!

help, I sent the cars to chestnut rd. not chestnut  HILL rd.  tracking #9114 9999 4431 3038 0621 84 ...

called the post office, he said the zip code was correct... should be ok... can the address be fixed with the tracking # ?...

went back and checked... I have been using the chestnut rd. address all along...

Traction-Event
zip code should save us....
Dadvball
Never noticed the addy on what you sent because it always got here.
Dadvball
I'll have to check how it's listed on the RLD list. It's actually Chestnut Hill Drive. Chestnut Road is about a mile away.
72_Chevy_C10
It looks like the cars have made it to Seekonk...I think they should get to DVB by the weekend!

Ok Fastalkers, fat Mike, and C-10....how does it feel? You guys are at the top of the heap...

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/untitled3321.png

72_Chevy_C10
Just borrowing that shirt for a bit...I know that you have me in your sites!
FatMike
It fits like a glove, thank you. Let me know when you want it back.

Lookie what just showed up on my desk...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141217_105450_zps2kbvtli3.j...

Have to cut them off the sprews, clean up the parting lines and start putting some prize cars together!

FatMike
That's amazing stuff. Thanks for showing us the steps.
model40fan
oh, yeh ! hmmmm.... Jenny Craig [wieght loss]
redlinederby
That is too sweet. I came very close to buying a 3D printer the other day.

The package arrived today, safe and sound. One small hole along the bottom edge of the box but nothing near it. I'll try to open it tonight and check everything out. Right now the plan is to race them Friday night but I haven't had a chance to do the brackets yet so I will keep you all posted. 

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome, sounds good Bill!

Oh yeah. Does anyone know how to post pics here from a phone?  I'm having problems with the computer and need to get it fixed. Seems we've picked up an adware bug  and the constant pop ups are killing me. I can take pics with my phone, just don't know how to post them here. 

Posting photos from a phone is do-able but very tedious. Best I've figured out is to see if your photo host has an app, like PhotoBucket or Flickr. Use that app to get your photos uploaded, and from that you should be able to get the link - just like you do on the computer. Then copy/paste that link into your post when posting from your phone.

It's really the same process as with a computer but switching between apps is a pain.

I've been playing around with some ideas that would let you email photos from your phone into a topic or post...still figuring it out but it's definitely something I want to see get added. I find myself taking a lot of pictures when I'm at the store and would love to just be able to mail them to the site, but since I can't they don't usually make it into a post.

Dadvball
Thanks Brian. I'll have to look into that.

Hey Bill,

If you are having trouble posting pics, you could text them to me, and I can post them for you.

I know how busy this time of year can be...I really appreciate you running this race!


Chris

You know the expression that begins with "The best-laid plans"?  Yep, so much for my plans for racing Friday night. Unfortunately I now have to run to my daughters house in Maine after work today so racing won't start until sometime Sunday afternoon. I just finished the brackets so I will try to post them this morning. 

model40fan
there will be 2 RLD racers in MAINE this weekend... Smith family xmas party at Cole Farms...

I pulled the names of everyone that already had to "win to get in" and did a random draw for this weeks 8 win to get in.  The remaining spots were decided with another random draw which I think worked out well as it doesn't look like anyone is racing the same person they did in the first two rounds at Smitty's.

"Rods"

Top half of the bracket

WTGI - #42 C10 vs #37 C&R   Winner to face #24 Stroller

#22 Rally Case vs #58 Sloppy

"R" Romanator vs #63 Fastalker

#16 Dadvball vs #20 AMH 412

Bottom half of the bracket

#30 C10 vs #66 Fastalker

#28 UDC vs #41 B&G

#14 Dadvball vs #19 Cortez

WTGI - #26 Traction Event vs #61 Sloppy   Winner to meet #35 Fat Mike

So, I got to work early (half day) so I could put the brackets up, and I forgot to bring the Truck brackets.  I'll try to get them posted after work before I head north.


72_Chevy_C10
Awesome Bill...run them whenever you can!

Looking forward to the results tonight!

I made a couple of different length sections of drag track...14" and a 25" sections, so I can do different length 'drops' when the cars get here after Christmas!

Fun stuff!

model40fan
got any pix of those track sections ?
72_Chevy_C10
I can post some...they are just cut and glued back together

Haven't had the chance to get on in a few days, so need to catch up with things.

1 Congrats to C10 and FS on your wins last weekend.

2 Smitty, a BIG thank you for putting my truck back together, will have to make sure I get the weld up in the pins. Another thank you for adding the weights to the trucks, and making sure the boys were only hauling sassparilla, instead of the beer in mine. lol  It made a big difference for when I looked at the times during the second race the truck pulled a good time, and the little #20 hot rod is doing about how I figured with the skinny's up front.

Looking forward to the next races!

Landon 

model40fan
THAT #20 '37 coupe is an FTE killer... biggest suprise...

Here we go!  My apology as pics are limited to the final four, final two, the champion, and the bracket.  Between the Kodak program and the glitches with the computer and the pop ups there just isn't enough hours in the day to download from the camera and then post them.

An inspection of all the cars only found the weights inside the #28 of UDC to be loose.

"Rods"

Top half of the bracket

WTGI - #42 C10 vs #37 C&R   Winner to face #24 Stroller

#42 runs past the #37, taking the first race by 2-1/2 lengths & the 2nd by 3 lengths.

#42 C10 vs #24 Stroller

#42 easily rolls ahead winning both races by about 4 car lengths.


#22 Rally Case vs #58 Sloppy

#22 squeaks past the #58 in both races by 3/3 car lengths.


"R" Romanator vs #63 Fastalker

#R quietly moves on, beating the Fastalker by 1 and 1-1/2 lengths


#16 Dadvball vs #20 AMH 412

#16 takes the first race by 2 lengths, and the second by just over a car and a half.


Bottom half of the bracket

#30 C10 vs #66 Fastalker

#30 C10 rolls to the win, taking the first by 1/2 and the second by 3/4 lengths.


#28 UDC vs #41 B&G

#28 UDC easily rolls to victory, taking both races by 4 car lengths


#14 Dadvball vs #19 Cortez.

#14 just sneaks past the #19, winning by a wheel and then by a quarter car length.


WTGI - #26 Traction Event vs #61 Sloppy   Winner to meet #35 Fat Mike

#26 Traction Event quickly moves to the next round, taking both races by about 5 car lengths.

(Smitty, I checked your wheels and they roll very easily and the car runs straight.  Just doesn't roll down my track to fast)

#35 Fat Mike vs #26 Traction Event

#26 TE lives another day, rolling to victory in both races, by 1 car and then by 1/4 car length.

Round 2

#42 C10 vs #22 Rally Case

#42 takes the first race by 3/4 and the second race by 1-1/4 lengths.


R Romanator vs #16 Dadvbal

#16 takes the first by a tire. "R" takes the 2nd race by 1/2 CL.  #16 then wins by 1/4 CL.  The Romanator comes back though, winning the final two races by 3/4 and 1/4 car lengths.


#30 C10 vs #28 UDC

#30 C10 jumps out fast and takes the first race by 1-1/2 CLs, then holds on for the win by 1/2 CL in the second race.


#14 Dadvball vs #26 Traction Event

#14 holds on to win the first by the front wheel.  The second race is close, but the 14 moves on, winning by 1/2 




The Final Four

#42 C10 vs "R" Romanator

#42 C10 moves into the Finals, winning two close races by 1/2 CL and then by 3/4 CL

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1255_zps1bd6f3b1.jpg


#30 C10 vs #14 Dadvball

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1254_zps0f0a8bf9.jpg

#30 C10 takes the first race by 1/2 CL.  #14 Dad sneaks past in the second race, winning by a nose.  #30 C10 puts the old man in the garage, winning the final two races by 1/2 and then 1/4 lengths.

The Finals

#42 C10 vs #30 C10

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1256_zps8a2a7923.jpg



Very close racing between these siblings.

In the first race the #42 Altered gets past the #30 by 1/2 car length.

Not wanting to be out done, the #30 Ford then takes the second race, also by 1/2 car length.

The third race is the closest, with the #30 squeaking by, winning by 1/4 car length.

Congrats to C10 and his #30 - 1932 Ford on the win!  Also for taking second place with the #42 Altered State!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1257_zps282e7e13.jpg

model40fan
when you can afford to have your valve covers GOLD plated, hi-output engine is no problem.
72_Chevy_C10
I think that's just Dad's lighting, Smitty...no gold-plated parts here! :)
Dadvball
yep,, it's the lighting. It does look pretty awesome though!
model40fan
must be fool's gold... it got me !

3rd - 4th Place

"R" Romanator vs #14 Dadvbal.

Two of the closest races of the night, with the "R" Romanator crossing the finish line ahead by a nose in each race. Congrats Romanator on a great third place finish!

The Bracket

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1258_zpsb4d0c3cd.jpg

72_Chevy_C10
Great job, as always, Bill!
Stroller
Roman is so excited....thanks friends..
model40fan
rockin' roman !
model40fan
gonna speak for c10 and myself, it feels good to have our fill in cars make romanator happy... go roman go !
Traction-Event
C 10 making a statement.... 1,2 finish...
72_Chevy_C10
I'm so happy the the Romanator pickup is holding it's own! And that Smitty and I could help out!

The Truck portion of the racing is complete. I've got to mess around with the few pics so due to the time and wanting to give you enough time to digest the just completed Rod racing I will post the Trucks results tomorrow night. 

jiffy pop is bout to explode... go dad go !

Truck Bracket

Top half of the bracket

Win To Get In - #64 Fastalker vs #29 UDC.  The winner to meet #36 Fat Mike.

#33 C10 vs #34 Romanator

#21 AMH 412 vs #60 Sloppy

#15 Dadvball vs #38 CNR

Bottom half of the bracket

#59 Sloppy vs #23 Rally Case

#62 Fastalker vs #17 Dadvball

#25 Stroller vs #18 Cortez

Win To Get In #27 Traction Event vs #39 B&G.. Winner to meet #31 C10


Good luck to all!

Top half of the bracket

Win To Get In - #64 Fastalker vs #29 UDC.  The winner to meet #36 Fat Mike.

#64 crosses the line first, winning both races by 1-1/2 CLs, moving on to meet the #36.

#64 Fastalker vs #36 Fat Mike

The #64 continues his winning ways, rolling to 1-1/2 and 2 car length victories.


#33 C10 vs #34 Romanator

#34 has a tough race on his hands, but takes the win by 1/4 CL in each race.


#21 AMH 412 vs #60 Sloppy

#21 squeaks by in the first race by 1/4 CL.  In the second race the #21 roars out of the gate, winning by 1-1/2 CL.


#15 Dadvball vs #38 CNR

#15, the hometown boy, takes the first by a full car length and manages to hold on in the second, winning by 1/2 car length.


Bottom half of the bracket

#59 Sloppy vs #23 Rally Case

#59 advances easily, taking the first race by 1-1/4 lengths and the second race by 2-1/2 lengths.

 

#62 Fastalker vs #17 Dadvball

In the closest truck race yet, the #17 hits the finish line a half car ahead, and then holds on in the second race to win by 1/4.


#25 Stroller vs #18 Cortez - a see-saw battle

#18 manages to squeak across the line by a nose.  Not to be outdone, the #25 takes the second race by about 1/3 length.  #18 says "wait a minute there sir", and again wins by a nose.  #25, Mr. Stroller, then asserts his seniority, taking the next two races by 1/4 CL and then by a nose.  #25 moves on.  This was the closest action of the first round by far!


Win To Get In #27 Traction Event vs #39 B&G.. Winner to meet #31 C10

The #27 wastes no time moving on, putting the pedal to the metal to win by 2-1/2 and 3 car lengths.

#27 Traction Event vs #31 C10.

The #31 hangs on to win by 1/2 car length.  The #27 however, now thirsty for more, moves into the next round, winning the next two races by 1/2 car lengths.


Round 2

#64 Fastalker vs #34 Romanator

#21 AMH 412 vs #15 Dadvball

#59 Sloppy vs #17 Dadvball

#25 Stroller vs #27 Traction Event

Round 2

#64 Fastalker vs #34 Romanator

#64 takes the first race by 1/4 CL, and then holds on to win by the width of the front tire.


#21 AMH 412 vs #15 Dadvball

#21 advances to the Final Four, rolling to 1/3 and 3/4 car length victories


#59 Sloppy vs #17 Dadvball

#59 Sloppy cleans up nicely in this race, taking the first by 3/4 and the second by 12 car lengths.


#25 Stroller vs #27 Traction Event

#27 continues his winning way, barely squeaking by in the first race by a nose and then takes the second race by 1/2 CL.

Round 3 - The Final Four

#64 Fastalker vs #21 AMH 412

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1259_zps6ecef212.jpg


#59 Sloppy Jalopy vs #27 Traction Event

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1260_zpsa9afae51.jpg


The Action

#64 Fastalker vs ##21 AMH

#64 rolls past AMH by 1/4 CL.  The 64 then holds on to win the next race by a nose, putting him into the Finals.


#59 Sloppy vs #27 Traction Event

#59 says "I ain't done yet" and rolls to victory, winning by 1/2 and 1/4 car lengths.


The Final!

#64 Fastalker vs #59 Sloppy Jalopy

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1261_zps3a30744e.jpg




Are you ready?

#59 Sloppy takes the first race, holding of the #64 by 1/2 car length.

#64 will have none of that though and takes the second race by 1/3 length.  In a close race fitting for a final the #64 then crosses the finish line 1/4 car length ahead of the #59.

#64 Fastalker is the Champion of the Truck race!  Congrats to Fastalker and to Smitty on taking second place.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1262_zps33dac480.jpg


The race for Third-Fourth Places

#21 AMH vs #27 Traction Event

#21 AMH holds off the hard charging #27, winning the first race by 3/4 and taking the second race by 1/2 car length.

Congrats to AMH on taking the 3rd spot and to TE for finishing 4th!


The #64 Fastalker came all the way from the Win To Get In race.  The #27 of Traction Event also started in the Win to Get In Race and almost took it to the end.  Than would have been something to see both WTGI cars in the finals.  Great job both of you.

The Truck bracket

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1264_zps67965e1c.jpg

model40fan
congrats Fastalkers... well won ! thanks again dadvbal on a well run race...

two cars are claerly taking the lead in each class...that flamed bone shaker truck is looking untouchable...and C-10 showing his strength this weekend as well...

early winners are strugling to keep on task.

my truck got on the board, but both my entrants are having a rough go this series...Great racing all.

DVB, enjoyed the race call, and hosting. THANKS!!!!

 

 

 

POINTS

3 tabs at bottom, overall, hot rods, pick ups

1 point for each win

1 point for win to get in

1 bonus point for winning overall

double check my math and such

bonus point for winning 3rd

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZyB3-PZZBEZowPoq2HHPLYWm6wDA9YihLUFIfpTeQDg/edit?usp=drive_w...

Great job, Bill! I really appreciate you taking the time to run these races and post the results!

It's a busy time of year for everybody...and it's pretty awesome that we've been able to keep the racing going through the holidays!

model40fan
ditto...
Dadvball
Not a problem. I enjoy it. I'll be happy though once I get the computer cleaned up.

cool to see 412 in the top 4...  go L go !

Look at that, a bag of '32 Prize cars...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141223_132426_zpsxtompx4r.j...

I guess I know what I'll be working on :)

model40fan
kinda looks like a .38 special in the bag...
72_Chevy_C10
a '32 Special! :)
model40fan
opper 1/2 of bag, handle to left, upside down, then cylinder and barrel to the right...

I'm working on the exhaust on my sons car shortly, but the plan is to race trucks and rods later today/tonight so I can get them in the mail tomorrow. Results may not get posted until tomorrow but we'll see how the time frame works. 

72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!
model40fan
when you can dad...

Was outta town for the holidays, catching but up again here.

Congrats to C10 and FS for their wins, mighty big targets on their backs.

Smitty, thanks for the comments on the #20 hot rod, it is being surprising. It also feels good to go into a final 4, I think that is a first for me and taking 3rd in a race is also a first for me. Feels mighty good indeed.

I was watching how Cortez is doing, and I think he is going to turn into quite a good little mod builder, he did a good job on his 55 and 57 chevs for the sedan races, look good and seem to roll straight.

B&G, well, I think I may have to try to give them a few tips.

We all learn something everytime we build a mod a race though, and that's as much fun as racing them and building.

 Lastly,  Hope everybody had a wonderful X-mas!!!

Landon

model40fan
if sending them to you gets them to b&g maybe another racer will join me and send 'em a "kit"...

Sorry for not doing this yesterday but I was a little under the weather.  The problem with the computer has gotten worse so I can't upload the pics from my camera to Photobucket.  The kodak program no longer allows me to email any pics so I can't send to anyone either.  To make matters worse in my attempt to get everything wrapped, boxed, and mailed to C10 yesterday (I did), I also mailed all my RLD sheets I use to list the margins of victories in each race and really can't remember any, so unfortunately there won't be any blow-by-blow descriptions.

I modified my track so it was quite a bit different from what I usually run.  I made it table top.  The total race length was 13'-2".  The starting line was 18" above the table top, with a 22" long drop at about 50 degrees.  Racing as you can image was not that fast, but I wanted to provide a different setup from last week.  There were many close races but also a few blowouts.  I took pics and if I am able to, eventually I'll get them posted.

Trucks ran first this time.

Win to get in - #23 Rally Case vs #15 Dadvbal.  Winner to meet #64 Fastalkers.

#34 Romanator vs #29 UDC

#31 C10 vs #38 CNR

#59 Sloppy Jalopy vs #39 BNG

#27 Traction Event vs #62 Fastalkers

#60 Sloppy Jalopy vs #36 Fat Mike

#18 Cortez vs #21 AMH

Win to get in - #33 C10 vs #17 Dadvbal.  Winner to meet #25 Stroller


Win to get in - #23 Rally Case vs #15 Dadvbal.  Winner to meet #64 Fastalkers.

Winner of the WTGI - #15 Dadvball

#15 DVB vs #64 Fastalkers - Winner #64

#34 Romanator vs #29 UDC - Winner #34

#31 C10 vs #38 CNR - Winner #31

#59 Sloppy Jalopy vs #39 BNG - Winner #59

#27 Traction Event vs #62 Fastalkers - Winner #62

#60 Sloppy Jalopy vs #36 Fat Mike - Winner #60

#18 Cortez vs #21 AMH - Winner #21

Win to get in - #33 C10 vs #17 DVB.  Winner to meet #25 Stroller

Winner of the WTGI - #33 C10

#33 C10 vs #25 Stroller - Winner #33


Second round matchups

#64 Fastalkers vs #34 Romanator

#31 C10 vs #59 Sloppy Jalopy

#62 Fastalkers vs #60 Sloppy Jalopy

#21 AMH 412 vs #33 C10

Second round matchups

#64 Fastalkers vs #34 Romanator - Winner #64 Fastalkers

#31 C10 vs #59 Sloppy Jalopy - Winner #59 Sloppy Jalopy

#62 Fastalkers vs #60 Sloppy Jalopy -Winner  #62 Fastalkers

#21 AMH 412 vs #33 C10 - Winner #21 AMH 412


Third round matchups

#64 Fastalkers vs #59 Sloppy Jalopy

#62 Fastalkers vs #21 AMH 412


Third round matchups

#64 Fastalkers vs #59 Sloppy Jalopy - Winner #64 Fastalkers

#62 Fastalkers vs #21 AMH 412 - Winner #21 AMH 412


Finals

#64 Fastalkers vs #21 AMH 412

FINALS

#64 Fastalkers vs #21 AMH 412 - WINNER #21 AMH 412!!!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1268_zpse6229f76.jpg

Congrats to AMH 412 for taking the top Truck spot in Heet #4, in Seekonk Ma.

Congrats also to #64 Fastalkers for getting the #2 spot.


In the race off for 3rd/4th,

#59 Sloppy vs #62 Fastalkers - Winner #59 Sloppy Jalopy!

Congrats to Smitty on finishing 3rd, and to Fastalkers, as he finished 2nd and 4th!

model40fan
WOW, great job 412, you get the target 4 a week tee. thanks dad,i like diff tracks...
72_Chevy_C10
Congrats Landon!

The track, set up in the porch.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1275_zps071a443b.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1276_zps3689d9a0.jpg

The finish gate is the older style Hotwheels with the paddles.

model40fan
hmmmm.... wonder if with used winabago awning guts you could have the track lower from the ceiling when needed ?
Dadvball
You can suggest that to the wife. When I'm not around lol.
72_Chevy_C10
Nice looking set-up, Bill!
model40fan
have it double as a planter ?

The Truck bracket

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1269_zps2d48b699.jpg

I'll post the Rods later.  Gotta run to the store real quick and be back for the Pats game.  I'll leave a little breathing room between the Trucks and Rods.

Here is the "Rods" portion of the Crew Chief Challenge


Win to get in - #16 Dadvball vs #35 Fat Mike.  Winner to meet #41 B&G

#30 C10 vs #24 Stroller

#66 Fastalkers vs #19 Cortez

#58 Sloppy Jalopy vs #28 UDC

#R  Romanator vs #61 Sloppy Jalopy

#42 C10 vs #14 Dadvball

#63 Fastalkers vs #26 Traction Event

Win to get in - #22 Rally Case vs #20 AMH 412.  Winner to meet #37 CNR


Win to get in - #16 Dadvball vs #35 Fat Mike.  Winner to meet #41 B&G

Winner was #35 Fat Mike

#35 Fat Mike vs #41 B&G - Winner #35 Fat Mike

#30 C10 vs #24 Stroller - Winner #30 C10

#66 Fastalkers vs #19 Cortez - Winner #66 Fastalkers

#58 Sloppy Jalopy vs #28 UDC - Winner #28 UDC

#R  Romanator vs #61 Sloppy Jalopy - Winner #R Romanator

#42 C10 vs #14 Dadvball - Winner #14 Dadvball

#63 Fastalkers vs #26 Traction Event - Winner #26 Traction Event

Win to get in - #22 Rally Case vs #20 AMH 412.  Winner to meet #37 CNR

Winner - #22 Rally Case

#22 Rally Case vs #37 CNR - Winner #22 Rally Case


Round two liine up

#35 Fat Mike vs #30 C10

#66 Fastalkers vs #28 UDC

#R Romanator vs #14 Dadvball

#26 Traction Event vs #22 Rally Case

Round two line up

#35 Fat Mike vs #30 C10 - Winner #30 C10

#66 Fastalkers vs #28 UDC - Winner #66 Fastalkers

#R Romanator vs #14 Dadvball - Winner #R Romanator

#26 Traction Event vs #22 Rally Case - Winner #26 Traction Event


Round 3 line up

#33 C10 vs #66 Fastalkers

#R Romanator vs #26 Traction Event


Round 3

#33 C10 vs #66 Fastalkers - Winner #30 C10

#R Romanator vs #26 Traction Event - Winner #26 Traction Event


FINALS 

#30 C10 vs #26 Traction Event

Finals, "Rods" portion of the Crew Chief Challenge in Seekonk, MA

#30 C10 vs #26 Traction Event - Winner #30 C10!!!!  Congrats on the First Place finish Chris!!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1273_zpsc47f9bed.jpg

Congrats also to the #26 Traction Event for finishing in the 2nd spot!


In the race to determine 3rd and 4th,

#66 Fastalkers vs #R Romanator - Winner #R Romanator

Congrats to Romanator for grabbing the 3rd place finish.  A big congratulations to Fastalkers, for having 3 of his 4 entries finish in the Top Eight!

The Rods Bracket

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/Dadvball/100_1274_zps9e007455.jpg

Chris, I did get these in the mail on Saturday so they should be there in a couple of days.  The tracking number is 9114 9012 30803662 5194 06.  Actually the expected delivery is Monday.

Thank you all for letting me host again.  It's always a lot of fun seeing everybody's builds in person and running them down the track.  I hope to have the computer bugs worked out soon so I can get back to taking and posting more pics.  Have a great night all!

Thanks so much for hosting over the holidays. ..and for getting the cars sent out today!

Congrats AMH-412,  on your first win! You and FatMike...first time winners!  

I'm looking forward to the races next weekend....I'll run these the end of next week, and the Sedan Shootout the weekend!

great DOUBLE HEADER dad... great racing, I should have bought cracker jacks... duh !

good win c10... quick lil' coupe...

lil' rascals are now Joyzee bound ...

DVB, sounds like you had plenty to do over the Holidays, and some real car work...Thanks a ton for hosting...Busy time of year, thanks for taking the time to run our races!!!  Sweet set up as well...let us know if the drop from the roof track gets the go ahead from the boss...Ha ha!

Glad to see my hot rod get a few wins...but that pesky 32 from Jersey had us all beat this week. Nice win! I know DVB sent the races notes...but I am positive  he only beat me by a coat of paint...must got a lucky start...wink!

Beer keg fueled victory for AMH-412!!! congrats...there is a chink in the armor of our leading truck...with the way C-10's 32 is running...#64 can't afford any more slip ups... Individual classes are just about settled (barring disaster) but the overall just got interesting...Shootout in Sussex!!! Also there are a stack of racers gunning for the 3rd step on the overall podium...getting good racers..getting good!

 

 

POINTS

3 tabs at bottom, overall, hot rods, pick ups

1 point for each win

1 point for win to get in

1 bonus point for winning overall

double check my math and such

bonus point for winning 3rd

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZyB3-PZZBEZowPoq2HHPLYWm6wDA9YihLUFIfpTeQDg/edit?usp=drive_w...

model40fan
new faces up front... go RLD racers go !
72_Chevy_C10
Yup, I've been working my reaction times! :)
model40fan
not me... i am pretty quick from the trailer to the canteen.

Wow, the cars just showed up...before 10 a.m. on Monday morning! Thanks so much, Bill, for getting the cars down here so quickly!

I will unpack them later and check them out. And I'll start shooting team pics tomorrow!

The plan is to run these races Wednesday-Thursday...and the first Sedan races Friday-Saturday...with a shootout on Sunday...fun stuff!!

model40fan
the Winter Nationals... go sloppy go..

The cars are unpacked...and they all look okay! I'll run them individually down the track tonight to make sure they are all rolling okay.

Thanks everyone that included prizes...that's awesome!

The builds look GREAT, Guys! It is always so cool to see the cars in person...so much coolness here!


Okay, Guys and Gals, all the vehicles have been run down the track individually, and all the vehicles seem fine. 

I took the top 4 in points in each division and seeded each quarter of the bracket with one of these vehicles...and the rest of the seeding is random draw. Here's the Truck bracket...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141229_192853_zpsujzrmdwu.j...

And the Hot Rods...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141229_194224_zpsndm8wo3w.j...

This way, the earliest any of the top 4 vehicles could meet each other is in the Semi finals.

I'll be doing team shots tomorrow...I look forward to seeing the teams as they roll into Sussex Raceway!

model40fan
looks good c10, but the sloppy rods are yet to win a race...
Traction-Event
New years eve racing...final race of 2014...good luck all!!!
model40fan
wonder if the fans will sing OLD ANGS IME when the sloppy rods lose ?

Hi Guys,

There is a little construction going on at the gate, entering Sussex Raceway.  So, I thought I'd snap some pics of the cars and trucks as they rolled in...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419951843013_zpsaeoieaiv.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419951891736_zpsgmkbnqd9.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419951957872_zpscibu0ctm.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952026649_zps7mrsm2jt.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952072515_zpsrmnapubo.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952117620_zpsbnyrb7s1.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952156164_zps3zlv86cy.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952208863_zpsjvhjhxsw.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952256404_zps79wmlkf5.jpg


More...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952298055_zpsxcbgpbtt.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952353804_zpsfymkecp4.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952431958_zpsnhlynzmn.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952472664_zps2n24ybxb.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952519918_zpsxwvqfcsx.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952579262_zpsh6u3nfnd.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952624760_zpsd2tej09k.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952668145_zpsvc2ztvou.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1419952720597_zpsxkk0rnfm.jpg


model40fan
i see fastalker's red hatted father with a wheelbarrow to cart home the prizes...
K_Harvest
pics look really good. nice idea. cant wait to see this series unfold
Traction-Event
great shots...the guy in the grey suit? Bill Clinton? lol
cliffordshaw
Best intro pics ever

Thanks Guys! They were fun pics to do!

The racing will start tomorrow...the last races of 2014!  

I'm going to be running all of the upcoming races on my drag track. I have 3 different length 'drop' sections of drag track...a 20", a 14.5", and a 25". And I will be running a 20" drop with a short 100" straight (the short, fast track) and the 14.5" drop with a 160" straight (the longer, slower track).

Both the Sedans and the CCC cars will run on both of these tracks...and then, the Winter Nationals! 

Hi Guys,

The track is set (20" drop, 100" straight), and is wiped down and ready to go. Here are the match-ups...

The Trucks

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420034914591_zpsxup8v2db.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035010098_zpsyqqgsjku.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035090391_zpslrmkbtnv.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035251041_zpsn5dprt5t.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035345655_zpsldjwsvum.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035415535_zpssfgoysfn.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035473438_zps0phda10p.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035580042_zpsv5lfrscu.jpg


The Rods


http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035663771_zpsptfozyi9.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035723110_zpsbbq5n7hf.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035783186_zps8jq9w1r0.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035923589_zpsz8mc8w7v.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420035998586_zpswfrgt8nf.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420036066624_zpsn58587qx.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420036123880_zps1gqe5tex.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420036229664_zpsp4kubsiy.jpg

I'll be running the first rounds after lunch!

model40fan
how can a car that looks as good as the sloppy coupe be so SLOW ?

I really like the two '34 roadsters squared off pic ... go RLD racers go !

Traction-Event
Hi boy vs low boy....

The first round is in the books...good, close racing on the short track!

Here are the current brackets...

Trucks

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_141423_zps2zjpwk2z.j...

Rods

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_141436_zpsklwx7ly_ed...

I think the biggest surprise of the first round was C10's 31 getting by Smitty's C-cab 60...60 was closing on him, but ran out of track in both lanes.

And in the Rods, the 19 of Cortez is making a good showing getting past DadVBall's 16.

The fast trucks were all running about 1.37 on the short track and the fast rods were right behind them at 1.38-1.39


The cars are in the staging lanes and ready, so here comes round 2...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_141919_zpsub944j9i.j...

I'm going to video the semis and the finals, so I will start a new thread that just has tge videos...so it doesn't bog down this thread.

Stay tuned!

The second round is in the books...good, close racing. Here are the current brackets.

Trucks

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_150412_zpsfappvt2_ed...

Rods

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_150436_zpsl82j2s1_ed...

I'd say that every vehicle in this pic is in it with a chance...the short track has tge racing VERY close. ..

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_145824_zpspaxgsyle.j...

Look for a new thread with videos in a little while. And I'll post pics and the brackets in this thread.

Stay tuned

Great racing today! Here are the final brackets...

Trucks

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_173513_zpsugtxrwpn.j...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_173527_zpseqy2cs0_ed...

Congrats to Romanator and Fastalker!

Here's a look at 1st through 4th...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141231_173541_zpsjloqfnqo.j...


model40fan
great show c10... party in the sloppy garage tonight... red dogs on the grill !

The last heat of the Crew Chief Challenge!  Here are the match-ups...

Trucks

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124507686_zpszxirgsbd.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124578172_zps33hbjjuh.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124625480_zpsvh0kiv8a.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124683030_zpsdivnbeqm.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124734629_zps2twwt4d7.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124893247_zps2dydapjm.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420124946199_zpsevi97yvz.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125062295_zpsrsy4rnoh.jpg


The Rods

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125101947_zpsgrk8xis1.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125197162_zpsofb76odp.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125249024_zpsqbzjypy8.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125317967_zps1mppbvcv.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125438596_zps2l5kdtaq.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125486202_zpsmprnnaed.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125585710_zpsfy1cwvuo.jpg

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420125639601_zpseaegahm9.jpg


Prime movers this week...Romanator and C-10 #42...both scored valuable points.

Great photos, videos, hosting Chris!

 

 

POINTS

3 tabs at bottom, overall, hot rods, pick ups

1 point for each win

1 point for win to get in

1 bonus point for winning overall

double check my math and such

bonus point for winning 3rd

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZyB3-PZZBEZowPoq2HHPLYWm6wDA9YihLUFIfpTeQDg/edit?usp=drive_w...

Okay...the track looks good. Here goes the first round!

The first round is in the books...here are the current brackets. ..

Trucks

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_121228_zps1rvll41f.j...

Rods

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_121250_zps0qc20hl_ed...

With the longer, slower track, the margins of victory were a lot more than yesterday. The closest race was between TE and C10's trucks...door handle to door handle all the way down.

No big surprises,  but there should be some good racing after lunch!

Here comes round 2...stay tuned!

Round 2 is a thing of the past....

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_142633_zpskmwmfsw_ed...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_142717_zpswn0bggiy.j...

It's down to the same 8 cars as yesterday...but, will tge results be the same?  The 64 FT looks vulnerable. ..the 59 and the 42 look fast...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_142607_zpsxppdthbe.j...

Stay tuned boys and girls...videos to come! 

WOW !!!

A ton has happened between X-mas and now. I can't believe I won a heet and am doing well still. Just wow. I thought the #64 FS was untouchable, that #64 is an awesome truck!

Everyone has been doing a fantastic job hosting. Great job on all the pics C10.

And a big congrats to the other winners, and some were first times like me, feels good fellas.

A lot of racing this weekend C10, so cool you are doing all this, can't hardly wait for the finals on CCC, then the sedans, and a big WINTERNATIONALS. What more could diecast racers want.

Glad I'm back home and will be able to keep up more.

GO C10 GO !!!!

Landon

And then, there was one, very cool, Pick up!

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_162427_zpszo3c0fnq.j...

And one, flat black, fuel altered...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150101_162449_zpsovog1d1w.j...

Congrats Smitty!

It has been so cool watching this series develop over the last couple months and then to see the competition! The builds were Great...and looked great going down the track!

Thank you, everyone that took part in this race. There were several first-time racers and several first time winners..which is pretty awesome! I hope that we'll continue to see a growth in size of the races and the number if new faces! 

I'll update everyone when the cars are returned...and when I have the prize cars ready!

Great series all, fantastic and creative builds.

Congtats to Overall winner Fastalkers!

Hot Rod winner C-10!

Truck winner Fastalkers!

Honorable mention goes to AMH-412...only other builder to fire a few shots at the top builders C-10 and Sloppy..

 

POINTS FINAL!!!!

3 tabs at bottom, overall, hot rods, pick ups

1 point for each win

1 point for win to get in

1 bonus point for winning overall

double check my math and such

bonus point for winning 3rd

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZyB3-PZZBEZowPoq2HHPLYWm6wDA9YihLUFIfpTeQDg/edit?usp=drive_w...

model40fan
ditto on 412.. one to watch...

And a very special thank you goes out to Smitty and DadVBall for hosting (and doing a great job) and to Traction Event for keeping track of the points!

Here are some prizes for the first time winners...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150102_124808_zpsvdpodoim.j...

A '56 Chevy for Landon...he had mentioned he wanted one

A Matchbox wrecker for Mike....to replace the one the Post Office destroyed

And a cool, custom Chevelle wagon for the Romanator. ..because it's cool!

The cars will start going back next week...some time!

And a pic of the two class winners...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/1420232408423_zpsg27cekcy.jpg

And Fastalker also won the overall and the Team Overall!

Traction-Event
Very cool, prizes,and winning cars!!! well done champs

Congrats to FS and C10 on their wins, two very fast cars that also looked very cool.

Chris, you made my year with the award of the 56 Bel-air, fits in perfect with a 55 and a 57 that I have.

Also a congrats to FS for the overall and team overall wins, awesome. Some awesome cars in this series and as C10 said, some first time faces and first time winners, congrats to the other first timers.


Chris, BNG along with Cortez will be mailed with my two entries. Let me know the $ amount I owe for the return postage and such and I will get that to you as soon as I know the amount.

Such an awesome job you are doing, so very much appreciated by all I am sure.

Laandon

I'll be getting to work on the prize cars this week...I was hoping to have them ready be the end of the race, but things got a little busy!

I'll post some pics as they progress!

Thanks again, Everyone, for competing...the event turned out GREAT!


Chris

model40fan
fred wants the fastalkers... sloppies yours or uber's cafe'...
Traction-Event
Busy??? it's not like you ran 3 series and over 100 cars down your track....oh wait...
72_Chevy_C10
There will be one for Fred and for Stalker...and probably one for their car builder too!

Videos from the last rounds

http://www.redlinederby.com/topic/crew-chief-challenge-videos/2080

Hi Guys,

I'm sorry that it has taken me so long, but the CCC cars are on their way back!

It looks like it is going to be a snowy weekend, so I am hoping to get the prize cars finally put together this weekend and sent out next week!

Thanks, Everyone, for making this a very cool event!


Chris

model40fan
thanks for setting up c10... good fun !
Traction-Event
agreed, got mine back, all good
cliffordshaw
Cars showed up yesterday safe and sound- thanks for hosting - and the bonus wheel jig! Who knows what straight axles might do for my entries
72_Chevy_C10
I'm glad they got there okay! Straight axles do help!

I've finally had the the time to get these prize cars ready...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20150201_1003590_zpsg2jd6suj....

Thanks again to everyone that raced in this race...it was awesome!

model40fan
Oh, my........... you know Freddie has a bad heart, he's gonna need his pills when he opens that baby up, Super Stuff C10!
72_Chevy_C10
thanks Smitty....coming from you, that means a lot!
Traction-Event
Just saw these...nice work, finished, or kit form?

trophy waiting for the brass tag... Freddie will freek !


72_Chevy_C10
Awesome Smitty!
Nightstalker
Freddie take all.
72_Chevy_C10
I have a car for you too, Stalker...you'll get it when you get your Ponys sent back :)

Got the brass tag in today's mail... go Fred go !


72_Chevy_C10
Awesome!
Dadvball
Looks great Smitty! Nice job on the cars Chris!

That is very cool Chris! A big congratulations to Fast Fred, cool trophy!

72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Keith...it was a very fun race!

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