This race is inspired by the role-playing game Gaslands. If you don't know about you should definitely check it out. Think Dungeons and Dragons with post-apocalyptic Hot Wheels cars. https://gaslands.com/
In Gaslands, Earth is under Martian occupation. The war left much of Earth destroyed and its population enslaved by the corporations of Mars. Earth is a ghetto. All money goes to Mars. The internet is gone, but television continues under the global control of The Network. The jewel in The Network's crown is Gaslands: broadcasting amateur and profesional death races from across the world as teams battle for a place in the prime-time international final.
Racers should try to make their cars look like Post-Apocalyptic death race cars. So what does that mean? At the very least cars need to have some kind of weapon. It could be spikes, guns, rocket launchers, or something of the like. The weapon is the only real requirement, however using parts from multiple cars, making them look old/dirty/rusty, banged up, etc. is encouraged.
For some inspiration you can check out the Gaslands Facebook group pictures: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaslands/photos/
or do a Google image search for "Gasland cars".
Rules & restrictions
- 60g maximum weight
- 4 in. long x 3 in. tall, Width: Car's wheels must fit on Hot Wheels Track, but spikes, weapons etc can stick out on the side so the total width is 2.25 in or less
- Limit 2 entries per racer
- Any Wheels and Axles
- Dry lube only
- Cars must have at least one weapon.
- $1 per car entrance fee.
Dates & deadlines
All entries must be received by the host before Saturday, 6/20/2020. Racing is scheduled for the following week. Video Results will be posted Saturday, 6/27/2020.
How to enter
Mail cars to:
P.O. Box 156
Include at least $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back.
Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry
These cars will be racing on the D64 Banger Track which was used last year for the Demolition Derby race.
Race format and scoring
Cars will race several times each round from each starting position. Points will be awarded for finishing order in each heat and totaled each round. Cars will advance through several rounds until they reach the finals.
Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.
Cars that fail to run or fit on the track, or that happen to break during racing, will forfeit their matches. Cars that arrive broken will attempt to be minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.
****This is the Feature race for the month of June at Diecast 64. In conjunction with this race we will be racing 4 other classes. You do not need to enter any of the other classes to race in the Gaslands race. However if you are interested in racing in any of the other classes you can check out all the rules for them at https://www.racehotwheels.com/2020/05/diecast-64-june-2020-races.html