Death Valley Showdown

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Hosted by Commotion Diecast
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Commotion_Diecast Monday, 2/1/2021


Accepting 64 of the baddest cars from around the world for this, the first, tournament on Death Valley. With over 50 feet of hell bent speed, do you have what it takes to take on the world!

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 135g maximum weight
  • 3.5 in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 2 entries per household
  • Retail axles and wheels only. FTE/NPA axles allowed.
  • Dry lube only

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Thursday, 3/31/2021. Racing is scheduled to begin Thursday, 4/1/2021. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Check to enter and for further rules  

Include at least $TBD for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry


50 feet of hell bent speed.

Race format and scoring

This will be a single-elimination tournament. Each race will consist of four rounds, each driver will get each lane twice. Points system in place as follows:

Winner: 2pts

Second: 1pt

DNF: 0pts

If there is a tie, there will be a final run off in original starting lanes to determine winner. Points from runoff race will not count towards final points total. 

Cars will alternate lanes between each race.

Race host has final decision in all races.

Bracket seeding will be random.


Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for victory. Offending cars will still race. Finish position and any prize will go to the runner-up in the case of the penalty car winning.

Cars that fail to run or fit on the track, or that happen to break during racing, will forfeit their matches. Cars that arrive broken will attempt to be minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.


Death Valley Showdown Trophy


Drag strip or road course?  Got any photos of the track?

  • Road — Dogtown
  • Road course! 50 feet of speed! — Commotion_Diecast
  • You might consider updating your track listing on here that cites 20' as your length. More experienced builders do actually tailor builds to the design of the tracks they send to. You'll get more participants if you provide more (accurate) information and photos. — GenX_VintageRacing
  • 20’ is the length of Death Mountain! This is a brand new track, and we’re saving all of the offical photos for our release video! Thank you! — Commotion_Diecast
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Dogtown 2/5/21

Will be my second mail in. Im so happy to participate in your channel Dalevis. Best s#it ever!

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FOTF 2/18/21

I'm in! I'll send two entries. Looks like fun!

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Sam_Haul 2/21/21

Yeah, definitely down for this.  Team DRT3K will be sending two.  Seen a bit of the teaser stuff, looking great!

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GoldenOwl 3/14/21

A couple Vanimals headed your way!

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RAGTAG_JIM 3/16/21

DarkWing and DIRTUS 2.0 will be on their way shortly

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Big_Al 3/17/21

Big Al and Cali K are ready to roll in our matching His and Hers Mercedes SLKs!

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Fastcar54 3/23/21

Funky Mother Chicken Racing is checking in, we ship these chickens, or bullets out tomorrow. Introducing Blackbird driven by Frazier54 and Ned "Banned-It" Duke driving Lone Glory. 

B'Cuk and Good luck to all the Death Valley Showdown competitors!

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