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Formula $pecial (F$) & the Formula Diecast Racing League (FDRL) bring you the Forumla Zero, a feeder race series for qualifying into the prestigious Formula $pecial. The top Team will qualify for the 11th Team entry into the Formula $pecial Season 3. If other F$ Teams resign, additional Formula Zero Teams will be promoted to F$.
Be one of 12 racing teams to compete in this multi-track race series with the Triumph TR6 for a chance to be promoted to the Formula $pecial. Cars to be run in GRID-6 turnament formation for 4 laps. Points are awarded on the final lap like the Formula $pecial.
"The Triumph TR6 was a British 2-seat Roadster unveiled in 1968 by Triumph, one of the first UK cars of the British Leyland era, a time marked by strikes, shoddy workmanship and terribly unreliable cars." ... which makes this car perfect for racing!
Each Season, the bottom 4 performing Teams may be eliminated if new Teams/Drivers are waiting on the Standby List to entre the next season of Formula Zero.
This event is not open to existing Formula $pecial Teams/Drivers.
Rules & restrictions
- Single Casting: Hot Wheels Triumph TR6 (as pictured)
- Casting must remain intact: no visible weights, original casting design
- 1 Entry per Person (Team/Driver/Car)
- No restrictions on Wheels, Axles or Weights (Black/Gray Wheels, i.e.: NOT clear or orange)
- Car numbers required (Must be unique within this series & the Formula $pecial)
- Dry lube only
- 40g Weight Limit (base weight is aprox. 35g)
- Original paint is welcome (although you may need to remove numbers and add our own numbers). Painting and adding decals is also welcome. Cars can be stock weight if you so choose (it is not easy to load these castings with weight).
Dates & deadlines
TBD - Don't send in cars yet.
How to enter
Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry. It is best if you contact the tournament host, Marcus Firegone, on the Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/843628836208348
Entry fee is $10 per Car/Team. Payable once your car arrives at the track and passes inspection
Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry
- Snow Valley East (Hosted by: Marcus Firegone)
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Race format and scoring
Qualifying & Races are posted on YouTube. Check my YouTube Channel and the host track YouTube Channels for all Qualifying/Race Results and Content. I will have a Playlist for the event as well.
Grid Formation Tournament Rules:
We will be using our own Grid Formation Tournament rules. This will simple be the GRID-6 for all laps. There will be a Grid of 18 cars. For GRID-6, the Grid will be split into 2 Groups of 6 car each (P1 - P6, P7 -12). These are referred to as Group 1 (Lead Pack), and Group 2 (Last Pack). There is a total of 4 Laps. Each Group goes down the track once for the 1st Lap. Any cars that DNF are moved to the back of the Last Group and the cars move up from the 2nd Group to fill any spots that have opened up by cars that DNF. This way cars move up and down the 2 Groups. The winner is the 1st car across the line from the Lead Pack on the final Lap, Lap 4.
Race Finish under Red Flag Conditions:
If a race ends (Lap 4) under Red Flag conditions the drivers will regroup and run an additional final lap (Lap 5) in the GRID-4/6 (4+6+2 Grid Formation) format.
Red Flag conditions are when one or more of the cars in the Lead Group crashes (upside down) and/or one or more cars are held up by a car that DNFs the lap. The Lead Lap should complete the last lap with a clean run or at least no crashes or DNFs that hold up other cars unfairly.
In the case of a Red Flag final lap, an additional 5th Lap is run in GRID 4/6 format by reforming all cars on Lap 4 based on the rules. Cars that crossed the line first, followed by cars that DNF in order of DNF from bottom of track to the top. Cars that crash out of the race are removed from the race.
Teams/Drivers are only awarded points at the end of the 4th Lap. Same as F1, 25 points for 1st, 18 points for 2nd, 15 points for 3rd, 12 points for 4th, 10 points for 5th, 8 points for 6th, 6 points for 7th, 4 points for 8th, 2 points for 9th, and 1 point for 10th. No points for 11th and 12th. There is a bonus 2 points for getting Pole Position at the start of the race and 1 point for fastest Lap during the race (as long as you also finish in the top 10). Note that Drivers/Cars must cross the finish line on the last lap in order to receive points for the race event.
Qualifying & Race:
Each race venue will have a Qualifying Session to determine starting positions for the race. Each Driver will get two qualifying runs. All 12 cars will qualify for the race. The race will consist of 4 laps with the GRID-6 race format.
If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car may be subject to disqualification. We will work with the Team/Driver to resolve any such problems.
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 or that break during racing will attempt to be minimally repaired before the racing begins/continues. Teams/Drivers may replace a car during the season by notifying the tournament host and sending in a replacement car.
Prize to be determined. The Tournament Host and Track Venue Hosts are allowed to participate.
Although the 1st Season is currently full, new Teams/Drivers may request to be put on the Standby List. If an opening is available the top Team/Driver on the Standby List will be notified. Also, this list will be used to populate Season 2 of the Formula Zero. Note: existing Formula $pecial Teams/Drivers may not participate in the Formula Zero. Formula Zero is a feeder series to find new Teams to enter the Formula $pecial.
Marcus Firegone, Canadian Driving Club President & Founder of the Snow Valley Racers (Left), FDRL Chairman (Middle), and F$ CEO & President (Right) meet, on August 8th 2023, to announce this new diecast racing series, Formula Zero.