This tournament will pit custom cars in teams of 5 against each other to prove who can survive in the Junkyard Joust. Winning is great, but even if you don't win it's still fun to be a part of the spectacle and look cool while doing it.
Rules & restrictions
- Modified entries only
- 200g maximum weight
- 8in. long x 4in. tall x 1.25in. wide(at least for the 3/8in of track wall but you can go wider above that)
- Limit 2 teams per household
- Dry lube only
- Vehicles must be capable of a sideways or upside-down position (must be possible for it to be eliminated). Example: the Iron Man bike that competed in regular Joust had no upside-down so could not qualify for this event).
- A team cannot have 2 of the same vehicle, all 5 must be different vehicles
- I will allow cars with ramps, but I strongly encourage you to limit it to 1 per team. Variety is the spice of life! I'm defining ramps as: something on the back of a vehicle designed to send other cars off the track and into the air
- Do not make vehicles purposely slow or too wide. Vehicles must be able to drive to the end of the track or they will be disqualified
- The sides of my tracks are 3/8" tall. If any part of your vehicle below 3/8 is wider than 5/16 it won't be able to go down the track.
- Custom design can be anything you like. There is not any particular theme. Please don't use offensive team names or words on your vehicles. Family friendly within reason.
- If you are unsure whether a car will meet these rules, send additional cars that can take their place if one is disqualified.
- Please provide me with a team name and names (or make/model) of your vehicles. Driver names are optional
- If you do not have a logo we will make one for you
- If you have a logo for your team email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it here on Redline
- Please include everything I need to know on the entry form. If you send messages to various chats/discord it becomes difficult to keep track of information. Thanks!
- If you want your cars back be sure to fill out your address legibly because I will cut that out and use it to send them back to you. Don't forget the $20. You can include it in the package (checks written to Aaron Yonda), or PayPals go to email@example.com
- If you are shipping international and want your cars back I will have to send you the price for shipping when I'm ready to send them back. It will likely be $30-$40
- I don't advise it, but if you have an order/strategy you would like the cars on your team to go down in I will do my best to make it happen for round 1. Further rounds can be based on this strategy as long as it doesn't get too complicated. Your strategy will be risky because you won't be able to see what's on the track. If there is a ramp on the track in round 3, and you have told me to send down your ramp in round 3 I will have no choice.
- If you have any questions just hit me up!
Dates & deadlines
I would like to receive your teams before Sunday, 10/15/2023. Racing is scheduled to start in early October with any teams that I receive early. If you are running behind just let me know. I can accept teams as late as the end of October, but I need to know that they are coming. If you are shipping international I will allow you extra time.
How to enter
Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry. If you entered any of the previous tournaments, it is still that same address.
Include at least $20.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. International shipping is a lot more so we will have to work that out. Entries not getting returned will be held onto for 1 month after the event, and then I am no longer responsible for them.
Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry
It's the regular Junkyard Joust track. Search Junkyard Joust on here or on Youtube.
Race format and scoring
In the Junkyard Joust Custom competition teams will send down their cars in the best strategic order I can determine–it will not be random. I'll try to help your team perform as well as they can, but I can't guarantee you will agree with all my decisions.
At the end of the round if a car is sideways or upside-down it is eliminated. If it is right side up (a 45 degree tilt or less is considered right side up) it moves on to the next round. This continues until there are 2 teams remaining per heat. In the final there can be only one winning team. Some of these rules may change based on the number of teams that are submitted. Numbskull's team was the winner of the last Custom Joust and that team will return to defend their title.
If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will be disqualified and will not compete. I will probably not be able to contact you about a replacement car so if you are unsure, please test it rigorously, or send extras.
Cars that fail to run all the way down the track or fit on the track cannot compete. Any car that breaks during racing can still compete (assuming it is not eliminated) unless the car is unable to successfully make it down the track. Pieces that break off during competition will not be reattached.
Cars that arrive broken will attempt to be minimally repaired before the racing begins. I will attempt repairs on cars that are broken that move on to further levels of the competition
Glory! And possibly some stickers?