Tournaments and RacingLegends of Tobacco Road - The Funny Cars

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May
27
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

In the Heart of North Carolina....there is a road...a road called Tobacco Road, a 1/4 mile of country road where you don't go to become a Champion....you go there to become a Legend...a Legend of Tobacco Road. 

Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight 75g max
  • Size restrictions; length 3 3/8" max
  • Cars per entrant/household, etc.-2 cars per entrant/individual
  • Brand, body style, year, make/model requirements, etc.- Stock Funny Cars
  • Wheel limitations, requirements; No FTEs, FTE only- NA
  • Stock cars only
  • Stock rivets
  • Dry lubes only
  • Misc requirements-Must fit on HW orange track,Stock casting...no tinkering

Prizes

Certificate verifying your Championship on Tobacco Road and a pair of prize cars courtesy Redline Derby Racing.


How to enter

PM for address and send at least $3 if you want your cars returned.

Don't forget to print an ID card with your entry

Entry deadline

All entries must be received by the host before 5/27/2017

I'm at home for Memorial Day weekend and taking the week off

Scoring and Winning

 Double elimination...must win 2 in a row to advance and eventually win

Cars must be 75g or less.....over 75g and you sit it out

 

Tracks & Dates

 Tobacco Road-week of May 28th to June 3rd

Winners and Results

Video will tell the tale of Tobacco Road

Mustang Funny Car 

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Well, my family wants in since it's a stock race.....told them I'll show them how to do the graphite.

League of Speed

Lady of Speed

Team Quicksilver

Speed Force Racing

....are in.

My birthday falls on Memorial Day this year. Count me in, maybe it'll bring me luck.

Will

LeagueofSpeed
Sounds good

We will be racing :)

LeagueofSpeed
Excellent

Fastest and lightest so far...Funny Side Up 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170426_115345_zps1hakahsx.jpg

I'll race two in this one.

LeagueofSpeed
glad to have you aboard TS

After more research on the Funny Cars I have increased max weight up to 75g, which should open the window for most of the castings.

Cool! We're planning on sending in a few cars.

LeagueofSpeed
Fantastic!!! Glad to hear that CCR

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LeagueofSpeed
the new top dog at LoS R & D

If you haven't yet, check out the track build photos LoS has been posting. It's shaping up to be quite the track...straight forward but with all the trimmings. 

Check it out:
https://www.redlinederby.com/topic/tobacco-road-and-bootleg-run-tracks-now-in-production-for-2017/30...

LeagueofSpeed
LoL?...well it is Funny Cars :)
LeagueofSpeed
Ha...he fixed it, nothing gets by that guy:)

                   Lady of Speed 

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                      League of Speed 

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                                      Team Quicksilver 

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Speed Force Racing 

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1/4 Mile Club 

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I'm planning on getting my 2 cars in the mail this week. I have no expectations but you never know :)

LeagueofSpeed
Sounds good....dry lube'em up and ship'em out :)

I'm new to the site. I am planning on sending in at least one for this race. This will be my first.  

LeagueofSpeed
I'm honored and on my behalf...Welcome
redlinederby
Welcome to the club, glad to have you aboard.

Outlaw Racing 

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In this episode of Diecast Hunters we went hunting for some funny cars for the race.  Gave a shout-out to Legends of Tobacco Road and Redline Derby.  We'll be sending in our cars soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EX-34kxu30

LeagueofSpeed
Awesome...I will check it out!!!

That was awesome CCR....thanks for the shout-out!!! Looking forward to it....at home working on the track today. Tell Calin he's got the League of Speed a little worried....little fella has an eye for speed!!!!

Cool show! Thanks for the shout out, Robby. Hopefully as we start getting more races back on the calendar you can be on the look out for more cars. How often do you do episodes?

Wish I had a store like that around my next of the woods. Hobby/antique stores with any possibility of toys is rare around there parts...though it's been a long time since I've hit up the antique mall. 

CCRider
We try to do an episode at least every other week. We were usually out hunting together anyway, so we decided to start documenting it. :)

It's been a long time since I've raced here but I'll be sending in two cars. Gotta love the funny cars!

redlinederby
Welcome back! Hope you can jump back in a bit...good things are coming...
LeagueofSpeed
Fantastic!!! This shaping up to be quite the field!!!

1/4 Mile Club is a local team....some friends of the family who were intrigued by the build.

Outlaw Racing is my Bro-n-Law who races with me when he comes into town.

May get one more local team....claim all Mustangs hence Pony Up Racing....pretty good chance they get in as well.  Happy it's shaping up to be a decent field for the inaugural race at Tobacco Road....was kinda worried about going Funny Cars to start things off. 

I'll get 2 funny cars sent out soon on Friday. Looking forward to this!

LeagueofSpeed
Sounds great!!!

I'll do my best to send in a few cars,work has been busy and I've been working long hours.

LeagueofSpeed
No modding, so hopefully time is on your side
LeagueofSpeed
....and I'd love to have you in the field!!!!

So people have been getting hurt at the shipyard and they had a 'Safety Shutdown' so no work tomorrow.  Gonna do some testing with the funny cars that I got and send in the best two.

LeagueofSpeed
glad you can find the time
redlinederby
Welcome to the party, JDub! Can't wait to see your entries.

Here are my entries

LeagueofSpeed
Good looking team!!!!
WorpeX
Oh no! I remember this Funny... it crushed my fastest car during the Redline National League? https://youtu.be/YSk2w3Ejm1s?t=32s
LeagueofSpeed
JDub is not JDC442...same car though
LeagueofSpeed
....at least I don't think he is

Went to a garage sale today, found my funny cars and these .50 cents a piece.

redlinederby
Woahs...good score on the FTEs.

Please note that the length has been changed to 3 3/8", thanks to JDub for the catch, those Firebirds are a tad longer. Basically if it's a Funny Car and 75g or less....send it in!!!

For this race i'm changing my team name from Skull Bomb Racing to Skoal Bomb Racing.

LeagueofSpeed
Got it!!!

Set the track up for a trial run and to make sure the Drop was sufficient and the transition solid....Tobacco Road passed with flying colors and will be even better with clean track and better attention to connection spots and held firm with some removable tacky stuff by Elmers. The slowest cars that we had, which didn't make my families 8 car field, ran the 1/4 mile with no problem and no graphite. I'm pleased to say the least, now I can landscape/detail the Drop....this should be a great race!!!

Two more teams in house.

Pony Up Racing 

Whiteknuckle Ride RT 

redlinederby
Sending mine out this morning...
LeagueofSpeed
Fantastic...I'll be on the lookout

Pony Up Racing 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170520_101453_zpsnpsa3bor.jpg

Whiteknuckle Ride RT 

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LeagueofSpeed
His blue Mustang is faster than mine
LeagueofSpeed
...which is good since mine didn't make my family's field of 4 teams

When I do the brackets, I'm going to be a random as possible, but if it pairs the same team against itself in Rd 1...I will change it. I don't want the same team racing itself in the opening round...I'll figure it out.

redlinederby
I'll try to get a guide for Challonge.com up this week, could help quite a bit

JDubb and RLD are in the House!!! Team pics to come....both teams have passed inspection.

LeagueofSpeed
both teams arrived today...getting pumped for the race
Jdub3000
I weighed yellow car at exactly 75g had a duplicate that was 75.1

RLD and JDUBB passing pre-race inspection!!!

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LeagueofSpeed
I hired these guy's specifically for when Traction enters a race...wish he was in this one along with C10
LeagueofSpeed
...and GTAMAN
farmall
excited to see the results of this race
redlinederby
I got the pit crew guys too...need to use them more
Jdub3000
LMAO these picks made my day.

Give odd or even numbers to both cars on a team.  If a team has even numbers draw competitor from the odd numbered cars.  If there is an odd number of teams draw two odd teams first and then continue with the odd/even draws as long as the first wasn't the same team.  I hope this makes sense, I racked my brain trying to find a solution.

redlinederby
I just shuffle a list of names and manually move things around until it seems fair
Jdub3000
Yeah probably easier that way, i'm ocd with making brackets random.
LeagueofSpeed
I follow you...just need it for the 1st rd.

Track cleaning day has arrived....going to put some water in the bathtub and clean this vintage track up....makes you wonder how many HW cars have rolled down this track during it's history....well I do...waxing nostalgic here.

RLD Racing

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170523_095915_zpsjxtqtw9n.jpg

Skoal Bomb Racing 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170523_100028_zpsmuzht7dd.jpg

Need your address info please. I went to the PO and didn't realize the info was in the thread. I'll get these out tomorrow, Priority Mail. Thanks.


LeagueofSpeed
PM sent

Man, that was some dirty track.....bath water looked like I just gave my Lab a bath. The track should be/has to be faster now with who knows how many years of dust and grime off it. Needless to say, the part I was looking forward to the least is now done....still love the vintage Redline track and glad it's what the cars at Tobacco Road will run on.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170523_170347_zpstsulhzhv.jpg

LeagueofSpeed
I'd say this track is 45 years old at the minimum
farmall
Yes but it is old school seamless track, what everybody is looking for/wants

My cars are on the way, an according to the USPS they should be there Friday. 

As far as figuring the brackets, I usually just pull the names out of a hat, making sure nobody is racing themselves in the first round. Depending on how many entries there are, either a single bracket or an A & B bracket. If you do the later divide the teams so each person has a car in each one of the brackets. Once you have the A bracket set you can adjust the B bracket accordingly if needed. 

It's been a while, but I think I've been using "print your bracket", or something like that. I'll see if I can find a copy and let you know. 

LeagueofSpeed
I'll be on the lookout! Not overly concerened about the brackets...it's going to be fun setting thre field!!

Going forward....all teams that are racing should be in house by late Saturday afternoon/early evening, and I will set the bracket Saturday night. Sunday will be the Tobacco Road reveal video ( and kudos to the Lady of Speed for a really good idea) and team and 1st rd match up video.....Memorial Day we race. I'm having a blast with this and enjoying the entire process that goes along with hosting a race, and hope Tobacco Road becomes a "must race" destination moving forward in our hobby.

Three more teams have made their way to Tobacco Road...CC Rider Racing...Color Country Racing...and G-Force Racing. They will be put through weigh-in and inspections tonight......Welcome to Tobacco Road!!!

LeagueofSpeed
Team photos to come!!!
Dadvball
This is going to be an awesome race!
LeagueofSpeed
I hope when people see Tobacco Road on the race docket..they want to race here.

I just updated the first post with a photo of some extra prizes I'm tossing in for the winner. It's not much but they are both metal/metal cars so if nothing else they'll be great donors or candidates for wheel swapping.

Otherwise, beyond anything the host is offering, typically the winner will also receive any entry cars that are not returned to their owner. This isn't a requirement but usually a nice gesture that can sweeten the pot a bit.

I'm stoked and excited to see this race happen. Not only do I think it will be some great racing on a great new track, it's a great way to "kick off" a new summer of racing after a relatively light winter season. Personally, I'm thankful for all the effort LoS has put in to make this an anticipated event...it's been motivating for me to get back in the groove with racing and promoting. 

LeagueofSpeed
So far, everybody wants them back...but I've got something in mind.

CC Rider Racing 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170525_203328_zpsvjyjhqlu.jpg

G-Force Racing 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170525_203619_zpsmn4e88o0.jpg

Color Country Racing 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170525_203857_zpsuam6yyzs.jpg

LeagueofSpeed
All three teams have passed inspections

Another team has made it's way to Tobacco Road....DVB Racing has passed inspections...Team Photo to come!!!

Welcome to Tobacco Road!!!

redlinederby
Damn, what's total entry count so far? Gonna be a hell of a bracket.
LeagueofSpeed
14 teams aka 28 cars I think...love it. Was hoping to hit 16 teams.
LeagueofSpeed
Never heard from Kand...thought he was in for sure and Flatwoods Furry got my address but I received no cars
Dadvball
Glad they made it!

28 cars works good, 14 cars in grid A and B with two byes per grid. Single elimination bracket showing, but have to win two in a row to advance. I will split the teams up so they can't meet until the final.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170526_160408_zpscjhozhrl.jpg

Dadvball
Can't wait for this one. It's gonna be like the real thing. All funny cars.
LeagueofSpeed
Toy cars.....Real racing!!!

DVB Racing 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170526_175258_zpsvy0vuli4.jpg

I've got the bracket done/set....I excluded my team from the 1st Rd Bye draw, as I feel all host should do, and used a cup with all teams names in it and a flip of the coin to set the bracket for Round 1. My youngest pulled the teams for the 1st Rd byes and my oldest pulled the teams to set the match-ups in Grid A and Grid B.....now watch another team show up tomorrow :) I think all the cars are here and we are set to go racing!!!!

LeagueofSpeed
Of four teams that made the bye, the car was decided by a coin flip between the two...heads for one and tales for the other.

The field is set for the race as no teams showed up today....everything is on schedule and may run some races tomorrow...stay tuned and good luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FCBhNK-6_w

LeagueofSpeed
Hope all enjoy the reveal...looking forward to some great racing tomorrow!!!
LeagueofSpeed
Grid A on left...Grid B on the right...1st Rd match-ups side by side...1st round byes in the back.
LeagueofSpeed
21' 1 3/4" start to finish
LeagueofSpeed
Byes Grid A-Team Quicksilver & Whiteknuckle Ride RT. Grid B- Lady of Speed & Skoal Bomb Racing

Setting up and fine tuning the Road.

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Very sorry for not getting my entries shipped. Some things came up and I kept forgetting. Good luck to all the entrants. 

LeagueofSpeed
Legends of Tobacco Road - American Muscle in November
KandORacing
I'll keep an eye out for that event and kick myself in the butt to get some entries sent for it :)

It's Race Day here on Tobacco Road...look for some videos to start showing up after lunch. The plan is to run them all today and have our first Champion on Tobacco Road. Here are some viewing notes.

Color Country Racing has Green dots on it's two cars

G-Force Racing has Blue dots on it's two cars

RLD Racing has a Red dot on it's Bonneville

DVB Racing has the bigger Green dots on the rear of it's cars

....stay tuned!!!!

LeagueofSpeed
Family match-ups in Grid B...CCR vs Color Country and Los vs Outlaw
LeagueofSpeed
Also, a battle of the Forces...G-Force vs Speed Force
LeagueofSpeed
LoS vs Outaw has been turned Grudge....loser buys Prime Rib dinner for 4
Dadvball
That's going to be an expensive loss!

Right off the bat I think the King Kenny is the one to beat. They have been pretty fast on the LJLRC track.  With a little graphite that one could be a monster. 

LeagueofSpeed
It's most likely fast if CCR sent it for sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rneg7gWNKnY

LeagueofSpeed
That Plymouth Arrow RLD sent in is fast!!!
Dadvball
Awesome racing. Let me compliment you on the track. The cars that won did so by about the same margin on both lane. Nicely balanced track!
LeagueofSpeed
Thank you...I'm very pleased with the lane integrity
redlinederby
Looks great! Love that long shot from the finish line...turned out well
LeagueofSpeed
I'm looking forward to that Prime Rib dinner!!!!
LeagueofSpeed
Those are some noisy bastiges coming down the track though...clinking and clanking along!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wn8YbVNUFU

LeagueofSpeed
Some great racing in Round 2!!!
LeagueofSpeed
Congrats RLD....that was close!!!!
LeagueofSpeed
Hell of a Battle JDub!!!

Finish it up tomorrow...we lost the natural light and a light bulb, battery went critical on the Ipad between the 2nd and 3rd race between Lady of Speed and Color Country, plus we had to eat dinner....and youtube is very slow right now with most likely all the Memorial Day uploads.....stay tuned as we crown a Champion tomorrow!!!

Dadvball
Great job on the racing and video. So many very close races.
LeagueofSpeed
Thanks DVB...my youngest is in charge of production...proud of her and the track
LeagueofSpeed
...also, congrats on making the 1/4 finals

1/4 Finals this afternoon on Tobacco Road....some viewing notes.

Grid A

Team Quicksilver vs RLD Racing....that Plymouth Arrow is fast!!!

Whiteknuckle Ride RT vs CCR Racing....battle of Probe Funny Cars

Grid B

Lady of Speed vs G-Force Racing

League of Speed vs DVB Racing...battle between twin Firebird Funny Cars

redlinederby
Ha! Including the Arrow was on a whim too..lucky!
LeagueofSpeed
That car is a noisy as is it fast...that clanks along quite nicely!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzhmP1j_RmA

Awesome job David on getting your track built and hosting a great race!

Congrats to Brian for winning the race.  It was nice to see the guy responsible for RLD take home the gold. That Championship race was close!  Lots of close, nail biting races in this series. 

Congrats also to G-Force for finishing 2nd, and to CCR for taking 3rd.


I'm already looking forward to the next Tobacco Road race.  

LeagueofSpeed
Thanks so much DVB...I'm sad it's over but it was an absolute blast!!!
LeagueofSpeed
I'll have Bootleg run built over the summer...be on the lookout for its inaugural race.

Well that's a wrap on Legends of Tobacco Road - The Funny Cars...and it was an absolute blast to host this race. Congratulations to RLD Racing on winning the inaugural race here on Tobacco Road...job well done. Thanks to all who participated in the race, as it was some great racing action!!! Special shout out to my youngest daughter for the race video and production of the race. Here are the prizes headed RLD's way...maybe they show backup for Legends of Tobacco Road - American Muscle 

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Some closing shots of Tobacco Road 

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Ha, wow! I won! I've never won before...out of all the races I've entered and hosted over the past 8 years. That Arrow funny car was a last minute thing too. The Bonneville is from my stash of cars that have been raced before, but the Arrow was a Hot Ones I just ripped out of the blister, covered it in graphite and sent it in - had no expectations whatsoever. Gonna call it The Rattler!

I humbly accept the winning pair of cars but as I also tossed in some prize cars, I'll send those on to CCR for being a hell of a runner-up. That was some shit close racing there in the final, great to see it end up that way, regardless who won. Great entries and racing from everyone. Funny cars aren't my favorite but they sure are fun to watch.

And as for Tobacco Road...just super bravo and thanks to LoS for everything. To build a track from scratch, manage the cars and do the video production for their first race - gold medal, sir. Not to mention the build journal and efforts to keep people talking. It went very smoothly and everyone enjoyed it all. Your track is an great build and a good example of how easy and simple a track can be while still providing a ton of fun.

This was a top notch event and a great way to introduce a new track and new folks to the world of diecast racing. It's a lot to live up to with my race next month, that's for sure...it's a hot act to follow. 

LeagueofSpeed
I will finish my Porsches this weekend and ship them out to you next week...looking forward to it!!!

Very kind words RLD....thank you, we don't half a** something when we decide to do it. My promise to you and the diecast community who race in our events...you are going to get the best we can do....from the build, the race and the video production. I want these races to be anticipated by the community and we don't care if 100 cars show up...we will race and produce quality video from quality tracks....Bootleg Run is next. Peace-LoS!!!

Great job all around, inspired me to rebuild my track worthy enough for tournaments.  3d bot maker doesn't have the finish gates anymore on etsy so I tried sending him a message.  Once I have the finish gate figured out I can get it done pretty quick, gonna go with the brick and graffiti theme like my background for team pics.

LeagueofSpeed
Sounds good...you know my cars will show up!
LeagueofSpeed
.....the Brickyard???
Dadvball
Let us know how you make out on the finish gate. I keep saying I'm going to order a 2 lane but haven't yet.
Jdub3000
Was going to order two lane today, but finishing gates vanished from 3dbotmakers etsy page.
LeagueofSpeed
He usually put two or three out at a time...you'll get one.
redlinederby
He gets a lot of orders and often gets backed up, fear not

Been out of town on a mini vacation and just got home and watched the races. Awesome job! Super fun to watch and some great racing! My little G-force racer was already in bed, so I debated whether to watch tonight or wait for him tomorrow, but couldn't resist...had to watch. I'll be watching them again with him tomorrow! Great job Brian on a big win! Super exciting final!

LeagueofSpeed
Thanks CCR...glad you liked it...we had a blast hosting for sure.
LeagueofSpeed
Tell little man....now the LoS knows he has an eye for speed!!!

You think the Lady of Speed will notice?

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170601_124710_zpshg6k6o9t.jpg

...see you back on the Road in November.

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