May The 4th Be With You Race

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Hosted by Formula Diecast Racing
Formula_Diecast_Racing Monday, 3/8/2021

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A long time ago,
on a track far far away...

May the 4th Be With You Race is going to be a Star Wars themed race.
Will you give into the darkside or embrace the light?

The races will be aired on May 4th, 2021 on the Formula Diecast Racing YouTube Channel
ompetitors cars will be featured on a Instagram post on Formula Diecast Racing Instagram: formula_diecast_racing

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock and modified entries allowed
  • 60g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. 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
  • All cars must be Star Wars based (e.g. Star Wars Castings, Star Wars Paint Job or Decals...)
  • Please include on entry form: Driver name, Vehicle name, Race Team name & Light or Dark Side
  • Up to 2 entries per household
  • Added weight must not be visible from outside the car
  • One car per driver name
  • Please list on entry form your Redline Derby screenname for results reporting

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Wednesday, 4/21/2021. Racing is scheduled for Tuesday, 5/4/2021. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.

Include at least $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry


Racing will be on the Devil’s Backbone Raceway. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

This will be a single-elimination tournament. A car will move on in the bracket only when it wins two races in a row. Cars will alternate lanes between each race. Cars will race side by side 2 at a time.

The car that wins the final race will be declared the winner. 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.


Custom trophy for the winner of the tournament.
Bragging rights to participants


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SpyDude 3/8/21

Yup, I'm in.

Any recommendations for Star Wars themed water slide decals?

  • No... the words Star Wars would count. Empire or Alliance logos? — Formula_Diecast_Racing
  • eBay has some — RLoRacing
  • I have a custom in the works, although I do have a couple of stock cars. — SpyDude
  • For an in-universe build, there's always the Aurebesh font that is "universal Basic" in Star Wars - it's a subsititution alphabet, so translation is easy. — Rainsford
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RLoRacing 3/8/21

I was hoping someone would do a race like this. Planning on one custom and one pre made casting

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Rainsford 3/8/21

Time to dig into the box of greeblies!

The Universal Greeblie

I'd love in on this one!

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Sam_Haul 3/9/21

Yeah, I'm in, got two already in mind.

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GoldenOwl 3/13/21

Out of this world! You can count me in for this one! 

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Uncle_Elvis 3/14/21

Two heading your way from me

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RaSungod 3/19/21

I've got two being fixed up for this.

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KCLH_Racing 3/21/21

Could you please add me to the list of contenders please and thanks.

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Xanthippe 4/16/21

This is exciting! I PMd you for shipping info. Nothing like waiting til the last minute, right ? :D

  • Yeah I was starting to think only 4 cars that Had arrived in March we’re going to be the only ones racing but they have all started arriving now. — Formula_Diecast_Racing
  • Yup! That's how it goes... :) — Xanthippe
  • Your car arrived today and that is awesome! I can't wait to show it off in the video! — Formula_Diecast_Racing
  • Yay! Glad to hear it made it :D Looking forward to the race!! — Xanthippe
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SpyDude 4/16/21

Well, I guess I better get mine in the mail, then. At least Arizona to Colorado isn't too far.

Shoot me a message with the address.

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RaSungod 5/22/21

And updates on the race?

  • Yep! Almost finished with Round 1. Sorry for the delay. I was out of the state for over a week. But I have been working on the video in all my free time. The initial rendering took 36 hours. So it's a slow process but I'm almost through! — Formula_Diecast_Racing

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