Miatas at the Crest

Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Hosted by TranSport Diecast Racing
transportdiecastracing Tuesday, 9/1/2020

Hey Redline community,

Being a fan of the car, I felt that it was only right for the first mail-in tournament from TranSport Diecast Racing to feature the iconic Japanese roadster, THE MIATA! The perfectly balanced Miata is one of the most fun momentum cars that you can drive... and as you all know, diecast racing is all about momentum!

Let's see these little cars slide all over Angel's Crest Highway!

Rules & restrictions

  • Modified entries only
  • No weight limit
  • 82mm long x 32mm wide
  • No entry limit, but each car must be assigned a different driver. (TDR has some international members that would love to participate but are unable to send cars. If you would like to submit several cars and don't have drivers, please consider sponsoring one of them).
  • Dry lube only
  • Weights must be black or color matched to interior. Weight height cannot exceed door height unless a hardtop is added. Hardtop can be made of any material but must look finished.
  • Exterior customization required. There are only so many castings to choose from, please make your car identifiable. Numbers are fine.

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Wednesday, 9/30/2020. Racing is scheduled to begin Sunday, 10/4/2020 and will take place over the course of several weeks. Results will be posted on TranSport Diecast Racing's YouTube channel.

How to enter

Send your entries to:
John Tran
PO Box 4988
Cerritos, CA 90703

Please note if you would like your cars returned. I will contact you to arrange shipping after the tournament is over or after your car has been eliminated. Entries not getting returned will either be kept at TDR for future grudge matches (up to you) or will be sent to the winner of the tournament.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry

Track

Racing will be on the Angel's Crest Highway. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring, double DNF rules

This will be a single-elimination tournament.

First to 2 wins advances. If tied 1-1 after 2 races, faster time gets the outside (faster) lane.

Finals will be first to 3 wins. If tied 2-2 after 4 races, faster time gets the outside lane.

In the event of a double DNF, there are 2 possible outcomes:

  1. If due to fighting for position, the race will be restarted.
  2. If due to front car DNFing and blocking back car, this will count as a race and cars will switch sides until one reaches 2 wins (or 3 if finals).


Bracket will be seeded based on timed qualifying runs. Any drivers that fail to finish will be seeded based on points below drivers that finished. All cars will race.

Penalties

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.

Prizes

  1. Two 3D printed dual-lane modular 45 degree curves as sold by Slanman Customs (the same curves on our track!)
  2. Losing cars that did not opt to for a return or to stay at TDR for future grudge matches.

Discussion

I'm gonna pass but can't wait to see this. Where does one hide weight in a convertible?


  • It should be a fun tournament! There will probably be more spinouts than I like though lol. Requirements for weights are that they be painted black or color matched to whatever interior is left. Weight height must be kept below door height unless the modder fabricates a hardtop to the car. — transportdiecastracing
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Uncle_Elvis 9/5/20

Any Miata casting is eligible, right? As long as it is Hot Wheels type scale?


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MDG_Racing 9/6/20

Getting mine ready has been fun. Tested about 8 different stock versions. Some the same color version because they are on the pegs everywhere around me. Love the track. Hopefully weight placement can keep them straight if the builder is savvy.


  • Awesome! I'm glad that people are enjoying modding Miatas. What casting did you end up choosing? Also, I changed out the first 2 Crash Racers curves for the new Crash Circuit curves, I think it helps cars stay straight and increases the speed of that part of the track. The heavies have been loving the change. — transportdiecastracing
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Big_Al 9/22/20

I've got three all ready to go.  One for me and two for our friends overseas.  The paint isn't perfect, because 1) I'm still learning and 2) there was some sort of reaction between the purple and the clear coat that made it get all flaky, but they are definately custom.  I can't wait to see them race on your track!

Who doesn't like an MX5.

Being a long time Mazda racer!

All the best with the event!

Cheers from downunder

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GoldenOwl 9/28/20

Hello! Brand new to Diecast racing and excited to send in one of my first custom race builds. I very excited to see how it does. It's going in the mail today, I just hope it gets there in time! 

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