Tournaments and RacingPorsche Summer Mixer

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Jun
11
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017

It's a return to the Redline Derby Racing home track with the Summer Porsche Mixer. This is an Porsche-only race to kick off the summer race season. This will be a mixed stock/mod race so everyone is encourage to enter. See entry details and restrictions below.


Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight: 50g maximum
  • Size: Max 3.25" long by 2" high. Width should fit on standard HW orange track.
  • Entry limit, 2 cars per household
  • Porsche bodies only. All brands allowed.
  • Wheel limitations: Production/retail wheels and axles only. No custom wheels.
  • Stock cars allowed
  • Dry lubes only

Prizes

Collector/non-mainline series car or set. Exact model/set TBD.

How to enter

Post a reply with your intention to enter, then ship your entry car so that it arrives before June 11, 2017. Race results will be posted the week after. Exact race day TBD.

Please include an RLD Entry ID Card with your entry along with $3 to cover the cost of returning your car if you want it back. Please denote on your entry if you do not want your car returned and it will go into the prize pot for the winner.

Where to send your cars

Redline Derby Racing c/o Brian Vaughn
PO Box 842
Grove City, OH 43123

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

Scoring and Winning

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 match-up.

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

Stock and mod cars will race each other depending on how the bracket goes. Seeding will be random.

Penalties/DNF

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for prizes. Offending cars will still race. Prize will go to the runner-up in the case of 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 repaired before the tournament. Cars that break during the tournament will not be repaired or replaced.

Track

This tournament will be run on the Redline Derby Racing home track in Ohio. View track specs.

Porche photo from Lamely Group blog

I'll have to see what time is available but I'm thinking about doing a preview livestream after entries are in. I need to get back on the horse with some video and the whole production. If that sounds interesting to people...we'll see...

gtaman
Glad to see you back on here!

I've got one of these that I might build, but the casting is getting rarer after it got discontinued from Final Run.

http://diecast.spiraln.com/porsche/911/hw_carrera/hw_carrera_1996.jpg

LeagueofSpeed
graphite it and race it stock
Voxxer01
The Model Porsche was a Final Run for a reason...too wide for Orange Track !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tracksurgeon
Final Run was like a weight loss program for the Porsche.
undercoverbuick
Not sure you could use that car. Mine is too heavy, stock.

League of Speed is in....2 cars.

Will the stock and mod classes race separately or against one another?

Classes will be mixed, so stocks could race mods. Seeding will be random.

The mixed classes might not be liked by all but I felt it was a good way to get more people involved. Plus, I like the idea of modders having that little voice in their head that says, "what if my car is beaten by a stock?" ;)

It's been a long time since I've hosted on my track so I'm treating this one as a way to get myself back into hosting and also as a way to force myself to work on my track. I'm making some minor adjustments that should hopefully make things more even. I'm also trying to figure out better ways to shoot the track action for video. If I plan on starting back with Fantasy League racing, I need to figure out a way to efficiently yet effectively create race videos.

OK, most Porsche weigh around 30g stock....so the mods would have the weight advantage plus axel polish capability....the dry lube would be the only constant between the two classes. What the hell, I'll do one mod and send the fastest stock I can find with the dry lube added.

Good call, I didn't think about that gap between stock weight and mod weight. I just looked through the stats of my Porsches and you're right, mostly 40-ish to 50g...few outliers in the old metal/metal models.

I adjusted the weight limit to be 50g, so that should help make things more reasonable. I know weight makes the difference in many cases but I'm a firm believer that even your "scientifically disadvantaged" cars can surprise you. It's all about how cars run on that day, on that track...you just never know.

And maybe with a lower weight, it might encourage some to do their first-time mod and toss in a few nickels or something to add a little weight.

What about a Porsche 911 GT1-98?

redlinederby
If it's got Porsche in the name, it's fair game

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f333/dcurrin1399/20170425_160933_zpst5lhigaw.jpg

LeagueofSpeed
yellow 911 Targa will be stock and the blue Panamera modded
redlinederby
Sweet Targa
2seven
better put a top on yellow, wind drag is......well a drag!
LeagueofSpeed
the Targa just does fit on HW orange track
LeagueofSpeed
...so does every hot wheel with a roof and open side windows..

I think the Kalamazoo guys are going to mail in some cars.  I know my self for sure.  It was a lengthy discussion last night.

Define production/retail wheels?

Production/retail wheels and axles are ones that come on the cars that you buy from the store. If you take the parts from a car you bought, you're good. 

We have lots of racers that make their own axles and even wheels...those cases would not be allowed in this tournament. 

Now, you can modify the retail axles/wheels all you want (polish, trim, sanding, etc.) but you have to start there.

Let me know if that helps or if you have any more questions.

What if it was purchased at the store in 1982

redlinederby
Doesn't matter when you bought it. If you're not creating your own axles or wheels, you're fine
undercoverbuick
heh. Ok. You might regret that.
LeagueofSpeed
did you purchase a previously modded car at a store?
redlinederby
That'd be odd. But if you did buy a modded car, just verify it's all retail parts.
undercoverbuick
I would rather sandbag you and just mail you the car when its done

I should be sending two early next week or so if you're still taking entries from complete newbies.

redlinederby
Sure thing, glad you're entering. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to send an entry, even just 1 car is fine.

Stuff just got real now...here's the entries from Voxxer Racing. I dig the GT Porsche, very cool.


Voxxer01
Cars will be modified.

You know what, I am out.  The weight rule for this is crap.  I am 3 cars in an every one stock out of the box is too heavy. 

Jdub3000
What style cars? Maybe your scale is broken.
undercoverbuick
I dont think so. I have validated with with a certified weight
  • Wheel limitations: Production/retail wheels and axles only. No custom wheels.
How are the washers pioneered by Voxxer judged under this rule.

@Mo - I guess I'd have to say as long as the wheels and axles themselves are nothing crafted, then washers are okay. Washers would just be an add-on like extra weight and whatever else, so yeah, washers are valid.

@Buick - Sorry to hear you're backing out. The weight limit was made lower to give stock entries more of a fair chance. Plus there's nothing that says you can't do some cutting to get your cars down to weight. Chop a top, drill some holes...working within the limits to enter a race is half the fun...most of the fun...

Although I forgot to mention that we usually have a 2g margin of error for weight to account for scale variances. So, in theory, the max weight is 52g...if that makes a difference for you. Didn't think there'd be so many first-timers for this race so I didn't mention it before.

undercoverbuick
My original issue Porsche 928 is 58 grams stock, the late 90's casting is actually heavyer at 60 grams. Even my 935 is 55 grams, stock.

From the begining, after reading the rules, I plan on using stock axles for both of my cars.  

It has be determined that Voxxer washers are legal.  So be it.     I will still be using stock axles and axle heads. 

The white car will be fully modified, under the rules, and max of 50 g.   Black car will be stock weight.      

I will always accept a challenge, and do my best, under written rules, to win.   VOXXER

Thought about this last night and it's also worth mentioning that entries do not have to have matching body and chassis. Typically, people like to do the matching thing but that's not a requirement under the rules for this race (and most races).

The only thing that has to be Porsche is the body casting. If you want to use a different chassis, you can. 

So if you're struggling to make weight or even just not happy with how fast your car is running, do some chopping and find yourself a chassis that is better, or lighter or whatever and attach your Porsche body. 

For a VW Beetle race a couple years ago, I took the body of a Beetle and the chassis off something else so I could have a metal/metal car. 

I may send in a couple cars, but they'll both likely be stock unless they're too heavy. I just got real busy, so I haven't been on in a while.

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