Pro Series: Fantasy Fallout, December

Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Welcome to 2016 Pro Series Fantasy Fallout. This is the final tournament of the 2016 Redline Derby Pro SeriesEntry is open to everyone. You do not have to have entrered a previous Pro Series tournament to qualify. The points earned in this tournament go towards each racer's Pro Series total. At the end of the year, the racer with the most total points in will be crowned champion.

This will be a standard, double-elimination bracket. The car that wins the final, wins this tournament. Points earned only go towards the Pro Series total, they do not determine the winner of this tournament. 

Following this tournament, the overall Pro Series champion will be announced and trophy awarded.

Fantasy Fallout

This is it! The year-long Pro Series finale happens in December with the Fantasy Fallout. We focus a lot on real car models in our races but for the final tournament we're heading in the opposite direction. No real cars allowed...and we're going extreme fantasy with this one too, so no real world inspired cars either. If it looks like a car you'd see on the road, try again.

See below for details.


Rules & Restrictions

  • Weight: 70g max
  • Car size: Max 3.25" long by 2" high. Width should fit on standard HW orange track.
  • Limit 1 cars per entrant
  • Any brand (See model limits below)
  • Retail wheels and axles only. Any axle type allowed.
  • Must be drilled rivets, no stock entries
  • Dry lubes only
  • Must be a new build. No previously raced cars.

Casting restrictions

The body of your entry must be a fantasy creation, either retail or your own creation. It SHOULD NOT look like a real car you'd see on the street. Even if it's a Mattel creation but looks legit, avoid it.

We're talking stuff like this...


And this, and this and this...but NOT like this...


Prizes

The racer that wins this bracket will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card (digital)

How to enter

Post a reply with your intention to enter, then ship your entry car so that it arrives before December 12, 2016. 

Send entries to:

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

Please include an RLD Entry ID Card with your entry along with some money to cover the cost of returning your car if you want it back.

Scoring and Winning

This is a standard, double-elimination bracket. Each match-up will be best 2-out-3, alternating lanes. Seeding will be random as will any byes that are needed. The car that wins the bracket is champ. Points do not determine the winner of this tournament.

Pro Series points are +10 for every win in the main bracket. The tournament winner will receive +20 for the victory. There will be no points awarded for Loser Bracket wins.

Penalties

Cars will be inspected on arrival and checked for weight and other conditions. Any car that fails inspection will be removed from the tournament and returned to the owner.

Each car is given one do-over if they come off the track during a run. If goes off track a second time, it will forfeit that match.

Host Track

This tournament will be racing on the Redline Derby home track in Ohio. Get specs here


Discussion

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redlinederby 11/8/16
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I'm sure there will be a lot of questions about which castings qualify for this race so please post them here in the thread so we can all see the answers.

Got a questions asking about Gov'nor - does not qualify. Yes, it's a fantasy casting in that it doesn't exist as a real world car but it's pretty tame in terms of being fantastic. Lets go beyond our comfort zone a little bit and see what creativity comes out the other end.

...and remember, you don't need to use an existing casting at all. You could create your own casting out of modeling clay or anything. Take one of your kid's tiny toys and glue it on...whatever...make it crazy.

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CrzyTrkrDude 11/8/16

I'm sure people have already thought of cramming a bunch of lead into a... Mine cart. Does that qualify as a fantasy car? I think it's just too easy if you ask me... Please advise...


  • I would agree...no to Mine Cart. A box on wheels if far from fantastic :) — redlinederby

Do these all make the cut? 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0043.jpg


  • Must of asked a hard question. — aircooled
  • I'd say Yes to all of those. — redlinederby
  • HEEEEEYYYYYYY!!! COOL!! that heavy a55 gator car gets to race!!!! — CrzyTrkrDude
  • Safe to say if the car looks like an animal, it qualifies. :) — redlinederby
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72_Chevy_C10 11/10/16
Event coordinator

Here's one that Voxxer Racing is working on...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161101_195738_zpskwrz8avp.jpg

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72_Chevy_C10 11/11/16
Event coordinator

Another Voxxer car in development..

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20161021_231413_zpsqajv09wk.jpg


  • I'd argue that's maybe not "fantasy" enough. Looks a lot like Bullet Nose and others. — redlinederby
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Traction-Event 11/13/16

I really wanted to build and give the Gov'Nor a shot... but in the spirit of this race... well this is taking shape on the workbench... beady eyed Croc Rod. It's a color changer to boot. getting it to 70g will be a challenge. 

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0046.jpg


DONE, had to tube the rear axle..68G. Stuck it in the freezer for a "cold shot" 


http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u495/Squiggy799/IMG_0047.jpg

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redlinederby 11/13/16
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Just a reminder that, like all past Pro Series races, the only thing that has to follow the Fantasy theme is the body (top) of the car.

You can use any chassis/wheels you want.

So if you know the base of the Ford truck is fast, use it and then add a ridiculous body to the top.

Your entry doesn't have to be a matched set if you don't want it to.

If you ask about a car fitting the theme and I poo poo on the body style, just remember you can take the bottom and just find a different top.

Remember, if the body looks like a car, maybe try again...

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aircooled 11/14/16

So after rereading and rereading the rules this race sounds like another Monster pro race, just don't need three different parts to build the car.


  • I guess it's not far off. Mad Max was still about cars, this is the opposite. Or should be. Don't overthink it. — redlinederby
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Traction-Event 11/15/16

My car is on the way... Dropped in a few prize cars for the host, or whomever you see fit. Thanks for hosting Brian!!!


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redlinederby 11/16/16
Site manager

@Voxxer - Just for Voxxer since his e-mail is apparently jacked...the chrome/orange car you mailed me about is good. Make it so.

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JDC442 11/22/16

Going to try to come up with something for this race. Gotta take a shot at knocking off the Voxxer - he's too hot right now.


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JDC442 11/24/16

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj507/jdcarls442/IMG_20161124_143701324_HDR_zpstshsdgm2.jpg

Really wanted to make this baby into a racer, but it's just a bit too wide -afraid it might get caught up in the RedlineDerby start gate 



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