Red Desert Baja - 2017

CCRider Wednesday, 9/6/2017

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The Red Desert Baja race is back! 2 years ago I created the Red Desert Baja course.  It was a tough track with jumps, bumps, and multiple surfaces.  This is a one of a kind race on a one of a kind track that you definitly don't want to miss!

Cars run a time trial on the course, the top 16 cars will race head to head in a single elimination bracket.

Here is some video of each cars best run last year.

Rules & Restrictions

Max weight 65 grams.
Max length 4 inches.
Max height 2.5 inches.
Width - should fit on Hot Wheels orange track. (I utilized orange track for the start gate last year and probably will do so again this year.)
Cars can be any brand 1/64 scale cars.
Any wheels and axles are allowed.
Stock or modified cars are allowed.
Dry lubes only

One car per entrant.  If you have multiple people sending cars in the same house that’s fine.  I want everyone that wants to enter to be able to, but this race is a lot of video work since everyone gets their own time trial video so just one car per person please. There will be a $1 entrance fee per car.  If you are a member of the Diecast 64 club the entrance fee will be waived for yourself, friends, and family.

Local and Mail-in cars are welcome.  Mail-in cars should be sent with return postage if the racer wants them back.  Mail-in cars should also be accompanied with an entry form.

Where to send your cars:

Robby Comeford
P.O. Box 156
Washington, Utah

All entries must be received before October 21st, 2016.  Racing will take place during the following week with video results posted the following Saturday.

Scoring and Winning will be a little different this year and a little less complicated.

First there will be a time trial.  Each car will have 5 runs.  The fastest 16 cars will qualify for a head to head bracket.  The winner of the bracket will be the Red Desert Baja Champ.  If 16 cars are unable to finish the course during the time trials, the furthest distance each car was able to travel will be used to round out the 16 car bracket.


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sub4ra 9/6/17

Sick video and course!  Very creative!

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LeagueofSpeed 9/28/17
Event coordinator

Well the Baja Bug rides the walls somewhat, but it should roll down the chute and enter the course.

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LeagueofSpeed 9/30/17
Event coordinator

Told my Bro Law...Outlaw Racing to check the race out on youtube....and his text back was..."you gotta be *bleeping* kidding me!"..."I'm totally in on this one." So, they are coming up from Charlotte to go to the State Fair with us and he's bringing his car for me to ship. The 1/4 Mile Club is coming over tonight and I'm going to show them as well. Now, I have to get my car picked out...the other members of The Legion of Speed are ready to rumble!!!

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CCRider 10/3/17

Just a little inspiration as you're building your cars.

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fordman 10/3/17

a buddy, DAVE, is racing his 1968 ford bronco in the 2017 BAJA 1000 .... 3400 miles to, 1000 miles there, 3400 miles home... 3 weeks vacation...

  • The Question is....When are You going to be racing??? — LeagueofSpeed
  • hope to get my '30 ford coupe on the road next couple weeks. — fordman
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LeagueofSpeed 10/3/17
Event coordinator

Legion of Speed

Speed Force Racing...Lady of Speed...League of Speed...Team Quicksilver 

...and we're coming for you G-Force!!!

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CCRider 10/4/17

G-Force racing has been the only winner on this track, taking the title in both the first 2 years with this truck.

It currently resides in his bag of favorite cars that get played with regularly, where I dumped it out from to take this picture.

Can he make it 3 years in a row? Are the axles still straight enough to pull off the win?  Will he race something else?

All these questions will be answered soon.

  • It's your turf Little Man....but your buddy the League of Speed is coming for ya!!!! — LeagueofSpeed
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LeagueofSpeed 10/10/17
Event coordinator

My Bro Law...Outlaw Racing and my Brother from another Mother...1/4 Mile  Club

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Dadvball 10/12/17

I missed the last two of these races but I'm mailing 3 cars today. One for me, my granddaughter, and a representative for the LJLRC (if that's okay). 

Can't take pictures but they are:

HW Blade Runner

MB Landrover Freelance

MB camo Jeep Compass

  • USPS says expected delivery is Monday. — Dadvball
  • Great! I'll be watching for them. — CCRider
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LeagueofSpeed 10/17/17
Event coordinator

Missed shipping out last week...had to go out to Arizona for my nephews wedding...but will be shipping out today 10/17 via priority mail.

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LeagueofSpeed 10/20/17
Event coordinator

The Legion of Speed is marked as delivered....looking forward to it. I tried to track down some Extreme Shoxx castings but could not score any....hopefully have some for next years duel in the Red Desert!!!!!

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CCRider 10/29/17

Here is the best run of each car in the time trials.   The top 16 cars qualified for the bracket racing that will happen this week.  Video of that will be posted later in the week.

Each car also has it's own time trial video that you can access on YouTube in a playlist.  Click in the top left corner of the video to see a list of all the videos in the playlist or click on the title of the video below to be taken to YouTube and the playlist.

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