Summer Pro-Am sign-up is currently closed
We have received an overwhelming response from the racing community to the point where we have more sign-ups than open slots in the event. We're currently going through the applicants and determining which division each person will race in.
We'll update this topic with details as they become available.
Sorry to anyone that was excited to get in on this event but arrived too late or ends up not making the cut. Please check out our racing calendar to find more upcoming events happening around the country.
I'm happy to announce this year's summer series, the Redline Derby Racing Summer Pro-Am, taking place this summer from May-September. The Summer Pro-Am series will travel across the country to 4 tracks including BlueLine Racing, Indiana Diecast Racing, the Diecast Racing Report, and of course, Redline Derby Racing. It will be a summer-long endurance test for all participants and should be a lot of fun to follow.
The Summer Pro-Am is a limited sign-up event, however. Like in a typical "pro-am" style, this event will be made up of Pros and Amateurs. The event is capped at 32 entrants; 16 pros and 16 amateurs. Amateurs will race amateurs, and pros will race pros...but each amateur will also be paired up with a pro, and that pair will be scored as a team.
There will be one Pro champ, one Amateur champ, and one Team champ. Additional details about prizes and trophies is pending and will be updated later.
So who's a Pro and who's an Amateur?
Given the unique nature of this event, we'll be determining who gets placed on the Pro side and who gets placed on the Amateur side. If you're interested in participating in this event, please submit the sign-up form linked above. Your application will be reviewed and you'll be placed into one of the two fields.
This event is capped at 32 total entries, and sign-up will be open until both fields of 16 are filled. We'll review submissions daily and keep it open until they're filled. One field will probably get filled before another...I'll update things as quickly as I can.
Given all that, submitting the sign-up form does NOT guarantee you a spot in this event. There's a chance your sign-up may be received after the field you qualify for is already full. Otherwise, it's first come, first served for sign-ups like normal.
Just posting an "I'm in" comment does not get you entered in this event. So please submit the sign-up form if you want to race.
You'll be notified via email or PM if you make a field and in which field you'll be racing. The official entry roster will also be posted here on the web site.
What's the race format?
We're still hashing out the specific details for each track but there are 4 tracks total in the series; 2 drag strips, and 2 open road tracks.
Entries will travel to each host track as a group, so your vehicle will need be designed and built to race on both drag strips AND open tracks.
Racing will start in Ohio at the Redline Derby Speedway in May, go to the Diecast Racing Report open track in June, then to the BlueLine Racing dragstrip in July, then to the Indiana Diecast Racing open track in August, then back to RLD for a wrap-up in September. Specific dates and deadlines are TBD but since you'll be making one entry for all tracks, you'll only need to make the first shipping deadline.
Scoring and points are also getting figured out now between all the hosts, and those details will be shared when they're ready.
What are the entry specs and restrictions?
Specific entry restrictions are also TBD and getting worked out now. As we're racing on multiple tracks with the same car, we're finding specs that will work for each track. But in general, the specs will probably be pretty open to allow builders to account for both styles of racing in one vehicle.
More details coming soon...
I'm excited for this official Redline Derby Racing event, and I'm looking forward to its somewhat unique Pro-Am setup, I think it can be a lot of fun. It should make for some great racing and in the end we'll be able to crown 3 different champions.
Look for more details, dates, and the likes real soon. Post a comment or PM with any questions about the sign-up process.