Rust Belt Kids Race

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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I forgot to post it here before, so it might be short notice at this point.
However, you can jump in on the series at any point throughout the summer.

Rust Belt Kids Race Series
*Dates subject to change

The rules and restrictions:
Open to any kids 15 years old and under
All brands allowed.
Stock cars only, no cars should be taken apart
60g maximum weight
3.25” long x 1.25” wide to fit the track
Each car must be painted or decorated by a kid 15 years old or under
Each racer may enter 1 car
Stock wheels and axles only
No lube allowed.

When sending a car, you mush fill out the entry form found in the Announcements tab in the Facebook group Rust Belt Diecast Racing (or Redline Derby form).
Declare your intent to race and number of cars by posting in this event.
Cars must be received by May 15, 2020 to be eligible to race.
PM Josh Paufler (Rust Belt Racing) for shipping address.
If you’d like your car back, please PayPal $5 for return shipping after the race. If you don’t want it back, it will be given to the series winner.

Points will be awarded for wins, positions place and special races throughout the series.
All racers will be guaranteed at least 3 races/events.
The racer with the most combined points at the end of the series will be the winner.
Full season schedule will be released before the season starts.
Series will tentatively run through the end of August with bi-weekly events posted to YouTube.
Any questions, ask them here.
Now let’s go racing!

Rules & restrictions

  • Stock entries only
  • 60g maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 1 per kid, No household limit entries per household
  • Retail axles and wheels only.
  • No lube
  • Stock cars should be painted and decorated. No factory stock look allowed.

Dates & deadlines

All entries must be received by the host before Friday, 5/15/2020. Racing is scheduled for Friday, 5/22/2020. Results will be posted on or after that date as is convenient for the host on YouTube.

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.

Include at least $5.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entries not getting returned will be given to the winner as part of the prize.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry


Racing will be on the Rust Belt Raceway Park. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

Points will be awarded for wins, positions place and special races throughout the series.
All racers will be guaranteed at least 3 races.
The racer with the most combined points at the end of the series will be the winner.
Season end run off will determine other prizes and accolades.
Full season schedule will be released before the season starts.
Bracket seeding will be random draw.


Cars are given a grace of 2g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

If a car fails to meet any of the restrictions listed above, the car will not qualify for victory. Offending cars will still race. Finish position and any prize will go to the runner-up in the case of the 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 minim be repaired or replaced as best as possible.


Bragging rights and title of "Top Kid".
Certificate of Participation for all competitors and special certificate to winner and other special event certificates.
Winner will receive all cars not returned to racers.


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I'll be watching...Speedzilla and Speed Force are 19 and 17...great idea for the kids...Bravo 

  • Thanks man. Trying to get the whole family involved. We're also running adult stock and mods series this summer so stay tuned. — RustBeltRacing
  • Awesome...we've been Racing hardcore since 2011 — LeagueofSpeed
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Mattman213 4/24/20

Lemme raid Luke's pile for a quick stocker and he will be all about painting it up and sending it in!

Count L&M Racing in on this one.


  • Awesome! Looking forward to seeing what Luke comes up with! — RustBeltRacing
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Uncle_Elvis 4/24/20

Will have two heading your way.  Are fantasy castings okay?  My kids are 3 and 4, and no doubt they will pick a character car or a speed demon. 

  • Absolutely! All castings are allowed as long as they are under the weight and size limit and are decorated by the kids! — RustBeltRacing
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GTRguy83 4/29/20

We'll have 3 kids sending cars. They're really excited.

  • That’s great man! Message me for the address when you’re ready — RustBeltRacing
  • Going to go pick out new cars today. — GTRguy83
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GTRguy83 5/2/20

kids getting their cars ready for the race.

I'm loving it...absolutely fantastic...outstanding seeing the participation.

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GTRguy83 5/2/20

They're having a great time with it.

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Uncle_Elvis 5/4/20

  • Those are some great expressions! Meme-worthy — redlinederby
  • Those look awesome guys! Love the game faces! — RustBeltRacing
  • Ha! They had fun painting them. — Uncle_Elvis
  • That’s what it’s all about! I’m gonna do it for the races too. Big hype for the little guys! — RustBeltRacing

The first cars have arrived for the Kids Race Series!

I will have one or two cars heading your way.

Can't wait to get in some of your cars next week!

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Mattman213 5/11/20

Love all the pics and seeing everyone having fun with this.  Luke and I went through his ENTIRE pile of cars and I let him pick 1, no worries about how fast or slow it is just pick up and lets go paint it.  He searched high and low and eventually settled on this little Cobra.  Got out the paint and markers and let him go to town.  He let me put lights and chrome around the window and then I cleared it to preserve his masterpiece.  He kinda got bummed when I packed it up today to mail out but were both super excited to see it race so its all good.

Its not his quickest car by a long shot...shoot its not even his quickest Cobra (a danged plastic based, 7 spoke beater missing the windshield is?!?!?!) but he loves it and now its even more special so thats cool.  Its CRYING for some wheel work but thats not allowed so we sent it as is.  Maybe when it comes home itll get a "Tune Up" and be put back in his pile!

Good luck everyone, we cannot wait to see how it goes!


  • Man that thing turned out awesome!!! Can't wait for the unboxing video! — RustBeltRacing
  • We had so much fun. Actually we had enough fun that I noticed another car downstairs with paint all over it. His Momma musta let him at another one while I was workin LOL — Mattman213

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