Welcome to The Firegone FIREBALL - a DeLeon Inspired Event. This is an Invitational Cannonball, where 12 Drivers complete head-to-head for points across 3 tracks. Two Road Courses and one Endurance Track. Drivers earn prizes based on points earned during the event.
Invitations have already been given out for the 12 Driver's spots. BUT I'm always looking for new candidates for this event. If you really want to participte and think that you have what it takes, contact Marcus Firegone here or on Facebook. I'm looking for clean, good looking, real-world looking car builds that are competitive. Send me a link to a YouTube video of an event that you have participated in so that I can check it out.
By Invitation Only, no entry fees, track event fees and mailing between tracks are all covered by the Host, Marcus Firegone.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/843628836208348
Rules & restrictions
- Invitation Only
- 55g maximum weight
- Rare/Exotic/Supercars (see examples)
- Get pre-approval for your Casting choice
- Must fit on standard Hot Wheels Tracks
- Real-world looking (clear/black windows, black/gray wheels)
- Any modification to the car must be in the spirit of Real-World cars
- No Convertibles, Station Wagons, Sport Utilities, Pickups, Trucks, etc.
- No Numbers required
- Custom Paint & Decals optional
- Dry lube only
Examples: Pagani Huayra, ‘94 Bugatti EB110 SS, ‘16 Bugatti Chiron, ‘21 Koenigsegg Jesko
Automobili Pininfarina Battista, Lamborghini (i.e.: Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo), Ferrari (i.e.: 599XX), Ferrari F40, Mastretta MXR, McLaren P1, (The New 2022) Lotus Sport Elise, Ford GT-40 / GT LM (First Generation - Not the newer one as it does not run well on these tracks)
Rare Exotic Cars:
Examples: SRT Dodge Viper GTS-R, 1994 Toyota Supra (the Brian O’Connor casting), ‘76 Greenwood Corvette, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (race car version), 1970 Pontiac Firebird (Riley Stair’s)
Rare Prototype Concept Project Cars:
Examples: Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept, ‘09 Corvette Stingray Concept, 40 Somethin’ (as a modified Corvette), Muscle and Blown (as a real modified car), Pony-Up (as a Mustang Concept Car). Project Cars need a back story.
Dates & deadlines
All entries must be received by the host before Friday, August 5 2022. Racing is scheduled to start September 2022. Results will be posted after that date as is convenient for the host.
How to enter
By Invitiation Only
Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry.
Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry
Invitations have already been given out for the 12 Driver's spots. BUT I'm always looking for new condidates for this event. If you really want to participte and think that you have what it takes, contact Marcus Firegone here or on Facebook. I'm looking for clean, good looking, real-world looking car builds that are competitive. Send me a link to a YouTube video of an event that you have participated in so that I can check it out.
- Diecast Dude Racing (Road Course)
- Shady Valley Diecast Racing (Road Course)
- Meal Ticket Raceway (Endurance Race)
Race format and scoring
Check out last years Firegone FIREBALL (September 16 2021 - May 4 2022) on Diecast Dude Racing, MnM Diecast Racing & Meal Ticket Raceway.
For this Firegone FIREBALL I will be balancing the points awarded to make each Track Event as equally weighted as possible. The previous event was heavy weighted on the Meal Ticket Raceway Event. I will also have the Drivers rotate starting positions on all 6 lanes rather than just 3 at Meal Ticket Raceway.
All car will be wieghed and photoed at Snow Valley East and run down the track individually to determine their best Lap Time. Cars will be ranked from fastest to slowest. Cars will be divided up into 3 Groups.
- Group 1 - 1st, 4th, 7th, & 10th
- Group 2 - 2nd, 5th, 8th & 11th
- Group 3 - 3rd, 6th, 9th & 12th
The Two Road Courses:
Drivers will run in Groups of 4 with rotating starting positions and points awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
- 1st - 50 points, 2nd - 30 points, 3rd - 20 points, 4th - 10 points
For 4 Laps (with rotating start postitions), that is a total of 440 points (or a possible 200 points for all 1st place finishes).
After the 1st Road Couse Event the 3 Groups are re-formed based on current points totals.
The Endurance Event:
This is the Meal Ticket Raceway Event. At this track there is 3 finish lines and the track is 6 lanes wide. The 1st is Drag Race, 2nd is Endurance, and 3rd is Efficiency. Drivers will be re-grouped into two Groups based on current points totals. Drivers will rotate starting positions on all 6 lanes for a total of 6 laps.
- Drag Race: 1st - 6th, 9 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3
- Endurance: 1st - 6th, 9 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3
- Efficiency: 1st - 6th, 18 – 14 – 12 – 10 – 8 – 6 (double points)
For 6 Laps (with rotating start positions), that is a total of 816 points (or a possible 216 points for all 1st place finishes).
The Top 5 Drivers (based on total points earned) move on to the Final at Meal Ticket Raceway. They will be joined by Officer Lejeune. If you finish behind Officer Lejeune you don't earn the points. Try to stay ahead of the Police.
TOTAL Event Points: 2,440
Cars are given a grace of 1g 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 minimally repaired before the racing begins. Cars that break during racing will not be repaired or replaced.
1st Place wins a Custom LED Hot Wheels car by HWG Diecast
All Drivers earn points which will be translated into prizes in the form of an Amazon Gift Card.