Top Cat

Monday, November 1st, 2021
Hosted by Alley Cat Race Club
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Alley Cat Race Club and Garden Canyon Run announce ongoing, open racing in a king of the hill format. In each round, two competitors will go head-to-head, the winner will then face the current GCR Champion to see who is Top Cat!

Racing will be held at Garden Canyon Run, the Most Dangerous Track in the PNW, a rally style track with a mix of laned and open road sections. There are 8 checkpoints along the course; the first car to pass all four wheels across the checkpoint collects the point. Cars switch lanes between two runs, most points wins the round and moves on to attempt to de-perch the Top Cat from their lofty position!

Rules & restrictions

  • Modified entries only
  • 48gr minimum, 75gr maximum weight
  • 3.25in. long x 2in. tall x 1.25in. wide
  • Limit 4 at a time entries per household
  • Any lube
  • Any axles
  • Cars must be primarily a bright color to aid in search and rescue in the garden.
  • Entries must resemble cars, though not necessarily any particular IRL car. Use your best judgement and ask if you have a question about your entry.

Dates & deadlines

Entries will be accepted by the host beginning Halloween Day, Sunday, 10/31/2021. Racing will be held approximately weekly, and will be ongoing for the forseeabe future. 

How to enter

Contact the tournament host to get the shipping address for entry. Visit pedalpoet.com/TopCat for all the details.

Include at least $6.00 for return shipping if you want your entries back. Entry fee is payable via the CA$H app or Venmo. Entries not getting returned will become the property of Alley Cat Race Club to be used as prizes or props or future race entries.

Include a Race Entry ID slip with your entry

Track

Racing will be on the Garden Canyon Run. View track profile and specs

Race format and scoring

Racing will be held at Garden Canyon Run, the Most Dangerous Track in the PNW, a rally style track with a mix of laned and open road sections. Racing will be head-to-head, 2 cars at a time. There are 8 checkpoints along the course; the first car to pass all four wheels across the checkpoint collects the point. Cars switch lanes between two runs, most points wins the round and moves on to face the current Top Cat and attempt to eject them from the hot seat!

Cars that do well at Garden Canyon Run tend to be long, with low COG and a high ground clearance. Also, cars that do well must be jammed full of good luck, because they will need it.

Penalties/DNF

Cars are given a grace of 1g over the stated weight limit to account for variance in scales.

Remember, only 3 rules: Between 48-75 grams; bright colors; must look like a car.
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 attempt to be repaired or replaced.

Prizes

Bragging rights! There may be occasional prizes from time to time at the discretion of the race promotor.


Discussion

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GrumpyCould 9/30/21

This sounds awesome!  I'll send you some cars.  Can't wait to see the races.

Where in the PNW are you?  I'm in Seattle.


  • Hi there! I'm in Seattle also, Central District. When the time comes you should bring them by and give the track a go! — AlleyCatRaceClub
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