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Im annoyed, I meant to grab a picture of my entries to post up but forgot!!! Got a Chrome Silver Bullet/Aeroflash (one of my favorite castings) and a Maroon Way 2 Fast (one of my least favorite castings) on the way. They should be in your hands tomorrow by the end of the day Redline!
OH...maybe I missed it but is there going to be any sort of video coverage or place that updates will be posted for those of us that cant make it?!?!?! Im super pumped about this sort of event and really wish I was close enough to make the drive out. Hope yall have a great turn out and a good time hosting it!
The video situation...for the big Saturday racing, I probably won't have a lot of video coverage of any single race. There will just be too much going on and me helping run things, shaking hands, kissing babies...all that stuff. I will take some video and plan on posting lots of photos throughout the day - so follow on Facebook and/or Instagram for that.
I hope to have more video for the Friday night Challage and Builder Battle races. I'll have some extra hands for that, which should help a lot. But it's going to be a lot of racing crammed into only a few hours plus I'm not on my home turf so some of it might be iffy.
BUT...no matter what, I will be putting together video packages after everything is done and posting it, hopefully up by Sunday night. And while there's a chance they might not be all complete race videos, there will be as much coverage as I can manage, I promise you.
I'm excited that folks are excited for this event and races. And for an event this hyped, I wish I had the equipment and resources to live stream some of it but that's just not in the cards this time around. Gonna have to be the usual delayed gratification.
We'll be using Challonge for the brackets and tracking, so I'll post links when they are available and that will be somewhat real-time so people can get the results before the video is posted if they want.
I might have stumbled across a reason why my mods are always slow.
So, I was modding up this shadow jet which was one of my childhood favorites but now the wheels were rusted and crooked. I found wheels that aren't exactly fast, but they fit and looked just like what they were replacing. One thing nice about this casting is there are really nice axel holders built in (not the usual prongs). So, after sanding and tweaking I put it back together for a quick test without having to glue or do really anything.
I wasn't expecting much, but wouldn't you know it, the thing wooped the crappy countache and even beat my stock shadow jet. I was impressed. I thought, "man, after I secure the wheels better, it'll be crazy fast!"
Wrong. Slower. Much slower. I ripped the jb qwik off and it was fast again. Whatever! Anyway, it's probably the fastest mod I've ever sent (not that its a very high bar) but it doesn't beat the ipace or Matt's Chevy. It also didn't really get much track time. Still, I'm hopeful.
Unfortunately no more time for polish and tweaks. I'll send the cars to Ohio tommorrow! I'm packing it with the Treasure Hunt V-16 as my stocker.
It was brought to my attention that Monday 2/17 is a post office holiday that I totally didn't realize (I certainly don't get a day off). So as such, I'll do a final post office pickup on Wednesday 2/19, which gives people an extra day to arrive. But your cars should probably be in the mail this weekend if you haven't shipped it yet.
Final week of prep before the big weekend and we're starting to see door prizes roll in. We almost have the trophies finished up and the systems tested. Lots more to do but our crew is up to the challenge.
I might not have a lot of prizes to give away - no bicycles, big LEGO sets, or shiny tool kits...but what I do have might bring us the next great diecast racer.
Well this dude packed a big surprise. It's a Johnny Lightening and pulled a few lighting quick runs right out of the blister. I guess three engines will do that. Might have to enter it in the Downhill Drags stock class this weekend - Bruno
Race van roll'n in for the weekend. It brings out the inner hippie in everyone here - Bruno
Triplemania starts TODAY!!!!
Well, tonight actually.. good luck to all that sent in cars and thank you for participating - Bruno
(Don't forget that you have until 11:30am tomorrow to enter a pair of cars. If you're local to Central Ohio you just show up and I've been told by one competitor that he is overnighting a pair of cars which should see our doorstep by 10:30am. Thats ok too)
I'll leave this right here. I'm sure Brian Vaughn and I will have pics an reviews/info about the weekend in the next few days. One thing is for sure - Mattman213 OWNED Triplemania One. Great work sir.
Yes, look for a complete review of the weekend on tonight and Monday morning. I have a lot of photos and video to sift through, plus just trying to recap and remember what happened over 2 days and 4 races...whew...
Here are links to the Downhill Drags brackets, both modified and stock.
But I don't need a deep article to say that Redline Derby Racing cleaned up this weekend in a big way. We claimed the Battle of the Builders trophy and RLD caused a traffic jam in the Modified Downhill Drags, littering all over the Sweet 16 down the finals. Gotta admit it was awesome to see an all-RLD Final Four, even if it was just 2 cars across the 4 cars. Big congrats to Matt and Patrick for taking home all the hardware.
More real soon...