Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Hot Wheels Speed Test: 71 El Camino

The '71 El Camino has been part of the Hot Wheels line-up since 2010.  The 2015 version finished our track in 1.8961 seconds. Check out the video below.  Click here to see where that ranks among the 2015 cars.

2015 Hot Wheels Speed Test: Porsche 934 Turbo RSR

A 1970's racing version of the 911, this 2-door racer was built for top speeds in the 190 mph range. It's one of the last examples of a track winner that was also street-legal.  The Hot Wheels version ran a 1.9437 on our track. You can check out the video below.  Click here to see where that ranks among the 2015 cars.

2015 Hot Wheels Speed Test: 90 Honda Civic EF

Honda civic 2-door hatchback with Japanese-market DOHC-VTEC engine, on the lightweight 4th generation EF chassis. Perfect balance of performance and style for any collector. The EF nearly dominates in street touring, due to its impressive weight and suspension. The Hot Wheels version ran the course well and finished in 1.8768 seconds.  Click here to see where that ranks among the 2015 cars. 


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hot Wheels Racing League Championship Series 2015 Tracks

Color Country Speedway

The Color Speedway is a 4 lane track with a timer finish line.  It is made from Hot Wheels orange track. It can be multiple lengths but most common are 18 and 30 feet.  It has a 30" high drop that is 8 feet long.

Here is some action on the Color Country Speedway. This set-up was 18 feet.  For the HWRL 2015 Championship Series it will be extended to 30 feet.

The Hill

The Hill is used for the King of the Hill contest as well as other races.  It is a two lane drag track made from seamless Hot Wheels orange track.  It is 14.5 feet long.  It has a 24" high drop that is 4 feet long.  It has a timing system finish line.

Here is some action on The Hill

Thunder Road

Thunder road starts off about 5 feet of the ground.  The cars race down Hot Wheels orange track to a transition to sizzlers fat track where they race though two 180 degree turns and two 90 degree turns as the track continues to slope downhill to the bottom.

Here is some preview action during the design and build stage on Thunder Road.  The track has since been completed.

Hazzard County Drag 'n' Fly Derby

The Hazzard County Drag 'n' Fly Derby is a two lane track with a 34" high, 6 foot long drop.  After the drop the cars race up a 6" high jump across a 22" gap to land on sizzler fat track for a race to the finish.

The inspiration...

The Baja Track

Coming soon...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hot Wheels Racing League Championship Series 2015 - Rules and Information

Hot Wheels Racing League Championship Series 2015

The Hot Wheels Racing League Championship Series is a series that will test the racers ability to assemble a team of cars that will be successful on a variety of courses under a variety of conditions. Some races only allow stock cars so it will test a racers ability to collect and pick the right car for the situation. Some races will allow custom cars, but all races will allow stock cars so a racers modifying abilities will be put to the test to create cars that can go faster than the stock cars.

Points will be awarded for each race and accumulated throughout the season.

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • 10 points for 1st place 
  • 9 points for 2nd place 
  • 8 points for 3rd place 
  • 7 points for 4th place 
  • 6 points for 5th place 
  • 5 points for 6th place 
  • 4 points for 7th place 
  • 3 points for 8 place 
  • 2 points for 9 place 
  • 1 point for 10th place on down 

If there is ever a tie, the total points will be split between the cars. For example, if two cars tied for 5 and 6th place they would each get 5.5 points (6 points for 5th place + 5 points for 6th place = 11 points divided by 2 = 5.5 points)

Each team can have up to 6 cars. They do not all have to be entered at once. Cars can be added to the team throughout the season until the max of 6 is reached. Teams do not need to have 6 cars, however it is advisable that a team have at least 4 cars so they will be able to compete in the team race.

Cars can be any brand 1/64 scale cars.
  •  Any wheels are allowed. 
  •  Max length 4 inches.
  •  Max height 2.5 inches.
  •  Max weight 85 grams.
  •  Width - should fit on Hot Wheels orange track. 
For mail-in participants, cars will be kept for the entire racing season to reduce shipping costs from sending cars back and forth. Each participant will be responsible for return shipping costs. If a participant wants a car returned before the end of the season, arrangements can be made to do this. See the bottom for mail-in entry instructions.

Unless otherwise noted, a team may enter 2 cars in each race. Only the top finishing car will score points for the team. However, it may still be to a team’s advantage to race 2 cars because while the teams 2nd place car won’t score points for the team, it could cause another team to not score as many points. ie if a team has a 1st place car and a 2nd place car, they will only score 10 points for their team, but nobody will get 9 points, the 3rd place finisher will get 8 points.

One race will be a team event where 4 cars will be raced. The place of each car will be added together and the team with the lowest total will win the event. If a team does not have 4 cars they will not be able to race in this event.

It is anticipated that it will be a 5 race season starting in June with a race approximately each month through November.

It’s anticipated races will be held on the following tracks: (for more on the tracks click here)
  • King of the Hill track  (2 lane 14.5 ft drag track)
  • Color Country Speedway (4 lane 30 ft drag track)
  • Thunder Road (Open course track made with sizzler fat track)
  • Hazzard County Drag ‘n’ Fly Derby (Drag track to 22 inch gap jump to a race to the finish)
  • Baja Track (Jumps, Bumps, and multiple surfaces)
Anticipated Schedule
  • June: King of the Hill 
    • Track Rules: 2 stocks allowed, but may have up to two customs. 
  • July: Color Country Speedway 
    • Rules: 4 car team - 4 stocks allowed, but at least 2 stocks and up to 2 customs. 
  • August: Thunder Road
    • Rules: 2 stocks allowed, but may have up to 2 customs 
  • September: Hazzard County Drag ‘n’ Fly Derby
    •  Rules: Only stock cars, 2 allowed. 
  • October: Baja Track 
    • Rules: 2 stock cars allowed, but may have up to 2 customs.
Local and Mail-in cars are welcome.

Mail-in cars: Mail-in cars are welcome. Mail-in cars should be sent with return postage, however postage arrangements can be made at the end of the season as well.   If return postage is not arranged, cars will not be returned.

Mail-in cars should also be accompanied with an entry form. They should be sent to:
Robby Comeford
P.O. Box 156
Washington, Utah

If you're mailing in cars, leave a note down in the comments so I will know to be looking for them.

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