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i think the top times are sub 18 seconds
Is this for the King of the Mountain series? Since I am totally new to this, and only watched the first round of the DRC 2020 Rally series I wonder if there is a height + length of track + angle (just a straight) that I might use to test if my diecast car + weight is okay for the competition.
https://www.3dbotmaker.com/kotm Scroll down and see the times. These are on the track you see in the KotM races here: https://youtu.be/sNLkq6chCHg
Thanks, so that is just the qualifying track? Because I just watched the KotM 2019 event, and there I see the HW Sizzlers track. To me that one looks like, just go longest (so you block others) and have the most weight (to be first off the line and block others). Since I understand that 2018 and 2019 both had the same winner & same finalists. Although in 2020 is looks the max length is about 20mm shorter, and the max weight is 115 g instead of the 246 g the winner of 2019 had.
@captaincofresi The track in the qualifying races is the track for the races. Look at the old races to learn the tricks of what works but the new Race Mountain is not the one you are seeing in the 2019 and earlier KotM.
There are many changes made for 2020. The track is new, as you can see on the latest races. They are more restrictive on aesthetics, no fishing weights and duct tape on the outside of the vehicle.
The length was significantly reduced. If you watched the whole run of videos for 2019 KotM you will see cars which got longer and longer, to the point where they physically could not get sideways on the track. The worst which would happen is they would get jammed and if they had the lead it would result in a double DNF and restart.
The weight limit I like but am not really certain why it was instituted. My guess is it means you do not have to solely load up with Tungsten to compete but I don't know. 65 - 115 grams is fine by me. It isn't just the most weight though because the placement makes a big difference on the fat track in the corners.
Thanks, this information helps a lot to get a better understanding of the competition and the tracks. I do have plans to build the qualifying track I saw on the Redline Derby Racing forum. Although it will be hard for me to get an idea of the fat track (other than just watching the videos), since it is not that much available in Europe and they are quite expensive when I include shipping from the USA.
I just hope the fat track is at least 3 lanes wide, because then the max. length turned perpendicular on the track would have enought space to turn around and not get stuck diagonally. Although maybe it also works if it is diagonal on a 2 lane width, that there is at least enough room for a car behind to push through.