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VR Valley Racers
Building Hot Wheels Race Tracks Since 1973
"Take your diecast to the street in this ultimate showdown" - Marcus Firegone
Don’t do it in 1:1 when you can Race in 1:64 Scale
Meal Ticket Raceway
Canadian Diecast Racing Tracks
Snow Valley Diecast Racing
- YouTube: Marcus Firegone
Hot Wheels Calgary Daily Diecast Racing
- YouTube: Hot Wheels Calgary Daily Diecast Racing
Beaverworx Diecast Racing
- YouTube: Beaverworx Diecast Racing
Locations for the 2021 Firegone FIREBALL
TranSport Diecast Racing
Formula Diecast Racing
Meal Ticket Raceway
To create a refined high tech diecast race series on YouTube like KotM, and to promote and link to other YouTube diecast race events with a similar dedication to track design.
by Slanman Customs
Custom Diecast Metal Signs by Meekin
Emergency Vehicles by HWG Diecast
Official Safety Car
jUsTiN KuStOm gArAgE
JCM Diecast Customs
I've been building Hot Wheels race tracks since 1973. Inspired by 3DBotMaker's King of the Mountain Diecast Race Series on YouTube, I'm now going to double down on building my own state of the art Diecast Race Track. I've signed up as the Pit Crew on 3DBotMaker's channel and hope to participate in his mail-in races as well.
My project started in late October 2020. I've already established the Canadian Driving Club, also a group that I created in GTSport. For my track I've decided to call it Snow Valley Diecast Racing in honour of our nearby Snow Valley Ski Resort in Ontario with its lush rolling country side and long winding roadways and highways around it.
Stay tuned for updates on this project. I'm going to take my time and get it right but at the same time I'm targeting to get this rolling in 2022. Contact me if you are interested in getting in early on Advertising, Car Modifications, etc...
... Marcus Firegone
"Where the little plastic wheels meet the road" - Marcus Firegone
"We'll settle this behind the wheel" - Special Celebrity Guest
Hot Wheels photo curtacy of Rob (@blazikam on Intastram)
Announcing the 2021 Firegone Fireball
This is a multi-track invitational Cannonball limited to 12 Drivers. Event tracks are being finalized and will be disclosed at a later date. Approved entries will be mailed to Marcus Firegone and then will be mailed from event to event. All you need to provide, if selected, is the car and initial mailing cost. At each race track, races will consist of two 4 car groups with 4 runs each with cars rotating starting position. The top two cars of each round will advance into 4 final rounds to determine the over-all winner for each
Track. Points are tallied from all tracks and the Firegone Fireball winner is awarded. Races to be posted on YouTube by the hosting track as well as our very own Marcus Firegone YouTube channel. The winner will get to select a custom built car from HWG Diecast, who specializes in Hot Wheels lighting.
In addition to the custom HWG Diecast Hot Wheel for the winner, we will be calculating prize credits for each participating car. We will pay a credit of 50 Cents per Point Earned towards the Firegone Fireball. There is a total of 171 Points available to be awarded (max of 71 points for the winning car - $35.50 CDN). After the big event you have two choices: 1) Get your car mailed back to you. For this you forgo the Prize Credit and send us $5 and we will mail your car back to you and we will cover the additional mailing costs. Or 2) Park your car with us and we will keep it and run it either under your name or a new driver (up to you) in future events. In this case, we will send you an Amazon eCard with your Credits earned during the event. It's a thank you for participating and for all the hard work you put into your ride. A Firegone Fireball exclusive!
How do you get an invitation? Contact us and get our interest up with your Driver's previous experience, reputation and type of car. Sign up as a member and enter a post under 2021 Firegone Fireball, or contact me on Instagram or Facebook @MarcusFiregone. The event will take place Fall 2021. Cars must arrive no later than July 31st 2021.
Modified Cars Only
40g Weight Limit (You will be notified if >40.1g, Disqualified if >41g)
Look like Real World Cars (manufacture & wheels)
No Trucks, Vans, Pickups, SUVs, Station Wagons etc. (Looking for Performance Sports Cars & Exotics)
No Convertibles (due to safety concerns, even with rollbars equipped and waivers signed)
Clean quality paint job (original Diecast car finish is ok)
Tasteful, non-controversial design/graphics
No visible weights, sharp or protruding exterior parts
Dry Lube only
Car Numbers are NOT required (but allowed)
Check in before completing/mailing your ride
Cars are due in Ontario/Canada no later than July 31st 2021. First Racing event will be in September 2021. We will take as long as need to finish all three venues but hope to have it done by the end of the year.
*Note: Cars weighed on our scale must be less than 40.1g. If over this weight, owners will be contacted and cars may be filed down. Cars over 41g will be disqualified.
Theme is: De Leon in NFS Movie
Special Half Time Event!
5pts - 1st
3pts - 2nd
2pts - 3rd
1pt - 4th
0pts - DNF
Snow Valley Diecast Racing - Open Road Edition
Mail-in Race Series
The look and feel of these events are Street Racing. The original paint jobs on Hot Wheels and other Diecast cars are perfect for the job. You can choose to paint your ride. No numbers required. The look can be anything between home built hot rod to luxury street machine. Although it is Street Racing in most cases the streets are closed in co-ordination with the local Police and we have a Safety Car and Ambulance on hand for your ultimate care and safety. Also, note that no convertibles, pickups, SUVs or trucks are permitted in races. Roll bars are optional. And you car must be road worthy. Track Officials have the final word on admittance to the track. For the Cannonball invitational, we are looking at driver's reputation and quality of their ride.
Four Race Series Starting in 2022 with Best-of-the-Best from each Series Shooting it out for the Cannonball King and a seat at the Fall 2022 Firegone FIREBALL.
Classic Muscle Racing Series*
- 1960's to Pre-90's North American Cars, Modified Races
Sports Car Cup Racing Series*
- 1990's & Newer International Sports Cars, Modified Races
- 1980s & Newer Japanese Cars, Modified Races
Fantasy Muscle Race Series**
- Non-badged cars by Hot Wheels, Limited Casting Race, Modified Only
Limited Castings for Fantasy Muscle Race Series
Fast Fish (32.94g), Torque Twister (29.06g), D-Muscle (29.78g), & Night Shifter (34.66g)
*Considering Quick N' Sik (28.21g) but it will
require painting in some of the windshield so that it looks more like a roof
Snow Valley Cannonball King
- Top cars from Classic Muscle, Sports Car Cup, Midnight Club & Fantasy Muscle
Battle for the overall Cannonball King.
GT Class Endurance Racers***
- 28 Car Castings, Accumulate Points all Season in 6 Events.
Prototype Class Endurance Racers****
- Two Car Castings, Accumulate Points all Season in 6 Events.
Prototype H-24 (33.00g) & Super Blitzen (31.74g)
- Multi-Track Invitational Cannonball (Premier Event)
- Multi-Track Forumula One Inspired Event (Premier Event)
(Grid Formation Tournament)
Regular races are 4 at a time with 2 lanes. There is a total of 4 runs rotating clockwise on starting position (like KofM).
Tie breakers: Head-to-head races, tie breaker must win two in a row.
* Badged Cars Only, No Trucks, Vans, Pickups, SUVs etc.
** Non-Badged Cars Only, Castings Allowed: Fast Fish, Torque Twister, D-Muscle, & Night Shifter
*** Castings Allowed: There are currently 28 castings available in total including American, European & Asian cars.
**** Castings Allowed: Prototype H-24 & Super Blitzen, Car Numbers are only required for this Race Event
***** Castings Allowed: Hot Wheels Thunderstreak, 500, Indy 500 Oval, & Turbo Streak
Roll bars are optional but Convertibles are not permitted. At Snow Valley Racing we are always looking out for your safety!
Races require a minimum of 4 Racers for a single 4 round shoot-out to be held. With 8 cars we will do two 4 round shoot-outs of 4 cars each with the top two proceeding to the final 4 round shoot-out. With 12 cars we will do three 4 round shoot-outs of 4 cars each with the top cars of each round going forward to the final round plus a selected participant of the three 2nd place cars from each round (by popular vote). This makes for a final 4 round shoot-out of 4 cars. With 16 cars it is simply four 4 round shoot-outs of 4 cars each with the top two from each set of 4 cars doing another 4 round shoot-out to progress the top 2 of each to the final 4 round shoot-out of the remaining 4 cars (see Shoot-out Diagrams below).
Snow Valley Diecast Racing - Street Edition
At the heart of Snow Valley is a flat stretch of road a 1/4 mile long in the Downtown area. At night Drivers meet at the Farmer's Market and compete head-to-head to see who is the fastest. The first to Matchedash St. South wins. Drivers hang out at either the Couchiching Craft Brewing Co., the Lone Wolf, or head over to Orillia Diecast. We don't condone Street Racing unless it is done at 1:64 scale.
We race Stock cars. So unless you really want to mail one in, it is probably best if you simply choose from one of our rides. Snake can hook you up. Just let us know what casting(s) you prefer and if we don't have it we will see if we can get it. Cars may be lubed but no weights added.
Real-World cars only. No Trucks or Vans. Pickups, SUVs and convertibles are acceptable for this event. No weights added (I don't think it would help anyway) but Dry Lube is allowed. This is basically a 2 lane drag strip.
One Friday of each Month
4 Drivers battle it out 2 at a time … Once & Done
The 2 Winners battle it out in a 3rd and final race
The Winner advances to the Ladder to challenge for the 8th rung
The winner of each rung challenges the next rung above
Until the Top 8 Drivers are confirmed
King of the Mountain by 3DBotMaker
Snow Valley Diecast Racing by Marcus Firegone
As you can see, I have a long way to go ... but it is going to be spectacular! Purchased Crash Racers sets and waiting on my order from Slanman Customs. Planning for a two lane starting gate and running four cars at a time. After a 90 degree, 180 degree, and two 45 degree two lane corners it will open up into a double wide "Fat track" with Crash Racer corners. All to be finished up like a model train table. Track to include a second starting gate for the half-time Monster Drop Zone. Come for the race, stay for the half-time event!
Valley Racers Membership Racing - How it Works
Become a Member on this website and then request for Bench Racer, Rookie or Pro status to be able to participate in events. We will provide a form for you to fill out in order to be approved for the desired rank. A season includes 1 Cannonball (by invitation only) and as many as 6 other (open) events for "Stock" and "Modified". Prove yourself in one of the Race Series and get invited to the Cannonball and your shot at the Cannonball King.
Levels of Racing Membership
Bench Racer - Just like Rookie, but no mail-ins permitted, you become a bench racer for the "Stock" events. You may get randomly drawn from the other bench races if driver positions are available for any given race (including the Cannonball) and assigned a car from the Canadian Drivers Club cars. You WILL likely be included in the races BUT that is NOT guaranteed.
Rookie - You have two choices, Mail-in "Stock" car or no mail-in required for any given event. Simple provide your Driver Name & Team Name and we will assign you to one of our "stock" Canadian Driving Club cars (don't worry, you will get to represent your own country). Don't want to use one of our cars, you can optionally Mail-in your own "Stock" Hot Wheels car. We will make sure that you have not modified it. Mail-ins do require pre-approval by our Track Officials before sending it in. "Stock" cars are unmodified cars. Rookies are limited to Hot Wheels cars only.
Pro - Customize your own cars and mail them in. Any type of diecast car with your choice of added weights and lubricants. No visible weights (see rules), Mail-ins do require pre-approval by our Track Officials before sending them in. Pro Membership includes Rookie Membership as well, so you may also select Canadian Driving Club cars or mail-in additional "Stock" racers. So that is 12 races plus 2 Cannonballs (if you get an invitation). If you don't want to send modified cars for every event you may be able to choose from from a selection of modified cars by Plasma-Force Garage and others.
There will be prizes ... especially for 1st place.
Levels of Sponsorship (see Sponsorship for details)
Big Wheel - Sponsor the special half-time event, "The Monster Drop Zone is brought to you by ...". Membership $12.50 CDN/quarter, and includes Pro Membership and a Diecast Metal Sign (to be displayed on track).
Big Cheese - Sponsor a single road sign with your logo. Membership $14.95 CDN/quarter, and includes Pro Membership but NOT Big Wheel Membership and a Diecast Metal Sign (to be displayed on track).
Big Enchilada - Sponsor the entire race series! "The Snow Valley Old School Race Series is brought to you by ...", or "The Snow Valley Fantasy Race Series is brought to you by ...". Includes two Big Cheese and Pro Memberships. Does not include Big Wheel Membership. Membership $24.95 CDN/quarter. Commit to two years and it will include a Graphic T-Shirt designed by an artist with your logo and race series. For an extra $9.99 CDN/quarter and two year commitment, be the sponsor of our premier race series, the Snow Valley Cannonball.
OFF of Sponsorship Fees
until February 1st 2021
'61 Impala, "the Impalinator", by Plasma-Force Garage, driven by Marcus Firegone
Finished our Entry for Chaos Canyon with a 12% boost in weight.
Finished our Entry to the Peg Clearing Brawl ... With a new updated paint job and a boost of 35% in weight.
Alpine A110 Cup, "Avalanche", by Plasma-Forece Garage, driven by Marcus Firegone
"I'm glad we got those replacement windows"
Finished our Entry to the Diecast International Racing Series (DIRS) ... With a boost of about 24% in weight.
'68 Mercury Cougar, "27", by Plasma-Force Garage, driven by Marcus Firegone
"We started out with a 2014 Corvette Stingray, then a 2014 Custom Mustang, and now we are locked and loaded on this awesome '68 Mercury Cougar!"
Finished our Entry to Kings of the Crest - Ladder Series ... With a boost of about 119% in weight.
Audi RS 5 Coupe
"Got this Audi fresh from the factory. Just going to make some mods and tune it up"
Finished our Entries to RTR - The Mayes Mountain Nissan Tournament ... With a boost of about 74% & 62% in weight.
"Who got mud all over Marcus' car!!!"
Marcus: '96 Nissan 180SX Type X
Snake: Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
Finished our Entries to Meal Ticket Raceway - Gone in 60 Seconds ... With a boost of about 26% & 35% in weight.
"They look like they are straight
from the factory"
Marcus: Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Snake: '06 Dodge Viper SRT10
Finished our Entry to MnM Diecast Racing - Ladder Wars ... With a boost of about 45% in weight.
"I need another second taken off the top"
Custom '64 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Valley Racers Vehicle Rules
Cars Only, No Trucks (Vans, Pickups etc.) and no convertibles (safety first) and no Station Wagons. Cars must be licensed models (Cars that exist in real life - Ford, Honda, Ferrari etc.). Wheels must look like Real World tires (black). If you are not sure, check with a Track Official first.
Vehicle Scale: 1/64 (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tomica, Johnny Lightning etc.)
Must fit on hot wheels orange track. The sides of the car should not touch or extend beyond the sides of the track.
Added weight must be concealed inside of the vehicle and should not be visible.
Outer Vehicle Accessories
Accessories added to the outside of your vehicle like spoilers, engine blocks, decorations etc. are allowed. Accessories must stay within the vehicle size limits
No Sharp Edges anywhere on the car.
No Tape or visible glue on the outside of the cars.
Both wet & dry lubes are allowed.
If you use wet lubes, please be sure to wear it in good by spinning the wheels, and wipe off the excess fluid. Run it down your track first before sending it in, to make sure nothing is dripping.
Paint Job & Finish
Custom paint job is NOT required.
If you’re painting skills aren’t great leave the original paint. These cars are going to be used in a video and we want them to look good. If a car’s appearance is not up to par, the track officials may pull it from the race.
Please don't put anything inappropriate on your car or anything that may stir up controversy or political debate. Let's keep the focus on the racing.
Snow Valley Diecast Racing Race Entry
You must become a Member and post pictures and info about your cars for Race Official approval BEFORE mailing in your entry. Snow Valley Diecast Racing and the Canadian Drivers Club reserve the right to deny participation in our events for any reason.
"Putting the pedal to the plastic" - Marcus Firegone
Snow Valley Diecast Racing Sponsorship
Sponsorship goes toward high tech items for the track like Cameras and Video Editing Software. Thanks in advance for your support, and making it more real!
We have 6 road signs (3 3/8" wide x 2 1/8" high) available for advertising (3 still available) on a per season basis. Road sings are strategically placed in corners where there is camera footage. One Season is 1 year and is guaranteed to include one Race Event posted on YouTube plus mention of your advertisement at least once. It may include additional Race Events during the year. See the Big Wheel, Big Cheese and Big Enchilada sponsorship packages or contact us for details.
Custom Car Consignment & Car Show
We can take Custom Cars on Consignment. If pre-approved, we will cover the mailing costs to have your Custom Diecast Car on display at our track for 1 season (year) as part of our Car Show. That includes a minimum of 1 Race Event posted on YouTube. We will advertise your Custom Garage during the Event and if you choose we will sell your car during the season. Optionally we can mail back your car if you prefer. Details of Consignment will be formally agreed upon before any transaction takes place. We reserve the right to refuse a Consignment for any reason.
Half Time Show
Each race will have a half time show that will include a lot of diecast mayhem. YOU could be a sponsor of the half time show. See the Big Wheel sponsorship package or contact us for details.
Race Series Sponsor
Be the primary sponsor for a given race series. Includes two Road Signs.
Have other Ideas for Advertising?
Don't hesitate to contact us directly for any other advertising ideas.
Custom Diecast Metal Signs by Meekin
Diecast Racing League (Main-in Race Events)
We are not only going to run our own Mail-in Racing Events but we are actively participating in other Mail-in Racing Events from around the world. Here you will see what Event we are participating in. If you are local to the Barrie area and would like to participate too, we can consolidate our mailing to events to save money. Contact us if you are interested.
Valley Racers by Snow Valley Diecast Racing
This is our very own Racing Club that participate in the Snow Valley Diecast Racing Events here in Ontario/Canada. Track still under development. Races in 2021 TBA.
Canyon Outlaws by Chaos Canyon
We are entering the Canyon Outlaw event. Our very own Plasma-Force Garage has prepared our car and our entry has been approved and shipped.
Location: Auckland, NZ
Car Entry: '61 Chevy Impala "The Imaplinator", Weight: 40.56g
Entry Deadline: November 27th 2020
Event Date: January 5th 2021
Car Type: Must resemble a real vehicle, preferably old school muscle cars or trucks.
Max. Weight: 50g
Other: Must have custom paint job in a rat rod style (rusty and old, not full mad max/gaslands)
(Vehicles are not returned)
Peg Clearing Brawl by Rust Belt Diecast Racing
We are entering the Peg Clearing event. Our very own Plasma-Force Garage has prepared our car and our entry has been approved and shipped
Car Entry: Alpine A110 Cup car (being worked on)
Event Date: January 30th 2021
Car Type: Grand Cross, Lindster Prototype, Chrysler Pacifica, Twin Mill Gen-E, or Alpine A110 Cup
Max. Weight: 80g
Other: No FTE or other coated axels, No cut axels or tubes. Cars must be repainted in neon color
Diecast International Racing Series (DIRS)
We have registered as car #27. Our very own Plasma-Force Garage has prepared our car provided by the Canadian Driving Club. It has been approved, entry fee paid and car sent.
Location: California USA (7 tracks including one in NZ)
Car Entry: '68 Mercury Cougar
Entry Deadline: January 5th 2021
Event Date: February 2021
Car Type: All vehicles must be based on real cars, or at least look like a real car that could exist. Idealy American vehicles.
Max. Weight: 50g
Other: Car must have a custom paint job and include assigned number for identification
(At the end of the tournament, the driver that wins the tournament gets to keep all the vehicles)