Diecast Nationals Drag Race, sponsored by OHS' Body Shop, Saturday, February 18, 2023, in the South Kalispell Shop - OHS Body Shop

Diecast Nationals Drag Race:
for Kids Saturday, February 18th
doors open at 9am racing starts at 10:30
at OHS’ Body Shop South of Kalispell

It’s exceptionally unique event, as each track is an exact 1/64th scale quarter mile; 20.625’ and the shutdown areas extend each track to a full 32’ long. My 4-6 and 7-9 age class tracks are both gravity fed with launching ramps and mechanical finish gates using original 1967 Hot Wheels equipment.
The 10-15 age class is a whole other spectacle. This is a completely flat track utilizing an electronic Christmas tree and a digital finish gate, just like the NHRA uses. You can “red light” by launching too quickly and be disqualified or “hole shot” your opponent where a slower car can beat a faster car. The equipment has been retrofitted to use a 1969 Hot Wheels launch pad and even has an E.T. timer for each lane. Again, all scaled to match a quarter mile!

Free event for kids called the Diecast Nationals (Hot Wheels) drag race. It is free to all kids (and parents) and any racer aged 4-15 is eligible to participate. We have sponsored trophies (over 2’ tall), 2nd & 3rd place medals with a 4th place ribbon and prizes for every participant. Cars must have NO modifications (and yes, we have a “tech inspection” at the registration point) to give everyone a fair chance. We also have a class where the kids can race the adults for ANOTHER trophy after the three age class matches are run called the Open Dragster Class. AND, we have a car show after that for a chance at ANOTHER trophy! Modifications are allowed for that, and it can either be their race car or another car, in a package or not but EVERY vehicle has to be 1/64th scale (Hot Wheels size).

We are going to have two food trucks in the parking lot and West Valley Chapel is sponsoring free hot chocolate and apple cider. I have enclosed a flier for our event with the basic rules and a contact card. Questions or concerns please feel free to contact this e-mail address or my cell number at 208-277-8578 and please look at the Facebook page, Diecast Nationals. There are photos of past events, track buildouts and the history of the events.


DCN Basic Rules Sheet