John Force Racing – Pro Racing Dragstrip

One of the first Pro Racing Dragstrips from Auto World is the John Force Racing Set. Featuring a 13′ Dragstrip with a functioning LED Christmas Tree and electronic finish line with win lights as well as in-track sensors for red foul lights. This set includes two NHRA Funny Cars, Castrol sponsored John Force & Ashley Force Hood.

The cars included in the slot car drag racing set are similar if not identical to the same Release 3 versions. Looking at the official images from Autoworld there does seem to be one difference from the printed images to the actual cars though. That is the lack of the Simpson sponsor decal on the side right before the window. On the cars you can clearly see it has been added. The release 3 cars also have this same scenario occurring, missing on the printed marketing material but present on the actual cars.

Note the Release 3 cars listed for additional purchase on this sell sheet compared to the one to the right.

Ashley Force Hood

John Force

The red circle highlights where the Simpson decal appears on the actual cars.

Mac Tools – Team Force Pro Racing Dragstrip (Black Box)

MAC Tools has released two different Pro Racing Dragstrip slot car sets and a 5-Car set. The key differences in the two slot car drag racing sets are the color behind the MAC Tools logo and the combination of cars included. Both sets include five NHRA licensed drag racing slot cars. I refer to the sets as Black Box and Red Box, which is the color behind the logo on the left of box. This is the Black Box set which includes three NHRA Funny Cars and 2 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters. The Red box is the opposite with three Top Fuel Dragsters and two Funny Cars.

This Auto World Pro Racing Dragstrip set features a complete loop versus just the main dragstrip. So you get 29 feet of track instead of just 13 or 14. I believe this set was only available for purchase through MAC Tools traveling tool trucks around Christmas. I was able to find a complete set on Craigslist so the photos below are of my personal MAC Tools Black Box set.

MAC Tools Black Box Front

MAC Tools Black Box Front

MAC Tools Black Box Back

MAC Tools Black Box Back

MAC Tools Black Box - 5 NHRA Slot Cars

MAC Tools Black Box – 5 NHRA Slot Cars

Traxxas - Courtney Force - Mustang Funny Car

Traxxas – Courtney Force – Mustang Funny Car

Castrol High Mileage - John Force - Mustang Funny Car

Castrol High Mileage – John Force – Mustang Funny Car

Castrol GTX - Ashley Force Hood - Mustang Funny Car

Castrol GTX – Ashley Force Hood – Mustang Funny Car

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Edition - Doug Kalitta - Top Fuel Dragster

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Edition – Doug Kalitta – Top Fuel Dragster

Brand Source - Brittany Force - Top Fuel Dragster

Brand Source – Brittany Force – Top Fuel Dragster

4Gear Release 3 NHRA Auto World Slot Cars

The 4Gear Release 3 was the first release of licensed NHRA Funny Cars and Pro Stocks based on my research. I found a PDF “Sell Sheet” for this release listing all eight cars. There are six NHRA Funny Cars and 2 NHRA Pro Stocks in this release. The sell sheet is dated January 27th, 2011.

Surprisingly this sell sheet listed one of the Funny Cars as being the Canidae Funny Car with driver Paul Lee. The Canidae car was not one of the five cars featured on the sell sheet though. I have not been able to find any images of an Auto World Canidae slot car so I assume it was scrapped and the Auto Club Funny Car of Robert Hight was added to the set. Also, you will notice that the Tony Pedregon Funny Car shown on sell sheet ended up being a Pro Stock instead. One last observation I have made is on the two Castrol sponsored Funny Cars of John Force and Ashley Force Hood you do not see the Simpson Decal on the side right before the window starts, but on the actual cars there is a Simpson decal. You will see this for the John Force Racing Dragstrip set as well. Fine print does state “Design and vehicles subject to change.”

Check out the sell sheet below, as well as the group and individual images of the actual slot cars in the 4Gear Release 3.

4Gear Release 3

4Gear Release 3 Sell Sheet Listing the Canidae Paul Lee Car

4Gear Release 3

4Gear Release 3 – Actual Slot Cars Released

Ashley Force Hood - Castrol - Funny Car

Ashley Force Hood – Castrol – Funny Car

Ron Capps - NAPA - Funny Car

Ron Capps – NAPA – Funny Car

Jack Beckman - Valvoline - Funny Car

Jack Beckman – Valvoline – Funny Car

Robert Hight - Auto Club - Funny Car

Robert Hight – Auto Club – Funny Car

John Force - Castrol - Funny Car

John Force – Castrol – Funny Car

Jeg Coughlin Jr - Jegs - Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin Jr – Jegs – Pro Stock

Greg Anderson - Summit - Pro Stock

Greg Anderson – Summit – Pro Stock

Tony Pedregon - NitroFish - Pro Stock

Tony Pedregon – NitroFish – Pro Stock