Coming in August – New Pro Racing Dragstrip Set

I have found information today mentioning a new Pro Racing Dragstrip Set. SRS320 will be a John Force Racing Drag Set featuring two new NHRA Funny Cars

John Force – Peak Sponsored Funny Car

Courtney Force – Advance Auto Sponsored Funny Car

It appears this will be a 13′ dragstrip set. I was able to locate several different online retailers that had this set listed as being available in August 2017. This is very surprising as I have not heard anything about this set in the monthly Round2 product announcement videos. We will see what they say in their August video. Until then, this is the only photo I have found of the set.

Autoworld Pro Racing Dragstrip

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.

Auto World Special Edition – Service Central – Johnny Gray

Another Auto World exclusive slot car, or special edition as they label this one, is the Service Central sponsored NHRA Funny Car of Johnny Gray. The printed insert in the case shows Special Edition where the release number would usually be and there is nothing printed in the white funny car area which is usually where the release number is.

This car was supposedly made exclusively for Service Central,Tire Kingdom (NTB) and only sold through their retail locations and never released by Auto World. The name above the drivers door shows Johnny Gray 201c. The paint scheme appears similar to the Shane Gray Pro Stock slot car in Release 6.

Check out the photos below.

Service Central Exclusive Slot Car Johnny Gray Service Central 4Gear Slot Car
Service Central Johnny Gray NHRA Funny Car Auto World Exclusive Funny Car
Auto World NHRA Slot Car Johnny Gray 201c

Auto World Slot Cars 4Gear Release 13

Auto World’s Release 13 features six new NHRA Licensed slot cars. Four Funny Cars and two Pro Stock. All of them are on the extended wheelbase 4Gear chassis. This release was scheduled for release October 2013. Check out the photos below.

4Gear Slot Cars Release 13 Sell Sheet

4Gear Slot Cars Release 13 Sell Sheet

Auto World NHRA Slot Cars Release 13

Auto World NHRA Slot Cars Release 13

Tim Wilkerson - LRS Funny Car

Tim Wilkerson – LRS Funny Car

John Force - Castrol GTX Funny Car

John Force – Castrol GTX Funny Car

Jack Beckman - Wounded Warriors Funny Car

Jack Beckman – Wounded Warriors Funny Car

Courtney Force - Traxxas Funny Car

Courtney Force – Traxxas Funny Car

Jason Line - Summit Pro Stock

Jason Line – Summit Pro Stock

Greg Anderson - Summit Pro Stock

Greg Anderson – Summit Pro Stock

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

The second MAC Tools Slot Car Drag Racing Set I refer to as the Red Box. You can see that the MAC Tools logo is on a red background on this box where as before it was black. This set also has five NHRA licensed drag racing slot cars. There are two NHRA Funny Cars and three NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters. The Black box is the opposite with two Top Fuel Dragsters and three Funny Cars.

Both MAC Tools drag racing sets feature the full return loop of slot car track. 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.

The Auto World slot cars included are:
NHRA Funny Car – Castrol GTX – John Force
NHRA Funny Car – Traxxas – Courtney Force
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Castrol Edge – Brittany Force
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Mac Tools – Doug Kalitta
NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Mac Tools for Breast Cancer – Doug Kalitta

So far these are the best photos I can come up with for the set and the cars.

MAC Tools Pro Racing Dragstrip - Red Box

MAC Tools Pro Racing Dragstrip – Red Box

MAC Tools Red Box Slot Cars

MAC Tools Red Box Slot Cars

The difference between the MAC Tools Red Box and MAC Tools Black Box Pro Racing Dragstrips

MAC Tools Red Box

MAC Tools Pro Racing Dragstrip – Red Box

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 6 NHRA Auto World Slot Cars

The second set of 4Gear NHRA Slot Cars came in Release 6. Another eight cars total, six NHRA Funny Cars and two NHRA Pro Stock. I have not been able to find any sell sheets for this release. Auto World 4Gear Release 6 came out around November of 2011. Here are the images I have for this Auto World slot car release.

Auto World 4Gear Release 6

Auto World 4Gear Release 6

 

John Force - Castrol GTX High - Mustang - Funny Car

John Force – Castrol GTX High – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Tim Wilkerson - LRS - Mustang - Funny Car

Tim Wilkerson – LRS – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Die Hard - Matt Hagan - NHRA Funny Car

Matt Hagan – Die Hard- NHRA Funny Car

Courtney Force - Brand Source - Mustang - Funny Car

Courtney Force – Brand Source – Mustang – Funny Car

Castrol - Mike Neff - Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Mike Neff – Castrol – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Bob Tasca - Motorcraft Quick Lane - Mustang - Funny Car

Bob Tasca – Motorcraft Quick Lane – Mustang NHRA Funny Car

Shane Gray - NTBService Central - Pontiac - Pro Stock

Shane Gray – NTBService Central – Pontiac – Pro Stock

V Gaines - Kendall Oil- Dodge - Pro Stock

V Gaines – Kendall Oil- Dodge – Pro Stock

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

Release Info for all Auto World Drag Racing Slot Cars

I have tried to document all the different releases for various Auto World NHRA drag racing slot cars including the NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters, NHRA Funny Car and NHRA Pro Stock. This list also includes the Legends of the Quarter Mile slot cars. If I have missed any or you have additional details for those listed, please feel free to let me know so I can update this information. I am missing some of the numbers for a few releases. This list does not include any of the Iwheels special edition cars.

10/29 Update: I have been doing more research and have found that there are as many as 30 or more Auto World Drag Racing Slot Cars (Top Fuel, Funny Cars and Pro Stock) that were exclusive to their Pro Racing Dragstrip sets or other special edition sets available through retailers like Matco Tools, Mac Tools, Snap-On and Summit. I have found a lot of original marketing material for the different releases which has helped me to start piecing together an entire collection list. I will work towards getting all that information listed here on HO Slot Car Drag Racing for your reference. So the list below is fairly accurate for the various releases of drag racing slot cars, it only has the 1 set listed at this time. Check out the Auto World Releases page for a more detailed release history.

Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R3 NHRA Funny Car 1 John Force – Castrol – Funny Car
4 Gear R3 NHRA Funny Car 2 Ashley Force Hood – Castrol – Funny Car
4 Gear R3 NHRA Funny Car 3 Robert Hight – Auto Club – Funny Car
4 Gear R3 NHRA Pro Stock 4 Jeg Coughlin Jr – Jegs – Pro Stock
4 Gear R3 NHRA Funny Car 5 Ron Capps – NAPA – Funny Car
4 Gear R3 NHRA Funny Car 6 Tony Pedregon – NitroFish – Funny Car
4 Gear R3 NHRA Pro Stock 7 Greg Anderson – Summit – Pro Stock
4 Gear R3 NHRA Funny Car 8 Jack Beckman – Valvoline – Funny Car
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R6 NHRA Funny Car John Force – Castrol GTX High – Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R6 NHRA Funny Car Mike Neff – Castrol GTX – Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R6 NHRA Funny Car Courtney Force – Brand Source – Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R6 NHRA Funny Car Bob TASCA – Motorcraft/Quick Lane – Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R6 NHRA Funny Car Tim Wilkerson – LRS – Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R6 NHRA Funny Car Matt Hagan – DieHard – Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R6 NHRA Pro Stock Shane Gray – NTB/Service Central – Pontiac – Pro Stock
4 Gear R6 NHRA Pro Stock V Gaines – Kendall – Dodge – Pro Stock
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R7 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster COPART – Copart Racing – Brandon Bernstein
4 Gear R7 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Al Anabi Racing – Alan Johnson Racing – Larry Dixon
4 Gear R7 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster U.S. Army – Schumacher Racing – Tony Schumacher
4 Gear R7 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster FRAM/Autolite – Schumacher Racing – Spencer Massey
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R9 NHRA Funny Car 1 Todd Lesenko – TAP IT – Jim Dunn Racing – Funny Car
4 Gear R9 NHRA Funny Car 2 Cruz Pedregon – Snap-On – Chevy Impala – Funny Car
4 Gear R9 NHRA Funny Car 3 Jack Beckman – Freightliner – Dodge Charger – Funny Car
4 Gear R9 NHRA Funny Car 4 Bob Bode – Stupid Fast Racing – Chevy Impala – Funny Car
4 Gear R9 NHRA Funny Car 5 John Force – Castrol GTX – Ford Mustang – Funny Car
4 Gear R9 NHRA Funny Car 6 Alexis Dejoria – Patron – Toyota Camry – Funny Car
4 Gear R9 NHRA Pro Stock 7 Allen Johnson – Mopar – Dodge Avenger – Pro Stock
4 Gear R9 NHRA Pro Stock 8 Jed Coughlin – JEGS – Dodge Avenger – Pro Stock
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R10 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 50 Aaron’s – Schumacher Racing – Antron Brown
4 Gear R10 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 51 Mac Tools – Kalitta Motorsports – Doug Kalitta
4 Gear R10 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 52 Geico – Geico Powersports – Morgan Lucas
4 Gear R10 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 53 Parts Plus – MPE Motorsports – Clay Millican
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 1 Amalie Oil – Terry McMillen
4 Gear R11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 2 MavTV – Brandon Bernstein
4 Gear R11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster 3 Optima Batteries – David Grubnic
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R12 Legends of the Quarter Mile 1 Blue Max – 1971 Ford Mustang NHRA Funny Car
4 Gear R12 Legends of the Quarter Mile 2 Hawaiian – 1971 Dodge Charger NHRA Funny Car
4 Gear R12 Legends of the Quarter Mile 3 L.A. Hooker – 1971 Ford Mustang NHRA Funny Car
4 Gear R12 Legends of the Quarter Mile 4 Jungle Jim – 1971 Chevy Camaro NHRA Funny Car
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R13 NHRA Funny Car John Force – Castrol GTX Funny Car
4 Gear R13 NHRA Funny Car Courtney Force – TRAXXAS Funny Car
4 Gear R13 NHRA Funny Car Jack Beckman – Wounded Warriors Funny Car
4 Gear R13 NHRA Funny Car Tim Wilkerson – LRS Funny Car
4 Gear R13 NHRA Pro Stock Greg Anderson – Summit Pro Stock
4 Gear R13 NHRA Pro Stock Jason Line – Summit Pro Stock
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R14 Legends of the Quarter Mile 1 Rambunctions – 1971 Dodge Charger Funny Car
4 Gear R14 Legends of the Quarter Mile 2 Foster’s King Cobra – 1972 Ford Mustang Funny Car
4 Gear R14 Legends of the Quarter Mile 3 Connie Kalitta – 1972 Ford Mustang Funny Car
4 Gear R14 Legends of the Quarter Mile 4 USA-1 – 1970s Chevy Camaro Funny Car
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile 1 Fighting Irish – 1970s Chevy Camaro Funny Car
4 Gear R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile 2 Trojan Horse – 1972 Ford Mustang Funny Car
4 Gear R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile 3 Jegs – 1970s Chevy Camaro Funny Car
4 Gear R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile 4 White Bear Dodge – 1971 Dodge Charger Funny Car
Chassis Release Collection # Description
ThunderJet Ultra G R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock 1 Color Me Gone – 1964 Dodge 330 Super Stock
ThunderJet Ultra G R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock 2 AMX-1 1969 AMC AMX Super Stock
ThunderJet Ultra G R16 Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock 3 Tasca Ford – 1964 Ford Thunderbolt Super Stock
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R17 Legends of the Quarter Mile 1 Don Schumacher – 1971 Plymouth Cuda Funny Car
4 Gear R17 Legends of the Quarter Mile 2 Jungle Jim – 1970s Camaro Funny Car
4 Gear R17 Legends of the Quarter Mile 3 Ron O’Donnell – Damn Yankee – 1970s Plymouth Cuda Funny Car
4 Gear R17 Legends of the Quarter Mile 4 Sien & Lankford – Brand X – 1973 Ford Mustang Funny Car
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear R18 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Jan-2017 U.S. Army – Tony Schumacher
4 Gear R18 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Jan-2017 Matco Tools – Antron Brown
4 Gear R18 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Jan-2017 Sealmaster – J.R. Todd
Chassis Release Collection # Description
ThunderJet Ultra G R19 Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock Jan-2017 Dick Landy – 1969 Dodge Charger
ThunderJet Ultra G R19 Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock Jan-2017 Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins – Grumpy’s Toy 1966 Chevy Nova
ThunderJet Ultra G R19 Legends of the Quarter Mile Super Stock Jan-2017 Hubert Platt – Georgia Shaker 1964 Ford Thunderbolt
Chassis Release Collection # Description
4 Gear Set Legends of the Quarter Mile Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney – Ford Mustang Funny Car
4 Gear Set Legends of the Quarter Mile Don Garlits – Dodge Charger Funny Car