Top Fuel Dragsters Slot Car Release 7 Completed!

I completed my Release 7 collection of Auto World’s NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters this past week. I purchased the final Al-Anabi Racing slot car directly from Larry Dixon Racing (via eBay) and Larry even signed it! If you need this Top Fuel Dragster slot car for your collection this is a great deal at just $15 + shipping.

They have 2 more available as of 1/9/17. Here is a direct link. They even included a personalized, signed handout/postcard as well.

Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car Larry Dixon Signed Postcard

Auto World 4Gear Release 18 Top Fuel Dragsters

Round 2 has posted their December Product Spotlight which gives us the first look at the new Top Fuel Dragster slot cars in Release 18. This release will have 3 new slot cars, 2 of the cars are repeat sponsors and drivers. We have seen previous versions of Matco Tools – Antron Brown and US Army – Tony Schumacher cars before. The third dragster will be SealMaster – J.R. Todd.

As you can see in the photos below pulled from the video, the packaging for the top fuel dragsters has been updated. Plastic blister packs will replace the previous boxes. Hopefully they have an easy open ability that might allow them to be reused. If not I am going to miss the boxes for the purpose of storage, display, and re-packing for trade or sale on Ebay.

12/26/16 Update – I have posted official photos from the Auto World website for these three Top Fuel Dragster slot cars.

Matco Tools - Antron Brown

Matco Tools – Antron Brown

SC322 - Matco Tools - Antron Brown

US Army - Tony Schumacher

US Army – Tony Schumacher

SC322 - US Army - Tony Schumacher

SealMaster - J.R. Todd

SealMaster – J.R. Todd

SC322 - SealMaster - J.R. Todd

As far as other new releases in the slot car area, the first new NASCAR Racing Rigs is being released. Featuring the 2016 Champion Jimmie Johnson. You will get a Jimmie’s 2016 Chevy SS Lowes/Kobalt sponsored car which is a Super III Chassis and an Xtraction Peterbilt racing rig hauler. Be sure to check out their product spotlight video below.

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

Auto World 4Gear Release 11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters

More Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars! Auto World releases yet another set of NHRA licensed Top Fuel Dragsters with 4Gear Release 11. This time just three slot cars in the set. A sell sheet dated October 1st, 2012 advertised a November 2012 release date. The drivers and sponsors are:  David Grubnic/Optima Batteries,  Brandon Bernstein/MAV TV and  Terry McMillen/Amalie Oil.

4Gear NHRA 1:64 Scale Slot Cars

4Gear Release 11 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars

Brandon Bernstein - MAV TV

Brandon Bernstein – MAV TV

David Grubnic - Optima Batteries

David Grubnic – Optima Batteries

Terry McMillen - Amalie Oil

Terry McMillen – Amalie Oil

Auto World 4Gear Release 10 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters

Auto World released a second set of NHRA Top Fuel Dragster slot cars with the 4Gear Release 10. Consisting of four licensed Top Fuel Dragsters: Aarons/Antron Brown, Geico/Morgan Lucas, Mac Tools/Doug Kalitta and Parts Plus/Clay Millican.

The sell sheet (dated April 19th 2012) shows a July 2012 release date which is surprising considering that the 4Gear Release 9 was scheduled to release in October 2012. This means release 10 was supposedly available before release 9. Check out the sell sheet and photos below.

Auto World 4Gear Release 10 Sell Sheet

Auto World 4Gear Release 10 Sell Sheet

4Gear Release 10 - Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars

4Gear Release 10 – Top Fuel Dragster Slot Cars

Parts Plus - Clay Millican

Parts Plus – Clay Millican

Mac Tools - Doug Kalitta

Mac Tools – Doug Kalitta

Geico - Morgan Lucas

Geico – Morgan Lucas

Aarons - Antron Brown

Aarons – Antron Brown

4Gear Release 7 NHRA Top Fuel Dragsters

The first release of Auto World Top Fuel Dragster slot cars! 4Gear Release 7 consists of four NHRA licensed Top Fuel Dragsters. There are approximately 6.25″ long and have two neodymium traction magnets for super grip. The drivers and primary sponsors are: Larry Dixon/Al-Anabi, Brandon Bernstein/Copart, Spencer Massey/FRAM and Tony Schumacher/U.S. Army. The sell sheet for this release is dated January 3rd, 2011. Check out the images below.

4Gear Release 7 Sell Sheet

4Gear Release 7 Sell Sheet

Auto World Top Fuel Dragsters Slot Cars - 4Gear Release 7

Auto World Top Fuel Dragsters Slot Cars – 4Gear Release 7

Al-Anabi - Larry Dixon - NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

Al-Anabi – Larry Dixon – NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

FRAM - Spencer Massey - NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

FRAM – Spencer Massey – NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

Copart - Brandon Bernstein - NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

Copart – Brandon Bernstein – NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

U.S. Army - Tony Schumacher - NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

U.S. Army – Tony Schumacher – NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Slot Car

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