I've added this as my entry to MechaDesigners 'Every Day Mecha' contest
Mecha Racing became an underground phenomenon back in 2023. Crude contraptions were cobbled together from whatever parts could be scrounged together and raced using remote controls. It wasnt until 2028 that popularity hit its peak, although injuries to locals and buildings were increasing due to the racers pushing their mechas faster and faster. 2029 saw official sponsorships and an official league was finally pulled together taking the racers off the streets and into a controlled environment.
The Mecha Racing League now sees fully piloted mecha's and fans have never been more excited. Mecha #55 is piloted by non other than 3 times MRL champion Deet Feutor.