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What is slot car racing?
Slot car racing is the hobby of
racing miniature electric-powered
replicas of full size cars on a track
layout with "grooves" or "slots".
The slot cars have a guide flag
attached to the front of the car.
This flag can swivel in both
directions and follows the slot in
the track. Either battery or direct
current powers the track. There are three tracks, each with eight slots and each providing a different level of challenge for the inexperienced to the very experienced driver. As well as a newly added, state-of-the-art, 1/4 mile drag strip.
The use of a hand controller hooked up to the main power source at each color code station provides the current to the slot that the car is racing on. By pulling the trigger of the controller, current passes from the track power source through the set of relays, through the braid on the track and the slot car, to the motor, and through the resistor in the hand unit. The further the trigger is depressed, the quicker the slot car will run. To slow the slot car down or to stop completely, the trigger of the controller is released.
Racers quickly develop an
enhanced sense of eye hand
coordination. There are many
skills that will be learned and
challenged with slot car racing
from learning to build and decal
your car to learning and
understanding how speed, velocity
and banking the turns is critical to driving successfully. Drivers can rent a car and controller, purchase a ready to drive car, purchase a starter kit with a ready to drive car and controller, or purchase parts and tools to build a car from scratch.
This hobby is interactive and is enjoyed by all ages. Good sportsmanship and creativity is learned and promoted at all times and to the highest levels.