If you are a fan of motor racing like NASCAR or NHRA, but can’t afford the millions it takes to have a “real” racing team, for a small investment you can not only have your own “model” racing team, but you can also be the star driver too. Model races are just as challenging as real ones!
These little cars go around the huge track in just 4 seconds. Drag racers can go over 100 mph when navigating the track. You could spend hours and hours working on your car and spend thousands of dollars to get the perfect car. It is a hobby and a passion for many people around the world. Slot car racing is popular overseas in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia.
There are many parts to a track and a slotcar vehicle that need to be modified if you want to run your best. You will need the right tires, brakes (controller), motor, gears and bodywork just like on a real race car. The most important part of the slot car formula is the racing driver and his ability to brake on corners and accelerate on straights.
Mid-America is located in Montgomery, IL and is home to many great tournaments for slot car enthusiasts. If you are interested in a 1/32 slot car racing game for your home, or cars, parts and accessories for your home racing game, Mid-America has Scalextric, SCX, Ninco, Fly, Monogram and Slotter.
Looking for hard-to-find slot engines? It doesn’t matter if you need a Falcon, Plafit, Parma 16-D, Proslot Super 16-D, Koford Super Wasp, Best of the West Hornet, Challenger, Contender, Mura Sportsman, Group 12, Proslot Group-15, Koford Group 27, PK Group-7 or Valiko Eurosport. Motors and spare and repair parts such as armatures, ceramic magnets and cobalt magnets, brushes and springs are essential for racing. Mid-America Raceway has the widest variety from Valiko, Koford, ProSlot, Kelly Racing, Lee Gilbert’s Speedshop, Parma, WrightWay, PK, Slick7, Camen, Pla-Fit, Falcon, Mura, Champion, Alpha, Cahoza, Red Fox, RL, Kamen, ProFormance Racing Inc. and others. Mid-America Raceway even manufactures custom engines, designed to suit your slot needs.
Do you need a slot car chassis? There are 1/24 Eurosport, 1/32 Eurosport, 1/32 F-1 Eurosport, Open-12, NASCAR, GT-1, GTP, GT-12, Drag Racing, Gr12, Int-15, G-27 and G – 7 open chassis in stock from Brian Saunders, Richard Mack, Horky, Koford, BRM, Mossetti Racing, JK Products, WRP, JDS, DRS, Slick7, Parma, Proslot, Red Fox, Champion, Kelly Racing and more.
Do you need gears for your slot car? There are Horky, Red Fox, Valiko, ARP, GT-1, Kelly, Koford, Parma, JK, Sonic, Slick 7, Proslot, Sigma, BRM, and more. What about the tools? We have tools for your Slot car needs, from Hakko Welders, Sonic Violin Rods, Carlisle Slot Jigs, Goat-Boy Can Tools, Dremel, Lucky Bob’s Acid Flux, Hudy Communications Cutters, and Hudy Tire Grinders, K&S, Magne-Hone and more. We have Wrightway durometers, electronic scales, gauss meters, power supplies, arm meters, power tools, switch cutters, tire polishers, welders, slate blocks, chassis templates, Allen keys, silver solder and flux. .
The slot car races are also very competitive and there are great tournaments with prizes. For more information on slot car racing, see Mid-America Raceway and its racing rules. Here is a sample of some of the local tracking rules.
* The order of classification of drivers will be done by random selection.
* The classification will last 1 minute.
* The overall ranking will be based on the fastest lap time.
* Ties will be broken with the second fastest lap.
* Any driver who misses his qualifying time will qualify last.
* Eurosports 1/24, 1/32 and F1 will be classified in the orange lane.
* Open GP-12, C12, JRL and B-production will qualify in the blue lane.
* Each race will run as a main start with the slowest finish with
* The fastest. (That is, C-main runs before B-main and B-main runs before A-main.)
* The controllers will be charged on the mains according to the controller charging plan (PDF)
* JRL and B-production will run in series of 3 minutes.
* Open GP-12 and C12 will run 4 minute sets.
* 1/24, 1/32 and F1 eurosports will run in 5 minute series.
* All slot car races will have a 1 minute interval between heats.
* It is allowed to work on slots during the intermission.
Slotcar Shift Classification:
* If you compete, you must become a slot marshal.
1. Drivers at the end of their main line should dial the next main line or when prompted.
2. the number of slot machine officers should be the same in each major.
3. A penalty of 10 laps will be given for failing to qualify.
If you are looking to get into slotcar racing, there are many things you need to know. I encourage you to read the rules and find out what type of slot car you would like to race. Many slot car tracks have times and days of the week when someone can drive their car and practice with their friends.