Free slot car racing event this Saturday

While the lad and I won’t be able to attend this event – we’ll be will be busy at our Cub Scout Pinewood Derby this Saturday – Niagara Hobby in Cheektowaga is having a free Carrera  slot car racing event starting at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 14 at their store, which is located at 3366 Union Road near Walden Avenue.

If you’ve got a slot car souped up and ready to go, this event follows the Slot.it rules; if you don’t have a car and would like to try it out, the staff has a supply of cars on hand for visitors to use.

The shop’s online news bulletin outlined the following time  slots:

  • 5 years to 9 years (Carrera Vehicles; Stock Engines; Stock Tires)- 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • 10 years to 16 years (Carrera Vehicles; Stock Engines; Stock Tires)- 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Adult (Carrera Vehicles- Stock Engines; Stock Tires) - 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Adult with any Vehicle; Any Engine; Tires not treated in any manner with chemicals- 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • All Age with any Vehicle; Any Engine; Tires not treated in any manner with chemicals- 5 to 9 p.m.

The bulletin goes on to explain:

We will operate on the following schedule and then repeat it until all participants in each age group have an opportunity to race; then the winners of each heat from each group will race until we have an overall winner from each category (5-9; 10-16; and Adults).  Race (10 laps; 15 laps; 20 laps).

Carrera Digital 132 Demonstration.  Modified Vehicle Demonstration (view what can be done to make a vehicle faster)

Each registrant receives a gift from Carrera.  A prize for the winner of each race (5 years to 9 years; 10 years to 16 years; Adult).  A prize for the winner of each group (5 years to 9 years; 10 years to 16 years; Adult).  Each participant receives a discount for Carrera products purchased on the day of the event.  A Carrera slot car set is presented to the winner of a raffle (no purchase required).

We have the largest hybrid (Digital/Analog) Carrera slot car track in the United States!  55.7 foot (16.96 meters) backstretch and… DS Timing System, DS Dragstrip Timing System, Electronic lap counter, Single lane change sections, Double lane change sections, Raised sections, Pit Stop Lane, Narrow Section, High banked curve, Digital Startlight, Position Tower, Driver Display, Chicane, Wireless operation, Buildings, Figures and more.  The approximate lane lengths: Digital Lane 1 (outer) is 151.4 feet; Digital Lane 2 (inner) is 149.2 feet; Analog Lane Yellow Lane is 148.7 feet; Analog Lane White Lane is 146.9 feet; Analog Lane Blue is 144.7 feet; and Analog lane Red is 142.8 feet.

How to Register: Although advance registration is not required, confirmation would be appreciated.  Please contact us by telephone at (716) 681-1666; or send us an e-mail to [email protected]  Please provide the Name, Address, Telephone number, e-mail address, and age(s) of participants.

If you do attend this event, please consider replying to this post and letting us know how the races went.

We’ll post again this weekend, with results about how the Batmobile fared in the Pinewood Derby.

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