Just a little note because I wanted to share my excitement that we got front page story in the local newspaper.
From Bowling Green, OH's Sentinel-Tribune:
Racing shop up to speed
By BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer
NORTH BALTIMORE — Train cars are not the only vehicles on track in North Baltimore.
Race O’Rama Hobbies and Raceways offers slot car racing on four separate tracks.
Business and life partners Karl Hoffheins and Alice Johnson were forced to move after the Fremont building where they previously operated was sold.
“We looked within a 60-mile radius of Fremont and felt this was the best place,” Hoffheins said of the North Baltimore site, 127 N. Main St.
He and Johnson invested thousands of dollars to renovate the location and make it suitable for the business, including moving three slot car tracks from Fremont. Though they have been open for three months at the southern Wood County site, they just recently installed a new 75-foot drag strip which was built on site.
“That drag strip has been very popular,” he said.
The track is a scale model of a quarter-mile drag strip complete with the signal countdown lights.
The new track joins an HO scale routered road course track, and two 1/24 scale tracks. One is an 85-foot tri-oval and the other a 103-foot “paperclip” road course. All three were moved from Fremont where the duo operated the business as J & B Raceways. Hoffheins said they chose a different name for the new site to signify a new beginning.
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