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Posted 12 April 2015 - 10:07 AM

From the Sharon, PA's The Herald:
Slot on: Mini racers provide maximum fun in Delaware Township




"When Guy Griffin gave up dirt-track racing after 25 years, he wasn’t ready to give up racing altogether. He just needed something that wasn’t so hard on his body.


So, Griffin turned a garage at his Delaware Township home into a racetrack.


Mind you, the cars are 1/24th scale, electric powered and operated by a single hand controller.


Griffin installed a slot car racing track, calling it Salem Road Speedway after the road on which he lives with his wife, Stacey.


”When I decided to sell the car, I wanted to do something to get people to race,” Griffin said. “This is a way to give back to people who want to race but can’t afford it.”


The cars cost $90, and racers pay an entry fee each week to cover Griffin’s utilities. He holds races on Saturdays during the 20-week season, which ended last month, with about 15 racers a day.


The track measures 16 feet long by 8 feet wide.


“This is a lot shorter than most slot car tracks, but we run it like a dirt track,” Griffin said."


Read the rest of the story HERE.

Gregory Wells

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