This article appeared June 14 in CT's The Bristol Press:
Dave Gesner of Plainville, left, and Ellis Goodlette of Middletown take a break during Sunday’s swap meet and tag sale at Rapid Raceways.
"To the state’s dedicated handful of slot car racing enthusiasts, Plainville has become a sort of mecca.
They pack into Rapid Raceways on Woodford Avenue every Friday night, racing handmade cars on eight-slot tracks. The hobby, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s and ’60s, attracts people of all ages.
“This is the last place in Connecticut that does weekly racing,” said Rich Goucher, a Bristol resident who races several times a week.
He was among a small group that held a swap meet and tag sale at the center Sunday.
According to owner Dawn Raducha, what had been the state’s only other remaining raceway, in Vernon, has closed. Some might think she’d be content with all the business, but she’d actually love a little competition.
“It would help if there were more tracks around so we’d have more people to race against,” she explained."
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