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#1 Cheater

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:40 AM

This nice article appeared yeterday in the Peoria (IL) JournalStar.
 
Racing fans can get their fix at slot car venue in Bartonville
 
By Phil Luciano
 
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As owner of Peoria Speedway, Jason Plumer is used to seeing cars zoom around a track.

But in the winter? Sure, at the hottest cold-weather race course around: Speedville Slot Car Racing, which Plumer recently opened. The cars run on electricity, but the business is fueled by competition and nostalgia.

“The sport is starting to make a resurgence,” says Plumer, 46.
 
The owner of Plumer Signs & Graphics, 3306 W. Farmington Road, he promoted races for years just down the road at Peoria Speedway until buying the place in 2014. Then as always, at the end of the season he quickly grew itchy for racing.

 

He started reading about slot cars, a year-round hobby. As the temp dived, he wondered, “Why not race indoors?”

 

You can read the rest of the story HERE.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for posting the link, Greg.

 

The embedded video clips are great.  :)


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 02:19 PM

Sadly, this raceway now closed.



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Posted 24 September 2018 - 02:46 PM

Thanks, Dan. I've updated the Raceway List.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:08 PM

This nice article appeared yeterday in the Peoria (IL) JournalStar.
 
Racing fans can get their fix at slot car venue in Bartonville
 
By Phil Luciano
 
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As owner of Peoria Speedway, Jason Plumer is used to seeing cars zoom around a track.

But in the winter? Sure, at the hottest cold-weather race course around: Speedville Slot Car Racing, which Plumer recently opened. The cars run on electricity, but the business is fueled by competition and nostalgia.

“The sport is starting to make a resurgence,” says Plumer, 46.
 
The owner of Plumer Signs & Graphics, 3306 W. Farmington Road, he promoted races for years just down the road at Peoria Speedway until buying the place in 2014. Then as always, at the end of the season he quickly grew itchy for racing.

 

He started reading about slot cars, a year-round hobby. As the temp dived, he wondered, “Why not race indoors?”

 

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

i agree i think the boomers need slot hobby to get them out of the easy chair and do something, sitting will make you stupid. duhhhhh. sitting now! lol



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

no advertisements and a hobby shop will be gone. got to show your self to the people. then they will come.

try to get people to have there friends come, it is more fun with a buddy to kick in the pants! lol



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:37 PM

Does anyone know why it closed? That's a really pretty track and a nice facility/


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