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Racing fans can get their fix at slot car venue in Bartonville

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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


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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