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Posted 03 March 2021 - 09:35 AM

My wife and I both received our first dose of the Covid vaccine on 3/2/21. With immunity around the corner I have been thinking about re-opening Electron Raceway which has not hosted a race in over a year. Even so, I have spent a great deal of time working on slot car related projects. My focus will continue to be plastic/resin bodies mounted on production chassis. Of course we will continue to race True Scale Sports Cars, Trans Am and GT1 so don’t think that your current rides are in any way obsolete. These have been and will continue to be mainstays at Electron Raceway (See images below taken on 1/27/20). I intend to add some new classes of cars, however, most will require only a body swap (or inexpensive chassis), so don’t think that wads of cash will need to be expended to run at Electron Raceway in 2021. For all rules, including those for the “new” classes, see the link and then select the appropriate class of cars http://slotblog.net/...ue-scale-rules/
 

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Before turning to the new classes, I would like to discuss our race format. In the past, all participants have been run in a group rotating in and out until all completed their rotation. Last year I ran a few races with A and B mains. The newer racers were grouped in the B main while the more experienced racers were grouped in the A main. The winner of the B main became eligible to run in the A main. I received some positive feedback on this format and will continue to experiment.

Below is a brief description of each new class along with a few images.
• True Scale NASCAR: I had planned to run this class in 2020 but was preempted by Covid.
          o Bodies 1/25 scale NASCAR
          o Chassis – Use existing Sports Car or Trans Am
 

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• Early Modified: Inspired by our Northwest brethren.
          o Bodies – 1/24 or 1/25 scale 1928-1948 bodies. No fenders, may have a half hood and motor must be visible
          o Chassis – Econo
 

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• Indy Car inspired by AZGR.
          o Bodies – 1/24 Indy car kits
          o Chassis – Modified Old Brass ProTrack or H&R
 
 

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Finally, I have been experimenting with molding and casting. I am in the process of creating 1/20 scale models of the Ford Daytona Coupe. If I can make a durable cast, I am thinking about creating a Ferrari 250 GTO in resin as well. Then we can recreate the Ford v Ferrari duels of the mid 60s in scale.
 

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