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Old 01-03-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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Pigtail 250 is in the record books!!

For Christmas my wife gave me a SCX Digital slot car track. This weekend My son, my brother and I set it up and held the Pigtail 250. we ran 100 lap heats and B-mains with 250 laps for the feature. We had 17 racers show up with a $5.00 entry, and three sponsers, Meyer Garage for $20.00, Adams racing Chassis for $20.00 and our local watering hole, Gerb's bar and grill with a $25.00 gift certificate for the winner. With the sponser money everone got at least the entery fee back. I think we will be doing this again in the future.

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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Nice!

Are you able to night race as well? When my boys were younger we got a track with a few cars with working headlights. I liked night racing the best, kind of mesmerizing.
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I approve! Looks like fun!
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Nice!

Are you able to night race as well? When my boys were younger we got a track with a few cars with working headlights. I liked night racing the best, kind of mesmerizing.
Being that most everyone has nascar style stuff nobody has headlights. The sysyem does have cars though that use headlights. We have leauge set up and when we set it up we decided to stay with the nascar theme.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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Love mine too. Have the Cooper Special Edition from a few years back. It is alot of fun. Looks like you have several lane changes. Do they tend to keep the speeds down?

I ran on an 8 lane King track years ago, where you ran 3 minute enduros per lane, so you could actually get some nice momentum going just before you would stop and change lanes. In the faster Group 15 and Group 27 classes, you would get 2 minutes during the changes to make any adjustments, treat your tires, make repairs and lay down glue in your corners (or wipe up the other guy's glue if he was a novice or an idiot).
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The nice thing with these tracks is that you can pick when you decide touse a lane change, so we put as many as possable in the track layout. Check out SCX digital on youtube to get a better idea how the crossover/passing sections work. this system allows you to race as many as 6 cars on the 2 lanes with passing.
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Spent waaaaay too much time on youtube...alot of really good SCX video. Particularly liked the digital programming of the car/fuel/headlights/speed control.

I really liked the junior driver power option. Would make sense to help slow things down, and maybe save the wear and tear on the cars. Brian Young with SCX really had some helpful videos on setting up the track as well. Thanks for the suggestion. I wil be building a new garage shortly, so the second floor may need to have some space set aside for a track.
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Mr. Young is very good to deal with as far as warranty and tech. We've had alot of e-mails with him during our set up. After seeing the vidios you can see how this gets so adictive.
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Glad to see slot car racing is not dead. I was addicted to it in the 60's and spent all my money achieving 100 feet/sec on the dyno. Found a junky old 8 lane track in the Hampton Beach Casino last summer while slumming with an old friend from the slot car racing days. Before that it was Lionel and American Flyer trains. Forty years as an electrician thanks to those days.
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Our generation learned alot from the very tactile toys we had to play with. I too had the trains, and the Gilbert Erector sets, but my first Aurora HO slot tack was pure heaven. When the local hobby shop installed an 8 lane King track...I too became very addicted, and I don't think it's something you never really get out of your system.

I had a chance to check out the wide variety of cars that SCX now has...definitely would have to be the AAR Cudas of Swede Savage and Dan Gurney (#42 & #4. Too bad they don't have the #15 Parnelli Jones Mustang and #6 Penske Camaro, too. The Peter Revson Javelin would be an awesome addition as well. That would make for quite a Trans-Am experience from our childhood.
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