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WHAT IS SLOT CAR RACING?

Slot car racing is the competitive hobby of racing electrically powered miniature cars on a custom circuit.

The cars are guided by “slots” in the track on which they run.

 

At ARace, we use one of the most digitally sophisticated commercial slot car racing brands available.

Our slot cars, track and sophisticated digital racing system are by Carrera (Germany/Austria).

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At ARace, we use Carrera’s Porsche 911 models at 1:32 scale as our standard race cars which are suitable for beginner and experienced slot car racers.

We also have different Carrera slot car sets available for special race and off-site events.

Each car has a driver figure and working headlights and rear brake lights.  Our cars are colour-coded and numbered 1 to 6 for easy identification.

Under each slot car there are metallic braids which are used to transmit electric power from the track to the motor inside the car.  There are also small cut-outs where the sensor and control switch for the digital chip can be seen.

Our Carrera 132 slot cars can only run using digital Carrera chips and are not compatible with chips of other brands (i.e. Ninco, Scalextric etc…).

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Our slot cars are controlled by ultra-light wireless remote controllers powered by Lithium-polymer power packs that can last up to 8 hours of continuous operation.  They can operate up to a range of 15 meters.  The design of the controller allows easy and comfortable handling for the driver.

 

For beginners, using the remote control is simple:

 

1: TOP PLUNGER:

Press the plunger down with your thumb to:

- move and accelerate the car

Release the plunger to:

- slow down and break

The more you press the plunger, the faster the car will move.

 

2: FRONT TRIGGER:

Press the trigger with your index finger to

- switch the slot car lights on and off

- activate change of lanes

- refuel when in the pit.

 

 

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There are 6 wireless remote controllers, allowing up to a maximum of 6 drivers to race simultaneously.

 

Our controllers are colour-coded to match the slot cars.

 

The controllers are returned to their charging docks when not in use (see picture) and disinfected after each session.

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There is a Starlight system for the countdown at the beginning of the race.

But beware!  The lights will flash if there is a false start and the cars will not be able to move.


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Digital lane changing and overtaking possibilities are positioned at numerous key locations around the circuit.


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Each driver has a display position where they can check their fuel levels and see other useful racing information:

  1. This shows the fuel tank filling level
    (green is good, red is low fuel)
  2. This shows the number of refuellings at the Pit-Stop
    (up to a maximum of 10)
  3. This shows your race position or car number
    (race/car number 1 to 6)

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