Nice article about 1/32 scale club racing in Virginia, in the Virginian-Pilot.

http://pilotonline.com

by: Teri Winslow

Photo Credits: Steve Earley

Danger forced Joe Brimer out of racing.

He competed professionally in open-wheeled cars but gave it up in late 1973 after college. He wanted to get married, and racing was risky, as well as a difficult way to make a living.

“It was a tough road and I was in love,” he said.

Nice article about Mid-America Raceway in Naperville, IL in the Daily Herald.

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Slot car racing, which experienced a boom in the 1960s among boys of a certain age, is hoping to make a comeback in Naperville.

A track and hobby shop called mid-America Raceway is not only hoping to revive interest in slot cars, but also to bring new life to Ogden Mall on the city’s northeast side.

These days, the strip mall is known largely for its vacancies, including a large former Kmart, making it the target of ongoing revitalization efforts by city officials.

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RECREATING A GOLDEN AGE: Conrad Speedway is an all-American moment in time from a company taking slot-car tracks to new heights.

When you’ve reached a point where you can splurge a little, or a lot, on your passion for cars and racing, and you happen to have a six-figure fun budget plus some floor space to fill, call Slot Mods founder David Beattie to create the slot-car track of your dreams.

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Lewis Hamilton wins podium playing in São Paulo

The British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton landed in São Paulo this week because of the Brazilian Grand Prix and, as Glamurama had advanced, he took advantage of the coming to play a little bit of autorama.

The Daily Herald

2016 St. Maarten International Slot Car Championships got a nice write-up in the Daily Herald News in St. Maarten! Be sure to check OWH Slot Car Talk for more photos from the St. Maarten Champs this past week.

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Rebecca Frobel from Germany was the top qualifier for the final race in the St. Maarten International Championship at St. Maarten Speedway on the Great Bay Promenade Sunday. A total of 16 racers from Germany, the United States, Canada and host St. Maarten competed in four day of racing a variety of different cars. Mike Krebs from the U.S. ended up the winner. Peter Frobel of Germany was second and Klaus Wickert of Germany placed third.

Original article here: St. Maarten International Championship

See Pictures and Race Results here: http://www.slotcartalk.com/slotcartalk/forumdisplay.php?227-2016-St-Maarten-International-Championships

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Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC
– Buzz-A-Rama featured on Great Big Story.

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At one time there were thousands of slot car racing enthusiasts.
But now, excitement around the sport has dwindled,
and there is only one place left in New York City to race.
Welcome to the mean racetracks of Buzz-A-Rama.

Original article here: Keeping Slot Car Racing Alive in NYC

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NASCAR Chase drivers, left to right, Jamie McMurray (Cup), Elliott Sadler (Xfinity Series), Joey Logano (Cup) and Daniel Hemric (right) paid a visit to the Autoweek proving grounds in Detroit on Wednesday, racing on Autoweek’s Slot Mods slot car track.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finally hits the postseason, as the Chase kicks off at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series wrap up their regular seasons on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the same track.

Before things really get heated, four drivers in the thick of championship hunts stopped by the Autoweek offices on Wednesday to test their skills and talk a little smack.

Check out this Video

Read full article here: NASCAR Chase drivers battle it out on Autoweek slot car track