by Stex Auer for Zot4Slot

NAMCAR_Night_Race_posterNAMCAR Night Race is a “surreality show” about a league of slot car racers created by Lance Khazei, director, writer, producer and slot car enthusiast. Lance has behind him numerous credits in television and feature film and an Emmy nomination, the most prestigious TV award at the international level. The pilot film for NAMCAR was produced through Lance’s company Space Age Entertainment.

The satire, irreverence and humor of NAMCAR Night Race is stand out. Lance Khazei has created an imaginative, original comedy and a show type we have never quite seen before. NAMCAR taps the slot car hobby for a racing competition, sharp references to pop culture and entertainment and the exquisitely honest irony of watching adults experience conflict over fun and games and model car racing.

Slot car and auto racing enthusiasts worldwide have taken notice. Information on the show has popped up in slot car racing forums across the United States, Europe and Canada. On Facebook, the show has fans in over forty countries and the NAMCAR trailer has garnered over five hundred shares and amassed over a half million views.

Scalextric adds another dimension to slot car racing with the revolutionary new ARC AIR Powerbase.

Scalextric Arc Air PowerbaseThe ARC AIR Powerbase is designed to enhance your existing Scalextric track. With the vibrating wireless hand controllers you are free to roam around the track, and the ARC app allows you to add an interactive dimension to your racing.

State of the art game-play features presents drivers with the option of recreating adverse weather conditions and race incidents with the added ease of wireless controllers.

The controllers contain a rumble pack which alerts you to race features such as if your car needs to pit or the weather changes, plus a braking button for more control. Never miss a pit and customize throttle profiles to perfectly suit your hand controller to your racing style.

If you’re unlucky enough to experience a race incident, make sure you get to the pits as soon as possible!

As if seven race modes (such as drag racing, tournament and endurance) weren’t enough, ARC AIR has a brand new race mode – Arcade. A fun and fast race mode. Pick up powerups to influence your opponent’s race, slowing them to a crawl. Time it right though and you can grab some invincibility to carry on racing at top speed.

Choose whether to the let the weather influence your race. Racing conditions might worsen or improve and you have to make sure you have the correct tires. Visit the pits quickly to avoid tire blowouts.

Fine-tune and customize the acceleration characteristics of your car by selecting from 5 pre-configured acceleration profile graphs. Combined with the added ability to limit the maximum power, you can completely customize your own hand throttle characteristics to suit your particular racing style.

Calibrate your car with the free downloadable ARC app to take full advantage of the race events. Track and personalize your laps and race times, as well as fuel and tire information and then share your race statistics with friends on social media.

Choose to upgrade your existing Scalextric track with an ARC AIR powerbase priced $109.99. More info, & Available to pre-order from www.scalextric.com.

Scalextric ARC AIR – Unboxed and Tested (C8434) – Video by FamilyGamerTV

Enter to Win a Scalextric Supercars Race Set!

Scalextric Total Supercars Race Set

To celebrate the upcoming release of the ARC AIR Powerbase, Scalextric is giving away a Scalextric Total Supercars Race Set!

This is an exclusive offer for Old Weird Herald readers! Just fill in the form at the right and Submit to enter the contest.

One lucky OWH Reader will win a Scalextric Total Supercars Race Set – retail value $179!

1:32 Scale Lamborghini Aventador vs Audi R8 LMS

With over 21 ft of track, & can be easily expanded with Scalextric expansion track & accessories.

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Nice article about Red Devil Raceway in the Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times

Originally published April 3, 2016

By Jeff Layton

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John Norman sets slot cars on the track at Red Devil Raceway in Seattle. (Jeff Layton / Special to NWautos)

At local tracks, baby boomers and millennials can gather to duel with slot cars.

It’s rare to find a hobby that retired folks and video-game kids enjoy equally. But at Red Devil Raceway on Lake City Way, gray-haired baby boomers and long-haired millennials gather to duel with slot cars.

Slot-car racing pits miniature cars, trucks and even go-karts against each other on a grooved electric track. A small metal tab at the front of a vehicle fits into the lanes and picks up electric current to power the vehicles down the track.

Nice bit of vintage slot car nostalgia on petrolicious.com.

VintageFriday

If you’re not familiar with or haven’t had a chance to fling around a set of slot cars—simply called the brand name Scalextric for many—I should warn you: they’re dangerous. Not necessarily in the will-maim-you sense, but dangerous in the, “Oh my, these aren’t that expensive…” sense. A year later there’s a 1:32-scale Circuit de la Sarthe in the middle of your basement.

Indoor Motorsports in Sandston, VA is featured by Nikki-Dee Ray on WTVR CBS News Richmond Beach, VA. Owner Andrew O’Bier put her to work, and let her get in some racing on the drag strip and oval track (where she apparently still was in drag racing mode). Nice report, but as a racer… I’d recommend she better not give up the day job! LOL :p

 – Paul K @ OWH

Nikki-Dee goes racing at Indoor Motorsports

wtvr.com

BY NIKKI-DEE RAY

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SANDSTON, Va. — I recently got the chance to work at Indoor Motorsports in Sandston. When I arrived I had no idea what to expect. I immediately met the Owner Andrew O’Bier and he quickly put me to work.

Bobby Rahal’s epic man-cave, including his awesome Slot Mods 1/32 slot car track replica of Road America and classic car collection.

SuperStreetOnline.com
Alex Lloyd
Photographer: Henry DeKuyper
Bobby Rahal & The World’s Greatest Man Cave

Bobby Rahal gives us a rare glimpse at his extraordinary collection of cars and memorabilia

You probably know Bobby Rahal as a former Indy 500 champion, successful race team owner, and that he once sported a world-class mustache. But here’s something you may not know: He owns perhaps the greatest man cave in the world (Jay Leno excluded).

Nice write-up on St. Maarten Speedway in The Daily Herald – Reggie Coram Jr.’s slot car raceway in the tropical Caribbean islands.

TheDailyHerald

 

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St. Maarten Speedway on the Great Bay Promenade is gearing up to host two International Races this year. For the past two years St. Maarten hosted the SXM International Championship during the summer.

 

A great story about how 11 year old Anthony Wainess of Squah Valley CA, who recently began slot car racing, is the first person in the United States to have experimental spine implants in his back to help with severe scoliosis.

The Fresno Bee

BY MACKENZIE MAYS
mmays@fresnobee.com

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Anthony Wainess, 11, of Squaw Valley corrects a slot car off its track Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 in Clovis, Calif. Anthony, who recently began slot car racing, is the first person in the United States to have experimental spine implants in his back to help with severe scoliosis. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com

Anthony Wainess will be quick to tell you that he’s the Bionic Boy. But unlike other 11-year-olds who may claim they’re Batman or Superman, Anthony is telling the truth.

He really does have artificial body parts, and like the tiny slot cars he races for fun, he, too, can be remote-controlled.

Journal Star

Nice article abBy Phil Luciano out slot car racing and Speedville Slot Car Racing, in Bartonville, IL – in the Peoria Journal Star.

BARTONVILLE — 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.

Photo Credit: Journal Star

(Photo Credit: Journal Star) – Cole McCoy, 9, keeps an eye on the track in his role as a race marshall at Speedville in Bartonville. — MATT DAYHOFF/JOURNAL STAR

NewsMiner.com

Business Spotlight: Motorleague – Fairbanks Alaska – nice article about Motorleague Raceway in newsminer.com. The raceway features 2 fully landscaped 1/32 scale tracks – a 253-foot track and a 273-foot track that is close to completion.

John Dougherty For the News-Miner

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photo courtesy John Dougherty Motor include lots of spare parts.