Slot Car Drag Racing

Strasburg Hobbies has a 1/24 scale 1/8 mile drag strip that was built by Ed Tunkel. The track includes Bulldog capacitors and power supplies for consistent and reliable performance. Trackmate racing software is used to ensure accuracy across all drag racing events. To ensure fair and unbiased matchups, we utilize Bracket Master software to determine race lineups.

Operation Hours

The drag strip will be open for practice during our regular business hours, excluding scheduled races on either the oval or drag strip.

Race Etiquette

  • No foul or abusive language
  • No shouting
  • Do not distract other drivers whether in your race or while spectating
  • Be courteous to all racers, guests and shop personnel
  • Do not lean over the track
  • No car liveries can display any sexually explicit or otherwise distasteful wording or images
  • Do not go under the track
  • Do not have drinks of any kind on or around the track
  • All racers should be prepared to race and be mindful of the racing system posted during the race

Racing Classes

Bracket

  1. Must have an interior.
  2. Cars will not be dialed in any slower than a .90.
  3. Lanes can be cleaned to the tree and the car can be rolled out to the tree.
  4. We asked that racers not use heavy glue.
  5. No form of delay box controllers permitted.

*For the No Glue Bracket Races, these same rules apply, expect no glue will be permitted. All cars are impounded at the counter, all tires must be rolled out on cardboard, cars can only be rolled into the staging beams (track can be cleaned to the tree), and cars must be returned after the pass to the counter.

Friday Night Street Fights

  1. Must be a 4 seater hard body ’75 and older (examples include Impala, Fairlane, etc.),-no cutting and/or modifying bodies.
  2. Must weigh at least 130 grams.
  3. Must have an interior.
  4. Run .300 wide rear tires.
  5. Run a Pro Slot sealed 2003 motor.
  6. No form of delay box controllers permitted.

Other than these requirements, it’s run what your brung on a heads up pro tree. The purpose of this class is to recreate a budget-friendly old school street racing class.

Index

An Index Race is heads up drag racing BUT you can not go faster than the set time. If your car goes faster than the set time, it will be considered a break out. We asked that racers not use heavy glue. No form of delay box controllers permitted.

Pro Stock

  1. Minimum weight = 100 grams
  2. MUST be vacuum formed STYRENE car body. Bodies must be cut to show wheels. Must have clear windows or clear windscreen. NO F/Cs, NO Rails, NO Altereds, NO Pro Mods. Bodies may resemble current or previous NHRA Pro Stock bodies.
  3. Must have a 3 dimensional painted full interior.
  4. Must run WRP C-06 Chassis. NO cutting for lightening allowed. You may enlarge mounting holes for correct fit or for pinion rear clearance. Extra bracing may be added.
  5. Must be .082″ Stainless tubing main rails (front to back), any size uprights allowed.
  6. Must run rear axle bushings on a 3/32″ axle (NO bearings allowed).
  7. Front wheels 3/4″ minimum O.D. Must be in upright position and turn.
  8. Rear wheels MINIMUM size .500″ wide by 1-1/16″ O.D. (May be larger).
  9. Sealed JK Hawk 7 Motor (ABSOLUTELY NO MODIFICATIONS). The motor must be mounted facing downward toward the track.
  10. Must be Sonic 64 pitch 16 tooth pinion gear. Must be able to get tech tool over the gear. No lightweight gears.
  11. Must be Sonic 64 pitch stamped 46 tooth crown gear. 
  12. Final legality will be up to the race director’s discretion.
  13. Will be run heads up on a pro 2 light tree.
  14. We asked that racers not use heavy glue.
  15. No form of delay box controllers permitted.
  16. *For the No Glue Bracket Races, these same rules apply, expect no glue will be permitted. All cars are impounded at the counter, all tires must be rolled out on cardboard, cars can only be rolled into the staging beams (track can be cleaned to the tree), and cars must be returned after the pass to the counter.

We would like to have at least a 16 car field and there will be qualifying rounds.

Top 10 List

“The King of King Street”

  1. Those who wish to list race must understand that their presence is required at least every other race. If you do not attend at least every other race, you will forfeit your spot on the list.
  2. Only one car per driver in the top ten list.
  3. All list drivers must race their own car.
  4. Racers trying to enter the top ten list must first beat the shop car.
  5. All cars must run a completed hard body model with interior, windshields, and bumpers.
  6. There are no limits to motors, tires, or controllers.
  7. Racing will be heads up with a single light start.
  8. All tv screens will be turned off during list racing.
  9. The track will be cleaned before any list racing takes place. Drivers will only be able to do a single glue rollout no further than the 60-foot mark, but you can clean up to the tree.
  10. In the event of a car coming out of the slot, it will be considered a default and the win will go to the opposing lane. If both cars come out of the slot, it will be considered a scratch race, no one will move up or down on the list.
  11. In the event that a car breaks, the win will go to the opposing lane. If both cars break, the car that travels the furthest will take the win.
  12. In the event that one car breaks and the other car comes out of the slot, the car that breaks will take the win.
  13. For your pass to count, it must register through the sensors in the track.
  14. You can only call out the racer directly above you on the list.
  15. All callouts must go through Mike.
  16. You may call out a racer through the Strasburg Hobbies Facebook page within 48 hours of the scheduled race.
  17. You can only call out two racers per night.
  18. If you are called out, you only have five minutes to be at the starting line
  19. If for any reason your car is unable to race that night, Mike must be aware before any racing takes place. This means before all racing, not just list racing.
  20. List racing will take place after the regularly scheduled races.
  21. No practicing before list racing. Practice takes place two hours prior to the scheduled races or you may come in during regular business hours.
  22. If you are called out and not present that day, you will need to be available for the next race or forfeit your spot. Family or work-related problems are exceptions.
  23. The racer who holds the #1 spot, “THE KING OF KING STREET,” will have to race at least every other race.
  24. We would like to have at least a 16 car field and there will be qualifying rounds.

Slot Car Drag Racing Events

 

june, 2019

02jun(jun 2)2:00 pm22(jun 22)5:00 pmNo Glue Bracket Race2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (22) 168 West King Street, Strasburg, VA 22657

08jun1:00 pm5:00 pmHeads Up Phoenix Practice & Open Bracket Drag Race1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 168 West King Street, Strasburg, VA 22657

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