On track with Hot Slots

2016-08-17 06:00
PHOTO:nicole john Hot Slots Racing invites all remote control car racing enthusiasts to join in on the fun.

PHOTO:nicole john Hot Slots Racing invites all remote control car racing enthusiasts to join in on the fun.

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SCALEXTRIC enthusiasts in Pietermaritzburg have the opportunity to show off their skills on the newly built Hot Slots Racing track in Oribi­.

Six years ago Jeff Mcrory started a club which catered for scalextric racing, the first in the city.

Since then the club has grown to over 20 members who race every­ Saturday and compete for the championship at the end of the year.

Speaking to Maritzburg Fever, Hot Slots Racing chairman Arthur St John Ward said the club has grown in popularity­ and has now become competitive with many racers taking it very seriously.

“We race for the championship at the end of the year in five classes of racing, which includes Le Mans Prototype, Formula 1, American Muscle, G31 class and open handicap cars where any car goes. It’s just a fun way to keep people off the streets and is more sociable than computer games.

“It’s also not an expensive sport to get into. We have two development drivers, which the club sponsors, but it costs racers R45 every week to participate,” he said.

The radio-controlled cars began racing on a small plastic home kit track, however, earlier this month a new track, built by St John Ward, was installed at the venue. The track offers racers an opportunity to race a longer lap. St John Ward began building the track last year and imported special materials from America to ensure he created the best track possible for the racers.

Racing enthusiasts are invited to attend a weekly meeting and join the club.

For more information about Hot Slots Racing, contact Arthur St John Ward at 082 877 5959.

The PMB scalextric racing club started six years ago

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