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7.8.04

Slot car racing

Elizabeth crashes and even flips her tiny car on the track before taking the checkered flag at Scott's Hill Center Raceway. It's not NASCAR, but slot cars that allow race fans to burn rubber without the fear of getting hurt.

Instead of having lead feet, drivers must have fast fingers to win these races. The cars are controlled by a trigger gun.

Professional slot car enthusiasts can spend time and money getting their cars ready to race, everything from changing the tires and gears to rebuilding the motor.

A complete kit costs about $140.

Elizabeth also tries her hand at drag racing where reaction time is everything. Unfortunately, a computer shows that her Porsche is slower at the start than the Lamborgini.

For more information on rentals, sales, or birthday parties at Scotts Hill Center Racewaym call 910-686-SLOT.

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