Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dates Announced for 2014-2015 American Raceways Series

Dates for the second American Raceways Slot Racing Series have been released for the 2014-15 season.


The mini-series for retro cars proved very popular last season, as the races were contested on original tracks constructed by American Raceways, the leading builder of slot car tracks during the boom years of the 1960s.
“The three tracks that the races are run on are approximately 46 years old,” said series organizer Ron Hershman. “It is our way of preserving history and saluting the era in which slot car racing was one of the most popular hobbies in the nation.”
The series will kick off at Fastraxxx Raceway in Fremont, Ohio on Nov. 15 with an event on its 95 foot American Black Royal. Fastraxxx is truly unique in the fact that the track has not been redecked, and the racing takes place on the original repainted particle board surface.
Route 93 Raceway in Akron, Ohio will be the second series stop on Feb. 7 when it hosts action on its 155 foot American Blue King track, which is considered by many experts to be the most popular track design offered by American Raceways.
The series finale will be held at Thazer Raceway in South Bend, Indiana on April 25 on its demanding 135 foot American Hill Climb design, which features the original ‘cross over’ sections.
Racing will be held for the Formula One/Indy, Can-Am and Group 7-68 retro classes, using IRRA LLC rules, procedures, and bylaws.
Defending champions in the inaugural 2013-2014 American Raceways Slot Racing Series were: Willy Custer (Formula One/Indy) and Cap Henry (Can-Am).
For more information contact: Ron Hershman (fast1ron@yahoo.com)
2014-15 SECOND AMERICAN RACEWAYS SERIES SCHEDULE
Nov. 15 Fastraxxx Raceway, Fremont, OH (95’ Black Royal)
Feb. 7 Route 93 Raceway, Akron, OH (155’ Blue King)
Apr. 25 Thazer Raceway, South Bend, IN (135’ Hill Climb)

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