Friday, March 28, 2014

Now it is Just "The Pete" Memorial Race 2014

Southern California Retro Racing Association and Buena Park Raceway present...

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014, to make sure you are there for the Now it is just "The 'Pete' " race.

The festival will feature as much punching it down the chute as the Buena Park Raceway 155' King Track can accommodate! The Blue King track is definitely the place to have this race, with speed in mind!

Buena Park Raceway will open its doors at 7 AM Saturday for the Can-Am cars. Tech will start at 9 AM and we will run until we're done.

There will be a lunch break both days and race prizes will be distributed several times during the event, with some of the race prizes being awarded on Saturday.

Buena Park Raceway will open its doors at 8 AM on Sunday and RetroPro tech will start at 10 AM, with the race to follow. The Formula One cars will then tech and race, and we will again run until we are done!

TSRD3 and Falcon 7 motors will be the motors for Can-Am and Formula One cars. This race will NOT have hand-out motors.

We will run this event like Pete would have wanted, a little ragged on the edges, but with the right mindset. This invitation cannot be passed up. Lets make it a festival!

Be there!

John A. Cukras
Buena Park Raceway
6161 Lincoln Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 827-9979

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 (
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)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Slot Car Brand From Professor Motor INC.

Professor Motor Inc. has entered into an agreement with Revell to develop and release 1/32 RTR (ready‐to‐run) slot racing cars using tooling from Revell with production of the cars planned at new sources in China.

Professor Motor INC will be responsible for all official licensing of new product releases.

Professor Motor INC will also develop and release a full range of service components for the Revell slot cars to allow new and also past model slot cars to be serviced as is common with other brands.

Cars produced under this agreement will be branded as Professor Motor slot racing cars and will be distributed and marketed worldwide by Professor Motor INC.

Professor Motor INC will implement design improvements to improve product performance and improve product market competitiveness.

“This agreement will allow continuation of the great concepts for slot racing cars that were developed by Revell in recent years and continue their heritage that started as one of the flagship brands back in the 1960’s. Professor Motor INC is very proud to be entrusted with this responsibility to carry forward the development and release of new high quality slot racing products under this agreement.” 

– Andy Smith (CEO – Professor Motor INC)

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

R4/7 2014 News

Tom Thumb Hobbies
Mike McMasters
460 Wilson Road
Columbus, OH 43204