Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Upcoming AWRA Events

AWRA 2023 Season Racing

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Womp Mafia Race - Jan 14, 2023


New Porsche 917LH From LeMans Miniatures








Now available from Le Mans Miniatures is the 1/32nd scale Porsche 917LH from the 1970 and 1971 Le Mans 24 hour endurance races.

5 Liveries are available representing the Martini International Team, Porsche K.G., John Wyer Engineering Team Gulf, and Martini Racing Team.

The Porsche 917LH driven by Jackie Oliver held the outright lap speed record average of 244.38 Kph in qualifying for the 1971 24 Hour classic. This record stood for many years until the era of the Hypercars who achieved slightly under 250 Kph qualifying laps.

The LMM 917LH is a sidewinder style resin chassis with adjustable front axle height and fully detailed interior including an authentic driver figure.

Check with your local retailer for availability and price or contact

Photos courtesy of Le Mans Miniatures.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Parma 3/32" Axle Crown Gears Available Once Again

New 48-pitch 3/32" axle crown gears are available now; made from the original Parma tooling.

48-pitch, 26 through 35 tooth available. Available now with a 3/32 axle hole.

The 3/32" are Red, while the 1/8" gears are Pink.

Part number 332tt (tt= number of teeth)

$7 each retail. Dealers inquire to Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies, Buffalo Grove, IL USA.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

2nd Annual Reunion Race 2022 Hosted by On The Edge Raceway

In 2021, a "reunion" race was held to remember the racers we have lost over the years and enjoy the company of racers who are still with us. It was not intended to be a "race" in the conventional sense but a vehicle to make memories and have fun.

The first event was hosted by Atlanta Slot Car Raceway in the Atlanta GA northern suburbs.

It was a success and well attended by racers in the South East, so a second event was planned and held on the first Saturday of December 2022. 

Due to scheduling conflicts and other factors, the second event was held at On The Edge Raceway in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. The races were run on the "Daytona" tri-oval track.

One class was run for the event with technical specifications being FCR/GRC 4 1/2 in. chassis, Sealed Parma 501 motors, and "Hardbody" styrene NASCAR stock car bodies. Tech was somewhat relaxed with cars that were "close" being passed.

Mid-America Products provided a stock of Parma 501 "Deathstar" motors in advance to the raceway. These motors have just become available again after many years of them being out of stock and difficult to find in new condition.

There were 45 entries, and the event was run through 5 mains 2 mins by 8 lanes each.

Sponsorship for the event was provided by Kelly Racing Products, Mid-America Products, Salvino's JR model kit company, and Project X Racing products.

Pizza was provided for lunch by On The Edge Raceway. Thank you to Trent and Brandi Layne for their hospitality during the event.

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022

November 2022 News from Betta & Classic

A new body release from BETTA & CLASSIC.

1/24th scale 1971 Porsche 917 “w/ Shark Fin”

Available in 0.005”, 0.007”, 0.010”, & 0.020" clear Lexan from £5.60ea.

To order email

For the full body and accessory catalog, please visit the website

Monday, October 24, 2022

New BMW M6 Production Body from RTR


New RTR BMW M6 Production Body

Modeled after the BMW M6, RTR's newest 1/24th Production/DTM body uses lessons learned from hours of track time, and countless race wins to form one of our best bodies to date. 

Compared to the RTR NSX body, it is a little longer with more downforce. 

This body features fantastic detail, including the unique BMW grill shape and hood emblem, along with exhaust flanges, door handles, and more. 

Each body comes with a window mask, cut-line, and a pair of front wheel stickers.

Part number RTR-1291. The price starts at $6.99.

Available in .005", .007" and .010". 

Already in stock at ERI and online at

Friday, September 16, 2022

AWRA Rules Clarification

September 2022

In response to the concern from the racing community about the legality of the original Caveman Bodeez Dirt Late Model body, allow us to clarify AWRA's position. 

The original body is out of production. The AWRA had NO SAY in this matter. To be as fair as we can, we are grandfathering in the original body until the end of 2022.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Datsun 240Z Announced by BRM ModelCars

BRM has shown a prototype of a new car for their range. It is the Datsun 240Z 1:24 scale slot car now in the late development phase. 

Davide Vallese from BRM himself has confirmed the Datsun 240Z project. 

This model is being worked on in collaboration with the USA importer, Alan Smith's Scaleracing, as was done with the TransAm Cars. 

The Datsun 240Z, which according to the shape of the air dam and rear spoiler, looks like a 1971 BRE SCCA version, will most likely be on dealer's shelves sometime in 2023.

Saturday, September 03, 2022

United Slot Racing Association 2022 Div 1 (Wing) National Championship Sept 21-25

 USRA Div 1 (Wing) National Championship Sept 21-25


Sept 21 Grp F/ OMB Tech at 10 -10:30am Track Opens at 8am

Sept 22 HBB/C12   Tech at 10-10:30am Track Opens at 8am

Sept 23 27 Light Tech at 10:30-11am Track Opens at 8am

Sept 24 TMO Tech at 10:30-11am Track Opens at 8am                                               

USRA general membership meeting will be held before the start of TMO 

Sept 25 G7 Tech at 11am Track Opens at 8am

On the days that two classes run, there will be 1.5 hrs between the start of the next race.

Hope to see you at:

Piranha Speedway & Hobbies
8542 Norwalk Blvd
Whittier, CA. 90606
(562) 463-9260

Latest Bodies from Betta & Classic

 Betta and Classic are now offering two versions of the 2002 Oreca 07 body in 1/24th.

They are available in .010, .075, and .005 Lexan.

Check with your local raceway or order direct at