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Both Scalextric and Carrera offer an extensive line of additional track sections, cars, accessory items, and essential maintenance parts. We do everything we can to have all these items in stock all year round, and there are many other dealers across the US also stocking them. There are, however, other brands offered that do not make maintenance and expansion items readily available. Hobbyists sometimes find that the only way to get more equipment is to get another set, and key items, such as curves in various radii for making 4-lane tracks, are not available at all. When shopping for a race set, be sure to find out if you will be able to get more track, cars, and replacement parts easily and reliably. Check manufacturers’ and dealers’ catalogs to be sure these items are listed.
Whichever set you choose, from the least expensive to the top of the line, it will include two ready-to-run cars, two controllers, a power supply, and a layout of snap-together sectional track, along with an instruction sheet. The main difference among sets at the various price points in any manufacturer’s product line is in the type of cars and the number of track sections. Lap lengths of currently available sets range from 12 feet to about 30 feet. Most sets also include some accessory items.
These may include guardrails, bridge supports for making a layout with an overpass, track borders, and, in a few high-end sets, an electronic lap counter.
All the sets, both conventional and digital, from any given manufacturer are made up from the same standardized track components, mostly full straight sections and standard curves. All the components from any set in a manufacturer’s product line will be compatible with any other set from that manufacturer, so two or more sets can be combined to make a single long layout. The one exception to this is SCX, which uses two completely different track systems for digital and conventional racing. All SCX digital sets and track are compatible and the same is true of SCX conventional sets and track, but SCX conventional and digital system track cannot be used together.
Most important, all the conventional cars made by Scalextric, Carrera, and other manufacturers, such as Ninco, Fly, MRRC, and SCX, will run on any of the 1:32 scale conventional track systems currently available. You are not tied to a particular manufacturer’s selection of cars. Carrera cars require some trimming of the guide flag to fit the shallower slots on other brands of track. Fly cars, as well as other cars fitted with aftermarket traction magnets or hopup motors, will need a power system upgrade to a separate power supply per lane and lower-resistance controllers to perform to their full potential. However, they all will run on the original-equipment power system of any of the conventional race sets we sell.
Digital systems, however, are not compatible between manufacturers so you can’t run one company’s digital car on another’s digital track without replacing the car’s chip module with one from the other manufacturer.
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The North American slot car races of the Carrera World Championship will be held at the GearZ “Autorama” events August 1st and Oct 10th. The winner of the North American Championship will qualify for the World Championship Final to be held in 2015 at a location to be announced.
The purpose of the race is to provide a fun and fair day of racing with an even playing field of cars and track conditions. Racing will be on a Carrera Digital slot car track with 3 Digital 132 slot cars at a time competing. Racing will be done in the “fuel off” mode so using pitlane to refuel will not be required. The drivers will be using wired slot car controllers for the events.
August 1st - will be a full day of qualifying races. Racing will be held from 10am-4pm. The top 2 racers for the day will qualify for the North American Final Race to be held Oct. 10th at the Autorama event. ***To participate in the North American Final Race the top 2 winners must be return for the Final Race to be held during the Oct. 10th Autorama event.***
Oct. 10th - will be 10am-3pm of qualifying races. The top 2 racers based on the quickest time over a set number of laps qualify for the North American Final Race to be held that same afternoon. Those 2 racers along with the 2 qualifying racers from the August 1st event will be combined for a total of 4 racers for the North American Championship Final Race.
***If no qualifiers from the August 1st event return for the Final Race Oct 10th, the top 4 fastest racers from the Oct. 10th qualifying races will be the racers that will compete in the final Championship Race on Oct. 10th .***
- Oct. 10th - The North American Final Race to be held at 4pm.
Racing format for the North American Final Race (Oct 10th) will be a lap race with the winner completing the total number of laps first. There will be 4 racers that afternoon that will compete in the Final Race.
The North American Race Champion qualifies for the World Championship Final race and will be flown at the expense of Carrera to the World Championship Final race in 2015, site of the race TBA (the previous race during 2012 was held in Germany at the Nurburgring).
Races will be held using the following guidelines:
• Carrera will provide the track and cars to race.
• Drivers will not be able to race their own cars (or controllers) and only spec cars provided by Carrera will be allowed.
• Drivers will be racing on the track on a first-come-first-racing basis.
• The track used for the events will be the GearZ studio Carrera Digital slot track.
• Qualifying races will be timed races with the fastest time of the day winning the race.
• Fastest time over a set number of laps to determine the race winner. *Number of laps TBA the day of the race.
• In the unlikely event of a tie from the qualifying races for the day of racing, a race-off will be held between the racers.
• The Final Race Oct. 10th will be a lap race with the winner being determined by the first car to complete the total number of laps. (Number of laps TBA)
• All the digital settings for the cars will be set by the officials in order to make racing as even as possible.
• Racing will be done 3 cars at a time during the timed qualifying races.
• Racers will be allowed warm up laps to get familiar with the performance of the cars.
• All decisions by race officials are final.
Sportsmanship- racing digital slot cars requires a level of sportsmanship that means that drivers don’t intentionally try to push off other drivers in order to gain track position. If in the opinion of race officials a driver is trying to make contact and push off another driver in order to gain position in a way that’s not in the spirit of good sportsmanship that driver will be asked to stop racing.
More information on the event can be found here:
Carrera NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2015 Carrera NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Phone 484-620-6287 or 610-527-1251