Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance
- Feb 14, 2011
- Orange Ca
Magnethead started this thread a couple of years ago and a few members here showed some interest in it, so I try to add to it when I have the time. The week after I retired from Jim Dunn Racing at the end of the 2019 season, I headed to a slot car race in NC, and I have pretty much raced somewhere on a Wed, Thur, Fri, or Sat just about every week since except during the height of the pandemic. I think I have taken maybe 3 weeks off since then. I went out of town to a race last Sun and then on the way home I stopped off at my buddy's cabin in northern California for some relaxation until I head home next Wed to get ready for a big race on Fri and Sat. I think when most people think about slot cars, they think of a track on the living room floor, but it is much more than that. Some racers don't leave home without 10 to 15 thousand dollars' worth of cars, parts, and tools in their boxes when they head to a race. You have normal every week races at the local tracks and then you have bigger money races like the 1/25th Million in Jan in southern Indiana that will pay over $30,000 and will pull in over 1000 cars, or the one I'm going to next week in southern California that will pay $3,000 to the winner and 1,500 to the runner up.All great looking dragsters. Really appreciate showing us what you do. I don't have the patience to get too involved in anything and it is so nice to see what others do for a hobby.