DIGITAL SLOT CARS

STANDARD TRACK

The STANDARD TRACK makes use of large radius curves, which allow for more speed. Drivers do not need to worry as much about slowing down before each corner, making the track easier for younger players to race on. The large radius curves cause the track to take up more of the table's space, however it is just the right size for most events.


INCLUDED:
  • First 1 to 3 Hours of SlotCar Racing
  • First 2 Hours of Setup
  • First 50 Miles of Travel Distance
  • 1 Operator, to run the track for you
  • Computer Lap Timer
  • $450
    Minimum

    RESERVATOIN DEPOSIT: (Out of Total)
    Non-Refundable within 30 Days of event.
    $100

    EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR:
    For extra time incurred for racing, setup, etc.
    +$50

    EACH ADDITIONAL MILE:
    From Goodrich MI, to Event Location.
    +$1

    TABLES REQUIRED: (NOT INCLUDED)
    Tables can usually be provided by the facility hosting the event.
    Tables must be standing & covered before we arrive to setup.
    Four 8-Foot Tables in a 2x2 setup, or equivelent.
    This uses about 10x20 feet of floor.
    Must be setup within reasonable distance to a power outlet.

    Up to 6 Cars/Players

    Ages 6 to Adult

    ADVANCED TRACK

    The ADVANCED TRACK adds in smaller radius curves, that require drivers to slow down for each corner, or crash. This makes the track more of a challenge for players that only want to go fast and refuse to slow down, and will frustrate those that do not understand the concept of slowing down. However, the tighter corners allows more track to fit on the same size table.


    INCLUDED:
  • First 1 to 3 Hours of SlotCar Racing
  • First 2 Hours of Setup
  • First 50 Miles of Travel Distance
  • 1 Operator, to run the track for you
  • Computer Lap Timer
  • $700
    Minimum

    RESERVATOIN DEPOSIT: (Out of Total)
    Non-Refundable within 30 Days of event.
    $200

    EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR:
    For extra time incurred for racing, setup, etc.
    +$50

    EACH ADDITIONAL MILE:
    From Goodrich MI, to Event Location.
    +$1

    TABLES REQUIRED: (NOT INCLUDED)
    Tables can usually be provided by the facility hosting the event.
    Tables must be standing & covered before we arrive to setup.
    Four 8-Foot Tables in a 2x2 setup, or equivelent, or larger.
    This uses about 10x20 feet of floor.
    Must be setup within reasonable distance to a power outlet.

    Up to 6 Cars/Players

    Ages 8 to Adult

    ULTRA TRACK

    The ULTRA TRACK adds extra track to fill more tables, making a much larger track. We custom design the track layout for each event, to fit whatever tables are provided. Going big makes the track extra visible for tradeshow events, however it requires additional man power to keep the cars on the track.
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    INCLUDED:
  • First 1 to 3 Hours of SlotCar Racing
  • First 3 Hours of Setup
  • First 100 Miles of Travel Distance
  • 2 Operators, to run the track for you
  • Computer Lap Timer
  • $1000
    Minimum

    RESERVATOIN DEPOSIT: (Out of Total)
    Non-Refundable within 30 Days of event.
    $300

    EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR:
    For extra time incurred for racing, setup, etc.
    +$100

    EACH ADDITIONAL MILE:
    From Goodrich MI, to Event Location.
    +$1

    TABLES REQUIRED: (NOT INCLUDED)
    Tables can usually be provided by the facility hosting the event.
    Tables must be standing & covered before we arrive to setup.
    Six or More 8-Foot Tables in a 2x3 setup, or equivelent, or larger.
    This uses about 10x30 feet of floor.
    Must be setup within reasonable distance to a power outlet.

    Up to 6 Cars/Players

    Ages 8 to Adult

    EXTRAS

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    TABLE RENTAL: +$250
    It is difficult for us to load and transport the tables along with the boxes of track, and our tables are smaller. We recomend using tables provided by the facility hosting your event, or even renting them from a table/tent company. If our tables are the only option, then we can provide them.

    We are still searching for a portable table solution that fits in the mini van, is light weight, and still safe for kids to lean on.


    OUTDOOR EVENT: +$100
    We can setup outdoors, however the hot sun and moist air, and especialy rain, damages the track. We require a tent to be supplied and setup over the track.


    SCENERY ITEMS: +$50
    Scenery items are not really needed. However we can decorate the track with a few of our Trees, Trucks, Houses, Grandstands, Garages, Billboards, etc...


    PIT LANE: +$50
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    AGE RESTRICTION

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    The digital slot cars offered by Virtual Raceways are suited toward players Ages 8 and up. In some cases we can setup the track so it is a little easier to allow for players Ages 6 and up.

    We require you, and your guests, to keep the younger children Ages 5 and under away from the "big kid" games, so they do not interfere with the other kids fun. This is to protect our equipment, but even more so the child. The small ones love to put their hands on the cars and track, especially while they are moving.

    * The track has electricty flowing through it, and while rare and weaker than a joy buzzer, electric shock can be strong enough to scare a small child.

    * Sometimes they will grab or slap down on a moving car and cause it to crash, or break.

    * Some older kids react by hitting, when their car is pulled out of the race for no reason.

    * A car could unpleasantly smash into little fingers, some of the scale details on the cars are pointy.

    We do not want to completely leave them out, so we offer a few options, as an add-on to our main rentals.

    JR. SLOTCAR TRACK

    This track is setup and left, mostly, un-attended while it is played with. We will perform battery changes as needed, and reassemble the track if they take it apart.

    These cars eat batteries, so we have plenty of rechargables, and chargers at the ready.

    This track can be setup on the floor, or a 3x5 or larger table.


    JUNIOR TRACK ADD-ON: +$100


    Up to 2 Cars/Players

    Ages 3 to 7
    JUNIOR TRACK TIME

    Dedicated Time can be scheduled and set asside for Junior Racers to race 2 at a time, on the Digital Slotcar Track. The only extra cost, is to take time away from the older players.

    While a Junior Racer is driving:

    • Track will be limited to only 2 cars/players
    • Each driver must be with a parent to help them
    • Older kids will not be allowed to race with junior kids

    Up to 2 Cars/Players

    Ages 3 to 7

    Originally a Slot Car was simply a scale model of a car with an electric motor powered and guided by metal rails and slots in the race track. The speed of the car could be controlled by varying the amount of electricy flowing through the metal rails to the car. The challenge was to keep your car going as fast as you could, without going too fast in the corners, causing the car to fall out of the slot and lose power. Slot Cars where very popular in the 60's and 70's, and even made it into TV shows like Batman.

    A Digital Slot-Car is a recent improvement; the cars are now controlled by a computer. This allows up to 6 cars, to run on a track of only 2 lanes. Drivers can press a button on their hand controller to tell their car to change lanes at the crossover tracks, allowing cars to pass each other, or pull into the pit lane to refuel.

    The cars we use are 1:32 scale, or about the size of a dollar bill.

    The slot cars I primary use, are off the shelf SCX WOS cars and track. Every slot car brand has had its issues, and SCX has had many, but mostly just product availablity due to the company changing hands many times. I still prefer to use SCX over the others for events.

    The following video, is the product announcment from a few years ago when the SCX WOS system was being released. The system has changed since this video, but the basics are there.

    Improvements have been made to my track and cars to make it run better. The biggest change is a custom computer interface that completely overrides the SCX WOS lap counting system . The result is a more reliable lap counter that is more informative and easier for players to understand. The maximum speed of the cars can be reduced mid race to reduce the frustration of drivers that refuse to slow down, or increased to provide more of a challenge to drivers that show some skill.