Slot Car Racing at its
Beautiful Blue King Track
The original Thunderdome raceway was a fast and very smooth
185 FT ENGLEMAN style track that had been at the Famous
Stafford raceway in Queensland capital, Brisbane.
In June of 2004 we purchased Sydney City Slotcars 155' Blue
King track, it stayed in storage until January 2005 when the
Engleman was dismantled. The king was setup the same
The most popular type of 1:24 scale track is the "Blue
It is 155 feet long, (47.244 metres) it is the track
that is recognized for world records in 1:24 racing.
The 2007 world record qualifying lap is held by Paul Buef
Pederson at 1.404 seconds, which computes to 110.3 feet per
second or 120.32 kilometers per hour.
Carl Nielsen is first and only Australian to go under
1.6 so far on a king track. He ran 1,667
seconds at the 2007 Australian Nationals. Then 1.641
in August 2007 at the Queensland state titles and 1,606 seconds
during the New Year Race in 2008
The "King" track is unusual in that the segments are "named"
starting from the main straight in an anti-clock wise
direction: bank, chute, deadman (corner), finger, back
straight, 90 (corner), donut (corner), lead-on, and
Generally the "King" tracks are used for wing-car racing,
where unbanked "flat" tracks of various designs are used for