If You Live in Adelaide and wish to race 1/32 scale slot cars in a clean friendly environment, come and visit us at Unit 6, 91 Research Road, Pooraka. For more information and details, call Chris on:
Raceway: 8262 2262, Mobile: 0419 849 710
ABOUT SLOTMASTERS 1/32 SLOT CAR CLUB, ADELAIDE
Slotmasters slot car club was established in 1998 by a group of friends who raced on timber routed tracks set up in garages at various members’ houses. The club soon outgrew the garage environment and it now calls Thunderbird Raceway home and has some 50 + members from ages 7 to 70+ racing on Tuesday and Friday evenings. With a complete range of spares and a huge selection of cars available from the slot shop located within the raceway, it's never been easier to go racing. Slotmasters welcomes and encourages newcomers to the sport and there is always someone at the club only too willing to help with car set up and advice.
A rookie, or beginners’ championship, is also held at the raceway on Friday evenings with 30+ racers of all ages competing for points and trophies. The rookies run 4 types of box standard car being; Aussie V8’s, Sports Car, Touring Car & NASCAR. There is also a mechanic on hand to give advice and 'set up' help with the cars. Racing starts at 7.30 pm and everyone is welcome
The Friday night racing calendar is divided into two separate championships with racing starting at 7.30. Some of the classes run include Open wheeler, Sports car, Touring car, Rally car, Classic sports car, etc. with restricted and modified classes and a qualifying night prior to the actual race which is held every second Friday.
There is also semi standard class cars run every Tuesday night which include Sports Cars, Classic Sports, Touring Car and Open Wheel (F1) etc. All racing is controlled by our own specially written computer software program which records the number of laps covered, lap times and fastest lap times during qualifying and racing.
There is three levels or divisions for racing with division 1 being for the more experienced racer and division 3 for the newcomer or rookie and division 2 for the improved racer. Trophies are awarded to the first 3 in each division at seasons end. As a competitor improves and starts winning races, he or she moves up the ranks at the beginning of each season.
Special events are also run throughout the year, such as four & six hour team endurance races (sometimes with twilight and night driving sessions) and include a NASCAR 500 series, Sports Cars, Classic Cars and Prototypes. Door prizes and barbeques are also a regular feature on the racing calendar.
The new larger premises with more tracks, a cafe area with TV to relax in, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks available from the shop and air conditioning and carpeting has seen the club and rookie racing grow from strength to strength. Revised classes and rules has seen some very close and exciting racing and there is even bigger and better things in the pipeline for the near future!
CASUAL RACING, CAR HIRE & TRACK TIME
If you don't have your own cars and would like to try slot car racing at any time, you can come in with some friends and hire a car & controller and have a go. If you have your own cars and wish to try them our 4 lane timber routed tracks, (2 being magnetic), bring them in, pay for some track time and hire a hand controller if you don't have one, and go racing. For our opening times, click on the link on the home page.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES & GROUPS
Thunderbird Raceway also caters for birthday parties on weekends and large groups such as vacation care during the school holidays. Please call the above numbers for bookings.