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Michigan 24 Hour Endurance Race (2014)

Team Slot Car Corner Wins 4th Annual Michigan 24 Hour Endurance Race!!

On March 30-31, the Slot Car Corner Racing Team was in Fenton, Michigan for the 4th Annual Michigan 24 race, trying to write its name on the trophy for the fourth time. Hosted by our good friends at Clover Leaf Racing, the 2014 race was once again the scene of a new world record for distance traveled by a 1:32 plastic chassis slot car without the benefit of ANY magnetic attraction (motors, chassis magnet, track braid, track surface, etc.) or traction enhancing compounds (tires and/or track). Our car was able to cover 271.71 miles (437.28 km) in a 24-hour race, 2.25 miles more than the previous record (also held by our team).

Members of the Team Slot Car Corner were (back row, L-R) Georges Hamel (QC), Steve Sawtelle (CT), Dickie Pearson (NH), (front row, L-R) Mike Chiocchio (CT), and Christian Gingras (QC). Each team member specialized in driving a specific lane on the challenging high-speed 5-lane track. The race was divided in 30 heats of 48 minutes each, with a series of heats in the dark, to simulate night racing.

Other teams were Team Clover Leaf RacingDetroit Dum DumsCincinnati Slot Rods, Hazzard Boys and Team Can-Am and everyone had a lot of fun, even if a 24-hour race is always a gruelling event for everyone involved. The record was broken with approximately 20 minutes to go, with a car that was almost as fast as it was at the beginning of the race.

Team Slot Car Corner's car was based loosely on an NSR Mosler that featured the following race-proven Slot Car Corner™ aftermarket parts (click links for more information or to order):

Slot Car Corner™ uses events like the Michigan 24 to develop, test and improve our own line of innovative high-quality 1/32 slot car parts which excel in the most demanding race conditions.  Try our products and see the difference for yourself!!

In addition to our own Slot Car Corner™ parts, the race winning car also featured the following parts:

Use the links below to learn more about the Michigan 24 event.

Video Report - Race Pictures - HRW Forum Thread - Final Standings - Complete Results