64 minature cars raced along the track at Hobbytown, U.S.A. for their charity race in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Saturday, July 7th. The event raised $870 for Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere Foundation. While the charity race was the only “charity meet” for the racing season at Hobbytown, U.S.A., racers are at the location weekly during the spring and summer.

The cars are as authentic as they can be: at a one-tenth scale. The racers have to make exactly the same tight turns at a high speed that the NASCAR drivers do. But a real challenge is that the racers are outside of their cars, with a remote control driving their car along the track.

Cars can cost a racer $250 to start, but prices soon begin to rise from there. Gadgets in the car can bring the price of the car up higher to reach several hundred dollars.

Posted on 13 August 2007

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