|A British Slot Stox Chassis
Contributed by Graham Windle, Nov 27, 2002
Graham Windle brings news from the UK about a popular form of slot car racing, Slot Stox!
We get to peek underneath, at the chassis of a successful Slot Stox Racer. I'll let Graham explain everything:
"In the UK there is a form of motor sport called "Stock Car Racing," but this is
not the same as you have in the USA [NASCAR}, but closer to what you race as sprint cars,
running around short shale ovals. British Stock Car Racing is a contact sport
and has a big following over here.
The BRISCA stock cars are single-seat, front engine beasts of about 5 litre capacity,
usually American V-8 engines. The drivers are graded by color, white top being novice,
gold being reigning champion. Just to make things interesting, the fast guys start at the back
and have to pass the slower drivers. The result is total carnage!
Slot Stox is a 1/32 scale version of this mayhem, originally dreamed up by some of the
full scale enthusiasts, for something to do out of season. The tracks are usually
short 6 or 8 lane ovals with 1 end and 1 part of a straight chicaned [pinched].
Here are pictures of Chris Crewe's 1/32 scale Slot Stox."