WORLD RECORDS


Blue King World Record


The World record for the fastest lap of a slot car track depends on a standard track design. Since the 1960s one of the most common Commercial 8 lane track designs used in top level racing was the American Model Raceways / AMF Blue King - a standard layout with 155 ft (47.24m) lap length.  American Model Raceways was sold to AMF who have long since pulled out of the track building market, but there was still demand for the standard Blue King layout.  More recently Blue Kings have been built by Hasse Nilsson, Steve Ogilvie, Gary Gerding, Mike Swiss and many other builders.  The 155 ft lap length and basic layout has remained unchanged.  Blue kings have always had a main straight leading on to a steeply banked  bend, but originally the other bends were fairly near flat. On some more recently built tracks, some of  the other bends are more banked, so cornering speeds have been increased, and the record lap times have been set on these faster tracks. Inevitable the records are set by the fastest circuit racing slot cars - wing cars.

The records first went under 1.5 seconds in 2005, here's the records since then



























(The average speed is worked out to 1/100 mph, but where the lap is timed to 1/1000 of a sec the speed isn't really accurate to 1/100 of a mph)


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Lap time

M.P.H.

Km./Hr

Driver

Race Meeting

Track

Date

1.492

70.83

113.99

Marcio Paschoalin (Brazil)

Campeonato Brasileiro

Top Slot Blue King

12 November 2005

1.481

71.37

114.85

Vlado Okali (Slovakia)

Group 7 Worlds

Rio de Janeiro King

20 May 2006

1.463

72.23

116.23

Benny Justice (USA)

Summer Shoot-Out

"The Track", Gaithersburg, Maryland

19 June 2006

1.433

73.75

118.68

Paul Pedersen (USA)

BP 500

Buena Park Raceway, California

8 October 2006

1.404

75.27

121.14

Paul Pedersen (USA)

Western States USRA

Buena Park Raceway, California

3 March 2007

1.374

76.92

123.78

Petr Krcil  (Czech)


Czech Nationals

Pilsen Czech Republic

Jan Korec’s video of the 2015 record lap


1 February 2015

1.360_

77.71

125.06

Petr Krcil  (Czech)


Czech Nationals

Pilsen Czech Republic

Jan Korec’s video of the record lap


24 January 2016

1.347_

78.46

126.26

Brad Friesner (Canada)


Czech Open

Pilsen Czech Republic

Jan Gotthardt’s video of the record lap


29 January 2017

1.286_

82.18

132.25

Brad Friesner (Canada)


Czech Open

Pilsen Czech Republic

Martin Hojer’s video of the record lap


28 January 2018

1.283

82.37

132.56

Brad Friesner (Canada)


Czech Open

Pilsen Czech Republic

Video of the record lap


27 January 2019