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Old School Slot Car Racing

This site is dedicated to my Dad, who enjoyed slot car racing, building model cars, & tracks. 


It started with a "Midget"
In 1966, my Dad & I purchased the new 1/24 scale Monogram Midget slot cars and "Hot Shot" midget kits. 

A short time after the release of the midgets, a friend of my Dad's started racing these cars at his home on a 4 lane Revell track. (Photos on the "Vintage Page").  He had Friday night races with the neighborhood kids. 
All his midgets were modeled after midgets & drivers, from "USAC" or "Badger". 
The name of his group was called
"Short Circuit Racing Assn. (SCRA).  He did this for 18 years. (1966 to 1984).

 
November of 1976, we named our track "Tosa Raceway Park" & formed the "Mighty Midget Racing Association" (MMRA). 
In 1976, our first home track consisted of a plywood table with rough routed slots. As time went on, the tracks got better, along with the routing.  We tried plywood, particle board, luan wood, & now MDF.
MDF has turned out to be the best & smoothest surface to work with. 

In the 40 + years of midget racing, my Dad & I built 12 tracks, everything from a 4 lane road course, to 4, 5, & 6 lanes ovals.  The current track is a 4 lane semi "D" shape, on 1/2 in. MDF. The table is 7'10 in. wide x 14 ft long.  The track is on the 7 ft x 14 ft section of the table.  The 10 in section was set aside for scenery & bleachers. (More photos on the "2000 to Present" page).
 
The midgets have basically stayed the same.  From the old "Offy" styled body to todays look of the fancy hoods & cowls. (Aerodynamics).  Some of the midgets we run are the old style and some are the new style.  Some cars are modeled after real ones and others are our own design.  Of the 40 + cars I have, at least half still have the original motors, and the majority of them are running the old "Aj's" silicones tires. (More information on the midgets, check the monogram midget page).

Over the years, we ran on a lot of different tracks and surfaces. Dad & I enjoyed building each one, with improvements made on each one.   

 
Tosa Raceway Park" is home for midget racing, but we do run other groups of cars,
stock cars, sportsmans, modifieds, un-limited modifieds, sprint cars and jalopy's and now Nascar Trucks.


I will post pictures of our different tracks & cars from the past 40 + years. 


My thanks to everyone past and present who help keep TRP running.


Thanks for taking the time to look.  Hope you enjoy it.

Questions or comments about the web site, contact me at:   Gene@TosaRacewayPark.com

Web Site Up-Dates: 

Tosa Raceway Park on You Tube 

Videos on You Tube:
Click on purple link above to access "tosa raceway park" you tube channel.

The Videos Listed Below are on my You Tube Channel

Slot Car Videos:  Slot car videos are shot with the Go-Pro Hero 3. (Property of TRP)

Feb 21st, Friday night racing at TRP - Midget Heats 1 to 7, Sportsmans & Modifieds 
Deer Run Raceway: Midgets, Sprints, Sportsmans, Modifieds, Jalopy's, Stock Cars.
Routed 66 Speedway, 3 Lane Road Course: 1/32 scale cars
New Berlin Metro-Plex 3 Lane Road Course:  1/32 scale cars.
Cal Speedway, 3 Lane Road Course:   1/32 scale cars.
Milwaukee Mini Mile, 4 Lane Oval: Stock Cars, Sportsmans, Sprints, Midgets, 1/32 Nascar.
Newly Named, Lonestar Motorsports Park: 3 Lane Road Course: 1/32 scale cars.

Racing Videos on You Tube:  (These videos are property of TRP).
Milwaukee Arena - Indoor races, Jan 2000.  Midgets, Go Karts, Allison Legacy cars, Mini Sprints. 
Badger Midgets at Hales Corners Speedway. (Franklin Wi.)
Milwaukee Mile - Summer Shoot Out 2005, Bandelero's, Thunder Roadster, Legends.
Plymouth Wis. July 2010 - Dirt track racing, late models, sprints, vintage race cars, & their version of a grand national division. 
Milwaukee Mile - USAC - Badger Midgets, 25 Lap Race.
Angel Park - Sun Prairie Wi - Badger Midgets
Beaver Dam Wi - Power Com Park, Midgets, Sprints

Hales Corners Wi.  Midgets, 1997
Milwaukee Mile - USAC Silver Crown Cars 1997
Vintage Modified Stock Car Club - Cedarburg Re-visited June 7th 2014.
Milwaukee Mile - July 2, 2000 - Busch Cars - Sears Diehard 250
Sun Prairie, Wi - July 16, 2000 - Badger Midgets
Milwaukee Mile - 2004 - Nascar Trucks
Milwaukee Mile - USAC Sliver Crown Cars - 2004
Midget Racing - Early 1990's - Milwaukee Arena and Hales Corners Speedway

2000 + Page, May 2013 through Sept 2013
5 lane down - 4 lane oval up        Brief summary and photos.
2000 + Page
New cars added: Un-Limited Modified # 2 and 3 new midgets.  
The midgets & the Un-limited modified are in the slide show of all my cars.

2000 + Page
New class started - 1/25 scale Nascar Trucks. Info & photos

November 2013
Tosa Raceway Park, celebrating 37 years on midget racing.
Thanks to all who has raced here at TRP. 

On Pages 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, & 2000 + 
A timeline of our cars & tracks, from the start, through present day.  
 
Monogram Sprints page.
Taking the Monogram Sprint car kit and transforming it into a slot car. 

Vintage page.
Photos of the "Ohlsson & Rice" midgets that were raced by my Dad & a few friends in the late 1940's & early 1950's.

Cars & Tracks page.
Cal Speedway,                         3 Lane road course
Deer Run Raceway,                 4 Lane Oval
New Berlin Metroplex,              History of the past tracks, and a new 3 lane road course,
                                                 Double decker back stretch, and one turn is slightly banked
Mayberry Speedway,                2 Lane Carrera Oval, 1/32 &1/24 Scale Racing
Lonestar Motorsports Park       3 Lane road course                          
Ventura USA                             Photos & video of a slot car track, designed & built in 1967.
Routed 66 Speedway,              Banked oval, and a 3 lane road course.
Routed 74 Speedway               New 3 lane figure 8
Milwaukee Mini Mile                 4 Lane Oval

Photo & Video page.
"Vintage Modified Stock Car Show" was held at the old Cedarburg Raceway in Cedarburg, Wi. 
June 7th. 2014. In the 9 years of having the show, had a record turn out of 30 cars.
I have a few photos of the cars on the "photo & video page.
2 short videos of this event are on my you tube channel.  
Above - click on the purple link.

Millers at the Milwaukee Mile - Vintage Indy Car Event, sponsored by The Harry A. Miller Club.
This event took place on Friday & Saturday, July 6th & 7th, 2012 at the Milwaukee Mile. 
Great turn out of Vintage Indy Cars.
Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the "Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize Races", that took place in Milwaukee, Wi.  "1912".
Photos of Indy Cars, & the miniature display of the Vanderbilt Race from 1912. 

Monogram Midget page.
Helpful hints on up dating the monogram midget body, from past to present.
At the bottom of this page, photos of 3 new 1950's style midgets.

Check out. "Speedway Slot Cars: Midgets & Sprints" face book page. (click on blue link)
This gentleman I got to know through my web site.  He lives in Australia, and is a big fan of midget racing, midget slot cars & gas RC cars.
He started this facebook page because of his love for racing and to share what other people had to offer in modeling & real cars.

For midget decals, check out. "Scale Auto Details", email is doctordwp@gmail.com  
Sells decals for the 1/25 scale Revell midget kits.. I have purchased some of his decals for the Monogram midgets. They work really well, look great and are easy to apply.
You can find these decals on ebay. 
Toys & hobbies, search "midgets" in the model kits section. 


A couple of links to check out for resin bodies and decals.
Old Fashion Midget Decals - 
http://www.v-r-m.com/  
Racing Decals
http://www.polecatdecals.com/                                    
Resin Bodies
http://www.bigdonkeyresin.com/
Resin Bodies http://www.racesrp.com/
Slot Car Web Site - http://homeracingworld.com/

  
To view each page, click on the ones listed in the blue banner at the top of page.

   

3 new midget builds. All resin cast, bodies & drivers from "Big Donkey Resins"
# 83 - Model Masters Light Ivory. (airbrushed).  Decals - "Scale Auto Details"
# 24 - Tamiya Light Blue. (spray can).  Decals - "Scale Auto Details"
# 17 - Testors One Coat Lacquer, metallic burgundy (spray can). Decals - V-R-M
# 17 - Rear tires are re-productions from Paul Gage.  
1/32 urethane slot car tires, fits vintage Revell rims.  He sells fronts & rears as a set. 
For MDF they work pretty good, just need a little sanding.

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