Need for speed
Slot car racing gives hobbyists feel of drag racing
Calvin Starcher fell in love when he was in the eighth grade, and the feeling never faded.
That’s when a friend from Matthew Henson Middle School took Starcher to the race track for the first time, where he got hooked. When he was 17, he began racing his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
“I’ve been drag racing all my life” at Maryland International Raceway, said Starcher, 52, who has run Fas Trax of MD slot car racing in Hughesville for six years. “I wanted to do some kind of slot car racing.”
Slot car racing had the same effect on him as drag racing did all those years ago.
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