The Metro Boston area will host the national HO-scale slot car championships for the first time on June 27-30 at LenJet Raceway and Modelville Hobby, 280 Eliot St.
HO Professional Racing Association (HOPRA) National Championships is the 39th annual event.
Open to the public to watch, the event offers intensive competition, the dentist drill-like whine of tiny electric motors, sophisticated tools, and two-inch-long cars that exceed speeds of 35 feet per second.
The fascinating and little-known hobby is the fastest of all motorsports. The group recently held a competition in Hull
The race track is said to be the world’s largest – at 10,000 square feet — for slot car racing, with multiple courses for both the HO and larger 1/24th-scale racers.