King Mini Boola Raceway

Located in the hills 4 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Eddie Shorer’s King Mini Boola Raceway is a smaller version of the famous ‘60s commercial American Blue King track. The footprint is 18’ by 8’ with a lap-length of 55’, including four lanes with 4” lane spacing. Only the large turn at the end of the straightaway is banked. Power is supplied from a Pyramid Power Supply, and we typically run between 10 and 13 volts. While magna-braid is in place, we run cars with no magnets. A Trakmate lapcounting system provides times on a 21” flatscreen monitor, and laptimes are even called out on the speakers.

The surface is painted black, with red, white, blue, and yellow lane striping. No glue is allowed. Tires that work best are Ortmanns, giving us laptimes in the 4 to 6 second range, depending on the type/class of car. Professor Motor Controllers are used.

King Mini Boola Raceway has been added to the race rotation in the Farrout Slotcar Club since 2011. We have occasional practice days before official club races.

If you are interested in coming by to try it out, email

Farrout Slot Car Racing comes to Eddie Shorer’s King Mini Boola Raceway on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Track open at 11AM, racing at Noon.

Two races:

1. Fly LeMans. Stock except for Ortmann tires and weight may be added.

2. Group C. Stock except for Ortmann tires. Inline only.

$10. for racing and consumable goodies. $5. For loaner cars (waived for new racers)

Located up in the hills four miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, in Montecito Heights.

Please RSVP so I can prepare, and I’ll get the address, directions and contact info to you.

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Let’s RACE!!!

**NOTE:  A special prep/practice session: King Mini Boola Raceway will be open this Thursday, February 6th, from 4PM to 7PM.

Please let me know if you plan to attend the practice session and/or the race.


Click below to see a video I put together of a few slotcar tracks I’ve enjoyed….  Music by King Crimson off the album beat, Adrian Belew singing “Neal, Jack and Me”


Now about 8 minutes long


Christophe Deluy’s Eagle Rock track

Nigel Ricks’s Nigelstone Raceway

Big Lou’s Toys & Raceway

Christophe Deluy’s Pasadena track

Russell Bracher’s Cirrhosis-by-the-Sea Spa & Raceway

Craig Williamson’s Silverlake Raceway

Eddie Shorer’s King Mini Boola Raceway

Jim Wiseman’s Claremont Raceway

Michael Smalley’s Riverside Raceway

Bruce Talamon’s Circuit Villeneuve