Unless you live in Southern California, then you know that winter is upon us. The outdoor tracks are closed, your fingers are frostbitten, and you're only weeks away from being able to race across the lake. But don't put that transmitter down just yet. Why? Because it's indoor racing season!
Indoor racing is an immensely popular sport in most of the country. Depending where you live, the season begins in late October/early November and goes until March or April. The beauty of the sport is that you don't have to worry about weather. You might have to drive your full-size car through a foot of snow, but your 1/10-scale is safe and sound.
Most indoor carpet tracks use standard carpeting called "gray Ozite", which provides great traction. It is the official surface for sedan racing, ensuring that track conditions are the same everywhere you go.
There are four standard classes that most on-road tracks have:
Tracks may also have:
What You'll Need
The most popular class for carpet racing is 1/10 scale sedan stock. Here's what you should get for that:
1/10 scale sedan
Contact your local hobby shop! Chances are that they either run races or know where races are held. If you're a beginner and are not sure how you stack up to the competition, ask if there is a novice class.