Organised slot car racing has come a long way since the humble beginnings using home set equipment in the sixties. Modern cars can lap a typical 30 meter club track in 5 seconds. In those 5 seconds the driver has to brake and drive round 6 or more corners. The faster cars are capable of 60 mph on the straights. (that's actual speed not scale speed) and have covered over 400 miles in 24 hours.
More info: www.bscra.co.uk