Track Building and BuyingNew 6 lane race track from Mattel...at Target

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Was in Target yesterday afternoon and spotted this on the shelves.

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The cars run in a trough so to speak. No track of any kind involved. But digital display I guess.
No price on it and I didn't go scan it to see. Folds up and has wheels on it like a rolling luggage peice.

The pegs were almost empty, I've had no luck with HW's at Targets lately.

For home, use these downhill tracks have been pretty good. I wonder how good the start gate is sometimes the throttle switch or knob is too short .

Oooo....gonna have to stop by Target and check it out. The finish line alone has me interested. I'm gonna need something like that if I ever want to go beyond my 2-lane track.

Found it at Amazon too...but I find it hard to believe it's really $81! Holy crap!!

www.amazon.com/Hot-Wheels-Super- ... B004U5C392

However, this track looks interesting...

Elimination track
www.amazon.com/Wheels-4-Lane-Eli ... _t_title_3

yeah I saw that one as well, ejects the slower cars! LOL.

Intriguing. Very much like their 4 piece track. From the picture, it doesn't look like it is infrared or anything as the cars appear to be hitting something which triggers the light/lane number.

The finish line for the four piece track they have can be used as a separate unit in bigger tracks as there are connectors for the orange track--but you do have to flip the finish line thing around. Can't tell if this has that or not. If it does, you may be able to take the six lanes finish line and have it sitting at the end of your track.

Good to see that Mattell continues to look at the racers out there.

I have this track, and got it off ebay for $39 plus shipping...total price was around $54. The track is GREAT and easy to set up...plus the finish line is really good! I've rigged up some wooden block and drilled some holes to hold the finish gate up. You can add your Hot Wheels track to make it longer...right now I'm right at 17ft...it's a super deal! We do a test a tune race at our church on the third Sunday of the month and with six lanes you car really run some cars through in a hurry...plus there is no eye balling trying to figure who won the race. Major Kudos for the electronic finish gate...it was worth the price of the whole system IMO. And then on the forth Sunday, we set up our 25ft track for some 2 lane racing action. With the wooden blocks I drilled two sets of holes so that I can use the finish gate on both track setups! Everybody really likes it a lot and it makes for some fun racing!

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Preacher, do that finish line can connect to normal orange track?

So the finish line is a pass-thru that lets you continue track beyond the contact points? Hmmm...good to know it works well, thanks Preacher. I'll keep an eye out for a good deal.

If they have any still laying around, after XMas Target had them marked down to the $20 price range.

Preacher, do that finish line can connect to normal orange track?

The finish line doesn't connect to the orange track, but all you have to do is get some wooden blocks, say out of 1x3 or 1x4 and drill some 1/2 inch holes to support the finish line, and presto...you can set it where you want it...its that easy. Whenever I use the Super Six lane, I almost never run that track by itself without adding more length.

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does the starting gate remove the same way ?

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This picture makes it look like the finish line does connect to the orange track. That is where I am wondering still if you can just pop off the last section, take off the finish gate and put it on backwards so the cars are coming towards the tabs-just like the 4 lane HW raceway allows you to do. Now you can use the finish gate on a really long track with any track setup that you have. If you can do that, buy two of them and take the finishing gate off one, add orange track to extend it with the tabs already there, and then add the other finish section reversed at the end. No blocks, drilling etc...

Do the sounds get annoying from the gate and does a low battery have any impact in the results?

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This picture makes it look like the finish line does connect to the orange track. That is where I am wondering still if you can just pop off the last section, take off the finish gate and put it on backwards so the cars are coming towards the tabs-just like the 4 lane HW raceway allows you to do. Now you can use the finish gate on a really long track with any track setup that you have. If you can do that, buy two of them and take the finishing gate off one, add orange track to extend it with the tabs already there, and then add the other finish section reversed at the end. No blocks, drilling etc...

Do the sounds get annoying from the gate and does a low battery have any impact in the results?

On the Super Six Lane, the finish gate attaches to the plastic track by snapping together in a slot. But on the side of the finish gate is a locking tab that sticks out about a inch or so for storing purposes. Its this tab that you insert into a 1/2 hole and presto...you have created your own support that will steady the gate on any track configuration. (I have two sets of holes drilled in my blocks of wood that allows me to use the gate when the track is flush on the ground, and when I'm using my board track that elevates the track about 1 inch off the ground.)

You could buy two Super Six lanes and join them together...but it would be like racing in a half pipe...down one side and up the other side.

The sound doesn't bother me, kinda makes it exciting and even with low batteries it still works just sounds like a person talking in "Slow Motion". But the batteries really hold up well...I just recharge my first set the other night, and I've been racing the track for 2 months. The results are the same with fully charged batteries...this thing rocks for the price. Hey less than $60 bucks and you can have you own "Judge" for alot less money. It doesn't tell the time of the cars but it is sure better than trying to eyeball the winning car.

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One more thing the finish gate can stand on its own...I just use the wooden blocks to help steady it and keep it straight. Also the picture on the box really doesn't accurately portray the track. www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5HMzJ_9oi8

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That video is pretty funny given half the cars don't even make it to the finish line.

Hey Preacher, you got any photos of your setup with the finish line? That might help us out with the custom part.

That video is pretty funny given half the cars don't even make it to the finish line.

Hey Preacher, you got any photos of your setup with the finish line? That might help us out with the custom part.


Yeah, I got some pictures...but haven't found out how to post them here. HELP!

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Check out PhotoBucket.com and you can upload some quick pics and then paste the web address of the photo they give you in your post, it should work. TwitPic is another option for quick hosted photos. Flickr is a full-featured photo management site that is probably overkill...a lot of the guys around here use PhotoBucket - photobucket.com

Photobucket is really easy to use, but if you don't want to deal with it you can email them to me at tastelikedirt@yahoo.com and I'll post them.

That video is pretty funny given half the cars don't even make it to the finish line.

That video is hilarious. It's well done with the editing and camera angles ect...the lengthened track looks cool too. The one small problem is the racing. Don't need a electronic finish line to see who's winning those races.

This video is kinda funny too. Check out their stop box! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjMNrDRfTJ4

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If I understand correctly the slightly darker orange finish line comes off from the base/track and you can use it by itself? It just needs to be secured somehow so it doesn't fall over?

That is correct...and it works like a charm.

does the start gate attatch in the same way ?


Finally! . . . someone has come up with a no hassle way to stop the cars!

does the start gate attatch in the same way ?


No...its built into the track. But if you watched the video that I gave the link to, don't think that this is a slow track, those were just slow cars. I have never had a car that would not finish a race on this track stretched out to 17ft. Also if you get this track you need to be careful on how you unsnap the track pieces. I sprayed some pledge on the joints, and then dusted them with baby powder...just to help with taking it apart. Hey it sets up super fast...add your own track pieces and do two lane races, four lane or use all six to find your fastest cars. It sells in Canada for $119.99 at Zellers. I got mine off Fleabay for $39 plus shipping.

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