Welcome to the Maxport II Slot Car Club. Built and opened in the fall of 2007, the objective from Day 1 was to offer a relaxed and fun environment that brought a group of people together who shared a like interest and passion for slot car racing and motorsports.
It has worked out well, and in the short time the Maxport II club has existed it has become the largest slot car club in Canada, with race entries often exceeding 20 drivers on any given race night! While the racing is close and competitive, we insist that your main goal is to have fun and enjoy yourself. The loudest noise you will hear is laughter, and whether you are a newcomer or veteran there is a place for you.
Every second Thursday night is race night. The club has hosted both a Fall (September-December) and Winter (January – May) Championship since its beginning. The Fall and Winter Championship’s consist of a 7-10 race series for 2 classes of racing, and these classes change when each new Championship begins. In the past the classes have included Can-Am, Group C, NASCAR, Le Mans Prototypes, Modern GT, Formula 1, etc., etc.,. There is always variety and each new series brings a fresh look, interest and new challenge in the cars that are eligible. For newcomers, rookies and the less experienced slot car enthusiast there is an exclusive class just for you (called Group ‘B’) so that you can run against racers of similar experience, skill and speed.
As well Maxport II hosts 2-3 annual ‘special’ themed racing events each year, including the now famous “Hangover” Grand Prix on New Years day and the season ending “Le Mans” endurance team event in June along with our “Awards Banquet” from the past season. These events tend to take place on weekends depending how the calendar falls. However, if you don’t want to race the track is open to members for lapping every Saturday afternoon from September through May as well.
An annual Maxport II membership costs $100.00. Your membership allows you to race in all the Championship races (Thursday nights) and all the open practices (Saturday afternoons and every second Thursday night) for 1 year at no additional cost! Lap to your heart’s content…! The 2-3 special events usually carry a nominal entry fee to help cover the cost of the beverages, snacks and trophies that the club puts out.
Additionally all Maxport II members receive an automatic 10% discount…
If you are interested in finding out more, or just want to check it out and see if it is a good fit, you’re more than welcome to do a trial run and come out as our guest to a race and/or practice. There is always someone within our membership who will be happy to answer your questions and give you a tour.
The Maxport II Racing Club races every 2nd Thursday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm at the Mount Pleasant location. Practice and tuning sessions on Saturdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm.