With two Super-Chargers, Mattel said, “you can test your racing skills”. The 1969 Hot Wheels Super-Charger Race Set gives you two ovals to do just that.
The track set includes: 24 feet of orange track, 2 three inch pieces of orange track, 10 joiners, 4 full curves, 2 automatic lap counters, 1 white trestle and 2 Super-Chargers.
Here is the instruction sheet for the Super-Charger Race Set.
To get the best performance from this track, I placed the Super-Chargers further back to allow for a longer initial straightaway. Cars get a little destabilized by the spinning Super-Charger wheels. So, a little more room to settle down before hitting the automatic lap counter makes for a nicer run. I also elevated the first full curves with 4 white trestles. Only 1 white trestle comes in the Super-Charge Race Set, but 4 white trestles come in the Super-Charger Double Action Set and the Super-Charger Rally ‘N Freeway Set (both of which have instructions for making a dual oval race set). The steeper the banking on the curves, the more speed the cars retain as they go around.
While you could set a race for any distance you wanted, I always thought you should run the automatic lap counters to their limit…namely 100 laps.
The trick with this set is trying to stay ahead of the other guy without wiping out. The faster you go, the closer you get to instability and crashing. Even if you react quickly, a crash will cost you 1 or 2 laps.
Running the course….out of the Super-Chargers.
Into the automatic lap counters.
Round the elevated full curves.
Flying down the joint straightaway.
Across the finish line marker.
Back to the Super-Chargers.
The 1969 Hot Wheels Super-Charger Race Set.
It’s still fast! Still fun!
Here is a link to my YouTube channel. This is a demonstration of a 100 lap race pitting a Corvette against a Mustang.