If you have “The Fastest Electric Cars in the World” and lots of orange track…there’s only one thing to do…Race ‘Em.
The basic Sizzlers dual-lane set for 1970 is the U.S./8 Race Set. Track components include 28 feet of orange track, 10 joiners, 1 dual-lane Speed Brake, 1 dual-lane esses, 2 dual-lane trestles, two 200 degree dual-lane curves and 1 Juice Machine.
Here’s the layout.
It all comes down to speed brake control. Too much brake and the other guy catches up to your car. Too little brake and you wipe out in the esses letting the other car pull away.
Here’s a lap around the U.S./8 Race Set course.
So there you have it. The 1970 Hot Wheels Sizzlers U.S./8 Race Set.
It’s still fast. Still fun.
Here’s my YouTube video of a 2 car U.S./8 race.
U.S./8 Race Set too complicated? You can go one step simpler with the Italian “Circuito Sebring”. It ditches the dual-lane Speed Brake and esses.