Remember how much fun it was to build model cars when you were younger? Feeling the pride of putting it together, adding your own special touches to it, and then showing it off to your friends? Well, now you can relive those special memories and even introduce the experience to your kids in at Thunder Alley RC Speedway in Wilson, North Carolina.
For those who don’t know, radio-controlled cars (also called remote-controlled cars or RC cars for short) are small, model cars controlled from a distance using a specialized transmitter or remote. They come in many shapes and sizes from trucks and monster trucks to cars and dragster
At Thunder Alley, you can bring your own car or truck or build one on-site at the attached hobby shop, World of RC parts. This shop has just about every accessory and car part you can imagine on the ready for you to build, repair or soup up your RC ride. They even have a giant variety of preassembled cars for sale.Thunder Alley offers three total tracks. There are two indoor tracks; one dirt oval and one off-road, and a huge 1/8 scale outdoor off-road track with a 40-foot covered driver’s stand. If you think you’re ready for an adrenaline filled time, step up and test your driving skills against other RC novices and enthusiasts. Lean into the curve. Kick up some dirt. Climb a few walls as you leave you opponent in your rear view. Or catch some serious air as you cross the finish line.
These high-end toys are one-part passion project, one-part advanced engineering degree. Each car is built and rebuilt between races –tires changed, engines tweaked –all to deliver the best track performance. The atmosphere at the track is friendly and competitive. Expect other drivers to offer advice on how to make your car better. Expect them to cheer you on from the sidelines. But, make no mistake, the drivers at Thunder Alley RC Speedway in Wilson aren’t messing around. They are in it to win. While having a ton of fun along the way.