It has been a long time coming but the Scalextric start C8528 lap counter has finally arrived.
Since the creation of Scalextric Start the one fatal floor in the product was that there was not a lap counter for the sets. The problem was that the Scalextric Start cars have a slightly shorter depth of guide for no apparent reason. This prevented the cars registering a lap on the Scalextric Sports lap counter C8215 as the guide did not move the detector a sufficient amount to confirm laps every time the cars passed the lap counter.
With Scalextric Start be around for nearly two years we feel it has taken a lot away from a good product as everyone who has a slot car track want to race and without a reliable lap counter the fun is taken away from the racing.
We do expect the lap counter to be a very popular item come Christmas time plus with an additional straight in the pack it will extend any Scalextric start track by over 1 meter. The next question has Scalextric produced enough to meet demand over the Christmas period? Only time will tell....
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