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Tether car racing began in the late 1930's when some people decided to put a model airplane engine on a board with four wheels. Within a year there was racing of beautifully built cars that resembled the oval track cars of the period.
The cars run on a special circular track held to the center post by a wire tether. The person running the car stays on the outside of the track and the helper in the center assists the car off the line and stabilizes it until it reaches about 80 mph and then steps onto a small platform on the center pole until the car is shut off at the end of the run.
The cars and the engines are the most sophisticated of all the modeling hobbies. Because of the high speeds, the tracks are also sophisticated with a very flat running surface and extremely strong center post.
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