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Nascar® Slot Racing System By Carrera Recreates Excitement of Real-Life Motorsport Racing

2009 Digital132 Line-up to Feature ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Inspired Set, More Advanced NASCAR® Racing System

Carrera NEW YORK, NY – (February 15, 2009) - Carrera of America, the world’s leading brand of slot cars and race track systems, introduces a more advanced Digital132 NASCAR® high-performance slot car and precision race track system, featuring Gillett Evernham Mortorsports’ and Petty Holdings’ number 43 Dodge® Charger™ Car of Tomorrow and number 31 Caterpillar 2009 Chevrolet® Impala SS™.

Joining Carrera’s new NASCAR® racing experience, as part of the company’s 2009 Digital132 line-up, is a “Smokey and the Bandit”-inspired slot car and race track set, Racing Thunder, which features the famed 1977 Pontiac® Firebird™ TransAm™ Burt Reynolds drove in the movie.

If you thought the movie “Days of Thunder” put you in the driver’s seat, wait until you experience the real-life racing excitement of Carrera’s new Digital132 NASCAR® racing experience. Carrera’s Digital 132 NASCAR® pits Reed Sorenson’s number 43 Dodge® Charger™ Car of Tomorrow against Jeff Burton’s number 31 Chevrolet® Impala™ SS in a paint-trading adventure that provides more power, speed and maneuverability than any track system in Carrera history. Designed to mimic NASCAR’s Superspeedway™ tri-oval track configuration with banked turns ranging from 10 to 31 degrees, Carrera’s Digital132 NASCAR® features more than 32 feet of 1:24 track, and three lane-changing sections for optimal drafting and passing. With Carrera’s line of Digital 132 accessories and cars, diehard NASCAR® fans can increase the competition by adding Gillett Evernham Motorsports’ #19 Dodge® driven by Elliot Sadler and #9 Dodge® driven by Kasey Kahne as well as a digital chicane for a narrowing right lane, left lane and shoulder.

The 1977 blockbuster “Smokey and the Bandit” is getting another go with Carrera’s Digital132 Racing Thunder set, which revives the 1977 limited edition Pontiac® Firebird™ TransAm™ (30481 and 30482) as it tries to outrun a 1970 Chevrolet® Chevelle™ SS (30483 and 30482). Featuring 22 feet of 1:24 scale track, including a 3-D fly-over, left and right lane change sections and more, Carrera’s Digital132 Racing Thunder captures the nostalgia that was Burt Reynolds’ wild ride across state lines.

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Founded in 1951, Carrera is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance slot cars and precision racetracks in 1:24, 1:32 and 1:43 scale. Through its close cooperation with the automobile industry, Carrera strives to match every detail of the original cars and offers a wide range of officially licensed models from leading manufacturers in the automobile and entertainment industry. Owned by Stadlbauer Marketing + Vertrieb, GmbH Salzburg, Austria, Carrera distributes its products to more than 40 countries around the world through its subsidiaries, including Carrera of America, Inc. and Carrera Toys. For more information about Carrera and its product lines, please visit

Superior model making and state-of-the-art technology combine to provide lightening quick tactical moves, peak speed capacity and real-time lane changing in Carrera’s newest and most advanced line of digital 1:32 scale car and track systems. The set’s ability to control speed output levels makes Carrera’s line of Digital132 fun for children 8+ yet competitive enough for even the most experienced tournament-level slot car racer. Able to accommodate up to six drivers dueling simultaneously at full speed on the same track, Carrera’s 1:32 digital racetrack adventure means optimal racing with real-time acceleration and braking, high-speed takeovers, sensational drifts and power slide action. Digital132 also offers a variety of upgrade options, including wireless control, a digital lap counter (accurate to 1/100 of a second), lane change sections, 3D elevations and expandable shoulders for extra-wide drifts. Digital132 cars, tracks and accessories are compatible with Carrera PRO-X and Carrera Evolution.