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WHO Racing is a not-for-profit club with a written constitution and an elected organising team. We are affiliated to Voluntary Action Worthing.

The club has a child protection policy. Both Andy and Simon hold DBS certificates.

We do ask that all young people who are twelve years old or younger bring a responsible adult with them.

You may have noticed that we like our photos and videos! Young people and their parents / guardians are asked for consent to be included in images.

Our privacy policy outlines our commitment to protecting your personal data & handling it responsibly.

Although we have no formal membership, as soon as you start your first race you’re a ‘WHO racer’.

Race fees are paid on the door - and we also have an annual season ticket.

If you have any questions, just ask!

Worthing HO Racing was launched in Febuary 2010 by Robin Cornwall and Andy Player as a not-for-profit slot car racing club for the local community to enjoy.  Since that first event, we’ve aimed to provide a competitive, fun and friendly environment to ensure everyone has a great evening’s racing.

In 2014, Mike Dadson helped the club added Scalextric digital to the schedule. This WHO/digital offshoot has grown to fill half of the calendar at the Barn and has the same philosophy of as our HO racing - accessible family fun.

WHO Racing celebrated ten years in February 2020, just a month before shutting down for the Coronavirus pandemic. We started racing again in April 2022 with our 201st event.

HO Racing Format

30 minutes practice - Everyone take turns to get to know the track and gets ready for the race.

4 x 2 minute heats - racing against your competitors on each of 4 coloured lanes. Your best 3 scores determine which final you race in.

2 minute finals - determine your finishing position and points for the race.

The winner and highest-finishing junior (under 16) receive medals.

Points go towards a championship for each class and an overall club championship, with trophies and prizes awarded at the end of the year.

Find our race calendar and much more in the Racing section.

All the details of the Scalextric digital racing are in the WHO/digital section of the website.

Our club

HO slot cars

HO is the term used to describe the small scale of slot cars that we race. The term HO comes from model railways, meaning ‘Half-O gauge’. The first HO cars were designed to run alongside train sets.

Modern HO slot cars are near 1/64th scale and are manufactured by Tomy AFX, Micro Scalextric, Auto World and Viper. They may be small but they handle well and go fast.

Club cars are always available to use at our events. We usually have ready-to-race cars and spares in our club shop.

Worthing HO Racing