frank9129 wrote:There are no hobby shops in DC, Laurel is the closest, Next closest is Annapolis. The shop in Annapolis has a limited supply of Carrera cars and very few Monograms.
The shop in Laurel has a few Carrera, and about the same number of Scalex cars. A handful of Carrera and Scalex sets, and no parts to speak of.
As far as tracks, there is The Track, a Blue King I think, in Gaithersburg (suburb north of DC). It's an older commercial track. Any organized racing is hit or miss, and they run 1/24 commercial cars (with glue I believe).
About 30 miles east of DC, and a bit north of Annapolis, is a shop called RaceWear in Marley Station Mall. It has two tracks: a 4 lane Carrera and 6 lane Ninco. One can drop in and rent track time, and they also have a hit or miss racing program. Some parts for sale too (but not a lot).
If your friend runs 1/32 home/club, have him email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interstate Home Slot Racers has 3 home based club tracks (4 lane routed; 3 lane routed; 3 lane plastic) in the Maryland/DC suburbs area. Depending on when he's in the area, and if we've got anything going then, he'd be welcome to come race.