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Racer
Racer (blue side) front seat on-ride HD POV Kings Island

Racer (blue side) front seat on-ride HD POV Kings Island


Racer (red side) front seat on-ride HD POV Kings Island

Racer (red side) front seat on-ride HD POV Kings Island


Statistics

Location

Mason, Ohio, USA

Opened

1972

Manufacturer

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Riders per hour

2,640

Height

88 feet (26.8 meters)

Top speed

61 mph (98.2 km/h)

Length

3,415 feet (1040.9 meters)

Inversions

0

Steepest Drop

45°

Maximum G-Force

5.5G

Racer is a wooden racing out and back roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Racer opened as the world's fastest roller coaster in 1972. The ride sparked a "coaster renaissance" and a revival of wooden roller coasters. It is often credited with beginning the second golden age of roller coasters.

Ride ExperienceEdit

The ride has two separate tracks, one carrying blue trains, and the other carrying red trains.

Photo GalleryEdit

Kings Island Roller Coasters
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