Slingshot By Tobias

It was the goal of Rich Tobias to find an entertaining, affordable, exciting way to race.

It had to fit in the back of a pick-up truck, be strictly regulated to control spending, and come with a roughly $7,000 complete price tag.

The Tobias Slingshot – a four-coil car, with a 58-inch wheelbase, a 600cc Briggs and Stratton Vanguard Racing Engine, and a Modified body – was unveiled in March 1999, with four cars running an exhibition at Borger’s Speedway.

By years end Tobias had constructed and sold more than 100 cars, and introduced the class at seven tracks.

The Slingshot by Tobias offers a foot-in-the-door to young novices and a competitive class for veteran racers.

The proof of the Slingshot by Tobias success is the fact that a number of today’s young racing stars came through the Slingshot ranks and now compete among the top Nationally touring series.  Ryan Smith, Anthony Perrego, Tyler Dippel, Larry Wight, Ryan Phelps, Lucas Schott all cut their teeth racing Slingshots.

The Slingshot by Tobias is by far more cost effective to purchase, race, and maintain than a top-flight Go-Kart, and much safer with many safety innovations.

Slingshot Specs

Wheel Base: 59"

Weight: 515 lbs. (Dry)

Chassis: Tubular, Jig Built, Tig Welded, Powder Coated (Choice of Colors)

Body: Aluminum, 2018 Slingshot by Tobias

Dimensions: 110" Long, 48" Wide

Engine: 600 V-Twin Briggs & Stratton Vanguard (Sealed), Race Prepped w/ Racing Cam, Modified Pistons, and Billet Rods, Electric Start, 39 HP

Fuel: Alcohol / Methanol

Ignition: Magneto Type

Drive Train: Heavy Duty Centrifugal Clutch, #40 Chain

Rear Axle: 1 1/4" Steel with Aluminum Drives

Front Suspension: Beam Axle with Bilstein Racing Coil Over Shocks

Rear Suspension: Swing Arm with Bilstein Racing Coil Over Shocks

Brake: U.S. Brake, Hydraulic System

Shocks: Spec, 5" Travel Bilstein Racing Shocks

Seat: Kirkey High Back Aluminum Racing Seat with Cover

Safety Equipment: 3 1/2 Gallon Fuel Cell (New Jersey Legal), Steering Wheel Center Pad, Quick Release Steering Wheel Hub

Safety Harness: 5 Point Belt System for Added Protection

Tires: Spec for Dirt and Pavement

Wheels: (3) Steel, Aluminum (Right Rear)

Electrical: Sealed Harness, Compact Battery

Gauges: Auto Meter Oil Pressure with Warning Light

Optional: Tach and Rev. Limiter

Price: $7,028.75 (Kit) or $7,829.85 (Fully Assembled)

Slingshot Price Comparison

PartSlingshotKartQuarter Midget250 Micro-SprintDirt Modified
Race Ready Car$8625$2K-$7,000*$4K-$8,000*$10K-$12,000*$45000
1 Wheel$39-$67$39-$66.00$35-$55.00$215$225
Right Rear Tire$59$35-$66.00***$40-$60.00$100.00**$150.00**
1 Shock$95N/A$85-$125.00$135-$250.00$250.00 & Up

Slingshot by Tobias Race Tracks

Track NameCityState Website
Action Track USAKutztownPennsylvaniaWeeklyhttp://www.actiontrackusa.com
Linda's SpeedwayJonestownPennsylvaniaWeeklyhttp://www.lindasspeedway.com
Hamlin SpeedwayHamlinPennsylvaniaWeeklyhttp://www.hamlinspeed.com
Snydersville RacewaySnydersvillePennsylvaniaWeeklyhttp://www.snydersvilleraceway.com
New Reading FairgroundsBernvillePennsylvaniaSpecial Events
Selinsgrove SpeedwaySelinsgrovePennsylvaniaSpecial Eventshttp://www.selinsgrovespeedway.com
West End FairGilbertPennsylvaniaSpecial Eventshttp://www.thewestendfair.com
LANCO Clyde Martin Memorial SpeedwayNew ShaefferstownPennsylvaniaSpecial Eventshttp://www.clydemartinspeedway.com
Mahoning Valley SpeedwayLehightonPennsylvaniaSpecial Eventshttp://www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com
PPL CenterAllentownPennsylvaniaSpecial Eventshttp://www.indoorautoracing.com
Penn Can SpeedwaySusquehannaPennsylvaniaSpecial Eventshttp://www.penncanspeedway.net
Spirit Auto Center SpeedwayBridgeportNew JerseyWeeklyhttp://www.spiritspeedway.com
Boardwalk HallAtlantic CityNew JerseySpecial Eventshttp://www.indoorautoracing.com
Oakland Valley SpeedwayCuddebackvilleNew YorkWeeklyhttp://www.oaklandvalleyspeed.com
Accord SpeedwayAccordNew YorkWeeklyhttp://www.accordspeedway.com
Five Mile Point SpeedwayKirkwoodNew YorkSpecial Eventshttp://www.5milepointspeedway.com
Glen Ridge Motor ParkFultonvilleNew YorkWeeklyhttp://www.glenridgemp.com
Skyline Park SpeedwayCortlandNew YorkSpecial Eventshttp://www.skylineracewaypark.com
Times Union CenterAlbanyNew YorkSpecial Eventshttp://www.indoorautoracing.com
Airborne Park SpeedwayPlattsburghNew YorkSpecial Eventshttp://www.airborneparkspeedway.com
Deer Creek Button Buck SpeedwayGrand MeadowsMinnesotaWeeklyhttp://www.deercreekspeedway.com
56 SpeedwayBrownsdaleMinnesotaSpecial Eventshttp://www.56speedway.com
Buffalo River SpeedwayGlyndonMinnesotaWeeklybuffaloriverracepark.myracepass.com
Mississippi Thunder SpeedwayFountain City WisconsinWeeklyhttp://www.mississippithunder.com
Flomaton SpeedwayFlomatonAlabamaWeeklyhttp://www.flomatonspeedway.com
NW Florida SpeedwayBakerFloridaWeeklyhttp://www.nwflspeedway.com
Southern RacewayMiltonFloridaWeeklyhttp://www.southernraceway.com
Jamestown SpeedwayJamestownNorth DakotaWeeklyhttp://www.jamestownspeedway.com
Devils Lake SpeedwayCraryNorth DakotaSpecial Eventshttp://www.dlspeedway.com
River Cities SpeedwayGrand ForksNorth DakotaWeeklyhttp://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com
RPM SpeedwaySt. Marcel-de-RichelieuQuebecWeeklyhttp://www.lerpmspeedway.com
Autodrome ChaudiereVallee-Jonction, QC, CanadaQuebecSpecial Eventshttp://www.autodromechaudiere.com
Autodrome DrummondDrummondville, QC, CanadaQuebecSpecial Eventshttp://www.autodromedrummond.com
Autodrome GranbyGranby, QC, CanadaQuebecSpecial Eventshttp://www.autodromegranby.com
Estevan Motor SpeedwayEstevanSaskatchewanWeeklyhttp://www.estevanmotorspeedway.com
Cornwall Motor SpeedwayLong SaultOntarioSpecial Eventshttp://www.cornwallspeedway.com

Slingshot Gear Chart

SLINGSHOT TRACK GEAR
Action Track USA57-59
Boardwalk Hall 66-68
Caroga Creek 61
Grandview Speedway51
Greenwood Valley56-58
Hamlin Speedway58-60
Linda's Speedway51-54
Oakland Valley62-64
Paradise51
Reading Fairgrounds63-65
Selinsgrove Raceway Park57-59
Shellhammers Speedway65-67
Snydersville65-66

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