Racer (Kennywood)

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Racer
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Kennywood
Location West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since 1927
Cost $75,000 USD
Statistics
Builder Charlie Mach
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden - Möbius
Hourly capacity 1400
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 72.5 feet
Drop 50 feet
Top speed 40 mph
Length 4500 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:32
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24
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The Racer is a racing wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. It is a möbius loop roller coaster.

History

In 1910, the original Racer was built. It was closed in 1926 and replaced by the present-day Racer in 1927.

In 1995, The Racer was designated as a Historic Landmark by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.[1]

Design

Trains

4 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

The ride formerly had three-car, four-bench trains.[2]

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Longest roller coaster
1944 – 1966
Preceded by
Hochschaubahn
Longest roller coaster
1944 – 1966
Succeeded by
Giant Coaster
Longest wooden roller coaster
1944 – April 14, 1979
Preceded by
Hochschaubahn
Longest wooden roller coaster
1944 – April 14, 1979
Succeeded by
Beast