Racer (Kennywood)

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roller coaster
Location West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since 1927
Cost $75,000 USD
Builder Charlie Mach
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden - Möbius
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1400
Propulsion Chain lift
Height72.5 feet
Drop50 feet
Top speed40 mph
Length4500 feet
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Racer is a racing wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. It is a möbius loop roller coaster.

History[edit | edit source]

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

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

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Historic Landmark Plaques. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
  2. Racer Coaster at Kennywood Park. Historic Pittsburgh

External links[edit | edit source]

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