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|Entrance to The Racer.|
|Builder||Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.|
|Designer / calculations||John C. Allen|
|Type||Wooden - Twin|
|Riders per train||30|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||53 mph|
The Racer is a wooden racing out and back roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. The Racer opened as the world's fastest roller coaster on April 28, 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.
The Racer opened on April 28, 1972 along with the park.
The ride has two separate tracks, one carrying blue trains, and the other carrying red trains.
4 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.
- "Kings Island Closes The Bat", The Times Recorder.
- "The Racer runs forward!". Park World Online. https://web.archive.org/web/20110105190210/http://parkworld-online.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/825/The_Racer_runs_forward!.html.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.