Racer 75

Roller coaster
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Racer 75
Rebel Yell in 1979
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°50′14″N 77°26′42″W / 37.837119°N 77.445047°W / 37.837119; -77.445047
Park section Candy Apple Grove
Status Operating since May 3, 1975
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Statistics
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John C. Allen
Type Wooden - Twin
Riders per train 30
Hourly capacity 1,200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Serial number 143
South North
Height 85 feet 85 feet
Speed 56 mph 56 mph
Length 3368.5 feet 3368.5 feet
Inversions 0 0
Drop angle 50° 50°
Duration 2:15 2:15

Racer 75 (formerly Rebel Yell) is a twin wooden roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. It opened with the park in 1975.[1] Its design was inspired by Racer, another wooden racing coaster at Kings Dominion's sister park, Kings Island in Ohio. In turn, Racer 75's design was the basis for the now defunct Thunder Road, at Carowinds in North Carolina.

History

Starting in 1992, one half of the Rebel Yell ran with the trains facing backwards. From 2008, this was reverted due to a decision by Cedar Fair which also saw Racer and Thunder Road operate with both sides facing forward.[2]

On February 2, 2018, it was announced that Rebel Yell would be renamed to Racer 75 for the new season.[3]

Design

Elements

Color scheme

Unpainted track and white supports.

Trains

4 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train.

Images

References

  1. "New roller coaster -- or so the rebel yelled". Press and Sun-Bulletin. 1975-05-11. p. 60. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  2. "Former Paramount Racing Coasters to run Forward". Ace News Now.
  3. February Construction Update: Big Changes Coming to Candy Apple Grove - Kings Dominion

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