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This John Miller classic is a truly unique roller coaster. Racer is the only Mobius or single continuous track racing coaster in the United States and one of only three left in the world. Riders leaving the station on one side, return on the opposite side because of a reverse curve in the layout. While the trains are racing hold out your hands, as you can high five the hands of the passengers in the opposing train. Racer's historic station is also noteworthy as it has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1927 Wood Mobius Racer, Figure 8 John A. Miller

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 50 feet
  • Height: 72 feet
  • Length: 2,250 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 24 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds
  • Top Speed: 40 mph
  • Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Racer Facts & History

Estimated cost: $75,000

Train has four cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,400 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 46 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Kennywood to ride this roller coaster.

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