World records are raced on his tracks called King Tracks. He is known for building very fast tracks.
You can find them all over the world Bermuda, Czech Republic, Finland and Omaha. Omaha is where Gary Gerding is based.
He has even built one for Google in California. You can check out the video and article here: http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/World_Wide_Slot_Car_Racing_141529023.html
If you want to see what all the fun is about you can probably find a local slot car raceway nearby where you can try it out. You can normally hire some time on a slot car track and some places even run birthday parties. It is a great way to get involved.
If you are interested in your own track you don't have to spend a fortune there are still many good slot car track sets you can get for your home. You can get starter sets for less than $100.
They aren't as long or as wide as the sets you see in the video, but they are still fun to play with. They make a great alternative to slot cars because it is something everyone can get involved.
These sets can be built up and taken down as needed and they don’t have to take up the whole house, unless you want them too!
Carrera have recently bought out their new range of slot cars for starters for 2012. They are part of their Carrera Go range. They include slot car sets based on Spiderman and The Avengers as well as NASCAR, Formula 1. They are designed for kids from the age of 8.
If you don’t think you are ready for setting world records these make a great place to start.