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6551 Checkered Flag 500 is a Town set released in 1992 as part of the Race line. It contains a baseplate with the start/finish line of a race track, two cross country race cars, a grand stand, a pit stop and six minifigures, including two race drivers, race organizers and spectators.
On the right side of the start/finish line are a pole with start-lights, a grandstand for the race organizer, and a pit stop with oil drums, a fire extinguisher and a tool rack. The barricades bear the Octan logo.
The two racers share the same design and feature spring suspensions and large rear spoilers. They are labelled with the numbers "2" and "4".
Among the six included minifigures are the two race drivers (including Eddie Octane), two race crew members (one with a walkie talkie and one with a checkered flag) as well as a male and a female spectator.
- The baseplate appeared in just two other sets, 6339 Shuttle Launch Pad from 1995 and 1821 Rally Racers from 1996.
- Both race cars are identical in design to 6648 Mag Racer and differed only in colour.
Other LEGO System sets including race tracks
- 6381 Motor Speedway (1987, Town), Formula 1
- 6395 Victory Lap Raceway (1988, Race), Formula 1
- 6539 Victory Cup Racers (1993, Race), Go-Carts
- 6337 Fast Track Finish (1996, Town), Formula 1