Been meaning to build a personal track for the last few months, Finally made a start a couple days ago. Thought I would share some photo's of the project so far.
Budget-Zero, using anything I can lay my hands on.
gear- A 15 year old demolition bobcat, with a grapple bucket and solid wheels, shes butchered,,hammered,and bashed, took me half an hour to get it running this arvo. Other gear includes a shovel and a rake.
Materials- old power poles, ripped up roading material, hunks of concrete, Bits of steel
Final Surface-I thought it was clay, organized a truck to get it and cart it to site, turned out to be dirt....dirt filled with rocks,plants,bricks, and a tiny portion of clay. Should be good.
Righto, On with the show.
Day one, Ripped out a strip of grass to mark my boundary also done one along the bottom of the bank, Poles carted from far side of site.
area cleared, Poles laid along perimeter. Off home.
Designed track layout and started to bring in dirt for corners/berms, decided due to lack of suitable material to build entire outline of track out of dirt,Each bucket had to be carted 100m with the bobcat and then placed, then shaped most of it with rake/shovel.
Looking pretty rough but starting to take shape. I also cut out a section of bush for a wall ride
Decided to dress up the track to make her look a lot cleaner, was happy with the results, I then spent an hour driving all over my work and messing it up.
The wall ride, shes pretty step in the flesh, Buggy couldn't make it up and around unless I hit her with some momentum, and even it its current rough state was a fun feature.
another view of the track
I'm loving the look of this section, Its uphill towards the apex, Then the idea is that you will need to hook wide to hit the jump (dirt is going over the steel tanks) and launch down to the low spot about 8 feet away, I'm going to dig that lower, and then give her a lip out so the cars launch from the dip into the wide sweeper before the straight.
Next on the list was a table top, I wanted her to shoot the cars straight up
Still plenty of work to do on her, but shes taking shape.
Last random shot.
I'm pretty happy with the results so far, Once I get all the jumps placed, Clean surface laid down and compacted, and then dress her all up, she should be lookin a million dollars.