Originally Posted by SlamMan
This stuff sure does look nice but it would cost most clubs about $3000 To lay an entire track. Our new club will be running on 60'x120' track which would probably be over 4 grand based on CRC's estimations.
Thanks for the nice words on the Clik Trak. Just a couple quick comments;
When figuring out the amount of Clik Trak you need, remember that lane width figures greatly into the amout of borders needed. For a small 36 x 60 indoor track, 6 and 7 foot wide lanes are common, however, on a monster 120 x 60 layout, 6 and 7 foot lanes would be impossible. Obviously, as the track area increases, the lane widths increase as well causing a comparitive decrease in the amount of borders needed. In summary, a track that is twice the size of another does not necessarily use twice the amount of borders.
The Clik Trak has been tested at CRC Raceway for a full year. It works great and from a track owners view, it makes life a LOT easier. We switch back and forth between road and oval, and it is a quick, easy change now. In the past we were cutting and joining boards as well as vacuuming wood chips.
We use Clik Trak inconjuction with the famous Snowbird's Ice for our oval. After the oval, we set up a new road course layout every week for our locals thanks to Clik Traks ease of use.
Remember, the crew here at CRC Raceway is just like you, we are racers that get frustrated if the car is torn up in a crash, frustrated if the body is destroyed in one hit. We are also track owners just like you who dread the day of the week where we have to change the layout from oval to road and back again. Now with this system, it is much easier.
Even though we have had the product in use for a year, we are just beginning to explore the possibilities of the system. Look for new features and improvements such as "Clik" Flappers, dots and different hold-down options.
The key features of the product is the smooth, rounded corners. No more sharp angles and pointed corner boards. And as James pointed out, the square design allows the cars to brush off the wall, rather than getting buried under it.
Yes, it is a bit expensive, and we fought hard on the price. However, when you take into consideration the the time wasted on making track layouts, painting boards, vacuuming wood chips, broken cars, damaged bodies and the grumpy racers associated with other barrier systems, Clik Trak is a good value.
Again, thanks for the constructive chatter here on the forum. We will try to address any questions as they come up.